2017 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival Registration Opens

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Wednesday, February 15, 2017  12:00 PMEnds:Saturday, April 22, 2017  4:00 PM

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Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Event Description:

The Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival returns to the Newport Visual Arts Center on April 21, 22 and 23. The annual festival, sponsored by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA), enters its 22nd year as the largest paper and book arts festival of its kind on the West coast, and the 2017 festival will include 18 workshops presented by 13 instructors. As regular attendees know, registration for the Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival is initially conducted by mail and registrations are processed by post-mark dates. This initial mail registration period has ended. The 2017 festival brochure,  indicating open and closed workshops, is available to download from this page, by emailing npaf@coastarts.org or by calling 541-265-6569. The festival brochure is also available to pick up at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 NW Beach Dr.).

“The 2017 Newport Paper & Book Arts festival draws over 100 local and visiting attendees. There is a loyal following of participants from around the Pacific Northwest. Still, it’s always encouraging to see new attendees and the excitement they bring to the festival,” says Tom Webb, director of the VAC for the OCCA.

The 2017 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival will include workshops in book arts, surface design, collage, mixed media, marbling, paper manipulation and construction. While some of the workshops are now full, many remain open, including classes in paper spinning for fiber, woven-paper jewelry and Japanese stab binding.

Festival instructors will include Donna Sakamoto Crispin, Heather Fortner, Dolores Guffey, Kathy Karbo, Margo Klass, Mary Baarlaer Maisch, Sandi Reinke, Moe Snyder, Marilyn Stablein, Connie Stricks, Liz Walker, Arlene Warner and Jackie Wygant. Workshops will be held at nine venues throughout the Newport area, including the VAC, the Newport Middle School and the Newport Library.

The festival will also include an exhibit of the instructors’ artwork in the Upstairs Gallery at the VAC, with an exhibit reception scheduled for Friday, April 21, 5-7pm; and a general festival reception on Saturday, April 22, 5-7pm, at the VAC, with a special presentation, “Finding Personal Inspiration for Art Book,” by instructor Marily Stablein at 6pm.

For more information, call 541-265-6569 or email npaf@coastarts.org

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