Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ruben Urrea Moreno

"Before the Migration"

Ruben Urrea Moreno from Tucson, did his print at New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery (Albuquerque).

Ruben Urrea Moreno 
created his woodblock at home in Tucson

Japanese and American cutting knives

Regina Held, 
received the print

Ren Adams printed the edition

New Grounds is a non-toxic print shop,
and favors water-based inks.
Several colors of Akua inks were mixed
to create a burnt umber color

Regina Held, director,
delivering the editions
in Albuquerque

Ruben signing
in Tucson

3 TP  -- Trial Proofs  (TP I/III)
1 BAT -- Bon a Tirer Proof
1 PP -- Printers Proof   
5 AP -- Artist Proofs   (AP I/V)
50 Edition prints    (1/50)
13 Tear prints      (paint or throw away)

We did a pop-up gallery, 
showing the YayBig Southwest prints 
at New Grounds for one night,

UPDATE (October 2018):

Ruben's print was found hanging at the Tucson Museum of Art!

Ruben's print in the gallery
of the Tucson Museum of Art

Friday, September 18, 2015


The Desert Triangle showing in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico -- at the El Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita -- opening September 18th.

We exhibited the first 18 (not including that of Manuel Guerra), which are all that had been received at that time.  Note:  We exhibited the rest of the prints there in a later exhibition, in March, 2016.

18 prints shown on the 18th!

Martin Quintanilla in front of the museum,
with the prints
which he packed well in a cardboard box

Martin about to hang the prints,
inside the gallery


Acrylic sheets protected the prints

Martin Quintanilla showed some of his prints,
in addition to those of the Desert Triangle

In the same building as the gallery
is also a print shop

Note: The Tucson National Print Invitational opened on the 17th, at the Davis Dominguez Gallery

Update:  We are donating a carpeta to El Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita.  Martin Quintanilla delivered 10 more prints just after New Years 2016.  We still need to send two more prints and a presentation box.

10 more prints 
were delivered to 
Patzcuaro, Mexico

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Michael Contreras


Michael Contreras of Tucson did his print in his personal studio (Tucson).

Michael Contreras also runs the Contreras Gallery in Tucson.  The picture of him below is from the opening during First Saturday (September 5, 2015) at his gallery, when he was showing paintings from Mykl Wells and Tom Baumgartner.

The Sonoran Arts Network did an online article on the Contreras Gallery.