About the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG)

The Arc of Time by Will Karp. Click to enlarge.


To inspire creative exploration of the book as art.


To support the practice and awareness of book art by providing resources for artists of all levels to learn, expand, and share skills and ideas.


BAG was founded more than 15 years ago to share the love and knowledge of creating books by hand. We celebrate all aspects of the book, including writing, illustration, papermaking, and binding. Our 180+ active members participate in workshops, exhibits, and projects in Santa Fe and beyond.

Membership Benefits

  • Being a Santa Fe Book Arts Group member offers a unique opportunity to:
  • Share techniques and tips with other book artists
  • Enjoy lively demonstrations and presentations
  • Attend exciting workshops, hands-on sessions, and salons
    Participate in group exhibits
  • Receive informative newsletters and announcements

Go to this page to join BAG or to renew your membership.

2022 Board of Directors


  • Linda Zwick, President
  • Julie Filatoff, Vice President
  • Will Karp, Treasurer
  • Gordon Fluke, Secretary


  • Tracy Armagost
  • Ashisha
  • Ro Calhoun
  • Liz Faust
  • Lisa Miles
  • Amy Thompson West
  • Kim Walter