Printing at Penland

Jessica at the helm of a Vandercook press, during our week of co-teaching a letterpress intensive at the Penland School of Crafts.

Ink in sync

Tandem-inking our giant linoleum block at the Tacoma Wayzgoose festival.

Larger than life

Volunteers reveal our “Even Keel” steamroller print at the 2011 Roadworks Festival in San Francisco.

No pressure or anything

Chandler (left) pulls a steamroller print in front of an audience at the Tacoma Wayzgoose festival.

Shameless commerce division

The Dead Feminists on display in our merch booth at an outdoor event in Seattle.

Live feminists

Below are our upcoming events and appearances, as well as a list of past lectures, exhibitions, craft fairs and other events. To stay on top of future events, we recommend signing up for our mailing list.

 
 

Upcoming Events

Washington, DC Show

Wonder Women
Group exhibit featuring several Dead Feminists broadsides
July 17 through November 17, 2017
Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, DC

Studio Tour

Catch the debut of our 26th broadside here!
Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017
Find Chandler at Anagram Press (stop #TBA)
and Jessica at Springtide Press (stop #TBA)
11 am to 5 pm, free!
Tacoma, WA

Spokane show

Title TBA
Two-person exhibition featuring the Dead Feminists
broadsides and steamroller prints
February 6 through March 23, 2018
Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth University
300 W. Hawthorne Rd., Spokane, WA

UPS Flea Market

Celebrating 50 years!
Artisan craft fair; we’ll have signed books available
(as well as broadsides, postcards and our solo work)
Saturday, March 17, 2018
9 am to 4 pm, entry fee $5
(8:15 am early-bird entry fee: $10)
University of Puget Sound Memorial Fieldhouse
N. 11th St. between Alder and Union, Tacoma, WA

 

 

Past Events

Pressing Matters: Mother’s Day
Artist talk and book signing
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 3 pm
Eagle Harbor Book Company
157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA

13th Annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Saturday & Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017
11 am to 5 pm, free!
King’s Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

UPS Flea Market
Artisan craft fair
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9 am to 4 pm, entry fee $5
(8:15 am early-bird entry fee: $10)
University of Puget Sound Memorial Fieldhouse
N. 11th St. between Alder and Union, Tacoma, WA

Lost at She: A Feminist Compass
Two-person exhibition featuring nautical artwork
and the debut of our 25th broadside
March 4 through 31, 2017
NW Maritime Center
431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA
First Saturday Art Walk:
Saturday, March 4, 5:30 to 8 pm
Reception, Artist Talk and She Tells Sea Tales Event:
Saturday, March 11, 7 to 10 pm

Bold Broadsides and Bitsy Books
Exhibit featuring 13 Dead Feminists broadsides
and miniature artist books by other artists
November 21, 2016 through March 17, 2017
Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, DC

Broad Words: Books & Prints by Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring
Two-person exhibition featuring all 24 Dead Feminists
broadsides and individual artist books and prints
February 1 through March 1, 2017
Artist talk Thursday, February 2, 4 pm, Bedford Rm. 111
Opening reception & book signing to follow in gallery

Bedford Gallery, Longwood University
201 High St., Farmville, VA

Tacoma is for Lovers Valentine’s Day craft fair
(we’ll have broadsides and postcards available)
Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, 2017
11 am to 4 pm, free!
King’s Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Letterpress Hullaballoo
Group exhibit featuring Dead Feminists broadsides
January 17 through February 10, 2017
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Dead Feminists: Broads and Broadsides
Two-person exhibition featuring the chronology of our
series through broadsides and steamroller prints
October 29 through December 6, 2016
School of Visual Concepts
2300 7th Ave., Suite B, Seattle,WA
Reception, book signing & costume party:
Saturday, October 29, 4 to 7 pm
Come dressed as your favorite historical feminist!

Pressing Matters: Regroup & Resist (Seattle)
Artist talk, pop-up shop and book signing
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7 pm
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum
314 Marion Street
Seattle, WA

Pressing Matters: Regroup & Resist (Lacey)
Artist talk, pop-up shop and book signing
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7 pm
Timberland Library
500 College Street SE, Lacey, WA

Pressing Matters: Regroup & Resist (University Place)
Artist talk, pop-up shop and book signing
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7 pm
University Place Library
3609 Market Place W, Suite 100 
University Place, WA

Tacoma is for Lovers
Holiday artisan craft fair
Saturday and Sunday
November 19 and 20, 11 am to 4 pm
King’s Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Pressing Matters: The Path Forward
Book signing and artist talk
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7 pm
Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA

Pressing Matters: Election Day
Artist talk, pop-up shop and book signing
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
4 to 5:30 pm, free!
Collins Memorial Library
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Beach Broads(ides)
Book signing and artist chat on the gorgeous Oregon coast!
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:30 pm
Beach Books
616 Broadway, Seaside, OR

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival
Chandler & Jessica appearing on the Women First panel
with Danielle Dutton, author of Margaret the First
and Laurie Notaro, author of Crossing the Horizon
moderated by Elly Blue of Microcosm Press
Book signing to follow
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:30 pm
The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR

Lit Crawl Portland
Book signing and artist talk as part of the city-wide event
Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 pm
The Big Legrowlski
812 NW Couch St., Portland, OR

