March 8 & 9 - June 9th are the official dates for Open Sesame: The Magic of Artist’s Books Revealed. This will be a huge book arts show showcasing the private collection of Cynthia Sears as she passes the collection into the hands of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA).
March 2 & 3 - Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is holding a book arts fair called DogEar. I’ll be vending both days.
October 13th & 14th – L.A. Printer's Fair 2018 in Carson, California. I'll be sharing an outdoor booth with my awesome printer pal Hukee! Info and tickets.
August 5th Botanical Contact Printing Workshop in Olympia. Contact Puget Sound Book Arts for information.
July 29th - Geometry Print Mish-Mash. This is a day when I open the studio to advanced and beginner linoleum cutters and geometers to make unique collaborative prints based on 3, 6, & 12 geometry forms. Free. If you can't make this one, contact me for the next opportunity.
July 28 Botanical Contact Printing Workshop in Tacoma. Contact Puget Sound Book Arts for information.
July 12th, Thursday, 5:30–7:30 Panel Discussion. PSBA panel of speakers from the show will include myself, Catherine Alice Michaelis, Bonnie Halfpenny, John Arbuckle, & Taylor Cox.
June 4th - July 27th - Puget Sound Book Artist's Eighth Annual Member's Exhibit. Opening night festivities Thursday June, 7th 5 – 7pm. Fatal Fairy and Roots, leaves, & Flowers are my works in this show.
December 7th - 30th Talisman & Entelechy. Opening reception December 7th 5-9pm at Mortlake & Co., Pioneer Sq., Seattle. This show features both new and old work.
Aug 5 - Botanical Contact (Bo-Co) Printing workshop through The Book Arts Guild (Seattle). See BAG website for sign-up details.
August 4-27 - opening reception Aug 4th 6-8p.m. Celestial Navigations. Bainbridge Island Arts & Crafts.
July 27th - Growing & Sewing. Lecture for Book Arts Guild, Seattle, WA. Odegaard Undergarduate Library Rm. 220. 7-9p.m.
July 15 - Botanical Contact (Bo-Co) Printing workshop through Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. See BIMA website for details.
July 12 - September 23rd – opening reception July 12th. Animation and Book Arts, New York Center for the Book, Main gallery exhibition, NY, NY.
May 3rd, 7- 8:30pm – In conjunction with the Reading Rocks Program and Dirt? exhibition, the Evergreen Library presents a panel discussion with Catherine Alice Michaelis and Emilie Bess with select readings for the artist book Soil Dwellers. Q & A will follow. Rm 2302D library.
April 22, Earth Day – Print Action at Craft in America Center, Los Angeles. I'll be in there in celebration of the premier of the "Nature" episode by Craft in America with presses inked and ready to make your own keepsake or sign for the march! 12:30pm and on until we run out of people and paper.
April 21st, 10pm* – PBS airs Craft in America's "Nature" episode in which I am featured and Bill makes an elegant appearance. You can also view several shorts of Bill and I at Craft in America's website! *local air time may be different.
April 13th – Book Launch of WA129. The State Reception Room, Legislative Bldg. Olympia, WA. 5–7pm. (One of my poems is in this new anthology of Washington poets!)
March 15th–April 30th – DIRT? Selected books and poetry from the University of Puget Sound Dirt? Exhibition will be on display at the Daniel J. Evans Library at The Evergreen State College. The display will include Soil Dwellers, published by May Day Press for the original 2015 show.
February 4th – Meet the Artist, Mesa Gallery, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. 1–3pm.
January 14th – Imprinted & Unbound - Artist talk in the auditorium at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Free, followed by a light reception, 3pm.
December 17th Artist's Book Tour - Sherry Grover Gallery, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art 11am. Followed with Meet the Artist – Mesa Gallery, 1–3pm.
November 20th – Meet the Artist. Mesa Gallery, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. 1-3pm.
November 10th – LocaLoops: A Direct Animation Projection Performance by Crackpot Crafters. Presented by The Olympia Film Festival & The Evergreen State College. Start time TBA. "Emerging from the ground unpredictably, like mushrooms from mycelium, LocaLoops is the immersive manifestation of Crackpot Crafters’ work in direct animation, a weird, wonderful, subversive, DIY, technologically-dumpster-diving genre of filmmaking presented via multiple projectors, screens adapted from a variety of materials, and live sound accompaniment." This manifestation of LocaLoops takes advantage of the big white box of The Evergreen State College’s Seminar II E4115 Critique Space and will feature film and sound work by Olympians from inside and outside Evergreen. Join us for this eye-popping one-time event. Admission is free, parking is $3, and the event is accessible from downtown via the #41 and 48 bus lines.
October 23rd – Craft in America premier of "Nature" episode at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art followed by Q&A with Carol Sauvion, Executive Director of Craft in America. Catherine Alice and glass artist Preston Singletary will be present. See Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for details.
October 15th – February 5th: Imprinted & Unbound – solo exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Mesa Gallery.
July 15th – Deadline for Button Box submissions - creative non-fiction of 250 words or less.
June 2nd – July 31st - PSBA Members Show. Collins Memorial Library, UPS, Tacoma. Opening reception Thursday June 9th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
May 1st – 24th Anniversary of May Day Press.
April 21st 7-9pm – opening event for Just One Look, Special Collections, Allen Library south basement. Click here for more info.
April 1st - 30th – Ephemera & artist's books from the collection of Cynthia Olson will be on display at the Wellfleet Library, Wellfleet, MA. Thank you Cynthia and Wellfleet Library.
March 31- July 29th –Just One Look: an exhibition of contemporary book arts exploring the theme of women and vision. Special Collections, Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. This show will premier my newest edition work, Sola, commissioned for the occasion. Sola is letterpress printed with hand set type and pressure printed images. This show features a select group of NW and nationally known book artists. Make sure you get at least one look. A very comprehensive catalogue will be available from this show.
March 9th - April 6th – The Story Depends on the Teller: Book Arts in the Pacific NW. Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA. Curated by Mare Blocker. Includes two pieces: Inanna: In Celebration of Darkness and Three Sisters. Two letterpress printed pieces based on myths.
March 14th, 7pm – 35 is Alive! Direct animation in cinematic 35mm glory, presented by Crackpot Crafters and OFS Film School at the Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA. These events are such a blast! I will be bringing some newly made 35mm loops that are both letterpress printed and machine sewn.
January – Pressing West. The Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA. Curated by Jessica Spring.
Includes three pieces: Inanna: In Celebration of Darkness, Soil Dwellers, and Butter Me Up (broadside). All words are letterpress printed.