Over the years Santa Fe BAG has consistently expanded the number and breadth of programs we offer as a membership benefit. Programs include meetings, workshops, presentations, and exhibition opportunities. This dues increase will enable us to continue to support and enhance our broad range of programming, because we are committed to supporting your growth as book and paper artists.
Marci Ross Easterbrook is an illustrator, printmaker, papermaker, book artist and teacher at Santa Fe Community College. Marci strongly believes that materials are a key source for knowing yourself as an artist and will lead each person to creative new work through text and image. She uses materials of paper, Tyvek, altered pages, and mixed media to create unique surface design that leads to discovery of creative concepts and content for books.
In this four-hour workshop you will develop your five senses (touch, smell, taste, hearing, and sight) into materials for concept and content development. This will become five signatures which you will bind into an artist book with a side-sewn accordion spine and Tyvek covers.
As you can imagine, it takes a lot of artists with skill in many disciplines to make this book a reality. Sally and Barb will hold in-person workshops for 2 or 3 people beginning in September.
Rosemary Rae is a creative director/designer, artist, and design educator living in San Diego, California. A graduate of Moore College of Art & Design and Vermont College of Fine Arts, she currently works for a local publisher creating book covers, calendars, and kits that are sold nationwide. In addition to designing her unique line of letterpressed greeting cards, she also creates collages and artist books, which have been featured in many juried exhibitions. Her creative work provides the arena to play and experiment with book structures, paper ephemera, pop-ups, paint, lettering, and typography.
Research work by the remote sensing / geoinformatics chair is the basis for the artistic work. In this way, art should function as a door opener to science. Another aim is to use the large-format art paintings to show that the work of the German scientists in South Africa makes an important contribution to the fight against climate change (keyword soil erosion, vegetation changes, etc.). The Jena geographers and their partners are developing a scientifically based method for assessing land degradation in South Africa. For this purpose, degraded areas and their changes are analyzed in their vicinity with the help of earth observation data from the European ESA satellites Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2. These recordings are the inspiration and creative basis for the creation of the paintings. 2b1af7f3a8