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 AUGUST 2018 

Although there's no program meeting this month, the NBG Studio will be active during the weekend-long workshop with guest artist Andie Thrams. Read below for more information about this event and the newly installed display in UAF's Rasmuson Library. 

Please note that the Flutter Book Studio Session will not take place as scheduled on August 12. It will be rescheduled. Stay tuned!

Plan on joining us for our next program meeting on Sunday, September 9!

Fall Flora & The Artist's Book
with Guest Artist Andie Thrams

Workshop is full!

Friday evening, August 24, 6-8pm
Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, 10am - 4pm
NBG Studio


Explore the elusive creative space between the careful and the wild as you create an accordion-folding book. Native flora will be used as inspiration for drawing, painting, and writing in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Directed experiments using watercolor, ink, and gouache will develop imagery and content, full of autumn magic.

Andie Thrams is a Sierra Nevada-based visual artist. A lifelong devotion to creative work in wilderness habitats, especially within the pages of her field journals, has evolved into artist's books and paintings held in private and public collections throughout the United States. Her work is widely exhibited and has been honored by institutions including the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology and Yosemite Renaissance. Andie earned a BA in art practice from the University of California at Berkeley, and she regularly teaches outdoor art workshops.
Learn more about Andie Thrams 
here .



A Book Artist's Library of Models
Having a library of book structures is important  to book artists. The models are reminders of binding techniques as well as inspiration for inventing structures of one's own. They are typically collected over the years, as one learns new bindings and structures in workshops, in books, on line, or  from fellow book artists.
Presented here is a selection from the  Model Library of Margo Klass. Some are structures she learned from studying with other book artists; others are models she developed for her workshops at UAF. Included in the display are Coptic bindings, board books, tacket bindings, sewings on cords, 1,2 and 3 section bindings, and the secret Belgian binding (which is really no secret at all!).


Many  hands at work!

Until mid-July, IMPRINTS binders continued their work sessions and accomplished a variety of tasks as we produce our edition of IMPRINTS, the first publication of Northwoods Press. Text blocks wait for the final printing of auxiliary pages as we worked on constructing the covers for our drum leaf bindings. Each work session focused on 2 or 3 set tasks.

Join us when we continue this phase of binding IMPRINTS in the fall!

Many members already receive the NBG NOTES that announce the work sessions, but if you are not receiving them and would like to, please let us know here.



Art of the Book 2018 is an international juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild members' work, opening in Victoria, British Columbia in August 2018 and traveling for two years across Canada. A book by NBG member Margo Klass is included in the show.  The catalog can be viewed on line after the show's official opening. More information here.


Imprints Work Sessions
Scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7pm
will resume in the fall
Notification by separate NBG Notes.
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Workshop: Fall Flora & the Artist's Book
with Guest Artist Andie Thrams
Friday, August 24, 6-8pm
Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, 10am-2pm
NBG Studio, Caribou Building, Suite 205, Airport Way
Workshop is FULL

Program Meeting
Sunday, September 9, 1:00-3:00pm
NBG Studio, Caribou Building, Suite 205, Airport Way
Book  Exchange: The Natural World

More details to come in the Newsletter and on our website!

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

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