January 2018
Next Meeting

Thurs., Jan. 11, 2018
Murphey Gallery
St. Philip’s Church
Campbell Ave. at River Rd.

Meeting at 10 AM
Program at 11 AM


Tucson artist Marvin Shaver will speak at 11am. 
He moves beyond painting and explores a wide range of materials to break from a two dimensional surface. Working with plaster and newspaper, the final result after burning off the paper is a surface reminiscent of a landscape.
His work is currently on exhibit at the Master Artist Gallery at The Tubac Center of the Arts through January 14, 2018.
His web site is http://www.marvinshaver.com

Meeting extras: 
FREE TEP Home Energizer Workshop after our Jan. 11 general meeting. Participants receive a free Energy Efficiency Kit worth more than $40. Limited seating! Reserve your space at  president@paperworks.info

Bring your art for the January exhibit in Oro Valley!

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: Feb. 8, 2018 speaker - Ginger Burrell
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

Happy New Year!

Start 2018 with our exciting spring PaperWorks/SAACA exhibit in Oro Valley!  Pull out your recent creations and bring to the Jan. 11 meeting. See details below - all wallart, any medium welcome. And mark your calendar for the Opening Reception: 5 to 7pm, Thurs., Jan. 25.

PaperWorks will host a free TEP Home Energizer Workshop after our Jan. 11 general meeting.  Learn free and low-cost energy efficiency measures to implement at home to save energy and money. All participants get a free Energy Efficiency Kit worth $40+: LED light bulbs, a low-flow shower head, an LED light and more. Time: 12:30- 2. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sign up at Dec. 7 meeting, or email president@paperworks.info to make your reservation.

Jan. 25. is the due date for your digital printing/print-on-demand article for the next issue of the Journal.  More info at www.paperworks.info Share your tips and experiences please! 

Coming up:

* Ginger Burrell workshop, Feb. 8, 9, 10 - Still a place for you!

* You and your guests are invited to three free salons after spring PW meetings: Feb. 8, March 8 and April 12 , from 12:30 - 2. Kath Macaulay and Krista Neis will host Quick Sketch and Watercolor Practice. New members welcome.

Bobbie Wilson

P.S. Check out our webpage www.paperworks.info There’s a new showcase for art accepted in juried shows! 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: San Diego Book Arts
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


PaperWorks is pleased to be partnering
with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
to present an open exhibition of our members' work 

January 13 - April 10, 2018
Roche Tissue Diagnostics
(formerly Ventana Medical Systems)

Artwork Dropoff: Jan. 11 PaperWorks meeting
All mediums and up to 4 works may be submitted

Entry Fee $10
Juried Prizes to be awarded

-Up to 4 submissions in any media accepted ($10 entry fee covers all submissions)
-Artwork must be able to hang by a single hook
-Label the back of each piece with artist name, artwork title, dimensions, media, and price (or NFS)
-Wrap/package artwork for transport
-If you plan to deliver your work directly to Roche Diagnostics on Jan. 12, you must email exhibitions@paperworks.info with the artwork information by Jan. 11.

For full exhibition information and submission requirements: 

Nora McGinnis


PaperWorks welcomes new members Christine Reeb, Sharon Nemirov and Judy VanNaerssen. 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

Sign up for a free monthly artistic experience with PW members! Join a Creative Circle at the January meeting or contact cc@paperworks.info  

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

Melinda Collins-Knick

Workshops - plan now!  
Register now for spring workshops! A registration form can be found at paperworks.info/workshops
Up next: Ginger Burrell, “Book Box,” (Feb); and Jane Herrick, “Sculptural Paper and Twine,” (March). 


Pull out your calendar and check the dates! Details at paperworks.info/paperplay
Note: Our affordable PaperPlay classes are now open to non-members, for a small additional charge.  What a great way to introduce your friends to PaperWorks! Two new listings below, and more on the website www.paperworks.info/paperplay

2018 classes

Mixed Media Encaustic on Soft Supports
with Sherrie Posternak
Fri., Jan. 12, 9am-4pm
Still a few spaces left!

Introduction to Stitching with Beads   New!
with Nora McGinnis
Fri., Jan. 19, 9am-1pm

Continue your exploration of stitching or just jump in! No need to have taken previous classes. 

Exploring the Creative Process: A Guided Approach for Artists
with Helen Walthier
Sat., Jan. 27, 9am-4pm
Still a few spaces left!

Beginning Stitching – French and Bullion Knots   New!
with Nora McGinnis
Mon., Feb. 26, 9am-1pm

Learn the basics of stitching on fabric or refresh your skills. Each stitching class is stand-alone, no need to have taken previous classes.

Coming up!

