Call for Entries: New Mexico State Fair

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The New Mexico State Fair will accept artist’s books for judging and exhibition. All the rules are here; PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY:

https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=NewMexicoStateFair&f=Bookbinding_-_2022(1).pdf

If you wish to enter your work but don’t want to drive to Albuquerque, please contact Julie Filatoff so you can deliver to her your art prior to THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, no later than 7 pm. (Julie lives near SFCC.) Contact her at julie@jirafstudio.com or 505-660-9942.

The following all take place at the Creative Arts Building on the fairgrounds:

  1. Deliver your entries on Friday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, 9 am to 5 pm. If you cannot go to the Fairgrounds to drop off your entries, you can make prior arrangements with Esther Feske (505-255-5958) to meet or drop off. Please include a printed sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, and titles/detailed descriptions of each book/box you are leaving.
  2. The State Fair is open from Thursday, September 8, through Sunday, September 18, and at that time you can see if your artwork won a ribbon and view all the other wonderful entries!
  3. Pick up your entries on Monday, September 19, from 9 am to 12 noon. (Julie will pick up any work that she delivered.) If you delivered your own artwork and cannot make that time, contact Mita Saldana at 505-280-9323 for alternate arrangements.

This category is sponsored by Mita, of Against the Grain Bindery, and Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild. They need volunteer artists for 2-hour demonstrations during the fair, especially during the weekends. You get a free ticket for entry into the fair for the day and Libros will reimburse you for parking. Interested? Text or call Mita or Esther at the numbers above.