Things are starting to fall into place for the 11th biennial book arts conference and fair that Pyramid Atlantic hosts. In addition to a panel of exciting speakers and juried exhibitor fair, this year we're including a contemporary print component, four arts documentary films, and an art supplier marketplace. And the venue itself is a draw, in the just-opened Silver Spring Civic Building.
It's been fun to be behind-the-scenes as part of our feisty little organizing committee as we discuss and tackle all the components that comprise a weekend-long event. Our fearless leader, Gretchen Schermerhorn, is doing a great job at balancing a wide range of perspectives (and creative tension - a good thing), with getting things done.
I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for this event - it's where I first discovered that the book arts existed. I walked into the exhibitor fair on that fall day in 2006 and I felt like Alice falling down the rabbit hole into this fantasy world of mind-bending discoveries. An apt metaphor, since this discovery has shaken up quite a few things in my life.