Focus on Book Arts is a group of book artists dedicated to making educational experiences available. The five day conference of workshops is taught by the very best in the fields of bookbinding, printing, decorating papers, paper making, book design and publishing.
Washi Arts will be part of the trade show at Focus on Book Arts on Friday June 23 from 5:00 – 9:00 and Saturday, June 24th from8:00am – 2:00pm. If you are in the area, please plan to visit and see a great selection of paper, tools and supplies, as well as visiting the other exhibiting vendors. The trade show is open to the public and the best time to visit is Saturday when workshops are in session (avoid lunchtime and morning breaktime.
The first Oregon Book Arts Guild "Focus on Book Arts" conference was held in 1993 and is held bi-annually in odd numbered years. Over 200 people from around the world attend five days of workshops alon with the Trade Show, Artists' Shop, Keynote Speaker and Faculty / Staff exhibit and several evening receptions. It is an opportunity for networking and learning new skills in the various areas of book arts. Focus on Book Arts in fully managed by an all-volunteer staff.
This year, there are twenty-two instructors offering thirty-six workshops. For more information visit the website at www.focusonbookarts.org