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C ONNECT Silent Ar t Auction and Digital Ca t a l o g ar e dedicated to all women battling can c e r.


A FUNDRAISING EVENT ORGANIZED BY

www.Latinas4Latinas.org

TO BENEFIT

www.Nueva-Vida.org


About Latinas 4 Latinas Latinas 4 Latinas is a group of Latin women who came together out of a common desire to empower the Latino community in the DC area, by helping those in need of health, education and social services. Latinas 4 Latinas functions as a vehicle to raise funds in creative ways in order to benefit existing charity programs and organizations that serve the DC area Latino community, so they can sustain and further expand their services. Latinas 4 Latinas is also committed to instill in the younger generations, the spirit of giving and serving to their own community, by encouraging children to be active participants in programs and initiatives that not only empower and enrich the DC community, but also in the spirit of giving and enlightening with hope.

About CONNECT In its first edition, CONNECT Silent Art Auction fundraising & benefit cocktail is about CONNECTing our hearts through the arts to help women with gynecological cancers. CONNECTing fine arts to the art of giving through a silent auction fundraising event, in unision with the DC community, helps raise funds to bring proper medical care and attention to medically underserved Latino women with cancer in the DC area through the patient navigation services of Nueva Vida. The art auction features 58 art pieces by 46 local and international contemporary art artists with solid careers in the art world, having shown their work at galleries, art fairs, art centers and museums locally and internationally. CONNECT guests enjoy a lovely, cultural and fun evening accompanied by music, hors d’ourvres, drinks, and, of course, friends and family. Thank you for being part of CONNECT because when you bid, we donate!

CONNECT is a proprietary fundraising event by Latinas 4 Latinas, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All rights reserved.


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Spencer Dormitzer • Fabiola Alvarez • Joan Belmar • Mei Mei Chang • Jason Gubbiotti • Helen Frederick • Heloisa Escudero • Gerardo Camargo • Marta Pita • Jayme McLellan • Lenny Campello • Hsin Hsi Chen • Richard Dana • Melanie Gritzka del Villar • Eve Hennessa • Rachel Schmidt • Alison Lee Schroeder • Jeremy Flick • Sondra Arkin • Cheryl Edwards • Ricardo Garcia • Natalia Valera • Felix Angel • Roberta Marroquin • Santiago Picatoste • Alice Whealin • Reymond Romero • Carolina Mayorga • Jeff Herrity • Irene Clouthier • Joaquin Trujillo • Erika Harrsch • Maritza Sosaya • Alejandro Pintado • Muriel Hasbun • John Paradiso • Bridget Sue Lambert • Alexandra Arata • Edgar Endress • Patricia Goslee • Carolina Ospina • Frida Larios • Alberto Gonzalez Vivo • Jenny Walton • Jose Margulis • Barbara Januskiewicz •

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Latinas 4 Latinas would like thank the participating artists for contributing, through their artwork, a medium to raise funds for the medically underserved Latinas suffering gynecological cancers who cannot afford their treatment, and for generously donating proceeds of their sales to the cause. We thank Nueva Vida for the invaluable partnership we have forged, for their support and for being a source of inspiration to the entire Latino community in the DC area. We also want to thank Director Alberto Fierro, Deputy Director Gustavo Morales, and the staff at the Mexican Cultural Institute of DC for hosting CONNECT and supporting our cause. Furthermore, we would like to thank the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for all their support and advice in the making of CONNECT.

HOST COMMITTEE Astrid Jimenez (Executive Director, Nueva Vida), Laura Roulet (Independent Curator), Danielle Glosser (Client Raiser), Spencer Dormitzer (Joan Hisoaka Healing Arts Gallery Director).


Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin was born in México City. She received a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago in 2003, and a BA from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 1995. She has exhibited in the United States, México, and Germany. Two of her books are part of the permanent collection of The Joan Flash Artists’ Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Most recently, she was selected as one of the Five Women Artists, by Cultural DC, an initiative launched by The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work repurposes obsolete recording materials, like VHS cassette tape and typewriter ribbon, and weaves them together. The panels, cages and nets that she makes, are reflective surfaces that question the speed in which we produce and discard our technologies. She works in both Mexico and the United States.

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“Three Red and Black Rectangular” - Typewriter ribbon - 21 1/4” x 13” 2008 - Retail price: $1,800 - Starting bid: $1,300

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Felix Angel Born in Medellín, Colombia. Received his Baccalaureate at Colegio San José, in his hometown, in 1966. The same year, at night, studied painting and drawing at Medellin’s Institute of Fine Arts, receiving a half scholarship to continue his studies the following year. Instead of pursuing the scholarship, Angel enrolled in the School of Architecture of the National University of Colombia (1967), graduating as an Architect in 1974. Simultaneously with his architecture studies, he pursued his career as an artist, studied ceramics for two years with his Aunt Silvia Ferrer (196869), and taught at the Instituto de Artes and the Colegio Mayor de Antioquia, in the areas of architectural draftsmanship and advertisement. Throughout a career that spans forty years, Félix Ángel has presented more 100 exhibitions in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, and The United States; participated in more than 400 art fairs, collective exhibitions and international competitions in the Western Hemisphere and Europe.

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“Variation in Bleu” - from the series Caballo y Jinete - Acrylic on canvas 16” x 24” - Retail price: $1,900 - Starting bid: $1,300

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Alexandra Arata Alexandra is an interior architect, designer, artist and entrepreneur. Her life is like her work, always evolving and continuously adding a new arista. After years of working as TV hostess and producer, she is now helping others to find beauty through art and interior design. Alexandra holds a Masters in Interior Architecture and Design from University of Salamanca, Spain. After moving to U.S, she continued studying art at Glen Echo and Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She participated in many art exhibitions locally and abroad, and is the founder of Originale art+design and Azalea Properties.

“Don’t fence me in” - mixed media - 30’x40” - Framed Retail price: $1,500 - Starting bid: $1,000

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Sondra N. Arkin Sondra N. Arkin is a Washington, DC artist and curator whose media include sculpture, painting, and printmaking. Many of her recent works are modular sculptural installations, which use common building materials woven into ethereal orbs. They form “lines in space” and work with air, light, and shadow, with their modular format amplifying the dialogue between the individual pieces. In her paintings, wax, shellac, and ink combine to make luminous, ‘deep’ surfaces that are saturated with color and punctuated with texture, yet so smooth they might be mistaken for glass or ceramic. Recent prints – including woodcuts, monotypes, and silkscreens – all explore this linear intersection of subject and object. Over the last twenty years, Arkin has participated in many solo and group shows, and her work has been represented in a number of private, corporate, and public collections. She has been a recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities multiple times. She has curated many independent projects, regularly programs alternative arts spaces, and is deeply involved in the mid-Atlantic arts community.

