JCBA Artist of the Week

The JCBA Artist of the Week, when we began, was intended to have only ten videos spread across this summer. Then, having received great interest from across the book arts community to take part in this platform, it was expanded. In this, our final video of the summer, a summer which did see us move into a new reality, a more virtual reality here at the Jaffe Center and all do to the nature of a once in a hundred years’ pandemic, there could not be a more fitting book "arts" end, than the artist we are meant to showcase this week.

Dorothy Simpson Krause is Professor Emerita at Massachusetts College of Art, author of Book + Art: Handcrafting Artists' Books and co author of Digital Art Studio. She has been a Visiting Artist or Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Academy in Rome, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Her work, which is in the collections of more than three dozen museums/ universities, combines traditional and digital media in artist books, large-scale mixed media pieces and book-like objects that bridge between the two forms. She lives in South Florida close enough to the Jaffe Center to take advantage of their offerings and can be contacted at Her work can be seen at and