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Jody Alexander
Rhiannon Alpers
Alicia Bailey
Bay Park Press
Marla Brill
Inge Bruggeman
Squeak Carnwath
Julie Chen
Will Cloughley
Cathy DeForest
Marie Dern
Guy Diehl
Adam Donegan
Daniel Essig
Foolscap Press
Amy Franceschini
Alisa Golden
Granden Press
Art Hazelwood
Caren Heft
Michael Henninger
Helen Hiebert
Charles Hobson
Kathryn Kain
Daniel Kelm
Lisa Kokin
Roberta Lavadour
Shanna Leino
Mary V. Marsh
Emily Martin
Lin Max
Katya McCulloch
Howard Munson
Emily Payne
Nawakum Press
Ninja Press
Jeanmarie Nutt
Sara Press
Lisa Rappoport
Roslyn Ritter
Elizabeth Sher
Brian Singer
Claudia Smelser
Helen Stanley
Erin Sweeney
Richard Wagener
Vita Wells
William T. Wiley


The Art of the Book
Sixth Annual Exhibition of Handmade Books,
Altered Books and Book Related Works

Cathy DeForest


More work by Cathy DeForest

Cathy DeForest is a book artist inspired by found objects and nature. She works in a broad range of media integrating etchings, letterpress printing and photography on surfaces as diverse as paper and silk. She enjoys using the age old presses and techniques of printmaking, like the artists who began this work in the fifteenth century. Her artist books integrate each of her forms of art including original poetry. Cathy’s work is part of several collections including:

The Honourable Thabo Mbeki, 
President of the Republic of South Africa
The Florean Museum of Romania
The California Palace Legion of Honor
The Oakland Museum
Yale University
University of California Santa Barbara
The San Francisco Public Library

Cathy has a Ph.D. in Organization Development. She worked in this field for 14 years with large corporations and several universities. Her  art work is exhibited and sold internationally. Cathy has been teaching and mentoring students since 1969. After 26 years in the San Francisco Bay area and founding a gallery in Lafayette California, Cathy moved to Ashland, Oregon to found Gallery DeForest. The intention of her work is to evoke meaning through color and form, connecting the viewer with a sense of truth and beauty.

Cathy DeForest, Yet, The Art of the Book at Donna Seager Gallery


YET is an artist book created by Cathy DeForest and dedicated to the Ecuadorian woman she saw in a field gathering sticks. In Cathy’s desire to share the Ecuadorian woman’s presence with others, she turned her photograph into a polymer photogravure and designed a book to reveal a poem Cathy wrote about her. Each etching is hand inked with gratitude and respect for women who live so humbly and with such dignity. The book covers are made from bark papers and the text pages are Niyodo Natural. The edition includes one unique book cradled in an antique mirrored box and 12 books housed in boxes custom built by Sabina Nies.
Edition of 12:

closed:         length  11 3/8 x  width  9 3/8 x  height 2 3/8
open:            height  10 1/2  open



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