"Mujeres Luz" my painting series dedicated to the incredible women of Las Patronas will be shown at the Community Media Center of Marin in San Rafael, CA in October. Here's a photo of a video shoot in my studio to promote the show. Stay tuned!
Very proud to have been accepted for the fourth time to participate in the annual ArtSpan's Juried Benefit Art Auction. This wonderful event will take place on March 25 @ Somarts in San Francisco. ("Una Tarde en Sarteneja", oil on wood panel inspired by the quaint beach town of Sarteneja in Belize)
My piece "Una Tarde en Sarteneja" will be part of this year's Artspan Juried Benefit Auction
My painting “Las Telas de Doña Elcira” (Oil on canvas 23”x27”) is now officially part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Arequipa, Peru. I’m Pictured here with Dr. Samuel Lozada Tamayo, Museum Board President.
Mi pintura “Las Telas de Doña Elcira” (Oleo sobre lienzo 60cm x 70cm) es oficialmente a partir de ahora parte de la colección permanente del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Arequipa. Aquí con el Dr.Samuel Lozada Tamayo , presidente del directorio del museo.
I just came across "Claudio y Jennifer", a wonderful painting by my mentor and master watercolorist Palao-Berastain. I am the one on the left against the wall. Truly amazing work!
Painting live @ the de Young Museum, San Francisco on Friday Oct 14, 2016. I created a new piece for my Patronas & Migrants series. (Photo credits: Victoria Montero, Izote Studio)
"All of Me" Film Premiere & "Mujeres Luz" Opening Reception last month @ the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support this wonderful event!
At the Marga Gomez show @ Spark arts in San Francisco to talk about the #film premiere of "All of Me" @ the Roxie & opening of Mujeres Luz, an #art exhibition inspired by the #film. (Aug 5-11)
Great turnout last night @ the opening reception for my solo show "Shedding Light" at Spark Arts Gallery, San Francisco. Thank you!
Artspan & Daylighted virtual art gallery exhibition on high-definition screens @ the Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco as part of the First Thursday Art Walk.
Working on a new painting for my
Honored to have been invited as the featured artist to the 18th Annual Floricanto Festival, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA organized by the Latin American Studies Department. Click on this link for more information.
Listen to an interview with film director Artur González Villaseñor & artist Talavera-Ballon on Rock en Rebelion KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA about the award winning film Llévate mis amores and a painting series about La Patrona and migrants traveling on la bestia.
The interview was conducted in Spanish and starts @ min 00:18
In August 2015 I had the wonderful opportunity of spending some time with Las Patronas, a group of exceptional women in a small town in Veracruz, Mexico. These women feed migrants as they travel on the roof of freight trains heading north to the US in search of a better life.
My latest series is dedicated to Las Patronas and the migrants who embark on this perilous journey. Here are some pictures of very special times I spent there. I feel blessed that I will be visiting them again in a couple of weeks.