Please note: The Museum buildings will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. The Museum Park will be open dawn to dusk.

End Paper: NCMA Art Book Fair

End Paper, the NCMA’s first art book fair, was a weekend-long celebration of North Carolina’s book arts and print communities that welcomed over 2,600 visitors. The fair hosted over 60 vendors, 10 demos/workshops, two tours highlighting the Museum’s works on paper, a film screening of The Secret of Kells, a juried competition, an interactive zine display, and a kickoff event with a panel discussion and a print jam with the Triangle Screen Printers Guild.
Congratulations to the following festival winners, whose works will be available in the NCMA Library:
  • Activist Publication: A Radical Queer ABCs Book by SamLevi Middleton-Sizemore
  • Book Design from an Independent/Small Publisher: Moonlit Garden by Stephen Parks
  • Artist’s Book: Blues for Winter Zero by Wes Tirey and M. Sweets (audio recording), Erik Pedersen (design and screen printing), and Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland (risograph printing)
  • Zine: Paper Money #3 by Mary Yordy
  • Best in Show: Moon-Eyed People by Jessica C. White
  • People’s Choice Runner-Up: On Truth (Why?) by Emily Wismer
  • People’s Choice Winner: Moon-Eyed People by Jessica C. White

Friday, September 22–Sunday, September 24

Free; some workshops ticketed

Friday, September 22, 5–8 pm
East Building, SECU Auditorium and Lobby
Kick off the first NCMA Art Book Fair with a panel discussion on the communities and contemporary culture of art books in North Carolina. Grab a unique print at the Triangle Screen Printers Guild print jam, check out the interactive zine display, enjoy music with DJ Chocolate Rice, and meet and mingle with other printed matter enthusiasts.
Saturday, September 23, 10 am–4 pm
East Building and West Building, Museum Store
Come visit with up-and-coming book artists from colleges across the state, take a workshop in calligraphy, bookbinding, zine history, paper-pulp painting, and take a gallery tour of printed matter throughout the People’s Collection. This day of hands-on workshops is for all ages. Registration for select smaller workshops is required.
Sunday, September 24, 10 am–4 pm
East Building; Plaza; and West Building, Museum Store
The final day of End Paper brings together professional book artists from across the state to share the artistry of their work, lead workshops and demonstrations, and participate in a juried competition with works selected being acquired by the NCMA Library.

Workshop and Event Schedule

Saturday, September 23

  • 10 am–1 pm: Bookbinding for Kids with Cassandra Liuzzo (free)
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm: Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering with Sonia Pal (ticket purchase required)
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm: Educator Workshop: Zines + Art History (ticket purchase required)
  • 10:30 am–1:30 pm: Handmade Paper and Paper-Pulp Painting Workshop with Lisa Pearce (ticket purchase required)
  • 11 am–12:15 pm: Secret of Kells film screening (free)
  • 1–2 pm: NCMA Printed Matter Tour (free with registration)
  • 1:30–3:30 pm: Risograph with Good Times Press (ticket purchase required)
  • 2–4 pm: Screen Printing Demo with Robby Poore and Super G Print Lab (free)

Sunday, September 24

  • 11 am–1 pm: Bookbinding with Gerald Ward (ticket purchase required)
  • 11 am–1 pm: Ekphrastic Poetry in the Galleries with Jameela Dallis (ticket purchase required)
  • 1–2 pm: NCMA Printed Matter Tour (free with registration)
  • 1:30–3:30 pm Block Printing Demo with Bill Fick (free)
  • 1–3 pm “GRS” Wheat Paste Prints with Raj Bunnag (free open studio)
  • 3–4 pm: Juried selection announcement, East Building, Level B
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