September 2007

Otherness

1110 Cuba
El Paso, Texas 79915

Exhibit dates:
Friday: Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5
Times: 4 - 6 p.m.

Saturdays: Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6
Times: 1 - 3 p.m.

Opening Reception: Thur., Sept. 20, 6 - 8 p.m

This exhibit allows the viewer to interpret the work as they see fit. It explores various modes of difference in the production and interpretation of art and ideas and it frees us to pursue our personal passions and enthusiasm. The assembled works are not intended as illustrations of a theme but as positive signs running counter to the prevailing pessimism about the future of art. It goes without saying that otherness, like everything else, is relative. What is extraordinary and strange to one person may be conventional to the next, so that once point of view is taken into account – who’s other is it anyway? – the term becomes essentially all-inclusive: everything is somebody’s other.

 


Mysterium Fidei
The Art of Daniel Martin Diaz

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85211

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 2, 2007
Opening Reception: Sept. 14, 7-10pm

Mysterium Fidei (Mystery of Faith) features Diaz's newest body of work, in which he contemplates the immense human suffering in the world and one's undying faith in the after-life. His mystical imagery reflects the influences of Byzantine iconagraphy, retablos, ex votos, the Illuminati, ephemera, alchemy, and 16th century anatomical engravings, which he blends with archaic imagery and old-world aesthetics. The exhibition will also include drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture that span his artistic career.

For more information call the Mesa Arts Center @ 480.644.6567


Mark of the Crow

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85211

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 14 - Dec. 23, 2007

Since its establishment in 1981, Segura Publishing Company's vast contributions have greatly impacted the local and national arts community, making them a premier fine art printmaking studio. Mesa Contemporary Arts currently houses thurty-four artworks by a variety of significant contemporary artists who have collaborated with the revered printmaker. This exhibition will showcase fifteen of these prints while honoring Joe Segura and Segura Publishing Company for their enduring commitment to quality and artistic expression.

For more information call the Mesa Arts Center @ 480.644.6567


Sociedad Anonima

Tropico de Nopal Gallery
1665 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles (Echo Park), CA 90026
Gallery Hours: Tu-Fr 12-4pm & Sa 1-5pm

Exhibit Dates: Sept. 15 - October 13, 2007

Event: Thursday, Sept 27, 7:30 PM Conversation with Marisela Norte and concept curator Diane Gamboa.

Event: Saturday . Sept 29 . 8 PM. Cost: $10 Film Screening - Martini Night


Hispanic Heritage Festival

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
600 HemisFair Park
San Antonio, TX-78204
United States

Reception:Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 13, 2006- Sept. 30, 2007

UTSA will be represented in the San Antonio art community during FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA with two exhibits featuring the photography of UTSA President Ricardo Romo curated by UTSA art specialist Arturo Almeida. Photo sales at both "Charreada" and "Queretaro" exhibits benefit the UTSA Fox Tech Scholarship Fund.

For more information, visit utsa.edu/today/2007/09/charreada.cfm


Querétaro

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
600 HemisFair Park
San Antonio, TX-78204
United States

Reception: Sept. 13, 2007 6:30pm Exhibition Dates: Sept. 13, 2006- Sept. 30, 2007

UTSA will be represented in the San Antonio art community during FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA with two exhibits featuring the photography of UTSA President Ricardo Romo curated by UTSA art specialist Arturo Almeida. Photo sales at both "Charreada" and "Queretaro" exhibits benefit the UTSA Fox Tech Scholarship Fund.

For more information, visit utsa.edu/today/2007/09/charreada.cfm


Señorita Cinema!

Film Contest

Entry Fee: $15.00 Jul. 30th- Sept. 21st Late Entry: $25.00 Sept. 22nd- Oct. 2nd

Señorita Cinema is seeking films and videos by Latina Filmmakers and Video Artist for an exclusive exhibition at The Lawndale Art Center. This is a juried show with awards going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Senorita Cinema will be a part of Lawndale 's month long acclaimed Dia De Los Muertos Program. Film Festival nights are October 12th and 13th with a possible extended run as an installation. Any genre 15 minutes or less will be considered. This includes trailers, excepts for larger works and even music videos. Multiple entries accepted as long as the total running time does not exceed 15 minutes and are on one tape or disk.

