LIBROS Exhibits

2024 – LIBROS & Santa Fe Book Arts Group – “Anything Goes”

July 4 – 13, 2024

Location: Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

This show is open to Members in Good Standing Only. This is a collaborative show and any member from either group is encouraged to enter.

DOWNLOAD SHOW INFO & ARTIST APPLICATION PDF –  includes full details and deadlines on page 1 and the application form on page 2. * Updated 1/17/24

The deadline to submit application, photo and NON-REFUNDABLE $5 fee per piece is May 15, 2024. Each piece entered must be submitted with its own application, photo and $5 fee. Any type of artwork that is made by Libros/SF BAG member is allowed, not just book making. All entries will be reviewed by jury for appropriateness and size (due to space). There is no commission fee taken on the sale of any artwork, all sales will go directly to the artist.

DOWNLOAD VENDOR APPLICATION FORM PDF

In addition to works of art by members, we will allow some selling of materials such as hand made cards, hand mixed paints or dyes, or handmade papers or packets of interesting ephemera, papers, etc. This will be considered a vendor application. All materials must have professional looking packaging. Each artist wanting to sell materials will pay a $25 entry fee with no commission taken out for sold items. Each application must have an inventory sheet of items to be sold attached to application. More details in theShow Info PDF above.

Celebration of the Book Exhibit

February 15 – March 22, 2024

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery opens the art exhibition Celebration of the Book, which features contemporary book art. All the artists represented in the exhibition are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group or LIBROS New Mexico Book Arts Guild. They use a wide range of materials, designs, and techniques to create original works of sculptural, two-dimensional, or multi-dimensional book art.

The exhibit and reception will close a six-month Celebration of the Book. To view a list of all events, visit https://santafebag.org/2023-2024-celebration-of-the-book-events/. To see all artwork, visit https://santafebag.org/exhibit-2023-celebration-of-the-book/.

Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel said, “SFCC is thrilled to host the final event for the Celebration of the Book. This will give everyone an opportunity to see the full exhibition and to meet the artists who have enriched our community. SFCC has a strong Printmaking and Book Arts program, where many of the featured artists developed their talents.”

The SFCC Visual Arts Gallery is at 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, and is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

2023 – LIBROS & Santa Fe Book Arts Group – “Anything Goes”

 

July 8 – 15, 2023

Location: Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Exhibiting Artists: Juliana Coles, Paul Duggan, Anne Engelhardt, Esther Feske, Julie Filatoff, Adele Frances, Terry Garrett, Corky Harrell, Annie Hooten, Cynthia Leespring, Susan Lenarz, Susan Lord, Elizabeth McKee, Laurel Moorhead, Margy O’Brien, Kate Padilla, Eileen Patterson, Rose Marie Prins, Rosemary Rae, Ginger Rice, Mita Saldana, Micaela Seidel, Helen Spielman, Ruth West Starr, Gerry Thomason, Julie Wagner, Nicole White, Linney Wix, Susan Wright

This show is held in conjuntion with Santa FE Bag members.

2021 New Mexico State Fair

September 9 – 19, 2021

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo.

2020 New Mexico State Fair

September 10 – 20, 2020

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo.

2019 New Mexico State Fair

September 5 – 15, 2019

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo.

Download 2019 NM State Fair Awards Results (PDF).

2018 New Mexico State Fair

September 6 – 16, 2018

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo during the month of September.

Download 2018 NM State Fair Awards Results (PDF).

2017 New Mexico State Fair

September 7 – 17, 2017

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo during the month of September.

Download 2017 NM State Fair Awards Results (PDF).

LIBROS Annual Book Arts Library Show

May 8 – 31, 2017

“The Handmade Book”

The 2017 Annual Member Show of handmade and artist books is being held at the Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Libraries at the Main Library, Second Floor, 5th & Coppier (501 Copper Ave NW), Albuquerque, NM.

We had a FREE hands-on bookmaking demonstration for the public during the show.

2016 New Mexico State Fair

September 8 – 18, 2016

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo during the month of September.

LIBROS Annual Book Arts Library Show

April – May, 2016

“Homage to the Greats”

The 2016 Annual Member Show of handmade and artist books was held at the Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Main Library, Second Floor, 501 Copper Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM.

We had two FREE demonstrations during the show, open to the public:
Saturday April 23, 1–3pm – Simple Japanese Stab Binding
Saturday May 28, 1–3pm – Whirlwind Books

2015 New Mexico State Fair

Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 20, 2015

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo during the month of September.

Download 2015 NM State Fair Awards Results (PDF).

2015 Annual Members Exhibit

April 10 – May 30, 2015

“Books as Art”

The 2015 Annual Member Show of handmade and artist books was held at the Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Main Library, Second Floor, 501 Copper Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM.

2014 Annual Members Exhibit

Monday, April 7 – Friday, May 31, 2014

“Handmade”

The 2014 Annual Member Show of handmade and artist books was held at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Main Library, Second Floor, 501 Copper Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM.

2013 Annual Members Exhibit

April 8 – May 31, 2013

“Correspondence”

The 2013 Annual Member Show of handmade and artist books was held at the Main Library, 501 Copper NW, Downtown Albuquerque, NM. It included free demonstrations where visitors could make their own Album of Photo Postcards to take home, along with demonstration of hands-on bookmaking. A selection of entries is shown above.

2012 New Mexico State Fair

September 12 – 23, 2012

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo.

Pictured right: Artist book by Jen Conn.

2012 Annual Members Exhibit

“Journeys: Inner and Outer” – An Exhibit of Handmade Artists’ Books

April 2 – May 31, 2012

Main Library, Downtown Albuquerque, and Erna Fergusson Library.

Margy O'Brien Star book

The theme for the 2012 LIBROS annual show was Journeys: Inner and Outer. This exhibit celebrated the wonderful books created by LIBROS members from Life’s Journeys – out in the great wide world or inside their own psyche.

Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos

June 1 – 30, 2011

LIBROS again had the opportunity to show at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery in Los Alamos in 2011. (We will not have a show in 2012 at Los Alamos.)

There was also a display of letterpress printed poetry broadsides by Tom Leech of the Palace of the Governors Press.

Los Alamos installation 2009

Installing a LIBROS exhibit at the Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.

2011 Annual Members Exhibit

April 4 – May 28, 2011

LIBROS held its annual members exhibit at the Albuquerque Main Public Library in downtown Albuquerque during April and May 2011. The theme was Wordplay

WordPlay by Judith Roderick

One page book by Judith Roderick.

The second month of the show  featured Collaborative Books from the LIBROS archive and was curated by Esther Feske.

2010 Annual Members Exhibit

Los Alamos installation 2009

Accordian book by artist Margy O’Brien.

The Accordion Book: Variations on a Theme was the title of our 2010 annual members exhibit at the Albuquerque Main Public Library. We featured all the different ways that the accordion book is designed.