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Summer- Fall 2019

Exhibitions in Pennsylvania and Texas.

Grandmother,grandson oil on copper, 18"x24"
Grandmother,grandson oil on copper, 18″x24″ 1999

Hopes and Dreams at Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

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Marta Sánchez is a native of San Antonio, Texas. Her works draw from the traditions of retablo, or devotional images, often seen in Spanish Catholic churches of the Southwest United States. These colorful paintings celebrate her memories of people from her life. Marta is active in the revitalization of the northeast Philadelphia neighborhood where she now resides.

BLAZING CHICANO GUITARS

Commissioned by comedian and activist Cheech Marin, three guitars painted by Chicano artists Carlos Donjuan, Alex Rubio, and Joe Peña will be on display.

Kids Workshop and Movie Night, Wednesday, July 17 from 5–8 p.m. Suggested ages are 6–10.

Artist Marta Sánchez will introduce children to Mexican-American celebration traditions.

Co-sponsored by Chick-fil-A Express at Misericordia University, operated by Metz Culinary Management.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Workshop supplies limited.

For more information or to register: www.misericordia.edu/art (570) 674-6250 | llittle@misericordia.edu |

PAULY FRIEDMAN ART GALLERY

301 Lake Street Dallas, PA 18612-1090

Train of Thought,

From here to there1 diptych, acrylic on wood 12″x12″,2012

Train of thought- a solo show at Texas A&M University in Kingsville August 1, 2019-September.

Unfolding the life of Blanca Estela, monotype
Unfolding the life of Blanca Estela, monotype

Unfolding the life of Blanca Estela, a visual biography.

October @ Burgin Center for the Arts for Mercersburg Academy.

La Cena, serigraph 11 1/2″x14 1/2″

Voyages by Road and Sea: Philadelphia Perspectives on Walt Whitman and Herman Melville. T

The Free Library of Philadelphia

Reclaiming Gurney St.

HACE ‘s “Reclaiming Gurney Street “Project

I  created imagery as the outline of the trains drawn from memory. Using the suggestion of the trains as a linear sculpture to  reveal the background that shows the transformation of the urban area with plants and foliage in the future, but always the big sky around it.

The artwork is a metal sculptures in steel with a finish that reflects light when hit by sun. I have invited David Acosta to create poems with the community as a collaboration. The art pieces was installed along the fence installed by the Conrail line.  I made the work to honor those that live in the area by the trains and those that have passed away while living in the opioid encampment under the bridges and around the tracks of this area on Gurney St..  With the collaboration of David Acosta’s poetry workshops with the seniors and area youths we made art that memorializes those who passed away and offer strength to reclaim Gurney for a brighter  trail to the future.

Marta Sanchez

http://aldianews.com/articles/culture/social/new-vision-former-el-campamento-site/53859https://inliquid.org/member-news/marta-sanchez-beautifies-the-conrail-yard-gurney-st-philadelphia/
Return Love, part if the installation for “Reclaiming Gurney St.”

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Cascarones, trains, philanthropy. Proceeds go to Cascarones Fund.
Cascatren 3 is a hybrid of my work for over 20 years. I wanted to combine the egg shape that I work on with art & philanthropy, and narrative of the trains in my life.

Summer/Fall 2017 events

Deep in the Vault of Texas: A Campus Collaboration, LBJ Presidential Library, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

https://www.texasmonthly.com/promotion/vaults-of-texas-exhibit/

https://news.utexas.edu/2017/04/04/ten-campus-museums-partner-for-display-at-lbj-library”

Fall 2017  

We the Immigrants, Washington Printmakers Gallery,  Washington D.C.  opening October 14th http://www.washingtonprintmakers.com/2017-10-exhibit-we-the-immigrants/

Diversity-Driven:1975-2017″, The Printed Image Galleries. Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia, PA opening October 11th

Open Studio, October 8, 12-5 p.m. Northeast section

https://www.philaopenstudios.org/artist-profile/marta-sanchez

2015 -20      Pennsylvania Icons, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA http://statemuseumpa.org/exhibits/permanent-exhibits/

Fall 2016 events

I often get asked about my shows by friends or people who just met me. They will see my card or hear that I’m an artist and ask “where can I see your art work?” I respond with “you can see some of my work in town at Joe Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, the Pennsylvania State Museum’s (five year exhibit), or my studio.” Any new, upcoming exhibits?…

I usually find myself exhibiting in the fall for Hispanic Month or spring for Women’s Month. It is what it is, just a fact.  I’m happy exhibiting once or twice a year with the rest of the time focusing on art making.

This past spring I had the great opportunity to share my work with fellow archived artist, Lilliana Wilson at the University of Texas at Austin, The fall exhibitions had one  Latino themed exhibit and one of political social justice. The group shows I was involved in this year has given me the opportunity to meet artists outside my circle as well as reunite me with old friends.

Here are a few pictures of the exhibitions and my fellow artists. Special thanks to the artists for sharing your art, and friends and family for coming by to see the work. Your presence and support matters and is truly appreciated.

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Message and Dreams exhibition, photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.

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photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.

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photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.

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photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.

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Susan Coote and artist, Betty Leacraft , photo courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan Perkins curator of Tertulia in the museum.

 

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Tertulia in the Museum, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

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With fellow artists @ Tertulia in the Museum, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

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Tertulia in the Museum, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

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Spring Exhibition at the Lila Benson Latin American Library at the Univesrity of Texas at Austin.
Spring Exhibition at the Lila Benson Latin American Library at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artist, Liliana Wilson

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Modesta Trevino at the panel discussion.

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Poet and Folklorist Norma E. Cantu as moderator for panel discussion on the art of Marta Sanchez and Liliana Wilson.

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Fall 2016 Events

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-Tertulia in the Museum, Art exhibition Highlighting Local and Regional Latino Artists, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

Taller Puertorriqueno Group exhibition, El Corazón Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA

MESSAGES and AMERICAN DREAMS, Crawford Campus Center Gallery,

October 19 – November 16, 2016 Reception: Wednesday, October 26, 12:30 -1:30

2015-2019 

Pennsylvania Icons, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA