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book restoration education
BC Island Chapter
at The Word on the Street
Sept.2011, Vancouver


CBBAG Word on the Street Toronto
GTA Chapter
at The Word on the Street
Sept.2011, Toronto


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Bookbinding I
Workshop

Photo: Brian F. Summers

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Wrapped Pocket Notes
Rob Richards
The Art of the Book '03

Photo: Thomas Moore

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Making Books
with Children
Workshop

Photo: Brian F. Summers

Since 1983 the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has worked to support the development of the book arts. This web site is dedicated to that effort. The book arts include bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing & typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation. A Brief History of CBBAG

Here you can find the answer to two frequently asked questions: "What is bookbinding?" and "Are there jobs in this field in Canada?", which includes a brief Recommended Reading List & a brief Suppliers List.

If you are looking to have a book restored/repaired, you'll find the answers to some frequently asked questions on the subject, as well as some information on How to Find Someone to Repair a Book.


Featured Activities:

CBBAG Volunteer Recognition: At CBBAGs Annual General Meeting on July 13, 2013, CBBAG president Mary McIntyre announced that Don Taylor has been appointed a life member of CBBAG. Don is one of CBBAGs founding board members. He served from the first meeting to 1983 and filled numerous roles including secretary and newsletter co-editor. He is currently a member of the Workshop Planning Committee in Toronto. Dons work has been included in almost all CBBAG exhibitions of members' work, including all previous Art of the Book exhibitions, and received the Best in Show award in The Art of the Book '93.

Lee Churchill has been an active member of the Calgary Chapter since its inception, and was recently appointed to the CBBAG board of directors as vice president of the organization. She is being recognized as CBBAGs member of the year, for her work with Art of the Book 2013.

2013 Extraordinary Volunteers for the work on the Calgary conference and Art of the Book 2013:
Cheryl Anderson
Colin Bate
Sarah Butt
Linda Carreiro
Leslie Drisdale
Susan Kristoferson
Diana Patterson
Brian Queen
Colleen Rauscher
Thea Paul
Melissa Werner

Art of the Book 2013: This sixth juried travelling exhibition of members' work marks CBBAG's 30th Anniversary. Catalogues from the exhibition are available at the CBBAG publications page (the order form is near the top of the page).

November 22, 2013 - March 24, 2014
McPherson Library Gallery
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
250-721-6673

April 14 - May 16, 2014
Rare Books and Special Collections
UBC Library
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
604.822.6375
http://rbsc.library.ubc.ca/

June 6 - July 12, 2014
Affinity Gallery
Saskatchewan Craft Council
813 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
306-653-3616
www.saskcraftcounil.org

NEW DATES: July 24 - September 13, 2014
Craft Ontario Gallery
990 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
416-925-4222
www.craftontario.com

February - May 2015
Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
506-453-4740
www.lib.unb.ca

2016 venues tba

Register Now for Winter + Spring 2014 In-Studio Workshops, listed on the CBBAG Workshop Page .

 

Home Study Marbling: A guide to the craft of watercolour marbling by Shelagh Smith is one of seven home study titles available for purchase.

New Online Gallery Exhibition: Guylaine Couture + Cécile Côté Artist's Books + Fine Binding

Community Exhibition Available to Galleries, Museums, Libraries, and Schools:
A Book Arts Mosaic
Curated by Canadian book artist Lise Melhorn-Boe, this exhibition features twenty-six works by thrity-three Canadian book artists from across Canada. It is presented in a box portfolio and is available for loan by exhibition venues (small galleries, museums, libraries, schools).


CBBAG gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council for CBBAG's programmes. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Ontario Arts Council

www.arts.on.ca




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The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization.
Charitable Business Number: 89179 5445 RR0001

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Pages were designed by Richard Miller and were revised and are now maintained by Susan V. Corrigan.
E-mail: cbbag@cbbag.ca

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