Book Arts from British Columbia online event on Saturday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. PT

Hosted by the Book Club of Washington, join librarians and archivists from the special collections and rare books libraries at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria for an introduction to their distinctive collections. The speakers will share highlights of book arts and self-published works originating in or featuring British Columbia. Presenters include Heather Dean, Associate Director of Special Collections at the University of Victoria Libraries; Melissa Salrin, Head of Special Collections & Rare Books at Simon Fraser University; and Chelsea Shriver, librarian at Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of British Columbia.

To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Elisheba Johnson Artist Talk

View Elisheba Johnson’s artist talk, recorded as part of the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter’s Fall Chapter Meeting on December 4, 2020. This event was hosted by the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter with a special funding grant from ARLIS/NA.

Screenshots from Elisheba Johnson’s virtual presentation, Dec. 4, 2020.

Elisheba Johnson, Seattle-based curator, public artist and administrator, holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and was the owner of Faire Gallery Café, a multi-use art space that held art exhibitions, music shows, poetry readings and creative gatherings. For six years Johnson worked at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture on capacity building initiatives and racial equity in public art. Johnson is currently a member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network advisory council and has won four Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review Awards for her work. She currently co-manages Wa Na Wari, a Black art center in Seattle’s Central Area that uses the arts to build community and resist displacement.

Save the date: NW Chapter Business Meeting, May 6, 2021

The ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter will host its annual business meeting on Thursday, May 6, at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET.

If you are interested in attending this virtual event, please email nw.arlisna (at) gmail.com. A Zoom link will be shared with participants closer to the date.

Anyone is welcome to attend the business meeting, but only ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter members are eligible to vote.

How do I join? A bundled membership to ARLIS/NA also includes a chapter membership. See here for details. If you solely want to join the regional chapter, please email nw.arlisna (at) gmail.com.

ARLIS/NA 2021 Virtual Conference Attendance Awards

The Northwest Chapter of ARLIS/NA is inviting applications for our 2021 Virtual Conference Attendance Award. This year the Northwest Executive Committee will provide three awards to cover conference registration costs to attend the ARLIS/NA 49th Annual Conference, taking place online from May 11-13, 2021.

Please review the qualifications below before submitting a brief personal statement (250-300 words) of how receiving this award would benefit your professional development. Email your application to nw.arlisna (at) gmail.com with the subject line ‘ARLIS/NA Conference Award Application’. Applications are due April 12, 2021.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be members of the ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter and members of ARLIS/NA. However, students living in the Northwest region (Alaska – Alberta – British Columbia – Idaho – Oregon – Washington – Yukon Territory) do not need to be members of the Chapter or the National organization to apply.
  • Preference will be given to first-time attendees, to those who are participating in the conference as a speaker, moderator, session recorder, or serving as a committee member.
  • Financial need will be considered as part of the application, including but not limited to: applicants that are unable to receive institutional funding towards conference attendance, as well as those who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Chapter welcomes applications from individuals whose identity, experiences, scholarship, and/or service have prepared them to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Chapter and the profession.

Award winners must submit a report to the Northwest Executive Committee within one month of the conference, summarizing conference activities and experiences for Chapter communications, and are encouraged to stay professionally active with the Chapter. The award winners’ reports will be posted on the Northwest Chapter website.

2020 Fall Chapter Meeting

The Northwest Chapter’s Annual Fall Meeting will take place via Zoom on Friday, December 4, 2020. There is no cost to attend this year’s meeting; however registration is required.  To register, please fill out this Google Form:
https://forms.gle/P3Y4SoMUHdAM2J5Y9
Zoom links will be sent to all registrants.

PROGRAM
10:30am – 12pm – Business Meeting (Agenda below)
1pm – 2pm – Artist Talk

Artist Talk – Elisheba Johnson

Searching for Truth: An art practice that is always asking a question
Elisheba Johnson will discuss her career trajectory as the daughter of a philosopher, conceptual artist and administrator. There will be a Q&A after the talk.

Biography: Elisheba Johnson is a Seattle-based curator, public artist and administrator. Johnson, who has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, was the owner of Faire Gallery Café, a multi-use art space that held art exhibitions, music shows, poetry readings and creative gatherings. For six years Johnson worked at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture on capacity building initiatives and racial equity in public art. Johnson is currently a member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network advisory council and has won four Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review Awards for her work. She currently co-manages Wa Na Wari, a Black art center in Seattle’s Central Area that uses the arts to build community and resist displacement.

Business Meeting Agenda
1. Welcome and land acknowledgment
2. Introductions
3. Review and approval of 2019 annual meeting minutes (Jane Devine Mejia, Bridget Nowlin)
4. Matters arising
5. Chair’s Report (Jane Devine Mejia)
6. Treasurer’s Report (Paula Farrar)
7. Chapter Executive nominations and election (2 positions: Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Communications Officer)
8. ARLIS/NA Board Report (Amy Furness & Stephanie Hilles)
9. Other business
10. Round Table: Reports from Chapter members

ARLIS/NA 2020 Conference Travel Award

The Northwest Chapter of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) is inviting applications for our 2020 Travel Award. The recipient of this award will receive $500 to help cover registration and travel expenses for the annual ARLIS/NA 48th Annual Conference in Saint Louis, taking place April 20-24.

