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Friday, May 22, 2015

Altered Book Day

I took a trip to Marin County yesterday with friends Margie, Pamela and
to see the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book and Book Arts annual
show. It also had a San Quentin Prison Arts Project show as well.

This is Dorothy Yuki's piece that received Honorable Mention. Last year Dorothy also received an
Honorable Mention on her altered book in this annual show. Congratulations again!

This is my untitled piece that I entered in the show. It is made entirely of discarded library books. It
is my second collage piece using books that I have rescued from the landfill.

This piece is made by our friend Punky from our SF Correspondence Group in San Francisco.

Hedi Kyles book. A collaborative piece with her graduate students using stencils.

These two pieces are from the San Quentin Prison Art Project that was on display. 

After seeing the show in Novato we headed to Mill Valley for another book 
show at Seager/Gray Gallery. Here a few pieces from that great show.

We ended the fun afternoon by stopping at Sol Food to pick up some Puerto Rican food. Loved those
garlic plantains. We headed back into the city avoiding the traffic.. Tonight is the closing and live auction at the MOCA. Sadly I will miss it but it should be a fun time. I was inspired by all that afternoon of altered books!


  1. Some really good looking books in this post -- yours and Dorothy's included! I t is nice to see such great photographs of them after seeing them in person -- eye candy and inspiration.

  2. Excited to see that there's such a thing as an Altered Book & Book Arts show (wish there was one near me - I will have to start keeping my eye out for contemporary art events), thanks so much for sharing all the pictures. And kudos to you for your recycled entry - I love recycled projects when discarded items can get new meaning.

  3. Thank you tamdoll, Where are you located? It is a fun show to participate in every year. An excuse to take time to make an altered book and you help out the museum as well.