Author Archives: Maggie Engebretson

Carolyn Haydu’s “The Travelers”

This expansive piece by local artist Carolyn Haydu was recently installed in the gallery entrance at Liquid Spaces Gallery (also home of Sherwood Design Engineers at One Union Street).

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Maggie Engebretson

Maker Faire 2011


Maker Faire!  The name alone sends shivers down the spine of artists, musicians, DIYers, and the creative and curious everywhere.  Held in San Mateo last weekend, the annual event was a sprawling exposition celebrating all things made: an incredible intersection of art, music, engineering, science and good ol’ elbow grease.  Among the kinetic statues, electric […]

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Maggie Engebretson

Pulp: The Paper Medium Event

A little glitz and lots of paper — what’s not to love? On Thursday, May 19, SFCB participated in the joint ArtPoint and Museum of Craft and Design Pulp event at the Don Soker Gallery downtown. Attendees were invited to cut, glue, print, sew and fashion all manner of works in paper (some of our […]

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SFCB at the Exploratorium Wood Fair

Here’s Nina Zeininger-Byrne manning the press at The Exploratorium’s first annual Wood Fair and wood-themed Open Make event this weekend. We schlepped one of our tabletop platen presses over to the Marina to demonstrate letterpress printing with wood type. (Unfortunately, as we decided to print cards with a wood-inspired pun on a Beach Boys song, […]

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Workshop Spotlight: Feathers, Fur and Scales

Courtney Cerruti

Here’s a quick peek at this weekend’s Paper Animals workshop. Led by Courtney Cerruti (San Francisco’s resident paper creature expert). Workshop attendees Lynne Stevens, Kathleen Ryder, and Aba Nathan layered found paper and recycled dictionary pages over wire armatures to bring these gorgeous totem animals to life. The photos below capture the animals as works-in-progress, […]

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Inky Veggie Experimentation

Annemaree and veggies

The lovely Annemaree Rea (also the talented creator of this year’s Earth Day Extravaganza poster) getting her hands yellow, red, and blue while testing out printing with different types of carved and sliced vegetables. Vegetable printing is one of this year’s activities for the SFCB Earth Day event on Saturday, April 23. Annemaree loved using the […]

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Earth Day Squid Printing

Once again, we’re on for squid printing at the Earth Day Extravaganza on April 23! The stars of the show will be two big, beautiful Pacific Humboldt squid donated from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. We’ll be inking them up and laying them out on paper to create one-of-a-kind imprints of their […]

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