Kala @ CODEX 2024

Please stop by our table — W42, at the upcoming CODEX Book Art Fair. We’re super excited to be a part of this event and hope to see you there!

February 4—7, 2024
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
10 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The CODEX Foundation announces the 9th International Biennial Book Art Fair & Symposium, February 4–7, 2024. The fair will take place in a brand new location: the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland, California. The symposium and related events will take place in Berkeley and across the Bay Area.

The fair & symposium endeavors to bring to the attention of the public the importance and value of the book arts and their essential role in transmitting cultural history. This event supports and facilitates collaboration across the globe between artists, scholars, curators, and collectors in the production and preservation of meaningful scholarly and artistic contributions to the book arts field.

This year the event will host over 200 tables of individual artists, as well as nonprofits, centers, and organizations that specialize in the field. There will also be tables representing academic programs with student work, bookbinding collectives, suppliers of specialized book arts materials and tools, and galleries/book dealers representing other artist bookmakers. The work that is shown is all within the realm of artists’ books, book arts, and fine press books where you will find craft and concept united in a future vision of the physical book as a work of art. The fair draws an international crowd of artists, printers, bookmakers, designers, poets, writers, printmakers, bookbinders, papermakers, calligraphers, collectors, dealers, curators, students, academics, and of course anyone amongst the general public interested in the book arts.

Participating Artists: Gale Antokal, Lynn Beldner, Janine Brown, Holly Downing, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Corrine Hatt, Ellen Heck, Nancy Mintz, Katie Murken, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Emily Payne, Carrie Ann Plank, Nick Shick, Toru Sugita, Seiko Tachibana, Sandy Walker, Michelle Wilson, and Susan Wolf.

Related to art fair events, Kala will also be hosting a reception at our gallery on Saturday, February 3rd , 3pm – 6pm for our current exhibition, The Embodied Press: queer abstraction and the artists’ book, curated by Anthea Black.

Images 1) Nick Shick, Radiate; 2) Katie Murken, Half-Listening; 3) Lynn Beldner; 4) Seiko Tachibana, fern; 5) Karen Olsen-Dunn, Colors of Happy Disorder; 6) Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Out of Chaos Suite; 7) Corrine Hatt, Inhabit; 8) Ellen Heck, Forty Fridas Portfolio; 9) Michelle Wilson, Onward