Celebrating Food and Book Art
May 10 - June 15, 2013 • 23 Sandy Gallery

Congratulations to the FEAST Award Winners!

Mortal Salt by Daniel Smith
Chili: A Recipe by David Esslemont
The Mystery of the Donut Bastards by Patricia Freeman-Martin

Nourish by Diane Jacobs
Here’s a terrific comment about Nourish from one of our voting librarians, “The high-end production gets the top vote. What can I say, it looks beautifully printed, sumptuous, well-crafted, and engaging. Yummy!”
Hansel & Gretel by Virginia Flynn and Joe Freedman
Dirt Book by Katya Reka

23 Sandy Gallery hosts two juried exhibitions each year. These are the gallery’s two BIG events of the year and are always a huge draw for gallery visitors, both in person and online. As the gallery celebrates its six-year anniversary we are very exciting to present our first juried show of the year, FEAST! The book arts offer a banquet of materials, mediums and structures. Food offers a smorgasbord of ideas for the artist. Mix up generous servings of food and art and you have a sumptuous feast called book arts. This show features 46 food-related unique and limited edition artist books and broadsides by 43 artists. Food can play many roles in the book arts: cook books, memories  of food and family, books about food issues such as hunger, sustainability or tales of the locavore. Go forth and feast on this big wide world of food inspiration.

FEAST! is accompanied by a full color print catalog.

FEAST! Catalog Cover

FEAST! features the work of the following artists:
Naomi Adams, Pocatello, ID | Islam Aly, Iowa City, IA | Patty Bruce, Boston, MA | Cathleen Casey, Portland, OR | Minali Chatani, Providence, RI | Robin Bachtler Cushman, Eugene, OR | Katie Delay, Ottawa Hills, OH | David Esslemont, Decorah, IA | Virginia Flynn and Joe Freedman, Portland, OR | Patricia Freeman-Martin, Terrebonne, OR | Jonathan Gerken, Piedmont, CA | Annie Herlocker, Nashville, TN | Diane Jacobs, Portland, OR | Deborah Kogan, Soquel, CA | Karen Koshgarian, Mountain View, CA | Elaine Langerman, Washington, DC | Woody Leslie, Brooklyn, NY | Louise Levergneux, Salt Lake City, UT | Sarah McCoy, Des Moines, IA | Tekla McInerney, Florence, MA | Bessie Smith Moulton, Falmouth, ME | Jackie Niemi, Yakima, WA | Kathleen O'Connell and Taller 72, Murfreesboro, TN and Lima, Peru | Chandler O'Leary, Tacoma, WA | Lisa Onstad, Portland, OR | Bettina Pauly, San Francisco, CA | Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Bend, OR | Dr. Bob Pliny, Portland, OR | Katya Reka, Las Cruces, NM | Janet Reynolds, Houston, TX | Robert Rowe, Peoria, IL | Elizabeth Sanford, Nashville, TN | Marina Sartori, Cambridge, MA | Julie Shaw Lutts, Salem, MA | Daniel Smith, Seattle, WA | Laurie Szujewska, Penngrove, CA | Lane Taplin, Centennial, CO | Bonnie Thompson Norman, Seattle, WA | M. L. Van Nice, Somerville, MA | Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Bellingham, WA | Laurie Weiss, Cornelius, OR | Sandra Winkworth, NSW, Australia | Pamela Wood, Tempe, AZ