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May
11
to May 19

Oeste 4: Collective Art Exhibition for WEST 2019 (Austin, Texas)

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For the 4th year La Peña participates in the West Austin Studio Tour with a collective exhibition, OESTE 4.

Opening Reception: Saturday May 11th from 4-7pm.

West Austin Studio Tour dates: May 11-12 & 18-19, 2019

This year our focus is in Latino inspired art featuring the following artists:
Alejandra Almuelle, JC Amorrortu, Stuart Cameron, Cecilia Colomé, Fidencio Durán, Victor García, Naxieli Gomez, The Death Head, Brian Joseph, Carlos Lowry, Alberto Martinez, David Martinez, Francisco Mendizabal, Leticia Mosqueda, Fernando Muñoz, Kevin Muñoz, Kelly Daniela Norris, Salvador Rodriguez, Fabio Saavedra, Pamela Sanchez, Elvira Sarmiento, Ashley Tristán, Ray Valdez, Deshawn Washington, Liliana Wilson

Music, food and refreshments will be provided.

About West Austin Studio Tour:
Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists of Austin in their creative spaces.

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Feb
1
to Feb 2

PrintAustin Presents: The Printmaker's Ball and PrintExpo (Austin, Texas)

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January 1st - Join us for a whimsical masquerade evening and get a glimpse of the artists, galleries, and editioning shops exhibiting during our PrintEXPO! Bid on your favorite works during a silent auction (benefitting PrintAustin) of prints by our EXPO artists, and get groovy to tunes curated by psoodo. Drinks generously donated by Tito’s Vodka and Topo Chico. Creative cocktail attire and masks highly encouraged! (See our PrintExpo event for the continuation of this event)
Time: 7–10pm
Cost: $10 suggested donation at the door
Venue: Blue Genie Big Top, 6100 Airport Blvd

Expo artists, galleries, and printmaking vendors:
Carlos Hernandez and Burning Bones Press, Tim Doyle of Nakatomi, Inc, Black Crow Press, Bale Creek Allen Gallery, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Flatbed Press, Daryl Howard, Flynn Craft House, Veronica Ceci, Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, Wally Workman Gallery, Beast Syndicate, Sybil Press, Carlos Pozo Art, Aaron deGruyter, Mark Farris, Dennis McNett, Liv M. Johnson, Recspec Gallery, Tess Doyle, Martin Mazorra/Cannonball Press, Moonhowler Press and Spooky Press, Benjamin Sorrell, Inky Lips Press, Una Scott, Futuristic Press, Brooke Molla, American Printmaker: Jesse Shaw, Iron Frog Press, Erin Miller, Selene Bataille, Benjamin Muñoz, Wendi Ruth, Barrio Dudes, Industry Print Shop, Reboprints, QIAOYI SHI, Hokum Press, Holy Press, Guerra Girl–sponsored by Speedball, Pável Acevedo–sponsored by Speedball, Full Court Press–sponsored by Speedball, Texas Tech Print Club–sponsored by Speedball

Also presenting, our sponsors: Texas A&M-Kingsville, Speedball

January 2nd - PrintAustin hosts their annual PrintEXPO and print sale. The EXPO features 30+ artists, live demonstrations + bin work. Purchase original prints from regional talent, see live demonstrations and experience steamroller printing. The Steamroller Event is organized by PrintAustin in partnership with Texas A&M University-Kingsville Department of Art, Communications and Theatre. This is a family-friendly event. Sneak peek available the night before at our launch party–The Printmaker’s Ball from 7-10pm. Our 2019 EXPO will be centrally located at the Blue Genie Big Top, 6100 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752.

Artists/galleries/vendors are curated by Carlos Hernandez of Burning Bones Press and PrintAustin. EXPO includes a vendor fair, steamroller printing, and printmaking demonstrations.

