Events

Women in The Heights - Artists Talk - 3/28/18

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

March 28, 2018 was the last day to see Women in the Heights - Resistance. It was also my first time participating in the Artists Talk where I spoke about my work and my art practice. 

About the Event:
Join the artists of “Women in the Heights-Disruption” as they share their processes and visions followed by the workshop: “Women in the Heights” and Workshop “Artivism - How to develop and fund your projects” led by curator Andrea Arroyo.This session is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

About the Exhibition: 
In celebration of Women’s History Month Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling present the exhibition "Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. 

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Images from the Artist Talk

El Chow: Fruto en Vaina - 3/24/18

Event Flyer for El Chow: Fruto en Vaina

Event Flyer for El Chow: Fruto en Vaina

I'm so proud to have been part of this group exhibition titled El Chow: Fruto en Vaina held in El Rincón Social in Houston, Texas on March 24th, 2018. 

About the Exhibition: 
El Rincón Social is pleased to present El Chow: Fruto en Vaina, a group exhibition featuring multidisciplinary and multimedia works from 20 Houston-based artists that share an affinity for Latinx cultural traditions and examine their hybrid mentalities as women and queer people of color. El Chow, the second curatorial initiative spearheaded by curator Maureen Penders, runs from March 24, 2018 - April 6th, 2018, with an opening reception for the public on Saturday, March 24 from 7 PM to 1 AM. There will be an Artists Talk Wednesday April 11th, 2018. El Chow: Fruto en vaina is a participating exhibition in the 2018 FotoFest Biennial.

The presented artists/artworks investigate the complex nature of the emerging Latinx identity through themes of mysticism, immortality, transnational relations, communal healing, representation, visibility, among other topics. For some of the artists in particular, El Chow includes a study of gender and of belonging. These artist’s work operate beyond the confines of the readily accepted social, cultural and gender norms.

Big thanks to Moe for curating this show, all the amazing artists who participated and thrive. Also, shout out to my wonderful family and friends who came and supported my work. Mucho love!

Featured Artists

Jessica Alvarenga
Natalia Barrientos
Leticia Contreras
Gabriela Duarte
Chanell Escobar
Theresa Escobedo
Brenda Franco
Tere Garcia
Irene Antonia Diane Reece
Jessica González
Victoria Paige Gonzalez
Yeiry Guevara
Ángel Lartigue
Paty Lennon
Karen Y. Martinez
Arely Peña
Maureen Penders
Isaac Reyes
S Rodriguez
Edna Sandoval

Images from El Chow: Fruto en Vaina

Viva La Mujer - 3/9/18

" Viva La Mujer " Art Show curated by De Colores Collective on March 9, 2018 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. 

"Viva La Mujer" Art Show curated by De Colores Collective on March 9, 2018 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. 

The wonderful team of De Colores Collective organized an art show titled "Viva La Mujer" for International Women's Day on March 9, 2018. I proudly displayed two of my pieces for the show which took place at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. Although I was not able to attend the show in person, I am super grateful for Pat and all her effort towards showing my work in Dallas. Thank you Pat, Eva and Rafa for all the magic your collective creates!

About the Exhibition: 
Join us for our first GREY SPACE of 2018, iViva La Mujer! Stop by the Oak Cliff Cultural Center for an exhibition that focuses on celebrating womanhood and femininity. This show will include work by various artists in different mediums. This event is family friendly, free, and open to the public.

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Photo Provided by Pat Arreguin

Women in The Heights - Resistance - 3/8/18

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

Showing love to Uptown on International Women's Day! I was proud to be part of this group exhibition titled "Women in the Heights - Resistance" presented by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling. The show took place at Rio II Gallery in New York, NY on March 8-28, 2018, curated by Andrea Arroyo. The opening reception was on March 8th, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Artist Talks were held on the closing night of March 28th, 2018. 
See the event recap for the Artist Talk here.
 

About the Exhibition: 
In celebration of Women’s History Month The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling present the exhibition "Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. 

