upcoming workshops

June 24-25, 2017

Painted Journal

Focus on Book Arts, Forest Grove, Oregon


Make your own medium-sized sketchbook or journal that has an exposed spine and painted covers. The binding allows the book to open completely flat to any page making it great to draw or write in. The binder’s board covers are transformed with many layers of glazing paint with a recessed niche for a unique shrink-art label.

The book will be sewn on decorative tapes that are then laced into the covers and held closed with a loop and bone clasp. Participants will bring to the class the paper of their choice for the pages, mixing and matching to suit the media they like to use. Each participant will complete one binding during the workshop.


Check http://focusonbookarts.org/ to see full conference catalog and how to sign up for this class.

upcoming or current exhibitions

February 6 - March 17, 2017

Madison Mafia

Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia


April 28 - June 10, 2017

Faculty/Staff Exhibition of the Focus on Book Arts 2017 Conference

Collins Gallery, Central Library, Portland, Orgeon


May 12 - August 27, 2017

Making in in Crafts III

The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana

A national invitational exhibit showcasing significant work by distinguished creative artisans. 

Opening Reception is Friday, May 12, 2017



Stahlecker’s work is not traditional bookmaking. It goes far beyond that. All books contain words and/or images that attempt to convey knowledge, whether it be in the form of a story, a history or perhaps a theory... This art is about the concept of books. This clever, well-thought-out work expresses thousands of years of man’s evolution in passing information from generation to generation. Each of these sculptures deserves close inspection.

Tom Shafer’s review in the Journal & Courier, November 24, 2011 (reviewing the book-like objects at the “Thread Editions” exhibition at the Lala Gallery, Lafayette, Indiana.)