Current PSBA Information and Schedule of Events and Workshops

Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of individuals from all areas of the book arts field for the purpose of creating a spirit of community among book artists and those who love books. The organization strives to increase educational opportunities for individuals as well as organizations, fostering excellence through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and publications. The organization sponsors a yearly members’ exhibition, lectures, and workshops where you can explore,create and share with others.

Deborah Greenwood, President                                 Shoshana Albright
Jane Carlin, Vice-President                                         MalPina Chan
Bonnie Larson, Secretary                                             Pat Chupa
Lucia Harrison, Treasurer                                           Debbi Commodore
Jan Ward

Executive Committee (Deborah Greenwood, Jane Carlin, Bonnie Larson, Lucia Harrison)
Finance Committee (Lucia Harrison)
Membership Committee (Pat Chupa, Lucia Harrison)
Public Relations Committee (Mark Hoppmann, Jane Carlin, MalPina Chan, Shoshana Albright)
Annual Members’ Exhibition Committee (Sally Alger, Gabby Cooksey, Kat Gower and Dorothy McCuistion)
Program Committee (co-chairs: Debbi Commodore and Jane Carlin; Lucia Harrison, Deborah Greenwood, and MalPina Chan)
PSBA welcomes members to participate on committees.  If interested in volunteering for a PSBA committee, please contact


Location Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Exhibition June 4 – July 27, 2018
Photography Session Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Room 020)
Submission Deadline Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Submission Notification Friday, April 20, 2018
Submission Drop Off Thursday, May 31, 2018  – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon (Misner)
Opening Reception Thursday, June 7, 2018 (Pacific NW Room)
Conversation with the Artists TBD
Moderated Panel Discussion TBD
Pick Up Submission Monday, July 30 ,2018 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon (LINK)

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND SALON CALENDAR: (Check website for most updated information)
Puget Sound Book Arts offers lectures, half-day and 2-day workshops. Mini-workshops are a 2-3 hour workshop taught by PSBA members or local artists.  These workshops are available to current PSBA members (fees vary) as a benefit of membership.  Our multi-day workshops are offered at least once a year with advanced registration to current PSBA members (workshop fees vary)

  • Saturday, January 20– Concertina Star Tunnel Book Workshop, Presenter: Elizabeth Walsh (12:30-4:00pm): [Location: 3029 Hoffman Road SE, Olympia, WA]
  • Saturday, January 27– PSBA Fundamentals—Handmade Books (Making a Cradle and Multi-Signature Pamphlet Stitch Binding) 1-4pm. Location: 2926 St. Steele Street, 2nd Floor, Tacoma. Presenter:  Gabby Cooksey
    • Thursday, Feb 15-We are excited to sponsor a lecture and workshop with artist Colette Fu. The lecture is Thursday evening, Feb 15 (Library Room 020) and the workshop will be held the same weekend. More information will be posted on the PSBA website in the near future about this workshop.
    • Sunday, March 4—PSBA Salon (3-4:30pm, Collins Library, Archives Seminar Room)
    • Sunday, September 9—PSBA Salon (3-4:30pm, Collins Library, Archives Seminar Room)
    • Sunday, November 18—PSBA Salon (3-4:30pm, Collins Library, Archives Seminar Room)

Space is limited & registration is required for all workshops.  For more information on upcoming workshops and to register see

Interested in teaching a mini-workshop?  Contact Debbi Commodore—

Have a suggestion for a lecture?  Contact Jane Carlin—

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