The Bourgeon Book

Bourgeon_ArtistBook_Cover_2013-09-13_proof“I highly recommend it for any arts library.” – Michael Kaiser, Kennedy Center

“The book is full of revelations about works of art, about how artists work, and about the cultural richness of Washington, DC. Kudos to Robert Bettmann for giving us the fifty-first work of art, this well conceived and edited book.” – Jonathan Katz, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

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The Advisory Committee for the book included George Jackson, Jack Hannula, Dr. Judith Hanna, Dr. Naima Prevots, Michele Banks, Sara Hill Isacson, Adah Rose Bitterbaum, David Ramos, and Joy Ford Austin.

The Editorial Committee for the book included Kate Kretz, Heather Desaulniers, Diana Dinerman, Kathryn Boland, Cheryl Palonis Adams, John Shields, Gregory Luce, and Robert Bettmann.

Publication was funded by the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. and through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

In 2015 the National Endowment for the Arts awarded us a grant to create an expanded ebook. Check back soon for more details. 

The artists included in the print book are:

Jane Franklin
Kevin Platte
Tehreema Mitha
Gesel Mason
Aysha Upchurch
Kelly Mayfield
Dana Tai Soon Burgess
Daniel Burkholder
Joan Belmar
Prudence Bonds
Judith Peck
Megan Coyle
Robert Bettmann
Michele Banks
Tim Tate

Jenny Walton
Jessica Beels
Salvador Casco
Alec Simpson
Camille Mosley-Pasley
Al Miner
Laurel Lukaszewski
Maida Withers
Heather Desaulniers
Steven Shafarman
Casey Maliszewski
Jan Tievsky
Sabado Lam
Lori Clark
George Jackson
Michael Bjerknes

Cheryl Palonis Adams
Doug Yeuell
Judith Hanna
Loren Ludwig
Valerie Durham
Daniel Barbiero
Laurel Victoria Gray
Alvin Mayes
Jonathan Morris
Kathryn Boland
Ken Manheimer
Nancy Havlik
Cem Catbas
Jon Gann
and Andy Shallal

Copyeditors for the book included Amy Taylor and Gregory Luce. Editorial Assistants for the book project included Emily Adams, Nate Hochstetler, Clare Donnelly, Melissa Brooks, and Jacqueline Drayer.

The book’s designer was Design Action Collective / Innosanto Nagaro.