Update! Suite: #1 is SOLD OUT!!!
!!!Suite #2 Release Date 06.07.09!!!
El Macuiltochtli Micro-Fund is a funding project.
“Rivers Tween The Earth and Sky” is the first body of work that will be released for the initial Micro Fund start up. It consists of a series of 11 Suites(groups) of original drawings (9 drawings per suite) that are being made available for purchase at $100 per framed(18" x 14") drawing.
- All signed original drawings, framed ready to hang, with letter of authenticity
- These pieces are foundational drawings for the next major body of work by artist Luis Valderas consisting of:
- Prints- woodcuts and serigraphs
- Low relief sculptures
What is this for?
To fund various projects that Luis Valderas is producing in the Fall 2009 Exhibit Season, 100 original ready-framed drawings are being released to the public. The purchasers will be acknowledged on the soon to be released new micro-fund weblog as contributors to the specific public projects that are being produced Fall 2009 Exhibit Season. Internet updates on the blogspot will allow collectors and the general public to view the progress of El Macuiltochtli Micro-Fund.
About Luis Valderas
"Born and raised deep in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Luis Valderas is a prolific native son whose work frequently includes references to both modern and ancient cultural roots," said Arturo Almeida-Curator UTSA Art Collection. "In an ever-growing and evolving body of work, his contemporary narratives, inimitably expressed through a filter of Meso-American myth and iconography, chronicle the Chicano experience on the borderlands and beyond."
Collectors of Suite#1
- Nina Hassele
- Ray & Laura Gonzalez
- Deborah Livingston
- Karen Grimley
Major Collections and Publications featuring Luis Valderas
University of Texas-San Antonio- San Antonio, Texas
Arizona State University- Tempe, Arizona
International Museum of Art and Science- McAllen. Texas
Mexic-Arte Museum- Austin, Texas
Art Museum of South Texas- Corpus Christi, Texas
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center- San Antonio. Texas
Insituto For Latino Studies/Notre Dame- Notre Dame, Indiana
Chicano Art for Our Millennium: Collected Works from the Arizona State University Community-Bilingual Review Press
Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art-Bilingual Review Press
Latin Cultural Center 2003 Inaugural Juried Exhibition of Dallas-Fort Worth Latino Artists Catalogue- City of Dallas Publication
Chicano Art Magazine- Project:M.A.S.A. #1
The Poet Magazine- Dia de Los Muertos
Aztlan:A Journal of Chicano Studies vol. 33, issue 1 spring 2008- UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press