May 2007

Black & White Exhibit

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, May 12 - July 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 5 - 8pm

Patricia Correia presents FaufiTown Projects 'Black & White' recent photography.

Participating artists: Gabriel Figeroa-Flores, Chris Gwyn, Jeff Charbonneau, Eliza French

For more information contact (310) 264 -1760 or click here.


Arte Latino Exhibit

Warnock Fine Arts
49 Geary St. Suite 211
San Francisco, CA 94108

Exhibition Dates: May 03 - June 16, 2007
Opening Reception: May 10, 2007, 6pm
Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat, 11am - 5:30pm

During May Warnock Fine Arts will present 'Arte Latino', featuring many
of the best Latino artists in the bay area. The show will feature the
broad diversity of styles and techniques within the Latino visual arts
community, and include successful established artists as well as some fresh new faces.

Participating Artists: Carlos Almaraz, Jesus Barraza, David Botello,
Juan Fuentes, Diane Gamboa, Gato, Daniel Gonzalez, Wayne Healy, Leo Limon, Gloria Morales, Virgo Paraiso, Calixto Robles, Artemio Rodriguez,
Favianna Rodriguez, Tino Rodriguez, Sonia Romero, Mario Rosales, Anna Morales Simson, Omar Soto, Xavier Viramontes

For more information contact Larry Warnock, lwarnock@earthlink.net


The Genealogy of Transmission: New Works by Luis Valderas and Emily Royall

Centro Cultural Aztlan
1800 Fredericksburg Rd. Suite 103
San Antonio, TX 78201

Exhibition: Friday, May 4 - June 15, 2007
Reception: Friday, May 18, 6 - 9PM

Sponsored in part by the City of San Antonio: Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission of the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the many friends of Centro Cultural Aztlan.

For more information contact (210) 432-1896


COLA 2007 Individual Artist Fellowships

Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Exhibition: Friday, May 4 - Sunday, June 24, 2007
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2pm
Hours of Operation: Friday - Sunday, noon - 5pm

The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to award the City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowships to fifteen artists. The City of Los Angeles is one of a handful of municipalities throughout the country that offers individual artists grants. DCA's commitment to supporting the local, creative economy, while selecting artists who have demonstrated extraordinary talent, is one of the many reasons why the COLA Fellowship is nationally praised.

Of the fifteen COLA 2007 Fellows, the ten visual/design artists are: Paul J. Botello, Aya Dorit Cypis, Caryl Davis, Andrew Freeman, Clement S. Hanami, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, Coleen Sterritt, Lincoln Tobier, Carrie Ungerman, and J. Michael Walker. The three performing artists are Hector Aristizábal, Phil Ranelin, and Heather Woodbury. The two literary artists are Diane Lefer and Luis J. Rodriguez.

The COLA Individual Artist Fellowship Program awards each fellow with
$10,000 to produce new work for a public group exhibition. Fellows are
selected based upon years of artistic excellence. Peer panels include local
art experts, educators, and community leaders who review more than 150 competitive applications each year.

Each year, DCA presents a selected review of the COLA fellows' premiere
artworks. The 2007 COLA visual arts exhibition will be held at the Municipal Art Gallery located in Barnsdall Park, and curated by Mark Steven Greenfield. The 2007 COLA Performances will be held in the Barnsdall Gallery Theater also located at Barnsdall Park.

For more information contact (213) 202-5500


Chicano Experience

Mattie Rhodes Gallery
919 W. 17th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Exhibition: Friday, May 4 - Friday, May 25, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6pm
Hours of Operation: 10am - 5pm

Chicano Experience is an exhibit highlighting Chicano artists in this
exhibit local and national artists explore cultural as well as political
themes in their artwork. They find inspiration in both historical and
personal events. The artwork my be passionately charged by the current
immigration debate or as subtle as "la cocina de la abuela." Please join us
for the interesting and intimate exhibit.

Participating artists: Ruth Buentello,Mathew Peake,Carmina Cortes and many more.

For more information click here.


