Synergy: Word+Visual Art+Printmaking
This project, called Synergy: Word+Visual Art+Printmaking,
will begin in September 2008 and culminate with two exhibits open to the
public in March and April 2009. The Synergy project will assemble a team
of writers from Harwood Art Center, print makers from Tamarind Institute,
and artists from ArtStreet (a community art studio) who will work to define,
develop, and document the process of providing a formal technical grounding
for artists in the homeless community who lack access to the arts and
Tamarind Master Printer, Bill Lagattuta demonstrates printing techniques in St. Petersburg, Russia
Links in Lithography: St. Petersburg
Russia/Albuquerque, New Mexico
This project was funded by a grant from Trust for Mutual Understanding. An exhibition of Tamarind lithographs were shown at the Anna Akhmatova Museum. Tamarind staff printers as well as two students conducted workshops in St. Petersburg; and six Russian artists were in residence at Tamarind during the month of June.
|Migrations: New Directions in Native
Grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts provided partial funding for Migrations, a project developed to identify and showcase emerging Native American artists working with a contemporary vocabulary. Six artists were selected to collaborate with professional printers at Tamarind Institute or Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts. A traveling exhibition, with a comprehensive catalogue, includes the prints as well as several works in other mediums by each artist. The exhibition appeared at the University of New Mexico Art Museum in 2006. It is currently traveling.
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Rebecca Schnelker, who has been Tamarind's curator since 1978 will give a two-day workshop in Santiago, Chile, in mid-January 2004. The project is offered as part of the program funded by Fundacion Andes, in cooperation with Amigos del Arte of Santiago.
The Fundacion Andes and Amigos del Arte, both of Santiago, Chile, have provided funding to promote Chilean printmaking through the interaction of Tamarind Institute and the Chilean art community. Plans include residencies at Tamarind for three lithography professors from Chilean universities, print exhibitions in Chile, and one week seminars in art marketing and management for three consecutive years.
Mirjana Vodopija from Zagreb, Croatia checks color for her
first print at Tamarind Institute, June 5, 2002. Collaborating printer: Erin Maurelli
Adam Pantic of Serbia and Tamarind's master
printer Bill Lagattuta processing a stone, June 5, 2002.
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Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Connections project brought together
artists from the former Yugoslavia to encourage meaningful dialogue that
promotes understanding and cooperation among different ethnic groups. During
the month of June, six artists were in residence at Tamarind Institute.
The artists, from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia,
and Slovenia, once lived in the same country, but are now divided by politics,
ideology, and national borders. During their one-month residency, artists
also participated in a course offered through the History Department at
the University of New Mexico in conjunction with Tamarind Institute. The
visiting artists shared their experiences of remaining creative under conditions
of societal disintegration, civil war, economic atrophy, and nationalist
rhetoric. The artists participating are: Zlatan Filipovic, Bosnia-Herzegovina;
Mirjana Vodopija, Croatia; Tahar Alemendari, Kosovo; Ana Stojkovic, Macedonia;
Adam Pantic, Serbia; Damijan Kracina, Slovenia.
A public reception was held on Friday, June 7th from 5 to 7 pm at Tamarind Gallery in honor of the artists, and the artists spoke about their work and experiences in New Mexico on Wednesday, June 26th at 5:30 in Tamarind Gallery
The lithographs were shown in
New Mexico and at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, and an exhibition
of the lithographs together with three paintings by each of the artist
was circulated to ten institutions in the United States.
Cultural Exchange with the Soviet
Union of Artists (Moscow)
Lithographs created for the México Nueve project were exhibited at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City in 1987, then circulated by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ecuador and Venezuela.
An exhibit of the eighteen lithographs plus three paintings by each artist was circulated by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services in the United States between 1989 and 1991.
Tamarind Impressions: Recent Lithographs
An exhibit of forty lithographs made by twenty three artists in collaboration with Tamarind printers circulated abroad under the auspices of the USIA's Arts America program. Between 1986 and 1989, the exhibit was shown in twenty-three European and Eastern European countries; it was also shown in a number of countries in the near and far East as well as in New Zealand, Australia, China, Burma and Russia.
An exhibit of fifty lithographs made by twenty-eight artists in collaboration with Tamarind master printers toured Latin America, Spain, and Portugal under the auspices of USIA's Arts America program.
July - August 1994
In conjunction with the College of Fine Arts' (University of New Mexico) Arts of the Americas program, Tamarind organized a series of exhibitions of works by 23 Brazilian artists in ten Albuquerque galleries and museums.
Odas y Cantos
The Odas y Cantos portfolio, including nine lithographs and nine texts by Pablo Neruda, made its public debut at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. in April, 1997. It has also been shown at the University of New Mexico Hospital Gallery (1997), ArtForum, Quito, Ecuador (1997); the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1997); La Casa de Chavón, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1998); Amigos del Arte, Santiago, Chile (1998), and at Pablo Neruda's home in Valparaiso, Chile (1998).
Pintores en grabado: litografías del Tamarind Institute
1998 - A selection of twenty-one lithographs by twenty artists who collaborated with Tamarind printers during the past several years illustrating diverse technical and aesthetic approaches to the medium of lithography. Shown in conjunction with Bienal Internacional de Pintura de Cuenca in Ecuador under the sponsorship of the U.S. Embassy, Quito, and the Banco Central, it was subsequently shown in several Ecuadorean venues and at the Instituto Chileno Norteamericano in Santiago.
Public Television's Antiques Roadshow taped a segment at Tamarind in July 2002, which was broadcast as an intermission for their Albuquerque roadshow. Host Dan Elias rolled up his sleeves to assist Master Printer Bill Lagattuta at the press as they pulled an impression of a lithograph by visiting artist Teo Gonzalez.
Artist, Teo Gonzalez, Master printer, Bill Lagattuta,
and Antiques Roadshow host, Dan Elias,
at the press in the Tamarind workshop.
Production crew with artist
Teo Gonzalez in the workshop.
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