The mission of San Diego Book Arts is to serve as an educational and creative resource for the community and to advance the book as a vital contemporary art form.

About Us

San Diego Book Arts is open to everyone interested in the art of the book and serves as an educational and creative resource for the community.

San Diego Book Arts was established by a group of book artists in 1996 following a presentation to the Artists Guild of the San Diego Museum of Art, and it was designated a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 1999. Membership has grown to over 200 people in 4 countries, representing many different fields including artists, collectors, graphic designers, bookbinders, conservators, librarians, teachers, writers, and printmakers. For its members, SDBA publishes a monthly newsletter with local and national book arts information, mounts exhibitions, and offers teaching opportunities. It also brings members together through meetings, potlucks, collaborative projects, and outreach activities.


The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Current Committees include Governance, Membership, Workshops, Exhibitions, Community Education, and Monthly Meetings.  Volunteers are the energy, vision, and commitment that have kept San Diego Book Arts running for over 25 years. We are forever grateful for their contributions.

Board of Directors
July 2023

Karen Beery, Chair
Anne Holliday, Treasurer
Patsy Surette, Secretary
Julie Hocking
Nancy Kazanjian
Rosemary Rae
Susan Ahearn
Susan Bauguess

Committee Chairs

Denise Stephenson, Monthly Meetings Team Leader
Lisa Hartman, Community Education
Nancy Kazanjian, Workshops
Rosemary Rae, Exhibits