BAG Meeting This Saturday, September 10

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome

Agenda

  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • My Life as a Book Artist and Letterpress Printer, a Presentation by Bettina Pauly (see below)
  • Art Flea Market Update by Cynthia Leespring and Julie Filatoff 
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • October Mail Art Description by Linda Zwick
  • October Anything Goes Description by Linda Zwick
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

Please note: 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 santafebag@gmail.com with your name and your email address.

My Life as a Book Artist and Letterpress Printer, a Presentation by Bettina Pauly





Bettina will tell us how she came to the USA, started to learn about book arts and letterpress printing, enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and left her main job to become a teacher for book arts and printing, a book artist, and a letterpress printer.  She will give us a close look at some of her artist books, including:

•    The Year of the Dragon, a flag book
•    A sun that rises, an accordion-fold book
•    California Poppies, an accordion-fold book
•    What a Catch!, a flag book

Bettina will also sow us some of her mail art, which includes miniature pop-ups.

Bettina Pauly studied at the Academy of Art University (San Francisco) in the Book Arts and Letterpress program under Chris Rolik and Macy Chadwick. In addition she took classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book, taught by Mary Laird, Kumi Korf, and Julie Chen.

Bettina lives in San Francisco as a book artist and works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios in Oakland, California. She teaches book arts and letterpress classes at the Academy of Art University and the San Francisco Center for the Book. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning, and is interested in a variety of folded, sewn, and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing. Bettina was part of “Al-Mutanabbi Street starts here,” contributing a broadside and an artist book, and spoke at the opening of that exhibition in 2016 in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the Hand Bookbinders of California, the Movable Book Society, and the Book Club of California. View her work at http://blog.bettina-pauly.com/.

And the Next Saturday (September 17), an Online Workshop!

If you would like to sign up for this workshop after hearing Bettina’s presentation, please go to the registration page here, send a check or pay for it with PayPal, and text Julie Filatoff at 505-660-9942 so she sends you the supply list and prompts!

The Magic Wallet: A Workshop with Bettina Pauly


Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group
Saturday, September 17, 2022, 1 pm to 3 pm MT, via Zoom (online)
Suitable for beginner to advanced students, but you MUST be a current Santa Fe BAG member
$29 (payment options: check or PayPal); must be received by September 12, 2022

The Magic Wallet is one of those oddities related to a möbius strip. Its form is used in many actual wallets and you can make a quick-and-dirty version with two cards and two rubber bands. The magic is that when you place a dollar (or a flexible piece of paper) into the wallet and close and open it, the straps will have wrapped the bill behind them. As you open the wallet from one side and then the other, the bill will appear to move from side to side. If you make the straps from paper or ribbon with a different color on each side, you will see that you are seeing successive sides of the straps as you open and close the wallet. This makes it a useful vehicle for content which can appear and disappear (like magic!).

Register here: (NOTE: You must fill out the form; simply paying for the workshop does not secure you a spot.)

BAG Meeting This Saturday, July 9

Please note: 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 santafebag@gmail.com with your name and your email address.

Saturday, July 9, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MT
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome

Agenda

  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • Printed Matter Festival by Lisa Miles
  • Santa Fe Origins Project Update by Sally Blakemore and Barb Macks
  • Artist’s Books, Installations, and The Art of Papercraft: A Presentation by Helen Hiebert (see below)
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • Round Robin Art Journal Update by Cynthia Leespring
  • Art Flea Market Update by Cynthia Leespring and Julie Filatoff 
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

There are a few spots left in Helen’s workshop via Zoom
on Saturday, July 16, from 10 am to 12 noon! Click here to register.

Presentation: Artist’s Books, Installations, and The Art of Papercraft with Helen Hiebert

Helen Hiebert will talk about her journey on paper. She will show several unique artist’s books and installations, while describing the twists and turns in her entrepreneurial career. Helen will also discuss her newest how-to book, The Art of Papercraft.

Helen HiebertHelen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films, and artist’s books using handmade paper, thread, and light. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making and exhibits her work internationally. She is author of the several how-to books about papermaking and paper crafts. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up to date on current paper trends, which she writes about in her weekly blog post called The Sunday Paper. Helen’s most recent installation, Step Into the Light, is a giant paper lantern at Anythink Wright Farms, a library in Denver. She holds an annual paper retreat in her Red Cliff studio every August.

BAG Meeting This Saturday, May 14

Please note: 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 santafebag@gmail.com with your name and your email address.

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome

Agenda

  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • When Doodles Dare to Dream: A Presentation by Rosemary Ray (see below)
  • Santa Fe Origins Project Update and Pop-Up Demo by Sally Blakemore
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

 

Presentation: When Doodles Dare to Dream with Rosemary Rae

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Welcome to Rosemary Rae’s world of doodle books. Here bright bursts of possibility collide with song and curious geometry, creating an elaborate visual poem. Beauty, fun, and spontaneity leap from page to page. Inspiration blooms as Rosemary draws with marker, colored pencils, and crayon, adding collage, paint, and rubber stamps along the way. Join Rosemary on a technicolor journey through her multi-page gardens–swirling landscapes ablaze with words, roses, flames, polka dots, and stars. Rosemary hopes that her little illustrated books will inspire you to create one, too.

Rosemary Rae is a creative director/designer, artist, and design educator living in San Diego, California. A graduate of Moore College of Art & Design and Vermont College of Fine Arts, she currently works for a local publisher creating book covers, calendars, and kits that are sold nationwide. In addition to designing her unique line of letterpressed greeting cards, she also creates collages and artist books, which have been featured in many juried exhibitions. Her creative work provides the arena to play and experiment with book structures, paper ephemera, pop-ups, paint, lettering, and typography.

BAG Meeting on Saturday, April 9

Please note: 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 santafebag@gmail.com with your name and your email address.

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1 pm to approximately 3 pm MST
Free; Open to the Public; All are Welcome

Agenda

  • Welcome and Announcements by President Linda Zwick
  • Round-Robin Art Journal Exchange Update by Cynthia Leespring
  • Art Journal Page and ATC/Rolo Swap Update by Ruth Anna Abigail
  • Making Natural Ink from Plants: A Presentation by Wendy Feldberg (see below)
  • Santa Fe Origins Project Update and Pop-Up Demo by Sally Blakemore
  • Community Announcements (calls for entry, upcoming exhibits and workshops, other highlights) by Attendees (2 minutes maximum, please)

Presentation: Making Natural Inks from Plants by Wendy Feldberg

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Wendy Feldberg will present on making natural inks from plants, and show examples of her work with those inks.

Wendy Feldberg lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the boreal eco zone. She creates painted, printed, and stitched art textiles, papers, and artist books on mostly botanical themes. She is always inspired by the beautiful landscapes and plant life, both wild and cultivated, of that rugged region of Canada.

Working with nature as a gardener and as an artist is one of the chief constants and consolations of Wendy’s life. Here printed and stitched textiles and papers, like scrolls, become botanical records of plants and their environments in every season.

Wendy’s basic method is to print and stitch on textiles and papers, embroidering by hand and machine. Her intention is to build up layers of colored marks to express feeling and concept with line, color, and texture. As well as painting marks on substrates with acrylics or natural dyes, Wendy uses eco printing, a monotype process that applies pigments from plants, soils, and minerals directly from plants onto natural fibers. Printing and dyeing with native plants from her garden and foraged from the local environment have become her special interest.

Wendy has been published internationally about eco printing, give occasional classes and presentations. She documents all aspects of her art adventures on the blog “Threadborne.” https://wendyfe.wordpress.com/tag/making-ink/ and https://www.wendyfeldberg.ca.