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2010 annual report

sharpening the focus Minnesota Center for Book Arts 2010 Annual report

Minnesota Centers for Books

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Minnesota Center for Book Arts At Open Book 1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 100 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 Telephone: 612.215.2520 Fax: 612.215.2545 Email:

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This annual report covers January 1 through December 31, 2010. If you have any questions or need an additional copy of this report, please contact Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). Thank you. The Board of Directors and staff of MCBA are pleased to present our 2010 Annual Report and acknowledge all those who contributed to its creation with generous in-kind donations.

Letterpress printing and design: Words At Work Digital printing: Periscope Binding assistance: Bolger Concept to Print Hand-binding: MCBA staff and volunteers Paper support: Fox River Paper Company

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Table of Contents

3 Building an Annual Report 6 A Letter from our Executive Director 8 A Letter from our Board Chair 12 The Center 13 Mission and Vision 14 A Broad Continuum 16 2010 Highlights 17 A Year of Alignment 17 Strategic Plan Extension 18 20th Anniversary 18 Symposium 18 Exhibitions 19 Winter Book 20 The Shop @ MCBA 20 Financial Stability 20 Renewed Emphasis on Artists’ Programs 21 Neighborhood Forum 23 The Programs 24 Artists’ Programs 25 Education Programs 28 Financial Statements 29 Income and Expenses 30 Balance Sheet 32 Acknowlegments 33 Financial Contributors 37 In-Kind Contributors 38 Collaborators and Partners 39 Board, Staff, Faculty and Artists

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Pages printed by hand,

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building an annual report

“Our creative staff enjoys collaborating with MCBA in producing its annual report. Most of our other work involves business-to-business marketing using traditional printing, so this project allows us to stretch our creativity while supporting MCBA in the passionate pursuit of its mission. As practitioners in both the literary and visual arts, we applaud that mission and will continue to support it.� Chuck Rottinghaus Principal Words At Work

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Building an annual report

This annual report you are holding in your hands is the fruit of collaboration and devotion to books as an art form. Like our annual Winter Book, Minnesota Center for Book Arts' annual report emerges from the generosity and talent of individuals expressing their passion for MCBA and organizations demonstrating their belief in the work we do for the local, regional, and national book arts community. All the graphic design, paper, printing, binding preparation and assembly was either donated by corporations that support our work or performed by volunteers who enjoy serving our organization. As a result, the cost of producing our annual report belies its beauty. This year we spent just 59¢ per copy. Chandler O'Leary and Jenn Nienaber from Words At Work designed this annual report based on the theme Sharpening the Focus. Their clever and clean design creates a space both intriguing and restful for the reader's eyes. Black and white photographs printed on grey paper enhance a graphic approach using type as a design element.

The cover of this annual report showcases the allure of letterpress printing. On a Vandercook 219 at MCBA, O'Leary and Nienaber printed the cover using photopolymer plates, with the assistance of By Design student Brita Light. Each sheet of the 500 covers was printed one at a time and sent through the press four times—requiring 2,000 cranks of the cylinder over the bed of the press. The cover features blind embossing, a grey title, and red text on both sides of white Fox River Sundance.

The inside pages were printed on Fox River Smoke on a digital printer by MCBA's neighbor Periscope. After Periscope printed almost 16,000 pages, Bolger Concept to Print trimmed and collated the pages, drilled holes for the screwpost binding, and trimmed, scored and folded the covers. Many volunteers, including those from Target Corporation and Single Volunteers of the Twin Cities, worked together to hand-bind each of these MCBA annual reports by inserting screw posts into the drilled holes. With each annual report, MCBA strives to introduce a binding technique to the public. The screw-post binding is quick and easy—a plus when assembling 500 annual reports ‚ —while complementary to the stunning design of this year's report.

We thank all the organizations and people who make it possible for us to continue the tradition of producing an annual report that is both functional and beautiful to behold. 6 Minnesota Centers for Books

Volunteers play a vital role in the fulfillment of the MCBA mission.

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A letter from our executive director Dear Friends,

The year 2010 was an exciting one for Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a number of memorable events commemorating MCBA's evolution into a national book arts center. The showcase of our anniversary year, Symposium 2010, was a weeklong learning event attended by nationally recognized artists and teachers, as well as emerging book artists and people intrigued by the art form.

Also notable in 2010 was the extension of our strategic plan through 2008. The plan structure and key strategies have served our organization well. Using the strategic plan as our guide, we were able to focus more clearly on the true opportunities that came our way after we moved to Open Book, and significantly increase both our audience size and visibility. With that sharpened focus, we reviewed the plan and found more value in rolling it forward, with modifications, instead of reinventing it.

Dorothy Goldie. Executive Director

As we began our work on the plan extension, we considered the opportunities in front of us. It became clear that we best serve our mission by putting more emphasis on our artists' programs. The MCBA artists' community and their works of art are the inspirational engine behind all other programming at our center. Our children's programs are stronger when staffed by members of an energized artists' community. Adults choose to take more classes—both beginning and advanced—when our artists' programs are strong. Our organization attracts attention, a larger audience and more contributed income when the public perceives MCBA as a center of contemporary, relevant art. Most importantly, the book arts are strengthened when we use our influence as the largest center in the United States to nurture our current community and attract new and talented artists to the art form. We began to lay the foundation for this renewed focus on artists' programs in 2010. Jeff Rathermel, our artistic director, restructured our Artist-in-Residence program to attract a wider variety of artists for shorter timeframes and offer stipends for projects of exceptional artistic merit. He enhanced our Book Arts Roundtable, a monthly lecture and discussion series covering topics of particular interest to artists. In addition, Jeff began the groundwork on several artistic initiatives we will describe in future annual reports. You will notice that we ended 2010 with a slight financial deficit. While we carefully control expenses in all our program

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and administrative areas, a surplus is not always the ideal for an organization with ambitions like ours. We need to strategically invest in key initiatives like our first Symposium. As a result, spending will sometimes slightly overshoot revenue. We intend to continue to manage expenses responsibly while pushing for increased revenue when appropriate. The back of this book is filled with the names of people like you, who, through charitable donations and memberships, invested in our mission in 2010. I want you to know how much all of us appreciate your confidence in and enthusiasm for Minnesota Center for Book Arts. I encourage you to participate in the life of MCBA in a number of ways in the future. Each visit to our center will reveal that your investment is definitely worthwhile. Yours very truly, Dorothy Goldie Executive Director

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A letter from our board chair

During my tenure with the MCBA Board, the organization moved to an exciting new building, substantially strengthened its financials, sharpened its strategic vision, raised its profile and broadened its artistic reach. I’m proud of all that, but I want to talk about finding love.

