file folders each with indelible ink drawings,
[Screenprint on index paper. – Number 1 of an edition of 13]
[“Original text and calligraphy… scanned and printed on Arches text wave. The covers are enhanced with Japanese papers, cord and beads in a palm leaf binding.” – Artist’s statement – Number 1 of an edition of 4]
[“Number 2, 4, and 6 coffee filters colored with espresso, indelible ink; in box with metal clasp.”– Artist’s statement. – Number 1 of an edition of 2]
[Spool is marked: “Dennison Transparent Mending Tape, No. 2, 225 inches. Made in U.S.A.”–“ Laser-printed collage images on vellum attached to tape. Number 1 of an edition of 3” – Artist’s statement]
[In hand made paper cover. – “…hand made book, hand made paper cover, vellum & inkjet prints. Bound with raffia. Mythological narrative; illustrations about select legends and gods or Goddesses.” – Artist’s statement – Number 1 of an edition of 10]
[“This limited edition of 20 prints was hand made, signed, and numbered by the author. The prints each measure 6 ½ x 6 ½ in. Black ink was used throughout the whole process. The paper is from Utrecht American Master; it’s made from 100% cotton and weighs 245 grams. The edition consists of 5 models (using etching technique printed by the artist)” –Number 1 of an edition of 5. – Colophon]
[“About this book:
Loose Ends is a work of fiction written by seven
[In slipcase. – “Accordion fold, watercolor paper, hand painted with inks. – Number 1 of an edition of 2”– Artist’s statement]
[In folded paper cover. – “… dedicated to Barbara Seebert, a wonderful book artist who died this past year. – Materials: watercolor, gouache on 140 lb. Watercolor paper. The binding is sewn with copper & steel wire [and] some beads…”. – Number 1 of an edition of 2.” – Artist’s statement]
[“This book is written and illustrated in watercolors, pen and ink. It is dedicated to my husband, Sidney, who gave me the gift ‘For the Love of Jazz.’ Cover is color copied. This is number one of three”– Artist’s statement]
[“French and concertina book, with 13 (thirteen) etchings, printed on Arches paper, measuring 29” L x 18” H. The illustrations consist of 10 etchings of 6” x 7”; 2 etchings of 6” x 8”’ and 1 etching of 12” x 11 ½. The armature of the book is wood with cloth, with metal hinges and handles. The edition is limited to 2 copies only. The Cavafy poem was printed on Arches paper, with an engraving as decorative vignette.– Number 1 of an edition of 2.” – Artist’s statement]
[“Canson and vellum papers, dried leaves, flowers, and grasses, bound by paper wire. – Number 1 of an edition of 2” – This is my second artists’ book, my first being for last year’s Bienes Center competition. This book is dedicated to my sister.” – Artist’s statement]
Orehovec, Paul Anthony
[“… a collection of 48 photographs and text that tell a non-linear story from the inner-workings of my mind. A variety of paper and film stock was used. The photographs were edited by Photoshop. The book was printed in an edition of three and bound with metal rings and black presentation board. Some see the book as a personal statement, others have seen it as a political statement, my mom thought it was a pile of crap and an ex-girlfriend said it was pretentious. Above anything though, this is a statement of myself in all my personal, pretentious, and political ways.” – Artist’s statement.– Number 1 of an edition of 3]
[In white satin slip case. – Number 1 of an edition of 3]
Sobchak, Alicia Bellini
[Binding held together with
paper band. – Contents: Now & then:
Sobchak, Alicia Bellini
[“Printed and hand-bound
by Alicia Bellini Sobchak, 2002. Type:
[“… a book of
twenty prints, comprised of ten images and ten
prose poems. The contents are subtly surreal and chance plays
a significant role in the viewing of this book. The poems and
images are not paired in the traditional manner. Pages are not
numbered, and should be viewed by keeping each page with its
Verrecchia, Lea Nickless
[In box. – “This book was printed on Mohawk Superfine paper with a Hewlett Packard Deskjet printer. This book was bound with Asahi bookcloth with loving assistance from Jim and Bobbie Nickless and Gianfranco Verrecchia. The endpapers are paste papers created by Lea Nickless Verrecchia. … This book was completed in March 2002. This is copy 3 or 20. – Signed by the artist, Lea Nickless Verrecchia, granddaughter of Anna Browning Dale” – Colophon]
Jennifer Brady was born January 20, 1976, in Clearwater, Florida. Her mother collects pigs and country kitsch. Her father was fascinated by space. She enjoys movement, clarity, and captured time.
Barbara Brandt attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC,
and has a BA in Art from the City University of New York, Queens College.
She has worked as a calligraphy instructor in South Florida and her
works are in the collections of the National Postal Museum, Smithsonian
Institution; the City of Miami Beach, Florida; and the Jaffee Collections
of Books as Aesthetic Objects, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton,
Rosemarie Chiarlone was born in Philadelphia and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Florida International University (Miami, FL). She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad and her works are represented in the following collections: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library and Research Center (Washington, D.C.); University of Miami, Otto B. Richter Library (Miami, FL); The Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami Beach, Fl); Florida International University (Miami, FL), and numerous others. She has received many awards and honors including an Artist Access Grant from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Tigertail Productions (Miami, FL).
Valan Evers is an award-winning artist, photographer and author. She has taught at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for the past 16 years in the Photography, Computer Animation Visual Special Effects departments. She is also a beta tester for the popular electronic software, “Painter.” Her area of special interest is visual narratives of mythological characters and events. Her work has graced calendars, greeting cards, and posters and has appeared in the prestigious Graphis Publications. She has also been published in numerous coffee-table art books. As a working visual artist, she has shown her work extensively, has had many gallery shows, and is part of two corporate collections. Two of her pieces are currently in a two-year traveling world show hosted by the World Food Bank.
Joaquin Gonzalez was born in Havana, Cuba, and currently resides in Miami, Florida. He attended the Graphic Design Institute and the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba. He has exhibited his works in numerous Cuban, Spanish and U.S. galleries.
Johnson, Linda K.
Linda K. Johnson graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in graphic communication and from the Virginia Commonwealth University with an MA in visual communication. She teaches graphic design and book arts at Florida Atlantic University as an Associate Professor in the Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Canada, Lithuania and the U.S. She received the Bienes Center/Florida Center for the Book’s Florida Artists’ Book Prize in 1999. As a graphic designer and artist the focus of her creative research is in the design of alternative book structures. She sees her work as taking content and finding the form, mat