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Combat Paper Exhibits

Work from the Combat Paper collection is included in Threads of War, an exhibit guest curated by Betsy Greer, at Artspace (Raleigh, NC) from December 5th through January 31st.


Combat Paper returns to the Salina Arts Center (Salina, KS) as part of the "Healing Threads - Cathartic Clay" Exhibit from November through January 2015. Work from the Project as well as work created by CPP participants (Drew Matott, Margaret Mahan, Jesse Albrecht & Malachi Muncy) as they have pursued other projects and passions will be on display. Workshops by Albrecht, Matott and Mahan will accompany the exhibit.


Pump House Center for the Arts (Chillicothe, OH) will host work from the Combat Paper Project in exhibit from mid-October through mid-December 2014. A screening of Sara Nesson's Poster Girl, writing workshops and a papermaking workshop with Malachi Muncy and Dard Hunter III are also planned.


Veterans' Experiences Through Art
As part of their "Coming Home" project, the Monterey County Free Libraries (Monterey County, CA) will host an exhibit work from the Combat Paper Project at the Carmel Valley and Soledad Branches from mid-October through November 30, 2014. An artist reception and artist talk with Drew Cameron is scheduled for November 1st.


University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts Library (College Park, MD) featured work from the Combat Paper Project from May 2 through July 18. The exhibit ran in conjunction with a three-day workshop by the CP Project.


"Social Paper", an exhibit at Columbia College (Chicago, IL), included work from the Combat Paper Project. The exhibit, ran from February 10 through April 15, was co-curated by Jessica Cochran and Melissa Potter, and supported by a grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design.


Work from the Combat Paper Project was exhibited at Friends Academy (Locust Valley, NY) as part of their Peace Week at Friends celebration. Jenny Pacanowski and Patrick Sargent were there for the opening on February 6th; Jenny later met with students in the classroom while Patrick led a workshop on hand-papermaking with students. Our exhibitions coordinator, Tara Tappert, also was on hand for two presentations: the history of the Combat Paper Project and her work with The Arts and the Military. The show ran through March 15th.


A small selection of work from the Combat Paper Project was shown at the Salina Art Center (Salina, KS) from November 6th through December 1st.


"War & Healing: Artwork from the Combat Paper Project" was shown at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri (St. Louis, MO) from November 1 through December 30.


Work from the Combat Paper Collection was shown in exhibit at the Herron School of Art & Design Gallery (Indianapolis, IN) from September 25th through November 16th. Drew Cameron presented an artist talk (6:00 pm in Basile Auditorium) followed by an opening reception on the 25th.


Combat Paper returned to the Art Rage Gallery in Syracuse, NY for an exhibit running from September 7th through October 19th. For those of you who have followed the project since our beginning five years ago, you may remember that we were the inaugural exhibit at Art Rage in October of 2008. It feels like we have grown up together. We offer our heartfelt thanks for their continued support. We were pleased to return for an encore presentation, Combat Paper Redux!


ALLIES at Tufts University (Boston, MA) showed work from the Combat Paper collection from September 5th thru the 30th in the Slater Concourse gallery.


The Workhouse Art Center (Lorton, VA) presented 360 Degrees of Post-Traumatic Stress, an exhibit which included work from the Combat Paper Project Collection and pieces from soldiers who are in transition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The exhibit ran from June 22 through August 18 in the Vulcan Gallery. Opening reception 2:30 - 4:00 on June 22nd. The exhibit closed with a one-night showing of prints on handmade paper created during a Combat Paper Workshop; August 16, 7:00 - 10:00 pm in the gallery.


The Independent Artists of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK) joined forces with the Paramount Theater and several Film Row galleries to present The Combat Paper Project. Work from the collection was on exhibit at the IAO Gallery (706 W. Sheridan) through June 2nd. The opening reception (May 31st) was also a fundraiser for the Moore Tornado Relief Effort.... Or at least that was the plan. The opening was delayed due to continued tornado warnings. The exhibit was held over, with an opening event with poet Jason Poudier at 6:00 pm on July 26th, and ran through August 6th.


