2023 Annual Members Project Rivanna Reconnaissance
As a result of profound climate change, newly revealed archaeological and paleontological finds are surfacing along the banks of the Rivanna River. We are creating a scientific field journal cataloging these incidences in a fictional case study. Lost treasures unearthed, lost landscapes exposed, lost life forms revealed or revived, lost memories recovered – we are moved by these unexpected finds. Our fictional field journal will contain many examples of these newly uncovered discoveries.
2023 Festival of the Book: Demonstrating the Art & Craft of Bookmaking
In conjunction with the 2023 Festival of the Book, our Book Arts members offered public demonstrations at the Center for the Book and the Omni Hotel. On Friday, March 24, …
Block Night Images
Most Wednesday evenings folks interested in various aspects of printing and the book arts gather at the Center for an informal session of sharing their craft.Please see our Classes and …
Saints Alive! A Collection of Gratitude by Members of the Virginia Center for the Book
Saints Alive! is a collection of storied art to acknowledge whoever or whatever helped its contributing visual artists cope during the pandemic. Blending the sacred and the secular—inspired by European and Near Eastern iconographic symbols, Mexican ex-votos, and Peruvian retablos—this collection brings together the work of Virginia Center for the Book member artists.
Book Arts Membership – July 2022 through June 2023
Virginia Center for the Book, a program of Virginia Humanities, hosts a community of member artists exploring books, paper, and printmaking through a hands-on studio located in Charlottesville’s Jefferson School. Our book arts program engages in arts & humanities projects with a community-access approach and provides equipment and training resources for individual artists to perfect their skills and practice their craft.
Nicole Delgado Named as the Next Riccio Artist-in-Residence
The Virginia Center for the Book is pleased to announce the 2022 Frank Riccio Artist-in-Residence: Puerto Rican poet, book artist, and small-press publisher Nicole Delgado.
Quaranta: The Spaces of Quarantine
We are revisiting & reimagining Quaranta!Participation is Open to Anyone and Everyone. What many of us once saw as a pandemic with a possible timeline has emerged as “the age …
The title for this ongoing collection—Voice-Overs—offers in the artworks the opportunity to see the same spaces we inhabit through different eyes and to hear of them through voices and minds that may not resemble our own.
2020 Great Reads: The Undefeated
Every year, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress features a book from each of the affiliate Centers for the Book, creating an annual list of Great Reads. …