Monday, October 30, 2017

Day of the Dead Albuquerque

Lots of printmakers converged at the Day of the Dead event in Albuquerque at the South Broadway Cultural Center on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Perhaps this foreshadows something yet to come.

shows off the progress of his new block print
at his print table

designed this year's event poster

Printmaker Julianna Kirwin
admires Henry Morale's print selection

Printmaker Anastasia Andersen
was also selling prints

(note Augustine Romero, curator at the South Broadway Cultural Center,
in the second window, between Jon and Jeremy)

Artist Juliana Coles
poses in front of Henry Morale's print (below),
and should soon translate her work
into prints

Desert Triangle printmakers --
showed up from El Paso
(Federico's b/w photo hanging between them)

"El Mojado"

"Zia Girl"

Greg Tucker's sculpture
"Dia de los Muertos Air Force"

put up an altar
dedicated to the victim's of the
earthquakes in Mexico in 2017

An altar under the hood

UPDATE (Nov 5, 2017):

Henry Morales did live printing at the Los Muertos y Marigold Parade in Albuquerque's South Valley:

Henry Morales
getting two guys from Scribendi
(the literature and arts magazine at UNM)
to do live printing


 It was a busy weekend with other good art shows in Albuquerque:

The Tortuga Gallery showed work from Joshua Franco, Derrick Montez, Santiago Perez, billing the show as Los Tres Fantasticos.

Also Monty Singer, Brian Gonzales, Vera Neel and Lubov Udalova filled up Art Gallery 606 on Broadway -- with a show called "Four Corners" during the month of October, closing on Oct 28th.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Horned Toad Print Exchange II in Oaxaca

The Horned Toad Print Exchange II showed in Oaxaca at Espacio Centro, opening October 27th, 2017.

Oaxaca for printmakers, is like Paris for painters in the 1800s.

Manuel Guerra, the organizer of this print exchange, flew down to Oaxaca for the opening.

Adrian Aguirre (l)
and Manuel Guerra (r)
at the opening

Nidia Rosales Moreno (l), director of the Espacio Centro Gallery,
and the Oaxaca printmakers in the Horned Toad Print Exchange II,
with Manuel Guerra


Maximilian Thiel painted the current mural next to the Espacio Centro in Oaxaca:

Toru Sugita gave a talk during his exhibition earlier this year at Espacio Centro in Oaxaca.

More Contemporary Mexican Printmakers

Artemio Rodriguez comes to El Paso, and Sergio Sanchez Santamaria comes to Santa Fe.

UPDATE: Artemio has a Kickstarter up until March 10, 2018, to fund a trip of the Graficomovil to it's final destination, Pátzcuaro.


Artemio Rodriguez brought his print mobile -- Graficomovil -- to El Paso on October 20 - 21, 2017.

The print mobile 
in front of Hoppy Monk
Friday night in El Paso

Artemio Rodriguez
famous Mexican printmaker

Many of the Desert Triangle artists came out to admire the print mobile:

Zeke Peña
(coming to Working Classroom in ABQ)

UPDATE (Nov 6, 2017):

Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City, did a serigraph art print of Artemio's Graficomovil:


Sergio Sanchez Santamaria had an opening for his exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, on October 21st, 2017-- 1 - 4 pm.

Sergio Sanchez Santamaria
on the cover of the Pasatiempo magazine

Sergio was the master printer at Taller Grafica Popular in Mexico City for 17 years.

Sergio Sanchez Santiago
showing off one of his powerful prints

We bought this print by Sergio Santamari,
which was produced in Santa Fe
in the Palace of the Governors
(the oldest building in the US)

We also bought his book

Previously (Oct 15) Sergio Santamaria was at Margolis and Moss for an open house in Santa Fe.

There is also a "Taller de Grafica Popular" Mexican print exhibit in the same building, the New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe -- Oct 6, 2017 -  Feb 18, 2018.

(Print by Andrea Gomez)

Mexican Print exhibit --
curated by Jean Moss and Tom Leech

One can visit the Palace Print Shop with the admission for the New Mexico Museum of History.  Inside there is a reconstruction of the studio of Gustave Baumann.

Reconstruction of the Gustave Baumann's print studio