Friday, February 24, 2017

Postre Prints Opening -- El Paso

We had a great Postre Prints opening at the Purple Gallery in downtown El Paso -- during the Last Thursday Gallery Crawl, February 23rd, 2017:

Miss Print came to our opening!

on the wall of the Purple Gallery
in downtown El Paso

Steampunk Security

Desert treats from Bowie Bakery

and other printmaking materials

Chef Eduardo Bouche created Oaxaqueña salsas

Art Critic

Francisco Delagado  and Erica Marin,
standing in front of Francisco's lithographs.
Thank you Erica Marin
for running the Purple Gallery!

Peter Svarzbein stands in front of his print (lower)
Peter started the Purple Gallery.

in front of his print (top)
which was selected by the 

Cynthia Evans stands in front of her print
of the mouth (lower right)

stands in front of his print (blue, top right)

Los Dos in front of their print (lower, green)
Ramon and Christian Cardenas

in front of his print (lower)

in front of their print (upper right)

Samuel A Garcia
in front of his print (top)
which was selected by the 

in front of his print
(upper right, orange)

in front of his print (right)

Pablo Medina
in front of his print (lower)

in front of her print (upper)

Print collector Juan Sandoval
receives a "Mezcal" print

Raul hits the 400 Conejos Mezcal

Sale of Yorch's print

Cynthia Evans did a print demonstration that night 
Gabriel Perez created on of the prints

FabLab El Paso had a soft opening in the new 
Roderick ArtSpace building in downtown El Paso.
In addition to Cynthia Evan's print demo,
they showed off Tilt Brush,
importing one of Yorch's prints into the 3D environment.

Proper Printshop also had a soft opening
in their new tienda space
at the Roderick ArtSpace

Christian Castaneda of Mexico City,
holds up her print.
Proper Printshop did a live printing event
creating a serigraph edition of this print.
She is also showing work in Ciudad Juarez
at the mobile Proyecto Impala Gallery.

Thank you very much Erica Marin and Peter Svarzbein, for having us and showing our prints at the Purple Gallery!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Postre Prints coming to the Purple Gallery in El Paso


POSTRE PRINTS exhibition -- Feb 23 to Mar 24, 2017.  At the Purple Gallery on San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso. -- 227 North Mesa Street.

Opening during the Last Thursday Artwalk -- Feb 23rd, from 6:30 - 9 PM.
Music by gr3ng1n3.  Food by Eduardo Bouche.
Cynthia Evans doing print demo at FabLab El Paso.

Gallery hours after the opening --
Wed - Fri, noon - 7 PM

List of Prints in the Exhibition

The Purple Gallery
is on San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso
227 North Mesa Street

Purple Gallery has a Facebook page:

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at the new
601 N. Oregon Street, El Paso, TX, 79901

FABLAB El Paso -- open from   7 - 11 PM!!!


FabLab El Paso will be having a soft opening that same night -- February 23rd -- during the Last Thursdays! Artwalk. -- at the new Roderick ArtSpace building,601 N. Oregon Street. They have TiltBrush over there.

FabLab El Paso going until 11 PM, for the after party!  Live print demo by Cynthia Evans.

Proper Printshop will be having an Art en Vivo event next door -- doing live printing for artist Christian Castaneda of Mexico City -- 7 - 9 PM.  This is for their soft opening at the Roderick Artspace, 601 N Oregon St.

The Postre Prints exhibition
is part of the 
in El Paso

KTEP interviews by Marina Monsisvais. Jan 7th with Erica Marin about the Purple Gallery in El Paso, mentions the upcoming Postre Prints exhibition. Feb 18th with Francisco Delgado also mentions the Postre Prints exhibition.

