CBAA - The College Book Art Association

Dates

January 2-4, 2014

 

Location

Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
T 801.585.9191
www.lib.utah.edu/collections/book-arts/

 

 

Click here for a list of Attendees

Speakers
Lesley Dill

Lesley Dill

New York-based Lesley Dill
is an artist, printmaker, and
sculptor who exhibits
nationally and
internationally.

Craig Dworkin

Craig Dworkin

Craig Dworkin is a poet,
critic, editor, and
professor in the
Department of English at
the University of Utah.

 

Speakers

Lesley Dill

LESLEY DILL
www.lesleydill.net
www.dividelight.com

BIOGRAPHY: Sculptor, printmaker, photographer, and performance artist Lesley Dill works across genres and mediums, exploring themes of language, the body, and transformational experience. After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in English, Lesley received her master of arts in teaching from Smith College in 1974 and her master of fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1980. Over the last decade she has done multiple community projects, including Tongues on Fire: Visions and Ecstasy (2000-2001) and Interviews with the Contemplative Mind (2002-2003). Lesley conceived and directed the opera Divide Light (2008) based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Her most recent show, Faith and the Devil (2012) exhibited the language of multiple poets in an immersive installation. Lesley's work has been widely shown and collected and can be found in the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Cleveland Museum of Art; Kemper Museum, Kansas City; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. Lesley lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Craig Dworkin


CRAIG DWORKIN
eclipsearchive.org/Editor/

BIOGRAPHY: Craig Dworkin is the author of Reading the Illegible (Northwestern University Press, 2003) and No Medium (MIT Press, 2013) and the editor of five books: Architectures of Poetry (Rodopi, 2004); Language to Cover a Page: The Early Writing of Vito Acconci (MIT, 2006); The Consequence of Innovation: 21st Century Poetics (Roof, 2008); The Sound of Poetry/ The Poetry of Sound (with Marjorie Perloff, Chicago UP, 2009); and Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (with Kenneth Goldsmith, Northwestern UP, 2010). His writing on book arts has appeared in Comparative Literature, Boundary2, JAB, MimeoMimeo, and The Work of Genre: Selected Essays from the English Institute.

 

Conference Location

CBAA's 2014 Biennial Conference, Print, Produce, Publish will be held January 2nd through 4th in Salt Lake City, on the campus of The University of Utah. Nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, temperatures at the U dip low during the mid-winter months, but it is a dry cold. Utah thrives on snow! With seven world-class ski resorts all within 40 minutes of campus, January is an exhilarating month. Little or no interferences with flights and conference activities should be expected.

Founded in 1850, The University of Utah is the state's flagship institution with a primarily commuter campus of 24,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. The U is home to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Utah Museum of Natural History, and recently celebrated the new PAC-12 status of the Utah Utes.

The Marriott Library is the main library on campus, and underwent a major renovation in 2008. Some features that may be of interest to conference goers are the ARC book retrieval system, the espresso book machine, and the book-related installation artworks by Suikang Xiao.

The Marriott Library is also home to the Book Arts Program, whose staff forms the 2014 conference planning committee. The program offers semester-length classes in letterpress printing, artists' books, and bookbinding, as well as minor and certificate programs, and a modular MFA in Creative Writing/Book Arts. The Book Arts program serves its community through outreach, workshops, residencies, and independent studio options.

 

Travel & Lodging

Travel

Guests who travel by air will fly into the Salt Lake City International airport (SLC). From there a variety of transportation options are available.

The city's light rail, TRAX, can be boarded at the Airport Station located just east of Terminal One with departures every 15 minutes. TRAX runs directly from the airport to the downtown Courthouse stop. From this stop, board TRAX red line which runs straight to campus (Stadium Station and South Campus Station stops for a quick walk to the Marriott Library) and the University Guest House (Fort Douglas Station stop and a quick walk over the footbridge). Tickets can be purchased on TRAX platforms. One-way fare is $2.50. Schedule and additional fare information for TRAX lines are available here: http://www.rideuta.com/mc/?page=UTA-Home-TRAX

Rental car facilities are located on the ground floor of the short-term parking garage of the airport directly across from the terminal buildings. A list of rental car agencies and contact information as well as nearby gas stations is available here: http://www.slcairport.com/rental-cars.asp

Taxi service booths are located outside door #7 in Terminal One and door #11 in Terminal Two. Services for passengers with disabilities are readily available, though it is recommended to make advance reservations. Taxi service agencies and phone numbers can be found here: http://www.slcairport.com/taxis.asp

Shuttle options are also available. Express shuttle departs from the airport for the University Guest house twenty minutes after check-in. Airport counter service is available for Express shuttles in both Terminal One and Terminal Two. Prior reservations are recommended for best service. Prices are $15 dollars for the first person and $8 for every additional person in the same party. Additional persons not registered in the same party are $15. More shuttle options can be viewed here: http://www.slcairport.com/limos.asp

For additional airport transportation information please visit the Salt Lake City International Airport transportation website at http://www.slcairport.com/parking-transportation.asp

Lodging

The conference hotel, The University Guest House, is located on campus. It offers free wireless internet and breakfast, and complimentary Starbuck's and Tazo beverages on tap throughout the day.

Rooms range from $109 for a king or double queen standard up to $219 for a deluxe king suite that could comfortably accommodate multiple guests. The hotel is a ten-minute downhill and twenty-minute uphill walk from the J. Willard Marriott Library, where the majority of conference events will be held.

The University Guest House is situated across the street from a TRAX light rail stop and is also accessible by campus shuttle.

To reserve your room for the conference, please go to: https://res.universityguesthouse.com/V1WebControls/GroupLogin.aspx. Enter the Group ID: 1044 and the Password: 37000102. If you'd like to book dates before January 1 or after January 5 or if you'd like to reserve a suite that does not show as available in the room block, please call to reserve your room and mention CBAA to receive the conference rate: 801-587-1000 or 888-416-4075.

Other lodging options downtown and average prices per night are: The Grand America Hotel ($199-$299), Little America ($104-$119), Hotel Monaco ($209-$279), Crystal Inn Hotel ($101-$143), The Metropolitan Inn ($69-$149), Shilo Inn ($139), Marriott City Center ($149), or Marriott University Park on campus ($99-$119). All of these options are near public transportation to the U.

 

Travel Grants

Faculty/Staff Grants

CBAA members who are currently employed as faculty or staff members at an academic institution and have been unsuccessful in acquiring institutional support for conference attendance can apply for Conference Travel Assistance Grants. National travel grants will be awarded at $400 and regional grants will be awarded at $200. Regional applicants are considered to be those who are traveling within 400 miles of the conference site.

To apply, eligible applicants must submit:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Position title
  • Length of CBAA membership
  • Travel budget (estimated travel/food/lodging and matching funds/sources)
  • Short statement (motivation to attend conference including plans for presentation/demonstration, as well as interest in/involvement with organization)
  • Curriculum vitae

The above should be saved in a single pdf file, titled with the applicant's last name (lastname.pdf), and emailed as an attachment to Janine Wong at jwong@umassd.edu.

The deadline for application and submission of materials is September 15, 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of grant status via email by November 4, 2013.

Student Grants

CBAA student members who are currently enrolled full-time as graduate or undergraduate students at an academic institution and who are ineligible for or have been unable to receive institutional financial support for conference attendance can apply for Conference Travel Assistance Student Grants. Each application must be accompanied by a nomination from a faculty/staff member affiliated with the student's institution. National travel grants will be awarded at $400 and regional grants will be awarded at $200. Regional applicants are considered to be those who are traveling within 400 miles of the conference site.

To apply, eligible applicants must submit:

  • Length of CBAA membership
  • Travel budget (estimated travel/food/lodging and matching funds/sources)
  • Short statement (motivation to attend conference including plans for presentation/demonstration, as well as interest in/involvement with organization)
  • Curriculum vitae

The above should be saved in a single pdf file, titled with the applicant's last name (lastname.pdf), and emailed as an attachment to Janine Wong at jwong@umassd.edu.

To nominate, faculty/staff member of student's institution must email the student nominee's name, email address, and degree being sought to Janine Wong at jwong@umassd.edu.

The deadline for nomination and application materials is September 15, 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applicants and nominators will be notified of grant status via email by November 4, 2013.

Independent Grants

CBAA members who are independent and/or unaffiliated book arts practitioners, educators, scholars or critics, and who have been unsuccessful in acquiring support for conference attendance can apply for Conference Travel Assistance Independent Grants. National travel grants will be awarded at $400 and regional grants will be awarded at $200. Regional applicants are considered to be those who are traveling within 400 miles of the conference site.

To apply, eligible applicants must submit:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Professional/programmatic affiliation, as applicable
  • Position title
  • Length of CBAA membership
  • Travel budget (estimated travel/food/lodging and matching funds/sources)
  • Short statement (motivation to attend conference including plans for presentation/demonstration, as well as interest in/involvement with organization)
  • Curriculum vitae

The above should be saved in a single pdf file, titled with the applicant's last name (lastname.pdf), and emailed as an attachment to Janine Wong at jwong@umassd.edu.

The deadline for application and submission of materials is September 15, 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of grant status via email by November 4, 2013.

 

Salt Lake City

Weather

Salt Lake City has a subhumid, temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Utah is the second driest state in the nation behind Nevada. The low humidity may be hard on hair and skin, but it also keeps winter temperatures from feeling too cold. In this arid climate, plan to drink lots of water and bring along a refillable water bottle, lotion, and lip balm.

Average temperatures in January range between 21° and 37° Fahrenheit, and snow is typical. Both city and campus are responsive to winter conditions, and well equipped for snow removal. Temperatures rarely fall below zero but frequently stay below freezing. Temperature inversions during the winter can lead to overnight fog and daytime haze in the valley as cool air, moisture, and pollutants are trapped in the valley by surrounding mountains. Winter days invite heavy coats, long sleeved shirts, and sweaters; dressing in layers is recommended.

Altitude

Adjusting from a low-altitude locale to the higher altitude of Salt Lake City (4,000+ feet) may cause some mildly uncomfortable symptoms like headaches, dehydration, and aches in the muscles and joints. To help adjust comfortably to the higher altitude drink plenty of water. Drink water before you feel thirsty.

If possible rest on the first day of arrival. Avoid strenuous exercise and give the body time to adjust. Small and frequent meals of protein and complex carbohydrates can help to keep symptoms to a minimum.

Tourism Sites

  • Downtown Alliance    www.downtownslc.org
    This website is a useful resource for planning a joyful, comfortable, cultural, and delicious trip to Salt Lake City.
  • Foothill Cultural District    www.foothillcd.com
    As part of the Foothill Cultural District, the University of Utah conveniently neighbors some of the citys most interesting attractions.

Bookstores

  • Ken Sanders Rare Books
    268 South 200 East
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    T 801.521.3819
    www.kensandersbooks.com
  • The King's English Bookshop
    1511 South 1500 East
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
    T 801.484.9100
    www.kingsenglish.com
  • Weller Book Works
    607 Trolley Square
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
    T 801.328.2586
    www.wellerbookworks.com
  • Night Flight Comics at Library Square
    210 East 400 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    T 801.532.1188
    www.night-flight.com
  • Utah Book & Magazine (used books)
    327 South Main Street
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    T 801.539.4391
  • Deseret Book
    45 West South Temple
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
    T 801.328.8191
    www.deseretbook.com
  • Barnes & Noble
    6 North Rio Grande Street
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
    T 801.456.0100

Restaurants

Click here for great places to eat during the conference!

 

Call For Papers

Proposals must be submitted via the online submission manager and should be formatted as either a PDF or Word document. Please do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself - all submissions will be subject to blind review.

In an effort to promote original scholarship in the field of academic book art, abstracts submitted to CBAA should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference.

NOTE: Only CBAA members are eligible to present papers and attend the conference. Only student members are eligible to participate in Student Panels and the Student Lightning Round.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Abstracts MUST be received no later than June 1, 2013. Submissions received after this date will not be considered for acceptance.


June 1, 2013: Deadline for submission of proposals
August 1, 2013: Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals
August 8, 2013: Deadline for confirmation of acceptance by presenters


PRESENTATIONS, PANELS, AND ROUNDTABLES

The 2014 CBAA Conference committee calls for papers that examine the bonding, amalgamation, dissolution, and dispersal of the terms print, produce, and publish. Grouped together, these words beg analysis of their comparative implications and usages. Considering these generative verbs and related nouns, what are hypothetical commonalities and resulting areas of consensus between modalities of production? By which codes do we categorize artistic practice and scholarly output across media and disciplines?

