Artist Co-op

Join the MCBA Artist Co-op!

Co-op membership applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by current co-op members and MCBA staff. For more information or to apply, download the full membership guidelines and application forms below. If you have questions, contact us at or 612-215-2520.

MCBA Artist Co-op Member Guidelines

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About the MCBA Artist Co-op

The MCBA Artist Cooperative is a welcoming community of artists dedicated to the book arts. Co-op membership is open to artists with demonstrated interest in papermaking, binding, letterpress, relief printmaking and/or screenprinting; membership offers extended access to a wide range of equipment in MCBA’s studios. The Co-op is a great environment in which to receive feedback on work in progress, get help troubleshooting a project, spark new collaborations and enjoy fellowship. Co-op members can also take part in exhibition opportunities, skill-sharing workshops, class tuition discounts and more.

Co-op member benefits:

  • 24-hour access to the MCBA printing, binding and papermaking studios
  • 70/30 consignment split on work for sale in The Shop
  • 50% discount on MCBA class tuition (subject to class enrollment)
  • On-site secure artist storage
  • Preferred press access on Open Studio nights
  • Exhibition opportunities
  • Study, teaching, and mentor opportunities
  • Participation in an active community of working artists
  • Opportunities to participate in MCBA special events

Co-op membership dues are $165/month, with a minimum six month commitment. Volunteer opportunities are available to reduce dues to as low as $110 per month. A limited number of short-term memberships (three to five month commitment) may be available, based on studio capacity. Short-term membership dues are $195 per month. Short-term membership dues may not be reduced by volunteering.

For more details about applying to the MCBA Artist Co-op, see the application material links at the left.

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Current Artist Co-op Members

Learn more about our current Co-op members here!

Wendy Fernstrum
Georgia A. Greeley
Marvel Grégoire
Darius Homayounpour
Carol Inderieden
Karen Kinoshita
Jerry McClelland
Raven Miller
Charles Nove
Paul Nylander
Bridget O’Malley
Regula Russelle
Cathy Ryan
CB Sherlock
Richard Stephens
Emily Umentum