Tamarind TIMELINE

Tamarind at Sixty and Beyond

To celebrate our 6oth anniversary we’ve compiled highlights of our six decades, put into perspective by major historical happenings.

Scroll through the entire timeline, or choose a decade using the dropdown at the top.

Did we forget something? Yes we did! Please send us an email at tamarind@unm.edu and we will continue to add to this timeline. Suggestions for entries will be considered.

We’ve listed many significant workshops within the timeline, but a more comprehensive list of current workshops exists under Find A Tamarind Printer and includes workshops and programs associated with Tamarind-trained printers.

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  • June Wayne submits proposal to the Ford Foundation

    Wayne's proposal was specifically for a program to revive American fine art lithography.

  • Tamarind Lithography Workshop opens in Los Angeles

    Founders of TLW included June Wayne, Director; Garo Antreasian Technical Director; and Clinton Adams, Associate Director.

  • Romas Viesulas awarded first Tamarind Artist Fellowship

    (image caption: Clinton Adams and Artist Fellow Romas Viesulas in workshop.)

  • June Wayne publishes “Do you have a print storage problem?”

    A copy is available at the University of New Mexico's library.

  • Print Council of America publishes guidelines for an original print

    News

    You can view a full copy of the original publication online at the Archives of American Art.

  • IBM introduces its first 7030 supercomputer

    News

    (image source: https://www.wired.com/2013/06/ibm-stretch-nsa/)

  • Garo Antreasian returns to John Herron School of Art

    Technical Director Garo Antreasian returns to John Herron School of Art to develop eight-week course for printers who will attend Tamarind printer training in Los Angeles.

  • Clinton Adams appointed Dean of the College of Fine Arts, UNM

    Clinton Adams appointed Dean of the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico.

  • Bohuslav Horak appointed Tamarind Technical Director

    Master Printer Bohuslav Horak joins staff as Tamarind Technical Director. (image caption: Master Printer Bohuslav Horak.)

  • Joe Funk establishes Kanthos Press in Los Angeles

    Tamarind Master Printer Joe Funk establishes Kanthos Press in Los Angeles.

  • IAIA established

    News

    Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) established in Santa Fe, NM.

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    News

    The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War and was the moment when the two superpowers came closest to nuclear conflict. (image source: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/cuban-missile-crisis)

  • Irwin Hollander appointed Technical Director

    Irwin Hollander appointed Technical Director of Tamarind Lithography Workshop

  • June Wayne brings French printer Marcel Durassier

    Durassier was brought to Tamarind to lead a one-month master class for printers.

  • Josef Albers awarded Artist Fellowship

    Albers began his fellowship with a collaboration with Printer Fellow Kenneth Tyler.

  • Louise Nevelson awarded Artist Fellowship

    During Nevelson's fellowship, she collaborated with five Tamarind printers.

  • Los Angeles Printmaking Society founded

    News

    image source: http://laprintmaking.com/about/history/ In 1962, Los Angeles artists Connor Everts and Paul Darrow began discussing ways to improve the perception of printmaking as an art form. They decided that the best method to accomplish this goal would be to improve exhibition opportunities, educate the public, and popularize printmaking as an art form. They received support […]

  • President John F. Kennedy assassinated

    News

    November 2, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. In 1963, Elaine de Kooning painted President Kennedy's portrait, which is on view at the National Portrait Gallery.

  • The first Sketchpad was introduced

    Sketchpad ran on the Lincoln TX-2 computer, an innovative machine designed in 1956 (it had a large amount of memory for its time: a vacuum-tube-driven core of 64K words, a faster, transistor-driven core of 4K words, a paper-tape reader and could also use magnetic tape as auxiliary storage.) TX-2 was an “on-line” computer (at that […]

  • Andy Warhol opens The Factory in New York

    (image source: https://untappedcities.com/2016/08/02/celebrate-andy-warhols-birthday-by-visiting-10-of-his-nyc-haunts/)

  • Hollander Workshop, Inc. opens in New York

    Tamarind Master Printer Irwin Hollander opens Hollander Workshop, Inc. in New York.

  • Kenneth Tyler appointed Technical Director of TLW

    Tamarind Master Printer Kenneth Tyler appointed Technical Director of Tamarind Lithography Workshop.

  • Garo Antreasian joins art faculty at UNM

    Founding Technical Director Garo Antreasian joins art faculty at The University of New Mexico, training printers to prepare for Tamarind printer training in Los Angeles.

