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About SWPF 2016

Southwest Print Fiesta! 2016

Join us! Begin a new tradition celebrating original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them. Labor Day Weekend in Silver City, New Mexico will host events that will focus on all things printed.

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SeedBoat Gallery and Center for the Arts

The Inaugural Southwest Print Fiesta! features original fine art prints, letterpress creations, printed wearables and more for sale by regional artists and print studios. Regional artists and studio collectives are invited to demonstrate, produce and most importantly, sell their works to audiences drawn from three metropolitan cities in the southwest; Tucson, Las Cruces and El Paso.

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Start/grow Your Art Collection here!

The Saturday Street Fiesta will be a great time to visit 18 artisans from El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Magdalena, T or C and Silver City. Think about how convenient it is to see this diverse group of artists all in one cool art town. You will find affordable art prints for sale from $10 and up. Letterpress, silk screening, woodcuts, lithographs, gyotaku, clay monoprints and many other types of prints will be available. Start your art collection here or better yet, grow your art collection at the Inaugural Southwest Print Fiesta. 

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Silver Steam Roller Street PRinTing

The Southwest Print Fiesta! will also feature the Silver Steamroller Street Printing event. Watch as large scale hand carved blocks are inked, placed in the street, and pressed by 3,000 pound steamroller.

This year's featured Silver Steamroller Print artist is Fred Barraza. Other teams include,  Sarah Hough & Cindy Iverson from Letter Press Central, Damien Davies from Nomadik Noize, Stacey Heim & WNMU Print Studio students, plus Alison Phillips & students from Aldo Leopold Charter School.  Kyle Durrie from Power & Light Press, will be serving as the INK BOSS!!!!  Check the Schedule for more details.

Proper Print Shop of El Paso, TX will be screen printing commemorative posters at the Street Fiesta!

ARTIST DEMOS 

See artists creating works right in front of you! Talk about fresh! So many interesting techniques and processes will be demonstrated at the Saturday Street Fiesta! The folks from El Paso's Proper Print Shop will be pulling commemorative SWPF posters, available for only $10. They might even let you try if you ask nicely. Mitch Lyons, SWPF Artist-in-Residence will be showing his unique clay monoprint process. He will teach you too! Check the workshop page for details. 

 

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RELAX AND ENJOY THIS GREAT ART TOWN

Silver City, New Mexico. Gateway to the Gila National Forest. Arts. Old West charm. Excellent Cuisine. Fresh air. Clear Skies. Mild Climate. Great festivals. Medical facilities. Affordable real estate. Quint & Quirky

The 20+ galleries and studios, are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the rich cultural community that has grown in Silver City. A vital Arts & Cultural District, a dynamic Expressive Arts Department at Western New Mexico University, numerous active theater and dance groups and great festivals that occur almost weekly keep Silver City in most people's 25 Best Small Towns