Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lisette will participate in the 15th Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out event in front of Adobe Gallery. Aside from drawing in person, several of her small drawings and lithographic prints will be available for purchase.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th 11am-3pm. It will be a great time to pick up some handmade artworks created by unique artists.
SGCI 2022: Madison- Our Shared Future
This spring, Lisette will be on a panel for SGC International in Madison, Wisconsin, more details coming soon. Learn more below:
The History of SGCI International
'IN 1972 BOYD SAUNDERS, from the University of South Carolina, invited every printmaker he knew in the South to meet at the annual convention of the Southeastern College Art Conference with the intention of forming a printmaker’s organization. (At that time, college and university printmaking programs tended to be small, isolated, and neglected.) The group that assembled in New Orleans for that meeting included Bernie Solomon, John O’Neil and Boyd Saunders. They wrote and approved by-laws and in 1973 the Southeastern Graphics Council was officially chartered by the State of South Carolina as a non-profit organization.' - SGC International
Drawn in San Antonio- Today
Drawn in San Antonio—Today highlights the work of twenty-two San Antonio-based artists and expands on the definition of drawing. A departure from the basic understanding of a drawing being lines on paper, sometimes contemporary drawings are made with unconventional materials like animations rendered on a computer screen. Contemporary drawings can also incorporate photographic imagery and elements of collage. Using both traditional and nontraditional materials, seemingly unrelated content conveys unexpected connections and meanings.
Death and the Devil Are Always Lurking: Lisette Chavez's Very Catholic Body (of Work)
Ruben Cordova wrote a very comprehensive essay about Lisette's work. Visit the link below to read on Glasstire.
Latinx Heritage Month | Virtual Zine Workshop Palo Alto College
'Virtual Latinx Heritage Month continues this week with an exciting artist talk/plática from multi-disciplinary artist, Lisette Chavez! Chavez, who’s exhibit “From the Horses Mouth” was just named a @glasstire Top 5 exhibit, will be conducting a virtual ‘zine workshop in which participants will learn how to create their DIY magazine, or ’zine, focusing on family photos and family narratives.' - Palo Alto College
Wednesday, Oct. 6
1:00-2:15 p.m. central time
Zoom (RSVP at the link below!)
GoFundMe | Annalise Gratovich
A beloved member of our printmaking community, Annalise Gratovich, has been battling an autoimmune disease that has affected all aspects of her life and work. We're sharing this Go Fund Me campaign to help with the medical debt she’s accrued over the past year and a half. Please help if you can, she’s a wonderful person and artist.
Lisette Chavez | From the Horse's Mouth
Gallery 100 presents an exhibition of works by Lisette Chavez | From the Horse's Mouth. This exhibition is open for the public to visit in-person. Current gallery hours are listed below:
- Monday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Wednesday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Thursday: By appointment; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message to the link below.
Print as Object Exhibition &
Lisette has been invited to give an artist talk for the Connect: Collect 2021 & Print As Object Exhibition at Oklahoma City University on September 9th. She will also be in attendance for the opening reception (6-8pm), held at the Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery at OCU.
Radical Intersectional Printmaker's Guild Takeover & Interview w/Theresa Escobedo
The Radical Intersectional Printmaker's Guild ( @riprintguild) has invited Lisette to do an Instagram takeover on Tuesday, July 20th. She'll share some images and talk about her work throughout the day. The brilliant Theresa Escobedo, artist, curator, and civic art manager for the city of Houston will conduct a live interview with Lisette at 7pm central time.
Click the link below for a recording of the interview.
Pine Copper Lime Podcast
"In this episode Miranda speaks with Lisette Chavez. You may know Lisette from her most excellent internet presence through Holy Press and Show Me Your Print Shop Instagram accounts. When we recorded this episode Lisette was joining us at a very vulnerable time, just a few weeks after she'd lost her husband Craig suddenly and unexpectedly. She shares a lot about that loss, how she's coping with it through art and community, as well as how she feels making work about death for many years prior to his death helped to prepare for the grief that comes with a loss such as this."- Pine Copper Lime
This new project was born out of an effort to feel more connected and learn up-to-date information artists and curators across the country. Every week, creators from across different disciplines share their new projects, quarantine hobbies and what gives them hope about art today.
