956 friends! Join us on Thursday, February 29, at La Tijera for the launch of CABALLERO SOLITARIO, the first gallery exhibit featuring 14 artists. Featured Artists: Cande Aguilar, Cecilia Sierra, Ray Smith, Bruno Smith, Mariana Smith, Fabian Guerrero, Frankie Phillips, Marito Perez, Katarina Janeckova, Enrique Alvarez, Juan Velez, Jazmin Aguilar, Brian Wedgworth, Enrique Guerra The event is free, but spaces are limited. Be sure to RSVP here and join us for some tequila. See you there!

  • Cheech Collects: Anniversary Edition

    Cheech Collects: Anniversary Edition

    On view Saturday, May 27, 2023 through Sunday, May 12, 2024

    ”News from the front” is the unifying theme in Cheech Collects, the cornerstone exhibition at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum designed to be updated annually. The latest iteration of Cheech Collects offers nearly 90 artworks by almost 40 artists drawn from Cheech Marin’s gift of more than 500 works to the Riverside Art Museum, loans from his personal collection, and a recent acquisition by Riverside Art Museum. The exhibition is on view at The Cheech through Sunday, May 12, 2024.

    Building upon the foundation of its inaugural edition, the latest iteration of the exhibition features bold and vibrant works, reflecting a wide range of Chicana/o/x experiences. Depicting physical neighborhoods, social gatherings, and critical events, the exhibition reveals a phenomenon that Marin refers to as “news from the front.” In line with the museum’s deep commitment to continue growing the collection, the exhibition features some newly acquired works to The Cheech Center Collection from other donors, while keeping many of the notable, historical works that have drawn people from across the country to The Cheech in its inaugural year.

    The exhibition also marks the launch of The Cheech’s first research initiative designed to give more insight into the artists, their work, and their invaluable contributions to American Art History. In addition, it is expected to inform Riverside Art Museum on future acquisitions. Overwhelmingly, visitors and supporters of The Cheech have said that the center “feels like home” – a space that embraces the cultural production and contributions of Chicanas/os/x. The Cheech will continue to honor communities that, though rarely represented as such in mainstream museum spaces, are deeply artistically meaningful.

    This year’s featured artists are Cande Aguilar (barrioPOP), Carlos Almaraz, Michael Álvarez, Chaz Bojórquez, David Botello, Eduardo Carrillo, Alfredo de Batuc, Carlos Donjuán, Gaspar Enríquez, Emmanuel Gálvez, Margaret García, Yolanda González, Jacinto Guevara, Roberto Gutiérrez, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Adán Hernández, Benito Huerta, Leo Limón, Gilbert “Magu” Luján, José Montoya, Glugio “Gronk” Nicandro, Francisco Palomares, Wenceslao Quiroz, Frank Romero, Sonia Romero, Alex Rubio, Ricardo Ruiz, Shizu Saldamando, Marta Sánchez, Eloy Torrez, John M. Valadez, Paul Valadez, Patssi Valdez, George Yepes, and Jaime “Germs” Zacarías.

  • Seagulls don't sound like Pigeons

    Seagulls don't sound like Pigeons

    Cande Aguilar: Seagulls don’t sound like pigeons
    Grayduck Gallery (Austin)
    October 14 – November 19, 2023

    From Grayduck Gallery:

    “Cande Aguilar’s art is inextricably linked with the culture, people, and imagery of his hometown of Brownsville, TX. A self-taught artist, Aguilar forged his unique style called ‘Barrio Pop’ from the landscape of La Frontera.

    Born into a family of creatives that performed Conjunto music, Aguilar had an early career as a professional accordion player. The presence of a plethora of cultural influences — from Eastern and Central European polka to Spanish lyrics with indigenous Nahautl roots — in the Conjunto tradition continues to underscore his artistic practice today.

  • The Border is a Weapon, Syracuse, NY

    The Border is a Weapon, Syracuse, NY

    September 29, 2023 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
    The Border Is a Weapon, a multi-media art exhibit representing the realities of a region divided by the Río Grande but united by culture, history, and its people.

    Nancy Cantor Warehouse, Point of Contact Gallery and Virtual (See event details)


  • 10th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition

    10th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition

    Each year, a juror selects artists from the submissions and names awardees at the opening reception. However, this year, marking a decade of juried exhibitions, the cash prizes were substantially increased. The top prize includes an opportunity to show work at Artspace111 in the coming year and an award of $10,000, up from $2,000. An additional $5,000, up from $3,000 will be split among other awardees.

    Another shift for this occasion was the inclusion of three, rather than just one, guest jurors. This year’s jurors included Vicki Meek, a Dallas-based independent curator and writer; Clare Milliken, the Assistant Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; and Luis Purón, Executive Director of the Rockport Center for the Arts.

    The exhibition features 55 artworks, including sculptures, installations, 2D pieces, and a video. Selected artists include Cande Aguilar, Kaima Akarue, Dárē Akinwole, Ari B, Gregory Baker, Robbie Barber, Jill Bedgood, Judge Bermes, Saba Besier, Justin Burns, Vernon Caldera, Shawn Camp, Angela Corson, Ron Crouch, Rapheal Crump, Michelle Cuevas, Inyang Essien, Erica Felicella, Nancy Ferro, K Ford, Barbara Hack, Anton Hoeger, Val Hunnicutt, Cedric Ingram, Nitashia Johnson, Felicia Jordan, Jimi Kabela , Hunter Lacey, Patsy Lindamood, Goran Maric, Jennifer Martin, Catherine Martinez, Clarissa Martinez, Tina Medina, Kelly Morris, McKay Otto, Jordyn Rector, Elena Rodz, Elijah Ruhala, Angeles Salinas, Jamie Speck, Hallie Ward, and Doerte Weber.

    As in past years, the awardees will be named during the opening reception, which will take place on Saturday, June 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception is free to attend and open to the public, however, registration is required.

    The exhibition will be on view through August 26, 2023

  • CTRL+X: Composed/desCompuestos

    CTRL+X: Composed/desCompuestos

    Arts Fort Worth will present a two-person exhibition by Gil Rocha and Cande Aguilar, "CTRL+X: Composed/desCompuestos," curated by Laredo-based cultural worker Maritza Bautista.

    "CTRL+X" is the keyboard shortcut for “cut.” In this exhibition, "CTRL+X" represents artwork with a "rasquache," or DIY aesthetic, common in border, Mexican-American or Chicano working-class communities. The artworks are composed of often scavenged materials and concepts taken from cultural representations of ordinary, everyday objects and people.

    The artists in this joint exhibition, Gil Rocha and Cande Aguilar, are native to south Texas and have exhibited their artwork widely on the national and international level. Rocha and Aguilar create artworks that give the impression of being improvised, implying an almost-uncomposed (or descompuesto) resolution.

    Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 29.

    March 3 – April 29, 2023
    Arts Fort Worth
    1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA

  • Soy de Tejas

    Soy de Tejas

    Join the Department of Arts & Culture at the Centro de Artes Gallery for the Opening Reception of Soy de Tejas, curated by Rigoberto Luna. This exhibit will showcase the works of 40 contemporary artists of Latin American descent living in Texas who engage with intersecting themes of identity, cultural history, myth, pop culture and modern social political concerns.
    DATE/TIME: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 | 6 PM to 10 PM
    WHERE: 101 S. Santa Rosa Ave. San Antonio, TX 78207 – in Historic Market Square

  • Push & Pull

    Push & Pull

    Push & Pull a solo exhibition showcasing the work of barrioPOP artist Cande Aguilar April 29, 2023 Galeria 1204 Brownsville TX

  • Pásele, Pásele!

    Pásele, Pásele!

    MAD54 & Galeria1204 present Pásele, Pásele! A group show showcasing works by Mexican and Mexican American artists.

    Please joins us for the opening reception on September 7th, 6-8 pm.

    Pásele, Pásele! will be on view from September 7-11 at 188 Allen street.

    Participating artists:


    Curated by @aidavaldez & @lore.ramos

  • barrioPOP En Vivo y a Todo Color Laredo

    barrioPOP En Vivo y a Todo Color Laredo

    barrioPOP En Vivo y a Todo Color
    September 2, 2022 - October 22, 2022

    Laredo Center for the Arts
    500 San Agustin (Downtown)

  • The Border is a Weapon

    The Border is a Weapon

    From Laredo Center for the Arts:.
    “The agony of separation is something that unites us. Leaving or getting away from something or someone, whether we want to or not, is part of the negotiation to improve our lives; although many times the opposite turns out. ​ At the border between the United States and Mexico we are witnesses to migratory undertakings, legal and illegal. We are accomplices or we are part of the group of people who cross our lands in the hope of achieving their dreams. ​ Wars and political treaties divided the territories that today strategically frame the dividing line. Government leaders and communication platforms continually use our border as a weapon to cause panic and corrupt the peace of the country in order to remain in power. The dividing line emerges in the form of a river and a fragmented wall between deserts and mountains. Most obstructing still, it exists in the mind due to lack and manipulation of information. ​ Even so, these temporarily divided territories are also united by bridges, stories, foods, languages, the air, the arts, and in short, a unique culture; a culture that adapts to the differences of two countries and makes it one. ​ This exhibition of visual art tries to take control of our own voices to clarify what is professed in the north of the United States about us. Our intention is to show things as they are and dismantle "The Weapon." Things are not entirely admirable, but the country's problems are not ours or those of the immigrants. The problem arises because of the founding of a country developed in injustices. In order to understand each other, let's listen to each other without prejudice. ​ As artists, we observe and shape our testimonies. This group of works is a small sample to reflect and analyze ourselves. It is also a way to unmask myths and show our strengths and weaknesses. We use the gallery as a platform for those willing to meet us and enter into dialogue. Perhaps yes, the border is a weapon, but loaded with hopes and dreams. ​.
    Gil Rocha”

  • barrioPOP En Vivo y a Todo Color

    barrioPOP artist Cande Aguilar and The GUADALUPE Cultural Arts Center invite the public to enjoy “En Vivo a Todo Color” an expansive collection of more than thirty pieces of the artist’s work from 1999 to 2022. Aguilar is fast becoming one of the country’s most sought-after artists. His 2020 work, El Verde, was acquired last Fall by Cheech Marin, was featured in ArtNews last fall, and is included in Marin’s Cheech Collects inaugural show at the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside, California — also known as “The Cheech” -- which opened on June 18, 2022. Click here for a video of “En Vivo a Todo Color.”

    The “En Vivo a Todo Color” Show opening coincided with the 40th Anniversary of the Tejano Conjunto Festival.

  • Dos Manos, Dos Toques

    Dos Manos, Dos Toques

    Dos Manos, Dos Toques
    2 man Show
    Jesse Amado, Cande Aguilar
    Feb 26, 2022

    Cothren Contemporary
    5016 Allen Street
    Houston TX

  • MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience

    MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience

    MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience
    Sep. 17, 2021 – Feb. 27, 2022
    Throughout 2021, Mexico is observing major events in history: the falling of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, the invasion by Spain, and the Independence of Mexico. Mexic-Arte Museum presents an exhibition and programs in conjunction with Mexico’s 2021 events.

  • Cheech Collects

    Cheech Collects

    Exhibition: June 18, 2022–June 18, 2023

    Cheech Collects weaves a story of Cheech Marin’s efforts as a passionate and laser-focused collector, exploring the making of a major collection from the first works acquired through the most recent acquisitions. This inaugural exhibition is a celebration of the foremost champion of the Chicano School of Art. Unflinching in his faith and commitment to the excellence of this art, Marin does not bother with past debates on the legitimacy of this art movement but dares to posit that it is the most significant American art movement to date. The creation of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture furthers his advocacy and will continue to shape the art world’s perceptions and understanding of Chicano art. Inarguably, Marin’s efforts have brought unprecedented attention to Chicana/o art with exhibitions of and loans from his collection to over 50 museums nationally and internationally. The inaugural exhibition features almost 120 works from Marin’s generous gift of over 500 works to the Riverside Art Museum as well as from his personal collection. It includes iconic works that have toured in Chicano Visions, among other notable exhibitions, works that have not often been exhibited, and some that will be on view for the very first time, reflecting a 40-year span of art production. A second iteration of the inaugural exhibition will open in December of 2022.

  • barrioPOP In the Flesh

    barrioPOP In the Flesh

    Starting this Friday! December 3rd, @barriopop “In the Flesh” join us this weekend for the People’s St. Block Party!

