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Price includes free shipping in the US, all fees and a $5 donation to NBS. You are invited to check out after each purchase but pay by check at the end of this event or when you are done purchasing buttons. This will save NBS the handling fees. Mail checks payable to NBS to: Marion Nebiker NBS, 6190 Travers Way, San Diego CA 92122-2129. If that is inconvenient, you can certainly pay with a credit card. 


Anne Seltzer is an artist, working out of Art Work Studio in Claremont California and Cambria Ca. She received her BA in Literature from Vanderbilt University, her Graduate Degree in Education from UCSC, and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University.

She taught High School Literature, presented "Art for Healing" workshops in a variety of Cancer Care Centers, led Journaling workshops for Prototypes Recovery Centers, and was a co-leader for Hospice grief groups. She taught a variety of art classes in her own studio and as a guest teacher in a variety of settings. Anne wrote an art column for her local newspaper for several years, and curated an International Mail Art Exhibition annual benefit auction for the Claremont Prison Library.

Anne has published 2 books of paintings with accompanying text: Guess Who's Coming to Supper: Imaginary Patron Saints ( including a "Patron Saint of Extra Buttons", a tribute to her mother's button drawer, not her own -- yet!), and The Rock People: An Alternative Community (altered photographs and text). She is preparing another book of her stories and "storypaintings" (autobiographical pieces in a very personal folk style), which includes "She Collected Buttons" and "The Post Office" (photos below) . Both books are available from the author.

Her paintings and assemblages are in private collections across the U.S., and in the permanent collection at the Sam Maloof Foundation in California. Her work may be seen in various galleries in California.

She is founder and curatior for her city's smallest museum (but its largest button museum!): The Button Box Museum (located in a former fire extinguisher box), in Claremont CA. Open 24/7, and exhibits rotate monthly.

Anne has been making buttons out of various materials, including found objects, pine needles, antique book covers, and fabric over metal forms. She has even made fabric prints of her original paintings for buttons.

Anne has been collecting buttons for years. She also sells buttons in her own Facebook group, ButtonAnnie: 

Her current art work may be viewed on her, Art Work Studio: