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FUTURE VISIONS

opening reception: friday, February 9th, 2018 6-8pm

Exhibition dates: January 12th - February 9th, 2018

1951 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA

Living in a world that is increasingly polarized with uncertainty a growing norm, we look to our young bright minds to get a taste of what is being imagined for the times to come. Future Visions is a collection of work from visual art students at Oakland School of the Arts that explore various narratives that can be very personal, political, environmental, and fantastical. These explorations are a window into what some of our young creatives are envisioning for their own and our collective future.  

Please join us for 2nd annual Oakland School for the Arts, Student Exhibition at Sanchez Contemporary/Tertulia Coffee in Oakland. 

FACEBOOK EVENT: HERE

 
 
Artist: Lark Calderon 

Artist: Lark Calderon 

 

Urgency of Life: Solo Exhibition by Lark Calderon-Gomez

Opening Reception: November 11, 2017 from 5-8pm

Exhibition Dates: November 11 - December 31, 2017

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

Calderon-Gomez’s latest solo exhibition shows her adeptness at dealing with the tumultuousness of present times, transforming darkness into bold, glimmering images of women. Many of her paintings were inspired by the Women’s Marches that took place in the wake of the year’s presidential inauguration. They portray women cast against a stark gray background with elaborate golden-leafed headdresses evoking a sense of stateliness and royalty. The contrast is evocative.

“I feel like women today have to deal with so much misogyny and adversity,” she said. “To me, I feel every women should feel appreciated for our true strength.” 

The women of Calderon-Gomez’s ancestry - most notably her mother and paternal grandmother- play a core role in her artmaking. Their hardship and tribulations as well as their perseverance and triumph, the way that they moved through the world, provide endless inspiration.

Written by Catherine Brozena for Oakland Magazine, November 2017

Lark Calderon-Gomez was born and raised in California where she fell in love with oil painting when she was seven.  Her mother, a gifted artist, started teaching her at that time. She was twenty years old when she landed her first professional work as an illustrator for a book on magic illusions published by Pearson/Simmel Press.  She went on to work in animation for award-winning MetroLight Studios in LA. She worked under award-winning digital effects artist, Mark A. Lassoff.  They worked in the 2D division called, MetroCel, where Lark painted cels on Ren & Stimpy and Beavis & Butthead, respectively. 

Website: http://www.calderon-gomez.com/

Facebook Event Invite: click here

Artist: Karla Lopez

Artist: Karla Lopez

dia de los Muertos: memorias

OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 11th, 2017 5-8PM 

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

This year we honor the memory of our loved ones. We celebrate their lives and legacy, not their deaths. We are as a community dealing with the many losses of family and friends both near and far, in all of the recent disasters and recent tragedies. Let's get together to help each other through this difficult time.

Opening reception: Coffee drinks and pan de muerto in the cafe. We also hope to have a blessing and traditional danzantes and a spoken word performance, DJ and light refreshments. A community altar will be open to the community to place mementos, photos, flowers, etc. in memory of their loved ones.

Featured Artists:
Maya Gonzales, IFeatured artists: Ana G. Aviles, Rudy Andradre, Danika Bryant, Dana Bloede, Miguel Cruz, Adrian Delgado, Frances Hernandez, Nicholas Hernandez, Silvia Ledezma, Karla Lopez, Maria Lopez, Daniel Wayne Lugo, Valerie Medina, Elizabeth Montoya Osborne, Mario Navasero, Sonia Orban-Price, Rocio Sofia Ordonez, Fernando Perez II, Billie G. Quijano, Sandra Regan, Donna Rodriguez, Sugey Salazar, Beth Ann Shannon, Gil Sobrano, Luis Tinoco, Carlos Villez, Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli

Curated by Maria Sanchez

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DOCE:12X12 GROUP SHOW & SILENT AUCTION - 2017

THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME BY THE GALLERY AS WELL AS OUR ONLINE VISITORS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNING BIDDERS. 

DOCE: 12X12 AUCTION AND GROUP SHOW WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON AUG 19TH, 2017 with an artist reception from 5-8pm. CLOSES SEPT 29TH, 2017.

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY IS LOCATED AT 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA WITHIN TERTULIA COFFEE.

This exhibit celebrates the diverse works of local artists. Each piece represents the artist’s latest work. Each artist was invited to create a new work that celebrates their own individual artistic style and subject matter with the only limitation being the size of the canvas - 12x12 inches. The show includes original paintings on wood, canvas, photography and glass.

Collectors will be able to bid on each piece online and in person. All bidding starts at $150 with $25 incremental bidding. A portion of the proceeds go to fund scholarship that will assist local students pursuing a degree in Fine Art.

View complete listing of pieces HERE

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Alejandra Oseguera, Ana Guadalupe Aviles, Valerie Medina, Lilly Quintana, Roxanne Quezada Chartouni, Donna Rodriguez, Dana Bloede, Russell Bloom, Tomye Neal Madison, Semmie Johnson, Julio Rodriguez, Stephanie Steiner Jacobi, Mario "Mantistic" Navaserro, Zoe Boston, Mathew Barnes, Luis Tinoco, Frances Hernandez, Corry Perez, Silvia Ledezma, Benjamin Estrada, Paul Razo, Luis Garcia, Adrian Delgado, Carlos Villez, Oscar Cisneros, Mary Gainza, Sugey Salazar, Sally Rodriguez, Yadira Cazares, DK Bryant, Rebecca Garcia-Gonzalez, Maria Sanchez

Music: by Chico Lopez/El Trio del Mar - music with a Cuban Jazz flair.
Check out Chico's music here: ChicoLopezmusic.com

Curated by Maria Sanchez

 

Pasion de Frida 2017

 

opening reception: july 8TH, 2017 from 5-8pm

Exhibit runs from: july 8th - AUGUST 12TH, 2017

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

Celebrating the life, art and passion of Frida Kahlo. Original artwork by a fabulous group of artists. 

Featured Artists:
Maya Gonzales, Ipolani Bovee, Luis Tinoco, Pinchi Michi, Amelia Berumen, Carlos Villez, Corry Perez, Dana Bloede, David Martinez, Denise Cortes, Diana Gaspar Peña, Donna Rodriguez, Elisa Tudor, Emily Costello, Ernie Lucero, Frances Hernandez, Frankie Franco, Lilly Quintana, Nicholas Hernandez, Pamela Enriquez, Rudy Andrade, Sandi Fitzgerald, Valerie Medina, Xochitl Guerrero, Yoli Manzo, El Colacion, Karin Lampson

CURATED BY BIRD LEVY AND MARIA SANCHEZ

www.sanchezcontemporary.com

Official Hashtag: #pasiondefrida2017

 

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Chingona revolution!

OPENING RECEPTION: saturday, June 3rd, 2017 FROM 5-8PM

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

Join us at the opening reception of Chingona rEvolution! ... from Soldadera, Pachuca, Chola to modern day Chingona woman.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Ester Hernandez, Valerie Medina, Lilly Quintana, Luis Tinoco

Photography and Chingona Manifesto by Billie Quijano

Read by Erika Guzman and accompanied by Frank Guzman on congas. 

music: B-Side Brujas will be spinning some old school music!

Curated by Maria Sanchez

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¡Somos Americanos? MAN ONE Solo Exhibition

preview: Friday, April 7th, 2017 from  5-7pm

Opening Reception & Book signing: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 5-8pm

exhibit runs from: April 8th - may 13th, 2017

Iconic Street Artist MAN ONE Paints a Portrait of Our Nation In Groundbreaking New Body of Work

Sanchez Contemporary is excited to present a groundbreaking solo exhibit by Los Angeles-based graffiti artist, Man One. ¡Somos Americanos? will be a significant departure for the street art legend, utilizing mixed media and abstract surrealist portraiture to explore the question of the show's title: "Are we American?" The answer is no longer apparent.

Opening April 8, ¡Somos Americanos? will showcase an entirely new body of work consisting of 20-30 mixed media pieces on wood and mediums he's never used before, including oil, crayons and acrylics.

"I've had this concept in my head for a while of wanting to create portraits of different aspects of America, and using all these new mediums is really pushing my comfort zone and inspiring me to make new work," Man One says. "I'm usually known for more tight paintings, but this is becoming very loose and emotional. It's abstract. I can't say there's any realism in it at all. These are portraits, but you can't always tell they're portraits. And because I'm using wood as canvas for the first time, I can really jab into it with brushes. It's going to be very textural in a way I haven't done before. When people show up to the opening they might be surprized it came from me."

The past year has been foundation-shifting for Man One's personal life, not dissimilar to the tumultuous and disorienting changes we've seen across our nation as a result of the presidential election. For over a decade, Man One has been as much of a businessman as he has an artist, co-founding the iconic Crewest Gallery (now turned Crewest Studio) and leading a global creative agency. ¡Somos Americanos? is Man One getting back to basics as an artist and taking a break from commercial concerns so he can say what he needs to say. 

"Succeeding in this show is about stepping up to the canvas with the concept of what I want to do and just expressing it right there in the moment with each piece," explains Man One. "And then I'm done. I just walk away from [the work] and not have any judgement."

