Fall 2016 events

I often get asked about my shows by friends or people who just met me. They will see my card or hear that I’m an artist and ask “where can I see your art work?” I respond with “you can see some of my work in town at Joe Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery, the Pennsylvania State Museum’s (five year exhibit), or my studio.” Any new, upcoming exhibits?…

I usually find myself exhibiting in the fall for Hispanic Month or spring for Women’s Month. It is what it is, just a fact.  I’m happy exhibiting once or twice a year with the rest of the time focusing on art making.

This past spring I had the great opportunity to share my work with fellow archived artist, Lilliana Wilson at the University of Texas at Austin, The fall exhibitions had one  Latino themed exhibit and one of political social justice. The group shows I was involved in this year has given me the opportunity to meet artists outside my circle as well as reunite me with old friends.

Here are a few pictures of the exhibitions and my fellow artists. Special thanks to the artists for sharing your art, and friends and family for coming by to see the work. Your presence and support matters and is truly appreciated.

Message and Dreams exhibition, photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.
photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.
photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.
photo courtesy of Susan Coote, Gallery Director of Episcopal Academy.
Susan Coote and artist, Betty Leacraft , photo courtesy of the artist.










Joan Perkins curator of Tertulia in the museum.


Tertulia in the Museum, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ
With fellow artists @ Tertulia in the Museum, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ
Tertulia in the Museum, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ


Spring Exhibition at the Lila Benson Latin American Library at the Univesrity of Texas at Austin.
Spring Exhibition at the Lila Benson Latin American Library at the University of Texas at Austin.
















Artist, Liliana Wilson
Modesta Trevino at the panel discussion.
Poet and Folklorist Norma E. Cantu as moderator for panel discussion on the art of Marta Sanchez and Liliana Wilson.

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Fall 2016 Events


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-Tertulia in the Museum, Art exhibition Highlighting Local and Regional Latino Artists, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

Taller Puertorriqueno Group exhibition, El Corazón Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA

MESSAGES and AMERICAN DREAMS, Crawford Campus Center Gallery,

October 19 – November 16, 2016 Reception: Wednesday, October 26, 12:30 -1:30


Pennsylvania Icons, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA



Allied Media Conference in Detroit!

June16-19 in Detroit!

Twitter: @alliedmediaconf@alliedmedia


Thanks to the Leeway Foundation I was able to attend this conference. The whole trip was a part of events had a bit of serendipity relating to the direction for my future work. I have many projects going on and possible plans. As I spent the previous weeks closing a door in my 16 years of teaching lower school I have looked up to the sky and asked where to now? Deep in my heart I know that something exciting awaits me.

I had that in my mind as well as trips to interview my family in Lansing, I have been wanting to include uncles and my cousins for an archival project I have been working on titled “Unfolding the Life of Blanca Estela. I was not sure how I could fit this in my summer plans until the conference opened the opportunity to meet my family in Detroit in-between conferences for dinner.

The conference dynamic was youthful and full of a diverse community. I loved seeing everyone’s interest in ways to share their concerns and be heard through their art form and the media available to resonate it. The panels and workshops offered participants the ability to meet and experience media in a new way that is accessible.

I loved “Chicanafuturism and media based Storytelling” presented by Mathew Galindo. His work presentation covered new artist working with multi-media such as film, zines, by Tahnee Udero Autumn Chacon and Mathew’s own work,


Chicana Por Mi Raza Digital Memory Collective’s Introduced me to Maria Cotera, Ramiro Alvarez, Beatriz Lozano, Marco Maria Seiferle-Valencia I enjoyed reflecting at the possibilities of podcasts and how I could use it in the future. I am an NPR fanatic; they keep me company while I drive. While I was attending a podcast workshop I had the chance to meet one of my favorite storytellers, Shannon Cason ( I had just heard one of his stories on Snap Judgment and was filled with emotions just a few days before.

As a narrative painter who is working on a visual narrative on my grandmother I felt in sync with my artistic interests.

Other aspect fell into place as well, the Detroit Institute of Art shared their Diego Rivera Mural in a time that I am working on a collaborative public piece with the Brandywine Workshop and Archive, and my trip to the original Motown shared insight to what great things can come out of artistic passion and perseverance.