“Atmosphere (August)” - Silkscreen - Variable edition 5/5 - 19” x 19” - 2016 Retail price: $650 - Starting bid: $450

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Joan Belmar Joan Belmar was born in Santiago, Chile in 1970. He left Chile for Spain at the age of 24. He began painting professionally in Spain, using the Catalan name Joan for his first name John. Joan Belmar is well known for his unique technique of 3-D painting. He combined his former painting and collage techniques with both painted and untreated Mylar/paper strips in circles and curvilinear shapes. This technique produces variations in transparency, as light and the viewer move in relation to the work. The sheer quality of these translucent materials captures and reflects light and encourages an uclose viewing of the work to reveal the different layers within. He was a Mayor’s Art Award Finalist in 2007 as an outstanding emerging artist in Washington, DC. The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities recognized him with an Artist Fellowship Program grant in 2009, and in 2011 he was awarded an Individual Artist Grant by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD. He is a two-time recipient of the Maryland Arts Council Individual Artist Grant in Visual Arts: Painting, in 2010 and 2013. Belmar’s work is part of many private and public collections, including the University of Maine Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection. In 2016, he won first place, among 2240 received artworks, for best original work in the prestigious Osten Biennial of Drawing in Macedonia.

“Autumn in Dupont” Acrylic, ink, Mylar and wood on plywood 30” x 40” 2017 Retail: $4,000 Starting bid: $2,800

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“Territories# 71” Mixed media on paper 15” x 19” (Framed) Retail: $1,200 Starting bid: $800

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Gerardo Camargo Gerardo Camargo was born in 1974 in Mexico City. Drawing became his refuge at an early age. When he was twelve years old, he began working as a cartoonist for a local political newspaper. He apprenticed with several established artists in their studios, and took some classes at the University of Morelos, but he is essentially self-taught. Camargo’s first solo exhibit was in 2002. Shortly afterwards, he was selected by the Mexican National Council for Culture and the Arts as a Promising Emerging Artist from the state of Morelos. In 2004, he co-founded Zarco Gallery, an independent space for contemporary art in Cuernavaca. Through charity initiatives and non-profit organizations, Camargo has helped create murals, large-scale installations, and interactive art pieces for at-risk communities. He has developed and taught therapeutic art programs for senior citizens, disabled people, and recovering addicts. Camargo’s work has been showed in galleries and museums in Mexico and the United States, and is a part of numerous private collections around the world.

“Expanding” - Gold enamel on vinyl - 28” x 28” - 2017 Retail price: $3,000 - Starting bid: $2,100

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Florencio Lennox Campello (Lenny) Florencio Lennox Campello was born in Guantanamo, Cuba, and studied art at the University of Washington School of Art in Seattle, Washington, where he graduated in 1981. While living there, Campello helped to create the Arts NW Student Gallery in Seattle, the area’s first art gallery focused on student artwork. He also organized several exhibitions at the School of Art. In that same year, he won the William Whipple National Art Competition, receiving the First Prize for Printmaking, the silver medal at the Ligoa Duncan Art Competition in Paris, and the French “Prix de Peinture de Raymond Duncan,” also in Paris. Campello lived in Spain from 1981-1985, and in Scotland from 1989-1992. In addition to numerous galleries, his work has been exhibited at the McManus Museum in Scotland, the Brusque Museum in Brazil, the San Bernardino County Art Museum in California, the Musee des Duncan in France, the Frick Museum in Ohio, the Meadows Museum of Art in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Hunter Museum in Tennessee, the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in California, The Art League in Alexandria, The Museum of Contemporary Art in DC, the Rock Springs Art Center in Wyoming and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado, the Popov Museum in Russia and the Museum of Small Art in Malaysia.

“Incarnation of Frida Kahlo (An Homage to Braverman)” - Charcoal on paper - 21” x 33” - 2017 - Retail price: $2,500 - Starting bid: $1,800

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Mei Mei Chang Mei Mei received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Ohio University 2002. As a mixed media and installation artist, Mei Mei explores various media to bridge her internal and external worlds. She is a lifelong student of the human psyche, fascinated by the mind’s ability to focus on details, great and small without limits. Using her internal symbols, she creates rich visual images that are both highly personal and accessible by all. Mei Mei has received numerous awards and residencies, including at the Vermont Studio Center, Great River Art Association, the ARCH Residency at Honfleur Gallery, the Montgomery College Artist Residency, and second place in the Contemporary South Exhibition. As an artist, she has always been drawn into the depth and the mysterious side of the psyche. This is the source of her art and she can only express it in a language that transcends words. Through her work, she have always translated the topographical maps of the mind onto multilayered and patterned surfaces. Growing up in Taiwan, studying visual art and photography at Ohio University, and working at various locations and in diverse contexts across the US has led to her personal internal landscape’s taking on its own appearances, colors, attractions, and distractions, all of which have culminated in the work that she does here in Takoma Park, MD.

Untitled - Mixed media - 21” x 16” - 2014 Retail: $850 - Starting bid: $600

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Hsin-Hsi Chen Hsin-Hsi Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan and came to USA in 1994 to pursue graduate study in Fine Arts. Chen received her M.F.A. from University of Maryland at College Park in 1996 and a BFA from Tunghai University in Taiwan, 1992. Chen was the grantee of the 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Grant/Individual Artist Award, and of the 2007 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Chen’ s artwork has been collected nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed by major newspapers and journals, including: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Weekly, The Washington Times, Washington Review, Art & Antiques, Articulate, Home & Design. Committed to drawing, Chen bridges the fields of fine art and illustration. She creates a complete view into her idiosyncratic, imaginary world that is both familiar and unfamiliar to the viewer. By executing incredibly large works—some are as tall as six feet—as well as by using shaped drawing surfaces and elements of installation, Chen pushes the conventions of the medium of drawing in new and unexpected ways. Right view Left view Front view

“Penumbra II” - Pencil, gesso, wood - 11.5” x 8.5” x 9” - 2007 Retail price: $2,500 - Starting bid: $1,800

“Beam” - Pencil/paper - 32.25” x 30” x 2.75” - 2004 - Retail price: $2,500 Starting bid: $1,800

