Book Arts Fair 2016 – Sat, July 16 – Reminder!

We hope you will join us on Saturday, July 16, anytime from 10am to 1pm.

This year is our fourth annual Book Arts Fair! Up to 18 book artists 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 influenced by talented local book artists and perhaps even to own a precious item that took much skill and passion to create.

Book arts may seem a small niche; but within its world, there is a wide variety! At this  fair, you’ll be able to meet bookbinders, printmakers, calligraphers, photographers, letterpress printers, authors, paper artists, illustrators and altered book artists.

This is a free event open to the public at the Vancouver Public Library (central library in Vancouver downtown), lower level in the combined Peter Kaye and Alma VanDusen rooms.

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Book Arts Fair 2016

This year is our fourth annual Book Arts Fair! On Saturday, July 16, 10am-1pm, up to 18 book artists 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 influenced by talented local book artists and perhaps even to own a precious item that took much skill and passion to create.

Book arts may seem a small niche; but within its world, there is a wide variety! At this  fair, you’ll be able to meet bookbinders, printmakers, calligraphers, photographers, letterpress printers, authors, paper artists, illustrators and altered book artists.

This is a free event open to the public at the Vancouver Public Library (central library in Vancouver downtown), lower level in the combined Peter Kaye and Alma VanDusen rooms. We look forward to meeting you!

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor/seller, please visit our Book Arts Fair page. Questions in general? You can reach us here.

Sumie: Ink Brush Paintings (Feb 13-May 8, 2016)

​​Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby is showcasing works of  Canadian born painter Takao Tanabe.  The artist studied with sumie and calligraphy masters in Tokyo for two years. Over 30 works by the artist will be on display from Feb 13 to May 8, 2016. This is a public program; open to the public for free.

There are two free April events that may interest you.

  • Curator’s Tour by Sherri Kajiwara will be held on Apr 16 2pm
  • Sumie Workshop, Saturday, April 30, 2-4pm (Admission is free. Registration required)

For more information, please visit Takao Tanabe: Sumie Exhibit.

Wayzgoose 2015

Every two years, the Alcuin Society holds an amazing fair that attracts letterpress printing and book enthusiasts.

This year, it will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10am to 4pm … yes, Halloween … just in time for a treat!

What is a wayzgoose? Wayzgoose 2015According to the Oxford dictionary, wayzgoose is an annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees.

This is a free event open to the public in the lower level exhibit halls of Vancouver Public Library in Library Square, downtown Vancouver.

The exhibitors are from different parts of North America. It’s a wonderful chance to ask your questions and get your answers from artisans and masters.

There will be demonstrations held throughout the day.

We will be there to do our book arts community part by representing the BC Lower Mainland chapter of CBBAG. Please drop by. We’d love to see you!

Book Arts Fair 2015

This year is our third annual Book Arts Fair! We started out as a tiny fair and leaped to a respectable sized fair last year. Our exhibitors represented many different aspects of book arts and the feedbacks from both exhibitors and visitors made us glow.

bookartsfairThis year, we anticipate that we will meet and greet many more variety of visitors and introduce them to book arts.

On Saturday, June 20, 10am-1pm, up to 18 book artists and book arts suppliers will be displaying and their works. There will be book arts demonstrations, too.

Visitors will be able see, touch and buy  bookbinding, letterpress, altered books, artist’s journal, calligraphy, paper arts and mixed arts.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to be inspired and influenced by talented local book artists.

The book arts fair is a free event open to the public at the Vancouver Public Library (central library in Vancouver downtown), lower level in the combined Peter Kay and Alma VanDusen rooms. We look forward to meeting you!

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor, please email the chapter for registration details. Cost per table is $10 for CBBAG members and $20 for nonmembers. (We only have a few tables left)