I am thrilled to announce that Caveworks Press is going to be on the itinerary for a tour of letterpress print shops all over the US and venturing into Canada. Chris Fritton, tramp printer, will be in the Midwest in the fall. I have some neat plans that I will be doing my best to put into place. Find out more at the website and sign up to follow along with blog posts and pictures of travel and letterpress shops! The Itinerant Printer
I would like to announce a book project in progress: a short piece called The Shadow Affair. Whether you call it flash fiction or a prose poem, its length, 16 pages, and the fact that it is written and illustrated by myself means I’m going to call it an artist’s book. More on this project here.
A new box enclosure for Throwaway was made for the show EcoEditions at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon, open until December 28, 2013. Click this link to see our catalog page, Throwaway at 23 Sandy.Here’s a description of the show from 23 Sandy Gallery website:
Artist’s Book, Throwaway continued to travel around the country in different exhibitions. North Adams, Massachusetts was home to exhibition, The Politics of _______________ August 29-September 22 at PRESS: letterPRESS as a Public Art Project.
Summer 2013 What a whirlwind summer! Caveworks expanded their capabilities by embarking on a job illustrating children’s English tutoring books by a Japanese publisher, PalKids. When that’s all done, I’ll be sure to post some images.
BIG GRANT NEWS!
Caveworks Press was chosen to receive an Iowa Arts Council grant to produce a brand new book of poetry by Native American poet Ray Young Bear, which will be entitled Manifestation Wolverine. The book will be a hybrid of offset and letterpress printing featuring wood engravings, pressure prints, and hand binding. It’s listed with other grants on the Iowa Arts Council website. Caveworks also contributed their talents to the 2nd annual Reinbeck Art Festival as Chairperson and Marketing and Graphics creator. It was a great success, with nearly double the number of artists from the first year, and a steady stream of festival goers. With such a busy summer, that meant I did not have a booth of my own. I promised myself next year, after working so hard to bring people to our community, I just have to put up the Caveworks Press & Studios tent, not matter what. Hey, there will be a new book to promote, Manifestation Wolverine!
Happy to report…. Throwawayaccepted into Artists’ Book Cornucopia IV April 19 – June 8 Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO.
See Blog Post here.
New Artist’s Book: Throwaway
We will be at City Hall in Reinbeck, Iowa from 5-8pm for Miracle on Mainon November 9th, with a table of artsy gifts like letterpress prints, pocket-books, and notepads. Businesses, I would love it if you stopped by to talk about your graphic design needs.
Caveworks Press & Studios was an exhibitor at Artapalooza in Cedar Falls, Iowa. New letterpress prints and keychain books were some of the items for sale. The upcoming Reinbeck Art Festival (September 22, 2012) will also feature us. Please see this postfor the goods on that.
Caveworks Press is one of 100 printers featured in the book The Vandercook 100. We’re really excited about this and hope you will check out the link. Here’s what the publisher says about it:
” The Vandercook 100 celebrates 100 years of printing on the Vandercook proof press (19091-2009) and showcases 100 of today’s most significant letterpress printers using the Vandercook press. The selected printers are internationally respected teachers, practitioners, and designers recognized for their diversity of design and printing processes, their passion for letterpress and their love of the Vandercook proof press.”
_______________________________________________________ I’m starting to document the BookArtObject edition, Throwaway, that I am making. Follow along in the conceptualization and realization of an artist’s book. Click the link below:
I’ve joined the international artist’s book collective exchange “Book Art Object.” Small groups of artists make an edition and exchange them with each other. Meanwhile, the blog makes it easy to see how everyone’s work is progressing. It’s going to be enriching and bewitching for the next year. I’ve made my intro to the group on the blog as a contributor. See link below. BOOK ART OBJECT BLOG
Two of our book purses or “pocketbooks” are featured in a show of Altered Books at the Marshalltown Public LIbrary, 105 W. Boone Street, Marshalltown, Iowa until November 20. September 2011 We are so excited that soon a new book will be out featuring our press profile as a Vandercook owner. Currently, The Vandercook 100 is in production. Updates as soon as we know anything.
2009 was the 100th birthday of the Vandercook press . Paul Moxon invited printers who own a Vandercook to create a print for a print exchange, or bundle. The number of printers was to be 100. The prints have been shown in various exhibits worldwide. Caveworks Press was thrilled to participate. See the entire Vandercook Centenary Gallery here here.