Monday, June 11, 2018

Desert Triangle meets the Bermuda Triangle

The Desert Triangle confronts the Bermuda Triangle!  This exhibition is traveling to the Arts Warehouse in Delray, Florida (just north of Miami) -- from July 6th to August 11th, 2018.

The opening reception is July 6th, during the First Friday Art Walk of Delray Beach,  from 6 - 9 PM.  Free




"From deep in the heart of the dry Southwest, 30 artists from Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso surface in the“Desert Triangle Print Carpeta“ exhibition. No cowboy art taints this portfolio — though these large prints were commissioned with an open theme (abstract work discouraged). Rather most of the colorful serigraphs, relief prints and lithograph enjoy more of a Mexican-American flavor, resonating better with Florida’s Spanish roots. Three of the serigraphs have been animated by an “augmented reality” app, and push the exhibition into the 21st century.


Previously this exhibition was shown in the El Paso Museum of Art, and more recently at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, where one visitor commented on the variety, saying that “there was something for everyone” on the walls.


This is the first time these works will be shown in the East coast of the US, and Florida."


immediately east of our exhibition






From the Facebook Event page:

Details

New Exhibitions Opening July 6th!
Desert Triangle Print Carpeta
Featuring works by 30 print makers from the southwest.
White Room Gallery - Work by Hana Davis

Art | Beverages | Music | Studios

From deep in the heart of the dry Southwest, 30 artists from Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso surface in the “Desert Triangle Print Carpeta“ exhibition. No cowboy art taints this portfolio — though these large prints were commissioned with an open theme (abstract work discouraged). Rather most of the colorful serigraphs, relief prints and lithograph enjoy more of a Mexican-American flavor, resonating better with Florida’s Spanish roots. Three of the serigraphs have been animated by an “augmented reality” app, and push the exhibition into the 21st century.

Previously this exhibition was shown in the El Paso Museum of Art, and more recently at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, where one visitor commented on the variety, saying that “there was something for everyone” on the walls.

This is the first time these works will be shown in the East coast of the US, and Florida.


Be sure to visit the current Artists in Residents in their studios
Studio 1 Missy Pierce
Studio 2 Agata Ren
Studio 3 Collen Thompson
Studio 4 Taber Szuluk
Studio 5 Angie Myers
Studio 10 Vicki Seigel
Studio 12 Amanda Perna
Studio 14 Cherie Saleeby

This is a free event. Be sure to visit the other locations around Delray Beach participating in the Art Walk! 6-9pm City wide see the map here: https://downtowndelraybeach.com/sites/default/files/first-friday-art-walk-brochue-final-no-bleed.pdf


GALLERY SPACE

The Delray Arts Warehouse has a beautiful exhibition space.


They know about the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta!






Photos of the gallery with the previous exhibition:







Plus we hope to see Joseph Velasquez, co-founder of Drive By Press, and printmaking professor at nearby Florida Atlantic University.

And not far away, in Havana, is the Taller Experimental de Grafica.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Riverside California Opening

Just outside of Los Angeles, the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta opens at Pain Sugar Gallery in Riverside, California, from 6 - 10 PM.

This is part of the First Thursday Riverside Artwalk.




360° YouTube Gallery Views

View the gallery in 360 degrees, by clicking and moving your mouse over the two 360 degree YouTube videos below:







We are showing in the Pain Sugar Gallery in Riverside because Pavel Acevedo arranged this exhibition for us.  Pavel is in the Desert Triangle collection, and we are very proud to have him.


Before the big moment,
Pavel  Acevedo makes touch ups







The 3 "augmented reality" prints were a hit.  Most of the visitors were able to download the Augment El Paso app on their phones, and use it themselves.  I was impressed.  We also used our tablets to show off the augmented reality prints, all of which were animated  by Augment El Paso.


Instructions on how to download 


One of the first visitors,
downloaded the Augment El Paso app on her phone


Our most enthusiastic visitor
wore a pink hat!




Tim Musso (left)
printmaking professor from La Sierra University,
honored us with a visit at the opening.
He is standing next to Pavel Acevedo (right)


Isabel Quintero, book author,
came and bought a print by Nani Chacon


Miguel Flores,printmaker,
who participated in the Horned Toad Print Exchange II


We were happy to give a catalog to Adrian,
 an enthusiastic University of California, Riverside student


Someone with good taste




Promotional materials








Promotional flyers and posters
in front of the Urge Palette Art Store







The morning started off great.  Cheech Marin had a press conference to announce that he met his first fund raising goal, for the Cheech Marin Museum of Chicano Art, to be located in Riverside, California.





Pavel Acevedo of the Desert Triangle,
holds up a print he did of Cheech Marin



Pavel presents one of the Desert Triangle prints 
by Federico Villalba
to Kay at the Riverside Museum of Art.
Hopefully this will reach Cheech Marin,
and he can accept the print if he wants it



Thank you very much, Fritz Comandante Aragon and Laura Media, of the Urge Palette Art Store next door, for allowing us to show in their gallery.  They did a lot of work to prepare and hang the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, and we are very grateful to them.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Pain Sugar Gallery -- Riverside, California

The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta will be showing during June and August, at the Pain Sugar Gallery in Riverside, California.

Opening reception on Thursday, June 7, 2018 -- 6 - 10 PM.
Closing reception on Saturday, July 28, 2018.








Pain Sugar Gallery is next to Urge Palette Art Supplies


PRESS RELEASE:

Desert Triangle Print Carpeta 


Surging from the haze of Mountain Time, come 29  large prints -- from Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso -- plus one master print from local artist Pavel Acevedo of Riverside  -- to form the "Desert Triangle Print Carpeta."  This collection of colorful serigraphs, relief prints, and one lithograph was inspired by Chicano prints, and created largely, but not entirely, by Mexican-American artists.  These prints were commissioned in 2015 especially for this portfolio; and without a theme (though abstract work was discouraged), which unleashed a wide variety of personal visions.  The editions were produced in 14 different studios, across the Southwest and Mexico.  

Previously this portfolio has been shown at venues in both the US and Mexico, including the El Paso Museum of Art, and most recently  Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin.

"The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta" is on view at the  Pain Sugar Gallery (3635 9th St) during June and July -- opening on Thursday, June 7th, at 6 PM.



*****

We are hanging the prints with nice Posterhangers by Jørgen Møller.  


Posterhangers by Jørgen Møller


2 packages, the prints and the poster hangers, were shipped from Albuquerque on May 17th, due to arrive in Riverside next week. This exhibition is happening!


Box of prints


Box of poster hangers


Riverside will soon be home to the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry.  The project has been approvedFundraising has begun.





Next stop for the Desert Triangle is July, an exhibit at the Arts Warehouse in Delray, Florida, just north of Miami.  Opening on Friday, July 6th.



Also, in Las Cruces -- there is a print show on June 9th, from 7 - 10 pm, called -- Show Me Your Prints -- at Four Points Perspective Gallery (at 3405 South Highway 28, on the corner of Union and Avenida de Mesilla).



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bayou -- Main Event -- Houston

Printmakers descended on Houston from all over the country for the print fair -- "It Came from the Bayou!" -- on April 22nd, 2018!  At the Saint Arnold's Brewing Company.  This is always a great event!


Entrance




PRINTS PURCHASED

We brought a lot of prints back to the Southwest from Houston.  THIS LINK showcases all the prints purchased.



PRINTMAKERS


John Hancock
the most fun printmakers on the planet


Joshua Kolbow
from the University of North Dakota


Austin 
Associate director of Flatbed Press


Professsor at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi


New York


Saint Louis


University of Louisiana Lafayette




Austin


Samantha R Mendoza


New York


Saint Louis


Wesley Kramer


selling Risograph prints by Sarah Welch
Houston 


Austin


Tom Huck


Good turnout in Houston





We attended this event  twice before -- in 2015 and 2106:





We also invited a lot of these printmakers to participate in the "Ambos Lados International Print Exchange," which is open to all.  Delivery deadline November 2nd, 2018. (sign up deadline September 1st).

Also there was buzz about creating Texas Printmaking Biennial, for regional printmakers.


Stopped by Flatbed Press in Austin on Tuesday (April 24th), to once again admire this huge soft ground print by the late Robert Levers:




Outlaws of Print -- at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art -- many of the printmakers in Houston were also showing in Indiana (April 21-July 8, 2018):