1995 Book FOR[U]MS
3 Women Fine-Press Printers
In conjuction with the exhibition "The Contemporary Fine Press" at the Golda Meir Library, three women printers will discuss the role of professional women in the book arts and the significance of fine-press printing in their lives.
Printer, papermaker, and book artist, Caren Heft received her BFA, MFA, and MA degrees from UWM. She has produced twelve books since 1984 under her Arcadian Press imprint in Racine, Wisconsin, and has been Associate Curator at the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, since 1989. Besides her book-arts and curatorial work, she has an active career as a teaching visiting artist.
Tracy Honn received her graduate degree from UW-Madison, where she was a student of Walter Hamady. With a background in bookbinding and book and paper conservation, Tracy started her own imprint, Ragpicker Press, in 1985. Beginning in 1986, she worked as a graduate assistant and then as a staff member for the University's Silver Buckle Press until 1994, when she assumed directorship of the Press's printing and publishing program.
Mary Laird founded Quelquefois Press at Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, in 1969. She was also partner with Walter Hamady in The Perishable Press, Mt. Horeb, from 1969 to 1984. Together they hand set, printed, and published over 90 editions. She moved to Berkeley, California in 1988. Mary maintains strong ties to Wisconsin, and continues to print letterpress books and broadsides under the Quelquefois imprint. She teaches at San Francisco State University, Kala Institute, and Vale Convalescent Home.
If you would like more information, please contact Max Yela, Special Collections, Golda Meir Library, (414) 229-4345; or Richard Zauft, Director, FenWood Imprints, UWM Art Department, (414) 229-6934.