Events

Upcoming Events

Farm to Table
Solo exhibition & installation
on display concurrently with the Burke Museum’s traveling exhibition
Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound
Dates extended by popular demand!
October 20, 2016 through May 14, 2017
Opening reception Thursday, October 20, 5 to 6:30 pm
Collins Memorial Library
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Tacoma is for Lovers
Valentine’s Day craft fair
Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, 2017
11 am to 4 pm, free!
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

The 50 States
Solo traveling exhibition!
First leg: November 7 – December 2, 2016
Opening reception & pop-up shop
Thursday, November 10, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Ted Sanford Gallery
Charles Wright Academy, University Place, WA
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Second leg: December 6, 2016 – February 28, 2017
Opening reception & pop-up shop
Tuesday, December 6, 6 to 9 pm
School of Visual Concepts
2300 7th Ave, Suite B, Seattle, WA

Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books
Exhibition featuring Dead Feminists broadsides
paired with miniature artist books by other artists
November 21, 2016 through March 17, 2017
Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Broad Words: Books & Prints by Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring
Two-person exhibition featuring Dead Feminists broadsides
and individual artist books and prints
February 1 through March 1, 2017
Artist talk Thursday, February 2, 4 pm, Bedford Rm. 111
Opening reception & book signing to follow in gallery

Bedford Gallery, Longwood University
201 High St., Farmville, VA

Letterpress Hullaballoo
Group invitational exhibition
January 17 through February 10, 2017
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN

Lost at She: A Feminist Compass
Two-person exhibition featuring nautical artwork
and the debut of the 25th Dead Feminists broadside
March 4 through 31, 2017
First Saturday Art Walk: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:30 to 8 pm
Reception, Artist Talk and She Tells Sea Tales event: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7 to 10 pm
Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA

UPS Flea Market
Artisan craft fair
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9 am to 4 pm, entry fee $5
(8:15 am early-bird entry fee: $10)
University of Puget Sound Memorial Fieldhouse
N. 11th St. between Alder and Union, Tacoma, WA

Local Heroes: Book Artists of Washington State
Group exhibition
October 15, 2016 through May 2, 2017
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA

13th annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Saturday & Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017
11 am to 5 pm, free!
King’s Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

[Title TBA]
Two-person exhibition featuring the Dead Feminists broadsides and steamroller prints
February 6 through March 23, 2018
Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane, WA

Past Events

Pressing Matters: Regroup and Resist (Seattle)
Book signing, artist talk and pop-up shop
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7 pm
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
314 Marion Street, Seattle, WA

Pressing Matters: Regroup and Resist (Lacey)
Artist talk, book signing and pop-up shop
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7 pm
Timberland Library
500 College Street SE, Lacey, WA

Pressing Matters: Regroup and Resist (Chambers Bay)
Artist talk, book signing and pop-up shop
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7 pm
University Place Library
3609 Market Place W, Suite 100
University Place, WA

Dead Feminists: Broads and Broadsides
Two-person exhibition featuring the chronology
of our broadsides and steamroller prints
October 29 through December 6, 2016
School of Visual Concepts
2300 7th Ave, Suite B, Seattle, WA
Opening reception, book signing & costume party:
Saturday, October 29, 4 to 7 pm
Come dressed as your favorite historical feminist!

Tacoma is for Lovers Craft Fair
Saturday and Sunday
November 19 and 20, 11 am to 4 pm
King’s Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Book signing and artist talk at Third Place Books
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7 pm
Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA

Pressing Matters: Election Day
Artist talk, book signing and pop-up shop
Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 4 to 5:30 pm
Collins Memorial Library Special Collections Room
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Beach Broads(ides)
Book signing and artist chat on the gorgeous Oregon coast!
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:30 pm
Beach Books
616 Broadway, Seaside, OR

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival
Chandler and Jessica appearing on an author panel
with Danielle Dutton, author of Margaret the First,
and Laurie Notaro, author of Crossing the Horizon,
moderated by Elly Blue of Microcosm Press
Book signing to follow
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:30 pm
The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR

Type, Paper, Scissors: A Broadside Exhibit
Group exhibition juried by Jessica Spring
September 29 through November 4, 2016
Transition Gallery, Pond Student Union
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Lit Crawl Portland
Book signing and artist talk,
as part of the city-wide event
Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 pm
The Big Legrowlski
812 NW Couch St., Portland, OR

Dead Feminists and Rad Women author event
Book signing and talk with Rad Women Worldwide authors
Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

Make-Ready: Dead Feminists from Print to Page
Two-person exhibition featuring an in-depth look
at the process behind our series and book
October 7 through 29, 2016
23Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
Reception & book signing:
Saturday, October 22, 4 to 6 pm

Slinging Ink
Group invitational exhibition
October 7 through 28, 2016
Chartreuse Gallery
1301 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Lit Crawl Seattle
Book signing and artist talk,
as part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood-wide event
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8 pm
Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe
425 15th Ave. E, Seattle, WA

Pressing Matters
Dead Feminists artist talk and book signing
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7 pm
Tacoma Public Library (main branch)
1102 S. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma, WA

Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2015
11 am to 5 pm, free!
Find me at #9 on the tour, Tacoma, WA

Dead Feminists book release, signing & costume party!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7 pm
King’s Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA
Come dressed as your favorite historical feminist!

