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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Art of Alfredo (Fred ) Bustinza (1957 - 2005 )

"Alfredo Bustinza attended Ebony Heights Elementary, Cummings Junior High, and was a 1976 graduate from Homer Hanna High School. "

Photo courtesy of website.
NEW WEBSITE

DEDICATED TO ALFREDO BUSTINZA


The Art of Brownsville - continues to welcome information on painter Alfredo Bustinza..... recently a comment submitted :
http://brownsvilleart.blogspot.com/2005/08/art-behind-man.html

Anonymous said....
Alfredo (Fred) Bustinza (1957 – 2005)

Hidden away for some time 50 plus works by the late Alfredo (Fred) Bustinza are now available to the art world.
For additional information please contact me at the email listed.

Website: http://fredbustinza.webs.com/
CONTACT: B McKANE
Email:
art.of.fred.bustinza@gmail.com
See web site for more of the available works ..

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MARIO DIAZ LABASTIDA - PINTOR










"SOY UN AFICIONADO A LA PINTURA DEL SUR DE TAMAULIPAS, LE ENVIO UNA IMAGEN DE MI TRABAJO..."
SALUDOS

PARA MAS INFO:
MARIO DIAZ LABASTIDA
E. CARRANZA # 517 OTE. INT 106
TAMPICO TAMPS 89000

email:arqmariodiazl@prodigy.net.mx

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Frida Kahlo - Brownsville Museum of Fine Art


The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art is located at 660 E. Ringgold St. across from the Gladys Porter Zoo.


Museum hours:
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

During Market Days (Labor Day through July 4) the museum is FREE on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Admission:
Adults: $5.00
Children 6-12: $3.00
Children under 6: Free
Wednesdays after 5 p.m. Free

ARTIST- www.callforentry.org

PRESS RELEASE:
Dear CaFE™ Artist,

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Artist - Claudia Garza






"Mujeres" at McAllen Artwalk
February 5, 2011 - March 4, 2011
The Art Village / McAllen Stained Glass
800 North Main St., Suite 400
McAllen, TX

Artist Claudia Garza draws inspiration from nature, travel and people. She has a BA from St. Edward's University and a MA from the University of Texas at Brownsville.

This collection, entitled "Mujeres," is an homage to the different women that have shaped Garza's life. Some are based on real-life characters, such as her regal great-grandmother, "Dona Adelita," who wears fine jewelry and a couture gown and others are simply a representation of the indigenous women of her native Mexico, as is "Nina con Sandia". Although seemingly juxtaposed, both women play an important role in the fabric of Mexico's culture and both paintings have a stylized, abstracted figure, reminiscent of Colombian artist, Fernando Botero.

CURRENT EXHIBITS:
Member's Exhibit
Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts
Brownsville, TX
December 11, 2010 - January 28, 2011

Viva Guadalupe!
Old City Cemetery Center
Brownsville, TX
December 10, 2010 - January 15, 2011

CONTACT INFO:
Claudia Garza - email:claugarza77@yahoo.com
claudia@babybluegallery.com
http://www.babybluegallery/

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Art by Carlos G. Gomez







El Frijol by Carlos G. Gomez


AbsoluteArts.com:

Brief Biography

Born in Mexico D.F., Carlos G. G√≥mez found his first artistic expression in the “Tex – Mex” culture of the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville where he was raised. “Brightly colored buildings and the surreal atmosphere of the Mexican border towns gave me the first appreciation of color, line, and the generalization that my chosen images would have to be bold and realistic," explains Carlos. He obtained his B.F.A. at Pan American University and attended Washington State University for his M.F.A. in painting and drawing. In the course of his studies he went, from an interest in Renaissance style art to social-abstract-surrealism and is currently exploring multi-technique painting.
He has received positive critical reviews from the media where he has presented
exhibitions. Most recently, he was included in Arizona State University Hispanic
Research Center publications; Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art Work: Artist,
Works, and Education and CHICANO ART FOR OUR MILLENIUM, and a textbook:
K-8 Spotlight on Art, published by Pearson Scott Foreman.
Notable exhibitions include: The 24th exhibition of Painting and Sculpture held at Barnegat Light, New Jersey, which included monumental artist like: Ben Shahn, Leonardo Nierman, Betty Wesson, Samuel Rattner, and others. Other note worthy exhibitions he has participated in, include the 70th American Annual at Newport in Rhode Island, the Second National Jury Exhibition in Washington DC, The Latin Spirit of the 80's in Houston, the Art in Nature at the Museum of Natural History in Austin, Cara on Cara: Texas Faces in San Antonio, Tres Proyectos Latinos, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, and the Eight Parkside National Small Print Exhibition held in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has also exhibited with such notable artists as: Jasper Johns, Luis Jimenez, Benito Huerta, Cesar Martinez, Sam Coronado, John Hernandez, Leticia Huerta, Jesse Amado, Isben Espada, Pedro Rodriquez, and many others.
Currently, he is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he teaches a wide range of classes in painting and drawing. He has also served as a volunteer wildlife illustrator for the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and the Gorgas Science Foundation.
Other exhibitions of merit were at Texas A&M Kingsville, where he exhibited 20 paintings in a One Man Show, the University of Houston Down Town campus O'Kane Gallery in the national group exhibition titled "El Quinto Sol: Chicano (a) Perspectives" sponsored by the Museo Guadalupe Aztlan, a three person show at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center curated by Kathy Vargas in San Antonio, followed by a group exhibition in Fort Worth, and several exhibitions in the Rio Grande Valley many of which were one man shows. Among them were “Provenance” at the Rio Grande Valley Museum in Harlingen Texas, “Pseudonym” at Richardson Art Gallery, “Serendipity” at STCC, and three group shows in Wichita Kansas, Boise Idaho, and Norm Okalahoma, among others. His latest and note worthy was a two-man show with renowned Chicano artist Cesar A. Martinez; “Dos Caras Del Sur de Tejas” at the Brownsville Historic Museum. Other one-man shows are “Presence” at La Pena Gallery in Austin, “The Human Condition” in Brownsville, “Orale” in Mexico, “Unplugged: Gomez on Paper”, with several on going group shows and group traveling shows around the US.
One of particular importance is the upcoming exhibit “Chicana/o Art for our Millennium,” a partnership between the Mesa Southwest Museum in Phoenix and the Hispanic Research Center which is based on the two volume book “Contemporary Chicana/o Art: Artists, Works, Culture and Education”. . In conjunction with the exhibit, Bilingual Review Press will produce an oversized catalog and resource guide with all of the 95 pieces featured in the exhibit complete with artist’s bios.
Aside from exhibiting his work, Carlos also is a very active curator and has curated more than one hundred shows. He is latest a project “Four from Brownsville”, an exhibition that documents a regional influences in extreme South Texas—mainly Brownsville. The exhibition was held the spring of 2006 at the Kellogg Gallery at Cal Poly Tech in Pomona, California.

VISIT: www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/c/carlosggomez

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts : Director ? Curator ?


The 2010 year has ended and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art has yet to name the new "Executive Director" replacement for the late Barry T. Horn and replacement for former "Curator" Jennifer Cahn Ph.D . Currently still listed under the BMFA website is: Linda Marin as Interim Director and Laura Ochoa as Assistant Curator.



Board of Directors
Officers
Dr. Diamond Freeberg
President

Bertha Garza
Vice President

Lloyd Molina
Treasurer

Nellie Garcia
Recording Secretary

Eddie Knebel
Immediate Past President


Board Members
Cecilia Barnard
Marsha Betancourt
Sylvia Berry
Dr. Uvaldo Cantu
Paquita Chavez
Mark Clark
Morris Edelstein
Richard Garza
Peggy Klinger
Beatrice Lopez
Dr. Elena Marin
Betsy Price
Gerda Marie Settle
Rafael Vela
Charles Willette, Jr.


Advisory Board
Susana Reynoso
Mary Yturria
George Farish
Graciela Marks
Hans Van Doesburg

Art by Rosendo Sandoval - Title:"La que bailo con el diablo " contact: galloblanco03@yahoo.com

Art by Rosendo Sandoval - Title:"La que bailo con el diablo " contact: galloblanco03@yahoo.com

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