  • Clifford Smith appointed Studio Manager at TLW

    Tamarind Master Printer Clifford Smith appointed Studio Manager at Tamarind Lithography Workshop. (image caption: June Wayne, Clifford Smith and Kenneth Tyler at Tamarind Lithography Workshop)

  • Civil rights marches from Selema to Montgomery, Alabama

    News

    Civil rights march in Selma, Alabama (“Bloody Sunday”). (image source: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/press/marches-for-civil-rights)

  • Kenneth Tyler establishes Gemini Ltd in Los Angeles

    Tamarind Master Printer Kenneth Tyler establishes Gemini Ltd in Los Angeles. A year later in 1966, Tamarind Master Printer Kenneth Tyler co-founds Gemini G.E.L. with Sidney Felson and Stanley Grinstein in Los Angeles. Then in 1973 Tyler leaves Gemini G.E.L. and establishes Tyler Workshop Ltd in Bedford Village, New York (later renamed Tyler Graphics Ltd). […]

  • Robert Bigelow begins training at TLW

    Robert Bigelow begins training as Printer Fellow at Tamarind Lithography Workshop. After, he becomes studio assistant for Robert Motherwell, printing the artist’s lithographs during a two-year period.

  • First Black Tamarind Master Printer, John Dowell, Jr, completes training at Tamarind Lithography Workshop

    First Black Tamarind Master Printer, John Dowell, Jr, completes training at Tamarind Lithography Workshop. (image source: https://johndowell.com/jdowell-512/)

  • Serge Lozingot begins to train as a Printer Fellow at TLW

    French printer Serge Lozingot arrives in Los Angeles to train as a Printer Fellow at Tamarind Lithography Workshop.

  • Donn Steward becomes ULAE’s Master Printer

    Tamarind-trained printer Donn Steward joins ULAE workshop as Master Printer (1966-1974).

  • First episode of Star Trek airs on NBC

    News

    (image source: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/NBC)  

  • Thurgood Marshall appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States

    Thurgood Marshall appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, the first African American to serve on the Court. (image source: https://app.blacklivingknowledge.com/thurgood-marshall/)

  • Ernest de Soto founds Collector’s Press in San Francisco followed by de Soto Workshop

    Tamarind Master Printer Ernest de Soto started the Collector’s Press Lithography Workshop in 1967 in San Francisco. In 1972, de Soto became a partner in Edition’s Press with José Luis Cuevas. In 1975, de Soto founded his own workshop called the de Soto Workshop, which “is known for specializing in contemporary Latin American and American […]

  • Tamarind Master Printer Jack Lemon serves as founding director of the Lithography Workshop at NSCAD

    Tamarind Master Printer Jack Lemon serves as founding director of the Lithography Workshop at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design  (NSCAD).

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated. (image source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/31/jesse-jackson-martin-luther-king-assassination)

  • Serge Lozingot appointed Master Printer of TLW

    Serge Lozingot appointed Master Printer of Tamarind Lithography Workshop. (image caption: 1968 Serge Lozingot at Tamarind Lithography Workshop.)

  • “Tamarind: Homage to Lithography” opens at MOMA

    “Tamarind: Homage to Lithography” exhibition opens at Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition ran from April 29–June 29, 1969. (Image source: Museum of Modern Art)

  • Ed Ruscha completes his first artist fellowship

    Ed Ruscha completes his first artist fellowship at Tamarind Lithography Workshop. (image caption: Artist Fellow Ed Ruscha signing prints at Tamarind Lithography Workshop)

  • Stonewall Riots in New York

    News

    (image source: http://portfolio.newschool.edu/duq953/2014/12/04/the-stonewall-riots/)

  • Clinton Adams appointed Director of Tamarind Institute

    (image caption: Director Clinton Adams and Technical Director Garo Antreasian in a the new workshop at Tamarind Institute.)

  • Life magazine publishes “Original Art, Hot off the Presses”

    Life magazine gives mainstream attention to fine art print with “Original Art, Hot off the Presses”. (image source: https://books.google.com/books?id=gVAEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=true)  

  • Frontier Restaurant opens in Albuquerque

    News

    (image source: https://www.abqjournal.com/biz/gray/262334385251bizgray10-26-09.htm)

  • UNM Riots at Smith Plaza

    News

    (image source: https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1065&context=daily_lobo_1970)

  • Tamarind moves to UNM, Albuquerque

    Tamarind moves to Albuquerque and is established as Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at The University of New Mexico.

  • Jack Lemon establishes Landfall Press in Chicago

    Tamarind Master Printer Jack Lemon establishes Landfall Press in Chicago (later relocated to Santa Fe).