Artist Studio Sale: Betty Cleeland, Esperanza Gama, Luis de la Torre, Kate Ingold

Third Floor Studios
1200 W. 35th
Chicago, IL 60609

Exhibition: Friday, May 4, 6-10pm; and Saturday, May 5, 2007, 3-8pm

Four artists working in a variety of styles and techniques will exhibit works from watercolors to textiles.

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a revolutionary way--buy art!

For more information contact (773) 927-7030 or click here.


Call: Visual Rhythms/Ritmos Visuales

Torpedo Factory Art Center: Target Gallery
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Entry Deadline: May 4, 2007
Exhibition Dates: July 28 - September 03, 2007
Opening Reception: August 09, 2007, 6pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center's Target Gallery is pleased to present Visual Rhythms/Ritmos Visuales, an all media juried exhibition that embraces the flavors and rhythms of Latin American influenced art and culture. This exhibition is open to all artists nationally and internationally.

The deadline is fast approaching, May 4, 2007 all entries must be received in the Target Gallery. A complete prospectus can be downloaded from our website at www.torpedofactory.org (just go to Target Gallery and click on exhibition opportunities). We can also email the prospectus to you, just email us your request at targetgallery@torpedofactory.org.

We are pleased to present as our juror, Lope Max Diaz. Mr. Diaz is
originally frm San Juan Puerto Rico where he also studied art and taught at the University of Puerto Rico. He is currently a professor of art at North Carolina State University. Beyond his extensive and impressive international exhibition record, this award winning artist has been teaching for over 30 years and has served as juror in numerous art exhibitions in North Carolina and Puerto Rico. He also served on art/design panels for the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in Baltimore, MD and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC.

For more information contact (703) 838-4565.


Kathy Vargas

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, May 12 - July 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 5 - 8pm

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by photographer Kathy Vargas. Working with the vagaries of the imprecise medium of double exposure, Vargas has created a poignant body of work that brings the emotive sensibility of the human experience back into the cool medium of the photo.

The images in the show are hand-colored, selenium toned gelatin silver prints directly double-exposed from a 4x5 camera. The artist does not manipulate the images in the darkroom, nor does she digitally alter her art. Each print in the small editions (never numbering above 25), is unique due to the toning and painting applications after printing.

Beginning with images of her immediate family, Vargas recontextualizes memory by using textures of loaded elements such as gravestones and earth compositionally confined in framed-off areas or behind permeable barriers such veils. The effect is a wistful yet powerful reminder of the fragility of the present as it slips into the rearview mirror of consciousness.

For more information contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.


Connie Arismendi

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, May 12 - July 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 5 - 8pm

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of artist Connie Arismendi. In her second solo exhibition with the gallery, Arismendi will be showing a series of wallworks manufactured with precision-cut metal into languid, almost floral shapes and patterns that hint at a world of repose, yet retain the firm cool texture and attitude of the industrial materials from which they are crafted.

The elegance of Arismendi’s work is in the relationships of what it references. Easily aligned with papel picado (the Mexican folk tradition of cut paper decorations), the work’s silhouette figures exist in a cross cultural archetypal utopia, delivering a promise of paradise in a solid sculptural medium that balances between two and three dimensions.

For more information contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.


Raíz del Tiempo: The Prints of René H. Arceo

Casa Michoacan
1638 S. Blue Island
Chicago, IL 60608

Exhibition Dates: April 20 - May 25, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20, 2007, 6-9pm

The prints presented in this exhibition by René Arceo have a dual social–aesthetic perspective where several currents converge. First, the viewer makes a connection between Arceo’s work with the combative Mexican prints from the beginning of the 20th Century, like those of José Guadalupe Posada and Leopoldo Méndez. Second, the post-revolutionary artistic discourse of the muralists –mainly of the three great Mexican muralists: Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco. And third, the artistic European styles that have nourished his artwork are evident.

Arceo's works synthesize, in full dynamic compositions, narratives that resolve within themselves–at times telluric, at times controlled. They are social and cultural commentaries which transmit a sense of urgency while at the same time elaborate artistic creations that ask for the attention of the spectator.

