Friday, September 30, 2016

Oaxaca to Tucson: Martin's new press

Martin Quintanilla brought a custom made press up from Oaxaca to his studio in Tucson :

Special design
for attaching the wheel

The printmaking press was
made in Oaxaca,
from Gatorno

Martin had an art exhibition last September,
where he picked up his press,
which was sent from Oaxaca

Martin's show in Patzcuaro was in 




In 2017, the press finds it's permanent home at Martin's studio "La Malinche."

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

University of Arizona collection

We delivered the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta to the University of Arizona Art Museum in Tucson, Arizona, on September 13, 2016.

Update: August, 2017

3 of our prints are hanging at the University of Arizona Art Museum.

A Kiki Smith sculpture
currently dominates an upstairs gallery
at the University of Arizona Art Museum

Our carpeta leans against the counter,
nested inside a medium deluxe art box
from FedEx

The University of Arizona Art Museum
on permanent display

The University of Arizona
also has a large permanent display

Alejandro Colunga lithograph, 
"Nino con Triciclo,"
currently on display
as part of the "Revolutionary Dreams" exhibit

Mexican print show --
is currently up at the 
University of Arizona Art Museum

"Jugar a la vida"

etching in aquatint,
"The Tragic Kiss"

"El Salvador"

famous lithograph,

Relief, etching
"El Ahorcado" (Hung Man)

"Standing Woman with Hands on her Face"
in front of the University of Arizona Art Museum

The University of Arizona also houses the Center for Contemporary Photography, with an extensive photography collection.  Last Friday, September 16th, they sponsored a Joel-Peter Witkin talk, to a full house, in conjunction with his show at the Etherton Gallery in Tucson.

Search the University of Arizona art collection online.

October 12, 2017:  I went to the University of Arizona art museum for an opening by Erin Currier, who draws with the group in Santa Fe:

The University of Arizona Art Museum just recovered their missing painting by de Kooning from Silver City New Mexico, after it went missing for more than 30 years.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tiny Town -- Print retail store in Tucson

Tucson just opened a retail print shop -- Tiny Town -- on 4th AVENUE, where the street car passes, on its way to the University of Arizona.

Tiny Town is located at 408 North 4th Avenue
close to the Food Conspiracy food co-op, 
between 6th and 7th streets.

Tiny Town is run by 
Jeik Ficker Beekhuizen Williams and Amanda Beekhuizen Williams (pictured),
as well as by Ellen Wagner and Axel Roessler

Tiny Town is closely affiliated with
which produced 4 editions for our 
Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

Open in afternoons and evenings

Mural by Igloo on the
Tanline/Tucson Community Printshop building
in South Tucson

UPDATE:  Tiny Town had a grand opening on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Ellen Wagner and Axel Roessler (standing),
with Jeik Ficker Beekhuizen Williams and Amanda Beekhuizen Williams,
run Tiny Town

Visitors included 
someone from the band Muffulettas

The print gallery in the back
with the first show

Monday, September 5, 2016

Horned Toad Print Exchange II

More printmaking!!!  Manuel Guerra just put the call out for the second Horned Toad print exchange.

UPDATE:  Registration extended until March 4th!!!  Editions due May 27th.

Below are screen shots from his website:

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all printmaking artists worldwide.

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 10” (20.3cm x 25.4cm) no larger or smaller. Printed area can be any size that fits within these dimensions.

EDITION SIZE: Each participant must submit ten prints (10) all numbered, titled, signed, and dated. You may also include preferred contact information on the back of each print for networking. Each artist will receive via mail eight (8) prints in exchange and two (2) prints will be kept for the 2016-2017 Horned Toad Prints exhibitions.

PARTICIPATION FEE: $20 U.S. dollars (this fee covers shipping, exhibition materials, and promotion). We currently accept PayPal and/or checks only.


Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Registration will not be complete until payment is received. We accept PayPal and checks.

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Please note that this is NOT a postmark deadline. The prints must be received by this date. 



Related Background:

In fact, his first Horned Toad Print Exchange was one of the projects that lead up to the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.  It inspired the YayBig Print Exchange, and we self-published both print exchanges in a catalog.

We also framed both print exchanges and exhibited them in TucsonEl Pasonear SacramentoCiudad JuarezYuma, AZ,  Santa Fe, and soon Albuquerque.

Also, a lot of the Southwest printmakers recently submitted to the Print Zero Print Exchange #9, of Seattle.

Time to get busy again,
like Horned Toad Prints did 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Silver City -- Southwest Print Fiesta

We brought the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta to the Southwest Print Fiesta in Silver City, New Mexico -- September 2 - 4.

Steamroller printing

El Paso Printmakers
(Saturday, September 3rd, Vendors Market)

Our Desert Triangle vendor tent was in line with a bunch of the El Paso printmakers:

Our tent with 3 "art carry cases" of prints,
as pointed out by the Negrete brothers
of Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City

Alejandro and Arturo Negrete
scare off customers

had the booth next to us,
with serigraph prints

Proper Printshop of El Paso,
had the booth on the other side of us

Proper Printshop did live printing
of Southwest Print Fiesta posters

The Southwest Print Fiesta poster,
on silver paper

Cynthia Evans and crew,
from the printmaking classes

Marco Sanchez of El Paso
also had a tent

Pilo and Atenas of Ciudad Juarez,
hold up the print the Jellyfish Colectivo did
for the Desert Triangle

Street Entertainment

The second steamroller print

Other Printmaker Tents

from Las Cruces

Mitch Lyons from Pennsylvania,
Southwest Print Fiesta Artist-in-Residence,
demonstrated his clay printmaking technique

Village Press from Magdalena, New Mexico

in Las Cruces

Prints We Bought

We bought two prints from 
of Las Cruces

We bought 3 prints 
from Kaitlin Reese
of Santa Fe

We bought an etching from
of T or C, New Mexico

We bought a reduction print
of Tucson

Friday Night Introduction Tour
(Friday, September 2nd)

Kevin Lenkner the Southwest Print Fiesta,
 gives an introduction talk,
right before the studio tour.
Adjacent, in the pink shirt, is Mitch Lyons,
the "Artist-in-Residence" of the Print Fiesta

clay prints on display

One Off Gallery in Silver City,

One Off Gallery in Silver City,

Power Light and Press in Silver City,

Power Light and Press  letterpress presses

Power Light and Press in Silver City,

The next day
sponsored monoprint demonstrations,
in part to celebrate 
the re-opening of their print department

One of the steamroller prints hanging at WNMU

All of our prints and display cases and stands,
fit in the Honda Tardis

We met Rocky of Morning Star silk screeners of Silver City, and Joe Barela of Seribellum Press in Las Cruces.