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HBC | Annual Exhibition

Hosted/Organized by: Hand Bookbinders of California

July 13th through September 25th, 2020

The Hand Bookbinders of California (HBC) celebrates its 48th year in 2020 with a members’ exhibition at the Grabhorn Institute gallery. HBC is an organization of individuals dedicated to preserving and passing on the traditions of fine binding and book arts. Its members include students and professionals, fine binders, letterpress printers, book artists, calligraphers, print makers and more. The annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of its members; this year, it includes over 40 unique book structures.

Due to the pandemic, please back here for availability of in-person gallery viewings; the exhibition will also be made available online.

Friday, July 17, 2020, 4–5:30pm: Zoom Opening Reception. Join on Zoom for a glimpse of the show, and a live discussion featuring some of the member artists. Please register for this free event to receive the email link to participate.

Friday, September 25, 2020, 6:00pm: Closing Reception. We are currently planning to hold a physical reception if it is safe in light of COVID-19 restrictions.