Monday, November 5, 2018

Instagram Assist

The delivery date has been extended to December 15th, 2018, for the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange!

Instagram has been indispensable for keeping up with other printmakers, especially those working in Mexico, whom we might never know about otherwise.  They do not exhibit often enough in the United States to fully arrive on our American radar.  Likewise, we miss out on great printmakers from Canada, Australia, Europe and from other parts of the world.  However, Instagram exposes us to printmakers worldwide, and helps tremendously for us to keep up.

#ambosladosinternationalprintexchange  -- our hashtag mysteriously appeared on Instagram.


We also have newfound access to DHL and FedEx ( unlike in the 20th century) to ship prints to exhibitions around the world.  Because unlike paintings and sculpture -- prints travel easily!  We can also self-publish catalogs for free-- on CreateSpace, Lulu and Blurb, for instance -- to further promote artistic interaction. We live in the 21st century, and need to take advantage of social media and resources of our time, to expand the artistic dialog to the fullest.

the account of Manuel Guerra,
who is running the print exchange 
from north of the Mexican border,
from El Paso

who is running the print exchange 
from south of the Mexican border,
in Zaachila, Oaxaca

Other Ambos Lados printmakers on Instagram:

Other Important Print Instagrams

We will be showing the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange at UT Arlington, during SGCI North Texas 2019 print conference.  We are part of the TexExchange theme.

Before Dallas Print Austin 2019 happens in January and February.  Instagram helps us keep up.

Prints are coming it.  The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange is going to be a big one.

From El Paso we have to poke at Print Austin, and prepare for SGCI Dallas next year.   In 2019, Tejas Mountain Time (El Paso) has to get ready to rumble with  Texas Central Time (the rest of Texas).  And Instagram is one of the tools and battlegrounds, for those friendly encounters with the rest of the Texas printmakers.

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