Upcoming Programs and Events

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Journey Through the Making of a Tunnel Book, a presentation by Pam MacKellar

Pam MacKellar’s tunnel book. Click to enlarge.

Members Only

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1 pm to 4 pm

Santa Fe Community College Boardroom (Main Building)

Pamela MacKellar will explain her concepts and techniques for making her “journey” tunnel books. She will explain and show the reduction woodcut method she uses to produce multiple prints for the books, cutting out the tunnels, assembling the structure, and transferring the image.

Pam earned a BFA in Ceramics and exhibited her hand-built, one-of-a-kind, sculptural work in galleries and fine craft shows nationally. For 10 years she has been making artist books, and more recently prints. Pam has studied art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Santa Fe Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, and the University of New Mexico. Her artist books have been exhibited in shows and galleries in the United States. She co-teaches book arts classes at the University of New Mexico Department of Continuing Education and in her home studio in Corrales. You can see her work at www.pamonpaper.com.

Forest Stories: Book Arts from the Environmental Studio of Mary Ellen Long, a presentation by Mary Ellen Long

May Ellen Long's work
Mary Ellen Long’s artist’s book. Click to enlarge.

Members Only

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1 pm to 4 pm

Santa Fe Community College Boardroom (Main Building)

Artist Mary Ellen Long will travel to Santa Fe from her environmental studio near Durango, Colorado, to present on several of her artist’s books that explore themes of nature, ritual, process, and time. Mary Ellen’s “forest stories” use paper, photography, mixed media, and found materials to document her environmental statements and other subjects such as family, the process of aging, and cultural issues. Some featured artist books include Secrets of the Burn, Forest Stories Grouse, and Sands Signs Symbols. “When I look back on my fifty years of making art,” Mary Ellen says, “the arc swings over the word paper—art on paper and of paper. Artist’s books, editioned and one-of-a-kind, have been an important element in my work throughout the years.” For more information, visit http://www.maryellenlongart.com.

Wonder Wander: Photographs and Travel Journals, a Slide Lecture by Gail Rieke

Members Only

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Details and location to be announced soon.

Open House at Make Santa Fe

Members Only

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 1 to 3 pm

Make Santa Fe, 2879 All Trades Road, Santa Fe, NM

Several Make Santa Fe staff members will be available to talk about the equipment and give examples of application to Book Arts. Make SF has 3D printers, laser cutters, a metal shop, a wood shop, and many classes to to support new skills. The access to specialized equipment with training and support from Make Santa Fe will add to your toolbox. Refreshments will be served. Check out Make Santa Fe at https://makesantafe.org/

Rotunda Exhibit Opening

Open to the Public; All Are Welcome

Capitol Rotunda Gallery at the New Mexico State Capitol Building

Date, time, and details to be announced soon.

Place, Time, and Multicultural Experience in the Creation of My Artists’ Books, a presentation by Beata Wehr

Beata Wehr’s work. Click to enlarge.

Open to the Public; Free

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7 pm to 9 pm

Santa Fe Community College Boardroom (Main Building)

Beata Wehr is an award-winning visual artist and educator. She was born in Warsaw, Poland, and currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year. She graduated from Warsaw University in Poland with an M.A. degree in art history, and from the University of Arizona with an M.F.A. in painting/combined media. She paints and creates artist’s books, examining in her work ideas of home, place, time, transience, and multicultural experiences. Her works were shown in many international and national exhibitions and are included in nearly 60 public collections in the USA and abroad. Beata is an instructor at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College in Tucson. More information: http://www.beatawehr.com/.

Developing Content in an Artist’s Book Format, a workshop with Beata Wehr

Members Only

Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9 am to 4 pm

Santa Fe Community College Book Arts Room (Room 710)

The workshop will focus on developing content in a unique artist’s book by working with images, materials, structure, and possibly text. The class will contain many different activities: a short informal writing exercise, selection of images and materials, editing, working on a book structure, individual critique, group discussion, and presentation of the final work.

Beata asks everyone to come with some ideas and significant materials: these could be photographs, drawings, paintings, small flat objects, letters, and fragments of prose, journals or poems. Beata and the students will discuss the ways to select and combine them into a meaningful whole. During the first day the class will look at the artists’ book samples and catalogs from recent international and national exhibitions. Beata will also talk about ideas of each participant, select materials, binding, and structure. Then the class will start designing books. The second day will be spent on individual discussions, completing the books, and a group conversation about the work accomplished. Fee: $200. Tool and supply list will be sent upon registration.

Maximum students: 12. To register, send a check for the full amount, payable to BAG, to Laura Wait, 108 Calle Francisca, Santa Fe, NM 87507, postmarked no earlier than August 13, 2017. For more information, contact Laura Wait at laurawait@mac.com.

Annual Art Flea Market

Open to the Public; All Are Welcome

November 2017

Date and Time to be Announced

Meem Room of the Palace of the Governors

Book Arts Group Annual Year-End Meeting & Silent Auction

Members Only

December 2017

Date, Time, and Venue to be Announced