Mar.  2017
Next PaperWorks Meeting
Thursday, March 9, 10am 
St. Philips in the Hills Church, East Murphey Gallery 
The Seastar and the Seahorse   
Maria Lee

Speaker: Tucson artist Maria Lee creates artist books, collages, prints and paintings inspired by her external world of travel and her internal imaginings. Her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. When home from her extended trips to France, she teaches art at Pima Community College.  
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Save the Date

Next meeting: Thurs., April 13
Program:  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.
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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

March Meeting Extras 

Special - coming to the March 9 meeting!

PaperWorks is accepting entries for the summer show at Pima College, and Nora McGinnis will have a handout for you at the meeting.

Dash up to the front of the room and be the first to pick up your copy of the Winter 2017 PaperWorks Journal from Merrill Evans.  

Member Susan Corl will bring silk fusion supplies to the March meeting for your purchase.  If you have specific requests, email Susan prior to the meeting.

Member Mary Ellen Palmeri has many interesting Paper Arts & Fine Art books for sale.  Additionally she has a wonderful collection of rubber stamps that she will be selling. Please contact her with any questions.
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 welcome. We will be making a new book each month.  We will have extra paper and supplies for drop-in guests. Contact Carol at
Greeting Card Project for Cancer victims

After the program, join Lesa Cameron at our unique community outreach table, filled with supplies and encouragement, to create special greeting cards. This summer they'll go to the Cancer Center for patients.  Learn to make simple cards that mean so much: This month we will make pink butterfly cards.

We make the envelope and card, punch butterflies, then assemble. Pink is breast cancer, blue is for guys, yellow is for children. White butterflies symbolize new life. Cancer patients get a new Birthday the first day after their last treatment. These are inspirational cards.  Thanks for your support. 

Calling all PaperWorks artists

PaperWorks Member Exhibition at Pima West Campus 
April 17 to Sept.1, 2017
Reception April 19, noon to 2 pm

PaperWorks is proud to be partnering with Pima Community College to present an open exhibition of our members' work this summer. No digital images are required, simply bring your ready-to-exhibit work to one of the drop off dates below.

Artwork Drop off Dates
March 9 - PaperWorks Meeting
March 31, 11 am to 1:30 pm - Pima West Campus, Visual Arts Gallery *
April 7, 11 am to 1:30 pm - Pima West Campus, Visual Arts Gallery *

Entry Fee: $10 for up to 3 works. Payable by check, cash, or credit card at the March PaperWorks meeting. Or mail check to PaperWorks, 39273 S Mountain Shadow Drive,Tucson, AZ 85739. Make payable to PaperWorks and postmark by Friday, March 24. Must be a current PaperWorks member.

Artwork Guidelines: Two- and three-dimensional work of all sizes and media will be accepted. Because of the gallery's configuration, there is especially a need for wall-displayed artwork. All hanging works should be framed or otherwise ready-to-hang and glass/plexiglass is encouraged. Pedestal-displayed works will be shown under vitrines. We are aiming to showcase our members' creativity, so if you have any questions about the possible display of your artwork, please do not hesitate to contact Nora McGinnis at

Artwork Pick-Up: Sept. 1 or at Sept. PaperWorks meeting.

*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.
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May PaperWorks Journal
Theme: Celebrating PaperPlay Artists and Instructors
Email submissions by April 1 to Have you taken a PaperPlay class you really enjoyed? Consider sharing the good feeling. Publish a photo of your work and a description of the experience in the May PaperWorks Journal.  Details here:

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PaperWorks 2017 spring/summer exhibits

PaperWorks: The Art of the Book
Tucson's Tohono Chul Park, Education Building,  Wells Fargo Gallery
exhibit dates: March 24 - 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. In the spirit of education, we will be showcasing books that highlight a particular technique, whether that is a binding, book structure, or surface design method.  Thanks to everyone who submitted!

Shaped by Hand - runs through March 12
Paper is a marvelously versatile material that is transformed in a myriad of ways by the artist's hands. Shaped by Hand showcases the diverse yet unified work of PaperWorks members and celebrates the many creative facets of our organization. Come by to see the show and enjoy the lovely gardens at Tohono Chul.

