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


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.


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: (570) 674-6250 | |


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

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marta sanchez

Marta Sanchez is inspired by traditional Mexican folk art expressions. Her works on paper follow the social and cultural traditions of Mexican and Chicano/a Art. Marta has been working on a series of paintings of the San Antonio train yards near her childhood home. She explores the role of trains in the Mexican migration through the Southern Pacific. Carpas, traveling circus and vaudeville troupes that performed throughout Mexico. A collaborative suite of Carpa related serigraphs titled Transcendental Train Yards has been published with Chicana poet Norma E. Cantú. Her work is in the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The McNay Art Museum, The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago and other museum in the U.S. and Cheech Marin. She is the founder of grassroots organization "Cascarones Por La Vida," which assists families affected by HIV/AIDS. Her work is currently archived at the Benson Latin American Collection at University of Texas at Austin.