Artists of the Pacific Northwest
About the PNW
These artists' books are not only by regional artists but touch upon important local issues such as environmental and social justice.
The forms of these work are varied: audio recordings, accordion folds, fold-outs, unbounded (recombinant), and roll folds.
Explore more regional artists' books that investigate our sociopolitical world by looking up: Book Power Redux: Artist Books Addressing Our Social and Political World (Portland: 23 Sandy Gallery, 2015). Available onsite.
From the PNW
These works were created or curated by PNW artists but include topics, adventures and tales from around the globe. Stop in to see other books, zines, and posters made by regional artists.
Learn more about Lynn Skordal's, La Cité des Animaux, on the SAM Blog.
You can also read an essay written by local artists' book expert, Sandra Kroupa from University of Washington Libraries' Special Collections. Stop in and read: Julie Chen, Reading the Object: Three Decades of Books by Julie Chen (Flying Fish Press, 2016.) Available onsite.