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Guild of Book Workers Centennial Celebration

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  • Eric Alstrom, GBW Publicity Chair
    Greetings Marbling Listserv! Guild Of Book Workers Celebrates 100 Years! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Registration is now open for the Guild of Book Workers
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 10, 2006
      Greetings Marbling Listserv!

      Guild Of Book Workers Celebrates 100 Years!

      Registration is now open for the Guild of Book Workers Centennial
      Celebration to be held in New York City on October 12-14, 2006.

      Registration materials may be downloaded from the GBW Centennial Celebration
      website at <http://gbw100nyc.tripod.com>. Registration forms for GBW members
      and non-members are available, as well as forms for bookbinding suppliers
      wishing to exhibit in the vendor's room.

      Full information on conference events and speakers are available on the
      website. Information on housing, book-related New York City sites, and room
      sharing are also listed on this webpage <http://gbw100nyc.tripod.com>.

      The Guild of Book Workers is the national organization in the United States
      for all the book arts. It was founded in New York City in 1906 to "establish
      and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the
      several hand book crafts." Among its early members were well-known
      artist-craft workers. Today, the Guild is almost 1000 members strong, and
      embraces all the book arts - from binding to printing to marbling to
      calligraphy; from the traditional to the avant-garde. Our members come from
      across the United States and around the world.

      The Guild still believes, as did its founders, that there is a
      responsibility among civilized people to sustain the crafts involved with
      the production of fine books. Its members hope to broaden public awareness
      of the hand book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to
      stress the need for sound book conservation and restoration.

      The Guild of Book Workers is governed by an elected group of volunteers who
      serve as officers, committee chairs and chairs of the regional chapters. In
      1978 the Guild became incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in New
      York State and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3)
      of the Internal Revenue Code.

      Events in summary:
      € Registration closes September 15, 2006. The registration form is currently
      available online <http://gbw100nyc.tripod.com >.
      € Thursday, October 12: An Opening Reception for the Centennial Exhibition
      at The Grolier Club. The exhibition features both a Retrospective Exhibition
      and a Contemporary Exhibition.
      € Friday and Saturday, October 13 -14: Centennial Symposium: "The Art of the
      Book in America, 1906-2006" at the New York Academy of Medicine
      € Saturday, October 14: Centennial Celebration Dinner Cruise: See the
      skyline of New York and the Statue of Liberty on the "The Spirit of New
      York" while toasting the anniversary of the Guild and visiting friends and
      € Vendor Room at the New York Academy of Medicine.
      € Lab tours and visits at NY museums
      € For up-to-date details, check the GBW website:

      Please plan to join us to celebrate the Guild of Book Workers' 100th

      Questions? Please contact Nancy Lev-Alexander, Guild of Book Workers
      Conference Committee Chair <standards@...>


      Please excuse any cross-posting and feel free to forward to those who may be
      Thank you!

      Eric Alstrom
      Communications Chair & WebBinder
      Guild of Book Workers
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