War & Healing


Work from the Combat Paper Project appeared in the War & Healing exhibit at the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College (Cupertino, CA) from February 4 - March 21. In conjunction with the exhibit, Drew Cameron presented papermaking workshops on March 7 & 9.


The Craft and Folk Museum (Los Angeles, CA) is currently showing an exhibit, "Social Fabric", featuring work from the Combat Paper Collection. The show runs from January 26 through May 5, 2013. In conjunction with the exhibit, Drew Cameron presented a lecture at California State University - Los Angeles, in the Student Union (6:00 pm) on February 18th.


Work from David Keefe and Combat Paper - NJ recently showed at the Noyes Museum of Art (Oceanville, NJ). The exhibit, "The Art of Conflict", ran through April 21st.


"Paper Trail" showed at the Print Council of New Jersey (Branchburg, NJ). It included prints, handmade paper and book arts by Eric Avery and Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project. The exhibit ran through March 2nd.


The Seminole Nation Museum (Wewoka, OK) ran an exhibit of Combat Paper as part of their Veteran's Day festival, from November 10th through January 31st. Our exhibits coordinator, Tara Tappert, attended the festival, and give three talks: Nov. 10th, Art Making and Activism: The Combat Paper Project; Nov. 11th, In Service to the Nation: Arts and Crafts and the Military; Nov. 12th, The Arts and the Military: Transforming War and Trauma Experiences through the Arts. And John La Falce presented a two-day combat papermaking workshop for area veterans on November 12th and 13th at Seminole State College in the Enoch Kelly Haney Center.


The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD) recently hosted "Selections from Combat Paper" from November 1 - December 15. The exhibit was curated by Jason Hughes. Check out the full Veteran's Day schedule and the Stamp Gallery blog.


Work from the Combat Paper Collection was shown in the Chapel at St. Paul's School (Concord, NH) from October 26 through November 18. Tara Tappert, our exhibits coordinator, traveled to New Hampshire and spoke about the exhibit and the Combat Paper Project on October 30th.


Work by Drew Cameron and the Combat Paper Project was included in an exhibit at Proximity (1667 East 40th St., Suite 1A, Cleveland, OH) as part of the annual Dard Hunter conference. The show ran October 17 - 27. "In the Hot Seat" was an exhibition of artwork in handmade paper that considered or confronted issues of social and political importance. Curated by John Risseeuw.


University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD) presented an exhibit of Combat Paper Project artwork in the Special Collections section of the Albin O. Kuhn Library from October 8th through December 10th. You can also catch a review of the exhibit by Bret Mccabe in the Baltimore City Paper.


A piece from the Combat Paper collection was included in ArtPrize! at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (Grand Rapids, MI) from September 19 - October 7. Other selections from the Combat Paper collection were also on display in the church.


Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA) hosted an exhibit of combat paper artwork from September 13 through October 11 at the college art gallery. Eli Wright and David Keefe from Combat Paper-New Jersey were on hand for the opening reception on September 20th.


Papier Biennale 2012


Work from the Combat Paper Project has been selected to appear in the juried Holland Paper Biennial 2012 exhibit at the Rijswijk Museum and the Meermanno Museum (Rijswijk, Netherlands) from September 4th - January 13th. This international show features paper artists from across the globe.


Old Dominion University


Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) hosted an exhibit from the Combat Paper collection from July 7 through September 9 at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery. Photographer Anne Peterson has posted photos of the exhibit on Flikr. An article about the exhibit ran in The Daily Press (Newport News, VA), and The Flagship News ran a short article announcing the exhibit. WTKR (Hampton Roads, VA) also posted a news piece about the exhibt. The show was curated by Ramona Austin.




The Muckenthaler Cultural Center (Fullerton, CA) hosted a Combat Paper Project exhibit from June 21 through August 19. Art work included prints and objects from the Combat Paper Collection and from recent workshops held in southern California in May 2012. Check out Theresa Walker's story about the exhibit and Lou Ponsi's photographs in the Orange County Register.


