P. Chupa WordArts showcases a range of artistic and literary pursuits, generated from my interest in book arts, letterpress printing, writing, book binding, proofreading, beta reading, copy editing, indexing, and leading workshops. Interested seekers will find more detailed information regarding these activities in each of the pages of this website – which will be expanded as I learn the fine art of webpage design, develop the services and build my portfolio.
Jane Carlin is the Director of the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. The library has a growing collection of artists’ books which represents many local and regional Northwest artists. In addition, the special collections of the library include examples of fine press publications and the history of the book. PSBA members are welcome to contact Jane at the link above to arrange a visit to the collections. In addition, the library hosts frequent exhibits by book artists for which information can be found on the library blog or the University of Puget Sound calendar.
Our ancient cravings to gather and combine come together for me in An Gates BookLeonardo10 resizedbook making. I am fascinated that book making requires precision yet provides immense freedom for content, structure and medium.
I am particularly drawn to interactive structures and I am entranced by the idea of sharing my intent in a book with another person through the intimacy of holding a book in your hands and seeing the idea expand with each page or view.
With apologies to Rudyard Kipling and The Elephants Child, my intent is to design illustrated books for those “with ’satiable curtiosity.” Simple and sometimes unadorned, but thoughtfully creative book designs hide a treasury of illustrations within.
My books are tributes to the Art of Procrastination. At times I am drawn to certain materials or techniques; sometimes I am inspired by a call for entry. My process is convoluted as I collect components for a finished product and think through possible problems for weeks, months and often years before a book takes flight.
Chandler O’Leary is the proprietor of Anagram Press, a small business built on the notion of doing everything the hard way. Chandler received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and specializes in illustration, lettering, printmaking and artist books.
Jessica Spring is the proprietor of Springtide Press in Tacoma. She designs, prints, and binds artist books, broadsides and ephemera, incorporating handmade paper and letterpress printing. Small finely-crafted editions consider historical topics and popular culture from a unique perspective and collaborative work is an important aspect of the Press. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College, Chicago and teaches at Pacific Lutheran University. She is also co-founder of the Tacoma Wayzgoose at Kings Books and was the winner of the 2011 Greater Tacoma Community Foundation of Art Award.
My curiosity spurs my work as I respond to my infinite muse: the world around me. I explore through the challenge of mixing media- papermaking, hand printing, photography combined with encaustics, found objects, and ‘rustin’ bring me deep satisfaction.