  • Like a slight hiccup

    Like a slight hiccup

    La Grange Gallery is pleased to present the list of artists selected for the exhibition "Like a slight hiccup… " which will take place from June 04 to 26. Thank you to all the participants and to all those who have an interest in this event. Happy New Year to all! Ludovic Dervillez

    La Grange Gallery a le plaisir de vous présenter la liste des artistes sélectionnés pour l'exposition "Comme un léger contretemps…" qui aura lieu du 04 au 26 Juin prochain. Merci à tous les participants et à tous ceux qui portent un intérêt à cet événement. Excellente année à tous! Ludovic Dervillez

    @candeart @marcusaitken_ @sineadaldridge @mariececileaptel @cbaczynski @karl_bielik @arvidboecker @bim.tosmans @ciaranbowenartist @valerie_brennan @sarahbrenneman @steveburnham_mke @eoinbutler_artist @chellisart @eric.dabancourt @silviademarchi.painter @ludovic_dervillez @chastrida @patriciadoherty.visualartist @stuartfineman @margaretfitzgeraldartist @alma.goering @gabriellegraessle @lesliedgreenepainter @hartmut_haecker @rob_hall_painter_ @benjamin.t.heiken @janholthoff @michaelkaul_painting @smykls @cabkenningale @desmondkenny6886 @veronique.lafont @barbaralaube @sharonleahyclark @soeurssiamoises @maria_lundstrom @leearia53 @christosmavrodis @clairemc431 @jmc_scott_artist @derek_august_ @davidtmiller @davidmyrvold @_n_e_g_r_o_n_i_ @hannah_ni_mhaonaigh @b_nycz @rolandorepuk @itsirina01 @delphineperlstein @petrie_gemma @pru__pru @jorgepuron @cradsprecher @beverly_rautenberg_art @rayeguito55 @yaronrosner @mariescalliet @sei.su29 @jessnow01 @aspielman @sabtress @amyvensel @bobvoigts @stefanowienskey @kay_m_wood @beckyyazdan

  • It's only barrioPOP but I like it

    It's only barrioPOP but I like it

    Cande Aguilar | It’s only barrioPOP but I like it
    Exhibition Dates: April 9 – May 23, 2021
    Meet & Greet the Artist (at the gallery) Saturday, May 8th 3-6pm
    Gallery hours: Saturday 12-6 or by appointment

    GrayDuck Gallery exhibitions

    It’s Only barrioPOP but I like it: Cande Aguilar at grayDUCK, Austin, Glasstire


    duckBlind podcast

  • During the Lockdown

    During the Lockdown

    A Glimpse into the psyche of artists traversing a pandemic
    October 26 - November 20, 2020

    UTRGV - Brownsville Rusteberg Art Gallery Brownsville, TX
    65 Gorgas Dr. Brownsville, TX 78520

    participating artists

    Aleida Garcia Wedgeworth
    Brian Wedgeworth
    Stephen Hawks
    Gina Gwen Palacios
    Teodoro Estrada
    cande aguilar
    Julian R. Rodriguez
    Josie del Castillo
    El Mago
    Rene Garza
    Mario Perez
    Eduardo Quintero
    Eloy J. Rodriguez
    Gabriel Trevino

  • Between Two Worlds

    Between Two Worlds

    September 25 - November 20, 2020
    “Between Two Worlds takes its title from a book of selected poems written by Américo Paredes in the 1930s and 1940s. Paredes (1915-1999), a foundational figure in Mexican American studies and Chicano literature, wrote poetry about his upbringing between Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico that emphasized the distinctive way language has informed the cultural overlaps in this marginalized region. The language of the border includes code-switching between Spanish and English, as well as the use of invented words formed by combining the two. This blending of languages, and the artwork that stems from it, is the product of a bicultural experience that is at once fractured and unified, neither here nor there.

    This exhibition points to the space between two worlds, highlighting the bilingual aesthetics employed by twelve artists whose identities and artistic practices have been shaped by life in the border region spanning South Texas and Northern Mexico. Through works in painting and drawing (Alejandro Macias, Cande Aguilar, Jesus Treviño, Josie Del Castillo, Marcelina Gonzalez, Noel Palmenez), sculpture and installation (Jessie Burciaga, Mauricio Saenz, Samantha Isabel Garcia), ceramics (Ceci Guzman, Julian Rodriguez), and printmaking (Ruby Garza), these artists engage themes of cultural conflict, identity, folklore, and regional life along the border.

    Between Two Worlds is organized by Jesus Treviño, MFA candidate in Studio Art, with Center Space Project.”

    Artist talk: October 1, 2020 | 12–1 pm
    With curator Jesus Treviño and Alejandro Macias, @visualartscenter on Instagram

    Artist talk: October 15, 2020 | 12–1 pm
    With curator Jesus Treviño and Marcelina Gonzales, @visualartscenter on Instagram

    Artist talk: October 29, 2020 | 12–1 pm
    With curator Jesus Treviño and Samantha Isabel Garcia, @visualartscenter on Instagram

    Artist talk: September 28, 2020 | 12–1 pm
    With curator Jesus Treviño and Cande Aguilar, @visualartscenter on Instagram

    UT Visual Arts Center (VAC)

    23rd and Trinity Streets

    Austin, 78712 TX


    exhibition virtual view

    Sight Lines Mag, review



    WAY OUT an International exhibition
    La Grange studio & art gallery
    12 Rue Du General Leclerc
    Cernay-Les-Reims, France

    september 26 - October 4, 2020

  • The Last TACO, Now Open

    The Last TACO, Now Open

    The Last TACO, Now Open is a solo virtual exhibition presented at D empty Space.
    Text panel PDF

  • Ni Dde Aqui, Ni de Alla

    Ni Dde Aqui, Ni de Alla

    “Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá (From Neither Here nor There)” is a solo exhibition of multimedia works by Brownsville artist, Cande Aguilar, that takes us into the artist’s bicultural world.

    Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
    Nov. 14 - Jan. 3, 2020
    660 E.Ringgold St.
    Brownsville TX 78520

    virtual view

    Texas Observer

    The Monitor,review

  • New Concepts

    New Concepts

    NAAG presents a community of artists dealing with visual research and design of portraits and the figure. A collection of individuals challenging our preconceived ideas of figure and portrait, from atrocious too beautiful. The concepts and works are experimental evocative and vibrant.


    December 13, 2019
    North American Art Gallery
    410 N17 St. McAllen TX 78501

  • Castilian Roses in December

    Castilian Roses in December

    Castilian Roses in December exhibition

    San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum, 250 East Heywood Street

    OPENING RECEPTION — Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    EXHIBIT ENDS — Jan. 24


    • Gaby Rico

    • Stephen Hawk

    • Jesus De La Rosa

    • Luis David Contreras

    • Brian Wedgworth

    • Aleida Wedgworth

    • Cande Aguilar

    • Celina Robledo

    • Andy A. Villarreal

    • Carlos Gomez

    • David Lopez

    • Corinne Whittemore

    • Anastasia Tselikovskaya

    • Nydia Canas

    • Jennifer Rodriguez

    • Leila Hernandez

    • Hazel A. Hensley

    • Veronica Jaeger

    • Brownsville Historical Association

  • "Ctrl+A" a collaborative

    "Ctrl+A" a collaborative

    K Space Contemporary is proud to present "Ctrl+A" a collaborative exhibition with Presa House Gallery Jan. 11 – Feb. 22, 2019.

    In March of 2018 K Space Contemporary & K Space Art Studios traveled to San Antonio, TX to present “K Space in the House,” an incredible collection of over thirty Corpus Christi’s best visual artists. Through this unique collaboration both Presa House and K Space aim to promote one another, build relationships; create new exhibition opportunities, share ideas, gain new insights, and bridge communities through the arts. As the second part of this artist exchange Presa House Gallery will be traveling to Corpus Christi, TX to present Ctrl+A, an exhibition surveying artwork from Presa House Gallery’s past two years of exhibitions.

    Curated by Rigoberto Luna, the exhibition features 51 artists from San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, TX; Los Angeles, CA and Monterrey, N.L., MX. The exhibition showcases a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, installation, and performance.

    “Ctrl+A is the shortcut key for Select All; this exhibit in many ways is a complete overview of all of the talented artists we’ve been fortunate enough to host in our space in San Antonio. The hope is not only to cut and paste our artists into the wonderful exhibition spaces of K Space Contemporary & K Space Art Studios but we also hope to bring the overall experience and energy that we put into each of our exhibitions at Presa House.” – Rigoberto Luna

    Artists include:
    Ernesto Walker (Monterrey N.L. MX) (the Projecto ATX)
    Matthew Bonifacio Rodriguez (Austin, TX) (the Projecto ATX)
    Patricia Carrington (Monterrey N.L. MX) (the Projecto ATX)
    Greometría (Monterrey N.L. MX) (the Projecto ATX)
    Christina Moser (Austin, TX) (the Projecto ATX)
    Jesse Burciaga (Brownsville, TX)
    Josie Del Castillo (Brownsville, TX)
    Alex Macias (Brownsville, TX)
    Ashley Thomas (Corpus Christi, TX)
    Joe De La Cruz (San Antonio, TX)
    Maureen Penders (Houston, TX)
    Tere Garcia (Houston, TX)
    Mo Profane (San Antonio, TX)
    Jacinto Guevara (San Antonio, TX)
    James “Supa” Medrano (San Antonio, TX)
    Eric Mathis (San Antonio, TX)
    Justo Cisneros (San Antonio, TX)
    Cande Aguilar (Brownsville, TX)
    John Dalton Atkins (San Antonio, TX)
    Dan Guerrero (San Antonio, TX)
    Anthony Rundblade (San Antonio, TX)
    Keeton Forman (San Antonio, TX)
    Charlie Kitchen (San Antonio, TX)
    Ruben Luna (San Antonio, TX)
    Joan Frederick (San Antonio, TX)
    Gilbert Martinez (San Antonio, TX)
    Sabrina Alfaro (San Antonio, TX)
    Benji Escobar (Los Angeles, CA)
    Martín C. Rodríguez (San Antonio, TX)
    Verena Gaudy (San Antonio, TX)
    Ángel Lartigue (Houston, TX)
    Jimmy James Canales (San Antonio, TX)
    Rebecca Dietz (San Antonio, TX)
    Melanie Rush Davis † (San Antonio, TX)
    Albert Alvarez (San Antonio, TX)
    Jason Eric Gonzales Martinez (San Antonio, TX)
    Ed Saavedra (San Antonio, TX)
    Raul Gonzalez (San Antonio, TX)
    Suzy González (San Antonio, TX)
    Allison Valdivia (San Antonio, TX)
    Patricia Guerrero (San Antonio, TX)
    Rolando Briseño (San Antonio, TX)
    Christopher Montoya (San Antonio, TX)
    Jason “PopGuy” Ibarra (San Antonio, TX)
    Jenelle Esparza (San Antonio, TX)
    Tim Olson (San Antonio, TX)
    Michelle Love (San Antonio, TX)
    Aldo Fabian Ramos (San Antonio, TX)
    Jorge Puron (San Antonio, TX)
    Gerardo Arellano (Austin, TX)
    Calico Club (Corpus Christi, TX)

    About Presa House Gallery:

    Launched in October of 2016, Presa House is an artist-run gallery born out of a desire to provide emerging and mid-career artists a place to experiment freely with innovative and transformative ideas based on an artistic vision. Presa House is an event-driven gallery that promotes artists’ work and engages the diverse audience that makes up the cultural fabric of San Antonio.

    Presa House is housed in 1930’s re-purposed home in San Antonio’s Lavaca District, and serves as a gallery, studio, and project space headed by San Antonio artist & designer Rigoberto Luna and Corpus Christi Native, San Antonio based photographer/artist Jenelle Esparza. Together, Esparza and Luna host monthly exhibits presenting an eclectic range of local, national, and international artists as well as a variety of themed group shows and guest-curated exhibitions. Beyond the visual arts, they also host local and touring bands and DJ’s.

