February 2015 News

Valpuri Kylmänen is Tamarind’s New Master Printer!

Rodney Hamon Retiring; Apex of an Era Jubilee, September 11, 12, 13; Cuban Artists at Tamarind; Tamarind Director Opening; National Advisory Board Update; In the Gallery; Workshop Spotlight, and more!

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Director, Tamarind Institute

Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Director. Apply by March 20, 2015 for best consideration. 
Position Description and Posting



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IntraUrban: The Built Environment

January 23 - February 27, 2015

Guest-curator Brendan Picker has chosen Tamarind lithographs depicting scenes from the urban landscape. Featured artists include Chester Arnold, Chris Ballantyne, Andrew Dasburg, Harrell Fletcher, Miguel Gandert, Richard Haas, Leonard Lehrer, Nicola López. Joseph Norman, Ana Stojković, RM Palaniappan, and Steve Yates. 

 

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Foodie: On Eats, Eating, and Eateries in Albuquerque

In the gallery March 6 — May 15

Lithographs and other recent work by Anne Cooper, Kenny Davis, Marne Elmore, Mark Horst, Scott Kuykendall, Valerie Roybal, Andrea Sanchez, and Natalie Voelker.

Opening reception, March 6
Print Feast, April 17

image: Kenny Davis, Southwest Vernacular III (detail).
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National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Through August of 2015

The public is invited to explore AfroBrasil: Art and Identities at the National Hispanic Cultural Center through August of 2015. The exhibition includes lithographs made in 2012 during the Tamarind project, Afro: Black Identity in Brazil and America

Image caption: Paulo Lima, Baianas (Praça de Sé, Salvador, Bahia), 2013. 

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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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2015 Collectors Club

Open enrollment for the 2015 Collectors Club

Call (505) 277-3901 to enroll. Spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Osmeivy Ortega

February 19, 5:00 pm

Please join us for a special reception to kick off a series of Cuban artists' residencies planned for 2015. Tamarind is pleased to host Osmeivy Ortega, from Havana, Cuba, who is known for his powerful images of birds and animals, that refer to contemporary Cuban culture. 

Thursday, February 19, 5 - 6:30 pm, Osmeivy will share his new Tamarind lithographs, as well as work brought from Cuba. Enjoy his delightful company and be prepared to be captivated by his images. RSVP appreciated by Tuesday, February 17, 505.277.3901, or tamarind@unm.edu. 

 

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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