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Sat 11/15 | 4:30 pm
Hilos de Amor
Benefit for the Chicana Latina Foundation & Instituto Familiar de la Raza

Galería will host this one-day exhibition of exquisit handmade huipiles and textiles from Mexico and Guatemala.  Hilos de Amor celebrates Indígena textile artists who work from a long line of ancient knowledge and skills that have been carefully handed, generation-by-generation, from mother to daughter. Hilos de Amor is curated by Patricia Rodriguez.


Sun 11/2
Viva La Vida: An Evening of Remembrance and Celebration

Join Galería de la Raza for our annual Dia de los Muertos celebration and fundraiser.

This year as part of our Public Programs we will be presenting a FREE community gathering entitled: Creating Sacred Space MC/Host by Sandra Garcia Rivera. Later in the evening join us for Bailando con Nuestros Muertos: A Galería De La Raza Fundraiser Showcasing a stellar line up. Proceeds will go to support Galería’s programs. Click the image for more information.


Sun 11/2 - Wed 12/10
No Justice, No Peace
By Oree Originol

No Justice, No Peace was created by artist Oree Origianol and was inspired by his latest body of work Justice For Our Lives (JFOL). JFOL, is a series of portraits of people from marginalized communities who have lost their lives due state violence and hate crimes.


Sun 11/2 - Wed 12/10
No Justice, No Peace
By Oree Originol

No Justice, No Peace was created by artist Oree Origianol and was inspired by his latest body of work Justice For Our Lives (JFOL). JFOL, is a series of portraits of people from marginalized communities who have lost their lives due state violence and hate crimes.  This digital mural will be the backdrop to our Day of the Dead event Creating Sacred Space; where we will  honor folks who have been sucummed to this injustice.  


Sat 10/25 - Sat 11/1
Proudly Trans* Art Activism
Gabrielle Le Roux and Julio Salgado

Galería de la Raza presents Gabrielle Le Roux and Julio Salgado for a week-long public installation featuring their recent films which stem from their work in community organizing and documentary action.

October 27th: 7:30 pm (please note the new date for this event)

Panel discussion with: Gabrielle Le Roux, Julio Salgado and LGBTQIA activists.

 


Wed 10/8 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge & Open Mic
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
This fall, Lunada Literary Lounge, embarks on an artistic rite of passage, marking 15 years as the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual and performance gathering dedicated to spoken word, music, storytelling and performance.
In the Quinceañera tradition, throughout the year, the Lunada will acknowledge and feature Madrinas and Padrinos: artists and leaders who - through poetry, song, film, and narrative - reflect the creative and artistic spirit of the Lunada, including Guillermo Gomez Peña, Nina Serrano, Achy Obejas, Marc David Pinate, Aurora Guerrero, and many more. 

Featured artists Nina Serrano / Dylan Amaro-McIntyre / Alejandra Mojica


Sat 10/4 - Sun 11/9
Ralph Maradiaga | Sun in Scorpio
An Unerring Gift of Leadership

The exhibition features the art of one of Galería’s co-founders, the late Ralph Maradiaga, and is guest-curated by Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains.

In observance of Galería de la Raza’s 44th anniversary, we pause to honor and reflect on the contributions and visions of one of our own: Ralph Maradiaga. His unerring gift of leadership combined with his own unique talents and skills contributed greatly to the broader understanding of Chicano/Latino art and subsequently cemented the Latino presence on both the national and international art scenes.


Sat 10/4 - Sun 11/2
Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
Decorate your own Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skull Decorating Workshops for the month of October until Nov. 2nd

Sundays (Starting Oct. 4th) 11am to 4pm 
Fridays (Starting October 10th) 4pm to 9pm
Saturdays (Starting October 11) 4pm to 9pm

Friday's 4pm - 9pm

Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 5pm


Sat 9/20 - Sun 9/21
Cine+Mas 2014 Latino Film Festival
Not So Short Shorts Program: Chub, Irene, Milk & Honey, Velasco

Galería is happy to continue our partnership with Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival by hosting a series of short film screenings on September 20-21. These films promise to entertain and provoke thought and dialogue.


Thu 9/11 | 7:00 pm
Reading and Q&A with LeAnne Howe
Join LeAnne Howe for a reading from her new book, Choctalking on Other Realities, followed by a Q&A session.


Mon 9/8 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge & Open Mic
FALL 2014 SEASON OPENER ~ Honoring our San Jose Roots

Featuring Yosimar Reyes, Lorenz Mazon Dumuk, Melissa Lozano, & Maribel Martinez

In Fall 2014, Lunada Literary Lounge embarks on an artistic rites of passage, marking 15 years as the Bay Area’s only full moon bilingual literary ritual and performance gathering. As we celebrate our own Quinceañera - coming of age as a community event dedicated to spoken word, music, storytelling and performance - our Season Opener is dedicated to Lunada’s San Jose roots, where this lunar Bay Area tradition began. All of the featured artists performing at this event are from San Jose: Yosimar Reyes, who joins us a guest curator, as well as Lorenz Mazon DumukMelissa Lozano, and Maribel Martínez.

OPEN MIC sign up at 7:15pm (8 slots)
Show starts at 7:30pm
$5.00 Admission

Host & Curator: Sandra García Rivera


Sat 8/9 | 7:00 pm
Dancing with Desire: Chicana Lesbians in Contemporary Cinema
Erica Gomez in conversation with Raquel Gutiérrez

Join Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and Galería De La Raza for an Emerging Scholars conversation with Erica Gomez on her thesis project "Dancing with Desire" a work that argues that desire is an embodied and affective language that can be used to reclaim ancestral archives, communicate lesbian desire through dance, and recreate cultural connections through music and dialogue. The conversation will be lead by QCC board member, Raquel Gutiérrez.

RSVP via Facebook


Sat 8/9 | 12:00 pm
Women Are Perfect (If You Let Them!)
Exhibition and Opening Reception BBQ

Women’s bodies are a site for incendiary, transformative art as a humanizing conversation between the viewer and the audience. Artist Jessica Sabogal’s latest series of paintings “Women Are Perfect! (If You Let Them)” is the beginning of a campaign for radical understanding, self-expression and a movement for the evolution of natural identity and body justice.

Opening Reception BBQ: August 9 at 12pm

Music by: DJ Wonway


Jessica SABOGAL, 2014, Artist in Residence
Jessica SABOGAL, 2014, Artist in Residence
Sat 8/9 - Tue 9/30
Women Are Perfect (If You Let Them!)
Studio 24 Exhibition
Artist Jessica Sabogal’s latest series of paintings “Women Are Perfect! (If You Let Them)” is the beginning of a campaign for radical understanding, self-expression and a movement for the evolution of natural identity and body justice.


Sun 8/3 | 12:00 pm
Day of the Dead Preparation & Sugar Skull Production

We will be making sugar skulls from scratch, community members are welcomed and encouraged to stop by and help out. Come play with sugar and help us get ready for a SWEET Dia de los Muertos! 

This event is free and open to the public.


Sat 8/2 - Fri 9/19
Carving Through Borders
Gallery Exhibition

#CarvingThroughBorders project is a collection of 13 oversized woodblock prints with pro-migrant messaging commissioned by CultureStrike.

Undocumented and documented artists from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Florida were asked to illustrate various aspects of migration with a local, national or worldwide scope: detention, deportation, displacement, discrimination, exploitation, violence, youth, criminalization, legalization, economic and ecological brutality wherever and however it occurs.

Artists: Santi Armengod, Felipe Baeza, Carol Montes, Julio Salgado, Favianna Rodriguez, Susalita Cortez, Oree Originol, Chucha Marquez, Imin Yeh, Emory Douglas, James Williams, Rommy Enciso, DJ Agana, Erin Yoshi


Sat 8/2 - Sat 11/1
Blooming In The Midst of Gentrification
Digital Mural
"Blooming In The Midst of Gentrification" is a collaboration between youth from People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (P.O.D.E.R.), Galeria De La Raza and CultureStrike. 


Sun 7/13
Fiestas Fridas
Film Screening

$10 entrance fee collected at the door.

We honor the life of the artist with a visual retelling of her life. The first ever Frida Kahlo documentary “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to David and Karen Crommie” of San Francisco. A 1976 documentary with interviews of the eleven people that knew Frida best. Before Salma Hayek produced her iconic film Frida, there was Frida - Naturaleza Viva/Frida - Still Life. Ofelia Medina took on the epic role at the direction of Paul Leduc; considered a classic in Mexican cinematic history. The film evokes memories of Frida's childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible pain and affliction, her friendship with Trotsky and painter Alfaro Siqueiros, her marriage to Diego Rivera, her miscarriage, her political commitment and her love affairs. Featuring live art, music and a toast the Mother of all who survive and thrive.

 


Fri 6/20 | 10:00 pm
Qumbia Qrew Fundraiser for Galería de la Raza
Dance Party | Fundraiser
Queer and trans-inclusive, poc-centered dance benefit to raise awareness of issues impacting our communities, proceeds support the work of organizations and groups.



Fri 6/20 - Sat 6/21
Join Galería at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
Galería De La Raza is co-presenting two films at this years Framline film festival.


Thu 6/19
Cuéntamelo!
Reading/ Performance by Juliana Delgado Lopera

Presented in collaboration with the National Queer Arts Festival, Cuéntamelo! is a bilingual collection of oral histories/illustrations from elder LGBT Spanish-speaking immigrants.

 


Thu 6/19 - Sun 7/27
¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas!
¡Mujeres Divinas y Poderosas! is a Digital Mural Project celebrating #LuchaTransLatina. We are honored to partner once again with YBCA’s In Community Program to present our latest installment of our Digital Mural Project (DMP) Residency Series, featuring artist Lexx Valdez and El/La Para Translatinas.
Public program at Brava! Theater Center: Saturday, July 26, 8pm  
Under the direction of artists La Chica Boom and DavEnd, participants will present works they have created that offer an antidote to violence at Brava! Theater Center. This program is the result of a year-long project with El/La Para TransLatinas, a community center in the Mission District that provides a safe haven for transgendered Latina immigrants.


Sat 6/14 - Sun 6/15 | 3:00 pm
QWOCMAP Film Festival

Galería del la Raza is proud to be a community sponsor for the Queer Women of Color Media Arts (QWOCMAP) Film Festival!

Join us for 3 days of film. Stop by the Galería table and say hello.

Learn more about the festival

 


Fri 6/13 | 8:00 pm
La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag!!!!!!
Film Screening
Come see all of la action, la heavy petting and la surrealism in Rob Fatal's feature-length, trash/sci-fi/horror/avant-garde all-drag sequel to the 1987 hit film LA BAMABA….. come see La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag!!!!!! Its The Inferno-meets Faust-meets LA BAMBA!

Featuring a special screening of filmmaker Val Killmore Castro's epic short film ROOM167: An experimental re-imaging of the death of Yasmina Mantequilla from the woman obsessed with her. Finally hear Ofelia's side of the story about what really happened between her and Yasmina on that fateful night, March 31st, 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Perra Pumps will be doing a preshow homage to the music of Richie Valens! 


Thu 6/12 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge - Spring Season Closer
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featured artists MICHELLE SERROS and GAMAL CHASTEN ~ Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm


Wed 6/11 - Fri 7/25
Youth So Educated Are Dangerous
Exhibition Closing Friday

Presented by Galería de la Raza and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts/YBCA In Community

Galería de la Raza is pleased to partner with the In Community Program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in presenting Youth So Educated Are Dangerous, an exhibition featuring work by the Central American Family Resource Center of San Francisco’s Youth Leadership Cohort (YLC).


Fri 5/30 | 6:00 pm
Public Program: Artist Demonstration by Ian Kuali'i

Works in Progress, by Ian Kuali'i

Location: de Young Museum Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

For more information click here


Sat 5/24 - Sun 5/25 | 11:00 am
Galería at Carnaval 2014!

Galeria de la Raza is proud to participate in the 36th annual CARNAVAL SF. This year we will be hosting a booth in the artist/vendors section. Learn about upcoming programs and ways that you can get involved in the Galería community. 

Stop by and say hello!

For more details click here


Page from "When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando"
Page from "When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando"
Sat 4/19 | 1:00 pm
"Connected by the 5"
Shizu Saldamando & Raquel Gutiérrez Double Book Signing


Fri 4/18 | 7:00 pm
"Amorcito Maricón" book release
With author Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano in attendance


Wed 4/16 - Sat 5/31
Estamos Aqui / Fragments 2
By Ian Kuali'i


Mon 4/14 | 7:30 pm
LUNADA Literary Lounge
Spoken Word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
National Poetry Month with featured artists Norman Zelaya & Estela de la Cruz under a Total Lunar Eclipse 


Screenprint by local artist Salvador Salazar (age 12)
Screenprint by local artist Salvador Salazar (age 12)
Sat 4/12 | 12:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Day Parade


Sat 4/12 - Sat 5/31
Current Exhibition:"Paper and Blade: Storytelling under the Knife"
Works by Mayumi Hamanaka, Adrienne Heloise, Ian Kuali`i and Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano
Presented in partnership with Kua'aina Associates and the de Young Museum

View the final installation of new works by four diverse paper cut artists as their de Young Artist Fellows project comes to an end. 

