Monday, August 31, 2015

Santa Fe Book Art Celebration: Three Month Event Features Artist Books at the State Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Sept. 4 - Dec. 31

The New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe is hosting an exhibit of contemporary book art from Friday, September 4, through Friday, December 11, 2015. All of the 65 artists represented in the exhibit are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They all use a wide range of materials, designs, and techniques to create original works of sculptural or multi-dimensional book art. Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, Executive Director of the Capitol Art Foundation, is the curator and juror. This is the sixth time that the Capitol Art Foundation has invited Santa Fe BAG to exhibit.

The public is invited to a reception on Friday, September 18, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance is free for both the reception and the exhibit.

The exhibit of contemporary book art is the highlight of the Santa Fe Book Art Celebration, which features a wide range of events and activities open to the public. These include hands-on workshops, lectures, presentations, tours, demonstrations, art sales, and receptions. For more information and a full list of events, please visit the Book Arts Group website,, or email

New Mexico’s State Capitol building is at the northwest corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. For more information about the Capitol Art Foundation call (505) 986-4589, or visit

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group provides resources and opportunities for book artists to learn and share the skills of their craft. BAG consists of about 200 members who participate in workshops, exhibits, and collaborative projects.

Photo Caption: The Journey Within by Pamela MacKellar is one of the 94 artist’s books that will be in an exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from September 4 through December 11, 2015. The exhibit is the highlight of the Santa Fe Book Art Celebration, a three-month event featuring a wide variety of activities.

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