Books have always been important in my life, but discovering MCBA propelled me in new directions that, 20 years later, continue to bring me joy and satisfaction. I share a few of these experiences in the hope that you, too, will seek out something new in your relationship with books and the visual arts. When I first encountered MCBA, it was located in a small, obscure space down the street from my office. Only the initiated knew of MCBA, the talent within or the rather obscure art form. I began stopping by for exhibitions that challenged my notions about book structure and influenced my professional work by encouraging new ideas about sequence, material, and the relationship between words and image. I purchased broadsides that still dignify my office. As a writer, I thought of books as the product of solitary mental activity, but after becoming exposed to the crafts of book arts, I began to appreciate how the artist's physical making of a book transformed the creation—and how the social environment of the studio, the printing press and the bindery encouraged happy accidents.

Charlie Quimby, Board Chair

As a staff development exercise for my company, we commissioned a workshop at MCBA, where we created a book from scratch. In the process, we gained deeper insight into the pitfalls of collaboration without leadership, of reflection without action and of creation without concepts. Over the years, I met book artists, purchased some of their work and admired even more of it. I attended lectures and shows that deepened my understanding of the art's history and variety. I studied with teachers whose dedication to their students' development inspired me to be more generous and patient.

Slowly and not always surely, I acquired requisite book arts skills: binding and box making; letterpress and Gocco printing; polymer plate and pressure printing; paper marbling and folding. I have only begun to dabble, and yet have been treated with as much respect as the truly accomplished artists sitting next to me in the classes.

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I made my first artist book as a mentor in the By Design teen artist mentorship program, and was spurred on to more while participating in the national MCBA-sponsored Book Arts Symposium.

To this day MCBA continues to inspire me—as a student of the craft and lover of the art form. The annual Book Arts Festival and Winter Book continue to draw my eye and my wallet and encourage conversations that enhance the value of works acquired.

MCBA made it easy to experience this highly democratic medium on my own terms. You can do it, too. Just show up. And let one experience lead naturally to another, like turning the pages of a love story that has no end. Charlie Quimby Board Chair

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Every By Design teenmentorship program session concludes

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the center

“MCBA’s continuing presence in Minneapolis and its substantial, enduring activities in the community are a testament to the center's vitality. Its perseverance is nothing short of courageous. MCBA is a national treasure, and its existence is a courageous act. This act makes those of us in the national book-arts community sit up and take notice, always with an eye and ear to what is going on in the Twin Cities.” Max Yela Special Collections Librarian University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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2010 annual report Book arts are an accessible art form, in part, because their structure is recognizable; we all grow up reading books and being shaped by the ideas between their covers. Of course, book arts are more than a book. They’re art. As such, they transport the viewer and the maker beyond the familiar to a new way of seeing. Book arts are a friendly, democratic media for creativity and expression because their makers can enter the work as a writer, artist, papermaker, binder or printer at any stage of life. Since MCBA opened its doors 20 years ago, its teachers, exhibitions and staff have amazed the uninitiated with this vital and relevant art form. MCBA empowers individuals to see books in a fresh way and learn how to make them. Just as importantly, MCBA encourages, inspires and sustains artists who continue to explore, even defy, the shifting boundaries of book art.

Mission and vision

The mission of Minnesota Center for Book Arts is to engage diverse artists and learners in finding creativity, expression and inspiration through the book arts.

Within the greater arts community, MCBA works to preserve the traditional crafts of bookmaking; advance the book as a vital contemporary art form; and interpret the book in its aesthetic, historic and cultural contexts. As the preeminent book arts center in the region and the largest center of its kind in the country, MCBA serves as a national catalyst and leader in revealing the value and relevancy of book arts to society.

An artist making a miniature box for her miniature book in the MCBA bindery.

MCBA serves a broad spectrum of the artist community, including graphic designers, papermakers, paper pulp sculptors, bookbinders, letterpress printers and printmakers. MCBA attracts artists working in other media, as well, bringing writers, photographers, musicians, poets and performance artists into the book arts. Diverse participation strengthens the field and helps to advance the book arts as a vital contemporary art form. An important part of MCBA's mission is to provide lifelong, accessible opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to explore the book arts. Through partnerships with schools and community organizations, MCBA broadens access to the arts, and uses bookmaking in education and social services. Involving youth and families in hands-on bookmaking stimulates interest in books and learning, and imparts lessons in self-expression and creativity.

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A broad continuum

Book arts as a field ranges from traditional craft to contemporary art. Rather than embracing one side over the other, MCBA engages people along the full continuum. Our work expands an individual's appreciation for and understanding of the book arts with every experience at MCBA—a class, lecture, event, exhibition or artist book purchase—and guides the individual toward new avenues for engagement along the continuum. An important element of the book arts continuum is that it is fluid—members of one audience easily flow over into another. For example, a teacher may schedule a book arts program in her second grade classroom, participate in an in-service teacher workshop to learn how to incorporate the book arts into her existing curriculum, return to take a class on letterpress printing, purchase supplies in The Shop @ MCBA and visit the newest exhibition in the Gallery.

The Book Arts Continuum traditional bookmaking

contemporary book arts

visual arts

literary arts

emerging artists

professional artists

preschoolers, youth, teens

teachers, adults, seniors

casual retail consumers

collectors of book art

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At a Symposium 2010 workshop, artists learn calligraphy techniques for making decorative forms.

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2010 highlights

“From my visit on a Thursday through the workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, everyone was friendly, welcoming. The entire staff recognizes the importance of being people friendly—a big plus. This visitor was very impressed.” A 2010 Symposium participant from Washington

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A year of alignment

For 20 years MCBA has remained true to its mission. In 2010, MCBA reflected on its past, envisioned its future and—through these two lenses—insightfully sharpened its focus. The organization’s many successes—even some of its mistakes—have led to myriad opportunities. With a clear understanding of its strengths, resources and mission, MCBA was able to sort opportunities from diversions more astutely and prepare for unprecedented achievements.

Strategic plan extension

In 2003, MCBA board and staff adopted a three-year strategic plan. Throughout 2010, in planning for the next three years, MCBA board and staff reviewed the original plan and the effectiveness of its three core strategies that guided the organization’s operations and programs. Ultimately, board and staff decided to extend the current strategic plan for another three years. New organizational goals within that strategic plan build on the momentum that began in 2003. Of the plan’s three core strategies, the second will garner the most attention over the next few years.

Consolidate the gain

To stabilize our operations from the tremendous growth presented by the move to Open Book, we must balance our resources with current levels of activity; “grow into ourself ” by increasing effectiveness and efficiency; and refine our business models. For example, MCBA will be developing strategies to strengthen the structure and quality of existing artists’ programs and services, refining fund-raising plans and broadening its funding base.

