San Diego Book Arts
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.”
—Leonardo da Vinci
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Current & Upcoming Events

Cas Holmes Lecture

  • Free Lecture April 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
  • Writers, Ink
    NTC at Liberty Station
    2730 Historic Decatur Rd.
    Barracks 16, Suite 202
    San Diego, CA 92106

2016 Workshops

  • Jamila Rufaro Workshop on March 19 & 20, 2016 has been cancelled
  • There is still space in Cas Holmes' Sketch-Book-Stitch workshop on April 8, 9 & 10th, 2016. See Workshops
  • There is still space in Bhavna's upcoming paper cutting Mini-workshop, Cuts and Links that starts in May. Email Bhavna at for more info.

Members Quarterly Potluck

Sunday, March 13 1-4 PM

Exciting news, People! SDBA continues its exploration of fun and friendship with our next Quarterly Potluck at the Escondido home of Linda Faulkner on Sunday, March 13.

Mark it on your calendars, as our potlucks have been increasingly festive & well attended—full of cheer as we get to know each other better!

If you would like to consider having the next Quarterly Potluck at YOUR home, let us know! The Hospitality Committee provides all paper goods & drinks. You have simply to open your home to appreciative friends!

Look for the email to RSVP or send us an email to Please put March Quarterly Potluck as your subject.

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SDBA Programs

2015 Collaborative Art Project (CAP)

Dear SDBA Folks,

The SDBA Collaborative Art Project is on it’s way! Forty-five, or so, of our member-artists have chosen to respond artistically to one of the Moon Haiku series by San Diego Poet Diane Gage, serendipitously a long time San Diego Book Arts member: Haikus. Each artist will produce a single, large, page of art, on watercolor paper, using any chosen medium, but including a part of the text of the chosen haiku.The full 45 pages, the collaborative book, will be displayed as a single collection at an exhibition early next year, part of SDBA's 20th Anniversary celebration.

I have a vision of these large pages hanging, as on a clothesline, in a gallery setting, with light shining on them from above. I want to see that, says Orchestrator Kathy Przekopp, echoing the vision of project Artistic Guide, Viviana Lombrozo.Ultimately, a container will be created for these donated pages and the total book will be available for sale to a collector. Smaller copies of the images will be made and our participating artists will create their own book-structures of the images, showcasing the talents of the full group.

This is an ambitious project with lots of moving parts that is being done as a full collaboration, with each member of the group creating not only their art but also volunteering in the various tasks that will make this experience so memorable for San Diego Book Arts. The purpose of the project, beyond the glory to be seen in the exhibition, is twofold: First, helping to increase the sense of community and belonging within San Diego Book Arts and second, to be a source of fund-raising to support the project and SDBA as a whole.

This project IS off the ground.In order to get it flying, funds are needed for supplies, photography, printing, facility space and more. Our goal is to that the net gain from the sale of the full collection and the various artists' books will far exceed the costs for the project so that ultimately SDBA’s coffers will be made healthy again.In order to do this we are asking for (tax-deductible) donations of services and supplies, along with funds. If you would like to help this project move forward and can help in anyway, please do so.If you can donate or know of someone who can donate, please contact us via email, putting Collaborative Art Project as the subject, or click on the Donate button below.Off, off and AWAY!

SDBA CAP Steering Committee