News of The Center for Book Arts 35th Anniversary Celebration (from the press release):

‘The Center for Book Arts turned thirty-five in the fall of 2009. In honor of our thirty-fifth anniversary year–a venerable landmark–we hope you will join us in recognizing how far we’ve come! You are cordially invited to mark this exciting occasion at the 2010 Annual Benefit & Auction on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, from 6 to 9 pm, and to pay tribute to key individuals who have made exceptional efforts to advance and promote the book arts:

Lesley Dill, Artist
Dikko Faust, Printer, Purgatory Pie Press
Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner, Founders, The Women’s Studio Workshop
Ruth and Marvin Sackner, Art Collectors
Mary Coxe Schlosser, Binder and Scholar

We are pleased to celebrate the admirable achievements of these individuals, who have done so much to further the book arts. We hope you will join us for an enchanting spring evening of French Jazz by Les Chauds Lapins, cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres by The Gourmand & The Peasant, a silent auction, and a rousing live auction courtesy of Sotheby’s featuring work by acclaimed artists.

You may purchase tickets for the benefit through our website, by phone at (212) 481-0295, or click here for a printable donation form, which you may mail to us.


We also encourage you to participate in the silent and live auctions, which offer a unique opportunity to acquire outstanding contemporary artworks while supporting the Center’s mission. Over 50 artists have contributed to this year’s auction, including Blanka Amezkua, Doug Beube, Brendan Carroll, Wennie Huang, Leah Oates, Dana Velan and many more. You may view the exciting artworks on the auction block for this year on our website! Click here for a complete auction preview.

Together we have forged ahead through troubled economic times, and are beginning to see signs of recovery. It is fitting that these positive signs coincide with the promise of spring, and the Center’s annual celebration of its vibrant community, which continues to give new life and vital support to the book arts. We do hope you will renew your commitment in the spirit of spring, and join us to celebrate our collective achievements!

Please consider purchasing a tax-deductible ticket, or making a donation to the Center’s Annual Benefit & Auction today. With the generosity of friends like you, the Center will continue its remarkable success.’

—Paul Razzell