Participating Artists: 
Vivian Abuelo
Gloria Adams
Abigail Arguilla
Julie Berman
Chelsea Best
Lenore Browne
Rose Deler
Wilhelmina Obatola Grant
Yeiry Guevara
C'naan Hamburger Selina Hernandez
Maggie Hernandez
Andrea Kornbluth
Lilia Levin
Najá Lewis
Marne Lucas
Nancy Mercado
Alexandra Momin
Ashanti Muniz
Rosa Naparstek
Nancy Palubniak
Nancy Rakoczy
Diana Schmertz
Tasuyo Tanaka
Joana Toro
Ruth Valdez
Tamara Wasserman

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Event Photographer, Michael Palma

Opening Night Photos & Video

Betty Valentine Art + Craft Market - 2/10/18

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My first vending market of 2018! Very cool to get all romantica and stuff at the Betty Valentine Art + Craft Market on February 10th, 2018 at Secret Project Robot. 

Displayed new Mami Made + Just Plush Play crafts as well. Very exciting since Mami Made just got featured in Remezcla too. Thank you everyone who came out! Check out the event snaps below. 

Participating Vendors:
Bidi Bidi Pom Pom
The Bettys
Bunny Lees World
GRL TRBL
Haywillouis
It's Not Personal
Jennifer Calandra
Kelsey Zigmund
Margot Terc
Panty Hoes
Pop Aesthete
Prayers Zine
♥ Sarvnaz Press
Snatch Magazine
♥ Spicy Mango Comics (jpmata.com | draizys.com | Rachellejade.com)
Thinking In Full Color
Voort Boom Jewelry// The 10th House
Vos Cipota + The Savior by Yeiry Guevara

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Cura(Collected) - 12/3/2017

Cura(Collected) at Knockdown Center

Cura(Collected) at Knockdown Center

The Cura(Collected) was a wonderful collection where my piece was alongside other amazing Salvadoran artists in a vessel. Final performances for the series were on December 3, 2017. The exhibition officially closes on December 17, 2017.

About The ShowKnockdown Center is pleased to present the third rendition of Cura(Collected), an exhibition series that centers artists who curate. This edition features a collaborative project by Anjuli Rathod, Eduardo Restrepo Castaño, Oscar Moises Diaz with an accompanying essay by manuel arturo abreu. All three are creators whose involvement in the artistic community has had a generative impact on their local art scenes, and for this occasion each artist has brought in collaborators and community for a series of ongoing, cumulative performances and actions that will take place within an architectural structure inside of the gallery each week.

A collaboration by Anjuli Rathod, Eduardo Restrepo Castaño, Oscar Moises Diaz and accompanying text by manuel arturo abreu.

Featuring contributions by Justin Cabrillos, Mariana Herrera Castaño, Nancy Chavarria, Mauricio Esquivel, Yeiry Guevara, Julia Pimes Mata, Karina Puente, Sayre Quevedo, Crack Rodriguez, Carmelle Safdie, Matthew Shalzi, Lily Jue Sheng, Dyeemah Simmons, Lucy Tomasino, and Veronica Vides. Organized by Sessa Englund

More info here:
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Thank you to Moises for inviting me to be part of the show. Shoutout to all the Salvi artists who shine brightly with their work. Event images are below.

WAKE Presents: Zines y Más - 11/26/2017

My First TX Zine Fest!!

My First TX Zine Fest!!

The hu$tle does not stop, especially in H-Town. Super fun to have participated in Zines y Más presented by WAKE Zine on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at the Galveston Arts Center.

About The Fest: WAKE, the Galveston-based collective behind the music and arts publication Wake the Zine and host of music events in Galveston, presents Zines y Más. The event will feature local zine makers and more in the style of a small pop-up market. This project is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

PARTICIPANTS ~
Artificial Head Records
Chris Kill Co.
Galveston Synergist Project
Hosj Ore
Miss Champagne
Noth Zine
Poison Moon Records
RYD Works
Super Hit Press
Wallflower Records
Yeiry Guevara
Zine Fest Houston

More info here:
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Special shoutout for my parents for being super sweet and supportive! Y'all the best. Los quiero tanto <3

Got a Girl Crush Zine Fest - 11/19/2017

Sunday, November 19 - Zine Fest in Brooklyn

Sunday, November 19 - Zine Fest in Brooklyn

I was pumped to vend at the 2nd Annual Print and Zine Fest by Got a Girl Crush at New Women Space on Sunday, Nov 19, 2017. 

About The Fest:
Featuring an exciting, emerging line-up of women/trans/gender non-conforming-led publications, artists and merch:

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The event was incredibly successful. Excellent vendors, clear communication and lots of engaging people who visited. Thank you all who stopped by and chatted!

