Past Events

Mujeres: Selected Prints from the Serie Project.

Start date: February 14, 2015

End date: March 14, 2015

Mujeres: Selected Prints from the Serie Project.

The exhibit will serve as the official closing party of PrintAustin, so top off your printmaking fix with us for an evening of choice prints, music and refreshments!


Opening Reception

Hosted by Dr. Robert E. Cantu

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

8:00pm – 10:00pm

2911 Medical Arts Street, Bldg. 13

Austin, TX 78705

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Live music performed by the all-women, swing-punk band Danger*Cakes  

Refreshments provided thanks to

Dr. Robert E. Cantu and our sponsors at Thirsty Planet

Prints in Mujeres speak to concerns that contemporary women witness and experience, and spark discussions around border issues, workers rights, feminist theory and heritage. Each print conveys a message of its own that is both individual to the artist and relatable to under-represented groups of people across the globe.

The exhibit will feature works by: 

Bernice Appelin-Williams, Margarita Cabrera, Cristina Cardenas, Melanie Cervantes, Joey Fauerso, Sandra Fernandez, Marilu Flores Gruben, Scherezade Garcia, Patricia Greene, Jessica Halonen, Ester Hernandez, Sandria Hu, Simeen Ishaque, Tamiko Kawata, Beili Liu, Alma Lopez, Paloma Mayorga, Stephanie Mercado, Rosemary Meza, Delilah Montoya, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Gladys Poorte, Lilliana Wilson.

 Mujeres: Selected Prints from the Serie Project will open on February 14th, 2015 and will be on display by appointment until March 14th, 2015.

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MACLA’s Latino Art Now! Exhibition

Start date: April 3, 2015

End date: May 16, 2015

MACLA’s Latino Art Now! Exhibition

art: “Lydia Mendoza” by Ester Hernandez

This longrunning and popular exhibition, a survey of the best contemporary art from Bay Area, national, and international Latino artists, coincides with the celebration of MACLA’s 25th anniversary as one of the leading community arts centers in the West Coast. This year’s exhibition reflects the breadth of visual arts media for which MACLA is known. It includes New York-based photographers Remy Amezcua and Dulce Pinzón; multi-media/mixed-media artists Carmen Argote, Cristina Velásquez, Linda Vallejo, and Yvonne Escalante; muralists Juana Alicia and Wayne Alaniz Healy; Bay Area printmaker Melanie Cervantes; glass artist Jaime Guerrero, and much more.

Selected Exhibiting Artists Juana Alicia Remy Amezcua Natalia Anciso Carmen Argote Efren Ave Antonio Castro Melanie Cervantes Diana Contreras Yvonne Escalante Crystal Galindo Jaime Guerrero Wayne Alaniz Healy Ester Hernandez Lisa Iglesias John Jota Leaños Juan Luna-Avin Jose Maro Dulce Pinzón Benito Rangel de Maria Santos Shelton Antonio Torres Linda Vallejo Patssi Valdez Cristina Velásquez

Venue: MACLA

Location: 510 South 1st Street, San Jose


Start date: April 3, 2015

End date: April 17, 2015



Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces, Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present an art exhibit and discussion, Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day.

ART EXHIBIT: Friday April 3rd, Oakland First Friday, 5:30-9pm 

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Friday April 17th, Palestinian Prisoners Day, 6-9pm

Re-Visions art exhibit and round table discussion draws connections between community struggles and cultures of resistance to challenge state violence, policing and prisons.  Re-Visions will be used to inform curriculum that will be made  accessible to the community as part of the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Project’s “Off the Wall”  programming.


