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Mare K. Blocker
219 Stahl Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
509-529-4858 home
mare@mkimberlypress.com
www.mkimberlypress.com, www.pixiemayhem.blogspot.com.

Education:
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2004–06              
     - Master of Fine Arts, 2006
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1978-82    
     - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramic Sculpture,1982
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 1977-78
 
Areas of specialization: Printmaking, Book Arts, Drawing

Professional Experience:

2006-current
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Lecturer of Art, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
(Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Book Arts, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
Printmaking, Beginning Drawing, Individual Projects, Thesis Committee, Advisor for the Fine Arts
House, Academic Advisor (currently 11 advisees), Creative Writing Magazine Club Advisor, Sexual
Misconduct First Responder, Public Art Committee 06-07)

2006
Workshop Instructor, the Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT (Bookbinding)

2004-2006
Graduate Teaching Assistant, the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
(Drawing 1 and 2, Instructor of Record. Survey of Art, Visual Culture, Visual Communication, TA)

2003-04
Visiting Instructor of Art, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
(Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Book Arts, Beginning Drawing, Special
Topics, Independent Studies, Thesis Committee, Campus Club Advisor)
The Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR (Thesis Advisor)

2003
Adjunct Professor, spring term, The Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
(Second Year Book Arts, Bookbinding for Artists, Binding Found Objects,
Interdisciplinary Studies, Thesis Advising)
Workshop Instructor, The Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT (Bookbinding)
Workshop Instructor, The Boise Bookfest, Log Cabin Literary Center, Boise, ID
(Bookbinding)
Workshop Instructor, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (Multiple Color Linoleum Printing)

2002
Workshop Instructor, The Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT, (Bookbinding)
Workshop Instructor, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, (Multiple Color Linoleum Printing)

2001
Workshop Instructor, The Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT (Bookbinding)

1997-2000
Head Coach, The Cottonwood Clippers Swim Team, ages 6-18, Cottonwood, AZ

1999
Visiting Artist, Book Arts Symposium, The School of Art, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA (Visual Narrative)
Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety/CPR Instructor, City of Cottonwood, AZ

1998
Workshop Instructor, National Artists’ Intensives, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
(Artists’ Books)
Workshop Instructor, The Book Arts Guild, Seattle, WA (Binding Found Objects)
Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety/CPR Instructor, City of Cottonwood, AZ

1997
Printmaking Workshop Instructor, The Oregon College of Arts and Crafts,
Portland, OR, (Linoleum and Other Relief Printing Techniques)

1992-1994
Book Arts Instructor, The Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
(First, Second, Third Year Book Arts, Letterpress and Relief Printing, Typography)

1993
Printmaking Instructor, Book Concepts, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
(Printing Without a Press)
Workshop Instructor, National Artists’ Intensives, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
(Artists’ Books)
1991
Workshop Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA (Bookbinding for Artists)
Printmaking Instructor, The Creative Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, (Multiple Color
Linoleum Block Printing)
Figurative Illustration Instructor, The Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Life Drawing Instructor, Continuing Education, Spectrum, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA

1990
Workshop Instructor, The Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada, (Bookbinding)

1985-1991
Book Arts Instructor, Continuing Education, Spectrum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(Bookbinding and Box Making)

1985-1987
Instructor, Art Department, grades 6-12, The Bush School, Seattle, WA (Wood Shop, Printmaking,
and Ceramics)

1986-1987
Workshop Instructor, Auburn Calligraphy Society, Auburn, WA (Bookbinding)

1985
Workshop Instructor, Write on Calligraphers, Edmonds, WA (Bookbinding)

1982-1984
Teacher’s Assistant, Art Department, Book Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(Bookbinding, Letterpress printing, Decorative Papers)

Awards/Honors
2010
The Suzanne L. Martin Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Whitman College
The Doug and Laurie Kanyer Award, 10x10x10 Tieton, Tieton, WA

2009
First Place, Works on Paper, Regional Art Show, Pendleton Center for the Arts,
Pendleton, OR
Innovations in Teaching Award, Whitman College, the Chemistry of Art

