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

Friday, December 30, 2011

Book Arts Santa Cruz will be part of the January Poetry and Book Arts Extravaganza

(Note: BASC has scheduled meeting on Thursday January 12th at 6:30pm at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Participants in the upcoming January 20th event will be looking at the space and discussing logistics. Any and all interested in attending are welcome, and we recommend those who are participating to join us if you can.)

Poetry and Book Arts Extravaganza


January 20, 2012
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


$5 General Admission, $3 Student

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History third Friday series:

January Poetry and Book Arts Extravaganza

Friday January 20 2012

5-9pm $5 General Admission, $3 Students

Join us at the MAH for an evening of poetry, book arts, performances, discussions, workshops and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels.

The MAH and Book Arts Santa Cruz are bringing together some of Santa Cruz’s leading book arts artists for this evening extravaganza. These artists will remind you never to judge a book by its cover with workshops that transform the printed page into altered books, book art sculpture, book collage and paper folding books.

Learn the art of papermaking, how to use a table top press, monoprinting, laser cutting, and book binding.

Poetry Santa Cruz has selected an array of dynamic local poets for poetry readings in our auditorium. Listen in as the spoken word inspires you to write some of your own poems throughout the museum. Add your own poem, word, or line to our stairway of chalk poems, poetry map of Santa Cruz, artwork and exhibitions. And don’t be surprised if a slam poet pops up in an unexpected place.

In partnership with Book Arts Santa Cruz and Poetry Santa Cruz.

Thank you to the following collaborating artists, poets and organizations:

MakersFactory, Poetry Santa Cruz, The Legendary Santa Cruz Poetry Slam, Book Arts Santa Cruz, Beth Regardz, Chris Yonge, Crystal Franco, Daniella Woolf, Danusha Laméris, Donna Thomas, Felicia Rice, Heidi Cramer, Jody Alexander, Kevin Holmes, Len Anderson, Matt Cohen, Peter Thomas, Robert Sward, and Gary Young.