  • barrioPOP, Capirotada

    barrioPOP, Capirotada

    January 22 - February 15, 2019
    Rusteberg Art Gallery
    65 Gorgas Dr. Brownsville, TX 78526

    Mixing it Up
    Brownsville artist brings barrio style to Rusteberg gallery

    Art aficionados still have a chance to catch Brownsville painter Cande Aguilar’s BarrioPOP exhibition at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Rusteberg Art Gallery. The show entitled “Capirotada” brings together a colorful mishmash of Aguilar’s abstract work and will be up through Feb. 15.
    Aguilar said it’s exciting to have a show at the campus.
    “There is a lot of gratification in that, to bring my work here, because it’s a space I’ve been wanting to show at for a long time,” he said. “The proximity to the river is even more significant.
    I’m definitely filled with a sense of pride.”
    Aguilar took every detail into consideration when preparing the gallery for the show on the theme of “Capirotada,” which is the opposite of the cohesive exhibitions he created from his BarrioPOP body of work. Even the arrangement of his smaller paintings was reminiscent of how art might be arranged at a home in the barrio, he said, with images of Jesus or the Virgin Mary alongside bowls of fruit.
    “(Capirotada means) that it doesn’t match, but somehow they still work,” he said. “They’re always mix matching their decor. There’s not an interior decorator that decorates somebody’s barrio house.”
    Aguilar said he strives to bring to his work the sense of humor he developed growing up in Southmost neighborhoods — even for pieces that touch on politics.
    While plenty of the people he loves and admires, including his best friend, are supporters of President Donald Trump, Aguilar’s five-panel paint- ing “Game Over” includes a familiar blond coif sit- ting atop a roll of pink toilet paper. There’s more symbolism in a speech bubble coming from an Impala lowrider asking, “Was the last kiss nice?”
    “It’s saying goodbye, like on the last day of school or saying goodbye to a girl,” Aguilar explained. “In the barrio, there’s more of a sense of humor, kidding around. It’s wishful thinking. Maybe this administration will end sooner rather than later.”
    “Capirotada” includes his 2006 piece “The Immigrant,” which consists of a mannequin with a vintage TV set for a head sitting atop a golden chair. The static playing on the TV represents the uncertainty faced during immi- grants’ journeys, Aguilar said, while the torso represents the human and the chair is meant to symbolize the American Dream.
    “I think that’s what they really want, verda? I honestly believe they’re here to make a living,” he said.
    Aguilar’s paintings didn’t start out abstract. He said most of his subjects where objects inside his home, like fruits and flowers. That changed after 9/11.
    “It really woke me up in a sense of, what’s going on outside my house? Things are not what you may perceive them,” he said.
    His style continued to evolve after he became a father and with each new addition to his family. When his first daughter was born in 2002, he gained “an understanding of what abstraction could be.”
    “An infant, they don’t know what they’re actual- ly looking at, so everything in their view must be abstract,” Aguilar said.
    His second daughter taught him tenacity. Even if he tried to discipline her by taking away all her toys, Aguilar recalled, she would become entertained by her hands. His son came next, and Aguilar observed the way the boy enjoyed writing things down even if it was gibberish.
    “(It showed) things don’t have to make sense,” Aguilar said. “Art doesn’t have to have a function other than visual.”
    Now that he’s a bit older, being a dad to a 2-year-old daughter is a new parenting experience that Aguilar said has imparted upon him a “sense of beauty.” There’s a playfulness that is part of his work, he said, as shown by the juxtaposition of pop culture from both in and outside of the Valley.
    Aguilar said he hopes people who visit “Capirotada” are left with a sense of nostalgia and pride in where they come from.
    “I want them to ... feel like they walked into something they don’t want to leave,” he said, like they would after a good concert or movie. “No matter where you come from, it’s valid. (This country’s about) being able to carry your culture and share it with everybody.”
    The UTRGV Rusteberg Art Gallery is located in Brownsville at 65 Gorgas Drive and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A visitor’s parking permit can be obtained at the Parking and Transportation Services office at 2395 W. University Blvd.
    Learn more about Aguilar’s work at www. barriopop.com or on the BarrioPOP Facebook page. BY NADIA TAMEZ-ROBLEDO

  • barrioPOP, LHUCA

    barrioPOP, LHUCA

    October 4 - November 30, 2019
    A solo exhibition featuring work by Cande Aguilar.

    “A self-taught musician and artist (he calls it self-informed) Cande Aguilar was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1972 where he still lives and works. His distinctive style he calls barrioPOP combines graffiti art, and street culture to create a unique type of border-town pop art.”

    Opening: October 4, 2019 | 6–9 pm
    The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center For The Arts- LHUCA

    511 Avenue K

    Lubbock, 79401 TX

    (806) 762-8606

  • barrioPOP, New York City

    barrioPOP, New York City

    Cande Aguilar: barrioPOP

    September 5th – September 28th, 2019

    81 Leonard Street, 10013, NY, NY

    Opening Reception: Sep 5th, 6-9PM w/ a Conjunto performance by the artist

    New York – In partnership with Ric Michel Fine Art, for its inaugural exhibition 81 Leonard Gallery presents Cande Aguilar’s first solo show in New York. The retrospective charts the development of Aguilar’s vibrant artistic style barrioPOP. Inspired by the hybrid culture of Brownsville located in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas and using humorous juxtapositions of pop-cultural references the artist’s work celebrates the barrio in which he grew up.

    On his canvases, Aguilar plays freely with (dis)guises and suggestive contrasts sampling imagery from comics, his daughter’s coloring books, and vintage video games combining them with local hand-painted signage, street art, and other markers of the urban environment. Before he started painting, Aguilar was a Conjunto musician; the music form was born in South Texas at the end of the 19th century and became widely popularized in the 1990s. A clown rendered with the head of Clark Kent plays the accordion in Chanito (2018) referencing the artist’s musical past. The work rhythmically unfolds a narrative where Mexican and American cultures are irrevocably connected highlighting that Mexican-American sub-culture is sometimes both misunderstood and undervalued.

    In Aguilar’s work the distressed ambiance of the barrio’s streets is omnipresent, but so is the joy: the music, the antojitos, and the spirit of making use of everyday objects to get by. Connecting with blues music and Picasso’s blue period, Sidewalk Blues(2017) presents an intricate streetscape riddled by sadness where a despondent Pikachu has fallen on his side and a character, the artist himself, stands tall with a vision clouded by a wig. Aguilar’s homage to art history and the use of nostalgic comics are lighthearted, however, his references to the street are more often dark. Reflecting on life in the border towns, Aguilar’s works embody the highs and the lows of the ever-shifting culture.

    Land of Peace (2007) hangs at the far end of the gallery on a wall built to simulate the American-Mexican border serving as the exhibition's centerpiece. In response to increased border restrictions, corruption, and cartel violence Aguilar created the idealized landscape to commemorate his memories of a time when he traveled fearlessly across the border. In Land of Peace, Christopher Robin mourns a once calm past; the Peter Max-style butterflies flit in a serene Van Gogh landscape, and the hand-painted street sign exhibiting a Menudo represents memories of his innocent childhood. Conversely in El Puente Nuevo (2019), the artist depicts a bridge across the border with a Millennium Falcon spaceship looming above symbolizing hope for the future. The exhibition poignantly speaks to the hardships of immigrants in the border towns presenting a version of American life where Mexico and America intertwine.

    About barrioPOP

    A compound of the Spanish term for neighborhood and Pop Art, barrioPOP is an amalgam of the street art and pop culture of the Rio Grande Valley region in South Texas. In Cande Aguilar’s work, hand-painted signs, graffiti walls, low rider trucks, Conjunto music, cartoon characters, art historical references, and immigrant experiences present a Mexican-American version of reality. Aguilar is the proponent of this distinct style and through it, he has inspired others to consider Mexican-American culture and life in the border towns.

    About the Artist

    Cande Aguilar (b. 1972, Brownsville, Texas) is a multimedia artist based in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Aguilar uses painting, assemblage, and image-transfer to merge popular culture, street-art, and elements from art history in a style he calls barrioPOP. Inspired by his environs, and the barrio, his work presents narratives of joy and distress rooted in Mexican-American life. Aguilar is widely exhibited and has shown at McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville; MACLA Museum, San Diego; Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Witchita Falls; K Space Contemporary,

    Dallas; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin; Center of Tamines & Auvelais, Sambreville, Belgium; The Painting Center, New York; and other spaces across the United States, Europe, and Mexico.

    http://barrioPOP.com http://candeart.com l @barrioPOP

    About 81 Leonard Gallery

    81 Leonard Gallery, founded in 2019, is an artist-run space that stimulates engagement in critical thinking and culture. Founder, Nancy Pantirer, and gallery director, Elaine Mitchell, are dedicated to promoting underrepresented and marginalized artists. Through their exhibitions, artist talks, and publications the gallery actively fosters a community that supports artistic freedom and dialogue.

    81 Leonard Gallery

    Ric Michel Fine Art

    Ric Michel Fine Art, Private Dealers/Consultants, has been active in the International Art Market for over three decades. Drawing upon its vast network of both emerging and Museum artists, RMFA serves a diverse roster

    of corporate and private collectors

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    Fine Art Magazine Blog

    Nuevo York, CUNY TV

  • barrioPOP at The McNay Museum of Art

    barrioPOP at The McNay Museum of Art

    South Texas–based artist and musician Cande Aguilar brings his distinctive barrioPOP style to the McNay this fall with an immersive installation featuring large-scale paintings, collages, and digital video elements. Inspired by graffiti and street art, popular culture, and border politics, Aguilar’s vibrant artworks reflect the artist’s experience of living and working in the Rio Grande Valley. Cande Aguilar: barrioPOP is part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, a nonpartisan, nationwide campaign to use art as a means of inspiring civic participation.
    This exhibition is organized by Jackie Edwards, Assistant Curator, for the McNay Art Museum. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions

    November 15, 2018 to March 17, 2019
    6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209.

    McNay event page barrioPOP

    Exhibition Video

  • barrioPOP


    South Texas–based artist and musician Cande Aguilar brings his distinctive barrioPOP style to the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum with an immersive installation featuring large-scale paintings, collages, photography, and ready-made sculptures. Inspired by graffiti and street art, popular culture, and border politics, Aguilar’s vibrant artworks reflect the artist’s experience of living and working in the Rio Grande Valley.

    Join us on Thursday, January 10, 2019 for a Gallery Talk with Cande Aguilar at 6pm.

    San Benito News

  • Exposition d'Art Actuel : "La Politique de l'Improvisation" Current Art Exhibition: "The Politics of Improvisation"

    Exposition d'Art Actuel : "La Politique de l'Improvisation" Current Art Exhibition: "The Politics of Improvisation"

    Exposition groupée d'art actuel organisée par Frans Daels, GaaC (Generosity as a Currency) et OoUA (Office of Useless Art)

    Liste des artistes exposés :
    Rita Cox, Trix Hofman, Marianne Vereijken, Jose Optenberg, Pieter Zouwen, Kees van den Boogaart, Huub Sadee, Jos Vandersommen, Evelien De Jong, Ellen Gieles, Thomas Chable, Christine Renard, Pol Pierart, Marie France Bonmariage,Pablo Garcia, Luc Navet, Bruno Quelin,Jean Pierre Husquinet, Michel Leonardi, André Delalleau, Pierre Gémine, Michael Beauvent, Pieter Bas, Helena Kersten, Gwénaëlle Hansen, Dennis Guerra, Jonas, Dan Decalut, Hugo Draulans, André Fromont, Benoit Piret, Juan Valencia, Claudio A. Marrero, Jorge Puron, Cande Aguilar, Enzo Marra, Karl Bielik, Valerie Brennan, Christian Grenier, Vincent Demol, Raimond Teilis

    Curateur: Frans Daels
    Jul 14 - Aug 5, 2018
    Aux Cortyls 5, 4190 Ferrières, Belgique
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  • The Summer Union

    The Summer Union

    Spend the summer at The Union for BBCA’s latest event series featuring live music, art, boutiques, craft cocktails, & more! Featuring Cande Aguilar, Felipe Contreras, Raul Gonzalez, Robert Hodge, Ann 'Sole Sisiter' Johnson, and Linda Simien Kelly.

    One year down many more to come! #TheSummerUnion is our way to just have a little fun this summer with a fluid exhibition where we will cycle through new and past works by some of the artists we’ve worked with in the past year and those who we’ve wanted to work with for a long time. For the next two months we will host several activations at @theunionhtx to give u something new to see and do each time! Opening reception this Thursday from 7-9!! #blackbuddhababy #houston #artscene #contemporaryart

    The Union
    2315 Union Street, Houston TX 77007
    The Union

  • barrioPOP


    Presa House Gallery is pleased to present Cande Aguilar: barrioPop. The exhibition features a bold collection of paintings, photographs, assemblages, and music. The Opening Reception will be held First Friday, April 6 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM and runs through April 28, 2018. The reception will feature music by DJ Electric Messiah aka Roy Garza with a special musical performance by Jacinto Guevara.

    A self-taught musician and artist Cande Aguilar was born in Brownsville, TX in 1972. Aguilar developed his distinctive artistic style he coined “barrioPop” by creating vibrant works that combine graffiti art, pop culture, and street phenomena deeply influenced by south Texas border culture.

    “barrioPOP can be understood as pop art through a particular south Texas, Mexican American lens that takes us on a ride that might not be posh, but it will get us there, and in this case, with its own unique style. Cande's work is rooted in a Rio Grande Valley, "pull yourself up from your bootstraps and make do with what you have", kind of feel the translates well through his use of found objects in this series of mixed media art installations.” – Writer, Noe Hinojosa

  • 1,954 Miles

    1,954 Miles

    Wave Pool is proud to present, 1,954 Miles, a group show curated by our third and final Curatorial Resident, Harry Sanchez Jr.

    With his exhibition, 1,954 Miles Wave Harry Sanchez Jr. aims to give a voice to a few artists from La Frontera, to use the space as a megaphone to represent the complex thoughts and feelings that come from people living in the contested border between Mexico and the United States.

