April  2017
Next PaperWorks Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 10am 
St. Philips in the Hills Church, East Murphey Gallery 


Alexandra Bowers is a Phoenix based artist who received her BFA in 2012 from Arizona State University. Inspired by the natural surrounding environment, Bowers utilizes data collected while exploring to produce wood burned studies of flora and fauna she finds along the way. Her work is currently shown at Tohono Chul, through April 19. www.alexandrabowersart.com.
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Save the Date

Next meeting: Thurs., May 11
Program:  A Celebration of PaperPlay - PaperWorks artists are in the spotlight for this annual show!.
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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. Business meeting starts at 10am, program at 11am. The Murphey Gallery is reserved from 9am to 3pm, so come early or stay after the program to visit and reconnect with members and guests. PaperWorks meetings are open to members, guests and the public at no charge.  Summer meeting times and locations vary. Check our website at www.paperworks.info

April Meeting Extras 

Postcard Exchange - three things!

First, it's time to start thinking about the annual Summer Postcard Exchange! The way it works is you send three (or more) postcards over the summer to your Secret Postcard Pal. In turn you will be the Secret Postcard Pal of another person and receive postcards from her or him. At the end of the summer send a "reveal" postcard to reveal (or provide a clue to) your identity. We'll display the cards we received at the September meeting - and hopefully connect with our Secret Postcard Pals.

Second, NEW THIS YEAR - bring the postcards you received last summer to the April meeting - everybody wants to see them again (including your Secret Postcard Pal), and they'll inspire people who have been tempted to participate but haven't tried it yet.

Third, sign-up slips will be available at the April meeting, or you may email me your name, snail-mail address, email address, and phone. Send that information to agnew.sue@comcast.net  At the May meeting I'll have each of your "assignments." If you don't pick it up at the May meeting I'll email you your information.

PLEASE sign up ONLY if you intend to participate, so nobody is disappointed. If you have participated in the past, you know how much  fun this is. If you have not, plan to do so this summer!

Sue Agnew
Dash up to the front of the room and pick up your copy of the March 2017 PaperWorks Journal. PS: To help keep postage costs down, members can pick up a copy for a friend who is absent.
Two Creative Circles meet after the program

A Stitch in Time:  Bring your stitching, collage and felting projects and join the fun! Dianna and Laura will welcome you.

New Bookmaking: New members and guests are welcomed. We will be making a new book each month.  We will have extra paper and supplies for drop in guests.   Contact:  Carol at cc@paperworks.info 

Each month, the Murphey Gallery is reserved until 3 pm for PaperWorks members.  Stay after the program, and have fun meeting up with other creative friends! 

Calling all PaperWorks artists

PaperWorks 2017 spring/summer exhibits 

PaperWorks: The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists - A member exhibition at Pima West Campus

Pima Community College  West Campus, Tucson
Administration/Welcome Center Building
Student Art Gallery, 2nd Floor
April 17- Sept. 1, 2017

You're invited!
Opening Reception 
Wed., April 19, 12pm - 2pm

PaperWorks is proud to be partnering with Pima Community College to present an open exhibition of our members' work this summer. Please join us for the opening reception to celebrate the talent and creativity of our vibrant collective.

*Directions: Pima West Campus is located at 2202 W. Anklam Road. The Student Gallery is on the second floor. From the main building entrance, turn left just after the bookstore, continue through the atrium and take the stairs or elevator up. Contact: Nora McGinnis -  exhibitions@paperworks.info
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PaperWorks 2017 spring/summer exhibits

The Art of the Book
Tohono Chul Park, Tucson
Education Building, Wells Fargo Gallery 
March 31 - June 27, 2017

This exhibition of artist books by PaperWorks members will honor the beloved Haunted Bookshop, which once occupied the building, during the 20th anniversary of its closure.

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Congratulations to our Shaped by Hand Viewers' Choice Award Winner - Bobbie Wilson for Time Flies.

