San Francisco Center for the Book's Annual ROADWORKS!


Date :: Sunday, September 17, 2017


Time :: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Location :: Rhode Island Street, between 16th and 17th St., San Francisco

The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 14th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and more.  I will have a booth at the event---come visit me!



About Steamroller Printing


With roots going back hundreds of years, relief printing -- a process where a protruding surface is inked and brought into contact with paper - is one of the oldest methods of printing illustrations in books.


During the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival we celebrate this interesting fact of book arts history in the biggest, over-the-top, spectacular way we can think of, by printing linocuts using a 7-ton 1924 Buffalo Springfield steamroller and linocuts using a 12-ton 1916 Kelly Springfield steamroller -- both provided by Roots of Motive Power - combined with the road surface of Rhode Island Street as a humongous makeshift printing press. In this way a team of featured artists, printers and steamroller operators create large-scale Featured Artist prints and smaller Personal Prints Artists prints, during the Festival.


See for yourself! Come to the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. Admission is free. 





BOOKJAM, Sunday, October 15, 2017

Come join the Bay Area Book Artists  annual “jam” from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Oct. 14th.  Anyone who loves books as an art form, collage, paper, assemblage, mail art or the printing process will really enjoy this day of demonstrations, exhibits, free activities, and a big sale of original book art and related merchandise----over 35 vendors.  To be held at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Attendance and parking are free!

Visit for more info.

Hope to see you at one of these events!



Schedule your own class or art party!

Hire me to teach a 2 to 4 hour course.

I can teach you and your small group:

•Book arts:  pick your book form and I will provide materials and instruction so that you end up with 1 to 2 completed works.

•Shadowbox Altars

•Matchbox Art:  8 different box transformations

•Altoid Tin Art:  6 different tin transformation

$250, which includes instructions, use of my studio and supplies for a group of up to six.

Call to schedule your class:  650-346-0520.


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Kit Davey

makes playful art to spread delight

across the planet