Reclamation: Artists' Books on the Environment

Exhibition title: Reclamation : Artists’ Books On The Environment
Exhibition dates: June 2021 – September 2021

San Francisco Center for the Book :: dates: June 4 - September 26, 2021
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch: Jewett Gallery, Lower Level :: dates: July 10 - September 5, 2021

San Francisco Center for the Book and San Francisco Public Library host Reclamation: Artists' Books on the Environment, a juried exhibition of artists books exploring our relationship to the environment at this moment on the planet.

Environmental concerns demand increasing attention, from rising temperatures and dangerous weather events, to crises in water quality, to multiplying fires...the list goes on, echoed around the globe. Book artists create works that involve, educate, and inspire action. Book art takes many forms. Reclamation: Artists' Books on the Environment seeks to inspire and educate viewers to reflect on climate change and its impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. At the same time, the exhibition endeavors to avoid dualistic arguments common to today’s divisive political scene.

This exhibition takes place under the umbrella of The Codex Foundation's EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss call to action.


SFCB would like to thank the following patrons and lenders for their support of SFCB’s exhibition program:

Anonymous | California Arts Council |Grants For The Arts | The Kahle Austin Foundation

CURATORS: Betty Bright (Independent Curator and Historian specializing in book art) and Jeff Thomas (Executive Director at San Francisco Center for the Book)

JURORS: Betty Bright, Mark Dimunation (Chief of the Rare Books and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress), and Ruth Rogers (Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College)

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Ryoko Adachi :: Frances Ashforth :: Jane Baldwin :: Javier Barrera :: Tony Bellaver :: Lizzie Brewer :: Inge Bruggeman :: Valerie Carrigan :: Barbara Ciurej :: John Cobb :: Everything Is Collective :: Gabby Cooksey :: Anne Covell :: Florine Delasalle :: Linda Ekstrom :: Margot Fagan :: Dana Fritz :: Casey Gardner :: Sabine Golde :: Lucy Helton :: KT Hettinga :: Nif Hodgson :: Erika Jaeggli :: Kate Kendall :: Andrea Krupp :: Karen Kunc :: Colleen Lawrence :: Susan Lowdermilk :: Judy Lynn :: Ann Mansolino :: Amanda Marchand :: Claire Marcus :: Liz Menard :: Sarah Nicholls :: Janet Owen :: Radha Pandey :: Nora Pauwels :: Dawn Peterson :: Amy Pezzin :: Nicole Pietrantoni :: Felicia Rice :: Amy Richard :: Camden Richards :: Jacqueline Rush Lee :: Stephanie Russ & Isabelle Fleurelian :: Laura Russell :: Chris Ruston :: Georgina Rutherford :: Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder :: Jill Sebastian :: Judith Selby Lang :: Judith Serebrin :: CB Sherlock :: Jillian Sico :: Rachel Simmons :: Anneli Skaar :: Lorna Stevens :: Judith Tentor :: Amanda Thackray :: Andie Thrams :: MJ Viano Crowe :: Karen Viola :: Annette Vogel :: M. Claire White :: Susan Woolf :: Lena Wright :: Sarita Zaleha


(ONLINE) Friday, July 2nd :: 4-5 pm PDT: Artist Reception and Gallery Tour :: Registration link coming soon!

(ONLINE) Thursday, July 8th :: 5-6 pm PDT: Felicia Rice/Moving Parts Press and TJ Demos in Conversation :: Registration link coming soon!

Schedule an appointment to view the exhibition at SFCB :: Registration link coming soon!