Friday, November 11, 2016

Just the Tip -- El Paso in Austin

We are taking the Desert Triangle prints from El Paso and Juarez to Austin, for the "Just the Tip" (of the iceberg) "pop-up/happening" on Saturday, November 19th -- 7 - 11PM, during the East Austin Studio Tour.

organizer of the event,
with the t-shirt Proper Printshop made
from his flyer image

Selena signature stencil
by our host

was wall to wall people
for about three hours

Our prints hung on the far wall

More prints on the adjacent wall

Altar to recently deceased
Mexican singer from Juarez

mostly from their Art en Vivo series

Painting from Mambo 
(aka David Flores), of Juarez

Earlier in the day
visitors looking at some of the
Desert Triangle prints from El Paso/Juarez

Earlier in the day,
the space was dedicated to 
paintings by Federico Archuleta,

More great work by Federico

The Switch --
taking down and rolling up Federico's paintings of the day,
to uncover the prints from El Paso/Juarez for the night

Master printer Jonathan Rebolloso
holding up the Federico Villalba print
which he bought

Federico's "Happening"
was one of the recommended events
of the East Austin Studio Tour

The "one night only" event,


The venue is just across I-35,
from the University of Texas

Other posts on Instagram for the East Austin Studio Tour:

An old bicycle show is converted into 
a pop-up gallery
with Selena painting by Federico Archuleta

We sold prints by Cimi Alvarado, Jellyfish, Los Dos, Federico Villalba, Tino Ortega, and one by Zeke Pena which is not in the Desert Triangle.  Plus we dazzled Austin with the augmented reality of Zeke's Desert Triangle print.  It was a great event!

after the East Austin Open Studio Tour,
featuring graffiti muralistas like this one from Fish

We also visited Mexic-Arte
while in Austin,
and will donate a Desert Triangle carpeta 
to this museum

During the event we learned about Mercadorama prints from Mexico.

Meanwhile, Los Dos just finished two murals in San Antonio last week on the Hayes Street Bridge, for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival:

New mural by Los Dos,
in San Antonio

The other mural by Los Dos

We donated one of Francisco Delgado's new lithographs, done at La Ceiba Grafica in Veracruz, to the University of Texas at San Antonio Special Collections  archive.

New litho by Francisco Delgado,
now at UTSA

Professor Kent Rush (l)
reviewing a UTSA portfolio,
including a Luis Jimenez,
to be donated to the UTSA Libraries Special Collections

Starting February 23rd, 2017, we will be showing a collection of new prints at the Purple Gallery in downtown El Paso, constructed around Francisco's print above.  Therefore we bought a great linoleum print from Juan de Dios Mora, who teaches in the University of Texas at San Antonio printmaking department, along with Kent Rush and Humberto Saenz.

We acquired this print

Last year at this time, YayBig Southwest had a print show at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, in Brownsville:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

MexTaPoz -- 75 Grados hits Albuquerque


Closing-- Friday, December 2nd, 7 till...

10 masterpiece serigraphs from Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City are hanging in ACE Barbershop in downtown Albuquerque (109 4th Street SW) during November.  Taller 75 Grados pulled a third of the editions for the Desert Triangle.

A Big thanks to Gabriel Jaureguibery
owner of ACE Barbershop,
for hanging our show of master serigraphs!

Reception on December 2nd

They were blaring Dark Side of the Boom when I got my feels good to be back in Albuquerque.

Note that Smithe is featured in the current issue of Hi-Fructose (volume 41):

Smithe (r)


Good Company
work by Mike Giant and Sam Flores,
2 artists originally from Albuquerque, 
hang permanently at ACE Barbershop

Skinpop cigarette/barber serigraph
behind the turntable


founder of Juxtapoz Magazine,
(until November 27th)

Arturo Negrete and Taller 75 Grados are creating serigraph masterpieces daily in Mexico City. They pulled all the prints in this ACE Barbershop exhibition, and a third of our editions for the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.

Taller 75 Grados:

Maestro Arturo Negrete
who runs Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City,
stylin' on a low rider bicycle
in front of the El Paso Museum of Art

Arturo Negrete has really boosted our Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, and also serigraphy in the Southwest and other parts of the US this year, 2016:

pulling a print (of Charlie Ramirez image, same on t-shirt)

Arturo Negrete


(some of the Desert Triangle prints may have been shown)

in San Antonio last October

Arturo Negrete in San Antonio

Some of our Desert Triangle prints
were hung at the 2016 anniversary celebration

 Proper Printshop from El Paso, went down to learn silk screening from Taller 75 Grados (and then pulled 6 print editions for our Desert Triangle Print Carpeta).  Proper then created Art en Vida, where they are doing live printing events every Thursday, of work from a different artist.  Those prints (what they have of 2016 so far) are showing in Mexico City right now, November, at the Zagal Factory Store, located on the fringe of the main Alameda park in Mexico City.

El Paso artists

Earlier this year (August)

Proper Printshop of El Paso, modeled their Art en Vivo series after the Taller en Vida events in Mexico City (2009-2013), where Arturo invited the public to his studio -- Taller 75 Grados -- and silk screened their artwork during live printing events.

featuring many of the Southwestern artists that 
later became part of the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

Not one of the shows we put on, Mike Kimball at the 66 Gallery in Albuquerque (4009 Central Ave NE) has an etching show running in November, concurrent with our other print shows.

(with a Toru Sugita print at left)


It all started at ACE.  We had our first print show at Ace Barbershop during the month of July, 2012.