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Self Portrait Day, 2006,
24" x 18", Oil on Canvas

Self Portrait Night, 2006,
24" x 18", Oil on Canvas


The Art of Linda Vallejo

a forty year retrospective exhibition curated by Betty Ann Brown

Plaza de la Raza Boat House Gallery

Exhibition Dates:
    May 15 through July 31, 2010

Opening Reception Photos


June 19, 2 - 4 pm
Lecture with Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, Chicano/a Studies Loyola Marymount University
Facebook Photo Album

June 26, 2 - 4 pm
Artist Interview with Donna Granata, Founder, Focus on the Masters, Ventura, California

July 10, 2 - 4 pm
Essayist Panel with curator Betty Ann Brown, Suzanne Bellah, Armando Durón, Peter Frank, Anna Meliksetian, William Moreno, Gloria F. Orenstein, and Sybil Venegas

July 31, 2 - 5 pm
Fierce Beauty: CLOSING PARTY

The retrospective includes drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, and installations dated from 1969-2009. The exhibition is curated by Betty Ann Brown, Latin American Art History from the University of New Mexico, and Professor, Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) Art History Department.

A full color 250 page book with over 100 color plates is available, with essays by curator Betty Ann Brown as well as:

  • Suzanne Bellah - Director, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard California
  • Patricia Correia - Executive Director, Patricia Correia Projects
  • Armando Durón - Los Angeles based collector and art aficionado
  • Peter Frank - Art critic and curator
  • Ann Landi - ARTnews Contributing Editor, writer for Wall Street Journal, and author of Schirmer Encyclopedia of Art
  • Anna Meliksetian - Owner, Galerie Anaďs, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
  • William Moreno - past Director of the Claremont Art Museum and the Mexican Museum in San Francisco
  • Gloria Orenstein - USC Professor of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, renowned feminist and writer
  • Sybil Venegas - Chairperson of Chicana/o Studies Department East Los Angeles College, art historian and curator

Preview and purchase exhibition book

Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education

Rose Cano, Executive Director Maria
Jimenez Torres, Education Director

Plaza de la Raza, Los Angeles based cultural center celebrating it's 40th Year Anniversary in 2010 provides year round programs in arts education and serves as an art center and school of performing and visual arts.

3450 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, 90031

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 - 6 pm

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