Monday, July 15, 2019

Print Quake Predicted in Las Cruces -- November 1st, 2019

We had a meeting today (July 15), planning for the exhibition of the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta at the Las Cruces Museum of Art -- November 1, 2019 - January 4, 2020.


The current print exhibit at the Las Cruces Museum of Art,
of African American artists from the Bay Area


Chris Bardey's studio

Chris Bardey unlocking his studio

Chris Bardey and his new refurbished printing press


Chris Preciado-Shelton (left) and his wife 
run the Reviver Custom Printing shop,
shown here next to Chris Bardey


The Cruces Creatives makerspace is new, and has murals on the walls oraganized by SABA, a Las Cruces printmaker.

Ambos Lados in Santa Fe

We had a great opening in Santa Fe for the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange -- at the Argos Studio/Gallery, on July 12, 2019.

at the Ambos Lados opening at the Argos Studio/Gallery

Many of the Desert Triangle printmakers submitted to the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange:

Exactly one year earlier -- July 12, 2018 -- Tanya Rich made her Ambos Lados print in Havana, Cuba, in the studio of Octavio Irving.  This was the first print delivered to the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange.


The El Paso crew also visited all the art institutions in Albuquerque before the Santa Fe opening:

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Ben Muñoz

While Ben Muñoz is not in the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, he is making a huge print making effort in Dallas. We met him in Dallas during the SGCI print conference last March.  He put on a huge print show of Texas printmakers -- which they called "The Print Rodeo."  He came to Santa Fe to show his large prints in July, 2019.


Hecho a Mano gallery at the top of Canyon Road (830 Canyon Road) in Santa Fe, is showing large prints by Ben Muñoz during the month of July, 2019.  The opening and talk was during the evening of June 28th.

The first big print
in a series of six

Gallery owner Frank Rose
introducing Ben Muñoz

Ben Muñoz talking about his large prints


Frank Rose interviewed Ben Muñoz in a PODCAST, which can be heard online.

There are a lot of great young printmakers in Texas right now, many of which we met at the North Texas SGCI print conference last March. I can easily imagine carpeta/portfolio of large prints coming from the print masters of Texas in the near future (including some of the Desert Triangle artists). another part of Santa Fe...

On the 4th of July, we hung all 158 prints of the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange at the Argos Studio/Gallery.  The opening will be on July 12th, 5:30 - 7 PM, and remain up until August 2nd, 2019. 

Many of the Desert Triangle printmakers created and contributed to the Ambos Lados print exchange.