Don’t Miss – Mary Risala Laird

October 12, 2023 – Artist Talk, Eastern Edge Gallery

October 14, 2023 – Book Binding Workshop, Quidi Vidi Artisan Studios


The Handmade Book

Exhibit includes Making Bread (not bombs)

Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University

October 6, 2022 — February 5, 2023

Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda



The Rooms

St. John’s, Newfoundland

June 25 – September 25, 2022

Level 3 Harbour Gallery, Art Gallery



*New Article* 2022 – “Down the Rabbit Hole: The Artists’ Books of walking bird press” by Duncan Major, published in the Devil’s Artisan, #90, Spring/Summer 2022.



VANL-CARFAC  honors Tara Bryan with the 2021 Endurance Award



Most Recent Books

Façades for Mark Rothko

Text by Crispin Elsted, Designed by Tara Bryan



The pages for Making Bread (not bombs) were cut and scored on an Epilog laser cutter. The files were created in Corel Draw, then sent to the laser cutter to “print.” The book is inkjet printed on 2 sides, and the registration is very tight. I tried cutting and scoring by hand, but could not be consistent enough to keep the 5 sections square once they were folded and glued. The video shows the laser cutting and scoring the second of 3 sheets, which are then trimmed by hand on the top and bottom, and folded, collated and glued.