  • Garo Antreasian reappointed Technical Director

    Garo Antreasian is reappointed Technical Director of Tamarind Institute.

  • Fritz Scholder first invited artist to collaborate at Tamarind

    Fritz Scholder (Luiseño) first invited artist to collaborate with Tamarind Institute, creates Indians Forever portfolio. (Image caption: Fritz Scholder, Galisteo, NM. Photograph. 1976. Courtesy of Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico.)

  • Jean Milant establishes Cirrus Editions Ltd in Los Angeles

    Tamarind Master Printer Jean Milant establishes Cirrus Editions Ltd in Los Angeles.

  • The first Starbucks opens in Seattle

    News

    (image source: https://www.historylink.org/File/20292)

  • “Tamarind Book of Lithography: Art & Techniques” published

    Tamarind Book of Lithography: Art & Techniques by Clinton Adams and Garo Antreasian is published.

  • First Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

    News

     “From a small gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has grown to become the largest balloon event in the world.” (Image caption: Hollis Engley. Balloons rising during mass ascension, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico. 1982. Courtesy of Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, New […]

  • Workshop reorganized, separating professional publishing and printer education

    Workshop reorganized to include separate spaces for professional publishing and printer education (Image source: Instagram @Tamarindeducation )

  • Tamarind Master Printer Kenneth Tyler leaves Gemini G.E.L

    Tamarind Master Printer Kenneth Tyler leaves Gemini G.E.L. and establishes Tyler Workshop Ltd in Bedford Village, New York (later renamed Tyler Graphics Ltd).

  • “Four Stones for Kanemitsu” released

    Documentary short film Four Stones for Kanemitsu was releasedand produced at Tamarind Lithography Workshop during the collaboration between artist Matsumi Kanemitsu and Master Printer Serge Lozingot.

  • Motorola launches first handheld mobile phone

    News

    “This mobile phone was a massive device by today’s standards – weighing two and a half pounds and all of 10 inches long.” (image source:  https://newatlas.com/mobile-pnone-40-year-anniversary-photos/25677/)

  • Artist Andrew Dasburg creates “The Taos Suite”

    Artist Andrew Dasburg creates The Taos Suite with Master Printer John Sommers, the first project in which Tamarind serves as printer and publisher. (image caption: Master Printer John Sommers with artist Andrew Dasburg, in Taos.)

  • The Tamarind Papers: A Journal of the Fine Print first published

    First volume of The Tamarind Papers: A Journal of the Fine Print published with Clinton Adams as editor. The Tamarind Papers were published from 1974 to1992.

  • Judith Solodkin becomes first female Tamarind Master Printer

    Judith Solodkin becomes first woman to complete training to become Tamarind Master Printer. (image caption: 1974 Tamarind Master Printer Judith Solodkin)

  • Richard M. Nixon resigns as President of the United States

    News

    (image source: https://www.newspapers.com/topics/vietnam-war/watergate-scandal/ )

  • Takach Press Corporation, founded by David Takach Sr, opens in Albuquerque

    Takach Press Corporation, founded by David Takach Sr, opens in Albuquerque.

  • Tamarind Master Printer Judith Solodkin establishes Solo Impression in New York

    Tamarind Master Printer Judith Solodkin establishes Solo Impression in New York. (image caption: Solodkin sporting one of the many hats she has created at the IFPDA Print Fair. Source: https://www.artsy.net/show/solo-impression-inc-solo-impression-inc-at-ifpda-fine-art-print-fair-online-fall-2020/info)

  • Shark’s Lithography Ltd established in Boulder, Colorado

    Tamarind Master Printer Bud Shark establishes Shark’s Lithography Ltd in Boulder, Colorado (relocated to Lyons, CO in 1998).

  • John Sommers appointed Technical Director

    Tamarind Master Printer John Sommers appointed Technical Director of Tamarind Institute. (image caption: TMP John Sommers and Glenn Brill with Deborah Remington, c.1975.)

  • Vietnam War ends with fall of Saigon

    News

    (image source: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/people/sdut-vietnam-saigon-40years-war-ended-2015apr27-story.html)

  • Suite Fifteen Portfolio Published

    Suite Fifteen portfolio published in celebration of the workshop’s fifteenth anniversary. (image caption: TMP John Sommers and Glen Brill with Deborah Remington, c. 1975.)

  • Ben Q Adams establishes Western Graphics Workshop in Corona, NM

    Tamarind Master Printer Ben Q Adams establishes Western Graphics Workshop in Corona, New Mexico.

