Rising Together: an Exhibition of Zines, Artists’ Books and Prints with a Social Conscience


Exhibition Run Dates :: Friday, February 12 – Sunday, May 9, 2021


Please note that in compliance with San Francisco's current shelter-in-place mandate, SFCB has temporarily suspended gallery appointments at this time


SFCB gratefully acknowledges the loan of this exhibition from the College Book Art Association.


Additional thanks to exhibition jurors Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Chandler O'Leary, and Jessica Spring.


Rising Together: an Exhibition of Zines, Artists’ Books and Prints with a Social Conscience is a juried, traveling book arts exhibition organized by the College Book Art Association and hosted from 2018–2021 in conjunction with the Art Center College of Design, Center for Book Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Center for the Book, University of Iowa, University of Puget Sound and University of Utah.

The work in Rising Together demonstrates how artist books give activism a visual voice, and can serve as powerful agents in effecting positive social change on issues encompassing social justice, power, politics, the environment and more. Rising Together showcases the potential of the book arts to engage—through messaging, through critique, through action—and to speak truth to power in an era when such truth is direly needed.


The exhibit was juried by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring


Megan Adie, Martha Chiplis, Aaron Cohick (with students and staff of The Press at Colorado College), Maureen Cummins, Amanda D’Amico, Suzanne Glemot, Guerilla Grannies, Brooke Hardy, Lyall Harris, Michael Henninger, KT Hettinga, Ellen Knudson, Gloria Kondrup (with a collaborative student project from Archetype Press / ArtCenter College of Design), Kimberly Maher, Cynthia Marsh, Danielle McCoy, Melanie Mowinski, Chandler O’Leary, Sheryl Oring, John Risseeuw, Lisa Robinson, Robert Rowe, Laura Russell, Meghan Saas, Jaime Lynn Shafer, Levi Sherman, Tennille Shuster, Clarissa Sligh, Nikki Thompson, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Philip Zimmermann.


SFCB would like to thank the following patrons and lenders for their support of SFCB’s exhibition program:

Grants For The Arts | The Kahle Austin Foundation | Anonymous |


Fall 2020 – University of Puget Sound :: Spring 2020 – HMCT/ArtCenter College of Design :: Fall 2019 – University of Iowa :: Spring 2019 – Center for Book Arts :: Fall 2018 – University of Utah