For more information, contact senoritacinema@yahoo.com or visit www.myspace.com/senorita_cinema

Web Site: click here


Rhythms of Nature: Works on Paper by René Arceo

Concordia University
Furguson Art Gallery in Kretzmann Hall
7400 Augusta Street, River Forest,IL

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 9th, 2007, 2:00-4:00pm

In Rhythms of Nature, printmaker and painter René Hugo Arceo explores many of the possibilities nature has to offer. This exploration, in the form of linocut prints and watercolors, uses lines, shapes and patterns to convey a sense of movement.

For more information, contact Professor BettyAnn Mocek (708) 209-3013


Space Alien Burros

Gallista Gallery
1913 S. Flores St.
San Antonio, TX 78204

Exhibition: September 8th, 2007

Space Alien Burros are invading Arte Cosmico Studio (behind Gallista Gallery). An art auction will be held to benefit Arte Cosmico Studio.

Featuring the Classic New York, Chicano sounds of DJ Roach.

For more information, contact joe@gallista.com


Serie Print Project

Serie XIV Premiere
West Mall Building, 5th Floor
The Univerisity of Texas
Austin, TX

Grand Opening: September 15th, 2007 4:30pm- 7:00pm

Fellow Serie Project Artist and Friends,

We are proud to announce our "Serie XIV Premiere" at the New Mexican
American Cultural Center. Free and Open to the Public so bring all your friends and family. Thank you all for your support for 14 years.

For more information visit: www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/macc_index.htm


Verdades: Works by Liliana Wilson

West Mall Building, 5th Floor
The Univerisity of Texas
Austin, TX

Opening Reception: Monday, Sept. 10th, 2007 4:30pm- 7:00pm

The Center for Mexican American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin Presents Verdades: Works by Liliana Wilson.

Refreshments will be provided. Music by Grupo Chinampa.

For more information, contact Dolores García at (512) 471-4557 or visit the CMAS web site at www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas


NYC Annual Art Parade

Art Parade
West Broadway
New York, NY

Exhibition: Saturday Sept. 8th, 2007 4:00pm

We would like to extend an invitation to the NYC ANNUAL ART PARADE

Deitch Projects, Creative Time and PAPER Magazine are pleased to announce the third annual Art Parade on Saturday Sept. 8th @ 4pm on West Broadway.

We are # 74 in the lineup and will be bringing NYC "La Santisima Muerte y Sus Penitentes" Participants include Roger Gibian, Lee Vanderpool, Wilfredo Ortega, Anna Betbeze, Evan Levine, Len Tsvetkov, and Elle Crawford.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact tliszajaurique@hotmail.com.


Gallery ChimMaya presents: David Martinez and Victor Amor

Gallery ChimMaya
5283 E Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles CA-90022

Hours of Operation: 10:00 - 7:00pm

Exhibition: Aug. 26, 2007- Sept. 22, 2007
Reception: Aug 26, 2007 2:00pm

Gallery ChimMaya is pleased to present two very talented men, David Martinez and Victor Amor, in their latest exhibition.

David Martinez, artist on canvas, was born in East Los Angeles in 1970, and raised in the surrounding area. He received a BA from UC Riverside in studio art and photography in 2000. His work draws from the imagery that is part of his daily life (i.e. church, family, religion, celebrations and
symbols of Latino culture). Influences of medium, form, commitment, and a no-nonsense approach to painting by mentors, George Yepes and Lalo Garcia, have set David on a path that has taken him to the next level in his art.

Victor Amor, sculptor, was educated at the National Art School 'La
Esmeralda' in Mexico City. His artistic career has taken him to great
accomplishments in producing art work for many important firms, companies, film studios, and galleries. Along with his artist wife, Ixchel, they conduct art classes and mentor youth in their Alhambra studio.

