Featured Speakers and Organizations

Cabal + Cairo

www.cabalandcairo.com

At Cabal and Cairo Consulting we believe in the value of shared learning. We believe a collective approach to problem solving is needed in order for organizations to move forward in creating more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organizations. We partner with organizations to ensure that collective responsibility supports individual success. Our mission is to create strength in organizations to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion goals that are aligned with the organization's mission and brand.

Inclusion requires building collective trust, and collective trust takes commitment. It takes commitment to engage in the conversations, learning, and self-reflection that can make us uncomfortable and commitment to addressing our structures head on. At Cabal and Cairo we strive to create spaces where groups can give themselves amnesty to mess up, because we will, and humility to learn from our missteps because without it, trust is never possible.

Victoria Cabal she/ella series

Dr. Victoria Cabal has over ten years of experience in developing equity, diversity, and inclusion-centered strategies ranging from targeted programs to organizational planning. Through her balanced approach, Dr. Cabal manages collaborative relationships across leadership to develop and implement strategic initiatives, aligned with an organization’s mission and values. As a consultant, Dr. Cabal partners with individuals and organizations to provide Intercultural Development Inventory¬© assessments, feedback sessions, and development plans as a Qualified Administrator.

Currently, Dr. Cabal serves as Director of the Office for Student Inclusion and the First Ascent Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. With a focus on community building over competition, Dr. Cabal challenges the framing of diversity as market value and instead emphasizes the cultural value of diversity. In her position, she balances outcomes-driven expectations with community engagement to validate individuals’ cultural strength. Outside of the University of Utah, Dr. Cabal serves as Vice President of the Learner-Centered Educational organization, focused on providing funds for a wide range of breakthrough learning experiences with collaborative partners, design thinkers, scientists, and local communities, focusing on Creativity, Commitment to others, and Challenge. Dr. Cabal holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Utah, as well as B.A. in Communication, and M.Ed. in School Counseling from Loyola University Chicago.

Daniel Cairo he/el series

Dr. Daniel K. Cairo has over ten years experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an educator and organizational leader, Dr. Cairo has developed successful equity and inclusion programs known to deliver results. As an equity-minded consultant, Dr. Cairo can support organizations in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by offering professional development opportunities such as delivering educational workshops focused on personal and professional development, facilitate intergroup dialogues, and lead or offer guidance on strategic planning.

Dr. Cairo’s areas of expertise are race and gender in school and the workplace, microaggressions, social identity development, interpersonal violence, bystander intervention, and student success.

Dr. Cairo is 40-hour trained in sexual assault and domestic violence and 20-hour trained in battered abuse intervention. Additionally, Dr. is a trained facilitator in intergroup dialogue from the Michigan Institute on Intergroup Relations.

Dr. Cairo holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Utah on Higher Education Administration. He also holds a minor degree in Ethnic Studies, a Bachelor’s Mass Communication, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. He also holds a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently serves as the interim Dean of Students at Westminster College.

Center for Book Arts


www.centerforbookarts.org

Center for Book Arts (CBA) promotes explorations of artistic practices related to the book as art. CBA provides opportunities to artists, poets, and students through literary and visual arts public programs, exhibitions, classes, outreach projects, residencies, and an extensive permanent collection. Founded by Richard Minsky in 1974, CBA was the first nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States and has grown to both national and international prominence within the book arts community.

CBA is dedicated to making book arts accessible through a robust education program that provides students with access to the equipment, knowledge, and skills of book arts. Studios, galleries, and collections are located in New York and our offerings are further supplemented by online programs and workshops with attendees from over 60 countries.

In 2022, CBA will release the first issue of its new serial publication, Book Art Review, the aim of which is to expand critical discourse on book arts by publishing and supporting diverse voices in the field.

Corina Reynolds is the Executive Director of Center for Book Arts in New York City. At CBA, she focuses on connecting artists across distance and time through a diverse program of exhibitions, panels, conferences, and classes. Recently, she and two collaborators founded Book Art Review, a new serial publication that ventures to develop, diversify, and propel critical discourse in book arts.

Her passion for artist books has led her to curate exhibitions, organize conferences and panels, publish, and teach about book arts in the US and abroad. She has an MFA in textiles from Cranbrook Academy of Art and, in 2012, co-founded Small Editions—an artists’ book publisher and curatorial residency program in Brooklyn, NY that aims to expand access and knowledge of artist books. At Small Editions, Reynolds published over 30 books which can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Met, MoMA, and the Whitney.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts


www.mnbookarts.org

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) ignites artistic practice, inspires learning, and fosters diverse creative communities through the book arts. We envision a world in which creative expression through the book arts is accessible to all.

Since its founding in 1983, MCBA has been a leader in preserving and revitalizing letterpress printing, bookbinding, and hand papermaking on local and international levels, and expanding access to these disciplines to diverse audiences. Today, MCBA is the largest, most comprehensive center of its kind in the world, with 12,000 sq. ft. of studio, workshop, and gallery space in the Open Book building in downtown Minneapolis. MCBA offers youth and adult workshops, affordable studio access, exhibitions, artist consignment, residencies, fellowships, and special events that honor the myriad artistic and cultural traditions of the book. Equity is at the forefront of our 2020-2024 strategic framework as we advance strategies to ensure greater diversity and inclusion across our organization and throughout the field.

