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2018-2020 CBAA OFFICERS //

The College Book Art Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following new 2018–20 officers:

Bridget Elmer, President 
Bridget Elmer is an artist living in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She is the co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA) and a founding member of Print St. Pete Community Letterpress. She publishes artists’ books under the imprint Flatbed Splendor. Bridget works as Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at Ringling College of Art and Design, where she also teaches as adjunct faculty. She received an MFA in the Book Arts and an MLIS from the University of Alabama, and has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Ox-Bow, Florida State University, and Colorado College. 

Matt Runkle, Executive Vice President 
Matt Runkle is a writer, cartoonist, book artist, and letterpress printer. His artist book, Catholics, is included in permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library, and the University of Iowa Libraries. Recent zines include (Great) Catholics no. 1, which adapts and evolves material from the artist book, and DISH!: In Defense of Vicious Gossip, featured in CBAA’s Rising Together Zine Archive. His fiction collection, The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales, was published in 2014 by Brooklyn Arts Press. He teaches workshops in letterpress, zines, comics, sequential collage, and other modes of writing for visual and material genres. 

Jessica Spring, Vice President for Membership 
Jessica Spring learned to set real metal type in 1989 and has been a letterpress printer ever since, most recently inventing Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves and angles. Her work at Springtide Press—artist books, broadsides and ephemera—is included in collections around the country and abroad. She collaborates on the Dead Feminists broadside series and is co-author of Dead Feminists: Historical Heroines in Living Color. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and teaches book arts at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. 

Tate Shaw, Treasurer 
Tate Shaw is an artist and writer living in Rochester, NY. He is the Director of Visual Studies Workshop (VSW), a nonprofit organization with a mission to support artists and critics working in photography, books, and moving images. He is an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Brockport where he directs the MFA in Visual Studies program at VSW. Shaw is co-founder of Preacher’s Biscuit Books, an occasional publisher of first time book artists, and his own book works are in international collections including the Tate Modern, London, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale Special Collections, the George Eastman Museum Library, amongst others. Cuneiform Press published a collection of Shaw’s essays on artists' books, Blurred Library, in 2017.

Upcoming Workshops at the University of Utah Book Arts Program
The Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies 2018
Connecticut River Valley Book Fest, Celebrating Book Culture in Western Massachusetts
2019 CBAA Bi-Annual Meeting: The Photographic Artists’ Book
CSU Summer Arts: Papermaking and Artist Books

Millsaps College Art Dept, Lewis Art Gallery
Galaudet Gallery Fine Art Gallery, Intl Juried Exhibit, Sense of Place: HERE
The Movable Book Society Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books
Matrices in Making, FDH & APHA 2018 Member’s Exhibition
The Art Institute of Chicago, Special Collections Manager
Fellowship Opportunity at the University of Nevada Reno
Bibliophoria V, International Juried Show



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