Artist in Residence Program: The Imprint of the SFCB's Artist in Residence Program was initiated in 2005. Now in its sixth year, the program provides emerging and established artists with technical and studio support to create handmade limited-edition books. Participants are chosen from a creative community of San Francisco Bay Area artists ranging from those in the fine arts and multi-media to photographers, poets and writers. The goal of the Artist in Residency is to raise awareness of book arts as a vital genre in contemporary art, to bring fresh perspectives to the field, and to support artists in their vocation. Residency artists share their skills, processes and perspective through public lectures, workshops and by welcoming volunteer participation in the production of their editions which are printed and bound at the SFCB. The Residency hosts one artist (or artist team) per year, and concludes in December with a signed and numbered artist's book project issued in trade edition and deluxe edition versions. The artist-in-residency program is made possible through book sales, donations and artist sponsorships.
Imprint Publications Sales Publications of the Imprint of the San Francisco Center for the Book are available for purchase, with prices below. Shipping & Handling for each book is $20-25 and shipped Fedex for tracking purposes, and California residents add 8.5% tax. Purchases can be made online below or in person at SFCB. Inquiries or questions about Imprint books or sales can be made to Rhiannon Alpers: (415) 565-0545 x 10/ firstname.lastname@example.org