 

Featured Artist: http://www.manone.com/

 
Photographer: Doug Olson

Photographer: Doug Olson

IMAGES FROM THE OAKLAND WOMEN'S MARCH TAKEN BY YOU. #NEVERSETTLE

 

Opening reception: march 14th, 2017 from 5-8pm

Exhibit runs from: March 14th - March 25th, 2017

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

ON SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2017, 100,000 RESIDENTS FROM OAKLAND AND THE EASTBAY SHOWED UP TOGETHER TO FIGHT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR ALL. THESE COLLECTION OF IMAGES TAKEN BY YOU REVEAL HOW VIBRANT, DIVERSE AND STRONG OUR COMMUNITY IS. THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE IN ACTION. BE THE CHANGE AND NEVER SETTLE.

Photographers:
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

Curated by Randy Wells

RSVP to FB event page. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1231172283667269/?active_tab=about

 
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collective futures: a osa student exhibition

opening reception: February 10th, 2017 from 6-8pm

Exhibit runs from: February 10th - March 10th, 2017

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

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.

RSVP on our FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/188109788331765/

 
"In/Out" by Julio Rodriguez

"In/Out" by Julio Rodriguez

Flora Fauna & Funk

opening reception: january 7th from 5-8pm

EXHIBIT RUNS FROM: January 6th - february 4th, 2017.

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

Sanchez Contemporary is pleased to present a group exhibition including paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media artwork by Bay Area-based artists. Flora & Fauna explores the natural beauty of both plant and wildlife. The term flora & fauna is often used to refer to the indigenous plant and wildlife of a geographical region. The artists have captured the beauty of their natural surroundings in both literal and abstract interpretations to include flowers found along the California coast to urban landscapes, poison ivy,  deer and hummingbirds (colibri).

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today." - Indian Proverb

 

Opening reception on Saturday January 7th from 5-8pm. 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.

 

featured Artists:
VALERIE MEDINA, DONNA RODRIGUEZ, LUIS GARCIA, FERNANDO REYES, TARA GONZALEZ, JULIO RODRIGUEZ, LINDA ESTRADA, ELIZABETH MONTOYA, NICK HERNANDEZ, NICOLE GARCIA, PATRUSHKA, SANDRA MARTINEZ, CLARE OLIVARES, CAMILLE ESPINOZA, STEPHANIE STEINER JACOBI, DK BRYANT, G. BILLIE QUIJANO, MATHEW BARNES, YADIRA CAZARES

CURATED BY BIRD LEVY AND MARIA SANCHEZ

 

To RSVP please see our FB events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1328748073813882/
 

 
Carlos Santana by Angie Villegas

Carlos Santana by Angie Villegas

All About the arts

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 5-8pm

Exhibit runs from: November 26th - December 25th, 2016

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

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.

Opening reception: Live Music by Chico Lopez/El Trio del Mar - music with a Cuban Jazz flair. Check out Chico's music here: ChicoLopezmusic.com

Featured Artists: Andres Bella, Ipolani Bovee, Hokulealani Bovee, Malika Crutchfield, Benjamin Estrada, Ester Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Terry Teles, Ana Guadalupe-Aviles, Silvia Ledezma, Valerie Medina, Cirilo Lopez, Maria Lopez, Donna Rodriguez, Sally Rodriguez, Billie Quijano, Justice Taylor.

Curated by Maria Sanchez

Dia de los muerto: Altares de Amor

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, october 15th, 2016 from 5-8PM

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

Dia de los Muertos is a day where we celebrate life, not death. We celebrate the lives of our dearly departed loved ones and remember them on these days to honor their spirit, the families they had and the legacy they leave behind.

Opening Reception:  Tertulia Coffee will have coffee, lattes, cold brews and cold drinks available to drink with pastries, pan dulce and pan de muerto.We will have a community altar for you to place a special memento for your loved one.

Music by Grupo Adelante (Susana Cortez)
Special performance by Erika Guzman


Featured Artists:
Ana Guadalupe Aviles, Alejandra Oseguera, Anita De Lucio, Armani, Mondragon, Carlos Villez, Carmela Chase, Corry Perez, David Tafoya
Diana Gaspar-Peña, Donna Rodriguez, Earnie Lucero, Ester Hernandez
Frances Hernandez, Julie Zarate, Lilly Quintana, Lizbeth Ortiz, Luis Tinoco, Lupe Flores, Martha Rodriguez, Maya Gonzalez, Patrushka, Roxanne Quezada- Chartouni, Silvia Ledezma, S.G. Garcia, Tatiana Ortiz, Valerie Medina

Curated by Maria Sanchez

 
Ix Chel by Lark Calderon-Gomez

Ix Chel by Lark Calderon-Gomez

DAMAS y DIOSAS

"Collectors Preview" on Oakland First Friday, September 2nd, 2016 from 6-9pm

opening reception: saturday, september 3rd, 2016 from 6-8pm 

exhibit runs from: september 2nd - october 1st, 2016

SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY | 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA

Damas y Diosas, an art exhibit honoring women, spirituality and strength. It is an all women artist exhibit. We are excited to share the work of both veterana artistas and emerging artists as we honor each of them for the work and inroads they have made for Latina and women of color in the art world.