The Wild Project Art Gallery (New York, NY), in collaboration with Poetic Theater Productions, showed work from the Combat Paper Project May 23 - June 17. The gallery featured paper created from uniforms worn by veterans of the US Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. These pieces were created as part of a workshop conducted with the Marshalltown Community College and the Iowa Veteran's Home in Marshalltown, Iowa in November, 2011.


Work from the Combat Paper Project was shown in exhibit at The Corcoran College of Art + Design (Washington, DC) from April 22 through June 2. The exhibit coincided with The Arts and the Military: Transforming War and Trauma Experiences through the Arts conference at the Corcoran and other venues throughout the Capital district.


Work from the Combat Paper collection was featured in Making Mends at the Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA) from March 1 through May 27. For a review of the exhibit, check out Judy Lightfoot's article.


The Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC) exhibited work from the Combat Paper Collection from February 13 through March 12 in the The Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery.


The Friends School of Baltimore (Baltimore, MD) hosted Combat Paper art work in exhibit, "Reflections on Combat: The Work of the Combat Paper Project", from January 9 through February 17 at the Forbush Building, ground floor gallery. An opening reception was held on January 12th. Check out the visual response by the Friends School student artists.


Selections from the Combat Paper collection were shown as part of the "Visions of War: Artists as Veterans, Veterans as Artists" exhibit at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point's Carlsten Gallery (2nd Floor, Noel Fine Arts Center) from November 10 through December 4.


A selection of Combat Paper artwork is included in the exhibit, "Veteran Visions, Veteran Voices", at the University of Rhode Island (1st & 2nd floor Lobby Gallery, 80 Washington Street) Providence, RI from November 7 through December 23.


Artwork created in the September workshop at UC Berkeley was shown in exhibit at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery starting October 26th. The exhibit ran through November 5th.


Work from the Combat Paper Project was shown in exhibit at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The show, "War in Profile - Combat Paper" ran from October 14 through November 16.


Pieces from the Combat Paper collection were included in the Ten years After 9/11 Exhibit at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery (Washington, DC) beginning August 23rd. The show ran through September 30th.


Combat Paper artwork is being shown at the Johnson County Historical Society Museum (Coralville, IA) through November 30th. The exhibit, "Combat Paper Project: Iowa", features the work of combat papermakers from Iowa; Jesse Albrecht, Justin Rominger, and Combat Paper Project co-founder, Drew Cameron.


Arts & Stripes


Combat Paper artwork was included in the Arts & Stripes exhibit at the Workhouse Art Center (Lorton, VA). The show ran June 29 - July 31.


Artwork from the Combat Paper Project was shown in exhibit at the Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA, as part of "The Soldier's Story" series in April 2011. The exhibit was introduced by Tara Tappert, our exhibition curator, who gave a talk on "In Service to the Nation: Arts and Crafts and the Military".


The Costs of War


Several pieces of Combat Paper art were included in the "Looking at the Human and Economic Costs of War Through the Arts" exhibit at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck, NJ from March 15 - April 14. Our friend and poet, Jan Barry was present for a reception and program on March 20th, along with Jon Michael Turner and Eli Wright. Jan and Drew Cameron collaborated on a poster featuring Jan's title poem, "Costs of War". It was printed at the Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo during our recent residency.


The Art Gallery at Niagara County Community College (Sanborn, NY) hosted an exhibit of work from the Combat Paper Project, January 27 - February 26. The exhibit, "Fabric of War: Papermaking and Printmaking as Social Engagement" was in conjunction with a two-week celebration of "The Arts and Social Engagement". The event was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Work from the Combat Paper Project showed in the "Social Commentaries" exhibit at the Catich Gallery of St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA). The exhibit ran January 18 - February 25, 2011.


The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation (Holmdel, NJ) hosted an exhibit, "Combat Paper" at the Vietnam Era Museum & Education Center from December 8, 2010 through February 26, 2011. The exhibit coincided with a veterans' papermaking workshop. An opening reception and panel discussion was held on December 10th.


Alumni Hall (Haverhill, NH) hosted a Combat Paper exhibit from October 15 - October 30. Drew Cameron and Jon Turner spoke at the opening reception on October 15th.


