Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cartel Coffee Lab (on Campbell) -- in Tucson

Half of the YayBig Print Exchange has been hanging at the Cartel Coffee Lab in Tucson, at the Campbell avenue location, since November 22nd, 2014.  The show was rotated in early February, 2015, with the other half going up.  Finally the show was taken down April 22nd, 2015.

Monday, November 10, 2014

TPAC Open Studio Tour

We brought the YayBig Print Exchange home to YayBig Gallery in Tucson -- for the TPAC Open Studio Tour, November 8th and 9th, 2014 -- at the Pleasure World Artists Studios and Galleries building:

Visitor looking at the 
forbidden Rogo print

Yovannah Dioivanti has a studio/gallery 
in the same buildling,
and dressed up for Open Studio

started up the block,
after we closed the gallery 
on Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Open Studio Tour
at YayBig Gallery

New prints from Albuquerque,
hung in the gallery hallway,
for the Open Studio Tour --
by Henry Morales and Karl Deuble

Henry Morales' studio in Albuquerque 
(he participated in the print exchange)

Henry Morales and daughter
sold prints at the Muertos and Marigolds Parade,
in Albuquerque, November 2nd, 2014

in the South Valley,
November, 2014

We received prints by both Eli Levin and Abby Mattison,
from the Santa Fe Etching Club,

Inside the Santa Fe Etcher' Club

Parade participant passing by the YayBig Gallery,
going to the All Souls Procession, 2014

created a giant skull for the All Souls Procession, 2014, 
and also participated in our print exchange

pushing Martin Quintanilla's giant skull,
in the All Souls Procession 2014 in Tucson,
after the YayBig Gallery closed on Sunday, November 9th.
Tanya, Mykl and Martin all participated in our 
YayBig Print Exchange.

The night before YayBig Southwest had a pop-up gallery opening in Las Cruces, at the West End Art Depot. It was a busy weekend.

Cover of the Zocalo

The YayBig Print Exchange got on the cover of the November 2014 issue of the Zocalo magazine, an arts magazine in Tucson:

The Zocalo magazine,
at Sparkroot coffee bar,
downtown Tucson, Arizona

Monday, October 27, 2014

YayBig Exchange at the YayBig Gallery in Tucson

YayBig at YayBig -- November 2014

During the month of November, 2014, the YayBig Print Exchange will be shown in downtown Tucson at the YayBig Gallery -- 74 E Toole Ave -- in the Pleasure World Artists Studios and Galleries building.

November 1st -- Opening reception, First Saturday,  6 - 9 PM.

November 8th and 9th -- TPAC Open Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM - 5 PM,  both days.

(note:  The All Souls Procession starts nearby,in the evening, Sunday, November 9th)

Pleasure World building

Show hung Oct 27th


Friday, October 24, 2014

Horned Toad at Honeyguide Gallery in El Paso

After our two exhibitions together, our sister print exchange, Horned Toad Prints, exhibited at Honeyguide Gallery in El Paso (inside the Joe Vinny and Bronsons Bohemian Cafe), starting October 20th.  Reception Friday, November 9th:

The Honeyguide gallery 
is inside Joe Vinny and Bronson's Bohemian Cafe

Joe Vinny and Bronsons at night

Meanwhile, back in Tucson, we divided up the YayBig Print Exchange, and are delivering 13 different prints to each participating artist, in archival boxes, with glassine sheets between the prints:

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chalk the Block Opening -- El Paso

was one of many artists
who visited our pop-up gallery

had prints in our pop-up gallery

"Cimi" Alvarado, Krrrl, Tanya Rick, and Luis Valderas

The prints we showed at Chalk the Block last year
eventually snowballed into a self-published catalog

Next Up:  The print exchanges split up --

Sidebusting On Other Pop-up Galleries

We tried to cause art trouble with the rest of the pop-up galleries at Chalk the Block:

We commissioned the pop-up gallery next door,
desingER -- a UTEP group --
 lead by David Padilla,
with Gustavo Gottfried, Belinda Mosher,and Yvonne Martinez --
to make a poster for our pop-up print show.

*designER poster*

No Roosters were Harmed 
in the Production of this Poster
We are commissioning 
to make a large silk screen of that design.

was at the UTEP -- BLAST OFF pop-up gallery,
and invited Marcus Robiason to do a chalk art piece there.
DO Art was also in that 2nd floor space.

CUADRO pop-up 
gave out free lemonade on the street,
made from Pancho Villa's trigger finger,
like in front of our pop-up gallery here,
as part of their art project.
UTEP's Ruben Center and LA's Machine Project
were sharing the Cuadro space

At the CUADRO pop-up
Tanya had her nails done
in an art confessional booth

Maintain was at "Borderlines 2nd Floor Contemporary Gallery" pop-up  --

We are interested in producing silkscreen prints
Maintain has been a fixture at Chalk the Block pop-up galleries,
and inspired us to both buy prints,
and bring others to El Paso.

The Billion Jelly Bloom from San Francisco,
walked past our pop-up gallery

Performance at The Shell
a pop-up gallery two doors down

Marcus Robiason
in front of his framed small print,
holding a fresh new larger print