Saltgrass Printmakers’ 2015 Emerging Printmaker Award
Saltgrass Printmakers’ 2016 Emerging Printmaker Award
Please join us Friday, June 10, 2016 – 6pm to 9pm, during the Sugar House Art Walk to celebrate Martinez and Goodwin’s accomplishments and artistic development.
Exhibition Dates: June 10th through July 9th, 2016.
Saltgrass Printmakers gallery is opened F/SAT 11 am to 3pm.
Martinez was born in Los Angeles, California into a Latino household. The Chicana culture is a huge influence in her life and creative development. She celebrates her background while embracing printmaking as a medium.
Throughout the world and across cultures, relief prints have been a catalyst for political, social and educational change. Artists have a unique perspective in relation to their societies and communities. Emulating artists, Jose Guadalupe Posada and Artemino Rodriquez, Martinez incorporates their loose, satirical and whimsical artistic style to comment on issues and situations with her ‘Chicana artistic flavor.’
“While it may seem grandiose and naïve I believe that there is some truth to the idea of creating change, whether it be minuscule or huge.”