Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Prints by Southwest" coming to Albuquerque

Opening on Thursday, April 20th, 2017:  5- 8 pm.  
 South Broadway Cultural Center
 1025 Broadway, near downtown
Music by "Son of Hwéeldi"

Regular hours:
April 20th - June 2nd
Tue - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm

73 Artists, 83 Prints!!



PLUS, The following night, Friday, April 21st!!!    
APRIL 21st

The "Off Broadway" pop-up show will be showing additional "select prints" the following night, Friday, April 21st, from 5 - 9 PM, at Karsten Creightney's studio -- 111 4th St SW, Albuquerque.

Jose Quintero's large print
will be on display at the
"Off Broadway" pop-up print show,
the following night, April 21st,
at 111 4th SW

Hanging the Jose Quintero print
the following night, 
Friday, Apirl 21st



360 views of the gallery:

May/June issue
our ad is on page 14

Thanks to Pilo of Jellyfish Colectivo for designing the flyer
in THE Magazine

The "Prints by Southwest" exhibition is based on the Postre Prints show in El Paso,with a few alternations

Music by
during the opening on April 20th

They will be showing 
after the opening.

Augustine hanging the show
April 10th,
at the top of the lift


Prints from Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop will be included in the "Prints by Southwest" 

Looking Good!!!
hang on the wall inside the library

Also, Bear Whimsy has a sculpture exhibition inside the library as well:

Sculptures by Bear Whimsy


Also, at the last minute, a print porfolio from the 50's came in -- "Prints in the Desert -- New Mexico,"  by Adja Yunkers.  Thank you Lisa Goldman, for lending that to our exhibition.

Portfolios on display, showing:
"This Sand" by Frederick O'Hara -- woodcut
"Succubae" by Adja Yunkers -- woodcut

We are using underwriting advertising
on KUNM radio station
of the University of New Mexico

Support comes from "Prints by Southwest," an exhibition at the South Broadway Cultural Center. Featuring lithographs, etchings and serigraph prints from the Desert Triangle -- Albuquerque, El Paso, and Tucson. Opening April twentieth from five to eight.



Prints travel easily. Easily enough to bring in good work from El Paso and Tucson, to reveal what other contemporary artists in our region are thinking. By including printmakers from Albuquerque, the exhibition completes a dusty Bermuda Triangle, a zone of lost love, where a desert artist's best efforts often fall into oblivion -- revisiting the theme of last year's traveling exhibition: the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta. However, in this sequel, the art agitator/collector reaches deeper into the cactus lands, to bring in quality prints from California, Mexico, and the Heart of Texas, to spark dialog, and show how our art and prints compare favorably next to work from the greater region.

This collection of etchings, serigraphs and relief prints, was inspired by (but not confined to) Mexican-American art, and the figurative tradition of the Taller de Gráfica Popular of Mexico. The bulk of the prints were first shown in the Postre Prints exhibition, at the Purple Gallery in downtown El Paso earlier this year.

Hardly the last word on print, hopefully this exhibit will encourage others to create new print shows, which could easily travel throughout the region, in pop-ups, coffee shops, and museums. And provoke our artists to develop new themes and styles, to push Southwestern art into the 21st century. That is the power of the print medium.


Mike Giant, originally from Albuquerque, gave us a print for our exhibition.  On Easter Sunday, April 16th, he was selling prints at Sister Bar in downtown Albuquerque.

Mike Giant has a print in our show!
Here he is selling his prints
on Easter Sunday (April 16)
in downtown Albuquerque


In conjunction with our print opening, Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop is hosting a relief print workshop with Pavel Acevedo, on the following weekend of April 22nd and 23rd (in the Nob Hill area).

Pavel Acevedo is in both the exhibition at the South Broadway Cultural Center, and part of the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.  He is originally from the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, where there is a strong, young print explosion right now.


April 1 - 23, 2017

Hispanic Arts Building

The Carved Line: Block Printmaking in New Mexico  (Albuquerque)  -- Albuquerque Museum 
January 19 - April 16, 2017

T.C. Cannon
Albuquerque Museum

New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking (Santa Fe) -- Institute of American Indian Arts, 108 Cathedral Place
January 20 - June 15, 2017

Rick Bartow
Institute of American Indian Arts 
Santa Fe

Annual Ryder Studio Exhibit 2017 (Santa Fe) -- Argos Studio/Gallery, 1211 Luisa St. (at Cordova Rd.)
April 21 - May 5

Drawing exhibit
at Argos Gallery in Santa Fe
Opening Friday, April 21, 5:30 - 7:30

Print//Make Symposium (Albuquerque) April 21 - May 20th -- 
opening at the OutPost, Sunday, April 30th, 4 - 6 pm, Free

More info on Facebook, about UNM print events on Friday, April 28th:

Join us in a day dedicated to the celebration of printmaking here at the University of New Mexico!