For more information contact: Steven Acevedo at info@chimmaya.com


Art Contest

Posterservice Inc.
225 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Exhibition: Aug. 24, 2007- Dec. 30, 2010
Reception: Aug 24, 2007 1:00am

Calling All Artists,

Posterservice Inc. is one of the countries oldest and largest poster distributors. We are currently holding an art contest. Posterservice will produce and publish the winning entry with the winner being paid royalties on a two year license agreement. Please feel free to submit and view designs at www.everybodysposters.com. The rules and guidelines are posted on the website. Privacy is a priority at www.everybodysposters.com

For more information contact Dan Carvelli at dcarvelli@posterservice.com


CA at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles


4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA-90027

Hours of Operation: Monday-Wednesday: 11am- 7pm, Thursday-Saturday: 11am -9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.

Exhibition: Sept. 07-30, 2007
Reception: Sept. 07, 2007 7:00pm

Miles Thompson is a native Californian who grew up in the sun and Pacific waters of the cowboy coast. Living in coastal Orange County, Tijuana adjacent San Diego and his current home in Los Angles, he has cultivated his inspiration and put together his first one man show at La Luz de Jesus with the seemingly simple theme, California. This collection is generated in various media to explore and enjoy the creativity of his nondenominational majority/minority aortas.

CA. is inspired by the artist's home state's history with specific interest
in it's violence and racism, the abundant natural resources and the unique inherent beauty therein, the myriad of inhabitants living here regardless of species or nationality, 13 years in the cartoon animation industry, a deep love of surfcomic culture made famous here, and the macabre supernatural Mexican pulp roots. The aim of these images is to identify the hopes and dreams of those who elect to take up residency here as both personal and universal. California is a shared vision.

For more information contact Lee Joseph at leejemail@gmail.com


But it's a Dry Heat

Tempe Center for the Arts
700 West Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ

Exhibition: Sept. 9, 2007- Jan. 11, 2008
Reception: Sunday, Sept. 9, 12-4pm

Participating artists: Dan Collilns, Mary Erickson, Mark Klett, Muriel Magenta, Bob Martin, Joe Ray, Mary Shindell, Randy Slack, Filippo Tagliati, Joan Waters

Link with a map- http://www.tempe.gov/tca/About/map.htm


Tormento y amor: Paintings by Adriana Gallego and Claudio Dicochea

Arizona State University, Downtown Campus
502 E. Monroe St., Second Floor
Phoenix, AZ

Exhibition: Sept. 5-30, 2007
Artist Reception: Thursday, Sept. 6, 6-9pm

Culture, identity, race, awareness. Tormento y Amor, a two-person painting exhibition of Adriana Gallego and Claudio Dicochea addresses these difficult and timely subjects head on. Vibrant, thoughtful and contemporary these are paintings that evoke and inspire while confronting the demons of our times. Gallego and Dicochea both grew up on the U.S./Mexico border and their work reflects a bicultural esthetic albeit distinctive to their own personalities and histories.

For more information visit WWW.ADRIANACLAUDIO.COM.


Digit-All Art: The Works of Jerry De La Cruz

Ironton Studios and Art Gallery
33636 Chestnut Pl.
Denver, CO 80216

Exhibition: Aug. 24 - Sep. 22, 2007
Artist Discussion: Thursday, Sept. 6, 7pm

Artist Statement: "Over time, my work, still grounded in traditional/manual applications, has increasingly incorporated infusions of 'new media,' including photographic and computer-based digital processes.  This exhibition is designed, not as a commercial show, but as an overview of these explorations. "

For more information visit http://www.irontonstudios.com/.


Project: M.A.S.A lll
MeChicano Alliance of Space Artists

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

Exhibition Date: Friday, September 14 - October 5, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

President Ricardo Romo & Dr. Harriett Romo, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Centro Cultural Aztlan present...Project: M.A.S.A lll MeChicano Alliance of Space Artists.

