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Carol C Sanchez

Printmaker/Printer

Between Here and There
Part Asunder
Small Square Frame Box I
Searching For a Heart of Gold
Disjecta Membra - Accordion Book
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Between Here and There

Between Here and There

Diptych
Mezzotint, 2008
3 color/plate (six plates total)
Original hand-pulled prints
Edition of ten

8"H x 16"W

$700.00 (framed) $650.00 (unframed)

Photo by Margot Geist Geistlight

Part Asunder

Part Asunder

Mezzotint, 2006
Two Color/Plates
Original Hand-Pulled Print
Hand-Rocked Copper Plates
Edition of Ten

30"H x 24"W

$2,800.00 framed $2,600.00 unframed

Photo by Margot Geist Geistlight

Small Square Frame Box I

Small Square Frame Box I

Wood Frame Box mounted with Mezzotint Prints (Inside & out).
Lid is an inked mezzotinted copper plate

4.25"H x 4.25"W x 3.75"D

Sold

Photo by Margot Geist Geistlight

Searching For a Heart of Gold

Searching For a Heart of Gold

Wood panels mounted with mezzotint prints.
Each panel has a different image.
An inked, mezzotinted copper plate is mounted on each panel. Two panels have two-door lids which open to an alcove with little treasures. ( Heart, beans, leaf)

32.5"H x 8"W x .5"D

$900.00

Photo by Margot Geist Geistlight

Disjecta Membra - Accordion Book

Disjecta Membra - Accordion Book

Accordion Book- Wood panels are mounted with Mezzotint prints- front and back, and hinged together.
Inked, mezzotinted copper plates are mounted on front of panels. Edges are gold-leafed.

7"H x 28.5"W x .5"D

SOLD

Photo by Margot Geist Geistlight

Exhibitions

2015

  • WILD+LIFE: A benefit for Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico. Page Coleman Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Miniatures & More 25th Anniversary: Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Albuquerque, NM.

2014

  • Harvest: A Community Supported Art (CSA) Program. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Conjunction-Reduction: Invitational Group show. Downtown Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.

2013

  • Carol Sánchez @ Farm and Table Restaurant. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Minatures and More 2013 . Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Albuquerque, NM
  • On A Thread of Memory, Solo Exhibition Leich Lathrop Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

2012

  • Pressing Ahead: Los Angeles Printmaking Society 2009-2012 New Members Exhibition. LA Print Space @ Pacific Design Center. West Hollywood, CA.
  • Miniatures & More 2012. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Carol Sanchez and Shawn Turung @ The INPOST/OUTPOST, Albuquerque,NM
  • Liquid Currency 2012: Spend It Like Water. South Broadway Cultural Center Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.

2011

  • 12x12. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Miniatures & More 2011. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 25th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Los Angeles Printmaking Society Members Exhibition. City of Brea Art Gallery. Brea, CA.

2010

  • Miniatures & More 2010. The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. Albuquerque, NM.
  • INPRINT II: An Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking. SCA Contemporary Art. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 24th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Printmaking: Group Exhibition. Woman Made Gallery. Chicago, IL.
  • PERSONAL SPACE: Work by the Harwood Studio Artists. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Here and There: Two Degrees of Separation. A Printmaking Invitational. Burns Arts Atrium, Union College, Schenectady, NY.
  • Albuquerque NOW Winter: The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. Albuquerque, NM.

2009/10

  • NaturalMente. National Hispanic Cultural Center Community Art Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 23rd Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Self Evident: Carol Sanchez, Paige Williams, Ali Gallo. ArtHaus66. Albuquerque, NM.

2008

  • 12x12. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque,NM.
  • From the Garden of Good and Evil. Invitational Shrine Show. Owings-Dewey North. Santa Fe, NM.
  • 22nd Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe NM.
  • SIGHTSEEING. Coleman Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 21st Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. Communications Gallery. University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Kenosha,WI.

2007

  • From Barbizon to Santa Fe. Argos Gallery. Santa Fe, NM.
  • 12X12. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque,NM.
  • Recycled-Reclaimed-Reformed. Invitational Shrine Show. Owings-Dewey North. Santa Fe, NM.
  • International Printmaking Workshop and Exhibition. Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. Xi’an, China.
  • 4 Women Artists. Inpost/Outpost Gallery. Albuquerque,NM.
  • Cartas Y Corazones. National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 21st Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Grand-Reopening-Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque,NM.

2006

  • Interconnections: Invitational Shrine Show. Owings-Dewey North. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Small is More. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 20th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Discomforting Beauty:New Mezzotints By Carol Sanchez(solo). Coleman Contemporary Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

2005

  • Small is More. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 19th Annual Hispanic Contemporary Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • TESOROS: A Celebrity Art Auction and Fundraiser. National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico.
  • PROOF: Works by Contemporary Printmakers. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque,NM.
  • LUSH: New Mezzotints by Carol Sanchez (solo). Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque,NM.
  • IMPRINTED: Contemporary Printmaking. El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. Santa Fe, NM.
  • 18th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. Communications Gallery University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Kenosha,WI.

2004

  • Small is More. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, NM.
  • CGCA PART 2: New Work by Gallery Members. Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 18th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • GRAPHIC: Sanchez, Hall-Strauss, Hicks-Bryant. Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque,NM.
  • On the Verge: Porftolio Exchange. Southern Graphics Council Conference. Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ.

2003

  • The Black and White Show. The Art Center at Fuller Lodge. Los Alamos, NM.
  • CGCA GALLERY ARTISTS PART TWO: Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • 17th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • EXISTENTIAL EXOTICS: New Mezzotints by Carol Sanchez (solo). Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerqe, NM.
  • EURO-ESTAMPE 2003: 5th European Print Biennnale. Galerie du Faouedic. Lorient, France.