2008
Abshire Research Award, Walla Walla Next 7 Exits, with Elena Mitchel, Whitman College

2007
Professor of the Month, October, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Whitman College

2006
Certificate of Award, Distinction in Presentation, Grad EXPO, U Idaho
Impresario and Leadership Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association
Service to the Community Award, Department of Art and Design, U Idaho

2005
Certificate of Award, Graduate Research Excellence, U Idaho
Leadership Award, Graduate Student Association, U Idaho
Student Service Award, Department of Art and Design, U Idaho
Mary Kirkwood Scholarship
University of Idaho Graduate Student Travel Grant

2001
Most Provocative Book, Northwest Bookfest
Sally R. Bishop Residency, The Center for Book Arts, New York

1999
People’s Choice Award, The Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition

1993
Allen Library Design Team, 1% For the Arts Commission, U of WA

1993
Best Non-Book Publication, The Bumbershoot Book Fair

1992
Most Adventurous Publication, The Bumbershoot Book Fair

1991
Library Fellows Award, The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Eastside Artist of the Year, Eastsideweek, Bellevue, WA

1988
GAP Grant, Artist Trust of Washington State

1986
Purchase Award, Bellingham Municipal Arts Commission, Whatcom College
Allied Arts Show

1986
Best of Show: Prints and Photographs, Whatcom County Allied Arts Show

1983
Second Place: Professional Painting, Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair
1981 Purchase Award, International Artist’s Book Show, Chicago, IL

Exhibition Record

One Person Exhibitions

2009
Artspace One, Walla Walla, WA
2008
Artizen, McCall, ID
Artspace One, Walla Walla, WA
Mighty Tieton, Summer Solstice Festival, Tieton, WA
2007
The Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR
2006
Reflections Gallery, the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2003
The Collins Gallery, Multnomah Public Library, Portland, OR
2001
The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Wessel and Lieberman, Seattle, WA
1999
Wessel and Lieberman, Seattle, WA
1997
Wessel and Lieberman, Seattle, WA
BonaKeane, Portland, OR
Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
1996
Agnes, Birmingham, AL
1995
Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
1994
Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, Seattle, WA
1993
Book Arts Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1992, 1991
Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
1990,1989,1988,1987
Donnally Books, Seattle, WA

