Guide to the Juan R. Fuentes Papers CEMA 127

Finding aid prepared by Callie Bowdish, Mari Khasmanyan, Clarence M. Chan and Evan Hembacher
University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
(805) 893-8563
cema@library.ucsb.edu


Title: Juan R. Fuentes Papers
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 127
Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 140.0 Posters One document box
Date (inclusive): 1973-2010
Abstract: Juan R. Fuentes is an important, accomplished graphic artist from the San Francisco Bay area. His graphic art work covers a wide range of subjects and styles. This collection of 140 posters includes linocuts from 2010 as well as numerous posters going back to the 70s. Historically significant political, worldwide, and local events are portrayed in his work.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Juan R. Fuentes, 2011

Conditions Governing Access note

none

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Biographical/Historical note

Juan R. Fuentes was born in Artesia, New Mexico, in 1950 and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. In 1969, he began studying art at San Francisco State College. As a dynamic cultural activist, artist, and printmaker for over thirty years, Fuentes has devoted his work to the advancement of community issues and social justice in addition to exploring the human condition.
After serving ten years as the Executive Director of Mission Gráfica at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (SF), Fuentes founded the printmaking studio Pajaro Editions. He continues to mentor emerging artists as a founding member and curatorial advisor for Art 94124 Gallery and as visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2009 the Center for the Study of Political Graphics bestowed on him the Art as a Hammer award.

Related Archival Materials note

Rupert Garcia and Sammi Madison Garcia Collection (CEMA 118), Galería De La Raza Archives (CEMA 4)

Preferred Citation note

Juan R. Fuentes Papers, CEMA 127, Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Scope and Contents note

140 posters by Juan Fuentes cover a grand swath of political and cultural events from 1973 to 2010. Numerous styles and techniques of this accomplished artist are represented. They include linocut, silkscreen and offset prints ranging from event announcement posters to fine art works.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Graphic arts
Mexican American artists -- California
Posters
Screen prints

 

Posters 1973-2010

Location note: Del Norte drawers
 

11th Anniversary Dinner Dance Celebration for El Tecolote Newspaper, Announcement Poster for 1981

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 11.25 x 17 in. Poster size: 11.25 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen announcement poster celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the Mexican Newspaper, El Tecolote. The event was held on October 16th, and it was a dinner-dance celebration. The event featured music by Orquesta Batachanga, Jose Luis Orozco, and Cesar's Latin All-Stars. The image on the poster depicts the owl symbol from the El Tecolote newspaper. There are two copies of this poster: one is light blue, and the other is a darker blue.
 

1979 Calendar 1978

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a red, yellow, and gray offset calendar of the year 1979. In the center is a large gray 3D image of a city, and above it is a 2D image of a city. There are birds flying to and from both cities. Underneath it reads, "O six powers of the world, hear me in my sorrow, for I may never call again...O make my people live!" The calendar was commissioned by the Native American Defense Committee. The bottom right hand corner has a description which reads, "In 1931, an old man, standing on Harney Mountain, raised his arms and spoke those words to the empty sky. His name was Black Elk, warrior and medicine man of Oglala Sioux. From the Battle of the Little Big Horn, which he witnessed as a boy of 13, to the last terrible massacre of the Indians at Wounded Knee, Black Elk lived the life of the Plains Indian and saw the death of his people. -From Black Elk Speaks." The backside of the poster has more information about various holidays and events going on throughout the year.
 

20th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular, Announcement Poster for 2001

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17 x 24 in. Poster size: 17 x 24 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This offset poster was used to announce a musical event called Encuentro del Canto Popular, a Latino folk music festival. It was commissioned by Acción Latina in 2001, and held at the Korinthias Community Center in San Francisco. The image on the poster is of three musicians: a female guitarist wearing a red polo shirt that has the United Farm Workers of America symbol on it, a male violinist wearing black and blue, and a bongoist wearing green and black. The sky behind them is blue and yellow with both white and black birds flying around them. There is event information in white text below the image.
 

2nd Annual Calypso Carnival Costume Parade, Dance and Show, Announcement Poster for 1978

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a yellow and bright pink announcement poster by the West Coast Caribbean Association for a costume parade held on September 23, 1978. The majority of the poster consists of an image of a woman dyed yellow; she wears a pink earring, a white bandana, and has black curly hair. The background of the poster is bright pink. The bottom of the poster states, "Music by: Patrick Arnold and his Trinidad Band, Malonga and his African Dancers, and many others."
 

4th Peace and Dignity Journey 2004 2004

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 13.75 x 20.75 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster has a photo of a girl in the center. She is walking along a desert highway with her back turned to the camera, and is holding some kind of a staff in her arms, which is decorated in black feathers. To the left of the girl is an insignia, with text around it reading, "Confederación de la Aguila y del Condor Confederation of the Condor and the Eagle." Surrounding the image is a light blue border fashioned with alternating triangular and circular shapes. Outside of the border is a orange background. There is red text above the image reading, "4th Peace and Dignity Journey 2004," and under the image, "Dedicado a la Mujer."
 