Jan 7th

Feb 18th

Fusion magazine #96 has an article about our "Postre Prints" exhibition (pages 26 and 27):


Prints for Dessert

Postmodern, post “Desert Triangle,” postre. It’s time for dessert, one year after the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art ( We are proud to showcase some of the best prints produced recently from our region – at the Purple Gallery downtown, opening on Third Thursday, February 23rd. 
In the last year, the passion for printmaking has only grown in El Paso. Proper Printshop produced 52 serigraphs during their "Art en Vivo" events in 2016. Zeke Peña created two lithographs at Hoofprint Workshop in Chicago. Marco Sánchez went to Taller Gráfica Libre in Oaxaca to create an edition. Francisco Delgado traveled to Veracruz, to create a couple of lithography prints at La Ceiba Gráfica (and travels to Flatbed Press in Austin to create another edition at the beginning of 2017). Cristin Apodaca created reciprocal prints with Pavel Acevedo. Something artistically significant is happening in El Paso. 
Also featured are prints from Tucson artists, such as Marcus Robiason, who came to Chalk the Block in 2014 to create a large steamroller print. Gonzalo Espinosa commissioned Proper Printshop to create his "A Veces Me Siento como un Perro" serigraph. Martin Quintanilla celebrates "El Hippie" with a relief print cut in Mexican shoe rubber. Joe Marshall created a beautiful reduction woodblock print of an old truck. 
Albuquerque represents the 3rd point of the Desert Triangle, with prints by Henry Morales, Karsten Creightney, Krrrl, and one from a well-known Santa Fe artist, Eli Levin. 
We are also featuring a few printmakers from outside our time zone – such as San Antonio master Juan de Dios Mora; Omar Gonzalez from Kingsville, Texas; Malaquias Montoya of Davis, California; Michael Roman of San Francisco, who has printed artistic t-shirts for Carlos Santana; and Humberto Valdez, a phenom printing in Mexico City. 
The aim is to keep fueling the momentum for printmaking in our dry Mountain Time region – El Paso, Albuquerque and Tucson – the Desert Triangle.

Most of these prints will then travel to Albuquerque, and be shown again at the South Broadway Cultural Center (April 20 - June 2) – because prints travel easily, and good prints need to be shown in far away places.

Print Is Not Dead!
–Karl Whitaker 
Purple Gallery, 227 N. Mesa St. El Paso, Texas
February 23 from 6:30 - 9pm
Show runs from Feb 23 - March 24, 2017

Banner for the Postre Prints show


El Paso


Albuquerque/Santa Fe



Heart of Texas

Saint Louis


Yorch (Jorge Perez) of Juarez is making a print, especially for sale at this exhibition.

"Sobre el Puente -- Over the Bridge"
Serigraph by Yorch

Aaron at Proper Printshop
pulls Yorch's print

Our portable Conrad E-9 small etching press arrived, and we hope to show it, and even break it in during this exhibition.

Other important exhibitions:

RUBIN CENTER (El Paso, UTEP campus )  -- Tangential Intimacies
Honey Guide artists from El Paso and Juarez (Cynthia Evans is in this show)
Jan 19 - April 22, 2017  

Jan 19 - April 16, 2017

"Artist in Studio" 1975
made in Japan,
hung at the Albuquerque Art Museum

INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS (Santa Fe) -- New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking
Jan 20 - June 15, 2017

REMARQUE PRINT WORKSHOP (Albuquerque) -- YayBig Print Exchange and New Work Member's Show
Feb 3rd - March 25th

Jan 15 - Feb 15

At PrintExpo 2017 of Print Austin,
Representing El Paso!
JJ and Alan from Proper Printshop 

TALLER EN VIDA -- (San Antonio)
Taller 75 Grados is starting up a Taller en Vida at La Printeria in San Antonio, beginning Feb 4th
(like Art en Vivo)

"Taller en Vivo"
San Antonio
La Printeria and Taller 75 Grados
Feb 4th

Feb 2 - 19

DAVIDSON GALLERIES (Seattle) -- showing prints by Toru Sugita, who was recently the artist-in-residence at Taller Grafica Libre in Oaxaca