Wednesday, December 31, 2008

exhibition at cuervo studio & gallery

Cuervo Studio and Gallery: Visions of a New America
Opening Night on January 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm in Phoenix.
Join us to Celebrate Diversity, Culture and the Spirit of Hope & Change. Cuervo Studio and Gallery is the host of a series of four art exhibitions in conjunction with First Fridays in Phoenix.
Joe Ray, Artist
Opening Night: January 2, 2009 - 6:00-11:00 pm.
Cuervo Studio and Gallery, 1505 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. Refer to a list of First Friday Exhibition Dates below.

Cuervo Studio and Gallery: A Proud Affiliate of ALAC.

Visions of a New America A new year is upon us and as citizens of diverse communities that comprise the new America, we are obligated to embrace a spirit of social responsibility in order to offer a creative and secure environment for our children to thrive in.
Through the arts, a series of exhibitions at the Cuervo Studio and Gallery in Phoenix, will connect diverse communities to share and learn from one another. This project seeks to stand as a model for utilizing the arts as a platform for addressing social discourse and civic dialogue.

In each exhibition, artists are asked to create work that embraces the spirit of hope and change, of giving back, in an effort to celebrate America's diversity. At each event, a few emerging artists will be introduced into "the mix" in order to showcase and mentor a fresh voice in the arts.
Featured Artists:
Genaro Garcia, 50% Nopalero 60% Tequillero=110% Mexicano,
Artifical Red, American Indian flute accompanied by American Indian Poetry
Joe Baker, Delaware Tribe of Indians, Visual Artist
Joey Baker, Caucasian sista, Visual Artist
Jen Ben/B Fenix, Navajo, Urban mix accompanied by cello
Jose Benavides, Chicano Visual Artist
Gloria Martinez Casillas, Me-Xicana, Jewelry Artist
Damian Charette, Crow/French/Northern Cheyenne, Printmaker
Coren Conti, Athabascan Alaska Native, Jeweler
Monica Gisel Crespo, Mexicana, Visual Artist
Claudio Dicochea, Border Broder, Visual Artist
James E. Garcia and New Carpa Theater
Adriana Gallego, Border Grrl, Visual Artist

Fatimah Halim, African American,Poet
Randy Kemp, Euchee, Visual and Performance art
Martin Moreno, Xicano,Muralist/Sculptor/Visual Artist
Jackie Muhammad, African American,Visual Artist
Stella Pope-Duarte, Chicana/Mejicana,Author
Ricardo Provencio, Chicano, Cuentos
Joe Ray, Messican American/Honorary CRIT, Visual Artist
El Moises Salcedo, Xicano,Visual Artist
SOLUZ, Acoustic-Experimental-Fusion,
Wendy Weston, Navajo, Beadwork Artist
Frank Ybarra, Chicano, Visual Artist
Mark Your Calendar: Visions of a New America
Cuervo Studio and Gallery is open on First Fridays and will be premiering new shows on the following dates:
2nd of January, 2009
3rd of April, 2009
3rd of July, 2009
2nd October, 2009
Cuervo Studio and Gallery
1505 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona, 85006.

For more information Contact:
Sylvia Hernandez-Moreno, Gallery Manager & Agent
602.264.8232 or Email:

Monday, December 29, 2008


Trust me i can keep the list of all the food i eat this last week but will be neverending, Jesus, how is posible to eat that much and lets not talk about cerveza and tequila.

The last week was just great we had so much fun and the funny think was that i just keep thinking about new years with mis padres, that will be a blast too.

i haven't work in any painting this days but i had some ideas i want to sketch for future work, its so funny how the brain work, i want to do so many things and if i dont write them i will forget.
anyway i had to go, its almost new year, i think my only resolution is a healty family, i can't get in to more resolutions because will never finish. feliz ano nuevo a todos.
(this picture of my bella wife and myself was shot in Rome at San Peter Plaza, one of my favorite pics.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MI arte @ galleries

Before i forget ...again

i just add some of my art to this great Gallery in Chandler AZ. artistic mystic gallery, the Owner is Great Photographer she went to my last solo art show in November and she invite me to be part of her gallery.
Also if you are in Los Angeles you have to check Chimmaya Gallery, its a really great space, the owners are just incredible and the artists they have in they're shows are just impressive(including George Yepes and Joe Bravo and Gilberto Reyes and more.
Don't Forget about Cuervo Studio Gallery there;s this great new exhibition this first Friday of the Year i have 3 art pieces there you must see another artist in this show are el Moises and Martin Moreno.
..... if you're in the Cave Creek area stop by sue bickerdyke showroom is just great stuff beside that she's the only one that sell my art in that area.
and dont forget about Museo Chicano here in the great downtown Phoenix i have there some dia de muertos art .

just perfect

I just finish wrapping all the regalos for this navidad, i think this will be a great one, I'm looking forward to eat those tamales.

we will be spending navidad with my suegros and New Years with my parents and this time Santiago and Cristina will join us beside my cunados, i hope we don't gamble to much.

i been thinking about the new show i want to do, i have some different ideas but one of them i like the most, and the other one i will enjoy more. let me explain, the first one i know will do really good($) the other one i been wanting to paint but is more for me, like to keep them all for me, we'll see, i will start after Ano Nuevo.

any way i have to go.

here's my Santo Favorito, San Martin de Porras. i paint this Icon for the Collection 2008. enjoy.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

my first blogeada.

OK, to start remember that my English is really bad(i think this blogging thing will help me with my spelling) so be aware about that.

I'm a lil' confuse about what to write but i think will be good to keep a journal about my vida en arte. And also about "el arte de mi padre"He's a big inspiration in my life because he's been an artist all his life without knowing.I'm in the process to change my website. so I'm just thinking in new ideas to do it. i want to be different than the website i have right now so let see what i decide.