Volume XX | October 2017
Next Meeting

Thurs., Oct. 12, 2017
Murphey Gallery
St. Philip’s Church

Meeting at 10 AM
Program at 11 AM


PaperWorks member Lyn Hart is a tapestry weaver and the first contemporary tapestry weaver to participate in the National Park system's artist-in-residence program . The austere and sublime desert is her Muse. The patterns, textures, hues, gradations of this unique environment inspire and intrigue her. She currently has a work on view at Tohono Chul in the Dia de los Muertos exhibit. For more: desertsongstudio  

Lyn Hart Brown Bag Bonus! Bring a lunch and stay after the program for a screening of the acclaimed documentary, A Weaverly Path, which Lyn will present about her mentor, Silvia Heyden. Preview: aweaverlypath  

Next up:
November 9 - Laura Tanzer
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 Members:

PaperWorks is off to another great year, thanks to the many dedicated members who do their share to make our activities happen.  A big thank you for all that you do. Remember to invite a friend to one of our meetings, and share the creative energy!

Tues., Oct. 17, from 12:45-3pm, we have arranged for our members to take a private tour of the wonderful collection of public art throughout the town of Oro Valley . There are still a few openings left; the limit is 13. Email to reserve a space: president@PaperWorks.info  

The Visual and Textile Arts of Tucson (VTAT) is a collective of artists, educators, and arts organizations that have come together to create a collective space where groups and individuals can learn about, practice and share their interest in textile and visual arts. VTAT has rented a space in the Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center for Open Studios Tour on October 7 – 8 , (on 6th Street between Granada and Stone). Check it out!

Thank you for the Sept. donations for Sister Jose Center.  Art supplies for the center may be brought to PW meetings this year. Those who volunteered to teach are much appreciated and more teachers are needed. To volunteer or learn more, email ruthieneilan@comcast.net  

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. See what a creative group we are!

A couple of links you might enjoy:
First, a PW calendar: PWcalendar-teamup.com
Second, bookarts fun in San Diego: SanDiegoBookartsCalendar
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.”  In Oct., send articles about your artwork inspired by a special place, or created while traveling and/or attending a workshop. Article length: from 300-900 words. Include at least one photograph of the artwork or location (at 300 dpi). Submit articles, ideas or questions about the theme to Barb Whittlesey at journal@paperworks.info . We look forward to hearing about how a special place inspired your creation! The final deadline is the November meeting (Nov. 9).

Barb Whittlesey


PaperWorks welcomes new members: Sandy Holmes, Greer Warren, Lori Jones-Woods and Karen Samson.  We look forward to getting to know you!

Linda Penny

Creative Circles

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

Melinda Collins-Knick
Workshops - sneak preview!    

Get ready - A most inspiring group of fall and spring workshop presenters want you to create right beside them. First up is Kay Khan in November -  kaykhanart.com   

Look for eblasts with details about upcoming workshops with Kay Khan, “Quilt Experiments,” (Nov); 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
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

Beata Wehr  

image: MM 17-8 Rondo open  

You’re invited!
Open House
Sun., Oct. 1
10 am ​- 5 pm​.
5155 N. Avenida Primera, Tucson AZ

Part of the Fall Open Studio Tour organized by SAACA. maptoBeata's  

Through Oct. 6, Beata has work at Megaphone PHX ,Phoenix, AZ, LA DADA. 

Beata will show at “10 x 10”  
a Tohono Chul Park fundraiser 
Oct. 6 – Dec. 17, 2017 

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 each priced at $100.

Roxanne Rossi

You’re Invited!
Tucson Museum of Art 
Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017
5 - 8 PM
Free Octoberfest

That evening, TMA’s Museum Store will open with a reception for featured artist Roxanne Rossi who will debut Romanced, a series of mixed-media paintings of dresses that evoke excitement, mystery, and contradictions of love. TMA re-opens the TMA Sculpture Garden and the John K. Goodman Pavilion housing the new Museum Store, a historical exhibition Tucson's Early Settlers: The Fish Family, two Art of the American West galleries, and the TMALearn! Creative Space. TMA hosts an Oktoberfest celebration, Sonoran style! Enjoy live Waila music, craft and local brews, and art-making activities. 

National Collage Society features PW members

Judy Bjorling invites you to peruse the 33rd Annual National Collage Society Juried Show. Show.  Look for art by PW members and Congratulations to all! Gretchen Bierbaum is President and Founder of NCS.

C.J. Shane

C.J. Shane invites you to the Fall 2017 Heart of Tucson Art (HoT Art) Open Studio Tour , Oct. 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in midtown Tucson. We have 26 stops on our artist organized and artist-run HoT Art tour. Check out the artists at heartoftucsonart.org/2017-fall-studio-tour

Shane also invites you to learn about and support the publication of her first mystery novel, Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery , set in southern Arizona. Learn more here:

Barbara Brandel
The Disgrace – Words and Deeds, textile with hand embroidery and digital image on cloth of Brandel’s original postage stamp collage, 34” x 34”. 

Barbara Brandel made a quilt that was accepted into "Threads of Resistance," a national touring exhibit that began at the New England Quilt Museum and travels until 11-4-18, including the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. in late 2017. Catalog available on Amazon. More info at threadsofresistance    

Jo Kubran 
"Barrio Viejo" Polaroid dye transfer by Jo Kubran

Jo will be part of this fall show in Gilbert.

Exhibit: "Little by Little" 
October 21 - December 2, 2017
You're invited!
Reception: October 28 
Art Intersection Gallery
207 N. Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ
(480) 361-1118
Instruction Offered by PW Members

Beata Wehr

There are still few openings in this workshop:
Developing Content in an Artist’s Book Format, sponsored by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group, Santa Fe, NM, October 14-15, 2017  https://santafebag.org  

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., Oct. 17.    www.facebook.com/OrigamiLAFF.Tucson  

She teaches in Pima County Branch Libraries all year:   library origami classes  
Set of 3 flat files available - $600 or best offer

These files are on coasters for easy mobility and in excellent and clean condition. If interested, contact margaretsuchland@me.com for more information. Anyone purchasing these would need to be able to dismantle and haul them. Dimensions are as follows:
The inside drawer dimensions are 51.5" W x 41" D. Outside dimensions of the whole unit are as follows: 51.25" H with locking wheel base, 55.5” W, 45.25" D.

submitted by Margaret Suchland
Ludmila Pawlowska: Icons in Transformation

An amazing show is being installed at St. Philip’s right now — Russian abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska’s interpretations of traditional icons in various media, techniques, and sizes. Because the works will be displayed in the Galleries (where we meet), as well as the Church and the gardens, you can walk through the show after the Oct. and Nov. PW meetings. To read more: www.stphilipstucson.org/transformation .
The gala grand opening is Sun., Oct. 1, beginning at 5 p.m. All are invited.

submitted by Sue Agnew
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Altered books, fake news, and the Protestant Reformation

submitted by Maria Lee
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