Membership has its privileges! Although some of our events are open to non-members, many of our events happen behind-the-scenes in secure locations and small workshops, and numbers may be limited, therefore registered chapter and national members have preferred access.
Whether you desire to learn completely new skills, explore and understand an historic structure or fundamental part of the bookbinders’ art, or visit a temporary exhibit or private collection. See our upcoming events on the blog and sidebar for opportunities in which you may be interested.
The Potomac chapter offers occasional workshops that are necessarily short in duration. For longer form instruction, take a look at our Local Links on the left sidebar for direct links to studios offering continuous courses in the DMV area, and programmatic offerings from the independent organizations below.
- Pyramid Atlantic
- The Art League at Torpedo Factory
- Smithsonian Associates
- Corcoran Art and the Book MFA
- Rare Book School (in 2016, at University of Virginia, Charlottesville; at Yale in New Haven, CT; and at UPenn and the Library Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Archived lectures can be listened to on https://soundcloud.com/rarebookschool)
Local libraries and galleries with notable book arts collections and/or regular Book Arts exhibitions
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- National Museum of Women in the Arts and their Library
- Smithsonian Institution Libraries, see also their Artist Books portal
- National Gallery of Art and their Library
- Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Library
- GW/Corcoran at Gelman Library, A Guide to the Corcoran School Artists Books collection
- The Library of Congress, Exhibits and Reading Room
- Book Arts Web
- YouTube playlists
- Podcasts! Check out:
- Book Artists and Poets, hosted by Steve Miller, of The University of Alabama College of Communication & Information Sciences School of Library & Information Studies Book Arts Program
- Bookbinding Now hosted by Susan Mills in conjunction with Full Tilt Bookbinding Classes
- Books in the Wild hosted by Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder of Coyote Bones Press