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BAG Meeting on Saturday, November 13
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 text 505-660-9942 with your name and your email address. Please check your email program's "spam" or "junk" folder before texting. Saturday, November 13, 2021, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by …
Video for Pam MacKellar’s “Cutting Pleats Across Pleats”
On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Pam MacKellar treated us to a mini-workshop over Zoom.  You can view the video recording of that mini-workshop here: https://youtu.be/u_BCbniJOZw. Please note that the video will be available until November 15, 2021. Cutting Pleats Across Pleats Pam MacKellar demonstrates how to fold decorated sheets of paper into a sequence of pleats, then cut the pleats where they intersect. When the cuts are opened, they reveal a surprise pattern from the …
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 …
Southwest Print Fiesta in Silver City, October 8-11, 2021
The Southwest Print Fiesta is a weekend-long celebration of all things PRINT! This year's festival will be a hybrid event, happening both online and in-person in beautiful Silver City, New Mexico, from Friday, October 8, through Monday, October 11, 2021. The organizers’ goal is to build community among printmakers throughout the southwestern United States and Mexico, to foster connections and partnerships with printmakers outside of the region, and to engage with the local community in …
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 …
Creative Expression and Other SFCC Classes: Register NOW!
Explore and stretch your inner artist through a 16-week fall course, Creative Expression, through Santa Fe Community College. This course is designed to enhance creativity for those interested in art and writing. The students will explore and discover by unlocking their creativity with a sense of adventure. Some of Ro Calhoun’s approaches include: Vision Boards Collage Assemblage Writing Group Discussions Personal Feedback Spotlight on Inspiring Artists’ Work The class is held online through SFCC starting Thursday, …
Community Project: Origins in Mud
“Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky.” ― Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop Artist-in-Residence Sally Blakemore and Community Projects Liaison Barb Macks are spearheading an amazing project, and you, as a BAG member, can be part of its creation. “Santa Fe: Origins in Mud” is sponsored by Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG) in cooperation with the Palace Press at the …
Karen Hanmer Online Workshops
Friend of BAG Karen Hanmer has several online workshops coming up: Binding Fundamentals: rounding, backing, and other engineering essentials July 6-27, 2021 | Thursdays, four sessions Details and registration here. A handsome, functional book is built on a solid foundation of traditional forwarding skills. Students will review and reinforce these skills, by going through all the steps of crafting a traditional binding prior to covering: folding, marking up and punching signatures; sewing on and off …
Book Arts Bugs Abound at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum
Thanks to BAG members Sally Blakemore, Barb Macks, Helen Fabel, and Lynn Grimes, Santa Fe kids are going to look at bugs in a whole new way. Recently the four artists decorated two windows at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum: one with Nature Bugs and one with Urban Bugs. “The installations are a wildly diverse experiment using materials as inspiration,” said Sally. “We created a Mylar ‘waterfall’ filled with bugs made from repurposed cookbooks from …