Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

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Pope-Cheney Art Studio

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.

Exhibition Schedule

Book Arts Studnets Celebrate with Party Hats

Starting in September the Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

will Celebrate its 10th Anniversary All Year Long


September – November 2018

Paper Birthday Party Hats by Book Artists

Birthday Cake HAt


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 

The Critique Group at the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts consists of artists who are bound together by their passion for making artists’ books. All members have taken classes in the Book Arts program at USM or attended workshops at the USM KCC’83CBA. Working in a variety of media, book structures, and a broad range of subject matter, we meet once a month in the Pope-Cheney Art Studio at USM’s Wishcamper Center for constructive feedback, insightful questions, and informative discussions about our books – both completed books and those in progress. Our work is on display at the Pope/Cheney studio in the Wishcamper Center during March, April and May.

In addition, we support, promote, and raise awareness for the KCC’83CBA  in the Portland community and beyond by attending lectures, workshops, and exhibitions. For the past four years we have created an annual collaborative artists’ book that is raffled at the Book Arts Bazaar to raise funds for educational programming. We have also donated two of these books to the Special Collections at Glickman Library.


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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Happy Birthday Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts!

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