Welcome to our Affiliated Artists Page

Writing is an art but some of the magic is lost in commercial publishing. Bring the magic back by supporting artist who are keeping the true book arts alive. These artists create beautiful and inspiriting book related items including art with poems, custom print and letter press art, custom book covers, and more.

Amaranth Press & Bindery

Carrie Valenzuela

Carrie Valenzuela is a Chicanx artist, printer and hand bookbinder who created Amaranth Press and Bindery in 2001. She/they are a community activist establishing justice and inclusion in her work as a teaching artist in Syracuse, New York. Trained in a range of bookbinding methods and production letterpress work, Valenzuela constructs unique books and ephemera and also leads workshops in bookmaking and letterpress printing under the new imprint of Salt City Book Arts. 

Carrie serves the American Printing History Association as President of the Upstate New York Chapter as well as part of the national committees of Diversity and Inclusion Liaison and Membership. Carrie seeks to bring forth the visuals for a range of artists and organizations of historically underrepresented populations.

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Ancestor's Daughter

Vanessa Johnson

"I am a Griot, a teller of tales.

I Tell memory through my Story Performances, One Woman Shows, Mixed Media Quilts, Plays, Short Stories, and I Sing Tales with my storytelling band, Matie Masie!"

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Looking for an Illustrator?

Check out this list of Beestie-approved illustrators. We personally know each of these artists and while cannot speak to their pricing or ability to do your work, we know they are talented and professional.

Book covers - Children's Books - Logos

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Are you a book artist?

If you produce art that pairs well with books and would like to be added to our affiliated artists page, contact us with information about your work and why it would be a good fit for our Beestie readers and authors. Listing fees are contributed to our First Time Author's Fund.

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