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Irene Clouthier Irene Clouthier is a Mexican/American Artist living and working in the Washington D.C. area since 2000. She studied her bachelor of arts at the Monterrey University and her MA at George Mason University. Her work unfolds from the remembrances and notions of childhood plays and games. She works with a variety of media from digital photography to sculpture, installation art and drawing. Her work has been shown widely around the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe. She has had more than 10 solo exhibitions in her 20 years career in different countries, such as Mexico, The United States, Cuba, and Spain. She has also participated in numerous art fairs such as Art Paris, Art Salamanca, Art Toronto, Scope New York, Scope Miami, Pulse Miami, Arte Americas, Pinta, Zona Maco, Art Miami, Diva NY, and Art Chicago among others. She participated in numerous art shows in Museums, Art Centers, and galleries such as Diana Lowestein Gallery, Drexel Gallery, Marina Kessler, Mackey Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, the Metropolitan Museum of Monterrey, Sinaloa Museum of Art, The Anchorage Museum of Art and History, The Jacksonville Museum of Art, and the Katzen Arts Center.

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“Left/right” - Color Acrylic - 20” Diam - 2014 - Edition: 2/5 Retail: $2,200 - Starting bid: $1,500

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Richard Dana Richard L. Dana is a self-taught artist based in Washington, D.C., who creates art using a variety of media, including digital prints, mixed media painting, drawing, and installations. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and internationally in museums, biennials, galleries, and alternative spaces. Mr. Dana has had 25 solo exhibitions and participated in over 140 group exhibitions. In the United States, he has exhibited in New York, Washington, Dallas, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, among other places. Internationally, Mr. Dana has exhibited in Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Russia, Senegal, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. In a former life, he was a Soviet Affairs expert.

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“Pure, Pure Metabloom” - Archival Ink jet pigment on German etching paper - 22” x 24” - 2017 - Retail price: $1,400 Starting bid: $1,000

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Spencer Dormitzer Spencer Dormitzer attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1986 and has been a working Artist for over 25 years. Spencer has also worked as Studio Manager for New York Abstractionist David Reed and as an Executive Producer for The New York Cosmos. Spencer has had over 50 solo and group shows in his career, from such places as Chicago Illinois, Antwerp Belgium, Santa Fe New Mexico and New York City. He also belongs in over 100 private and museum collections. Spencer’s work has been featured in the New Art Examiner, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Enquirer, Chicago Reader and New City Chicago Magazine. Currently, Spencer Dormitzer is Director of Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, located on U Street N.W and lives in Capitol Hill with his wife and 2 sons in Washington, DC.

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“To Need... To Have...” - Archival ink drawing on watercolor paper 30”x22” (framed) - 2017 - Retail price: $2,000.00 Starting bid: $1,400

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Cheryl Edwards Cheryl D. Edwards is an African American artist and was born in Miami Beach, Florida. She began her studies in art during 1988 in New York City in a class at the Art Student League taught by the late, Ernest Crichlow. She has been living in Washington, D.C. for the past 22 years. Her artistic practice is social justice, multi-culture, organic and historical. She is a painter and printmaker. Cheryl has exhibited in many shows in the Washington, D.C., New York, Virginia, Maryland, Miami, Texas, Germany, Rotterdam and Hong Kong. Her medium is oil, ink and acrylics. She is currently represented by Wohlfarth Galleries (Washington, D.C.); Artisan Direct, LLC (Rochester, NY); Susanne Juggeberth Gallery (Germany). Cheryl is a 2015 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Awardee. Her work is in the permanent collection of the District of Columbia Art and Humanities Commission Art Bank and the David C. Driskell Center for the Arts at the University of Maryland.

“Erasure” - Ink wash on paper - 9”x12” - 2017 Retail price: $750.00 - Starting bid: $500

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Edgar Endress Edgar Endress teaches new media and social practice at George Mason University. Born in Chile, Endress has exhibited extensively throughout the world. Edgar Endress is a George Mason University associated professor teaching new media and public art. Born in Chile, he has exhibited extensively throughout the Americas, most recently in Museum of Contemporary art (Macba), Barcelona Spain. In 2007, in association with Provisions, he initiated the Floating Lab Collective, a team of interdisciplinary artists who deploy innovative art projects in collaboration with urban communities. His work focuses on syncretism in the Andes, displacement in the Caribbean, and mobile art-making practices. He received his MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, including from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Creative Capital.

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Heloisa Escudero Heloisa Escudero grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, but relocated to the United States in 1987 where her interest in Fine Arts developed. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is interested in conceptually based art that is both tactile and interactive. Her most recent art projects focus on art that emphasizes the participation of the viewer. In 2007 she moved to Sweden where she worked as a full-time artist, creating four successful projects and exhibiting in Sweden as well as in Spain. During this time she built the first three BackPack Gallery Sculpture Units, starting the BackPack Gallery Project. In 2010, she relocated to New York City, where she collaborated with DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) in the project Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica. In the beginning of 2013, Heloisa set up her studio in Arlington, Virginia, where she is currently working on several different art projects. When Heloisa Escudero is not in her studio making art she is working at the Hirshhorn Museum as an Exhibit Specialist. Escudero has been showing in the DC area, New York city and Boston on a regular basis, and her recent solo exhibition is part of the lecture artist program at the NOVA College in Woodbridge, VA.

“Detachment Process -The fight To Get Away” - Wood, ink pen, wire, paper on wood panel - 4” x 4” x 2” ea - 2016 - Retail price: $600 - Starting bid: $400

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Jeremy Flick Adapting minimalist strategies and a highly controlled approach, Jeremy Flick’s paintings investigate “color systems” derived from the imitation and representation of blown-up pixels of digital images. Jeremy Flick is a Washington, D.C. based arts administrator, artist, and educator. He received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati and his MFA from the University of Maryland. He is currently the Executive Director at CREATE Arts Center, a nonprofit visual arts organization based in Silver Spring, MD. As a practicing artist, his works are included in numerous private and academic collections, and he has exhibited extensively at Gallery nine5 in New York, Heiner Contemporary Art in Washington, Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia, Aqua Art Miami, Conner Contemporary Art in Washington, and the Runnels Art Gallery in Portales, New Mexico among others.

