Every printmaker sent in an edition of ten prints, 8 x 10 inches, to Horned Toad Prints in El Paso. Later they received a package of 8 different prints, from the other printmakers. Participants did not receive all the prints, as 53 printmakers total participated.
One of the huge windfalls of the Desert Triangle project was that we started working with, and relating to, the huge printmaking talent below the border. Almost half of our prints for the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta were produced in Mexico. Moreover, we have shown the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta in Mexico City, Oaxaca and Puebla. And if we are lucky, that relationship between our artists, and the Mexican artists, will continue.
We are really proud to show some of the Mexican prints we collected since putting together the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.
I believe that artists in the US border states need to look south for inspiration, perhaps before looking west to LA and San Francisco, or east to New York.
During the middle of the opening, we also unpacked 3 Mexican carpetas (portfolios) for show: