Book Arts Workshop Proposals Sought

Focus on Book Arts is seeking workshop proposals for the 15th biennial conference held June 23-27, 2021, at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. The conference draws around 200 participants with a variety of levels of expertise attending workshops conducted by well-known, experienced book artists. A trade show, artist fair, and evening lectures are just a few of the additional events that are a traditional part of the conference.

We are looking for beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level workshops. We would also like to consider master-level workshops that may involve critical problem-solving or more advanced hands-on work. The format of the conference is in classes of one, two, or three days. Instructors may submit proposals for the length of days they think appropriate for their class. We encourage instructors to submit a combination of workshops that cover the entire five days of the conference. Each day is six contact hours, 9:00 until 4:30 with a 1½ hour lunch break.

Details and workshop proposal forms can be found on All proposals must be received by May 15, 2020, and acceptance letters will be sent by June 30, 2020. If you have any questions please contact the workshop chair, Christine Trexel, at or 503-325-2139.