Opening Reception: Tertulia Coffee will be offering coffee drinks, cold brews and pastries and we will also have Live Music! We look forward to seeing you September 3rd. ♥

Featured Artists:
Ester Hernandez, Irene Perez, Maya Gonzalez, Lily Quintana, Lark Calderon-Gomez, Pamela Enriquez, Valerie Medina, Patricia Rodriguez, Frances Hernandez, Pinchi Michi, Anna Alvarado, Corry Perez, Naomi Dubin, Donna Rodriguez, Rachel Anne Palacios, *Martha Rodriguez (dedicated and in her honor).

curated by maria sanchez

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Pasión For Frida-2016

Opening reception: SATURDAY, july 23rd, 2016 

Exhibit runs from: July 23rd - August 20th, 2016

We hope you join us for the 8th year of Pasion 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, CA. 

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.

Opening Reception: Tertulia Coffee will be open we serve Stumptown coffee drinks, cold brews and organic Samovar teas, bottled rose lemonade and other bottled drinks. Firebrand pastries and Mexican pan dulces will be available for sale. This is a free event and open to all ages.

Frida look-a-like Contest:
Participants will need to sign up and take a number that can be seen by the judges. Sign ups start at 5pm, winners announced at 7pm. Frida inspired prizes will be awarded to 3 winners. Winning Categories: Most Authentic, Most Creative/Original, Chiquita Frida Bonita

 

FEATURED Artists:
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 Kristine, Sabrina Muscat, Rachel Anne Palacios, Gabriela Nunez, Karin Lamson, Beatriz Vasquez, Margo Rivera-Weiss, Donna Rodriguez, Lizbeth Ortiz, Patrushka, Alejandra Palos, Jose Andres Chavez, Laureano Martinez, Marina Castro, Sandi Fitzgerald, Maria Sanchez.

 

Music by Chico Lopez/El Trio del Mar - music with a Cuban Jazz flair

Check out Chico's music here: ChicoLopezmusic.com

 

Curated by Maria Sanchez & Bird Levy

 
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DOCE:12X12 GROUP SHOW & SILENT AUCTION

THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME BY THE GALLERY AS WELL AS OUR ONLINE VISITORS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNING BIDDERS. WE HOPE TO MAKE THIS AN ANNUAL EXHIBIT AND AUCTION.

DOCE: 12X12 AUCTION AND GROUP SHOW WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY JUNE 18TH, 2016 WITH AN ARTIST RECEPTION FROM 5-8PM. THE NEW SANCHEZ CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY IS LOCATED AT 1951 TELEGRAPH AVE. OAKLAND, CA WITHIN TERTULIA COFFEE.

Sanchez Contemporary is pleased to present this wonderful group of artists in its new gallery space located inside of Tertulia Coffee in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, CA.

This exhibit celebrates the diverse works of Chican@/Latin@ artists and includes artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Each piece represents the artist’s latest work.  Each artist was invited to create a new work that celebrates their own individual artistic style and subject matter with the only limitation being the size of the canvas - 12x12 inches. The show includes original paintings on wood, canvas, photography and sculpture.

The silent auction will run for the duration of the show (June 18th – July 16th, 2016). Collectors will be able to bid on each piece online. All bidding starts at $150 with $25 incremental bidding. A portion of the proceeds will be used to create a new scholarship fund that will assist local Chican@/Latin@ college students pursuing a degree in Fine Art.

View complete listing of pieces HERE

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Martha Rodriguez, Sally Rodriguez, Alejandra Palos, Alejandra Oseguera, Yadira Cazares, Oscar Cisneros, Carlos Villez, Margo Rivera-Weiss, Ana Guadalupe Aviles, Valerie Medina, Lilly Quintana, Billie Quijano, Roxanne Quezada Chartouni, Pola Lopez, Donna Rodriguez, Diana Gaspar-Peña, Dianna Bernal, Gabriela Nuñez, Dana Bloede, Martha Ayala de Harris & Maria Sanchez

 

Curated by Maria Sanchez