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Online Rubber Stamp Carving Salon with Laurie Moorhead
Laurel (Laurie) Moorhead is offering a salon on the topic of Rubber Stamp Carving on Sunday, January 22, 2023, from 1 pm to 3 pm Mountain Time (2 hours) online via Zoom. In this salon you will learn to design and carve your own personal rubber stamps. Laurie has been carving her own stamps since 2012 and has a collection of over 150 unique stamps she has designed and carved. She will teach you how to make a simple …
BAG Meeting This Saturday, November 12
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick Book Works: Creative Process, a presentation by Maria G Pisano Tributes to Douglass Rankin by Rosemary Rae and Amy Thompson West Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail Round Robin Art Journal Swap Update by Cynthia Leespring December Mail Art Description by Linda Zwick December Anything Goes Description by Linda Zwick Community Announcements …
Tribute to Douglass Rankin (with link)
Recently we said goodbye to a dear friend, Douglass Rankin. Douglass was a potter, poet, photographer, printmaker, pastepaper marker, postage stamp collector, mail art maker, journal keeper, book artist, beekeeper, butterfly counter, bird and fish watcher, cat lover, gardener, cook, hiker, star gazer, traveler of paths least traveled, wife of Will Ruggles, and most of all, a great book arts friend. We miss you, Douglass! The photography in the slideshow tribute was supplied by Gail …
Tribute to Douglass Rankin
Recently we said goodbye to a dear friend, Douglass Rankin. Douglass was a potter, poet, photographer, printmaker, pastepaper marker, postage stamp collector, mail art maker, journal keeper, book artist, beekeeper, butterfly counter, bird and fish watcher, cat lover, gardener, cook, hiker, star gazer, traveler of paths least traveled, wife of Will Ruggles, and most of all, a great book arts friend. We miss you, Douglass! The photography in the slideshow tribute was supplied by Gail …
Incognito: Discovering Her, an Exhibition of Found Art
Incognito: Discovering Her, an exhibition of found art curated by Andrea Cypress and Sally Blakemore Opening in the Santa Fe Railyard shade structure by the Farmers Market Friday, October 28, 2022, 5 to 7 pm Axle Contemporary is pleased to present an new exhibition, curated by Santa Fe BAG members Sally Blakemore and Andrea Cypress, and drawn from a massive archive of found photographs found at an Arizona thrift store.  The curators investigate and raise …
The Flag Book: A Travel Quest, a Workshop with Maria G. Pisano
Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10 am to 12 noon MT, via Zoom (online) Suitable for beginner to advanced students, but you MUST be a current Santa Fe BAG member $28.88 (check or PayPal); must be received by November 14, 2022; REGISTER HERE Originally created by Hedi Kyle, the flag book is a very exciting form. The layered pages crisscross each other when opening and closing, making the …
Writing Haiku Salon with David Rachlin on November 6
BAG member David Rachlin presents “Writing Haiku,” a salon for BAG members, on Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. In this workshop we will first take a look at Japanese and American haiku poets. We’ll learn and practice a variety of traditional techniques including kigo (season words), kireji (cutting words), the Japanese aesthetic of wabisabi, juxtaposition, and many more. We will also look at modern versions of one-liners, haibun, and senryu. If time allows, we’ll take a …
2023 Membership Dues Increase
The Santa Fe Book Arts Group Board voted to raise membership dues to $40 annually as of January 1, 2023. This is the first dues increase in several years. Members who renew by December 31, 2022, however, can do so at the 2022 rate of $30. Over the years Santa Fe BAG has consistently expanded the number and breadth of programs we offer as a membership benefit. Programs include meetings, workshops, presentations, and exhibition opportunities. This …
BAG Meeting This Saturday, October 8
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick Art Flea Market Update by Cynthia Leespring In Memoriam: Douglass Rankin by Linda Zwick and Gail Murray Meet Your Board Member: Kim Walter, Form + Content Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail Round Robin Art Journal Swap Update by Cynthia Leespring November Mail Art Description by Linda Zwick November Anything Goes Description …
Neon & Chrome Exhibit Opens Friday!