    La Frontera as it known in Spanish, or The Border as it is known in English, is a transitional place with a rich history of movement where two cultures constantly clash and bond at the same time—a space that epitomizes the dichotomies of fear and hope, unity and disunity.

    The border itself is a wavering line that stretches 1,954 miles over deserts and rivers, and is home to almost 12 million people—many of whom are of Mexican descent.

    Yet in many cases, the public debates featured in news programs, by governmental authorities, online pundits or even in art galleries do not incorporate the voices of those who are the most affected: people living on the border themselves.

    These artists use their voice in ways that conflate historical references with contemporary methods and concepts. Through drawing, painting, sculpture and video, they confront stereotypes and subvert common expectations about what “Chicano/a” art can look like and are about.

    Contributing artists for 1,954 Miles include:

    Cande Aguilar (Brownsville, Texas); Haydee Alonso (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico); Blastr (El Paso, Texas);
    Angel Cabrales (El Paso, Texas); Francisco Delgado (El Paso, Texas); Adrian Esparza (El Paso, Texas); Manuel Guerra (El Paso, Texas); Alex Macias (Brownsville, Texas); Mauricio Sáenz (Brownsville, Texas); and Marco Sanchez (El Paso, Texas)

    Being from a border city Harry Sanchez Jr. is keenly aware of boundaries everywhere. In response, he has developed a practice of reacting against rules and limits. A recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s School of Art MFA program at DAAP, Sanchez strives to be a counter-balance in a world of conformity.

  • Liberty as an Emblem of Failure

    Liberty as an Emblem of Failure

    Perwez, Belgium March 24 - April 22, 2018
    Exposition internationale
    les artistes:
    1/ A+B ( NL)
    2/ Cande Aguilar ( USA)
    3/ Catho Hensmans ( B)
    4/ Charles Ligocky ( USA)
    5/ Christophe Denys ( B)
    6/ Claudio A. Marrero (ES)
    7/ Dennis Guerra ( B)
    8/ Enzo Mara (UK)
    9/ Gwénaëlle Hansen (B)
    10/ Gudrun Somers ( B)
    11/ Hugo Draulans ( B)
    12 / Jean Dalemans ( B)
    13/ Jean-Michel Uytersprot (B)
    14/ John Christopher (B)
    15/ Jorge Puron ( MEX)
    16/ Juan Valencia (Es)
    17/ Karl Bielik (UK)
    18/ Lena Penate ( Es)
    19/ Ludovic Dervillez (F)
    20 / Nina Lassila (FIN)
    21/ Pascal Courcelles (B)
    22/ Robert Quint ( D)
    23/ Valerie Brennan (CY)
    24/ Wim Maes (B)
    25/ Philippe Genette (B)
    26/ Charley Case (B)
    27/ Isabelle Linotte (B)
    28/ Kim Demane (Su)
    29/ Valérie Gourmet (Be)
    30/ Stephane Manzone (Be)
    31/ Bruno Sluydts (B)
    32/Agbert Aerts (NL)

    Vernissage le samedi 24 mars à 18h00
    Concert d’An Pierlé à 20h30
    (Tiquets et informations concert: 081/234 555)

    Du 24 mars au 22 avril 2018
    vendredi 13h à 18h, Samedi 11h
    à 18h,
    dimanche 13h à 17h
    & visites sur rdv
    Place de la gare-1360 Perwez

  • Crazy & Foolish Ambitious

    Crazy & Foolish Ambitious

    group exhibition January 20, 2018 through February 18, 2018 at the
    Center of Tamines & Auvelais Belgium

    cande aguilar
    Francis Denys
    Filip Van Kerckhoven
    Benoit Piret
    Valerie Brennan
    Juan Valencia
    Karl Bielik
    Charles Ligocky
    Andre Fromont
    Vincent Demol
    Evelien De Jong
    Wijnand Steemers
    Luc Fierens
    Ludovic Dervillez
    Christophe Denys
    Zena van den Black
    John Christapher
    Robert Quint
    Jorge Puron

  • VOZ


    The University of Texas at San Antonio in conjunction with The City of San Antonio's Department of Arts & Culture presents VOZ Selections from The UTSA Art Collection an exhibition at the Centro de Artes gallery on the grounds of San Antonio's Historic Market Square. The show, which includes 222 works of art by 166 Latino and Latina artists, is scheduled to open on February 8, 2018 and will run through June 10, 2018.

    Centro de Artes gallery
    101 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio, TX 78207

    UTSA Today
    San Antonio Current
    San Antonio
    Las Prensa

  • Practical Acts of Perception

    Practical Acts of Perception

    Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón & Mauricio Sáenz

    Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 7-10pm
    Exhibition Dates: December 15 – January 14, 2018

    “Practical Acts of Perception” takes its leitmotif from the idea of scale, and indeed the work presented by Cande Aguilar, Mauricio Sáenz and Jorge Purón all utilize proportion as a device to augment or degrade your perspective. However, they look further into the concept by commenting on scale as it relates to time and even color. Launching from the design of the IFRAO Standard Scale used to document archaeological remains, each artist departs and interprets the idea of scale in their own terms.
    Aguilar’s work, for example, challenges the approach to abstraction by using different scale formats yet employing same aesthetic values, thus testing the viewer to witness the same depth and impact despite the contrasting sizes. Reinforcing the idea of putting the eye to the test in the way it perceives “scale”. Purón’s hard-edge geometric forms examine landscape undergoing distortion based on technical issues such as depth, angle, and enclosures to convey a sense of a vast place by means of an encapsulated vision. In a more conceptual manner, Mauricio Sáenz’s oeuvre draws references from art history by cross-examining the impact past art icons have left through time limiting and colliding with the perception on modern life and its reality. In this way, the collection presented reiterates, through a varied spectrum of possibilities, the fluctuation of points of view of something that when placed in front of a mirror might be destined to give an accurate reflection yet suffers an alteration as a result of the strategy used to observe it.

    grayDUCK Gallery

    Practical Acts of Perception REVIEWED BY MELANY JEAN for the Austin Chronicle

    2213 E. Cesar Chavez
    (E. Cesar Chavez & Mildred)
    Thur-Sat 11-6pm & Sun 12-5pm

  • Mix N Mash: Latina Legends

    Mix N Mash: Latina Legends

    December 8, 2017 – January 7, 2018

    The works of over 200 artists will be displayed on quality panels donated by Ampersand Art Supply. Each limited-edition Mix ‘n’ Mash: Latina Legends artwork is uniquely crafted for the exhibition, including a special selection of Latina Legends inspired artworks. Artists who choose the Latina Legends theme (i.e Selena, Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz, Rita Moreno, Virgin of Guadalupe, Dolores Huerta, Eva Longoria, Sandra Cisneros, Salma Hayek, Shakira, etc.) will be featured in a special section. All proceeds from Mix ‘n’ Mash support the Museum’s exhibitions, educational programming for children and adults, and the upkeep and care of the Museum's Permanent Collection.

    Museum Hours
    Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
    Friday 10 am – 5 pm
    Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
    Sunday Noon – 5 pm
    5th St. and Congress Ave. at 419 Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701.

  • barrioPOP



    HARLINGEN, TX – Brownsville artist, Cande Aguilar is a visual artist that reflects on border culture through his BarrioPOP distinctive style, with large canvasses featuring graffiti art, pop culture images, bold and bright colors.

    This exhibit will feature a strong collection of stimulating abstract visuals of large scale paintings and installations.

    Aguilar will bring his unique art form to the Beyond Arts Gallery on

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Harlingen.114 North A. Street, Harlingen, TX 78550
    Tuesday by Appointment only
    Wednesday – Friday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    feeling of a border by Nancy Moyer



    solo exhibition “FEEDBACK” opening Saturday November 4th through Nov. 26, 2017 at the Office of Useless Art
    rur de l'Abattoir 98, 5060 Tamines, Belgium. www.abattoir.xxx

  • La Liberté Comme Emblème d'Echec"Liberty as an Emblem of Failure

    La Liberté Comme Emblème d'Echec"Liberty as an Emblem of Failure

    From October 20 to November 2, 2017, "The office of Useless Art" and "Generosity as a Currency" will work together on the discursive group exhibition "Liberty as an Emblem of Failure" in 5 different spaces in Tamines (Sambreville). The exhibition presents positions by 9 international artists and will consider the subject "Liberty" from a contemporary perspective.

    Liberty/ A different political imaginary: The quality or state of being free; the power to do as one pleases; freedom from physical restraint; freedom from arbitrary or despotic control; the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges and the power of choice: The search for truth and the struggle for existential redemption. Depictions of liberty are usually limited to familiar symbols and quotes.

    What is liberty? The question is simple, the answer difficult. In approaching it, we (Dennis Guerra and Fred Michiels) decided to change the perspective and ask: How does liberty actually work? The "Liberty as an Emblem of Failure" exhibition thus appears at the right time. Just now liberty is a highly relevant subject for society, one that challenges discussions and active involvement. The works included in the exhibition show how artists of our time approach the issue—providing answers and being thought-provoking at the same time.
    Liberty does not present itself as an object, rather as a process of interaction and communication—not only between people, but also between all involved in the ecosystem. This approach differs fundamentally from the humanist worldview, which places man at the center. The focus is now on the environment: on water, plants, animals, even inanimate things. A reevaluation of the hierarchies within the ecosystem as well as of mankind’s ultimately harmful appropriation and exploitation strategies is taking place. The works presented in the show are dedicated to this reevaluation, and among other things, illuminate indirectly such social conventions as language or rituals of give and take that make human coexistence possible. The history of liberty is as old as humanity itself. While war is often considered to be in human nature, liberty is viewed as something far more fragile and fleeting. In our media age war and violence are profitable events and politicians focus great attention on them. Liberty receives broader social recognition as a capitalist economic issue only when economic disparity becomes less important and collective growth more attractive. The exhibition "Liberty as an Emblem of Failure" constructs connections with the help of which other approaches to a life with and free become discernible, Freedom is present, is witness, is being with the world and with others.” manifesto curator Fred Michiels

    Henk Delabie (B) A+B (Pay Bas) Valerie Brennan (Chypre) Juan Valencia (Espagne) Michel Vaerewijck (B) Racso Jugarap (Philippines) Hugo Draulans (B) Saki Koulos (B) Brigitte Labarre (B) Ronny Broeckx (B) Karin Beyens (B) Chris Meulemans (B) Zena van den Block (B) Enzo Mara (UK) Dave Schweitzer (b) Cande Aguilar (USA) Ludovic Dervillez (F) José Binon (B) Chloé Coomans (B) Luc Fierens (B) Wijnand Steemers (B) Kurt Vervloet & Alexander D'Haese (B) Gwénaëlle Hansen (B) John Christopher (B) Karl Bielik (UK) Filip van Kerckhoven (B) Wijnand Steemers (Pays Bas) Claudio A. Marrero (Espagne) Nathalie Hunter (B)

    office of useless art

  • Texas Biennial 2017

    Texas Biennial 2017

    The Texas Biennial is an exhibition of contemporary art that celebrates the many cultures and identities that influence and impact our daily lives across the state. The Biennial is a geographically-focused, independent survey of the contemporary art in Texas centered around our artistic voices and the communities that thrive on them.

    After a period of evaluation and restructuring, the Texas Biennial is returning in its sixth edition with an ambitious program that celebrates the vibrant and heterogeneous voices across the state. In 2017, we are making efforts to shift the focus onto our communities to truly learn from them through our curatorial process.

    The Texas Biennial was founded in 2005 by a group of artists to provide an exhibition opportunity to artists living and working in the State of Texas. Since its inception the Biennial has offered exhibition opportunites to over 250 artists, brought work to new audiences, and springboarded careers and artistic development. As we enter a new phase in 2017, TX★17 will become the longest running state biennial in the country.

    The Texas Biennial was conceived from an open call for art across the state, which has long been a primary source of investigation. Any artist living and working in the state of Texas is welcome to enter their work in any media for consideration. In 2017, this open call will once again be a primary resource in the curatorial process, and applicants will receive priority.

    The TX★17 exhibition is one cohesive show that will take place in a single venue in Austin, located at 211 Alpine. The exhibition will run from September 30 through November 11, 2017. Public programming will take place leading up to the exhibition surrounding these topics, as well as while it is on view, further facilitating an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

    TX★17 welcomes independent curator Leslie Moody Castro, as TX★17 Curator and Artistic Director. Moody Castro has a history of making artistic voices and the communities they work within central to her practice, all of which oscillate around the importance of place. Moody Castro toggles between Mexico City and Austin as her primary locations, but has an identity in itinerancy. Under Moody Castro’s leadership, TX★17 will magnify the excellence and diversity of contemporary art being produced in the state through three lenses and three exhibition layers: 1) a survey exhibition from an artist open call, 2) the exploration of Texas regions through a documented road trip around the state, and 3) an invited artist exhibition with a focus on Texas’s relationship with its borders.

