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Terry Tempest Wiliams in Portland Next Week

Wild Mercy Broadside Available

If you are a fan of Terry Tempest William’s writings stop by the gallery and check out “Wild Mercy.” It’s a gorgeous letterpress broadside printed by Sandy Tilcock. The text reads:

The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped that we might act with restraint, that we might leave room for the life that is destined to come. To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wildness we fear is the pause between our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace. Wild mercy is in our hands.

From Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, copyright 2001 by Terry Tempest Williams, Pantheon Books.

Sandy Tilcock is one of the best letterpress printers on the west coast. 23 Sandy was proud to feature a show of her broadsides last fall. You can find a complete online catalog of that show here. Copies of the work are in the flat files in the gallery. Stop by and take a gander.

Mention that you saw this blog post for 20% off any Sandy Tilcock book or broadside.

Wonderful Video for Book Arts Fans

Check out this short stop-motion animation video created for book publisher 4th Estate’s 25th anniversary. It will make your day!


This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

Article in Today’s Oregonian About Photo+Book


Power to the Artists! The Self Publishing Revolution

The gallery was fortunate today to be featured in the Oregonian newspaper, on the front pages of the How We Live section, no less. Read the full article on DK Row’s Blog here.

Writer Bob Hicks took the “democratization of art photography” angle in the article which was really terrific. As a book artist I’ve always been a fan of “democratic multiples” and Bob made the link between POD books and artist books that I hadn’t made before. They also printed two color photographs from our Best of Show winners, Jonathan Sharlin (shown below) and Kristy Lynn Carpenter (show above).

Other show artists featured in the article follow in this expert: “Melissa K. Stallard’s “Worth the Trip,” is her MFA thesis, a clear-eyed and affecting gathering of off-the-mainline scenes of life between her adopted home of Chicago and her hometown in Tennessee…. “The Battered Trucks of Barrow,” a compelling visual cacophony by Dennis Witmer of Fairbanks, Alaska; the portraits in “Mostra” by Portlander Loren Minnick; the sweet “Interior Nature” by Karen Bucher of Las Cruces, N.M.; Portlander Stewart Harvey’s compelling shots of New Orleans and its people in “Souls by Water”; and “Exit Wounds,” Portlander Jim Lommasson’s book of searing images of the lives of military veterans back in civilian life…”

Congratulations to all of the Photo+Book artists. Your utterly compelling books have made a wonderful show.

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