JCBA Artist of the Week

Our next artist needs no formal introduction. She was the 2014 Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence here at the JCBA. If you don’t know this artist’s work, it’s raw, it’s slick, it’s inspiring, culturally aware, personal and well, just some of the coolest work you will see in the book arts. We are proud to present Julia Arrendondo as our next JCBA Artist of the Week.

An artist entrepreneur, Julia recently concluded her MFA at Columbia College Chicago. Originally from Corpus Christi, TX; Julia is heavily influenced by the small, family-based businesses she grew up around. Formally trained in printmaking and specializing in artistic forms of independent publishing, Julia founded Vice Versa Press and Curandera Press as her entrepreneurial debuts. Julia recently launched media entities, QTVC Live! and COVIDtv, which are now on hiatus.

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