Print(ed) Word

About Print(ed) Word:

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships: art from text, artist with writer, art book and reader.

The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers, each paired to create a collaborative artist book inspired from an existing text.


The resounding support, dissemination and celebration of this collection of 12 handmade artist books has been astounding.  Through this project, A/P has build lasting connections and friendships among artists, writers, Loft 112, the Calgary public Library, the Library Foundation, and more, as the project has been shared and continues to be shared.

Events and Opportunities to

Experience Print(ed) Word:



  • View all 12 artist books at the Central Library

This permanent installation is located on the 4th floor, adjacent to the Great Reading Room.

  • Join us for the premiere of the Print(ed) Word Documentary


When: Friday, January 24th from 7-8pm (doors open at 6:45)

Where: Patricia A. Whalen Performance Hall, Central Library, 800 3rd Street SE

This full-length Print(ed) Documentary highlights each of the 12 books, and the relationships between A/P, Loft 112, and each of the artist/writer pairs. 


Register your attendance here.

  • Pick up your own copy of the full Catalogue

This publication includes the full text of each piece of writing that inspired the 12 collaborative books

Available through the Calgary Library foundation and can be purchased online here.

Past Events:

January 2018: Artist/Writer Talks and catalogue launch

July 2018: Print(ed) Word Exhibition at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks

January - December 2019: Monthly artist/writer Salon Talks held at Calgary's Central Library

With Deepest Gratitude:

The creation of this project was made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.  Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.

The permanent exhibition and documentary are made possible through the generous support of the

J K L MacLachlan Family Foundation.

Thank you to past A/P Executive Director Carrie Phillips-Kieser, our partners Loft 112, the writers and authors of these artworks, and the audiences that have been enjoying an celebrating this work with us.

Special thanks to Rosemary Griebel, Kate Shutz (Calgary Public Library) and Christine Gingerick (Calgary Public Library Foundation) for their tireless work and dedication to the celebration of words, reading, books, local authors and for making space for Print(ed) Word in the Central Library

And our sincerest thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, and to the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund for seeing value in this project and for wanting more for these books.


We are full of gratitude.

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Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers

Alberta Printmakers

4025 4th St SE Calgary, AB


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