VABC Honors and Member Artist Distinctions

"A Bookmaker's Dozen": 2013 Collaborative project. Collector's set of 15 distinct 2"x3" miniature books (limited edition of 15).
“A Bookmaker’s Dozen”: 2013 Collaborative project. Collector’s set of 15 distinct 2″x3″ miniature books (limited edition of 15).

VABC keeps this page to document some honors that its collaborative projects have received, as well as awards, honors, and distinctions received by our talented membership. The list documents more than ten years of work in the book arts by our thriving membership. If you’re a member and something good has happened we should let the world know about, please pass it along to Kevin McFadden at kmcfadden@virginia.edu to improve our list!

 

2016

VABC Artist’s Collaborative Project, The Handmade Harvest, featured at the VABC’s 2016 Raucous Auction. Thirteen artists’ books: Cultivating the Empty Field – after Hongzhi by Kristin Adolfson; and capture the moon by Amy Ransom Arnold; Eye Think A Lot About Potatoes: They Make Me Quite Round by Frank Brannon; He Said She Said by Addeane Caelleigh; From A Diary, Katherine Mansfield by Richard Cappuccio; Don’t Be Afraid by Janet Eden; Chronicles of Migration by Lyall F. Harris; untangled by Lotta Helleberg; Rosemary and Rue by Angie Hogan; {eye} Witness by Nancy Kober; City of Dante, poems by Kevin McFadden; images by Jeff Pike; My Book Your Book by Rachel Singel; Artifact Narrative #1 by Katie Towson.

Josef Beery, “Deepsea Collaborations” exhibit, Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville

Stacey Evans, “Yearnings” joint show, New City Arts, WVTF Gallery, June;  UVa online photography exhibit “From Time to Time”

Lyall Harris,20/20 Vision: Celebrating the Next Generation of Artist’s Books,” San Francisco Center for the Book, July-October 2016; “Just One Look: Book Arts Exhibit Exploring the theme of Women and Vision,” University of Washington Special Collections; “The Artist’s Book” exhibit, Art on Ivy, Charlottesville

Yolanda Merrill, Lexington Studio Tour, Lexington

Elizabeth Peak, “Landscape Through Multiple Lenses,” Art on Ivy, Charlottesville

VABC 2015 Artist’s Collaborative Project, The Bad Quarto, featured in Shakespeare quadricentennial exhibitions at University of Virginia and Washington and Lee University; Samuel Feinstein  prepared a special binding for the Newberry Library’s Shakespeare Exhibition in Chicago. Also featured at the Abecedarian Gallery (Denver) spring 2016 exhibition “The Printed Page II.”

 

2015

VABC Artist’s Collaborative Project, The Bad Quarto, acquired by special collections at Baylor University Libraries, Columbia University, Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC), University of Denver, DePaul University, University of Iowa, Lafayette College (PA), Newberry Library (Chicago), Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Washington & Lee University, Wesleyan University, and the University of Wisconsin.

Stacey Evans, 33rd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition at the Houston Center for Photography

Lotta Helleberg, “second nature,” Art on Ivy, Charlottesville

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, Notions: A Novel in Objects in exhibition, “Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined, and Collected,” Minnesota Center for the Book Arts May 8 – July 26

 

2014

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, Notions: A Novel in Objects, collected by special collections libraries at Duke University, Skidmore College, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and Washington & Lee University

 

2013

Kristin Adolfson, New City Arts print show at WVTF, Charlottesville

Addeane Caelleigh, Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III (MIMB III) Exhibition, for Home

Janet Eden, Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III (MIMB III) Exhibition, for Trees Are the Answer
Lana Lambert and Frank Riccio, Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III (MIMB III) Exhibition, for Poison Sisters

Lindsey Mears, Wisdom, a Book Art Exhibition, Le Mieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA; Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object, juror: Adah Rose; Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Garrett Queen, Virginia Master Folk Artist, Virginia Folklife Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, A Bookmaker’s Dozen: 15 Miniature Books collected by UVa Special Collections and the Library of Virginia.

