A Book Arts Mosaic


A portfolio collection of work by book artists from across Canada


Community Exhibition Available to Libraries, Schools, and Galleries


A Book Arts Mosaic, curated by Canadian book artist Lise Melhorn-Boe, is available for exhibition and/or as a teaching tool. It is suitable for small galleries and museums, libraries and archives, schools, and other locations. 

A Book Arts Mosaic consists of 26 pieces (33 including all of the pamphlets included in the work Feasts) by 38 Canadian book artists (see list of artists below). The collection includes pieces which are delightful or beautiful, moving or inspiring, amusing or thought provoking, and in toto provide ideas and stimulation, suitable for a wide viewing public and for students and instructors. 

Included are examples of structures such as of accordian, tunnel, miniature, Coptic, Japanese stab binding, open lectern, and Chinese whirlwind books, as well as pamphlets and broadsides. Techniques include handmade paper with and without watermarks, calligraphy, blind tooling, incised decoration, paper decorating (including marbling, paste, sponge paper and stencil, hand cut rubber stamps, hand painting, etc.), letterpress printing, linocut, hand printed lithography, xylography, wax resist, collage, and many contemporary techniques and technologies such as machine perforation, polyester resin casting, digital printing on film, digitized photographs, offset printing, giclée printing, and computer layout. Materials include fused glass, knitted copper wire, curled paper ribbon, thongs, frosted acrylic, transfer paper bonded to unbleached cotton, painted wood, leather, paper, and many others. 

A Book Arts Mosaic is housed in a handmade box by Don Taylor, Kate Murdoch, and Reg Beatty. The dimensions of the box are 23" x 12" x 9" and this is shipped in a slightly larger corrugated box. 

A location fee of $100 is charged venues. Venues must insure the exhibition while it is on-site. As well, venues are responsible for the cost of insured shipping from and returned to Toronto. The shipping charge to the venue from Toronto will be invoiced by CBBAG unless venues have their own account with a shipper. 

For more information contact cbbag@cbbag.ca

Participants: A Book Arts Mosaic 

Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger
Walter Bachinski & Janis Butler, Shanty Bay Press
Joe Blades
Ingrid Hein Borch
Sarah Butt
Joan Byers, Dorothy Field, & Virginia Porter
Susan Carr
Stephanie Dean-Moore
Karen & Geoffrey Hewett
Susan Warner Keene
Trisha Klus
Clarissa Lewis & Lise Melhorn-Boe
Judy Martin
Anne Graham McTaggart
Cathryn Miller
Micheline Montgomery
Jane Morgan
Akemi Nishidera
The Ottawa Press Gang: Susan Globensky, Holly Dean & Larry 
Thompson, Roberta Heubener, Grant Wilkins, April Flanders, 
Richard Coxford, and Britt Quinlan
Rob Richards
Anik See
Shelagh Smith
Peter Sramek
Ann Stinner
Judith Welbourn & Derek Chung
Robert Wu 
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