In the BAG Newsletter

Beginning in January 2017, BAG sends out monthly/bimonthly email news blasts instead of a twice-yearly newsletter. Please become a member to receive our email newsblasts. Looking for the archived newsletters? Click on “Members Only” in the navigation bar above.

Pop-Up Show & Moving Sale at Suzanne Vilmain’s Studio

Suzanne Vilmain’s Pop-Up Show & Moving Sale

The Lofts Southside
3600 Cerrillos Road, Suite 1004B
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87507
Suzanne’s loft is in the very center. Park anywhere and walk toward the middle. Look around for stray ceramic pieces for directions.

The Show: Basket Case—Memoir in Mud & Pulp
Ceramics and artist’s books
Friday, June 23, 2017, 4 pm to 8 pm

The Moving Sale: Scared Sacred Stuff
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday, June 25, 9 am to 12 noon

For more information, visit Suzanne’s blog: http://counting-coup-press.blogspot.com
Or contact her: suzannevilmain@cybermesa.com

Sell Your Supplies at the De-Stash Sale August 5

The 3rd annual De-Stash Sale will be 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque. The fee is $30 for a space, and you MUST bring your own 6-foot table to display your wares. The sale is sponsored by the Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild. Two of your fellow BAG members took papercrafting/book arts supplies last year and did very, very well. More info in the attached document.  Even though the registration form offers tables, there are NO MORE tables available; you MUST bring your own table. Happy selling! And keep your leftovers for the Art Flea Market that BAG sponsors in November.

Fiber Art Structures Opens April 14 at Rotunda

Helix-Strength in Diversity by Ginny McVickar
Helix-Strength in Diversity by Ginny McVickar

Made in New Mexico: Structural Diversity is an exhibit at the New Mexico State Capitol Gallery (aka The Rotunda) from Friday, April 14, through Thursday, August 17, 2017.  The group of artists belonging to the New Mexico region of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., is dedicated to exploring the use of fiber in fine art.

There is an opening reception on Friday, April 14, from 4 to 6 pm.

The interpretation of the theme of structures resulted in many points of view, from human architecture, ancient and modern, to animal constructions, to anatomical and mineral formations.  A range of scale is expressed, from sweeping landscape vistas down to the molecular level.

Artwork details:
Helix-Strength in Diversity by Ginny McVickar

Venue Info:
New Mexico State Capitol Gallery
411 State Capitol
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition in NorCal

The Marin (California) Museum of Contemporary Art’s 8th Annual Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition (including Silent Auction) is on from Saturday, April 15 , through Saturday, May 20, 2017.  The Opening Reception is Saturday, April 15, from 5 to 7 pm.  There will be a Live Auction and Closing Party on Saturday, May 20, from 5 to 8 pm.

For more information, visit https://www.marinmoca.org/see/Currentexhibitions.aspx

Collage Dada Style Workshop May 20 & 21

Weekend Art Workshop: Collage Dada Style

Enlightenment and Self Discovery through Collage Process

What’s Dadaism? A bold, avant garde, early 20th century art movement defying the norms of traditional production artwork that’s preplanned and executed according to a preconceived notion.

In the style of Dada artists, we will challenge artistic norms by  incorporating chance, random selection, and subconscious into the creation of our artwork. Collage/photomontage exploration is an ideal form of Dada expression as we use scissors, adhesive, and readymade images rather than brushes, paint, and the canvas of traditional art. Abstraction, juxtaposition, and skewed perspective can provide unexpected and powerful results. This twist on art questions and redefines the definition of artmaking, the role of the artist, and the purpose of art in society breaking down the barrier between art and everyday life.

2-day weekend class on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, from 10 am through 4 pm. Cost: $150.

Early Bird Special: Register and pay $130 by April 16 for a  $20 discount.

Artist Coach & Muse: Ro Calhoun

Contact Info: 505.946.7350; rocalhounart@gmail.com; PO Box: 714, Santa Fe, NM, 87504

Rotunda Exhibit Entry Form Now Online!

The prospectus and entry form for the 2017 Rotunda Exhibit, “Portable Magic: The Art of the Book,” are online. Click on Calls for Entry > Rotunda Exhibit in navigation bar above, or click here.

We’re offering the entry form in three different formats:

  1. A Word document that you can save to your computer, fill out, and print.
  2. An Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) document that you can save to your computer, fill out, and print.
  3. An online form that, once you press “submit,” goes directly to our exhibit director, Liz Faust.

If you have suggestions on how to make this process better, please email the webmaster.

The entry deadline is June 1, 2017.

Nellie Wortman Workshop in Albuquerque

Beautiful Wanderings Workshop with Nellie Wortman
Deadline to register is March 15!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – April 7, 8 & 9, 2017 at New Tricks Studio
In this three-day class, Nellie will show you how paper, plaster, paints and glass meet and create beauty. She will show us how to build a book from ground level up and have it tell your story. Evidence of your memories and footprints. Nellie will discuss and show you how to bring found and recycled objects and incorporate them into a piece that speaks a message. You will create a painting or drawing, that draws a viewer in and has them feeling like you are telling their message. By the end of class, you will have a book that will be a treasure, for years to come.
Go to www.newtricksart.com to see complete details and color photos of workshop examples.

Call for Entry: Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII

Abecedarian Artists’ Books in Denver, Colorado, is calling for submissions for Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII, the eighth annual artists’ book exhibit. Orchestrated by Abecedarian Gallery, the exhibit will be on view at Art Gym Denver, Colorado. International in scope, the exhibit will feature works Eligible are any artist bookworks other than SPOD (Self Published On Demand such as Lulu, Blurb and so forth). Books may be editioned or unique, sculptural or more traditionally bound, interactive or passive. Books that measure more than 18 inches(closed) in any dimension are ineligible.  Show dates: October 12 – November 4, 2017. Final submission deadline: August 21, 2017 (midnight, MST). More information: http://bit.ly/ABC8-prospectus.