From the Horse's Mouth Opening Reception
The opening reception for From the Horse's Mouth will be temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local restrictions and information on safety is changing on a daily basis, any updates on the exhibition opening and catalog release at Freight Gallery & Studios will be posted here and on Instagram @holy_press. Thank you for your patience and support during this time.
XicanX: New Visions Exhibition
On the first floor you’ll experience, “XicanX: New Visions.” This national exhibit curated by Dos Mestizx (Suzy González and Michael Menchaca) challenges previous and existing surveys of Chicano and Latino identity-based exhibitions. Artworks from 34 artists expands upon how Latinx artwork can be established across ideological borders; freely expressing a new wave of images and voices in a post-internet era.
The XicanX Art Movement consists of artists from a variety of regions, genders and backgrounds, not necessarily with Mexican origins. This exhibition especially highlights the women, queer, immigrant, indigenous and activist artists who are at the forefront of this movement. With roots in painting, murals and printmaking, the XicanX movement expands to include new media, video and installation-based art making. Per Dos Mestizx, these artists are not afraid to use their voices, and often comment on and/or question socio-political issues, identity and contemporary civil-rights through a conceptual means.
Print Austin: The Contemporary Print Exhibition
In partnership with Big Medium, PrintAustin is pleased to announce the artists selected for The Contemporary Print 2020 juried exhibition. Curated by Claudia Zapata, our upcoming exhibit showcases the work of artists from across the United States, Canada, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, giving us a broad survey of printmaking happening across the globe! We're thrilled to share with you fresh perspectives in printmaking and encourage you to learn more about each artist and how they're pushing the boundaries of traditional techniques.
This year's selected artists include: David Avery, Kelly Belter, Lisette Chavez, Briar Craig, Tania Cruz, Angela Faz, J.Leigh Garcia, Dirk Hagner, Veronica Hallock, Anna Hoberman, Daryl Howard, Raluca Iancu, Brian Johnson, Wayne Madsen, Michelle Martin, Jonathan Nicklow, Ryan O'Malley, Samantha Osborne & Alan Pocaro, Kristina Paabus, Sumi Perera, Ramiro Rodriguez, Terry Schupback-Gordon, Emily Stokes, Wendi Valladares, and Carson Werner.
Studio Visit: San Antonio with Bryan Rindfuss
"In this new column, we’ll be highlighting diverse San Antonio artists and their work through visits to their studios — whether they be traditional offsite spaces or makeshift operations in garages and guest bedrooms or on couches and kitchen tables."- Bryan Rindfuss
Latinx Printmaking Panel SGC International- March 7th
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Oak room
Time: 7 March, 10:15–11:45am
Chair: Michael Menchaca, visual artist
Panelists: Lisette Chavez, Creator of Show Me Your Print Shop, San Antonio, Texas
Paloma Mayorga, Director, Print Austin, Texas
Alan Serna, Cofounder and Master Printer, feral editions, San Antonio, Texas
This panel discussion addresses the Latinx ethos in contemporary printmaking. The Latino, or “Latinx” identity, is inherently connected to Texas history and has been historically stigmatized through print materials. We will talk about the history of prints as a tool for social influence and the ethics behind the printmaker’s intentions. The theme of Texchange is connected to the Latino heritage within the Tejano population that identifies with both U.S. and Mexican cultures.
Mujeres del Sur/ Women of the South Exhibition @ The Union HTX
The Union HTX is pleased to announce "Mujeres del Sur / Women of The South," a group exhibition featuring a diverse selection of works by fourteen contemporary Latina artists living and working in Southern Texas, representing the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and installation. Presented to coincide with the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, this exhibition opens with a public reception on Saturday, October 6, from 7 - 9 pm, and is complemented by a panel discussion, date TBD.
"Mujeres del Sur" surveys artwork from leading Latina artists working across creative disciplines, in multiple capacities, and in a wide variety of roles within arts communities across the Texas South. As cultural leaders, influencers, and visual guides, these artists at once represent the broad scope of subject matter significant to Latina creatives, the challenges of inequity that many women face, and the means through which each artist has been successful in their respective creative disciplines and practices.
