Friday, April 29, 2016

Magic Carpeta Ride

April 2016  has been one big Magic Carpeta Ride, pushing prints:

Portland SGCI Conference
(March 30 - April 2)

We were lucky enough to show the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta at the big SGCI print conference 2016 in Portland:

Blog entries:

Spark Saturday
(April 9)

Cynthia Evans of El Paso, and Marcus Robiason of Tucson, gave a relief print demonstration at the El Paso Museum of Art on a baby press, for Spark Saturday:

El Paso Museum of Art Reception
(The week of April 14)

We brought Maestro Arturo Negrete from Taller 75 Grados up from Mexico City, to do a live print demonstration during our reception at the El Paso Museum of Art .  He also did many other print demos in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez:

Blog entries:

Tucson vs Portland
(April 20)

"Old Pueblo vs Portlandia" -- we hung a print show in a Tucson coffee house with some prints we bought from Portland artists, across from a few Desert Triangle prints from Tucson.  I would like to see more prints shows like this -- of one region vs another region/city.

Blog entry:

Press Reaction

A letter to the editor of the El Paso Times spawned a controversy about our print exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art, which continued that night with television coverage.  Also, Fusion magazine did an article on Maestro Arturo Negrete and his silk screen studio Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City:
Houston Print Fair
(April 24)

We sold Desert Triangle prints at the "It Came from the Bayou" print fair in Houston

Blog entry:

Printmakers Talk
(April 28)

Blog entry:

Las Vegas, New Mexico
(February 13 - March 18)

We got a running start in February and March, showing a few Desert Triangle prints, at the Print, Printed, Printing IV print conference in Las Vegas, New Mexico:

Printmakers Talk at the El Paso Museum of Art

8 printmakers spoke about their print at the El Paso Museum of Art, on Thursday night, April 28th.  This was a "Speed Dating" mobile tour:

Introducing the printmakers

Dr Patrick Shaw Cable
(senior curator at the El Paso Museum of Art)
began the printmaker talks

Refreshments in the gallery

speaking in front of his print

speaking in front of his print

speaking in front of his print

speaking in front of his print

speaking in front of his print

speaking in front of his print

speaking in front of his print

Krrrl talks about his green print
with Steampunk helper

The gift shop was opening during the talk
(note our catalogs for sale in the upper left corner)

Also, we donated a carpeta of prints to the El Paso Museum of Art earlier that morning:

Signing paperwork
with the donated carpeta

Monday, April 25, 2016

Houston -- Bayou

We showed the Desert Triangle in Houston, at the 5th Annual  "It Came from the Bayou" Inkslingers event, on Sunday, April 24th, at St Arnold's Brewery.

Last year I came to the previous "It Came from the Bayou" print fair, and was very impressed.  So I really wanted to come again.

Grey and Cynthia Evans representing El Paso,
at the Desert Triangle table
at the El Paso Museum of Art
earlier in the month)

Cynthia showing off Augmented Reality
on her iPhone

Attendees in the beer hall
amongst the fresh steam roller prints

sponsored the larger event --


In 2014, there was a steamroller printing event in El Paso during Chalk the Block.  Later those prints were shown at a museum in downtown San Antonio.  So Cynthia Evans signed up to do a steamroller print in Houston, and follow that tradition:

Lil' Steamroller

Cynthia Evans from our El Paso team
did a large steamroller print

One of the steam roller prints earlier in the day
(before the rain)


We bought prints at the print fair, to show back in El Paso:

Alley Cat Press -- from the Heart of Texas
Amber Borowski and Aubrey Carroll

Cameron Gray from St Louis

Carlos Barberena from Chicago

Carlos Hernandez of Burning Bones of Houston,
organized the "It Came from the Bayou" print fair

 from Evil Prints

Eric Piper of Oklahoma

Nathan Eclavea of the Dallas area

Rebecca Brooks

Ryan O'Malley of Corpus Christi

Tom Huck of St Louis

Xenia Fed of Beaumont

Also bought prints from Tyler Joseph Krasowski (of Illinois?) and Alana Miller (of the Dallas area), and John Hancock of Beaumont Texas.


Burning Bones Press welcomed all the printmakers to Houston on Friday, April 22nd, and hosted the Weiner Welcome poster show:

Entrance of Burning Bones Press

Weiner Welcome poster show in background

Rebecca Brooks live printing t-shirts

I bought a t-shirt with Rebecca Brooks' design


Thank you very much to Carlos Hernandez, for hosting the Burning Bones Welcome, and organizing the "It Came from the Bayou" print fair.  He had a print show at Flatbed Press in Austin:

Carlos Hernandez's prints exhibited at Flatbed Press in Austin

While in Austin I also visited the Mexic-Arte Museum, which had a great print show up -- Obra Gráfica: Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Print Collection.

Only one room of prints
at Mexic-Arte

Houston was great!

We sold 8 prints at the print fair -- 2 from Zeke Peña, Tanya Rich, Rogo, Tim Razo, Mykl Wells, Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado, and a non-carpeta print from Gonazlo Espinosa.