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More opportunities: Thanks to C. J. Shane for all the arts news provided in Sonoran Arts Network.   Shane is looking for writers and reviewers - get your feet wet writing about art, and work with this talented editor. Info:   www.sonoranartsnetwork.net  

Spring PaperPlay Classes
Register now for PaperPlay - don't wait a minute longer!   Learn from our talented local instructor members at affordable, convenient classes.   Featured here are classes coming up soon. Check our website for details.   
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Developing Content in Mixed Media Works 
with Beata Wehr     www.beatawehr.com  
Tues., April 4, 9am - 3:30pm (half hour lunch break) 
Tues., April 11, 9am - 3:30pm (half hour lunch break) 
Cost: $130 
email:   beatawehr@gmail.com 
520 822-7798 
The workshop will focus on developing content in mixed media works: a unique book or a box  by working with images, materials, design and possibly text. The class will contain many different activities: a short informal writing exercise, selection of images and materials, editing, working on a design, individual critique, group discussion and presentation of the final work.

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with Nora McGinnis
Sat., April 15, 9am - 4pm  (with one hour break for lunch)
cost: $65  materials fee: $45
(includes a full suminagashi kit that is yours to keep)
Discover the art of Suminagashi, a fun and easy Japanese marbling technique.  Create unique and beautifully patterned rice papers for use in bookmaking, collage, and more.  This water based method is non-toxic and quick to set up, making it an excellent choice
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Introductory Stitching
with Nora McGinnis
Fri., April 21, 9am - 4pm (with one hour break for lunch)
cost $65  materials fee $20
(Includes fabric, a sample paper pack, and decorative threads to
experiment with in class)
Come learn how fun and easy stitching is! Learn 6 basic stitches; running stitch, back stitch, couching, satin stitch, split stitch, and French knots. Explore variations you can achieve with this basic toolkit by altering and combining stitches, using different threads, and using spacing and placement as design elements to create different textures and appearances. Afternoon includes tips and tricks for stitching on paper and slides from artists working in the wide world of embroidery. A great class for the beginning stitcher or those looking for a skills refresher and new inspiration.

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Weaving With Cardboard Supports 
with Mary Ellen Palmeri 
Sat., May 6, 9am - 4pm (one hour lunch break) 
cost: $65  materials fee: $8 
Using simple cardboard learn how to weave "off-loom" projects.  A materials fee of $8 will provide everything necessary for two fun 
projects, a mini tapestry-sampler and a woven bag.  Handouts will provide guidance for methods and techniques.

A tapestry-sampler is used to learn basic and fancy weaving techniques and to experiment with color and texture.  You can hang up the finished project using a dowel stick or a yarn loop.

The second project uses a unique way of applying warp cords to the cardboard support so that a "pocket" can be woven in one piece, without having to stitch pieces together.  The result is a small woven bag that is just right for carrying a phone or a pocket camera.  Also learn how to make a traditional rope strap to use as a shoulder or hand strap for your bag.

These projects can be adorned with beads, pom poms and other embellishments.

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PaperPlay registration info: contact Kathy McAndrews at paperplay@paperworks.info or for complete listings and registration, go to www.paperworks.info/paperplay


Re: Contact Info


 If you have questions or information regarding Salons, Membership, Workshops, etc., please DO direct your emails to the appropriate contacts listed in the corresponding E-News article. Thank you!  


PaperWorks Membership discounts at
Sarnoff's, Arizona Art Supply, and Posner's

... just mention you are a PaperWorks member!

We're on Facebook!
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Bobbie's Notes
No fooling, it's already April!  And it's been another crazy, creative month for PaperWorks members! Between all of our amazing speakers, workshops, PaperPlay classes, Creative Circles, art exhibits, enews, webpage, Journal, and outings.......there is always something for everyone to enjoy, learn, and make connections.  Please do invite a friend to our general meetings, which are always open to the public, and introduce them to our hidden gem of an arts organization.

All of the programs that we sponsor do not just happen.  Much behind the scenes work and planning makes it all possible, and we need you to help
out! PaperWorks needs a few good people to fill these positions for 2017-18:  Creative Circles Chair and Secretary.  We are also considering having a "Show & Sell" for PW members, updated to run in conjunction with the Tucson October/November Art Walk weekends, but we need a team to run it.  You'll work with a great group of people that get things done and set the vision and tone for our great organization.   Please talk to me or any other board member if you think you could serve.  We are a friendly bunch!

Bobbie Wilson
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First Saturday Art Walks - Downtown Gallery District 

Join PaperWorks friends, bring a friend or meet new ones, and see some of the newest art in the city!  On Sat., April 1 we'll do Tucson's First Saturday Art Walk, starting at 7 p.m.  We meet at our first gallery, then visit two or three more. To make parking easier and traveling more fun, we'll arrange some carpooling. Contact Miriam Otte at MiriamOtte@gmail.com  to attend. Each month we visit different galleries, so prepare for many inspiring evenings in our artful city! 