Rachel Herzing

Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium

Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED, Ethnic Studies, SFSU

Kiwi Illafonte, Mass Bass, San Quentin ROOTS program 

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Moderated by: Maisha Quint, Eastside Arts Alliance

The art exhibit will feature work from:

All of Us or None, AROC, Art Forces, Asian Prisoners Support Committee, BAYAN-USA, CAL Students for Justice in Palestine, California Coalition for Women Prisoners , Critical Resistance, Dignidad Rebelde , Eastside Arts Alliance, Eman Mohammed, Fred Alvarado, Haiti Action Committee , Juan Fuentes, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Middle East Children’s Alliance , Micah Bazant , Nidal Elkhairy, Oceania Coalition of Northern California, Omiiroo, Onyx Organizing Committee, Oscar Lopez Rivera, Xicana Moratorium and many more.

Venue: Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural

Location: 401 26th St, between Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland

No Human Being is Illegal: Posters on the Myths and Realities of Immigration

Who’s the Illegal Alien, Pilgrim? by Yolanda M. Lopez

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, May  9, 2015

3 to 6 pm

 Give me your tired, your poor; Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . . . The enormous disparity between the eloquent promise of the Statue of Liberty and the ongoing attacks against immigrants is enormous.  Immigration to the United States varies broadly—who comes, why, from where, and when is emphasized in posters that speak to ongoing efforts to make immigrants’ reality closer to Emma Lazarus’s aspiration.  Yet from the Irish and Chinese in the nineteenth century to the Mexicans and Middle Easterners of the twenty-first centuries, discrimination based on race, class, language, and culture has unfortunately been consistent. Whether the reason for migration is to escape war, seek asylum from persecution, or pursue better economic opportunities, leaving one’s family, friends, and home is never easy, and the posters in this exhibition present the human side of this wrenching experience.


Funded in part by the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and individual donors.

Venue: Mercado La Paloma

Location: 3655 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90007

En Nuestra Imagen/In Our Image

Start date: August 26, 2015

End date: November 11, 2015

En Nuestra Imagen/In Our Image

En Nuestra Imagen/In Our Image: A Exhibition of Contemporary Chicana/Latino Art 

Curator and artist Juan R. Fuentes has assembled a collection of works featuring artists from the San Francisco/Monterey Bay area. The exhibit addresses a distinct Chicana/o Latina/o perspective, with a wide range of techniques, mediums and varied styles and approaches. The works respond to unique environments, issues of gender, immigration, labor, culture, nature, humor and beauty.

Venue: Pajaro Valley Arts Council

Location: 37 Sudden St., Watsonville 95076


Armed by Design/El Diseno a las Armas

Start date: September 19, 2015

End date: November 29, 2015

Armed by Design/El Diseno a las Armas

Interference Archive presents Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas: Posters and Publications of Cuba’s Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), a public exhibition and event series which features the graphic design production of the Organization in Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Based in Havana, OSPAAAL produced nearly 500 posters, magazines, and books from the late 1960s through the present.

OSPAAAL developed out of the Tricontinental Conference, a 1966 meeting in Havana of delegates representing national liberation movements and political parties almost exclusively from the global south. Marrying a design that has unique Cuban aesthetics with literature from revolutionary thinkers, OSPAAAL was, and remains, a political organization focused on fighting US imperialism and supporting leftist liberation movements around the world. OSPAAAL became propagandists for these movements, supporting them through poster production, two different regularly produced journals (Tricontinental and the Tricontinental Bulletin), and a series of longer format books featuring the writings of the intellectual leadership of these movements.

Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas will highlight the intersection of graphic design and political solidarity work in post-revolution Cuba through the lens of OSPAAAL’s output. The public exhibition will highlight the Carlos Vega Poster Collection, donated to Interference Archive by his son, Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey. The late Vega was a community organizer in Western Massachusetts whose collection of over 50 OSPAAAL posters was acquired on trips to Cuba in the 1970s.  In addition, Armed by Design will include OSPAAAL posters and materials collected by Interference Archive co-founder Dara Greenwald (1971–2012) on a trip to Cuba in 2003.

Curated by Lani Hanna, Jen Hoyer, Josh MacPhee, Vero Ordaz, and Joelle Rebeiz.