Creativity Class: Focused Study
Watercolor Monotype Using a Press
Fiber Constructions
Intro to Art Journaling - A Sampler Platter
Travel Journal
Beginning Stitching - French and Bullion Knots

Kathy McAndrews

Member Spotlight
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. 3 - Thurs. March 20, 2018

“An Inner Astronomy: Sculptural Assemblage 
and Installation by Catherine Nash”
(see image)

* Barbara Cowlin - solo exhibition

Water, Flowers & Askew
Rancho Linda Vista Gallery
Rancho LInda Vista
Oracle, AZ
Thurs., Feb. 1 - Wed., Feb. 28, 2018
Lyn Hart
pictured: "water doesn't run uphill" 
2017 mixed media collage

The Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill in collaboration with the University of Arizona Confluencecenter for Creative Inquiry has started the Tumamoc Transdisciplinary Arts Program, to support the effort of a Tumamoc Arts Fellow. Lyn Hart has been named Tumamoc Arts Fellow.

The Tumamoc Arts Fellow will serve multiple roles and be at the center of the Tumamoc Transdisciplinary Arts Program. They will have the space and opportunity to develop their own creative endeavors through an office at the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill. In addition, in coordination with the Director of the Desert Lab, Ben Wilder, and Tumamoc artist-in-residence, Paul Mirocha, the Arts Fellow will work to establish a working group of community artists, the Tumamoc Arts Working Group, to explore ways to meld art and science at Tumamoc Hill and undertake a juried open call to artists for the creation of transdisciplinary work that addresses the themes of Tumamoc Hill, supported by funds from the Confluence Center.

Lyn will begin her new role as Arts Fellow in early 2018. Stay tuned for more news as the program develops!

Learn more about Tumamoc Hill:

Mary Ellen Palmeri

Mary Ellen is Tucson Happenings’ featured artist of the month for Jan 2018.  

Read the Artist Profile and some great comments about PaperWorks at 


Barbara Brandel  

Tucson Int’l Airport , Lower Links Gallery
Paintings and collages: Inside/Outside series
"Unscheduled Flight (Over the Catalinas)"
Runs until Feb. 1, 2018

Sherrie Posternak

Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Rd
Spiritual Voices
"On Gossamer Wings" - Encaustic Mixed Media
Runs through Jan. 10, 2018

Instruction Offered by PW Members

Susan Corl

Silk Fusion Paper (Silk Paper/Silk Felt)
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018 9am-4pm
This class will be repeated on Fri., Feb. 2

$100 all materials included
A “playshop” - silk fibers create sheets of paper, beads, silk flowers or original pictures where we “paint with fibers.” Experiment with different ways to color silk, add inclusions and discuss uses of silk paper for future projects

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 for either class, and get directions.

Kath Macaulay

Start the New Year with a Pocket Sketching workshop, Jan. 5, 6, 7. Pocket Sketching workshops for Jan. and Feb. are up at www.pocketsketching.com . This is the easiest way to enter watercolor for the absolute beginner, it's totally portable for travel and has no clean-up. Some techniques from John Singer Sargent are included.For information or reservations, phone 520-318-9291, kath@pocketsketching.com

P.S. Try small format quick-sketch ink-and-watercolor at a free salon with Kath (Pocket Sketching) and Krista Neis (Etegami) after the Feb. and March PW meetings at St. Philip’s!

Maria Lee

Pima Community College West Campus
ART 249 - Book Arts
CRN: 22371 Note corrected CRN!
Dates: Jan 16-May 11, 2018
Class meets: Fridays 9:00-1:30pm

Beginner to advanced level. A survey of folded, traditional, sewn, mixed media and altered book structures with demos, critiques, videos, field trips plus in class studio/work time. Advanced students will be able to revisit, vary and design their own projects. Emphasis on marrying structure with content, on printmaking techniques and on swapping information and ideas. Students 55 years and older can take advantage of Arizona resident half price tuition.

About $160 for 16 half-day classes - a great bargain at $10/class! (Carpool avail. from Ina/Oracle - contact krista.neis@comcast.net )

For info and to register: www.pima.edu  
Questions about the class?

Karen Hymer

Pima Community College West Campus
ART147 – Alternative Processes in Photography
CRN: 20475
DATES: Jan 16 – May 11, 2018
Class meets Tuesdays 1:10 – 5:40om

Designed for the intermediate to advanced image maker interested in expanding knowledge of alternative photographic processes. Includes making digital negatives for contact printing, nineteenth century processes, twentieth century processes, and darkroom materials. A great class for those interested in combining images - for future books, printmaking processes – hand working. Processes include cyanotype, Van Dykes, Gum dichromate, instant film lifts and transfers, photopolymer gravure, lumen prints and palladium printing. 

Contact Karen khymer@pima.edu for more info and permission to register.
Students 55 years and older can take advantage of Arizona resident half price tuition.
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. Nest meeting: Jan.21. 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


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

Claire Campbell Park & Josh Goldberg Exhibit
You’re invited! 
Exhibit of color field linen weavings
Davis Dominguez Gallery, 154 E 6th Street 
Jan. 5 - Feb. 24, 2018 
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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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