*Exhibition catalog now available*

Exhibition catalogs are available for purchase through the publishing-on-demand company Blurb. To order a soft cover printed catalog or an e-book version, follow the link below.  Individual orders must be placed through the Blurb website and will be shipped to you directly. Feel free to contact for questions or help with ordering.

Shaped by Hand | Works on and of Paper catalog

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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 on the website:  

2017 Workshops sponsored 
by PaperWorks  
Check out workshops on our website.  Get inspired when you peek at the images and descriptions at  
Popular presenter/instructor Novie Trump returns to teach a March workshop, The Art of the Reliquary 
The Art of the Reliquary with Novie Trump              see website for updated supply list!
March 9, Thurs., 2 pm - 6pm
March 10, Fri., 9am- 5pm
March 11, Sat. 9am- 5pm

Spring PaperPlay Classes
Register now for PaperPlay - don't wait a minute longer!   Learn from these talented local instructor members at affordable, convenient classes.   Featured here are classes coming up soon. Check our website for details. 
Exploring The Creative Process: A Guided Approach for Artists
with Helen Walthier, MLA   Class added!
Sat., March 4 REPEATS Sun., March 5

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The Art of the Book: A Beginning  with Kristie Atwood
Sat., March 18

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Star/Carousel Book 
with Mary Ellen Palmeri
Sat., April 1

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PaperPlay registration info: contact Kathy McAndrews at or for complete listings and registration, go to

Creative Circles

From Carol Morgan 

Welcome to spring in the desert - Creative Circles are in full swing, and it's a fun time to get together!
And Creative Circles is looking for a new leader for next fall.  I will step down after the May gala celebration meeting.  Info about being Creative Circles chair is in the Announcements box below. Won't you consider this board position?  Lots of fun - just ask me!


Last month the Creative Circles table showed library books about bookmaking and recent artwork from some Creative Circles.  This month I invite you to explore art classes and web links that expand our imagination:
Alice Fox :
Alice Simpson:

On-line art classes:
Rachel Hazell at
Jane LeFazio at
Helen Hiebert at

Last year Cherrie Lucern-Martin put a list of past workshop presenters on our website for you to peruse.  Check their websites for classes.

Creative Circles Open to New Members:

Two circles meet after the March meeting, right at St. Philip's - Please stay and join us!

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

Would you like to share information about your Creative Circle? Please contact Carol before March 20 at

Here is information for a class I took online. It is VERY accessible to anyone daunted by the thought of an online class. It is called PaperLove and in my opinion it totally over delivers.

Submitted by Teresa Smith
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Hanging a picture?  Best tip in years!,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/lx1vmbgb52bfm3frqhc0.gif

Submitted by Krista Neis
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A bookmaker wrote a tribute to Peg Dalton who passed away at age 97 and reflections on being an artist and the categories of amateur and professional.

"Identity is a tricky business for an artist. I think the hardest four words for anyone working in the arts to say out loud are "I am an artist." Whether you call yourself an artist or not is your choice. There is no exam to pass, no degree that is required. And that is as it should be. Art is subjective and personal. It is always a balance between skill and expression. For me, true art means that the artist reveals a part of her or his soul. There is no test for that."

Submitted by Carol Morgan
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Metropolitan Museum makes 375,000 images available for free

submitted by Krista Neis


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!

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Submission Deadline:
25th of each month

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Bobbie's Notes
February was a busy month for PaperWorks! Daniella Woolf's amazing workshop, many great PaperPlay classes, energizing Creative Circles, and the reception for our show "Shaped by Hand" at Tohono Chul. The show runs until March 12, so you still have time to see some of our talented PaperWorks artists. Congratulations to Juror's Choice award winners Denise Stephenson and Margaret Suchland.

Thanks to Lesa Cameron for spearheading the outreach card making  for cancer patients.  Join her after the March meeting, make cards, learn about the project. I'm continually amazed by our creative group and how we share and learn from each other. Bring a friend to our March 9 meeting, where we will spread the joy and you can get your creative "buzz on"!

Another community outing is coming up fast. Join PaperWorks friends in visiting the Frida Kahlo exhibit at Tucson Botanical Gardens on Thursday, March 23, at 11 am. Meet in the gift shop to purchase tickets. Lunch afterwards in the cafe. No reservation needed.  Thanks to Ann Erickson for arranging this.