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Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

La Peña Presents: Latino Artists in Printmaking (Austin, Texas)

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Save the date for the opening reception of Latino Artists in Printmaking 2019.  La Peña is proud to present the works of established and emerging Latino Artists in this collective exhibition. We will be featuring works from México, Chile, Perú, Guatemala, and Texas. Exploring different themes and techniques.  Participating Artists: JC Amorrortu (Perú) Tara Blanca (Chile) Rafael Cortes Leddy (Chile) Mono Gonzalez (Chile) Luis Guerra (México) Marco Duran (Chile) Kevin Muñoz (Guatemala) Peter Ortiz (Montopolis-Texas) Amado Peña, Jr. (Texas) Hampton Rodriguez (Dominican Republic) Alexis Ikram Ruiz (Chile) Cecilia Sanchez Duarte (México) Elvira Sarmiento (México) Ashley Tristan (Texas) Serie Project: Candace Briceño Melanie Cervantes Carlos Donjuán Leticia Huerta Sandra Fernandez  Live Music by Victor Murillo (Ecuador)  Food and refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE and OPEN to ALL

Save the date for the opening reception of Latino Artists in Printmaking 2019.
La Peña is proud to present the works of established and emerging Latino Artists in this collective exhibition. We will be featuring works from México, Chile, Perú, Guatemala, and Texas. Exploring different themes and techniques.

Participating Artists:
JC Amorrortu (Perú)
Tara Blanca (Chile)
Rafael Cortes Leddy (Chile)
Mono Gonzalez (Chile)
Luis Guerra (México)
Marco Duran (Chile)
Kevin Muñoz (Guatemala)
Peter Ortiz (Montopolis-Texas)
Amado Peña, Jr. (Texas)
Hampton Rodriguez (Dominican Republic)
Alexis Ikram Ruiz (Chile)
Cecilia Sanchez Duarte (México)
Elvira Sarmiento (México)
Ashley Tristan (Texas)
Serie Project:
Candace Briceño
Melanie Cervantes
Carlos Donjuán
Leticia Huerta
Sandra Fernandez

Live Music by Victor Murillo (Ecuador)

Food and refreshments will be provided.
This event is FREE and OPEN to ALL

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Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Hecho a Mano: Holiday Mini Mart (Laredo, Texas)

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Join us for another holiday shopping pop up at the Laredo Center for the Arts monthly art opening and CaminArte! We're bring the local, handmade art and craft vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs.

Treat your loved ones to luscious handmade botanical body products, gorgeously crafted handmade jewelry, decadent edibles, unique hand-printed attire and accessories, handmade books, dolls, toys, home decor items and so much more, all made by your friendly, local artisans and artists!
Come downtown and celebrate local by shopping Hecho a Mano!

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Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Hecho a Mano @ Cultura for Small Business Saturday (Laredo, Texas)

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Finally! An HECHO A MANO and CULTURA BEER GARDEN mash-up! Join us this SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY for a local, handmade shopping event at the coolest spot in town! Cultura Beer Garden hosts an Hecho a Mano Pop Up Market for all your holiday shopping, without all the mall-madness. Along with local, handmade artists, crafters and microenterprises, Cultura will be featuring delicious Mimosas and tasty brunch beers to complement your Food Truck dining experience. Come downtown and start your holiday shopping right, by supporting local artists and crafters who bring you original, unique handmade art and crafts perfect for gift-giving.

Small Business Sip & Shop starts at 11 am and ends at 3 pm. Vendors will have original art, handmade accessories, jewelry, home goods, toys, wood works, and more!

Food trucks will feature delicious brunch menu items, and Cultura will have an extensive array of brunch brews, coffee, mimosas and more to choose from. Bring your family, friends and pets to this family friendly event to support Local artisans on Small Business Saturday!

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Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Hecho a Mano @ Laredo Center for the Arts' Dia de los Muertos Festival (Laredo, Texas)

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Join us as we pop-up at the Laredo Center for the Arts' Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival! Come downtown and visit us at the historic Center for the Arts outdoor patio and find original art, handmade crafts, artisanal food and more! We have over 25 local, handmade artists and crafters, along with local music, food vendors, dance performances, art on display and free arts and craft activities for the whole family! Bring your friends, family and leashed pets downtown for a memorable, family-friendly art and culture event!