    The Biennial has worked with a multitude of voices which have strengthened our program and added depth to our history. Each of these voices has approached their iteration of the Biennial with their personal vision and methodology which has enriched our growth.
    The central feature of the Texas Biennial is a group survey exhibition curated from a statewide open call. All artists living and working in the state, as well as those within 10 miles of any border, were eligible to enter. Out of 1,217 applicants, 33 artists are selected for the sixth edition of the Biennial.

    Artists selected for TX★17 will be represented at a single venue, located at 211 E Alpine Rd in Austin, TX, September 30 - November 11, 2017. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 30, from 7-10pm.

    please fallow link for list of selected
    2017 TX Biennial artists

  • 500x Gallery Expo 2017

    500x Gallery Expo 2017

    October 7 - November 5, 2017, Reception October 7, 7pm - 10pm

    Downstairs / Main Gallery: Expo 2017

    500x Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist–run, cooperative galleries, hosts one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions.

    This years juror is Sara-Jayne Parsons. As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU in Fort Worth, British curator Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Her curatorial practice is informed by working in collaboration or close partnership with artists to produce new art works through commissions, exhibitions and artist residencies. Artists she has worked with in this way include John Akomfrah, Ayman Baalbaki, Sonia Boyce, Jyll Bradley, Sebastiaan Bremer, Gina Czarnecki, Hew Locke, RAWIYA, Janek Schaefer and Emily Speed. Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Parsons was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK, where for eight years she produced a diverse, contemporary exhibition programme. In that time she was also a collaborative member of the curatorial team for the Liverpool Biennial (the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK) and produced notable commissioned works by Daniel Bozhkov, Khalil Rabah, The Royal Art Lodge and Ranjani Shettar. She has also published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.

    Accepted artists:

    Dannie Liebgot, Kristina Smith, Teresa Larrabee, Jonas Criscoe, Adrianna Touch, Dario Bucheli, Amy Dierdorf, Emily Loving, Michelle Hinojosa, Narong Tintamusik, Cande Aguilar, Selwa Moharram, Francisco Alvarado, Anna Lee, Austin Sparks, David Namaksy, Sierra Forester, Jon Ashcraft, Jeanne Neal, Raciel Camargo, Bunim Kim, Kiran Sattar, Audrey Travis, Bernardo Vallarino, Barbara Horlander, Jennise Burgos, Kendra Smith, Ricardo Orozco, Blake Weld

  • Un Espacio privilegiado para un ritual contemporaneo

    Un Espacio privilegiado para un ritual contemporaneo

    Un Espacio privilegiado para un ritual contemporaneo, concepto Fred Michiels
    opens 09-08-2017 through 10-15-2017
    Plaza de la catedral, 3 3.38201 La Laguna TENERIFE, Spain

    opening new nomadic art space
    Generosity as a currency.
    What is the function of the individual object? Is it still in a position to produce difference?
    A privileged space for a contemporary ritual (Nothing amazes me/us any longer) no longer just show works of art but form units with them that carry a larger promise. The classic gallery programma still referred to universal ideas of the public sphere and of history: Out there is the world, here are the positions! And it permitted me to explore limits and codes.

    Generosity as a currency / Generosity as a program
    Opulence was in everyone's eyes! (Das würde ich dem Betrachter überlassen)
    And the exhibition has left the building.
    When you say art, then everything possible belongs to it!
    So feel free to waste millions to make billions.
    Like memories in a conversation and in favor of idiosyncratic expression... (Life without a carnal formula may be odious)


    Apertura de un nuevo espacio de arte nómada
    La generosidad como moneda.
    ¿Cuál es la función del objeto individual? ¿Está todavía en condiciones de p roducir diferencias?
    Un espacio privilegiado para un ritual contemporáneo (Nada me asombra más) ya no solo muestra obras de arte, sino que forman unidades que con ellas llevan una promesa mayor. El clásico programa de la galería todavía se refería a las ideas universales de la esfera pública y de la historia: ¡Ahí está el mundo, aquí están las posiciones! Y me permitió explorar límites y códigos.

    La generosidad como moneda / La generosidad como programa.
    ¡La opulencia estaba en los ojos de todos! (Das würde ich dem Betrachter überlassen)
    Y la exposición ha salido del edificio.
    ¡Cuando usted dice arte, entonces todo lo posible le pertenece!
    Así que siéntase libre de gastar millones para hacer miles de millones.
    Como recuerdos de una conversación a favor de una expresión idiosincrásica ... (La vida sin una fórmula carnal puede ser odiosa)


    Juanjo Valencia
    Peter Van Ammel
    Roel Jacobs
    Francis Denys
    Wannes Lecompte
    Cande Aguilar
    Henk Delabie
    Hugo Draulans
    Andre Delalleau
    Bart Vandezijvere
    Pichakorn Chukiew
    Robert Quint
    John Christopher
    Boy Stappaerts
    Kurt Vervloet
    Kurt Ryslavy

  • Mexican-American Perspectives

    Mexican-American Perspectives

    Del Mar College is excited to present, Mexican-American Perspectives 2017: My casa is your casa, an invitational group exhibition which runs through Hispanic Heritage Month and until December 5, 2017.
    The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 15, 6 to 8 pm, in the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Building, Del Mar College East Campus.

    Del Mar College offers a program in Mexican-American Studies which “provides for an understanding of the historical, political, and contemporary experiences of Mexican-American men and women of the United States, specifically in the South Texas region.” The DMC Art Program contributes to that objective through the visual arts. There is no specific theme in content from the artists, as the works are an exhibition of the scope and range of individual expression. While the invited artists are of Mexican-American heritage, their expressions range from directly referencing their heritage and a place of acculturation to making no direct reference at all. This spectrum of visual expression is the beauty of the exhibition and of art, itself. The range is reflective of the human experience and what artists share with us to help us embrace and celebrate that diversity.
    My casa is your casa, aims to showcase the talent, experiences, and diversity of artistic expression specifically from the contemporary Mexican-American artist’s perspective, a perspective that so heavily and richly helps to make up South Texas culture. The Mexican-American culture is our culture - my casa is your casa. Participating artists include Cande Aguilar, Jorge Alegria, Fernando Andrade, Jerry Cobarruvias, Amorette V. Garza, Sandra Gonzalez, Nola Guajardo, Ben Herrera, Gerald Lopez, Jimmy Pena, Joe Pena, Rolando Reyna, Ricardo Ruiz, Mauricio Saenz, Ashley Thomas, Nora Verdin and Mayra Zamora.

  • 10x10x10x

    Tieton exhibits around 150 small works from around the globe each year. Works are of any media or process from photo, painting, printmaking, book arts, video, ceramic, glass, metal, wood and more.

    The exhibition takes place in the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and a handmade catalog is created by Lucia Marquand to showcase that year's artwork, with every artist receiving a copy and more available for purchase.

    August 12 to October 8, 2017 at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse. Open gallery hours are Friday - Sunday from 12 - 3pm.
    Opening Reception: Saturday, August 12th from 12 - 3pm.


    Tieton Arts 10x10x10


    Harlingen, TX- Beyond Arts Gallery proudly presents
    FOUND: Found Object Art, Assemblage, and Other Transformed Work

    Group Art Show featuring the works of
    Cande Aguilar, Laurel Becker, Mark Clark, Teodoro Estrada,
    David McCall Freeman, Rene Garza, Carla Thorman Hughes,Veronica Jaeger, Chris Leonard, Jessica Salazar McBride, Nancy Moyer, Eloy Jesus Rodriguez, Mauricio Sáenz,
    Benjamin Varela, Paul Valadez, Aleida Garcia Wedgworth, Brian Wedgworth, Corinne Whittemore and Fulden Sara Wissinger.
    The exhibit showcases a diverse selection of collage, ceramic and mixed media sculpture and art assemblages.

    The opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 13th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view until September 2, 2017.

    “Found art, more commonly called found objects is a term used to describe art created from common objects not normally considered to be artistic. The idea behind found art is that the piece of art derives its significance from the context into which it is put. Found art blurs the traditional lines of what is art and questions the very nature of art itself. Found objects are often used by artists and may include the repurposing of street signs, license plates, or bottle caps, use of recycled paper, or imaginative application of household items.” - Smithsonian Institution
    For more information please contact Beyond Arts Gallery.
    114 N. A. Street Harlingen, Texas 78550, (956)230-2859

    Beyond Arts Gallery

    SURFACE TREATMENT: Artworks connect with viewers via common, sometimes unusual materials


    boeckercontemporary at Faux Mouvement, Centre d'art contemporain, Metz July 6th to October 22nd 251

    artists from Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Cyprus, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, UK, México, USA, Ireland, Israel, Maroc, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Thailand, & Finland

  • Group Hug 7! - AUSTIN

    Group Hug 7! - AUSTIN
    The"Eyes Got It!" 2016 group show
    hosted by Cement Loop

    Opening Reception: Saturday May 27, 2017
    7-10 p.m.

    Curated by Jill Schroeder of grayDUCK Gallery, Group Hug 7! is the group exhibition of Eyes Got It! an art competition, featuring the Top Fifteen (plus 1) semi-finalists;
    Cande Aguilar, David Alcantar, Zachary Betts, Kallie Cheves, Eden Collins, Ryan Davis, Santiago Escobedo, Houston Fryer, Michael Furrh, Rafael Gutierrez, Hollis Hammonds, Denise Lecusay, Daniela Madrigal, Jorge Puron, Mauricio Saenz, and Shalena White.

    Eyes Got It! is an annual open call art competition organized as part of the East Austin Studio Tour. Through this public critique of local artwork in a variety of media, and its subsequent exhibitions, Eyes Got It! seeks to demystify the juried show process, illuminate critical reviews and highlight artists working in the central Texas community.

  • Group Hug 7 - San Antonio

    hosted by The Lullwood Group

    Saturday May 13, 7 pm - 10 pm
    LoneStar Studios
    107 Lone Star Blvd. San Antonio TX 78204

    Eyes Got It! is an annual open call art competition organized as part of the East Austin Studio Tour. Through this public critique of local artwork in a variety of media, and its subsequent exhibitions, Eyes Got It! seeks to demystify the juried show process, illuminate critical reviews and highlight artists working in the central Texas community.

  • Border Wave

    Border Wave

    Border Wave features four Texas-based artists whose unique perspectives shaped by the South Texas borderlands inform a style that expands the parameters of Mexican American contemporary art.

    "Borderwavve” refers to a new aesthetic of abstraction and border culture that draws upon the artists’ bi-cultural identity. The phrase connotes a constant state of deconstructing and rebuilding connections between traditional and modern Mexican and American customs.

    Each artist uses this combination of hard lines, geometric forms, bright colors, popular imagery, and personal symbology to create textured and layered compositions. Their artwork effectively serves as a cultural bridge for overcoming social and language barriers. In a region that is frequently portrayed as existing under the spectre of violence, the border wave artists shatter these misconceptions and claim their space in the art world, on behalf of la frontera.

    Many of the artists exhibiting have had work on display in museums and galleries across the country, and some are currently affiliated with the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ciudad Acuña (MACCA), which, once completed, will be the first contemporary Mexican art museum located on the Texas and Coahuila border.

    Presa House Gallery
    725 S. Presa, San Antonio, Texas 78210

    The exhibit runs from December 2 through December 23, 2016. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, December 2, from 6 to 11 pm


    Cande Aguilar
    Gerardo Arellano
    Jorge Puron
    Aldo Fabian Ramos

    review by Davidr S. Rubin on Glasstire

    San Antonio Current, Borderwavve

    Glasstire events

  • Funkytown

    Funkytown is a salon-style celebration of quirky, fun, and funky artwork from some of the finest contemporary artists across the country. As part of a series of curated exhibitions at the Urbano Cellars Art Space in Berkeley, Funkytown celebrates art that can be playful in nature yet serious in execution.

    The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 17th, from 5 - 8pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm. Urbano Cellars (2323 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710)

    Participating artists include:

    Cande Aguilar - Texas
    Jeffrey Cortland Jones – Ohio
    Tom Duimstra – Michigan
    Susan Carr – New York
    Seren Moran – California
    Paul Weiner – Colorado
    Mary Zeran – Iowa
    Mary F Coats - California
    Max Manning – Texas
    Jessica Simorte – Texas
    Amelia Layton – Oregon
    Sarajo Frieden – California
    Kimberly Rowe – California
    Megan Reed – California
    Loren Britton – New York
    Phillip J Mellen – Massachusetts
    Julia Couzens - California

  • Harper College Small Works

    Harper College Small Works

    Harper College Small Works
    39th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

    The College's annual national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. The show features a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture.

