142nd NAPA ANNUAL CONVENTION
July 26th to 30th, 2017
at the International Printing Museum, Carson, California
Day One: Wednesday, July 26th
Suggested Early Activities for Early Birds:
Huntington Library, Galleries & Gardens (Pasadena Area)
The Getty Museum, Santa Monica
2:30 pm Tour of The Bookbinding Collection at KaterCraft Bookbinders, Pico Rivera
6 p.m. – (optional) dinner together at DoubleTree Hotel Restaurant, Carson.
Day Two: Thursday, July 27th
9:00 a.m. –
First session, International Printing Museum Heritage Theatre Call to order by the President/Presiding officer
Pledge of Allegiance
Appointment of pro tempore officers.
Report of Secretary-Treasurer on applicants and reinstatements. Annual reports of officers and committees.
1. President Michelle Klosterman 2. Vice-President
3. Secretary-Treasurer Bill Boys 4. Recorder
5. Official Editor
6. Executive Judges
7. Mailing Bureau Manager
8. Manuscript Bureau Manager 9. Historian
10. Bureau of Critics Chairman 11. Librarian
12. Director of Publicity (vacant) 13. Webmaster
Presentation to the presiding officer, for transmission to the Chairman of the Absentee Ballot Committee, of the absentee ballots and the list of members eligible to vote
Appointment of members of the Absentee Ballot Committee Miscellaneous and new business
1. Appointment of the Auditing Committee
2. Appointment of the Amendments Committee 3. Appointment of the Budget Committee
4. Appointment of the Resolutions Committee 5. Other miscellaneous and new business
Lunch on your own.
2:00 p.m.- Curator’s Working Tour of the International Printing Museum
3:30 pm- Museum Heritage Theatre: Benjamin Franklin, Printer & Publisher
5:00 pm Folded Magic Workshop: Three Book Arts Journal Ideas
6:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet at Museum: Chile Verde Mexican Restaurant
8:00 p.m. A Printer’s Movie Night at Museum:
“Mr. 880” with Jimmy Stewart and a Model Printing Press
“The Twilight Zone: The Printer’s Devil” with Merideth Burgess
Day Three: Friday, July 28th
9:00 a.m. – Second Session, International Printing Museum Heritage Theatre
1. Roll call.
2. Unfinished business.
3. Report of the Absentee Ballot Committee.
4. Election of officers and convention seat.
5. Vote upon proposed amendments to the constitution or the adoption of a new constitution. 6. Miscellaneous and new business.
Lunch on your own. (option for Papa John’s Pizza delivered to Museum)
1:00 p.m. Small Presses, Big Impressions: Amateur Presses in the Museum Collection
2:00 p.m. Practical Paper Marbling Demonstration & Workshop
Presenter: Jack Conway, Printer & Educator
4:00 p.m. Treasures from the Printing Museum’s Library: A Hands-on Exploration
Type specimen books, printing journals, rare books and early amateur printing
Dinner on your own
7:00 p.m. – At Museum: To be Announced
Day 4: Saturday, July 29th
9:00 a.m. – Third Session, International Printing Museum Heritage Theatre
1. Roll call.
2. Laureate awards
3. Installation of new officers.
4. Appointment of pro tempore officers. 5. Unfinished business.
6. Reports of committees.
Auditing Committee Budget Committee Amendments Committee
10:30 a.m. – Linotyping a Special NAPA Journal with Bill Berkuta, Museum Swift
Master Linotyper Bill will set in type stories written by NAPA Convention attendees for the production of a special Convention Journal.
Typecasting Demonstrations throughout the Museum
Linotype, Ludlow, APL, Thompson, Monotype Material Maker Attendees are encouraged to bring a line or two to get cast in metal
12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
2 pm. to be announced
4 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
Printing of special Convention Journal on Heidelberg Cylinder & Windmill Presses Printing Opportunities for Attendees on Various Presses throughout the Museum including
unusual platen presses, Washington Press, Albion, Columbian, Gutenberg, Large Vandercooks, Screen Printing Convention T-Shirt or Apron
A Foreign-American’s Reminiscences of Amateur Journalism: George Hamilton (?)
Convention photo in the Printing Museum Galleries
Keynote Presentation: Mark Barbour, Museum Director & Founding Curator “LINDNER’S GOLD: The Collections of the International Printing Museum”
Closing Business Session – President Michelle Klosterman Report of the Resolutions Committee
Adjournment sine die.
Day Five: Sunday, July 30th
9:30 a.m. until all have left – Post-Convention Brunch & Open House
At the home of Mark Barbour & his Four Quoins Press, 1844 E. Walnut Ave, Orange, CA. (30 miles from Carson, we will have a 12 passenger van available to shuttle guests interested)
Enjoy a delightful and relaxing backyard California brunch in the atmosphere of a 1909 house; there will be opportunities for printing keepsakes on Mark’s 1832 Albion Press and 1900 Pearl Press, as well as driving tours of the historic Orange Circle district in vintage automobiles.