Call for Entries: Fragments Juried Exhibition

Call for Entries: Fragments Juried Exhibition

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Fragments is a juried exhibition held at Strata Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition will run from January 3 through January 21, 2023.

This exhibition will feature artists whose work expresses and articulates the myriad, exciting, and challenging ways in which our reality has become fragmented. All of us experience the dizzying splitting of our attention among the burgeoning opportunities of ever-improving digital devices, the abundance of disparate and competing news reports, and the allure of social media. Our bodies themselves are increasingly prosthetically enhanced, and humanity embraces the possibilities of artificial intelligence. Gene editing/genetic engineering are other visionary and groundbreaking experiments with fragmentation and hybridization. Contemporary art, as possibly never before, is an ecstatic discourse of fragmentary styles and genres.

There are many compelling creative opportunities to embody this kaleidoscopic reality in visual art, from Neo-Cubist spatial fragmentation, Modernist conflation of surface and depth, Post-Modernist marriage of disparate styles and iconography, to digital pixelation, to the playful deployment of literal, material fragments in collage and assemblage. Any artwork that addresses or involves fragmentation/hybridization/cross-fertilization is a potential prophet or embodiment of this brave new world.

Prizes:
$200 Best of Show (1)
$150 Director’s Choice (1)
$50 Honorable Mention (2)

Juror: David Olivant is the President and co-founder of Strata Gallery. He was professor of painting for 25 years at CSU Stanislaus. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New Delhi, New York City, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Wuppertal, Fresno, and San Bernardino. His recent bodies of work, Heteroglyphs and Retroglyphs, address heterogeneity, as well as spatial and temporal fragmentation.

Apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10764

Call for Entries: 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:

https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=NewMexicoStateFair&f=Bookbinding_-_2022(1).pdf

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 prior to THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, no later than 7 pm. (Julie lives near SFCC.) Contact her at julie@jirafstudio.com or 505-660-9942.

The following all take place at the Creative Arts Building on the fairgrounds:

  1. Deliver your entries on Friday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, 9 am to 5 pm. If you cannot go to the Fairgrounds to drop off your entries, you can make prior arrangements with Esther Feske (505-255-5958) to meet or drop off. Please include a printed sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, and titles/detailed descriptions of each book/box you are leaving.
  2. The State Fair is open from Thursday, September 8, through Sunday, September 18, and at that time you can see if your artwork won a ribbon and view all the other wonderful entries!
  3. 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 Saldana at 505-280-9323 for alternate arrangements.

This category is sponsored by Mita, of Against the Grain Bindery, and Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild. They need volunteer artists for 2-hour demonstrations 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 or Esther at the numbers above.

Call for Vendors: 2022 Art Flea Market

Santa Fe Book Arts Group announces a call for vendors for its 2022 Art Flea Market!

UPDATE: The Art Flea Market is full! Want to be on the waiting list? Email Julie Filatoff.

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10 am-3 pm (setup 8:30-10 am; takedown 3-4 pm)
At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe
107 West Barcelona Road (at Galisteo), Santa Fe, NM 87505

The Annual Art Flea Market enables BAG members to declutter their art studios. It is highly anticipated by other BAG members, the art community as a whole, and visitors to Santa Fe.

For a $20 vendor fee, members can sell any art supplies or tools that one would use to make art, display art, or be inspired to make art. This includes (but is not limited to):
• Handmade papers
• Ephemera
• Paints, pastels, pencils
• Brushes, palette knives
• Tools
• Boxes
• Books about art techniques or artists
• Art storage items
• Frames
• Fabric and Yarn
You are also welcome to sell your own artwork.
Please note: This is not a garage sale. If you have items that are not art or related to art, the organizers will ask you to remove those items from display.

To participate as a seller, click here to download this document [NO LONGER LINKED; SEE NOTE ABOVE], read the entire document, then fill out the application on page 3 and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Call for Vendors: Printed Matter

Call for Vendors: Printed Matter

The Printed Matter network invites indie printers, art collectives, print collectives, printshops, artist activists, street artists, fine artists, and non-artists to exhibit and sell at a show with 60 vendors at the Santa Fe Railyard Complex on Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm. This is an all-outdoor event; vendors and participants are encouraged to follow any COVID-safe practices as they see fit.

The event will include printing that is purely personal or traditional fine art to more cultural forms, including street arts, newsletters, book arts, handbills, stickers, cards, vinyl/CD art, and other publishing forms printed via etching, silkscreen, linotype, and letterpress, plus more DYI and guerrilla approaches such as street stencils, graffiti forms, potato prints, photograms, and lo-fi transfers. Items can be fine art or more utilitarian including lengths of fabric, clothing, patches, kitchen textiles, housewares, etc.

Vendor fee is $30 per artist or $40 for a group (two or more artists) and payment MUST be received by June 15. You must bring your own table, tent, booth/walls, etc. Wifi will be available.