  • Robert Arber establishes Arber & Son Editions in Alameda, New Mexico

    Tamarind Master Printer Robert Arber establishes Arber & Son Editions in Alameda, New Mexico.

  • Robert Bigelow becomes studio assistant for Robert Motherwell

    Tamarind Master Printer Robert Bigelow becomes studio assistant for Robert Motherwell, printing the artist’s lithographs during a two-year period.

  • James Reed establishes Milestone Graphics in San Francisco, CA

    Tamarind Master Printer James Reed establishes Milestone Graphics in San Francisco (later relocates to Bridgeport, Connecticut).

  • Stephen Britko appointed Master Printer & Workshop Manager

    Stephen Britko appointed Master Printer & Workshop Manager of Tamarind Institute. (image caption: Tamarind Printer Training class. Stephen Britko fourth from the left.)

  • Studio 54 opens in New York

    Studio 54 opens in New York. (image source: https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/new-york-city/articles/remembering-studio-54-new-yorks-ultimate-nightclub/)

  • Bill Lagattuta appointed Technical Director

    Tamarind Master Printer Bill Lagattuta is appointed Master Printer and Workshop Manager of Tamarind Institute. Lagattuta retired in 2015. Image caption: Tamarind Master Printer Bill Lagattuta and artist Harmony Hammond in workshop. Image caption: Standing, left to right: Jeff Sippel, Russell Hamilton, Jim Coates, Stephen Britko (Master Printer & Workshop Manager ), Bill Lagattuta, Conrad […]

  • Graphic artist Milton Glaser designs I <3 NY logo

    Graphic artist Milton Glaser designs I heart NY logo. (image source: https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/i-heart-ny-logo-milton-glaser)

  • Elvis Presley dies in Memphis

    News

    Elvis Presley dies in Memphis. (image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley)

  • Maurice Sanchez establishes Derriere l’Etoile Studios in New York

    Tamarind Master Printer Maurice Sánchez establishes Derrière L’Étoile Studios in New York.

  • Artist Jaune Quick-to- See Smith has first residency at Tamarind

    Artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith has first residency at Tamarind. (image caption: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Photo by Thomas King, Cherokee author. )

  • Sony introduces Walkman

    News

    (image source: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-walkman-forty-years-on)

  • Catherine Kirsch Kuhn appointed Master Printer and Workshop Manager

    Catherine Kirsch Kuhn appointed Master Printer & Workshop Manager of Tamarind Institute.

  • The British Museum acquires its first Tamarind impression (Ed Ruscha, Ooo, 1969)

    The British Museum acquires its first Tamarind impression (Ed Ruscha, Ooo, 1969).

  • 3-D printing technologies begin

    News

    (image sources: https://blog.thomasnet.com/evolution-of-3d-printing)

  • First cases of HIV/AIDS reported

    (image source:https://npin.cdc.gov/pages/hiv-and-aids-timeline)

  • Tamarind Collectors Club established

    Tamarind Collectors Club established to support Tamarind programs and student printers.

  • First woman appointed to the US Supreme Court

    News

    (image sources: https://www.history.com/topics/us-government/sandra-day-oconnor)

  • Lynne Allen appointed Education Director

    Tamarind Master Printer Lynne Allen hired as staff printer, assisting Education Director John Sommers with teaching first-year students.

  • First permanent transplant of an artificial heart

    News

    (image source: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/21/us/artificial-hearts-ticking-along-decades-after-jarvik-7-debate.html)

  • Catherine Kirsch Kuhn resigns; John Sommers resigns to teach full time at UNM

    Catherine Kirsch Kuhn resigns; John Sommers resigns to teach full time at UNM.  

  • Apple MacIntosh personal computer released

    News

    (image source: https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/snapshot/apple-classic-macintosh-personal-computer)

  • Marjorie L. Devon appointed Director

    Marjorie L. Devon is appointed Director of Tamarind Institute. (image source: https://www.impact10.es/bios/m/marjorie-lynn-devon/)

  • USIA supports two traveling exhibitions of Tamarind lithographs

    United States Information Agency (USIA) supports two traveling exhibitions of Tamarind lithographs, circulated to twenty-three countries in Europe and Eastern Europe, and later to Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

  • Mexican painter José Luis Cuevas comes to Tamarind as part of the México Nueve project

    Mexican painter José Luis Cuevas comes to Tamarind as part of the México Nueve project

  • Space Shuttle Challenger explosion

    News

    (image source: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/01/the-challenger-seven-remembered-51l/)

  • Tamarind Master Printer Lynne Allen and artist George McNeil lead workshops in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tallin, Estonia

    Tamarind Master Printer Lynne Allen and artist George McNeil lead workshops in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tallin, Estonia.

