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

    • 20 May 2021
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    • 12 Aug 2021
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    • Bayfield, WI

    We invite you to join internationally recognized artist and educator, Susan kae Grant for Mapping the Unconscious: Zen and the Art of Bookmaking, August 8-12, 2021 at Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, WI.

    Only a handful of spaces are available. To learn more and register, visit:

    This retreat is about the study of bookmaking as an art form, using dreams and memories to inform the content of your own unique book.

    Open to participants working in every medium. All content can be used to create your book during this retreat, however the focus will be on investigating dreams and memory as content. 

    Through hands-on experience students learn significant methodologies for designing and creating hand made books that successfully balance form and content by using symbolism and intuition.

    Wild Rice Retreat is a modern retreat destination on the shores of Lake Superior.  The center was designed to support the development of mind, body and spirit.  With carefully crafted and locally sourced meals, daily yoga, beautiful trials and exquisitely designed on-site lodging, this is the perfect spot to work with Susan kae Grant and create your very own artist book. 

    • 20 May 2021
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    • 03 Oct 2021
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    • Denver, CO

    The Movable Book Society hosts TWO artist book contests at its biennial conference.
    Did you recently make a pop-up/movable book that wants a little exposure? Read on!

    Emerging Paper Engineer Prize. This honor recognizes excellence in paper engineering among undergraduate and/or graduate students worldwide. Click here for more information and to download a submission form for the 2021 prize.

    Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books. This prize honors the best pop-up/movable artist book created in the past three years. Click here for more information and to download a submission form for the 2021 prize.

    And if you're into pop-up/movable books, we'd love for you to join us this fall—either live or virtually—for our 2021 conference in Denver. Our keynote speaker will be the brilliant scholar of the historical movable, Suzanne Karr Schmidt. Conference scholarships are available.

    • 03 Aug 2021
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    • 06 Aug 2021
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    Presented by the Book Arts Program, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

    The Naked Book | Chris McAfee

    August 3 & 5
    Tuesday & Thursday, 4–6:30 pm, MDT
    $100, materials kit & shipping included
    (an additional $25 will be billed for international shipping)
    Online instruction via Zoom. Participants receive link and materials kit prior to the workshop. In order to ensure time for shipping of materials kits, participants should register a minimum of two weeks prior to the series/session.
    Turn a hardbound book into an artist’s canvas! Make a cover for a pre-sewn text block and finish it – not with cloth, paper, or leather – but with acrylic modeling paste. Then texture, scribe, and wax the covers to create a personal design. While spinning traditional techniques into innovative processes, investigate how bookbinding materials react to moisture and how to counteract related problems.

    • 03 Aug 2021
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    • 04 Aug 2021
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    Openings: Studies in Book Art, the journal of the College Book Art Association is announcing a Meeting of Interest on August 3rd at 2:00 PM (MST) for members that are interested in serving as Genre Editors for Openings journal.

    Meeting of Interest for those interested in being Genre Editors.

    Openings: Studies in Book Art

    August 3rd at 2:00 PM (MST),

    Genre Editors are volunteer positions that are responsible for making contacts with scholars, publishers, authors, and artists in order to locate content and sheppard it through the publishing process of Openings journal.

    We are seeking Genre Editor’s for the following areas:

    Exhibition Reviews Genre Editor: Openings looks forward to publishing exhibition reviews from all over the world, and the US to keep members informed.

    Studio Praxis Genre Editor: Openings is looking for the perspectives on artists in their workshops, ateliers and talleres.

     Student Perspectives Genre Editor: There are so many students that create a vast number of new works and have a significant number of new ideas it  would be fantastically informative to have a graduate student or two seek out and share the perspectives of other students at their own and other institutions.

    Academic Peer Reviewed Articles Genre Editor: Openings is always looking for the latest scholarly and critical theory articles on book arts.  

    All Genre Editors will seek out new perspectives, global perspectives, in order to present a more ample and diversified panorama of the book arts.  This is a great opportunity to give service in CBAA and build your own personal network.

    Below: description of Genre Editor position:

    Genre Editors

    Book Reviews

    Exhibition Reviews

    Art and Other Features

    Peer Reviewed Articles

    Et al.

    Appointment and Term (per genre): The Genre Editor position is a volunteer position, nominated by the Editor in consultation with the Publications Committee and Editorial Board and appointed for a three-year, renewable term by the CBAA Board.

    Functions: The Genre Editor is responsible for making contacts with scholars, publishers, authors, and artists so that appropriate content is published in the journal, for assigning books to specific reviewers (book review editor), for accepting the drafts of content, and for working with those scholars, publishers, authors, and artist to bring their work to completion. The Genre Editor should review the Submissions Guideline Document annually to ensure that the published content continues to support the mission and scope of the journal and the CBAA.

    Time commitment: The Genre Editor commits the time necessary to be in contact with scholars, publishers, authors, and artists, and the Editor so as to develop a steady stream of high-quality, relevant content for publication. The Genre Editor consults regularly with the Editor and the Editorial Board about content and processes.

    Structure: In order to understand the broad interests of the Association, the Genre Editor should be a CBAA member, preferably one who is professionally active, who regularly attends CBAA meetings, and who regularly attends meetings and conferences hosted by other relevant organizations.

    Regarding journal content, the Genre Editors:

    ▪ advise contributors about the results of peer review and about any necessary revisions;

    ▪ communicate with contributors regarding deadlines and publication;

    ▪ Genre Editors are first pass of proofreading;

    ▪ facilitate the writing of articles when applicable.

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