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

Reclaiming Gurney St.

HACE ‘s “Reclaiming Gurney Street “Project

I  created imagery as the outline of the trains drawn from memory. Using the suggestion of the trains as a linear sculpture to  reveal the background that shows the transformation of the urban area with plants and foliage in the future, but always the big sky around it.

The artwork is a metal sculptures in steel with a finish that reflects light when hit by sun. I have invited David Acosta to create poems with the community as a collaboration. The art pieces was installed along the fence installed by the Conrail line.  I made the work to honor those that live in the area by the trains and those that have passed away while living in the opioid encampment under the bridges and around the tracks of this area on Gurney St..  With the collaboration of David Acosta’s poetry workshops with the seniors and area youths we made art that memorializes those who passed away and offer strength to reclaim Gurney for a brighter  trail to the future.

Marta Sanchez
Return Love, part if the installation for “Reclaiming Gurney St.”


Cascarones, trains, philanthropy. Proceeds go to Cascarones Fund.
Cascatren 3 is a hybrid of my work for over 20 years. I wanted to combine the egg shape that I work on with art & philanthropy, and narrative of the trains in my life.

Summer/Fall 2017 events

Deep in the Vault of Texas: A Campus Collaboration, LBJ Presidential Library, University of Texas, Austin, Texas”

Fall 2017  

We the Immigrants, Washington Printmakers Gallery,  Washington D.C.  opening October 14th

Diversity-Driven:1975-2017″, The Printed Image Galleries. Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia, PA opening October 11th

Open Studio, October 8, 12-5 p.m. Northeast section

2015 -20      Pennsylvania Icons, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA