Roberta Lavadour
Pendleton, Oregon


Roberta Lavadour: Finding Home, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Maternal Legends, The Center for Women & the Family, Pendleton, Oregon

Roberta Lavadour: Books, The Window Project, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon

Two Up: Common Curiosities, Mare Blocker & Roberta Lavadour, Portland
Community College Sylvania Campus, North View Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Works by Roberta Lavadour
, Boise State University Liberal Arts Building, Boise, I

Books Over Time: A Short Survey of Historical Models by Roberta Lavadour
, Calcia Hall, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

Roberta Lavadour: Fiber/Paper/Page, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon.

Exploring Artist’s Books: Bookworks by Roberta Lavadour, Betty Feves Memorial Gallery, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR



Jean B. King Gallery, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho

Following the Thread, Sherry Grover Gallery, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

10x10x10XTieton, Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA

Variations on the Artist’s Book: Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

All Stitched Up: An international juried book arts exhibition 
Collins Memorial Library University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

The Art of the Fold, Dayton Memorial Library/Regis University, Denver, CO.

Place/Making: A Four Way Conversation, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, Oregon. (with Lori Sams, Nika Blasser and Shari Dallas)

Open Sesame: The Magic of Artist’s Books Revealed, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA.


Ink + Print: West Coast Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR 

Art of the Book 2018, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild, traveling through 2020 to: Audain Gallery, Visual Arts building, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia; University of the Fraser Valley Library, Abbotsford, British Columbia; Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Regina, Saskatchewan; Centre culturel franco-manitobain, Winnipeg, Manitoba; McGill University Library, Montreal, Quebec; Craft Ontario, Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Mary E. Black Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland

31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrobie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

Artworks Northwest 2018, Umpqua Valley Arts Association Hallie Brown Ford Gallery, Roseburg, OR

The Printed Page III, Dayton Memorial Library, Regis University, Denver, CO

Focus on Book Arts Faculty/Staff Exhibit, Pacific University Library, Forest Grove, OR
Beyond Words: Artist’s Books: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

Invisible Cities, Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE

The Story Depends on the Teller: Book Arts in the Pacific Northwest, University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

Carpe Librum: the Art of the Book, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts,  Bainbridge Island, Washington

Artifacts of Loss: Memorial in Artists’ Books, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

HELLO HEDI: Book Art Inspired by Hedi Kyle – 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Emily Martin’s Postcards Project, various venues, including St. Bride’s Foundation gallery in London, Codex V, Richmond, CA, RSVP Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Oregon Art Beat Exhibition: Celebrating 15 Years of Creativity, People’s Art of Portland Gallery, the Mark Wooley Gallery, and the Arts Beat Main Stage Gallery.

The Story Depends on the Teller: Book Arts in the Pacific Northwest University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

Ideation by Chance, Seeger Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, California


Cave Paper and the Artful Book, Cowles Gallery at Open Book, Minneapolis,MN

Telling Stories: Exploring Book Arts, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Topeka, Kansas

The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Raphael, CA

Un-Speak-Able, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Woman and Books: Uncovered – A Decade Later, Milliken Gallery, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

Bookworks, Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, Lewiston, Idaho

AIR/HMC, MAVF, and Library Thoughts, Raday Kepeshaz, Budapest, Hungary

The Eighth Bright Hill Book Arts Exhibit, Bright Hill Press Word & Image Gallery,
Treadwell, NY

Book as Vessel, University of North Florida Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida

Artist, Educator, Mentor, Rascal: Dolph Smith & Friends, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Inventive Structures: Books Beyond the Codex: Creative Arts Workshop Hilles Gallery, New Haven, CT            

Miniature Artists’ Books by American Artists, an event of the 4th International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

The Beautiful Book: Exploring the Allure of Artist’s Books, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

The Assignment, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

beyondWORDS: BookFest 2009 The Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey. Curated by Carolyn Chadwick and Ed Hutchins.

