Colin Browne is a book artist from Southern California, who earned an MFA degree in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Colin teaches art and operates Tarbeaux Press, specializing in hand made paper and limited edition printing. In addition, he locally represents the largest non-profit tissue bank in the U.S, supplying bone grafting and tissue to physicians.
IN BETWEEN is the title of our lucky thirteenth portfolio, and we seek visually compelling and thought-provoking submissions. Open to broad interpretation, entries that consider the theme both formally and conceptually are encouraged. For example, thinking formally might suggest double couching, embedding between layers, or working between mediums. Thinking conceptually might suggest liminal spaces, not going to either extreme, the middle way, or might explore the undefined, the unfit.
Proposals should demonstrate how the artist plans to use handmade paper in a substantive way as one of the primary mediums. We invite all manner of mark making, both on and in the sheet, but preference will be given to submissions that emphasize hand papermaking processes in the development of the image. Each piece should be 10 x 8 inches or less, and no more than 1/8-inch thick.
Each selected participant will be asked to produce 125 finished pieces, plus two proofs for the Hand Papermaking archive and for exhibitions. While there is no restriction on additional artist proofs, we do request that artists acknowledge the portfolio project if the artist proofs are exhibited or published. In the portfolio, each piece will be placed in an 11 x 8½-inch protective folder labeled with the artist’s name.
The EXTENDED DEADLINE for submissions is APRIL 15, 2019. For more details and information on how to submit, download the full Call for Submissions here.
About the Portfolio Series
IN BETWEEN will be the thirteenth in Hand Papermaking’s series of portfolios. Each focuses on a different aspect of the use of handmade paper. The series documents and preserves contemporary examples of distinctive handmade papers, highlights leading practitioners in the field, and also raises funds for the organization. Previous portfolios featured decorated papers, letterpress printing, papers from Nepal, photography, watermarks, printmaking, pulp painting, calligraphy, paper engineering, and intergenerational collaboration. To see samples and descriptions of past portfolios, please visit our Portfolios webpage.
If you have any questions about the submission process or the portfolio project in general, you can email us at email@example.com or call us at (651) 447-7143.
As is true for many of you reading this, I was shocked and saddened to learn about Elaine’s death last month, after a long illness (Hand Papermaking Newsletter, no. 125 (January 2019): 2–3).
I have known Elaine and Sidney, who survives her, since the very earliest days of the Friends of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum (now the FDH) that was formalized in 1981 at the annual meeting of the Book and Paper Group of the American Institute for Conservation. She was an officer in that fledging organization and a stalwart member ever since. I think it is true that she, with Sidney at her side, gave a presentation at every annual FDHPM/FDH meeting from about 1983 until just a few years ago. And she contributed articles to the HPN for almost two decades (her daughter Donna Koretsky now writes that column).
Especially when it comes to our understanding of hand papermaking in Asia, Elaine ranks as the most important paper historian this country has ever produced. She contributed more to our knowledge on that topic than anyone. She didn’t just follow in Dard Hunter’s footsteps, she and Sidney travelled down many more roads and saw first-hand many more papermakers in numerous countries. She and Sidney often endured perilous situations, all the while exhibiting stubborn determination to find whatever they sought. Later, she retold the stories of those journeys with remarkable candor and a sense of humor. She and Sidney documented what they experienced visually, as well as recalled them in many books and articles, presentations, and workshops. She also founded the International Paper Museum in 1994, and some years before that co-founded Carriage House Paper in Brookline, Mass.
For all that Elaine has accomplished to bring the history of hand papermaking to us, we shall always be grateful and we shall never forget her.
—Cathleen A. Baker
December 23, 2018
Maria Olivia Davalos Stanton is the editor of the Hand Papermaking Newsletter, and lives in San Francisco. They graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with degrees in Classics and Chemistry and are pursuing their dream of becoming a paper art conservator. They have worked in the conservation labs at the J Paul Getty Museum, Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center and Library Preservation Department, as well as a private painting conservation studio. Maria Olivia learned hand papermaking from Amanda Degener at Cave Paper, and sorely misses working in the vat.
For 32 years, Hand Papermaking has been your source for information on the art of handmade paper. This May 11-20, help Hand Papermaking continue its mission and take advantage of fantastic paper-related items during our Annual Auction, where 100% of proceeds benefit Hand Papermaking.
Choose from over 90 bargains and one-of-a-kind lots such as supplies, tools, books on paper and book arts, fine handmade papers, art works, paper experiences, and much more!
Get advance peeks at some of the most intriguing auction items starting May 1st on Hand Papermaking’s Instagram page: www.instagram.com/handpapermaking.
- Gift certificates from paper/book arts organizations such as BookArtsLA, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, San Francisco Center for Book Arts, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic, etc.
- Studio experiences donated by artists/organizations from around the country
- Two paper moulds from Simon Green, and a Chinese papermaking mould from Carriage House paper
- Papers from Japan Korea, and paper studios around the U.S.
- Numerous prints, broadsides, and paper-based works of art
- Fine and historic books and broadsides
Visit Hand Papermaking’s eBay seller’s page starting on May 11: http://bit.ly/handpapermaking
For more information, contact Michael Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s still time to see paper artist Kyoko Ibe’s work at the Stockton University Art Galleries. Her exhibition “once upon a time…” runs through November 18, culminating in a series of special events and performances featuring the artist.
- Gallery Talk, Kyoko Ibe
Tuesday, November 14 | 2:30pm | Art Gallery
- Shirabyoushi Dance, Makiko Sakurai
Wednesday, November 15 | 3:30pm | CC Theatre
- Biwa Tradition and Shomyo Chant, Shizu Arai and Makiko Sakurai
Thursday, November 16 | 2:30pm | Alton Auditorium
- Noh Drumming, Shonosuke Okura
Thursday, November 16 | 4:30pm | Alton Auditorium
- Washi Tales performance and Talk Back: Cross-Cultural Storytelling, Elise Thoron and the performers [tickets required]
Friday, November 17 | 7:30pm | Art Gallery
- Washi Tales performance [tickets required]
Saturday, November 18 | 7:30pm | Art Gallery
For more information or directions, please visit the galleries’ website.
Karen Kopacz is the designer of Hand Papermaking. She graduated from Columbia College with a BA in fine arts, minoring in fiction writing. For nearly 2 decades, Karen has worked and collaborated in the Twin Cities arts community as a designer, brand strategist, Web developer, and artist. In 2000, she founded Design for the Arts, partnering with organizations, businesses, and artists to develop and launch brands and creative initiatives. As director of online arts & literature magazine Mental Contagion (2000-2008), she was invited to be a panelist at the SXSW Interactive Festival for Fostering New Culture on the Internet.
Joan Hall is internationally known for her mixed media and experimental, sculptural approaches to large scale works and installations primarily in handmade paper and print. She is currently a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and is an Emerita Professor of Art, Washington University in St Louis. She lives and works near her source of inspiration, the sea, in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
May Babcock is an interdisciplinary artist working in paper, print and installation, based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is an active educator, has an extensive national and international exhibition record, and is the founder of Paperslurry.com, a blog dedicated to promoting the art and craft of hand papermaking.