Monday, October 14, 2019

SUMMARY -- Southwest Print Fiesta 2019


We had a great Ambos Lados opening in Silver City on Friday, October 11th, 2019, kicking off the 4th Annual Southwest Print Fiesta.  We were one of three exhibitions at the Light Art Space.   




Valpuri Remling, master printer at Tamarind Institute, was the guest visiting artist this year at the Southwest Print Fiesta.


At the Light Art Space
with 2 other print exhibitions

The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange was one of 3 openings at the Light Art Space at the beginning of the Southwest Print Fiesta.  The attendance was good throughout the whole opening, from 5 - 8 PM. The other exhibitions were:


Ambos Lados International Print Exchange opening, 
one of  3 exhibitions at the Light Art Space


(l to r) Karen Hymer, owner of the Light Art Space and Ambos Lados artist,
Manuel Guerra, orginizer of Ambos Lados from the US,
and Kevin Lenkner, Excecutive Director of the Mimbres Regional Art Council,
which put on the Southwest Print Fiesta


VENDOR MARKET

The main event was the vendor market on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  We met a lot of new printmakers, and said hello to other printmakers that we knew.

We bought 24 prints from the vendors, which we hope to show elsewhere, such as adjacent to the Desert Triangle exhibition in Las Cruces, coming November 1st.


 Steamroller printing is a staple at all the Southwest Print Fiestas, and this one was as good as ever.




This year the Southwest Print Fiesta sponsored a print exchange, and 17 printmakers participated.




URUAPAN INTERVIEW
in Mexico

During the Southwest Print Fiesta, we had a live radio interview about the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange -- on Radio Uandarhi (Radio Cultural Communitaria) -- in Uruapan, Michoacan-- on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 8:00 PM Uruapan time.  Samuel Diaz Gaona and Irma Reyes Almanza were in Uruapan, talking to Manuel Guerra and Karl Whitaker by smartphone.  The interview seemed to go just over a half hour. One can find Radio Uandarhi on Radio Garden.

Urupan submitted 14 print editions to the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange.


show their print studio at MAPECO in Uruapan, Michoacan'
to Manuel Guerra (far right) and Marco Sanchez from the US


VALPURI REMLING TALK

In addition to judging the "Obsessions" print exhibition, Valpuri Remling, the master printer at the Tamarind Institute, gave a talk on Sunday, October 13th, about Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Kyle Durrie (standing) introduces Valpuri Remling
the master printer at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque,
for her talk on Sunday, October 13th




Photogravure workshop by Karen Hymer at the Light Art Space
picture from Instagram




INDEX



PREVIOUS SOUTHWEST PRINT FIESTAS



2017
(pictured, Mike Kimball also participated in Ambos Lados)




NEXT STOP -- TAOS

The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange will be shown at the Taos Center for the Arts, in New Mexico, January 13 - February 10, 2020.




MEANWHILE, IN EL PASO...

Arturo Negrete from Taller 75 Grados showed his prints at the PDA Gallery, during the opening of the 12th Chalk the Block Festival, on Friday, October 11, 2019.


Emerging art appreciators 
and their parents


PDA shop on San Jacinto Plaza
in downtown El Paso




NOTE:  We got our start showing prints at the Chalk the Block festival in El Paso -- 2013, 2014





DESERT TRIANGLE PRINT CARPETA

One of our previous print projects -- the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta -- will be shown at the Las Cruces Museum of Art, opening on November 1st, 2019.  Many of the 30 artists in this portfolio also participated in Ambos Lados.  We aspire to show the prints we bought at this Southwest Print Fiesta in an adjacent venue, even if only as a one night pop-up, in order to link the current print activity in Southern New Mexico, namely Silver City and Las Cruces.




 Manuel Guerra was exhausted
at the end of the weekend


Ambos Lados Opening in Silver City, New Mexico

Ambos Lados had a great opening in Silver City, New Mexico, on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  This opening started the 4th Annual Southwest Print Fiesta.  It was at the Light Art Space, which also housed two other print exhibitions at the opening -- "Obsessions: Juried Exhibition of Hand Pulled Prints," and "Pull: 5 Female Printamakers" from Arizona.


