Odutola on September 18 at 5:30

In the Tamarind Gallery or Streaming Live

Robert Pruitt
Thursday, September 4 at 5:30
If you missed it, you can still watch it: available online

Toyin Odutola
Thursday, September 18 at 5:30
In the Tamarind Gallery or Streaming live!

EXPERIENCE THE PULSE OF HAVANA'S ART SCENE

January 9 - 17, 2015

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Cuba's rich culture through the visual arts, music, dance, and architecture.

Join Tamarind Director Marjorie Devon for a one-week tour of Havana, highlighted by visits to artists' studios, community art projects, art schools, and museums. Knowledgeable local guides provide logistical and translation support, as well as a wealth of insights into the Cuban way of life.

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LANDMARKS: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS AND NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS EXPLORE CONNECTIONS TO THE LAND

Public reception, August 21, 5:30 — 7 p.m.

Works by Chris Pappan (Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux), Marie Watt (Seneca), Jewel Shaw (Cree/Metis;),and Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota); and indigenous Australian artists Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Marie Josette Orsto, and Alma Granites Sims. In the gallery through September 26.

Image caption: Chris Pappan, Kansas Gold (detail), 2013.
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Summer 2014 Newsletter

Welcome back newsletter. We hope you’ll enjoy reading about our students, artists, programs, and some announcements that may catch you by surprise! Click below, then click the newsletter to download the PDF.

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Enrique Martinez Celaya

The Optimists, 2014. Four-color lithograph, 26 1/2 by 20 1/2 inches. Collaborating printer, Jill Graham. Edition of 95. $1800.

The name, The Optimists, comes from their stance, the willingness to be, even though they are ultimately insignificant and temporal against the sky that hovers above. To be is an optimistic, and often also, heroic, act.  —Enrique Martínez Celaya

If you missed out joining this year, in November we'll begin open enrollment for the 2015 Collectors Club program. 

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Hayal Pozanti

Hayal Pozanti (b. 1983, Istanbul) was in the Tamarind workshop in January experiencing lithography for the first time. She says, "In lithography, one creates as one is printing and also manipulating the outcome through the process of printing. This is incomparable to pressing a button and waiting for the result to come out of a printer." Read about her time at Tamarind in New American Paintings.

New Lithographs and monotypes will be released soon! 

What Is Tamarind Institute?

A non-profit center credited with reviving fine art lithography in the United States

Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind played a significant role in reviving the art of lithography in the United States and continues to provide professional training and creative opportunities to artists.

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What Is Lithography?

Lithography was invented in 1798 by Aloys Senefelder.

Fine art lithography is a printing process in which artists use greasy drawing materials to make original images on stones and/or metal plates. At Tamarind, this original image created by the artist who works closely with a master printer, is hand-printed by the master-printer.

 

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News & Events

What Is Lithography?

A lithograph is a print made by using a press to transfer an image that was created initially on stone or metal plate to paper. Lithographs differ from etchings, engravings, serigraphs, and woodcuts in materials and process... MORE

What Is Tamarind Institute?

Founded in 1960 in Los Angeles, Tamarind played a significant role in reviving the art of lithography in the United States and continues to provide professional training and creative opportunities to artists... MORE