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 JULY 2019 

(Focus on Book Arts)
Make a Model Book
with Mary  Maisch  and Laurel Herbeck 

Sunday, July 21
1:00 - 3:00pm
NBG Studio

Nine NBG members have just returned from a five-day fieldtrip to the Focus On Book Arts (FOBA) biennial conference in Forest Grove, Oregon. FOBA's all-volunteer staff put together an outstanding creative experience with five days of classes taught by world-class book artists. Mary, Connie, Margo, Linda, Corlis, Susan, Gayle, Laurel and Robin gained skills in East Asian stab-binding, bojagi paper technique, eco-printing, non-adhesive binding, printing on metal plates, Ethiopian binding, closure devices, distressed board covers, casements and more. After six hours of classes each day, they attended social events and lectures in the evenings. Each night they returned to dorm accommodations on the idyllic Pacific University campus exhausted, happy, and full of new ideas. For eight of them, it was their first FOBA but definitely not the last. This conference overflowed with artists inspiring one another, making new friends and exchanging ideas. Between the Trade Show and the Artist's Fair they all acquired a bounty of book art treasures, tools, and materials that somehow fit in their luggage for the trip home.  Come to the July meeting to be inspired by their FOBA projects and see the new tools and materials they brought back!

We will also make a small model book using a nifty non-adhesive, non-sewn binding technique. You'll's clever! 

Book Exchange: Found Objects

Everyone is welcome!
Questions? Ask here.

Tunnel Books
with Laurel Herbeck
Friday, July 12    6 - 8:30pm
Saturday, July 13   10am - 4pm
NBG Studio
$80 members $95 non-members
$15 materials fee 
Limited to 8 participants

The Tunnel Book is a unique layered structure, designed to create a simple or complex design in three-dimensional space. It is reminiscent of the dioramas of our youth, theatre books and pop-ups.  While the sides are always accordion folded, tunnel books may include covers, painted papers, collage, drawing, painting and text.  In this workshop we will design and develop our ideas on Friday night and create the final book on Saturday. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.

Contact here for availability of space in this workshop.



Tending Fire
Chapbook by Poet Caitlin Scarano
with art by NBG Member Megan Perra
First Friday at Venue
August 2, 5-10pm

This show features a new poetry chapbook. Its cover is letterpressed thanks to the lessons and resources of the NBG Letterpress Shop. Artist Megan Perra, a new member of NBG, became familiar with the letterpress through Bruce's workshops. The show will also include silkscreened broadsheets of poetry and the band Lexxi will play a live acoustic set starting around 8PM.


Tunnel Books
with Laurel Herbeck
Friday, July 12 6-8:30
Saturday, July 13  10am - 4pm
NBG Studio

NBG Program Meeting
Report from FOBA
Sunday, July 21, 1-3pm
NBG Studio
Book Exchange: Found Objects

Next NBG Program Meeting
Sunday, September 22, 1-3pm
NBG Studio
Book Exchange: Boreal Forest


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