Between the Fold – A National Call for Book Arts


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GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their sixth national juried exhibition. Entries in the field of book arts were accepted from across the nation and juried by:

Lisa Myers Bulmash is a collage and book artist who works primarily in acrylics, paper and found objects. Informally trained, Myers Bulmash began her career making handmade cards. The artist aims to nudge the viewer into recognizing communal stories, especially those narratives that are usually experienced in isolation. Collage work by Myers Bulmash resides in two city art collections: Shoreline and Seattle. The latter includes art by Barbara Earl Thomas, Dale Chihuly and Kara Walker




Ed Marquand is an art book publisher who divides his time between Seattle and Tieton, WA. His Seattle firm of 41 years is Lucia|Marquand. They have published books for over 300 art museums. Marquand Editions is his special editions studio that produces handmade art books in Tieton. His book/object collaborations are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, LACMA, the Library of Congress, Cooper Hewitt, and many others. His studio in Tieton includes Paper Hammer Studios, a letterpress studio and bindery.




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Never the Same Book Twice – Lisa Myers Bulmash

As a visual artist, Lisa Myers Bulmash is obsessed with joining elements that seem to have no relationship to each other. As an artist parent, she is driven to spotlight the contradictory narratives in American society that marginalize the most vulnerable. These collisions of ideas lead her to work in three mediums: collage, assemblage sculpture and altered books.

In each medium, she explores issues of identity, trust and imperfect memories. Her collages layer translucent images over opaque scenes to illustrate how the past continues to shape the present. Assemblage sculptures combine 2D and 3D elements to flesh out flattened narratives attached to the Black body. Niches and tiny containers in her altered books compel the viewer to adjust focus onto the individual realities hidden in our shared myths.

Lisa chooses to center African American and female experiences in her work and to expand the classical practice of using an individual narrative to illuminate the general human condition. Her symbolic language creates a much-needed magic for the viewer — especially those who experience a daily sense of erasure or isolation.


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Turn Around Time – Justin Gibbens

Justin Gibbens shares the illustrations he developed for David Guterson’s book-length poem, Turn Around Time. A master draftsman, Gibbens was trained in both scientific illustration and traditional Chinese painting–a skill set that he employs in his subversive zoological drawings. By lifting the formal conventions of classic natural science illustration, he imagines curious wildlife of a forgotten natural history through the lens of a 19th century field artist. Gibbens’ stylized and embellished images speak of evolution, mutation and biodiversity, and perhaps serve as cautionary tales and stand-ins for our anthropocentric selves. As Gibbens sees it, our world is mysteriously fascinating and amazingly weird, and humankind’s relationship to the animal kingdom is layered, complex and ambiguous. It is through his work that he takes pleasure in celebrating this.


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