During the event there will be live/hands on/interactive demonstrations of different types of printing. If you are willing to volunteer an hour or two to demonstrate your printing process, Printed Matter will waive your vendor fee. Contact Tim ASAP if you wish to demo.

During Printed Matter the Santa Fe Artist Market will be held in the nearby Farmers’ Market building, which has restrooms, electricity, and water.

The organizers will do the usual public announcements, mailing list, banners, and E-media, but appreciate help with announcements to artists’ own mailing lists. Bourland Letterpress will print a limited-edition poster with vendors’ names.

Speaking of James, he will host a potluck mixer the Saturday night before the event at Bourland Letterpress’s parking lot from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Please see the application at https://santafebag.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Printed-Matter-Event-Application-2022.pdf.

Questions? Tim Jag of Baca Printshop, 505.577.3663, timjag@gmail.com.

2022 “Anything Goes” Challenge Monthly Themes

BAG President Linda Zwick has given us a challenge. Create a piece of art of any kind (no limitations on size or structure), send to friends and family if you like, and send a photo to santafebag@gmail.com (for posting on the website and social media, and inclusion in a likely future slideshow at a BAG membership meeting). The themes are just suggestions; create whatever suits your fancy!

January

January 30 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day.

February

February 8 is Hari-Kuyo in the Kanto region of Japan. It is the Buddhist and Shinto Festival of Broken Needles (celebrated in December in the Kyoto and Kansai regions) and is a memorial to sewing needles broken in their service during the past year. It is also an opportunity to pray for improved skills. Suggestion: Create something in honor of your favorite tool or tools or about your intentions to learn new skills of any kind.

March

March 18 is National Quilting Day. Suggestions: Create a quilted design, a quilted fabric block, a book containing quilted designs, or anything that incorporates the essence of a quilted item.

April

April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day. Suggestion: Create one or more haiga, a style of Japanese painting that incorporates haiku, usually about nature or the natural world, with the painting more suggestive of the subject of the haiku rather than a direct image of that subject. Check out Matsuo Basho, a great master of haiku and haiga, if you are interested.

May

The second Saturday of May (in 2022, May 14) is World Collage Day, initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018. Celebrate collage this month!

June

June 8 is Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth anniversary. You likely know about his houses and his graphic designs for home furnishings and windows. But did you know that in 1927 Wright created 12 graphic designs based on seasonal themes that were projected to be the covers each month on Liberty Magazine the following year? Sadly, the magazine never used the designs he created, but you can find examples by searching the internet for Wright’s September Desert, December Gifts, The Flag, Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers, and May Basket. Suggestion: Using colored pencil as Wright did (or whatever tool you prefer), create an abstract design of a favorite object.

July

Alexander Calder’s birth anniversary is July 22. He is famous for both mobiles and what he termed stabiles. Suggestion: Create an engineered 3D artful object that interests you.

August

The second Wednesday of August (in 2022, August 10) is World Calligraphy Day. Calligraphy is art in written form. Suggestions: Practice calligraphy styles you know and love, create your own calligraphic alphabet, or play with an illuminated or doodled letter.

September

In Great Britain, Epilepsy Action designates an annual National Doodle Day to garner financial support for its efforts to improve the lives of those with epilepsy. In 2022, September 3 is designated as National Doodle Day. Suggestion: Create one or more doodles this month.

October

October 24 is the feast day of Saint Anthony Mary Claret. He is the patron saint of, among others, weavers. While many think of weaving as a yarn-based art, paper can be woven, too.

November

Georgia O’Keeffe’s birth anniversary is November 15. Many of us are familiar with her oeuvre. Suggestion: Create a piece of art in honor of O’Keeffe.

December

Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth anniversary is December 16. Suggestion: Create a piece of art with a component related to music.

Artist Trading Card and Rolodex Card Swap

Five Artist Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards by (clockwise from top left) Cynthia Leespring, Joyce Wood, Ruth Anna Abigail, Julie Filatoff, and Elayne Karickhoff. Click image to enlarge.

Hey, BAG members! Let’s swap Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and Rolodex Cards (Rolos)!

  • ATCs are 2.5” x 3.5” (vertical or horizontal—your choice)
  • Standard Rolos are 4” wide x approximately 2.5” high (depends on the die you’re using, etc.)
  • Large Rolos are 5” wide x 3” high

Sign up by the last day of the month (i.e., March 31, 2022). Ruth Anna Abigail will put you in a group of 3 or 4 people, and you will make one card for each person in your group. Mail your cards so that they arrive before the end of the next month. You will get back cards from all over!

To sign up, email Ruth Anna at raabigail@gmail.com (please put BAG in the subject line) and indicate which cards you want to trade (one, two, or all three):

  • ATCs
  • Standard Rolos
  • Large Rolos