FOUNDED IN 1970 IN THE HEART OF EAST LOS ANGELES, SELF HELP GRAPHICS AND ART IS DEDICATED TO THE PRODUCTION, INTERPRETATION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF PRINTS AND OTHER ART MEDIA BY CHICANA/O AND LATINA/O ARTISTS.
OUR MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, INTER-GENERATIONAL PROGRAMS PROMOTE ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AND EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING ACCESS TO SPACE, TOOLS, TRAINING AND CAPITAL.
Self Help Graphics’ vision is to be the pre-eminent center for Latino art in printmaking, exhibition and training, and to be a resource for young and emerging artists.
01. spirtuality & creative heart
Acknowledge the experience of art as a spiritual form of expression that reflects our community’s sense of hope and soul, (in memory of Self Help Graphics’ founder, Sister Karen Boccalero).
Build relationships across generations and communities by encouraging artistic expression through collaboration.
02. SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Promote socially engaging art with a conscience in service to the Latino community and diverse audiences through artistic freedom and cultural affirmation.
Continuously re-invent programming, creating new and resourceful ways of showcasing artists.
Achieve the highest quality of operations with accountability and transparency through diligent, dedicated and equitable practices.
Serve as a gateway to experience and appreciate art, and to provide art at a reasonable value.