Letterpress, screenprinting and bookbinding workshop are eligible for credit toward the Core or Advanced Certificate in Book Arts

Optimize the MCBA model

As a center dedicated to active involvement in the community and to serving diverse audiences, we will work to gain a deeper understanding of our strengths, audiences, community partners and programs, and how they relate to best advancing the organization’s mission. Two examples of organizational goals tied to this strategy are to increase diversity and outreach in adult, artist and teen programs; and to enhance the functionality of MCBA’s website to create a virtual book arts community.

Expand and enrich

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2010 annual report our region, and advance the book arts field through unique contributions based on our strengths as a center. For example, MCBA will increase opportunities to advocate for the book art form and develop marketing plans to raise MCBA’s profile among national and international audiences.

20th Anniversary

We celebrated this milestone with a number of special events, including the commissioning of an oral history captured on videotape, and a Founders Tea attended by many of our original board members and employees. The 20th anniversary also influenced many of our public programs and events.


The showcase of our anniversary year was Symposium 2010, a weeklong learning event. Through Symposium, highly motivated adult and teen learners and artists gained access to nationally recognized artist/teachers for intensive single and multi-day learning sessions. One quarter of the attendees traveled from outside the Twin Cities. This pioneering event at MCBA was successful in several ways. It enhanced our national reputation, offered our local community an opportunity to learn from and with national talent, and provided significant earned income to our organization. We plan to offer Symposium every other year.


In 2010, our Gallery featured a series of exhibitions that captured the full range of artistic expression within the book arts and brought new audiences to MCBA.

20 Fine Years

The year’s inaugural exhibition honored the fine press printers whose eye toward excellence helped to shape the success of this organization over the decades. Many had served as faculty, artist-in-residence and printer of MCBA’s annual Winter Book publication. The exhibition’s curators were individuals with long-standing MCBA relationships: Betty Bright, Paulette Myers-Rich and Regula Russelle.

Spot On

The second exhibition dramatically reshaped the discourse on books and book arts. Spot On featured the art of zines and graphic novels—the antithesis of fine press books. While the contrast of the two genres of book arts was striking, so were the similarities: both depend on independent publishers— 18 Minnesota Centers for Books

Friends of MCBA gather in the back parking lot for Bookish Bash, a 20th anniversary party held during Symposium.

2010 annual report individuals!—expressing their ideas freely via the printing press or photocopy machine; and both genres rely on narrative conveyed through text, image or artful integration of the two.


The third exhibition celebrated the idea that anything created in the studios at MCBA qualifies as “bookish.” This opencall show required only that the entry’s dimension be 12” x 12” x 12” or smaller. Work ranged from an illuminated manuscript made by 7th graders to exquisitely bound books from the most prestigious book artists in the country.

The Press at Colorado College and To Have and To Hold

These paired exhibitions served as vital teaching tools. The Press at Colorado College showed the diversity of fine press printing and the relevance of fine press curriculum and equipment within a teaching institution. To Have and To Hold, an open-call exhibition that invited gallery visitors to pick up and engage with the books on display, demonstrated the diversity of book arts.

Plane and Form

The year’s final exhibition celebrated papermaking as a component of book arts. Of the three major book arts centers in the United States, MCBA is the only one with a papermaking studio. Plane and Form featured paperwork from more than 20 national artists, emphasizing contemporary applications of a traditional medium, including installation, sculpture, pulp painting and assemblage.

MCBA’s Plane and Form exhibition demonstrated paper as an art form, not just a surface used for another medium such as printing.

Winter Book

As with the exhibitions, MCBA’s 20th anniversary influenced the development of the 2010 Winter Book. There Is No Other Way to Speak brings together the poetry of writers previously celebrated at MCBA and those we have newly befriended. Bill Holm, author of the 1997 Winter Book, selected the poets and edited the anthology. The book features the work of Robert Bly, Philip S. Bryant, Leo Dangel, Phebe Hanson, Tom Hennen, Adrian Louis, Freya Manfred, Anna Meek, Wang Ping, John Rezmerski, Thomas R. Smith and Susan Steger Welsh. For the first time in Winter Book history, we published an audio recording of the authors reading their own works. The 2010 publication party was a joyous event with 12 of the writers in attendance, reading to a standing-room-only crowd. We are pleased to report that this book quickly outsold any previous effort to date, Minnesota Centers for Books 19

2010 annual report with earned income up more than 54 percent from 2009. In addition, There Is No Other Way to Speak was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award in the Fine Press category. The 17th in an annual series celebrating the handmade book, There Is No Other Way to Speak was produced in three versions, all printed by Artist-in-Residence Wendy Fernstrum and Robyn Stoller, under the direction of MCBA Artistic Director Jeff Rathermel.

The Deluxe Edition, designed and bound by Regula Russelle and Cori Sherlock, features tipped-in limited edition prints by Derek Black, Wilber Schilling, Sara Langworthy, Richard Stephens and Kent Aldrich. The Standard Edition, designed and bound by Jeff Rathermel, features a series of illustrations by Jody Williams. The Chapbook was designed, illustrated and bound by Wendy Fernstrum and Robyn Stoller.

The Shop @ MCBA

This unique book arts retail store located inside our entrance serves a number of functions for our organization, including visitor and customer service. In 2010, The Shop @ MCBA provided our organization with $114,000 in revenue, covering its expenses for the first time and increasing its revenue by 17 percent. As the Washington Avenue Arts Corridor grows in residents and visitors, we look forward to an increased financial contribution from this important program.

Financial stability

In 2010 MCBA continued to stabilize its financial position, a critical strategy for fully realizing our mission. We cut our debt in half, grew earned income and strengthened our cash reserves. MCBA continues to experience earned income growth in its education programs, especially those serving children from Twin Cities schools. Individual giving increased by almost 30 percent. This was primarily due to a successful year-end appeal and to solicitation of close friends and board members for gifts to our cash reserve. Diversifying our contributed income base is an important part of our strategic plan and we intend to continue these efforts in 2006.

Renewed emphasis on artists’ programs

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to equipment, in 2010 we began to greatly enhance the services we provide to this community. MCBA significantly expanded a monthly lecture and roundtable series aimed at artists. In addition, a more robust Artist-in-Residence program now includes stipends for work of particular merit.

Neighborhood forum

MCBA is a member of the Neighborhood Forum, a group of nonprofit and public institutions in the northeast downtown area that have joined to build a more literate Twin Cities community. The forum’s 2010 Read Across America event included several programs. “Field’s Go Read Day,” a public family program, attracted more than 2,000 people. Over 500 urban, English Language Learners and at-risk students participated in a school day program. Also participating in the event were 200 preschoolers from Head Start classrooms and 300 K-2 students from Minneapolis and St. Paul public and charter schools. Key event sponsors for the Forum event in 2010 were Marshall Field’s, Verizon and the Star Tribune Foundation.

