Just visit this page for all the details.
Help publicize the exhibit and get lots of people to the September 8 opening reception by downloading and distributing the flyer:
Email to your friends! Post on your Facebook wall!
For an upcoming online class on alchemy and aromatherapy, Florian Birkmayer is putting together a kit of tiny samples of essential oils, along with a few other objects.
If you are a paper/book artists that might be interested in designing an inexpensive and easy-to-mass-produce (perhaps a few hundred or more) box out of paper or another similar material, contact Florian at email@example.com.
Book Arts (PRBK 165L, 21247, 01), August 24-December 7, 2017 (Thursdays), Room 708, 9 am to 2 pm, Santa Fe Community College Art and Design Department.
Books have been used by humans for more than 4,000 years. Our electronic tablet is just another form of the original clay tablet used in ancient cultures for recording trade. Scrolls, tablets, dimensional covers, or sculptural forms all describe books for art. In this class with Marci Easterbrook you’ll use traditional and contemporary methods of binding, casting, and repurposing of materials to create books that stretch your learning and skills in completely new ways. Discover Book Arts and “reading a book” will never be the same.
Or register at https://www.sfcc.edu/
The Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild’s 3rd annual De-Stash Sale will be 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Don’t let the name fool you–there will be paper and other art supplies there, too.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to transform fiber into beautiful textured paper, then “shape space” creating a 3D form exploring the elements of sculpture — form, space, line, texture, light, color and time. This paper can also be used with book arts, dying and painting techniques. During the six week course we will use flax, abaca and kozo fibers along with inclusions such as rusted metal, yarn, string, wire and plant material.
September 21 – October 26, 2017
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
To register: https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/continuing-education/ or call 505-428-1676.
Below are lists of both for-credit and continuing education classes at Santa Fe Community College of interest to book artists, Fall 2017.
- Book Arts with Marci Ross Easterbrook
- Letterpress with James Bourland
- Introduction to Printmaking with Lynch
- Monotype Printmaking with Ro Calhoun
- Relief Printmaking with Lynch
- Abstract Acrylic Painting with Micheal Long
- Art Adventures with Michael Long
- Art Jumpstarts with Michael Long
- Calligraphy and Lettering Arts with Sherry Bishop
- Charcoal Landscape Drawing I and II with Michael McGuire
- Children’s Book Illustration with Julia Cairns
- Fearless Watercolor with Melinda Baker
- Figure Seminar Life Drawing with Kevin Gorges
- Fun with Watercolor I and II with Michael McGuire
- Michael McGuire’s Fall Watercolor Workshop
- Monotypes: Creative Printmaking Without a Press with Laura LoTurco-Gorian
- Oil Painting Basics with Linda Wasko
- Pastel Basics with Linda Wasko
- Printmaking with a Press Linda Wasko
- Shaping Space with Fiber with Jacqueline Mallegni
- Unconventional Beginning Watercolor: Loose and Free with Sandra Schroeder
New Tricks Art Gallery & Studio is closed, but the group’s workshops will go on at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque. Here’s the 2017/2018 lineup. For more information contact Annie Hooten at at email@example.com or (505) 228-8703.
Leslie Blackford – Moodywoods Circus Workshop – August 11, 12 & 13, 2017 www.themoodywoods.com
Anke Humpert – Big Beads – September 16 & 17, 2017 www.anke-humpert.de
Karen O’Brien – Urban Folk Primitives – September 30 & October 1, 2017 www.KEObrien.com
Jodi Ohl – One class Friday evening January 19 and a two-day workshop January 20 & 21, 2018 https://sweetrepeats.blogspot.com
Orly Avineri – February 22, 23 & 24, 2018 https://oneartistjournal.com
Jenny Grant – March 21 & 22 and March 24 & 25, 2018 http://www.flowbyjenny.com/en/about-14005347
Doreen Kassel – April 28 & 29, 2018 http://www.doreenkassel.com
Ingrid Dijkers – May 26 & 27, 2018 http://ingriddijkers.blogspot.com
Tejae Floyde – July 2018 dates being finalized http://www.tejaesart.com
Lisa Renner – September 14 & 15, 2018 http://www.lisarenner.com
Kate Church – October 2018 dates being finalized http://www.katechurch.com
Also in discussion for 2018 dates with Tracy Verdugo http://tracyverdugo.com
BAG board member Linda Zwick has announced the rules of play for the 2017 BAG Collaborative Book Project. If you join, you’ll end up with a beautiful book that contains pages from many artists. Intrigued? Check out this page for all the details. But hurry! You need to tell Linda you’ll participate by Friday, August 4, 2017.
Check out the Other Calls for Entry page for all the details on this exhibition at the Taos Center for the Arts.
Laura Wait, Encaustic and Acrylic Paintings
Ted Gall, Steel and Bronze Sculpture
Hunter Kirkland Contemporary
200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Opening Reception: Friday July 14th, 5-7 PM
Show Continues Through July 30, 2017
Laura Wait’s voracious appetite for knowledge—both common and arcane—ensures that her multilayered paintings offer us plenty of material for reflection.
With a love of meaningful, sometimes obscure vocabularies, Wait combines words and marks to give us paintings whose depth and complexity mirror her own perception of the physical and intellectual worlds that surround her.
Wait’s marks are executed like calligraphic pen strokes, appearing to the viewer like markings on an ancient wall where time and weathering have reduced them to mere fragments of their original meaning, but which endure to remind us of both the permanence and impermanence of human endeavors.
For more information: www.hunterkirklandcontemporary.com; 505.984.2111
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
We have a new page here that explains the Mail Art project and lists the themes for the rest of the year. Check it out!
Micaela Seidel is teaching a fused fabric/paper collage workshop in Albuquerque on Sunday, May 7. Please click on the attached flyer for more details.
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.
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.
Helix-Strength in Diversity by Ginny McVickar
New Mexico State Capitol Gallery
411 State Capitol
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; PO Box: 714, Santa Fe, NM, 87504
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:
- A Word document that you can save to your computer, fill out, and print.
- An Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) document that you can save to your computer, fill out, and print.
- 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.
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.
The 2017 Rotunda Exhibit call for entry is live. Click on “Calls for Entry” (on the navigation bar above), then “Rotunda Exhibit.”
Every other year Focus on Book Arts holds a five-day conference of workshops taught by the very best in the fields of bookbinding, printing, decorating papers, papermaking, books design, and publishing. The 13th Focus on Book Arts conference begins on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Registration begins on Monday, March 6. Information about workshops, etc. is available at focusonbookarts.org.
BAG Board Member Pam MacKellar is teaching an introductory book arts class on March 8, 15, and 22, 2017, through UNM Continuing Education in Albuquerque. Click here for more info.
Our 100% cotton denim BAG aprons feature the BAG logo embroidered in white. They’re a steal at $15 each. Want one? Just email email@example.com, and we’ll bring them to the next regular meeting (or arrange a pickup). Also, black-and-white BAG bumper stickers are available for $1 each.
Have you ever wondered: How is BAG organized behind the scenes? How is BAG preparing for the future? How is BAG staying stable and strong? Then you might be a great BAG Board Member! Click here here to find out more.
Check out photos of recent meetings under Photo Albums.
New Tricks Art Studio and Gallery has opened in Albuquerque at 1751 Bellamah NW (in Sawmill Village), Suite 2101.
Visit the website: http://newtricksart.com.