Artist Talk & Lecture: Photo-Based Artist’s Books

with Paula McCartney
Thursday, July 22; 7–9pm

Books are a dynamic and intimate way to share work and offer a viewing experience that is not tied to a specific time and location. Join current McKnight Book Artist Fellow Paula McCartney as she shares the various kinds of photo-based artist’s books she has made during the past twenty years, from small edition handmade artist’s books to larger edition press-printed multiples.

Gain practical insight into how Paula experiments with structure to expand the possibilities of the book spread and make books that can function as installation. Paula will show a few books from her collection that inspire her and will discuss book structures that work well with photographs. This two-hour virtual event is part artist talk and part instruction on how to get started making your own photo-based artist’s books.

Paula McCartney (she/her) makes artist’s books, photographs, and ceramics that illustrate collaborations with the natural world. McCartney holds an MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has received grants from the Women’s Studio Workshop, the Aaron Siskind Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her books are held in collections at the Walker Art Center, MoMA, and New York Public Library, among others. She has two published monographs, Bird Watching (2010) and A Field Guide to Snow and Ice (2014). McCartney is a 2020 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship for Book Artists. To learn more click here.

Certificate: 2 hours, Category C

$15 for BIPOC participants
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available

What you’ll need to participate: For this live virtual event, you are invited to ask questions via Zoom’s Chat feature. Access to a camera is not necessary. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the event online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.

Please note: Registration closes 7/18 at midnight.