Publish your own art book


 Elijah Gowin

, May 14 2012
  6:30 to 8:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00pm and speaker begins promptly at 6:30 pm

The UMKC Innovation Center
  4747 Troost Ave, Room 114, Kansas City, MO  64111



Elijah Gowin speaks on how to publish an art book
Recent changes in technology have fueled the self-publishing explosion and empowered artists to make their own books that show off their artwork.  But the pathways are many and the choices can often be overwhelming and filled with risk.  Where is the best printer for my book?  Can I design it myself?  Can I make one or do I have to print hundreds?  This workshop will help you navigate the technical and social aspects of making a book, from design and production to marketing and distribution.  There will be time for participants to see examples of various types of books as well as ask questions. 

About our Speaker

Elijah Gowin founded Tin Roof Press to publish his books on art and photography including "Maggie" in 2009 and his monograph "Of Falling and Floating" in 2011.  Presently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he directs photographic studies.

Gowin was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1967 and received his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico.  His photographs are in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography, among others.  His awards include the John S. Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 as well as grants from the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Puffin Foundation.  Gowin is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery, New York and Dolphin, Kansas City.  His websites can be found at and      

How to Register

The Third Space series is free and open to the public.  As seating for the event is limited, advance registration is requested.  To confirm your participation, please click on the "Register Now" button above. Refreshments provided.  For questions regarding this event, please contact Diane Scott at

Artist INC is a collaborative partnership of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the UMKC Innovation Center. Major support is provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 
and the Missouri Arts Council.

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Lisa Cordes at

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