Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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
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
Albuquerque's Muertos and Marigolds Parade
in the South Valley,
We received prints by both Eli Levin and Abby Mattison,
from the Santa Fe Etching Club,
located in Argos Studio Gallery.
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.
Monday, October 27, 2014
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)
Friday, October 24, 2014
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
Our Chalk the Block pop-up gallery, Oct 10 - 12th:
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 --
- The Horned Toad Print Exchange to show at the Honey Guide Gallery in El Paso, next to Joe Vinny's and Bronsons -- 824 N Piedras St, El Paso, TX
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.
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.
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
with the Maintain Creative Coalition.
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
in front of his framed small print,
holding a fresh new larger print
just delivered by Reviver Printing from Las Cruces