Membership

Alberta North is a Regional Chapter of CBBAG
Regional Chapters provide opportunities for local networking, book arts collaboration, and the delivery of regional education workshops.

Some of the benefits of participating in CBBAG Alberta North include:
• Meeting in person with other people involved with the book arts
• Opportunities to share resources and knowledge on a regional level
• Access to locally delivered educational programs
• Collaboration with other book artists

Although Alberta North Chapter meetings are open to non-members for a fee of $5.00 per meeting, we encourage you to become a CBBAG member.

All CBBAG members:
• Receive the CBBAG magazine published two times a year, the Enewsletter, the annual Membership List, and occasional publications
• Receive member rates on Home Study courses or any other CBBAG courses

With membership you may
• Participate in CBBAG Alberta North Chapter exhibitions
• Have a voice in CBBAG Alberta North Chapter concerns and affairs
• Enter the Art of the Book juried exhibitions
• Participate in CBBAG book arts fairs
• Borrow from the extensive DVD loan collection
• List yourself in CBBAG book arts directories

Fees:
Canadian Addresses: $60 for individuals, $70 for families (one newsletter), $70 for institutions, and $25 for full-time students (with proof).
U.S. and Overseas Addresses: $70 for individuals, $80 for families (one newsletter), $80 for institutions, and $35 for full-time students (with proof).

CBBAG is a volunteer-run organization. To volunteer at the regional level please contact the CBBAG Alberta North chapter communicators at cbbagalbertanorth@gmail.com. If you are interested in becoming involved as a volunteer to assist with any of the national CBBAG programmes or services, please contact the national office to indicate your area(s) of interest.

Publications
• CBBAG magazine (replacing the Newsletter and Journal, commencing May 1 2010): published twice a year, features information on book-arts related events, book artist profiles, book and exhibition reviews, technical articles, and historical essays
• Annual Membership List: only available to members
• Book arts directories, many published on the CBBAG web site: Suppliers’ List, Video Catalogue, A Directory of Book Artists, A Directory of Book Arts Educational Opportunities
• Exhibition catalogues: available for sale and many online at the CBBAG website

CBBAG Regional E-Networks
• the E-Networks inform members by e-mail of book-related events, exhibitions, workshops, etc.
• members can submit information for posting on the BulletinBoard and/or the e-networks

Education Programmes
• CBBAG runs workshops and courses on a wide variety of topics in the Toronto CBBAG bindery. Courses are announced twice annually (May and November) and are posted on the national website.
• core curriculum consists of Bookbinding I, II, and III, Finishing, Restoration and Repair, and Paper Treatment for Binders, and introduces the basics of hand bookbinding and the fundamentals of book repair. All are available in-studio and all by Paper Treatments for Binders are available through Home Study.

Home Study Programmes
• videotaped instruction supported by detailed manuals is used to teach bookbinding techniques
• two streams are available:
Resource and Reference for independent study and
Monitoring, in which specialized projects are submitted for critique
• available in VHS or DVD

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