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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MCBA Welcomes Las Vegas-based Krystal Ramirez for Artist Talk Highlighting Whose Diversity Exhibition

January 22, 2020

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, February 14 from 6-8pm

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is pleased to announce the opening reception and artist talk by Las Vegas-based artist Krystal Ramirez, co-sponsored by the Latin Economic Development Center. Ramirez works across media, utilizing photography, found materials, and found text to engage in motifs of race, gender, and physical and emotional labor within the framework of her Latinidad. Continue reading “MCBA Welcomes Las Vegas-based Krystal Ramirez for Artist Talk Highlighting Whose Diversity Exhibition”

Visual Meets Verbal: The MCBA Prize, An International Artist’s Book Award, Garners Submissions From Across the Globe

January 15, 2020

The 2020 award will culminate in an exhibition and coincide with Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ 35th anniversary.

Established in 2009, the biennial MCBA Prize is the first award to recognize excellence in new work from across the eclectic spectrum of book art. The 2020 prize coincides with MCBA’s 35th anniversary—and will draw submissions from across the globe. The submission window is open February 1-March 31, 2020. Continue reading “Visual Meets Verbal: The MCBA Prize, An International Artist’s Book Award, Garners Submissions From Across the Globe”

Minnesota Center for Book Arts and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library present the Minnesota Book Artist Award Winners

December 16, 2019

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has named a collaborative group as the winner of the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award for their collective efforts on the new artist’s book My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. This annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence in new artistic work. Continue reading “Minnesota Center for Book Arts and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library present the Minnesota Book Artist Award Winners”

Minnesota Center for Book Arts announces recipients of MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowships

October 11, 2019

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of our fifteenth series of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowships:

  • Austin Nash, printmaking
  • Shun Jie Yong, photography
  • Collaborative team Sarah Evensonand Jade Herrick, illustration and printmaking

Three jurors, reflecting diverse perspectives and expertise, reviewed the 29 applications received to select the winning fellows.
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