Linda Smith
Picnic Press: (602) 971-9262


  • 1998 Summer Artist Book Intensive with Claire Van Vliet, The Marriott Library Book Arts Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah June 15 - 26, 1998
  • Graduate studies in papermaking and letterpress printing with John Risseeuw, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1992-present
  • Papermaking Workshop with Timothy Barrett, Pilar, New Mexico, June, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in home economics, San Diego State University

Picnic Press established in 1993
Friends of the Phoenix Public Library volunteer

Inside Chance, 2000
House of Cods,
Dam Domino Book, 1993
Three Poems for Two Voices, 1992

  • The Book and Paper Arts Biennial 2000, The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, September 15 - October 27, 2000
  • School of Art, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona, February 18 - May 26, 2000
  • 11th  Annual Pop-Up and Movable Book Exhibit featuring handmade movables , The University of Arizona Library, Tucson, Arizona, December 1998 - January 1999
  • The First Columbia Biennial Exhibition of Book and Paper Art, The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, September 18 - October 30, 1998
  • Westward Bound, University of Utah Marriott Library, Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, and Utah Calligraphic Artists, traveling exhibition to six locations in the western United States, June  5, 1998 - Undetermined date
  • Art of the Book '98, The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, traveling exhibition to seven Canadian locations, June 11, 1998 - November 19, 1999
  • Art and Soul of the Handmade Book, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, Washington, October 3 - 25, 1997
  • Pressing Matters, Terminal four display cases, Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona, February 15 - July 18, 1997
  • Turning The Page, 1996 Honolulu Printmakers International Book Arts Exhibition, October 6 - 30, 1996
  • Artists and Eccentric Books, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cider City, Utah, Nov. 3 - Dec. 16, 1994.  Invitational group show.
  • ARTLAND, A Celebration of the Family Farm,  Arizona Museum for Youth,  Mesa, Arizona, June 3 - September 16, 1994.  Invitational, group show.

  • Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Margaret Clapp Library, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Banff Center Library,  The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
  • Hayden Library, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Phoenix Public Library, Rare Book Room, Phoenix, Arizona
  • The State Foundation on Culture and The Arts, State of Hawaii
  • Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sterling Memorial Library , Yale University , New Haven, Connecticut
  • New York Public Library, New York City, New York
  • Demson Library, Scripps College , Claremont, California
  • Mills College Library , Oakland, California

  • Marbling workshops at The Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona, 1995-present
  • Assisted Dan Mayer with The Edible Time Capsule, Collaborative bookmaking project, Public Arts Program for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, Fall, 1995
  • Five book arts workshops with local elementary schools, 1990-1994
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