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Participate in a Show and Sale of Artwork and Artists’ Materials!
Libros, the Albuquerque-based book arts group, has invited Santa Fe BAG members to participate in a show and sale, “Anything Goes,” at the Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque. The show will be held Thursday, March 31, through Sunday, April 10, 2022. APPLICATION: The deadline to submit the application, photo, and NON-REFUNDABLE $5 fee per piece is February 1, 2022. Each piece entered must be submitted with its own application, photo, and $5 fee. Any type of …
Poetry Workshop on March 19 with Lauren Camp
The Surprising Form of Memory: Writing a Pantoum, a workshop with Lauren Camp Saturday, March 19, 2022 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Online via Zoom $25 (BAG members only) The ancient pantoum is an ideal form for writing about the past. With a little direction, even uncertain writers are eased into shaping their crystalline memories, and more experienced writers will have the chance to delve into subjects that might not have opened up for them …
Pointed Brush Lettering Classes with Elizabeth McKee
Note: If you're receiving this post via email and you can't see all the photos below, click the title above to view this in a browser. Thanks! Six-Week Online Intermediate Pointed Brush Class Designed for students with some pointed-brush experience who are looking to upgrade their skills in a small class setting. With systematic exercises, Elizabeth will guide students toward strengthening their pointed-brush lettering skills. The goal is to be able to …
BAG Meeting on Saturday, January 8
Please note: For security reasons we never put the Zoom link on our website. If you did not receive an email from Santa Fe Book Arts Group with the link, please check your email program's "spam" or "junk" folder. Still not there? Email santafebag@gmail.com with your name and your email address. Saturday, January 8, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by …
Mail Art for 2022 Announced
12 in ’22: The Months of the Year Each month you will create a 4×6 postcard (using cardstock) about anything that interests or inspires you about that month of the year. A holiday, a birthday of someone famous (or not), a feeling the month generates… whatever the month means to you. Then email Linda Zwick (lindazwick55@yahoo.com) with your address before the third Saturday of the month. She will email you the name and address of …
Create Your Life Vision Board Workshop with Ro Calhoun
Create Your Life Vision Board Workshop with Ro Calhoun Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon MT AND Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon MT Online via Zoom Open to BAG members ONLY $60 per person Maximum students: 10 Ro Calhoun is a certified Vision Board Instructor who has been guiding students through this illuminating process at Santa Fe Community …
Asymmetrical Pop-In/Pop-Out Accordion Book Workshop with Pam MacKellar
Asymmetrical Pop-In/Pop-Out Accordion Book Workshop with Pam MacKellar Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Online via Zoom Open to BAG members ONLY $40 per person Maximum students: 12 Learn a new variation of the accordion book using pop-ups! In the Asymmetrical Pop-In/Pop-Out Accordion Book workshop, Pam will introduce the asymmetrical pop-up and teach you how to connect a series of these pop-ups into …
Two More Paper Engineering Projects
Today at the end of the BAG meeting Sally Blakemore will demonstrate two more paper engineering projects. This is part of an ongoing series for those working on the “Santa Fe Origins” collaborative book, and anyone interested in paper engineering. First are the animated tabs and pulls. This mechanic operates with multiple slots through the front that contain items that lift when the tab is pulled down. Use it for any kind of reveal-and-conceal idea; …
Call for Entries: Lettered and Bound
Lettered & Bound Sha Towers – Abecedarium Animalium (click to enlarge) submissions accepted October 1 – December 6, 2021 Curated by Abecedarian Artists’ Books, Lettered & Bound will be on view at Dayton Memorial Library, Regis University, Denver, Colorado in February 2022 and Tallyn's Reach Public Library in Aurora, Colorado in March 2022. online submission form email Alicia Bailey to receive Prospectus PDF Timeline: October 1, 2021 Submission period begins December 6, 2021 Submission deadline January …
Sally Blakemore’s Artwork in Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale
BAG Artist-in-Residence Sally Blakemore is one of 100 paper artists who were invited to submit their work to the 2021 Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale. The theme of the Biennale is “Feasts on Paper,” focusing on paper as contemporary art against the backdrop of the pandemic. The Biennale opens September 25 and includes an exhibition, a seminar, an International resident creation project, and a series of cultural and artistic activities (theme handicraft workshops, on-site cultural …
Call for Entry: Poetry Posts Project with Miriam Sagan
