Thresholds to Conservation at Expressions Graphics

In 2009 I was invited to participate on the Collaborative Limited Edition Printmaking Portfolio and I created for this project the linocut “Ofrenda” (after Gauguin). Last year the portfolio was realised and was presented at the Art House Gallery in McAllen, Texas, and now it wil be exhibiting at Expressions Graphics Gallery in Oak Park, IL.

Thresholds to Conservation

Thresholds to Conservation is the first Rio Grande Valley Collaborative printmaking portfolio produced in response to a call for artist, printmakers, and educators by Reynaldo Santiago, curator at the Art House Gallery in McAllen, Texas. Invited to participate in the portfolio are a unique group of international and local artists who have interpreted images, each with a specific message, based on the title via a variety of printmaking techniques. All prints are original, hand pulled, and signed by the artist.


“Ofrenda”. Print by Carlos Barberena

Participating artists include:

René Arceo, Carlos Barberena, Linda Lewis, Benjamín Martínez, Will Martin, Reynaldo Santiago, Janet Schill, Paul Valadez, María Elena Macías, Isaac Santiago, Ramiro Paz, Xavier Garza.

Opening Reception: April 15, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Expressions Graphics Gallery. 29 Harrison St. Oak Park, IL 60304