Two Person and Group Exhibitions

2011
BOOKWORKS!, The Museum of Art and History, Lewis and Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
Mapping Experience, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
Women Over 25, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Letterpress Smackdown! SVC Wayzgoose, Seattle, WA
Northwest Narratives Traveling Exhibit, Boise State University, Student Union Building, Boise, ID;
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
Times Flies When You’re Having Fun, Jaffe Center for the Book, FAU Libraries, Boca Raton, FL
Photo Alchemy, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Vandercook Book Traveling Exhibit, Sheehan Gallery and Memorial Hall, Whitman College,
Walla Walla, WA
Leftovers Print Exchange Exhibit, Boise State University, Student Union Building, Boise, ID;
Woodriver Cellars. Eagle, ID
2010
Letterpress Smackdown! SVC Wayzgoose, Seattle, WA
Vandercook Book Traveling Exhibit, Minnesota Center for the Book, Minneapolis, MN;
The University of Washington Special Collections, Seatte, WA
Ink and Impact, The Basil Hallward Gallery, Portland, OR
Tieton 10x10x10, Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA
Book Power! 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Northwest Narratives, Friesen Galleries, Northwest Nazarene University, Boise, ID
Art Under Cover: Opening up Artist’s Books, curated by Cara List, Knight Library, University of
Oregon Eugene, OR
2009
Ink and Impact, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
The Antiquarian and Book Arts Fair, Seattle, WA
Articulation: Faculty Show, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Pattern, Sashing, Cutaway, Relief printed works on paper with Squire Broel, Stevens Gallery,
Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Intimate Apparel, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
Tieton International Print Art Invitational, Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA
PNCA Graphic Novel Intensive Anthology, Bridge City Comics, Portland, OR
Open Juried Regional Exhibit, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR
Book + Art = Contemporary Artist's Books and Broadsides from the John Wilson Special
Collections, Collins Gallery, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Slings and Eros, Willow Gallery, Walla Walla, WA
Vandercook Book Traveling Exhibit, The Center for Book Arts, NY; Rutgers University, NJ;
Columbia University, NY; Kohler Art Library, UW Madison, WI; Jaffe Center for the Book
Arts, Ft Lauderdale, FL; The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA; The Printing
Museum, TX
Type Bound-The Reading Machine, Books as Sculpture, UCF Art Gallery, University of Central
Florida, Orlando, FL
2008
Works on Paper, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, WA
Northwest Invitational Letterpress Show, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA
Invitational Exhibit & Art Auction, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
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The Illustrated Word: An Exhibit of Letterpress Broadsides, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR
2007
The Book “ever after,” College of the Mainland Fine Arts Gallery, Texas City, TX
The Art of the Book 2007, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Winslow, WA
Narrative Thread, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Introductions, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Master Artists: An Exhibition of Instructors, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, WA
Intimate Apparel, Pi Gallery, Kansas City, MO
CAA Arts Exchange, CAA conference, New York, NY
Books and Broadsides, Lower Columbia College Gallery, Longview, WA
Sacred Texts / Contemporary Forms, Milwaukie Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukie, WI
2006
Yes, We Can Print That! 25 Years of Day Moon Press, Wessel and Lieberman Booksellers,
Seattle, WA
Book Arts and Antiquarian Book Fair, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Sublimation, Center for Art and History, Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
Sublimation, Reflections Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Wed, Reflections Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
MFA Exchange, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman WA
Couple, Mare Blocker and Rolphe White, Above the Rim Gallery, Moscow, ID
2005
Celebrating Artist Members: 30th Anniversary Exhibition, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
MFA Exchange, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Pushing the Margins: an Exhibition of Northwest Book Arts, White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR
Artists’ Books, Artbook Press Bookstore and Gallery, Seattle, WA
Through Silence, Reflections Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Lead Thread, Tacoma Public Library Handforth Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2004
Mark my Word: text, code and literary allusion, The Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA
Two UP: Common Curiosities, Mare Blocker and Roberta Lavadour, Portland Community College,
Sylvania Campus, Portland, OR
Show me a Story: Children’s Books and the Technology of Enchantment, San Francisco Center of
the Book, San Francisco, CA
Girl Printers: Talented Women Strut Their Stuff, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Vandalism Reversed, The San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
2003