Lisette Chavez, Luisa Duarte, Jenelle Esparza, Tere Garcia, Julia Barbosa Landois, Daniela C Madrigal, Paloma Mayorga, Lorena Morales , Delilah Montoya, Karen Navarro, Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez, Xochi Solis, Allison C Valdivia, Jasmine Zelaya
YLA 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges
YOUNG LATINX ARTISTS 23: BEYOND WALLS, BETWEEN GATES, UNDER BRIDGES
This marks the 23rd year for this annual exhibition dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists and curators.Guest curated by Rocha Rochelli, YLA 23 brings together the works of eleven Latinx artists to explore the complexities of the U.S./Mexico border region. Drawing from their personal experiences, memories, histories, and familial bonds, the work of these artists focuses on the social, cultural, and political realities of life on the border.
ARTISTS: Lisette Chavez, Evelyn Contreras, Adelgadoart, Artist Raul Gonzalez, Alex Macias, Juan De Dios Mora, Andrew Ordonez, Natalia Rocafuerte, Abel Saucedo, Ana Laura Treviño, Jose Villanueva
Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
'CAMH is pleased to announce the next project in this ongoing series, Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio. With 19 artists and artist collaboratives, this exhibition—organized by Curator Dean Daderko with Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator Patricia Restrepo—includes sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, textiles, performance, and installation by a multi-generational cohort of artists.' (The exhibition includes a multimedia installation titled, Angel Baby, which was created by Lisette Chavez & Audrya Flores.)
Artist Talk & Solo Exhibition
Lisette will have an artist talk at the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts on Tuesday April 10, 2018. A solo exhibition of Cafeteria Catholic will follow at Resonator on Friday, April 13th. Many thanks to the University of Oklahoma, Curtis Jones and Resonator for the invitation.
Common Currents- Blue Star Contemporary (Feb 1-May 7, 2018)
'In celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial year, six downtown artist-centric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art, will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues.
Drawing on the connections or currents that run through San Antonio’s vibrant creative community, each of the organizing partners began by inviting two artists. These initial 12 artists were then asked to invite two peer artists, until more than 300 were amassed. All of the participating artists were assigned one year of San Antonio’s history on which to reflect in the development of their work for Common Currents . This exhibition is presented chronologically through a variety of contemporary media across the six venues.
Common Currents draws a portrait of San Antonio, by San Antonians. With the “chain letter-inspired” framework for the exhibition, each organization takes a backseat, letting the participating artists make decisions that may traditionally be the role of the organization or curator. This provides for an exciting presentation of artistic connections spanning our center city’s art venues.'
St. Anthony's Lost & Found
St. Anthony’s Lost & Found is a multi-genre exhibition grounded in the history of San Antonio, featuring community poems and artworks that pay tribute to both the known and lost history of our City.
The exhibit is a signature initiative of San Antonio Poet Laureate Jenny Browne, resulting from a citywide education project conceived for San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary: St. Anthony’s Lost & Found: A Poetry Exchange. The goal of the project is to commemorate the Tricentennial through a study of poetry and how it can communicate personal, social, and historical connections to the land, people, and cultures that make up the City’s landscape in 2018.
Albert Alvarez, Fernando Andrade, Lisette Chavez, Joe De La Cruz, Joey Fauerso, Paul Fauerso, Barbara Felix, Ana Fernandez, Xavier Gilmore, Joe Harjo, M. Guadalupe Marmolejo, Abraham Mojica, Kristy Perez, Jose Sotelo, Hiromi Stringer, Allison Valdivia, Jose Villalobos, and Juan Zavala Castro
Lady Base Gallery is proud to present an installation by Lisette Chávez and Audrya Flores titled, ANGEL BABY at AP Art Lab for the Second Saturday Art Walk in the Southtown the Arts District July 8th, 7-10pm. The installation is based on their "feminist adaptation of the well-known South Texas folktale, “El Camaroncito”. By retelling the story with a female protagonist, these artists challenge viewers to consider the manner in which folktales reinforce societal expectations of women and gender related power.