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

La Peña Presents: Dia de los Muertos, Opening Reception (Austin, TX)

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Please join us to remember the lives of departed loved ones,
and to celebrate life through a Collective Art Exhibition.

Starting at 5PM Live Music by:
The BenTones
Pati Ayala-McLean, Bob Stillinger, Robert Wyatt, Ron Benton and, Doug McLean.

Opening Reception
October 27, 2018 • 6-8PM
Free Admission

Participating Artists:
Alejandra Almuelle, Alondra Acosta, JC. Amorrortu, Santa Barraza, Ana Borne, Verónica Castillo, Carlos Cedillo, Mary Cisneros, Cecilia Colomé, Naxieli Gomez, Suzy González, Lucy González, Luis Guerra, Brian Joseph, Salvador Lopez, Carlos Lowry, David Martinez, Kevin Muñoz, Carla Nickerson, Peter F. Ortiz, Rose, Juanita Towery, Ashley Tristan, April Sullivan

Texas A&M University Students:
Yazmine Arce, Jo Benavides, Bianca Barrera. Megan Buchen, Breana Briseno, Rachel Fuentes, Arianna B. Garza, Deziree N. Garza, Mabel Garza, Brittany S. Gritton, Kaylee Rayne Hensley, Evan Hernandez, Kaitlyn B. Lehman, Matthew Longoria, Samantha Lopez, Genesis Mendoza, Bryson Olivarez, Briana Rodriguez, Heather Marie Salazar, Oliver Solis, Jacqueline D. Zamora


About Dia de los Muertos and Ofrendas (Altares)

Día de los Muertos originated in ancient Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America) where Indigenous groups, including Aztec, Maya and Toltec, had specific times when they commemorated their loved ones who had passed away.

The ofrenda is often the most recognized symbol of Día de los Muertos. This temporary altar is a way for families to honor their loved ones and provide them what they need on their journey. Altars typically include pictures of the deceased, items that belonged to them, and objects that serve as a reminder of their lives.

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Oct
6
to Oct 20

Movies on the Patio @ Border Heritage Museum (Laredo, Texas)

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It’s officially spooky time in Downtown Laredo! It’s the Border Heritage Museum’s annual Movies on the Patio! Some of us Hecho a Mano vendors were invited again to set up while the movie is playing so swing by to get some spooky artwork. Ya better get there early though because parking is limited and so are the number of tables if you want to bring your own food and stuff. The awesome folks from the museum will also have some snacks for sale just in case you want to support your local non-profit.

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Jun
8
5:00 AM05:00

Hecho a Mano in Conjunction with the Tejano-Chicano Group Exhibit @ Laredo Center for the Arts (Laredo, Texas)

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Join us as we celebrate Local and Regional artists and crafters at Hecho a Mano Handmade Market! This month, we're partnering with Laredo Center for the Arts' Tejano-Chicano Group Art Exhibit to highlight South Texas artists! Come downtown and shop small, local, and handmade!
We'll have a diverse group of local and regional artists selling their handmade goods on the beautiful, historic patio of the Laredo Center for the Arts, along with delicious street food, live music and local artists exhibiting in the gallery.

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Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

La Peña Presents: Inspiring Women - Art Exhibit Opening Reception (Austin, TX)

Join us to celebrate International Women's Day with a Collective Exhibition by Women Artists. Inspiring Women exhibit will be open from March 10th to April 10, 2018.

Opening Reception :Saturday, March 10, 2018. From 6 to 8 P.M.

Participating Artists:
Ana Borne, Mary Christina Cisneros, Juanita Cole Towery, Cecilia Colomé, Anel Flores
Naxieli Gomez-Traub, Suzy González, Cliona Gunter, Carla Nickerson
Farah Rivera, Elvira Sarmiento, Emily Socolov
April Sullivan, Rama Tirú, Ashley Tristán

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Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

CREATIVE CREATURES: Artflix - Opening Reception (San Antonio, Texas)

It's time for First Friday at the Blue Star Complex again! Come check out this Netflix originals art inspired art show at CREATIVE CREATURES. I'll be out and about checking out all the cool stuff. It'd be really rad to meet some of you in person! Check out my piece and the flyer for deets below!

