Bookworks 2011

14th Triennial PCBA Members’ Exhibition at San Francisco Public Library

Media Contact: Michelle Jeffers

May 17, 2011


14th Triennial PCBA Members’ Exhibition at San Francisco Public Library

In celebration of the extraordinary books designed, printed, and assembled by professional book artists and educators across the country, the Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PCBA) and the San Francisco Public Library are pleased to announce Bookworks 2011: the 14th Triennial PCBA Members Exhibition. Bookworks 2011 will be held in the Skylight Gallery of the San Francisco Main Library, Sixth Floor, 100 Larkin St. The exhibition runs from June 18, through August 7, 2011, with a reception from 2-4pm on June 18th.

Past highlights of this exhibition include letterpress, calligraphy, xerography, papermaking, hand illustration and innovative and traditional bookbinding. Two awards are given to coincide with PCBA’s Bookworks 2011: The Steven P. Corey Award for an emerging artist, and the Alastair Johnston Fine Press Award for an outstanding fine press book.

The Pacific Center for the Book Arts was formed in 1980 to foster and support the new direction of book artists’ various disciplines, and to provide a vehicle and focus for education, experimentation, and communication. Newcomers to book arts are encouraged to participate in PCBA’s activities, workshops, lectures and the triennial exhibition. For further information about PCBA, please contact Terry McClain at 510-845-5853; email at

This public exhibition is sponsored by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts and Special Collections Center of the San Francisco Public Library. The exhibit is open to the public; all events at the Library are free.

Related Programs

July 9:

Book Artists Speak: Talking about ideas and techniques. Skylight Gallery, Main Library, 2-3:30 p.m.

July 23:

Hand Printing in Digital Times: Panel discussion on traditions and innovations
Latino-Hispanic Meeting Room, Main Library, 2-3:30 p.m.

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