  • “Black Monday” Stock Market crash

    News

    (image source: https://www.businessinsider.com/1987-black-monday-stock-market-crash-most-important-lesson-2017-10)

  • Bill Lagattuta appointed Master Printer and Workshop Manager

    Bill Lagattuta appointed Master Printer and Workshop Manager. (image caption: 1988 Bill Lagattuta and Senior Printer Maria Schleiner)

  • World Wide Web introduced

    (image source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/8149566/Made-in-Britain-great-British-inventions.html?image=7)

  • Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

    News

    (image source: http://www.theipinionsjournal.com/2014/11/fall-of-the-berlin-wall/)

  • Hamilton Press established in Venice, CA

    Hamilton Press established in Venice, California by Tamarind Master Printer Ed Hamilton and artist Ed Ruscha. (image source: https://hamiltonpressgallery.com/about/)

  • “The Art of Lithography” production begins

    National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to produce The Art of Lithography: Working on Stones and Aluminum Plates.

  • Tamarind Master Printer Jeff Ryan establishes 21 Steps in Albuquerque, with gallerist Richard Levy

    Tamarind Master Printer Jeff Ryan establishes 21 Steps in Albuquerque, with gallerist Richard Levy.

  • IFPDA founded, first Fine Art Print Fair held in New York

    News

    International Fine Print Dealers Association founded, first Fine Art Print Fair held in New York. (image source: https://armstrongfineart.com/blogs/news/new-york-print-fairs-changing-experiences)

  • The Tamarind Papers ceases publication

    The Tamarind Papers ceases publication.

  • Mark Attwood establishes The Artists’ Press in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Tamarind Master Printer Mark Attwood establishes The Artists’ Press in Johannesburg.

  • “Creative Collaborations” project

    Tamarind begins artist exchange with Brazil, Colombia, and Chile for Creative Collaborations.

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg appointed to the US Supreme Court

    News

    (image source: https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/08/08/ruth-bader-ginsburg-anniversary-ec-orig.cnn)  

  • Carolyn Muskat establishes Muskat Studios in Somerville, MA

    Tamarind Master Printer Carolyn Muskat establishes Muskat Studios in Somerville, MA. (image source: http://www.muskatstudios.com/about)

  • Bill Lagattuta leads workshops in New Delhi and Bhopal, India

    Tamarind Master Printer Bill Lagattuta and artist Roberto Juarez lead workshops in New Delhi and Bhopal, India.

  • 100 Tamarind artists published

    Tamarind reaches more than 100 artists published since workshop founding. (image caption: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Tamarind Master Printer Paul Croft in workshop, c. 1996)

  • Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, is born

    News

    (image source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/20-years-after-dolly-the-sheep-led-the-way-where-is-cloning-now/)

  • Clinton Adams publishes “An Informed Energy: Lithography and Tamarind”

    Adams published “An Informed Energy: Lithography and Tamarind” in the first issue of Grapheion, devoted to the bicentenary of lithography. Read "An Informed Energy" at https://tamarind.unm.edu/informed-energy/.

  • Shared Traditions project

    Shared Traditions project brings New Mexico santeros/santeras and their sons or daughters to the workshop, celebrating the traditional art forms of the santero and the cultural foundations of the Hispanic community. (image caption: Director Marjorie Devon and Master Printer Bill Lagattuta discuss work with Charlie Carrillo)

  • Good Friday Agreement (Belfast Agreement)

    News

    (image source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/14118775)

  • Eileen Foti appointed Interim Education Director

    Tamarind Master Printer Eileen Foti was appointed Interim Education Director of Tamarind Institute. (image: Foti on the left.)

