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

Special Editions Exhibition

Posted on October 27, 2017

Since 2010, TANA has worked with visiting artists to create limited edition silkscreen prints. We’re pleased to announce that our prints are now for sale. All proceeds will help support TANA’s community workshops and our visiting artist program. The limited edition prints can be viewed on our online catalog viewable here.

Our opening reception was Saturday, October 14th. Below are some photos from the beautiful event! The exhibition will be up until the end of Fall Session. If you are interested in viewing or purchasing the prints, please contact our Assistant Director José Arenas at jaarenas@ucdavis.edu

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Imagining America

Posted on October 19, 2017

Imagining America (IA) seeks to catalyze change on campuses and build partnerships among public scholars, artists, students, designers and cultural organizations who are addressing the most pressing issues of our time. We do this work through our annual conference, regional organizing institutes, collaborative research and action initiatives, student fellowship programs and online journal, PUBLIC.

IA is now stationed at the University of California, Davis for the next 5 years! Its national conference was held for the first time ever on the West Coast. TANA is now a partner with IA, and has assisted in the organizing of the conference. Our manager, Drucella Miranda, has sat on their steering committee since Spring. TANA was granted a slot to conduct an on-site workshop where 20 participants of the conference were able to view our gallery space and collaborate with one another to make posters! Drucella, co-founder Malaquias Montoya, and TANA participant Elyse Doyle-Martinez also participated in a panel for the final day of the conference.

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DACA Art Fundraiser Update!

Posted on October 3, 2017

We successfully were able to raise over $3,500 to donate to our local Dreamers. A special thank you to all the local artists who donated their art and community members who donated food and decorations. Many thanks to DJ Novela for providing the musica and a huge thank you Adelita and her danzantes for their strength and blessings. And many blessings and thanks to all of you, who continue to support TANA and what we do! With much gratitude from TANA and Natalia Deeb-Sossa.

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Malaquias is Honored!

Posted on September 7, 2017

This past August, our co-founder, Malaquias Montoya was honored through a documentary feature titled El Mural de Malaquias Montoya en el COLEF: La Historia de Tijuana. COLEF, which stands for El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, held its 2nd International Seminar on Migration and Public Policy. Its focus this year is on “Dreamers and Children exiled for the deportation of their parents.” To read more about it, click here!


Community Mural Celebrating César Chávez

Posted on July 26, 2017

Check out our mural in the store front on 2nd and E St. in Davis!!

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This mural was presented on April 1, 2017 as part of the 17th annual Davis César Chávez Celebration in Central Park. It represents a collaboration between Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer (TANA) and the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, and was sponsored by the City of Davis Human Relations Commission. Special thanks to Drucella Miranda and Melissa Moreno for their vision and implementation.

The original design, created by TANA, is based on an image of César Chávez and Larry Itliong as a tribute to both of these men and their respective communities. Their hard work and dedication has created positive change for everyone. As we continue to strive for better working conditions for farmworkers, we remember to live in their legacy. The mural project was designed with the intention of creating a space of belonging for all and allowing the community to co-create a piece of art that speak to them, especially children and young people. It is especially symbolic this year since the Yolo County Board of Supervisors adopted a Safe & Welcoming Community Resolution. The artwork allows us to celebrate how we all bring our unique differences, and are able to come together to acknowledge and respect our human dignity.

Cultura Cura Summer ’17

Posted on July 11, 2017

This summer we have been able to continue Cultura Cura! Every Monday and Wednesday from 12 – 2:30 pm, youth as young as 4 and up come to TANA to create arts and crafts. Our last session is Wednesday, July 19th if you would like to join us. So far we have created clay miniatures of food, popsicle puppets, zines, paintings, and much more!

A big thank you and much love to:

  • Yolo County Housing for assisting in the funding for our art supplies
  • Sandy Ledesma for all her energy and ideas for workshops
  • High School TANA Intern, Leila Brannan for co-facilitation of workshops
  • Past TANA intern, Arturo Ortiz for assisting with arts and crafts
  • TANA artist, Fiorella Lema for assisting the youth during workshop
  • The mom’s of all the youth participants for continually generating lots of energy and new ideas for our space


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