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Patron Saints of Geriatric Self-Love

Patron Saints of Geriatric Self-Love

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Jan
30
to Feb 28

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art's Bi-National Exhibit - Opening Reception (Brownsville, Texas)

  • Brownsville Museum of Fine Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"UTRGV - Brownsville Rusteberg Art Gallery and Brownsville Museum of Fine Art will jointly exhibit Icons and Symbols of the Borderland, curated by Diana Molina and organized by the Juntos Art Association. 

Rusteberg Gallery opening reception will be on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The exhibition will run though Friday, March 23.

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art opening reception will be on Tuesday, January 30 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 13. The museum will also be showcasing artwork from local artists and artists located across the U.S./ Mexico border in a separate binational exhibition. 

Both receptions will be free and open to the public.

“In an age where visual representations are fundamental to communication and lifestyle, icons and symbols are the key to ethical precepts, inspirations, and beliefs; they provide a framework for ideals, emotions, philosophy, and, ultimately, patterns of behavior. Icons and Symbols of the Borderlands exhibition is an embodiment of the landscape and cultural legacy of the U.S./Mexico borderland.”

Icons and Symbols of the Borderland participating artists include: Ricky Armendáriz, Nanobah Becker, Antonio Castro, Mark Clark, David DeWitt, Socorro Diamonstein, Gaspar Enríquez, Priscilla Garcia-Franzoni, Chris Grijalva-García, Wayne Hilton, Romy Sáenz Hawkins, Wopo Holup, Benito Huerta, Ilana Lapid, Lydia Limas, Cesar Martínez, Diana Molina, Delilah Montoya, Oscar Moya, José Rivera, Roberto Salas, Victoria Suescum, Miguel Valenzuela, and Andy Villarreal.

Binational exhibition artists include: Armando Ibarra, Ashley Tristan, Daniel Benavides, Eduardo Quintero, Elizabeth McCormack-Whittemore, Erika Balogh, Gaby Rico, Gil Rocha-Rochelli, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Humberto Jimenez, Jaime Gonzalez, Jennie Price, Jesus Maria, John Liss, Jose Angel Lozano, Josie Del Castillo, Josue Ramirez, Juan Mora, Kathryn Elizondo, Kyle Chaput, Leila Hernandez, Linda Lewis, Luis Corpus, Marcy Gonzalez, Marilyn Brown, Mario Godinez, Maximiliano Cervantes, Noel Palmenez, Rosendo Sandoval, Ruby Garza, Samantha Rawls, Sandra Gonzalez, Stephen Hawks, Susie Vlaisavljevic, Tochiro Gallegos, Veronica Cardenas,Veronica Gaona, and Eva Soliz. 

Accompanying events for this exhibit include: artist panel discussion on January 31 at UTRGV Rusteberg Gallery from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and a community event on February 17 at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Events will be free and open to the public. Please see poster for details."

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Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

CREATIVE CREATURES: In the Style of Wes Anderson (San Antonio, Texas)

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Hey San Antonio peeps! Really excited to share this event with y'all! First show of the year I'll be participating in and it's going to be the first time I show work in SA. A few of us Laredo artists submitted some work so I'm really happy to be showing alongside some of my buddies and alongside new folks. If you love Wes Anderson, you totally should check out the show! If the weather is all good, I'll be there so it'd be really cool to meet some of y'all! Family friendly event so invite everyone you know. Hope to see you there!

(The original piece and prints will be for sell for a month at the gallery/shop so if you can't make it out that night and want to scoop one up, you'll still have a chance!)

