For Immediate Release: The 12 Annual Puget Sound Book Artists Members' Exhibition

Thu, May 25, 2023 8:39 PM

It's back!

The 12th Annual Puget Sound Book Artists

Members’ Exhibition!

June 5-July 27, 2023

Opening Reception, June 7 4:30-6:30 pm

Collins Library, University of Puget Sound

Remarks from the curatorial team and awards

will be presented during the reception at 5:30 pm.

Mari Eckstein Gower & Kat Gower: Tiger in the Forest

The Puget Sound Book Artists are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Members’ Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view at the Collins Memorial Library at University of Puget Sound from June 5th -July 27th. The suggested theme is “Collaboration” and illustrates the organization’s efforts to build community throughout the region. Every member of PSBA has the opportunity of displaying a book in this exhibit, and the curatorial team of Abbie Birmingham, Jan Dove, Rachel Watson, Gina Pisello, and Belinda Hill are excited to work with the artists and share their distinctive creations. The books are created from various materials, including old books, found objects, metal, fabric, etc., and come in many sizes and structures.

MalPina Chan: 3 & 1  Ray Zill: Community

The Members’ Exhibition is especially important to lead curator Belinda Hill. Years ago, it was her first introduction to book arts. “It was a revelation seeing the idea of a ‘book’ redefined in so many different ways,” she says and continues; “I was so excited that I went home and started making books, and now I can’t stop. Now I’m happy to work on sharing these amazing pieces of art with more people.”

Laurel Moorhead: Wish You Were Here, A Collaborative Project

“The PSBA Annual Members’ Exhibition is now a summer tradition at the Collins Library and in Tacoma,” says Library Director Jane Carlin. “Each June, we eagerly await the arrival of the curatorial team to work their magic in staging the exhibition. And we are never disappointed! This year we are particularly excited to see the books as the exhibition’s theme is collaboration. We all know how important it is to work together and learn from one another. The Book Arts Community is filled with such talent and generous artists that reach out to share knowledge and artistic expertise and to tell their stories.”

For more information about the Puget Sound Book Artists and the Annual Members’ Exhibition,

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Media contact: Belinda Hill