DIANA GASTON, Director
Diana Gaston received both her B.A. (1985) and M.A. (1988) in Art History from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she focused on postwar American photography and contemporary works on paper. She completed the museum studies program at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., which led to a National Endowment for the Arts curatorial internship at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Diana has a comprehensive knowledge of Tamarind's vast archives housed at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, where she was Curator of Prints & Photographs from 1989-1993. Subsequently, she has held positions as Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, Associate Director of SF Camerawork in San Francisco, and spent the past twelve years building and curating the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection as its Lead Curator. She has authored numerous catalogue essays, reviews, and articles for magazine such as Art on Paper, Aperture, Art New England, and Art in America. Diana became Tamarind’s fourth director in January of 2016.
MEGHAN FERGUSON, Gallery Director
Meghan Ferguson has been the Gallery Director at Tamarind since May 2012. Prior to Tamarind, she was the Associate Director at Eight Modern in Santa Fe, and has worked for Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Art Santa Fe International Art Fair, and various contemporary galleries and arts organizations during the past decade. Meghan’s favorite part about Tamarind are the people. “Interacting with clients who are novice or seasoned print collectors is a privilege I enjoy every day. The variety of lithography projects and artists Tamarind has worked with in the last fifty years offers something for every collector. ” Ferguson received her B.A in Art History from the College of Santa Fe.
BRANDON GUNN, Interim Education Director
Brandon completed the Tamarind Professional Printer Training Program in 2007, and received his Tamarind Master Printer certificate in 2008. Since leaving Tamarind, Brandon has taught printmaking at Santa Fe Community College, Concordia University (Montreal), Brigham Young University Idaho, and Indiana University (Bloomington). Gunn is a skilled master printer, and an educator at heart. He will oversee Tamarind's educational programs, including the Printer Training Program and the Summer Aluminum Plate Workshop through the 2016-17 school year.
VALPURI REMLING, Master Printer and Workshop Manager
Valpuri Kylmänen Remling hails from Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. After receiving her MFA in printmaking from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Valpuri came to Tamarind Institute and received her TMP certificate in 2009. She then returned to Helsinki, Finland, and resumed her post at Helsinki Litho, becoming co-owner, while also teaching lithography at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, in the Academy of Fine Arts printmaking program. Valpuri joined Tamarind Institute as Master Printer and Workshop Manager in 2015.
ANGIE RUDY, Office Administrator
Angie Rudy is a native New Mexican who was, as she says, "adopted by the Tamarind family in 2007." As the business manager, she is the go-to person for all accounting, HR, and registration matters. Angie worked in various departments throughout the College of Education at the University of New Mexico for more than fourteen years prior to 2007.
ANNE SLATTERY, Curator
Anne Slattery became the curator at Tamarind in the Spring of 2010. Before moving to New Mexico, she worked as a letterpress printer at Boxcar Press in central New York. Anne received her BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College in 2001, and a MFA in Printmaking and certificate in Books Arts from the University of Iowa in 2005.
SHELLY SMITH, Development and Marketing
Shelly Smith joined Tamarind as the Marketing and Development Specialist in 2009. She came to Tamarind with experience in both marketing and IT from companies such as IBM and Albuquerque-based Rio Grande. Her experience included project management, data analysis and direct marketing. Shelly received her BA in Linguistics from Ohio University in 1993, and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000.