Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Southwest Print Fiesta 2017

We drove down to Silver City for the second Southwest Print Fiesta (Sept 1 - 3, 2017) to see what the desert printmakers are up to.  Last year we participated, selling Desert Triangle prints at the Southwest Print Fiesta 2016.


Steamrolling a large Mike Kimball print


Mike Kimball is from Albuquerque





The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta participated in last year's Southwest Print Fiesta 2016:





Mike Kimball  at work


Mike Kimball shows off the large size of his print


Mike Kimball's mastepiece



Steamroller prints were done with 
which is water based --
James Bailey from the University of Montana,
inked the steamroller prints


Several Desert Triangle printmakers made steamroller prints at Chalk the Block in El Paso in 2014.  In fact, it was during that event that the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta was conceived.



Tanline from Tucson was selling prints from their tent.  They printed 4 of the Desert Triangle prints under the name "Tucson Community Workshop."  Currently they sell prints in their Tiny Town store, on 4th Avenue in Tucson:


Tanline from Tucson
looking good in their tent


Amanda ran the Tanline tent


Rio Sangre from Las Cruces,
they were also there last year


We bought the colorful reduction print
of Colorado


We ran into Chris Bardey from Las Cruces,
(but not a tent at the Print Fiesta)



We also bought 2 prints from Mike Kimball,
to exhibit in Puebla, Mexico


at the Southwest Print Fiesta


There was also a pop-up print show the previous day, at the FireCloud Trader's gallery (soon to be "Light Artspace):


Site of pop-up print show




"Three Faces of Eve"
(Silver City)


"Honey Glitters"
(Silver City)


The prints were hung with "Good Hangups" magnetic/sticker print hanging system: