BAG Meeting This Saturday, September 10

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome


  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • My Life as a Book Artist and Letterpress Printer, a Presentation by Bettina Pauly (see below)
  • Art Flea Market Update by Cynthia Leespring and Julie Filatoff 
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • October Mail Art Description by Linda Zwick
  • October Anything Goes Description by Linda Zwick
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

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My Life as a Book Artist and Letterpress Printer, a Presentation by Bettina Pauly

Bettina will tell us how she came to the USA, started to learn about book arts and letterpress printing, enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and left her main job to become a teacher for book arts and printing, a book artist, and a letterpress printer.  She will give us a close look at some of her artist books, including:

•    The Year of the Dragon, a flag book
•    A sun that rises, an accordion-fold book
•    California Poppies, an accordion-fold book
•    What a Catch!, a flag book

Bettina will also sow us some of her mail art, which includes miniature pop-ups.

Bettina Pauly studied at the Academy of Art University (San Francisco) in the Book Arts and Letterpress program under Chris Rolik and Macy Chadwick. In addition she took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, taught by Mary Laird, Kumi Korf, and Julie Chen.

Bettina lives in San Francisco as a book artist and works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios in Oakland, California. She teaches book arts and letterpress classes at the Academy of Art University and the San Francisco Center for the Book. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning, and is interested in a variety of folded, sewn, and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing. Bettina was part of “Al-Mutanabbi Street starts here,” contributing a broadside and an artist book, and spoke at the opening of that exhibition in 2016 in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the Hand Bookbinders of California, the Movable Book Society, and the Book Club of California. View her work at

And the Next Saturday (September 17), an Online Workshop!

If you would like to sign up for this workshop after hearing Bettina’s presentation, please go to the registration page here, send a check or pay for it with PayPal, and text Julie Filatoff at 505-660-9942 so she sends you the supply list and prompts!

The Magic Wallet: A Workshop with Bettina Pauly

Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group
Saturday, September 17, 2022, 1 pm to 3 pm MT, via Zoom (online)
Suitable for beginner to advanced students, but you MUST be a current Santa Fe BAG member
$29 (payment options: check or PayPal); must be received by September 12, 2022

The Magic Wallet is one of those oddities related to a möbius strip. Its form is used in many actual wallets and you can make a quick-and-dirty version with two cards and two rubber bands. The magic is that when you place a dollar (or a flexible piece of paper) into the wallet and close and open it, the straps will have wrapped the bill behind them. As you open the wallet from one side and then the other, the bill will appear to move from side to side. If you make the straps from paper or ribbon with a different color on each side, you will see that you are seeing successive sides of the straps as you open and close the wallet. This makes it a useful vehicle for content which can appear and disappear (like magic!).

Register here: (NOTE: You must fill out the form; simply paying for the workshop does not secure you a spot.)