July 25 — September 26

Public reception with the North American artists, 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 Reynolds White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota); and indigenous Australian artists Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Marie Josette Orsto, and Alma Granites Sims. 

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

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.


New Editions Summer 2014

May 26 — July 18

Tamarind Institute announces New Editions Summer 2014 opening in the Tamarind Gallery May 23, 2014 and running through July 18. The public is invited to see new lithographs by Stuart Arends, Charles Arnoldi, Lesley Dill, Hung Liu, Mary Mito, and Monica Nador.


Collectors Club Open Enrollment

Call today to reserve your 2014 Collectors Club impression, (505) 277-3901.
2014 Membership, $600.

Image: Charles Arnoldi, Breaking (2013). 2013 Collectors Club Print.


Monica Nador, Brazil

Monica Nador is an accomplished and inventive artist who now lives and works in a favela on the periphery of São Paulo, Brazil. She is committed to bringing art to lower income communities, and typically uses stencils to make large scale works. Nador spent two weeks working with Tamarind students and students from Working Classroom. During this time she created two lithographs, and guided the students in creating brightly-colored, stenciled banners, similar to the work she does in Brazil. Each student also worked on stone to create a lithograph.


Enrique Martinez Celaya

Enrique Martínez Celaya, born in Cuba (1964) and trained as a physicist and an artist, works primarily in painting, sculpture and writing. His work deals with a range of topics that he describes in his online journal: “memory, suffering, longing for radiance, loneliness, the revelation of choices in the work of art, and the possibility of art to be relevant to life.” His work can be found in many important permanent collections around the world, and we are honored to have had him at Tamarind. Learn more about Martínez Celaya.

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.


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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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