• Monday, May 1st, 2017 The Joys of Ephemera: The Collection of Sylvia Schar Join us for an informal presentation by Library Director Jane Carlin and student Carlisle Huntington ’20 about this new collection, donated by Tacoma resident Sylvia Schar. This collection of bookmarks, paper dolls, and greeting cards includes items dating back to Victorian England, and provides a snapshot of the history of graphic design. Time: 4-5pm Location: Collins Library, Archives, University of Puget Sound
  • Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 5-7pm:  Celebrate Freedom of the Press Hosted by Elliot Press at the Wekell Gallery in Ingram Hall on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.  Celebrate freedom of the press and view the Thornily collection of antique type and print a keepsake!
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017: An Informal Talk About The St. John’s Bible This informal talk about the St. John’s Bible on display at Pacific Lutheran University will be given by Samuel Torvend, PhD. This PSBA Members only event will have limited seating and any PSBA members interested in attending should contact Jamie Spaine:
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Laura Russell –  Farewell Trunk Show  ( yes – you really did read Farewell) After years of supporting the Book Arts community with the wonderful 23 Sandy Gallery Exhibits and events, as well as supporting and representing many artists, Laura is staring a new chapter in her creative life.  Join us for her final trunk show, featuring the exhibit, BuiltFrom 11am-12pm Location: Collins Library, 2nd Floor Archives, University of Puget Sound.
  • Friday May 19-Sunday May 21, 2017: Beyond Pigment and Paste: Creating A New Visual Vocabulary With Suzanne Moore In this PSBA Workshop you will venture out beyond the edge of what you think might happen with painting and drawing, stenciling and layering paste and acrylic paint on paper surfaces. We will use patterning, distressing, stencils under and over the sheets, resists with oil and acrylic, charcoal and graphite and dry pastels, and layering, allowing each student to create distinctive work. Time: 9am-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday For more information click here


  • Friday, April 7, 2017: Deadline for Submissions for PSBA’s annual Member’ Exhibition The entry process for “Northwest Musings” closes on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:59PM. For the prospectus with important dates and guidelines click here
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017: PSBA Members Salon “Tools of the Trade” PSBA members are invited to the second salon in our series. Members are encouraged to bring their favorite tools that they find necessary for their work. This can include recipes for glazes, glues and pastes. There will be many tables and space for members to spread our their items. From 2:30-4:30 pm Location: Collins Library, The University of Puget Sound, Room 020
  • Friday, April 21, 2017: PBS “Craft In America: Nature” episode featuring PSBA member Catherine Alice Michaelis at 9:00PM PSBA’s very own Catherine Alice Michaelis will be one of the featured artists on this program. In this episode of the acclaimed series Craft in America she will show examples of her work and explain some of her influences.
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017: Wayzgoose! Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza The thirteenth annual Tacoma Wayzgoose will be held on Saturday and Sunday from  11am-4pm. Meet printmakers, watch steamroller printing, make paper, print your own keepsake, and more. For more information click here


  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017: 30 Years of bookmaking at Bloodroot Press Noted book artist and professor, Jean Buescher Bartlett will present a lecture and samples of her work. 5:30-6pm Coffee and Conversation, 6-7pm Presentation and questions from the audience. Location: Collins Library, University of Puget Sound, room 020.
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017: Color Language-An Introduction to Color Theory for Book Artists with Becky Frehse This PSBA Mini-Workshop will give the book artist an overview of classic color theory including color perception and color-combining strategies. Projects will be collage-based using printed papers and Albers color packs. For more information and the link to the registration page, please go to the Workshop page. From 1-4 pm Location: 2926 S. Steele Street, 2nd Floor, Tacoma, WA
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017: Intersections of Art and Life: A Conversation Between Julie Chen and Lois Morrison, Moderated by Sandra Kroupa Book artists Julie Chen and Lois Morrison have been friends for 40 years and have worked together on three artists’ book collaborations over the past 30 years including their most recent work: A Recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich, published earlier this year. Under the guidance of moderator Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts & Rare Book Curator at the University of Washington, they will speak about their parallel careers in book art and the ways in which their collaborations and lifelong friendship has affected their creative work over the years. Please stay for a light reception and additional conversation following this presentation. From 3:30-5:30 pm  Tickets Required. For more information, visit the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art website.
    Saturday, March 25, 2017: PSBA Members Photography Session Members of PSBA have the opportunity to participate in the seventh exhibition of our organization. All members who submit work will be represented with at least one book, however you may submit up to three pieces. Be sure to visit the exhibition page for additional details and important dates. If you would like to have your work photographed by a professional, other than yourself, the deadline for registration for the Photography session is Friday, March 17, 2017. Please check out the links on the Events Page.


