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Crystal Cawley is an artist who works with paper, textiles, collected objects, and re-purposed materials. 


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Artist’s Books at the Fair

Crystal Cawley

If you’re anywhere near or in NYC on Saturday, March 9, you can see some of my artist books at the Wolfe Editions table at the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair. Wolfe Editions, owned and operated by my partner, David Wolfe, is one of my printing home bases here in Portland. This year, Wolfe Editions is publishing a fine art press edition of Androscoggin, a book of poems by Marsden Hartley, with 22 original etchings by artist Charlie Hewitt. At the MFPB fair, Wolfe Editions will debut Androscoggin, and feature a selection of books printed by and at Wolfe Editions over the last decade or so, including my edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-paper, and a few others. 

The Yellow Wall-paper, story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, artist book edition by Crystal Cawley. Photos by Jay York.

Here's the press release: 

The Fine Press Book Association in collaboration with the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show is pleased to announce the sixth annual Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

This is an addition to the Vintage Book Fair, known colloquially as the "Shadow Fair." It is a less-formal, less-expensive fair held during the same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. This year, as it was last year, it will be located right around the corner from the main fair at the Park Avenue Armory. However, it will take place only one day: Saturday, March 9.

Legacy (only), letterpress, watercolor stencils on paper. Photos by Jay York.