Ten posts on the Santa Fe Community College campus serve as frames for the temporary installation of poems on standard-sized paper (8.5 inches by 11 inches, portrait format). Examples and a map: https://miriamswell.wordpress.com/category/poetry-posts/ Miriam has issued a call to BAG members: Create 1 to 3 sheets of paper to be framed on the posts. Stay within the margins of the page. Use your own poem—or a poem in common domain—and present it however you like visually. …
Beginners’ Pointed Brush Class with Elizabeth McKee Starts September 25
Join Elizabeth McKee for a 6 week Pointed Brush Class that is designed for beginners. Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12 noon MT starting on September 25, 2021. Where? On Zoom Cost? $120 USD payable by check or e-transfer Number of students limited to 12 Long used in Asia for both handwriting and expressive artwork, the pointed brush frequently poses a challenge to western calligraphers. In this class Elizabeth will systematically assist students over …
Art Flea Market on October 16
Click on image to download this flyer as a .pdf. Please share with friends and family! The Santa Fe Book Arts Group presents Annual Art Flea Market Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10 am to 3 pm Multi-vendor flea market featuring: art supplies (for mixed-media, assemblage, & collage) fabric vintage buttons frames & framing tools rubber stamps bookcloth antique prints & books handmade books & journals & notecards handmade & specialty papers ephemera …
Ann Kresge: Places/Spaces Exhibit Catalog
BAG member Ann Kresge's exhibit, Places/Spaces, is no longer up at the Remarque Print Workshop gallery, but we are fortunate that the gallery has the pieces in an online catalog, which you can view here: https://www.remarqueprintshop.com/placesspaces-ann-kresge.html. "This retrospective exhibition is composed of work inspired by a sense of place," Ann said. "Many of these prints and artists’ books were created on site in these places and spaces. "I am fascinated by people’s connection to geography. …
Collage, Montage, and Assemblage Exhibit in Albuquerque
Carlos Quinto Kemm, Sunyata’s Temple, 1984, glass and collage, Albuquerque Museum, gift of Gussie and Elmer Schooley, PC1985.92.1 Layered Meanings is on view at the Albuquerque Museum now through February 20, 2022. This exhibition includes collages, montages, and assemblages from the museum’s permanent collection including works by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Larry Bell, Valerie Roybal, Robert Rauschenberg, Jerry Uelsmann, and more. Visit https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/albuquerque-museum/exhibitions/layered-meanings for more information. Artists across disciplines, mediums, and traditions …
Poetry Posts at SFCC
When you're on the Santa Fe Community College campus, be sure to look for the poetry posts. Santa Fe Poet Laureate Elizabeth Jacobson, along with Miriam Sagan (who originated the posts), will curate 12 poets in the next 24 months, ending June 30, 2023. Expect a gathering of voices and some fresh poetry. There are 10 posts for a walkable literary experience. The inaugural installation is poetry by Elizabeth Jacobson, to celebrate her appointment, and …
Call for Entries: Strings Attached
Nearly 400 years ago John Donne wrote “No Man is an Island,” referring to how the world is all interconnected. The world is an increasingly smaller place where true isolationism is an impossibility and networks and followers more and more often mark success. Connections need not be negative–families, found families, beloved pets, nature–explore these connections and both the joys and responsibilities they bring. This exhibit is at Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, New …
Paper Dolls: Evolution & Articulation
Paper Dolls: Evolution & Articulation is a joint exhibition by several BAG members and friends: Dale Harris, Louisa Barkalow, Margy O’Brien, Ginger Rice, Terry Garrett, Esther Feske, and Vicki Bolen. It is at the Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop, 3812 Central Avenue SE, Suite 100B, Albuquerque, NM 87108. There is a virtual opening on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 5 pm via Zoom. To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-mtpjgqH9QYhvTbf2j14_eDXmvo1EsB The show is open Friday and Saturday from …
23 Sandy and form + concept present “Unseen”
"Unseen" is an exhibit of more than 75 book art pieces at form & concept in Santa Fe, in conjunction with 23 Sandy (whose owner, Erin Mickelson, is a BAG member). For this international exhibition, jurors Erin Mickelson, Barb Tetenbaum, and Jordan Eddy challenged artists to showcase work that ushers unseen phenomena out from the shadows. Over 250 submissions presented work centered on ecological flux, racial justice, mortality, sensory experience, and much more. Here's a …
Call for Vendors: 2021 Art Flea Market
Santa Fe Book Arts Group announces a call for vendors for its 2021 Art Flea Market! Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10 am-3 pm (setup 8:30-10 am; takedown 3-4 pm) At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe 107 West Barcelona Road (at Galisteo), Santa Fe, NM 87505 The Annual Art Flea Market enables BAG members to declutter their art studios. It is highly anticipated by other BAG members, the art community as a whole, and …