Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer: A community-based art center managed by the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis

Friday, February 20th from 5:00-8:00pm: New TANA Exhibition featuring new drawings and prints by Juan Carrillo and Esteban Villa

Posted on February 1, 2015


Friday, February 20th from 5:00-8:00pm: TANA Exhibition featuring prints and drawings by Juan Carrillo and Esteban Villa


TANA is pleased to announce its first exhibition of 2015 featuring prints and drawings by Juan Carrillo and Esteban Villa. For the past three years Juan Carrillo has worked at TANA to produce a portfolio of screenprints based on the life of his mother. He has now collaborated with TANA staff to organize this special two-person exhibition. Juan Carrillo is an artist, activist, organizer, and arts administrator who has served the state and the greater Sacramento region for decades. Carrillo, a longtime member of the Royal Chicano Air Force, was an early contributor to the seminal 1960s Chicano Journal, El Grito. He retired as Deputy Director of the California Arts Council and has since concentrated on personal work. Esteban Villa, professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, was a co-founder of the Royal Chicano Air Force and an early Chicano activist who contributed drawings to many 1960s Chicano newspapers and publications, including El Plan de Santa Barbara. This exhibition will feature past and recent work created by Carrillo and Villa and will launch the 2015 year of programming at TANA. This special event will serve as an informational opportunity for those interested in participating in TANA’s 2015 community screenprinting workshops. We hope that you will join us in celebrating an evening of food, music and art. The event is free and open to all.

Serigrafia, Upcoming talk and exhibit at SF Main Library

Posted on July 28, 2014

Dear TANA Participants and Community Members,

TANA would like to inform you of an upcoming discussion with Juan R. Fuentes and Jos Sances on Serigrafia on Wednesday, July 30th at the San Francisco Public Library. Serigrafia, is an exhibition of silkscreen prints from California’s Latino/a printmaking community. The exhibition features posters from the 1970s to today, the subject of these posters range from political and economic issues to social and cultural concerns. Topics include economic justice, agricultural boycotts, the Occupy Movement, imperialism, human rights, civil liberties, solidarity movements, and cultural celebrations.

The exhibition features the works of TANA Co-Director Malaquias Montoya and TANA Assistant Director Gilda Posada. Furthermore, TANA Co-Director, Carlos Jackson served as one of the co-curators for this exhibition and has published an article in BOOM: A Journal of California about Serigrafia. Serigrafia, has traveled to Davis, Fresno and Pasadena, and will now be on display from July 26- September 7 at the San Francisco Library. TANA would like to invite you to the Opening discussion with Bay Area co-curators Juan R. Fuentes and Jos Sances, for more information please click here.

We hope that you will consider joining us in San Francisco this Wednesday,
TANA Staff


TANA Spring Open House & Graduation Show

Posted on June 10, 2014


Dear TANA Participants and Interested Community Members,

We would like to thank everyone for attending our TANA Spring Open House and Graduation Show. It was a wonderful evening of celebration along with family, friends and community members. We had over 150 people in attendance for this event. We would like to give a special thanks to Kalpulli Telpochkalli for performance and blessing of our space. We hope that you will consider joining TANA for upcoming events.



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TANA Spring Open House and Graduation Show, Friday, June 6th, 5:00- 7:30 PM

Posted on May 28, 2014



On Friday June 6th TANA will be hosting the annual TANA Graduation Exhibition featuring the work of three local community youth who have participated in TANA’s quarterly workshops: Eddie Lampkin, Andrew Ruiz, and Devika Sen. Eddie has been working with TANA since 2008, on a few community mural projects that were conducted in the run-up to TANA’s opening and from the very first day of it’s opening has been a participant in the workshops. Andrew Ruiz has been working at TANA for the past four years since he was a freshman at WHS and is now graduating with a scholarship to attend the California College of the Arts. Devika has been working at TANA for two years and is going to be attending Pratt in the Fall. This is a special evening that will coincide with the TANA Spring Open House featuring the artwork of community youth and members who have participated in the past Spring workshop session. We hope that you will consider joining us in celebrating the accomplishments of our TANA participants in a night full of food, music and danza by Kalpulli Telpochkalli. This event is free and open to everyone.





TANA Director, Carlos F. Jackson’s article, “Serigrafia: Constructing the Chicana/o Imaginary” featured in Boom Magazine

Posted on May 17, 2014

TANA Director, Carlos F. Jackson is featured in the Spring 2014 Edition of Boom: A Journal of California. In this article, Jackson steps back and reflects as one of the co-curators for the exhibition Serigrafia, which features Chicana/o posters from 1969-2011. The Chicana/o exhibition features posters from California and is currently touring California, it has already been exhibited at the UC Davis Design Museum, Arte Américas in Fresno, and the Pasadena California Museum of Art. In this Boom Article, Jackson reflects on his initial encounter with Chicano social serigraphy (screen printing) through a class with Malaquias Montoya, professor emeritus of Chicana/o Studies and Art at UC Davis. He also give us a view into an artistic space in which Chicana/o identity and consciousness have been imagined, explored, constructed, expressed, and challenged while simultaneously serving community advocacy and engagement. The article can be found here.


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