Annual Collaborative Book: Sign Up by October 9

Santa Fe Book Arts Group Collaborative Book 2022: The Ledger

Content

A line or two of your favorite poetry, prose, or inspirational quote along with your illustration
(collage, drawings, photo, letterpress–whatever suits your fancy).

Structure

  • Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms by Alisa Golden, pages 89 and 90.
  • Size is 3” high x 8.5” wide, to be read horizontally
  • Single unfolded pages. Because these are single sheets, you are encouraged to decorate the back side of your page, but you are not required to do so.
  • Leave 1” on left for binding, therefore 7.5” for image and text
  • Soft or hardcover options for your complied book
  • There will be Japanese stab binding options (simple to complex) for your compiled book

 Required Paper

Canson Mi-Teintes 98#, any color (comes in pads of variety of colors–can order from Dick Blick and others; Artisan has single sheets)

Before the compilation meeting in December we will provide you with details on options for creating your book cover, suggested materials, and options for recommended stab binding.

Schedule

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022: Sign up to participate.
  • No Later Than Wednesday, October 12: Participants will be notified of how many pages to make.
  • Saturday, November 12: Pages due to Linda. If you are local to Santa Fe, you can deliver them to Linda at the Art Flea Market on Saturday, October 29. Another day and place will also be announced for local delivery. Or you can mail your pages to: Linda Zwick, 202 La Cueva Street, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
  • After November 12 (Date TBD): If you mailed pages to Linda, she will mail back a packet of pages from other participants and a title page/colophon. If you delivered pages to Linda, she will set a date for distribution of packets to those who wish to pick them up in Santa Fe.
  • Saturday, December 3: Compilation meeting, either via Zoom or hybrid (in-person and Zoom).

YOU MUST BE A CURRENT BAG MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE. Click here to see if you are a current BAG member (click on Member List). To sign up, please send your name, address, phone number, and email address to lindazwick55@yahoo.com. (You may also ask Linda questions via email.)

Art Flea Market on October 29

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group presents
Annual Art Flea Market
Saturday, October 29, 2022
10 am to 3 pm

Multi-vendor flea market featuring:

  • art supplies (for mixed-media, assemblage, & collage)
  • art books
  • artist’s books
  • beads
  • bookbinding supplies including thread
  • bookcloth
  • bookmaking kits
  • box structures
  • brushes
  • buttons
  • cameras
  • cards
  • collage materials
  • ephemera
  • fabric
  • handmade boxes
  • handmade paper
  • ink
  • letterpress prints and books
  • mini books
  • miscellaneous tools
  • old books
  • original artwork
  • ornaments
  • paint
  • paper (decorative, etc.)
  • paper collage cards
  • pastepaper scraps
  • photo cards
  • tools
  • washi tape
  • watch/jewelry ephemera
  • yarn

Come browse & discover your treasures!

Unitarian Universalist Santa Fe
107 West Barcelona Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Plenty of free parking! Free stuff!

Masks required for vendors and shoppers.

This is not an activity of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Thursday: Aalpana Artmaking at SFCC

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Santa Fe Community College’s Library and the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (PDAC) present two art events in September on Aalpana-making, a form of circular ground art rooted in ceremonial art traditions from south Asia. Shalimar Krebs, co-chair of PDAC and Associate Dean of the SFCC School of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Design, & Media Arts said, “This circular-art-making event at SFCC hopes to mark and symbolize the coming together of our campus community at the beginning of this school year.”

SFCC art instructor (and BAG member) Sudeshna Sengupta will present both the online lecture and the live Aalpana-making, which are free and open to the public.

Aalpana ground art is an ancient form of “ephemeral art happening” rooted in ceremonial art traditions of south Asia, in which the art-making process offers a collective experience to the individual viewers and participants gathering around it through the duration of the artform. Temporary in nature, traditionally the process of creating this form of circular floor art brings people together to welcome and celebrate special occasions. Our natural tendency is to form a unified whole from smaller parts — to help people, who gather around it, to develop a calming focus to collectively set goals for common good and work together.

