Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Book Arts Exhibition

2020-2021 Event Calendar

Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

University of Southern Maine

Calendar of Events 2020-2021

 Evening Primrose

Image Above: Evening Primrose Detail, Rebecca Goodale


With this calendar I am introducing an online fall semester that will be educational, fun, and affordable. There are nine videos made by Maine Book Artists and three terrific online workshops. I think you will find these programs enjoyable. Remember that no matter where you are you can sign up for one of these workshops without leaving your kitchen, studio, or porch.

I also want to introduce my successor, Aemin (Annie) Lee- Zimerle who will become the new Program Coordinator for the Center for Book Arts beginning in September. I hope you will all be able to meet her in person in the not so distant future.

My gratitude for all of your support over these first 11 years fills me up like a spring tide. Thank you to the advisory board members who were always ready to offer hard work and good ideas-they made my job easier. To everyone who came to lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and the Bazaar- you inspired me to create worthwhile and exciting events with you in mind.

Although I am retiring from the helm of the Kate Cheney Chappell ‘83 Center for Book Arts I will continue to teach so you will be able to find me in the classroom. I will be looking forward to seeing you and your artist’s books again and again at galleries and museums or online.

With all best wishes,



Fall Semester 2020


Speed Reading, 5 minute videos on our website by each of the following artists.

Click on the names below to view Artist Bios and navigate to their videos.

Sandra Barry

 Sandra Barry ‘15


Liz Brown

 Liz Brown ‘17


Rachel Church

 Rachel E. Church ’09 and ‘17


Bonnie Faulkner

 Bonnie Faulkner ‘91


Sarah Harvey

 Sarah S. Harvey ‘01


Arlene Morris

 Arlene Morris '87


Jill Osgood

 Jill Osgood ‘17


Emily Ross

 Emily Ross ‘16


Angel simoneau

 Angel Simoneau ‘17


 Fall 2020 Synchronous Online Workshops via ZOOM


Beth Shehan Coruscation

September 16, Wednesday Evening 6-8 pm

Monotypes and Accordions with Beth Sheehan

Maximum 25 students, fee $40 for this one day workshop

Click Here to Register Online or call (207) 780-5900

Image Right: Coruscation by Beth Sheehan



September 26, Saturday Morning 10-12am

Write Now with Stuart Kestenbaum

Maximum enrollment 12 students, $50 for this one day workshop

Click Here to Register Online or call (207) 780-5900

Image Left: Stuart Kestenbaum



Artist Book by Rachel Church 

October 10, 17, 24 Three Day Workshop –Saturday Mornings 9:30-11:30

Print, Fold, Cut! with Rachel Church

Maximum enrollment is 15 students. $80 for this three day workshop

Click Here to Register Online or call (207) 780-5900

Image Right: Workshop Student Artist Book by Emma Betterley-Dow




Spring Semester 2020

Fingers crossed that some events will be live- stay tuned. We will update the website as we know more. usm.maine.edu/bookarts


Speed Reading Part 2:

5 minute videos on our website by each of the following artists:

Sissy Buck

Kate Cheney Chappell ‘83

Solange Kellerman, 1996 MA(Muskie) and 2016 BA (Art)

Cole Leighton ’11 and ‘20

Anna Low

Cynthia McGuirl

Abbie Read

Richard Reitz Smith

Sue Rogers

Walter Tisdale

Scott Vile

Bernie Vinzani



Exhibition: January 29- April 30, 2020

40 Years: Guild of Book Workers New England Chapter

Glickman Family Library, UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th floor

Free and Open to the Public

Image Right: Rewarding Work by Jennifer Pellecchia

Exhibition Reception and Lecture: In March 2021 DTBD

The Guild of Bookworkers: A History in Mixed Media

by Jennifer Pellecchia, Standards Chair, Guild of Bookworkers

Glickman Family Library, University Events Room, 7th floor

Free and Open to the Public (or online if the campus is closed)


Exhibition at Portland Public Library: April 2021 with Reception on First Friday , DTBD

Boundless Possibilities 2: USM Book Arts

Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland

Free and Open to the Public

Collaborative Book, Remarkable Maine Women

Image Above: KCC’83 CBA Crit group collaborative book, Remarkable Maine Women, 2020 (photo by Jay York)


Book Arts Bazaar: Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( Date to be confirmed)

(Fingers Crossed for an in person event)

The annual Book Arts Bazaar is a festival with Book Artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book.

