Two Ongoing Art Swaps: Sign Up by July 1, 2021

BAG sponsors two different, ongoing art swaps. You may choose to participate in one or both. To do so, you must be a BAG member in good standing (i.e., your membership dues are current).

It will be wonderful if we can get together in person at the end to look over our completed books. If the world isn’t ready for us to do that, we will plan for a big show-and-tell when it is.

Click here to go directly to: 1. Round-Robin Journal (Book) or 2. Art Journal Pages

1. Round-Robin Journal (Book)

For this swap you select an art journal that will pass from artist to artist. You will not see your journal for four months; but when it comes back, it will be filled with art! This is the second round of our book exchange. Those of us who participated in the first round have been thrilled with beautiful artwork our partners created.

When you sign up by July 1, 2021, coordinator Cynthia Leespring will send you all the instructions. Briefly, here’s how it works.

  1. Select a book (handmade or purchased).
  2. Select a theme (or you can have no theme).
  3. Write your guidelines, if any.
  4. Create your sign-in page(s) and at least one art journal spread of your own.

We will exchange our books monthly on the first day. There are two subgroups:

A. Those who live locally will arrange a place to meet and exchange.

B. Those who live outside of the Santa Fe area will mail their book to the next person so it will **arrive** by the first of the month.

To participate, email Cynthia at cynleespring@gmail.com with the following information:

Your Name:

Your Email Address:

Your Mailing Address:

Your Phone Number:

Which Round-Robin Swap(s) You Wish to Participate in:

A. Round-Robin Art Journal via local contactless delivery only

B. Round-Robin Art Journal via U.S. Priority Mail

If you do NOT receive an email confirmation from Cynthia within one week after you’ve emailed her:

  1. Check the spam folder of your email program, then
  2. Email her again or call/text (check the membership roster for her phone number)

2. Art Journal Pages

This swap renews each month. When you sign up by July 1, 2021, coordinator Ruth Anna Abigail will send you all the instructions. Briefly, here’s how it works.

  1. Create art on one side of a folded page for each person in your group (four or more people) and yourself.
  2. Each person may select a theme or not; talk amongst yourselves.
  3. Mail the pages to each collaborator so that they **receive** them no later than the first of the next month (in this case, August 1).

To participate, email Ruth Anna at raabigail@gmail.com with the following information:

Your Name:

Your Email Address:

Your Mailing Address:

Your Phone Number:

Your Theme, if Any:

If you do NOT receive an email confirmation from Ruth Anna within one week after you’ve emailed her:

  1. Check the spam folder of your email program, then
  2. Email her again or call/text (check the membership roster for her phone number)

Ruth Anna will send your collaborators’ contact information.