The inking mechanism of a Vandercook printing press.

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A teenager in the By Design teen mentorship program with her final project on display in the end-ofsession exhibition.

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the programs

“I have the privilege of working with a three-time By Design graduate, who is now a student in one of my classes at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. This student is one of the best prepared freshman I have ever had. Not only is he skilled in his technique and craftsmanship, and clearly able to comprehend the concepts and particulars of the assignments, but he is amazingly articulate about his process and goals. I know that By Design is responsible for getting him started on this path through adulthood not only as an artist, but as an engaged citizen who will have a positive impact on everything he touches.” Jody Williams By Design Mentor Professor at Minneapolis College of Art & Design

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Artists’ programs

Since 1985, MCBA has celebrated and promoted the vibrant role of book arts in our lives by nurturing and connecting artists, writers, printers, binders, papermakers and designers. Through MCBA’s Artists’ Programs, book artists in our community are preserving the traditions of bookmaking, advancing the contemporary genre and receiving national attention. Their works inspire us, challenge our notion of what a book is and attract attention from book lovers around the world. MCBA also engages artists who work in other media, such as graphic design, photography, painting and sculpture, and encourages their exploration of the book as art. For example, a group of cartoonists now meets at MCBA once each month, as a result of the Spot On exhibition that broadened our audience.

Winter Book

Every year, MCBA publishes a work by a regional author in three editions, all completely handmade and created in our studios through a collaboration of letterpress printers, binders, printmakers and papermakers from our artists’ community. Past Winter Books have included works by Robert Bly, Louise Erdrich and Patricia Hampl, among others. Winter Books have won the Minnesota Book Award inthe Fine Press division several times.


As the visual arts anchor of Open Book, our Gallery showcases the full diversity of the book arts, from traditional through contemporary, and highlights the works of regional, national and international artists. For the nearly 11,000 visitors to Open Book each month and the nearly 65,000 individuals that MCBA serves, our free and open-to-thepublic exhibits offer unique opportunities to explore the book as art.

By Design teen artist mentoring program

In 2010, we celebrated the completion of our fourth successful year of the By Design mentoring program for teens. Funded primarily by the Surdna Foundation, By Design intentionally serves a small group of highly motivated teens who are not receiving the level of art education they desire in their schools through current art programming. The By Design program curriculum is rigorous and intensive, requiring a substantial time commitment. Students first participate in an introductory session, learning basic bookmaking techniques, working with visiting artists to 24 Minnesota Centers for Books

MCBA / Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowship Series X. November 12, 2010 through February 6, 2011

2010 annual report create collaborative book/print projects, and proposing and completing an individual final project for inclusion in the By Design Exhibition. Next, in the advanced level, each teen is paired with an artist mentor. Teen/mentor relationships support teens in complex artistic endeavors requiring mastery of technique, craftsmanship, project conceptualization and working in a cooperative studio environment.

Artists’ cooperative and equipment/studio rentals

MCBA offers access to equipment and studios for artists interested in exploring the book arts genre, including two papermaking studios, one printing studio and a bindery workshop. Each of the three areas contains an extensive array of equipment and tools. For greater studio access, artists may apply for membership in an artists’ cooperative, in which members pay monthly rental fees, share technical expertise and collaborate on book arts projects.


MCBA’s Artist-in-Residence program nurtures selected artists by providing resources for producing and promoting their work. In turn, artists provide MCBA with technical and educational assistance in the artists’ fields of expertise. Resident artists work for two weeks to four months in one of three studio areas: bookbinding, papermaking or printing.

Education programs

Adult classes offered in the paper studio. Join them for a day of fellowship and fun as you mix pigments, dampen, and pattern papers!

MCBA’s Education Programs provide an engaging and educational introduction to the book as an artistic medium for personal expression, creativity and inspiration. Lessons learned through such experiences open exciting doors for creative expression and encourage an abiding love of books. Following are some examples of our offerings:

Adult education

We offer adult classes, as well as group tours, individual tutorials and custom workshops for private groups. Classes include beginning letterpress or basic book binding, plus instruction for more advanced learners and artists. In 2010, 886 adults participated in 89 classes, including Symposium. MCBA also hosted 427 college students for tours or project workshops. Adult Education classes showed 9 percent growth in earned income in 2010.

Teacher workshops

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2010 annual report curriculum. During the academic year, MCBA regularly presents customized programs at teacher conferences, during school in-service days and in the evening. Programs explore the co-curricular potential of book art projects, as well as literacy applications. In 2010, MCBA presented in-service workshops for 799 teachers, helping them integrate the book arts into classroom curriculum.

Youth and in-school residencies

Working in partnership with teachers, MCBA’s youth programs for preschool through grade 12 provide integrated, interdisciplinary learning opportunities through hands-on papermaking, printing and bookbinding. We use the book arts as an educational tool to enhance student learning; develop artistic, imaginative and communication skills; make connections to traditions, cultures and beliefs; and build life skills such as problem-solving, working collaboratively and following instructions. In 2010, nearly 13,000 children were served via our workshops, with the majority visiting our studios. A number of workshops were also conducted in residence at the schools. These programs, in addition to allowing us to fulfill our mission of engaging learners in the book arts, also provide the organization with a growing source of earned income. In 2010, our youth programs income grew by 12 percent over 2009.

Preschool and family classes

MCBA’s studios provide a warm, inviting atmosphere for parents and caregivers to experience the book arts with young children. Programs are offered at MCBA’s studios, as well as in collaboration with our community partners. Educational bookmaking activities for preschool children and family classes focus on developing pre-literacy and visual art skills.

Community partnerships

MCBA has found that one of the most efficient ways to serve our diverse community is to form partnerships with community groups, cultural institutions and social service agencies. We use hands-on, educational bookmaking activities to inspire creativity, literacy and love of learning, and highlight the value of the book as a reflection of culture and history. Partnerships emphasize the relevancy of the book arts and facilitate MCBA’s goal of serving a broad audience with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. MCBA’s regular partners include the Youth Farm and Market Project, YWCA, Minneapolis Public Library, Mill City Museum, Walker Art Center and The Loft. MCBA is also a member of the Neighborhood Forum and the Centers for Art. 26 Minnesota Centers for Books

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Japanese character meaning “brightness.� Calligraphy by MCBA faculty member Michael Waltz.

