An invitation to join:

Book Arts Santa Cruz is organization for everyone interested in the book arts.

In the early 1980s a group of Santa Cruz letterpress printers actively involved in making fine press books formed the Printers' Chappel of Santa Cruz. Today, because the world of the book has changed, and there are so many people interested in the book arts who are not letterpress printers, members of the SCPC have decided to create a new organization, Book Arts Santa Cruz. We welcome and want to include printers, printmakers, graphic designers, marblers, calligraphers, scrap bookers, binders, papermakers, book collectors, artists… in other words, everyone interested in the book arts, novices and professionals alike.

If you want to be part of BASC, send an email to Matt at, or call Peter at 475-1455

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December events

Middlearth Editions and Wishi Washi Studio will be participating in the First Friday Art Walk event:

Middlearth Editions will be taking part in the 1st First Friday at the Tannery / 1060 River Street / Santa Cruz, CA. 95060 - space 115
Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM Hoping to see you all there !

First Friday and Weekend (December 2nd, 3rd and 4th)

Join me in my new studio at the Tannery Art Center!!!

First Friday from 5 pm until 9 pm, and...

Saturday and Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm each day

Come by and see my new space and have some cookies and punch.

Other studios will be open in addition to the Hang Art Show - lots to see, do and hear!

Hope to see you,

Jody Alexander
Wishi Washi Studio
Tannery Art Center
1060 River Street, No. 105
Santa Cruz, CA

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The third meeting of Book Arts Santa Cruz and the Printers' Chappel of Santa Cruz will be held on Friday, November 18th from 5-8 PM. The meeting will be hosted by Nick Zachreson. The evening will feature a walk through Nick's studio, including a presentation of his Caulderesque book Mobiles that hang from his ceiling. Plus some exiting announcements and important opportunities. Don't miss out. Things are heating up. The address is 220 Oceanview Avenue in Santa Cruz. If you need further directions, call Nick at (831) 426-3428. Any and all interested in the book arts are invited. Nick will be printing an invitation for the

meeting, so please email him your mailing address and he will drop one in the mail for you. His email is:

Please also email your mailing address That way, in the future, we can send out physical announcements more seamlessly.

The usual: potluck style, please bring finger foods and drinks--it makes for more congeniality. And invite anyone you think might be interested. Everyone is welcome.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to

For more information, call Peter Thomas (831) 475-1455

We look forward to seeing you again all soon!