I will have work in the Tejano Chicano Group Exhibit
, opening at Laredo Center for the Arts
in Laredo, TX on June 8th. It is curated by Mayra Zamora and Sandra Gonzalez.
I am co-curating the exhibit, Comida es Medicina, with Luz Calvo, co-author of Decolonize Your Diet: Mexican-American Plant-Based Recipes for Health and Healing
. Comida es Medicina opens August 11th at Galería de la Raza
in San Francisco, CA.Comida es Medicina is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program.
This July, I will be attending the NALAC Leadership Institute
, "a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts."
I have a Call for Submissions out now for the zine, Xicana Vegan: Issue 2
Topics may include but aren't limited to:
-Veganized family recipes, plant-based Mexican food
-Intersectional essays on Xicanisma, vegan-feminism, ecofeminism, decolonial and critical race theories
-Food as medicine, plant-based remedies
-Mujer and abuelita knowledge
-Decolonial consumption and spirituality
-Food justice in our communities
-Gardening tips, seed saving
Accepting both writing and artwork. This zine will be published in both English and Spanish. This call is open to everyone, but priority will be given to those who identify as Xicana/x, Chicana/x, Mexican-American or Mexicana Vegans and Vegetarians. Consider this a knowledge share and an outlet for creativity on everything Xicana Vegan.
Submission should include:
-1-3 submissions (doc, pdf, hi-res jpg)
-Writing submissions <1000 words
-Artwork submissions will be printed in black and white
-Statement for artwork submissions
Email your work to email@example.com by July 1st.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Check out Xicana Vegan: Issue 1 here:
https://issuu.com/suzygonzalez/docs/xicana_vegan Poemas Domésticos
, a chapbook of poetry by Sussy Santana, has been published. I am grateful to have illustrated her chapbook.
I have been invited to join the Creative Women's Alliance
, here in San Antonio."The Creative Womens Alliance was formed as a forum for women artists of color to create and support professional opportunities within the San Antonio arts community. The Alliance works to provide avenues for inspiration, collaboration, and mutual exploration into the challenges we face in our professional practice." Follow the CWA on social media to keep up with local Artist Workshops!
I feel so honored to have been accepted into the Intercultural Leadership Institute
. "ILIs intercultural approach emphasizes overlapping experiences, shared spaces and mutual accountability and seeks to challenge dominant social norms while honoring differences of histories, traditions, vocabulary and more. We seek to develop leaders specifically within the arts & culture field to adeptly respond to significant changes that impact society, politics, environment and economy."
Lastly, I am currently working on a new series for my solo exhibit, The Husks We're In, which will take place on November 12th at Palo Alto College
. Keep an eye out on my social media accounts for works in progress!