Monday, May 22, 2017

Puebla en Mayo

Puebla is una Maravilla!

Thank you very much, Carolina Picazo and Jordan Lucero,
for putting on this exhibition!

A luchador points to his favorite print

Most of the prints from the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, and many from Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City, came together for a great exhibition at the Galeria Integrarte in Puebla, Mexico.  The opening was during the evening of May 13th, 2017.  The featured Mexican artist Jose Quintero, whose work we greatly admire, brought his latest serigraph edition for sale.

Artist Jose Quintero,

The freshly minted serigraphs for sale

The exhibition is at Galeria Integrate,
 and goes on for 2 weeks --


Jose Quintero drawing on Nava's white jacket

A big thanks to the Puebla printmakers who came out to our exhibition (L to R) --

A short talk

Christian Cardenas 
(part of Los Dos, which contributed to the Desert Triangle)
interviewed by Televisa Azteca in front of her print

Interviewed by journalists from Sintesis

Interview with Sintesis,

Manuel Tapia and Angelica Lopez
admiring a print

Arturo Negrete (in yellow)
consulting with vistor

Fidel and Manuel Tapia
stand in front of Jose Quintero's large print

(far left is Jordan Lucero,
who with Carolina Picazo,
put on the exhibition)

Relaxing at MUSA near the Zocalo,
before heading out to the opening  --

Galeria Integrarte

and some from Mexico City

at Museo Amparo and elsewhere


We can't help but post some of the fabulous street murals we saw passing through Mexico City on the way to Puebla:

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Albuquerque Spring

The momentum after the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, contributed to the print fever that hit Albuquerque in the Spring of 2017.  Below is a summary:

Read the whole review
by Wesley Pulkka,
May 7, 2017

of the "Prints by Southwest" exhibition

We are showing 83 prints at the "Prints by Southwest" exhibition, April 20 - June 2nd, at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The night after the big opening, April 21st, we showed 19 more prints at Karsten Creightney's studio  in downtown Albuquerque, for the "Off Broadway Pop-up Print Show."

Oaxaca style opening with mezcal,


Pavel Acevedo, of the Desert Triangle, conducted a color relief print workshop at Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, the weekend after the print openings, April 22 - 23.


The Albuquerque Museum put together a great print show -- "The Carved Line" -- with works from New Mexican relief artists, from both historical and contemporary printmakers.  From January 14th - April 16th, 2017.  Catalog available.

"Artist in Studio"
was carved by Japanese woodblock printers

"Governor's Palace"

"Reclining Nude"

at UNM

The University of New Mexico sponsored the "Print//Make Symposium" on Friday, April 28th:


Dr Suzanne Schadl brought out several portfolios from Mexican artists for display, in the Waters Room, in the Center for Southwest Research, at the Zimmerman Library of the University of New Mexico.

The Carpetas (print portfolios):

Note: much of the print collection can be found online at the University of New Mexico Digital collections.

Prints from the "Por La Madre Tierra" portfolio,
just one of the Mexican portfolios 
brought out for temporary display

Visitors enjoy the various Mexican print portfolios
displayed on tables 
in the Waters Room

was one of the portfolios on display

Dr Suzanne Schadl also took us to the vaults below
to show us more Latin American prints

Vault Archive
below the Zimmerman Library
at the University of New Mexico


After the Latin American collections tour, we went to the OutPost Performance Space to see the exhibition of the "Print//Make::UNM Printmakers Exchange Portfolio."

Sneak preview of the UNM student print exchange

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:  Gabriel Aro, Richard Barnes, Noel Begay, Katelyn Bladel, Diana Cervantes, Kate Coucke, Jose Delgado, Emma Difani, Jamie Durham, Margaret FarrellJessie Furr, Jeremiah Heller, Chaney Howe, Kyle King, Cedar KirwinJessica Marie Gross, Liz MelnyczukHollis Moore, Amanda Morris, Mitchell Olson, Marcos Polac, Abigail Preston, Babak Shasiah, Ben Shoenberg, Kacie Erin Smith, Isaac Trujillo, Kelly Watson

(Eugene) Chaney Howe
reductive linocut

"Muumuu Yingyang"
pochoir monotype and serigraphy

Katelyn Bladel
"Rogers, NM"


Meghan Ferguson gave us a tour of Tamarind Institute, the Mecca of lithography, which was streamed live on Facebook.

We also went downstairs 
to visit the working studios of Tamarind

Grinding the litho stones is an art.
as they have to be perfectly flat

Antique offset machine,
is still used occasionally a Tamarind


The evening of April 28th, the graduate students gave a printmaking demo in the basement of the Art Annex building at the University of New Mexico:

Graduate student print demo

Last November 2016 (technically not spring), we had a  print show at Ace Barbershop in downtown Albuquerque -- "Mextapoz" -- showing serigraph masterpieces produced by Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City:

Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop showed the YayBig Print Exchange during their first opening with the new owners in February/March 2017:

A visitor points to his preference

We previously showed the YayBig Print Exchange at Tathagata Coffee in Santa Fe, from October to November, 2016.

508 ARTS

James Black (of the 111 Media Collective) is boosting prints by teaching a silk screening class at Warehouse 508 Arts in Albuquerque.

New Impressions: 
Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking
at the MoCNA

The MoCNA (Museum of Contemporary Native Arts) in downtown Santa Fe, has a printmaking exhibition -- "New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking" -- from January 20 - June 15th 2017:


The Argos Studio/Gallery in Santa Fe, had their annual incredible historical print show -- "The Art of the Print Cycle" -- from December 2nd 2016 - Jan 6th, 2017.  These selections from the collection of Dr Robert Bell, included masterpieces from Duer, Rembrandt, Goya, Hogarth, Dore, Kathe Kolwitz, Max Klinger, Otto Dix, Gustave Baumann, Eli Levin, and many more.  Article in Pasatiempo.

One year ago, April 2016, was also a very active month, as we were showing prints from Portland to Houston, in addition to our big opening in El Paso.