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financial statements

MCBA has its act together. It has survived ups and downs, and that takes clarity and focus. It has a nice balance of the artistic with credible structure and administrative framework to make sure it sticks around. I have become much more strategic about where I put my philanthropic dollars and MCBA has impressed me. This is why I continue to be a donor.” Monica Little Former board member

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Income and expenses

(For the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2010) 2010


Unrestricted Temporarily




Corporate and Foundation Grants



Government Grants


In-Kind Contributions

Restricted Permanently












Satisfaction of Temporary Restrictions



Total Contributions










Membership Fees




Program Service Fees








Investment Income








Total Revenue




Total Contributions and Revenue


$ 13,000





Program Services Artist Programs








Sales, Visitor Services & Jobbing




Total Program Services




Management & General








Total Support Services




Total Expenses




Support Services

Minnesota Center for Book Arts experienced an operating loss for the year ended December 31, 2010, resulting in a decrease in net unrestricted assets of $19,552. The ensuing cash shortfall is currently being met by the long-term cash reserve fund. Although earned income increased in 2010 over 2009, it fell below budget largely due to a one-time weekly event in celebration of the organization’s 20th anniversary. This event, which produced nationwide positive publicity for MCBA, did not generate the expected amount of revenue and consequently contributed to the operating loss. Management continues to carefully monitor expenses while working to increase contributions and revenue. During the first two quarters of 2006 major grants were awarded from the Bush Foundation ($177,214), the Jerome Foundation ($40,000), the Surdna Foundation ($45,000), and the Target Foundation ($50,000). Earned revenue during the first two quarters of the year has met budget expectations. No special events are planned for 2006.

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Balance sheet

(As of December 31, 2010) Assets


Unrestricted Cash



Restricted Cash



Total Cash









Contributions Receivable






Prepaid Expenses



Equipment—Net of Accumulated Depreciation of $107,990 in 2010 and $94,903 in 2009



Long-term Cash Reserves



Other Assets



Total Assets



Checks issued in excess of available cash


Accounts Payable



Accrued Payroll



Accrued Payroll Taxes



Prepaid Tuition



Other Liabilities



Line of Credit Advances



Total Liabilities






Temporarily Restricted



Permanently Restricted



Total Net Assets



Total Liabilities & Net Assets



Liabilities and Net Assets Liabilities

Net Assets

Annual audits of Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ financial statements were performed by Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ, P.A.

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A teenager in the By Design teen mentorship program with her final project on display in the end-of-session exhibition.

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On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and Staff of MCBA, we thank the many donors and members who provided vital support for our operations and programs last year. Gifts from members and contributors listed on the following pages were received between January 1 and December 31, 2010.

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Gifts to the cash reserve Ellen L. and Jan Breyer Jennie Carlson Jay and Page Cowles Dorothy Goldie Charles R. Quimby and Susan Cushman

Gifts to annual operations Partners Gifts of $50,000 or more Bush Foundation McKnight Foundation Target

Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999 Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation Minnesota State Arts Board

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999 Jay and Page Cowles Charles R. Quimby and Susan Cushman St. Paul Travelers Foundation

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

3M Foundation Ellen L. and Jan Breyer COMPAS General Fund General Mills Foundation Dorothy Goldie Marbrook Foundation James R. Thorpe Foundation

Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 Nash Foundation Star Tribune Foundation Wet Paint

Founders Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499

Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation Mary K. Austin and Brewster C. Kahle of The Kahle/Austin Foundation Best Buy Children’s Foundation Jennie Carlson COMPAS Medtronic Arts Access Program

Richard and Susan Crockett Sandra and Lynn Davis James and Megan Dayton Julia W. Dayton Cy and Paula DeCosse Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation General Mills Foundation Gift Matching Program Susan Gray and Paul Waytz Jostens Foundation Susan Leaf James P. and Susan Lenfestey Daniel and Suzanne Levitt Monica L. Little and Mark Abeln Larry M. O’Shaughnessy Lawrence M. and Elizabeth Ann O’Shaughnessy Charitable Income Trust R.C. Lilly Foundation: Bruce Lilly, David and Perrin Lilly, David, Jr. and Diane Lilly, Susanne and Zenas Hutcheson Cathy Ryan and Doris Engibous William Simpson West Community Partnership Program Wood-Rill Foundation

Patrons Gifts of $500 to $999 Anonymous Eleanor Arnason Patricia Canney

Sponsors Gifts of $250 to $499

Adsoka David and Mary Ann Barrows Wark Renee and Pete Belina Carol and Judson Bemis, Jr. dik Bolger and Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger Susan Boren Marney and Conley Brooks Darlene and Richard Carroll Elizabeth A. and Kevin C. Dooley

James P. Eastman and Cynthia Kriha Rosemary Furtak Madeline Gragg Thomas L. Hoch Sylvia and Sam Kaplan Linda Koutsky Chris and Daniel Mahai Nancy and Rodney Mason Susan Moldow Sallie Neall Hilary Reeves Ryan Companies US, Inc. Andrew and Kathleen Scott Harriet and Edson Spencer Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Janette Sweasy Curtis Swenson Wheelock Whitney through The Whitney Foundation

Friends Gifts of $100 to $249

Aiko’s Art Materials Marjorie and Harold Alexander Erna W. Bachtold Harriet Bart Julie Baugnet John and Cecelia Beecher Scott Berry and Kate Johnson, in honor of the Logan Knox Book Club: Paul Waytz and Susan Gray, Bill and Eleanor Pederson, Ann and Andy McGinn, Frank and Meg Connolly Betty Bright and Jay P. White Philip and Carolyn Brunelle Janet and Francis Carroll William Casey Wendy and David Coggins John and Kathryn Colwell John and Sage Cowles D.C. Cushman, in honor of Dr. Susan Cushman Jo Davison Samuel Demas Linda S. Donaldson Mary Drabik and Howard Ojalvo

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2010 annual report Monica Edwards Larson John Engelbart William and Kathy Farley Wendy Fernstrum Alice B. Fjelstul Sheila Colgan David and Mary Cost John W. and Arlene Dayton Thomas and Patricia Fletcher Julie Gerend Paul and Lynne McDonough Carla McGrath and Cole Rogers Bonnie and Donn McLellan Diane A. Merrifield Colleen Frankhart Nancy Gaschott Robert and Renee Gibson Georgia A. Greeley Greg and Nancy Hanson Randy Hartten and Ron Lotz L. Scott Helmes Larry Hendrickson Beverly Hlavac Jim and Elizabeth Hoch Regina Hopingardner Steve and Virginia Hustead Mona Isaacs Art and Martha Kaemmer Amy Kirkpatrick Judith Klingsick Peggy Korsmo-Kennon and Mike Kennon Anne Larsen Simonson Charles W. Leer, Jr. and Mary Kelley Leer Mary Lilja Joyce Lombard Andrea Martin James McCarthy and Gloria Peterson Andrew McCulloh and Amanda Stanton Geddes Nora Lee McGillivray Tom Meyer and Martha Meyer-Von Blon Kingsley H. Murphy, Jr. and Katherine Murphy Paulette Myers-Rich Sherelyn Ogden Judith and J. B. Overmier

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Steven J. and Robin Pachuta Padilla Speer Beardsley Daniel R. Pennie Stephen Pittelkow Sally B. Polk Richard and Joan Quimby Jerry and Lou Richardson Walter and Jodell Rockenstein Regula and Michael P. Russelle Ellen Mary Saul Wilber and Trish Schilling Linda and Leonard Schloff Jane G. Severns and Wood R. Foster Jim Sitter Joseph G. Sitter Richard Sveum and Jennifer Olson Emily Anne and Gedney Tuttle United Arts Workplace Giving Campaign Mary W. Vaughan Joanne and Philip Von Blon Edward F. Wagner Maxine Wallin Harry Walsh Tom Warth Jill Weese and Steven Vincent Catherine Weyerhaeuser Morley J.D. Wicklatz and Elisabeth A. Sövik Frank and Frances Wilkinson Jody Williams Bill and Willie Mae Wilson William Myers and Virginia Dudley Patricia J. Nelson Lyn Parker and Ann Bitter Patricia Ploetz and Ed Matthees Erica and Kraig Rasmussen Walter C. Rasmussen — Northeast Bank Foundation Rehael Fund — Roger Hale/Nor Hall of The Minneapolis Foundation Gail and Henry See Kathryn Sexton Jane Tilka and Mike Reed


Gifts up to $99

Anonymous Karen Aakre Sharon Ager Michael Allen Jennifer and Jo Amie Christine Anderson Jenny Anderson Lois Anderson Lynda Angelis Anna Arnar Stephen Arnott Sheila Asato Donna L. Avery Kigin and Thomas J. Kigin Beth Backen Alicia Bailey Beth Baker Diane Baldwin Sari Bank Patricia Barrett Michael Bartsch Catherine Basaraba Sandra Becker Renee Beer Carla Bender and Kim Garretson Diane Bennion Linda Bergan Sarah Berger John Bergquist Adele Bergstrom and Jeff Light Sheldon Berkowitz and Carolyn Levy Lynn Berning Shelly Berson Paul Beverage Scott Beyers Margaret Bicek Kristin Bickal Carol Chase Bjerke Sue Bjerke Nina Bliese Kirsten Boehne Jackie Bohrer Jennifer Bolanos Genevieve G. Bolger Betsy Bowen

2010 annual report Kristi Bradford Mandy Brannan Molly Branton Marcy Brekken Margaret Breslin Liz Brine Mary Bruno A.S. Buchanan Pamela Burkley Crawford Campbell Donald G. Carlson Ryan Carlson Jon Carver Susan Cary-Hanson and Stephen Hanson Maggie Catambay Laura Chambers-Kersh Anne Chapman Sarah Chevaillier Dr. Sherman Child Kathy Christenson Tara Christopherson Mary Coffman Eileen Cohen Pat Collins and Gary Thompson Daniel Cook Emily Cooper Mike Coughlin Kathy Coulter Kitty Crain Mary Jo Crill Robert L. Crump Andrea and Jim Cuene Mary Cunnien Aimee Cunningham Andy Currie Karen Cyson Jeff Dahlin Nancy O. Daley Dawn Darner and David Whitcomb Barbara Daveloose Margaret Dean Teresa and Veronica Deckard Suzanne Degler Mary Ellen Dercks Gayle Deutsch Lucinda DeWitt

Deborah Dillaway Christine Dockry William H. Drendel Stephen Dunker Tom Dunnwald and Sonja Peterson Ann Christy and Bruce Dybvik Ardie Eckardt Diana Eicher Ina Elliott Jody Elmasry Karen Engelbretson David Esslemont Kelly Everding and Eric Lorberer Leslie Faricy Edward L. Farmer Fran Fate Anastasia Faunce Judith Favia Lynn Fellman Heidi Ferguson Ellen Ferrari and Stewart Corn Gary Feyen Suzanne Filbin Steven Filler Randall and Laura Findlay Susan Finley Rachel Fish Carole Fisher Sandra Fjerkenstad Budel Kirsten Ford Felicia Forder Jean Formo Elizabeth Foster Charles Fowler and Jenny Nellis Mark Freese Laura Gajdostik Ellen and Gary Gallagher Bart Galle Carol Garner Heidi Geimer Donna Gellman Janice Gepner and Eric Newman Ray and Elissa Getsug Barb Gibson

Barbara Gilhooly and Teri Bennis Dianne Ginsberg Jeanne C. Goessling Carolyn Golberg Nancy Goldberg Joan N. Gordon Chris Gorney Andrea Gotz Ann Graham Merle Greene Sandra and Eston Gross Stefanie and Max Hailperin Uve Hamilton Linda and Michael Hancher Nanette Hanks Karen Hanmer Kristin Hansen Barb and Kent Hanson Barbara Harman Cathy Harms Richard Harrington Karna and Bob Hauck Linda Henneman Michelle Henry-Stanley Susan Hensel Sheryl Hess Jennifer Hibbard Janet Higgins Jon Hinkel Sandy Hitchin Brad Hokanson Mary and Edward Holland Theodore J. Holsten, Jr. Roberta Honl Sam Hoolihan Mark Hoplin Karen Horan Deborah Horner Leah Hughes Mary Benton Hummel IBM International Foundation Sharlene and Melvin Lee Jacobson Elinor Jensen Marcia Jensen and Steve Goranson

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2010 annual report Carol A. Johnson Charlotte Johnson and Bill Harroff Elaine Johnson Jeff Johnson Mary B. and Keith W. Johnson Roy A. Johnson Walter H. and Harriet W. Johnson Jennifer Jones Sue Kaase Karen Karsten Lea Kasun Annette Kavanaugh and Greg Ruffa Sharon Kaylen Miriam and Erwin Kelen Jan and Jennifer Kelly G. Dale Kennedy and Gwen Schagrin Monica Kenton Sarah and Matt Kirkwood Louise Klas Mary Kokernot Phil Kostolnik Marit Lee Kucera Ellen Kuhfeld Jo Kuntz Kathi Kyro Lora Landers Amy Lange Jackie A. Lannin Fred J. Larson Susan Larson-Fleming Sarah Lehman Heather Leide Chad Lemke and Jennifer Carlquist Suzanne LeRoy Nancy Leu John and Rachel Levitt Gayle Foster Lewis Harriet Lievan Tristen and Steve Lindemann Mary Lindner Gayla Lindt Gail Lipe Lori Lippert

