Sunday, July 15, 2018


Beautiful examples of book art are always on display in the Sherry Grover gallery upstairs at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA). Cynthia Sears, the curator of these exhibits, is the founder of BIMA and an avid collector of artist books. According to an article by Monica Wooten, "Sears believes this art form often takes on highly serious subjects and promotes conversations about interesting and sometimes difficult topics. 'Hand-made books allow you to explore at your own pace as you turn the pages and ponder what is being said and how the artist is expressing it...before having to put into words your feelings and thoughts.' Sears sees these books, unique and awesomely artistic, as catalysts for uncovering important feelings and thoughts and then leading to needed conversation." 

The following photographs are of books featured in the Chapter 13 Lyricism and Laughter exhibit that closed in June. 

The Chicken or the Egg by Deborah Peek

Deep in the Willow Woods

Two Books by Shane Miller

Emily Dickenson XXXVIII by Sam Garriott Antonacci

Altered State One by Elsi Vassdal Ellis

Some Things Fishy by Carolyn Terry

Drawing the Crow by NORBAG member Kathy Dickerson.

Ever and Ever: Telling Time by Grimm's by Barbara Berger

Cancelling Out by JoAnna Poehlmann

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