WHO WE ARE…
Founded in 1970 as "Art, Inc.", but incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1973 as "Self Help Graphics & Art" (SHG),
SHG is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists.
Our multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.
Self Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair and Exhibition Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM is a highly anticipated one-day opportunity for art lovers to see a culmination of works printed between 2018-2019, and acquire new, limited edition, fine art prints created by dozens of artists through our Professional Printmaking Program. The Annual Print Fair and Exhibition features serigraphs, monoprints, as well as new relief and intaglio print editions for sale. You can also purchase prints at our online gallery!
Self Help Graphics & Art believes in making printmaking as accessible to the community and leading up to our Annual Print Fair is our People’s Printmaking Week with FREE and donation based workshops offered evenings from June 25-27, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM! More workshop info TBA soon. All materials for the People’s Printmaking Week workshops will be provided by SHG (no experience necessary). Then join us for our Utopia/Dystopia panel discussion on Friday, June 28th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM and shop our Annual Print Fair on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM.
Our Professional Print Program is supported in part by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Pasadena Art Alliance, Sisters of St. Francis, Eastside Arts Initiative, LA County Arts Commission, Ford Foundation, and our artists, volunteers, collectors, and Board of Directors.
Poli Marichal, Utopia (detail), 2019
EXHIBITION ON VIEW APRIL 18, 2019 THROUGH AUGUST 10, 2019
UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA PANEL DISCUSSION JUNE 28, 2019 7:00PM - 9:00PM
***PANEL DURING PEOPLE’S PRINTMAKING WEEK***
Utopia/ Dystopia is a portfolio of fine art prints created in the form of a deck of 52 playing cards. Curated by Artist and Printmaker, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, twenty-six artists were invited to create two cards for the deck to create their interpretation of utopia and dystopia. The deck of cards allows the project to bring many different artists and styles together creating one unified artwork- a full deck, redefining a traditional portfolio. The concept of a deck of cards is intended to reference many things- games of chance, luck, fortune, war, solitude, precarious situations (house of cards), magic, empire, and divination. It serves as a container for many ideas, and each artist has chosen their own direction. Join Curator and Artist, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, for a Utopia/Dystopia panel discussion on June 28, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, along other artists in the exhibition, to discuss their process and approach to a portfolio with a of fine art prints created in the form of a deck of 52 playing cards on view.
Artists include Pavel Acevedo, Kay Brown, Ada Pullini Brown, Leslie Dolin, Usen Gandara, Miyo Stevens-Gandara (Curator), Luis Genaro Garcia, J. Leigh Garcia, Margaret Griffith, Rogelio Gutierrez, Phung Huynh, Dongeun Lee, Kelvin Lopez, Rosalie Lopez, Sandra Low, Poli Marichal, Álvaro D. Márquez, Dalila Mendez, Wayne Perry, Sandy Rodriguez, Victor Rosas, Marianne Sadowski, Dewey Tafoya, Alex Fridrich-Ward, Christian Salcedo Ward and Andi Xoch.
Utopia/Dystopia is a free exhibition at the SHG Gallery. The SHG Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends during select public programming only. To request a group tour, please contact us.
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