Apex of an Era Jubilee

September 11 - 13, 2015

Calling all Tamarind graduates, artists, collectors, and supporters to join our JUBILEE celebrating 55 years, and Marjorie Devon, Bill Lagattuta, and Rodney Hamon's retirements!

Mementos: 55 Years Reception, Friday, 5 - 7 p.m.
Win/Win Art Lottery, Saturday, 4 - 6 p.m.
Prints Charming Ball, Saturday, 8 - midnight
Breakfast of Champions with Garo Antreasian, Sunday, 11 a.m.

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New Editions 2015

Garo Antreasian, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Osmeivy Ortega, Hayal Pozanti, Robert Pruitt, David Row, and a suite of fifteen lithographs made with artists of the Kalahari sandveld region in western Botswana, Africa, in 2006

image: Robert Pruitt, Negra Es Bella, 2014.
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Start or Augment Your Collection

Collectors Club Membership Open Enrollment

Each year, Tamarind commissions a distinguished artist to make a lithograph for our Collectors.  Members receive an impression from this special edition. We do not announce the name of the artist in advance, but we assure you that it will be a high quality print by a recognized artist that is appropriate to add to your own collection or to donate to your favorite museum (and possibly take advantage of a tax deduction). Current members have the first opportunity to renew, during October each year; open spots are then filled by other collectors.

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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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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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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