Popular culture often emphasizes a fissure between old and new media, while academic studies and creative investigation in book art permit concentrations of format, genre, concept, and medium. The Oxford English Dictionary provides a complex evolutionary account of the words print, produce, and publish. We encourage presentations that investigate the chemical binding that occurs as new technologies comingle with old, permeating artistic practice.

As practitioners and theorists, what conclusions do we draw based on observation of varied production methods, results, and final presentation? What constraints and which freedoms apply to makers of single objects versus editions? Is editioning a requisite of publishing? In the academy, publication has been equated with survival ("publish or perish"). Has this paradigm shifted, and what constitutes publication in the field of book art?

We welcome librarians, conservators, artists, students, teachers, art historians, writers, and anyone interested in the field to offer unique perspectives and pose additional questions and theories pertaining to the conference theme. We invite abstracts for individual presentations as well as detailed proposals for a pre-formed panel or roundtable on a specific topic.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must reflect the practice, teaching, scholarship and/or criticism as applied to academic book art. Considered broadly, academic book art includes studio art, art history, design studies, history of the book, publications studies, material culture, typography, comparative literature, and interdisciplinary studies. All abstract submissions should provide adequate detail to support the research project. Reviewers need sufficient information in order to anticipate the quality of the final presentation.

Individual presentation proposals: Please include a proposal title at the top of the page. Do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself. Proposals for a 20-minute talk or artist presentation should be 200-250 words. Accepted proposals will be grouped into panels of talks with compatible themes or approaches.

Pre-formed panel and roundtable proposals: Please include a panel title at the top of the page. Do not include name or contact information on the proposal itself. Pre-formed panels should have a designated moderator and may use one of the following formats: 3 presenters each giving 20-minute talks; 3-4 presenters for a roundtable discussion. The proposal should take the form a 200-250 word overview from the moderator plus individual 200-250 word abstracts from each of the participants.

Student presentation proposals: Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to make proposals for individual presentations or pre-formed panels. Additionally, student members have the option of submitting a proposal for the Student Lightning Round (see below). While students are welcome to submit proposals for both an individual presentation and a Lightning Talk, only one proposal may be accepted for inclusion in the conference.

For detailed submission instructions for presentations, panels, and roundtables, visit the online submission manager, or download a printable PDF version here.

STUDENT LIGHTNING ROUND

The 2014 CBAA Conference committee encourages students to submit proposals for the Student Lightning Round. This opportunity is specifically designed to allow time for book art students to share with and learn from each other. Up to fifteen five-minute spots are available for the 90-minute Student Lightning Round. Proposals must include ten digital images and a 250-word statement about how the work relates to the 2014 conference theme Print, Produce, Publish. Presentations may focus on artistic or critical explorations while emphasizing one or more of these terms. Blind-review readers will select Lightning Talk participants. The conference committee will combine the selected presenters' images into one slide show. Presenters must be student members of CBAA and be enrolled full-time in an academic, degree-granting program for the 2013-14 year. We hope you will take part in this lively, engaging showcase of how today's book art students are creating, discovering, and moving the field forward.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To be considered for acceptance, each proposal must include ten digital images and a 250-word statement in one file, either a PDF or Word document.

For detailed submission instructions for the Student Lightning Round, visit the online submission manager, or download a printable PDF version here.

DEMONSTRATIONS

The 2014 CBAA Conference committee invites proposals for demonstrations that cover intermediate and advanced techniques that can be used in the book arts classroom. Demonstrations should be developed for either a 30-minute or a 75-minute slot, each allowing an additional five minutes for Q/A. Advance registration will be required in order to limit attendance; please indicate if you would be willing to conduct the demonstration more than once. All demonstrations will take place in the Book Arts Studio at the J. Willard Marriott Library or in the Department of Art and Art History, both on the University of Utah campus. Book Arts equipment includes flatbed, clamshell, and tabletop letterpresses; one etching press; polymer exposure unit and non-silver photographic exposure unit; board shears and guillotines; nipping, finishing, and standing presses; rudimentary stamping and tooling set-up; and venthood. For a look at the Book Arts studio click here. Art and Art History printshop equipment includes litho and etching presses, ventilated acid booths; screenprint set-up; and an Epson 9800 printer. For further details click here. The Art and Art History sculpture department houses a basic papermaking set-up including Hollander beater, two small hydraulic presses, and 8"x10" molds and deckles.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To be considered for acceptance, proposals must include an abstract of 200 words or less and a list of equipment, space, materials, and supply needs; be specific!

For detailed submission instructions for demonstrations, visit the online submission manager, or download a printable PDF version here.

 

Members' Exhibition


Special Collections Gallery
J. Willard Marriott Library, fourth floor
The University of Utah
December 20, 2013-March 9, 2014

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 2, 2014
7:00-9:00 pm

To be held during the 2014 CBAA Conference, Present [ation] Public [ation] Install [ation] investigates the conference theme, Print, Produce, Publish, by exploring how book artists make work public through installation. If one intention of publishing is dispersal of information, might installation be considered a form of publication? What are innovative design, production, and curatorial solutions to the inherent problems of displaying books in a gallery? Works on display examine diverse ways in which curators, artists, and writers approach production and presentation of book art.

For a PDF of the call for entries, suitable for posting, click here.
For a PDF of complete submission instructions, click here.

Contact

Mary Toscano
Marriott Library Exhibitions and Book Arts Coordinator
mary.toscano@utah.edu

Jurors

Betty Bright
Independent curator and scholar

Daniel Kelm
Poetic scientist and founder of Garage Annex School for Book Arts

 


Folded Form Exchange

College Book Art Association members who participate in the
2014 Conference are invited to submit to Cornered, the first-ever
CBAA folded form exchange. Each participant will submit an edition
of thirty-three small, folded forms and receive a collection of thirty
forms from fellow contributors. In addition, CBAA, Book Arts Program,
and University of Utah Rare Book archives will each receive a complete set.

Deadline

Contributors must register for the exchange and submit entries on or before November 15, 2013.

Sign up by selecting "Cornered folded form exchange" on the Conference Registration form.

Mail your edition of 33 to:
Mary Toscano
Book Arts Program
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Submission Guidelines

Maximum dimensions: The final sets will be housed in a 6" x 9" x 5" paper box. Individual pieces should be small and flat enough when closed/collapsed/unfolded to fit in the box with twenty-nine other forms. The sets will be collated and distributed to participants on the last day of the conference. Please be sure that contributions can lay flat for travel without permanent alteration.

Fee

A $3 non-refundable entry fee will be added to the conference fee at the time of registration.

Installation

One copy from each participant will be exhibited at the J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah, December 11, 2013-March 5, 2014. Upon de-installation, the exhibition set will be archived by the Book Arts Program at the Marriott Library.

Contact

Mary Toscano
CBAA 2014 Conference Committee Member and Marriott Library Exhibitions Coordinator
mary.toscano@utah.edu

For a downloadable PDF suitable for posting, click here.

 

Conference Schedule

Thursday, January 2

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration and Information
9:00am – 3:00pm Salt Lake City Printers and Binders Tour
9:00am – 12:00pm Salt Lake City Libraries Tour
9:00am – 10:30am Artists' Books in Rare Book Collections, Session 1
10:30am – 12:00pm Artists' Books in Rare Book Collections, Session 2
12:00pm 5:30pm Vendors' Fair
1:30pm – 4:30pm J. Willard Marriott Library Tour
1:30pm – 4:30pm Natural History Museum of Utah Tour
1:15pm – 2:15pm Committee Meetings
1:30pm – 3:00pm Student Portfolio Review, Session 1
2:30pm – 4:30pm Board Meeting
3:00pm – 4:30pm Student Portfolio Review, Session 2
5:00pm – 7:00pm Opening Remarks & Invited Speaker, Craig Dworkin
7:00pm – 9:00pm Exhibition Reception
9:00pm Dinner on own

