2016 SFABF

A huge thanks to all the volunteers, exhibitors, galleries, and staff that made the  2016 San Francisco Art Book Fair a huge success.

From July 22nd to the 24th, we hosted 70+ publishersartists and booksellers in 1275 Minnesota Street. 

The fair welcomed a crowd of over 7,000 people over the course of the weekend! 

THANK YOU SAN FRANCISCO! 

Follow us on instagram @sfartbookfair for  future fair updates, previews  and more. 

DOWNLOAD OUR 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE

Read an article about the fair and some of our participants on KQED's The Do List and
a review of the event by Leah Garchik in the SF Chronicle

Also, we were one of SFAQ's PICKS for the weekend. Click here for some fair highlights.

And LISTEN to these podcasts, recorded live at the fair. Congratulations Pine Tree and Kunstcapades!

The 2016 San Francisco Art Book Fair

1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco CA 94107

Saturday, July 23rd: 11am – 6pm  Sunday, July 24th: 11am – 5pm

Preview on Friday, July 22nd:  6pm – 10pm  

The 2016 San Francisco Art Book Fair is the inaugural event of an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. The fair includes artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples presented by independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts, as well as a diverse range of programs and live performances. 

The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.

1275 Minnesota Street is a 35,000 square-foot building in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood that houses 11 galleries, temporary exhibitions spaces, a media room, and a cafe.

PARTICIPANTS

2nd floor projects ] (SF)
2NC Books/Motto (LA/Berlin)
2nd Cannons Publications (LA)
6 Decades Books (SF)
871 Fine Arts (SF)
& Pens Press / Needles & Pens (LA/SF)              
The Aesthetic Union (SF)
Altman Siegel (SF)
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books (PDX)
ARTBOOK | D.A.P. (NY)
Atelier Éditions Publishing (LA)
Basement (SF)
Capricious Publishing (NY)
Casemore Kirkeby (SF)
Colpa (SF)
Container Corps (PDX)
Creative Growth Art Center (OAK)
Darin Klein (LA)
Deadbeat Club (LA)
DeMerritt | Pauwels Editions (CA)
Disorder Press (SF/NOLA)
Eggy Press (Berkeley)
Electric Works (SF)
Endless Editions (NY)
Et Al Publications (SF)
ExtraCurricular Press (SF)
Franchise (CA)
Gallery 16 (SF)
Hamburger Eyes (LA)
Hesse Press (LA)
Houseboat Press (SF)
The Ice Plant (LA)
Inventory Press (NY)
Kadist (SF)
Kayrock Screenprinting (NY)
Kunstcapades (SF)
The Lab (SF)
Land and Sea (OAK)
Last Gasp (SF)
Little Big Man Books (LA)
Little Paper Planes (SF)
Louis Schmidt (LA)
Mack Books (UK)
Mandujano_Cell (LA)
McSweeney's (SF)
Minnesota Street Editions (SF)
modlitbooks (SF)
Monograph Bookwerks (PDX)
Never Press (LA)
New Documents (LA)
Night Diver Press (OAK)
Owl Cave Books (SF)
Paper Monument (NY)
Park Life (SF)
People I've Loved (OAK)
Peradam (NY)
Pier 24 Photography (SF)
The Posters (LA)
Publication Studio Oakland (OAK)
RAM Publications + Distribution (LA)
Ratio 3 (SF)
RE/Search Publications (SF)
RITE Editions (SF)
SFAQ (SF)
SFMOMA (SF)
Southern Exposure (SF)
Steven Leiber Basement (SF)
Stripe SF / Jon Sueda (CA)
TBW Books (OAK)
The THING Quarterly (SF)
Tiny Splendor (OAK/Berkeley)
Um Yeah Arts (CA)
Unity Press (OAK)
Unpiano Books (NY)
Vacancy Projects (LA)
Visible Publications (SF)
YBCA (SF)

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

Bass & Reiner (SF)  
Casemore Kirkeby (SF)    
Et al. Etc. (SF)  
Modernbook Editions (SF)       
Rena Bransten Gallery (SF)                    

PROGRAMING & EVENTS  

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

DJ Primo
6PM - 10PM

Performance by Carletta Sue Kay
8PM

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016

Allison Smith Book Signing
11AM, Southern Exposure, Booth #A1

Sean McFarland Book Signing
12PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor

Colter Jacobsen Book Signing
12PM,  Land and Sea, Booth #A3

Tammy Rae Carland Book Signing
12PM,  Land and Sea, Booth #A3

Michael Jang Book Signing
1PM, Atelier Éditions, Booth #A29

ABCheeeese! Book Release Party
1-3PM, TBW Books, Booth #A44

Deanna & Ed Templeton Book Signing
2PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor
Presented by Um Yeah Arts

Joe Roberts Poster Signing
2PM, The Posters, Booth #C4

Lawrence Ferlinghetti in Conversation with Kate Eilertsen
3PM, Rena Bransten Gallery, 2nd Floor
RSVP Required

Todd Hido Artist Talk - Ten Books on My Mind
4PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor

AFTER HOURS

Et al. Etc. - bad case of the uglies (or Freedom and Abstraction? Keep Your Shadow in a Heavy Coat?)
Opening Saturday, July 23, 6PM - 9PM

Bass & Reiner presents The Ninth Gate
Saturday, July 23, 9PM

After Party @ The Rock Bar
Saturday, July 23rd, 10PM - 2AM
ADULT FACE PAINT vs. LET'S GET WEIRD!
PRESENTS ALL NIGHT ART WORLD AFTER PARTY!
CAPITAL...MILK OF THE POPPY, SF ART BOOK FAIR, ET AL ETC,
YAUTEPEC (MEXICO CITY) AND SF MOMA AFTER, AFTER, AFTER PARTY!!! RECORDS BY: JONATHAN RUNCIO, MICHAEL FRIEDMAN, BOB LINDER, MATTHEW CLIFFORD GREEN, PEDRO ALEJANDRO VERDIN, JOSHUA ABELOW

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016

Dave King Artist Talk - So Many Pictures
12PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor
Graphic artist and photographer Dave King will debut three new short films
made from books that were made from films.Thousands of single captured images are edited down to create dreamlike scenarios that carry the weight and resonance of feelings that have no name.

Dave King Book Signing
2PM, Needles & Pens, Booth #C6
 
Dave Dyment Artist Talk - Artists' Books and Hybrids
1PM, Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, 1st Floor
Artist and Curator Dave Dyment will present a slideshow illustrated with hundreds of images of artists’ publications, concentrating on the area where artists’ books overlap into other media. 

Elisheva Biernoff Book Launch & Signing
1PM, RITE Editions, Booth #C5
 
Additional Ongoing Programming

Civic TV Screening in the Media Room
July 22 - 24, 2016
A curated selection of videos from Bay Area artists, presented by Colpa Press in the media room over the entire weekend. Featuring work by Kate Rhoades, David Bayus, Ben Bigelow, Sofie Ramos, Alyssa Lempesis, and Chris Lux.  Edition of VHS tapes available at booth #A12. 

G16 Gallery, 2nd Floor
July 15 - 31, 2016

DeMerritt/Pauwels Editions, 2nd Floor
July 12-31, 2016

Kunstcapades Live Radio Show, Booth #B11
July 22-24, 2016

Art Book Show @ Bass & Reiner, 2nd Floor
July 16 - September 3rd, 2016

THANKS

Pabst Blue Ribbon
Fort Point Beer Co.
Thatcher's Gourmet Popcorn
SFArtsED      
High Treason Wine Bar     
The Slider Shack    
Doc's of the Bay
Denise Lew and Brian Hudgins
Alphonzo Dennis
White Rain Productions