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FSU Art BA ’17 Cheri Marks’ Internship at Small Craft Advisory Press

Published July 25, 2017

My summer internship at Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP) presented me with the opportunity to immerse myself into the Book Arts world. As a current FSU senior that is graduating in a few weeks, SCAP has been the perfect opportunity for me to wrap up my BA in studio art with a focus in printmaking. When I first transferred to FSU in the fall of 2015 I had little knowledge of printmaking techniques or art composed of books, but now, two years later, I will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Book Arts at the University of Alabama this fall.

Interning at SCAP allowed me to work directly with Denise Bookwalter, Director and a founding member of SCAP. She is also the Area Head of the Printmaking Department at FSU. While working with Denise, I gained knowledge on different book binding techniques and printing processes.

Along with binding and printing, SCAP has taught me to push the boundaries of what I consider a book to be. During my time at SCAP I worked on VVVVV, an edition of 200, consisting of wooden blocks and magnets, bearing letterpress images on front and back. VVVVV inspires viewers/participants to assemble and dismantle the blocks to create endless relationships between different images. VVVVV was a collaborative project between artists Judy Rushin, Denise Bookwalter, Allison Milham, Michelle Ray, and AB Gorham.

My internship at SCAP has been a rewarding experience and helpful for preparing me for graduate school and a future within the Book Arts field. I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with Denise Bookwalter and the rest of the SCAP team. I look forward to working together again and I am excited to see future SCAP projects surface.