2019 Rotunda Exhibition Call for Entries

The New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation, a non-profit corporation that operates the State Capitol Museum in the State Capitol building, has invited the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG) to exhibit its work in the museum’s Capitol Rotunda Gallery. This will be our eighth show at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery and is entitled “No Library Card Needed.” An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 4 pm to 6 pm, and the show will conclude on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Jurying and Curating

The show will be juried and curated by Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, Executive Director of the Capitol Art Foundation. Books are submitted for the show with the understanding and agreement that the curator has the permission to display the books in whatever manner the curator feels is appropriate for the exhibition and the space allocated. Submission of work for consideration does not guarantee that it will be selected for exhibition.

In an effort to allow as many books as possible to be accepted, pieces may be positioned and displayed in a more condensed manner than might be deemed optimal by the submitter.

Submission Guidelines

Each BAG member is entitled to submit up to two pieces of book art for consideration by the juror. If a collaborative book is submitted, that book will count as one of the two books allowed for each of the submitters.

All entries must be clean and dry, and produced by the submitting BAG member. Credit for any books displayed will identify only the BAG member submitting the piece. If some parts of the book have been produced by someone other the BAG member, it is up to the submitter to inform that person that acknowledgement for the piece will be given solely to the BAG member.

Entries must be book arts related. The topic/theme of the entries is at the artist’s discretion. Entries may be any format; for example, book, altered book, wallhanging, or freestanding. There are no specific size limitations, but be aware that the juror may consider size when selecting pieces to fit the space.


Entry Fee

There is a non-refundable fee of $10 for each entry. Note: A photo of each entry along with the title and the name of the artist will appear on the BAG website, whether or not the piece is selected for the show.

Delivery Guidelines

The deadline for all entries is Monday, July 1, 2019.

Books may be submitted at any regular BAG meeting prior to July 1.

Books may also be submitted by appointment (at any of the locations that will be listed on the application) by July 1.


Artists are asked to submit a photo of each piece submitted in electronic form. Specific details of format will be included on the entry form. If no photo is submitted by the artist, no photo will be included on the website nor in promotional materials.


All material entered must be free of copyright infringement, and the submitter must certify that it is free of any copyright issues.