Focus on Book Arts

The Washington County Museum hosted an exhibit showcasing book art belonging to faculty and staff of the upcoming Focus on Book Arts Conference scheduled this summer in Forest Grove, Oregon, on May 1 – June 2, 2013. The exhibit featured approximately 45 works from some of the best book artists in the country.

Book art, often referred to as “artists’ books,” are works of art realized in the form of books. Book binding and related arts have exploded in the past decade, inspiring artists to explore the unlimited possibilities of the form—scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box as well as bound printed sheets. This exhibit celebrates bookmaking and the book in contemporary art.

"Twenty Six Friends Times 6"  By Carol DuBosch

“Twenty Six Friends Times 6”
By Carol DuBosch

"Undivided Text" by Laurie Weiss and Marilyn Worrix

“Undivided Text”
by Laurie Weiss
and Marilyn Worrix

The exhibit opened Wednesday, May 1 and continued through Sunday, June 2 at the Washington County Museum’s Exhibitions and Educational Programs space located in the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza Building, 120 E Main Street in downtown Hillsboro next to Starbucks.

The exhibit then moved to the library on the Pacific University campus located at 2043 College Way in Forest Grove on Monday, June 5 and remained open at that location through Sunday, June 30.

The Museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members; non-member admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, students, youth, and active military. Children age 3 and under are free.