Sudeshna will present an online lecture about Aalpana-making from 12 noon to 1 pm MT on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Participants must pre-register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFCC-Aalpana.

There will also be a live demonstration of Aalpana-making in the SFCC Courtyard (6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508) from 9 am to 10 am on Thursday, September 15. The actual art creation will take much longer. The Aalpana will be available for viewing until sunset, when it will be dismantled.

Sudeshna Sengupta, MFA, is an Adjunct Faculty member at the SFCC School of Arts, Design, & Media Arts. Her career as a teaching artist spans multiple decades, continents, and cultures that inform her pedagogy of decolonizing studio art. Besides her academic training and contemporary art practice, Sudeshna grew up with and around various traditional art forms in India, all of which continue to nurture her life and art. If you have questions, email Sudeshna at sudeshna.sengupta@sfcc.edu.

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.)

Magic Wallet Workshop with Bettina Pauly on September 17

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 (see payment options below–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!).

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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/.

Please register as soon as possible! We will email the supply list after receipt of payment. Register HERE.

August 14: Workshop with Marci Ross Easterbrook

Sense and Signatures: A Materials and Book Workshop with Marci Ross Easterbrook

Presented by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group
Sunday, August 14, 2022
10 am to 2 pm (with a lunch break)
Via Zoom Online Platform

In this four-hour workshop you will develop your five senses (touch, smell, taste, hearing, and sight) into materials for concept and content development. This will become five signatures which you will bind into an artist book with a side-sewn accordion spine and Tyvek covers.

You will receive a supply and tool list prior to the workshop. The sequence of events: surface techniques on paper, staining Tyvek, making the accordion spine, lunch break, making signatures, sewing the spine and cover, and sharing your books with the other students and Marci.

Marci will also provide a printable .pdf document with directions, a jig, and concept prompts.

Limited to 15 students; held on Zoom. $69 per person (no materials included). Questions? Email marci.easterbrook@sfcc.edu.

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

Marci Ross Easterbrook is an illustrator, printmaker, papermaker, book artist, and teacher at Santa Fe Community College. She strongly believes that materials are a key source for knowing yourself as an artist and will lead each person to creative new work through text and image. She uses materials of paper, Tyvek, altered pages, and mixed media to create unique surface design that leads to discovery of creative concepts and content for books.

Woven Paper Notebook Workshop with Helen Hiebert

Woven Paper Notebook Workshop with Helen Hiebert

This Workshop is Full. Email santafebag@gmail.com to get on the waiting list.

Presented by Santa Fe Book Arts Group

Saturday, July 16, 2022
10 am to 12 noon MST
Online via Zoom
$21 (BAG members)

In this workshop you’ll create a small booklet with a woven paper cover, then add cutouts to enhance your weaving. The double pamphlet stitch adds two signatures to the book with a simple stab binding.

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.

We will email the supply list and template after receipt of payment.

Questions? Email santafebag@gmail.com. Not a member but want to join BAG? Go here.

Art Therapeutics with Nicole Raven White

Libros New Mexico Book Arts Guild president Nicole Raven White offers a program called Art Therapeutics.

Art Therapeutics is the process of using writing and creative processes to help you on your healing journey. This course will also help you take the healing modalities you already partake in and enhance them even more with creative visuals that will keep you on track.

The mind is so full of information, we need visuals to keep us grounded and focused. Art Therapeutics techniques will help you create the ultimate grounding and focusing tools because you create them yourself.

All of these processes will be beneficial and successful whether you have art experience or not.

​Use Art Therapeutics to reduce stress, anxiety, grief, loss, anger, frustration, depression, and most emotional and physical pain. If you are already an artist, this will be a fun course that will help you expand and increase your creativity. If you feel, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body” or “I’m not artistic,” Nicole will help you break through that limiting belief to show you how to unleash your creativity. “It’s fun and so much easier than you think,” says Nicole.

For more information visit https://www.ravenartcenter.com/art-therapeutics-membership-plan.html, where you can also sign up for a free class.