Past Events

José Guadalupe Posada: The Iconic Printmaker and his Legacy in Popular Culture

Start date: February 19, 2022
End date: May 15, 2022

José Guadalupe Posada’s images captured all aspects of daily life in Mexico City from 1889-1913, directly inspiring artists like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and over one hundred years later, he continues to impact countless artists creating today’s social movement imagery.

Due to the scope of influence and timeless quality of Posada’s work he has been called prophetic and even the father of Mexican printmaking. In collaboration with Self Help Graphics & Art, over 20 artists’ work will be on display from their collection highlighting the local legacy of Posada. Artists include Fidel Solorzano, Jose Antonio Aguirre, Lalo Alcaraz, KaliArt, Rosalie Lopez*, Shizu Saldamando*, Sonia Romero*, Daniel Gonzalez*, William Acedo*, Wayne Healy*, Germs*, Gronk Nicandro*,Leo Limon*, Linda Vallejo*, Sandy Rodriguez*, Melanie Cervantes*, Diane Gamboa*, Patssi Valdez*, Artemio Rodriguez*,Ofelia Esparza* & Rosanna Esparza Ahrens* & Jaxiejax Art*, and Ester Hernandez. (*Courtesy of SHG)

This captivating exhibit will feature a wide representation of Posada’s work, including his famous Day of the Dead calaveras and the Artist’s original printings plates.

Guest Curated by Consuelo G. Flores.

Chicana, Chicano, Chicanx, Mexican

Date: February 12, 2022
Location: Sol Collective, Online

Artists have been fundamental at interpreting the essence of Chicano and Mexican cultures and identities, and making them more visible. We want contemporary Chicana/no and Mexican artists whose practices have been leaving a mark in the cultural production of their communities to be part of this exhibition, for they have helped to uplift the dreams, desires, and experiences of regular people. Their artworks have helped to portray, reflect, and criticize the ills of society. Sometimes, they move from being witnesses, to active participants of the social movements emerging during their times by using their tools and talent to inspire and empower our communities. Chicano/na and Mexican artists have helped to visualize the ideas and beliefs that in one way or another get ingrained in our culture.

Sol Collective organized this virtual exhibition to complement the artist talks, and panel to highlight the work of contemporary Chicana, Chicano, Chicanx, and Mexican artists whose practices have been leaving a mark in the cultural production of their communities.
Artists have been essential to uplift the dreams, desires, and experiences of our people. They have helped to visualize the ideas and beliefs that get ingrained in our culture. Sometimes, their artworks have helped to portray, reflect, or criticize the ills of society. Other times, they have elevated significant aspects of our cultures. On occasions, they have moved from being witnesses to active participants of the social movements emerging during their times by using their tools and talent to inspire and empower our communities.

Besides highlighting the artists and their work, the project aims to address the importance of telling our own stories, owning our narrative to reflect the Chicana, Chicano, Chicanx, and Mexican experiences.
Exhibiting artists: Adriana Carranza and Alfonso Aceves (Kalli Arte Collective), Gilda Posada, Grabiel Grafica, Jesus Barraza (Dignidad Rebelde), José González, Jose Lott, Lapiztola Colectivo, Luis Campos García,
Luis-Genaro Garcia, Ruby Chacon, Stan Padilla, and Xico González.

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What Would You Say?

Start date: January 22, 2022
End date: April 17, 2022
Location: The Lancaster Museum of Art and History

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) open What Would You Say? Activist Graphics from Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the latest exhibition in the Local Access Initiative. The exhibition features key figures and organizations including Emory Douglas of the Black Panther Party, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville of the Woman’s Building, Self Help Graphics & Art, and street artist Shepard Fairey, among others. The group exhibition explores the use of graphic design to inspire socio-political change through politically charged images inviting the viewer to engage and examine the world around them. The opening reception for What Would You Say? will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view until April 17, 2022.

