Exhibition at the Grolier Club in NYC: “Hand, Voice and Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop” with PUBLIC EVENTS January 25 & 26th

January 25, 2011toJanuary 26, 2011

One of my favorite exhibitions on a recent trip to NYC: this artists book exhibition at the amazing Grolier Club that honors the artists bookmaking programs at Women’s Studio Workshop.

From the Grolier Club website:

The Grolier Club will present an exhibition featuring artists’ books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years by Women’s Studio Workshop. Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop will be on display at the Grolier Club from December 8, 2010 to February 5, 2011. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential contemporary book artists in America.

The forty works in Hand, Voice & Vision celebrate three facets that characterize the artist’s book program at Women’s Studio Workshop: the hand-made mark of the book-maker, the unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range of artists, and the visionary nature of artwork that forges new directions in the medium of book arts.”


Tuesday, January 25th, 2001.  Panel Discussion.  2-4 Artists Clarissa Sligh, Susan Mills & Emily Speed will speak about artists’ books, in connection with the Grolier Club exhibition “Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from the Women’s Studio Workshop,” on view throught February 5th, 2011.  Reception follows.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Bibliography Week Lecture. 2-3 pm. Kathleen Walkup will speak on “Women Making Art: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop,” in connection with the Grolier Club exhibition “Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop.”

After it closes in NYC, this exhibition will then travel for three years to venues around the country, including University of Southern Maine,Smith CollegeVassar College, and Scripps College.

More about the exhibition, catalogue and related events can be found at www.handvoicevision.com.

Be sure to check out the ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES page on the Women’s Studio workshop; the RFP for Studio Residencies of 6 to 8-weeks duration (photography, book arts, papermaking or ceramics) has an application deadline of April 1st.

I hope many of you had a chance to see more of the fine work done by Women’s Studio Workshop” when attending the recent NY Art Book Fair; I was thrilled to see the artists book BIRD WATCHING by Paula McCartney (2006, ed. of 40), which is also included in this important exhibition.  Paula worked with Jennifer Thompson at Princeton Architectural Press to create a trade edition of this book (first discussed together at Review Santa Fe, published 2010), which is featured as a “Case Study” within our forthcoming title “Publish Your Photography Book.”


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