Tuesday, June 9, 2015

TANA show in Sacramento

The YayBig Print Exchange once again showed with the Horned Toad Print Exchange -- at TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer) near Sacramento, California.  The opening was on June 5th, 2015 (stays up through August):

YayBig Print Exchange,
showing at TANA

They had a full house at the opening!  Manuel Guerra of El Paso, the organizer of the Horned Toad Print Exchange, flew in to give a talk at the opening.

Manuel Guerra on far right,
Maceo Montoya (black shirt) and Malaquias Montoya (hat) in center

Full house

TANA Gallery
Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer

Manuel Guerra of El Paso, giving his talk

Maceo Montoya speaking

Malaquias Montoya contemplating --
note the fine TANA prints in the background

Thank you TANA!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Catalog now online

One can now buy the catalog online --  El Pueblo Viejo vs. El Chuco 2014 

Or view the catalog online for free on ISSUU:

We framed and exhibited the YayBig Print Exchange prints, along with those from the Horned Toad Print Exchange, and exhibited them in El Paso at the Chalk the Block art festival in 2014.  

The catalog also documents the big steam roller prints done at that Chalk the Block event, directed by Luis Valderas and Kim Bishop from Art to the Third Power in San Antonio (which were later shown at a museum in downtown San Antonio).

El Paso 2014, at Chalk the Block


We regret the passing of master lithographer Ernest de Soto, who was 92 years old when left us in December, 2014.  He made prints with Luis Cuevas, Rufino Tamayo, Luis Jimenez, and many many more.  Ernest reviewed all the YayBig prints one by one (and also viewed jpgs of the Horned Toad prints), and wrote the introduction to our catalog.

We were fortunate enough to buy one of Ernest's lithographs, and published it in our previous catalog -- YayBig Southwest Print Collection.  

Ernest de Soto's print,

We miss Ernest here in Tucson.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Steam roller prints in San Antonio museum

Four of our printmakers make big steam roller prints while we were showing the print exchange in EL Paso last October, at the Chalk the Block festival 2014.  Those prints are now hanging handsomely in a museum in downtown San Antonio -- Texas A&M University-San Antonio Educational and Cultural Arts Center (ECAC) -- from 12 Mach to 14 June, 2015.

The show is called "Texas Size Breach."

The museum in downtown San Antonio
next to the popular "Market Square"

"Texas Size Breach" exhibition,
showcasing steamroller prints

From San Antonio to El Paso
(and beyond)

Printed bed sheets make an even bigger print

Ruben Urrea Moreno's print


Update:  The El Paso group showed their steamroller prints at Cinco Puntos bookstore, during Francisco Delgado's show, on August 15th, 2015: