Shown above: “The Dark Mother” by Nivedata Saha

Myths & Legends: 2nd Biennial International Artist Books Exhibition

April 3-26, 2015

A6 opens “Myths & Legends,” an exhibit of artist books, on Friday, April 3, 2015 and running through April 26.

This international exhibit includes book artists from across the United States as well as India, United Arab Emirates, and Canada. Artists were challenged to create a book on the theme of myths or legends (real or imagined). Juried by Laura Russell of 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, the resulting exhibit runs the gamut from native American stories out of Novia Scotia to an examination of the Indian goddess of the apocalypse, Kali.

Menard_What Lies Beneath

“What Lies Beneath” by Liz Menard

Artist books use the traditional book form as a departure point. Usually one-of-a-kind creations, artist books may use hand writing, calligraphy or letterpress, and typically include art elements such as paintings, photographs, collage, drawing, or prints. Artist books are often rendered in sculptural forms and encourage a different style of interaction from the viewer.


The following artists were juried into the exhibit: Kali Albert, Alicia Bailey, Clare Carpenter, MalPina Chan, Amber Chiozza, Dorothy Clarke, Lindsay Costello, Stefanie Dykes, Patricia Freeman-Martin, Anne Greenwood, Marilyn Howard, Ravikumar Kashi, Ann Kresge, Joel Lardner, Yin Nung Lau, Jim Lee, Sheila Lewandowski, Nancy Lohmiller, Liz Menard, Lorna Mulligan, Elizabeth Munger, Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Katya Reka, Nivedita Saha, Kelley Salber, and Krista Sharp.

Special First Friday Happenings

A&E logo webThe opening reception includes a celebration of Cascade A&E’s 20th anniversary. A6 will also announce the juror’s “Best of Show” award from the exhibit. The winner will receive a four-week artist residency at Playa at Summer Lake.

Art Talk: “Book as Art”

Friday, April 10, 6 pm

Book artist Ann Kresge presents a Friday night Artists’ Talk. View sample tunnel book formats, see examples of Ann’s work and examples from her artists’ books collection. Ann will also share a slideshow from the National Museum of Women’s landmark show, Book As Art.

Crossing Borders_Tunnel Book_KresgeApril Book Workshops

Tunnel Books

A Novel Idea: Origami Accordion Books