Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP) has placed over fifty books into institutional and private book arts collections, both stateside and overseas, with more than half of the titles acquired during the 2015/16 academic year. Denise Bookwalter, director and founding member explains,
“SCAP has had an amazing year with placing books in collections. We sold out of Lining, the book I made in collaboration with Lee Emma Running, and in February, we exhibited at CODEX where we sold Spandrel to Musuem Meermanno, House of the Book, in the Hague Netherlands. Our books are also placed in international collections, such as the private collection of Jack Ginsberg in South Africa. He acquired a copy of Lining before it sold out.”
Along with private collectors, special collection libraries like the Heard Library at Vanderbilt University make a point to acquire a copy of nearly all of SCAP’s editions, and many of the press’s more recent editions have made their way into other prestigious institutional collections, including the Haas Arts Library at Yale University.
Through a combined effort of SCAP’s book representatives, and direct sales via SCAP’s website as well as from attending book arts conferences, SCAP shares its collaborative mission with the world’s book arts community.
SCAP will continue its momentum, representing the thriving southeastern book arts community, as it presents A Field Guide to Florida, a collaboration with 24 artists and writers; VVVVV, a modular piece that features a selection of 12 letterpress prints adhered to magnetic blocks; as well as exciting forthcoming collaborations with designer Macy Chadwick, and book artists Aaron Cohick and Tricia Treacy.
Beyond creating editions, SCAP is active in the national book arts community, attending conferences, exhibiting in galleries throughout the U.S., and, this coming spring semester, Florida State University will be hosting the College Book Art Association Meeting January 13-14, 2017. Nearly 100 book artists and book scholars are expected to attend a series of lectures, tours, and exhibitions. More information can be found on their website.
Founded in 2009, the artists’ book press located at Florida State University’s Facility for Arts Research (FAR) continues its mission to enable artists and scholars to create collaborative artists book editions that push the boundaries and traditions of the book arts.