alberta NORTH Chapter
Chapter meetings are open to both members and the general public and involve presentations on a wide variety of topics and a sharing of ideas and projects completed by chapter members. The chapter also organizes a series of weekend workshops each year to provide hands-on training in a variety of book arts related skills.
The Alberta North chapter has meetings several times a year. We organize exhibitions and displays to promote book arts in the community and initiate projects challenging our members to explore new book forms and themes.
Chapter Contact: Janice Peters and Dawn Woolsey firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme for our next book exchange is “Seasons”; any style of book, preferably one not done before, as long as it has content. The deadline is March 31, 2022.
We have continued our suspension of in-person meetings until it’s safe to gather again and will look at setting up online meetings in the new year with those able to use conference software (e.g. Zoom).
We opened the “Opposites” group project to both past and present members. The concertina lino editions were printed late autumn at the SNAP printshop in Edmonton and two of our members ran cards from the lino plates as well as a second run of prints and cards from previous letterpress projects.
We are gathering photographs of past Chapter exhibitions and will add them to our galleries over the winter 2022.
Our Blue-themed book exchange to the spring to allow new members to participate and the final exchange was done at the end of May 2021
The Library Exhibition Box Committee has assembled a core collection of 21 handmade books, made by our members, that represent the most common structures.
The collection is available to local libraries to mount a small exhibition in a display case for public viewing.
For more information about the exhibit box and to book it for a library display, contact the Library Exhibition Box committee email@example.com.