Next Meeting

Thurs., Feb. 8, 2018
Murphey Gallery
St. Philip’s Church
Campbell Ave. at River Rd.

Meeting at 10 AM
Program at 11 AM


James Schaub is a Tucson based artist and curator. He will present his paintings and drawings, discuss ideas on how to better the presentation of materials important to successful proposals and exhibitions, and reflect on the curatorial process. He is currently the Curator of Exhibitions at Tohono Chul. 

Tohono Chul’s web site is https://tohonochulpark.org/art/

February meeting extras: 

After-meeting art salon - FREE
From 12:30 - 2:30pm, you’re invited to still life watercolor practice in the meeting room, with Kath Macaulay (PocketSketching™) and Krista Neis (Etegami). Bring a small watercolor set and any paper and ink (pen or brush) for quick still life sketching. Or just bring watercolor set and email your interest in other supplies ( krista.neis@comcast.net ). New members, new-to-watercolor artists, observers and guests are welcome. Bring brown bag lunch and drink. No need to RSVP.

Be sure to pick up your copy of the most recent PW Journal - it’s a beauty!

Note: PaperWorks strives to make the most of our monthly meetings by limiting our announcements during the business portion, thus giving time for members during the break to visit our tables and gather information, sign up for classes, and re-connect with others.  If you have an announcement, you are encouraged to send it to enews enews@paperworks.info by the 25th of the month.

Next up: March 8, 2018 speaker - Jane Herrick

Whether it’s found objects in the natural environment or man-made materials, my goal is to allow the piece to develop, given the characteristics of the materials and the influences from my environment.

Jane's website is http://www.janeherrick.com
From September through May, PaperWorks meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at St. Philips in the Hills Church, East Murphey Gallery. PaperWorks meetings are open to members, guests and the public at no charge. Summer meeting times and locations vary. Directions to St. Philips and updates at www.paperworks.info
Bobbie's News

What a beautiful opening of our show at Roche Tissue Diagnostics last week!  SAACA was a generous partner in every way. In his comments, Juror Miles Conrad let our artists know how they had challenged him to think in new ways. Congratulations to our Juror's Award Members (pictured above) : Carolee Asia: "El Tecolote”, Kathleen Sharp: "Goat in Sailing Boat”, Helen Baribeau: “Woodpecker”, Roxanne Rossi: “Romance” and Honorable Mention: Nora McGinnis: "Slide III”.

If you and friends want to see the show, check Nora’s instructions below - but don’t miss this very fine exhibit!

Bobbie Wilson

P.S. Check out our webpage www.paperworks.info There’s a new showcase for art accepted in juried shows! Take a look at Take a Bow! To see your work displayed on this page, contact webmaster@paperworks.info  And remember to send in a few pics of your work for our Members Gallery to webmaster Anne Lucic. You belong there too.

Here are those fun links again:
First, a PW calendar: PWcalendar-teamup.com
Second, bookarts fun in San Diego: http://www.sandiegobookarts.com 
Next, Santa Fe Book Arts Group: santafebag.org
and elsewhere along the West Coast: WestCoastCalendar-teamup.com (hover over an item of interest and details will appear)

Board news


The PW/SAACA exhibit at Roche Diagnostics runs through April 10, 2018.

Gallery is open by appointment only , M-F and first & third Sats, 9 - 4: Call 520-797-3959, ext. 1 to schedule.

Or RSVP Nora exhibitions@paperworks.info and meet us at Roche, Feb. 16 from 2 to 4pm or March 3, from 10am to 2pm.

More about the show's Juror Miles Conrad’s awards to members at http://paperworks.info/exhibitions.html#curr 

Call for Entries

PaperWorks Artist Book Display at Nanini Library
April 5-29, 2018

PaperWorks members are invited to show off their Artist Books in Nanini Library's glass cases in a display to recognize National Poetry Month. Drop off works at the PaperWorks meeting March 8. One or two submissions per artist. Collaborations welcome. Details: http://paperworks.info/exhibitions.html 

Nora McGinnis

Nora McGinnis


PaperWorks welcomes new members Veda Gries, Suzanne Lipke and Leslie Smith! We look forward to getting to know you!

Remember, the dues of $50 that you paid after July 1, 2017 cover your membership through Dec. 31, 2018. You would have received a confirmation e-mail after your dues were paid. If you are not sure, please contact membership@paperworks.info

Linda Penny

Creative Circles

I’ve received an inquiry regarding a Zentangle circle. Let me know If you are of a member of the former Z group and are still interested in the process.

See samples of monthly creative sessions: paperworks.info/creative-circles-gallery

Melinda Collins-Knick


The next Paperworks Journal will explore digital printing and printing on demand. We are looking for your experiences with digital services such as spoonflower, blurb, Lulu, picaboo, etc. Were you happy with your results? What were the pros and cons of the service that you used? 

Do you have any tips and tricks, or recommendations? Is there a really unique product out there we should know about? How do you use print on demand services - travel books, portfolios, or something else? 

Note: The revised deadline is Feb. 8. Details: http://paperworks.info/exhibitions.html

Barb Whittlesey 

Workshops - plan now!  
Register now for spring workshops! A registration form can be found at paperworks.info/workshops
Up next, in March: Jane Herrick, " What If? Creating New Fiber Sculptural Forms through Risk Taking’"

Note: Ginger Burrell's workshop has been cancelled.


Pull out your calendar and check the dates! Details at paperworks.info/paperplay

Coming up!

