Sunday, February 7, 2016

February FOBL Showcase Artist

February FOBL Showcase Artist
Jennifer Knowles
Bookbinding, Papermaking, Printmaking, and Book Arts
Artist Bio:
Jennifer Knowles is a Nashville native with a passion for bookbinding, papermaking, printmaking and book arts. She teaches at colleges, universities, and arts organizations throughout the southeastern United States. Her sculptural work, artists books and photographic works are exhibited and collected internationally.

She is a member of the American Craft Council, the College Book Arts Association, the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers, the Tennessee Book Arts Guild and Tennessee Craft (TACA). She opened Brown Dog Bindery in 2010 focusing on book restoration, repair, and conservation including photo and document restoration.

Jennifer is also the Founding Director of Brown DogNashville; an organization that conceptualizes, organizes and promotes creative collaborations between local businesses, visual and performing arts, and the community.

She is the co-founder of The Nashville Limited EditionClub, a Nashville-centric organization that pairs a local author and artist for one year culminating in an original work printed and bound by local artisans for small run, limited edition artists' books and small batch digital publications.

When she isn't busy binding books, publishing or organizing events you might find her navigating Tennessee's rivers in her little yellow kayak or cruising country roads in a rusty truck with her little brown dog, Nollie.

See all of Jennifer's work by visiting Brown Dog Bindery. Her e-mail address is

Presented by The Friends of The Brentwood Library:
Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. The next time you pay us a visit, take a few extra moments to pause and savor these artists' creations.