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Untitled - Acrylic on canvas - 30 x 30 inches - 2017 Retail price: $2,250 - Starting bid: $1,550

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Helen Frederick Helen Frederick is recognized as a distinguished artist, curator, educator, coordinator of international projects, and founder of Pyramid Atlantic, a center for contemporary printmaking, hand paper-making and the art of the book. As an advocate for and an active participant in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area arts scene, she has served on the directorial boards of alternative art spaces, various local and national boards including the College Art Association, and national peer-review panels. Her work has been exhibited at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Dieu Donne Gallery, New York, Henie-Onstad Museum, Norway, and the Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, and is in collections of the Whitney Museum and Brooklyn Museum in New York, the National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, and Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among many others. Frederick who is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Art at George Mason University,  has fulfilled speaking engagements around the world, always emphasizing collaboration across disciplines.

“HERON” - Painting on artist-made paper - 18.5” x 18.5” - 2017 Retail: $1,000 framed - Starting bid: $700

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Ric Garcia Ricardo is a Cuban- American painter and digital printmaker who exhibits in the DC metro area. His work builds on the traditions of pop art and is infused with references to various cultures in America. These references are a meditation on identity and the resulting narratives can be unexpected as references commingle. He thinks ultimately the work is less about representing the characters and more about emotional connections. His work was recently exhibited at American University’s Katzen Art Center. Previously, his art and work process has been featured in online articles at Artists & Makers Studios and East City Arts, and has co-juried art competitions and has spoken to young students about his art making process. His art is part of public and private art collections. Most recently, his work has been added to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank collection, and is also part of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County, Maryland collection. He earned a BFA in graphic design and illustration from the University of Miami. He is currently on staff with the Smithsonian as a visual designer.

“Goya Star 9” - Archival inkjet print - 10” x 10” Retail price: $110 - Startiing bid: $70

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Alberto Gonzales Vivo Gonzalez Vivo began to show his art in various solo and group exhibitions in Buenos Aires. He has also participated in different Art Fairs such as Expotras in Buenos Aires, Red Dot Fair and Latin America Art Fair, both in Miami, and Espacio in San Isidro, Buenos Aires. He has shown his geometrical works in a number of Argentinian galleries as well as several venues in Florida and London like Saatchi. Vital energy plus the stimuli it produces in his senses is the source of inspiration for his work, which begins in the deep perception and continues with the creation of obsessive and detailed sketches. His work ranges from geometric abstraction to pop art, and it is influenced by exhaustive research on the artwork of artists such as Luis Tomasello, Julio Le Parc, Victor Vasarely, Martha Boto, and Eduardo Moisset of Espanés. This artist's universe of painting explores in depth the power of color and forms. His plastic language expresses much more of what the artist feels and thinks and allows the viewer to go through the experience of intellectual and sensory pleasure.

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“Geometries” - Print on cotton paper - 12” x 12” - 2015 Retail price: $1000 - Starting bid: $700 Courtesy of Rofa Projects

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Patricia Goslee Pat Goslee lives and works in Washington, D.C. She received a BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia and an MFA in painting from Catholic University. She has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship grant for 2008-2009 from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health, the Children’s National Medical Center, the US Embassy in Ethiopia, the U.S. Embassy in Nepal, the Wilson Building (D.C. City Hall), the Washington Post, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the University of Georgia as well as in many private collections. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Washington Arts Museum (WAM) and the DC Arts Center (DCAC), and the Advisory Committee for International Arts & Artists’ Hillyer Art Space. She has been a visiting artist lecturer at local institutions including American University and the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

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“Gordian Knot” - Acrylic on canvas - 24” x 24” - 2017 Retail price: $1200 - Starting bid: $800

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Melanie Gritzka del Villar Melanie Gritzka del Villar was born in 1982 of German-Philippine parents. She has lived, worked and studied in Germany, Spain, England, Thailand, The Philippines and the United States. With a background in figurative painting, the artist has long been drawn to the use of found surfaces and mixed media processes. Her practice is shaped by an ongoing search for harmony out of disparate cultural, geographical and environmental elements. She is particularly concerned with the state of living in an increasingly fragmented and vulnerable world. This translates into a sensibility towards cast away objects, forgotten (hi)stories and overlooked surfaces as poetic portals and holders of latent possibilities for alternative narratives.

Front view: “The Blue Heron from North and Central America and the Caribbean” Acrylic on driftwood Retail price: $5,000

Back view: The African Grey Crowned Crane 16.53” x 14.96” - 2016 Starting bid: $3,500

“Off Shore” - Acrylic on driftwood 13” x 17” - 2015 - Retail price: $2,700 Starting bid: $1,900

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Jason Gubbiotti Jason Gubbiotti, lives and works in the countryside, just outside of Paris, France. He received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 1998. Since then, he has exhibited in the United States, France, Germany and Switzerland. His solo exhibitions have been mounted at Civilian Art Projects, Hemphill, PAH Projects and FUSEBOX. Selected group exhibitions have been “Landscape Confection,” curated by Helen Molesworth at The Wexner Center for the Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and The Orange County Museum of Art. Gubbiotti has also participated in exhibitions at Centre d’art Contemporain, Atelier Estienne (France); FRIART / Kunstalle Freiburg (Switzerland); Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken( Germany); American University Museum, Washington, D.C; and Curator’s Office, Washington, D.C. In 2007, he received a Bourse D’aide à la Creation, Direction Règionale des Affaires Culturelles, Metz, France and in 1997 a Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant. Jason had had his second solo exhibition with the Civilian Art Projects, Glass Giant on March 11, 2017.

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“Four Hands” - Acrylic and ink - 23 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches - 2011-2012 Retail price: $3,700 - Starting bid: $2,600

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Erika Harrsch Born in Mexico City, Harrsch has lived in Italy, Germany, and Brazil. For the past fourteen years, she has lived and worked in New York City. She has been defined as a multidisciplinary artist, employing traditional mediums along with new media and technologies to articulate her concepts and interests. The formal aspects of her oeuvre and languages investigate diverse fields to achieve visual, multisensory, and interactive experiences: a comprehensive reflection about the body and identity, sexuality, desire, the space that defines us and the one we wish for, the limits and vertiginous freedom that lead to a continuous corporeal and ideological migration. Erika Harrsch has been selected to pa rticipate in the Fokus-Lodz Biennale, Lodz, Poland, 2010; 798 Biennale, Beijing, China, 2009; International Media Art Biennale, Seoul, South Korea, 2008; Fotofest Biennial, Houston, Texas, 2008; as well as the 6th and 7th FEMSA-Monterrey Biennial, Mexico, in 2003 and 2005. Her work has been shown in galleries, festivals, and international artistic residencies in the United States, Belgium, South Korea, Mexico, and Sweden. Her work is included in numerous international public and private collections, including the Musée de la Photographie in Belgium, and the Eaton Corporation and the Fidelity Corporation in the United States.