Girl Printers: Talented Women Strut Their Stuff, Mandeville Gallery, Union College,
Schenectady, NY
Love and/or Terror, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Instructor Show, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
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2002
Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
The Artist’s Book, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
2001
Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Reading the Cards, San Francisco Center of the Book, San Francisco, CA
2000
The Artist’s Book, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Art and Healing, The Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
The Graphic Image, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA
1999
The Art of the Book, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Stack the Deck, Wessel & Lieberman Books, Seattle, WA
1998
Bookatecture, Astra Design, Richmond, VA
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-1995, The Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Hand Bound Books, Blue Heron Art Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center, National Artists’ Intensives Faculty Show, Center for Contemporary Art,
Seattle, WA
1997
Modern Rare Books: An Exhibition of Selections from the Mata and Arthur Jaffee Collection, Bienes
Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Books as Art, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library and
Research Center, Washington, DC
Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
1996
Science Imagined, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Artists’ Books Exhibit, Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, WA
1995
Agents of Change: New Views by Northwest Women, Washington State Convention & Trade
Center, Seattle, WA
Ex Libris, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
The Book Unbound, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
1994
The Book Unbound, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL
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Raven Brings Light to this House of Stories, Kenneth S. Allen Library, The University of
Washington, Permanent Installation
DIFFA Benefit Fashion Show, Seattle, WA
1993
Artists’ Books, 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Holiday Show, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
Cross Currents, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
1992
Faculty Show, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
American Book Arts, Istvan Kiraly Muzeum, Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Future’s Past: The Seeds of Creativity, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
Games, Pacific Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Dreams and Shields: Spiritual Dimensions in Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City Art Center, Salt
Lake, UT
A Decade of Fine Printing in the Pacific Northwest, Wekell Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma, WA
1991
Book as Art, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2nd Annual Book Arts Conference Exhibition, Print Museum, San Francisco, CA
Mirror & Metaphor: Artist’s Book Works, The Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
Hide & Seek, The Peter Kirk Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Image, Word, Form: The Book Arts in the Pacific Northwest, 1986-1991, University of Washington
Special Collections and Preservation Division, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle
Poncho Invitational Art Show, Security Pacific Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Printmakers & Bookmakers, Pratt Fine Arts Center
Artist Trust Sweetart Annual Invitational, Italia, Seattle, WA
1990
Cross Currents, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
The Book, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Through the Folds: Books, The Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR
Art Bound, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
The Book Stripped Bare, Art in Form, Seattle, WA
New Works, Ted Cronin Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Book Art, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
Literuption-Art and the Written Word, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1989
A Book in Hand, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
Bal Masque, Seattle Art Museum Invitational Benefit, Seattle, WA
Califia: Artists’ Books, Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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1988
Introductions 88, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR
Special Collections: Selected Acquisitions, 1981-1987, The University of Washington Libraries,
Suzzallo Library, Seattle,WA
4th Annual Northwest Women in the Arts Invitational Exhibition, Pacific Lutheran University,
University Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Bookworks, Invitational Exhibition, The Brunswick Art Center, Missoula, MT
Personal Form: Books and the Artist, The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
New Art Forms, 20th Century Decorative and Applied Arts, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1987
The Book Arts Fair, The Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
Art From the Page, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Storytelling-The Critical Eye, 911 Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA
Bookworks: Art From the Page, The Salem Art Association, Salem, OR
