Search Response(s)


Video still circa 1990, just for fun.

I’m seeing an increasing number of searches for ‘Melissa Jay Craig classes / workshops 2012’ which is very nice: thank you!  I do have some excellent ones scheduled for summer, and am currently in talks about a couple more. I’ll post them here as soon as each goes live for registration! (My web site is still frozen in limbo, and likely to remain that way for awhile; I can’t add anything to it. So please check back here or on my Facebook page.) My final 2011 workshop is the new, extended two-day Portable Papermaking at Evanston Print and Paper on December 10 and 11, and I believe there are still spaces open.

I’ll be giving a workshop and critique sessions in conjunction with this solo show in January, but for St. Ambrose University students only.  However, the artist’s talk and reception are open to all, so if you are nearby, please come and say hi.

And, if you are in Miami tomorrow through Sunday, Zia Gallery will be representing my work at ArtNow.

There have also been searches for Natural Cycles: Sustainability in Book and Paper Arts.  My web site woes, the fact that the formatting options of Blahg leave much to be desired, and other projects are causing me some delay getting it online. I am experimenting with a few new ways to present the show, and I truly hope to publish one here soon!


What (some of) you have been searching for:

The view from my office chair…pretty much what I’m seeing for the next few days.  When I take my daily walk, it’s way too cold to shoot anything!

The spring schedule is mostly nailed down, finally. I am still involved in piles of paperwork relating to these and a number of other things. Still up in the air are exhibitions, curating projects and the summer, fall and early winter schedule. But as promised, here’s what I have:

March 5, a one-day Portable Papermaking workshop at Evanston Paper and Print, 10am – 4pm (I thank Eileen and the good folks there for their patience and willingness to rearrange everything, several times. We had planned a different version of this but will wait till later to debut it).

March 13 – May 6, an eight-week class titled Surface & Structure, Paper & Book at Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of North Carolina, near Asheville and old dear friends in Black Mountain as well.  I’m taking over this class for the lovely Amy Jacobs, who was unable to teach it, and I thank her for asking me (and again, all the folks who were understanding about shifting other obligations about to do it). Penland, like PBI last summer, is something I’ve always wanted to experience but had never applied to do; during the years of fulltime teaching, I desperately needed my summers for my own work.  So it will be wonderful to finally be there, and for eight weeks to boot – not to mention spring in the mountains! There are a few spaces open in the class, and I’d love to see some of you there too…

I’ll now fly out of Asheville to take part in The Art of the Book in the 21st Century on March 25 and 26, where I’ll not only enjoy the rest of the symposium and see the large, intriguing show, but will be able to hook up with two more old dear friends who live nearby as well.

That’s me till mid-May, and now: back to the paperwork and its deadlines. (And then hopefully on to a February of my own work).