LIBROS Exhibits

2017 New Mexico State Fair

Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, September 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.

For entry requirements, download the Bookbinding PDF from the Creative Arts page.

Entry Dates

Friday, August 25, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, August 26, 9am–5pm

Acrobat Reader may be required to read PDFs (free from Get Adobe Reader).

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.