On May 12, 2018, at the Glebe Community Centre in Ottawa, there was a special one-day event for book arts lovers, printmakers, papermakers and marbling artisans, letterpress printers, book conservators & collectors, bookbinders and suppliers of materials, to name a few. This great gathering open to the public was organized by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild of Ottawa Valley.
Many volunteer printmakers spend some time at our table to meet the public and explain printmaking techniques. All members of the Ottawa Gatineau Printmakers Connective had been invited to bring some original artwork for sale, as well as derivative products such as cards, bookmarks, note pads. Many thanks to all printmakers who staffed the table- very much appreciated! Thanks to Madeleine Rousseau for the overall coordination of our participation in this event, to Tina Petrovicz and Deidre Hierlihy for loaning their display racks and screen. This is the second time OGPC participates in this event and with a new banner and display racks, our table and artwork were well displayed in the space.