The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange
was in the back room


Thank you to those in the photo below (left to right): Karen Hymer, the owner of the Light Art Space (and Ambos Lados printmaker), Manuel Guerra, organizer of Ambos Lados from the United States, and Kevin Lenknerexecutive director of the Mimbres Region Art Council, which put on the Southwest Print Fiestas.




in Silver City, New Mexico


Three openings at the Light Art Space:
Ambos Lados, Obsession, and Pull


Ambos Lados prints
hanging in the hallway to the back room


Entering the back room


We had a good turnout all night
for the Ambos Lados exhibition


An enthused visitor
showing a huge preference for one of the prints


Turns out, this is the printmaker's husband,


of Remarque Print Workshop in Albuquerque
stands in front of her print


Susan Gonzalez (Skuishi) of El Paso,
stands in front of her print


Catalogs -- both of Ambos Lados,


The front room of the Light Art Space
during the opening,
where the Obsession juried show was hung


Amos played for us during the opening


The next day, Maestro Arturo Negrete
from Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City
points out a print of his paisano


Maestro Arturo Negrete
of Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City
did the poster for the Southwest Print Fiesta


Warm and blurry after the opening


Salud!
Manuel Guerra with Natalie Good


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Silver City, New Mexico -- hanging the exhibition

On October 1st, 2019, we hung the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange in Silver City at the Light Art Space.  The opening is from 5 - 8 PM, on Friday, October 11th, during the Southwest Print Fiesta.  The exhibition runs October 1 - 28, 2019.





We are exhibiting the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange during the Southwest Print Fiesta 2019 this year -- October 11 - 13, 2019.




Last year we exhibited the previous print exchange -- the Horned Toad II Print Exchange -- at the Southwest Print Fiesta 2018.



This year's exhibition will be at the LIGHT ART SPACE, owned and managed by Karen Hymer, who also participated in the Ambos Lados print exchange.




Karen Hymer arranging the first six prints


Karen Hymer measuring


Karen Hymer measures and nails,
while Henry Morales looks on


In process,
hanging with a laser level


THE PRINTS

The prints in the gallery (see them individually at this link):



















3 PRINT EXHIBITIONS
At the Light Art Space

There will actually be three simultaneous print exhibitions at the Light Art Space during the Southwest Print Fiesta. 




  1. OBSESSION is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints responding to the idea of a compulsive preoccupation with an object, idea, person, place, memory, phobia, pattern, thought, image, shape, word, and more. This exhibition will highlight the many visual guises that infatuation can take and challenge the viewer's relationship to their own habitual fixations and proclivities. -See Below for Submission Guidelines -
    Exhibition on view October 11- November 10, 2019 Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm

  2. 5 FEMALE PRINTMAKERS: This exhibition features the work of 5 female printmakers from Tucson, Arizona. Jo Anderson, Penny Batelli, Norma Galindo, Maria Lee, and Glory Tacheenie-Campoy present a variety of techniques including mono-prints, etching, linocuts, letterpress and solar plate printing in two and three-dimensional forms.
    Exhibit dates: October 11th – November 10th Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm

  3. AMBROS LADOS INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE: "Ambos Lados" means both sides. This print exchange was organized from both sides of the border -- by Manuel Guerra of Horned Toad Prints in El Paso, and by Adrian Aguirre and Beatriz Rivas of Taller Grafica Libre in Zaachila, Oaxaca. The 158 prints are fairly evenly split between the two countries -- with 72 from Mexico, 80 from the United States, and 6 from other countries, Australia, Canada, Cuba and Ireland.
    Exhibit dates: October 11th – November 10th Reception Friday, October 11th 5 – 8pm


SILVER CITY

Bullard Street


Henry Morales in front of the 


a huge letter press studio


on the door of Power and Light Press




Leaving Silver City


The VLA

We drove by the Very Large Array on the way back to Albuquerque. 



Stickers at the rest stop
for the VLA


Warhol everywhere


VILLAGE PRESS PRINT STUDIO
Magdalena, New Mexico


Just beyond the VLA in Magdalena, New Mexico, is the Village Print Studio, a private letterpress print studio.



Henry Morales lost in the Village Press Print Studio











OTHER EXHIBITIONS

This will be our 3rd Ambos Lados exhibition, after Dallas and Santa Fe.  Next stop, Taos in January, 2020.

We are also showing a different collection of prints -- the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta -- at the Las Cruces Museum of Art -- November 1, 2019 - January 4, 2020.  Several Ambos Lados printmakers are also in the Desert Triangle.

Call to Printmakers

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