The second meeting of Book Arts Santa Cruz and the Printers Chappel of Santa Cruz was held Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. It was hosted by Larry Van Velzer and Peggy Gotthold at their Foolscap Press. They gave tours of the press and bindery, and show much of their recent work. John and Susie Bower were on hand to show binding prototypes they has made in collaboration with Larry and Peggy, produced using their CMC and laser cutting equipment. We held a general meeting, well generally chaotic, as usual, and two interesting propoals were made. Felicia Rice proposed that BASC host a summer book arts camp at one of the local summer campgrounds, using members studios for the workshop locations. Matt Cohen proposed an art sale to benefit the Museum of Art and History, to run in conjunction with a conference and show about the history of printing in Santa Cruz County.
Kim Hamilton printed a wonderful little keepsake for the event, which I have scanned and posted here.