  • Arber & Sons Editions relocates to Marfa, Texas

    (image source: https://www.visitmarfa.com/partner_listing/arber-and-son-editions/)

  • “Collective Impressions” symposium and suite of prints

    Tamarind hosts Collective Impressions symposium on collaborative printmaking and publishes a suite of prints in collaboration with prominent workshops. Image: Kara Walker Untitled, 1998 Lithograph on Rives BFK paper 24 x 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm.) Signed; upper right in pencil and dated numbered upper left in pencil recto side. Edition of 70 Published […]

  • Rodney Hamon appointed Education Director

    Tamarind Master Printer Rodney Hamon appointed Education Director of Tamarind Institute. (image caption: Rodney Hamon appointed Education Director)

  • Tamarind featured in the US exhibit for the Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubjiana, Slovenia

    Tamarind featured in the United States’ exhibit for the Biennial of Graphic Art, International Center for Graphic Arts, Ljubjiana, Slovenia. (image source: https://www.biennialfoundation.org/biennials/biennial-of-graphic-arts-slovenia/)

  • Hung Liu

    Hung Liu begins first Tamarind residency

    Hung Liu arrives at Tamarind for her first artist residency with the workshop in 1999. To read more about Hung Liu and see available prints, visit https://tamarind.unm.edu/artist/hung-liu/

  • “Trickster” project

    Tamarind Trickster project brings together four African artists and four artists from New Mexico pueblos to share stories and make prints about the folkloric trickster figure. image caption: Mateo Romero King of the Monsters, 1999 (99-340) Single-color lithograph Paper Size: 11 1/8 x 15 inches Paper Type: Collaborating Printer: Eileen Foti Edition of 50

  • Jim Dine

    Artist Jim Dine at Tamarind for first of many residencies

    Image caption: Jim Dine, Dine in Black Grease (00-386), 2000, single-color lithograph

  • Kenneth Tyler retires from Tyler Graphics

    Master Printer Kenneth Tyler retires from printing, and operation at Tyler Graphics ends.

  • Hong Kong Open Printshop opens

    Hong Kong Open Printshop established by Tamarind Printer Fellow Yung Sau-Mui, Hong Kong’s first non-profit printshop run by artists.

  • Frank Janzen appointed first Master Printer at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon

    Tamarind Master Printer Frank Janzen appointed first Master Printer at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon. (image source: https://www.opb.org/radio/article/printmaking-oregon-crows-shadow-institute-frank-janzen-retire/)

  • Helsinki Litho founded

    Helsinki Litho is a fine art lithography workshop established in 2001 by  Tamarind trained printersMatti Hintikka and Kuutti Lavonen. Caption: Tamarind Master Printer Valpuri Remling with founder Matti Hintikka and artist Kuutti Lavonen.

  • Highpoint Center for Printmaking established in Minneapolis

    Tamarind Master Printer Cole Rogers and Carla McGrath established Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis.

  • Kenneth Tyler establishes The Singapore Tyler Print Institute

    Tamarind Master Printer Kenneth Tyler establishes The Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI). (image source: Wikipedia. By Marabeth Cohen-Tyler. – Marabeth Cohen-Tyler., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52493563)

  • Attacks on World Trade Center towers and The U.S. Pentagon

    News

    Terrorist attacks on World Trade Center towers in New York, and The Pentagon, near Washington, D.C. image source: https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-warshauer-sept-11-0911-20200911-tyhiw7ncwnf3rccv6voo7mjjpi-story.html

  • “Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art” project

    UNM Art Museum collaborates with Tamarind Institute and Crow’s Shadow to produce Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art.

  • Opportunity Rover begins exploring Mars

    Opportunity Rover begins exploring Mars

  • Human Genome Project completed

    image source: https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/on-this-day/2013/11/on-this-day-in-history-human-genome-completion/

  • Lee Turner establishes Hole Editions in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Tamarind Master Printer Lee Turner establishes Hole Editions in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (image caption: Lee Turner at Hole Editions)

  • Hurricane Katrina

    News

    (image source: https://www.britannica.com/event/Hurricane-Katrina)

  • “Migrations” Project

    Migrations brings six Native American artists together to collaborate with printers at Tamarind and at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon. The project resulted in an exhibition and catalogue titled, “Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art.”

  • First iPhone launched by Apple CEO Steve Jobs

    News

    (image source: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/09/apple-ceo-tim-cook-steve-jobs-philosophy-will-be-at-apple-in-100-years.html)

  • Wenchuan Earthquake strikes the Sichuan Province of China.

    Wenchuan Earthquake strikes the Sichuan Province of China. Measuring 7.9, it kills an estimated 68,000 people, including many school children.

  • Stock Market crash with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 777.68 percent in a single day

    Stock Market crash with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 777.68 percent in a single day

  • Barack Obama elected first African American US President

    News

    (image source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/barack-obama-wins-presidency/)

  • “Tamarind Techniques for Fine Art Lithography” published

    Tamarind Techniques for Fine Art Lithography published, by Marjorie L. Devon, with Bill Lagattuta and Rodney Hamon.