Watercolor Monotype Using a Press
Fiber Constructions - FULL
Intro to Art Journaling - A Sampler Platter
Travel Journal 
Beginning Stitching - French and Bullion Knots
Basic Box Construction

Member spotlight

Tohono Chul Gallery presents
Sonoran Seasons
Feb. 15 – April 18, 2018 - Main Gallery
You're Invited!
Reception with the Artists
Thurs., Feb. 15, 5:30 – 8pm
Curator’s Talk | Tues., Feb. 20 & Thurs., Feb. 22,10am

Featured Artist: Janet Windsor 
Feb. 15 – April 18, 2018 - Welcome Gallery
Barrel Bloom - Janet Windsor

Janet Windsor combines her graphic design skills with stitching to create magnificent fiber artwork. Whether it be hand dyed or commercial fabric, Windsor masterfully combines color to depict scenes such as a desert sunrise, monsoon rainstorm, or a cactus in bloom. Although relatively new to Tucson, her work gives the sense that she is no stranger to the Sonoran Desert.
Kathleen Koopman

Kathleen is participating in a group show: Small Paintings of the Southwest: Highlighting the Diversity of Tucson Artists. Blue Rag 1979  

At the Artist's Nest Gallery at the El Conquistador Resort, 10000 N. Oracle in Oro Valley. Sponsored by the Tucson Pastel Society, it will feature small works in all media. 

You're Invited!
Opening reception
Sat., Feb. 3, 1 to 4 pm

Show runs through Feb. 27.
Regular Gallery hours: 9-9 daily.

Koopman - Blue Rag 1979

Mary Ellen Palmeri

Just published on You Tube is a short video interview with Mary Ellen Palmeri by local film maker Avai d'Amico. He is filming a series on local artists called "Don't Quit Your Daydream", and he filmed at her home studio.  https://youtu.be/kLmft1us2WU 
Katherine Nash - An Inner Astronomy: the Astronomer's desk in progress, 2018
Two PW members* share spotlight 
at Oracle exhibitions

You’re Invited!
Opening Receptions for 
Catherine Nash and Barbara Cowlin
Sat. Feb. 10, 1-5pm
Two different Oracle venues*

* Catherine Nash - solo exhibition    

Triangle L Ranch
Adobe Barn Gallery 
Oracle, AZ 
Sat. Feb. 10, 1-5pm
The artist will talk about her work at ~3pm.

Sat. Feb. 3 - Thurs. March 20, 2018

“An Inner Astronomy: Sculptural Assemblage 
and Installation by Catherine Nash”

And a second opening event, Feb. 10 in Oracle:
* Barbara Cowlin - solo exhibition

Water, Flowers & Askew
Rancho Linda Vista Gallery
Rancho LInda Vista
Oracle, AZ
Thurs., Feb. 1 - Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

You're Invited!
Opening reception: Feb. 10, 1-5pm
Rancho Linda Vista

Instruction Offered by PW Members

Susan Corl

Personal Geography Maps on Paper Cloth
Thurs., Feb. 22 & Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 9am-4-pm

$140 for both days all materials included
This two-session mixed media class combines personal reflections, writing, collage (wet session) and embellishment (dry session) on paper cloth. Paper cloth combines the best properties of both fabric and paper, adding strength and flexibility to our multi-layered collaged maps. You can choose to map a memory, a trip, a relationship, a room, house, neighborhood or a turning point in life.

Classes held at the Lowe House, 14 Calle Iglesia, Tubac, AZ 85646
Contact: Susan Corl 520-394-2926 or susancorl@hotmail.com to secure a place and get directions.
Mary Ellen Palmeri
Mary Ellen moderates Origami LAFF, a fun-loving paper-folding club meeting on the 3rd Sunday each month from 1-4pm at the Nanini branch library. Next meeting: Feb. 18. Meetings are free, open to the public.   www.facebook.com/OrigamiLAFF.Tucson  

Check out/download her monthly origami models and articles: http://tucsonhappenings.com/current/

Or view the entire list of origami submissions, beginning Sept. 2015:  http://tucsonhappenings.com/features/ORIGAMI/

She teaches in Pima County Branch Libraries all year:   library origami classes  
CJ Shane   
Monotype and Monotype/Chine Collé Introductory class
Wed., Feb.14, 8:30 am – 12 noon
$45 + $5 materials fee
Intro to printing monotypes with chine collé elements. Register by Sat., Feb. 10. shane@cjshane.com


Carolyn Leigh

Join Carolyn Leigh and Ron Perry during the Tucson, AZ Gem and Mineral Show, Feb. 3 & 4. Open Sat - Sun from 11 AM - 4 PM
4530 West Speedway (10 minutes from I-10)
Ron Perry - New Guinea and Indonesian Art
Carolyn Leigh - paintings, prints, artist’s books
Curated by Doug Mehaffey
For appointment or specific items
contact: Doug Mehaffey

Ann Marie Hoff

I will be doing the TMA spring show this year as well as a booth at the UA Book fair! I have an animal communicator book: Animal Lover, 1 woman’s fantastic journey to uncover the spiritual purpose of pets. And also a series of Day of the Dead kitten pastels, and tee shirts.


Barbara Kemp Cowlin is included in an article on the business of art on a very helpful website.

submitted by Krista Neis

Older couple wants 2+ bedroom house 1 600 sq. ft. MIN. plus garage in safe, QUIET neighborhood for LONG TERM ONLY. Must have up-to-date air conditioning, appliances, thermo-pane windows, low maintenance grounds. Please send detailed photos of interior and exterior and exact address so we may look at the house and area on Google Maps - we will not go to the house or bother anyone there. We are quiet, respectful of property as if our own, have excellent references, no children or pets with us, and are financially stable and responsible. Prefer owner contact over realtors or property managers. Thanks. 520-682-4838

submitted by Mary Ellen Palmeri
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PaperWorks, the Sonoran Collective for paper and book artists provides educational and creative opportunities for all who work with and on paper, and promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the paper and book arts through regular and special events.

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