North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Sunday, June 30, 2024


Our July NORBAG meeting will feature a show & tell presentation by Laurie Moorhead, our member from San Diego. She is a very prolific book artist with books in permanent collections at Baylor University, Collins Library at the University of Puget Sound, and the Cynthia Sears Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. In addition, her books have been in numerous juried exhibitions as well as member exhibitions.

Laurel (Laurie) Moorhead came to art late in life. After retiring from a career in business and non-profit management, she began taking art classes and got hooked. She has studied book arts, oil painting, watercolor, urban sketching, colored pencil, paper cutting, collage, rubber stamp carving, gel prints, paper weaving, embroidery, and more. Her preferred mediums are book arts, papercutting, rubber stamp carving and watercolor and ink sketching but she is always interested in trying new techniques.

Laurie's major work is a series of stories of her life, centering around travel. There are currently 13 books in the collection that was started in her first book arts class in 2008. Recently, she has added to this project through the medium of zines. Additionally, in 2015 she participated in her first collaborative project, Over the Moon, through a local book arts organization. This inspired a love of collaborative projects prompting her to lead seven projects and participate in many others.

This presentation will be a wonderful opportunity to see Laurie's books and hear about her journey into the world of art and artist books. Shown below is a sample of a few of her books.

When:    Saturday July 13, at 10 a.m. PDT
Where:   On your computer, tablet or smartphone via ZOOM
RSVP:     To Dolores Guffey by July 9
Workshop Questions:  Laurie Moorhead
Zoom Questions:  Bobbie Hayes
Contact information is in the newsletter

Sunday, June 16, 2024


The June workshop was all about making a tunnel book. This is a great structure that incorporates perspective and depth perception into one view. Participants came up with some wonderful images for their tunnel books that featured backyard animals, Candyland, Beatrix Potter, and even a visit to the Newport Paper & Book Art Festival. Thank you Celeste Chalasini for a very rewarding workshop. 

Margaret Beech

Sherrill Story

Sherrill featured her granddaughter in a ballet performance.

Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) is currently holding their annual members' exhibition at Collins Library on the campus of the University of Puget Sound. The theme this year is Time Travel. The following photos are a sample of the books in the exhibit. If you are in the area, the exhibit will run until August 1.

Lynn Skordal
The Light Within represents travel through culture.

Suze Woolf
Bark Beetle Volume XLI: A Brief Bestiary of Bark Beetles

Ann Storey
The Grand Canyon of Color (Tunnel Book)

Deborah Greenwood
Amended. A collection of collected items collaged and stitched.

Bonnie Julien
Skara Brae

Mari Eckstein Gower
Robot Dreams

Judy Cook
Frosting Frenzy, A Home Economics Memory

John Arbuckle
Crow's Compendium II

Dorothy McCuistion
Journal pages cut into strips and woven together.

Jan Dove
Don't Go