Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Art Exhibitions #1

Bainbridge Island
Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 
Open daily 10-6 
General Admission free

   The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art opened in 2012 and was inspired by Cynthia Sears, who moved to Bainbridge from Los Angeles in the late 1980’s. Her vision was for a smaller, more regional museum that would showcase the “excellence of craft and helping newcomers get a foot in the door”. On the second floor of the museum is a room devoted to book art exhibits. Currently showing are the miniature book collection of Margot E. Amestoy, and a selection of Cynthia Sears’ extensive artist’s books. This exhibit will be shown until June 7, 2015 so if you’re in the Seattle area plan to visit this wonderful museum.  Should you miss this exhibit it is likely that a new book art exhibition will replace the current one so check out the museum website for more information. (http://www.biartmuseum.org/) Bainbridge Island Museum is located on beautiful Bainbridge Island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle and a five minute walk from the ferry terminal. Parking is available and free to visitors. 

ARTIST'S BOOKS: CHAPTER FOUR
Featuring the extensive (and unique in our region) artist’s books collection of Cynthia Sears.

MINIATURE BOOKS: COLLECTION OF MARGOT E. AMESTOY
Pull out your magnifying glass - there are some very tiny books!

Here is a small sample from this very enjoyable exhibit:



Endangered Species Sculptural Pop-up by Lois Morrison

Apologia by Barry Lopez




Book and box by Carol Schwartzott


Mermaid Rodeo by Mare Blocker



Manual of Weeds by Deborah Peek

Snakes Are Not Nice by Julie Chen and Lois Morrison


This will be the first in a series of posts on book art exhibitions. If you know of any similar exhibits please email information and photographs to either Bonnie Julien or Bobbie Hayes. Our contact information can be found in the NORBAG newsletter.

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