Special Projects

Tipping Points


Five lithographs created by New Mexico artists Eric Garcia, Szu-Han Ho, Gaby Hernández, Jane Lackey, and Zahra Marwan are the result of Tipping Points, a collaborative project between the City of Albuquerque and Tamarind Institute.

During the workshop residencies, each Tipping Points artist made one lithograph in collaboration with Tamarind student printers, under the supervision and guidance of Tamarind Master Printer and Education Director Brandon Gunn. Tamarind student printers included Austin Armstrong, Lindsey Sigmon and Brian Wagner.

This portfolio of five prints is now part of the City of Albuquerque Public Art Collection, Tamarind’s own in-house archive, and the formal Tamarind Archive, housed at the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

Special thanks to the City of Albuquerque Department of Arts and Culture for co-sponsoring the Tipping Points project.

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Exquisite Corpse


Exquisite Corpse is a suite of eighteen lithographs drawn by visiting artists over fifteen years. Collectors can tap into their own creativity and make characters by mixing and matching depictions of a torso, legs, and head.

Paper sizes for each edition are approximately 8 1/2 x 11 inches, with up to 1/6 of an inch difference, on varying types of paper.

Although individual prints are shown below, they are not sold individually.

Please inquire about price and availability.



For Foodie, Tamarind invited local artists Ann Cooper, Kenny Davis, Marne Elmore, Mark Horst, Scott Kuykendall, Valerie Roybal, Andrea Sanchez, and Natalie Voelker to collaborate in the workshop with Master Printer Bill Lagatutta around the theme of food. An exhibition in Tamarind’s gallery concluded the project in Summer 2015. Project funding was provided by Albuquerque’s Public Art Program.

Individual prints available.



For LandMarks, Tamarind Institute brought together Australian Aboriginal artists from the Northern Territory and Native American artists from the United States and Canada to participate in the experience of collaborative printmaking. The project was conceived as an opportunity for the artists to work as a creative community, share experiences and artistic styles, and explore a common spiritual connection to the land.

Native American artists included Chris Pappan (Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux); Marie Watt (Seneca); Jewel Shaw (Cree/Metis); and Dyani Reynolds White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota). Australian artists included Djirrirra Wunungmurra (Buku-Larrngay Mulka), Marie Josette Orsto (Tiwi Design), and Alma Sims (Warkulurangu Art Center).


Individual prints available




Trickster brought together four San artists of the Naro language group from the Kalahari Desert in Africa and four artists from New Mexico pueblos to share stories and make prints about the popular folkloric figure of the trickster. The sixteen lithographs represent a colorful and varied interpretation of the idea of “trickster,” and refer to a transformation process or the storytelling tradition and its methods of communication.

 Participants included Thamae Setshogo, Xqaiqa Qomatcaa, Cg’ose Ntcoxo (Cgoise), Coex’ae (Dada) Qgam, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Diane Reyna, Felice Lucero, Cg’ose Ntcoxo (Cgoise), Xqaiqa Qomatcaa, Diane Reyna, Thamae Setshogo, Mateo Romero, and Coex’ae (Dada) Qgam. The project was funded by New Mexico Arts, Tamarind Institute, and the Kuru Development Trust.

Individual prints available


Shared Traditions


Shared Traditions, a suite of eight lithographs by four New Mexico santeros/santeras and their sons or daughters, pays homage to traditional art forms of the santero and taps into the deep cultural foundations of the Hispanic community and its Spanish roots.

This project was part of the 1998 UNM College of Fine Arts Arts of the Americas program and was generously supported by the College of Fine Arts Outreach Program.

Shared Traditions suite, $2000. Please inquire to purchase. Individual prints available.

Connections and Re:Connections

2002 – 2004

Funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Connections brought together six artists from former Yugoslavia to encourage meaningful dialogue and promote understanding and cooperation. The visiting artists—from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia—who once lived in the same country are now divided by politics, ideology, and national borders. During their time at Tamarind, they shared their experiences of maintaining lives as artists under conditions of societal disintegration, civil war, economic atrophy, and nationalist rhetoric.

Participants included: Zlatan Filipovic (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Mirjana Vodopija (Croatia); Tahar Alemendari (Kosovo); Ana Stojkovic (Macedonia); Adam Pantic (Serbia); Damijan Kracina (Slovenia).

As a follow-up to the Connections project, the Trust for Mutual Understanding awarded Tamarind a grant for Re:Connection to continue the dialogue established during the artists’ visit in 2002.

 Individual prints are available.

Odas Y Cantos


For Odas Y Cantos, a selected group of Spanish-speaking artists chose a poem by famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and interpreted it through the art of lithography at Tamarind Institute. Artists included: Enrique Badaro Nadal (Uruguay), Freddy Blanco Chavez (Bolivia), Jose Fernandez Covich (Chile), Oscar Machado Cuevas (Venezuela), Luz Angela Lizarazo (Colombia), Jorge Pineda (Dominican Republic), Nelson Santos (Ecuador), Carlo Spatuzza Medina (Paraguay), and Daniel Zelaya (Argentina).

The project was supported by Citizen Exchanges and the United States Information Agency (now United States Department of State). Typography, letterpress printing, and portfolio box by Katherine Kuehn, Salient Seedling Press.

Odas Y Cantos suite in a portfolio box, $2000. Please inquire to puchase. Individual prints available.

México Nueve

 1985 – 1987

One of Tamarind’s first international projects, México Nueve, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, brought together Tamarind Institute and the Latin American Institute. The artists were selected by a committee comprised equally of U.S. and Mexican nationals, and included artists Alfredo Castañeda, Olga Costa, José Luis Cuevas, Gunther Gerzso, Alberto Castro Leñero, Luis Lopéz Loza, Gabriel Macotela, Vicente Rojo, Roger Von Gunten.

Individual prints by participating artists available. 


Suite Fifteen


A celebrated suite of fifteen lithographs created in 1975 by selected artists who worked at Tamarind during its first fifteen years including Clinton Adams, Garo Antreasian, Elaine de Kooning, David Hare, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Nicholas Krushenick, James McGarrell, George McNeil, Nathan Oliveira, Kenneth Price, Deborah Remington, Edward Ruscha, Fritz Scholder, June Wayne, and Emmerson Woelffer.

Some individual prints available.
Please inquire to purchase the entire suite.