The City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department presents Neon & Chrome: The Visual Vocabulary of Route 66 Exhibit Opening Friday, September 30, 2022, 5 pm to 7 pm At the Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street (inside the Convention Center) The exhibit runs through December 26, 2022 Click on image to enlarge. Featured Artists John Arnold Susan Aylward Schuyler Blanchard Barbara Bowles Hernan Gomez Chavez Brian K. Edwards Steve …
Annual Collaborative Book: Sign Up by October 9
Santa Fe Book Arts Group Collaborative Book 2022: The Ledger Content A line or two of your favorite poetry, prose, or inspirational quote along with your illustration (collage, drawings, photo, letterpress–whatever suits your fancy). Structure Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms by Alisa Golden, pages 89 and 90. Size is 3” high x 8.5” wide, to be read horizontally Single unfolded pages. Because these are single sheets, you are encouraged to decorate …
Art Flea Market on October 29
Click here to download this information as a flyer. The Santa Fe Book Arts Group presents Annual Art Flea Market Saturday, October 29, 2022 10 am to 3 pm Multi-vendor flea market featuring: antique metal pieces art supplies (mixed-media/assemblage/collage) art and calligraphy books artist’s books beads (including vintage Italian) bookbinding supplies including thread bookcloth bookmaking kits box structures brushes buttons cameras cards (handmade, vintage, etc.) collage materials comic books doll parts dollhouses easels ephemera fabric, …
Thursday: Aalpana Artmaking at SFCC
Click to enlarge images Santa Fe Community College’s Library and the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC) present two art events in September on Aalpana-making, a form of circular ground art rooted in ceremonial art traditions from south Asia. Shalimar Krebs, co-chair of PDAC and Associate Dean of the SFCC School of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Design, & Media Arts said, “This circular-art-making event at SFCC hopes to mark and symbolize the coming together …
BAG Meeting This Saturday, September 10
Saturday, September 10, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick My Life as a Book Artist and Letterpress Printer, a Presentation by Bettina Pauly (see below) Art Flea Market Update by Cynthia Leespring and Julie Filatoff  Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail October Mail Art Description by Linda Zwick October Anything Goes Description by Linda Zwick Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming …
Call for Entries: Fragments Juried Exhibition
Call for Entries: Fragments Juried Exhibition Deadline: November 1, 2022 Fragments is a juried exhibition held at Strata Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition will run from January 3 through January 21, 2023. This exhibition will feature artists whose work expresses and articulates the myriad, exciting, and challenging ways in which our reality has become fragmented. All of us experience the dizzying splitting of our attention among the burgeoning opportunities of ever-improving digital …
Call for Entries: New Mexico State Fair
The New Mexico State Fair will accept artist’s books for judging and exhibition. All the rules are here; PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY: https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=NewMexicoStateFair&f=Bookbinding_-_2022(1).pdf If you wish to enter your work but don’t want to drive to Albuquerque, please contact Julie Filatoff so you can deliver to her your art prior to THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, no later than 7 pm. (Julie lives near SFCC.) Contact her at julie@jirafstudio.com or 505-660-9942. The following all take place …
Magic Wallet Workshop with Bettina Pauly on September 17
The Magic Wallet: a Workshop with Bettina Pauly Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group Saturday, September 17, 2022, 1 pm to 3 pm MT, via Zoom (online) Suitable for beginner to advanced students, but you MUST be a current Santa Fe BAG member $29 (see payment options below–check or PayPal); must be received by September 12, 2022 The Magic Wallet is one of those oddities related to a möbius strip. Its form is …
BAG Meeting This Saturday, August 13
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick Materials and Concepts: Books Developed through Sensory Observation and Engagement, a Presentation by Marci Ross Easterbrook (see below) Art Flea Market Update by Cynthia Leespring and Julie Filatoff  Announcement of Fall Book Arts Courses at SFCC by Gordon Fluke Round Robin Art Journal Update by Cynthia Leespring Art …
Call for Vendors: 2022 Art Flea Market
Santa Fe Book Arts Group announces a call for vendors for its 2022 Art Flea Market! UPDATE: The Art Flea Market is full! Want to be on the waiting list? Email Julie Filatoff. Saturday, October 29, 2022, 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 …
Opens August 5: Santa Fe Origins & Ancient Travelers
Santa Fe Book Arts Group's Santa Fe Origins & Ancient Travelers Exhibition Opening Friday, August 5, 2022, 5 pm to 7 pm Exhibition Continues Through August 26, 2022 Click on any image to enlarge. Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is pleased to host the Santa Fe Book Arts Group. Santa Fe Origins & Ancient Travelers is a 12.5’ long, handmade book exploring the history of Santa Fe from its beginnings. The …