October 17, 2011

October Meeting

Our next meeting for Fall 2011 will take place on Sunday, October 30th at the Emmaus Farmers Market.

Please join C.R.E.A.T.E. students and PAG members for a trading card community art event between the hours of 10-2. Come to the market and participate in the project.

The Emmaus Farmers' Market is located in the parking lot of KNBT (Keystone Nazareth Bank & Trust), 235 Main Street, Emmaus.

Looking ahead.... The November meeting will be the third Saturday in November, the 19th. We are determined to finish the book collaboration during that meeting.

We hope to see you!

July 8, 2011

June Meeting

Collaborative Book: We’re happy to share our first limited edition collaborative book is near completion! The finished book details are as follows:

• Finished Size: 8” x 7.5” x 1”
• Binding: Japanese tortoise-shell binding
• Pages: 10 (6 prints, 1 poem, title page, index, colophon)
• Colors: cover (clay), inside and back cover page and spine (crimson), text block (gray)
• Book material: Binder’s board, banana paper, waxed embroidery/linen thread
• Limited edition: 12
• Title: We are still looking for a title. Suggestions have included: “Paths” or “Explorations”…

Important Dates:
Thursday July 7, 2011 – Prints due! Please make arrangements to drop off the linoleum block prints you have been working on you want included in our collaborative book at either the Art Department Office of Jill Odegaard’s office. Please include your name and the title of your print to be included in the colophon.

Saturday July 23, 2011 – Guilded Page Press meeting at Alumnae Hall from 10:00 am until (?). This will be our collaborative book binding session. All binding materials provided courtesy of the Cedar Crest College Art Department.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact either Jill Odegaard (jkodegaa@cedarcrest.edu) or Chimae Cupschalk (cfcupsch@cedarcrest.edu).

April 28, 2011

February Meeting

We began February’s Paper Arts Guild (PAG) meeting discussing our collaborative book project. Members explored the possibility of constructing pages for the stab book models allowing for a framed appearance and lending cohesiveness to the finished books.

Nine PAG members are taking part in this book project that includes 8 hand-carved linoleum block prints along with one letterpress poem submitted by Dr. Carolyn Segal from CCC English Department.

The PAG plans to make 15 books enough for each participating member. The remaining six books will be given as gifts and become part of the Cedar Crest College Art Departments private collection.

The image for the linoleum block size remains 5X5. Special Rives lightweight cream printmaking paper will be provided and cut to 7X7 for members to use in creating their prints and books.

PAG members will have an opportunity to pull their linoleum block prints at a special press session to be held on Friday, March 18th beginning at 3:00 pm in Alumnae Hall room 107. Ink and printing paper will be provided by the Cedar crest Art Department. Please dress accordingly as you will be working with press ink. Contact Jill Odegaard jkodegaa@cedarcrest.edu or Chimae Cupschalk cfcupsch@cedarcrest.edu if you have any questions.

Guilded Page Press?
During the February meeting PAG members discussed coming up with a catchy name which could be used to identify our paper arts guild.

After brainstorming possibilities PAG members felt the Guilded Page Press was a clever, homonymic pun befitting of members activities on an individual and group level. As the Guilded Page Press Paper Arts Guild at Cedar Crest College continues to evolve, members will enjoy the benefits of sharing and exploring the versatility of paper.

Paper News:
Periodical - BOUND & LETTERED
For PAG members who enjoy calligraphy, the February copy of Bound & Lettered, Volume 9, Number 1, is plentiful with lettering tips and unusual letterforms. Visit http://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/Bound-and-Lettered for more information.

The next Meeting will be held on April 30th at 10am in Alumnae Hall Room 107.

February 17, 2011

January Meeting

Happy New Year! Welcome back to a new year of paper and book arts...

The first PAG meeting of 2011, was held on Saturday, January 29 in Alumnae Hall. We started our gathering by discussing the status of the collaborative book project initiated in December. Our linoleum block designs are in various stages of production! Some members pulled test prints of their finished designs while others worked on perfecting nearly completed blocks.

The finished books will be a Japanese stab binding and will include poetry and 5X5 linoleum block prints designed and carved by PAG members. We also explored other book structures including a Paper Frame for A Book of Prints found in Fall 2010 edition of  "Bound & Lettered". This structure features a hard cover and instead of tipping in the prints, folded signatures act as frames to showcase artwork. The book would also utilize a Coptic binding to secure the signatures in place.

The Bonefolder, an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist released their January issue. Go to: http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder and download your free copy of the most widely read publication in the book arts. This month features The New Oriental Binding Structure along with informative articles and interviews.

