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ON VIEW AT BOOKWORKS GALLERY

                            The Life & Times of American Crow + Engaging Collage The Gallery at BookWorks currently features an exhibition of the making of The Life & Times of American Crow, a brand new self-published collage novel by Sebastian Matthews, an Asheville-based author […]

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Previous Gallery Exhibits

  • Let The Good Times Roll BookWorks gallery is filled with locally printed posters, handmade journals, zines and prints by Woolly Press, Vandercooked Poetry broadsides, cards and more by local artists. BookWorks also offers gift certificates which can be used year-round for studio classes in letterpress, bookbinding, printmaking. Please see our Workshop page for upcoming classes. http://www.ashevillebookworks.com/workshops/ ASHEVILLE BOOKWORKS Is… a community resource for ...
  • Camaraderie ON VIEW through October 428 1/2 Haywood Rd, West Asheville Camaraderie is a show about the long-term relationship of book and print. A chance to observe and consider the inescapably intertwined history of the disciplines of Book Arts and Printmaking. A look at how these approaches to making intersect, mingle, and diverge in the work of ...
  • Almost 40 Years in Purgatory     ALMOST 40 YEARS IN PURGATORY Limited Editions and Artist Books by Purgatory Pie Press proprietors – Esther K Smith and Dikko Faust Asheville BookWorks is excited to announce the upcoming exhibition featuring a retrospective of works by Purgatory Pie Press, located in New York City. One of the longest running artist/presses in the world, PPP was ...
  • The Elegant Statement The Elegant Statement exhibition opens at Asheville Bookworks on March 5, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Featuring 27 book artists and letterpress printers working across the United States, curated by Lisa Beth Robinson, this collection of books and broadsides exemplify the relationship between material and meaning; each magnifies the other. Some artists are driven by content, some ...
  • The Riso Museum The Riso Museum showcases the Risograph (Riso) printing process and celebrates  Riso culture and its users. A stencil-based digital press, the risograph was employed in the copy rooms of the late 90’s corporate environment. Churches, law firms, and other small to medium organizations used the Riso as a method to produce large inexpensive runs of ...
  • BookOpolis Dream A Book is a book arts exhibition at Asheville BookWorks. The dates of the exhibition are March 17 through May, 2017. Deadline for entries is February 24, 2017. Click through for complete details.
  • Ladies of Letterpress Book Signing and Exhibition Exhibition is free and open to the public. On view: December 5, 2015 through February 29, 2016 The Ladies of Letterpress features the best work of the members of Ladies of Letterpress, an international organization that champions the work of women printers.
  • PrintOcracy: PLAY! Asheville BookWorks announces PrintOcracy 2015/PLAY!, a printmaking portfolio exchange featuring participating artists from across the US. The title of the portfolio, PLAY!, refers to objects that ignite interactivity and imagination, that express the act of playing itself. This print exchange focuses on the subject—and subjectivity—of toys. Participants have been asked to submit 12 editions of ...
  • Colossal Cuts: Steamroller Prints Colossal Cuts – Steamroller Prints from 2013 and 2015 are on view About Colossal Cuts How do you make a print that is too big to fit on a press? Use a steamroller, naturally! That’s what we’re doing at Asheville BookWorks. Look on in amazement as local printmakers print their giant block prints—3 x 3’—using only their bare ...
  • It’s About Time: A Workbook for the Working Person ILSSA members explore TIME in this interactive workbook project.   OPENING RECEPTION – JULY 10, 2015 from 6 – 8pm Asheville BookWorks • 428 1/2 Haywood Rd • West Asheville On View July 10 through August 31 “Time. What is it?” “How do you save it?” “How do you spend it?”“Can you make more of it?” ILSSA It’s About Time: ...
  • Tease It to Jesus: A Portfolio of Dolly Parton Prints Tease it to Jesus is a portfolio of 35 printed portraits of Dolly Parton, designed and printed by some of the nation’s finest printmakers. The portfolio includes artists such as John Hitchcock, Sage Perrott, Erika Adams, Kathryn and Andy Polk and Brett Anderson. Letterpress, screen print, lithography are among the processes used to create this ...
  • The Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition ON EXHIBIT: May 8 – July 3, 2015 Exhibition is free and open to the public Hours: Tuesday – Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 1-4pm OPENING RECEPTION: Friday May 8, 2015 at 6pm Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition is the second juried exhibition sponsored by the Wood Engravers’ Network. The traveling exhibit features 60 prints by 51 artists from Belgium, Canada, Finland, Ireland, the United ...
  • Renaissance Renaissance, a book and print arts exhibition at Asheville BookWorks on view through April 25. Opening Reception: Friday March 6th 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, on view through April 25, 2015. Asheville’s Book and Print Arts Collective has invited Chattanooga’s Book Arts @ The Open Press and Raleigh’s Triangle Book Arts to participate in a this exhibition. Renaissance will include artists’ books and prints created by members belonging to each of these ...
  • Beer City Prints “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder,” a quote by Kinky Friedman, sets the tone for Beer City Prints, a collection of 24 original prints by members of the Wood Engraver’s Network (WEN) and the Asheville BookWorks Co-op (ABC), collaborating partners for this portfolio of prints. In June 2012, WEN members from across the ...
  • Holiday Pop-Up Shop Opens Saturday, December 6, 2014 1-5pm Sale continues through December 20, 2014 Tuesdays – Friday 1-5pm Saturday 1-4pm Our annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop takes over the gallery at BookWorks for December and features locally made prints, letterpress cards and broadsides as well as unique artists’ books. The festive pop-up shop also offers handmade journals, bookish jewelry and for ...
