Vision Board Workshop with Ro Calhoun

New Year Vision Board Workshop presented by SFCC Center for Book Art & Printmaking

Register today for a discount!

Do you know what a Vision Board is?

It’s a perfect way to start 2019, by taking action to manifest your dream life. When you make a Vision Board, you get clear on what you want to create in your life.

A vision board is a visualization tool that uses a board to build a visual collage of words and pictures that represent your dreams and goals. Once you get clarity, you select images and words from magazines, and paste them on a big poster board. Seeing this board each day aligns your brain with the outcomes you most want to attract. (Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Katy Perry all swear by Vision Boards!)

It sounds pretty simple. (And yes, there is a process to make your Vision Board more powerful.)

So why doesn’t everyone create Vision Boards? Well most of us never make the time. We let our busy, distracted lives keep us, well, busy and distracted.

It’s time to change that! On Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Santa Fe Community College in Room 708, our very own BAG member Ro Calhoun is leading a Create Your Life Vision Board Workshop. It’s an immersion for you to focus on your authentic life, core clarity, and ideal outcomes

Sign up today or inquire for more info by contacting Ro at 505.946.7350 or emailing her at

Cost is $85 including materials. If you register and pay during the month of December, there is an early bird discount of $10 ($75 total).

Upon registration, you will receive a “Create Your Best Life” Dream Sheet to get started. Bring it with you to the Vision Board Workshop to manifest your life goals and desires.

Ro Calhoun has an MFA degree in Fine Art.  She is an Art Professor at SFCC and she also conducts art workshops. Ro is a professionally trained Vision Instructor by Vision Board Pro.


The Spirit Poles at SF Botanical Garden

BAG member Victoria Rabinowe has installed 100 painted aspen poles that tower above and around you as you meander through the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Some are painted black and white; some are bright and colorful; some are inscribed with cryptic calligraphy. Each pole is a provocative and unique totem inspired by Victoria’s dreams. This illuminated garden encourages the viewer to drift off into a spiritual journey that connects us with the deep, communal roots of aboriginal ancestry that we all share.

Link to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden: The annual Glow—Cosmic Lights event is December 14-31 (closed December 24 and 25). Victoria says there is a special event on the evening of December 28 with musicians Half Broke Horses.

Link to Victoria’s website:

This Saturday: BAG at Make Santa Fe Make & Take

Make & Take 2018

Join Make Santa Fe in preparing for the holidays by crafting decorations and gifts with your family. For $20 you get an afternoon of crafty excitement (1 kid free per paid adult). Stop by one or all of the stations including the SMASH Bus, decorations made via laser and microcircuit, ugly sweater decoration (bring your own sweater), forged triangle dinner bells, and paper ornaments.

The S.M.A.S.H. Bus will be at MAKE ready to teach your kiddos to make their own paper and other festive goodies. If you haven’t seen the Bus it is a mobile interactive art studio designed to create inclusive and accessible art-making opportunities for a variety of diverse communities.

In addition the Santa Fe Book Arts Group will be back this year making decorative cards and ornaments. We’ll also have a food truck on hand and beverages inside MAKE to keep you creating all afternoon.

Make & Take Tickets here!

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival Starts Friday

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is the United States’ largest and oldest recycled art market and is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials. It kicks off with Friday night’s Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an art market, adult and student juried art exhibits, and make-and-take art activities. More than 100 artists (including BAG members) offer their original pieces for sale in the Art Market and display their work in the juried art exhibit. This event attracts thousands of art lovers and the eco-conscious holiday gift-giver attracted by the art deals, family-friendly art-making activities, gallery-worthy exhibits, and perfect gifts.

All art consists of a minimum of 75% recycled materials—everything from vintage tin cans turned into earrings to scrap-metal sculptures. Artists successfully upcycle trash into treasure, combining recycling and innovation to show creative ways to save our resources, while making one-of-a-kind art. The event demonstrates the resourcefulness of the artists and has grown into a powerful economic development tool for existing and emerging artists.


Friday, November 30

Art Market 5 pm to 9 pm; $5 general admission

Trash Fashion show 7 pm; $15-20 for assigned seating; includes general admission to the art market. You can buy fashion show tickets ahead of time at or at the door.

Saturday, December 1

Art Market 9 am to 5 pm; free admission (Reminder: BAG Annual Holiday Party is at 1 pm at SFCC’s Jemez Room)

Sunday, December 2

Art Market 10 am to 5 pm; free admission

Call for Entries: The Art of the Fold

Wildflower Identification (blizzard book edition made in 2013; edition sold out).

Alicia Bailey of Abecedarian Artists’ Books in Denver announces “The Art of the Fold,” a multi-venue exhibition that will be on view in the Denver metro area from February 2019 through fall 2019. Venues include a public library, a university library, and a gallery. Alicia says she is “still ammering out the gallery details.”

The submission deadline is Monday, December 17, 2018. Full details are here. The prospectus is here.

This exhibition is open to those working in the book form worldwide who are at least 18 years of age.

Eligible are any artist book works created using structures found in The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle & Ulla Warchol. Books may be editioned or unique, sculptural or more traditionally bound, interactive or passive. Books that measure more than 14 inches (closed) in any dimension are ineligible. Unframed wall works with maximum dimension of 24 inches in any direction, and weighing less than 20# are eligible.

Please note that the works needn’t be recent because some of us have been working with these structures for a while.

Campfire Cookery (panorama book edition also from 2013; edition sold out).

Selections will be made by Alicia Bailey, Director, Abecedarian Artists’ Books. Alicia typically uses submissions to juried shows as a starting point for artists she’d like to work with in the future. “I’m very much looking forward to seeing what Hedi and Ulla’s book inspires,” says Alicia. “Thanks, as always, for your continued support.”

Artist’s Reception at MoCNA Sunday

Tonalpohualli: Count of Days, a solo exhibition by Moira Garcia, will open with a reception this Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 3 pm to 4 pm. The exhibition and opening is at the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Moira Garcia is a mixed-media artist, printmaker, and bookmaker residing in Santa Fe.

She has a BFA in Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and has also received art training from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the University of California in Santa Cruz, and Santa Fe Community College.

Born in Gallup, New Mexico, and raised on the island of Kaua’i, Hawai’i, her art reflects her diverse multicultural experience. Her current work explores conceptions of living and lost cultural knowledge, journey, and trajectory of Native America, especially Mesoamerica.

She is the founding artist of the initiative Art for Change NM, where art sales support grass-roots social actions that benefit our earth and future generations.

SATURDAY: Annual Art Flea Market

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group and the Palace Press Present

Annual Art Flea Market

Open to the Public; All are Welcome; Tell Your Friends!

THIS Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10 am to 2 pm

Meem Room of the Palace of the Governors, 110 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501

This highly anticipated, annual multi-vendor flea market features:

  • supplies (for mixed-media, assemblage, and collage)
  • handmade books and journals
  • handmade, marbled, and specialty papers
  • antique and how-to books
  • ephemera
  • gifts
  • the infamous “free stuff” table
  • and so much more!

Here’s a flyer to print, post on social media, or email to your friends:

Click to enlarge. Print and post. Forward to your friends. Be there!