Fundraiser for Bob Blesse

Founding member of CBAA, Bob Blesse lost almost all his worldly possessions when the Blesse Family House, where he was living, was totally destroyed by fire. He was literally left with only the clothes on his back. We are establishing this fundraiser to him in acquire clothes and other essential things he lost.

Your help would be greatly appreciated no matter what amount you can afford to donate. Many thanks!

Check back for the next Book Arts Series presentation! Coming Soon.

2023 CBAA Virtual Symposium: June 2–3

Lessons from Lockdown: Rethinking Book Art Education

The 2023 CBAA virtual symposium encourages members to share experiences and resources from their online adaptations to book art education over the past few years. The pandemic forced radical rethinking about curriculum, participant engagement and methods of delivery. This led to rapid developments in the way book art is taught, learned, and experienced.

Call for Proposals

Symposium Schedule

Keynote Speakers

CBAA Change of Date for Conferences/Meetings/Symposiums

“To enjoy warmer weather together and avoid scheduling conflicts amongst organizations, CBAA will convene all future symposia, meetings and conferences in early June. We hope this change from our traditional gatherings in early January will make travel easier and the holiday season longer for our members. Please reach out to with any questions about the change.”

Save the Dates:

June 2–3, 2023: Virtual Symposium “Lessons from Lockdown: Rethinking Book Art Education” 

June 7–8, 2024: In-Person Meeting & Members Exhibition at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida 

June 2025: In-Person Conference at University of Wisconsin, Madison 

CBAA Name Update


We are pleased to announce that the College Book Art Association will be renamed CBAA. CBAA’s brand identity and website will be updated shortly to reflect this name change. We will continue to support Book Art initiatives in academia while expanding our support to all book artists. This change will allow us to be more inclusive and fully represent the community we serve. 

We hope you have been enjoying the Book Art Lecture Series that started via Zoom in September 2022. Our next presentation will be on Saturday, December 10 th at 1 PM EST with Hinda Mandell. Registration Link: Stay tuned for additional programming in the new year to keep your book art passion going strong.

Thank you for supporting CBAA and Happy Holidays!


Sarah Matthews


President of CBAA


Please see the CBAA Event Calendar for a full list of postings.



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