Announcing A New Chapter For 23 Sandy
After a wonderful 13 years running 23 Sandy, Laura Russell is excited to announce her retirement. Since its inception in 2007, Laura has grown 23 Sandy into an incredible venue for exhibiting artist books and paper art, featuring a talented roster of artists from around the world.
Laura’s diligent work, enthusiasm, and involvement in the book arts community over the years inspires much gratitude. We wish her the very best as she retires from 23 Sandy and heads to her studio to focus on her own art practice.
Thank you, Laura!
Introducing Erin Mickelson
23 Sandy will live on with long-time gallery assistant Erin Mickelson. Erin has relaunched the online gallery which will continue to feature book and paper art as well as maintain a record of 23 Sandy’s rich and vibrant history through exhibition archives, a vast catalog (over 1,000 titles) of available and sold works, and historic posts.
Erin is thrilled and honored to continue to grow 23 Sandy. She will represent 23 Sandy at book arts workshops, conferences, and visits to institutions, and will coordinate with art spaces to exhibit artist books. She will continue to grow and diversify the gallery’s catalog of works.
A Note From Laura
“It is such a thrill to pass 23 Sandy into Erin’s knowledgeable and capable hands. For four years she played a vital role in the success of the gallery, and I’ve always been grateful for her time and energy. Erin's well-trained, critical, and thoughtful way of looking at books will bring a fresh and considered viewpoint to the wide world of book arts. I am thrilled to be able to retire into my studio and that 23 Sandy will live on with such an exciting vision."