Spring is flying by, and it's not too early to start thinking about next year.  We will have several board positions open for new chairpeople.  See Announcements box below, where Carol Morgan has a testimonial to the fun her role as Creative Circles chair brought her. Commitment to the board is for one year (or longer!) and you can job-share. Be sure to talk to me if you'd like more information.    
Bobbie Wilson
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First Saturday Art Walks in the 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., March 4 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  to attend. Each month we visit different galleries, so prepare for many inspiring evenings in our artful city! 

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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 Questions? Contact  

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From the PaperWorks board

Membership dues are transitioning

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.  The PaperWorks board discussed and approved a change in our membership year. The new membership year will be January 1 through 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.  So members will pay $50 for one and a half year's dues, and then return to $35 annual dues on January 1, 2019.

An invoice 
for $50  will be sent to all current members July 1 this year and will include links to pay via Pay Pal, credit card or information to pay by check. You won't be invoiced again until 2019, for $35 for the 2019 calendar year.
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New Members
PaperWorks welcomes all our new and returning members.  We are looking forward to getting to know you better!  
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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.

Looking ahead

* The winter journal,  The Mind of an Artist, is your to pick up at the March 9 meeting.
* through March 12 - Shaped by Hand, PaperWorks exhibit at Tohono Chul
Entry Gallery
* May - Sept 2017,  PaperWorks at Pima Community College, exhibit, journal and catalog
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Have a question about PaperWorks?  Looking for resources?
Check out our webpage!  
Member Spotlight

Kathleen Koopman and Linda Rosenfield
Kathleen and Linda are showing work at the Tucson International Airport exhibit TAG: Arrivals & Departures, which runs March 6 - June 1, 2017. The Tucson Artists Group is a diverse group of artists who meet to discuss topics of interest, learn about each other's art, give critical feedback and support, and arrange exhibitions of the group's work.

You're invited!
Opening celebration
Sat., March 11, from 4 to 6 pm
Center Gallery (upper departure level)
Parking stubs will be validated.

Detail of My Dream of Water, Kathleen Koopman

These boats are part of an ongoing series of constructions exploring the metaphors of sailing, water, wind, adventure, and freedom. Delicate and dreamlike, they evoke the preciousness of our desert resources, the bigger issues of climate change and sustainability, and the human need for escape and freedom.

OK Market, Linda Rosenfield

In the 1980's I photographed downtown areas of Tucson. Each morning I would awaken before the sun rose to get out to the street as light was breaking.I required that each image have significant words. They also needed to be free of people and living creatures, though a cat appears in one. Now, many years later, I am reworking these images.

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Vicki Donkersley
Vicki's artworks will be exhibited March 1 to April 15, 2017
Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W. Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

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Beata Wehr

Beata will exhibit  EZY OUT Screw Extractors  in the 12 Annual Encaustic Invitational show at Conrad Wilde Gallery on 101 West 6th Street #121.

You're invited!
Opening reception
March 4, from 6 to 9pm.
Exhibition will be open until March 25.

Xenophobia Tool Company

Beata also shows her work in "X is for Xenophobia - I am America" in the same building at Steinfeld Warehouse Arts Community Center until March 30.¬if_id=1485749870509989

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Barbara Kemp Cowlin
Barbara offers classes throughout the year.  Check her website for new offerings.

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Carolee Asia

Carolee has two new works in Tohono Chul's current show.

Tohono Chul Park
Day For Night Exhibit
Feb. 16 - April 19, 2017
7366 N. Paseo Del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Kath Macaulay

Events/honor:  I'm now included as an instructor in the National Plein Air Convention, the world's largest Plein Air Event, in San Diego April 23 through 28.  (One of 80 internationally renowned instructors on 4 stages).

I am starting a Kickstarter campaign to fund writing and publishing a book and a syllabus on Pocket Sketching so I can teach and license other teachers to do this in their classes anywhere.  Go to for 'launch' news.
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Susan Corl
Susan's work joins art by children in Art for Border Children's newly expanded "My Heart Changes" at Roche Tissue Diagnostics Gallery (Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.), 1910 E Innovation Park Drive, Oro Valley, AZ. Call Pat Deely at SAACA, 520-797-3959, ext. 1, to view.  The show runs through April 12.

