Guests are welcome to our meetings, but please note that for project-based programs, members will receive supplied program materials first. Guests are welcome to participate if there are extra materials.
Social hour is from 9:00 to 10:00, followed by our regular meeting, which begins at 10:00. Please be prompt for the class, as we will start right after the regular business meeting.
Programs run from August – June. There is no scheduled meeting in July.
We meet at Manzano Mesa Multi-Generational Center (see Meeting Location to the right for details).
Free Table: Anything art related that you would like to clean out and share with the club is always welcome.
Sale Table: We are starting a sale table available to members to sell small amounts of unwanted or used art supplies. This is not for finished art pieces, just an ongoing white elephant thing for those who may be cleaning out their studios year round. But please bring things in in small increments. We cannot accommodate a whole studio! 10% of sales shall be donated to LIBROS.
Show and Tell Table: We love to encourage sharing our current works. We have a talented group of people who work in all sorts of mediums that are pulled together in book or box form. Pieces don’t have to be finished. You can also bring things in to discuss for help or inspiration. We will start this portion of the meeting early so make sure to show up on time!
Please feel free to email or call Mita with any questions,
Mita Saldana, 505-281-5737
We will be making one book. A 6-sided foldable book which is 5.5” diameter.
OPTIONAL and RECOMMENDED: You can make the larger 6-sided 8” diameter circle book. You need 6 pieces 8” square paper decorated on both sides. Gelli-print or watercolor is great. Paper should be cardstock or mixed media weight. (mine is Canson mixed media 98 lb) Front and back should be contrasting or at least different. (you can decorate the back after, but it’s harder.)
BIO: Micaela Seidel, grandmother, mother, sister, friend, and dyed-in-the-wool New Mexican. She has worked in the arts all her life, either creating, curating, or teaching art.
Please check your email for the Supply List and more information.
Location: St. Michaels & All Angels Church,
601 Montano NW (just west of 4th St.), Albuquerque, NM 87107
Check your email for more details.
July 1, 2023. No regular meeting.
Field trip to Gypsy Raven Studio/Gallery in Mountainair, NM. Details to come
July 7–15, 2023, Tortuga Art Show.
The Libros/SF BAG Tortuga Gallery Show is open to Members in good standing. This is a collaborative show and any member from either group is encouraged to enter. Download Application Form PDF (REVISED version) for full details.
August 5, 2023. Ruth Anna Abigail, Intentional Creativity and Art Journals. Details to come.
September 2, 2023. Orizomegami paper dyeing or Momigomi with Karen Woolsey, . Details to come.
October 7, 2023. Junk Journal and Paper Making Workshop from Chauncy at we.grow.eco on from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Santa Fe Book Arts Group will have several public exhibits during a six-month period to showcase the works of its members. Those scheduled to date include:
During that period of time BAG will also hold a number of programs, workshops, and presentations. As part of the partnership agreement between BAG and LIBROS, LIBROS members have been invited to participate in these exhibits and events. More details and entry guidelines on the BAG website.
LIBROS meets on the 1st Saturday from 9:05am to 12:55pm (unless noted).
Social hour is from 9:05 to 10:00 a.m., followed by our regular meeting, which begins at 10:00. Please do not enter before 9:05am.
Our meeting location as of November 2022:
St. Michaels & All Angels Church
601 Montano NW
(just west of 4th St.)
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Members receive a detailed email Newsletter with upcoming programs, Zoom links, and materials required listings. So Join today!
Updated December 2015
Don’t leave home without your bookbinding kit! Remember that many of our meetings are “hands-on” and the best way to learn new techniques is to try them yourself!
Lists updated 9-2018.
Debbie Finfrock is the current Librarian.
LIBROS has a collection of over 100 books, magazines, collaborative books, CDs, and DVDs for loan! There’s a wealth of information just waiting for you to use. We will have a few varied titles at each meeting for you to peruse and/or borrow. The charge will be $1.00 a month (payable upon check out) for ONE month. If you wish to keep your book another month, there will be an additional charge of $1.00, but you must return it by the time that month is over, or 2 months maximum in your hands. This is in consideration of your fellow LIBROS members.
When you peruse the list, you’ll be amazed at the breadth of the Bookbinding/Book Arts information available to you! Your rental fees go toward acquisition.
Click the links below to see a few of the available books in various categories: