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Artist's Statement

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. 

Curriculum Vitae

                    Academic/Professional 

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

                    Education

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

         Representation

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

  Public Collections

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

Publications/Monographs

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

Contact Information

                           PO Box 1358                                               

                           Mesilla, NM 88046                                       

                           575-635-7899                                              

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Return policy: If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, returns are accepted within 14 days. Please contact Ouida prior to returning a piece and be sure that the item is packed in its original packaging, tracked, and insured. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping, tracking, and insurance for your return. Refunds will be given once the item arrives safely, in its original condition, to Ouida's studio address. Terms of Service: Claims for defects, damages and/or shortages must be made by the client in writing within a period of ten (10) days after delivery of all or any part of the order through email. Ownership of all copyrights and the right to reproduce this artwork shall be retained by Ouida Touchon and are not offered to the owner of the original art piece.

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My artwork is created with a commitment to lasting quality and color fastness. I do a good bit of research on my inks, papers, glues and watercolors to assure the best in archival printing and matting with no compromises on the acid free content of all materials used. As with all artwork, never hang in direct sunlight.

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