CBAA Event+Opportunities Calendar

This calendar includes CBAA Events+Opportunities, Other Events, Workshops, Calls for Entry, and Openings. To submit a listing to this page, please email There is no charge for listings, which will be updated within a week of submission. If possible, please include a .jpg of a logo or image to be included in the listing.

Upcoming events

19 Sep 2019 2:30 PM • Scripps College
04 Oct 2019 • The Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
18 Oct 2019 • Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming events

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 2:30 PM
    • Scripps College


    Goudy Lecture on Book Arts

    Stephanie Sauer
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Hampton Room, Scripps College campus

    Murals, textiles, protest posters, diaries, zines, oral traditions, and cordel literature share a publishing history that rests outside of the mainstream, yet continue to influence book arts and independent publishers today. Stephanie Sauer discusses her interdisciplinary text-based practice in the context of systemic silencing and the dynamic print cultures that have emerged in its wake throughout the Americas.

    Stephanie Sauer is an interdisciplinary book artist, publisher, and the author of Almonds Are Members of the Peach Family(winner of the Noemi Book Prize for Prose) and The Accidental Archives of the Royal Chicano Air Force (University of Texas Press). Her work has been exhibited at the De Young Museum, NYC’s Center for Book Arts, and the National Library of Baghdad. She currently serves as a lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute, founding editor of Copilot Press, and as managing editor of A Bolha Editora in Brazil.

    • 04 Oct 2019
    • 05 Oct 2019
    • The Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

    Making the Rounds, Daredevil Style
    Jessica Spring

    The Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library,
    University of Utah

    October 4 & 5
    Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Join type aficionado and daredevil printer Jessica Spring for two fantastical days of play at the press! With death-defying skill and precision, Jessica walks the tightrope of letterpress lock-up mastery. With the aid of circular and angle quads, tools from art supply and hardware stores, and daredevil furniture (laser-cut furniture designed to compose type in circles, curves, and angles), the class becomes part of balancing act. Participants design thaumatropes and volvelles that tease the eye and tickle every fancy. Accept the challenge to move beyond straight lines and right angles, reach extraordinary new heights on the press, and leave with a set of circular paper toys to delight people of all ages!

    Registration link:

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 19 Oct 2019
    • Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), Minneapolis, MN

    Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks submissions for the upcoming event, New Editions in MCBA’s Main Gallery on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019.

    MCBA is a visual arts nonprofit organization that supports creative expression through traditional and contemporary book arts, including papermaking, bookbinding, and letterpress printing. MCBA’s philosophy and artistic vision challenges its artist community to think beyond the traditional notion of the “book.” Today, books can be bound and unbound, fabricated into sculptures, interpreted as metaphor, experienced as installation or performance, and interacted with virtually. What unites this varied work is a focus on the interdisciplinary expression of narrative.

    New Editions is an annual, two-day celebration of new artist book publications, featuring local and international artist books, photo books, chapbooks, zines, broadsides, and hand printed work. New Editions offers something for everyone, from seasoned collectors to new enthusiasts, with items listed at a variety of price points.

    Application and information can be found HERE.

    Application cycle open from June 24 - August 26, 2019.
    All applications are due August 26, 2019 at 11:59PM CST.

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • Los Angeles, CA

    11th Annual Los Angeles Printer’s Fair
    October 19–20

    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • Two Rivers, WI

    Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Wayzgoose
    November 8–10, 2019

    • 12 Nov 2019

    “May You Live in Interesting Times”
    A Book as Art Juried Exhibition

    The Northern Arizona University Art Museum announces a juried exhibition to be mounted in Spring of 2020. Open from February 4 until April 4, the exhibition, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will present new works conceived within the conceptual category of the Book as Art, including Altered Books. The Museum invites submissions on significant themes derived from the issues we face here and around the world, including, but not limited to, environmental challenges, politics, immigration, race, and nationalism.

    Our 2020 exhibition will embrace widely varying conceptions of the “book” created in an equally diverse range of media. The Museum is producing this event in the firm belief that, in the age of virtual media, there is still a profoundly powerful effect to be drawn from prolonged interaction with a physical artifact in a “screen-free” environment.

    • 02 Jan 2020
    • (CST)
    • 04 Jan 2020
    • (CST)
    • The Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
    • 224

    2020 College Book Art Association Conference - New Orleans
    January 2-4, 2020

    Conference Co-Hosts: Amelia Bird, Elizabeth Boyne, Jessica Peterson, Yuka Petz, Laura Richens, Sara White 

    To register, you must be a current CBAA member. Join or renew your membership  at

    Registration Rates:
    Regular Members $215 Early Bird / $265 General / $315 On-site

    Student Members $105 Early Bird / $135 General / $165 On-site

    Early Bird Registration: OPEN NOW through November 15, 2019
    General Registration: November 16 through December 1, 2019
    On-Site Registration: January 2-4, 2020 (opens online)

    A registration guide pdf is available.

    Questions about registration or the conference may be sent to

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