For/Word: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Collective

June 14–August 3, 2024

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present For/Word: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Collective, an exhibition in our Main Gallery featuring work by 20 members of our Artist Collective. Books, paper and prints by the members will be on view from June 14–August 3, 2024. The exhibition will be open to the public during our operating hours (The MCBA gallery is closed on Sundays and Monday). An opening reception will take place on June 14 from 6–8pm.

For/Word features new works by 20 of MCBA’s Artist Collective members ranging from early and emerging to established artists. The exhibition displays artwork within papermaking, letterpress printing, bookbinding, and everything in between.

Artists continually strive to move art forms forward, exploring new and innovative ways to expand their craft and in this case, the boundaries of what book arts can be. For/Word is a celebration of the transformation, change, and movement that is embedded within paper, words, and print. Our Artist Collective exhibition is a display of the limitless possibilities of creation that come out of MCBA’s studios.

Exhibiting Artists:

Alex Prince
Andrea Shaker
Anna Haglin
Ben Etten
Ben Weaver
Bethany Rahn
Bridget O’Malley
Caron Moore
Cathy Ryan
Genevieve Nordmark
KC Hall
Maricella Xiong
Marjorie Fedyszyn
Mel Benkert
Raven Miller
Richard Stephens
Robin Garwood
Robyn Awend
Wendy Fernstrum
Whitney Terrill

Many of the exhibiting artists have been involved in MCBA’s Artist Collective program for years, some for decades. Through MCBA’s Artist Collective program, papermakers, paper marblers, letterpress printers, screen printers, bookbinders, and related artists receive 24/7 access to studios and rare equipment, and enjoy fellowship with an eclectic community of artists. Members also get the opportunity to show work in an annual exhibition like this one. Our Studio Fellowship program, meanwhile, offers no-cost membership in exchange for assistance in our studios.

Please join us for the in-person opening reception! More information here.