“Imago Monarca” Three-dimensional hand cutout and hand painted archival ink prints on archival Hahnemühle paper, UV protec tion coat. Inside of an entomological box 20” x 20” x 2” 2017 - Retail bid: $4100 - Starting bid: $2,900

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“Nafta-lene 3 specimens Canada, USA, Mexico ” - 6’ x 8’ x 2’ 1/4 - 2015 5/5 - Last edition Retail Price: $2200 - Starting bid: $1,500 Courtesy of Rofa Projects

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Muriel Hasbun Muriel Hasbun’s expertise as an artist and as an educator focuses on issues of cultural identity, migration and memory. Hasbun is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including: Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and Howard Chapnick Grant/W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund; MSAC Individual Artist Awards in Photography and in Media; a U.S. Department of State/AAM Museums Connect grant; an Escuela de Bellas Artes Artist in Residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Corcoran’s Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award, Fulbright Scholar Grant and representing El Salvador in the 50th Venice Biennale. Building upon her socially engaged art and teaching practice, Hasbun is the founder and director of laberinto projects, a cultural memory initiative fostering contemporary art practices, social inclusion and dialogue in El Salvador and its U.S. diaspora.

“Homage, (El altar de la memoria)” - Archival pigment print - 20” x 30” 2016 - El Congo, 1/5 2014.03.25 - Retail price: $2,750 Starting bid: $1,950

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Eve Hennessa Eve Hennessa has been a Washington D.C. artist for the past 15 years, after being in Mexico City. She is a multidisciplinary artist who uses painting, sculpture, performance, public art, video earth works & ceremony, sacred geometry, and dance. For more than 10 years, she has been making large, delicate and intricate paintings on paper. The texture of the paper adds a layer of sensory input with its soft and tactile quality. There is always of the ethereal and other dimensional sense in her artwork - that may be twodimensional microscopic or other realms of space/time. She has always been influenced by the delicacy and fluidity of Japanese and Chinese art. She works with the quality of the water and infatuated by colors. Eve explores and experiments with every angle of life and consciousness to create what is authentic at any given moment. She is interested in the ethereal and the earthiness of materials and forms.

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“Diamond” - Watercolor & Acrylic on Paper - 52” x 52” - 2017 Retail: $3,200 - Starting bid: $2,200

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Jeff Herrity Jeff Harrity obtained a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2012, and a Master’s in Teaching in 2013. He is a former member of Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, Md, part of the Gateway Arts District. In February of 2017, Jeff moved his studio to the District Clay Center - a large ceramics-focused studio. There, he is also the managing director of the Community Clay Education Fund. The series of dolls were first shown at the Hillyer Art Space in 2014, then, at the Fridge Gallery in 2015, and now at the Hirshhorn Gift Shop - they were sold to support the Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to NY show which ran from late last year to early 2016. Jeff’s work can be seen in galleries around the country and he has shown his work internationally. Recently, Jeff received the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship Grant for 2016, and his work has been purchased for ARTBANK - a program that puts art in government buildings.

Bunnies on shelf - Porcelain wood 2016 - Retail Price: $1,800 - Starting bid: $1,300

Totem - porcelain - 2016 - Retail price: $800 - Starting bid: $550

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Barbara Januszkiewicz Barbara Morrison Januszkiewicz is an American painter, educator, and a creative activist who is best known for her stylistic independence and is highly recognized for her creative efforts. Januszkiewicz trained formally under Chinese master Mun Quan, at Jacksonville University in the late 70’s. Her work has been shown at the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Mclean Project for the Arts, and more. Januszkiewicz is the first resident visual artist with the American Jazz Museum and has worked closely with Matthew Shipp and David Leibman in music with art, and with artist Paul Reed. Januszkiewicz is the founder and sponsor of Metro Micro Gallery in Arlington and the founder of The Dotted Line Project in the DC metro area. Philosophically, Januszkiewicz values risk-taking, experimentation, and creative collaboration. Her music-infused art is an example of the dialog she hopes to establish between artists from diverse disciplines — with the overall goal of a more expansive creative vision.

16” x 20” x 2” - Acrylic on wooden panel cover with resin. Retail price: $600.00 - Starting bid: $400

“Let’s Stay Together” on metal, with resin - 12” x 12” - Retail price: $400 Starting bid: $250

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Bridget Sue Lambert Bridget Sue Lambert photographs miniature furniture, dollhouses and vintage dolls to simulate the emotional and physical clutter surrounding romantic relationships. Though these constructed vignettes peppered with references to popular culture, she demonstrates the universality of human reactions and emotions. Bridget Sue Lambert is in private and public collections including the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Collection, the Wilson Building Art Collection and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Art Bank. Her work has been exhibited publically as part of the DC ARTWALK and Public Garden, Washington, DC in 2006, the Open Sky Project in Rosslyn, Virginia in 2011 and ART ON THE ART BUS, Virginia in 2014. She is a recipient of a 2004 Maryland State Arts Council Works on Paper grant, a 2007 DC Artist Fellowship Grant, a semifinalist for the 2008 Trawick Prize and a semifinalist for the 2008 and 2012 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. Lambert lives in Washington, DC, is in the Resident Artist Program at Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia.and is represented by Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC. Lambert is a master digital print specialist and owns and runs The Dollhouse Projects, a collaborative studio where artists develop digital printing projects, featuring high quality archival fine art printing expertise and equipment.

“Forever’s Going To Start Tonight” - Pigment print on photo luster - 20”x30” Edition of 5 - 2015 - Retail price: $1500 - Starting bid: $1,000 Courtesy of Civilian Art Projects Gallery

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Frida Larios Frida Larios was born in San José, Costa Rica, 1974 (of Salvadoran parents) and holds a MFA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, in London. Larios is Indigenous Advisor/Ambassador for the Americas for the International Indigenous Design Network at the International Council of Design, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia. Larios has extensively keynoted and exhibited in the four corners of the world, including: New Zealand, Korea, China, Malaysia, Paris, London, Peru, among others. In May 2017, she held her first solo exhibition in Washington at the American University Museum, titled: Maya Alphabet of Modern Times. In 2016, Larios was commissioned to design a line of t-shirts for the El Salvador Olympic Team for the Rio Olympic Games, as well to design the El Salvador Olympic Team uniforms for the Toronto Panamerican Games. In 2014, Larios was commissioned to install murals on the UNESCO World Heritage, Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park museum. Larios collaborates/consults with cultural institutions in Washington, DC: the Indigenous Design Collective, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Latino Center, the Embassy of El Salvador/El Salvador Cultural Institute, CASA, the American University Museum, among others.

