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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New Scholarship Honors Esteemed USM Professor and Book Artist, Rebecca Goodale

The Rebecca Goodale Book Arts Scholarship will provide support for a student in the visual arts, with preference given to a declared Book Arts minor.
Annie Lee-Zimerle

Welcome the New Program Coordinator for the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts

In fall of 2020 Aemin (Annie) Lee Zimerle took over the helm from retiring Rebecca Goodale.

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Reduction Print Book by Paula Shevernell

Events at the Center

As the USM Campus re-opens Fall 2021, in-person events and workshops are offered for celebrating the innovative and engaging nature of book arts.
Workshop with Chena River Marblers

Book Arts Workshops

The KCC'83CBA offers a range of dynamic and engaging book arts workshops, with the resumption of in-person Workshops Fall 2021 & Spring 2022.

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Hawkes, Spring Border, Star Book

Summer Book Arts Program

Spend 7 days studying Book Arts at the Wishcamper Center in Portland, Maine. Participants work with 8 different instructors in Book Arts related workshops.
Tunnel Book by Katharine Rozanski

Pope-Cheney Art Studio

The Pope-Cheney Art Studio in USM's Wishcamper Center is host to ongoing exhibitions of artists books, and re-opens to the public Fall 2021.
Pop-up Book by Samantha McKenna

Minor in Book Arts

Expand your visual book knowledge and skill by Minoring in Book Arts.
Dos-a-Dos Book by Kathy Ault

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.