  • Deb Chaney establishes Deb Chaney Editions in Brooklyn, NY

    Tamarind Master Printer Deb Chaney establishes Deb Chaney Editions in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Keystone Editions opens in Berlin

    Keystone Editions opens in Berlin, founded by Tamarind Master Printers Sarah Dudley and Ulrich Kühle

  • Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty published

    Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty, by Marjorie L. Devon, published in celebration of Tamarind’s 50th anniversary.

  • Tamarind relocates to 2500 Central Ave SE

    Tamarind relocates to 2500 Central Ave SE, to a building designed by Devendra Narayan Contractor, Principal, DNCA Architects

  • June Wayne attends opening of new workshop

    June Wayne attends opening of new workshop at 2500 Central Ave. Image: Marjorie Devon with June Wayne at opening of new workshop location.

  • Bill Lagattuta and Peter Haarz pulling Fragile Boy

    Tamarind Master Printer Bill Lagattuta and Apprentice Printer Peter Haarz pulling Fragile Boy lithograph by Jim Dine

  • Last edition printed in Cornell building

    Image: Apprentice Printer Peter Haarz, Master Printer Bill Lagattuta, Curator Anne Slattery complete last edition in Cornell building. (Kiki Smith, Afternoon)  

  • Tamarind exhibition opens at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

    Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind opens at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

  • Peter Haarz establishes Petrichor Press in Bucks County, PA

    Tamarind Master Printer Peter Haarz establishes Petrichor Press in Bucks County, PA (later relocates to Philadelphia)

  • Founding Director June Wayne dies at 93 in Los Angeles

    Founding Director June Wayne dies at 93 in Los Angeles. Here she is with Ed Ruscha during Tamarind’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

  • “AFRO: Black Identity in America and Brazil” project

    AFRO: Black Identity in America and Brazil project invites three Brazilian and three American artists to collaborate (Rosana Paulino, Tiago Gualberto, Sidney Amaral, Alison Saar, Willie Cole and Toyin Ojih Odutola) Image: Willie Cole in the workshop, 2012

  • Black Lives Matter movement emerges

    News

    Black Lives Matter movement emerges with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin in 2012. (image source: https://blacklivesmatter.com/herstory/)

  • Terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon

    News

    (image source: https://www.hsdl.org/c/tl/boston-marathon-bombings/)

  • “LandMarks” Project

    Tamarind collaborates with Australian Aboriginal artists and Native American artists to produce “LandMarks: Aboriginal Australian Artists and Native American Artists Explore Connections to the Land”. In 2014, Tamarind hosted an exhibition. Read the press release posted at the UNM News Room.

  • Jill Graham revives the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) Lithography Workshop

    Tamarind Master Printer Jill Graham revives the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) Lithography Workshop. Read more about Graham at https://nscad.ca/meet-master-printer-jill-graham/. (image source: https://jillgrahamink.wordpress.com/about/)

  • PANIK Art Studio

    Tamarind Printer Plinio Avila co-founds PANIK Art Studio in Mexico City

  • Leshoka Joe Legate founded LL Editions in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Tamarind Master Printer Leshoka Joe Legate founded LL Editions in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Toyin Ojih Odutola returns for second residency

    Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola returns for second residency at Tamarind. Image: Toyin Ojih Odutola in the workshop, 2014

  • Association of Print Scholars established

    News

    (image source: https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2019/01/27/what-does-the-word-print-mean/)

  • Valpuri Remling appointed Master Printer & Workshop Manager

    Tamarind Master Printer Valpuri Remling appointed Master Printer & Workshop Manager of Tamarind Institute

  • Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

    News

    (image source: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_abca7dea-b71b-5fdc-ab39-e230de3084fc.html)

  • Master Printer and Workshop Manager Bill Lagattuta retires

    Master Printer and Workshop Manager Bill Lagattuta retires, with more than 600 editions completed during his 27-year tenure at Tamarind

  • Education Director Rodney Hamon retires

    Education Director Rodney Hamon retires, having led more than 300 students through the advanced Printer Training Program at Tamarind.

  • Director Marjorie L. Devon retires

    Director Marjorie L. Devon retires, and a scholarship fund is established in her name to honor her 30 years of leadership.

  • Diana Gaston appointed Director

    Diana Gaston appointed fourth director of Tamarind Institute.