This event is free and open to the public.
de stijl | PODIUM FOR ART is pleased to present “En Bola”
Opening reception: June 10, 7-10pm through August 12, 2017
Gallery hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday
Location: 1006 W. 31st St., Austin, TX 78705
de stijl | PODIUM FOR ART is pleased to present “En Bola” an exhibit featuring Austin collective Los Outsiders working in tandem with a trio of Texas artists. Using the exhibition occasion as an example of the Los Outsiders’ ethos of opportunity-making, “En Bola” pairs each of the Los Outsiders members — Michael Anthony Garciá, Roberto Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez — with a different artist. The collaborative art-making of “En Bola” will yield mixed-media installations, manipulated photography and altered paintings. “En Bola” is a Spanish phrase meaning “a gathered group.”
"A Woman's Place Is..."
This exhibit of fifteen Latina artists is an acknowledgement of where women artists have been, looks to the places they occupy now and the roles they will fill in the future. This cross-generational exhibit, with artists ranging in age from 20 to 80, includes women who were active participants in the first wave of feminist art and younger artists who are just now discovering the mythic history of that rich legacy.
Curated by Kathy Vargas
Artist Lab 2016 -Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center San Antonio, TX
'Through the generous support of the Surdna Foundation, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is proud to host Artist Lab. Now in its third year, the artist lab fellowship provides a select group of local visual artists an opportunity to exhibit their art. Through our partners at LiftFund, the fellowship offers an educational experience in both creative and business development, and an opportunity to build new networks between local artists and the national artistic field. The culmination of these experiences is manifested in a year-end exhibition.
This December the Guadalupe presents its final round of participants, Lisette Chavez, Raul Gonzalez, Sarah Fox, Jose Villalobos, Andrei Renteria and Kristel Puente. These emerging artists will be presenting contemporary works that will blend a multitude of media and concepts.'
The exhibition runs December 16, 2016 - February 3, 2017.
MAPC PANEL PRESENTATION- "THE PRINTMAKER AS COLLECTOR”, LISETTE CHAVEZ & NICOLE GEARY
Printmakers are primed to be in tune with the act of collecting. We are known to work in series, creating images that can be thought of as multiple originals. In much the same way, a collection of objects can be compared to these multiples, as the gathering of a certain kind of item reflects differences and unique variables within a genre. Not only is one able to acquire a wealth of prints as a printmaker, but one can also acquire a wealth of objects as a collector. In some cases, those “object collectors” happen to be printmakers. The satisfaction of creating and collecting multiples is a trait that we wholeheartedly understand. The printmakers that we have chosen to highlight in this panel have a need to fulfill that repetition and pattern in their personal spaces. What do these different collections say about the work, and how do they reflect or reveal the way we tell our own unique stories? In our interviews and investigations, we hope to better understand our printmaking community and how they interpret their concrete and collectible surroundings in a digital world.
THREE HAIL MARYS, TWO OUR FATHERS
'Provenance Gallery is pleased to present Three Hail Marys, Two Our Fathers, an
installation featuring the work of Lisette Chavez. Opening on July 9, and will be on view
until July 23, 2016.' Click to join the FB Event or visit Provenance Gallery at the link below.
OBRA GRÁFICA: SELECTIONS FROM THE MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM PRINT COLLECTION
Obra Gráfica: Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Print Collection features the Museum’s growing contemporary print collection with works by Latina/o and Latin American artists. The Mexic-Arte Museum’s permanent collection originated from the desire to share Mexican, Latin American, and Latino/a Art with the Austin community.
GCAC NAMES NEW RESIDENT ARTISTS
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio has just named the six artists who’ll participate in the second year of its still-new artist-in-residence program.The artists for the 2016-17 cycle are: Lisette Chavez, Sarah Fox, Raul Gonzalez, Kristel Puente, Andrei Renteria, and Jose Villalobos.
THE SKULL SHOW
The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as memento mori, traditional religious icons, and vanitas themes in still life paintings. The Skull Show will also highlight the role the skull has played in the contemporary arts, exploring its appearance in counter cultures such as skate, surf, tattoo, as well as urban graffiti projects.