“Pez/Fish” - 40 x 30 in - Wooden Mixed Media Tablet (sculpture) Retail price: $1,500 Starting bid: $1,000

“Sembrando/Sowing” - 20 x 28 in [50 x 70 cm] - 6-color Screen-print - Edition of 100 - Retail price: $500 Starting bid: $350

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Jose Margulis Jose Margulis was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970, Margulis works predominantly in the mediums of geometric 3D sculpture, mixed media, and photography employing his knowledge of color and light to convert the painterly history of the Kinetic Art movement into dramatic three-dimensional, compositions made with acrylic sheets and aluminum composites. Margulis completed advanced courses in photography and master B&W lab work under Ricardo Ferreira at Instituto Neumann in Caracas, Venezuela from 1986 to 1990. Margulis also holds a BA in Management from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, completed in1994. He runs a full time art fabrication shop that allows his prolific artistic nature to approach his work with a resolute determination to physically explore the field of geometric three dimensional art. He has participated in several exhibitions and relevant International Art fairs. His work belongs in private collections in Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Italy, Spain and the United States. José Margulis resides and works in Miami, Florida

“Blue Thread” - Acrylic sheets /aluminum composite - 38”x38”x3” - 2017 Retail price: $8,000 - Starting bid: $5,600 Courtesy of Rofa Projects

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Roberta Marroquin Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Roberta Marroquin is a photographer currently living in New York City. The summer of 2008, she arrived in New York to pursue a one year certificate program at the International Center of Photography. After she received her degree in June 2009, she continued to work on a project called, “Underneath Light”, which is an inspiration on the indigenous Mexicans beliefs in spirits that still commingles with Christianity. It was certainly the beginning of an investigation that she has developed through various series about how some people, places or objects are able to evade time and remain unchanged for years and even centuries.

“Blue Butterfly Dorsal View” - 31.49” x 31.49” x 20” (80 x 80 cm) - Edition of 8 + 2 AP + 2 EC - Retail price: $3,800 - Starting bid: $2,600

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Carolina Mayorga Colombian-born and naturalized American citizen, has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the last 20 years. Her work is part of national and international collections and has been reviewed in publications in South America, Europe and the US. Mayorga’s artwork addresses issues of social and political content. The artist lives and works in Washington, D.C. Mayorga has received several awards in Colombia and the United States. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., Andres Institute of Art, NH and Kronan Sculpture Park, Lulea, Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in various publications in Colombia, Sweden, Spain and the United States including articles in the Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, The Baltimore City Paper, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Telegraph and The Union Leader from New Hampshire and NSD and Kuriren from Lulea, Sweden among others.

“Lips” - Series PINK: The Art of Infatuation & Embellishment - Mixed media on paper (Watercolor & collage) - 2017 - 10” x 8” - Retail price: $450 - Starting bid: $300

“Can’t Live Without It” - Mixed media on paper (color pencil & collage) 14” x 11” - 2008 Series Divine Revelations Retail price: $480 - Starting bid: $300

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Jayme McLellan As a curator, gallery director, artist and educator, Jayme McLellan has worked in the arts in Washington, D.C. since 1996. In addition to organizing exhibitions for artists, she founded two non-profit visual arts and advocacy organizations and one contemporary art gallery where she serves as director. As an activist, from 2012 to 2014, she also led an effort to try to save the Corcoran museum from closing. McLellan began her career as an artist and soon started showing the work of artists living and working around her. Her first exhibitions were in pop-up spaces, homes, and bars. Her first professional job in the arts was at D.C. Arts Center (1998-2001). In 2002, McLellan cofounded Transformer, an artist-centered art space in Washington, DC that thrives to this day. She founded Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C. in 2006 as an extension of her work at D.C. Arts Center and Transformer to support emerging artists. Civilian represents a group of artists who primarily have solo exhibitions in order to present a new series of work that often pushes the understanding of the media. McLellan works with the artist to create the exhibition and education programs. Special attention is paid to widening the artist’s audience and communicating the artist’s practice through outreach, events, and small group convening. She has curated and organized over one hundred exhibitions and numerous public programs and events through Civilian resulting in sales, reviews, and placement of work in permanent museum collections.

“Forming” - Archival Inkjet print mounted to cintra - 24” x 36” Edition 1 of 3 - Retail price: $2,200 - Starting bid: $1,500

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Carolina Osapina Salcedo Carolina Osapina Salcedo is from Bogota, Colombia. She studied graphic design at the Escola d’Art de Sant Cugat, in Barcelona. She also studied painting and drawing at the Art Sanvincens Workshop, in addition to, engraving and serigraphy workshops with Gema Molera. She also took a course in Contemporary Art at the School Metaphor. In Bogota, she was part of the art workshop of teacher, Augusto Ardila, and took painting classes with teacher, Nicolás Uribe. Osapina continues to live in Bogota, Colombia. Since 2002, she has participated in different group exhibitions in Bogota, Medellín, Miami, Madrid and Barcelona.

“Superimposition” - Grey Oil and charcoal on canvas - 24” x 39” - 2012 Retail price: $3,500 - Starting bid: $2,400 Courtesy of Rofa Projects

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John Paradiso John Paradiso earned a BFA at the State University of New York (Purchase) and his MFA at the State University of New York (Buffalo). He is a mixed media artist and describes his work as metaphorical and based upon such issues as identity, sexuality, health, and love. He has work in private and public collections including seven photographs in the National Picture Collection at the Library of Congress, (AIDS portfolio), the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Kinsey Institute, and the University of Maryland College Park. John had served as a health educator and caregiver in the HIV/AIDS community for over twenty years where he developed educational programs and provided peer-based counseling. More recently he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Washington Hospital Center working with adult cancer patients, their families and caregivers.  He currently works as the Gateway Community Development Corporation’s Curator of Programs at the 39th Street Gallery, Gateway Arts Center and is lead Art Consultant for Landex Development,LLC with their new Studio 3807 mixed use property, both in Brentwood MD, the heart of the Gateway Arts District, just over the NE DC line.

