Don Rash fine bookbinder

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BA in American Studies; University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Bookbinder; Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Library Conservator; Haverford College, Haverford PA

Studied bookbinding, book restoration and calligraphy with Fritz and Trudi
Eberhardt; Harleysville, PA

Part-time freelance bookbinder; Philadelphia area

Established bindery at Lake Harmony, PA

Studied drawing and design at Barnstone Studios; Allentown, PA

Relocated bindery to Wyoming, PA

Established bindery in Plains, PA

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InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books
; London and various locations, USA

One person exhibit at Paper Kite Gallery, Edwardsville, PA

Guild of Bookworkers Centennial Exhibition;
New York, NY

One Book Many Interpretations; Chicago Public Library; Chicago IL

The Art of the Book '03; various locations, Canada

Seconda Mostra Internazionale di Rilegatura; Italy

Primera Mostra Internazionale di Rilegatura; one of 125 Medalists; Italy, Belgium, Paris

The Art of the Book '98; various locations, Canada

Cinquieme Forum International De La Reliure D'Art; Montreal, Canada

50 X 25; Bridwell Library, Dallas TX

Vocal Expressions/Visual Experiences
; Marywood College, Scranton, PA

The Art of the Book '93
; various locations, Canada

Fine Printers Finely Bound  Too; various locations, USA

Fine Bookbindings by Don Rash;  Bucknell University Library, Lewisburg, PA

Contemporary American Bookbindings; Paris, Brussels, New York

Book Arts in the USA; Invitational exhibit co-sponsored by the Center for Book Arts and the US Information Agency;  various locations, Africa and South America

The Art of the Book; First Prize for Decorated Paper; various locations, Canada

Book Design: Practical and Provocative
; Philadelphia, PA

Arts of the Book
; University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Hand Bookbinding, Art and Craft
; Bucknell University Library, Lewisburg, PA

80th Anniversary Exhibition; Guild of Book Workers; various locations, USA

Book Arts in the Delaware Valley; Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

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Juror, Guild of Book Workers Centennial Exhibition

Presenter, History of the Book Arts in Pennsylvania; Guild of Book Workers Centennial Exhibition

Editorial board, e-journal The Bonefolder

Invited lecturer: Wells College Book Arts Seminar; Aurora, NY

Established own private press: The Boss Dog Press, with the publication of
Rules for Bookbinder
s by Fritz Eberhardt

Presenter, Bookbinding 2000 Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Instructor, 1994 Book & Paper Intensive; Bucks County, PA

 Juror, Guild of Book Workers Exhibition Fine Printers Finely Bound Too

Juror, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Workers Guild Tenth Annual Exhibition, The Art of the Book '93

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        d e s i g n
 b i n d i n g s

Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA; Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ; St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA;
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA;  Lafayette University, Easton, PA;
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA   

Press of Appletree Alley (1984-2004); Aralia Press; Bird & Bull Press; Little Farm Press

Please contact the Bindery for information on commissioning or acquiring design bindings.
contents copyright Don Rash  2016
revised 11/30/2016