Artist's Book by Stephanie-Dean Moore
A Book Arts Mosiac
Photo: Franklyn Smith
Fine Binding by Reg Beatty
The Art of the Book '98
Thomas Moore Photography
Not to Have
Calligraphy by Lorraine Douglas
Millennium in a Box
Photo: Ian D. Clarke
The Nuns and the Gardener
Fine Printing by William Rueter
The Art of the Book '03
Thomas Moore Photography
The Art of the Book '08
The Art of the Book '98 | The Art of the Book '03
Millennium in a Box | A Book Arts Mosaic
Since its inception CBBAG has maintained an
ambitious exhibitions programme, circulating shows across Canada and the United States, and participating in
local book arts events like the Ontario College of Art & Design's Book Arts Fair in Toronto, and the
Grimsby Wayzgoose, held each April at the Public Library and Art Gallery in Grimsby, Ontario.
Important shows have included The Art of the Book '93, a juried members' exhibition organized to
celebrate the tenth anniversary of CBBAG, and Meister der
Einbandkunst, a rare North American showcase of work by members of the German Masters Guild. In
addition, CBBAG sponsored the 1989 Canadian tour of Bookwork:
Form-Function-Finish in the Modern Craft of Hand Bookbinding, mounted by the New York-based Guild of
CBBAG also developed and circulated a multi-media exhibit titled
Two Centuries of Bookbinding: Materials and Techniques 1700-1900, designed for use in schools and
libraries, which travelled across the country for two years. In 1995 CBBAG was invited to organize an exhibition of Contemporary Canadian
Bookworks which was shown at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
Fine Printing: The Private Press in Canada which opened at the Thomas Fisher Rare
Book Library, University of Toronto, in April 1995, toured Canada until October 1997. This was the first
major exhibition of Canadian private press work to be shown in Toronto since the two seminal exhibitions of
the book arts in Ontario held in 1978 and 1981 at the North York Public Library.
The Art of the Book '98, an
exhibition of members' work celebrating CBBAG's 15th anniversary,
opened on June 11, 1998 at the Toronto Reference Library Canada Trust Gallery and travelled across the
country for two years. The complete text (in English and French) and all images from the catalogue are now
Also read all about the Millennium
in a Box travelling Community Exhibition for schools, libraries, and small galleries.
The Art of the Book '03, a juried exhibition of members'work celebrating
the twentieth anniversary of CBBAG, opened at
the York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, on September 19, 2003, and travelled across
Canada through 2005.
The Art of the Book '08, a juried exhibition of members'work celebrating
the twenty-fifth anniversary of CBBAG, opened in Toronto and will travelled to seven locations across Canada through early 2011.
Art of the Book 2013
This sixth juried travelling exhibition of members' work marks
CBBAG's 30th Anniversary. For the first time the exhibit will open
outside of Toronto on July 12, 2013, at the Museum of Contemproary
At in downtown Calgary.
A full colour printed catalogue will be produced and will depict
selected works, as well as descriptions of work and biographical
statements by each artist. Awards will be offered.
There are three distinguished jurors for this exhibition.
Quebec-based design bookbinder Jonathan Tremblay, private press
printer and owner of Greenboathouse Press Jason Dewinetz, and
Chicago design binder and book artist Karen Hanmer. For the Art of the Book 2013 call for entry: Click here for the AB2013 Call for Entry (English and French)
In celebration of CBBAG's 30th Annivesary
the CBBAG Calgary Chapter will also be hosting a conference in
conjunction with the exhibition opening with keynote speaker
Sün Evrard and workshops in printmaking, bookbinding,
printing, and design with other prominent instructors. Click here for more information and conference application form.
Catalogues of all CBBAG exhibitions are described
on the Publications page.
A Book Arts Mosaic,
curated by Lise Melhorn-Boe, features twenty-six works by thrity-three Canadian book artists from across Canada. This
Community Exhibition is presented in a box portfolio and is available for loan by exhibition venues
(small galleries, museums, libraries, schools).
The CBBAG Online Gallery provides
a new opportunity to see book arts exhibitions featuring work by CBBAG
members. Members are invited to make proposals for exhibition — if you are interested
in proposing an exhibition for the Online Gallery, click here for Online