The College Book Art Association is excited to present Folium, CBAA’s first print portfolio/exchange to benefit the CBAA academic journal, Openings: Studies in Book Art. This peer-reviewed journal aims to energize artistic practice, stimulate study in the field of book art, and encourage profound and multifaceted thinking in this dynamic arena. By providing open online access to Openings, CBAA seeks to support diverse conversations
and an ongoing examination of the continually shifting role of the book in contemporary culture.
CBAA members receive a 10% discount through the end of February.
Please visit the Folium page for more information.
New CBAA Officers for 2017–2019
The Nominations + Membership Committee is pleased to announce our 2017–19 CBAA officers: Vice
President for Programming Kathleen O’Connell and Secretary Amy Lund. Both officers were recommended
by the Nominations Subcommittee in conversation with the President and Executive Vice President, then
voted on and approved by the board of directors.
Kathleen O’Connell—Vice President for Programming
Kathleen O’Connell was born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York. Her education includes studies in printmaking, book arts, sculpture, and drawing. She holds a BFA degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and MFA
degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After completing her studies, she traveled (Italy, Chile)
and held a series of art-related jobs and adjunct teaching positions in book arts and printmaking (New York, Vermont, Wisconsin, Oregon). In 2009, Kathleen moved to Lima, Peru, began a printmaking residency at the Taller 72 print shop, and later established the Libros Artísticos book arts studio and workshop space.
In 2012, Kathleen accepted an academic position and relocated to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she is
an Assistant Professor of Book Arts and Letterpress at Middle Tennessee State University, Education Abroad Program Leader, and member of the Board of Directors of the College Book Art Association. She continues
to make artwork, teach, and travel.
Amy Lund is currently serving a two-year term on the CBAA board as Student Representative. She sits
on the Communications Committee and acts as a liaison between Communications and Membership.
A recent graduate of the Oregon College of Art & Craft, Lund’s work utilizes the materials and skills
of her domestic life to transform both the ideas of home and book arts—making visible the beauty and
power of each. Lund works as a studio assistant for Barb Tetenbaum and Kathy Kuehn, and is making her
first (yet small) edition of books post-graduation. She's also busy researching graduate school options.