Johnny Carrera

Executive Director

Johnny Carrera started publishing Artist's Books 1994 when he was 'auditing an MFA' at the University of Wisconsin. He also studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School. He enjoys teaching Book Arts to people of all ages and many of his interns and students are now pursuing successful careers in the book arts. Best known for Pictorial Webster's and his show with Tom Phillips at Mass Moca, Johnny is a member of the Society of Printers, the Wood Engraver's Network, and the Frederick Arts Council.

Sara Friedman

Director of Finance and Procurement

Sara Friedman is a Maryland based printmaker, printer, photographer and book artist. She studied Art History and Printmaking at Hood College, and Art and The Book (MA) at George Washington University/ Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Her work is featured in several collections, and both of her adult children live in Frederick, Maryland.

Corrine Wilson

Director of Planning and Communications

Corrine Wilson is a Maryland based printmaker and photographer. She studied Communications and Media Studios at Goucher College and went on to work as a Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton where she was an Emergency Response Planner for FEMA. Corrine is also a member of People of Print.


Charlotte Mauler Hayes

Bookbinding, Printmaking, and Photography

Charlotte Mauler Hayes is a freelance photographer and graphic designer originally from North Carolina. She graduated from Warren Wilson College with concentration on book arts, printmaking and photography.  Her bookbinding and art is influenced by historic research of  european renaissance and medieval bookbinding forms while her photography and graphic design relies heavily on the use of computers and modern technology. She has received award recognition for her historic bookbinding and historic artwork through the regional chapter of an international historical society.​​

Lauren Koch

Letterpress, Printmaking, and Bookbinding

Originally from the Appalachian foothills of Northwest Georgia, Lauren G. Koch graduated in 2016 from the University of West Georgia, with concentrations in sculpture, printmaking, and art history.  She has most recently immersed herself in the DMV area, while pursuing her MFA (2020) at the University of Maryland.  She is an interdisciplinary artist, in addition to a classically trained musician, who finds herself drawn more to songwriting and playing folk instruments.  Having been steeped in the traditions and crafts of Northern Europe and Appalachia, her artwork serves as a conduit for fleeting personal and collective memories.  As a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist, she has found herself attending artist residency and teaching workshops on mark making with ferrous metals and natural colorants, throughout the United States and Europe. 

Katana Lippart

Bookbinding, Printmaking

Graduating with her BFA from George Mason University with a concentration in printmaking, Katana Lippart shares her knowledge in printmaking, book arts, zines, and collage. In her personal work, Lippart aims to reveal identity through her understanding of place. She continues to draw inspiration from the natural cycles of arrival, departure, and return. 

Kayleigh Montgomery


Kayleigh Montgomery is a Frederick, Maryland based artist and designer. She has studied fine art photography at The Corcoran College of Art + Design, and Graphic Design at Frederick Community College. Kayleigh is a Founding Member of the Mid Atlantic Analog Photographers, and has assisted John Carrera in his book arts studio.

Ann Neslen


Ann Neslen is a writer and artist from Salt Lake City, Utah and recently relocated to Frederick, Maryland. She studied English teaching at Utah State University and Book Arts at the University of Utah. Ann’s teaching background is in writing, bookbinding, and multimedia visual arts. She is passionate about sharing the art of bookbinding and enjoys combining multiple art forms. Ann’s artwork and writing have been featured in several publications and gallery shows.

Lynn Yockelson


Lynn Yockelson is a full-time public high school art teacher in Maryland. She earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in graphic design, and an MAEA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She holds National Board Teacher Certification. She is a member of the National Art Education Association, and the Creative Alliance of Baltimore.


Bria Rodriguez

Bria is a current junior at Oberlin College double majoring in English and Creative Writing. She lives in San Diego, CA, but is excited to be doing a remote internship with the Frederick Book Arts Center for two months as part of Oberlin’s Junior Practicum Program. 


She was first introduced to the book arts through an Introduction to Book Studies class she took her sophomore year. There, she learned about various methods of bookbinding, paper-making, and printing as they related to the evolution of books over time. She hopes to find work in the publishing industry post-graduation.

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217 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

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