Next Meeting

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

Meeting at 10 AM
Program at 11 AM


Jane Herrick will speak at 11 am on March 8.

Jane’s mixed media, fiber sculpture, paintings and drawings reflect the emotions she feels in her two homes: The south shore of Lake Superior, with its magical water, dense forests and lush vegetation, and Tucson and its arid desert and rugged mountains, mixed with native cultures. 

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. I must give up total control of any former or preconceived ideas, old habits, or new successes. Only then do the materials, the techniques, the form, and the ideas from my surroundings take charge and become what they will to create unusual mixed media collages, introspective fiber structures or thought provoking paintings and drawings. 

Up next - April 12: Sean-Paul Pluguez

Sean-Paul Pluguez is both a Tucson and New York City based artist exploring varied media to express his inner vision. He is best known locally for his dazzling installation "The Genetically Modified Forest" at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima College last Spring. He says "his art is an object, an experience and an exercise in seeing." He believes art can inform. His primary goal is to have the world see his art, yet equally important for him is for the viewers to be awakened to really see the world in front of them.

March meeting extras

Drop off one or two entries (max. 15 X 15 X 15) for PW's April library exhibit . In honor of National Poetry Month, books should incorporate or reference poetry or other text in some way. Details at www.paperworks.info

After-meeting art salon - FREE
From 12:30 - 2:30pm, you’re invited to still life watercolor practice plein air or 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, and if you can, pick up one for a fellow member who may not attend the meeting. Let Barbara know you're doing that and you'll save us postage. Thanks!

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.
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

Already it’s that time of year when we start planning for next year!  This month's board agenda includes discussions of future projects, exhibits, workshops, classes, collaborations and programs.  

With that in mind, we are always looking for feedback, ideas, teachers, and most of all, members who will turn these ideas into reality!  Currently we are searching for members who could run: 1)PaperPlay classes or 2)Workshops for next year (2018-19). Also a co-chair to help with Exhibits. The only way we can keep this vibrant arts organization running is through volunteers, so will you (or together with a friend) consider doing your part? Written “job” descriptions available. We’re also looking for suggestions for our 2018-2019 community outreach project, when our assistance to Sister Jose Women’s Center comes to a close. Let’s talk at the next meeting, or email me at wilsonbobbie@hotmail.com . Thank you!

Field Trip to University of Arizona Museum of Art 
Janet Elkan from PaperWorks will lead this tour of the newest collections. You will have time to browse on your own, and we will also have the opportunity to check out the student Gallery across the courtyard.   Save the date: Wed., March 21, 10 am.  Free with paid admission to museum. Afterwards we will walk to lunch somewhere close. All welcome, bring a friend if you like, but please rsvp to wilsonbobbie@hotmail.com  $6.50 for Seniors 65+ and groups of 10 or more. Info at artmuseum.arizona.edu

Visiting artist Louise Levergneux met with two of our board members recently and then posted a very complimentary description of PaperWorks at http://louiselevergneux.com/half-measure-studio/  Thanks to VP Linda Penny and Treasurer Cherrie Lucerne-Martin for spending time with Louise.

Hope to see you Friday night, March 2 at Tohono Chul, for the free reception, including PW member Janet Windsor's fiber art.

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.

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


PaperWorks welcomes back Jackie Hunsaker! We look forward to updates from you.

Dues for calendar year 2018 are $35. Pay on the website or at a meeting. (Remember, the dues of $50 that you paid after July 1, 2017 cover your membership through Dec. 31, 2018.) Contact me if you have a question.

Linda Penny

Creative Circles

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

Melinda Collins-Knick


Pick up the Winter Paperworks Journal at the March meeting, if you have not done so already.

Barb Whittlesey 

 Register now for our last spring workshop - in March with Jane Herrick.
There's still a seat for you!
" What If? Creating New Fiber Sculptural Forms through Risk Taking"

Registration form: paperworks.info/workshops
Linda Kern

Member spotlight

Roxanne Rossi      

Gallery Azul presents “Influence." New mixed media abstract landscape paintings by Roxanne Rossi. Show continues through March 31. Saturdays 1:30-4:30. Info at artiststudiocoop.com

You’re invited!

Opening reception 
March 3, 5-9 PM 
Gallery Azul
439 N 6th Ave., #179 
Tucson, AZ

Gretchen Bierbaum, Judy Bjorling, Cheryl Goldberg, Beata Wehr, Bobbie Wilson

The National Collage Society Presents
 2018 Tucson Collage Artists

March 8 through March 31
The Artful Space
Oro Valley, Arizona
12985 N. Oracle Road #165 
(located in the Rancho Vistoso Center)
Phone: 520 268-9694
Open: Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10 AM to 10 PM
Tues. & Wed. 10 AM to 6 PM
Closed Sun. & Mon.

You’re invited!

Gretchen Bierbaum invites you to the March 8 opening reception at the gallery, from 5 to 7 PM. Five PaperWorks artists (above) are included.

Instruction Offered by PW Members
Susan Corl

Chinese Sewing Box Book
Tubac AZ
One day intensive class making a multi compartment book
$75 - all materials included
Friday, March 9, 2018
Ukrainian Egg Decorating Classes
$25.00 half day $40.00 all day offered in two locations: Tubac & Patagonia
Special rates for families
This involves a batik process using layers of colors and intricate and simple patterns.
All materials included. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 
Ukrainian Egg Decorating in Tubac
Saturday, March 24, 2018 
Ukrainian Egg Decorating -Patagonia at Creative Art Center
Sunday, March 25, 2018 
Ukrainian Egg Decorating -Patagonia at Creative Art Center
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Ukrainian Egg Decorating – Tubac
Sunday, March 31,2018 
Ukrainian Egg Decorating -Patagonia at Creative Art Center
Contact: Susan Corl to register and for more info and directions
susancorl@hotmail.com  or call 520-394-2926
Novie Trump

The Art of the Reliquary 
March 24 & 25, 2018 
10 AM–4 PM

 - 20% off for PW members if you register by March 10
Create a shrine with Novie Trump in her spacious, sunlit studio in Jerome, Arizona. 

rel·i·quar·y - a container or shrine where relics or other precious objects are kept. 
Explore the incorporation of engraved glass panels, metal and found objects in this energetic two-day workshop. Basic hand-building techniques plus mark-making and carving will develop surface and narrative. We'll use various texturing methods to achieve surfaces derived from nature, such as tree bark, rocks and honeycomb. Learn methods of layering of glazes, slips, stains and oxides to achieve weathered antique surfaces in cone six oxidation firings, and glaze recipes. 
www.novietrump.com/workshops  To register, email to novie@novietrump.com   

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: March18. 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  

Sister Jose Women’s Center update
Art days at Sister Jose Center are now 1 - 2:30, Tuesdays. Can you spend part of an afternoon to demo and guide women to strengthen their self-image through art? March 20 and 27 and April17 are open to volunteer instructors. Contact ruthieneilan@comcast.net for details.

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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