SAN DIEGO BOOK ARTS “Shelter in Place”
July 9 – August 26, 2022
Reception: Sat. July 9 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Members of San Diego Book Arts explore the detail and the design of handmade books during “Shelter in Place” an exhibition showcasing artworks created during a Collaborative Mail Art Project that marked the beginning of the Covid shutdown. Handmade books in all forms will be on display during the exhibition. The exhibition which takes place during the “Summer Literacy” program features Saturday bookmaking classes at the museum and at the Bonita Sunnyside Library.
Al Rodrigues, Andrea Factor , Ann Schwawrtzwald, Barbara Ruys, Bonnie Bayham, Carol Harter, Charlotte Carpentier, Chris Kramer, Christina Larkin,
Consuelo Woodhead, Dawn Gasca, Debbie Gerrish, Denise Stephenson, Doria Goocher, Eva-Lynn Diesenhaus, Gina Pisello , Gretchen Hiegel,
Helen Shafer Garcia, Jade Quek, Jane LaFazio, Janis Reeser, Jie Tian, Jim Stiven , Judith Christensen, Julie Hocking
Karen Koykka Oneal, Katherine Bower, Kathy Askin, Krista Neis, Lauraine Clark, Laurel Moorhead, Leslie Snowden, Linda Bussell, Lisa Hartman,
Maria Rebelo, Mary Stefanki Davis, Maureen Ceccarelli, Melinda Rausch, Pam Marrett, Paula Jones Leman, Renée Richetts, Renee Rogers,
Rosemary Rae, Sharon McGill, Susan Longerot, Terrilynn Quick, Wendy Telford
About the Shelter in Place Book Exchange
The Shelter in Place (SIP) artist book exchange was organized by San Diego Book Arts (SDBA) in response to the isolation felt by many artists during the COVID generated quarantines and social distancing in 2020. The organization’s goal was to bring members together via their art, in a time when they could not be
together in person, and when Zoom meetings were just not enough. Participating artists agreed to create at least 3 original artist’s books, each no larger than 3” X3” when closed, and to exchange them with members of their assigned SIP group. SDBA kept track of which members were in each group, and set exchange deadlines. Fast forward to 2021: The 214 books are completed and have been shared by the 59 participating SDBA members.
Enjoy a Summer of Fun!
Bookmaking Workshops at the Museum and Bonita-Sunnyside Library
8/6 All Ages = Candy Bar Mini Books
with Renée Richetts
Use you favorite wrapper (and eat chocolate) during this fun workshop.
11am at the museum
Thank You to Summer Literacy partners: San Diego Book Arts, San Diego Libros, Bonita Sunnyside Library and Sibyl Rubottom at the Athenaeum print shop
About San Diego Book Arts
San Diego Book Arts was established in 1996. The
organization is open to anyone interested in the art of the
book, and serves as an educational and creative resource
for the community.
Each year SDBA typically sponsors free public lectures,
workshops from internationally recognized artists along with
free public lectures. SDBA also provides community classes
to the public through libraries. During the worst of the
pandemic, SDBA classes converted to using Zoom. The
organization has looked forward to the return of in-person
SDBA has been fortunate in receiving enthusiastic support
and recognition from local and national institutions,
including the University of California, San Diego, the
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, San Diego State
University, the San Diego Public Library, the Japanese
Friendship Garden in Balboa Park, The Women's Museum of
California, Francis Parker School, Bonita Museum and
Cultural Center, and the Durango Arts Center in Colorado.
This generous cooperation has enabled SDBA to present a
number of quality exhibitions over the years.