Galería Las Américas 1990-1997


Galería Las Américas Archives

Gallery exhibition listing, press releases, sample invitations, reviews, publications and announcements in chronological order for the researcher, historian and student of Chicano contemporary arts.

UCSB Library Special Research Collections

 


 

Vision Statement

Galería Las Américas was founded by Chicana artist Linda Vallejo in 1990. Vallejo opened the gallery in downtown Los Angeles with the intentions of presenting a “full spectrum of art, a reservoir of sophisticated and mature artists, views and visions of the Latino Americano and Chicano Arts community.”

 


 

Artists Roster

Carlos Almaraz, Esau Andrade, J.M. Alvarado, Melanie Alvarez, Gloria Alvarez, Michael Amescua, Esau Andrade, Don Anton, Judy Baca, Juan Badia, Pedro Baez, David Botello, J.A. Castillo, Maricela Ceadros, Yreina Cervantez, Vibiana Aparicio Chamberlain, Eladio Chavez, Paz Cohen, Ruben Crespo, Jose L. Cuevas, Leometa DeGracia, Roberto Delgado, Alex Donis, Nik Fernandez, Leonel Flores, Jose Fors, Rupert Garcia, Carmen Lomas Garza, Hector Garcia, Julio Garcia, Luis Garza, Gunther Gerszo, Roberto Gil de Montes, Alejandra Goldberg, Gronk, Wayne Healy, Graciela Iturbide, Maximo Javier, Luis Jimenez, Victoria Jimenez, Leo Limon, Gloria Longval, Walter Lopez, Cuba Manuel Luna, Fernando Marquez, Isabel Martinez, Lucia Maya, Amos Mensjvar, Adan Morales, Ramses Noriega, Efrain Novelo, Juanishi Orosco, Tony Ortega, Rodrigo Palacios & Sara Palacios, Jorge Pardo, Dr. Omar Perez, Vocos Posse, Pilar Campo Redondo, Yando Rios, Frank Romero, Zulema Ruiz, Danny Salazar, Sebastiao Salgado, Teddy Sandoval, José Luis Sedano, Luis Serrano, Antonio Sorcini, Tamayo, Rudy Torres, Arturo Urista, Linda Vallejo, Rene Yanez, and Luis Zaldivar.

 


 

Press Coverage

Over an eight year history (1990-1997), Galería Las Américas represented over forty contemporary Latinx Americanx and Chicanx artists from the United States, Mexico, South America, Central America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spain publishing a full color catalog entitled Arte de Las Americas 1996, and presenting over fifty exhibitions which received national and regional press coverage including:

  • ARTNews Magazine, New York and Tokyo
  • Nuestro Tiempo, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hispanic Business Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Art Business News, New York
  • Southwest Magazine, Texas
  • MAS Magazine, New York
  • Latin Style Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
  • National Hispanic Reporter, Los Angeles, CA
  • La Opinion Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA
  • ArtScene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
  • ArtWeek Magazine, San Jose, CA
  • LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA
  • Long Beach Press Telegram, El Economico, Long Beach, CA
  • Vecinos del Valle Newspaper, San Fernando, CA
  • Downtown News, Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles Daily Times, Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles County Museum, Graphics Arts Council Newsletter, Los Angeles, CA
  • KCET, Los Angeles, CA
  • PBS, “The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement”
  • Univision, “Hola Los Angeles,” Los Angeles, CA
  • KRCA-TV, Los Angeles, CA
  • KABC Vista LA, “Buscando America,” Los Angeles, CA
  • KPFC, NPR Radio, “Up for Air,” Cooke County, Texas
  • Visions Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
  • LA Weekly, “Pick of the Week,” Los Angeles, CA
  • Galavisión, “Art Without Walls”
  • Buenavision, “L.A. After Dark”

 


 

Organization Partnerships

Galería Las Américas successfully developed public-private partnerships with outstanding organizations including:

  • National Council de la Raza, Washington, D.C.
  • Mexican American Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA
  • National Women’s Political Caucus, Los Angeles, CA
  • Association of Mexican American Educators, San Pedro, CA
  • Trabajadores de la Raza, Los Angeles, CA
  • Committee for Multi-Cultural Projects, Riverside, CA
  • One-Stop Immigration, Orange County, CA
  • Fair Housing Council, Pasadena, CA
  • Angel Art-Project Angel Food, Los Angeles, CA
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County, CA
  • American Diabetes Association, Los Angeles, CA
  • Comision Femenil de Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • International Visitors Council of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fuerza Positiva, San Francisco, CA
  • Downtown Arts Development Association, Los Angeles, CA
  • LA County Hispanic Managers Association (DADA), Los Angeles, CA
  • Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
  • Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Los Angeles, CA
  • Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Comite Zapata Vive, Los Angeles, CA
  • Galan Productions, Austin, Texas
  • Laguna Art Museum, Irvine, CA
  • California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA), CA
  • The Campaign to Elect Lucia Rivera, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jose Galvez Gallery, Tuscon Arizona

 

 


 

Awards

Galería Las Américas developed the “New Generation of the Chicano/Latino Americano Collector.” Owner and artist Linda Vallejo has received awards of merit and distinguished recognition for education and developing a contemporary art market from: