ART | Community

Organized by Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega, the inaugural Boston Art Book Fair is an innovative and cutting edge event where international and local artists, thinkers, collectors, publishers and anyone drawn to the rich intersection of text and image convene to celebrate and trade print in all forms—including art books, zines, prints, catalogs and analog recordings.

Boston Art Book Fair brings together exhibitors and collectors for a full weekend of presentations and programming that facilitates progressive discourse and encourages publishers and patrons at all levels to embrace print as a celebration of the cultural vanguard.

2017 Programming Guide

Performances, Panels & More - PDF Download


Limited edition print

Edition of 50 24″x18″ prints
Produced by Trifecta Editions

Proceeds from each sale will help underwrite artist tables at the Boston Art Book Fair.

“I paint to capture, document, and preserve memories. I translate the essence of moments through color by mixing up the poetics of people and places. I retell stories through various methods of mark-making using paint, collage, sketching and writing. This process preserves memories as tangible ‘maps’. I often juxtapose these memory maps with short captions that form the foundation for the colors I mix.”—Kristin Texeira

Print purchase available through Bodega




The BCA Campus : Photo byCraig Bailey
The BCA Campus is home to the Boston Ballet, three resident theatre companies, Mills Gallery, Cyclorama, two restaurants  & much more.   Photo by Craig Bailey

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts campus that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new works; develops new audiences; and connects the arts to community. Located in Boston’s South End, the largest landmark district in the United States covering more than 500 acres, BCA is dedicated to incubating and showcasing the performing and visual arts of our time.  The Boston Art Book Fair will take place at the Mills Gallery & Blackbox Theatre with supplemental programming at the Beehive.


Boston Center For The Arts



Advisory Board

Randi Hopkins / BCA
Randi Hopkins is co-founder of the Boston Art Book fair as well as Director of Visual Arts Programs at Boston Center for the Arts, where she oversees programming in the BCA’s Mills Gallery, Artist Residency programs and Artist Studios Building.
Richard Gregg / Aperture
Richard Gregg is a veteran of art publishing currently at Aperture after four years as director of retail at the ICA Boston and seven years at Phaidon Press
Sam Potrykus / BRAIN
Sam Potrykus is an artist, organizer and the founder of BRAIN Arts Org, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit in Greater Boston. Brain Arts projects include Boston Hassle shows, Boston Hassle webzine and the Boston Compass newspaper.
Camilo Alvarez / Samsøn Projects
Since 2004, Camilo Alvarez  & Samsøn has been creating and presenting programs that explore the diversity of cultures and voices that continually shape contemporary art and ideas today, introducing emerging and under-recognized artists as well as re-contextualizing established artists.
Mark Pearson / Artbook / D.A.P.
Mark Pearson started his career as buyer at Brookline Booksmith, transitioning to publishing at Barbara's Bookstore in Chicago, leading to Phaidon and now Artbook / D.A.P.
Oliver Mak / Bodega
As a founding member of Bodega and the Boston Art Book Fair, Oliver Mak's work examines the intersection of art and subculture via retail, art curation (Fourth Wall Project 08-'13), design, and performance as Gucci Vuitton.


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