1. artistjakeprendez:

    So I’m working on a new painting about letting go of someone and moving on and I found this image of the mayan vision serpent which represented a renewal ceremony/ shedding ones skin. Woah! This process has been so powerful. This painting has become my own ceremony and when you close one door you may just open another ;-) #painting #oilpainting #chicano #chicana #LA #losangeles #mexican #mayan #green #ghost #artist #beard #handlebarmustache #love #lettinggo #visionserpent #tattooedmen #tattoos #highlandpark

    Artist: Jake Prendez

  2. chicanoartmovement:


    Look who’s all grown up and got a YouTube channel!

    View us at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpn8qjbVoEBk4gHdHVPAIGA


  3. zpvisual:

    2/4 Waterbound Painting // www.zpvisual.com/waterbound #waterbound #border #frontera #water

    Artist: Zeque Penya

  4. Photograph of Roberto Chavez’s mural “The Path to Knowledge and the False University“ in production on Ingalls Auditorium, East Los Angeles College, 1974. Image credit: Oscar R. Castillo Photographic Archives, Chicano Studies Research Center Library/UCLA.

    East LA Homecoming for artist Roberto Chavez

    Roberto Chavez and The False University: A Retrospective
    September 13 to December 6, 2014
    Large Gallery

    This fall, Vincent Price Art Museum presents “Roberto Chavez and the False University: a Retrospective,” an exhibition with special ties to the East Los Angeles community and the Chicano art movement and artists in East Los Angeles. Chavez, who grew up in East LA and taught at East Los Angeles College (ELAC), was an important pioneer of the Chicano art movement. This is the first examination of Chavez’s role as an artist and artist mentor in East LA, as well as the first public investigation of his 1974-1979 mural “The Path to Knowledge and the False University“ and its whitewashing, supported by documents, visual images, and testimonials.

    Everyone is invited to attend a special Walkthrough with the Artist on Saturday, September 13, at 2:30 p.m., followed by an Opening Reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

    More than fifty artworks dating from the late-1940s to the present are included in the exhibition. Subjects range from self-portraits to portraits of friends and family, as well as works that reference socioeconomic and political conditions of the time. The artist’s distinctive, empathetic commentary on the human condition ties together the work in this wide-ranging show.

    The exhibition includes a full-color, 48-page catalogue with original essays by co-curators Sybil Venegas and William Moreno. Venegas writes about the impact Chavez had as an educator and mentor to students and artists. She also focuses on the controversial 1979 whitewashing of Chavez’s East Los Angeles College mural, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University.” Moreno writes on Chavez’s powerful portraiture and its connection to contemporary art. The catalogue, The Path to Knowledge and the False University, is supported by the Union Pacific Foundation.

    Read more about Roberto Chavez and his career in the press release:

    Vincent Price Art Museum
    Please note: VPAM will be closed to the public from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.
    Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) on the campus of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has been open in its brand new facility since May 2011. At 40,000 square feet, it is the largest public museum serving the San Gabriel Valley. And, as part the Performing & Fine Arts Center on campus, VPAM is dedicated to the presentation of significant and wide-ranging exhibitions that directly benefit ELAC and all of our surrounding communities.

    For complete exhibition descriptions, related free programs, public hours, parking, and other information: http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org


  5. John Valadez en résidence artistique au musée d’Aquitaine

    via Musée d’Aquitaine:
    Discover through the video, the backstages of the artistic residence of John Valadez at Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France, for the exhibition “Chicano Dream”

    The Musée d’Aquitaine has chosen to exhibit the private collection of Richard Anthony “Cheech” Marin, the Los Angeles-based film director, actor and screenwriter. Over the last 30 years Cheech Marin has supported the greatest Mexican-American artists of Los Angeles.

    Chicano Dream' - Chicano Artists from the Cheech Marin Collection (1980-2010), runs from June 27th to October 26th 2014


  6. melaniecervantes:

    Had a fun night finishing these little prints. My dad is visiting and he used to work at a paperbox company doing commercial printinf in a similar manner but totally blue collar. It’s nice to bond over these skills ☺️#printmaking #vivalamujer #screenprint #dignidadrebelde


  7. zpvisual:

    Excited to share this collaborative body of work. Lots of research has gone into this. I’ve gained so much insight. And I have a renewed gratitude and respect for something that affects every aspect of our lives.
    WATERBOUND is an on-going transmedia project that explores the symbolic and actual roles water plays in our border community. The August 9th exhibit will feature four large paintings, an installation and a video projection. There will be an opening & closing ceremony honoring water and our Rio Bravo/Grande. Participants will be invited to participate in the installation and have their own stories about water documented. With the support of the City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

    Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 5pm -9pm
    La Hacienda Restaurant - Outdoor Courtyard : 1704 West Paisano, El Paso TX
    Free Admission
    Info: www.zpvisual.com/waterbound



  9. lexxdigs:

    Vanitas… #changethebeat2 #design #digital #collage #art #affordableartforthepeople

    Artist: Lexx Valdez

  10. paperdollsteph:

    There, Here, Now is a new series of gouache paintings on paper at Hooks-Epstein Galleries, in Houston Texas. These works present a new kind of history painting. Reminiscent of imagery found in historical European art, these works examine signifiers of wealth, class and identity construction with a contemporary twist. Each image merges, juxtaposes and explores elements found in historical paintings with American pop-culture references to draw similarities between the two.