10:00-10:45 - UNM Art Museum, Popejoy Hall

Traci Quinn, curator of education and public programs at the UNM Art Museum will lead a tour of the two printmaking exhibits on view, "Call & Response" by Heidi Pollard and "A Painter's Hand" by Adolph Gottlieb. We will then look at some prints in the museum archives.

11:00-11:45 - Waters Room, Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library

Suzanne Schadl, curator of Latin American Collections will discuss a range of prints from various artist and collectives from Latin America, including beautiful multicolor screenprints and large intricate woodblock prints. There will also be time to go down into the archives and look at additional prints.

12:15-1:30 - Inpost Artspace at Outpost Performance Space

View the P R I N T // M A K E exchange and exhibition printed by UNM students while enjoying a light lunch. Exhibition on view from APRIL 18-MAY 21, with an opening reception on April 30, 5-7pm.

2:00-4:00 - Tamarind Institute of Lithography

Meghan Ferguson, gallery director at Tamarind will lead a tour of the lithographs on view in the gallery and then the printers currently in the printer training program will demonstrate the process of creating a lithograph!

6:00-9:00 - Graduate Art Annex, UNM

The printmaking graduate students will be demonstrating various printmaking processes and printing in their *brand new* studio during the UNM Graduate Art Association open studios event. Come watch some printing in action and take a look at the graduate work while you're there!

"Experiments in Cinema v12.3: The Cubano Edition"  --  At 516 Arts downtown (516 Central) and Basement Films will having an installation of Cuba Films on Thursday, April 20th, at 8 PM, and a reception before then. From the Experiments in Cinema organization of Albuquerque.


Desert Triangle Print Carpet showing in Puebla, Mexico on May 13th, at Galeria Integrarte, with Jose Quintero.

Serigraph exhibition in Puebla, Mexico
May 13th,
put on by Taller 75 Grados

Friday, March 10, 2017

Oaxaqueño Print Showing at UTEP

Manuel Guerra showed Mexican prints to his printmaking students at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on March 10th, 2017.  The relief prints, many oversized, were from Oaxaca.  The colorful serigraph prints were pulled by Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City.

Students at UTEP looking at two huge relief prints

We have been impressed by Oaxacan printmakers ever since Krrrl and Tanya Rich both went down to Oaxaca in 2014, when the Desert Triangle was conceived.

Manuel Guerra showing prints
to his students at UTEP

Kim Bauer, 
 head of the printmaking department at UTEP,
looks on

This huge tube came full of prints,
from Oaxaca, with love

Also Manuel Guerra showed the Grafica Tranfronteriza Carpeta, made in Oaxaca at Taller Grafica Libre.


81 year old 
Japanese instructor 
of all the young Oaxacan artists

Ivan Bautista and Edith Chavez,
in their studio/gallery -- Burro Press,
in Oaxaca

Alan Altamirano (Kabrito)
young artist who runs 
in Oaxaca

Also, Alberto Cruz (grey shirt, next to Edith)

Not shown -- small tapir print by Alberto Cruz


When we formed the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, we were impressed by what the young Oaxacan printmakers were doing, and influenced by the Oaxaca Collective carpeta.  While this was not shown to the UTEP students this time, we did buy both carpetas.

Francisco Delgado went to Oaxaca, to create his relief edition at Taller Grafica Libre, for the Desert Triangle, in the summer of 2015.

(this print went into the

Pavel Acevedo, of the Desert Triangle, is originally from Oaxaca, and will be doing a relief workshop in Albuquerque at Remarque Print Workshop on April 22-23, 2017.

relief workshop in Albuquerque,
at Remarque Print Workshop,

Mexico City

Manuel Guerra also showed serigraphs from Taller 75 Grados of Mexico City:

Collaboration including Smithe

One is by Raul Urias, and the other is by Alex Arizmendi.

Javier is a huge sculptor in Mexico City right now

who is a very famous printmaker,
from Patzcuaro




We would also like to thank Nidia Rosales Moreno , who runs Espacio Centro in Oaxaca.  Without her help we would not have many of these beautiful prints from Oaxaca.  She has written about many of these Oaxaca artists before.