Welcome to the artist website of Don Widmer

I am a book and paper artist whose practice includes handmade paper, letterpress printing, and bookbinding.

What's New?

Recent Work

My work combines fragments of storytelling and history, both visual and textual.  People often comment that my artwork evokes memories.  

Artist Books

Pulp Painting


Upcoming Events

Join me for a rare opportunity to see my pulp painting technique live. This event will happen on Oct. 18 at the Arlington Heights Art Guild, beginning at 7:15 pm. Non-members are welcome to attend for a $5.00 fee. Location: Wheeling Township Community Service Center, 1616 Arlington Heights Road,  Arlington Heights, Illinois. More info

My next art fair will be For the Love of Art Fair (South Bend, IN) on February 17 (Sat). 

Purchase Art

My one-of-a-kind art can be found on Etsy, Vamp&Tramp, and ArtZipper

Subscribe to the Spudnik Press Cooperative Print of the Month Club and receive a year's worth of locally produced art, including one of my original midwest moth designs.


Contact Me

Better yet, see me in person!

You can find me at art fairs and events throughout the year. 

Don Widmer

(312) 697-9202