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Salazar-Marcrum is a talented young artist, a native New Mexican born
on February 18, 1985, in Albuquerque. His first interest in art was
when his mentor, and now stepfather, Fermin Hernandez, introduced him
to the silkscreening process. He was only 4 years old. He could often
be found dancing around the studio as Fermin created his own dramatic
Ehren in Italy, looking for that perfect image.
|It was during one of these studio
visits when Ehren, under Fermin's tutelage, did a crayon drawing of
a lighthouse and a boat. Ehren entered this first piece into the 1991
Youth Exhibit at the New Mexico State Fair for youngsters 12 and under.
As he approached the building to see his piece on display, he claimed,
"I should win a ribbon since Fermin received 3 ribbons, is a professional
artist and he's my tutor." Upon seeing his piece in the exhibit,
he discovered it had earned a first prize Blue Ribbon and Best of Show!
His first serigraph was entitled "Purple Perro", which depicts a dog he drew when he was 6 years old. Ehren, under Fermin's direction, cut the film and screened his first edition of 20 in 1992. It received an Honorable Mention at the 1992 Youth Exhibit at the New Mexico State Fair, an incentive award, and was purchased. He has sold over half of this edition in his family's gallery, Hernandez Fine Art.
Since then, Ehren has done many silkscreens, often depicting places his family has taken him on their travels. These include Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Greece and Italy.
Now 18 years old, collectors from around the country have purchased Ehren's work and eagerly await new editions from this young talent. He is finishing up his senior year at The Menaul School and will be entering the University of New Mexico in the fall of 2003. His work is displayed at Hernandez Fine Art in the Monte Vista Arts District in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When not pursuing his art career, Ehren can often be found in his high school classes or helping out in the gallery.