  • 2014 BookOpolis Gallery Printmade Artist’s Books BookOpolis 2014 is titled Printmade Artist’s Books. It asks the artist to consider questions about the ‘printmade’ artist’s book: How do you create an artist’s book using printmaking techniques? What book structures lend themselves to combinations with printmaking? How do the book structure and the printmaking process interact when making the book art ...
  • Artists in the Archives: A Collection of Card Catalogs Opening Reception August 1, 2014 6-8pm Presentation by Carla Rae Johnson, originator and organizer of Artists in the Archives Exhibition on view August – September Three artists, Carla Rae Johnson, Barbara Page, and Jo Anne Wilcox have created artworks that re-envision and re-purpose obsolete and/or discarded library cards, formerly an integral part of research and book-lending in a library.  ...
  • Ex Libris : Bookplates, An Exhibition of Bookplates Exhibition to run from June 1 – July  2014 Exhibition is free and open to the public. Asheville BookWorks is pleased to announce their June/July exhibition, Ex Libris. This portfolio of prints is a collaborative project of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio (APS) and Chicago’s Spudnik Press. The prints in this portfolio are inspired by the tradition of ...
  • Rewriting History – Book & Print Arts Collective Member’s Show Exhibition Dates: March 7 – May 24, 2014 Exhibition is free and open to the public. REWRITING HISTORY explores the theme of shifting identity and plays with perceptions of our collective public and private histories. Members from Asheville’s Book & Print Arts Collective have created a variety of artist books and prints to explore and ask what it ...
  • Brandon Mise, Author of Adventures in Letterpress Printing, Book Signing at ABW Asheville Bookworks will be hosting a book release party on Friday, March 14, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm for Brandon Mise’s new book, Adventures in Letterpress (Laurence King Publishing). The free event will feature a book signing and an exhibit of works featured in the book. Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 images of letterpress from 80 studios ...
  • Sketchbook Project on Tour from NYC to ABW The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library will be at Asheville BookWorks on Wednesday, March 26, 1 – 5 PM, the Mobile Library will be parked outside the doors of Asheville Bookworks, the event is free and open to the public. You will get a first hand look at the sketchbooks in the Library. If you are ...
  • Phish Posters Exhibition, Isadora Bullock January 10 to February 29, 2014 Phish Posters is Isadora Bullock’s culmination of ten year’s work printing Phish themed posters. The exhibit features a series of brightly colored linoleum cut prints featuring various concerts of the band’s US tours. Each poster was originally designed and printed by Bullock using the Vandercook presses at Asheville ...
  • A Holiday Pop-Up Shop! The Entire Month of December 2013, Asheville BookWorks is open for lovers of ‘hand-crafted’ on your shopping list. Our hours are Tues-Fri, 1 – 6 PM and Sat-Sun, 1 – 4 PM.  Join us for a Festive Grand Opening on Saturday December 7, 1 PM – 5 PM. We’re located on Haywood Road, West Asheville, ...
  • PrintOcracy, A Fresh Print Movement. August 30 – Nov 30, 2013 Asheville BookWorks is pleased to announce an inaugural event, PrintOcracy, conceived as a *biennial printmaking exhibit featuring works on paper. This is an open Call-for-Print with emphasis on contemporary print culture. Prints including one or more of the following printmaking processes are sought: all forms of relief printing including letterpress; ...
  • ILSSA Exhibition – July 2013 ILSSA (Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts) is an art project and membership organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology. ILSSA functions as a Union, fostering community, solidarity, and peer review, and as a Research Institute, supporting new ideas, communications, and resources. ILSSA members are a diverse group, working in ...
  • Homegrown Alphabets Exhibit On view April 29-June 29, 2013 Opening reception May 10th, 2013 5:00-7:30 open to the public The Letterpress will be set-up for Visitors to make & take-away an original letterpress print. For those who delight in the printed letter, Homegrown Alphabets is an exhibition not to be missed. Juried by local artist and letterpress printer Eleanor Annand, the show ...
  • AFTER YOU, an exhibit of collaborative work Exhibition Dates: March 1 – April 26, 2013 AFTER YOU lauds the creative synergy of marbler Stephen Pittelkow and photographer Alyssa C. Salomon. Together the artists marry marbling—a method of creating unique prints by transferring paint from the surface of water or other viscous matter onto paper or fabric—and photography through their interwoven creative processes. Their ...
  • Southeast Guild of Bookworkers, 1st Annual Exhibit in BW Gallery Juried exhibition of works from the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers, was on view in the BookWorks Gallery, January 3rd- February 24th, 2013. The Southeast Guild of Bookworkers (SEGBW) is a regional chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers, a national organization of book artists founded in 1906 with intent to unify marblers, printmakers, bookbinders, conservationists, calligraphers, paper ...
  • Beer City Prints September 21, 2012 Friday reception 6 – 9 PM sponsored by Neenah Paper and Highland Brewery September 22, 2012 Saturday demos 1 – 5 PM Beer City Prints will be on display at Asheville BookWorks during BookOpolis, September 21, through November 30, 2012. BEER CITY PRINTS “Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder,” a quote by Kinky Friedman, sets ...
  • Proceed and Be Bold! As part of the BookOpolis weekend festivities, Sept. 23, there will be 40+ posters by Amos Kennedy on display at BookWorks. In addition, visitors will be delighted by a special screening of Proceed and Be Bold, a film about Amos Kennedy by Laura Zinger / 20K films. The film will be projected outdoors, larger than ...