Upcoming Programs and Events

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

Members Only

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Santa Fe Community College Boardroom (Main Building)

Gail Rieke will present photographs of a recent trip that she took, followed by images of the journal she made in response to the adventure.

Gail is an internationally recognized collage/assemblage/installation artist and teacher who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, painter Zachariah Rieke. Gail received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Florida at Gainesville. Her artwork is represented in the permanent collections of museums and institutions and is placed in many private collections as well. In the year 2000, she and Zachariah had a retrospective at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Gail has taught throughout the United States and in Mexico, France, Japan, and Korea. She completed a one-month residency in Venice from the Emily Harvey Foundation in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.riekestudios.com


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

Friday, September 8, 2017, 4 pm to 6 pm

Capitol Rotunda Gallery at the New Mexico State Capitol Building

“Portable Magic: the Art of the Book” is the theme of BAG’s exhibit at the Rotunda Gallery. Many thanks to Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, Executive Director of the Capitol Art Foundation, for inviting us to exhibit again. This is a not-to-be-missed show! It runs from Friday, September 8 through Friday, December 15, 2017. A companion book will be available. For more information on purchasing the book, please email Julie Filatoff at julie@jirafstudio.com.


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

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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

Jemez Room at Santa Fe Community College

More details to come.