Tom Killion

Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at www.tomkillion.com.

 

Past Events

California’s Wild Edge at Humboldt State

Saturday Oct 08 2016  
HSU Reese Bullen Gallery  Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA  map

California’s Wild Edge: Artist’s Talk at Humboldt State

Thursday Sep 22 2016   5:30 PM
HSU Library Authors Hall  Humboldt State University, 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA  map

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival Fundraiser Gala

Saturday Sep 10 2016   6:00 PM
Throckmorton Theater  142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA  map

Tom Killion at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Saturday Aug 27 2016 - Sunday Aug 28 2016  10:00 AM
Booth #448  University Ave. between Bryant & Florence , Palo Alto, CA  map

85th Annual California Book Awards

Monday Jun 13 2016   6:00 PM
The Commonwealth Club of California  555 Post St, San Francisco, CA  map

Tom Killion in Los Angeles

Saturday Jun 04 2016   4:00 PM
The Craft in America Center  8415 West 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA  map

35th Annual Northern California Book Awards

Sunday May 15 2016   1:00 PM
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

Japanese-Style Woodblock Printmaking Workshop

Saturday Mar 19 2016   10:00 AM
Pacific Art League (Main Gallery)  668 Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA  map

Cowell Press Show & Symposium: Day 2

Saturday Jan 23 2016   10:00 AM
Page Smith Library, Cowell College, UCSC  1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Cowell Press Show & Symposium: Day 1

Friday Jan 22 2016   5:00 PM
Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, UCSC Santa Cruz  1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Meet the Artist: Tom Killion on Prints and Printmakers of Lake Tahoe

Friday Jan 08 2016   12:00 PM
Nevada Museum of Art  160 W Liberty St., Reno, NV  map

Tom Killion at DIESEL Larkspur

Saturday Dec 05 2015   1:00 PM
DIESEL, A Bookstore  2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA  map

Meet Artist Tom Killion 

Thursday Nov 05 2015   7:00 PM
Bob Johnson Gallery  314 Center St., Healdsburg, CA  map

Edge of the Sea: Tom Killion Slide Lecture 

Friday Oct 16 2015   5:30 PM
Pacific Grove Public Library  550 Central Ave., Pacific Grove, CA  map

An Evening with Artist Tom Killion 

Wednesday Oct 14 2015   6:00 PM
Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building  914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA  map

Litquake’s Braving the Elements: An Afternoon of Books About The Environment

Sunday Oct 11 2015   1:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center  3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #214 , Lafayette, CA  map

Celebrate Tam: Tom Killion Reception and Book Signing

Tuesday Oct 06 2015   6:00 PM
Mill Valley Community Center  180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA  map

Tom Killion at Tor House

Saturday Oct 03 2015   10:00 AM
Carmel Women's Club  9th Ave. & San Carlos, Carmel, CA  map

Celebrate Tam: Tom Killion Prints at the Mill Valley Community Center

Saturday Oct 03 2015   6:00 PM
Mill Valley Community Center  180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA  map

Tom Killion: California’s Wild Edge at the Bolinas Museum

Saturday Sep 26 2015   2:00 PM
Bolinas Museum  48 Wharf Circle, San Rafael, CA  map

Tom Killion at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Monday Jul 13 2015   7:30 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz  1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Tom Killion in Big Sur

Sunday Jul 12 2015   4:00 PM
Henry Miller Library  48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA  map

Artist Reception and Discussion with Tom Killion

Friday Jul 10 2015  
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  map

Tom Killion in San Francisco

Thursday Jul 09 2015   7:30 PM
Green Apple Books on the Park  1231 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

California’s Wild Edge: An Evening of Art and Poetry of the California Coast with Gary Snyder and Tom Killion

Saturday Jun 27 2015   5:00 PM
Toby's Feed Barn  11250 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

The Poets of California’s Wild Edge

Tuesday Jun 23 2015   6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

California’s Wild Edge: Exhibit Opening

Wednesday May 13 2015   6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

UCSC Alumni Authors: Reyna Grande, Tom Killion, Don Wallace, Laurie Fox, and Laurie King

Saturday Apr 25 2015   6:30 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz  1520 Pacific Ave., CA, Santa Cruz  map

Four greats of California and Western word and art

Sunday Sep 28 2014   2:00 PM
Lee Vining Community Center  296 Mattly Ave., Lee Vining, CA  map

Tom Killion in Berkeley

Wednesday Dec 07 2011   7:00 PM
Books Inc.  1760 4th St., Berkeley, CA  map

Opening Reception

Tuesday Jul 13 2010   15:00:00
The Book Club of California  , San Francisco, CA  map

Walking Tamalpais at the Commonwealth Club

Tuesday Jun 08 2010   18:00:00
Commonwealth Club of California  , San Francisco, CA  map

An Artist’s Process with Tom Killion

Sunday Nov 15 2009   15:00:00
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Gary Snyder and Tom Killion

Thursday Nov 12 2009   17:30:00
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Tamalpais Walking

Tuesday Oct 06 2009   19:00:00
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Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Saturday Jun 20 2009   19:00:00
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Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Thursday Jun 11 2009   18:00:00
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Tom Killion at Copperfield’s

Wednesday Jun 03 2009   19:00:00
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Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Thursday May 28 2009   19:30:00
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Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Friday May 15 2009   12:00:00
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Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Thursday Apr 30 2009   19:00:00
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Walking Tamalpais at Avid Reader

Wednesday Apr 29 2009   19:30:00
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Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Tuesday Apr 28 2009   19:00:00
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