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School is starting up again and summer light is fading as days become cooler. Even though the Guild does not schedule a program meeting in August, it's always time to make books! And there are important events to work towards as you design your book projects for right now. 

First up is the Celebration of Handmade Books, sponsored by If Only...a fine store. This event features books made by members of Northwoods Book Arts Guild and will provide a popular First Friday destination on November 4, 2016. Guild members are invited to submit up to three books to this terrific celebration of what we love to do!

And it's not too early to start thinking about the Guild's upcoming exhibition of books, Books as Art 2, at Well Street Art Co. in June of 2017. Look for more information about this opportunity in the fall. The prospectus and entry form will be available at our meetings, in the NBG Studio, and on the Guild's website.

Take a look at the workshops offered by our Fairbanks Arts Association (see below).  They both offer opportunities to learn about presenting your work professionally. Thank you, Fairbanks Arts Association for organizing these terrific workshops! 

Sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association
How to Create a Professional Artist Portfolio
Instructor: Elizabeth Eero Irving
August 13th, 2016, 2-4pm in the Bear Gallery
$10 for FAA members, $15 for non-members

This workshop will cover all aspects of the professional artist's portfolio, including resumé, artist statement, image portfolio, image list, digital image file formats and sizes, professional presentation, and the tried and true Do's and Don't for each document.  Examples will be shown and there will be handouts for reference. Questions encouraged!
Optional: Bring your own current artist resumé for a round-table discussion at the end.
How to Photograph Artwork
Instructor: local professional artist and photographer
August 27th, 2016, 2-4pm, in the Bear Gallery
$10 for FAA members, $15 for non-members

This workshop will offer demonstrations and examples to teach all aspects of photographing artwork. Included will be information on cameras, lenses, and lights. There will be instruction on how to photograph different artwork mediums and surface textures such as painting, sculpture, fiber arts and pieces framed under glass.
Also included will be guidelines for file formats and sizes most often used in arts applications.
Register now
In Person: FAA Office, hours 12-6 M-F, Bear Gallery, 3rd Floor Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, 12-8pm daily
Note: to select the FAA Member rate, you must be a current Fairbanks Arts Association Member. Not sure if your membership is current? Call  907-456-6485 ext.225 to check. If you would like to become a member now, visit today.



Waxed Linen

Paper Birches, the Guild's supply source, is located in the NBG Studio at The Folk School. There you will find a new supplies of PVA bookmaker's glue, paper-backed book cloth and 4-ply waxed linen in addition to 9" metal edges, Mac Tac, and paper such as Rives BFK, Arches Text Wove, and Khadi color rag.

Shopping at Paper Birches is one of the benefits of NBG membership. 
Access to this supply source is available anytime there is an NBG event at The Folk School, or by appointment with a member of the NBG Board. 


Sunday, August 17, 12 -4pm
NBG Studio at The Folk Studio

Thursday, September 21, 5-7pm
at The Folk School

Saturday, October 21, 4-6pm
NBG Annual Meeting
at The Folk School

More scheduled events listed here.

Need bookmaking tools? 
A fine selection is available at If Only...a fine store!
215 Cushman Street, Fairbanks

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