Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival Returns in September
Festival receives recognition from Oregon Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present the 2021 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival, September 17-19. One of the largest events of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, this year’s Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival (NPBAF) will be hosted in a 100% virtual format, organized through the Newport Visual Arts Center. Studio workshops, lecture workshops and mini lectures will address such topics as box arts, surface design, book arts and paper manipulation.
Registration for the festival is free, as are the mini lectures, artist talks and online social events. The lecture workshops run $35 to $60 and can include up to 60 attendees. The studio workshops, which will be live streamed and include direct interaction with the instructors, are limited to 15 participants, run all day and cost $80 per workshop plus materials fees. Workshop attendees will be able access the online festival recordings through February 1, 2022. For more information and to register, visit https://coastarts.org/newport-paper-book-arts-festival/ or call 541-574-3364.
“Now is the time for festival attendees to register for their workshops,” says festival coordinator Sara Siggelkow. “Some workshops are already full while others have limited capacity.” Registration for the studio workshops closes on August 29, while registration for the lecture workshops is open through September 16.
The 2021 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities and the National Endowement for the Humanities (NEW), and the federal CARES Act.
Festival instructors this year include Casey Newman, Cheri Aldrich, Kelley Salber, Lynne Wintermute, Margo Klass, Naomi S. Velasquez, Pietro Accardi and Rebecca Chamlee.