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TANA Spring 2015 Exhibition: International Print Exchange Reception

Posted on July 27, 2015

On June 5th, TANA hosted El Paso printmaker Manuel Guerra (far right), who spoke about the collaboration between his workshop, Horned Toad Prints, and YayBig Prints from Tucson, Arizona. TANA’s gallery featured the two workshops’ international print exchange, which included relief prints, lithographs, and silkscreen. The exhibition will be on view until mid-August.

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TANA Spring 2015 Exhibition: International Print Exchange

Posted on May 18, 2015


TANA is pleased to feature two Southwest printmaking collectives, Horned Toad Prints from El Paso, TX, and YayBig Prints from Tucson, AZ. Last year, TANA artists Malaquias Montoya and Maceo Montoya participated in the 2014 International Print Exchange, which has traveled from Mexico across the Southwest and now California. Featuring over 50 artists working in a variety of printmaking mediums including silkscreen, lithography, linoleum cut, and engraving, all three print workshops celebrate the communal aspect of printmaking: creating multiples to share, distribute, and exchange. A special thanks to Manuel Guerra of Horned Toad Prints and Karl Whitaker of YayBig Prints, TANA is excited to present this important collaboration.

We will also be featuring the work of participants in TANA’s Spring 2015 Workshop. Come join us for food, music, art, and community!

TANA Book Release and Reading with Laurie Ann Guerrero and Tim Z. Hernandez

Posted on April 27, 2015

On April 15th, TANA hosted Laurie Ann Guerrero and Tim Z. Hernandez for a special reading and the book release of A Crown for Gumecindo, a collaboration between Guerrero and UC Davis assistant professor Maceo Montoya. Montoya provided 15 paintings to accompany Guerrero’s sonnets dedicated to her late grandfather. More information about the book can be found here. Earlier that day, Laurie Ann Guerrero also presented in Montoya’s CHI-157 The Chicana and Chicano Narrative.

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Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30-6:30pm: Book Release and Reading at TANA featuring Laurie Ann Guerrero, Tim Z. Hernandez, and Maceo Montoya

Posted on April 3, 2015


Join TANA in celebrating the release of San Antonio Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero’s new book, A Crown for Gumecindo, a special collaboration with UC Davis Chicana/o Studies assistant professor, Maceo Montoya, who painted fifteen original works based on Guerrero’s elegiac sonnets dedicated to her late grandfather. More information about the book can be found here.

Laurie Ann Guerrero was born and raised in the Southside of San Antonio and received the Academy of American Poets Prize, among others, from Smith College. Winner of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, was selected by Francisco X. Alarcón and released by University of Notre Dame Press in 2013. Poets & Writers Magazine named Guerrero one of 10 top debut poets in 2014.

We will also be joined by Tim Z. Hernandez, an award winning author and performance artist. His debut collection of poetry, Skin Tax  (Heyday Books, 2004) received the 2006 American Book Award and his novel Breathing, In Dust won the 2010 Premio Aztlán Prize. In 2011 the Poetry Society of America named him one of sixteen New American Poets, and he was one of four finalists for the inaugural Freedom Plow Award from the Split This Rock Foundation for his work on locating the victims of the plane wreck at Los Gatos.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

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


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