Participating Artists: Diogenes Ballester, Rolando Briseno, Kimberly Garza Campbell, George Cisneros, Denise H. Cadena, Pepe Coronado, Sam Coronado, L.A. David, Jeff Diaz, Jose Esquivel, Carolina Flores, Antonio Garcia, Xavier Garza, Carlos Gomez, Daniel Guerrero, Luis 'Chispas' Guerrero, Sergio Hernandez, Paul Karam, Miguel Luciano, Laura Molina, Angelica Gomez Mayorga, Tony Ortega, Omar Ali Oyervides, Felipe Reyes, George Rivera, Martin Rodriguez, Mary Agnes Rodriguez, Gloria Sanchez Hart, Raul Servin, Lawrence Trujillo, Felipe Vasquez, Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez, Grace Barraza Vega, Gabriel Quintero Velasquez, Liliana Wilson, Guillermina Zabala

Curators: Arturo Almeida, Luis Valderas

For more information contact (210) 432-1896


Call for Work: 2008 Community Galleries Exhibition Season

City of Tempe Cultural Services
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

Entries Accepted: Now - October 12, 2007, 5pm

The city of Tempe Cultural Services office is issuing a Call for Work for the 2008 Community Galleries exhibition season.

The Community Galleries are located in the Public Library, Lower Level
Gallery and Connections Cafe (3500 S. Rural Road), and in the United
States Post Office (500 S. Mill Ave.).

Topics for the 2008 exhibitions are: Valley Stories, Flower and Fauna, Digital Age, Robot Mania, My Dog has Fleas, I Wanna be a Cowboy

For more information contact (480) 350-2867 or www.tempe.gov/arts/exhibitions/call.pdf


Points and Tangents Art Exhibit

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

Exhibition: Fri, Aug. 10 - Sep. 7, 2007
Reception: Fri, Aug. 10, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Centro Cultural Aztlan invites you to Points and Tangents featuring selected new works by Luis Valderas and Paul Karam completed in the artists’ shared studio.

Valderas’ modern Aztec writing and Karam’s expressive Automatist style weave a tapestry of imagery rich in tangents and visual points of reference founded in a past, present, and future consciousness. Together they offer a dynamic perspective on dreams, myths, and social inequities.

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

Participating Artists: Luis Valderas, Paul Karam

For more information contact (210) 432-1896


Triumph of Our Communities: Book/DVD Signing at Tia Chucha's Café

Tia Chucha's Cafe
10258 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

Event Date : Saturday, September 22, 2007, begins at 2pm

All artists featured in the book/DVD are encouraged to attend. Books and DVDs will be available for purchase at the book signing location.

Artists only please RSVP by Saturday, August 18 to confirm your attendance by emailing Chuy c/o at chuycs@sbcglobal.net.

For more information 818-898-1479, info@tiachucha.com.


Calling All Latino/a Visual Artists from the Midwest Region

Institute for Latino Studies
230 McKenna Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46615

Entries Accepted: Saturday, July 1 - December 31, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 1, 1am, 2006

Calling all Latino/a visual artists from the Midwest region! We are
collecting copies of artists' CVs to add to our Institute's Library and
Archives. Submissions will be added to our Midwest Latino/a Artists
File collection and will be made available to students and scholars studying Latino arts and culture. Do not let the history of Latino/a art in the Midwest fade, help document and preserve it by adding your name and the record of your work.

Please send CVs to The Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project / Ms. Tracy Grimm, Archivist / Institute for Latino Studies / University of Notre Dame / 230 McKenna Hall / Notre Dame, IN 46556 / tgrimm@nd.edu

For more information click here.


Call for Entries: Latino Heritage Artisan Show & Sale

Cheltenham Art Center
439 Ashbourne Rd.
Cheltenham, PA 19012

Entries Accepted: Sunday, July 1 - September 5, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 12pm
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5pm

Participate in the First Annual Hispanic Artisan Show & Sale.

For more information click here.


Lowriders: 8th Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival Exhibit
Call for Altar Entries

Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology
University Drive & Mill Ave (Corner of Cady and Tyler Malls)
Tempe, AZ 85287

Participants accepted: Now - Friday, September 14, 2007
Altar submission deadline: Monday, October 22, 2007

For the past eight years, the Arizona State University Museum of
Anthropology has hosted an annual Día de Los Muertos (or Day of the
Dead) Festival Exhibit. This year's exhibit will be themed around lowriders. As icons of Mexican-American culture, lowriders, or automobiles engineered to ride close to the ground, have increasingly become part of the contemporary visual landscape that characterizes Chicano communities. Artists are encouraged to merge formal elements, imagery, and literally 'parts' of these popular icons with traditional Día de los Muertos offerings, creating highly inventive altar pieces that reflect a broad array of individual styles, personal meanings and socially shared concerns.

