Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Pope-Cheney Art Studio

Located on the 1st Floor of the Wishcamper Center
34 Bedford St., USM Portland Campus
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday.

Exhibition Schedule

June-August 2016 

018Kristy Cunnane has been making artist books for about 16 years and is still learning.  She spends time out in the forest, in the garden or near the sea where her work is influenced and inspired by the natural world. She has also been working with sumi ink, creating illustrated journals and letters and drawing objects of the ordinary intimacies that surround us. Whether a book is about making pickled onions, or contains detailed drawings from nature, Kristy is captivated (and challenged) with the act of conveying expressive narrative by combining image, text and form. In her spare time, she teaches elementary school at a small Waldorf School in Blue Hill.









March-May 2016

Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts Critique Group Exhibit

Critique Group'

December 2015, January & February 2016

Judy Novey has a BFA from The University of the Arts and an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.

She is Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Waynflete School where she teaches many studio electives, including Word & Image, an interdisciplinary English and book-arts class.



June, July & August 2015

Peg Richard


March, April & May 2015

Artists' Books made by The Center for Book Arts Critique Group

 Critique Group


December 2014, January & February 2015

Book Arts: USM Art Education Students

 Art Ed Students

This exhibition features artists' books created during USM art education students' internships in local schools and non-profit organizations. The pieces were created by local elementary and high school students and adults with intellectual disabilites. 


September, October & November 2014

Sue West

Sue West


June, July & August 2014

New England Chaper of the Guild of Book Workers