Letterpress and pulp prints by the Combat Paper Project were included in "PAPER!", the innaugeral exhibit at Lost Coast Culture Machine (Fort Bragg, CA). The exhibit coincided with the opening of their new papermaking studio. The show ran June 4 - August 1.


The Veteran's Upward Bound program at La Guardia Community College (Long Island City, NY) featured work from the Combat Paper Project. The show ran through May 28th.


The Gutman Library Exhibit - Harvard


Harvard University hosted an exhibit of Combat Paper broadsides at Gutman Library, April 24 - May 7. The exhibit was being held in conjunction with the Violence Transformed Conference. Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam introduced the combat papermakers at the exhibit opening on April 27th.


The Newark Public Library (Newark, NJ) hosted an exhibit, "The Combat Paper Project: Healing through Art", from April 1 - June 26. The exhibit coincided with a visit by Combat papermakers from April 21 - 24 at the NPL and at the Printmaking Council of New Jersey from June 14 - 20.


The President's Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art presented work by Combat papermakers and students from the HOPE Foundation in exhibit, February 22 - March 10. CP worked with students from HOPE Foundation last summer.


Work from the Combat Paper Project was featured in Celebrating Paper at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England, from January 17th thru February 22nd, 2010.


The Studios of Key West Exhibit


Combat Papermakers presented their work in the Fibers of Reason exhibit at The Studios of Key West from December 17 - January 10, 2010. The show was in conjunction with an artist planning residency and papermaking workshop from December 10 - 21.


Work from the Combat Paper Project was featured in Engaged and Fragmented at the Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX, from November 19th thru January 24th, 2010. The exhibit also featured paper arts by John Risseeuw, Eric Avery and Peter Sowiski.


Art work by Combat Papermakers was part of an exhibit at the annual Veterans Day dinner and fundraiser sponsored by Swords to Plowshares in San Francisco, CA on November 12th.


Art work by Combat Papermakers Drew Cameron and Jon Turner was included in the Veterans Gather exhibit at Univesity of Rhode Island in Providence, RI. The exhibit ran November 9 - December 24.


The Fabric of War exhibit traveled to the Birnam Institute in Dunkeld, Scotland for its final showing from November 7 - 25. This was part of the United Kingdom Tour.


Art work by Combat Papermakers was included in the second annual Veterans' Voices art show at the K Gallery of Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, CA from November 4 - 28. Images from the show are available on Flikr.


Work from the Combat Paper Project was featured in War Works: Artists Engage Iraq and Other Wars at Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, MN, from October 22nd thru November 18th. The exhibit traveled to the College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH, and showed from January 12th thru February 28th.


Two iconic paper art pieces by Combat Papermakers were included in the Friends of Dard Hunter Juried Exhibit shown at the Ozu Washi-Oji Paper Museum in Tokyo, Japan from August 31 - September 6.


Phoenix Exhibit


The Phoenix Gallery (Brighton, England) hosted Fabric of War, an exhibit of work from the Combat Paper Project from July 3 - August 15. This was part of the United Kingdom Tour.


Odysseus Project


The Combat Paper Project participated in The Odysseus Project: Finding Home, a writing and visual art program for veterans at the Joiner Center at University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA. CP provided handmade paper for the veterans workshops and contributed artwork and artist books to the exhibit at 12 Farnsworth Street Gallery, from June 12-27.


Hybrid Book Fair


Artist books and prints were on sale at the Hybrid Book Fair and Conference at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA on June 4-6. Drew Cameron discussed the Combat Paper and Warrior Writers Projects as part of a panel discusion, Book Art in the Social Sphere on June 6th.


Home From the Front


Broadsides by Jon Michael Turner, Drew Cameron and Eli Wright were included in group exhibit Home From the Front at the City of Brea Art Gallery in Brea, CA. The exhibit ran May 23 - July 10.


The Combat Paper Project presented an exhibit (Fabric of War) at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England from May 18 - June 23. This was the initial exhibit accompanying a United Kingdom Tour.


2191 Days and Counting


Work by Jon Michael Turner and Drew Cameron was included in 2,191 Days and Counting, a benefit exhibition for the Iraq Veterans Against the War at Powerhouse Arena, Dumbo, Brooklyn. The exhibit ran March 5 - 22.