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“Centerfold Fairy VI” - Found centerfold with pansy fabric and acrylic marker on wood panel - 16” x 11” x 1” - 2016 Retail price : $800 - Starting bid: $550 9/23/2017

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Santiago Picatoste Santiago Picatoste studied Fine Arts in the Escuela Libre del Mediterráneo in Palma de Mallorca. He received the Grant of Artes Gráficas from the Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró in Palma de Mallorca, the Grant of Artes Plásticas from La Casa de Velázquez Madrid. He won the first Award of Painting of Ibeart from the Museum ABC in Madrid, finalist in the Premios Generación, from La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Honorific Mention International Sculpture Award from The Gabarron Foundation U.S.A. He designed the Women Together Awards for the United Nations in N.Y.C, and he participated in the Internationel Exhibition Esculture Grande Praga, in Praga, Czech Republic. His work is currently exhibited at different locations of international relevance like, the most recently, in Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Luxury Collection, Milano, Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Flingthon Collection, Copenhagen, Foundazione Golinelli, Bologne, CAC, Málaga y Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Up until now, he has participated in 29 solo shows and more than 90 group shows

“Atlas Blue” - Mixed media on plexiglas - 24” x 24” - 2017 Retail price: $3,500 - Starting bid: $2,400 Courtesy of Rofa Projects

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Alejandro Pintado Alejandro Pintado, born in 1973 in Mexico City, and currently residing and working in Washington DC, has been working professionally as an artist for more than a decade, adding to his biography individual and collective exhibitions in both public and private institutions in Mexico, England, Spain, France and Russia. Select solo exhibitions include Medición del vacío (Vacuum Measure), Drexel Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico (2013); Trayectoria del conocimiento (Path of Knowledge), dialogue with José María Velasco, National Museum of Art (MUNAL) Mexico City (2012); Incisión al romanticismo INSICION to Romanticism) Expanded painting at the National Museum of San Carlos Mexico City (2012) among many others in Mexico. Select group exhibitions include Messico circa 2000, Scuderia del Castello Miramare, Turin, Italia (2014); Coleccionismo, Museo del Tequila, Ciudad de México (2013); Resistencia, pintura contemporánea (Resistance, Contemporary Painting), Espacio Diagrama, Mexico City, Privada luz, Massimo Audiello Gallery, Mexico City (2012); Escape, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2011); Urban Dreams, Room Gallery, London (2011); Landscape Interventions, “Arte sin Límites” Foundation, The Hague and Berlin (2009), Free fall perspective, on line and perception Montevista, Los Angeles (2008); Landscape interventions, I International Moscow Biennial for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2008).

“Wireless Architecture” - Charcoal and acrylic on linen - 47” x 31” 2016 - Retail price: $6,900 - Starting bid: $4,800 Courtesy of Rofa Projects

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Marta Pita Marta Pita is a mixed media artist born in Spain in 1975. She studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and has a Master Arts in Art Criticism by the City University of London. She has lived and worked in Madrid, Milan, Johannesburg in South Africa, and now resides in Washington, D.C. Her work and explorations with multiplicity of techniques and materials is influenced by her globe trotting background. She has exhibited her work in solo shows in Madrid and London. She has also participated in multiple group shows in Europe and the United States, including the Corcoran School of Design, Complutense University of Madrid and at N.U.N.C in Milan.

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Untitled - Mix Media on paper - 12” x 12 “ x 13” - 2017 Retail price: $600 - Starting bid: $400

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Raymond Romero Raymond Romero was born in Merida, Venezuela in 1979, and he lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela. His first art studies were in the Arturo Michelena school from Valencia, Carabobo State in Venezuela in the year 1997. Then, he graduated in fine arts, multimedia and specializing in textile art and fashion art at the Instituto Superior de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón in Caracas Venezuela In the year 2003. From 2008 to 2009, he studied Art Market in New York city at the Bronx Museum. Romero has exhibited his work in solo shows extensively in his home country as well as in various countries in Latinas American and in the United States. Among the most important awards he has received are “ Premio Joven Artista “, Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales Arturo Michelena, Venezuela, in 2010, and “ Primer Premio Salón Nacional de Jóvenes Artistas” also in Venezuela in 2007, and “Armando Reveron” Award in the Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales Arturo Michelena in 2006.

“Pictografia” - Threat on canvas 24” x 24” x 2” - 2016 Retail price: $3.500 - Starting bid: $2,400

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“Pictografia” - Threat on canvas 24” x 24” x 2” - 2016 Retail price: $3.500 - Starting bid: $2,400

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Rachel Schmidt Rachel Schmidt is an installation artist based in Silver Spring, MD. She received her BFA in textile design with a minor in sculpture from the University of Kansas and focused on sculpture/ installation for her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She uses time-based media and installation to explore urbanization and it’s impact on ecosystems, future landscapes, and the roll that myth plays in our understanding of the environment. Schmidt was an artist in residence at the Arlington Arts Center from 2011-2016 and is currently an independent museum specialist, contracting with Smithsonian, local art’s organizations and private clients around the D.C. metro area.

“Groupon” - Ink, watercolor, collage on paper- 20” x 26” Framed 2017 - Retail price: $1,000 - Starting bid: $700

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Alison Lee Schroeder Alison Lee Schroeder is an artist living and working in Bethesda, Maryland. Born in 1980 to a Colombian-American family, she received a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. Subsequent to that she earned an MFA from Universidad Autónoma de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she was awarded a full scholarship and research grant from the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). In 2012 she was appointed Commissioner for Planning and Programming of Cultural Development for Youth by the National Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Morelos. Schroeder was a founding member and director of Zarco, an independent gallery in Cuernavaca, facilitating international artist residencies, roundtable discussions, and artistic interventions in public space. Her work can be found in numerous private collections and as part of the permanent collection of the RISD Museum and the Changarrito Contemporary Art Collection. She is currently teaching at Georgetown Day School.

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“Mount Pinatubo” - Oil on canvas - 16” x 20” - 2016 Retail price: $ 975 - Starting bid: $675

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Maritza Sosaya Maritza Sosaya was born in Lima, Peru. In 2004, she moved from her hometown to the Washington, D.C. area. Her paintings have been shown in an array of art exhibitions such as solo show in Los Angeles, Arte Por Arte Gallery, and Pancho Fierro Gallery in Lima, Perú, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of the Americas in Miami, FL. In 2015, the Museum of the America’s Artists’ Library presented its first volume of the book “40 Selected Peruvian Contemporary Artists”, and Maritza was selected as one of the featured artists. She is among a selection of fine artists from Peru who received this recognition for artistic merits. Several of her works were included in this publication, which was distributed in the U.S. and in Dubai in 2015 and is available electronically at www.artimpetus.com/40selectedperuvianartists/. Her work was exhibited in her native Lima, Peru to coincide with the release of the book.

