Call for Entries: 2023 New Mexico State Fair

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

Want to enter? You have two options:

Deliver Your Artwork Yourself

At the Creative Arts Building on the fairgrounds (building 7 on this map):

  1. Deliver your entries on Friday, August 25, or Saturday, August 26, 9 am to 5 pm. If you cannot go to the Fairgrounds to drop off your entries, you can make prior arrangements with Mita Saldaña, 505-280-9323, to meet or drop off. If you are not going to the fairgrounds, please fill out this form and take a printed copy to Mita along with your work.
  2. 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 Saldaña at 505-280-9323 for alternate arrangements.

OR, Take it to a Location in Santa Fe to be Delivered on Your Behalf

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 to her NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, by 7 pm. (Julie lives near Santa Fe Community College.) Contact her at or 505-660-9942. Please fill out this form and take a printed copy to Julie. (You may also bring these items to the August 12 BAG member meeting at SFCC.)

This category is sponsored by Mita Saldaña, of Against the Grain Bindery, and Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild. They need volunteer artists for 2-hour demonstrations (simple bookbinding) 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 at the number above.

The State Fair is open from Thursday, September 7, through Sunday, September 17, and at that time you can see if your artwork won a ribbon and view all the other wonderful entries!