Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder Wins the 2022 MCBA Prize

The international book art prize drew 154 entries from 17 countries

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2022 MCBA Prize is San Antonio, Texas–based artist Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder for her artist’s book, If You Need Anything. Writer and editor Megan N. Liberty selected If You Need Anything from 154 international submissions representing 17 countries. Schroeder’s work, for which she will receive a $2,000 cash prize, is currently on view in MCBA’s Main Gallery alongside four finalists and nineteen semi-finalists.

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3 Early-Career Artists Selected for Jerome Mentorship Program

L to R: Leah Klister, D’Angelo Christian, Michael Khuth

The artists will now begin on yearlong study of book arts at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce our newly-selected MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Recipients: D’Angelo Christian, Minneapolis-based photographer; Michael Khuth, St. Paul-based independent curator and lens-based collage artist; and Leah Klister, Minneapolis-based artist and art educator.

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Handmade Paper in Color: Mineral Earth and Lake Pigments

with Hannah O’Hare Bennett
Sat–Sun, January 28 & 29; 10am–4pm CT

Add color to handmade paper with natural pigments! On day one of this in-person workshop, begin with a review or introduction to basic European sheet formation, followed by instruction on how to extract lake pigments from natural dye vats using soda ash and alum. On the second day, spend the morning learning how to integrate mineral earth pigments and the lake pigments into pulp using retention aid. Then, pulling sheets of western-style papers in rich, natural hues ranging from oranges and yellows to light and dark reds and grays. If time allows, use citric acid and iron solutions to shift the colors of the papers. Participants will come away with a portfolio of colorful paper and a basic understanding of the papermaking process. Please wear clothing that can get dirty and shoes that can get wet (i.e. rubber boots, garden clogs, etc.).
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Single Sheet Books: Infinite Creativity

with Jill Weese
Saturday, January 28; 1–4pm CT

Learn how to create endless types of simple books from a single sheet of paper with only a little folding and cutting. Explore different perspectives to create several unique meander and pop-out books, ranging from simple, traditional books to three-dimensional, shaped books. Great for making zines, these structures are easy to learn and fun to make! This hands-on workshop will provide plenty of time and materials to experiment with these structures and you’ll come away with models to reference for future bookmaking. Continue reading “Single Sheet Books: Infinite Creativity”

Mystery Box Artist’s Book

with Yuka Petz
Tuesday, January 31; 5–7:30pm CT

It’s time to break out of your material comfort zone and think with your hands! Participants will be mailed a Mini-But-Mighty Mystery Box of Materials, which must not be opened until the virtual workshop. After a brief discussion of what defines a book and “bookness,” participants will open their boxes and make an artist’s book following three simple rules:

    1. You must complete your artist’s book in 60 minutes.
    2. You must use all materials in the box.
    3. You may only use the materials in the box.

After our intuitive creation time is up, we will show and share our finished artist’s books. This workshop is designed for all levels of book artists, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Please note: Materials in the workshop image are representative. Actual mystery box contents will differ. Continue reading “Mystery Box Artist’s Book”