    View works selected by show juror Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois:

    August 29 – September 29, 2016
    Art Exhibition Space (Building C, C200) Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL

    View works selected by show juror by show juror Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois:

  • Un/Provincial: Art of South Texas

    Un/Provincial: Art of South Texas

    Un/Provincial: Art of South Texas
    Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
    660 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520
    June 11 – September 1, 2016

    EXHIBITION SUMMARY: The exhibition title, Un/Provincial, refers to the ever present contrast between the simplified view of south Texas promoted by the media and the reality of artists creating a 21st-century aesthetic on an international level. These south Texas artists, working in a highly informed and sophisticated way, refuse to be isolated by geography or stereotypes. Their work is serious, even when presented with humor; serious, sophisticated, deeply thoughtful and highly professional. By refusing to ignore the provincial and local, the artists find rich source material in the surrounding landscape, languages, and blending, clashing cultures. Viewers are drawn in by the intricacy, absurdity and mystery of the art only to find upon closer inspection layers of meaning that push the audience to reflect on the complex, tumultuous, constantly changing world of south Texas.


    cande aguilar
    mark clark
    jesus de la rosa
    david freeman
    veronica jaeger
    nancy moyer
    jorge puron
    mauricio saenz

    Curating Contemporary

    Installation views & event photos

    Artists in Brownsville find a shared common humanity

    For Example event listing

    Glasstire's Top Five: July 14, 2016


    video link

  • Border goes Clash

    Border goes Clash

    Border goes Clash
    Main gallery: Border Goes Clash features new work by South Texas artists Cande Aguilar, Jorge Puron and Mauricio Saenz. Through a variety of media (painting, sculpture, installation and video), the artists interpret their experiences growing up along the Texas-Mexico border where they were often confronted with strong visual and social issues. The artists’ mismatched styles and blunt imagery seek to disolve the stereotypical vision of this region.

    Friday, May 6 at 6 PM - 9 PM

    K Space Contemporary
    415D Starr St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

    video link

  • Remote View

    Remote View

    Remote View
    Facebook event page
    March 18-27, 2016 (opening reception Friday, March 18) in Green Bay, WI. Exact location TBA. More info to come!
    presesnted by youngSpace
    Drop-in Art work Critique
    Remote View installation views

  • KITSCH me if you can

    Friday March 4 from 5:30 - 9 pm
    Runs from March 4 through April 1, 2016
    K Space Contemporay
    415 Starr St. Corpus Christi TX, 78401

    K Space FB event pg

  • We are the Dead

  • nueve(9)

    nueve (9) 409 celebrates 9th anniversary show show opens October 7th
    409 E 13th St
    Brownsville, Texas 78520
    Brownsville Herald-Nueve (9)
    Mark Clark invite clip

  • Touched for the Very First Time

    Lane Meyer Projects

    Lane Meyer Projects is pleased to announce it's first exhibition Touched for the Very First Time opening October 09, 2015.

    2528 Walnut St.
    Denver, CO 80205
    By appointment only, contact lmp@lanemeyerprojects.com below:

  • Brownsville Museum of Fine Art 80th anniversary and exhibition of permanent collection

    Brownsville Museum of Fine Art 80th anniversary and exhibition of permanent collection July 8 - July 31, 2015

    660 E Ringgold St
    Brownsville, Texas 78520

    Brownsville Museum of Fine Art to celebrate 80th anniversary

  • The Writing on the Wall

    The Writing on the Wall, The Painting Center June 23 - July 18, 2015
    547 WEST 27TH STREET, SUITE 500
    NEW YORK, NY 10001
    (212) 343-1060

  • Pulp Painting

    Pulp Painting, curated by Valerie Brennan, September 12, 2015, Studio Apothiki, Paphos, Cyprus

    Participating artists:

    Emily Auchincloss USA
    Julie Alexander USA
    Cande Aquillar USA
    Karl Bielik UK
    Valerie Brennan IRE
    Susan Carr USA
    Brian Cypher USA
    Inga Dalrymple AU
    Ludovic Dervillez FR
    Brian Edmonds USA
    Judith Farr ES
    Bridget Fahy IRE
    Justine Frishman USA
    Yifat Gat FR
    Terry Greene UK
    Helen O’ Leary IRE
    David Myrvold SE
    Niall Sherrin IRE
    Julia Schwartz USA
    Sabine Tress DE
    Julie Torres USA
    Pier Wright USA

  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects, curated by Sabine Tress July - August 2015 Wright Gallery
    artists participating
    Cande Aguilar
    Paul Behnke
    Karl Bielik
    Valerie Brennan
    Ing Dalrymple
    Brian Edmonds
    Phillip J Mellen

  • Family Ties Brooklyn - Dallas

    Family Ties Brooklyn - Dallas

    mostly Brooklyn Artists Commune with mostly Dallas Artists
    curated by
    Bonny Leibowitz - Julie Torres

    500X Gallery
    opening reception
    Saturday, April 11th 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    exhibition continues through May 3rd
    On view Saturdays & Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. Weekdays by appointment

    Brooklyn-based painter Julie Torres and artist Bonny Leibowitz of Dallas, TX have partnered to co-curate a unique exhibition of 80+ artists from Brooklyn, 40+ local Dallas artists and several like-minded artists from around the country, in "Family Ties."
    Torres' recent "Family Style" exhibitions in NYC are the inspiration for this community-expanding project. Leibowitz and Torres share an affinity for the participating artists' exciting work and for collaboratively organized exhibits.
    "Family Ties" celebrates the limitless potential of artists supporting artists.

    Julie Torres is a painter and arts organizer in NYC and will be in attendance for the opening.
    Bonny Leibowitz is an artist and "Family Ties" co-curator living in Dallas

    Family Ties artists
    Albert Weaver, Alex Paik, Alexis Granwell, Ann Glazer, Anne Russinof, Ashley Garrett, Austin Thomas, Bailey K Chapman, Barbara Laube, Becky Yazdan, Ben Pritchard, Ben Terry, Bonny Leibowitz, Brett Dyer, Brian Edmonds, Caetlynn Booth, Cande Aguilar, Cecilia Salama, Chance Dunlap, Christina Tenaglia, Christopher Moss, Christopher Rose, Claudia Tienan, Daniel John Gadd, David Michael Connolly, David T Miller, Deanna Wood, Douglas Florian, Elizabeth Gourlay, Elizabeth Riley, Ellen Letcher, Emily Berger, Enrico Gomez, Eric Mavko, Erica Stevens, Fran Holstrom, Fred Gutzeit, Georgia Elrod, Ginny Casey, Giovanni Valderas, Gwendolyn Plunkett, James Prez, Jamie Powell, Jason Rohlf, Jay Henderson, Jeanne Neal, Jeff Parrott, Jennifer Shepard, Jenny Leigh Jones, Jill Vasileff, Joan Mellon, John Kesling, Jonathan Cowan, Julia L Trinh, Julia Schwartz, Julie Alexander, Julie S. Graham, Julon Pinkston, Justine Frischmann, Karen Schifano, Karl Bielik, Karla Areli, Katherine Mojzsis, Kevin Andrew Curran, Kristen Biles, Ky Anderson, Kyle Gallup, Lael Marshall, Lauren Collings, Leeza Meksin, Leslie Kerby, Levi Haske Liz Ainslie, Liz Atzberger, MaDora Frey, Maria Britton, Marian Brunn Smith, Mary Judge, Matthew Neil Gehring, Maxwell Stevens, Mayra Barraza, Meg Atkinson, Melissa Capasso, Melissa Staiger, Michael Frank Blair, Nancy Ferro, Paul Behnke, Peggy Epner, Phillip J. Mellen, Polly Shindler, Rachael Gorchov, RE Cox, Rebecca Litt, Rebecca Murtaugh, Roberto Munguia, Ryan Goolsby, Ryan Michael Ford, Sally Warren, Sean Montgomery, Stephen B. MacInnis, Suhee Wooh, Susan Carr, Susan Cheal, Teresa Ekasala, Todd Camplin, Vicki Owen, Vicki Sher, Wendy Klemperer, Will Hutnick, William Crump, William Eckhardt Kohler, William Lawler, Zak Vreeland

    500X Gallery
    500 Exposition Ave.
    Dallas TX. 75226

    Bonny Leibowitz

    The Curating Contemporary Blog, Family Ties
    Bonny Leibowitz, Family Ties
    Art, Artists, & Galleries Family Ties
    Gallery Travels: Family Ties
    Dallas Observer, Family Ties

  • Parallels

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 6th 7:00pm
    Xochi Solis (Austin, TX)
    Casey Deming (Minneapolis, MN)
    Jennifer Sanchez (Brooklyn, NY)
    Sarah Frey (Austin, TX)
    Christie Blizzard (San Antonio, TX)
    Raul Gonzales (San Antonio, TX)
    Kristy Perez (San Antonio, TX)
    Manik Raj Nakra (Austin, TX)
    Jorge Puron (San Antonio, TX)
    Jane Bishop (San Antonio, TX)
    Cande Aguilar (Brownsville, TX)

    Hello Studio is an artist run studio and gallery located in the Blue Star Arts Complex.
    Hello Studio
    1420 South Alamo St.
    BLDG B #106
    San Antonio, Tx 78210

    CAM 2015 marks the 3rd anniversary for Hello Studio. Parallels is a show featuring 11 artists exploring color, line, shape, and composition.

  • Aeon


    Aeon is a visual dialogue with large-scale abstract paintings by Louis Vega Trevino, Jorge Puron, Ben Mata, and Cande Aguilar. The one-day art exhibit is part of Contemporary Art Month 2015 and will showcase each artist’s particular composition style and use of color palette. Aeon is open to the public on March 12, 2015 from 8pm to 11pm at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex which is located at the 108 Blue Star.
    For more information contact Lauren A. Trevino (210) 241-2073 or Emelda Elísa Hernández at (210)800-1984.

  • Studio Critical

    Studio Critical

    This blog is about process, practice and getting to know a little bit more about what painters get up to in the studio. Valerie Brennan

  • 21 & Counting: The Painting Center Turns 21!

    Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Party

    Exhibition dates: November 25 – December 20, 2014

    Benefit Party: Friday, December 12, 2014, 6-9 pm.

    The Painting Center is pleased to announce a benefit exhibition and party to celebrate a significant milestone—its 21st anniversary. For 21 years The Painting Center has been dedicated to deepening the conversation about painting by providing exhibition opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and under-recognized artists as well as through public lectures, an online artist registry, and internship opportunities. By mounting consistently high quality, rigorous, and thoughtful exhibitions, The Painting Center has gained a reputation as a serious and relevant venue for contemporary painting. 21 & Counting brings together works of 200 or more artists from the New York area and as far afield as Texas, California, and Canada. These artists are participating in this event as a show of support for the important work The Painting Center does, and to help ensure its continued viability. A preview of works in the exhibition will be accessible online through The Painting Center website. 50% of all sales will go to support The Painting Center’s programs. Please come and view what is sure to be a dynamite exhibition and celebrate with us on December 12th!