Elysa Voshell (she/her) is the Executive Director of Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). Since joining MCBA in 2019, Voshell has brought expertise and leadership in book arts programming, board development, strategic planning, finance, fundraising, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She has over two decades of experience working in visual arts organizations, museums, and educational institutions, most recently as the Associate Director and Gallery & Public Programs Director at Los-Angeles-based Venice Arts, where she organized over two dozen exhibitions and hundreds of public programs.

In addition to her nonprofit leadership work, Voshell is an artist, curator, and writer whose work encompasses book arts, printmaking, photography, and installation. Voshell holds an MA in Book Arts from University of the Arts London, and an MLA in Visual & Curatorial Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Voshell’s artist’s books are held in museum and library collections including the Getty Research Institute and the Tate.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center


www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center's mission is to create a collaborative community that fosters the artistic disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires local and international artists, elevates the local arts and small business scene, and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. Our core values include Artistic Excellence, Infrastructure for Artists, Hand-On Experiences, Grit, and Collaboration.

Gretchen Schermerhorn is currently the Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, an art center dedicated to the contemporary creation of hand printmaking, papermaking, and the art of the book, in Hyattsville, Maryland. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University, and since then has completed artist residencies at The Women's Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, California State University, and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Florida. Her prints, installations, and works on paper works have been exhibited around the country and internationally, and her work is part of several national collections. She has received individual artist awards from both the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She has taught workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Snow Farm-New England Craft, Women's Studio Workshop, and the University of North Texas and is currently teaches Printmaking and Book Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

Quarantine Public Library


www.quarantinepubliclibrary.com

Quarantine Public Library is a repository of one-page books made by artists, free for anyone to download, print and assemble—to keep or give away. Tracy Honn and Katie Garth launched the project in July 2020 in response to the loss of public space and institutional art access during the ongoing global health crisis. The site has connected new audiences across the world to books by more than 200 artists, writers, poets, and scholars. By provoking joyful interactions with printed artwork, QPL has worked to disrupt pervasive feelings of isolation during this pandemic.

Katie Garth is a print-based artist in Philadelphia. Her interdisciplinary work explores the mundane as a coping mechanism in a world of uncertainty, and often reflects her interests in language and independent publication. Garth received her MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she was Tracy Honn’s printing assistant at the Silver Buckle Press.

Garth has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post and Print Magazine. In 2021, she created Art Book Access Television, joined the Mid America Print Council board, and completed an apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. She is an adjunct faculty member at several Philadelphia-area universities, and manages the print shop at Princeton, where she is also a teaching assistant. www.katiegarth.com

Tracy Honn is a printing history educator, curator, and letterpress printer living in Madison Wisconsin. She is senior artist emerita from University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directed the Silver Buckle Press, a working museum of letterpress printing. Honn oversaw the transfer of the Silver Buckle Press collection to Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in 2016.

In 2020 she co-curated “Speaking of Book Arts; Oral Histories from UW-Madison” at the Chazen Museum of Art. The exhibition featured artists’ books from the Kohler Art Library with audio excerpts from book arts interviews conducted by UW Archives Oral History Program with book arts alum and instructors from UW.

Honn is president of the board of directors for Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

San Francisco Center for the Book


www.sfcb.org

San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) is a non-profit organization fostering the appreciation of bookbinding and letterpress printing, as well as the critical consideration of artists’ books as a medium of self-expression. SFCB provides a home for Bay Area book artists and a place where the wider community can discover the book in its many iterations.

Offering in-person and online workshops, SFCB provides learning opportunities at all levels: from introductory classes to advanced courses spanning the range of bookbinding and letterpress printing techniques. Past workshop highlights include topics such as traditional bookbinding methods, alternative printing techniques, and exploration of experimental book forms.

SFCB’s exhibition program presents 3-4 book arts related exhibitions per year, with a curatorial focus on work that challenges viewer assumptions about artists’ books. Additional public programming includes opening receptions, an annual publication party for SFCB’s Small Plates imprint, online artist talks, tours, and the popular online series “From the Bench” which features book artists, printers, and binders in their studios.

Jennie Hinchcliff (she/her) is the Exhibitions and Events Manager at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

From 2007 until 2014 she was an adjunct instructor in the Fine Art department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she taught bookbinding and artist book theory to undergraduate and graduate students. She has been involved in the artist book and correspondence art communities since 1996 as a creator, curator, and organizer.

In her role as Exhibitions and Events Manager at SFCB, Hinchcliff strives to build connections between book artists and the larger arts community. She believes artists’ books are a nearly perfect format for story sharing, a singular method of communicating in an increasingly fast-paced world.

Moderators


Beth Sheehan

is an artist currently living in Tuscaloosa, AL. She has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York and was also the Lead Binder/Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn. Sheehan teaches paper, print, and book workshops through organizations including the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH and The Center for Book Arts in New York, NY. She co-authored the book Bookforms: A Complete Guide to Designing and Crafting Hand-Bound Books, 2019. Her artwork investigates scientific ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory often through the mediums of papermaking, printmaking, and book art. Sheehan’s work has been exhibited internationally and is held in several public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library.


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