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BAG Meeting This Saturday, May 14
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, May 14, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by …
Call for Vendors: Printed Matter
Call for Vendors: Printed Matter The Printed Matter network invites indie printers, art collectives, print collectives, printshops, artist activists, street artists, fine artists, and non-artists to exhibit and sell at a show with 60 vendors at the Santa Fe Railyard Complex on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm. This is an all-outdoor event; vendors and participants are encouraged to follow any COVID-safe practices as they see fit. The event will include …
Art Therapeutics with Nicole Raven White
Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild president Nicole Raven White offers a program called Art Therapeutics. Art Therapeutics is the process of using writing and creative processes to help you on your healing journey. This course will also help you take the healing modalities you already partake in and enhance them even more with creative visuals that will keep you on track. ​ The mind is so full of information, we need visuals to keep …
The Book as Sculpture with Marci Easterbrook at SFCC
The Book as Sculpture: Narratives in Visual Play & Form An 8-Week Class with Marci Easterbrook Mondays and Wednesdays, June 6-July 30, 2022 9 am to 12 noon In Person at Santa Fe Community College and Online Synchronous Arts and Design Advanced Projects Arts 2115L D1 CRN 10172 3 credits In this class various materials will expand our knowledge of the book as a 3D story and art object. This is a hands-on exploration of …
Amazing Book Arts Studio Sale Honoring Maia Sampson Michael on Saturday, April 16, 2022
As you know, fellow BAG member Maia Sampson Michael passed away recently. Maia’s husband Dan is holding a sale of Maia's book arts supplies to ensure that they are put to good use. Saturday, April 16, 10 am to 2 pm (PLEASE, NO EARLYBIRDS!) 958 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM Large Items Include: Antique book press Oak storage unit (ideal for rubber stamp collection and tools!) Work table Paper cutters Recycled tin cases Supplies …
2022 “Anything Goes” Challenge Monthly Themes
BAG President Linda Zwick has given us a challenge. Create a piece of art of any kind (no limitations on size or structure), send to friends and family if you like, and send a photo to santafebag@gmail.com (for posting on the website and social media, and inclusion in a likely future slideshow at a BAG membership meeting). The themes are just suggestions; create whatever suits your fancy! January January 30 is Inspire Your Heart with …
BAG Meeting on Saturday, April 9
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, April 9, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome Agenda Welcome and Announcements by …
Art Opening April 1: Anything Goes in Albuquerque
This Friday, April 1: Anything Goes, a Show and Sale of Artwork and Artists’ Materials! Anything Goes will be at the Tortuga Gallery from Friday, April 1, to Saturday, April 9, 2022. The gallery is open 11 am to 5 pm and is at 901 Edith Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM; (505) 948-8840; https://www.tortugagallery.org/. Santa Fe BAG and Libros members created the artwork. The opening reception is tomorrow, Friday, April 1, from 4 pm to 7 …
In Memoriam: Maia Sampson Michael
In this video we remember longtime BAG member Maia Sampson Michael. https://youtu.be/TlpFFqvEW9Y  
Artist Trading Card and Rolodex Card Swap
Artist Trading Cards by (clockwise from top left) Cynthia Leespring, Joyce Wood, Ruth Anna Abigail, Julie Filatoff, and Elayne Karickhoff. Click image to enlarge. Hey, BAG members! Let's swap Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and Rolodex Cards (Rolos)! ATCs are 2.5” x 3.5” (vertical or horizontal—your choice) Standard Rolos are 4” wide x approximately 2.5” high (depends on the die you’re using, etc.) Large Rolos are 5” wide x 3” high Sign …
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); $30 (non-members) 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 …
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 …
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; …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Results from Faux Postage Stamp Challenge
BAG President Linda Zwick challenged members to create faux postage stamps. (The U.S. Postal Service used to allow creation of custom postage stamps through approved third-party vendors, but ended the program in June 2020.) You can view the submissions in a video by clicking here.
Two Pop-Up Designs by Sally Blakemore
Sally Blakemore, BAG's Artist-in-Residence, will be demonstrating pop-up engineering at the BAG member meeting on Saturday, April 10, 2021. She will do this because it's fun, but also to help those who are interested in being part of the "City of Mud" large pop-up book project. Here are two of Sally's designs. Click on the image to open in a new tab.