    Artists include: Deidre Adams, Cande Aguilar, Arista Alanis, John Allen, Vincent Arcilesi, Rosaire Appel, Carla Aurich, Pat Badt, Alix Bailey, Nancy Baker, Rita Baragona, Polina Barskaya, Robert Barthelmes, Paul Baumann, Thomas Berding, Siri Berg, Emily Berger, Martha Bergman, Betty Wilde-Biasiny, Mariella Bisson, Sharon Brant, Farrell Brickhouse, Mona Brody, Deborah Brown, Petey Brown, Sukey Bryan, Robert Bunkin, Jennifer Caine, Caren Canier, David Carbone, Simon Carr, Susan Carr, Jacob Cartwright, Galen Cheney, Amy Cheng, Susan Cohen, Paul Collins, Fletcher Copp, Jonathan Cowan, Jane Culp, Brian Cypher, Isobel Davis, Kate Davis, Stephanie DeManuelle, Claire Desjardins, Mary DeVincentis, Carol Diamond, Matthew Dibble, Lois Dickson, Benjamin Duke, Teresa Dunn, Marjorie Hunt Van Dyke, Rachael Eastman, Tina Eisenbeis, Terry Ekasala, Kate Emlen, Robert Otto Epstein, Allison Evans, Gwen Fabricant, Pamela Farrell, Laurie Fendrich, Harriet Finck, Nancy Flanagan, Sophia Flood, Douglas Florian, Christina Foard, Leslie Ford, Monique Ford, Susan Fortgang, David Fratkin, Deborah Freedman, Joanne Freeman, Barbara Friedman, Iona Fromboluti, Marianne Gagnier, Kyle Gallup, Heather Garland, Daniel Genadry, Celia Gerard, Philip Gerstein, Cora Jane Glasser, Margaret Glew, Marilyn Gold, John Goodrich, Michael Goodwin, Dana Gordon, Reuben Gordon, Alyce Gottesman, Dan Gottesegen, Nancy Grimes, Julie Gross, Melinda Hackett, Catherine Haggarty, Shawn Hall, Ruth Hardinger, Steven Harris, Joseph Haske, Elizabeth Hazan, Kylie Heidenheimer, Paula Heisen, Alisa Henriquez, Molly Herman, Yedidya Hershberg, Aimee Hertog, Leslie Hertzog, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Steve Hicks, Robert Hickman, Daniel G. Hill, Ruth Hillier, Callie Hirsch, Doug Holst, William Holton, Phillis Ideal, Blinn Jacobs, Dana James, Robert Jessel, Suejin Jo, Celia Johnson, Cassie Jones, Selina Josephs, Karen Kaapcke, Christoher Kahler, Cecily Kahn, Deborah Kahn, Alexander Kaluzhsky, Suzanne Laura Kammin, Dana Kane, Gloria Karlson, Claudia Keep, Samantha Talbot-Kelly, Gwendolyn Kerber, Michele Kishita, Rick Klauber, Iona Kleinhaut, Robert Kogge, Tim Kennedy, Victor Kord, Harriet Korman, Lynn Kotula, Ellen Kozak, Melanie Kozol, Barron Krody, Margaret Krug, Mark Kurdziel, Richard LaPresti, Mark LaRiviere, Benjamin Larocco, Rebecca Last, Barbara Laube, Kerry Law, Pamela Lawton, Ronna Lebo, Catherine LeCleire, Orlando Leyba, Ying Li, David Linneweh, Meg Lipke, Darlene Livingston, Ro Lohin, David Loncle, Robert Ludwig, Sally Lutz, Sarah Lutz, Kathryn Lynch, Jodie Manasevit, Patrick Mangan, Craig Manister, Denise D. Manseau, Nancy Manter, Eliot Markell, Lee Marshall, Robert McCann, Margaret McCann, Claire McConaughy, Claudia McNulty, Jackie Meier, Margery Mellman, Joan Mellon, Lieby Miedema, Rifka Milder, Lizbeth Mitty, David Mollett, Jessica Mongeon, Joe Morzuch, Patrick Neal, Margaret Neill, Susan Newbold, Sally Novak, Gina Occhiogrosso, Lynnanne O'Connor, Mark O'Grady, Francis O'Shea, Nancy Olivier, Fran O'Neill, Elizabeth O'Reilly, Rob de Oude, Victoria Pacimeo, Victoria Pacimeo, Andrea Packard, Alex Paik, Sophie Friedman-Pappas, Melanie Parke, Linnea Paskow, Carrie Patterson, Al Peters, Neil Plotkin, Esther Podemski, David Pollack, Susan Post, Jamie Powell, James Prez, Langdon Quin, Thaddeus Radell, Bosiljka Raditsa, Catherine Ramey, Colleen Randall, Elizabeth Reagh, Scott Reeds, James Patrick Reid, David Rich, Enrico Riley, Marcy Rosenblat, Susan Ross, Jo Ann Rothschild, Danila Rumold, Anne Russinof, Jane Sangerman, Marjan Nirou Saniee, Robert Schecter, Karen Schifano, Mary Schiliro, Bianca Schreiber, Claire Seidl, Edward Shalala, Fran Shalom, Nancy Simonds, Katherine Shortridge, Unju Sim, Kim Sloane, Breck Smith, Patricia Spergel, Melissa Starke, Melissa Stern, Rita Stern, Gwen Strahle, Ilene Sunshine, Dov Talpaz, Jessica Tam, Jenny Tango, Esme Thompson, John Tomlinson, Julie Torres, Jeanne Tremel, Jannell Turner, Marilyn Turtz, Evelyn Twitchell, Boris Tyomkin, Kim Uchiyama, Josette Urso, Kathleen Vaccaro, Joseph Vadapalas, Marianne Van Lent, Louisa Waber, Joy Walker, Kit Warren, Jennifer Watson, Patrick Webb, Mark Webber, Anker West, Mark Wethli, Lauren Whearty, Grant Whipple, Michael Wille, Forrest Williams, Douglas Wirls, Joyce Yamada, Elizabeth Yamin, Jave Yoshimoto, Tamar Zinn, Abby Zonies, Lia Zuvilivia

    For further information about The Painting Center or any of our Member Artists or artists shown in the Art File, please contact us.

    Shazzi Thomas

    Assistant Director
    Edward Shalala

    The Painting Center
    547 West 27th Street, Suite 500
    New York, NY, 10001

    (212) 343-1060


    Harlingen, TX– The Beyond Arts Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of Abstract works curated by Cande Aguilar.
    “The exhibition "FACTURE'' brings the sensibility of abstraction by 7 artists from across Texas, experience and discover your own story through an array of large scale paintings in a beautiful gallery space that is set to accommodate the whole art viewing experience” Aguilar mentioned.
    “Facture” will run from September 11, 2014 – October 30, 2014 with an opening reception Thursday, September 11th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Please join us for this exciting exhibition.
    The artists featured in this exhibition: , Cande Aguilar of Brownsville,Texas, Jorge Puron of San Antonio,Texas, Cindy Palmer of San Antonio,Texas, Bonny Leibowitz of Dallas, Texas, Adrian Falcon of Del Rio,Texas, Oscar Guerra of Austin, Texas and Jesus De La Rosa of Kingsville, Texas.
    Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 7:00pm Saturday 10am – 5:00 pm, and by appointment. For additional information please contact Jessica Salazar McBride, 956-230-2859. We are located at 114 North A. Street, in beautiful Downtown Harlingen.

  • open season for art 2

    Serena Pandos Studio Gallery

    thursday 29, 2013 6-9pm
    art village on main, 800 main st. McAllen TX

  • Dialogue with Art

    "Dialogue with Art" showcases recent acquisitions and highlights from the IMAS permanent collection. This selection of gifts made by museum donors demonstrate a rich craftsmanship, artistry, and a variety of mediums, including sculpture, ceramic, mixed media, paintings, and prints.

    August - September
    International Museum of Art Science (IMAS)
    1900 Nolana
    McAllen TX 78504



  • 7th Annual Initational

    Galeria 409, 7th Annual Invitational
    September 5, 2013.
    more info call 956.455.3599

  • Summer Camp

    August 10, 6:00 - 8:00pm, Opening Reception, Summer Camp, a group exhibition of gallery artists Cande Aguilar (Brownsville), John Brown (Washington, DC), Richard Dana (Washington, DC), Frank Hallum Day (Washington, DC), Jesus De La Rosa (Kinsville), Jerome Deppe (Baltimore, MD), Margaret Evangeline (New York, NY), Angel Fernandez (Ft. Worth), Janis Goodman (Washington, DC), Tim Harding (Ft. Worth), Jim Harrison (Washington, DC), Lucy Kirkman (Dallas), Bonny Leibowitz (Dallas), Susan Perkins (Dallas), Jorge Puron (San Antonio), Lanny Quarles (Dallas), Kit Reisch (Prague), Winter Rusiloski (Ft. Worth), Benjamin Terry (Denton) and Margaret Withers (Brooklyn, NY).
    August 10 - 31

    Cohn Drennan Contemporary
    1107 Dragon Street
    Dallas, TX 75207

    Cohn Drennan Contemporary

  • Texas National 2013

    Peter Selz, past curator at MoMA and founding director, University Art Museum at Berkeley; renowned art historian who curated shows on Giacometti, Graves and Rothko, has written for many art publications, recipient of numerous awards, and author of The Art of Engagement, is the 2013 Texas National juror.

    Exhibition, April 13 – June 8, 2013, at the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in Nacogdoches, Texas.
    The opening reception is Saturday, April 13, 2013. The evening will begin at 5:00pm with a discussion and interview with juror Peter Selz, followed by a reception and award announcement at 6:00pm. Both are free and open to the public.

  • 2013 Southworks Juried Art Exhibition

    18th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
    The 2013 Southworks Juried Art Exhibition is a national juried art exhibition that OCAF has been holding for years. Since its inception, it has been one of the premier art exhibitions in the region as it brings in several hundred applications from talented artists across the nation. All the exhibit entries are judged in an anonymous fashion by the juror. This process requires each piece of artwork to be accepted or denied based solely upon the level of quality each piece exhibits in relation to the other entries.

    April 12 through May 17, 2013
    Reception: April 12, 6-8 PM, Open to the Public
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)
    34 School Street / P.O. Box 631
    Watkinsville, GA 30677
    Ph: (706) 769-4565
    Fx: (888) 804-6581
    Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)

    Harry H. DeLorme
    Senior Curator of Education
    Curator, Pulse Art and Technology Festival
    Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia

    Harry DeLorme, Jr. is a curator, educator and visual artist with over 20 years’ experience in the museum field. DeLorme holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees, both in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia in Athens, and after his studies began work in museums as an Assistant to the Registrar at the Georgia Museum of Art. He attended two Museum of Modern Art Summer Institutes for Museum Educators which introduced the now widely used Visual Thinking Strategies. As an educator, DeLorme is responsible for overseeing all educational programming and resources for Telfair Museums, comprising three art and history museums in Savannah. DeLorme has developed a range of programs for the museums for audiences of all ages, including lectures, film series, festivals, family programs and educational exhibitions, including ArtZeum, a 3000 square foot interactive gallery for families, a new media gallery, and I Have Marks to Make, a long running annual exhibition focusing on art and rehabilitation. DeLorme is also a curator, focusing on twentieth century and contemporary southern artists, self-taught artists and new media art. He originated and curates the annual Pulse Art and Technology Festival, one of the few such events in the southern United States. Outside the museum, DeLorme is a practicing visual artist in painting, assemblage and installation and was an adjunct instructor of studio art for 14 years at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah.

  • San Diego Art Institute – 52nd Annual International

    Since 1955 SDAI has produced the "Annual" -- a juried show drawing interest from artists all over the world. A different internationally known juror is invited each year. This show is juried by slides and makes available international competition to regional artists. Awards are presented at SDAI's annual Gala Celebration.

    Gala Exhibition Reception on April 13 from 6 to 8 pm.
    Exhibition dates are April 7 to May 26, 2013
    House of Charm, Balboa Park
    1439 El Prado
    San Diego, CA 92101-1617 USA

    juror, Daniel Foster
    Executive Director
    at Oceanside Museum of Art
    Daniel Foster has a distinguished 25-year career in innovative and fine/contemporaryarts and museum leadership and programming. Additionally, Foster is a proven nonprofit executive and fundraiser – having raised $25 million over the past nine years. In October 2012, Foster became the Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) leaving his role as the President/CEO of The Community Foundation Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties (a $60 million philanthropic and arts leader in the Inland Empire). Previous to TCF, Foster was the Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum and widely regarded as a key visionary leader in establishing the city of Riverside into the “City of Arts & Innovation”. Currently, Foster is the Founding Board Chair of the newly launched nonprofit arts council for San Bernardino County,
    Arts Connection.

    San Diego Art Institute

  • The Drawing Room Dialogues

    Royal Grafix Fine Art
    100 Jackson st. suite 130c
    Houston TX 77002

    opening Dec. 13, 2012
    show runs Dec. 13 - Jan. 18, 2012

    Royal Grafix Fine Art

  • The Apocalypse Show

    Is 2012 the End of Times? Doomsday? Armageddon? Well, if this is indeed "The End" my friend, K Space Contemporary has a "Final Countdown" for you! “The Apocalypse Show” is a huge group exhibition of artists from all across Texas and features their unique takes on the end of the world scenario. It's also K Space’s 5th Anniversary this year so please come down, experience a fantastic show and help us party like it's "1999"! If this is "The End of the World As We Know It", you won't want to miss possibly the last show ever!!! It’s going nuclear!

    Friday Nov.30, 2012 5-9pm

    K Space Contemporary
    415 Starr Street Corpus Christi, TX 78401
    (361) 887-6834

  • National

    "National", a show of recent paintings by Cande Aguilar, Veronica Jaeger, Manuel Miranda and Paul Valadez opens with a gala reception for the artists at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The four Rio Grande Valley artists have managed to achieve national recognition, in one person and group shows beyond the confines of the valley and the state of Texas. Each has achieved a highly individual style of painting that is immediately recognizable.

    GALERIA 409: 409 E 13th St.Brownsville, TX 78520
    956 455 3599.

  • What is Sacred?

    November 1,2012 6-9 pm
    Serena Pandos Studio Gallery
    800 W. Mail Suite 410 (Art Village)
    McAllen TX (956)607.7010

  • Dia de los Muertos exhibit

    October 27, 2012 opening 6-8 p.m.
    November 16,2012 Exhibit Closes
    K Space Contemporary
    415 D Starr Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    k space contemporary

  • 6

    Galeria 409 sixth annual invitational
    show opens Thursday September 6, 6pm
    409 E. 13th st. Brownsville TX 455-3599

  • Alexandria Museum of Art’s 25th September Competition Exhibition

    The exhibition will open with a reception Friday, September 21, 2012, 6:00pm-8:00 pm and will continue through November 24, 2012. An artists’ gallery talk and reception featuring this year’s juror, Linda Stein will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Ms. Stein will discuss her own work and announce Juror’s Awards.