EXHIBITION PUBLIC PROGRAM 

Artist Demonstration Friday, May 30 | 6:00 pm Works in Progress, by Ian Kuali'i at de Young Museum, Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden

Artist Talk and Closing Party,  Saturday, May 31 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Artist Talk facilitated by Carolyn Kuali'i with artist: Mayumi Hamanaka, Adrienne Heloise, Ian Kuali`i and Kai Margarida-Ramírez


Sat 4/5 - Sat 4/19 | 7:30 pm
Galería presents ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente?
Three venues, 22 Latino poets, and much more!


Fri 4/4 - Sat 4/5 | 8:00 pm
Secos Y Mojados: "DREAMS/ueños - AUSCENCIA/bsence" @ Galería
This weekend, Galería de la Raza is proud to present Secos Y Mojados, a San Francisco based transnational performance collective. The trio will be presenting the third and final segment of their BORDER TRIP(tych) project: DREAMS/ueños - AUSENCIA/bsence.


Rupert García's 1973 silkscreen "¡Cesen Deportación!, as printed by Dignidad Rebelde
Rupert García's 1973 silkscreen "¡Cesen Deportación!, as printed by Dignidad Rebelde
Sat 3/29 | 6:00 pm
Southern Graphics Council International Mission Art Walk


Wed 3/26 - Sun 5/4
Studio 24 Presents: "In Homage To Rupert Garcia"


Sun 3/16 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Featured artists harold terezón and Jaime Cortez - Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.


Photo courtesy of ntsoana.co.za
Photo courtesy of ntsoana.co.za
Fri 3/14 - Sat 3/15 | 7:00 pm
Galería, SFMOMA, and YBCA Present: "Inhabitant"
March 14-15, 2014
Galería de la Raza is pleased to partner with SFMOMA and YBCA for Inhabitant, a site-specific dance performance, on the 24th Street corridor & BART Plazas on March 14 – 15, 2014. Performances begin at sundown (approximately 7pm).


Sat 3/8
International Women's Day at Galería


Sat 2/22 - Sat 3/29
Current Exhibition - "In Reference To"
Works by Alejandra Regalado
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present In Reference To as its inaugural 2014 exhibition, featuring documentary photography work by artist Alejandra Regalado. In Reference To explores the experience of Mexican female immigrants across America, and investigates issues of cultural identity and femininity.


Fri 2/14 | 7:30 pm
THIS FRIDAY: Lunada Literary Lounge - Spring 2014 Season Opener
Spoken word ~ Música ~ Open Mic
Lunada de Amor on Valentine's Day with featured artists Carrie Leilam Love & Monica Fimbrez


Sat 1/25 | 8:00 pm
"Part 1: Dancing with Fear" by Guillermo Gomez-Peña
With Saul Garcia Lopez, Esther Baker Tarpaga, and Jen Cohen, including a cameo by Sara Shelton Mann
Advance tickets now available


12/25/2013 - 1/8/2014
Happy Holidays from Galeria!
Annotated hours through early January


12/17/2013 | 7:30 pm
Lunada Literary Lounge Fall 2013 Season Closer
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
Featuring guest curator Sarah Guerra and poets of Korima Press: Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano and Maya Chinchilla


12/15/2013 | 2:00 pm
A Life in Struggle
Celebrating Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez fundraiser


12/14/2013 - 4/11/2014
Digital Mural Project: "Youth So Educated Are Dangerous"
Featuring the collaborative work of Jessica Sabogal, Bay Area stencil-graffiti artist, Galería de la Raza, the Central American Resource Center’s (CARECEN) Youth Leadership Cohort (YLC) and legendary artist Yolanda Lopez


12/12/2013 | 6:30 pm
Film Screening + Discussion: "Reel Injun"
Canadian documentary (2009) by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes


Artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña
12/7/2013 - 11/7/2013 | 7:00 pm
Mission Arts & Performance Project (MAPP) at Galería
A La Pocha collaboration


11/17/2013 | 7:30 pm
Lunada ~ Literary Lounge
Spoken Word * Música * Open Mic
November features multi-media dance performance by Amara Tabor-Smith & Jose Navarrete, and musical guest La Mestiza, accompanied by Jordan Wilson. Open Mic sign-up at 7:15pm.

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Galería de la Raza: an Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism
2857 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 click here for directions to galería