The Book Artist in Residence Program at the Collins Memorial Library is designed to offer a local artist the opportunity to work with our recently restored Iron Hand Press, Book Beetle, and small Platen Press.as well as to utilize the resources of both the Makerspace and the Book Arts Studio. You will receive a $500 honorarium at the conclusion of your residency and the Library will commit to a purchase of up to $500 in book arts supplies for you to use during your residency. The residency provides you with the opportunity to work in the space at mutually agreed to hours (recognizing that the space may be required for classes) for a period of 4-6 months. As part of the residency, there is an expectation that you will produce a body of work which will be displayed in the Library at the conclusion of the residency. In addition, the Book Artist in Residence would provide demonstrations and a workshop for our Puget Sound community.
Click here to read more about Mark's work in the Studio: https://blogs.pugetsound.edu/collinsunbound/history-comes-alive-at-the-library-collins-library-restores-135-year-old-printing-press/