2002

  • BIOPHILIA: Invitational. The State Capital of New Mexico and El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. Santa Fe, NM
  • 16th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Spectrum: Group Show. Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Janet Turner 4th National Print Competition and Exhibition. California State University. Chico, CA.
  • 15th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. Communication Arts Gallery. University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Kenosha, WI.

2001

  • Sixty-Square Inches: 13th Biennial National Small Print Competition. Purdue University Galleries. West Lafayette, IN.
  • EDITION ADDITION: Carol Sanchez and Robert Hooten. Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • STRIKING ABSTRACTS: New Work by Gallery Artists. Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • DIGGING DEEPER: Rosanne Retz and Carol Sanchez- Relief Prints. Union College. Schenectady, NY.

2000

  • ELEGANT ABSTRACTS: Hooten, Lilliston, Sanchez. Coleman Contemporary Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • De Colores 8th Annual Hispanic Culture Festival Art Exhibition. Centennial Gallery. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Snippets:Three Women Consider the Body. Ford Gallery. Eastern Michigan University. Ypsilanti, MI
  • 13th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. Communications Gallery. University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Kenosha.WI.

1999

  • Summer Six Art Faculty Exhibition. Schick Art Gallery. Skidmore College. Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Contemporary Intaglio Prints. New Grounds Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Open and Closed Systems. South Broadway Cultural Center. Albuquerque, NM.

1998

  • International Juried Print Exhibition. Susannah Keith Gallery. Dexter, MI.
  • Eastern Michigan University Annual Faculty Exhibition. Ford Gallery. Ypsilanti, MI.
  • CONTENTS AND CONTEXTS: Lithography after 200 Years. Honolulu Printmakers Academy Art Center. Honolulu, HI.
  • 10th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Gormly Gallery. Baltimore,MD.

1997

  • Prints by Carol Sanchez at New Grounds Gallery. Albuquerque, NM (solo)
  • New Mexico Contemporary 97: Albuquerque United Artists. State Fair Grounds. Albuquerque, NM.
  • MATRIX: The surface from which a Print Originates. ARC Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • BREAKING GROUND: New Grounds’ First Year. New Grounds Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
  • PRESSED & PULLED VI. Georgia College and State University National Printmaking Exhibition. Blackbridge Hall Gallery. Milledgeville, GA.
  • The Print Show. A.C.,T. Gallery. Detroit, MI.
  • 17th Annual National Print Exhibition @ ARTLINK INC. Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Wayne Art Center National Spring Open Juried Exhibition. Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery. Wayne, PA.
  • Parkside National Mezzotint Invitational Exhibition. Communications Art Gallery. University Wisconsin- Parkside. Kenosha, WI.

1996

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition. University at Albany. Albany, New York.

1993

  • ART STUDIO: 429-529. Tamarind collaborative Workshop. Richard Levy Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.

1992

  • University of New Mexico and Universidad de Mejico. Centennial Gallery. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque. NM.
  • University of New Mexico Printmakers at Universidad de Mejico. Puebla, Mejico.

Artist Statement

I abstract organic forms and re-articulate them into my own visual language, into “Organic Abstractions”. Nature is my source of inspiration, but as a printmaker process is very important. I try to create a balance between technique and concept.

I work in the printmaking process of mezzotint, a technique in which the entire surface of a copper plate is roughened with a tool called a rocker. The rocker creates pits in the plate; these pits hold ink and produce rich, velvety blacks/colors. If printed at this point in the process the print would be a solid field. Once the plate is rocked tools are used to draw out the light. The tools cut and polish down the pits, to create a large range of values. I use three plates for multiple colors. Each plate is worked to establish several colors and values. The plates are inked and transfered onto paper using an etching press.

My work evolves intuitively, images develop from a first mark without any preconceived ideas or images. As a printmaker working in the mezzotint process, this can be a difficult way to begin. For me it keeps things fresh and challenging. The process of mezzotint has a very rich and seductive quality, which lends to my imagery. I strive to create images that have an essence of beauty. I accentuate the sensual and spiritual characteristics and draw out the beauty from the ordinary.

Events

October 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014

Carol Sanchez @ FARM & TABLE

Farm and Table Resturant Albuquerque, NM

October 26 - December 8, 2013

Miniatures and More 2013

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and Art History

Gala Exhibition Opening and Sale October 26, 2013 6-9PM

June 28 - August 24, 2012

Liquid Currency 2012: Spend It Like Water

South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM

Opening Reception 6-8 PM; Panel Discussion August 18, 2012 1-4PM

August 27 - October 1, 2010

InPrint II

SCA Contemporary Art, 524 Haines NW, Albuquerque, NM

July 9 - August 26, 2010

Printmaking Group Exhibition: Woman Made Gallery

Woman Made Gallery. Chicago, IL

June 4 - 24, 2010

PERSONAL SPACE: Work by the Harwood Studio Artists;

Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque NM

Opening reception Friday June 4, 2010 6-8PM

July 17, 2009 - June 1, 2010

NaturalMente

Art Museum Community Gallery at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Exhibition extended until June 1, 2010

January 24 - April 18, 2010

albuquerque NOW Winter

The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

February 8 - March 19, 2010

Here and There: Two Degrees of Separation. A Printmaking Invitational

Burns Arts Atrium. Union College. Schenectady, New York

March 5, 2010

Harwood Art Center Open Studio NIght

Harwood Art Center Studio B9 Albuquerque

6:00PM-8:00PM

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