Book Arts Fair 2018

This is a FREE event open to the public sponsored by the local chapter of Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) and Vancouver Public Library.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, May 26, 10am to 3pm.

Vancouver Public Library (central library) in Downtown
Alice Mackay Room
350 W Georgia Street, (Lower Level), Vancouver

This year is our fifth Book Arts Fair! Up to 18 book artists, artisans and book arts suppliers will be showcasing and selling their works. There will be book arts demonstrations, too.

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It’s a wonderful opportunity to be inspired and motivated by talented local book artists and perhaps even to own a precious item or two that took skill and passion to create.

Book arts is its own art niche. Within its world, there holds a wider variety! At this fair, you’ll be able to meet bookbinders, printmakers, calligraphers, photographers, letterpress printers, paper artists, illustrators and altered book artists and art suppliers.

Something new this year … Journal Fairies (cousins to the Book Fairies). At their table, you can take home a journal for a tiny donation. Makes for a lovely gift or a surprise!

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Workshops May & Jun 2018

May 2018

  • Tues, May 1-22, 6-9pm, Reduction Printing with Luis Damian Oriak Rodriguez at Dundarave Printshop, $180 + $50 materials fee
  • Sat, May 5, 9:30-1:30pm, Gothic Leather Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Lee Valley Tools, $95
  • Tues, May 8-29, 6-9pm, Letterpress with Carli Boisjolie at Malaspina Printmakers, $299
  • Weds, May 9-30, 6-9pm, Linocut with Lee McKay at Malaspina Printmakers, $299
  • Sat&Sun, May 12-13, 10-4pm, The Inkmaker’s Pen with Tim McLaughlin at Maiwa East, $250
  • Sat, May 12, 12-3pm, Poetry Chapbook Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Kerrisdale Community Centre, $49.52
  • Wed, May 16, Printmaking & Pinot at Burnaby Art Gallery, $30. Call 604-297-4422
  • Thus, May 17-31, 5-8pm, Edgy Linocuts with Cara Seccafien at Anvil Centre, New Westminster, $50
  • Fri&Sat, May 18-19, 10-4pm, Bookbinding 202 at Burnaby Art Gallery $105. Call 604-297-4422
  • Sat, May 26, 10-4pm, Ben Shahn Lettering with Violet Smythe at Westcoast Calligraphy Society, $70/$85
  • Wed, May 30, Printmaking & Pinot at Burnaby Art Gallery, $30. Call 604-297-4422
  • Thu-Sun, May 31-Jun 3, 10-4pm, Papermaking With Natural Dyes with Radha Pandey at Maiwa East, $650

June 2018

  • Sat, Jun 2, 9:30-1:30pm, Steampunk Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Lee Valley, $95
  • Thus, Jun 7-21, 5-8pm, Multi-Colour Collagraphs with Cara Seccafien at Anvil Centre, New Westminster, $50
  • Thus, Jun 7-28, 6-9pm, Etching with Lee McKay at Malaspina Printmakers, $299
  • Sat, Jun 16, 12-3pm, Concertina Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Kerrisdale Community Centre, $49.52
  • Wed, Jun 20, 6-9pm, Printmaking & Pinot, Burnaby Art Gallery, $30. Call 604-297-4422
  • Sat, Jun 23, 11-2pm, Coptic Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at False Creek Community Centre, $48.57

 

Workshops Apr & May 2018

April 2018

  • Tues, Apr 3-24, 6-9pm, Reduction Printing with Luis Damian Oriak Rodriguez at Dundarave Printshop, $180 + $50 materials fee
  • Sat, Apr 7, 10-4pm, Linocut Printmaking with Cath Hughes at North Vancouver Community Arts Council, $110
  • Sat&Sun, Apr 14-15, 10-5pm, Monotype with Heather Aston at Malaspina Printmakers, $299
  • Sat, Apr 21, 1-4pm, Egyptian Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Kitsilano Community Centre, $61.60
  • Sat, Apr 28, 1-4pm, Longstitch Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Kitsilano Community Centre, $61.60
  • Sun, Apr 29, 10:30-12pm, Bookbinding with Leather with Suzan Lee at Opus Arts Supplies on Granville Island, FREE with registration. Call 604-736-7028

May 2018

  • Tues, May 1-22, 6-9pm, Reduction Printing with Luis Damian Oriak Rodriguez at Dundarave Printshop, $180 + $50 materials fee
  • Sat, May 5, 9:30-1:30pm, Gothic Leather Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Lee Valley Tools, $95
  • Tues, May 8-29, 6-9pm, Letterpress with Carli Boisjolie at Malaspina Printmakers, $299
  • Weds, May 9-30, 6-9pm, Linocut with Lee McKay at Malaspina Printmakers, $299
  • Sat&Sun, May 12-13, 10-4pm, The Inkmaker’s Pen with Tim McLaughlin at Maiwa East, $250
  • Sat, May 12, 12-3pm, Poetry Chapbook Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Kerrisdale Community Centre, $49.52
  • Wed, May 16, Printmaking & Pinot at Burnaby Art Gallery, $30. Call 604-297-4422
  • Thus, May 17-31, 5-8pm, Edgy Linocuts with Cara Seccafien at Anvil Centre, New Westminster, $50
  • Fri&Sat, May 18-19, 10-4pm, Bookbinding 202 at Burnaby Art Gallery $105. Call 604-297-4422
  • Sat, May 26, 10-4pm, Ben Shahn Lettering with Violet Smythe at Westcoast Calligraphy Society, $70/$85
  • Wed, May 30, Printmaking & Pinot at Burnaby Art Gallery, $30. Call 604-297-4422
  • Thu-Sun, May 31-Jun 3, 10-4pm, Papermaking With Natural Dyes with Radha Pandey at Maiwa East, $650

Seeking to Hire a Bookbinder

Rasmussen Bindery is seeking a full time bookbinder, but will consider a part time person. They are looking for a self starter with a sense of humour, who can work in a busy small company of 6 persons.

Please apply to Paulette Thomson before 13th April 2018.

Foil stamping experience a definite asset. We will consider training the right person. Pay is negotiable.

Starting date is 4th June. If the incumbent needs training, we will offer 6 weeks training starting 16th April and at a negotiated wage.

Rasmussen Bindery is a well respected hand bookbinding company in North Vancouver, BC.

Workshops Mar & Apr 2018

March 2018

April 2018

  • Tues, Apr 3-24, 6-9pm, Reduction Printing with Luis Damian Oriak Rodriguez at Dundarave Printshop, $180 + $50 materials fee
  • Sat, Apr 7, 10-4pm, Linocut Printmaking with Cath Hughes at North Vancouver Community Arts Council, $110
  • Sat&Sun, Apr 14-15, 10-5pm, Monotype with Heather Aston at Malaspina Printmakers, $299
  • Sat, Apr 14, 12-3:30pm, Trays and Boxes with Suzan Lee at Kerrisdale Community Centre, $57.14
  • Sat, Apr 21, 1-4pm, Egyptian Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Kitsilano Community Centre, $61.60
  • Sat, Apr 28, 1-4pm, Longstitch Bookbinding with Suzan Lee at Kitsilano Community Centre, $61.60
  • Sun, Apr 29, 10:30-12pm, Bookbinding with Leather with Suzan Lee at Opus Arts Supplies on Granville Island, FREE with registration