The second New England Art Book Fair at SPACE Gallery will take place on October 6 & 7, 2017.
Friday, October 6, at 5:00pm–9:00pmSaturday, October 7, at 11:00am–5:00pmThis 2-day event will feature independent publishers and artists from across the country. Browse and buy limited edition books, zines and ephemera that explore the convergence of publishing, art, identity and storytelling. The Bookstore, a space for graphic novels, small publications, books, and zines will be open both Friday and Saturday during the fair. The event is free and open to the public.
SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, ME
2017 NEABF Vendors
- Amadeus Magazine- Border Patrol- Brian Doody- Bryce Davidson- Collective Quarterly/Charcoal Press- Chris Kardambikis- Directangle Press- Gentlepersons Gently- Grammar Center Press- HOMOCATS- House Boat Press- Illogical Comics- Inpatient Press- Jimmy Riordan- Lindsay Buchman- MECA Printmaking Dept.- Maine Media Workshop- Millennial Press- Nancy Loeber- New Fruit- One Page Stinkers- Otto Splotch- Pattison Paperworks- Permanent Drift- Pickwick Independent Press- PM Press- Publication Studio- Publication Studio Hudson- Raw Meat- ROMAN NVMERALS- Seesaw- Strong Arm Bindery- The Chart- University Of Southern Maine Book Arts- Wilt Press- Wing Club
2017 NEABF Presenters
Jason Urban and Leslie Mutcher Artist Talk: Babel UnboundSaturday October 7th, 11:30am
Jason and Leslie will discuss the concepts, inspiration the nature of artist collaboration for their show Babel Unbound which will be installed in the SPACE's gallery from October 6th-14th. The show focuses on ephemeral editions, prints and printed multiples within the context of the library as a curated, collaborative and performed space.
Josh Dannin of Direct Angle PressParticipatory Demo: Breaking the Cycle: Improvisational RisographSaturday October 7th, 12:30pm
This demo will explore ways of incorporating chance and play into the Risograph printing process. Traditionally used as an efficient method of duplication in an office setting, the Riso has become a unique and inexpensive means of print production for artists and publishers alike, providing a range of color and image processing options. This workshop will break the cycle of design-to-print, exploring alternative methods, and encouraging creative "misuse" of the Riso as an open ended tool for image building. Participants will experiment with a range of materials and approaches to mark making and image processing, exploring form and texture through improvisation and layering. Additive and subtractive methods will be used to create collage and built composition on the Riso's scanner bed. We will also explore the incorporation of other printmaking techniques and ways they may (or may not) work in conjunction with the Risograph process.
Bio: Josh Dannin is an artist and printmaker based in Manchester, NH, where he teaches design and print at Saint Anselm College and New Hampshire Institute of Art. He received a BFA in printmaking and photography from Kutztown University and an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. Primarily working with relief and risograph print processes, Dannin is interested in the intersection between modern technology, traditional craft, and mass production.
Dannin also runs Directangle Press, a small printshop and publishing house specializing in short-run books, zines, and editions. He co-edits Power Washer, a semi-annual zine about screen printing that asks soft questions and thinks hard thoughts.
The Millennial PressArtist Talk: The Millennial PressSaturday October 7th, 1:30pm
The Millennial Press is a student-run letterpress shop at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Founded in Spring of 2016 by the Intro Letterpress class, instructed by NH based artist and printmaker Erin Sweeney. Originally formed to purchase a new press for the shop, the Millennial Press has continued to work as a student-run job shop on campus, engaging in the local community through collaborative projects. The foundation of the Press, fundraising efforts, production and issues faced as a community based press as well as future community engagement and projects will be covered in this talk.
Todd Pattison of Pattison PaperworksParticipatory Demo: Drum Leaf BindingSaturday October 7th, 2:30pm
Printmakers, photographers and other artists have used the book structure to sequence their information for narrative or other purposes but organizing signatures and the complications of standard bookbinding practices have often hindered their ability to create their own books. The Drum Leaf Binding, developed by Tim Ely, uses adhesive to attach single-sided folios into a textblock which then can be easily bound. This structure can be used with thicker papers, not just text weight pages, so it is suitable for watercolor paper and heavier printing papers. In this demonstration you will learn about the advantages of the Drum Leaf Binding and watch the construction from single pages to a finished book.
Bio: Todd Pattison first became fascinated with binding books in the Boy Scouts while completing his Bookbinding Merit Badge. He is interested in the construction of various binding styles and the history of bookbinding in general. Todd teaches a course at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia on American Publishers’ Bindings in the Nineteenth Century and is the Senior Book Conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center. Ongoing: Tours of Pickwick Independent Press: a Community Print ShopSaturday October 7th, 11-6Pickwick is right above SPACE Gallery: Browse work from members making traditional and contemporary relief Letterpress, screen printing, intaglio and other print work!