It is not without cost that his work is impregnated with social themes; the history of Latino immigration to the United States is a continuous struggle for justice and respect. Frequently, the political reality stands firm in front of us and grabs us by our lapels, even when we may not want to see it.

Nevertheless, it is not mere didacticism that breathes within his prints, rather the iconic force of these images ask us to look at a slow pace to reveal its lyrical current within its many layers.

For more information contact (312) 491-9317 or (312) 491-0379


ECHOES: Women Inspired by Nature

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
117 North Sycamore
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Exhibit Dates: April 6 - May 20, 2007
Opening Receptions: April 7 and May 5, 6-10pm

"Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature" is an exhibition to be held at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) from April 5 through May 20, 2007. Curated by art historian Betty Ann Brown and visual artist Linda Vallejo, the exhibition will highlight the work of 21 women artists who focus on the natural environment. In artwork that ranges from traditional easel painting, to the newer media of photography and installation, to the very Postmodern use of non-art materials such as Gummy Bear candies, these artists call out attention to the beauty and wonder of the natural world, and to humanity’s deep and abiding connection with it. They also address issues such as pollution, over-consumption of resources, scientific atrocities and animal abuse.

We don’t need to have seen Al Gore’s compelling documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, to become aware of the devastating environmental changes in recent years. On an almost daily basis, television newscasters report on the destructive results of toxic spills, raging fires, rising pollution, or the horrific storms exacerbated by climate changes. Although artists are neither politicians (no matter how politically engaged), nor environmental scientists (no matter how intrigued by the vicissitudes of scientific inquiry), they can and do respond to the state of the natural world around them. In creating new and intriguing images of nature, artists can compel us to view our natural environment with fresh eyes. As Rachel Carson has noted, “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

For more information, contact (714) 667-1517.

Memory Portraits

National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F Streets, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Exhibit Dates: May 25, 2007- January 6, 2008
Reception: May 27, 2007

“Memory Portraits,” the second exhibition in the ongoing “Portraiture Now” series, will highlight contemporary art that incorporates portraits of iconic figures as a means to explore history and culture. It will feature five artists—Brett Cook, Alfredo Arreguin, Kerry James Marshall, Tina Mion and Faith Ringgold—each of whom broaden a traditional understanding of portraiture. These artists integrate recognizable, remembered likenesses into larger explorations of personal and public identity. Portraits of such emblematic figures as Martin Luther King, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and Josephine Baker serve as evocative triggers of memory for both artist and audience. In photographs, paintings, sculptural wall installations, quilts and other media, these varied artists use portraiture to confront cultural norms and practices and remind viewers of the individual’s role in their collective history.

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RomeroFrank Romero: New Car Paintings

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave., # E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Dates: March 10- May 5, 2007
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 10am-6pm, closed Sun. - Mon.

Patricia Correia is pleased to present new paintings by legendary Los Angeles artist Frank Romero. This exhibition will be his fourth solo show at the gallery. Romero is know for creating symbolic imagery that evokes a highly charged Los Angeles experience and underscores a deep love and sense of nostalgia for his native city. His paintings of iconic images and metaphors of urban existence (cars, palm trees, freeways, and skylines) are rendered in broad, confident brush strokes, layers of vibrant colors, and boldly defined shapes. This exhibition will feature a large scale painting of Going To The Olympics, Romero’s mural on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles that was destroyed by Caltrans in the Summer of 2006.

For more information, contact (310) 264-1760.


Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 18, 2006 - May 1, 2007

Up to 80 works by 26 Chicano artists, drawn mostly from the collection of actor and comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin, who in less than two decades has built one of the largest collections of Chicano art in the world. "From its earliest roots in the grape fields of Delano, California ­ where Carlos Almaraz was one of the official sign painters of the United Farm Workers ­ to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's retrospective of GRONK, the Chicano School of Painting has always been about re-interpreting a culture," says Marin. Whether through the autobiographical paintings of Carmen Lomas Garza depicting her childhood in South Texas or the deeply psychological urban-honed paintings of Patssi Valdez, that culture has been shown to be diverse, yet unified, profane and spiritual, traditional and avant-garde.

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