Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

Monthly Meeting (PB) Holiday Card Demo with Doria Goocher

The multi-talented Doria Goocher has offered to give us a taste of her card making skills. At this meeting students will learn the basics of how to design a unique and original Holiday greeting card. Hopefully this will whet your appetite for the more detailed card making that will be offered in her two day December Card Making workshop.

RSVP Required to save your spot for this free demo and to get the suggested materials list. Card making limited to 8 participants, but anyone can attend and watch.

Please RSVP to moorheadL@gmail.com to save your spot.

Note: The Monthly Meeting in October is canceled.

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This program is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the San Diego Public Library. The Library is not responsible for the information presented in this program.

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Potluck

Come and enjoy the great company!  

We have not had a potluck for awhile. So now, with the holidays coming, it’s a good time to get together again! For the first time, we have invited a few SDBA teachers (listed below) to sell their work at our potluck:

Bhavna Mehta
Al & Josie Rodríguez
Doria Goocher
Jane LaFazio
and Pietro Accardi (marbling instructor) 
RSVP by clicking the link

Full address and information will be provided upon RSVP. 

Please plan on bringing a dish to share - appetizer, salad, side dish, entree or dessert, for 6-8 people.

Note: We hope to be able to rotate through the membership to give all members this type of exposure at future events.

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Oct
3
7:00 AM07:00

NEW! Bus Tour to Getty Book Arts Exhibit

We are off to the Getty to view the exhibition Artists and Their Books/Books and Their Artists!

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This is a SDBA member initiated/organized activity and is open to anyone, both members and non-members.

Our luxury bus will depart PROMPTLY at 7:00 a.m. from Balboa Park, and PROMPTLY at 7:30 a.m. from the La Costa exit off Interstate 5.   We will be returning to the San Diego area by 7 pm. Specifics of parking and bus take off site will be provided to those signing up.

We will have a docent-led tour of the book arts exhibit, with time for lunch and to see other shows at the Getty. Joining us on the tour will be book artist Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli!

Registration terms:
Register and pay through this page. Lunch is not included.
Reservations and payment deadline is 8/31/18.

Payment is non-refundable.  Trading or exchanging reservations is recommended should your plans change.

We have only 35 spots and an early commitment date, so check out the Getty website to preview this exciting show, and register early.

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Sep
19
4:00 PM16:00

Monthly Meeting (PB) - Make a Name Tag

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Open to All - Members and Non-Members

Are you tired of wearing those sticky label name tags at our events? Do you want to show your unique artistic abilities wherever you go? Do you just like to do fun and easy projects?
Come to this meeting and play with stencils, stamps, cut paper, collage, or whatever makes you happy.  We’ll have basic supplies and tools on hand, along with a laminator to preserve your masterpiece for posterity. Please bring any materials and tools that you would like to work with or to share.

Please RSVP to moorheadL@gmail.com to save your spot.

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

Cardiff Library CAP Exhibit

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The SDBA CAP Project “Postmark San Diego” is on exhibit at the Cardiff Library the month of September. This unique opportunity was secured by member Jim Stiven. 

Due to the size of the space, a glass enclosed bookcase near the side entrance, we are limited to the number of books that can be displayed. As a result, books were selected solely on the geographic location of the artist’s residence in North County. 

All 29 postcards and 9 of the books are displayed. The members whose books included in the exhibit are:

Karen Berry                             Yara Bertran
Linda Faulkner                        Helen Shafer Garcia              
Nancy Kazanjian                     Gina Pisello                            
Janis Reeser                            Jim Stiven
Kathleen Stiven

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Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

TwainFest!

Twainfest is a FREE celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th century. Great fun for all ages with puppets/games/music/costumes, and listening to the stories by our great authors.

Last year SDBA provided “Basic Accordion Book Making." A very popular table, we were able to help 70-80 children (mostly) & adults create their first book! 

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Aug
8
4:00 PM16:00

North County Meeting - Make a Name Tag

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Are you tired of wearing those sticky label name tags at our events? Do you want to show your unique artistic abilities wherever you go? Do you just like to do fun and easy projects?
Come to this meeting and play with stencils, stamps, cut paper, collage, or whatever makes you happy.  We’ll have basic supplies and tools on hand, along with a laminator to preserve your masterpiece for posterity. Please bring any materials and tools that you would like to work with or to share.

Please RSVP to moorheadL@gmail.com to save your spot.

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Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

POSTMARK, SAN DIEGO Reception and Show

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Collection of 29 postcards created, mailed and recreated into artist books by members of San Diego Book Arts
Celebrating art, creativity, book making and San Diego!

Exhibition: Mesa College Art Gallery July 16 – August 3, 2018
Opening Reception:  Thursday, July 19, 2018 5pm - 8pm

(See Exhibits page for details)

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Jul
18
4:00 PM16:00

Monthly Meeting-Margit Smith on The Medieval Girdle Books (Free, Open to Public)

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It is a special thrill to handle and examine books spanning the early 14th to the late 16th centuries, to feel, touch, smell, listen to their history, and to realize that our current desire for instant access to information can be traced to these objects. Girdle books were always with the owner and could be used without being removed from the belt. 

Margit will explain her initial fascination with the girdle book format and how she came to dedicate fourteen years to exploring its history, construction, use, and symbolism. She will share two girdle books she made herself, as examples of the two types that remain from the Middle Ages.

The extreme rarity of the girdle book, often not recognized even by people who deal with rare books, prompted her decision to document and describe the known twenty-six girdle books still in libraries, museums and private collections. Margit received permission to examine them all. They are located in nine European countries and three libraries in the US, and she was able to take photographs in most cases. 

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Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Josie Rodriguez Studio Tour and Introduction to Encaustic (Free, RSVP Required)

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Josie will lead a 2 hour walk and talk through her home studios. It will start with her inside studio where her encaustic work is hung, with an explanation of how the work was created and what inspired it. You will then visit her dedicated encaustic studio where Josie will show the equipment and tools used in encaustic art. The final point of the tour will include a short demo of the encaustic process. 

Don’t miss this special opportunity to see an artist studio, learn how it evolved and how she uses it for her unique art.  

(Also see information on encaustic workshop here.)

RSVP required by July 9th to moorheadL@gmail.com  Space is limited to 10 participants

 

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Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Bhavna Mehta - Artist Lecture (Free, Open to Public)

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Bhavna Mehta works with paper – cutting and embroidering it to tell stories that combine figurative imagery with botanical motifs, text and shadows. Using paper as skin and thread to connect and mend, using cutting and sewing to talk about exposing and hiding, she makes work about relating and remembering.

Mehta has exhibited widely in San Diego and Southern California. She is the recipient of the Artists Activating Communities grant from the California Arts Council (2017) and the Creative Catalyst grant from The San Diego Foundation (2015). She has won multiple awards in juried shows and she was one of the San Diego Art Prize emerging artist winners.

She collaborates with artists making public art, using paper as a design medium. She has engineering degrees from both India and US and worked as a software engineer for many years before turning to art.

Mehta teaches paper cutting and sculpture at UCSD Extension, Penland School of Craft, San Diego Book Arts and in varied avenues around San Diego County.

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