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James Livingston and Janet Court Nance Longley Annette Lopez Jeff Lotz Eric Lunde and Julia Cross David and Beth Lyman Joyce Lyon Michelle Mack Bob MacNeal John Mader and Kristen Treuting Chrissie and Brian Mahaffy Rebecca Maher Jessica Mallon Nancy Mambi Paul Maravelas Doris Marchuk Helen M. Marn Emily Martin and Nils R. Varney Kate Martinson Ronna Mash Jennifer Mateer Christine Matimba Barbara Mauk Melissa May Jennifer Mayer Bill McGarry Lisa McGivern Jennifer Menken Sara Mergens Frank Miller Mary Louise Miller Ana Miranda Joel D. Moline Marilyn K. Moore John Moriarty and JoAnne Wetherell-Moriarty Barbara Mosman Michelle Mougin Jim Mulfinger Ann Myers Mary Nagan Catherine M. Nelson Naomi W. Nelson Susanne Nevin Garry Nordenstam Jean Nordgren

Craig and Karen Norman Dawn Nygren Deb and John O’Halloran Chandler O’Leary Dee Ann Olson Christine Osman Eileen O’Toole Milly Oudhoff Ann Page Elizabeth Page Mark and Margie Paller Sue and Jerry Pals Marcia J. Pankake John Parker Joanne and William Patterson Ben Paulus Anna Marie Pavlik Ella Jean Peploe E.A. Pepperwolf Dawn Perault Laura Pereria Natasha Pestich Deb Peterson Kristin Maija Peterson Nicole Peterson Sarah Peterson and James Maertens Stephen and Lisa Peterson Ann and Nicholas Pifer Jeremy Piller Dr. Julian G. Plante Lisa Pogoff and Jeffrey Zuckerman Michele Pollock Marsha C. Porter Sandra Potter Sally Power Larissa Presho Katie Prondzinski Jeff Rathermel Timothy Ray Tami Reed Roger and Colleen Reistad Paula Reiter Diane Remington Roselyn Rezac Margaret and Zach Richards Elizabeth Richardson

2010 annual report Wendy Richardson Sally Rigler David Riley Pierre Rioux Martina Rising Janet and Steve Rith-Najarian Nancy and Dave Robbins George Roberts John and Sandra Roe Mary and Harvey Roloff Maribeth Romslo Richard and Marjorie Roth Mary Rouleau James and Andrea Rubenstein Marilyn Rushenberg and Susan Farnham Nancy Russell Marlene Russum Scott Sue Rutford Dennis Ruud and Stephanie Nowak Naomi Sack Ann Sargent Richard A. Scarlett Julie Schaper Sister Thomasette Scheeler Therese Scheller Meridith Schifsky Christi Schmitt Helen Schneider Kay Lara Schoenwetter Avrom Schwartz Emily Sebasky Jen Shaffer Fran Shea Stanley and Lucy Shepard Cori-Beth Sherlock and James Polakowski Robert Silberman Leo and Delores Sitter Suzanne Skorich Carrie Small Gary Sorenson Hugh Sparks Marla M. Stack Patrice Stauffacher Nancy Steinke

Delores and David Steinlicht Heidi, Judy and Larry Steltzner Roslyn M. Stendahl Alison Stern Mary Ellen Stewart Polly Stivland Robyn Stoller Gail Stonemark Catherine Stuber Faith Sullivan Sheila Summerfield Mary Sunderland Katherine and Jeffrey Tane Robin Taple Amy Tasch Thomson West Because We Care Employee Giving Campaign Denise Thurmon Betty Tisel and Sarah Farley Lisa Tollefson-Larson and Richard L. Larson Marie Torkelson Lois Torvik Russell Troyer Diane Tsurutani Michelle Tucker Claire Van Vliet Jeanne Vergeront Ann Viitala Elizabeth and Marvin Vikla Melinda Villerius Janice Vochoska Diane M. von Arx Nancy Walden Carol Waldron Julia F. Wallace Michael and Anna Waltz JoAnn Watson Kathryn Weese and Helen Bond Kay S. Welsch Lois Welshons Lynnette Westerlund Ruth Wikoff-Jones Tracy Wilkins Carol Wilkinson

Margot Willett and Bob Miller Jody Winger and William Rosenfeld Thomas Winterstein Brenda Wolfe Ellyn Wolfenson and Mick Belzer Virginia Woodruff Ann Wynia Xcel Energy Foundation Matching Gift Program Ruth Youngberg and Stephanie Kunze Julie Youngren Kirstie Zahansky Ann Ziebarth Louise Ziegler Kathleen Zuckerman

In-kind contributors $15,000 and above

Words At Work Design, production and project management for the 2009 Annual Report

$5,000 to $14,999

Steve Goranson Video, Inc. 20th Anniversary DVD Production

$1,000 to $4,999

Anonymous Paper for MCBA program use Paper for the 2009 Annual Report Laurel Feddema of Steppingstone Consulting, Inc. Consulting services Periscope Printing of the 2009 Annual Report Jeffrey C. Sears Website maintenance and training Tilka Design Design and production

$500 to $999

Bolger Concept to Print Printing services for the By Design Program

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2010 annual report Trimming and collating services for the 2009 Annual Report

$250 to $499

A.C. Berkheiser Pieces of book art for our library Sally Engelhardt Bookbinding supplies Liquor Depot Beverages Precision Powerhouse Film prep and duplication for 20th Anniversary DVD Barbara Rosenthal Pieces of book art for our library Claire Van Vliet Pieces of book art for our library

$100 to $249

Frank Brannon Book art for our library Macy Chadwick Book art for our library Sam Hoolihan Book art for our library Karen Kunc and Twyla Hansen Book art for our library Wet Paint Paper for the By Design Program

Up to $99

Alice Austin Book art for our library Hans Koch and Amelia Kennedy Book on typography for our library Magers & Quinn Booksellers Books for the By Design Program Jill Weese Polaroid camera for the By Design Program

Collaborators & partners Adams Spanish Immersion School American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Ampersand Club Anderson Center

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Big Brain Comics Blake School Buffalo High School Children’s Theatre Company The College of St. Catherine Community Programs in the Arts (COMPAS) Emmet Williams Elementary School Flying Paper Press Greater Twin Cities United Way Greenwood Elementary School Hennepin County Medical Center Highpoint Center for Printmaking International Cartoonist Conspiracy The Juno Collective: Teens Rock the Mic Kenwood School Lake Harriet Lower School Lake Harriet Upper School The Loft Literary Center Marine Elementary School Meadow Lake Elementary School Mendota Elementary Midnight Paper Sales Milkweed Editions Mill City Museum Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis Public Library Minneapolis Public Schools: Arts for Academic Achievement and Teacher Instructional Services Minnesota Center for Photography Minnesota Humanities Commission Minnesota Museum of American Art Minnesota Retreat for the Arts Minnesota Society of Botanical Artists Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet School

Northern Clay Center Otter Lake Elementary Parkview Center School People Serving People Perpich Center for Arts Education: Professional Development and Arts High School Pillsbury Math & Technology School Pratt Community School Projet Mobilivre Bookmobile Project RainTaxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival Ramsey County Public Libraries Rochester Young Writers Conference Rosalux Gallery Saint Paul Public Libraries Saint Paul Public Schools: Arts 25 Sheridan Global Arts and Communications School Skyview Community School South High School Springboard for the Arts St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation Star Tribune Textile Center of Minnesota Traffic Street Press University of Minnesota: Department of Art Walker Art Center Wayzata East Middle School Wet Paint Youth Farm and Market Project Zenon Dance Company

Board of directors

Charles R. Quimby, Chair

Richard B. Crockett, Vice Chair Daniel Levitt, Treasurer Susan A. Gray, Secretary Renee Belina Ellen L. Breyer Jennie P. Carlson Sheila Colgan Madeline Gragg

2010 annual report Diane A. Merrifield Thomas Moe Paulette Myers-Rich Sallie Neall Connie Remele William Simpson Jane Tilka


Eleanor Arnason, Finance Director Lori Brink, Book Arts in the Schools Artist/Instructor Beth Carls, Visitor Services Associate Emily Carr Moore, Community Programs Coordinator Allison Chapman, Book Arts in the Schools Artist/Instructor Monica Edwards Larson, Education Program Associate Harleigh Gabrielson, Visitor Services Associate Dorothy Goldie, Executive Director Tiffany Kramer, Teen Programs Coordinator Lin Lacy, Education Program Associate Flora Marden, Shop Manager Candida Pagan, Education Program Associate Steve Pittelkow, Adult Programs Coordinator Jeff Rathermel, Artistic Director Jenea Rewertz-Targui, Education Program Associate Brianne Sampson, Development and Communications Associate Gretchen Thayer, Education Program Associate Ema Thoen, Assistant Shop Manager Anna Tsantir, Teen Programs Coordinator Jill Weese, Youth Workshops

Program Coordinator


Elizabeth Belz

Lucia Cowles Kaitlin Frick Jenessa Jensen Sarah Jo Kienitz Melissa Killean Ana Musachio Zach Pearl Betsy Popelka Anna-Lisa Swank


Susan Bjerke: printer, book artist Janet Carroll: marbler, bookbinder Kathy Coulter: book artist Diana Eicher: printmaker Ellen Ferrari: youth art educator Jean Formo: calligrapher, book artist Georgia Greeley: printmaker, book artist Susan Hensel: book artist Vanessa Hoff: printer Linda Koutsky: book designer, book artist Sara Langworthy: printer, bookbinder Paulette Myers-Rich: printer, book artist Bridget O’Malley: papermaker Mary Jo Pauly: book artist Jana Pullman: papermaker, bookbinder, conservator Jenea Rewertz-Targui: printer, book artist Regula Russelle: printer, bookbinder Dennis Ruud: calligrapher, bookbinder Wilber “Chip” Schilling: printer, book artist C.B. Sherlock: printer, bookbinder Erica Spitzer Rasmussen: papermaker Roslyn Stendahl: bookbinder Diane von Arx: calligrapher Nancy Walden: printer, poet Michael Waltz: calligrapher Jody Williams:

bookbinder, printer

Artists’ cooperative Beth Carls Steven Filler Georgia Greeley Sara Langworthy Gail Lipe Andrew McCulloh C.B. Sherlock Richard Stephens Robyn Stoller Nancy Walden

Artists-in-Residence Wendy Fernstrum: printmaker, book artist Georgia Greeley: printmaker, book artist Regula Russelle: printmaker, book artist Robyn Stoller: printmaker, book artist

By Design mentors Amanda Degener Heather Delisle Wendy Fernstrum Lin Lacy Sara Langworthy Gail Lipe Paulette Myers-Rich Chandler O’Leary Bridget O’Malley Sarah Peters Jana Pullman Regula Russelle Denny Ruud C.B. Sherlock Jody Williams

By Design teen artists Britta Anderson Jordyn Arndt Danielle Bailly Elizabeth Belz Katie Block Mark Bremel Joe Brown Noelle Bullock Allison Connell

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2010 annual report Kaitlin DeCarlo Natalie Elsasser John Fagerholm Rebecca Fletcher Sam Groshens Hannah Hall Jing Han Anne Higgins Stephanie Kunze Brita Light Andrea Liming PJ Maracle Dana Marks Jessica Olinger Brianna Parry Ilana Radovsky Jenna Reitmulder Samantha Sang Kellie Schweich Camille Alisa Summers Sam Young

Visiting artists and lecturers

Loretta Bebeau: papermaker, Minneapolis, MN Betty Bright: book arts scholar, Deephaven, MN Nancy Daley: papermaker, Lutsen, MN Bill Drendel: designer and book artist, Chicago, IL Helen Hiebert: papermaker, Portland, OR Stuart Klipper: photographer, Minneapolis, MN Monique Lallier: bookbinder, Summerfield, NC Mary Longley: papermaker, St. Paul, MN Emily Martin: book artist, Iowa City, IA Kitty Maryatt: printer and book artist, San Diego, CA Diane Maurer-Mathison: paper marbler, Spring Mills, PA

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Jim Moore: writer, St. Paul, MN Suzanne Moore: calligrapher, Cleveland, OH Paul Moxon: printer, Montgomery, AL William Myers: printer and wood engraver, St. Paul, MN Bridget O’Malley: papermaker, Minneapolis, MN Hooshang Partovi: musicologist and book artist, San Diego, CA Gaylord Schanilec: printer and wood engraver, Stockholm, WI Wilber “Chip” Schilling: printer, book artist, Minneapolis, MN Mickey Smith: photographer, Minneapolis, MN Richard Stephens: printer, Minneapolis, MN Barbara Tetenbaum: printer and book artist, Portland, OR Ben Trissel: type designer, Seattle, WA MC

BA made every effort to acknowledge all those listed in this report accurately and provide proper recognition for artists and organizations. If we have made any errors or omissions, please notify Dorothy Goldie at (612) 215-2525 or dgoldie@

2010 annual report

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