Since the mid-20th century, California has been a beacon of both inventive design and political activism. Exploring the intersection of these two realms, this exhibition uses case studies from LACMA’s collection to demonstrate how designers and artists championed civil rights, opposed wars and injustice, and pressed for change. Skilled communicators by profession, they distilled complex issues into arresting images, often appropriating commercial art techniques—from newspaper broadsheets to screen prints to digital downloads—to distribute powerful imagery despite limited resources.  Others led workshops and formed printing collectives, providing movements with new methods for disseminating their messages. Their works express both outrage and optimism, going beyond protest to envision alternative ways of living.

The public is invited to participate in several programs throughout the exhibition season including the Spanish-language and sensory-friendly program supported by Art Bridges providing an inclusive experience for patrons of the museum. The museum provides sensory-friendly hours from 9 to 10 a.m. every first Saturday of the month during an exhibition season for those experiencing autism or hyper/hypo-sensitivities. A Young Artist Workshop will accompany the exhibitions, occurring every first Thursday of the month from 3 to 7 p.m.

Local Access brings special exhibitions, like What Would You Say?, drawn from LACMA’s collection to four institutions in greater Southern California: Lancaster Museum of Art and History; Riverside Art Museum; Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College; and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries. Over the next several years, each partner will present up to three exhibitions that reframe and broaden traditional ideas about American art through sharing collections and museum resources.

MOAH remains in compliance with state and county-mandated COVID-19 prevention measures. Commonly-touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, handrails, and elevator buttons, are routinely disinfected by MOAH staff members; and the ventilation systems are well-maintained. Guests are asked to properly use face coverings or other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and maintain a six-foot social distance while inside the museum.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region. MOAH is open Tuesday – Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 8 p.m. For more information, please visit



The Light that Shines through the Cracks:Facets of Responsiveness in a Time of Upheaval

Start date: December 3, 2021
End date: January 21, 2022
Location: Berkeley, CA

his art exhibition reflects on the act of collective care within nearly two years of unprecedented challenges both locally and globally.

Curated by the wonderful Cece Carpio and featuring BIPOC artists and activists from various backgrounds and mediums, the exhibition will explore visual displays of mutual aid that artists have enacted and created throughout the Bay Area. Artworks will range from traditional abstraction and figuration, to spiritual expressionism, muralism, sacred practices, and grassroots activism!

We are responding to the weight of these times of crisis with a celebratory lens, putting the magic of togetherness in the spotlight and offering inspiring representations of solidarity, care, and support that our communities have carried out as a path towards social transformation.

Grafica America

Start date: September 1, 2021
End date: October 31, 2021
Location: Galería del Taller 99, Santiago, Chile

El Taller 99, en su labor de promover el grabado y en su especial interés en las carpetas colectivas ha realizado esta exposición que refleja el quehacer del grabado contemporáneo y el espíritu colaborativo de talleres colectivos, independientes o universitarios establecidos por grabadores latinoamericanos y españoles.

Este intercambio, organizado por MOLAA, (Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California), contó con la curaduría de Gabriela Martínez, Curadora de Educación de este museo y Rogelio Gutiérrez, Profesor de Grabado de Arizona State University.

El Portafolio fue expuesto en el MOLAA durante 2019 como parte de una gran muestra en torno al grabado llamada Gráfica América y en 2021, gracias a las gestiones de Rocío Rendón y Toño Nuñez, (grabadores participantes) en el Museo del Grabado ICPNA, Lima, Perú.

La iniciativa ha traído encuentros entre los múltiples grabadores participantes, conversatorios y nuevas amistades lo que fortalece el lenguaje y amplía las orientaciones del grabado frente a los desafíos de globalización y cambio paradigmático que las sociedades están enfrentando en estos tiempos de movimientos esenciales.

Agradecemos la genuina participación de cada uno de los artistas y la sensibilidad visionaria de los organizadores.


Alan Altamirano

Taller la Chicharra, Oaxaca, MÉXICO.

Alejandro Villalbazo

Taller de Producción e Investigación Gráfica la Pintadera, Campeche, MÉXICO.

Ana María Devis

Arte Dos Gráfico, Bogotá, COLOMBIA.

Andrés Arízaga

COCOA (Colegio de Comunicación y Artes Contemporánea), Quito, ECUADOR.

Antonio Alcaraz

Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, ESPAÑA.

Carlos Barberena

Instituto Gráfico de Chicago y Bandolero Press, Chicago, USA.

