BAG Meeting on Saturday, February 11

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT, via Zoom (online)
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome


  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • Update on the Santa Fe Origins Project by Sally Blakemore
  • Upcoming Salon Offerings by Gail Murray
  • Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • Round Robin Art Journal Update by Cynthia Leespring
  • March Mail Art Description by Linda Zwick
  • March Anything Goes Description by Linda Zwick
  • Presentation by Elaine G. Chu (see below)
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

Please note: For security reasons we never put the Zoom link on our website. If you did not receive an email from Santa Fe Book Arts Group with the link, please check your email program’s “spam” or “junk” folder. Still not there? Email with your name and your email address.

An Arts and Crafts Journey, a presentation by Elaine G. Chu

Elaine will present several book structures as a preview to the Painted & Sewn Handmade Books workshop on the following Saturday (details here). She will also show other art media that she works with, such as blockprinting + stitch, gel plate printing inspired by nature, Chinese thread books, and beeswax collages.

Elaine will also lead us through a brief project, a clever flexagon that was originally developed by book artist, Ed Hutchins. Please have ready:

  • One or two sheets of 8.5 x 11” cardstock
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • A craft knife and cutting mat
  • A piece of tape
  • Optional color markers or pencils

Elaine G. Chu has taught students of all ages in person and online. Her work has been featured in “Greencraft” and “Somerset Studio” magazines as well as “1000 Artists’ Books.” She co-authored “Wood Paper Scissors,” a how-to crafts book. Elaine received a BA in music at Yale University and a BFA in graphic design at University of the Arts. View more art at and on Instagram: @egchu1 and Facebook.