Experience the many dimensions of the book arts at the KBAC Gallery, a showcase for group shows like the Illustrated Accordion as well as work by local and guest artists.
View past exhibitions in the Gallery Archive.
KBAC Gallery, Feb. 5-26
Opens During Art Hop, Feb. 5, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Prints created by area elementary school youth will line the walls with color and creativity!
KBAC Gallery, March 4 – 25
Opens During Art Hop, March 4 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
In celebration of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center’s tenth anniversary, regional printmakers will create work in response to concepts associated with the number TEN. Southwest Michigan Printmakers (SWMP) is a group of artists working in a variety of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques.
Begun in the late 1970’s, the Southwest Michigan Printmakers (SWMP) is diverse and informal group of regional artist/printmakers dedicated to the creation of hand made and fine art prints. Meeting bi-monthly, the group encourages artists working in printmaking and promotes excellence in the various print mediums. Through exhibitions of their works, SWMP helps to promote public knowledge, understanding, and support for printmaking.
KBAC Gallery, April 1, 2016 during Art Hop, 6 – 9 p.m.
Entries accepted from 4-6 p.m.
Judging at 7 p.m.
Eat the books at 7:05 p.m.
Join us for our 11th annual Edible Book Festival. KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around the world in this delightful April Fool’s celebration of the art of the book! The Edible Book Festival is celebrated in over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia.
Entering is simple — submit a “book” made from food. Anyone can enter and there are no fees or pre-registration required. Visit the pages below to see entries from previous years and to get ideas.
KBAC Gallery, May 6 to 27, 2016
Opens May 6 during Art Hop from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center for our 8th annual Illustrated Accordion exhibition.
Each year the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition The Illustrated Accordion. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form.The structure of an accordion book is simple: a long piece of paper is folded into pages that can be read like a book or spread open and displayed like a banner. Featuring works of book artists from all over the world, the books in this exhibit take this book form to a new level.
Every book that has been entered in previous Illustrated Accordion exhibits are available to view through our website.