The Center for Book Arts 2019 Benefit and Art Auction

Celebrating 45 years of The Center for Book Arts.

Thursday, April 4, 2018, 6-9 pm

To be held at:
The Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th Street
Third floor
New York, NY 10001

Bring your loved ones and friends to enjoy specialty cocktails and an artist designed food experience along side a silent and live auction featuring work by acclaimed artists, live music, and much more at the Center for Book Arts.

Art Auction

Christina Geiger, Senior Specialist, Books & Manuscripts at Christie’s
Preview the Auction at: 
Allie Wist - Artist and researcher Allie Wist’s practice is anchored in food culture, food systems, and global landscapes. She creates narratives through visual and experiential expressions which reexamine our collective food identities and histories.
Tessa Liebman -  Executive Chef of the award-winning boutique catering firm Shiraz Events, Tessa Lieberman's food and writing can be found in such outlets as Brides, WSJ,, Epicurious, and Latin Lover magazine.
Invitation Design:
Satoru Nihei - Internationally known 
Art Director and Designer, Satoru Nihei's designs have been published in The Tokyo Type Directors Club Design Annual, METROPOLIS, and Graphic Design: The New Basics authored by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips among other publications.
Jeremy Manasia -  Pianist Jeremy Manasia has been a fixture on the New York City jazz scene for over 20 years.  He has performed internationally with many of the greatest living jazz musicians, including Gary Bartz, Al Foster, Jimmy Heath, Eddie Gomez, Louis Hayes, Javon Jackson, Willie Jones III, Peter Bernstein and Jimmy Cobb.



Angela Lorenz, Visual Artist and Writer

The Center’s Annual Benefit is an occasion for us to celebrate our growth and accomplishments of the past year and to pay tribute to exceptional members of our community who have made a lasting contribution to the practice or interpretation of book arts.
Angela Lorenz is an American artist who has been living in Bologna, Italy since 1989, where she produces sculptural, mixed-media limited-edition artists’ books. Angela holds a BA in Fine Art and Semiotics from Brown University and apprenticed with binder Paolo Bugetti at University of Bologna. She has exhibited her work and held residencies at venues across the US and Europe. Her work may be found in over 100 public collections.



Stay for an artists & publishers afterparty co-hosted by Endless Editions & Passenger Pigeon Press getting the dance floor started with DJ Duo at 9pm. Join around 200 young artists and publishers as you enjoy an open bar, dancing, and a pop-up publishing booth where attendees can contribute to a collaborative zine celebrating artist publishing in NYC!

Co-hosted by:
Endless Editions & Passenger Pigeon Press
Music spun by:
DJ Duo
Risograph Zine booth by:
Small Editions


About The Center

The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.

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