Friday, January 3

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration and Information
8:00am – 9:00am Committee Meetings
8:45am – 9:30am Coffee/tea break
9:00am – 6:00pm Vendors' Fair
9:30am – 11:00am Session A
11:00am – 1:00pm Lunch on own
12:00pm – 2:30pm Members' Showcase
12:00pm – 2:30pm Drop-in Session: Study Opportunities in Book Art
1:00pm – 2:30pm Session B
1:00pm – 2:30pm Student Portfolio Review, Session 3
2:30pm – 3:15pm Snack and beverage break
3:15pm – 4:45pm Session C
5:00pm – 6:00pm Annual Members' Meeting (snacks & beverages available)
6:15pm – 7:15pm Animated Shorts (snacks & beverages available)
7:15pm Dinner on own

Saturday, January 4

8:00am – 5:00pm Registration and Information
8:00am – 9:00am Committee Meetings
9:00am – 4:00pm Silent Auction
9:00am – 4:00pm Vendors' Fair
9:00am – 9:30am Coffee/tea break
9:30am – 11:00am Session D
11:15am – 12:45pm Session E
12:45pm – 2:15pm Lunch on own
2:15pm – 3:45pm Session F
4:15pm – 5:30pm Invited Speaker Lesley Dill
6:15pm – 7:45pm Social Hour cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres
7:45pm Silent Auction closes
7:45pm – 9:30pm Banquet and Live Auction
9:30pm – 1:00am Closing Social
 

Tours

SLC Printers and Binders: Mandate Press, Copper Palate Press, Saltgrass Printmakers, Red Queen Book Arts, Lili Hall Bookbinding, and Ink Run Press

$50.00/person     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at University Guest House west entrance at 8:50 am.

This tour introduces visitors to off-campus studios, shops, and presses in Salt Lake City. Saltgrass Printmakers, the intermountain region's first open-access printmaking studio, is home to a gallery and amply equipped community workspace. Graduates of the University of Utah's printmaking department pioneered Copper Palate Press, known for screenprinting, letterpress printing, and hip exhibits featuring local artists. The Mandate Press is a design-driven letterpress shop that engages modern digital technology with the sincere authenticity of the printing press to please clients worldwide. Red Queen Book Arts specializes in artists' and illustrated books, decorative arts, and Lewis Carroll. Lili Hall Bookbinding and Ink Run Press produce letterpress printed and hand bound goods from the basement of an historic church. Boxed lunch included.

Salt Lake City Libraries

$12.00/person     9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at University Guest House west entrance at 8:50 am.

Visit the Salt Lake City Public Library and the Church History Library at the heart of Salt Lake City. The City Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in 2003, is a distinctive and inviting building. Visitors touring the library gain insight into its architecture, collections, and zine library. The Church History Library chronicles the legacy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from its beginning in 1830 at Fayette, New York to its current worldwide presence. Visitors learn about the archiving, preservation, and conservation practices of the library. Lunch not included; see downtown map for dining options.

Artists Books in Rare Book Collections

FREE     9:00 am - 10:30 am or 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Arrive in the Special Collection Gallery on Level 4 of the Marriott Library ten minutes before your scheduled time.

The Rare Books Division holds nearly 80,000 items, including the largest and oldest collection of artists' books of any library in the region. Spend some quiet, hands-on time in the Rare Books Classroom with forty artists' books selected from this collection by Luise Poulton, Managing Curator. Lunch not included.

J. Willard Marriott Library: Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, and more

FREE     1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Meet at Marriott Library east entrance (3rd floor) at 1:15 pm.

The Marriott Library houses valuable and diverse collections ranging from ancient artifacts to e-books. Highlights of this tour include four divisions of Special Collections (Manuscripts, Western Americana, Multimedia Archives, and Middle East Library), Fine Arts and Architecture Library, Preservation Lab, Automatic Retrieval Center (ARC), Espresso Book Machine (EBM), Grand Reading Room, and several large commissioned artworks. Lunch not included; see map for campus-area dining options.

Natural History Museum of Utah

$25.00/person     1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Meet at University Guest House east entrance at 1:00 pm.

The Natural History Museum of Utah moved into its new, LEED certified sustainable building in 2011, and holds the largest collection of artifacts from Utah's vast history. Learn more about this great state on an intimate guided tour of the galleries with the Museum's Executive Director who will share her professional experiences and perspectives on designing, organizing and moving a collection to create the new museum. Lunch not included; see map for campus-area dining options.

