Tag: Mexican American art

JUNTXS: A BORDER ARTS SYMPOSIUM at the Latino Cultural Center

Through March 24, 2018

JUNTXS: A Border Arts Symposium invites new approaches to the politicized yet liminal space of the borderlands through the use of film, comics, printmaking and textiles. Artists Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup of Tierra Firme headline the exhibition using craft media and installation art to create portraits about their home on the Texas-Mexico border. JUNTXS also includes contemporary artworks by Teresita de la Torre (Tustin, CA), Caitlin Díaz (Los Angeles, CA), Mustang Jane (Ciudad Juárez, MX), Zeke Peña (El Paso, TX), Kill Joy & Mazatl (Ciudad de México, MX). Exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Closing Day Schedule of Events
Join us on March 24, 2018 for drop-in art activities, textile workshop, film viewing, mini artist talk, and closing reception with music by Chulita Vinyl Club!

11 am-1 pm: DIY Printmaking with Zeke Peña – FREE DROP IN
12-4 pm:  Electric Bean: E-Textiles + Natural Dyes with Mustang Jane – FREE *REGISTER ONLINE
1-2 pm: Film Viewing of QUIEN BIEN AMA NUNCA OLVIDA  +  Q & A with Caitlin Diaz – FREE
2-4 pm: Zine Making with Teresita de la Torre – FREE DROP IN
5-8 pm: Closing Reception featuring artist talk and Chulita Vinyl Club

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1924959397814459/. 

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Two Free Calls for Art from the OCCC: Dia de lost Muertos Altars & La Virgen de Guadalupe


The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is now accepting submissions for the Dia de los Muertos Altar exhibit. Building a Day of the Dead altar is an important part of this popular Mexican tradition. Families build altars weeks prior to the feast day, Nov. 2nd, often having photos and offerings dedicated to departed spirits. Artists are invited to participate by creating their unique interpretation of a Dia de los Muertos altar. Non-profit organizations and schools are welcome to submit as well. Below are a few requirements.


Altars can consist of both traditional and non-traditional mediums, such as projections, paintings, and other mediums. Altar entries must not exceed more than 4ft in width and depth from the wall.

Must include a brief description of what altar will consist of along with a thumbnail sketch of what you envision. Please mention in your description if your altar requires access to power, and if you should require a table.

Submissions are due by October 14, 2016. Selected participants will be notified on October 19, 2016. Submissions and questions can be emailed to Gerardo Robles at Gerardo.Robles@DallasCityHall.com.



Dallas artist and exhibition curator, Jose Vargas, is seeking art entries for the 2016 art exhibition. The show will be presented at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, from December 2, 2016 to January 13, 2017.

The central theme of the exhibition is the Virgin of Guadalupe, an important and celebrated figure in Latin American religion, art, and culture. Although the symbol of the Virgin of Guadalupe is tightly connected with the history of Mexico, people from many parts of the world have found themselves attracted to the fascinating story of the dark-skinned indigenous Madonna.

The artwork created for this exhibition must depict the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, or must be primarily based on her image. The Curator will not review entries that are exact copies or replicas of the original image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Instead, artists are encouraged to create unique works of art that feature original concepts and ideas, innovative techniques and great imagination. Due to the nature of the exhibition, art that is deemed offensive will not be considered.

Dates of show: Dec. 2, 2016 – Jan.13, 2017
Delivery of artwork: November 19, 2016 (4-7PM)
Reception with the artists: December 3, 2016 (6:00PM – 8:00PM)
Art pick up: January 14, 2017 (1-3 PM)

Art in all media will be considered. Artists may submit entries as prints on paper, or as digital images on a compact disc. Art should be ready for installation at the time. No artwork shall be removed from the exhibition before the closing date.

Submission of entries constitutes agreement to the conditions set forth in this document and in the Policy for Exhibitions of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center.

Deadline for submission of CDs/prints with entries:
MUST BE received by November 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Click here for a downloadable application.


223 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

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Juan J. Hernandez Reception April 30 at Dallas City Performance Hall


Join us for a reception with the artist, Juan J. Hernandez on Saturday, April 30th from 6PM-8PM! The exhibition will be on display until July 1st!



For more about the artist, visit his website http://juanjhernandez.com/

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October 2 – November 2 | Free
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201

exhibit@dentonarts.com http://www.dentonarts.com/exhibitions/

In partnership with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Denton Arts Council presents an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ofrendas honoring departed loved ones and ancestors. Altars will be presented by the Tri County Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, students of the Hispanic Honor Society and Denton Independent School District, Denton Public Library, Ghosts of Denton and more. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar.

Submitted by Greater Denton Arts Council. Email: admin@dentonarts.com

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