Applications must include a personal statement of financial need and how receiving this award would benefit your professional development.

Please note: Applicants must be current members of ARLIS/NW and ARLIS/NA and must live in the Northwest region (Alaska – Alberta – British Columbia – Idaho – Oregon – Washington – Yukon Territory).

Award winners must submit a report to the ARLIS/NA Northwest Executive Committee summarizing conference activities and experiences for Chapter communications and are encouraged to stay professionally active with the local chapter.

Applications are due by Friday, February 14th. Please email your application to jdevine@vanartgallery.bc.ca with the subject line ‘ARLIS/NW Travel Award application’.

2019 Fall Chapter Meeting, Seattle

ARLIS/NA NW and VRA-PRC Fall 2019 Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019
Allen Library, University of Washington
4000 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA
98195

The annual meeting will take place at the Allen Library, with afternoon activities at the new Burke Museum. The University of Washington is centrally located and accessible by bus or train.

Program

Friday, November 8
We will meet at the Starbucks in the Suzzallo Library (next to the Allen Library) for coffee and pastries prior to convening in the Allen Auditorium in the Allen Library. This room has a no food policy, but beverages in closed containers are allowed.

 

8-8:45 Coffee and pastries at Starbucks
9-9:45 Convene in Allen Auditorium

History of UW Presentation by Alan Michelson and Joshua Polansky

9:45-11:15 Chapter Meeting
11:45-1 Lunch at Off the Rez Cafe
1:30-2:30 Conversation with Ashley Verplank McClelland at the Burke Museum
2:30-4 View exhibitions in the Burke Museum

 

Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Introductions
Bundled Memberships
Humanities Commons
Treasurer Report (Paula Farrar)
Board Report (Suzanne Rackover)
Expressions of Interest (self-nominations for executive positions)
Round Table Reports

 

About the Burke Museum and Speaker

Newly opened on October 12, the New Burke is a flagship facility for the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture. The New Burke turns the museum “inside-out,” breaking down traditional museum barriers and inviting visitors to be part of a working research facility. The new, 113,000 sq. ft. building is 66% larger than the former facility. Nearly 60% of the museum is accessible or visible to visitors (compared to just over 30% in the former facility). Twelve visible, state-of-the-art labs and workrooms, along with an artists’ workshop will serve more students and researchers.

Admission fees will be included in registration costs.

 

Ashley Verplank McLelland serves as the Rights and Reproductions Manager of Ethnology at the Burke Museum. She is a professor specializing in Native Art of the Pacific Northwest.

 

Accommodations

The nearest hotel to UW is The Graduate: https://www.graduatehotels.com/seattle/

 

Meeting Registration

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2018 Fall Chapter Meeting
Vancouver, BC

We are happy to announce that registration is now OPEN for the joint ARLIS/NW + VRA-PRC 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC!

When
Friday, October 12, 2018

Where
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons
520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7

Preliminary Program
– ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter and VRA business meetings
– Talk on Allyship with guest speakers
– Emily Carr University Campus exhibitions tour
– Lunch
– Reconciliation workshop
– Optional activities on Saturday
More coming soon!

Meeting Registration
Register in advance with the form below and pay via PayPal or in person the day of the meeting (cash/cheque).

You also have the option to renew your membership for 2019 here.

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ARLIS/NA 2018 Conference Travel Award

The Northwest Chapter of ARLIS/NA is currently inviting applications for our 2018 Travel Award. The recipient of this award will receive $500 to help cover registration and travel expenses to support attendance at the annual ARLIS/NA conference in New York City ( Feb 25 – Mar 1, 2018).

Applications must include a personal statement of financial need and how receiving this award would benefit your professional development.

Please note: Applicants must be current members of ARLIS/NA-NW *and* ARLIS/NA and live in the Northwest region (Alaska – Alberta – British Columbia – Idaho – Oregon – Washington – Yukon Territory).

Award winners must submit a report to the ARLIS/NA Northwest Executive Committee summarizing conference activities and experiences for Chapter communications and are encouraged to stay professionally active with the local chapter.

Applications are due by Monday, November 20, 2017.

Please refer inquiries and applications to:
Bronwyn Dorhofer
bronwyn.dorhofer@gmail.com

ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter + VRA-PRC 2017 Annual Meeting Registration: Tacoma, WA

tacoma
(Image courtesy of https://tacomaarts.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/youll-like-tacoma/)

We are very excited to announce that registration is now OPEN for the joint ARLIS/NW + VRA PRC 2017 Annual Meeting in Tacoma, WA!

ARLIS/NA NW and VRA-PRC Fall 2017 Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017

(Optional events on Thursday evening November 2nd and Saturday morning November 4th)

Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound

Schedule and other information here.

VRA-PRC members register here.

Meeting Registration
Register in advance with the form below and pay via PayPal or pay in person the day of the meeting.

Renewing Membership
You also have the option to renew your membership right now.  Renew your membership here.

Fees

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