This area is a clearinghouse for fellowships, projects, and exhibitions open to book artists, including painters, printmakers, and binders. Please submit new entries to Garrett Queen for posting.

Fellowships and Residencies

Ox-Bow Paper and Book Intensive May 14 to 25, 2023
Paper and Book Intensive is an annual working sabbatical in the book arts, papermaking, and conservation for seasoned practitioners and motivated beginners. For more than thirty years, participants have gathered together from around the world for two weeks of daily workshops to promote unusual levels of exchange, knowledge, and inspiration.
The funding opportunities application period is now open, from December 1 to 31.
The general admission application opens on January 1, 2023!

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowships

VCCA offers a rotating selection of fully-funded fellowships at Mt. San Angelo in Amherst, Virginia, and the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France.. Applications are accepted three times a year: January 15, May 15, and September 15. Fellowships currently under consideration will occur between January 2 and April 30, 2023. Deadline: May 15, 2022

Calls for Entries

EntryThingy, a clearinghouse for artists’ calls for entries

“Dreams” an International Juried Exhibition of Book Art

Dreams is Presented by 23 Sandy and the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound
On view August 20 — November 17, 2023 at the Collins Memorial Library, Tacoma, Washington

Dreams allow us to experience worlds beyond borders, barriers, and binaries. They are narratives that grow out of our waking experiences into the fantastical, unexpected, and strange. Sometimes vivid, other times elusive, dreams can immerse us in hope and beauty. Their meaning and mechanics are a mystery. In dreams, we can encounter the impossible. This call for entries invites artists to submit book and paper art about the cognitive, sensory, and emotional nature of dreams, your personal dreams, or dreams you hold for others.
MEDIA  This exhibition is open to handmade book and paper arts and related works created as either an edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.
Dreams will be juried by Jane Carlin, Library Director at the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Sha Towers, Librarian and Associate Dean for Research & Engagement at the Baylor University Libraries, and Erin Mickelson, owner and director of 23 Sandy.


An exhaustive list of vendors, organizations, instructional videos, exhibitions and artists would be very long indeed! Our page offers links to various sites specifically recommended by members of the VCB Book Arts program. Please submit new entries to Garrett Queen for posting.

Online Instruction

Fold-Alongs from Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Archived videos made during the pandemic for family-friendly projects that require minimal materials and tools.

YouTube channel of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Currently weighted toward papermaking, but KBAC intends to include letterpress and binding as they continue to develop their video library.

Partners in Print (PiP)

A group of young printers in Seattle who lost their printshop and turned their energies to social media. Their popular “Long Distance Letterpress” classes have two-tiered tuition.

On-Site Instruction (in or near Virginia)

Studio Two Three

Richmond studios and public workshops

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

Continuing-education in the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals. Summer intensive courses and public lectures.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond

VisArts offers classes, exhibitions, community outreach programs, camps, workshops and special events. More than 125 instructors teach for the organization. The focus of its public gallery is on materials and processes of contemporary artists.

Cattail Run in Winchester

This custom bindery’s workshop division, The School for Bookbinding Arts, is devoted to teaching the art of bookbinding and its allied crafts. 

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Pyramid Atlantic offers studio space, classes and workshops in Hyattsville, Maryland.


Globe at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)

A serious teaching program built around a classic letterpress sign shop.

Hatch Showprint

A classic letterpress sign shop that has become a Nashville tourist attraction.

Letterpress Educators for Art and Design (LEAD)
Young printers from around the world sharing their enthusiasm and unique perspectives.

Printing History


A group of letterpress printers, academics, librarians, curators, and book collectors. Fabulous conferences, active local chapters, peer-reviewed journal.


Manufacturer of wood type and printers cabinets now a museum and education center. It is experiencing a boom in popularity due to the power of social media.

Book Arts Associations

College Book Arts Association, a membership organization that supports and promotes academic book arts education. Sponsors a juried traveling exhibit and regional print exchanges. Publishes the open access, peer-reviewed journal, Openings.


Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia

A reference archive especially strong in the book arts, including fine press books, pop-up books, artists’ books, and typography.

Richmond: repository for the Women’s Studio Workshop—largest publisher of hand-printed and hand-bound artists’ books in the U.S.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)

BIMA’s ongoing video series, “Artist’s Books Unshelved,” explores selected pieces from the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection page by page. New videos are released on the first and third Saturdays of each month on BIMA’s YouTube channel.

Online Vendors

Boxcar Press, polymer plates and bases, letterpress supplies (including inks and paper)

Cave Paper, a handmade paper production studio dedicated to making decorated and unusual sheets of high quality

Colophon Book Arts Supply, tools and materials for bookbinding, marbling and paper-making

Concord Engraving, polymer plates, free same-day turnaround

McClain’s Printmaking Supplies, offering service, tools and printmaking materials for relief printmakers

NA Graphics, letterpress supplies, press parts

Talas, high-end bookbinding tools and materials

Book Arts Centers

Briar Press

“A letterpress community” providing a clearinghouse for equipment, supplies, and information exchange.

San Diego Book Arts Group

A member organization ($50 annual fee) representing the myriad book arts. Membership is not necessary to participate in their monthly meetings, which include mini workshops and demonstrations. Members receive a monthly newsletter with local and national book arts information.

Santa Fe Book Arts Group.  

Santa Fe BAG provides resources for book artists of all levels to learn, expand, and share skills and ideas. Supports ongoing art swaps (members only) and an annual residency. provides a list of resource on its website


LETPRESS, a letterpress discussion list of some 1,000 subscribers, including printers and enthusiasts from around the world. The Letpress web archives contain years of messages easily searched and browsed.

BOOK _ARTS, a mailing list based at Syracuse University and managed by Peter Verheyen. It currently claims almost 3000 subscribers worldwide, among them practicing bookbinders, book-artists, marblers, papermakers, printers, collectors, and library curators.

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