 

No Dice - 11/17/2017

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Rejection Funhouse

Organized by Arti Gollapudi

My first art show in November! Thanks Arti Gollapudi for organizing this event. I displayed a mixed media piece (first one I've made for public consumption!). I originally made the piece when I was 16 years old. I cleaned it up and added minimal 21st century touches. Magazine cutouts and teen angst, meet Photoshop and adult anxiety. Fun in one frame!

About The Show:
~* A weekend long interactive gallery exploring desire, fear, repudiation, & acceptance *~
The gallery's theme is rejection- whether that me the process of applying yourself, the feeling of want/desire, the act of rejection, the coping, etc.
 All slabbed together by Arti Gollapudi

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Relive the moment in the images below.

New Latin Wave - 10/22/2017

Took place on October 22, 2017

Took place on October 22, 2017

What a thrill to be part of New Latin Wave 2017 at Brooklyn Bazaar! Lots of fantastic programming in one day. I participated in the Book and Zine Fair of NLW, curated by the wonderful Steph Orentas of La Liga Zine.

Also, I presented the launch of my second zine titled Vos Cipota that same day. Lots of feels. Photos of the launch are below.

What is New Latin Wave: Dedicated to celebrating the most current and compelling voices in Latinx art, music, literature and film, New Latin Wave is more than a cultural festival; it’s a multidisciplinary symposium that seeks to open conversations about Latinx and Latin American contributions and identity in the United States by creating a platform for performers, writers and artists.

Read more about the event on:

Many thanks to Sokio and Amanda for organizing everything, Steph of La Liga Zine for curating the Book & Zine Fair and her wonderful support, Mayra for debuting Just Plush Play and all the amazing attendees who supported latinx arts in NYC. Pics below!

INK FIBER IMAGE - 10/14/2017

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INK FIBER IMAGE

Organized by Antidote Books in Putney, RVT

I finally shared a stage with my dear friend Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez! We met in our hometown of Houston, TX when we were bouncing around this thing called life. Nearly a decade later, we shared our writing in Antidote Bookstore, which she owns with her husband in Putney, Vermont.  

About the show:
INK, FIBER & IMAGE: An Evening of Exploring Latinx Idenity Through the Arts with readings by RUTH ANTOINETTE RODRIGUEZ & YEIRY GUEVARA

YEIRY GUEVARA (NYC) is a writer, translator and fiber artist whose work has appeared in Chiflad@, La Liga, and St. Sucia. Yeiry is the author of THE SAVIOR, a Spanish-and-English zine that explores family and memory in El Salvador through the lens of photography. Yeiry lives in New York City where she's recognized for bringing contemporary Latinx creativity into focus. www.yeiry.com

RUTH ANTOINETTE RODRIGUEZ (HTX) is a poet who works with typewritten words, ink images and fiber. A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Factory Hollow Press, Rodriguez holds a BA in English from the University of Houston. Originally from Houston, TX, Rodriguez lives in Vermont where she runs Antidote Books, an independent book store dedicated to poetry, curious minds, and social justice awareness.

Our reading was featured in the Community Events page for the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Also, I'm very proud to announce that copies of my zine are available for purchase at Antidote Books!  Thanks for everything Ruth & Jeremy! Thank you Vermont for a lovely autumn evening. 

Dia de la Raza - 10/12/2017

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Dia De La Raza

Organized by La Liga and Ana Castillo

On October 12th 2017, I had the joy to read with many great voices including chingona author Ana Castillo in a Welcome to NYC style party at Starr Bar. 

About the show:
En el Día de la Raza, La Liga Zine is hosting a gathering to welcome Chicana novelist-poet Ana Castillo to her new home in New York! On this day, Ana Castillo was crowned a curandera in Mexico by a great Tlaxcaltec medicine man 20 years ago.

Featuring:

  • Nancy Mercado
  • Ayendy Bonifacio
  • Sergio Troncoso
  • Ana Castillo
  • Stephanie Orentas
  • Mari Santa Cruz
  • Yeiry Guevara
  • Sayuri Gomez

Many thanks to everyone who came out and welcomed Ana with open arms. A few snaps of the event are below.

