september, 2019

14sep10:00 am5:00 pmHEAD of a WOMANRedressing the Parallel Histories of Collaborative Printmaking and the Women's Movement

Head of a Woman


Event Details

Saturday, September 14
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Presented by Tamarind Institute | with support from Frederick Hammersley Foundation

Tamarind Institute will present a symposium in September, celebrating women in printmaking in conjunction with the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency. The program is free and open to the public, and assembles a national roster of printers, curators, artists, publishers, and recent Tamarind graduates. The program will take place at the Ventana Salon at the Albuquerque Museum.

Head of a Woman explores the dramatic surge of women printmakers in recent decades and the women who shaped collaborative printmaking over the past sixty years. As Tamarind was instrumental in launching the American print revival in the 1960s, Tamarind’s history and its many contributions will be a central part of the dialogue. Additionally, printers and experts outside of Tamarind will be included in the program to shape a broader understanding of collaborative printmaking and its parallel history with the women’s movement.

This focus on women in printmaking was developed around the ideas generated through the 2019 Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency with New York-based artist Danielle Orchard. Her depiction of women in domestic spaces references early 20th century art history, redressing the limited representation of women as subject and muse. Her own visual language borrows openly from Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Vuillard, Bonnard, and many others. Orchard inserts her bold contemporary women into these historic tropes, skillfully complicating the narrative, with figures that bear the weight and posture of current problems and anxieties. The monumental lithographs created at Tamarind during her residency prompted the title for the symposium, with a nod to the many anonymous subjects throughout art history simply titled Head of a Woman. In this context, Head of a Woman also plays on the idea that the American print renaissance as we know it was launched by the imagination, perseverance, and conceptual will of three prominent women: Tatyana Grosman, who founded ULAE in 1957; June Wayne, who founded Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1960; and Kathan Brown, who founded Crown Point Press in 1962. From the head of a woman came the field of collaborative printmaking.


10:00     Introduction by Diana Gaston, Director, Tamarind Institute


10:15    Inked Up: Sixty Years of Collaborative Women Printmakers Colleen Terry, Associate Curator, Achenbach Collection, De Young Museum

11:00    The Long View: Women in the Tamarind Workshop and Their Continued Impact  / Christine Adams, Frederick Hammersley Apprentice Printer & TMP

11:40    SOLO Impression–45 years (in half an hour) / Judith Solodkin, Founder of Solo Impression & first woman Tamarind Master Printer

12:15-1:45  Break for Lunch


1:45      Panel Discussion: In the Workshop–Collaborative Printmaking from the Printers Point of View 
/Ash Armenta, Little Giant Collective, Santa Cruz, California
/Deb Chaney, Deb Chaney Editions, Brooklyn, New York
/Ruth Lingen, Pace Paper, New York
/Pam Paulson, Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, California
/Judith Solodkin, Solo Impression, Bronx, New York
/Moderated by Marjorie Devon, Tamarind Director Emerita and Board member of the Frederick Hammersley Foundation

3:00      Conversation: State of the Multiple/Publishing
/Rhea Fontaine, Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, California
/Paula Wilson, Artist and Co-founder, Carrizozo Colony Artist-in-Residence, Carrizozo, New Mexico
/In conversation with Nancy Zastudil, Tamarind Gallery Director

3:45      Conversation: Artist & Printer
/Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency recipient Danielle Orchard in conversation with Tamarind Master Printer Valpuri Remling

4:15    Open Forum with invited speakers and impromptu comments about the state of contemporary collaborative printmaking

5:00    Program concludes

All symposium events will be held at The Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Doors will open for Tamarind’s Win/Win Art Lottery at 6pm at Tamarind Institute, 2500 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. The Win/Win fundraiser is a ticketed event. Find out more, and buy tickets:


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST


Albuquerque Museum

2000 Mountain Road Northwest