 

2012

Kristin Adolfson, One Million Eyes collected by UVa Special Collections

Addeane Caelleigh, Poor Quality : Inequality Exhibition (Duke University), for Who Has It
Lindsey Mears, life over time, solo exhibition, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, The Atlas of Vanishing Knowledge collected by UVa Special Collections and Vanderbilt University.

 

2011

Addeane Caelleigh, Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II (MIMB II) Exhibition, for 4 haiku by Basho
Lindsey Mears, Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object, juror: Janet Maher; Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Jeff Pike, 53rd Annual New York Society of Illustrators exhibition for VABC Press illustrated poetry collection, After Love

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, Postmark collected by UVa Special Collections

 

2010

Kevin McFadden, Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for poetry, Hardscrabble
Lindsey Mears, Album: Winter into Spring,
solo exhibition, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA; Pyramid Atlantic Biennial Book Arts Fair, Silver Spring, MD; Artists’ Books, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, Indulgences collected by UVa Special Collections

 

2009

Kristin Adolfson, Burn This Book collected by Rare Book School

Addeane Caelleigh, Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books (MIMB I) Exhibition, for “Starry, Starry Night”
Dean Dass, University of Virginia Fellowship, research in Ireland

Kevin McFadden, Fellowship of Southern Writers George Garrett Award for poetry, Hardscrabble

Lindsey Mears, BookMarks: The Book as an Aesthetic Object, curator: Marianne Lambert, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, GA; Whistling in the Dark, solo exhibition, The Garage, Charlottesville, VA; The Artist’s Book: Exploring Text, Image and the Life of the Page, Central Library, Brooklyn, NY; Turning the Page, curator: Landria Shack, VisArts at Rockville, Rockville, MD

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, Infinite Stakes: A Contemporary Cartomancy Deck collected by UVa Special Collections

 

2008

Lindsey Mears, State Papers, curator: Michelle Geiger, UVA Law Library, Charlottesville, VA; Art and Addiction, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine College on Problems of Drug Dependence Conference, Puerto Rico; Beyond Reading, curator: Trudi Van Dyke, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA; The Poetic Dialogue Project, curator: Beth Shadur, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, “F” [Frankenstein] collected by UVa Special Collections

 

2007

Kristin Adolfson, Burn This Book and restaurant d’eathrow appeared in Codex International Book Fair, San Francisco, and “Action/Interaction” exhibit Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago

Dean Dass, Sesquicentennial Research Fellowship from the University of Virginia, two months research in Paris

Johanna Drucker, “Complicit! Symposium,” Art Museum, University of Virginia, October 2007

Lindsey Mears, Photography: What Now? juror: Anita Douthat, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY ; Narrative Thread: Artists’ Books, curator: Macy Chadwick, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA; Action/Interaction: Book/Art, Columbia College, Chicago, IL; ConTEXT: symbols and language, functionart gallery, Chicago, IL; Tango, Printmaking Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, Hesitant Ruin collected by UVa Special Collections

 

2006

Johanna Drucker, “Sounding the Visual,” President’s Forum on The Sound of Poetry/Poetry of Sound, Modern Language Association; Chair of session and paper presenter “Not Sound.” December 2006; “ The Avant-garde Idea of the Book as Art“ Georgetown University, symposium organized by Ward Tietz, in collaboration with the Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair, with Caroline Bergvall, J.McGann, Penn Szittya November 2006

Lindsey Mears, Beyond Words:Artists’ Books, curator: Ruth Rogers, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN; Art in the Garden, curator: Eileen Tognini, Hawk Mountain, PA ; Pyramid Atlantic Biennial Book Arts Fair, Silver Spring, MD; Space 1026 Exhibition, Magic Pony Gallery, Toronto, ON; Compelled by Content II, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD; Bound/unBound, curator: Robert Wuilfe, Central Library, Philadelphia, PA; Endangered Species, The United States Embassy in Paraguay; James Renwick Alliance Annual Auction, Washington, DC;
Artist’s Books, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Books…Transformed, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, The Cautionary Tale collected by UVa Special Collections

2005

Johanna Drucker, Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity (University of Chicago Press, 2005); “Book Spaces City Spaces” review of Emily McVarish’s Flicker and John Gossage’s Berlin, Afterimage, Vol 33, # 2

VABC Artists Collaborative Project, Creation collected by UVa Special Collections