“Now” - Abstract Painting - Acrylic on Canvas - 36” x 36” - 2017 Retail: $600 - Starting bid: $400

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Joaquin Trujillo Joaquin Trujillo (b. 1976, Los Angeles) is an artist, curator, editor and the youngest of eleven siblings, Joaquin Trujillo explores cross-culturalism, identity, and concepts of home in portraits and still-lifes that emulate a structured slippage of heritage across place and time. These consistent spans and gaps are sewn into the fabric of Trujillo’s work, synthesizing past and present in an elegant time warp. Trujillo received his BFA from Art Center College of Design. His work is in permanent collections at San Francisco MoMA and the Amon Carter Museum and has been included in their recent exhibitions: Portraits and Other Likenesses (SF MoMA) and Color! American Photography Transformed (Amon Carter Museum). Traveling back and forth from U.S. to Mexico became Joaquin’s way of life—a way of nomadic stability. With one bag still packed, he now calls Brooklyn home. But still, his commercial practice continues to lead him all over the world.

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“María Berenise Los Niños” - Archival pigment print - 16” x 20” - 2007 Edition 3 of 7 - Retail price: $2400 - Starting bid: $1,700

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Natalia Valera Natalia Valera was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where she was introduced to the art world at the early age of 9 where she began oil and watercolor based painting classes under the tutelage of a Russian-born Artist. After concluding her high school in Caracas, she continued her studies in Graphic and Industrial Design at the “Instituto de Diseños Caracas” and decided to conclude her studies at the Parsons School of Design in New York where she received her Bachelor in Art, with a major in Fine Arts. She concentrates her initial work in abstract paintings using oil as her main medium where she finds that she is consistently drawn to the motion created by the interplay of the colors. This led her to seek form in simple geometric shapes that create abstractionist motion by the light and color as well as various mediums that play throughout her work. Color as an expression of light, emotion and change moves through and out of her work to demonstrate the emotion and dynamism of constant change and the dimensions of different materials. In her quest to continue the use of new materials to reflect color, she returned to Venezuela to work as an intern for her friend and teacher Jose Armando (“Nanin”) Garcia who introduced her to new materials like fiberglass aluminum, wood, and the use of technology and methods to implement such materials in her use of color. This is how her current work uses her experience to find the way to make the colors in her work travel in a dynamic and harmonic way while trying to record her sensations by using pure color with sumptuous strength while developing firmness in the description of her geometrical forms.

“Geometric Interferences” - Acrylic/ Canvas - 36 cm x 35 cm - 2017 Retail price: 2,000 - Starting bid: $1,400

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“Geometric Interferences” - Acrylic/ Canvas - 36 cm x 35 cm - 2017 Retail price: 2,000 - Starting bid: $1,400

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Tarciso Viriato Viriato is a Brazilian plastic artist, born in Fortaleza, who has lived in Brasilia since 1978, a city that granted him the title of Honorary Citizen. He is also a recipient of the Award for Excellence and Kaplar Miklos in Hungary and in multiple exhibitions in Brazil. Viriato has participated in the Collateral Exhibition of the Biennial of Cuba as well as in the Artists for Humanity project of the International Red Cross. His curriculum is endorsed by artistic residencies in Hungary and Poland, such as the Colony of Artists in Hajduboszormeny and XV International workshop of visual arts and artists, Marianowo, Poland. Tarciso Viriato maintains his atelier both in Brasilia and New York City.

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Untitled - Acrylic on canvas - 20� x 16� - 2016 Retail price: $1000 - Starting bid: $700

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Jenny Walton Walton holds a BFA from Central Washington University and an MFA from American University (D.C. and Italy). Walton has shown nationally in New York, Miami, Boston, and Seattle and internationally in Italy. She was awarded an Artistic Fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities among several other grants and residencies including Vermont Studio Center and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.   Walton has been critically published in several catalogs and articles and her work is held in distinguished private and public collections.  She lives and works in the Washington D.C. Area.  

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“Silver Linings” - Silverpoint on paper - 4” x 6” 1/2 - 2017 archivally framed - Retail price: $450 - Starting bid: $300

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Alice Whealin Whealin earned her B.A. in Art from Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ then was awarded a two year technical apprenticeship in bronze casting at The Johnson Atelier, Princeton, NJ. After completing her apprenticeship she received a tuition grant for a joint graduate sculpture MFA program for The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. She spent five years in the Boston area and then moved to Washington, D.C. Whealin’s artworks have been in numerous curated exhibit spaces in the D.C. metro area to date, including the Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art gallery, the Robert Brown Gallery, the Kathleen Ewing Gallery, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her works have been exhibited at the Science Center’s Esther M. Klein Art Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, the Howard County Fine and Performing Arts Center, Ellicott City, MD, The Painting Center, NY, NY and the Museo Della Carta in Fabriano, Italy. She was a recent Resident Studio Artist at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA. Whealin’s artworks were included most recently in curated exhibitions at the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA and at GrizzlyGrizzly, an art gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Whealin lives and maintains her studio in the D.C. metro area.

“Face. (No.5)” - Ink / Acetate - 18” x 25” x 1/8” - Floated, matted and framed White: 23” x 29” x 1” - Retail: $1,200 Starting bid: $800

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“Heart of the People” - Ink on birch panel - 16” x 12” x 1” - Retail: $800 Starting bid: $550

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Further Acknowledgements

Latinas 4 Latinas CONNECT Team Virginia Almenara Marron Adriana Escalante Calderรณn Roberta Fregoso Moreno Claudia Kern Maite Martinez Diana Moss Maritza Sosaya Marta Suarez Hulbert Curated and coordinated by Irene Clouthier.

Design of CONNECT digital catalog by Adriana Escalante Calderรณn (www.AdrianaEPhoto.com) and Irene Clouthier (www.IreneClouthier.com).


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CONNECT - Online Catalog - 9/23/2017  

This 1st. edition online catalog of the participating artists and their artwork is an original publication of Latinas 4 Latinas, intended ex...

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This 1st. edition online catalog of the participating artists and their artwork is an original publication of Latinas 4 Latinas, intended ex...

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