Wishcamper Center

Free and Open to the Public

Art Dept. at Book Arts Bazaar


Lecture: April 16, 2021

12:00-Noon - 1:00 PM

We are Tiger Dragon People: the Pop-up Books of Colette Fu

Presented by Collette Fu

Synchronous Online with Zoom

Free and Open to the Public


Workshop: (Introduction to) Pop-up Book Structures with Colette Fu

April 17, 2021

9:00 AM - 12-Noon Eastern Standard Time, Synchronous Online with Zoom

 $65, Click Here to Register Online or call (207) 780-5900

Kai Funa Pop-up Book

Image Above: Kai Fuan from We are Tiger Dragon People series,Collette Fu

Colette Fu received her MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003, and soon after began devising complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering. She has designed for award winning stop motion animation commercials and free-lanced for clients including Greenpeace, Vogue, Canon, Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton and the Delaware Disaster Research Center.  Her pop-up books are included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art and many private and rare archive collections. In 2017, Fu created the world’s largest pop-up book measuring 21x14 feet at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center where visitors were invited to enter the book. Fu's numerous awards include the 2018 Meggendorfer Prize for best paper engineered artist book, a 2008 Fulbright Research Fellowship to China, and grants from the Independence Foundation, Leeway Foundation, En Foco, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation and Society for Photographic Education. Fu has attended over 20 funded artist residencies, most recently the Macdowell Colony and Yaddo. Her solo show "Wanderer/Wonderer: the Pop-ups of Colette Fu" was presented at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2016/17.




Pope-Cheney Art Studio Wishcamper Center

 2020/2021 Virtual Book Arts Exhibition Schedule

Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

Pope-Cheney Art Studio Exhibitions

(Usually 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.)


September-November 2020

Work from Students enrolled in TIME AND SPACE TO CREATE, at Home Residency, ART 399/ 499 / 599,  July 19 - 26,  with Instructors Rebecca Goodale & Lin Lisberger



Text from “Ode to Bookscrap” by Mark Ford

Bookscrap is bold news! Bookscrap is great news! It’s never old news, never fake news. 

Bookscrap is found, unbound and the other way around. It’s figure and ground, 

consonant and vowel sound.

Bookscrap is hardcore and hard to ignore. 

It’s what’s in store, 

pas encore et comme toujours;

It’s postwar from the dollar store,

Voldemort and Dumbledore.

Bookscrap is brawn. Bookscrap is brains. It’s proper work and what remains. 

Detail, Ode to Bookscrap

Image Above: Detail from “Ode to Bookscrap” by Mark Ford


December 2020-February 2021

Art 241 The Visual Book: Student Exhibition

 Kelly Ledsworth

Image Above: Repurposed book created in ART 241 Fall 2019 by Kelly Ledsworth


March-May 2021

KCC’83 CBA Crit Group


Image Above: KCC’83 CBA Crit group collaborative book, Fanfare, 2019


June-August 2021

Angel Simoneau '17

Angel Simoneay Books 

Image Above: Artist Book and Drawings by Angel Simoneau



For more information, please contact:

Annie Lee-Zimerle, Program Coordinator

(207) 228-8014 or aemin.leezimerle@maine.edu




find us on facebook @KCCBookArts


Richard Ovenden, Rebecca Goodal, Kate Cheney Chappel

Above: Bodley's Librarian at Oxford University, Richard Ovenden with Rebecca Goodale & Kate Cheney Chappell, April 5th, 2016 KCC'83 Lecture