Heavy Metal
Group exhibition
August 31 through October 1, 2016
Berkeley Art Works
Martinsburg, WV

Bridging the Waters
Group exhibition
July 1 through August 21, 2016
Center for Fine Print Research
University of West England, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Art of the Book
Group exhibition
June 17 through July 27, 2016
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Urban Sketching Workshop
One-day sketching intensive
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm
School of Visual Concepts
2300 7th Ave., Suite B, Seattle, WA
More info and class registration on the SVC website!
Note: enter the code GIVE_SMALL on the SVC site and receive $25 off tuition!

Just One Look
Group exhibition
March 28 through July 29, 2016
Special Collections Gallery
University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

Wayzgoose Show
Group exhibitions of the 2016 Wayzgoose steamroller prints
On display at Brooks Dental Studio May 2 through June 30, 2016
(732 Broadway, Tacoma, WA)
On display in the Woolworth Windows August 1 through October 31, 2016
(11th and Broadway, downtown Tacoma, WA)

6th Annual Puget Sound Book Artists
Group exhibition
June 2 through July 30, 2016
Opening reception Thursday, June 9, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Collins Memorial Library
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Jaunt + Jot
Solo exhibition
May 19 through June 12, 2016
Feast Arts Center & Gallery, Tacoma, WA
1402 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA
Opening reception and artist talk Thursday, May 19
Reception starts at 6 pm; talks start at 7 pm
(Also speaking: Anne de Marcken and Matthew Nienow)
Artist talks sponsored by Artist Trust on Tour
Ad-hoc sketch outing Sunday, June 5
Part of Feast’s Sunday Coffee session
Free, informal (this is not a workshop!) and open to the public
Meet at 10 am at Feast; bring your own sketch materials
Sketch outing sponsored by Urban Sketchers-Tacoma

12th Annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2016
(I’m printing with Jessica Spring from 2:30 to 4 pm on Saturday)
11 am to 4 pm both days, free!
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

Flow
Group exhibition
March 31 through April 30, 2016
23Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

The Story Depends on the Teller: Book Arts in the Pacific Northwest
Group exhibition
March 9 through April 6, 2016
Opening reception Wednesday, March 9, 5 to 7 pm
SOAC Gallery
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

UPS Flea Market
Artisan craft fair
Saturday, March 19, 2016
9 am to 4 pm, entry fee $5
University of Puget Sound Memorial Fieldhouse
Tacoma, WA

Ladies of Letterpress Book Show
Group exhibition
December 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, December 5, 2015
Bookworks Gallery, Asheville, NC

Multiple Voices, Multiple Histories: Reimagining the Civil War
Group exhibition
December 14, 2015 through February 14, 2016
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

Tacoma is for Lovers
Valentine’s Day craft fair
Saturday, February 6, 2016
11 am to 4 pm, free!
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

Maker’s Day
Holiday craft fair
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10 am to 4 pm, free!
Compass Rose, Tacoma, WA

Tacoma is for Lovers
Holiday craft fair
Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22, 2015
11 am to 4 pm, free!
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

Birds
Group exhibition
October 2 through November 15, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, October 2, 2015 during Art Walk, 5 to 10 pm
Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA

Bazaar Day
Holiday craft fair
Friday, November 13, 2015
10 am to 4 pm
Lillian Pratt Building, Franke Tobey Jones, Tacoma, WA

Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2015
11 am to 5 pm, free!
Find me at #12 on the tour, Tacoma, WA

Beyond Brand
Group exhibition
July 30 through September 5, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, August 1, 2015, 7 to 9 pm
Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Bakken Boom: Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush
Group exhibition
January 29 through August 15, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7 to 9 pm
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

5th Annual Puget Sound Book Artists Member Exhibition
Group exhibition
June 4 through July 30, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Collins Memorial Library, U. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist Book
Group exhibition
April 8 through July 26, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, May 8, 2015, 6 to 9 pm
Closing reception: Friday, July 24, 2015, 6 to 9 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Gallery
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Artifacts of Loss: Memorial in Artist’s Books
Group exhibition
April 1 through July 15, 2015
Special Collections Gallery
Allen Library, University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Urban Sketching Workshop
One-day sketching intensive
Saturday, June 27, 2015
School of Visual Concepts
2300 7th Ave., Suite B, Seattle, WA
More info and registration here

Tacoma is for Lovers
Artist craft fair
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11 am to 4 pm
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

11th Annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2015
11 am to 4 pm both days, free!
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Carpe Librum 2015
Group Exhibition
April 3-26, 2015
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

CODEX Finds
Group Exhibition
March 24 – April 25, 2015
23Sandy Gallery
Portland, OR

UPS Flea Market
Artisan craft fair
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9 am to 4 pm, entry fee $5
University of Puget Sound Memorial Fieldhouse
Tacoma, WA

