Residents will receive $3,000, studio access, and recognition through an exhibition
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the seventeenth series of the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Residency: papermaker Jelani Ellis; interdisciplinary artistLouise Fisher; and photographer Christopher Selleck. 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.
Please join us in congratulating the 2023 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Brien Beidler and Todd Thyberg! Brien is a bookbinder and toolmaker whose work celebrates pre-industrial bindings in a 21st-century context, and Todd is a book artist with a background in creative writing, graphic design, and letterpress printing.
2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows will present their work Sunday, May 7 at 11am Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present our 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Corinne Teed and CB Sherlock, in a public panel alongside the visiting arts professionals working with them throughout their fellowship year. Corinne, who is a research-based artist working in printmaking, book arts, time-based media, and social practice, will have a conversation with Kari Conte, a curator and writer focused on global contemporary art who has curated more than 40 exhibitions and regularly contributes to books, exhibition, catalogs, and magazines. CB, who is a letterpress printer, book artist, and paper engineer, will discuss her work with Ruth Rogers, Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College.
Works from Indigenous & oral cultures debut in Minneapolis April 14–August 12, 2023 Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to debut Paper Is People: Decolonizing Global Paper Cultures this April. Curated by Tia Blassingame and Stephanie Sauer, this free exhibition offers a new definition of paper within a global and decolonial framework. Featuring works by local, national, and international artists, the exhibition explores the vital role substrates play in human communities and how meaning is made from paper and papermaking. The exhibition runs April 14–August 12, 2023.
The exhibition, now on view at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, closes Saturday, April 1
On Friday, March 31, 6–8pm, Minnesota Center for Book Arts invites the public to join the 2020 and 2021 McKnight Book Artist Fellows in the gallery for a last look at the stunning work they produced during their fellowships. The exhibition features a wide range of book arts, including artists’ books, marbled papers, ceramic sculpture, box works, flax and linen handmade papers, and hand-cut paper stories.
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 10am–12pm, 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!
Experience the exceptional work of these mid-career book artists January 21–April 1, 2023
This winter, in our Main Gallery, experience the exceptional work of the first four McKnight Book Artist Fellows: Paula McCartney (2020), Lisa Nebenzahl (2020), Mary Hark (2021), and Sonja Peterson (2021).
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.
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.
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.
Please join us in congratulating the 2022 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, CB Sherlock and Corinne Teed! CB is a letterpress printer, book artist, and paper engineer, and Corinne is a research-based artist working in printmaking, book arts, time-based media, and social practice.
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.
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.
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.