Artist Book, Love Thy Neighbor, Closed, by Alice Stanne
Artist’s Book Closed, Love They Neighbor, by Alice Stanne



Building Books:  New England Book Artists Members Exhibition                     

January 20 – April 29, 2023

Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library

Artist Reception

Saturday, April 1st, 2023, 2-4pm 

University Event Room, 7th floor at Glickman Library. 

Come and meet the artists! Light refreshments will be served. 

Free and Open to the Public

New England Book Artists, NEBA is a professional organization of book artists and bibliophiles. It celebrates, promotes, and supports the book arts and its makers, fosters public education, and nurtures an understanding and enjoyment of the discipline through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and related activities.

Artist Book, Love Thy Neighbor, Open, by Alice Stanne
Artist’s Book Open, Love They Neighbor, by Alice Stanne


CLICK HERE for ZOOM Recording of Online Lecture, Building Books:

Building Books presented by members of New England Book Artists and cosponsored by the Baxter Society.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7PM – 8PM (Online Synchronous) 

Presenting artists: Cristina Hajosy, Alice Stanne, Chris Perry, and Gail Smuda

Free and Open to the Public

Examples of Paste Paper by Cynthia Ahlstrin
Assorted paste paper by Cynthia Ahlstrin


Paste Paper and Layered Papermaking workshop with Cynthia Ahlstrin

Saturday, March 25, 2023.

9:30AM – 4:00PM with a lunch break 12:30PM – 1:30PM (Please bring your own lunch)

12 students max

Workshop fee: $150 (Most materials will be provided.)

Image Left: Layered Paper by Cynthia Ahlstrin


Sunday, April 2, 2023, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Wishcamper Center on the Portland Campus.

A festival with Book Artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book. 

Complete the Form Below to Receive a Table Application. Please put “Request for Book Arts Bazaar Table Application” in the message box. Table Applications must be returned to Annie Lee-Zimerle by March 15th.

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Image Right: Paper Boxes from North Bennett School in Boston at Book Arts Bazaar

Art Alumni, Natasha Shacklett, at Book Arts Bazaar selling handmade cards.



Summer Book Arts Student Exhibition 

September 9 – October 28, 2022

Special Collections, 6th floor, at Glickman Family Library Opening Reception on Monday, September 12, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PM, 7th floor, Glickman Library 

Summer Book Arts Workshop begins with a series of workshops during a seven-day session. Students study skills and techniques that give them insights into design, history and aesthetics specific to Book Arts. Each student completes one final book art project to be exhibited on the 6th floor of Glickman Library during the months of September and October.

Artist's Book, Mooncakes for Democracy, Open, by Evelyn Wong
Artist’s Book, Mooncakes for Democracy, by Evelyn Wong


Evelyn Wong, one of the Summer Book Arts Workshop Instructors

Monday, September 12, 2022, 5:00 PM, 

7th floor, University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

Free and open to the publics

Evelyn Wong is a Chinese American interdisciplinary artist working across a variety of media, including drawing, painting, embroidery, book arts, and installation.  Her work explores themes of history, trauma, culture, race and gender through the lens of personal narratives, as well as her Asian American heritage. She is a recipient of 2021 Artist Project Grant of Maine Arts Commission, MECA MFA Fellowship, Residency Award at MassMoCA, and the Monson Arts Fellowship Award. Wong lives and works in Portland, Maine.


CLICK HERE for the Video Recording of the Panel Discussion What is Book Arts

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:00PM – 6:00PM

7th floor, University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

Free and open to the publics

Co-sponsored by USM’s Special Collections and Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts

Panelists: Liz BrownRachel ChurchAnna Low, and Angel Simoneau

The panel discussion will be moderated by Susie R. Bock, Coordinator of Special Collections and Director of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine.

Headshots L-R: Liz Brown, Rachel Church, Anna Low, & Angel Simoneau

Liz Brown is a book artist, printmaker, quiltmaker and florist who is obsessed with color. She graduated from USM in 2017 with a degree in Art & Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Printmaking and minors in Book Arts and Accounting. She has participated in trips to France, Italy, and Monson, ME, to study book arts with Rebecca Goodale and Lin Lisberger. She is an active member of the KCCCBA Critique Group and works at her studio at Running with Scissor in Portland.

Rachel Church is an intermedial artist, book artist, and printmaker. She is a USM alumna, earning a BA in Art with a concentration in Printmaking and Entrepreneurial Studies in 2009 and a BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Book Arts in 2017, has participated in many USM book arts focused travel courses, and both taken and taught for the Summer Book Arts Workshop. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Maine, as well as teaching at USM and the University of Maine at Machias.

Anna Low runs Purplebean Bindery, a business focused on creating unique, durable and inspiring blank journals. She has taught workshops at the USM Summer Book Arts program and have been a member of the KCCCBA Critique Group for over 10 years. She currently serves as co-leader of the Critique Group with Angel Simoneau.

Angel Simoneau is an art educator and illustrator, heavily inspired by manga (Japanese comics). She is the current co-leader of the KCCCBA Critique Group. She graduated from University of Southern Maine in 2017 with a major in Art Education and a minor in Book Arts and has been making books ever since. 

Handmade covered box decorated with blue paper flowers by Joelle Webber


Lidded Box workshop with Joelle Webber

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

9:00AM – 4:00PM with a lunch break Noon – 1:00PM (Please bring your own lunch)

15 students Max

Workshop fee: $145 (Most materials will be provided.)

Image Right: Lidded Box by Joelle Webber

Pope-Cheney Art Studio Wishcamper Center

2022/2023 Book Arts Exhibition Schedule

Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

Pope-Cheney Art Studio Exhibitions

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.)

Artist's Book, Title Page, In the Grass, by Solange Kellerman

October – December 2022

KCCCBA Critique Group Book Arts Exhibition

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Artist’s Book, In the Grass

by KCC’83CBA Crit Group member, Solange Kellermann

El Toro, Repurposed book, by Art Student Olivia Dyer

January – April 2023

Art 241 The Visual Book: Student Exhibition

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Altered Book, El Toro

by student & Book Arts Minor Olivia Dyer

May – August 2023

Art 341/441 The Visual Book 2, Historical Perspectives: Student Exhibition

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Tunnel Book, In the Garden

by student & Book Arts Minor Katharine Rozanski

For more information about KCC ’83 Center for Book Arts, please contact:

Annie Lee-Zimerle, Program Coordinator

(207) 228-8014 or

find us on facebook @KCCBookArts