Volume XX |November 2017
Next Meeting

Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017
Murphey Gallery
St. Philip’s Church

Meeting at 10 AM
Program at 11 AM


Laura Tanzer designs and makes modern clothing for women with a focus on quality of materials, construction, and fit. She incorporates natural fibers with sophisticated styling, blending exquisite textures, luxurious fabrics from sustainable natural materials, and digital printing to create a symphony of fashion. Her beautiful garments are designed and made by skilled sewing technicians in Tucson.  Laura Tanzer won the Emerging Designer of the Year award at Phoenix Fashion Week 2016 www.LauraTanzerDesign.com

December 7 - Jim Waid
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

Hello Friends,

Make a note of it! Dec. meeting is one week early . ..And, we'll again feature a fun gift exchange after the meeting. To participate (it's optional), just bring your wrapped "made by you" gift to the meeting. Also, please add your name inside the gift so the recipient knows who it is from!

Hope to see some of you at the Kay Khan workshop , to play with fabric, stitching, rearranging, collaging, deconstructing, quilting and learning new techniques to make your unique piece of wearable art. Still a spot or two, just for you!

Last month, PaperWorks members enjoyed a tour of public art in Oro Valley, where we saw an inspiring collection of artwork, large and small, scattered throughout the town. Oro Valley offers these free tours all year long. An interactive map is on its website.   https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/node/1604

Didn’t you love hearing from our 2 Pima scholarship students, Maegan McCarthy and Mae Huajilla , at our Oct. meeting? I was able to attend the Donors and Scholars lunch at the University of Arizona School of Art, and to visit with Stephanie Burchett , one of PW’s May scholarship winners. I was impressed with the passion, creativity and work these scholars exhibit, and how much the money and recognition means to them. PaperWorks members can be proud in supporting the artistic and academic life of these students!

And I just attended the reopening of the Tucson Museum of Art, which has expanded and been reconfigured. The new show, “Dress Matters, Clothing as Metaphor” is wonderful! I urge you all to see it and be inspired. In the expanded gift shop, I saw beautiful scarves eco-dyed by PW member Aimee Smith , and wonderful mixed media “dresses’’ by Roxanne Rossi. And fyi, the Tucson Museum of Art offers FREE FIRST THURSDAY, every month, from 5-8pm.
These creative connections bring joy to my life, and I hope that is what PaperWorks means to you. Besides the classes and workshops and wonderful programs we offer, it's creative connections with one another that inspire us all!

More connections: Thanks to donors of art supplies and clothing and to volunteer art teachers at the Sister Jose Center Friday afternoons. Still needed: teachers for Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018. Contact ruthieneilan@comcast.net with Sister Jose in subject line. Save the date! Sister Jose will host a fundraiser Feb. 11, 2018 - details soon. Art supplies for the center may be brought to PW meetings this year.

Take a look at our PW webpage, www.paperworks.info , and remember to send in a few pics of your work for our Members Gallery to Anne Lucic. You belong there too.

A couple of links you might enjoy:
First, a PW calendar: PWcalendar-teamup.com
Second, bookarts fun in San Diego: SanDiegoBookartsCalendar
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)

Bobbie Wilson

Board news


The next Paperworks Journal will explore “A Sense of Place.”  Continue to send in articles about your artwork inspired by a special place, or created while traveling and/or attending a workshop. Article length: 300-900 words. Include at least one photograph (jpg) of the artwork or location (at 300 dpi). We look forward to hearing about how a special place inspired your creation! F inal deadline is Nov. 9. Submit articles, ideas or questions about the theme to

Barb Whittlesey


PaperWorks welcomes new members Miriam Kogan, Megha Morganfield and Katherine Monaghan . We look forward to getting to know you!

Details about the Holiday Gift Exchange Dec. 7 : To participate, bring your original art gift to the meeting. Your art does not have to be holiday related, but it can be. The gift should be wrapped and include your name so the recipient knows whom to thank. Plan on staying for a short time to open gifts and share some sweet treats. Questions? Contact

Linda Penny

Creative Circles

Anyone interested in pursuing a Creative Circle based on stitching , talk to Kathy McAndrews at our next meeting. Thank you, Nora for sparking this interest!

