Spring Exhibitions 2020

I hope you can join me at one of these events this spring.

February 22,2020

“Founder’s Favorites

Printed Image Gallery at Brandywine

The exhibit opens Saturday, February 22nd from 6:30-9:30 PM with music refreshments and a preview of the new documentary on John E. Dowell, Jr.’s recent photography exploring cotton and its relationship to slavery and African American history. 

February 26,2020

 Voyage by Road and Sea                                                                               

Voyage by Land and Sea,
To examine the legacy of American writers Walt Whitman and Herman Melville in the bicentennial year of their births, the Free Library of Philadelphia is preparing an exhibition  titled Voyages by Road and Sea: Philadelphia Perspectives on Walt Whitman and Herman Melville. The exhibition will open in the first-floor West Gallery at Parkway Central Library in November 2019.

As a part of this exhibition, the Free Library will feature works from ten guest artists, makers, and authors from the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area that offer contemporary critical and creative perspectives on Whitman, Melville, and their works.

On Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m., Voyages co-curator Ed Whitley will give a lecture in room 406 of the Parkway Central Library and then lead a tour of the exhibition in West Gallery. 

February 27, 2020

“A Matter of Interpretation” Associate group show: Washington Printmakers Gallery,

1641 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 • 202 669-1497
Open Thursdays–Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Sundays, Noon to 5:00 p.m. February 27 to March 29, 2020 Reception: March 14 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

March 10

“The Tiny Biennale”, an exhibition of miniature works to be held in the Gallery of Art at Temple University Rome. This is the 7th year of this very successful event. The show will be from March 10-20. Participants in the show have included art students and faculty from Temple Rome and Tyler School of Art, other American and Italian art schools based in Rome and artists from the Roman community and artists from the US. Works The money goes to a travel scholarship fund for an art student.

March 18,2020

 The Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Chestnut Hill College is proud to host the Women in Art panel as part of our 2019-20 Cultural Awareness Series themed, “ART:  The Beauty in Our Differences,” on March 18, 2020 from 6-7:30 p.m.

·         Vanessa Thomas-Smith—the first African-American female ringmaster of a U.S. circus/ dancer/ choreographer; former dancer with Philadanco

·         Shawnna Williams—an artist who brings book authors’ visions to life through oil paintings and pencil-drawn portraits/ notable illustrations being in the works of Brown Girl and Brown Boy by Daphnie Glenn

·         Soha St. Juste—the Architectural Design Principal for Jacobs in Philadelphia/ she also currently serves as secretary for the Board of Directors of AIA Philadelphia

·         Marta Sanchez—a Latina artist who paints on mostly tin or industrial corrugated metal painting inspirations from Mexican folk art expressions/ her work has been displayed in The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The McNay Art Museum, The Fine Art Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida, and The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago

·         Lele Galer—an artist who commits half her time to steel sculptures ranging from 6 inches to 12 feet, while the other half is devoted to painting in encaustic or oil/ she also has an Art Watch Radio show 1520 am radio on Wednesdays 1-1:30 pm

May 2020

Pensando en el Paraíso, a sculpture and mural project for Casa Indiana on Second and Allegheny St. Philadelphia, PA

A few write ups and interviews to share.

Ricardo Romo has recently been writing about artists for various blogs and presses. I want to thank Dr. Ricardo Romo for his interest in my work. He and his wife Harriett are wonderful supporters of my work as well as other Chicano/a artists. They have donated some of their collections to museums and organizations throughout the United States.

Thank you Dr. Romo for your kindness in the past as well as for this recent interview invitation.

Marta Sanchez: Art Formed by Culture, Tradition, and Memory

This artcile was also printed on http://latinopia.com/blogs/romo-de-tejas-marta-sanchez/

2019 Hispanics in Philathropy Conference in Washington D.C. https://soundcloud.com/behipgive

Exhibitions, 2019

Summer 2019

-The Woodmere Annual: 78th Juried Exhibition Eileen Neff Juror, Philadelphia, PA,


                        Hopes and Memory

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA 6/13/2019 to 8/15/2019, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612

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Fall 2019

Train of Thoughts, Texas A&M University -Kingsville, Kingsville, TX (Solo) August 1-September 27, 2019, 916 W. Santa Gertrudis & Armstrong, Kingsville TX, 78363

Texas A&M University -Kingsville
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Tightwire, oil, enamel on corrugated metal, 2010

Art Auction for make A Wish, Cherry St. Pier, Philadelphia, 9/19/19
https://e.givesmart.com/events/d3Q/i/_All/85DM/?search=   artwork #172

Still life on Gowen Ave., acrylic on paper 2009

Unfolding the life of Blanca Estela10/15/19 -11/9/19 The Mercersburg Academy Burgin Center for the Arts, Mercersburg, PA (Solo)

10951 Buchanan Trail West Mercersburg, PA 17236 

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Voyages by Road and Sea: Philadelphia Perspectives on Walt Whitman and Herman Melville. The Free Library of Philadelphia, Fall 2019

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 http://www.washingtonprintmakers.com/2017-10-exhibit-we-the-immigrants/

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 http://statemuseumpa.org/exhibits/permanent-exhibits/