1986
Arts of the Book, The Alcuin Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contemporary Book Arts, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Northwest Artists’ Books, Carolyn Staley Gallery, Seattle, WA
Broken Language, Camera Works, San Francisco, CA
The Altered Page, Shemer Art Center, Scottsdale, AZ
The Seventh Annual International Whatcom County Allied Arts Show, Whatcom County Art
Museum, Bellingham, WA
Celebration for Children, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Current Directions in the Book Arts, The University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA
1985
The Book Arts Fair, The Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair, Bellevue, WA
Mercer Island Arts Festival, Mercer Island, WA
1984
Group Show, Lawrence V. Dillon Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair Juried Show, Bellevue, WA
Northwest Book Arts Exhibition, The University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA
1983
Self Portraits, Mare Blocker & Susan Purves, Short Form Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair Juried Show, Bellevue, WA
1982
Twenty Women Artists, Ground Zero Gallery, Seattle, WA
BFA Show, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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1981
University of Washington Ceramic Arts, Northwest Students’ Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
International Artist’s Book Show, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1974
Seattle Public Schools Fine Arts Festival, Rainer Room, S. Center, Seattle, WA
Online Exhibits
Reversing Vandalism http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/news/onlineexhibits/rv/artists/Blocker_Mare.html
Bibliography
Catalogs
Photo Alchemy, 23 Sandy Gallery, April 2011, Portland, OR
Book Power!, 23 Sandy Gallery, June 2010, Portland, OR
Tieton 10x10x10, Small is Big, Marquand Editions, Tieton, WA
Yes We Can Print That! 25 Years at Day Moon Press, Wessel and Lieberman
Booksellers, Seattle, WA
Girl Printers: Talented Women Strut Their Stuff, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Marearcana, 20th Anniversary Show, Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers, Seattle, WA
Books as Art, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, The National Museum of Women in the Arts,
Washington, DC
Modern Rare Books: An Exhibition of Selections from the Mata and Arthur Jaffe Collection, Bienes
Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Science Imagined, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 1996
The Book, Idaho State University Press, Pocatello, ID 1995
The Book Unbound, The Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL, 1994
Cross Currents; Traveling Exhibit, Umbrella, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
American Book Arts, Istvan Kiraly Muzeum, Szekesfehevar, Hungary, Autumn, 1992
Books as Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, 1991
When The Sun Says Goodnight, Donnally Books, Seattle, WA, 1987
Northwest Artists’ Book Show, Carolyn Staley Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1987
International Artists’ Book Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School Library,
Chicago, IL, 1981
Periodicals
Mare Blocker, “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own the press, so start printing!”
Whitman Magazine, Whitman College, March 2011
The Boise Weekly, “Northwest Narratives,“June 2, 2009
Megan Purn, “On Being a Book,” The Stranger, Jan 1-7, 2004
Kurt Brian Webb, “A Closer Walk With Thee: Twentieth Century Dance of Death in Black and
White,” The Journal of the California Society of Printmakers, January 2002
Mary Thomas, “Art Review: Art goes by the book at Society exhibit,” Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh,
March 13, 1999
Sandra Kroupa, “In the Artist’s Shoes: Collecting in Support of Creation,” Rendezvous, Volume
XXIX, No. 2, Spring 1994 (issued Spring 1996), p 13-42
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Sandra Kroupa, “Fiber and the Book Arts,” Fiber Arts, Summer, 1995
Bruce Barcott, “Quoth the Raven,” Seattle Weekly, June 28, 1995
Charlie Langdon, “Intriguing Reads,” The Durango Herald, May 11, 1995
“Raven Brings Light to the House of Stories,” University Week, November 17, 1994
Sandra Kroupa, “Book Arts: Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Modernism and Beyond: Women Artists of the
Pacific Northwest, New York: Midmarch Arts Press, Spring 1993, p 65-70
Janet Filips, “Big Time, Big Top,” The Oregonian, September 23, 1992
Angie Jabine, “Circus, Circus! Step right up. A limited edition comes to town,” The Oregonian,
January 4, 1992
Lyn Smallwood, “New Reviews: Kirkland Arts Center.” The Weekly, Dec. 25, 1991
Carla Sabotta, “Artists Enhance the Beauty of Books,” The Seattle Times, Dec. 6, 1991
Roger Anderson, “Making Book,” Eastsideweek, Nov. 13, 1991
Angie Jabine, “The City of Roses and Writers,” The Washington Post, Nov. 3,1991
Mary Megliola, “Book ‘Sculpture’ Involves Artist Mare Blocker,” The Valley Record, Aug 22, 1991
Laura Brunsman, “Life, Love, magic and the Everyday,” Reflex, Jan/Feb 1991
Laura Brunsman, “Book as Art, Art as Book,” Reflex, May/June 1990
Ruth Askey, “Review Shorts,” Reflex, Jan/Feb 1990
Ruth Askey, “Review Shorts,” Artweek, Nov. 30, 1989
Michael Upchurch, “Book Artist Populates ‘Geek Love” With Bright, Bizarre Characters,” The
Seattle Times, Nov. 3, 1989
Laura Lee Bennett, “Contrary Perceptions,” Reflex, Jan/Feb 1989