  • Bedrock Editions opens in Kansas City

    Tamarind Master Printer Aaron Shipps opens Bedrock Editions in Kansas City

  • Brandon Gunn appointed Education Director

    Tamarind Master Printer Brandon Gunn appointed Education Director of Tamarind Institute

  • Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida

    News

    Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, second deadliest mass shooting in American history, focused attention around LGBTQ rights and gun violence. (image source: https://www.history.com/news/one-year-ago-a-gunman-entered-pulse-nightclub-soon-it-wiil-be-an-official-memorial)

  • Tamarind Rolls Out #FATP a Digital Tamarind Map

    #FATP or Find a Tamarind Printer is an online digital resource for anyone trying to find a place to print, or study under a Tamarind-trained printer. The map is online at https://tamarind.unm.edu/map/fatp_map.html

  • Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States

    News

    (image source: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/elections/2016/11/donald-trump-elected-45th-president-united-states)

  • Chen Shitong establishes Pulp Editions in Singapore

    Tamarind Printer Chen Shitong establishes Pulp Editions workshop in Singapore

  • Judith Baumann appointed Master Printer of Crow’s Shadow

    Tamarind Printer Judith Baumann appointed Master Printer of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.

  • 1st International Meeting on Lithography

    Director Emerita Marjorie Devon and Master Printer Valpuri Remling participate in the 1st International Meeting on Lithography, held at El Museo Ernesto de la Cárcova de la Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (image caption: Master Printer Valpuri Remling teaching in Buenos Aires)

  • Matthew Shlian stands next to Every Line is a Circle if You Make it Long Enough, a Three-dimensional, six-color lithographic monoprint collage from 2017.

    Matthew Shlian first Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency recipient

    Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency established, with paper engineer Matthew Shlian first recipient. Read more about the Frederick Hammersley Artists Residencies.

  • Marjorie Devon completes video series “Tamarind Printers Around the World”

    Marjorie L. Devon, Director Emerita, completes video series Tamarind Printers Around the World. Watch the full series of videos at https://vimeo.com/256438905.

  • Guest curator Lowery Stokes Sims curates Random Search: Mining the Archives of Tamarind Institute

    Guest curator Lowery Stokes Sims curates Random Search: Mining the Archives of Tamarind Institute

  • Tamarind hosts “Wonder Cabinet” symposium

    Lawrence Weschler curates Albuquerque Wonder Cabinet, with support provided by Frederick Hammersley Foundation

  • #MeToo movement gains global following

    News

    (image source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-year-after-it-began-has-metoo-become-a-global-movement/2018/10/05/1fc0929e-c71a-11e8-9c0f-2ffaf6d422aa_story.html)    

  • Danielle Orchard arrives at Tamarind for Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency

    Danielle Orchard arrives at Tamarind for Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency.

  • Luke DuBois

    R. Luke DuBois arrives at Tamarind for Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency

    R. Luke DuBois arrives at Tamarind for Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency. Read more about the residency program at https://tamarind.unm.edu/frederick-hammersley-artist-residencies/.

  • Tamarind presents “Head of a Woman” Symposium

    Tamarind presents Head of a Woman: Redressing the Parallel Histories of Collaborative Printmaking and the Women’s Movement, with support provided by Frederick Hammersley Foundation.

  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

    Jaune Quick-to-See Smith commissioned to create 2020 Collectors Club edition

    Watch the recording of an interview with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: https://vimeo.com/460236491.

  • Harris Smith pictured in a bust-length close-up, wearing a gray suit and tie, and gazes directly ahead. Harris is positioned in the left of the frame against a dark background. Light shines from the lower left.

    Harris Smith appointed Dean of College of Fine Arts

    Image source: http://news.unm.edu/news/harris-smith-named-dean-of-unms-college-of-fine-arts  

  • COVID-19 virus detected in the United States

    News

    (image source: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/us-coronavirus-cases-january/611305/)  

  • Black Lives Matter responds to George Floyd’s murder

    News

    Black Lives Matter movement launches worldwide demonstrations against white supremacy and police violence. (image source: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/07/10/from-the-george-floyd-moment-to-a-black-lives-matter-movement-in-tweets/)

  • Ellen Lesperance knitting

    Ellen Lesperance at Tamarind

    Ellen Lesperance arrives at Tamarind for Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency. Read more about the residency program at https://tamarind.unm.edu/frederick-hammersley-artist-residencies/.

  • Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris Elected in US

    Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris elected president and vice-president of the United States. Kamala Harris is the first woman elected to the position of vice-president in the United States.  Biden and Harris were sworn successfully sworn in on January 20, 2021. Image source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/21/world-leaders-react-to-inauguration-of-us-president-joe-biden.html

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