Community Supported Art (CSA) Program

April 7 - August 1, 2014 

About the CSA Program

2014 CSA Bag

MACLA is proud to launch its first Community-Supported Art (CSA) program, which supports Latino artists by helping them to create and distribute their artwork through new channels. Concurrently, this program gives first-time and experienced art collectors the opportunity to own regionally made, limited-edition art.

CSA artists participate in an exciting new model of creation and distribution, and member collectors receive multiple works from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value, and support local artists’ careers.

For more information, contact Vanessa Nava, Program Coordinator, at vanessa@maclaarte.org or at (408) 998-2783.

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This year's CSA bag contained 6 limited-edition, original artworks, one from each artist as shown below; the 7th piece is a custom designed art bag by Sam Rodriguez.

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What's in the Bag?

CSA Art Bag

Samuel Rodriguez’s recent exhibitions include Pow Wow Hawaii, Assembling the Pieces: Reconstructing Memory and Hybrid Identity (MACLA, 2012) and the Oakland Museum of Art Dia de Los Muertos group show. In creating public art, he collaborates with architects, governments, fabricators, and entire communities. Rodriguez explores notions of hybridity in ethnicities, races, and cultures. CSA Bag […]

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Selena Ouija

Rio Yañez was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District and currently works as a curator, photographer, and graphic artist. His primary interest is in combining icons and mythologies. His images bring together heroes, friends, and childhood fantasies with Chicano aesthetics, traditional images, and politics, as a response to the lack of Chicano art […]

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Cells on Slide Plates

Cristina Velázquez is known for repurposing discarded materials such as cardboard, clothing catalogs, and plastic bags to educate the public about the hazards of landfill trash. Velázquez was born in Michoacán, Mexico and moved to California in 1987. She earned a BFA from San José State University. Her latest exhibitions include the exhibition Women’s History […]

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Moms Rising

Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Favianna’s practice is grounded in the desire to humanize and empower communities who are impacted by inequality and racism.  Born in Oakland, Favianna’s strongest influence are her migrant parents, who raised her to […]

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LIP-PA79-88 (Syntoma: Soy de lo Peor)

Juan Luna-Avin was born in Mexico City. He is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work examines individual and collective identities through the lens of youth cultures and rock n’ roll music and reflects his interest in mythology, music history, memory, low-fi technology, and informal economies. His work has been shown at the Thomas Welton Art Gallery […]

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Todd, from Guardians of the Golden Gate

Jamil Hellu was born in Brazil, received his MFA from Stanford University and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He was selected for a six-month residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and was granted the Markowski-Leach Scholarship in 2008. He has received the Graduate Fellowship Award at Headlands Center for […]

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In xóchitl, in cuícatl

Melanie Cervantes is a Xicana graphic artist who creates images that reflect the hopes and dreams of social movements and catalyze people to action.  Melanie’s work includes black and white illustrations, paintings, installations and paper stencils, but she is best known for her political screen prints and posters.  Employing vibrant colors and hand-drawn illustrations, her […]

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CSA Jurors

Kevin B. Chen has been involved in the Bay Area arts community for 20 years. He is a curator at Intersection for the Arts and is an artist represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco.

Daniel Garcia is a Cultivator at Content Magazine, which reflects the beauty and diversity of the people of San Jose and how their lives, work and art affect society.

Amina Yee is the Curatorial Assistant at the Oakland Museum of California, where she works on interdisciplinary projects and helps develop exhibitions in art, history, and the natural sciences.

Thanks

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supported the launch of this program in San José.

This program is made possible by Arts Council Silicon Valley, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Castellano Family Foundation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and MACLA donors. MACLA is a participant in the grantee network of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, funded by the Ford Foundation.