I would highly recommend this conference next year to anyone interested in art, technology and tools for social justice. Thank you again Leeway Foundation for offering me the chance to attend something I was in destine to attend!

Spring 2016 events to share!


The Ruiz Healy Gallery. San Antonio, Texas.

-Transcendental Train yards, exhibition and book signing event 1/18


Delaware Art Museum Cascarones studio workshop 3/12, Wilmington DE

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art


Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Mt. Airy, PA

-Book reading signing, 3/19

-Cascarones workshops on 3/20.

Art at the Airport, Confetti Eggs: Cascarones Por La Vida Art Fund, Creativity for a Cause, Philadelphia, PA

-Cascarones demonstration at the airport, 3/25, 1:30-3:30

Cascarones Por La Vida Annual Egg Sale at the Reading Terminal Market, March 24th-26th, from 9am-4pm. Funds assist families affected by HIV/AIDS.

La Salle University Art Museum, Philadelphia,PA

Border Crossings: Immigration in Contemporary Prints

3/ 16 – 6/ 9, 2016


Latino Art Now! Re-imaging Global Intersections, Fifth Biennial Conference, Chicago, Ill. /7-4/9


Big Blue Marble Bookstore Festival, Mt.Airy, PA

-Printmaking workshop 4/10,

Benson Latin American Studies and Collection, University of Texas, at Austin.

-A Viva Voz, exhibition, of works by Marta Sanchez and Lilliana Wilson, 4/14

Green point Open Studios

-Open studio, Brooklyn, NY 4/29-5/1


Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE

-Retablo workshop 5/28

-PAFA Lecture “Printmaking where print and paint intertwine” sponsored by the Brandywine Workshop, in May (date to be announced at a later date).

Transcendental Train yards book signings

Norma E. Cantu and I  started our book signing! First in Philadelphia at Taller Puertorriqueno, then at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Thank you Carmen Febo and Thora Jacobson for inviting our collaborative prints and book into your art centers.

The opportunity to exhibit the suite Transcendental Train Yard and have the book signing is such a wonderful experience to share! The prints are available at the  Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio. Please consider purchasing the suite for your own personal collection or to donate to universities and libraries in your community. Donating will allow you to become a patron of the arts and is also tax deductible. Art uplifts and enriches our community.

We have many photos of our past book signing and will continue to record our path as we go. We post our photos on our Facebook page. Please join us when you can!12417684_1192411900788944_5511018184742664927_n 12417920_1192412170788917_2212373041398105522_n 12417953_1192412280788906_8343336927254072283_n 12573928_1192411487455652_3150546181481896791_n 12592243_1192411550788979_4595781313741834698_n12549044_1192412034122264_4288998965091646322_n 12494996_1192411427455658_6818868740512599103_n

2015 Fall Events


Cuentos, the Art of Marta Sanchez

September 25-October 15

The McCormick Gallery,

Midland Texas College, Midland Texas


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The Crawford Campus Center Gallery

Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA 19073

(484) 432-9597

October 7, 2015 -November 6,2015

Works made possible by the Independence Foundation’s 2014 Fellowship for the Arts

Transcendental train yards, Collaborative works by Marta Sanchez and Norma E. Cantu. Serigraph suites from the Coronado Studios

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Group shows:

We Are You Project Exhibition

Kean University

August 2015 to mid-January 2016

Reception: September 15


Other Events:

Post 2015

Open Studio Participating Artist

East October 3-4

Noon -6pm


Transcendental Train yards, Book signing

A collaborative publication with Norma E. Cantu through Wings Press

Book . A book signing with Norma E.Cantu will be presented  in two venues:

Taller Puertorriqueño.

October 24,2015, 3;00pm

2557 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19133

(215) 423-6320


The Art Alliance

October 25th 3:30-5:00pm

25q South 18th St.

Philadelphia,PA 19103


Cascarones! The Art of Mexican Folkloric Confetti Filled Eggs & Philanthropy

Art at the Airport

November 1, 2015