Mare Blocker

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Design

Mare Blocker

Office Location:Ingram Hall - Room 120

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • M.F.A., University of Idaho, 2006
  • B.F.A., Ceramic Sculpture, University of Washington, 1982


Art of the Book

Selected Presentations

  • Panel Discussion, Women Over 25, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (September 2011)
  • The Book Arts Guild, The Vandercook Book, Seattle, WA (October, 2010)
  • The U of WA Art Department, Embroidered and Visibly Stitched Artists Books, Seattle, WA (May 26, 2010)


  • First Place, Open Regional Photography Exhibit, collaboration with Charly Bloomquist, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR - 2012
  • The Suzanne L. Martin Award for Excellence in Mentoring, Whitman College - 2010
  • The Doug and Laurie Kanyer Award, 10x10x10 Tieton, Tieton, WA - 2010

Professional Memberships/Organizations


Mare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established The M Kimberly Press in 1984. She earned a B.F.A. in Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Washington and an M.F.A. at the University of Idaho. Her work can be found in over 85 public collections and museums including The Victoria and Albert, The University of Washington Special Collections, The Getty and The Library of Congress. Mare has been a Library Fellow award winner from the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC and a Sally R Bishop Artist in Residence at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She is the President of the Book Arts Guild, a regional organization for book artists and enthusiasts, and on the Executive Board of Directors for the College Book Art Association.