Friday, July 12, 2019

Santa Fe Opening

The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange opening in Santa Fe went really well, during the evening of July 12th, 2019.

We had a good turnout!

The stillness before the opening

The first visitor

Thank you Eric Thomson (middle full figure)
the owner of Argos Studio/Gallery
for framing all the prints
and showing them in his gallery

Packed back room

because in Oaxaca they offer fried chapulines during an opening

(thank you John Tollett, designer of the Ambos Lados catalog)

next to catalogs from previous print shows that we have done

the co-founder of the Santa Fe Etching Club in 1981

David Contreras wearing his Horned Toad Prints hat,
next to Manuel Guerra

The survivors
at the end of the opening!

A big thanks to everyone that came out!  It was a great event!

Ambos printmakers at the opening:

David Contreras, Manuel Guerra, Mike Kimball, Julianna Kirwin, Mary Lawler, Eli Levin, Abby Mattison, Raul MonarrezAugustine Romero, Marco Sanchez, Eric Thomson,  Karl Whitaker

Also Ron Pokrasso showed up, as well as other Santa Fe printmakers.

(with all the hung prints)

View how all the prints were hung in the Argos Gallery at THIS LINK:


Last year -- July 12, 2018 -- Tanya Rich made her print in the studio of Octavio Irving in Havana.  It was the first print delivered to Ambos Lados.

Karl Whitaker went with Tanya.  Later Octavio Irving submitted an edition to the Ambos Lados print exchange.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Mexico Tour

Manuel Guerra and Raul Monarrez of Horned Toad Prints, with Marco Sanchez, came to Northern New Mexico for the Ambos Lados opening in Santa Fe, and made the tour of the print shops and galleries.

(July 11th)


They had a wonderful tour of Tamarind Institute (affiliated with the University of New Mexico).

Tamarind lunch break --
Ben Schoenburg (far left) and David Contreras (cap and blue shirt) 
are both in the Ambos Lados print exchange

Master Printer Valpuri Remling gave us a tour 
of the professional side of the Tamarind studio --
shown here with Manuel Guerra

Brandon Gunn gave us a tour of the student side of the Tamarind studio

Brandon Gunn (left) with Manuel Guerra
in the gallery of the Tamarind Institute

Diane Gaston, the director of Tamarind Institute,
holds the Ambos Lados catalog,
and poses with the printmakers of El Paso


Then we went to Remarque Print Workshop (not far from Tamarind).

Mary Sundstrom poses with the El Paso printmakers

The owners of Remarque Print Workshop pose with the El Paso printmakers --

Jessica Weybright, missing in the above photo,
but shown here at the Prints by Southwest exhibition,
is the 4th owner of Remarque Print Workshop,


Later we went to Takach Press, in the far south part of Albuquerque.

Aaron Bass (who is also in Ambos Lados)
shows the El Paso printmakers the ball graining machine at Takach Press

Aaron Bass gives a behind-the-scenes tour of Takach Press

Alan Takach wearing the Horned Toad cap


We visited Karsten Creightney's print studio in downtown Albuquerque.  Karsten is the new lithography printmaking professor at the University of New Mexico.

Karsten Creightney (with arms folded)
shows his studio to the El Paso printmakers

(July 12th)

El Paso printmakers 

Curator Jadira Gurule of the National Hispanic Cultural Center,
stands over the El Paso printmakers
(artwork in the background by 
El Paso artist Gaspar Enriquez)

 Barelas Coffee House

(July 13)

The El Paso printmakers visited Ambos Lados printmaker Julianna Kirwin's studio in Albuquerque:

The El Paso printmakers with Julianna Kirwin,
at her print studio in Albuquerque

Julianna Kirwin next to her press
in Albuquerque

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Exhibition in Santa Fe -- at Argos Gallery

All 158 prints will be showing at Argos Studio/Gallery in Santa Fe -- opening on Friday, July 12th, 2019 -- 5:30- - 7 PM.

The exhibition will be up until August 2nd, 2019 (the gallery is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturday mornings).

Our ad on page 12

(both have prints in Ambos Lados)

co-founded the Santa Fe Etching Club,
which is now at Argos Studio/Gallery

UPDATE:  The print exhibition was hung on the 4th of July:


Laying out the prints
in the order they appear in the catalog

Eric Thomson hanging with a laser level

Almost finished

Flyers for the exhibition

Stamped flyers
soon to be addressed and mailed

Ambos Lados was listed in the
PasaTiempo magazine of July 12, 2019,
of the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper

Page 58 of PasaTiempo
One of our prints published in the upper left hand corner
"Argos Studio Gallery (1211 Luisa St)  includes work by Eunice Barajas in the exhibit
the Complete Ambos Lados Print Exchange through Aug 2nd"

Page 56 of PasaTiempo

Page 56 of PasaTiempo
Readable close up of the event listing

Also the Santa Fe Reporter of July 10 - 16, announced our exhibition with the work by Laurie D Brown, on page 18:

Argos Studio and Santa Fe Etching Club presents artists from around the world 
as part of an international print exchange in 158 printmakers:  
The Ambos Lados Print Exchange Exhibit, opening Friday.  
See full listing, page 20

Next up:

August 16th (Friday evening) -- presentation talk at the IAGO (Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca) 

October 11th -- exhibition at the Southwest Print Fiesta in Silver City, New Mexico

Previous exhibition:

March 7 -- North Texas SGCI 2019, at the University of Texas at Arlington

Also, the 2019  Santa Fe Folk Market is going on during the same weekend as our opening. 

Call to Printmakers