    Symbols found There in the past, have managed to manifest themselves Here, and the ideologies of what it means to be successful are more prevalent Now.


  11. lexxdigs:

    Whoa! It’s up! Got this shot of the digital mural I designed via @jessicasabogal! • @galeriadelaraza (@pachucastyle) in collaboration w/ @ybca in Community (@raquefella) and El/La Para TransLatinas present “¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas!” A Digital Mural Project honoring #LuchaTransLatina • Catch it at 24th & Bryant in #themission #sanfrancisco Why? Because #translivesmatter (at Galería de la Raza)

    via Galeria de la raza Title: ¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas! is a Digital Mural Project celebrating #LuchaTransLatina. We are honored to partner once again with YBCA’s In Community Program to present our latest installment of our Digital Mural Project (DMP) Residency Series, featuring artist Lexx Valdez and El/La Para Translatinas. The DMP Residency Series aims to connect local social service organizations, artists and the public with our historical billboard to address and respond to important civic issues. DMP is a public art project that explores the direct linkage between creative activity and community building, the potential “uses” of artwork in a social context, and the role of the artist as a public citizen. In celebration of PRIDE and in support of their advocacy efforts, we have partnered with El/La Para Translatinas to ignite dialogue and understanding about the issues faced by the Translatina community and beyond. We stand with El/La and ask you to join us in support at their upcoming June/July programs. About El/La Para Translatinas: Founded in 2006, El/La is a holistic support organization for transgender women of Latin American decent. By building a collective vision where transwomen are empowered to stand up against violence, abuse and discrimination; its mission to promote the survival and improve the quality of life of translatinas in the San Francisco Bay Area is realized. Thus, creating a space where translatinas are loved, valued and supported in self-determination. Visit their website to lean more. About Lexx Valdez: Valdez grew up in Guadalupe, CA, a coastal town at the Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo County line but she’s lived in the Bay Area since 2004 and considers it home. She now lives in Oakland’s San Antonio neighborhood where she shares creative space with her Townhaus Studios mate, Scott La Rockwell of Rockwell Creative. Dedicated to healing and transformation through the creative process, Lexx believes in designing cyclically for collective growth and sustainability. She studied at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, and in previous design lives, has been the Creative Director at Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (BRL), Art Director at Missomnimedia.com, co-founder of the Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—project, and has freelanced for ArtDontSleep, Los Angeles, Alameda Health Care Services Agency, California Endowment‘s Sons & Brothers Campaign, Community Health Resource Center, San Francisco, the Roy Ayers Project and 70×30.com. Lexx’s collage art and curating skills have been displayed at Betti Ono Gallery in downtown Oakland (“My Art, My Culture,” March 2013 collaboration with Daughters of D.I.G. and 70×30.com). About YBCA In Community: Is a new, community-based arts-making program that pairs professional artists with community members in various neighborhoods around the Bay Area—such as SOMA, the Mission District, the Excelsior District, and West Oakland. The program connects low-income, ethnically diverse, underserved community members; neighborhood organizations; and individual artists around collaborative art-making projects that address the unique needs and cultural traditions of each neighborhood. Each project is designed to reinforce cultural connectivity and community healing, and ultimately change how participants see their lives and the world around them.

  12. realmonica:

    CROSSING THE LINES - VBB Borderlines Production

    hosted by Voices Breaking Boundaries

    Curated by Rob Block, Jimmy Castillo, Michelle Garcia, Karen Martinez, Sehba Sarwar, and Monica Villarreal. Over 18 international and local artists will be participating in this production.

    (The images above are of an art instillation I’m creating with the assistance of a few local arts. Read more about it below.)

    By utilizing stencils of M16’s, Villarreal designed this installation to replicate a smaller version of the 18’ fence that separates US & Mexico, allowing the audience to experience what it feels like to live on a militarized border. Measuring 46” high and 100’ long, this art piece is created in solidarity with the Lipan Apache Women Defense and all indigenous people who are creating alliances to fight the illegal siege of their traditional lands.

    The wall instillation will be accompanied by a performance art piece entitled, “Living, Dying and Experiencing border - stories from South Asia & North America”. Human sculptures sharing human experiences with the USA/Mexico Border and the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent conceived by Rob Block and Monica Villarreal with support from Sabina Haque and Margo Tamez.