All-Ages Open House Offers Free Artmaking

Saturday, February 4 will serve up printmaking, button making, yoga, and more 

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is excited to welcome the public back for our first in-person “Love Local” Open House event since February 2020. On Saturday, February 4 from 10am12pm, four free activities will get kids, families, and adults in the spirit of self- and community-love: screen printing, button making, letterpress printing, and yoga!

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Jerome Book Arts Residency XVI: Exhibition Opening Soon!

Left: Brooks Turner. Top right: Leah Willemin. Bottom right: Nicole Soley.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring the recipients of our sixteenth series of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Residency. These early career book artists include St. Paul printmaker Nicole Soley; Minneapolis artist, writer, and educator Brooks Turner; and St. Paul-based artist and designer Leah Willemin. The exhibition will be on view from November 5, 2022–January 7, 2023, with an opening reception on Friday, November 11 from 6–8pm.

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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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2021 McKnight Book Artist Fellows to Appear in Public Panel

Paper-based artists will discuss their work with Smithsonian curator

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present our 2021 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Mary Hark and Sonja Peterson, in conversation with Mary Savig, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. The panel talk is free and open to the public and will take place in the Target Performance Hall on the second floor of Open Book on Saturday, June 4, 2–4pm, with a reception to follow.

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TIME LINES Exhibition to Feature Local Book Artists

Books, paper, and prints by Artist Collective members will be on view May 26–July 30, 2022 at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present TIME LINES: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Collective, an exhibition in our Main Gallery featuring work by 15 members of our Artist Collective. The exhibition will be open to the public during our newly-expanded operating hours (Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm and Thursday open late until 7pm). An opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 26 from 6–8pm.

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2020 McKnight Book Artist Fellows to Be Featured in Public Panel

Local fellows will discuss their work with two national figures in the arts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present our 2020 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Paula McCartney and Lisa Nebenzahl, in conversation with the arts professionals who worked closely with them throughout their fellowship year, Allie Haeusslein and Susan kae Grant. The panel talk is free and open to the public and will take place in the Target Performance Hall on the second floor of Open Book on Saturday, April 23 from 2 to 4pm.

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Cathy Ryan Wins 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award

Minneapolis book artist and two-time Jerome Book Arts Fellow wins award for Chronicle

Cathy Ryan is the winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her pandemic-inspired book entitled Chronicle. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group and presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with MCBA, this biennial award recognizes a Minnesota book artist or collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners are also recognized for their proficiency and quality in the book arts through three pieces of supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

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MCBA Acquires Wood Type for Printing in Other Languages

Left: Beautiful new Hebrew type. Right: Glyphs can be used with our existing Latin alphabets to print in Spanish and Swedish.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts becomes first public center in US to offer multilingual alphabets

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is proud to announce the acquisition of beautiful new wood type in Hebrew and Arabic, plus Spanish and Swedish glyphs. With this movement beyond English wood type, MCBA hopes to expand potential audiences and practitioners of letterpress printing.

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Announcing Our 2021–2022 Jerome Book Arts Residents

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the sixteenth series of the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency (formerly known as the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowship): printmaker Nicole Soley; artist, writer, and educator Brooks Turner; and artist/designer Leah Willemin. The program encourages the creation and exhibition of new and compelling artwork, strengthens skills and career development, and deepens relationships in the book arts community.

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