Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ambos Lados International Print Exchange

The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange has now put out a call to printmakers!


This print exchange is sponsored by studios on both sides of the US/Mexico border:

El Paso



ELIGIBILITY: Open to all printmaking artists worldwide.

DEADLINES: Deadline to register: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Print editions must be received by: Saturday, November 2, 2018


Horned Toad Prints
Attn: Manuel Guerra
7732 Tuscarora Ave.
El Paso Tx.

PRINTMAKING MEDIA: Any traditional printmaking technique: Relief, Lithography, Intaglio, Serigraphy, Letterpress, or a combination of any of these. No digital, please.

PRINT DIMENSIONS: Paper size strictly 8” x 8” (20.3cm x 20.3cm) no larger or smaller. Printed area can be any size that fits within these dimensions.

EDITION SIZE: Each participant must submit twelve prints (12) all numbered, titled, signed, and dated. Please include preferred contact information on the back of each print for networking. Each artist will receive via mail ten (10) prints in exchange and two (2) prints will be kept for the 2018-2019 Ambos Lados International Print Exchange exhibitions.

THE BELOW PERTAINS TO THOSE OUTSIDE OF MEXICO (printmakers working with Taller Grafica Libre i Mexico will work with their rules):

PARTICIPATION FEE: $35 U.S. dollars (this fee covers international shipping, exhibition materials, and promotion). We currently accept PayPal and/or Money Orders (made out to Manuel Guerra 7732 Tuscarora Ave. El Paso Tx. 79912). No personal checks accepted.


Print and fill out this form (PDF) and email it to us at Once your form is received, we will send you a PayPal invoice to the email specified in your submission form. Unpaid submissions will NOT be eligible for participation. Refunds will NOT be issued.

PLEASE NOTE: All work should be packaged appropriately with glassine/interleafing paper in between each print. Prints must be shipped in a reusable package for return purposes with legible return address; this is important for confirmation of receipt, exhibition information, and return mailing.

Horned Toad Prints is not responsible for loss or damage of prints due to improper packaging or mail carrier mismanagement. We strongly suggest insuring your package; however, it is at the discretion and cost of each participant to do so.

Also note: the prints will be scanned and posted online...a catalog may also be made of the prints.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Taller La Catrina -- Monterrey, Mexico

The Horned Toad Print Exchange II is showing in Monterrey, Mexico, at Taller La Catrina -- on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 8 PM.  We will give a little talk before the inauguration, at 7:30 PM.

The 3rd largest metropolitan area in Mexico

runs Taller La Catrina in Monterrey

Taller La Catrina is in the center of Monterrey, Mexico -- in the Barrio de la Luz.

The studio/gallery is located in downtown Monterrey -- at MM del Llano 1008 -- in the Barrio de la Luz.

Taller La Catrina is located at

Taller La Catrina is close to Plaza la Luz:

Hanging the show

We used strong magnets to hang the prints
(from Home Depot in the USA)
and double sided tape --
first we taped a magnet to the wall,
then hung the print with a second magnet

The hanging team --
Ricky, Charley, Angelica, Pato

Afterwards we relaxed with some other artists

Beti Rivas' parents
brought fine mezcal to the opening
(Beti from Zaachila, Oaxaca, 
sent the prints up to Monterrey)

Nothing like fine artisanal mezcal
for a print opening!!!

We had a good showing for the opening

Refreshments and more mezcal

showing off the print we bought

Monterrey Murals

Monterrey at sunset

I left my brain
in Monterrey

New Mexico Prints

In addition to the print exchange, we are bringing a few intaglio prints from New Mexico to show at the opening:

Prints from the Santa Fe Etching Club (established 1981):

Leslie Harris

And one intaglio print from Remarque Print Workshop and Gallery, in Albuquerque:

Monterrey Prints

We brought back some prints from Monterrey artists:


Previously this Horned Toad Print Exchange II was shown in Oaxaca (October, 2017) and in El Paso (March, 2018).

To continue this international print momentum, Horned Toad Prints of El Paso, and Taller Grafica Libre of Oaxaca, will co-sponsor a new print exchange -- "Ambos Lado International Print Exchange."


Also on April 12th, Espacio Centro in Oaxaca had an opening celebrating their 3 years in existence.

And Pain Sugar Gallery in Riverside, California, had an opening for Mazatl and Killjoy.  The Desert Triangle will be shown there next, opening June 7th.