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LEND YOUR VOICE: ATTEND A PLANNING SESSION ON SFCB'S NEW HOME

YOU ARE INVITED: COMMUNITY MEETING
Monday/ July 23/ 6 - 8pm/ FREE


The San Francisco Center for the Book will be moving into a new space in December 2012. The space will be larger than our present space, and will offer advantages over our current location. The address is 375 Rhode Island, right around the corner from our present location.

Rhiannon Alpers, Studio Manager, will be planning and coordinating the move, and would like to give the community a chance to voice ideas and priorities.

If you cannot attend, please complete this survey by August 1, 2012 to have your thoughts considered in the upcoming planning meetings.

If you are interested in donating funds or equipment for the new building please contact Rhiannon directly at rhiannon@sfcb.org to begin a conversation contact about a donation or contribution or support.

SFCB IS HIRING: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN

The San Francisco Center for the Book is entering a period of change. We are moving to a new building in December 2012 and are looking for a key person to assist in the planning and fundraising related to the next phase of our growth. Building on the successes of the past 15 years, this position implements the organization's mission and vision, with responsibility for fundraising and development plus limited oversight of finances and administration. Please click here to view the description. Position open until filled.

EXPLODING THE CODEX LIGHTNING TALKS
Lightning Talks/ Friday/ July 27/ 6-8pm/ FREE


Each of the exhibition artists listed below, along with collector Mary Austin and curator Daisy Carlson, will each speak for 5 minutes about their work in the exhibition, followed by general discussion and a walk-through of the show. The exhibition catalog will be available for purchase.

Featured artists:
Rhiannon Alpers, Specimen Series: Metamorphosis Numbers Four & Nine
Ed Baskauskas, Colander Calendar
Julie Chen, Memento, The Veil, True to Life
Marie C. Dern, Winter Orchard
Bettina Pauly, Tunnel Book
Seiko Tachibana, Egg
Katherine Venturelli, Lunar Journey

Top, left to right: Rhiannon Alpers, Specimen Series: Metamorphosis Number Nine, Ed Baskauskas, Colander Calendar, Julie Chen, Memento, Bettina Pauly, Tunnel Book, Bottom row, left to right: Marie C. Dern, Winter Orchard, Seiko Tachibana, Egg, Katherine Venturelli, Lunar Journey. Photography by Charles Byrne.

ROADWORKS: A STEAMROLLER PRINTING FESTIVAL

Roadworks is a day-long public printmaking showcase presented amid a selection of local food and fine craft vendors, happening on Saturday, September 22, from 12-5pm on Rhode Island Street between 16th and 17th. Using a three-ton construction steamroller and an unlikely letterpress bed - Rhode Island Street - a team of artists and printers print large-scale prints from three-foot-square hand-carved linoleum blocks. Now in its 9th year, Roadworks has become a casual, popular tradition in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, drawing printmaking and book art enthusiasts as well as locals and families. Events for children will be scheduled all day. Free tours of the Austin/Burch Gallery, plus free letterpress, bookbinding, and other mini-workshops will be offered at SFCB during the festival.

This years Roadworks Featured Artists are: Mike Kimball, Caitlin Mattisson, Rik Olson, Favianna Rodriguez, and Anna Branning of Dutch Door Press. Click their names to view their online portfolios and get an idea of what they have in store for Roadworks.

Image Courtesy of Tami Lovett

UPCOMING LETTERPRESS, BOOKBINDING, AND RELATED ARTS WORKSHOPS

Summer is in full swing in the studios, and the first of the Autumn workshops are appearing in the newsletter. We have letterpress, binding, and arts workshops galore for all levels of print and book artists. Below is a list of selected available workshops; view the entire selection of Autumn workshops here.

Slip Case
with Andrew Rottner

Saturday
July 21
9:30am - 5:30pm
$150

Protect books in elegant full cloth–covered slipcases. Learn the tricks of constructing durable and attractive slipcases working from a template provided by the instructor.

Image courtesy of Andrew Rottner

Letterpress Printing on a Vandercook Cylinder Press: Core Curriculum
with Grendl Löfkvist

Sundays
July 29, August 5, 12 and 19
10:00am - 6:00pm
$525

This series of workshops covers typesetting and printing on a Vandercook cylinder press using metal type, wood type, and photopolymer plates. You will have the opportunity to work on your own projects as well as create collaborative works with other students. You will learn advanced typesetting and press lock-up, how to print on dry and damp paper, ink mixing, multiple-color registration, and the basics of press mechanics. After this workshop you will be qualified to rent SFCB's Vandercook presses.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Longstitch
with Judith Serebrin

Saturday
August 4
9:30am - 5:30pm
$130

Learn the longstitch, a historical binding in which the stitching pattern is woven in and out of the cover with exposed sewing along the spine, resulting in a truly unique and lovely book.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Altered Board Book
with Courtney Cerruti

Saturday
August 11
9:30am - 5:30pm
$130

Learn to make an altered book and a board book in Courtney Cerruti's great introductory workshop.

Image courtesy of Courtney Cerruti

Letterpress Printing on a Vandercook Cylinder Press PLUS: Core Curriculum
with Mary Laird

Monday–Friday
August 20-24
9:30am - 5:30pm
$650

This series of workshops covers typesetting and printing on a Vandercook cylinder press using metal type, wood type, and photopolymer plates. You will have the opportunity to work on your own projects as well as create collaborative works with other students. You will learn advanced typesetting and press lock-up, how to print on dry and damp paper, ink mixing, multiple-color registration, and the basics of press mechanics. After this workshop you will be qualified to rent SFCB's Vandercook presses.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Photopolymer Platemaking Lab: Core Curriculum
with Joel Benson

Wednesday
August 22
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$75

Using digital files that you supply, learn to make detailed, high-quality photopolymer plates for fine letterpress printing.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Small & Scrappy
with Judith Serebrin

Friday
August 24
10:00am - 4:30pm
$100

Make charming, tiny books with beautiful paper scraps from your art and bookmaking projects. You'll make pamphlets, pocket pamphlets, concertinas, scrolls, and exposed spine sewings.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Introduction to Bookbinding
with Courtney Cerruti

Monday
August 27
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$40

Ever been curious about how to make a book? Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five books! Learn basic structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Introduction to Letterpress Printing
with Paula Gloistein

Monday
August 27
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$40

Curious about the world of letterpress printing but not sure where to start? Wondering if letterpress printing is up your alley? Get your feet wet in this introductory workshop by pulling your own print off both a Vandercook cylinder press and a tabletop platen press.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Image Transfers
with Courtney Cerruti

Wednesday
August 29
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$75

Learn image transfer techniques for paper arts, collage, fiber arts, and more. Explore transfer options using inexpensive materials and go home with a wealth of knowledge and a packet of samples made in class.

Image courtesy of Courtney Cerruti

Floor Model Platen Press Maintenance
with Alan Hillesheim

Thursday
August 30
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$75

Learn how to maintain your floor model platen press and get tips on troubleshooting and basic repair.

Image courtesy of Robyn Lehr

New Autumn Workshop!
Letterpress Core: Floor Model Platen Press

with Lisa Rappoport

Saturdays
September 1 and 8
9:30am - 5:30pm
$300

Learn the fundamentals of printing on an antique C&P platen press. Increase production and print on oddly shaped and thick papers, such as coaster stock.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

Collograph Printmaking
with Courtney Cerruti

Saturday
September 1
9:30am - 5:30pm
$130

Learn the art of collograph printing, a process that combines a variety of materials, both 2-D and 3-D, to create a plate that's printable on an etching press.

Image courtesy of Courtney Cerruti

Foil Stamped Titles and Paper Labels for Your Books
with Hannah Tashjian

Sunday
September 2
9:30am - 5:30pm
$130

Learn the essentials behind great titling using the Kwikprint gold foil stamper and a simple but elegant way to inset a label on a cloth book cover.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

New Autumn Workshop!
Hard Cover Japanese Stab Binding

with Rhiannon Alpers

Saturday
September 8
9:30am - 5:30pm
$130

In this workshop we will be building a hinged hard cover Japanese bound book and then building an enclosure to house it.

Image courtesy of Rhiannon Alpers

New Autumn Workshop!
Black and White Linoleum Printmaking

with Rik Olson

Saturday
September 15
9:30am - 5:30pm
$150

Learn the basics of linoleum-block design, carving, and printing. Led by master printer Rik Olson, you'll create a linoleum print of your own design.

Image courtesy of Andria Lo

New Autumn Workshop!
The Decorated Edge

with Juliayn Coleman

Sunday
September 9
9:30am - 5:30pm
$130

A beautifully decorated edge can be highly expressive part of a fine binding or artist’s book. In this workshop we will learn the basic graphite and 23K gold leaf edge treatments.

Image courtesy of Juliayn Coleman

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