Imprint Publications and Artist Residency

Artist in Residence Program:

The Imprint of the SFCB's Artist in Residence Program ran from 2005 to 2012. The program provided emerging and established artists with technical and studio support to create handmade limited-edition books. Participants were 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 was 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 shared 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 hosted one artist (or artist team) per year, and concluded each December with a signed and numbered artist's book project issued in trade edition and deluxe edition versions. The artist-in-residency program was made possible through book sales, donations and artist sponsorships.

Publications of the Imprint of the San Francisco Center for the Book are available for purchase. Visit our online store or the San Francisco Center for the Book during regular business hours.


Artist in Residence Editions (Program ran from 2005-2012)



Imprint Artist in Residence Publications