officially introducing VABF’s 2019 Brand Identity designer: Martin Gnadt
Since 2018 the Brand Identity has been created by a rotating Guest Designer who works closely with our Artistic Director to create a new and dynamic brand for VABF to follow. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for what else Martin and Sylvana have in store for us to feast on in 2019.
A little more about Martin: ❝Hello. I am a graphic designer and I largely work with all things related to typography such as editorial design, visual identities and printed materials. I like to experiment and integrate ideas from that process into my lectures. In 2010 I got my diploma in Communication Design and founded my studio. I interned four months at Sagmeister Inc. in NY 2011. I have a nice studio in the centre of Potsdam in the artist house Rechenzentrum and teach typography and animated poster design at the @design_akademie_berlin in Berlin Kreuzberg. In 2018 I co-founded the online printshop for high quality prints and paper called BOOLD. I initiated Internal_Affairs together with Pascal Schönegg and Denis Yilmaz.❞ Visit: www.martingnadt.de to see more of Martin’s work!
We are so excited to introduce VABF 2019’s GUEST CURATOR: Kathy Slade. (Pictured here during a panel discussion at VABF 2012.)
The Guest Curator is a rotating role with the purpose of programming dynamic, diverse and interesting presentations to take place during the fair weekend of October 19-20. We cannot wait to announce what Kathy has in store for 2019!
❝Kathy Slade works across disciplines in a variety of media including textiles, sculpture, sound, performance, film, video, print, and publication. Her work has been exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia. Slade’s recent solo exhibitions include: This is a Chord. This is Another., a survey of her textile work held at Surrey Art Gallery, BC (2018); Blue Monday, a site-specific installation for Cullinan Richards’ project space 4COSE in London, UK (2017); Charrette Roulette: Language: Kathy Slade, Kay Higgins and Publication Studio Vancouver an exhibition and residency at Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton (2015); and It was a strange apartment; full of books…, a collaborative print installation with poet Lisa Robertson, which was shown at Galerie Au 8 rue saint bon in Paris (2013), and at Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver (2012). Slade received the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award (2009) and was Artist in Residenz at Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna (2012).
Slade is the Founding Editor of Emily Carr University Press where she’s published artists’ books, monographs, music projects, and selected writing by Maureen Gruben, UJ3RK5, Rodney Graham, Elspeth Pratt, Dan Graham, Jeff Derksen, and Rita McBride. With Kay Higgins, Slade is Editor and Publisher of Publication Studio Vancouver where she has published books with artists such as Myfanwy MacLeod, James Hoff, and Mina Totino.❞
More on VABF can be found on our website VANCOUVERARTBOOKFAIR.COM launching mid-June. ... See MoreSee Less
❝A board is made up of individual board members acting together as a whole.❞* ❝Any board determines and communicates the purpose and scope of the organization. This is called the organization’s vision. The vision defines the boundaries within which the organization operates. VABF has a Policy Governing Board, meaning: The board hires a senior staff person such as an executive director to implement the organization’s vision and to manage the day-to-day business of the organization. The board has no part in the organization’s programming.❞*
As a small grassroots organization VABF board members are still needed to help in hands-on ways such as volunteering as general labour at events, helping to move and pack and support the actual event of the Fair, helping with grant writing and keeping track of finances in a detailed way.
VABF’s current Board of Directors: Jaclyn Arndt (Co-chair), Cemre Demiral, Vinny Gibson (Co-chair), Alistair Henning, Beth Howe (Treasurer), Jeff Khonsary, Natasha Lands, Nav Nagra (Secretary), Roni Simunovic, Alison Sinkewicz, and Emma Walter.
Ever wonder who the VABF team is comprised of? First, we have BOARD OF DIRECTORS, second: a small team of paid STAFF, third: many amazing VOLUNTEERS.
the STAFF: consists of a small but growing team, many of whom work multiple jobs and passionately pour their hearts and souls into making VABF an annual event. Positions include: Executive Director, Artistic Director, Distribution Coordinator, Art Book Week Coordinator, Guest Curator, Outreach Coordinator, Fair Coordinator, Marketing & Publicity Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator.
VOLUNTEERS: Countless people have dedicated an immeasurable number of hours, many on a volunteer basis, to shaping and building the organization and its projects since 2006 and we would like to express immense gratitude to everyone who contributed to the organization throughout its various incarnations.
2018 Volunteers: Ileanna Cheladyn, Mengxi (Catherine) Chen, Mindi Chen, Nicola Campney-Durrant, Claudia Fleury, Sarah Foot, Stephanie Frame, Stephanie Gagne Hubert, Catherine Hughes, Patrycja Kamska, Mel King, Max Littledale, Madison Mayhew, Genevieve Michaels, Sunny Park, Yeongju Seo, Elise Stella, Natasha Tar, Alyssa Uebelhard, Zoe Vedova, Alena Webber, Andrea Wheeler, Risa Witten, Julia Wong, Daryn Wright, Sarah Wright, Kathleen Yang, Juliet Zhu
More on VABF can be found on our website VANCOUVERARTBOOKFAIR.COM launching mid-June.