Curated Collection: Broadsides
Group Exhibition
February 13 – March 14, 2015
23Sandy Gallery
Portland, OR

Fifth CODEX International Bookfair
February 8-11, 2015
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

Wayzgoose Retrospective
Group Exhibition
October 1 through December 30, 2014
Brooks Dental Studio
732 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

Sacred/Profane
Group Exhibition
November 7 through December 20, 2014
23Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave., Portland, OR

Museum of Glass Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 13, 2014
10 am to 5 pm
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Playing Cards
Group Exhibition
October 1 through December 15, 2014
Metro Parks STAR Center
3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Tacoma is for Lovers Holiday Craft Fair
Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2014
11 am to 4 pm, free!
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 2014
11 am to 5 pm, free!
At the Anagram Press studio (#18 on the tour), Tacoma, WA

Drawn the Road Again
Solo exhibition of roadside attraction sketches
September 11 through October 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 16
4 to 5:30 pm, free!
Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library
1102 Tacoma Ave. South, Tacoma, WA

Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest
Group Exhibition
June 7 through November 9, 2014 October 19, 2014
(closing date has changed due to new museum wing construction)
Tacoma Art Museum
1101 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

Paper Trails
Craft fair for all things related to the paper arts
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11 am to 5 pm, free!
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Book Power Redux
Traveling Group Exhibition
August 15 through October 15, 2014
Collins Memorial Library, U. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Reception: Thursday September 4, from 5 to 7 pm

Free Third Thursday
Demo and artist talk about my Local Conditions artist book
In conjunction with the Ink This! exhibition
Thursday, August 21, 2014
5 to 8 pm, free!
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA

Book Power Redux
Traveling Group Exhibition
May 30 through July 26 at 23Sandy Gallery, 623 N. 23rd Ave., Portland, OR
Reception at 23Sandy Gallery on May 31 from 4 to 6 pm
August 15 through October 15 at Collins Memorial Library, U. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Reception at Collins Memorial Library on September 4, from 5 to 7 pm

Wayzgoose!
Part of Seattle’s South Lake Union Block Party
Find me at the Anagram Press booth!
Friday, August 8, 2014, Noon to 6 pm, free
Denny Way & Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA

Capitolized: TypeCon 2014
Exhibition of the Dead Feminists series at TypeGallery 2014
July 30 through August 3, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC

Puget Sound Book Artists
Group Exhibition
June 5 through July 31
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

You’ll Like Tacoma
Solo Exhibition
January 13 through June 30, 2014
Brooks Dental Studio, 732 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

Word Play: the Materiality of Text in the Modern Book Arts
Group Exhibition
March 10 through June 6, 2014
Allen & Suzzallo Libraries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk with Jessica Spring on the Dead Feminists series
May 29, 2014
Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

10th Annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Sunday, April 27, 2014
King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

The Art of Wayzgoose
Group Exhibition
March 12 through April 9, 2014
Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Parkland, WA

The Printed Page
Group Exhibition
February 21 through April 5, 2014
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

Undercover Stories: the Secret Lives of Books
Group Exhibition
February 8 through March 22, 2014
artEAST Art Center, Issaquah, WA

47th Annual UPS Flea Market
Anagram Press Booth #7
March 22, 2014
University of Puget Sound Field House, Tacoma, WA

Art of the Book Symposium
Speaker with Jessica Spring on the Dead Feminists series
March 15, 2014
Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk with Jessica Spring on the Dead Feminists series
November 2013
Pierce County Library, University Place, WA

Establishing Your Practice, Building Demand
Panelist at the Tacoma Arts Conference
November 2013
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Droplets
Artist talk about my Old Town Dock public artwork
October 2013
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Fourth CODEX International Bookfair
February 10-13, 2013
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

Crafty Wonderland
December 8-9, 2012
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

Old Dog, New Tricks
Co-instructor of letterpress intensive course with Jessica Spring
August 26 through September 1, 2012
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

The Art of Social Media
Panelist at the Tacoma Arts Symposium
November 2011
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Arts & Industry
Featured presenter with Jessica Spring on the Dead Feminists series
1st Annual Ladies of Letterpress Conference
August 2011
Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC

Third CODEX International Bookfair
February 6-9, 2011
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Local Conditions
Artist talk about my Mt. Rainier artist book
November 2010
Sponsored by the Book Arts Guild and Tacoma Arts Commission
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk with Jessica Spring on the Dead Feminists series
June 2010
Pierce County Library, Gig Harbor, WA

The Art of Small Press Publishing
Panelist, October 2010
Olympia Timberland Library, Olympia, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk with Jessica Spring on the Dead Feminists series
May 2010
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk with Jessica Spring on the Dead Feminists series
February 2010
Washington State Library, Tumwater, WA

To the Letter
Artist talk about my solo lettering exhibition
April 5, 2009
Sponsored by the Book Club of Washington
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

The Influence of Book Arts on Graphic Design
Panel Moderator, 2007 Symposium
July 2007
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

The Faery Gardener
Artist talk about my artist book and residency
March 2007
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

 

 

 

 

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