Nonviolent Rescue Operation - 2018

Nonviolent Rescue Operation - 2018

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Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Hecho a Mano - Holiday Winter Market @ Laredo Center for the Arts (Laredo, Texas)

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Join your friendly, neighborhood artists, crafters and handmade enthusiasts for our monthly good time downtown at the Laredo Center for the Arts! Hecho a Mano, in conjunction with the Laredo Center for the Arts, and Visit Laredo to bring you our monthly Handmade Market and CaminArte! Bring your family and friends, and celebrate at this FREE, Family-friendly indoor event! This month, we’re getting cozy upstairs at the Center’s beautiful Mezzanine on the second floor. You won’t find Hecho a Mano outside on the patio, but all the goodies happening inside will make you want to stick around all night long!

This month, Hecho a Mano celebrates the holidays with handmade gifts to fill your stockings!
Vendors will have Art, crafts, handmade goods, so bring cash or credit to buy locally made artisan goods and support your local artists!

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Hecho a Mano - Holiday Mini Mart @ Gallery 201 for Small Business Saturday (Laredo, Texas)

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This Small Business Saturday, celebrate Laredo's Small Businesses and Microentrepreneurs by shopping Hecho a Mano's Annual Mini Mart! We'll have a variety of cool handmade goods crafted by hand by Laredo's favorite handmakers in this annual Hecho a Mano Mini Mart! Come shop local handmade art, craft, apparel, accessories, home decor and homemade goodies and get your Christmas shopping started here!

We'll have free Swag Bag for our first 25 customers who spend $25 or more and complimentary coffee for you as you shop! Support your local makers by shopping small, local and handmade!

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Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Hecho a Mano @ Laredo Center for the Arts (Laredo, Texas)

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Join your friendly, neighborhood artists, crafters and handmade enthusiasts for our monthly good time downtown on the patio of the Laredo Center for the Arts! Hecho a Mano, in conjunction with the Laredo Center for the Arts, and Visit Laredo to bring you our monthly Handmade Market and CaminArte! Bring your family and friends, and celebrate at this FREE, Family-friendly outdoor event!
This month, Hecho a Mano celebrates Halloween with a pet costume contest! Wear you own costume and snag a free Sweet treat from the Swag Bag Hecho Table! Join us for a great time downtown!
Vendors will have Art, crafts, handmade goods, so bring cash or credit to buy locally made artisan goods and support your local artists!

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Aug
8
1:00 PM13:00

Guest Speaking: SBDC's Starting Mobile Small Business (Laredo, Texas)

  • IBC Bank Administration Building, 2nd Floor (map)
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Soooo, very last minute but me and two other friends of mine (Flynn Craft House & the Knotty Redhead) got invited to be guest speakers for an art & craft vendors panel. It's $25 and they provide food, information about starting your mobile business, and some swag! 

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Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Play: Series 2, Toy-Themed Art Show @ Laredo Center for the Arts (Laredo, Texas)

Sketchbomb's annual Play, toy-themed art show, is back again! I'll have another munny piece up. Sadly I won't be here since I'll be in San Antonio watching Tears for Fears live! But don't let that deter you. There are so many awesome pieces done by local Laredo artists and there will also be free screenprinted shirts provided by AR Graphics! Family-friendly so there's no excuse that you need to find a sitter. ;)

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Apr
2
11:00 AM11:00

CraftHER Market - #BossBabesATX @ Fair Market (Austin, Texas)

Guess what Austin! I'll be back sooner than later. Really excited to announce that I got accepted into CraftHER Market in April! Hope you see y'all there. :)

Date: April 2, 2017
Time: 11AM-5PM
Location: Fair Market, 1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/115497452298485/

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Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

PrintAustin's PRINTEXPO @ the Museum of Human Achievement

  • Museum of Human Achievement (Located Near Canopy) (map)
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Really excited to be part of this year's PrintExpo on February 11th! I'll be sharing a table with my good friend Erika Buentello from Flynn Craft House. There will be 30+ artists selling their prints, doing live demos, and did I mention large block prints being run over by a steamroller? It's going to be lots of fun so bring your friends and family. Don't know what printmaking is? Come on out anyways to see what we're all about! If you have any trouble finding the place, contact me through email or message me through instagram!

Poster by Carlos Hernandez

Poster by Carlos Hernandez

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