Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts celebrates the innovative and engaging nature of book arts through lectures and workshops by national and regional book artists, and through exhibits of artists’ books. Learn more about Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts.

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Spannocchia Life

Book Arts Travel Classes taught by Rebecca Goodale and Lin Lisberger

Since 2017 the USM Art Department has offered Travel Courses in Studio Arts where students explore new horizons while drawing and creating Artist's Books.
Reduction Print Book by Amy Hagberg

Summer Book Arts Program

Due to precautions for COVID-19, Summer Book Arts Workshop will be offered Online and Live via ZOOM, M/W from 1:30-3:30 PM, May 18 - June 12.

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Cole Leighton Book

Events at the Center

With the USM Campus closed to visitors, exciting online videos and workshops are offered this year for celebrating the innovative and engaging nature of book arts.
The Printed Book work Table

Book Arts Workshops

The KCC'83CBA offers a range of dynamic and engaging book arts workshops, with Fall 2020 synchronous online via ZOOM, and Spring 2021 TBD.
Women of Maine

Pope-Cheney Art Studio

The Pope-Cheney Art Studio in USM's Wishcamper Center is host to ongoing exhibitions of artists books.
Lucy Freeman student book

Minor in Book Arts

Expand your visual book knowledge and skill by Minoring in Book Arts.




Pope-Cheney Art Studio Exhibition - Art 399 The Printed Book: Student Exhibition

Pope-Cheney Art Studio, 1st Floor of the Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland
Through August 28, 2020