Exhibits are an important function of the Guild. They allow members to display their work in all the various styles of the book arts: fine bindings, artists books, calligraphy, letterpress printing and decorated paper. Exhibits are organized both at the national level as well as by the regional chapters.
Make a donation using the secure online donation form. Please indicate the purpose of the donation is for GBW exhibits.
New exhibits are organized every three years and travel around the United States. The themes for past exhibitions have varied from a set book (where all bind the same book) to such diverse topics as fine printing, flight and the alphabet.
Many of the regional Chapters also sponsor their own exhibitions, which travel around their particular area of the country. Some examples of past and present Chapter exhibitions are listed on the Chapter Exhibits page.
Guild of Book Workers 2012-2014 Traveling Exhibition
Whether by contemplating the apparent horizon, personal horizons, or the horizon of the book as a binding or an object, this exhibition showcases the current work of the members of the Guild of Book Workers while offering a glimpse into what is just beyond. Guild of Book Workers members were invited to interpret “horizon” as broadly or as narrowly as they wish.
A gallery of the exhibit is now available online.
June 8, 2012 - September 15, 2012
Margaret I. King Special Collections Library at the University of Kentucky
October 5, 2012 - January 7, 2013
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Salt Lake City, UT
April 5, 2013 - July 10, 2013
Special Collections Exhibit Hall, Chicago Public Library
August 1, 2013 - October 31, 2013
Penrose Library, University of Denver
November 7, 2013 - January 23, 2014
Visual Arts Gallery, Loyola University
New Orleans, LA
February 3, 2014 - March 30, 2014
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound
The Guild of Book Workers will produce a full color printed catalog with photographs and descriptions of each work, as well as biographies of the artists. All exhibition participants will receive a complimentary copy of the printed catalog.
The catalog is on sale now for $45. Order your copy today
Donations for the Horizon exhibit catalog are gratefully appreciated. Donations can be made using the secure online donation form (Please indicate your donation is for the Horizon exhibit catalog) or with the paper donation form.
Please contact the Exhibitions Chair.