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NIAD at the 2024 San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF)

July 18 to July 21

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Presented by Minnesota Street Project Foundation
July 18 – 21, 2024
Preview: Thursday, July 18, 6-10pm

Public Hours:
Preview: Thursday, July 18: 6:00–10:00 pm
Friday, July 19: 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday, July 20: 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday, July 21: 11:00 am–5:00 pm


NIAD is thrilled to participate once again in the SFABF. We’ll be unveiling a special collaborative print by NIAD artist Ann Meade and beloved friend of NIAD Lena Gustafson, along with artist books and merch galore.

NIAD x Night Diver Press print edition featuring artist Ann Meade.

“Oakland A’s”

3 color risograph

Edition of 75

Ann comes from a long family line of artists, including her great grandmother, grandmother, cousin and aunt. Ann is proud to have a family history of creators and feels that her family’s legacy informs her work and her drive to create. Along with the Oakland A’s, cats are another cornerstone for Ann’s practice; she had a cat as a child and they have always been an important part of her life. Making art keeps her life centered and calm, according to Ann.

After creating this 3 color risograph print from a recent watercolor Ann created, we spoke with her about her relationship with the A’s and her sadness about them leaving town, “I was the only one in my family that liked baseball. I started following the A’s in 1982, the year I graduated from high school. Some of my friends were A’s fans, yea. But they’re moving! They’re going to be in Sacramento for three seasons, then in 2028 they’re going to Las Vegas. It’s kind of sad. I never had a favorite player, I just liked the team. I don’t know if I’ll still follow them when they move. I used to go to a lot of games, but this year is different because, all the boycotts and stuff, my sister won’t let me go to the games. They’re boycotting Oakland because they’re moving. They want Oakland to stay in Oakland.”



The San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF) is pleased to announce its seventh year at Minnesota Street Project’s contemporary art campus. Open July 19 through July 21, 2024, with a preview the evening of July 18, the SFABF is a free annual multi-day exhibition and celebration of printed material from independent publishers, artists, designers, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world.

SFABF places the unique history and perspectives of the Bay Area in conversation with national and international publishing communities. Free and open to the public, SFABF features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples. Throughout the weekend, visitors to the fair are welcome to experience a diverse range of talks, performances, book launches, special projects, exhibitions, and signings across the Project’s contemporary art campus, as well as select off-site projects and events. Launched in 2016 as a joint collaboration between Colpa Press, Minnesota Street Project, and Park Life, the fair’s popularity has grown steadily. As of 2023, the SFABF has welcomed more than 80,000 visitors. The fair continues to expand its horizons, offering more in-depth programming related to art publishing at three different venues on the Minnesota Street Project contemporary arts campus, new exhibitors, and exciting fundraising editions from Bay Area artists.

Adding to the excitement, we’ve included a new exhibition space at 1150 25th Street, Building B, Suite B. In addition to the 85 exhibitors at 1275 Minnesota Street, 1150 25th Street will feature 45 publishers whose practices are dedicated to accessible and inventive forms of bookmaking and publishing. 1201 Minnesota Street will host a Xerox Party and workshops over the course of the weekend. Scroll down for more programming! 

Presented by the Minnesota Street Project Foundation, SFABF’s mission is to help sustain the creation and distribution of printed material through support of the independent publishing community from the Bay Area and beyond, and to expand our reach to new audiences.


Events of Interest

Saturday, July 20

LIVING ARCHIVES: how book arts community refuses complete burnout, with NIAD Facilitator Kate Laster
The practice of keeping records may be associated with institutional control or private comfort but it continues to also be an act of survival. What happens when burnout burns out? This visual studies lecture explores the history and present of cycles of burnout and endurance in book, print and movement work. From scanner beds, printing zines, to studios in the woods producing accessible protest art, our radical art ancestors have taken up space in book margins, founded alternative presses, gathered at meetups, made counter-monuments and rallied in community. The process of persistence is embedded in a vast bibliography far outside of the canon: this is the future of collective liberation.


Room D – 1275 Minnesota St.

NIAD sister studio Creativity Explored will be present to sign the book Art is Art, celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary, and artist Tucker Nichols will be on site to sign copies of Flowers for Things I Don’t Know How to Say. Watch this space for times and details.


Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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