  • Sunday, February 12, 2017: PSBA’s First Salon of the Year: Library Director, Jane Carlin will give a tour of the New Archive and Special Collections at Collins Memorial Library. Bring work to share and ideas for future topics. From 2:30-4:30pm. Location: Special Collections in the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound.
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Deborah Greenwood will be presenting a lecture and demonstration at the February meeting of Pacific Gallery Artists. Deborah will show examples of her work and demonstrate the process of book making. 7 pm-9 pm. All meetings held at Asian Pacific Culture Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way.


  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017: UPS Collins Library Special Collections Open House. Come see the new and expanded space! Highlights from the collections, including manuscripts, university ephemera, rare and artists’ books will be on display; and the African American Communist Party Pamphlets, a new addition to the collections, will be showcased. Print a special keepsake on the Collins Press. 3:30-5pm with brief remarks at 4:15pm. Light refreshments will be served. Location: Special Collections in the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound.
  • Postponed due to inclement weather To Be Rescheduled April 2017: A lecture by David Wertheimer, deputy director for strategy, planning, and management for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. David Wertheimer is an avid book collector. He began collecting as an after school hobby while in the sixth grade, wandering the shops on Fourth Avenue in New York City. David will discuss his start as a book collector, some of his favorites pieces from his personal collection of unique books many of which are examples of incunabula – books published before 1501! Location: Archives Space in the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound.


  • Saturday, October 8, 2016:  So you want to write and illustrate a Children’s Book:  A Conversation with Karen Robbins. Karen, an accomplished local author will share insights in the business of publishing and the creative process of writing and designing a children’s book.  
*Family Story Hour: 10-11am (Rocking Chair Reading Room): Karen Robbins will read her book Care for Our World
*Lecture:  12-1pm: So you want to write a children’s book? Conversation/lecture with children’s author Karen Robbins (Room 020)
  • Sunday, October 9, 2016:  PSBA meet and greet at the Sammamish Public Library during the Sammamish Art Fair.  Stop by and visit PSBA members, Pat Chupa, Jan Dove, and Mark Hoppmann as they talk about the art of the book.  For more information:
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016: Dead Feminists Book Party at Kings Books.  Take time to visit with Jessica Spring and Chandler O’Leary, creators of the Dead Feminists Series.  To read more, go to Kings Books
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016:  Vamp & Tramp visits Collins Library for their annual show & tell of contemporary Artists’ Books:  Collins Library, 2:00 – 3:30.  If you haven’t heard of Vamp and Tramp, then I recommend you visit their website:
  • Sat & Sun, October 15/16, 2016:  The Tacoma Studio Tours.  58 artists, ten or more of whom are PSBA members! For maps, list of participating artists and more, visit Tacoma Arts
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016:  Opening Reception for Chandler O’Leary’s Farm to Table exhibit at Collins Library.  This exhibit will feature a series of illustrations, lettering, patterning, and paper installations that highlight organic farming and sustainable food movement in the South Sound region.  from original sketchbooks to cut paper pieces, the body of work illustrates the agricultural importance of our region, and highlights the struggle to preserve farmland amid rapid suburban and industrial development.
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016: Opening Reception for Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound: A traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum, UW, supplemented with specimens from the Slater Museum at the University of Puget Sound, and gathering baskets from a private collector

Reception for both events: October 20th from 4:30-6:30

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016:  Paper Trails, Kings Books.  Celebrate paper and the art of the book with even more PSBA members and other artists.   To read more, visit Kings Books
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016: Catherine Michaelis Reception, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.  Here is a great opportunity to support the work of PSBA member Catherine Michaelis. For ticket information:
  • Monday, October 24, 2016:  Amanda Clark, art historian and scholar will showcase her research on this unique art form at Collins Library.  Amanda will cover several works of Chinese book art, broadly defined, including Xu Bing’s Where does the dust itself collect?, Wang Qingsong’s Crazy readers, and Cai Guo-Qiang’s One night stand, among other works that push the margins of how we define and categorize art. The presentation will consider a wide variety of works produced by contemporary Chinese book artists, the paradigms they push against, and the powerful global messages their artworks convey. 3:00–4:00 (Library Room 020)

2 Responses to Calendar

  1. Susan Ozubko says:

    Please let me know when you will be offering workshops in 2917.

    • psbaeditor says:

      Please keep checking the website under the Calendar, Events, and Workshops Tabs at the top of our home page. We will be updating often!

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