Mini gravestone card decks now available online

March 31st, 2015

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These small card decks are now available in my store if you go there and scroll down a bit. The same images as their larger cousins, the bridge sized decks, but they sell for $10.

ISU and Jacksonville University presentations

March 1st, 2015

Recently I have been visiting college campuses and sharing some simple bookbinding structures with student groups. I bring along a small box loaded with miniature books that have been created with these methods. These books pack a big punch!
At Illinois State University with a group of twenty students and faculty.
The magic box of mini books.
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With a group of students and visitors at Jacksonville University.

Centennial High School Workshop

February 22nd, 2015

Stacey Gross, the art teacher at Centennial High, brought me to teach a bookbinding workshop with her students as part of a CUSF IDEA grant proposal. Before I arrived, the students had already marbled paper and visited the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois to look at artists’ books. A great session with these eager students!
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Upcoming lecture and exhibition at ISU, Bloomington-Normal

January 27th, 2015

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On February 24 I will be giving a public lecture at the University Galleries in Normal, Illinois. I will also be meeting with a group of students and sharing book ideas with them. From March-May my work and theirs will be on display at the Milner Library.

Open class at Jacksonville University

January 14th, 2015

FREE and OPEN to interested participants.
I will be talking about basic bookbinding ideas and a few simple structures that are useful to printmakers and photographers:
Tuesday, January 20, 9:30am
221 Phillips – College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University Photo Lab

Lecture tonight at Savannah College of Art

January 8th, 2015

Tonight January 8 I will be giving a public lecture at SCAD.
For more information:

Hawk/Dove goes to three more collections.

December 8th, 2014


Hawk/Dove, my book about war and peace written in the surnames of veterans that I have photographed in our nation’s cemeteries, has now been acquired by the Newberry Library in Chicago, Reed College in Portland Oregon, and St Lawrence University in Canton New York.

Stone Turner Thirds: Card Deck is ready!

November 3rd, 2014

The first copies of my latest card deck of surnames that are antonyms are available in my store.
These can be ordered from my store. Click on the External Link: Artists’Books and card decks: 2013-4 and it will show you all the cards and get you to the spot.

Three Decks of Antonyms

October 28th, 2014

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By the first of next week, you will be able to purchase three different Stone Turner Card Decks from my website. Stone Turner has been joined by Jr and by Thirds. Each deck has 54 cards that picture last names that are antonyms that have been photographed in graveyards.Links coming soon!

Transformational Imagemaking at CEPA, Buffalo

September 14th, 2014

You can see three of my works from the 70s in this upcoming exhibition in Buffalo, NY at CEPA. It is a major show with many wonderful works in it! These images are from a classic book that is still available at my website: Flamingo in the Dark: Images by Bea Nettles.,1979.html
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