Featured Paper Blog of the Month is Paper Forest at http://paperforest.blogspot.com/
Paper Forest has a smattering (yes, a hodge-podge) of paper awesomeness! For instance, who wouldn?t want a collection of paper art apps for their iPhone or iPad?

Robert Ives, a paper automata genius, is also featured on this blog along with a demo of his Paper Pendulum Butterfly Valentine!

Finally, the Paper Toy Monsters book. The author, Castleforte touts 50 fiendishly designed paper beasties with names like Confetti Eddie and Nom-Nom, providing the mad paper scientist (alive and well) in each of us with many hours of pleasure!

At the February meeting, members will continue working on their linoleum block designs, pulling test and final prints for our collaborative books and preparing to stab bind their collections.

There's still time! If you'd like to make history and take part in our first collaborative effort, please contact either Chimae Cupschalk or Jill Odegaard for additional information.

Members are welcome to share photos and information regarding events, activities, websites of interests or personal project details at our meeting or on our blog!
The next meeting will be February 26th at 10am-12pm in the Printmaking Studio, Alumnae Hall Room 107.

January 5, 2011

November Meeting

During our November meeting we discussed the collaborative book that we will be working on over the next few months.

The final book will be a book of printed images (edition size to be determined). You are responsible for one image in the book. The images will be relief prints printed from linoleum blocks. The final book will 8" x 8 3/4" using a stab binding as the binding technique.

Bring to the next meeting an image carved into a linoleum block that measures 5" x 5". We will be proofing our linoleum plates at the January 29th meeting.

If you need supplies, please contact Jill Odegaard at jkodegaa@cedarcrest.edu. You can also pick up linoleum blocks at any art material store (not sure about Michaels, AC Moore and other craft suppliers). We have linoleum carving tools that you can borrow as well.

Full participation on this project is our goal. We want to move our guild into new directions of engagement in process and sharing of ideas as we move into the new year.
Happy carving!

November 17, 2010

October Meeting

This month's meeting was an all day bookmaking workshop with Philadelphia Book Artist Donna Globus. The focus of the workshop was "Tab Sewn" books. Below are some highlights of the day:

Works in Progress...

Time for lunch! Some of the delicious lunch goodies:

Photos of the final books:

Close up of the unique stitching we used:

All of us showing our finished books:

Thanks to Donna for an amazing class!

All photos are courtesy of Donna Globus.

About Donna
Donna Globus is a Philadelphia book artist and printmaker. After working as an architect and construction professional for almost twenty years, Donna went back to graduate school once again, and received an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in 2010. She received the Library Purchase Prize for her book Sensitive Dependence, and the Elizabeth Roberts Prize for excellence in typography and letterpress printing. In addition to a recent exhibit at the Capstone Gallery at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, Donna’s work is currently exhibited at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and at the central branch of the Free Library in Philadelphia, PA. Donna was recently awarded a Grabhorn Fellowship by the College Book Art Association for study at the Arion Press and M&H Type in San Francisco. She is a Board member of Philadelphia Center for the Book.

The next meeting will be held on November 20th in the printmaking studio at 10am. Come prepared with a design idea for a print.

September 30, 2010

September Meeting

Welcome back everyone! Hopefully you all enjoyed your summer and spent it on creative endeavors...

Jill Odegaard is back from her sabatical during the Spring semester. Her time off came with benefits...visit the Cressman Gallery in the library from now until January 22, 2011 to see her exciting fiber and paper arts display "Intersections". There will also be an artists talk and reception on October 20th from 4:30-6:30p. Click on the link for more details: http://www.cedarcrest.edu/ca/whatshappening/91710_jill.shtm

In our meeting, we discussed the upcoming visit of book artist Donna Globus, who is currently working in Philadelphia. Donna plans to teach an all day book arts workshop sponsored by the Art Department for the October meeting. For more information, please contact the Art Department at 610-606-4666x3594.

We also discussed having a show displayiing art from the Paper Arts Guild members in May 2011. More details will follow.

Are you interested in collaborating with your fellow artists? Well so are we! Sylvia Gardner suggested we do a collaborative book project using printmaking techniques. This is your opportunity to learn how to make your own stamp. There will be a printmaking demo for this at the November meeting. Each member can practice with their stamp and work on their page for the book. We will assemble the book at January's meeting.

Do you have pictures of your work? WE NEED SOME!! We need pics for our website. We also need tutorials and creative tips you'd like to share with others. Please speak to Tracey Lopez at the next meeting.

The Guild generally meets every 4th Saturday of the month. In November, we will meet on the 20th because of Thanksgiving. There is no meeting in December and we will reconvene in January.

Meeting Information

  • Last Saturday of every month at 10am in Alumnae Hall Room 107