    Alexandria Museum of Art
    933 Second Street
    Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

  • Americas 2012:

    Northwest Art Center’s Americas 2012: All Media exhibition
    August 20 - September 26, 2012.
    Northwest Art Center
    Minot State University
    500 University Avenue West
    Minot, North Dakota 58707

  • Peninsula Art League

    10th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
    August 9, 2012 6pm Gig Harbor,Civic Center WA 98335
    Show runs through Sept. 13, 2012

  • Watered Down

    Watered Down
    juried exhibition
    K Space Contemporary presents water themed works by artists from around the country. Not your ordinary, everyday beach scenes and seascapes here.

    Friday, July 6, 2012 5:30pm until 9:00pm

    K Space Contemporary
    415D Starr Street,
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78403

  • Mixta 5

    group exhibition

    june 8 - july 7, 2012

    High Wire Arts
    326 West Josephine
    San Antonio, TX 78212
    (210) 827-7652

    High Wire Arts

  • *ACTIVE 8*

    Curators Statement
    "Active-8: A Mini-Ennial in Texas Art" should be seen as a small-scale examination of solutions and/or responses to contemporary concerns by mid-career/middle aged artists from within the interconnected art world of today who reside and create primarily from within the state of Texas. Talent from Denton to Brownsville, Houston to Austin, Dallas and San Antonio, all leading voices from within their communities, will merge to exemplify what has always been considered exciting, a boat load of cutting edge work with a fresh approach. Each artist represented within this exhibition demonstrates how and what it means to be concerned with new ideas in the 21st Century art world.
    The art in "Active-8: A Mini-Ennial in Texas Art" exploits ongoing issues today while inadvertently citing what is most important and valuable, freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Not only are issues of National Security approached and dealt with in humorous and logical sophistication, but cultural patterns are high-lighted and challenged, being put to the ultimate test of times temper, evolution. Painting to installation based media and more, regardless of content, replace candy coated news broadcasts and over-edited institutional persuasion.
    Whether it is an evident fact or a reiterated facsimile on a tired ink cartridge, it is pervasive the presence of peerless phenomena taking place at the state wide level. It is perhaps by the allure of the mysticism of progress, whereby we witness the keen eye of focus in each of these 8 creative individuals, eyes that seek to behold the new and eyes that pry open the doors of the future. "Active-8: A Mini-Ennial in Texas Art" restores and reintegrates itself into the matrix of undeniable sustenance, Art.

    ACTIVE 8

    Beto Gonzales – San Antonio

    Daniel Adame – Houston

    Bernardo Cantu – Denton

    Angel Cabrales – Brownsville

    Mario Garcia – Dallas

    Cande Aguilar – Brownsville

    Michael Anthony Garcia - Austin

    Ricardo Paniagua – Dallas

    April 20 - May 5, 2012
    reception april 27, 2012 6- 10 pm

    The Janette Kennedy Gallery
    at South Side on Lamar
    1409 South Lamar st. Dallas TX, 75215

  • 41st International Art Show

    Juried Exhibition: January 16 - February 17, 2012
    Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
    660 E. Ringgold Street
    Brownsville, Texas 78520

    Tel: 956-542-0941
    Fax: 956-542-6931

  • 4th Chicana/o Biennial

    4th Chicana/o Biennial

    This is the NOW!

    The Chicana/o Biennial is an exhibition and public forum conceived to take inventory of and
    invite reflection every two years on the continuously emergent energy, critical edge, and
    aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art.

    Exhibition Dates: January 18, 2012 – March 10, 2012

    Friday, February 3, 2012

    Opening reception with artists talk for MACLA donors from 6pm – 8pm.
    Interested in attending this event? Become a MACLA donor today. Call (408) 998-2808 for
    more information. Gallery opens to the public at 8pm.

    Friday, March 2, 2012

    Artists Talk: Join the artists for a gallery walk through and engaging conversation about
    their work at 7pm.

    Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 12 noon – 7 pm,

    Friday & Saturday, 12 noon – 5 pm & by special appointment

    Featuring new work by: Cande Aguilar, Eric Almanza, Efren Álvarez, Natalia Anciso, Jesus Barraza, Carlos Bautista, Melanie Cervantes,
    Betty A. Davis, Caleb Duarte, Eric García, Robert García, Paul J. González, Jaime Guerrero, Rogelio Gutierrez, Geri Montano, Nicholas
    Munoz,Tony Ortega,Vivian “Viva” Paredes, Daniella Rascón, Sandy Rodriguez, Paul Valadéz, Linda Vallejo, Cristina Velázquez

    Free Admission

    Support provided by: Arts Council Silicon Valley, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, a Cultural Affairs grant
    from the City of San Jose, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Castellano Family Foundation, The Institute of
    Museum and Library Services, Silicon Valley Community Foundation,The James Irvine Foundation,The William and Flora
    Hewlett Foundation,The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and MACLA donors. MACLA is a participant in the
    grantee network of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, funded by the Ford Foundation.

    MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

    510 South First Street
    San Jose, CA 95113
    tel: (408) 998-2783
    fax: (408) 998-2817

  • The Mericle Paintings

    Cande Aguilar's, The Mericle Paintings, is the second Gallery A exhibition at Cohn Drennan Contemporary. These paintings have divergent approaches of re-presenting Cande's larger paintings in a small scale format. The first technique used in the series are paintings made of actual scrapings of pigment, detritus from his large scale works reassembled to create new works of art.

    For more information about Cande Aguilar's, The Mericla Paintings, or for more information about Cohn Drennan Contemporary, please go to www.cohndrennancontemporary.com or call 214.708.8051 or e-mail cohn@cohndrennancontemporary.com. The gallery is located at 1107 Dragon, Dallas, TX and hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Opening Reception for
    Cande Agular, The Mericle Paintings

    January 7, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00pm
    Exhibition Dates January 7 - February 4, 2012

  • Post Pop Punks

    Post Pop Punks
    november 11, 2011

    Cohn Drennan Contemporary
    1107 Dragon Street, Dallas, TX 75207

    Phone 214.708.8051

    Glasstire review

  • BLUE

    Reception for BLUE, the fifth annual Galeria 409 invitational exhibition of painting and sculpture.

    Thursday September 1st 5:00 p.m.

    Galeria 409
    409 E 13 Brownsville TX

  • Shorelines Biennial 2011

    National juried exhibition for excellance in Coastal Art

    Juried by, Chief Curator/Curator of Art After 1945 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.

    The opening reception will be held Saturday, October 22nd, from 5-7 pm. The exhibition will run October 19 - November 19, 2011.

    Rockport Center for the Arts
    902 Navigation Circle
    Rockport, Texas 78382

  • 2011 Third Coast National Exhibition

    The Third Coast National, now in its fifth year, is a non-thematic, juried exhibition of new works of art from all over the USA. Special thanks to all of the participating artists and to our juror Tony Magar who has selected a beautifully coherent exhibition. The opening of the 2011 Third Coast National Exhibition is Sept. 24, 6 to 8 pm.


    Wed-Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Free Admission
    K Space Contemporary
    415 D Starr Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    k space contemporary

  • A Sense of Place 2011



    A Sense of Place
    juried fine art competition and Exhibition
    september 16 - October 14, 2011

    reception: friday september 16, 2011
    juror Tom Hammond will present an informal gallery talk at 6:30 pm

    Gertrude Herbert Institute of art
    506 Telfair st.
    Augusta, Georgia 30901-2310

    (706) 722-5495


  • Texas Artists Ehibition

    Texas Artists Exhibition
    opening August 6 - August 27, 2011
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Beeville Art Museum
    401 East Fannin
    Beeville TX 78102


  • Texas Biennial 2011

    Arte de la Frontera… In association with the Texas Biennial 2011” will be on view at the International Museum of Art & Science from April the 28 through September 4, 2011.

    reception: Thursday April 28th from 7-9 pm

    International Museum of Art & Science
    1900 West Nolana Ave.
    McAllen TX 78504

  • 40th International Art Show

    Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
    40th International Art Show
    April 13 - June 4, 2011

    660 E. Ringgold St.
    Brownsville TX 78520


  • Latex Suites & Gardens: Memory & Conciousness

    K Space Contemporary
    415 D Starr St.
    Corpus Christi TX 78401

    May 6 to June 24, 2011
    opening May 6, 5:30 to 8pm


  • 48th Annual Juried Exhibition

    The Masur Museum of Art Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

    Alison de Lima Greene, Juror
    Alison de Lima Greene is curator of Contemporary Art & Special Projects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    May 7 – July 16, 2011
    Saturday May 7, 2011
    Opening reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
    Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.

    Masur Museum of Art
    1400 South Grand
    Monroe, Louisiana 71202

    (318) 329-2237


    SLICE is defined by 4 artists who's works represent a continuity in pure abstraction

    Cande Aguilar
    Michael Blair
    Jesus de la Rosa
    Jorge Puron

    May 21 to July 2, 2011

    Cohn Drennan Contemporary
    1107 Dragon Street, Dallas, TX 75207


  • Clone Zone

    One man show
    November 20 -December 20, 2010
    Galeria 409
    409 E 13 Brownsville TX

  • On This Side

    One Man Show At
    cohn drennan contempoary
    1107 Dragon St. Dallas TX 75207

    October 16, 2010
    6pm - 9pm

  • New Texas Talent XVI

    Craighead Green Gallery
    1011 Dragon St.
    Dallas TX 75207

    July 31, 2010
    Craighead Green Gallery

  • The Second Biennial Survey of Texas Art and Artists

    April 3 – June 6, 09

    The Second Biennial Survey of Texas Art and Artists

    A survey of contemporary Texas art and artists curated by WFMA

    Wichita Falls Museum of Art
    at Midwestern State University
    2 Eureka Circle
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76308

  • World Affair

    cande aguilar: World Affair
    International Museum of Arts & Science (Clark Gallery)
    Feb. 5, 2009 - April 26, 2009
    reception: Feb. 5, 2009 from 5:30-7:30PM

  • Dream Green

    Dream Green
    October 8 - 30, 08
    Galeria 409
    409 E 13 Brownsville TX
    reception 6pm October 11, 09

  • Black & White Redefined

    Black & White Redefined
    October 9, 2008
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    (IMAS) International Museum of Art & Science
    1900 Nolana Avaenue
    McAllen TX 78504

  • texas Home & Living Magazine may/june 2008

    texas Home & Living Magazine may/June 2008 issue "A New Reading" a feature article for award winning designer Susie Johnson (www.susiejohnson.com), centerfold picture features "Volume" by cande aguilar

  • 7 Sins Group Show

    Seven Sins Group Show at Manichaus

    March 19, 2008 — McAllen, TX: A group of Texas artists will be showing their interpretations of the seven deadly sins in a group show at Manichaus (pronounced: manic house), a new artist-run modern art space in McAllen, from April 4 to April 25, 2008. A reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 4, 2008. Artists will also discuss their work in an informal talk at 8:00 p.m. Manichaus is located at 1301-B, North Main Street in McAllen. Admission is free.

    The show, conceptualized by Marco Govea, will focus on the Christian and Roman Catholic ideas of human frailty. Although not mentioned in the Bible, it was taught that there are seven mortal sins that can destroy a person and rob them of salvation unless they confess and stop their evil ways. These sins are: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The seven deadly sins were a popular theme for European artists the 14th Century with the advent of the Black Plague and daily existence in Medieval times.

    The current artists involved in the project are: Cande Aguilar (Curator), Oscar Alvarez, Ramon Barela, Mark Clark, Marco Govea, Eduardo Ibarra and Chris Leonard. Find more information via the Manichaus website: http://www.blackrabbitworks.com/manichaus.

    Manichaus, Modern Art Space
    1301-B North Main Street
    McAllen, Texas 78501
    E-mail: manichaus@blackrabbitworks.com

    Telephonically: 956.207.0940

    Hours of Operation:
    Thursday through Friday: 3:30pm to 7:30pm
    Saturday: Noon to 7pm
    Call for Private Viewings!

  • Ambos Lados del Rio

    exposicion colectiva binacional de arte
    inauguracion martes 26 febrero 2008 7:00 pm
    Albertina Galeria Municipal de Arte
    7 y morelos Centro Historico Matamoros MX


    cande aguilar: VIVO MAS!
    thursday january 17, 08, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    private preview

    friday january 18, 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    public reception

    thursday january 31, 08, 4:00pm
    public presentation and artist talk

    thursady february 7, 08, 4:00pm
    public lecture by BMFA curator, dr. jennifer cahn
    "how urban street culture found its way into the museum"

    closes march 9, 2008