Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book

September 17 - November 16, 2013

Click on image above to view the inside of some of the books in this exhibition. 

To see "Gallery Views of Tangibles:  Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book Exhibition," click on the image above.

We would like to congratulate our place winners for the
Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book exhibition.

First place: 

Margaret Suchland
Book Bundles #4

Second place:

Karen Hardy 

Third place: 

Jenna David
Ungoliant's Task
Lisa Tremaine
Memorial (Newtown)

The Northern Arizona University Art Museum presents “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book,” an exhibition to run from September through November of 2013. This exhibition is created in the belief that the physical artifact of a book can offer sensory experiences and imaginative encounters that the realm of digital facsimiles and “virtual” art cannot.


The exhibition will include works that go beyond self-expression to engage with political and cultural issues in the contemporary world. The visual arts remain a compelling arena in which to effect criticism, reflection and change in a time of war, economic inequality and environmental destruction, to name only a few of the themes represented in the show. Pieces chosen for the exhibition will employ traditional media of paint, ink, paper, woodcuts, and engravings, but we are equally interested in works that fall outside expected definitions of what a book might look like or how one might experience a book – creatively defined – as an aesthetic object.



Congratulations to the following artists for acceptance of at least one of each of their artworks for inclusion in the exhibition:


Willa Anderson
Lucas Kunz
Rossitza Todorova
Cat Snapp
Susan Reynolds
Jen Bracy
William Ruller
Claire Satin
Joseph Ostraff
Jaime Shafer
Lisa Tremaine
Alison Ho
Margaret Suchland
Sarojini Johnson
Sammy Lee
Nabil Gonzalez
Caitlin Warner
Barbara Houghton
Hai Ri Han
Trevor Ganske
Lynn Skordal
Lois Epperson Gale
Teresa Gomez-Martorell
Linda Carreiro
David Johson
Christopher Saclolo 

Tara O'Brien
Robyn Desjardins
John Hamrick
Anne Covell
Carlos Pacheco
Jenna David
Jenny Lin

Karen Hardy

The NAU Art Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm and closed all university holidays. This event is free and open to the public with a suggested $2 per person donation. The museum is located on the Historic Quad, on the north end of the Northern Arizona University Mountain Campus in the historic Old Main building. For more information, visit nau.edu/artmuseum or call 928-523-3471.