Purple Pumpkin Press

Mary Beth Boone is a book artist and letterpress printer living in Greensboro, NC. She began making books about twenty years ago and shows her work extensively. Recent exhibits include Pop-Up Now at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR in 2016, Selfies, Real or Imagined at Gallery West in Columbia, SC in 2015, and BookOpolis 2014, Printmade Artist's Books at BookWorks in Asheville, NC. Her work was included in 1000 Artists’ Books and 500 Handmade Books, volume 2. A Winter Residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2012 inspired her to purchase a Vandercook SP 15 letterpress. She prints under the imprint Purple Pumpkin Press. Her work is in private and public collections. Mary Beth holds a MFA from the University of SC, Columbia.