Call for Entries: Anything Goes, July 7-15, 2023

Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild and Santa Fe Book Arts Group are having a joint show, “Anything Goes,” at the Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque.

The show will be held Friday, July 7, through Saturday, July 15, 2023. The show is open to members in good standing only. This is a collaborative show and any member from either group is encouraged to enter. Click here to download the application.

APPLICATION: The deadline to submit application, photo, and NON-REFUNDABLE of $5 fee per piece is May 15, 2023. Each piece entered must be submitted with its own application, photo, and $5 fee. Any type of artwork that is made by a Libros/SF BAG member is allowed, not just artist’s books. All work must be made by the member. All entries will be reviewed by jury for appropriateness and size (due to space). There is no commission fee taken on the sale of any artwork; all sales will go directly to the artist. There is no limit to the quantity of pieces an artist can submit; however, if we get an overwhelming response and space becomes limited, we may have to put a limitation of quantity in place. If pieces submitted require a unique or specialized display prop then the artist needs to provide it. We would like to use the photos submitted for marketing purposes so, if you don’t want your photo used check the box on the form. Note: if any Libros/SF BAG member wants assistance in the application process (whether with photos, forms, or computer assistance), you may contact Susan Wright at or 678-899-0509 to receive help. We truly want all members to have the opportunity to submit.

In addition to works of art by members, we will allow some selling of materials such as handmade cards, hand-mixed paints or dyes, or handmade papers or packets of interesting ephemera, papers, etc. All materials must have professional-looking packaging. Each artist wanting to sell materials will pay a $5 fee and then a 10% commission on all sold items. Each type of item to be sold must have its own application. There is no commission taken on the sale of any art piece, only on material packets/cards.

We will have the ability to take credit card sales and any transaction fees will be deducted from the artist sales amount. All applicants will be responsible for paying their own gross receipts tax and responsible for reporting the income to the IRS. Libros and BAG take no responsibility for either item. There will be no tax added to the sales price at the gallery. So, sales price must include everything and the artist will be responsible for gross receipts tax (sales tax), income tax, and credit card fees. Send entry applications, photos, and fee to Susan Wright by mail or drop off to 4612 Eastern Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 to arrive no later than May 15, 2023. Make checks out to Susan Wright.

ARTWORK INTAKE: The intake of all artwork and materials to be sold will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2022 from 10 am to 12 noon. Artwork and materials must be dropped off during these hours or contact Susan Wright to make special arrangements. If you live out of the area and want to mail your entries in then send them to Susan Wright, 4612 Eastern Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 to arrive no later than July 1, 2023. Susan will make arrangements to get them back to you if unsold; shipping fees will be due once assessed.

SHOW HOURS: The opening reception of the show will be on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 4 pm to 7 pm. The show will run through Saturday, July 15, 2023 during the hours of 11 am to 5 pm each day except for the last Saturday because we will take down the show starting at 4 pm on July 15.

OPENING RECEPTION: The opening reception will take place on Friday, July 7 from 4 to 7 pm.

SHOW TAKEDOWN: All artists MUST pick up their unsold work/materials on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 4 pm to 5 pm.

SITTING THE GALLERY: We will need a large team of gallery sitters comprised of the Libros/SF BAG members to sit the gallery all the hours the show is open. Please check the box below if you are willing to help sit the gallery.

LIABILITY: Libros, BAG, and Tortuga Gallery accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or theft of artwork submitted. However, we will be as diligent as possible in caring for the artwork. Libros, BAG, and Tortuga are also not responsible for any accidents. Receipt of your application assumes you agree to this policy.