Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Events: Border Art Biennial 2010 Opens this Saturday at EPMA

Museums & Cultural Affairs


For Immediate Release: November 17, 2010

Contact: Juli Lozano, Public Affairs @ (915) 541-4010 or (915) 472-1949

The El Paso Museum of Art announces

Border Art Biennial - Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010

November 20, 2010 – February 13, 2011

For more information call (915) 532-1707

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Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010 will open to the public at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2010 and will show through February 13, 2011 in the Contemporary Gallery of the El Paso Museum of Art. This exhibition is free to the public.

Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010

Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010 is the second juried exhibition to examine and highlight the often under represented, but vital art and artists from the states of the US/Mexico border. Artist from the states of Arizona, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, New Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas were encourage to apply, of which 43 were selected. All works included will be reproduced in the accompanying exhibition catalog which will be available for purchase at the Museum Store. This exhibition is a collaborative effort between the El Paso Museum of Art, Museo de Arte INBA de Ciudad Juarez, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, CONACULTA-INBA, the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas, and the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

2010 Jurors are Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Itala Schmelz, Director at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City.

Artist included in the exhibition:

Itzel Aguilera, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, Phoenix, Arizona

Tania Anchondo, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

Jesus Barraza, San Leandro, California

Camp Bosworth, Marfa, Texas

Maureen Burdock, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camilo Cruz, Los Angeles, California

Alejandro Cartagena, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Vic De La Rosa, San Francisco, California

Sergio De La Torre, San Francisco, California

Leticia Diaz Moreno, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Justin Gainan, Oakland, California

Matt Gainer, Toluca Lake, California

Joseph Gerges, La Mirada, California

Ed Gomez, Long Beach, California

Erendira Gonzalez, Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico

Alexandra Grant, Los Angeles, California

Luis Hernandez, Los Angeles, California

Yvianna Hernandez, El Paso, Texas

Farah Karapetian, Los Angeles, California

Julia Landois, San Antonio, Texas

Anthony Lazorko, Mesilla, New Mexico

Nery Gabriel Lemus, Pasadena, California

Paho Mann, Dallas, Texas

Mayra Martell, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

Shane Mecklenburger, Dallas, Texas

Hector Mendoza, Oakland, California

Dominic Miller, Phoenix, Arizona

Jeffrey Miranda, Allen, Texas

Noe Montes, Los Angeles, California

Oscar Moya, El Paso, Texas

Michelle Murillo, Dallas, Texas

Brenda Perry, El Paso, Texas

Gregory Phillipy, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Kerianne Quick, Pasadena, California

Tim Roberts, Fort Davis, Texas

Humberto Saenz, Spring, Texas

Rocio Saenz, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

Marian Salinas, McAllen, Texas

Shawn Skabelund, Flagstaff, Arizona

David Taylor, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Rogelio Valenzuela Colomo, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Cathy Wysocki, Corrales, New Mexico

Image Credits

Oscar Moya

Cholo, 2009

Silkscreen on paper

Courtesy of the artist

Itzel Aguilera

Cristal I, 2009

Metalic pigments on cotton paper

Courtesy of the artist

Tania Anchondo

Guero, 2009

Inkjet Print

Courtesy of the artist

Parking is available at the Convention Center and Camino Real Hotel for a small fee. Limited metered parking is available on Main Street. Free parking is available at the City Hall Parking lot on Santa Fe Street.

The El Paso Museum of Art will also host a series of Focus Talks with select artists featured in the exhibition beginning December 1, 2010 through February 9, 2011.

Focus Talks will be at 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm and will last 30 minutes each.

Please visit for details.


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