ALMAAHH Announces Juried Exhibition and Symposium

by Jessica Fuentes April 1, 2023

Advocates of a Latino Museum of Cultural and Visual Arts & Archive Complex in Houston, Harris County (ALMAAHH) has announced its inaugural juried art show and symposium.

Launched in the fall of 2021, ALMAAHH aims to create a cultural and visual arts center in Houston that will feature and support Latino arts and artists. Last August, the organization announced a call for artists for a juried exhibition that would commemorate ALMAAHH’s second anniversary, running from November 12 through December 2. However, the exhibition had to be postponed and will now take place later this month. 

A photograph of artist Nela Garzón in her studio with paintings and tufted rug pieces.

Nela Garzón. Image courtesy of ALMAAHH.

The exhibition, Latinx Artists for ALMAAHH: We Are Houston, was juried by Maria C. Gaztambide, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Public Art University of Houston System, and Gilbert Vicario, Chief Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. The jurors selected 65 artworks by 33 artists, including Julia Barbosa Landois, Guadalupe Hernandez, Alejandro Macias, and Delilah Montoya. See a full list of participating artists below. Five artists from the show will be chosen to be 2023 ALMAAHH MFAH Studio Artists; the organization will share more information about this partnership in the near future.

A photograph of artist Suzy Gonzalez working on a painting in her studio.

Suzy Gonzalez. Image courtesy of ALMAAHH

A preview of the exhibition will take place on Friday, April 14 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, and then We Are Houston will open to the public on Saturday, April 15. Opening day will kick off at 11 am with a symposium on the State of Latinx Visual Art, featuring Ms. Gaztambide and Mr. Vicario in conversation with Maria Elena Ortiz, Curator at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Susana Bautista, an expert on Chicano/Latino art who is the former director of the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Following the symposium, a ribbon cutting will take place at 12:30 pm and the exhibition will be open to the public from 1 pm to 5pm. 

Latinx Artists for ALMAAHH: We Are Houston will be on view at POST HTX (401 Franklin St. Houston, TX. 77201) from April 15 through May 12, and will be open Wednesday through Sunday. 

Selected artists:

Erika Alonso
Wood Fancher Anthony
Darwin Arevalo
Julia Barbosa Landois
Beatriz Bellorin
Carolina Borja
Angel Castelan
Paula Cordoba
Sandra De La Rosa
Luisa Duarte
Gustavo Eduardo
Theresa Escobedo
Ibsen Espada
Nela Garzon
Suzy Gonzalez
Valerie Gonzalez
Celea Guevara
Guadalupe Hernandez
Marcos Hernandez
Saul Hernandez
Marisa Cigarroa Heymach
Alejandro Macias
Gabriel Martinez
Arielle Masson
Delilah Montoya
Carlos Ocando
Carolina Otero
Susan Plum
Gladys Poorte
Viri Ramos
Gerardo Rosales
Henry G. Sanchez
Alexander Squire
Suzy Villarruel

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