Featured Image by Valerie Medina
Artists: Maya Gonzales, Patricia Rodriguez, Frankie Franco, Luis Tinoco, Valerie Medina, Lilly Quintana, Carlos Villez, David Martinez, Ipolani Bovee, Pamela Enriquez, Emily Costello, Julie Zarate, Dana Bloede, Pinchi Michi, Sandy Fitzgerald, Corry Perez, Yoli Manzo, Elisa Tudor, Ernie Lucero, Amelia Berumen, Denise Cortes, Sally Rodriguez, Lawrence El Colacion.
Curated by Bird Levy, Maria Sanchez
We are excited to present iconic street artist MAN ONE as he Paints a Portrait of our Nation in Groundbreaking New Body of Work. Join us for the Opening Reception Saturday April 8th at 5:00pm. See Press Release for more details.
Oakland First Friday - Collector's Preview
THIS EVENT IS SOLDOUT.
Cheech Marin is coming by Tertulia to discuss and sign his new memoir "Cheech is Not My Real Name … But Don’t Call Me Chong." We will open up a link soon to allow you to purchase his book. We will have a private Q&A for the first 75 people who buy his book. He'll not only be discussing his career in Hollywood, but also his love for Chicano Art. His new art book "Papel Chicano Dos" will also be available to purchase. Mark your calendar!! Click on FB event page for more details and updates.
On Saturday January 21, 2017, over 80,000 residents from Oakland and surrounding communities showed up together to march for human rights, environmental issues, civil liberties ans social justice. People gathered not as victims nor as violent disrupters, but as a diverse civic army bonded by shared values and a common purpose. This collection of images, taken by you, reflect the vibrancy, diversity, and strength of our community. This is what democracy looks like in action. Resist. Be the change. Never Settle.
Curated by Randy Wells
Angela Bean, Carol Chong, Dan Wright, Deborah Green, Doug Olson, Isabella Cha Cha, Jamie Thrower, Marcell Turner, Miranda Claggette, Nicole Naramura, Noah Arroyo, Tim Preut
Exhibit runs form March 14th to March 25th, 2017
RSVP to FB event page.
HUIZACHE is a leading Latino literary magazine in the US and a metaphorical home to a growing wave of undeniably gifted new writers from the edges, corners and fringes of the American West: El Paso, San Antonio, Chicago, Tucson, Austin, San Francisco, Mexicali, San Diego, Fresno, San Jose, and Los Angeles among others. These cities are bursting with fresh voices and faces inspired by the sights, sounds and music of their own culture and who are writing from their own homelands. (Credit: Huizache 6th Issue Press Release)
Hosted by Suzy Huerta
Musical Guests: John Santos, José Roberto Hernández, and Manuel Constancio
Leticia Del Toro
Nicole Henares (Aurelia Lorca)
Norma Liliana Valdez
Ana Varela Tafur
As we enter into one of the more turbulent political climates in US history the role of the artist, maker, visionary, and thinker is one that will take on more importance to help us digest our current state of affairs. Younger generations today are more politically engaged and aware than many generations before them. It is crucial to have open and safe spaces for our young people to express themselves about their own thoughts and emotions regarding our collective future. This collection of projects from visual art students at the Oakland School for the Arts grades 6th-12th expresses their varied responses to today's political climate.
To RSVP please see our FB events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1328748073813882/
Flora & Fauna an art exhibit highlighting the natural beauty of both plants, landscapes, flowers and animals are explored in this exhibit. Lots of beautiful art pieces in this show, we invite you to come support the artists and art.
Tertulia coffee will be serving their awesome coffee drinks, cold brews, lattes, etc.
Oakland's B-Side Brujas will be spinning some old school funk, souldies and Motown greats.
Flora Fauna y Funk!
Valerie Medina, Oscar Magallanes, Luis Garcia,Tara Gonzalez, Julio Rodriguez, Linda Estrada, Elizabeth Montoya, Nick Hernandez, Nicole Garcia, Fernando Reyes, Patrushka, Sandra Martinez, Donna Rodriguez, Clare Olivares, Camille Espinoza, Stephanie Steiner Jacobi, DK, G. Billie Quijano, Mathew Barnes, Yadira Cazares. Curated by Maria Sanchez.
Join us for our art reception: All About the ARTS. Arts are the heart of community. This exhibit celebrates the many art forms in our community including musicians, dancers, singers, artists, ballet, bomba, ballet folklorico and aztec danzantes. They are all celebrated visually on canvas, print, photography. We will also have live music.
Andres Bella, Ipolani Bovee, Hokulealani Bovee, Malika Crutchfield, Benjamin Estrada, Ester Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Terry Teles, Ana Guadalupe-Aviles, Valerie Medina, Cirillo Lopez, Maria Lopez, Donna Rodriguez, Sally Rodriguez, Billie Quijano, Justice Taylor, Roxanne Quezada-Chartouni.
Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page.
Both the Gallery and Coffee Shop will be open for Oakland First Friday, November 4th.
Join us for the opening reception of our 1st annual Dia De los Muertos Art Exhibit: Ofrendas de Amor
To have your artwork considered for this show, please email Maria Sanchez at SanchezContemporary@gmail.com
Deadline for submissions is: September 8th.
We will also have a community altar available for the public.