Start date: September 20, 2015

End date: October 16, 2015


Artwork by Dignidad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza), Janet Diaz and Rosalie Lopez

In today’s Chicana/o culture, Aztlán signifies an important symbol of spiritual and national unity. The works in this exhibit  include images of everyday life, politically motivated activist posters and sculptural works, all of which address issues concerning the contemporary Chicana/o. The artists have a strong affinity for printmaking because of its ability to create multiples, which allows them to spread their message to a wide audience. This democratic approach to art making not only strengthens their ideas and concepts, but more importantly becomes a voice for underrepresented Latino communities. Curated by Professor Rogelio Gutierrez, ASU-School of Art. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Venue: Burton Barr Central Library

Location: 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004

Tribute to the Disappeared

Start date: September 25, 2015

End date: October 17, 2015

This is an art project in honor of the thousands of men and women disappeared in Mexico, and other victims of violence and injustice around the world. With the participation of over 275 international artists. 

“Tribute to the Disappeared – Tributo a los Desaparecidos” is a project in honor of victims of violence and injustice in Mexico and around the world. It was co-founded in November 2014, by Andrea Arroyo after the disappearance of 43 youths from Ayotzinapa in Mexico’s state of Guerrero on September 26, 2014.  

Just as the AIDS Memorial Quilt brought attention to the AIDS epidemic, the project aims to bring public attention to another epidemic, that of innocent lives lost to injustice, war, poverty, and migration.

 This project has three public components: a virtual quilt (online exhibition,) a series of physical exhibitions and a series of community workshops. 

Over 275 international artists and 13 organizations and collectives are participating. The project, art exhibitions and social media are curated and managed independently by Andrea Arroyo. 


Venue: The Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center

Location: 3940 Broadway (@165th Street), New York City 10032


Rituals and Remembrance

Start date: October 14, 2015

End date: January 3, 2016

Rituals and Remembrance

Celebrating the theme of memorial across cultures, the  21st annual Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) exhibition, Rituals + Remembrance, explores how Latin American, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese and other communities view death, memory, and healing. The exhibition includes new and existing work by artists Nancy Hom, Lilli Lanier, Yvonne Escalante, Charles Valeroso, Bryan Keith Thomas, Daniel King (aka Safety First), Paco Garcia, Melanie Cervantes, and Jesus Barraza, as well as installations created by MetWest High School, Sankofa Academy, and the Alameda County Public Health Department. 

Community Welcoming for Rituals + Remembrance

Friday, October 16, 2015, 6–8 pm

Days of the Dead Community Celebration
Sunday, October 25, 11 am–4:30 pm

The popular annual community celebration will feature main stage performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance, Mariachi to Aztec dance. An artisanal mercado will highlight the OMCA Store and local vendors featuring traditional and contemporary apparel, craft, artwork, and food. A selection of festive food highlighting the Bay Area’s diversity of cuisines will be avaiable for purchase from Off the Grid, and Bike East Bay will provide a bike valet service.

Venue: Oakland Museum of California

Location: 1000 Oak Street, Oakland 94607

The Bones of Our Ancestors

Start date: October 16, 2015

End date: November 20, 2015

The Bones of Our Ancestors

The Bones of Our Ancestors:Endurance and Survival Beyond Serra’s Missions

A Day of the Dead Exhibiton in Resistance to Junipero Serra’s Missions. Curated by Celia Herrera Rodríguez and Theresa Harlan. Opening reception – November 2. MIssion Cultural Center, San Francisco. 8:00p. Remarks by artists and curators. Readings by Cherríe Moraga and others.

Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco. Including artists Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Juan Fuentes, Tricia Jameson-Rainwater, Jean LaMarr, John J. Leanos, L. Frank Manriquez, Cherrie Moraga, Celia H. Rodriguez, Jessica Sabogal, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Alicia Bernal Siu, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Fan Warren and others. JOIN US BEFORE JOINING THE PROCESSION IN THE MISSION! Free & Open to the Public.

Venue: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Location: 2868 Mission Street @ 25th St, San Francisco 94110