Alta Price runs an editorial and translation consultancy specialized in art, design, and literary texts. She holds a BFA in printmaking and art history from RISD and an MFA in combined media from Hunter College/CUNY. In addition to her studio practice—collage, relief and intaglio prints, watermarked paper—she also provides logistical coordination for print- and book-related research in Europe, including the biennial Legacy of Letters tour.
Amanda Degener is co-founder of Hand Papermaking magazine, and she has been co-proprietor, with Bridget O’Malley, of Cave Paper, Inc. since 1994. Degener makes sculpture and artist books using handmade paper in combination with a variety of materials. She travels internationally to show her artwork and conduct lectures and workshops. She received her MFA in sculpture at Yale School of Art and her BA at Bennington College.
Art historian Aytekin Vural is curator of the new Ibrahim Müteferrika Paper Museum in the coastal resort of Yalova, south of Istanbul, Turkey.
Beatrix Mapalagama studied Western painting in Austria, Chinese brush-painting in China, and sculpture in Egypt, before getting involved in the field of paper. She maintains PapierWespe, a papermaking and paper art studio in Vienna, Austria, where she organizes an annual program of lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.
Bob Matthysen is a Belgian papermaker and artist. For almost 30 years he has lived and worked daily with handmade paper in his well-equipped studio (three hollanders and large vacuum table). Bob helped jury the past four “Dutch Papierbiennales” in Rijswijk. He travels often, meeting papermakers, and studying innovative techniques.
Brian Queen lives in Calgary and has been making paper by hand for 20 years. He specializes in creating light and shade watermarks, and building papermaking equipment; but his interests span the book arts, including letterpress printing, and the impact of new technologies. In his day job Brian owns and operates Sensa-Light, a company that manufactures custom architectural lighting for offices, hotels, and restaurants.
Carolina Larrea, a papermaker and paper artist since 1994, is head of the papermaking and bookbinding program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Arts. She teaches paper as a medium of expression as well as artists book classes, and she is helped to create the first papermaking and bookbinding program in Chile. Her work is exhibited internationally.
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.
At Hand Papermaking, we celebrate the creative heroes — the papermakers and paper artists, scholars, and makers — whose heroic expressive efforts keep Hand Papermaking and our collective creative culture going strong through thick and thin. Please consider donating today to our annual Year-End Fundraising Campaign, when we ask for your help to keep us strong as we fight the good fight for the culture we all love.
To show our appreciation of your generosity, we are pleased to once again offer a Limited-Edition, Year-End Broadside to anyone who donates $125 or more. This year’s heady and elegant one-of-a-kind broadside was printed by Celene Aubry of Hatch Show Print in Nashville on custom-made handmade paper by Nicole Donnelly of paperTHINKtank in Philadelphia. It features a poem by Eléna Rivera from her recent poetry volume Scaffolding, published by Princeton University Press. Alta Price provided art direction on the project for Hand Papermaking, Inc.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution of $125 or more to receive this broadside, and help Hand Papermaking continue to remain vibrant for many years to come. Thank you!