All women art exhibit, featuring the work of artists from the bay area and beyond. Art will be on display Sept 3rd to Oct 1st, 2016.
Group show: Damas Y Diosas, (Ladies & Goddesses) The exhibit honors women and spirituality, female empowerment. This is an all women exhibit and is dedicated to our Dama and now Diosa Martha Rodriguez.
Ester Hernandez, Irene Perez, Patricia Rodriguez, Valerie Medina, Lily Quintana, Martha Rodriguez, Lark Calderon-Gomez, Pamela Enriquez, Rachel Anne Palacios, Donna Rodriguez, Martha Ayala, Corry Perez, Maya Gonzalez, Naomi Dubin, Valerie Medina, Frances Hernandez, Ana Alvarado, Alejandra Palos, Maria Sanchez.
***Live Music by Taller Bombalele of Oakland
***Tertulia Coffee & pastries.
Please RSVP to our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124662577605410/
We will be open for Oakland's First Friday until 10pm - September 2nd and will have a "Collectors Preview" for the Damas Y Diosas Exhibit which officially opens, Saturday September 3rd at 5pm.
Readings from the book, Remembering Frida (2013) edited by Roberta Orona-Cordova, a collection of essays reflecting on the impact that Frida has on Chicana identity and how for Chicanas, Frida "became an imagined ancestor who we not only wanted, but needed. Her iconic image, her paintings and her struggle as a woman allowed us to move forward in our own movimiento" (Amalia Mesa-Baines). A reading will be shared/performed by Lara Medina, "A Chicana Aesthetic: Imagining Self and Friday".
Lara Medina will also share her new book project titled: From the Ancestors and Beyond: Chicana/Xicanx and Latina/Latinx Spiritual Expressions. This anthology intends to offer spiritually conscious women of color a resource to enhance our lives by providing guidance on new and old spiritual practices informed by the Indigenous, multiethnic and sexual orientations that shape us. We are seeking a wide range of contributions, including personal and communal rituals, prayers, chants/songs, recipes, meditations, and other spiritual practices that sustain us and strengthen us in our efforts to decolonize our minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits as we heal ourselves and enact social justice. How to contribute to the project will be discussed.
Lara Medina, Professor
Dept. of Chicana and Chicano Studies
California State University, Northridge
Hosted by Maria Sanchez
Please note we have a limited amount of seats.You must RSVP to attend. Click here to view EVITE ticket link to RSVP
Join us for Fiestas Frida, First Friday Poetry Open Mic. Poets will have up to 5 minutes with sign ups starting at 3pm. All poets to be accompanied by congero and percussionist, Frank Guzman. First prize is $50. This is a free event.
We invite you join us for the 8th year of Passion for Frida. A celebration of art honoring the life and passion of Frida Kahlo. For the past 7 years the exhibit has been curated by Bird Levy (Polu Manu Productions) and hosted at Puerto Alegre in San Francisco's Mission District. We are thankful to have had a place to share the many talented artists that have participated in the show over the years. This year the show moves to a new venue, Sanchez Contemporary in Oakland, curated by Maria Sanchez & Bird Levy.
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was born in Coyoacán, Mexico. Frida Kahlo is best known for the "pain and passion" in her self-portraits. Kahlo did not originally plan on becoming an artist. After entering a pre-med program in Mexico City, she was seriously injured in a streetcar accident. Over a year’s strict bed rest, she began to paint. At 22 she married artist & muralist, Diego Rivera. Their passionate, tumultuous relationship survived infidelities, divorce and remarriage. Her poor health and her inability to have children were only a few of the many heartbreaks she suffered.
Despite the many challenges in her life she lived a life of passion; passion for love, painting and her beloved Diego. She has become an icon and example to many who face lifes tragedies, illnesses, chronic pain and heartbreak. It is with this in mind that we honor her life, death during the month of July.
This is a free event and open to all ages.
**We will also have a Frida look-a-like contest, so remember to come dressed to impress in your finest Frida fashions.**
Fernando Reyes, Luis Tinoco, Louis Jacinto, Corry Perez, Carlos Villez, Valerie Medina, Dana Bloede, Linda Hammer, Dianna Bernal, Diana Gaspar-Pena, Mary Ann Rodriguez-Veatch, Monica Ramirez, Billie Quijano, Yoli Manzo, Ines Ixierda, Eduardo Valadez Arenas, Danika Bryant, Sabrina Muscat, Rachel Anne Palacios, Kary Franco, Gabriela Nunez, Karin Lampson, Beatriz Vasquez, Margo Rivera-Weiss, Donna Rodriguez, Lizbeth Ortiz, Patrushka, Alejandra Palos, Jose Andres Chavez, Laureano Martinez, Marina Castro, Maria Sanchez.
Gallery will be open the same hours as the cafe. The DOCE:12x12 Silent Auction is ongoing and ends July 16th. Several artists will be present for the cafe's grand opening celebration. I hope you will come out and join us for this fun celebration of art, coffee and music.
Tertulia Coffee and Sanchez Contemporary will be open for First Friday, July 1st. Stop by and try our Stumptown cold brew coffees, 1. original cold brew coffee, 2. single origin from Ethiopia, 3. Nitro (coffee infused with nitro gas) Hope to see you Friday! On view in the gallery is our current exhibit, DOCE:12x12 Silent Auction. (bidding ends July 16th)