 

Sponsors

The College Book Art Association (CBAA) is a non-profit organization committed to the teaching of book art at the college and university level. CBAA's fourth biennial conference will be held January 2-4, 2014 on the campus of The University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The conference is expected to draw 300 attendees from across the nation. Conference Sponsors support directly CBAA's mission to "promote academic book arts education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism."


Click Here to Become a Sponsor


When making your donation, please be sure to select "2014 Conference Sponsor" on the "Fund" dropdown menu. Once you have made your donation we will facilitate recognition of your contribution at the appropriate sponsorship level (see information below regarding sponsorship benefits).

Contact

Emiline Twitchell
CBAA 2014 Conference Committee Member
emiline.twitchell@utah.edu

Material suppliers interested in being part of the small Vendors' Fair, please email claire.taylor@utah.edu regarding availability of table space.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits


Supporter – $250

  • Business name or logo featured on CBAA conference website through the end of the conference
  • Listing in conference program

Sponsor – $500

  • All the Supporter benefits, plus:
  • Advertisement in the conference program (1/4 page ad)
  • Option to enclose a product brochure in the conference folder given to attendees

Patron – $1,000

  • All the Sponsor benefits, plus:
  • Advertisement to appear in the conference program (1/2 page ad)
  • Attendance at all educational and social activities
  • Recognition at the opening and closing ceremonies
  • Banquet attendance for two

Benefactor – $2,000 +

  • All the Patron benefits, plus:
  • Advertisement to appear in the conference program (full-page ad)
  • Banquet attendance for four

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Auction

The 2014 CBAA Conference Committee requests contributions to the silent and live auctions. Auction proceeds support travel grants and some general conference expenses.

The limited live auction will be a brief presentation of 5-8 select items and will take place at the banquet.

The silent auction will be held on Saturday, January 4 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Marriott Library with final bids taken from 6:15pm-7:45pm at the Guest House, during the Social Hour before the Banquet.

We encourage you to send auction contributions in advance. Items will be accepted after November 1. Please complete the auction donation form, and mail it with your contribution. The form requires the donors' name, phone number, and email address, as well as a brief description of the item, its value, and a suggested opening bid price. Download the auction donation form here.

Auction items can be addressed to:
Emiline Twitchell
Book Arts Program
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Members are also welcome to bring auction items to the conference and can drop these items at the registration table at the Guest House.

Contact

Emiline Twitchell
CBAA 2014 Conference Committee Member
emiline.twitchell@utah.edu

 

Registration

Conference Registration fee

Early Bird Registration

Members: $195
Student Members: $95

Registration (after Dec. 1st)

Members: $225
Student Members: $105

Become a CBAA Member

You must be a current CBAA member to register for the conference. Please click here to join before registering.

Members' Showcase

The Members' Showcase is an opportunity for CBAA members to show their work and engage in discussion with other members. The showcase is not a sales event; members are to show only their own work and are not to engage in sales activities during the event. Participants are invited to exhibit single copies of artists' books and broadsides. Promotional materials such as postcards, business cards, and brochures are also encouraged for display. Participants are responsible for the oversight of their work for the duration of the session.

Drop-in Forum: Study Opportunities in Book Art

In an open forum, graduate and undergraduate programs as well as non-academic centers provide information on study opportunities in book art. Graduate Programs are prioritized and all remaining available tables are assigned to undergraduate programs and centers that provide study opportunities in book art. Tables are available at no charge to participants and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The duration of this forum would be equal to the Members' Showcase, being held in the concurrent two and a half hour time slot.

Student Portfolio Review

The Student Portfolio Review offers student members the chance to have their work reviewed by CBAA members who are teaching book art studio classes at the college level. The Portfolio Review is open only to CBAA student members attending the conference.

Vendors' Fair

The Vendors' Fair will be held January 2, 12:00-5:30 pm; January 3, 9:00 am-6:00 pm; and January 4, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Vendors rent up to 3 tables at the cost of $75.00 per table. Interested vendors will be given tables on a first-come, first-served basis until the limited space has reached capacity. Participation in the Vendors' Fair is reserved for supply vendors only; this is not a venue for the selling of artists' books.

Tours

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Room Share

Members interested in sharing a room for the 2014 CBAA Conference are invited to email the CBAA listserv with their request and email address to allow for independent coordination off-list.

Registration Form

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