Calendar

Here is a list of all past events that took place. All events were free unless otherwise noted.

October

Conceptually Bound 2: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books

  • Through Thursday, October 24, M-F 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition of the work of 30 Book Artists at the Coyote Gallery in the Butte College Library at 3536 Butte Campus Drive in Oroville, CA.

Poets Pulling Prints

  • Friday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
  • Join the San Francisco Center for the Book for readings by two renowned local poets and activists, Nancy Boutilier and Jewelle Gomez. A free event, Poets Pulling Prints is an ongoing Center series celebrating poetry aloud and in print, funded in part by Poets & Writers. Signed letterpress broadsides will be available. The SFCB is located at 300 De Haro Street in San Francisco.

Revealing the Mysteries: The Development of the Artist’s Book in the Bay Area

  • Through Wednesday, January 15, M-F 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • This exhibition pays homage to the development of book arts in the Bay Area over the past half century. In that time, vibrant and unexpected developments have taken the book in new directions. From Kenneth Patchen to Mark Head, the exhibition will highlight important works that, to paraphrase Lou Welch, “Reveal the Mysteries.” Influential, exemplary and remarkable, these books chart the course of the still emerging genre of the artist’s book. At the San Francisco Center for the Book, located at 300 De Haro Street in San Francisco.

November

Peninsula Open Studios

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Peninsula Open Studios offers self-guided tours to visit artists at sites throughout San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. Catalogs will be available soon. Check out the website for updates.

BUG: Book Arts Users Group

  • Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
  • BUG is an informal salon led by Howard Munson on the first Tuesday of each month, for sharing ideas and resources. At BUG you can meet other book artists, show off your latest work, brainstorm solutions for problems, swap materials and form study groups. BUG takes place at the San Francisco Center for the Book at 300 DeHaro Street in San Francisco.

Hand Bookbinders of California 30th Annual Exhibition: Opening Reception

  • Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • The 30th anniversary exhibition of the Hand Bookbinders of California will showcase the work of amateur as well as internationally recognized bookbinders. At the Skylight Gallery in the San Francisco Public Library.

Bay Area Book Artists (BABA) monthly critique group meeting

  • Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit BABA for information on joining this organization for book artists in the South Bay.

Unmeanings: Photo, Word, Image and Text – Opening Reception

  • Saturday, November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Opening reception for an exhibition by book artist and photographer Julia Bradshaw. At the Serra House, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, at 556 Salvatierra Walk on the Stanford University campus. As the location is not public, this will be your only chance to view the exhibition.

Peninsula Open Studios

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 9 & 10, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Peninsula Open Studios offers self-guided tours to visit artists at sites throughout San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. Catalogs will be available soon. Check out the website for updates.

M.A.Z.E. (2nd Annual Media Alliance Zine Expo and Book Arts Fair)

  • Sunday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Media Alliance, in collaboration with Modern Times Bookstore and Artists’ Television Access, is proud to present MAZE 2002, our second annual Zine Expo and Book Arts Fair. The expo will feature exhibition tables for self-published comic artists, zinesters, and book artists along with panels and author readings. Tables will be set up at Artists’ Television Access to exhibit, buy, sell, and trade self-published wares. Panels and readings will take place down the street at Modern Times Bookstore. MAZE 2002 aims to create greater communication and community between many different producers of independent media and artists, as well as help people share skills and information related to zines and zine culture.

Peninsula Open Studios

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Peninsula Open Studios offers self-guided tours to visit artists at sites throughout San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. Catalogs will be available soon. Check out the website for updates.

Holiday Studio Sale

  • Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Featuring the work of Book Artist Peng-Peng Weng and Paper Maker Lynn Marsh, as well as three ceramicists. Takes place at Jan Schachter’s Studio at 190 Golden Hills Drive in Portola Valley.

Revealing the Mysteries: The Development of the Artist’s Book in the Bay Area

  • Through Wednesday, January 15, M-F 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • This exhibition pays homage to the development of book arts in the Bay Area over the past half century. In that time, vibrant and unexpected developments have taken the book in new directions. From Kenneth Patchen to Mark Head, the exhibition will highlight important works that, to paraphrase Lou Welch, “Reveal the Mysteries.” Influential, exemplary and remarkable, these books chart the course of the still emerging genre of the artist’s book. At the San Francisco Center for the Book, located at 300 De Haro Street in San Francisco.

Hand Bookbinders of California 30th Annual Exhibition

  • Through Friday, January 3
  • The 30th anniversary exhibition of the Hand Bookbinders of California will showcase the work of amateur as well as internationally recognized bookbinders. At the Skylight Gallery in the San Francisco Public Library.

December

BUG: Book Arts Users Group

  • Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.
  • BUG is an informal salon led by Howard Munson on the first Tuesday of each month, for sharing ideas and resources. At BUG you can meet other book artists, show off your latest work, brainstorm solutions for problems, swap materials and form study groups. BUG takes place at the San Francisco Center for the Book at 300 DeHaro Street in San Francisco.

Bay Area Book Artists (BABA) monthly membership meeting

  • Thursday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit BABA for information on joining this organization for book artists in the South Bay.

Revealing the Mysteries: The Development of the Artist’s Book in the Bay Area

  • Through Wednesday, January 15, M-F 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • This exhibition pays homage to the development of book arts in the Bay Area over the past half century. In that time, vibrant and unexpected developments have taken the book in new directions. From Kenneth Patchen to Mark Head, the exhibition will highlight important works that, to paraphrase Lou Welch, “Reveal the Mysteries.” Influential, exemplary and remarkable, these books chart the course of the still emerging genre of the artist’s book. At the San Francisco Center for the Book, located at 300 De Haro Street in San Francisco.

Hand Bookbinders of California 30th Annual Exhibition

  • Through Friday, January 3
  • The 30th anniversary exhibition of the Hand Bookbinders of California will showcase the work of amateur as well as internationally recognized bookbinders. At the Skylight Gallery in the San Francisco Public Library.

January

Hand Bookbinders of California 30th Annual Exhibition

  • Through Friday, January 3
  • The 30th anniversary exhibition of the Hand Bookbinders of California will showcase the work of amateur as well as internationally recognized bookbinders. At the Skylight Gallery in the San Francisco Public Library.

Revealing the Mysteries: The Development of the Artist’s Book in the Bay Area

  • Through Wednesday, January 15, M-F 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • This exhibition pays homage to the development of book arts in the Bay Area over the past half century. In that time, vibrant and unexpected developments have taken the book in new directions. From Kenneth Patchen to Mark Head, the exhibition will highlight important works that, to paraphrase Lou Welch, “Reveal the Mysteries.” Influential, exemplary and remarkable, these books chart the course of the still emerging genre of the artist’s book. At the San Francisco Center for the Book, located at 300 De Haro Street in San Francisco.

February

36th California International Antiquarian Book Fair Preview

  • Friday, February 7, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • The Antiquarian Book Fair will take place at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center at 835 Eighth Street.

36th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

  • Saturday, February 8, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • The Antiquarian Book Fair will take place at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center at 835 Eighth Street.

36th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

  • Sunday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • The Antiquarian Book Fair will take place at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center at 835 Eighth Street.