Mission

Mission

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 and intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

 

VISION

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.

 

 

Values

 

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).

 

INCLUSION
 

Build relationships across generations and communities by encouraging artistic expression through collaboration.

SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS
 

Promote socially engaging art with a conscience in service to the Latino community and diverse audiences through artistic freedom and cultural affirmation.

 

 

INNOVATIVE
 

Continuously re-invent programming, creating new and resourceful ways of showcasing artists.

INTEGRITY
 

Achieve the highest quality of operations with accountability and transparency through diligent, dedicated and equitable practices.

 

 

ACCESSIBILITY
 

Serve as a gateway to experience and appreciate art, and to provide art at a reasonable value.

 
 
We need places like Self Help Graphics & Art because we need to nurture the new generation of artists.
— Jennifer Galindo | Artist