Board of Directors Election Information

In keeping with the CBAA board membership guidelines, the following 2 members have been elected by the current CBAA Board to fill the Student Board Membership openings: Kyle Holland and Steven Arenius.

Student Representative CBAA Board of Directors Members Bios

Kyle Holland:
Kyle Holland earned his BFA in printmaking from Memphis College of Art in 2012 and is currently an MFA candidate in Book Arts + Printmaking at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where he was awarded the Provost Teaching Fellowship. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked for two years as the Workshop & Paper Sales Coordinator at the Morgan Conservatory. His work has been exhibited internationally, including exhibitions at the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum; The Morgan Conservatory; The Center for Book Arts in New York City; Vanderbilt University; and the King St. Stephen Museum in Hungary. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, and UC Berkeley, among others. Holland was awarded the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts at The Center for Book Arts in 2012. His work is represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers and Abby Schoolman Books. Holland currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA where he continues his artistic practice in addition to teaching classes and workshops on papermaking and book arts throughout the United States. Additionally, he has taught as adjunct faculty at both Cleveland Institute of Art and The University of the Arts.

Steven Arenius:
Steven Arenius is currently pursuing an MFA at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, acting as the Graduate Assistant for VSW Press. He has maintained his own publishing practice for five years with The Panoptic Press, specializing in comics, zines, and other artist publications. He has received CBAA scholarships to attend workshops at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and The Morgan Conservatory and delivered a Student Lightning Round talk at the most recent CBAA Conference in Philadelphia.

The following current board members have also been re-elected to the CBAA Board: Ellen Knudson, Camden Richards, and Sarah Smith.

Re-elect CBAA Board of Directors Members Bios

Ellen Knudson:
Ellen Knudson is a book artist / designer producing handmade books under the imprint Crooked Letter Press. She is currently an Associate in Book Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She holds an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. Ellen has been a book artist for 19 years and a professional graphic designer for over 25 years including graphic design positions at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Detroit Institute of Arts. She has taught letterpress printing and Book Arts at The University of Florida, The University of Alabama, and graphic design at Mississippi State University and Wayne State University, as well as letterpress & book arts workshops around the country. Her work is in the collections of The Library of Congress (DC), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Yale University (CT) and many other national and international collections.

Camden Richards:
Camden M. Richards is a California-based designer and book artist. Her one-of-a-kind and small edition works have been included in local and national exhibitions, and are held in public/library and private collections. Camden holds a BA in English/Art History from Boston College, an AFA in Graphic Design and an MA in Art and the Book from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. In addition to creating work under Liminal Press + Bindery, she teaches printmaking workshops at local art studios and public schools; serves on the Board of Directors for the College Book Art Association; and volunteers for the CODEX Foundation. Previously she served as an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and worked in design and communications for various non profit organizations.

Sarah Smith:
Sarah Smith produces books and broadsides in the realm of nonsense and absurdity. Her work involves her writing and drawings and is often letterpress printed. She received her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking at University of the Arts in Philadelphia and currently manages the Book Arts Workshop at Dartmouth College, in Hanover NH. Sarah has taught letterpress printing, bookbinding, printmaking, and graphic design at Maryland Institute College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Endicott College, Simmons College and at Montserrat College of Art, where she helped create a letterpress printing studio and BFA concentration in Book Arts. While teaching, Sarah worked as a book conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, in Andover MA and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, PA.

Note: The board slate is made available to the membership for 30 days before being finalized.

CBAA Board Election Policy: The committee shall request from the membership by mail, email, or by publication in the newsletter, recommendations for nominations. They shall then select the required number of nominees. This preliminary slate shall be composed immediately following the October quarterly board meeting and published together with biographies and personal statements of the nominees. The membership may then make additional recommendations for directors to the nominating committee within thirty (30) days of the publication of the slate. The committee shall make up to four (4) additional nominations at the request of at least two (2) percent of the membership for any single nominee in descending numerical order above the minimum needed.

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