Classes Offered by PaperWorks Members
Kath Macaulay

Pocketsketching! Pen and watercolor, small format, and lots of fun.  Join me at Tohono Chul Park, March 20 through 22.  Advanced workshop same location April 5 through 7.  Reservations:

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Susan Corl
March classes in Tubac at the Lowe House Project: 
Wed., March 8: Silk Fusion Paper
9 am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm
$75 - all materials included
Fri. & Sat., March 10 & 11: Chinese Sewing Box Book (Dong Book)
9am-12 noon and 1pm-4pm
Wed., March 22: Decorative Papers
9 am-12noon and 1pm-4pm
$30 for morning or afternoon class $50 for all day
All materials included
Wed., March 29 and/or April 1
Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops 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 all day
Special pricing for families
All materials included

This class repeats in Patagonia at the Patagonia Art Center Sat., Sun., April 8, April 9, and Sat., April 15

To reserve a place, contact Susan Corl: 520-394-2926 or 520-394-2926
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Mark Andersson 

Mark Andersson's winter classes are polished gems. Check them out (and wonderful photos of his beautiful work)
Mark Andersson
Panther Peak Bindery
PO Box 89640
Tucson, AZ  85752

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John Nemo
How long have your had your iPhone or iPad? How well do you know its features and apps? John Nemo offers affordable group and individual tutorial workshops for iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, and digital photography, including Learning Curve courses (see links below). Contact him with questions or to schedule an appointment at

Bonus! Nemo is teaching a survey course on the best songs from BOB DYLAN's middle and late years, including artists who influenced and who were influenced by Bob's amazing talent.

Stay Forever Young with Nemo's enjoyable courses.

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Mary Ellen Palmeri
Mary Ellen is the moderator of Origami LAFF, a fun-loving paper-folding club that meets monthly at the Nanini branch library. Meetings are free, open to the public and usually held on the 3rd Sunday each month from 1-4pm. Next meeting: Sun., March 19. Info:

Check out Origami LAFF at our open-to-the-public FaceBook page (you don't have to be a FB member to access). I f you have anything you'd like to share with the Origami LAFF community send it to me and I'll post it.     
I teach many origami classes in Pima County Branch Libraries all year. 
PALMERI LIST OF CLASSES HERE Check with the specific library to see if there are restrictions because all classes have a maximum number of participants, and some libraries ask people to register first. Most are first come, first serve, but it does vary.  
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Kaitlin Meadows
Kaitlin's Creative Cottage 
An Oasis of Fun & Creativity for Spirited Women     
Check out the schedule at

Calling Paper Artists
Eric Wiegradt member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild who lives in WA state will teach plein air watercolor workshop -all levels- 11/13/2017 to 11/17/2017 in Tucson. for details  715.747.2054
Paper Works member RuthiE Neilan encourages your consideration of this workshop: "I learned more from Eric in a week than I have in 40 years of watercolor classes."  Ask her about Eric!
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"The Pillowcase Project - A Case for the Common Good

What if we started a social movement using pillowcases as canvases for our dreams for the country and the world?  What if we publicly shared our images of what we are committed to protect and defend? What if we met to make our pillows together, share our ideas about making change in our own community, actually co-created with others a circle of consequence?"

Melinda Collins Knick is hosting a meeting March 25 for anyone who might be interested in establishing a Pillowcase Project in Tucson.The meeting is at 4 pm at 545 S. 5th Ave, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church/Parish Hall.  Here is the link for Jan Phillips website. She initiated the concept.

Text 520-668-0537 or email Melinda at if you want to discuss this idea.
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Creative Circles chair (PaperWorks board position) opening   
I have had the best volunteer position in PaperWorks.  I have had a ball! The PaperWorks board has been supportive, optimistic and fun. They are good people doing good things.  My role is to connect members who are interested in joining Creative Circles with a Creative Circle. In practical application this means that everyone who wants to join a group will be placed in an existing group or we will form a new group. I am also responsible to write the monthly e-news articles and to coordinate the May celebration meeting. Throughout these 2 ½ years I have come to know many members and appreciate our friendships. I have really enjoyed working with you.  If you enjoy seeing members learn and become excited about art then you may want to volunteer as the new Creative Circle coordinator.  If you are interested please speak to Bobbie or me (Carol Morgan).

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