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

Melinda Collins-Knick
Workshops - plan now!    

Get ready - A most inspiring group of fall and spring workshop presenters want you to create right beside them.

First up is Kay Khan  kaykhanart.com   
November 9, 10 & 11
Hurry! Still a few spots available.
A registration form can be found at paperworks.info/workshops
Next: Ginger Burrell, “Book Box,” (Feb); and Jane Herrick, “Sculptural Paper and Twine,” (March). 

Linda Kern

PaperPlay - More Classes Added!

So many offerings, and more to come! Pull out your calendar and check the dates for postings.  Check the website for details paperworks.info/paperplay
2017-2018 Classes

Critique of art/art of critique
Paper Collage with Encaustic

Mixed Media Encaustic on Soft Supports
Exploring the Creative Process: A Guided Approach For Artists
Creativity Class: Focused Study
Watercolor Monotype Using a Press
Fiber Constructions
Intro to Art Journaling - A Sampler Platter

Kathy McAndrews
Member Spotlight
Tohono Chul Park galleries are full of art by PW members this fall! Stop by and enjoy!

In "Dia de los Muertos" in Main Gallery:

Carolee Asia
Gourd with interior landscape design and three dimensional skeleton inside that comes out for display. 
Lyn Hart
“recuerda" - handwoven tapestry with pile weave: alpaca, cotton, hemp, linen, nylon/acrylic blend, paper & distressed basswood embellished with walnut dye ink & oil based metallic ink
23.5” x 24.75” x 0.75
Kathleen Koopman
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pocketbook
Found objects, mixed media assemblage

In "10x10" show at Tohono Chul:

Carolee Asia
Fine artist papers and resin. Designed pieces are placed into frames, then resin is poured in.

Kathleen Koopman
“Wild Turkey Feather”
photogravure (solar plate)

Miriam Otte
Mixed media - all fabric

Margaret Suchland
Collage on vintage papers and postcards 4"x6"

10x10 show at Tohono Chul Park runs through Dec. 17 and features PW members Carolee Asia, Miriam Otte, Margaret Suchland, Victoria Von Elbe, Kathleen Koopman and Beata Wehr. 

Entry Gallery “10 x 10” show celebrates this past year’s Tonoho Chul exhibits' artists. See work by many regional artists in an eclectic, energetic show - sculpture, unframed paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media works, each no larger than 10 inches in size and moderately priced for holiday giving.

Beata Wehr
GouacheEntry Gallery

You're invited!
Barbara Brandel offers her landscape " Far North" - and more - during the 
Tucson Studio Tour 2017
Nov 4 & 5 (Sat & Sun)
Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W 6 th St, Tucson, 85701
Collages, paintings, prints, postcards, framed & unframed art, catalogs SALE
More than 20 artists involved


Instruction Offered by PW Members

Maria Lee

Pima Community College West Campus
ART 249 - Book Arts
CRN: 23030
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. For information and registration: https://www.pima.edu/  

Questions about the class?
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. Meetings are free, open to the public. Next meeting: Sun., Nov. 19.    www.facebook.com/OrigamiLAFF.Tucson  

She teaches in Pima County Branch Libraries all year:   library origami classes  

M.E. and spouse invite you to view their gift-giving Christmas sale in their Etsy shop - www.etsy.com/shop/LyricFineArts   
You're Invited!

Gently Used Jewelry Sale! 
Nov. 3, 10-5 & Nov. 4, 9-5
The Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library (1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley) are once again having a Gently Used Jewelry Sale. Exceptional bargains for jewelry lovers, beaders, artists and treasure seekers. Rock bottom Prices. All proceeds benefit the library including the Scholarship program and Books for Teachers. Join in the fun!


A wonderful podcast about the amazing geometry of crochet and fiber arts and how it relates to advanced science...

Submitted by Bobbie Wilson
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