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Program Meeting
Sunday, January 26    1-3pm
NBG Studio
Introducing Two New Projects:
with Bruce Campbell, Susan Campbell and Margo Klass 
NBG is launching two new projects at this program meeting. Each project guides participating members to meet challenges that encompass a range of bookmaking activities, from writing and layout design to letterpress printing and bookbinding:
  • In partnership with the University of Alaska Press the  Set Book Project challenges Guild members to create artist bindings for one of four books of poetry by Alaskan poets. 
  • The Chapbook Project invites writers and book artists, working alone or in collaboration, to write, design, print, and bind an edition of chapbooks. 
Come to the meeting to learn much more about these projects! As part of our discussion about chapbooks we will make a model that will be useful for any paginated book project that incorporates sequenced text or images.

Please bring: small cutting mat, bone folder, large (thick) awl, scissors
 **No Book Exchange this meeting!**
The Book Exchange will take on a new format for 2020! Come to the meeting to learn about the new challenge to create an artist book in response to set themes throughout the year.

and, a reminder...
It's time to renew your NBG membership!

If you didn't renew your NBG membership at the Annual Meeting, it's time to renew for 2020. Basic membership dues are $30 for the calendar year. 
Benefits include:
Program meetings every other month
Knowing and working with fellow book artists
Participation in NBG exhibitions and special projects 
Access to supplies for purchase at Paper Birches
Inspiration for your own bookmaking projects
Satisfaction that you are supporting NBG


Ink, Press, Repeat: 
National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition
January 27 - March 27, 2020
William Patterson University, NJ

Our very own IMPRINTS is included in this national juried exhibition, scheduled to open on January 27 in the South Gallery of William Patterson University in NJ. The show continues to March 27, 2020. The Guild Library will soon have a copy of the exhibition catalog. In the meantime you can access images from the catalog here.

From the NBG Library

500 Handmade Books:
Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form
While not an instructional how-to book, 500 Handmade Books is a treasure trove of inspiration and eye candy of various artists books beautifully photographed that you'll want to flip through again and again. Available for checkout from the NBG Library.

New at Paper Birches!

Paper Birches has received a new shipment of book cloth and a new, wider selection of colors of Canson papers. They will be available at the January 26th meeting. 


Fairbanks Arts Association
Wandering Bear Gallery
3501 Lathrop Street, Unit B
Monday - Friday   noon-6pm
If you haven't yet been to the Wandering Bear Gallery, plan your visit soon! The new and exciting (but temporary) location of our Fairbanks Arts Association's Bear Gallery is at 3501 Lathrop Street. Featured this month are paintings by Somer Hahm and collaborative works by Nancy Hausle-Johnson and Iris Sutton.

Bookmaking Scenes in Little Women Film 
There's been a lot of talk about Greta Gerwig's interpretation of Little Women on the big screen. Bookmakers should keep eyes peeled for the book binding scenes at the end of the movie. Read here about how Massachusetts-based bookbinder Devon Eastland was consulted for the project.

Save the Date!
Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival
Newport, OR
April 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2020

January 21 - workshops announced
February 1 - brochure and registration link available
More information here.

Call for Proposals!
Focus on Book Arts 2021 Conference
June 23-27, 2021
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Call for Proposals
Conference organizers are looking for beginning, i ntermediate, and advanced level workshops. Proposals are due May 15, 2020.
Details and workshop proposal forms can be found here
If you have  questions please contact the workshop chair here.

Favourite Tools, Anyone?
We all love bookmaking tools so you might like the series "my favourite tool" on website of The Book and Paper Gathering, a small group of conservators based in London. You will find this interesting! More here.


Program Meeting
Sunday, January 26   1-3pm
NBG Studio
Studio Session
Chapbook Project: Getting Started
Saturday, February 8   noon-4pm
NBG Studio
Learn more at the January 26 meeting!
Set Book Project: Getting Started
Saturday, February 15   10am-4pm
NBG Studio
Learn more at the January 26 meeting!
Open Studio
Everyone welcome!
Works in Progress
Sunday, February 16   noon-4pm
NBG Studio
Letterpress Training
Saturday, February 29   10am-4pm
NBG Studio
Learn more at the January 26 meeting!
Panorama Book
Saturday, March 7   10am-4pm
NBG Studio
Next Program Meeting
Saturday , March 21   1-3pm
NBG Studio


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