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Sunday, May 14, 2023


The 2023 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival (NPBAF) was held April 13-15 in Newport, Oregon. Of the almost 100 attendees, 21 were members of NORBAG. We were lucky to experience beautiful sunny (but still chilly) weather for all three days. Seven instructors taught 11 different classes that included book and box making, paper embellishment & marbling, animated pop-ups, and using different plant matter for inks and dyes. The Instructor's Exhibition and talks by some of the instructors were very inspiring. It's not too early to start thinking about next years festival which will take place over three days between April 11-14, 2024. For more information contact Sara at

Here are some photographs from the festival. The first group of photos are from the Instructor's Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center.

Margo Klass - Solstice Moon, Unfolding Box Book

Connie Stricks - Birch Journal

Connie Stricks 

Randi Parkhurst - Rainbow Boxes

Moe Snyder - Three Tiers

Moe Snyder - Picture This

Some of the instructors and local artists shared their work at one of the evening events.

Shawn Sheehy

Shawn taught the animated pop-up classes

One page from Shawn's Fresh Cut Xmas book

The Popbox Cabinet

Cheri Aldrich is a NORBAG member from Newport who also had an exhibit at the Visual Arts Center during the festival.

Cheri described some of her pieces
 in her - It's Just My Nature exhibit

Another view of Cheri's wonderful creations

The following photographs are from one of the classes and also include some of the items made by class participants.

Busy making pop-ups

Shawn Sheehy's Pop-up class

Bonnie Julien took both of Shawn's classes

Three days of classes = two books of pop-ups

Dolores Guffey's beautiful dragonfly display box 
made in Margo Klass' workshop.

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