"Signs of Life"

Annual Benefit and Silent Auction

Friday, April 8, 6 to 9 pm


The Center for Book Arts' Annual Benefit is an occasion for us to celebrate our accomplishments over the past year, and pay tribute to individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the practice or interpretation of book arts.  This year we are honoring the following exceptional members of our community:

Carolyn Chadwick, Bookbinder and Boxmaker

Daniel E. Kelm, Wide Awake Garage and Garage Annex School

Steven Steinberg, New York Central Art Supply

We are excited to be able to honor their achievements at our 2011 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction, which will take place at the Center on Friday, April 8, from 6 to 9 pm. This year's theme is "Signs of Life," inspired by a Victorian naturalist's desk. The event will include live music by Patsy Monteleone, fragrant cocktails, gourmet hors d'oeuvres by The Works Catering, a delicious cake by All Cats baking, and an auction featuring work by acclaimed artists.  In keeping with our theme, we will also auction off Cabinets of Curiosities created by contemporary artists specifically for this event.    

Cabinet of Curiosities created by: Ana Cordeiro, Barbara Henry, Emily Martin, Kimberly McClure & Patrick Gavin, James Walsh and Robert Warner.

Work from the following artists will be available at the live auction:Bryan Baker, Delphi Basilicato, André Lee Bassuet, Emily Blair, Sarah Bryant, Victoria Burge, Deborah Chodoff, Cecile Chong, Cesar Cornejo, Béatrice Coron, Esperanza Cortes, Andrea Dezsö, Evelyn Eller, Anne Gilman, Tal Halpern, Takuji Hamanka, Barbara Henry, Candace Hicks, Yoko Inoue, Vandana Jain, Heather Johnson, Jennie C. Jones, Katarina Jerinic, Karen Kunc, Emily Martin, Ivan Monforte, Mark Murray, Heidi Neilson, Iviva Olenick, Shani Peters, Catya Plate, Benjamin D. Rinehart, John Ross, Mara Scrupe, Champe Smith, Harvey Tulcensky, Judith Turner (courtesy of Vincent FitzGerald), Angie Waller, Sam Winston, and Liz Zanis.

Click here to view the works available for auction.

Benefit Committee


Laura Kruger* - Idee G. Schoenheimer* - Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum*

Kingdom Sponsors

Atlantic Papers - Legion Paper - Laura Kruger*  


Brian Hannon* & Sharon Krieger - Phyllis LaFarge Johnson* - Idee Schoenheimer*

Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum*


Kaleta Doolin & Alan Govenar - Michael*& Deborah Held - Robert Ruben* & Yvonne Korshak

Arthur Schwarz* - Ellen Zeifer*


Thatcher M. Brown - Ruth Cole - Katherine D. Crone - Joan Davidson - Susan Fleminger* - Deirdre Lawrence* - David Marshall - Allen K. Mears - J. Fernando Peña* - Mary Coxe Schlosser - Kenneth Soehner* - Jean Stephenson - Frank Trujillo*


Virginia Bartow* - Steve Clay, Granary Books - Joan Davidson - Sharon Dolin* - Milan Hughston - Caroline Howard Hyman - Susan Mills* - Robert Ondricek - Jae Jennifer Rossman* - Robbin Ami Silverberg* - Roberta Waddell - Mark Waskow*


Jackie Battenfield - Cynthia Frame-Endres - Babette Katz - Irene Tichenor

* = Member of the Center for Book Arts Board of Directors

Tickets to the benefit are available at the levels listed below:


  • includes one raffle ticket



  • includes two raffle tickets



  • includes four raffle tickets



  • includes ten raffle tickets


  • includes ten raffle tickets and limited edition prints

If you are unable to attend the Benefit, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of the event.

by phone

Please call (212) 481-0295.


enter the amount:

by mail

Send a check to:

2011 Spring Benefit

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY  10001

We accept Visa and MasterCard online and by phone. We will send you an e-mail confirmation and a paper thank you letter for your tax records. Your donation will support general operating needs, including studio maintenance and course materials, throughout the next year.