Exhibitions 2011

Maria Stefonetti, Altered Book

Bibliophoria II:  Art of the Book ~ National Juried Exhibition  was held June 16 – July 23, 2011, Sebastopol Center for the Arts.  go

The exhibition of artwork created in the form of handmade artist’s books—using traditional bookmaking methods, or contemporary, unconventional structure, or made by altering existing books—was jurored by Sas Colby.

Art of the Picture Book: Behind the Covers (Bibliophoria II companion exhibit)  was on display June 16 – July 23, 2011, Sebastopol Center for the Arts go

The exhibit by four author / illustrators of their process from inspiration to printed book featured sketches, story boards, manuscripts, dummies, final art, press proofs, and other visuals. Opening reception June 16. The participating artists were also presenters in the Children’s Book Writing Conference on July 16. Gianna Marino, Stacey Schuett, Teri Sloat, Christine Walker

From the End Papers (Bibliophoria II companion exhibit)

June 16 – July 23, 2011, Sebastopol Center for the Arts go

An exhibition of drawings by Katherine Klein. Inspired by endpaper maps in the back of books, Klein created sketches of a small valley in the Missouri Ozarks, where she often walked as a child. This exhibition consisted of maps and drawings of trees and places that are of special importance in her personal topography.

Poetry Awards (Bibliophoria II companion exhibit)

June 16 to July 23, 2011 ~ Sebastopol Center for the Arts go

Bibliophoria Poetry Chapbook Contest winners. Illustrated chapbook by Lin Max and broadside poetry by John Johnson and Susan Adams. Printed on letterpress by Eric Johnson of Iota Press.

Bookbinding ExhibitSonoma County Book Arts Guild at the Sebastopol Branch of the Sonoma County Library in the display case. June 1 to 19 and June 27 to July 30. go

Baskets of Poetry ~ Young Poets of Sebastopol and Sonoma County. Student poetry collections from schools in Sebastopol and throughout Sonoma County. From 2nd grade through high school, from Gravenstein, Hillcrest, ENRICH! and Reach, to Kawana Elementary and Sierra Youth Center, ten California Poets in the Schools help young people write their own poetry and publish it each year in anthologies. At Sprint Copy Center through July 29. go

Let’s Talk about Artists Books ~ A panel discussion tied into the Bibliophoria II exhibition Thursday, June 23, with artists Alisa GoldenLisa KokinZea Morvitz, Luz Marina Ruiz and gallery owner, Donna Seager. $5 member, $7 non-members.

Will you tell us about your artist book? ~ An informal gathering with artists whose work was selected by juror Sas Colby for the Bibliophoria II exhibition. An inspiring afternoon to hear about the creative process and ideas that generated the artwork. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. June 25, 1 to 3 pm. go

Patrick Reagh Master Printer ~ Fine book exhibit of the work by a world-class letterpress printer at the Sebastopol Branch of the Sonoma County Library. In the display case June 20 to 25, 2011, including a Melville story with Rik Olson woodcuts. FIne printing exhibit on the walls of the forum room on June 25. Pat gave a talk and answered questions from 11 am to noon on the 25th. Eric Johnson of Iota Press was present all day. go

Pat has a wide reputation as a letterpress printer and book designer of the finest quality, and his shop is here in Sebastopol. His books are brilliant examples of typographical art. One that was in the case was a recent collaboration with local wood engraver Rik Olson: an illustrated  Melville story that is breath-taking. 

Sculpture Jam 2011 ~ A weekend of public art and artist participation. At the Sebastopol Plaza, Petaluma Avenue and McKinley Avenue.  June 18 & 19, 2011 ~ 10 AM to 3 PM. Jam sculptors created the Bibliophoria Book Bench now installed by the Sebastopol Library. go

Art at the Source ~ Two weekends of visiting artists in their studios. Sponsored by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. A great fit with Bibliophoria, Art at the Source is an annual close-up look at the hands-on creative processes of Sonoma County artists. Studios open June 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 2011. go