Coral Revueltas

Trampa Gráfica Contemporánea, Ciudad de México, MÉXICO.

Dewey Tafoya

Self-help Graphics and Art, Los Ángeles, California, U.S.A.

Fernando de León

Espacio 1104, Chihuahua, MÉXICO.

Gabriela González

Piedra Negra (Blackstone) Press, Ciudad de México, MÉXICO.

Herson Sapone

Gráfica a Pedal, Montevideo, URUGUAY.

Humberto Saenz

Printshop University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Humberto Valdéz

Taller la Imagen de Rinoceronte, Ciudad de México, MÉXICO.

Isabel Cauas

Taller 99, Santiago, CHILE.

Jacob Meders

Warbird Press, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

Jesús Barraza

Dignidad Rebelde, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Jonathan Rebolloso

Reboprints, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Jorge Crespo

Taller de Estampa Bastidor Solitario, San José, COSTA RICA.

Julio César Rodríguez

Taller de Gráfica La Huella, Piedecuesta, COLOMBIA.

Liz Cohen

Arizona State University School of Lithographic art Press, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

Lorena Pradal

Taller de Litografía del Museo de la Carcova “Aida Carballo” y Under Pressure Press, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.

Melanie Cervantes

Dignidad Rebelde, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Miriam del Saz,

Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, ESPAÑA.

Norma Morales

TAGA (Taller de Artes Gráficas), Caracas,  VENEZUELA.

Octavio Irving

Irving Studio: Gráfica Creative, Havana, CUBA.

Pepe Coronado

Coronado Print Studio, East Harlem, New York, U.S.A.

Poli Marichal

Centro para el Grabado y las Artes del Libro y Taller Poli Marichal, San Juan, PUERTO RICO.

Rocío Rendón

INKSpira, Lima, PERÚ.

Sandra Fernández

Studio Fernandez Press & Taller, Parlin, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Sergio Valencia

Taller Experimental de Gráfica Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala, GUATEMALA.

Toño Nuñez

INKSpira, Lima, PERÚ.

Yamilys Brito

Taller Experimental de Gráfica de La Habana, CUBA.

Sources of Solace

Start date: January 30, 2021
End date: March 31, 2021

Sources of Solace explores what makes us feel more connected to life and each other in challenging times. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Silicon Valley Reads 2021. This is on online exhibition. Visit

De Anza’s Euphrat Museum of Art is hosting its winter exhibition online, with four virtual galleries exploring “Sources of Solace” in connection with this year’s Silicon Valley Reads campaign.

The new exhibition showcases the work of local artists, including De Anza faculty members, while examining what makes us feel more connected to life and each other in challenging times.

The four online galleries, created with help from the Office of Communications web team, explore themes that include expressing emotions, finding comfort in nature and foodrescue animals and the interconnections of life on this planet.

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Euphrat coordinator Diana Argabrite developed the exhibition in conjunction with this year’s Silicon Valley Reads campaign, which features several books on the theme of “Connecting.”

The annual campaign encourages people across Santa Clara County to read, reflect and join a community conversation through a variety of activities focused on a selected theme.


Start date: December 1, 2020
End date: February 28, 2021

Uplifting resilience, perseverance, accessibility, and movement, the exhibition Fuerza (Strength) will showcase the work of local artists and what they’ve created during the 2020 shelter-in-place.

¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now

Start date: November 20, 2020
End date: August 8, 2021
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
Events | Lectures

Celebrate the opening of this landmark exhibition with a moderated virtual preview featuring artists Juan Fuentes, Ester Hernandez, and Zeke Peña and notable collectors Gil Cárdenas, Ricardo and Harriett Romo, Rosa Terrazas, and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto. Join us and explore the importance of Chicanx graphics in American visual culture, Thursday, November 19, at 7 p.m.