BRN GRL SPK - 10/9/2017

BRN GRL SPK

This Is My Home (Too)

Organized by BRN GRL SPK

On Indigenous People's Day, I had the honor to show my work at the inaugural art show organized by BRN GRL SPK. BRN GRL SPK is a wonderful platform built by women of color, for women of color. Their mission: "a creative arts collective that focuses on creating spaces where women and femmes of color can speak their minds and affect change. We aim to empower and support BRN GRLs by building community, organizing events, and fundraising for progress."

Featured Artists:

About the Show:
Where is home? And what does it look like for immigrants, indigenous groups, and people of color? BRN GRL SPK presents This Is My Home (Too), an exhibit by women and femme artists of color. Their work examines our country’s complicated history with colonialism, slavery, and immigration -- asking what and where is home, who has historically had access to one, and how does that shape one’s identity today?

The collection is displayed in Caza Mezcal's gallery from October 9 - 28th.
Proceeds from the opening night will benefit Families For Freedom, a New York based human rights organization by and for families facing and fighting deportation.

Thanks to our sponsors:  BAX | Brooklyn Arts ExchangeTanteo TequilaGirl Power SupplyFREEda Women NYC, and Meta Balance.

Many thanks to all who attended and packed the Gallery at Casa Mezcal with so many funds going to Families for Freedom. A thousand thank you's to the wonderful women of BRN GRL SPK: Ugonna, Ally, Mariah and Ranjani. Immense gratitude to my friends who came to support my first NYC art show! Y'all are the best.

Betty Zine Fest - 10/7/2017

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Betty Zine Fest

Organized by The Bettys

On October 7th, I had the joyful opportunity to vend at The Bettys' 2nd Annual Betty Zine Fest 2017. The day saw an amazing turnout with over 75 vendors. All organized by:

Major thanks to Aurora and The Bettys for putting together an incredible event. Huge shoutout to my sister Mayra Guevara who was pillar of complete support this day, and every day. Much love sis! Thank you to all who attended and supported NJ's only zine festival!

Here is the local news in Newark covering the festival. I'm laughing in the background at 0:33.

 

Nosotras Zine Fiesta - 9/15/2017

Mujeristas Fiesta

Nosotras Zine Fiesta

Organized by Mujeristas Collective 

On September 15th 2017, I participated in my first zine festival! Thank you so much Mujeristas Collective for organizing Nosotras Zine Fiesta at June Bar. The idea behind the event as expressed by Mujeristas Collective: "Nosotras is meant to highlight the mujeres/muxeres zine makers and artists that exist and uphold this community.

The fiesta created a powerful connection between the wonderful vendors and supportive audience. Shoutout to the amazing vendors at Nosotras Zine Fiesta:

Performance by STEFA & DJ Cisnegros
Photobooth all night by The Unapologetically Brown Series

Thank you everyone who attended!  Major thanks to lovely people who purchased my Mami made items. Mom sends her deepest gratitude and appreciation! She was amazed by all the support shown. With the earnings made, she is be able to continue making more items for our shop. So thank you for encouraging my mom and her craft.

Also thanks to i-D for the wonderful feature about the show.  I'm on the list alongside 4 other fellow artists in the article titled: 5 Radical Zines By Latina/x Women

Home And Away Show - 8/25/2017

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Coming Home

12 NYC & HTX Based Artists Come Together in Houston, TX

On August 25th 2017, I had the immense joy to be part of "Home and Away" Show at the Gallery of Hardy & Nance Studios in Houston, TX. It was the first time I showed my art in public! Despite the imminent threat of Hurricane Harvey, the collaborative work of 12 emerging artists shone through the darkest storm clouds. A variety of mediums such as photography, painting, embroidery, video, jewelry were on display. All were representations of the artist's personal exploration of home and complexity of that relationship. Click here for the official press release. Check out the event pics and video below!

Most profound THANK YOU to Suzy Villarruel for having the vision and execution to bring the show to life. She believed in our craft, our potential, inspired each one of us and made it all happen. Te quiero mucho, amiga!

Mucho love to all the artists who contributed their immense talents and support:

Forever grateful for the support from our wonderful sponsors: Oriana V. Garcia, Claudia Vasquez, Buffalo Bayou Brewing, Deep Eddy Vodka, Red Bull, and Topo Chico. 

Additional thank you to my parents and family for being profoundly supportive and sweet;  Maria Inez for her creative vision and kind heart. Thank you everyone who attended!