Monday, March 26, 2007

WNYBAC-1 launch

WNYBAC-1 Portfolio is now available for purchase.

All proceeds to benefit the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative.

The first publication from the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative consists of a suite of 21 prints, broadsides and assemblages from 21 artists, printers and poets on the theme: Western New York and the Book Arts. Each piece is loosely enclosed in a Hand-bound Clamshell box with Natural finish Buckram with a custom paste paper pattern created by Lynne McElhaney and Diane Bond specifically for this edition.

Contributors include: Michael Basinski, Jan Conradi, Frank Eckmair, Jennifer Farrell - Starshaped Press, Eric Jackson-Forsberg, Hero Design ,Richard Kegler, Kevin Kegler, Jerry Kelly - Kelly-Winterton Press, Hal Leader - Paradise Press, David Lyttleton ,Dorothy Markert, Gerald Mead, Julian Montague, Sue O'Donnell, Jim Rimmer - Pie Tree Press, Kyle Schlesinger - Cunieform Press, Carol Schwartzott, John Senchyne, Jeffrey Sherven, & Hermann Zapf.

A 16 page booklet with paste paper cover is included with biography and print descriptions from each contributor.

Limited edition of 75 copies. 40 of which are for sale. price: $150 (WNYBAC member price $125)

Each print can be previewed with the WNYBAC online print browser
And ordered via options found here.

The first public showing of the portfolio can be seen at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair on March 31, 2007

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