Délires de Livres, Collégiale Saint André, Chartres, France

Beautiful Books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Boxy Books, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Molten II: Erotic Bookworks, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Fine Contemporary Crafts National Biennial, Artspace, Raleigh, North Carolina

Dog Eared: Revealing the Contents of Artist’s Books, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN

Paperworks, Carnegie Arts Center, Walla Walla, Washington

Miniature Book Society Traveling Exhibition

Maternal Legends, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

BookOpolis (Extended, Curated Version), Ashville Bookworks, West Asheville, NC           

The Book “ever after”, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, TX

The Art of the Book 2007, The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts, Crafts and Education, Bainbridge Island, WA

Gadzooks! Amazing Books by Northwest Artists, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

Sense and Sensuality, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Art Slate 2007, Curated by Boyd Harris and Henry Sayre, Condon, Oregon

Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Traveling Exhibition, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, MI; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Branford P. Millar Library, Portland State University, Portland, OR; The Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH 

Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Grolier Club, New York, NY

New Embroidery: Not Your Grandmother’s Doily, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, OR

Books 06: 10+, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Queensland, Australia

IXth International Artist’s Books Fair in Marseilles, Atelier
Vis-à-Vis, Marseilles, France

San Diego Book Arts First National Juried Exhibition, University of California, San Diego Geisel Library, San Diego, California

Ignighted: A Binding Design Competition, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

4th International Artist’s Book Exhibition, the King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Peace, Peace to the Far and to the Near…Artists and Poets Respond, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sponsored by the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Arts Commission, Portland, Oregon                         

Acquisition 1995-2005, the King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár , Hungary

Fourth Annual Bright Hill Press National Juried Exhibition, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY

Books .05: Works of Imagination, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Queensland, Australia

N x NW : 6 x 6 x 6, Little Work by NW Book Artists, Multnomah County Public Library, Portland, Oregon.

The Elements: Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

2005 Miniature Book Society Conclave XXlll, New Orleans, LA

2005 Miniature Book Traveling Exhibition hosted by the Miniature Book Society

Lead Thread, Handforth Gallery Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, Washington

Pushing the Margins: an Exhibition of Northwest Book Arts, White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR

Art Slate 2005, an invitational exhibition curated by Henry Sayre, Condon, Oregon

Spot On: The Art of Zines and Graphic Novels, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

The Intensive Spirit: Celebrating 22 Years of Paper and Book Intensive, Depot Art Center, Steamboat Springs, CO

New Editions Books>Old>New>Digital, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA 

West of 105, Idaho State University Transition Gallery, Pocatello, ID and BYU-Idaho Spori Gallery, Rexburg, ID

Imagine That: Juried Book Arts Exhibit, La Jolla Fiber Arts Gallery, La Jolla, CA

Tell Me a Story: Children’s Books and the Technology of Enchantment, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California

Eastern Oregon Honored Artists, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

What’s in a Book? Works by Five Book Artists, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY

Turning Pages: A Collection of Artists’ Books, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, on exhibit through April 2006

projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project 2004, 17 venues across Canada & US 

Handmade Papers of the World, Museum of Papermaking, Heron Corn Mill, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, UK

Oregon Book Biennial: Journals of Discovery, Multnomah County Library Collins Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Travelling to Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Artists’ Books 2004 Cuesta College Art Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

An Open Book, Cuyahoga Cummunity College, Western Campus, Cleveland Ohio

Stand and Deliver, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut. Travelling to Mesa College San Diego, California; The Arthur and Mara Jaffe Collection: Books as Aesthetic Objects, Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library, Boca Raton, Florida; Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado; Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, Illinois

Books .03 Watermarks, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, Queensland, Australia

Libri Mai Mai Vista (Books Never Ever Seen) 2002, 9th Juried Competition, Russi, Italy

9th Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition, Wexford, Ireland

Built by Hand: the Book as Art, Pyramid Atlantic International Juried Book Exhibition, Riverdale, Maryland

Undercover: Book Arts, St. Louis Artists’ Guild Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

Second Annual Bright Hill Press National Juried Exhibition, curated by Rory Golden and Keith Smith, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY

Art Books: Post-Modernist Approach to Hand Made Books, Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA

Artists of Eastern Oregon: Connection to Place, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon

 Art Books: Post-Modernist Approach to Hand Made Books, Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA

Art Slate 2003, an Invitational exhibition curated by Boyd Harris, Condon, Oregon

Just Art: An Invitation Exhibit of Work by Women Artists: Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, WA

Libri Mai Mai Vista (Books Never Ever Seen) 2002, 8th Juried Competition, Russi, Italy

Toys and Games!, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Books: Beyond the Binding, Hauser Art Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Manuscript Exhibition 4, Boekehuis, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa

First Bright Hill Press National Book Arts Exhibition, Curated by Richard Minsky and Peter Verheyen, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY

The 3rd National Book and Paper Arts Biennial, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago IL
Northwest Notables, curated by Dr. Henry Sayre, Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, Oregon

Book Explorations 2002 “The Quest for Meaning” Sponsored by The New Art Forum, Gallery of the Saltwinds Yankee Barn Kingston, Massachusetts

Manual Transmission: The Artists Book, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Libri Mai Mai Vista (Books Never Ever Seen) 2001, 7th Juried Competition, Russi, Italy. Award winners traveled to the Italian Cultural Center in Paris, France and the Museum of Illustration, Ferrara, Italy

Women and Books: Uncovered, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, juried exhibition in Seattle Washington, traveled to the Collins Gallery in the Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, OR

Transactions, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, New Foundland, Juror Tara Bryan

Manuscript Exhibition 3, Wordfest, Grahamstown, South Africa. traveled to Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg and Boekehuis 21st, Johannesburg

Art Slate 01, Condon, Oregon, Juried by Henry Sayre

Northwest Bookfest Book Arts Exhibition, Stadium Exhibition Center, Seattle, Washington, traveled to Multnomah Public Library, Portland, Oregon

3rd International Artists’ Book Exhibition, City Gallery, Deák- Collection, Székesfehérvár, Oskola, Hungary

Archibookture, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, Illinois

Elements 2000, sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, NY

The Days of the Handmade Book, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN 

Pyramid Atlantic Invitational Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Collaborative Mailart, Cork Gallery at Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Scrolling the Page: Artist’s Books from Around the World, an international juried on-line exhibition

Turning the Page: sponsored by the American Print Alliance Barnes and Noble Café Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia

Miniature Book Society 1999 CONCLAVE XVII – Koblenz, Germany

Miniature Book Society Traveling Exhibit, Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum, Wilmington DE; Indiana ; Indiana State University, Haute IN; Indiana University Library, Indianapolis IN;  Boston Public Library System, Boston, MA, State University, Haute IN; Indiana University Library, Indianapolis IN;  Boston Public Library System, Boston, MA

Art Slate 99, Condon Oregon, Juried Art Exhibit

Smoke, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN

Paper Dolls, a Juried Benefit Auction, The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, Illinois

Annual Regional Juried Art Show, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla Washington

Alliance of Contemporary Book Arts Member Show, Artworks Bookarts, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, California

Paper Work – an exhibit of book and paper art, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

Sculptural Selections, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, Washington

Annual Regional Juried Art Show, Carnegie Art Center, Walla Walla, Washington

Contemporary Crafts, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, Oregon



Baylor Libraries Book Art Collection, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Chapman University Special Collections, Orange, CA

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Special Collections

Pratt Institute Libraries, Brooklyn, NY

Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

Mills College F. W. Olin Library, Oakland, CA

Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Libraries, Richmond, VA

Miniature Book Museum, Ischari Shahar, Azerbaijan

The private collection of Jack Ginsburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland

The King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Oskola, Hungary

Archive of the Culture Centre, Commune de Russi, Italy

A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX 

University of Oregon Special Collections and Archives, Eugene, Oregon

University of Utah, Marriott Library Special Collections, Salt Lake City, Utah

University of Washington Special Collections, Seattle, Washington

Whitman College Penrose Library, Walla Walla, Washington

Indiana University Bloomington Lilly Library, Bloomington, IN

University of California Santa Barbara Special Collections, Santa Barbara, CA

University of California San Diego Special Collections, La Jolla, CA

Boise State University Albertsons Library Special Collections, Boise, ID

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection – John M Flaxman Library/School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace Book Arts Collection, New York, NY

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library,Topeka, KS

University of Denver, Denver, CO – Fine Press and Artists’ Books Collection



2019 10x10x10xTieton, Juror’s Award, Jurors Beth Sellars and Christina Orr-Cahall

2007  Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission

2007  Art Slate 2007, Juror’s Special Award, juror Mary Josephson

2005   Art Slate 2005, Artist Award 

Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Merit Award, juror Laura Wait

Finalist for the 2005 Miniature Book Society Distinguished Book Award

2004 Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, commission for “The Living Room”

2003 Honored Artist of Eastern Oregon: Recognition for a Body of Work, Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council

2002 Oregon Visual Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission and the NationalEndowment for the Arts.

2001 The Quality Award, 7th Edition of the Libri Mai Mai Visti (Books Never Ever Seen), Russi, Italy

2001 Judges’ Commendation for Excellence in Structure, Imagery and Content, 4th Annual Book Explorations “Word.Wise.World. Creation of Minds”

Douglas & Jean Wilson Award, Art Slate 2001, Condon, Oregon, Juror Henry Sayre, author of “A World of Art”



More Than Words: How Text, Image, Material and Structure Tell Stories, TopekaLibrary, 2012 

Playing with Paper: Illuminating, Engineering, Illuminating and Re-Imagining Paper Art by Helen Hiebert, Quarry Books, 2013

1000 Artist’s Books: Exploring the Book as Art, Sandra Salamony, Peter and Donna Thomas, Quarry Books, 2012

Roberta Lavadour: Book Artist, Oregon Art Beat, a production of Oregon Public Broadcasting, 2009.

Book Artists and Poets, Podcast Series by Steve Miller, iTunes

Tijdschrift Handboekbinden, Journal of the Dutch Bookbinding Foundation, The Twined Binding, Volume no. 3, , 2008

500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form, Susan J.E. Tourtillott, Lark Books, 2008

The Bonefolder: a peer-reviewed open-access e-journal, The Twined Binding, Volume 4, No. 2, Spring 2008

Catalyst Magazine, New Moon Press, May 2007

The Bonefolder: a peer-reviewed e-journal, The Practical Bench, Vol. 1 No. 2, Spring 2005

The Crafts Report, Insights, August, 2005

Autumn Phillips: Book Exhibit Creating Buzz, Steamboat Pilot, May 27, 2005

Janet Goetze: Artist’s Books Are More Than Paper, The Oregonian, July 1, 2004

W. Logan Fry: A Guide to Going Online, Fiber Arts Magazine, Summer 2004

Ed Hutchins: Making Books in the Key of B Sharp, Artists’ Books Review, Feb. 2003

Kerrie Carbarry, Dog Eared Magazine, Issues V, VI, XI, XIII

Western American Literature, Quarterly Journal of the Western Literature Asociation, Fall ‘01

Thompson, Muriello: Making Memory Books and Journals by Hand, Thunderbird Press, 2001

Susan Tortillott: Making and Keeping Creative Journals, Lark Books, 2001

Jason Thompson: Making Journals by Hand, Rockport Publishers, 2000

Contemporary Impressions, The Journal of the American Print Alliance, vol 7, #2, Fall 1999

Keith Smith: Non-Adhesive Binding, revised & expanded edition, keith smith BOOKS, 1999




2007 The Printed Page: Artists’ Books by American Printmakers (co-curated with Shu-Ju Wang)  Print Arts Northwest Gallery, Portland, OR

2001 A World of Artist’s Books, Betty Feves Memorial Gallery, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR



Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

Artist in Residence: Atelier 6000, Bend, Oregon

San Diego Book Arts, San Diego, CA

Fishtrap Writer’s Conference, Enterprise, Oregon

Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence – invited presenter 2007

Paper and Book Intensive 2004

Evergreen University, Olympia, WA

Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Pendleton, OR

Portland Community College, Sylvannia Campus, Portland, OR

Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council Artist in Residence

Nez Perce Arts Council, Lapwai, ID

Pocatello Book Arts Guild, Pocatello, ID

Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR, Printmaking department

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, Printmaking department

Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA – Artist in Residence

Oblation Papers and Press, Portland, OR

Emerald Book Arts Guild, Eugene, OR

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, OR

Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR

Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR

Carnegie Arts Center, Walla Walla, WA

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, OR

Crossroads Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Baker City, OR

C.R.E.A.T.E. Workshops in the Gorge, Stevenson, WA

Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Joseph, OR