APHA / Chesapeake Chapter members who print letterpress were included in an exhibition held in the May Gallery of the Mullen Library in the the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The exhibition will run until the university's Christmas break and was sponsored by the Rare Books & Special Collections Department of CUA.
The displays were in four vertical cabinets and three glass encased tabletops.
The images above shows the exhibition room and laying out the metal panels which were used in the vertical cabinets. The work was held in place by very strong 1/6"-cube magnets which ended up being a great way to both hand and protect the work.
Participant Roland Hoover checking if we put his work in correctly. This was a very nice piece which also included the form Roland had used for the printing which gave the viewer a nice illustration of how letterpress works.
Jill Cypher, Lenore Rouse, Roland Hoover and Chris Manson working on an arrangement of work.
Placing work inside the glass-top tables.
Jim Wilder taking a quiet moment to look at some of the work that had been submitted.
This is the view from the hallway outside of the room where the exhibition was held showing the posters printed by Chris Manson that were hung over the wall lights.
Chris Manson and Ray Nichols carrying one of the metal panels to the vertical cabinets.
Ray and Chris slipping the panel (which is actually three metal panels purchased at IKEA which have been bolted together) into the vertical cabinet while Jill Cypher tries to protect the wood.
These are views of the four vertical cases showing the work as it was arranged. The bottom of the cases held printing material relevent to lettepress printing, such as wood type, metal type, composing stickes, etc.
These are the three tabletop areas of the exhibition. Below is a nice view of the printing form supplied by Roland Hoover.