Tamarind Turns 60
The Tamarind Institute at UNM is having an important birthday, which it celebrated with a curated selection of lithographs spanning six decades of collaborative printmaking that was revealed online each month through February and with a limited-edition pandemic-themed print.
Each year Tamarind selects an artist who produces a featured print for the institute’s Collector Club. The Collectors Club is limited to only 95 members who pay a yearly subscription fee to access the featured print. The latest Collectors Club artist is Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (’80 MA), who created “Coyote in Quarantine,” a nine-color lithograph that reflects the global pandemic and public health crisis.
Painter and printmaker Quick-to-See Smith is an enrolled member of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, who grew up in Montana and now lives in Corrales. Despite the pandemic, the world-famous lithography institute’s team of printers worked with Quick-to-See Smith remotely through the summer to produce the print.