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I am an image maker, more than a painter, or a printmaker.
My interest is to use the offerings of the medium: the grain, the brush, the viscous paint, the torn edge of the paper, all of these elements affect the surface in such a way as to open the door into the feeling of the image. Each expressed image is linked to the observed, relying on my eyes to unlock the mind and investigate the possibilities of manifesting the image. Sometimes the scintillation of it is where it ends but sometimes the motif itself causes a hoped-for sensation of lingering joy, or commonality. We may all speak different languages but the resonance of an image can be multi-lingual. This is what I hope for in each of my images.
Bio: Ouida Touchón is a visual artist from Mesilla, New Mexico who spends most of her waking moments at the easel, the press, or preparing for her art classes at Dona Ana Community College.
She has her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her Masters of Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in studio arts. In addition she has studied with mentors and distinguished printmakers and painters in Italy, Scotland, Mexico, and the United States.
Her work hangs in the Federal Building of Las Cruces, the El Paso Museum of Art, and private collections throughout the country. She has taught printmaking and painting in her studio as well as at college level for many years.
Her studio is in an old adobe home, in a historic pueblo in southern New Mexico. She has 1 standard poodle named Lily who advises her on color choices, and a large and inspiring garden that includes10 fruit trees and a plethora of antique roses.
Dona Ana Community College: Part time Instructor. Orientation to Art (Ongoing), Drawing l (Fall 2013), Intro. to Printmaking, (ongoing).Department head: David Burleson.
Sole Proprietor/ Visual Artist: Marketing, art production and sales in major retail exhibitions as well as a self-designed commerce website.
El Paso Museum of Art, Adult classes in printmaking, Jan.2009, 2010, 2011
Master of Arts/ Studio (Painting and Printmaking), University of Missouri Kansas City 2003
BFA Painting, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO 2000
International Art School, Summer Session w/ Lennart Anderson, Umbria, Italy 2000
Screenprint workshop, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh Scotland, 2015
Summer workshops at USD, Vermillion in printmaking (3 summers) Papermaking, Letterpress, Solar Plate Etching, Reduction Printmaking 2004-2007
AA Fashion Design, AA Patternmaking, El Centro College, Dallas, TX 1984
Chemers Contemporary Art, Tustin, CA
Tubac Art and Gifts Gallery, Tubac, AZ
1+1=1 Gallery, Helena MT
Kalisher Art Publishing, Carrboro, NC
Poems Art Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla State Monument , Mesilla New Mexico
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Federal Building, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM
Morning Paintings, Personal essays, poetry and original watercolor paintings, Lulu Press 2012
Professional Affiliations/ Memberships
American Print Alliance
California Society of Printmakers
Los Angeles Print Society
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Dona Ana Arts Council
Friends of the Taylor Family Monument
PO Box 1358
Mesilla, NM 88046
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