Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Book Arts Exhibition

2018-2019 Event Calendar

Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts 10th Anniversary All Year Long


Exhibition: October 5- November 29, 2018

The KCC’83 CBA Collection of Artist’s Books

6th floor, Glickman Family Library

Free and Open to the Public

Samli & Cheese Book & Seeking Harmony Book
Left: Salami and Cheese Sandwich, Lin Lisberger
Right: Seeking Harmony, Collaborative book created by the KCC'83 Center for Book Arts Critique Group


Lecture: Friday, October 12, 4:00 PM

Building A Sustainable Visual Art Practice presented by Andrea Dezsö,

University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library

Andrea Dezso Tunnel Book

Workshop: Saturday, October 13th 10-4

Tunnel Books with Andrea Dezsö

$125, register on line at usm.maine.edu/bookarts or call (207) 780-5900

424 Luther Bonney Hall


Lecture: Thursday, October 25, 7:00 PM

Book Art from the Inside Out: Thinking about concept

Kathleen Walkup, Lovelace Family Endowed Chair in Book Art at Mills College

University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library

Kathleen Walkup 4 views of Ireland

 Kathleen Walkup Bio:  Kathleen Walkup holds the inaugural Lovelace Family Chair in Book Art at Mills College, where she directs the Book Art Program and teaches typography and letterpress printing, artists’ bookmaking and a graduate seminar on the material book. Additional teaching includes California Rare Book School and several academic institutions in the US and Europe. Her research interests focus on the history of women in printing and conceptual practice in artists’ books. In 2017 she gave the joint Lieberman/Mitchell Lecture at University of Iowa’s Center for the Book. Essays include Books in New Language and LA Bound: Artists’ Books at Otis College of Art & Design. In 2020 she will curate an exhibition of women and artists’ books at San Francisco Center for the Book. She is a co-founder of College Book Art Association and is currently a trustee and Chair of the Publications Committee at the Book Club of California. In the summer she writes a seasonal blog, New Irish Journal.

Photo of Kathleen Walkup

Kathleen Walkup - Photo by Lisa Baskin


Workshop: November 10, Saturday

The Pope Book Arts Prize for High School Students

Storytelling with the Accordion Book with Angel Simoneau

Luther Bonney 424

Angel Simoneau's Book


Exhibition: Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts: the work of Nancy Ruth Leavitt

January 28-April 30, 2019

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


Lecture: Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 PM

Two Maine Artists: Colleen Kinsella and Carrie Scanga

Each of these artists will give a presentation about their work

University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library


Workshop: March 30, 2019

The Pope Book Arts Prize for High School Students

Fun and Funky Book Forms! with Jill Osgood

Luther Bonney Hall 424

Jill Osgood Bio:  Jill Osgood was born in a small New Hampshire town in 1960. Growing up in the woods of New England, her parents instilled within her a sense of wonderment and respect for the natural world that has guided her perspective as a human being and defined her work as an artist.

In 1980 she moved to Portland, Maine to attend art school. She has lived and worked in Portland ever since, continuing to make art and growing deeper roots in Maine.  After 39 years, this past spring she received her BFA with honors from the University of Southern Maine with a concentration in painting and a minor in book arts.

A Land Grim & Wild by Jill Osgood

 Image Above: A Land Grim and Wild, Jill Osgood '17


Lecture and Exhibition Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 4:00 PM

An Interview with the Artist: Nancy Ruth Leavitt

conducted by Priscilla Juvelis, owner of Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books

University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library


Book Arts Bazaar: Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10 AM-3 PM

Book Arts Bazaar

A festival with BookArtists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book.  Free and Open to the Public

Wishcamper Center

Art Dept. at Book Arts Bazaar


Workshop: Saturday, April 27, from 9 AM-4 PM, 424 Luther Bonney Hall

Paper Marbling with Dan and Regina St. John, Chena River Marblers

$125, register on line at usm.maine.edu/bookarts or call (207) 780-5900

Paper Marbeling by Chena River




Pope-Cheney Art Studio Wishcamper Center

Book Arts Exhibition Schedule


September – November 2018

Paper Birthday Party Hats by Book Artists

USM Book Arts Students Celebrate with Party Hats


December 2018- February 2019

USM students and alums- Pop-Up Birthday Cards and Books created by USM alumnae/alumni


March-May 2019

KCC’83 Critique Group 


June-August 2019

Birthday Cards from Friends from of KCC’83 CBA



For more information please contact Rebecca Goodale, Program Coordinator

at (207) 228-8014 or goodale@maine.edu


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Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

Richard Ovenden, Rebecca Goodal, Kate Cheney Chappel

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