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Recycled Art Material Exchange This Saturday

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Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival Pop-Up Event: Recycled Art Material Exchange

Bring Us Your Cool Junk…We’ll Turn It Into Art!
Clean out your workspace and make room to create!
Donate your unused materials, supplies & recyclable scrap items at:
2879 All Trades Road, Santa Fe, NM
Saturday, October 21
10:00 am-2:00 pm
All Donations are Tax Deductible
Your donation will provide reuse materials for artists & designers participating in this year’s 19th annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival & Trash Fashion Costume Contest on November 17-19 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Please Distribute: Art Flea Market Flyer

Please distribute this flyer so that our annual Art Flea Market is a success!

Many thanks to Pam MacKellar for the great flyer for our November 4 event!  Please help us to publicize the Art Flea Market, whether or not you’re a vendor.  This is a GREAT event, and people in our community look forward to it every year (as evidenced by the line at the door).

Click here to go to the Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file, which you can then download to your computer to print or email to all and sundry.

Click here to go to the .jpg file, which you can right-click and save to your computer, then share via social media.

See you Saturday, November 4!

Papermaking Workshop in Taos with Lynn Sures

Montserrat, a pulp painting by Lynn Sures.

Papermaking is an ancient art, well over 2,000 years old. This is your chance to experience making paper starting with beating fibers as the earliest papermakers did and proceed all the way to contemporary methods by spraying finely beaten pulp with an air compressor! You will make your own sheets of paper in the most primitive and most advanced processes with expert Lynn Sures from the Washington, DC, area. The workshop will include preparing several types of natural pulp fibers—including hand-beating kozo pulp, pigmenting abaca and flax pulp, and creating 5’x6’ collaborative (and individual) pulp painting. Participants will also have the opportunity to produce personal smaller sheets of handmade paper and pulp paintings on Himalayan-style molds. On the final day, Sunday October 29, workshop participants will install work for the afternoon event in the Stables Art Gallery and take part in a group presentation/demonstration of their work there beginning at 3:30 pm, followed by a closing reception and celebration for Paper Paper Paper! in the Encore Gallery from 4:30-6 pm.

Thursday, October 26, through Sunday, October 29, 2017 9 am to 5 pm. Workshop includes a public discussion, exhibition of work, and reception in the Stables Art Gallery, 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571.

Workshop Fees for the four-day workshop: $395 for Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) members, $425 for non-members. The fee includes all supplies and equipment. The workshop will be limited to 12 participants. To register contact the TCA at (575) 758-2052.

Guest Artist-in-Residence:
Lynn Sures is Professor Emerita and former Chair of Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, printmaking, papermaking, ceramic sculpture, encaustic painting, artists’ books, and forged steel. Her pulp paintings, prints, and sculptural paperworks have been written about in Art in America, Fiberarts, and Hand Papermaking; her artist books appear in Penland Book of Handmade Books and 500 Artist Books. She has traveled within the US and to Italy, Japan, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Turkey to exhibit, lecture, and offer workshops on hand papermaking. Lynn lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was recently awarded an Artist’s Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution for research in Washington, DC, and Kenya. Lynn is pursuing her longtime interest in “geology, anthropology, and physics that guide my lifelong curiosity in time perception, evolutionary development, capacity for change with both poetic and philosophical internalization of what I observe or uncover.”

2nd Chance: Huge Art Supply Sale This Saturday

If you missed Victoria Rabinowe’s huge, amazing, estate sale of her mother’s beautiful art supplies, guess what? You have a second chance on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 11 am to 3 pm. You’ll discover:

  • a plethora of art, craft, and book art supplies
  • hundreds of gorgeous art and craft books on every subject imaginable—from beading to textiles to book arts to international art
  • handmade and Japanese printed papers
  • a huge collection of international trade beads, jewelry, and jewelry findings
  • thousands of rubber stamps
  • and much more




116 East Sunrise Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87506

  • Take US Highway 285 to NM 599 (Veterans Highway)
  • Take the Camino la Tierra exit
  • Turn away from town (go northwest)
  • Go 1.8 miles to Sunrise Drive (there’s a big stone marker that reads “Salva Tierra”)
  • Turn right
  • Enter through the gate; it should be open on Saturday, but if not put in code #2017*
  • Stay on Sunrise Drive as it winds around until you see #116

Questions? Contact Victoria at