In-Person AND Online BAG Meeting on Saturday, August 12

Saturday, August 12, 2023, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT
In person: Room 606 at Santa Fe Community College
Via Zoom (online): 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.

Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome


  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • “A Life in Art” presentation by Esther Feske
  • “Celebration of the Book 2023/2024” (exhibits) Update by Will Karp
  • Upcoming Programs and Workshops by Julie Filatoff
  • Upcoming Salons by Gail Murray
  •  Artist Trading Card Swap Update by Ruthanna Abigail
  • Round Robin Art Journal Update by Cynthia Leespring and Deanna Joy Hallmark
  • Annual Art Flea Market on October 14 by Cynthia Leespring
  • September Mail Art Description by Linda Zwick
  • September Anything Goes Description by Linda Zwick
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

A Life in Art: a Presentation by Esther Feske

As the daughter and niece of art teachers, Esther Feske studied art education in college. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and photography from the University of Iowa, and was the teaching assistant for calligraphy and in the type lab. Then for 10 years in the pre-computer world she was a book designer, proofreader, and editor for Penfield Press.

Esther moved to New Mexico in 1984 and was an office manager, real estate appraiser, receptionist, instruction manual writer, and occasionally a teacher. She was president of Albuquerque Business and Professional Women, Escribiente Calligraphy Guild, and Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild.
A bookbinding course from Mita Saldaña in 2001 ignited her passion for making handmade books, because books can incorporate all her skills. The discipline of graphic design is apparent in all of her mixed-media art.

From 2010-2016, Esther was designer and assistant editor of the acclaimed Malpaís Review poetry quarterly. Now, for Hummingbird Hollow Press, she’s designer, editor, and proofreader for poetry and other books using KDP/Amazon.