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PaperWorks Journal Update

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the May PaperWorks Journal, celebrating PaperPlay artists and instructors.  The March Journal, The Mind of an Artist, will be available at the April 13 meeting.

Merrill Evans 

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PaperWorks continues to support  Dragonfly Village , transitional housing for the homeless. Bring your gently used art supplies to any of our monthly meetings.  For more info, see www.dragonflyvillage.org Questions? Contact m.e.palmeri@gmail.com  

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From the PaperWorks board

Membership News

At the present time our membership dues cover the year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.  This timeline seems to be very confusing and results in dues not being paid on time or being paid twice.  Many members are not in town after July 1 as well.  After board discussion and approval, we have decided to change our membership year to January 1 thru December 31.

To implement this change, membership dues of $50 will be paid on July 1, 2017 for July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.  Members will pay $50 for one and a half year's dues, and then return to $35 yearly dues on January 1, 2019.

An invoice will be sent to all current members July 1 this year for this amount and will include links to pay via Pay Pal, credit card or information to pay by check.

Linda Penny
PaperWorks Membership
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Welcome New Members
PaperWorks welcomes the following new and returning members: Peggie Thomas, Ann Stephens, Jeanette Wohlgemuth, Judi Backenstow, Michele Tremblay, Cathy Gray, Deb Liggett and Chris Mann.  We are glad you are members and look forward to getting to know you!   
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In Memory of
Remember someone who has passed away by making a donation to the PaperWorks Memorial Fund.  A PaperWorks member, a personal friend, a family member.  Your thoughtful donation will be used to support special projects that benefit the PaperWorks membership. The names of all memorialized individuals will be recorded in a beautiful handmade book that will be displayed on site whenever a project sponsored by the fund is held. 
Gifts may be sent to our treasurer, Cherrie Lucerne-Martin, 8021 N Casa Placita, Tucson, AZ 85742.
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More Board News

Paperworks is gathering suggestions for workshop instructors. Instructor vetting will be done over the summer months and announced during the fall meetings. Send submission to lkern5@cox.net   Thanks - Linda Kern

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Looking ahead

* April 19, 12pm - 2pm:  Opening Reception - PaperWorks  member exhibition at Pima College West Campus

* April 17 - Sept. 1, 2017,  PaperWorks at Pima Community Collegeexhibit, journal and catalog

* April - June 27, 2017, The Art of the Book - member exhibit at Tohono Chul Park

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Have a question about PaperWorks?  Looking for resources? Check us out at  www.paperworks.info  
Member Spotlight

 Vicki Donkersley

Vicki's mixed media collages are on exhibit 
through April 15, 2017
Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W. Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

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Karen Hymer

Karen Hymer, Workshop and Lecture in Photogravure, Art Intersection
April 7, 8 and 9
207 N. Gilbert Rd. #201, Gilbert, AZ

Karen is also part of the Tucson Artist Group exhibit "Arrivals and Departures/TAG 2017" at Tucson International Airport, running through May 31, 2017.

Karen is in Alternative Processes, Photogravures, at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC, 5 May - 28 May, 2017.  Reception May 5, 6 - 8 pm.

Classes Offered by PaperWorks Members
Susan Corl
Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops
Patagonia Art Center
Sat., Sun., April 8, April 9, and Sat., April 15
for families with children ages 8 and up and teens and adults
Morning class 9-12 Afternoon class 1-4
$25 for morning or afternoon class or $40 for both
Special pricing for families
All materials included

To reserve a place, contact Susan Corl: 520-394-2926 or 520-394-2926  susancorl@hotmail.com
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Mary Ellen Palmeri
Since Easter falls on the 3rd Sunday in April, Origami LAFF will be cancelled for the month of April.  We will resume regular meetings on the 3rd Sunday in May, 5/21. m.e.palmeri@gmail.com
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Dear Fellow PaperWorks Members~

Kaitlin Meadows, long time PaperWorks member and Mistress of Merriment at Kaitlin's Creative Cottage, has been making and teaching art journaling for 25 years. Her art journaling circle, The Arty Tarts, includes many PaperWorks members and she will present the artists and their journals at a very special afternoon at The Book Stop on Fourth Avenue on Sunday, April  9. Please come and enjoy their amazing creativity!

