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Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition

This year’s Northwest Bookfest honors “the art of the book” with a juried
Book Arts Exhibition (the largest in the Pacific Northwest) and a variety of
programs and activities showcasing the book arts, including stage
presentations by book arts experts, small gatherings with featured artists,
and live demonstrations of the craft.

Highlighting the work of contemporary bookmakers from the Western United
States, the Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition features both
traditional fine-press books and artists' books in a wide range of media.
Over 50 pieces are included in the juried exhibition. The exhibition will
move to the North Portland branch of the Multnomah County Library at the
conclusion of Bookfest and remain on display there through November 14,
2000. Please see the Book Arts Exhibition Catalog for a complete listing of
artists, titles, jurors, and award recipients.

Northwest Bookfest 2000 is an annual celebration of writers and readers
which will take place October 21 and 22 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM at the
Stadium Exhibition Center (next to Safeco Field) in Seattle.

The following is a sampling of events and activities which will occur in the
Book Arts Exhibition area at Bookfest:


All day-- Carl Montford, Wood engraving and letterpress printing
10:15AM-12:15PM Ray Takeuchi, Origami
12:30PM-1:30PM Pam Bakke, Paste paper
2:00PM-4:00PM Jocelyn Curry and Katherine Malmsten, Calligraphy
4:15PM-5:15PM Marsha Hollingsworth, Bookbinding
All day-- Carl Montford, Wood engraving and letterpress printing
10:15-12:15 LeeAnn Clark, Calligraphy
12:30-1:30 Aki Sogabe, Paper cutting


11:30AM-12:30PM Catherine Michaelis, May Day Press
12:45PM-1:45PM Elsi Vassdal Ellis, EVE Press
2:00PM-3:00PM Tracy and Teesha Moore, The Studio
3:15PM-4:15PM Paul Hunter, Wood Works
4:30PM-5:30PM Peter Pereira and James Gurley, Floating Bridge Press
11:30AM-12:30PM Joan Stuart Ross
12:45PM-1:45PM Mare Blocker, MKimberly Press
3:15PM-4:15PM Switched-on Gutenberg


Sandra Kroupa: Innovation and Invention in the Contemporary Book
Saturday, 10:30AM-11:30AM
HomeStreet Bank McCarthy Stage

Teach By Hand: Using Book Arts in the Classroom
Panelists: Tina Hoggatt, Bonnie Thompson Norman (moderator), Dave Pippin,
Rick Swann


A multimedia installation by Keiko Hara, printmaker, sculptor, book artist,
and head of the art department at Whitman College, combines
computer-generated images with video and sound to create an interactive
literary experience.  Keiko will be in the Book Arts Exhibition area
Saturday at 2:00PM to meet visitors.

Joan Stuart Ross will show "Text Paintings," new works on linen canvas and
paper that explore the bond and tension between the written word and the
visual image. "Ode to the Gunnera," another piece by Joan, can be seen in
the Book Arts Exhibtion.

Cheryl Hahn's "Form Language" series consists of three major components:
alphabet images on paper, mixed-media work on canvas, and an interactive
installation that challenges the viewer's thinking about handwriting.


For Bookfest visitors who wish to tour the Book Arts Exhibition with a
knowledgeable guide, book arts professionals from the Oregon Book Arts Guild
and the Seattle-based Book Arts Guild will lead one-hour educational Gallery
Walks of the exhibit at 12:00PM and 3:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.

For additional information, please check our web site at www.nwbookfest.org.

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