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[BKARTS] Invitation to Join Pacific Center for the Book Arts

The Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PCBA) has been in existence since 1980
as a membership organization serving individuals and institutions involved
in various fields within the book arts, including typography, printing,
calligraphy, illustration, bookbinding, conservation, papermaking and
printmaking.  We have active members throughout the United States and

We invite you to join PCBA ($40 for individuals, $50 for institutions and
overseas members) to enjoy the benefits of membership, which include:

--A subscription to our quarterly book arts journal, Ampersand.

--Ability to participate in the ?Book Arts and Printer?s Fair? held annually
at Fort Mason, in San Francisco.

--Ability to participate in annual book arts exhibitions held at various
venues (including San Francisco Center for the Book and the San Francisco
Public Library).

--Receipt of the ?Etc.? a bi-monthly calendar of book arts and exhibition
opportunities, and ability to advertise your classes or newly published

To join, download a membership form at www.pcba.info and send it with your
membership check to: PCBA  Membership/ 300 De Haro St/
San Francisco, CA 94103.  E-mail us at membership@xxxxxxxxx with any

Your membership for 2005-2006 will include four issues of the Ampersand
(starting with the Fall 2005 issue) plus a complimentary copy of the
biannual PCBA Resource Guide, last issued in Winter 2005.  The Ampersand has
articles about all aspects of the book arts, from historical commentary to
profiles of working artists to practical how-to tutorials. The informative
articles are generously illustrated with photographs.

The FALL 2005 issue of the AMPERSAND includes articles on the following

--Book Artist Profile: Over the last 35 years, Bea Nettles has built a
successful career as a fine art photographer and book artist receiving
wide-spread attention for her unusual alternative processes, including
fabric and paper works stitched on a sewing machine, hand colored photos,
and small intimate books.

--Collaborations: Macy Chadwick explains how she and fellow book-artist Lisa
Hasegawa collaborate on short, unscripted projects to keep themselves
creatively limber.

--Techniques: Nicky Yeager shows how to use a Gocco printer to do metal

--Doing Business: With easier and easier access to the Internet it makes
sense to use the web as a tool to promote your book arts business.  Susan
Angebranndt talks about how to best take advantage of a website.

--Resources: Carrie Galbraith describes opportunities in Europe for Book

Back issues of the Ampersand are available for $15 a copy.

The SUMMER 2005 issue of the AMPERSAND includes the following articles:

--Book Artist Profile: For over 30 years, Hedi Kyle has been folding paper
and inventing book structures. Deborah Kogan reviews her career.

--Techniques: How to make two Hedi Kyle structures, the blizzard and crown

--Working Methods: Yale University Special Collections Librarian Jae
Jennifer Rossman and book artist Robin Price survey the approaches of
artists who use unpredictability and chance in their work. They discuss such
methods as the Exquisite Corpse and reader-determined randomness.

--Doing Business: Book arts fairs can be good venues for marketing and
selling your work; a number of book artists share their experiences.

2005) is a 32-page practical catalogue of book-arts resources for
practitioners at all stages of experience. It is also intended as a source
of inspiration and a spur to further inquiry. Brief annotations throughout
endeavor to supply insight about the listings. The sections include:
Printing, Typography & Book Design, Paper, Bookbinding, Stocking your
Studio, Schools & Workshops, Promoting your Bookwork, and Web links.  The
marginalia are eclectic, listing how-to tips, useful websites, helpful
suppliers, thought-provoking quotations and must-read books.


Debbie Kogan
Membership Chair
Pacific Center for the Book Arts

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