Fire House Gallery, February 2009


The Burlington City Arts Firehouse Gallery hosted a Combat Paper exhibit and series of papermaking workshops from February 20 - April 11. This event featured a traditional exhibit in the gallery complete with a fully functioning paper studio. We hope this interactive format, of bringing the studio and the working artists to the gallery will further the dialog about Combat Paper. Saturday afternoon papermaking workshops were conducted. Seven Days ran an article on the show in their March 4th issue. WCAX-TV news also ran a video piece. And for a more thoughtful review, check out Vermont Art Zine.


The Combat Paper Project was part of a video installation at "The Art and the Body Politick" exhibit at the Red Door Gallery in Oakland, CA. The show ran January 2 - 31.


Combat Paper art selections were displayed at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions Annual Exhibition from December 17 - January 23 at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick, NJ.


Several Combat Paper broadsides were included in an exhibit at Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, CA. "Veteran's Voices" ran November 7 - 30.


A Combat Paper portfolio was featured at the "Leap of Faith 4: Let Peace Reign" show at the Susan Hensel Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. The exhibit ran November 7 - December 28.


A multitude of Combat Paper artwork was featured at the American Psyche exhibition that ran from October 27 through November 26 at the Cafritz Foundation Art Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland. The exhibit was a collaborative project of the Booklyn Artists Alliance and the 10th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference.


Pro-Con Flier, October 2008


Combat Paper artwork was featured at the "Pro/Con: Political Craft" show at the Rebus Works Gallery in Raleigh, NC. The exhibit ran October 3 - November 29.


The Art Rage Gallery in Syracuse, NY hosted a Combat paper exhibit in October. At the opening on October 11th, and again on the 16th, combat papermakers performed and read work from the latest "Warrior Writers" edition. The exhibit ran from October 8 - November 1. Jerk Magazine ran a review in its October 13th issue.


Art Rage Flyer, October 2008


In September, Loyola University of Chicago hosted an exhibit, "The Art of Democracy", featuring 'You Are Not My Enemy: Combat Paper Volume IV' and Drew Matott's 'People's Portraits of Bush'. The Chicago Tribune ran a review of the show.


A Combat Paper exhibit including a portfolio and a variety of pulp paper pieces by combat papermakers showed at the Richard F. Brush Gallery at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Also included in the exhibit were drawings of veteran papermakers by John La Falce made on the spring 2008 'western tour'. The exhibit coincided with a Combat Paper Workshop, lecture and performance series held in September.


SLU Exhibit, 2008


A series of combat paper prints, ephemera and installations celebrating the west coast Combat Paper tour were shown in exhibit at Hokin Gallery of Columbia College in Chicago in May 2008. The opening event included performances by tour participants.


Combat Paper prints were included in the "Art Against War" exhibit at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD in April 2008.


Some of Drew Cameron's Combat Paper art was included in the exhibit, "A Foreign Response", at University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, PA in April 2008.

A Foreign Response


Combat Paper was featured in the exhibit "Experiencing the War in Iraq", ReConnect, Fall River, MA, which traveled to several Rhode Island venues in March 2008:
      Machines With Magnets & Pawtucket Armory, Pawtucket, RI;
      AS220, Providence, RI

ReConnect Us


Radio Bean and Speeder & Earl's both introduced the Combat Paper Project to the Burlington, VT community by hosting exhibits of combat paper art in February 2008.


Combat Paper pulp paintings were also featured in the February 2008 exhibit "Breaking the Silence", at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA.


A Combat Paper Portfolio was exhibited in St. Louis at the Craft Alliance in January 2008 as part of "The Imbedded Image: Current Work in Hand Papermaking" exhibit curated by Tom Lang.


A Combat Paper Portfolio was included in "Mutanabbi Street: An Exhibition of Broadsides" curated by Kathleen Walkup, Director of the Book Arts Program at Mills College and was on display at the San Francisco Center for the Book in October 2007. The exhibit was shown again at the Saratoga Library in Saratoga, CA in March 2008.



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