Charles Seluzicki, “Northwest Artists’ Books,” Fine Print, April 1987
Sandra Kroupa, “Private Press Profile, The MKimberly Press,” Amphora 66, The Alcuin Society,
Dec. 1986
Pamela Moore, “Broken Language: Visual Books,” SF Cameraworks, Summer/Fall 1986
Ron Glowen, “Pages of Artwork,” Artweek, June 28, 1986
Central Gallery, “Central Gallery Features Books,” The Daily Record, Ellensburg, WA,
February 10, 1986
Eika Aoshima & Jeff Atherton, “Shop Watch,” LA-Style, Feb 1986
Alex Price, “Support Your Local Artist: Deck the Walls,” The Weekly, Nov. 20, 1985
Jane Lotter, “Rare Books are Well Done,” ArtsLine, Nov. 1984
David Berger, “Humor, Elegance, Distinguished Winning Art,” Journal-American, July 29, 1983
Florence Lindstrom, “Oil Pastel Batik,” School Arts, April 1974
Lectures and Presentations
Women Over 25, Panel Discussion, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, September 2011
The Vandercook Book, The Book Arts Guild, Seattle, WA, October, 2010
Embroidered and Visibly Stitched Artists Books, The U of WA Art Department, May 26, 2010
The MKimberly Press: Celebrating 25 years of Fine Press Publishing, The Book Arts Guild,
Seattle, WA, March 5, 2009
Printmaking and the Vandercook, panel discussion, The Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY,
February 25, 2009
Storytime with Mare,” Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA September, 2007
“Juror’s Talk”, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR, April, 2007
“Book Arts Open Session,” moderated by Steve Clay, College Art Association Conference, New
York, NY, February, 2007
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“Dye Sublimation and Artists’ Books,” Faculty Forum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA,
November, 2006
“Storytime with Mare,” Multnomah Public Library, Portland, OR, December, 2003
“Artist’s Books,” Panel Discussion, The Montana Festival of the Book, Missoula, MT, 2001
“Works of the MKimberly Press,” The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, July, 2001
“Mare Blocker, Artist’s Books,” Keynote Speaker, the Book Club of Washington,
Antiquarian Bookfair, Seattle, WA, September, 2000
“The Visual Narrative,” Book Arts Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 1999
“Pratt Visiting Artist Series, Mare Blocker,” Hugo House, Seattle, WA, Aug. 1998
“Northwest by Southwest,” The Book Arts Guild, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 1998
“Look at This,” The Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, July 1997
“An Artist Presents Her Work,” The Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, WA, Oct. 1996
“Reflecting The World: Artists’ Books and Book Artists,” panel discussion, The Northwest Bookfest,
Seattle, WA, Oct 1996
“Book Arts Evenings and Weekends,” The Pacific Center for the Book Arts, San Francisco, CA,
April 1996
“New Works,” Pratt Fine Arts Center and The Book Arts Guild, Seattle, WA, August 1993
“An Evening With Mare Blocker-Circus Girl,” University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, May 1993
“Handmade Books-An Exploration of the Book as an Art Form,” Interlake High School, Bellevue,
WA, May 1993
“An Afternoon with Mare Blocker,” Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, February 1993
“Noon Colloquia, Mare Blocker,” Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, Feb. 1993
“The Making of Artist’s Books,” University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 1991
“Story, Symbol and the Tie That Binds,” CG Jung Society, Seattle, July 1989
“Noon Colloquia, Mare Blocker,” University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 1989
“Personal Form: Books and the Artist,” The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, Oct. 1988
“A Book of One’s Own: Personal Bookmaking Revived,” Pacific Lutheran University, January 1988
“Artists’ Book Works,” videotaped by Bill Ritchie Videos, May 1984
Current Gallery Affiliations
Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers, Seattle, WA
Charles Seluzicki Fine Books, Portland, OR
Hoffman Gallery, OCAC, Portland, OR
Vamp and Tramp, Birmingham, AL
Sideshow, New Orleans, LA
Collections
Albertson Library, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Athenaeum, La Jolla, California
Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
The Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, TX
Broward County Library Division, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Brown University, Providence, RI
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
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Cerritos Public Library, Cerritos, CA
The Claremont Colleges’ Libraries, Claremont, CA
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Denison University, Granville, OH
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
Duke University, Durham, NC
duPont Library, Sewanee, TN
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Harry Ranson Library, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Portland, OR
J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Center, Los Angeles, CA
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Lewis & Clark College, Aubrey R. Watzek Library, Portland, OR
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Mills College, Oakland, CA
Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire, Charles Simic Collection,
Durham, NH
Montana Museum of Art and History, Missoula, MT
Morgan Library and Museum, Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, NY
Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Musuem of FIne Arts, Boston, MA
New York Public Library, Artist’s Book Room, New York, NY
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Oberlin College Art Library, Oberlin, OH
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Rhode Island School of Design, Fleet Library, Providence, RI
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Scripps College, Denison Library, Claremont, CA
Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
The Art Institute of Chicago, School Library, Chicago, IL
The City of Redmond, Redmond, WA
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC
The Museum of Modern Art, Franklin Furnace Collection, New York, NY
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
The National Library of Australia, Queensland College of Art, AUS
The Oregon State Library, Salem, OR
The Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
The Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix, AZ
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
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The Whatcom County Art Museum, Bellingham, WA
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Central Florida, Ocala, FL
University of Colorado, Norland Library, Boulder, CO
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIs
University of Nevada, Reno, NV
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of Southern California, Doheny Library, Los Angeles, CA
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
University of Utah, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin, Kohler Library, Madison, WI
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Logan, UT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR
Washington State University Art Museum, Pullman, WA
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Whitman College Special Collections, Walla Walla, WA
Yale University Special Collections, New Haven, CT
Professional Organizations
The Book Arts Guild, board 1984-87, 2009-current, President 1986-87, 2010-current
The Center for Book Arts, New York
The College Art Association
The College Book Art Association
Curatorial Experience
Bookworks, The Center for Arts and History, Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, October 2011
Sublimation, The Reflections Gallery, University of Idaho. Traveled to the Center for Arts and
History, LCSC, Lewiston, ID, October 2006
Mirror & Metaphor: Artist’s Book Works, The Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, 1991
Exhibitions and Grants Juried
Open Juried Regional Exhibit, Pendleton Center for the Arts, April, 2007
Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA, 1997
GAP Grant, Washington State Artist Trust, 1991
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Professional and Community Service
Fine Art House Advisor, Whitman College 2006-current
Parent’s Weekend, workshop instructor, Whitman College, 2008-11
Fine Art House Advisor, Valentine Sale contributor and greeting card making workshop instructor,
(benefiting the Displaced Women and Children’s Shelter, Walla Walla YWCA) Parent’s
Weekend Workshop Instructor 2006-current
Student Club Advisor, the Secession, Whitman College 2009-current
Broadside Coordinator, The Visiting Writers Reading Series, Whitman College 2009-current
Ink and Impact, Write Around Portland commissioned a broadside for their benefit portfolio
Holiday Pink Boutique, Co-chair, Whitman College (benefiting St. Mary's Regional Medical Center's
Lifesaver Breast Cancer Screening Fund and the Cancer Special Needs Fund) 2008
Sexual Misconduct First Responder, training and certification, Whitman College, 2008
Public Art Committee, Whitman College 2006-07
Grad EXPO Committee Chair, Graduate and Professional Student Association, 2005-06
Grad EXPO Committee, Graduate Student Association, 2004-05
Departmental Representative, Graduate Student Association, 2004-05
Founder, Women’s Mentoring Group, Department of Art and Design, serving undergraduate,
graduate and alumni, University of Idaho, 2004-2006
Refurbished the University of Idaho’s letterpress lab, rebuilt two presses
Student Club Advisor, Whitman College, 2003-04
Planning and Zoning Committee Member, the Town of Jerome, AZ, 1998-00, Chair 2000
Design Review Committee Member, the Town of Jerome, Jerome, AZ, 1998-00
President, Ames Lake Homeowners’ Association, Ames Lake, WA, 1991-93
Board Member, Ames Lake Homeowners’ Association, Ames Lake, WA 1990
Cook and Food Server, the King County Food Bank, Carnation, WA, 1987-1993
Board Member, the Kirkland Arts Center, 1991-93
President, Book Arts Guild, 1986-87, 2010-current
Technical Skills
Have run and repaired Vandercook and clamshell presses and set lead type since 1983.
Good knowledge of nipping, standing and hand presses, as well as woodshop and ceramic skills.
Kutrimmer, guillotine and board shear skills.
Dye Sublimation Press, dry mount press.
Anderson and Vreeland photo polymer plate maker and the Boxcar plastic plate system.
Etching and Lithography presses and processes.
I have attended several hazardous materials and disposal workshops.
PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Publisher, Photoshop. PC and MAC experience
I owned and operated a small business from 1993-2000, which employed 10-15 people, and have
large budget, ordering, scheduling and management skills.
I have owned and operated a small press, publishing artist’s books and providing binding and
consulting services to other artists since 1979