Lowriders will bring together Chicana/o artists, people from the
community and students in the creation of highly inventive and elaborate altar pieces. The subject-matter and design of each altar is entirely the choice of its creator, though artists are urged to address contemporary social issues impacting many Valley communities, like automobile and gang related deaths. Traditional altars will also be welcomed.

For more information contact (480) 965-6224 or click here.


4th Annual Calaca - Día de Los Muertos Altars & Art Exhibit
Call for Entries

Arizona Historical Society Museum
Papago Park
1300 N. College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Participants accepted: Now - Friday, September 21, 2007
Altar submission deadline: Friday, October 12 - 13, 9 - 4pm

Call for Altars: Artists and community members are invited to participate in creating traditional and contemporary altars for this exhibit. The creation of altars depicting historical messages, such as community histories, family histories, history of community cemeteries, historical significant buildings, halls, schools and other landmarks that bring memories and messages of lost history are highly encouraged. Help us celebrate Día de Los Muertos this year by creating an altar for the exhibit. Altars can be made by individuals or groups. Everyone is welcome!

Call for Vendors: Incorporation of a Mercado will be part of this event. If you are interested in setting up a 10 x 10 booth contact us for prices and information. There will be a fee charged.

Call for Performers, Musicians, DJ’s, Entertainers & Others: If you are interested in providing your talent and time for this event or others, please contact us. Stipends are not available.

Call for Sponsors: Interested in sponsoring this event or other exhibits or shows, please contact us for details and ways to contribute to the continual promotion of Latino cultural arts.

For more information contact (480) 557-7195, info@calaca.org
or click here.


Diatom on the Tongue of a Bee Sculpture Exhibition

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

Exhibition: Sat, July 14 - Sep. 3, 2007
Reception: Sat, July 14, 5 - 8pm

Faufitown Projects (FTP) and Patricia Correia Gallery are pleased to present Diatom on the Tongue of a Bee, an exhibition of new sculpture by Cal Arts graduate Alessandro Thompson. This is the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Thompson is grounded in the daily grind of the fabrication process and uses this blue-collar craft to create large-scale recreations of unicellular diatoms. These phytoplankton are energy-trapping organisms that often form a chain or colony. By magnifying the simplest organism into a well-crafted object, Thompson challenges the viewer to find aesthetic sustenance in the minimal that is simultaneously a statement on the ecological far beyond what previous mid-century non-objective sculpture has attempted.

That a sleek statement on biology is also made of toxic resins and fiberglass materials is the irony inherent in Thompson's work, another layer of meaning in the sophisticated simplicity that underscores the artist's oeuvre. Each sculpture is marked with notches noting the passing of time that these deceptively labor-intensive pieces took to make.

Participating Artist: Alessandro Thompson

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


MongoThe Book Club at Van Kleef's Exhibit

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

Exhibition: Saturday, July 14 - Sep. 3, 2007

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present "'The Book Club at Van Kleef's", an exhibition of exciting and innovative collage work composed by The Book Club. The Book Club is a loose association of Northern California artists who have met, drank, and discussed artistic practice at Café Van Kleef's, an Oakland Bar. The exhibit is curated by the Book Club's own Robert Hernández.

Hernández empathetically champions the egalitarian nature of the collage medium mirrored in the group's credo that all artists are welcome to attend its weekly meetings on Thursdays at 5pm. After three successful years of holding these meetings, the exhibition serves as a testament to the dynamic visual ideas that can be launched from a foundation of camaraderi eand shared experience.

Hernández' curation takes as its point of departure the group's mentor, the late Peter Voulkos, an internationally established Bay Area ceramicist who challenged younger artists to find their medium and their voice as one. As a tribute to Voulkos, Hernández has chosen a broad array of collage styles from the Book Club's vast output, each serving as a testament to the possibility of artmaking and a commitment to exploration epitomized by the social communication among artists that takes place out of the studio in casual establishments of drink and conversation

Participating artist: Robert Hernández, Rose Kelly, Peter Van Kleef, Robert Bagnasco Murray, King Shrubb, Maxwell Thomas, Norton Wisdom

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


Memory Portraits

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

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

“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.

For more information click here.