Utah Book Workers


Utah Book Workers Showcase

On Display

May 28, 2021 – August 27, 2021


Gallery on Five, level 5

This exhibit brings together 20 works of book art, by various bookbinders and book artists in Utah. These books include fine leather binding, design binding, fine press printing, artist books, and sculptural book works. They may represent an expression of the artist’s beliefs and opinions, a clever depiction of the book’s text, or simply the artist’s desire to make a beautiful thing. Whatever their objective, these artists use the book form as their medium for expressing themselves, which may change your notion of what a book is. We invite you to contemplate both the meaning and the medium as you “read” the books on display. If you have questions about the Utah book arts scene, contact
Exhibition curated by Christina Q Thomas and Christopher McAfee, Brigham Young University.

Book Artists

Pam Barrios
Petrina Bryce
Christina Q Thomas
Kathy English
Judy Sommerfeldt
Lili Hall Sharp
Madelyn Garrett
Christopher McAfee
Trisha “Leaf” Weekes
Nancy Steele-Makasci
Todd Samuelson and Scott Samuelson
Michael Sharp
Ethan Ensign
Victoria Birth
Jim Frazer
Rob Buchert
Jennifer Leah Buchi
Marnie Powers-Torrey
Emily Tipps
Valerie Rees Maker