Beata Wehr

Tucson, Arizona, USA


Blue Book about the Past

linen canvas, gesso, paint, ink, found objects, linen thread

9 x 6 1/2 x 7/10

© 2013


The pages of this book are made out of my old painting cut in pieces. I stitched to them three kinds of objects: old slides of my artist’s books, agave thorns from the desert I live at now and found metal pieces, whose history is unknown to me. All of them speak about time, transience and places and create short stories on every other page.


Book 83. More stories on time

Polish linen, found metal objects, linen thread, gesso, black ink

9 1/2 x 7 x 3/4

© 2008


For a long time I have been collecting found little metal objects, whose history and sometimes purpose were unknown to me. I have used these pieces in many of my works dealing with issues of time and transience. In this book, whose pages are made out of Polish linen, I have stitched one or two objects to each page suggesting a narrative.


Candace Hicks

Austin, Texas


Common Threads Volume XXXV

embroidery thread on canvas

7 x 9 x 2 (closed)

© 2012


Common Threads is a series of hand-embroidered canvas books, copy the form and design of dime store “composition” books. The books themselves, self consciously hand made objects, are a record of coincidental occurrences generally gleaned from reading or mundane events. The use of embroidery thread allows for the production of the text and image with the same mark and material, to make the text, image and substance of the book inseparable.


Ellen Singer-Vine

Berkeley, California, USA


The Book of Leftovers

fused produce bags, produce netting, egg cartons, grocery bag

3 x 7 x 4 1/2

© 2013




Erin Sweeney

Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA


Issues of Domesticity

canvas, beads, found paper; altered book, cardboard, wire; tin plates, glass jars, wire, cardboard, paper

3 x 2 1/2 x 2, 2 x 5 x 2 1/2, 3 x 3 1/2 x 2

© 2007


Xerox transfers, hand-embroidery and beading, hand and machine-sewing, coptic and long stitch binding.


To Please My Fancy

handkerchiefs, binders board, embroidery floss, sequins, beads

5 x 5 x 2 1/2

© 2011


Screenprinting, hand-embroidery and beading, coptic binding.


Gail Smuda

Concord, New Hampshire, USA


Birds & Gardens

fiber, pencil, ribbon, paper

6 x 7 1/2 x 1 (closed)

© 2010


Accordion fold


Old Wives Tales

mirrors, fabric, paper, rubber stamps, found objects

11 x 14 x 1 1/2 (closed)

© 2011


Four sections - accordion fold


Heather Doyle-Maier

Denver, Colorado, USA



changing table cover, embroidery thread, found doll pieces, plexiglas

4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 1 5/8 (each piece)

© 2009




Arches paper, bedsheet, pillowcase, twill tape

6 x 4 x 1

© 2011



Heidi Zednik

Altmünster, Austria / Europe


prairie fall

color pencil, thread on coffee stained chemex filter

12 1/2 x 11 3/4

© 2010



the prairie with you

color pencil, thread on coffee stained chemex filter

11 3/4 x 12 1/2

© 2011



twenty two hours to go

color pencil, thread on coffee stained chemex filter

12 1/2 x 11 3/4

© 2011



Leah Virsik

Oakland, California, USA



found and painted paper and thread on gessoed muslin

4 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1/4

© 2012


Slot and Tab book


Sewing Directions

found papers, stitching, thread, wax paper, glued tyvek spine

5 x 3 x 1/2

© 2011


Accordion Storage binding










Beata Wehr is an award winning visual artist from Warsaw, Poland, currently living in Tucson, Arizona. She paints and creates artist’s books and mixed media works examining the ideas of home, place, time, transience and multicultural experiences. Her books were shown nationally and internationally and are included in over 50 public collections.


Candace Hicks is the Coordinator of Foundations at Stephen F. Austin State University where she teaches foundational courses in two-dimensional media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College where she studied drawing, painting, and French. She lived in France for two years and speaks French fluently. In 2009 she earned a Master of Fine Art degree in Printmaking from Texas Christian University. Her work consists of artist’s books, video, performance, printmaking and drawing.

Ellen Singer-Vine In the 1960’s, Ellen Singer-Vine studied painting and printmaking at UC Berkeley. She left to live in Paris for five years where she also studied drawing and painting. On her return to the U.S., she pursued a Ph.D. in psychology and has maintained a private practice for almost thirty years. Now, after launching her three children and semi-retirement from her private practice, she now devotes her time to her passion for collage. Ellen lives in Berkeley with her husband. She exhibits nationally.


Erin Sweeney produces work and teaches out of her Lovely In The Home Press in New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts. She also holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland. Sweeney teaches and exhibits nationally. Her current work can be seen at www.erinsweeney.net


Gail Smuda currently living in Concord, NH book and fiber artist Gail Smuda has exhibited her work in 47 states as well as several foreign countries. Her work will be included in the new Handmade Books edition from Lark Books this coming fall (2013) and has already been seen in Fiber Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors as well as the book Art Lab for Kids by Susan Schwake.


Heather Doyle-Maier works uses fabric and text to examine themes of femininity, motherhood and domesticity, bringing her experience as a storyteller-musician, a costume designer and a mother to bear in her work. A Colorado native, Heather holds a BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver in Visual Art and BA from Loretto Heights College/Regis College in Theatre Education. Heather’s award-winning work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally, and she teaches bookmaking and writing.


Heidi Zednik is a painter and an occasional poet. A native of Austria and the USA, she has exhibited widely in both countries. Heidi received her MFA in Painting from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has frequently participated in collaborative projects, ranging from co-founding the collective Spondere to working with a modern dance company. She currently lives in Altmünster, Austria and is a founding member of ARThaus4, a group studio in Gmunden, Austria.


Leah Virsik creates collage and three-dimensional objects with found and painted papers and thread. She rips up and recombines paper, exploring the themes of value and abundance and how they interconnect. She teaches collage and book arts at the Richmond Art Center and in her Oakland, CA studio.






Sandra C. Fernández was born in Queens, New York but grew up in Quito, Ecuador. She received her MA (1992) and MFA (1995) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas-Austin and the Director of the Guest Artists in Printmaking Program (GAPP). She teaches courses in Artist’s Books, Intaglio and Relief Printmaking. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected in numerous cities in the US and abroad.