Type, Paper, Scissors: a Broadside Exhibit
Group show juried by Jessica Spring
September 29 through November 4, 2016
Transition Gallery, Pond Student Union
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Dead Feminists and Rad Women
Joint author event with Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl,
authors of Rad Women Worldwide
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

Make-Ready: Dead Feminists from Print to Page
Two-person exhibition featuring an in-depth look
at the process behind our series and book
October 7 through 29, 2016
23Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave., Portland, OR
Reception and book signing:
Saturday, October 22, 4 to 6 pm

Slinging Ink
Group invitational show, including several
Dead Feminists broadsides
October 7 through 28, 2016
Chartreuse Gallery
1301 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Lit Crawl Seattle
Book signing and artist talk
as part of the neighborhood-wide Capitol Hill event
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7 pm
Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe
425 15th Ave. E, Seattle, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk and book signing
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7 pm
Tacoma Public Library (main branch)
1102 S. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Studio Tours
Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2016
Find Chandler at Anagram Press (stop #9)
and Jessica at Springtide Press (stop #15)
11 am to 5 pm, free!
Tacoma, WA

Dead Feminists book release costume party
including book signing, on our worldwide release date.
Come dressed as your favorite historical feminist!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7 pm
King’s Books
218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA

Just One Look
Group exhibition
March 28 through July 29, 2016
Special Collections Gallery
University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

12th annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Saturday & Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2016
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

49th annual UPS Flea Market
Artisan market and craft fair
Saturday, March 19, 2016
University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse, Tacoma, WA

Ladies of Letterpress Book Show
Group exhibition
December 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, December 5, 2015
Bookworks Gallery, Asheville, NC

Tacoma Studio Tours
City-wide open studios
October 17 & 18, 2015
11 am to 5 pm, free!
Tacoma, WA

The Contained Narrative
Group exhibition
April 8 through July 26, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, May 8, 2015, 6-9 pm
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Artifacts of Loss
Group exhibition
April 1 through July 15, 2015
Special Collections Gallery, UW Allen Library
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

11th annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

48th annual UPS Flea Market
Artisan market and craft fair
Saturday, March 21, 2015
University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse, Tacoma, WA

Curated Collection: Broadsides
Group exhibition
February 13 through March 14, 2015
23Sandy Gallery
Portland, OR

Fifth CODEX International Bookfair
Biennial exhibition and symposium
February 8 through 11, 2015
Craneway Pavilion
Richmond, CA

Wayzgoose Retrospective
Group Exhibition
October 1 through December 30, 2014
Brooks Dental Studio
732 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

Sacred/Profane
Group Exhibition
November 7 through December 20, 2014
23Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave., Portland, OR
Opening reception: Friday, November 7, 4-6 pm

Museum of Glass Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 13, 2014
10 am to 5 pm
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma, WA

Tacoma is for Lovers Holiday Craft Fair
Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, 2014
11 am to 4 pm
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

Studio Tour
Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, 2014
11 am to 5 pm
At the Anagram Press studio (#18 on the tour), Tacoma, WA

Paper Trails
Craft fair for all things related to the paper arts
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11 am to 5 pm, free!
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

Book Power Redux
Traveling Group Exhibition
May 30 through July 26 at 23Sandy Gallery, 623 N. 23rd Ave., Portland, OR
August 15 through October 15 at Collins Memorial Library, U. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Wayzgoose!
Part of Seattle’s South Lake Union Block Party
Friday, August 8, 2014, Noon to 6 pm, free
Denny Way & Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA

Capitolized: TypeCon 2014
Exhibition of the Dead Feminists series at TypeGallery 2014
July 30 through August 3, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC

Word Play: the Materiality of Text in the Modern Book Arts
Group Exhibition
March 10 through June 6, 2014
Allen & Suzzallo Libraries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk on the Dead Feminists series
May 29, 2014
Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

10th Annual Tacoma Wayzgoose
Letterpress printing festival with steamroller printing
Sunday, April 27, 2014
King’s Books, Tacoma, WA

The Art of Wayzgoose
Group Exhibition
March 12 through April 9, 2014
Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Parkland, WA

The Printed Page
Group Exhibition
February 21 through April 5, 2014
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

47th Annual UPS Flea Market
March 22, 2014
University of Puget Sound Field House, Tacoma, WA

Art of the Book Symposium
Lecture about the Dead Feminists series
March 15, 2014
Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk on the Dead Feminists series
November 2013
Pierce County Library, University Place, WA

Fourth CODEX International Bookfair
February 10-13, 2013
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

Crafty Wonderland
December 8-9, 2012
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

Old Dog, New Tricks
Letterpress intensive course co-taught by Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring
August 26 through September 1, 2012
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Arts & Industry
Featured presenters on the Dead Feminists series
1st Annual Ladies of Letterpress Conference
August 1-3, 2011
Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC

Third CODEX International Bookfair
February 6-9, 2011
University of California, Berkeley, CA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk on the Dead Feminists series
June 2010
Pierce County Library, Gig Harbor, WA

The Art of Small Press Publishing
Panelists, October 2010
Olympia Timberland Library, Olympia, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk on the Dead Feminists series
May 2010
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Pressing Matters
Artist talk on the Dead Feminists series
February 2010
Washington State Library, Tumwater, WA