Tuesday, January 26, 6:30 p.m. ET

Cross-Generational Mentorship and Influence


  • Juan Fuentes, artist
  • Dignidad Rebelde (Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes), artists

  • Terezita Romo, art historian, curator, and a lecturer and affiliate faculty member at the University of California, Davis

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Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m. ET

From Black and Brown Solidarity to Afro-Latinidad


  • Malaquias Montoya, artist
  • Favianna Rodriguez, artist
  • Kaelyn Rodríguez, assistant professor in art history at Santa Monica College
  • Moses Ros-Suárez, artist

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Thursday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. ET

The Legacy of Printmaking


  • Jos Sances, artist
  • Pepe Coronado, founder of Coronado Print Studio and founding member of the Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA
  • Tatiana Reinoza, assistant professor of art history at the University of Notre Dame


Thursday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. ET

Spirituality and Indigeneity within Chicanx Art


  • Enrique Chagoya, printmaker and professor in the department of art and art history at Stanford University
  • Yreina D. Cervántez, artist and professor emeritus in the department of Chicana/o studies at California State University at Northridge
  • Claudia Zapata, curatorial assistant for Latinx art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum


Thursday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. ET

Creating in a Digital Sphere


  • Michael Menchaca, artist
  • Julio Salgado, artist and social justice activist
  • Claudia Zapata, curatorial assistant for Latinx art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

In the 1960s, activist Chicano artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking that remains vital today. Many artists came of age during the civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist and LGBTQ+ movements and channeled the period’s social activism into assertive aesthetic statements that announced a new political and cultural consciousness among people of Mexican descent in the United States. ¡Printing the Revolution! explores the rise of Chicano graphics within these early social movements and the ways in which Chicanx artists since then have advanced innovative printmaking practices attuned to social justice.

More than reflecting the need for social change, the works in this exhibition project and revise notions of Chicanx identity, spur political activism and school viewers in new understandings of U.S. and international history. By employing diverse visual and artistic modes from satire, to portraiture, appropriation, conceptualism, and politicized pop, the artists in this exhibition build an enduring and inventive graphic tradition that has yet to be fully integrated into the history of U.S. printmaking.

This exhibition will be the first to unite historic civil rights era prints alongside works by contemporary printmakers, including several that embrace expanded graphics that exist beyond the paper substrate. While the dominant mode of printmaking among Chicanx artists remains screen-printing, this exhibition will feature works in a wide range of techniques and presentation strategies, from installation art, to public interventions, augmented reality and shareable graphics that circulate in the digital realm. The exhibition will also be the first to consider how Chicanx mentors, print centers and networks nurtured other artists, including several who drew inspiration from the example of Chicanx printmaking.

Artists and collectives featured in the exhibition include Rupert GarcíaMalaquias MontoyaEster Hernandez, the Royal Chicano Air Force, Elizabeth SiscoLouis HockDavid Avalos, Jesus Barraza, Melanie CervantesSandra C. FernándezJuan de Dios Mora, the Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICAEnrique ChagoyaRené CastroJuan Fuentes, and Linda Lucero, among others.

¡Printing the Revolution! features 119 works drawn from SAAM’s pioneering collection of Latinx art. The museum’s Chicanx graphics holdings rose significantly with an important gift in 1995 from the renowned scholar Tomás Ybarra-Frausto. Since then, other major donations and an ambitious acquisition program has built one of the largest museum collections of Chicanx graphics on the East Coast.

This exhibition is organized by E. Carmen Ramos, curator of Latinx art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with Claudia Zapata, curatorial assistant. The museum will publish a major catalogue with essays by Ramos and Zapata, as well as contributions by Terezita Romo and Tatiana Reinoza, leading scholars of Chicanx and Latinx graphics.


Healing & Activism Conference

Date: October 10, 2020

The inaugural UCSF Healing and Activism Conference is a two-day interprofessional event that provides UCSF students the space to collectively heal, deepen understanding and commitment to social justice, and develop sustainable skills to become activists as emerging health professional leaders in their fields.


-Participants will engage in culturally relevant and responsive practices that center healing and wellness from trauma.

-Participants will critically examine and reflect on the impacts that systems of oppression have in healthcare, science, and  research.

-Participants will experience a sense of belonging & humanization

-Participants will gain tangible skills for advocacy that will contribute to their leadership identity and narrative.

Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Zoom will be provided via email

Political Multimedia Art in Social Movements

Date: September 15, 2020