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Opening Reception
Saturday, August 11, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Open Case Presentation
Sunday, September 23, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Artist’s Demonstration
Wednesday, October 3, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Partially funded by a Tacoma Artist Initiative Project  (TAIP) grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, The Garden of Earthly Delights is an exhibition of eight new work by Tacoma book artist and illustrator, Mark Hoppmann.    See if you can translate the cryptic text of Coptic bound,  Hidden Writings, a, handwritten and illustrated manuscript transcribed in a new alphabet inspired by the decaying wharfs of Tacoma’s seafaring past. Explore the strange collection of images found in A Garden of Earthly Delights which Hieronymus Bosch might have used in his masterpiece, had he lived in the present day Pacific Northwest.

In addition to alliterative haiku in  Ode to the Northwest, a collection of sketches titled Gargoyles, and other new works,  the exhibition will also include previous works and many of the artist’s past and current sketchbooks, studies, and tools, all of which challenge the viewer’s perceptions of the Pacific Northwest and the art of the book.

Mark Hoppmann graduated from Drake University with a BFA in graphic Design and Commercial Art in addition to studying art for one year in Florence Italy.  After working for twenty years in the graphic arts industry as an offset pressman, prepress and bindery operator,  he resumed his art career and has been an artist in Tacoma Washington, working primarily as a book artist, illustrator, and watercolor painter for the last twenty years.   He says, I have always been curious.  That curiosity has resulted in an eclectic accumulation of bric-a-brac, memories, experiences, and books, all which in turn, inspire my art.   With apologies to Rudyard Kipling, my intent is to design illustrated books for those, “with ‘satiable curtiosity.”  Simple and sometimes unadorned, but thoughtfully creative book designs hide a treasury of illustrations within.



4x4.5_SQUAREIMAGE_2015  The Fifth Annual,
Puget Sound Book Artists
Member’s Exhibition

June 4th -July 30th

 Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 4th 5:30-7:00
Collins Library,

Conversation with the Artists
Wednesday,June 17th, 5:30-7:30
Trimble Hall

Panel Discussion,
The Artists Vision: From Idea to Completion
Thursday, July 16th, 5:30-7:30
Collins Library, Room 020

All events are at the University of Puget Sound

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Carpe Librum

April 3-27, 2015

Exhibition Opening and Artist Reception

Friday, April 3rd 6-8pm
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 Past Events 2014

"Sparrow" by Holly A. SennUndercover Stories: The Secret Lives of Books

February 8–March 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8, 6–8pm

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4th Annual Members Exhibition
June 5th -July 31st 2014
Collins Memorial Library, The University of Puget Sound
Conversation with the Artists
June 19th, 5:30-7:30pm

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Saturday, August 9th 4:00 – 8:00pm

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October 11th & 12th
11:00am -5:00pm


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September 18th-November 1st,

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October 25th, 2014, 10:00-12:00, Room 020
Collins Memorial Library, the University of Puget Sound

Join the Puget Sound Book Artists for a morning dedicated to the tools of the trade.  Learn about the various tools, papers, techniques and printing methods used in the book arts.  View member’s work and take time to browse through books about books to learn more about the wonderful world of Book Arts.


Solo exhibition

Charles Wright Academy

November 8th – December 2nd

Charles Wright Academy


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