Annette Sandoval

writes books and eats food 

 eats food, and then writes books 

Art /ärt/

1.  The conscious use of the imagination.

2.  The way of grasping the human world.

3.  Where we make meaning beyond language.

4.  A revolt. A protest against extinction.

Or maybe it's none of that.



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Recently, artists have created their own interpretation of the century-old Lotería designs by Don Clemente. Included here are the traditional "Bingo" cards followed by recent versions in various mediums by artists.

"Lotería is a game of chance where players mark pictures on a game board as a cantor (singer/caller) draws symbols from a deck of cards. Traveling from Italy through France and Spain Lotería reached Latin America in the mid-18th century and became firmly entrenched in Latin America within 100 years. Different regions developed a unique assortment of culturally significant symbols and figures for the cards, including human characters, plants, animals and everyday objects. The most recognizable Lotería set was produced by Don Clemente based in Querétaro, Mexico and featured simple drawings on a sky blue background. Its iconic visual vocabulary includes El Corazón (the heart) and La Sirena (the mermaid).” 



Dear Contributing Artists,


Here is the incredible range of talent and creativity displayed through your artwork.

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Mexican Pulp Artists:

The Illustrious Unknown


These artists produced work for Mexican comic books and pulp magazines during the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Most were treated like casual laborers hired to churn out work on a daily basis to meet the massive demand for comic books.

Unlike US comics which were by then bound by a comic’s code, Mexican comic books and pulp magazines were able to publish work uncensored. This led to the rise of more salacious, brutal, and extreme storylines and artwork.

In 2007, Feral House issued a book celebrating the best of these pulp and comic book paintings called Mexican Pulp Art, with an introduction by Minneapolis-based artist, curator, author, and cultural organizer, Maria Cristina Tavera.




The Writing's on the Wall

In the early 1970s, with the backdrop of the Chicano civil rights movement, a new generation of Mission District muralists rediscovered the works of the grand Mexican Muralists, and began to revive and bring new meaning to the tradition of large-scale public art with painted murals that addressed community, social and political issues with images that affirmed the cultural heritage of the Chicano/Latino community. Mission muralists engaged in collaborative group mural projects such as the women's collectives, such as Mujeres Muralistas founded by Patricia Rodriguez. These collaborations were the origin of the community mural movement, which, throughout the years, has created a unique artistic environment in the Mission District.


Art in the Time of Corona

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Emergency Resources for Artists

This list has been compiled in an effort to help artists across the nation find emergency funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the organization's website for further information about eligibility and application details.

Last updated: December 1, 2021

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

  • For those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists and arts administrators

  • A one-time micro-grant of $200

Artists Fellowship Emergency Aid

  • For professional fine artists and their families dealing with immediate medical emergencies and their aftermaths

  • Year-round opportunity, except in the months of July and August

  • Best time to apply in at the beginning of the month


Artist Relief Project

  • For any artist in any discipline who has been impacted by COVID-19-related cancellations and closures

  • Stipends and support were given on a first-come, first-serve basis with a one-time emergency stipend of $200 and free resources and support to pursue alternative economic opportunities

  • Alternative needs-based opportunity was also available

  • Sign up for their newsletter to stay informed on future opportunities


COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource

  • For freelance artists looking for funding opportunities, wellness support, job opportunities, or information on how to take action to advocate for the arts

Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Artist Relief Fund

  • For visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

  • Grants range in amount from $500 to $3,000, and the average grant is now $1,700

  • Deadline is ongoing

The Haven Foundation

  • For freelance professional artists who have experienced a recent, unforeseen emergency or triggering event that has significantly and adversely affected the qualified person’s ability to produce, perform and/or market his/her work and, thus, creates the need for immediate relief funds and/or assistance

  • All work must be done in the United States