You're invited!
An Afternoon with the Arty Tarts!
Sunday, April 9, 1 to 4pm
Appreciate beautiful art journals on display
Meet the artists and and enjoy light snacks. Sign up for an art journaling circle beginning in May browse art books sale. Contact Anne Lane for more information

Kaitlin will be starting a new art journaling series in May:
Addicted To Art Journaling: (New Series!) First Saturdays, 10am to 12:30pm, starting May 6. Fascinated by art journals but don't know where to begin? Come join a brand new monthly art journaling circle and I'll teach you all about it; share techniques and supplies, and help you get addicted to this fabulous  adventure. $25 includes a Canson Mixed-Media spiral journal and all supplies to get you started.

Please check out Kaitlin's blog at: www.thundermoonstudios.com

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Mark Andersson

Hello PaperWorks friends,
I've added a few classes between now and September. You can find them at:


There are still places in the onset board class in April. This is a valuable binding to know, especially if you want to learn to repair books. But it also is an easier way to control the final look of your binding than making the more "normal" case binding. It's a two-day class.

I also am offering a book repair class in July.  I haven't offered this class in four or five years, and it will be a while before I offer it again.  It is, in my opinion, the best one week book repair class offered in this country.  We will repair two books using four different methods, as well as doing paper repair.

I'm also offering, for the first time, a modern long stitch binding class. This is a fun and relatively simple binding which is also quite beautiful.  We'll sew using a long stitch sewing structure over a wrapper, which will then be covered with marbled paper.  It's a great binding for those who are just starting out and one that can be done at home with little or no equipment.

Check the website in a month or so and see if there have been any additions or changes.

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Kristie Atwood

Beginning Book Making
with Kristie Atwood
April 8, 10am-4:30pm
$65 - Includes all tools and materials
location: 13990 N. Sutherland Trail
Catalina, AZ  85739, with a view of the the lovely Catalina mountains!  All proceeds to go to The Genius Loci Foundation, Artist in Residence Program.

To reserve your place, call 825-4043 or email

To see more of my work and more about Genius Loci, please check out
these sites!


Calling Paper Artists
David Adix
30 Years of Construction, Collage and Composition
Exhibition at Ventana Gallery
1910 E. Innovation Park Drive, Tucson
April 21 - July 11, 2017

You're Invited!
Join David, a favorite PW workshop instructor, for the opening reception:
Friday, April 21, 2017, 5-7 pm

For a viewing appointment contact Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance at (520) 7973959 x1
Email Pat Deely at pat@saaca.org
More information at www.saaca.org

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Jo Andersen, Maria Lee, Judy Derickson, Chris Mann,
and Vanessa Dearing invite you to
5th Annual Art in the Garden
Sat., April 1, 11 AM - 4 PM
2845 N. Forgeus Ave.
Great gift items including: handmade books, prints, jewelry, notecards, and t-shirts.
Directions: From Fort Lowell, head south on Tucson Blvd to Monte Vista (one block north of Glenn) East on Monte Vista to first intersection. Turn right. Our house is first one on the right- southwest corner.

Creative Circle

Carol Morgan has this news:

Magpies Creative Circle will show their artwork on the Creative Circle table this month. Take a look and be inspired!  


"Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties." Gail Sheehy
"The creative process is a process of surrender-not control." Julia Cameron
"Living the life of an artist is not so much about making things but making things happen in our life." Kristie Roenning, artist


Creative Circles is looking for a new leader for next fall.  I will step down after the May gala celebration meeting. I connect members who are interested in joining a Creative Circle with a Creative Circle. I am also responsible for writing the monthly e-news articles and coordinating the May celebration meeting. If you are interested please speak to Bobbie or me.

A Stitch in Time and New Bookmaking meet after the April membership meeting.  See notes in April Meeting Extras box.

Circles Open to New Members

The Eastside Creative Circle meets on the first Thurs. of each month at 9:30 am. at the Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E Tanque
Verde. Questions?  Contact Carol at cc@paperworks.info

Would you like to share information about your Creative Circle? Please contact Carol before April 20, at cc@paperworks.info

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About Us 


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.



P.O. Box 12124
Tucson, Arizona 85732