500 Years of Native Resistance in the Americas: Freedom for Leonard Peltier 1992

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 21.5 x 29 in. Poster size: 22 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a poster for Leonard Peltier, a Native American rights activist. A large image of his face is overlayed across most of the poster. From his eyes to the middle of his nose, the background is a peach color with mauve streaks. Between his eyes there is a picture of a metallic golden and silver bull with horns. Underneath the middle of his nose is a diagonal red line, below which the background is a teal color. Above this red line are images of gray ships going across the page. Spread across the bottom of the poster is an image of indigenous Native American people, who are on the left, shifting towards Christian missionaries on the right. These figures on the bottom of the page are colored pink and dark blue. Above them is the title, "500 Years of Native Resistance in the Americas: Freedom for Leonard Peltier," in a golden metallic color.
 

Amilca 2005

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14 x 22 in. Poster size: 14 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen image depicts a winged girl who is holding onto a raven with her arms crossed. The black raven has a dagger in its wing. The girl is wearing a purple dress, and she is bordered by green, which fades into yellow as it reaches the area above her wings. The background behind her is black, and underneath is a poem that reads: "and the child comes with crimson lips and wings blood red, without fear, to carry that part of myself which I forgot - taking it wounded up to the heavens to await my arrival." At the bottom of the poster is a blue heart symbol with the name Amilca inside.
 

Amor Eterno: Eternal Love, Announcement Poster for 2001

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen announcement poster is for "Dia de los Muertos," the Day of the Dead celebration, commissioned by the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The main image is of two skeletons embracing; one is green, and the other is blue. The green skeleton is holding flowers. The background behind the skeletons fades from a light orange to a dark orange. They are bordered by a gray and blue window. At the bottom of the poster is the title, "Amor Eterno. Eternal Love."
 

Arreglos De Paz Encuentro del Canto Popular, Announcement Poster for 2004

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 18 x 24 in. Poster size: 18 x 24 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This offset poster was used to announce a musical event called Encuentro del Canto Popular, a Latin American new song festival, which was commissioned by Acción Latina and held at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. The poster is part of a larger 2006 calender, and included is a brief biography of the artist, Juan R. Fuentes. In the image there is a musician with the shape of a dove for a head. He is playing a cuatro, and wearing a red coat. There are more doves flying over the musician. The background is blue and greenish.
 

Arreglos De Paz. Encuentro del Canto Popular (23rd Annual), Announcement Poster for 2004

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 9.5 x 13.25 in. Poster size: 9.75 x 13.75 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This colorful announcement poster is for the 23rd annual Encuentro del Canto Popular music festival held on December 4th and 5th, 2004. The poster contains an image of a man playing a guitar-like instrument. In place of a face, there is a flying dove in chains. He wears a red coat, and blue pants. Flying around the man and the title are white doves. The background fades from green geometric designs to light blue designs.
 

Art of Democracy: War and Empire, Announcement Poster for 2008

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 19 x 25 in. Poster size: 19x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black, white, and red silkscreen announcement poster for an event held September 4 - November 4, 2008 at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco. The top of the poster reads, "Art of Democracy: War and Empire. A National Coalition." The section containing "War and Empire" is the only area on this poster that is in red. The central image depicts a man, woman, and child looking into the sky as helicopters fly above their heads. White doves are being released into the sky in the same direction as the helicopters.
 

Artistas Jovenes II 2000

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14.75 x 21.75 in. Poster size: 16.25 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster made for the exhibit titled, "In the Beginning, an Exhibition of Young Emerging Artists," which is printed in black towards the top. The exhibition was presented by the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, which is also printed in black at the top of the poster. There is further exhibit information printed in black below. The words "Artistas Jovenes" are printed down the left side in black and orange ink. The Roman numeral "II" is printed at the bottom in green and black ink over a blue box. To the right there is a sketch of a saxophone player with birds surrounding him. The background is split into three sections: the bottom, which is orange; the top-left, which is blue; and the top-right, which is yellow.
 

At the Dead Sea 2010

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14 x 22 in. Poster size: 17 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster depicts a skeleton dressed in pirate attire sitting on a hill of skulls. The background is a shade of lime green, overlayed with the skeletons of a fish and a frog in different shades of teal blue. The human skeleton is white with a light blue bandana, a teal shirt with orange flowers, and tan shorts. The hill of skulls he is sitting on is colored light and dark shades of blue.
 

Back to the Picture, Announcement Poster for 2008

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 23.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 23.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black and white silkscreen announcement poster for the 8th Annual Day of the Dead Art Exhibition. The image depicts a woman with a skeletal hand; she is wearing a dress, a striped jacket, a beaded necklace, and has a bow in her hair. She also has makeup on her face. There are two fish with humanlike faces flying towards her, one from the left and one from the right. The title itself, Back to the Picture, is in red.
 

Benefit Dance for S.F Printing Coop, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 21.5 x 16.5 in. Poster size: 21.5 x 16.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a white, brown, and orange poster announcing an event held for San Francisco's Printing Coop on July 16, 1977 at Jamestown Community Center. The top of the poster reads, "Working together...skills and machines to serve the people's movement." The event had music performed by the Roger Glenn Latin Salsa Band and Limbo. The main image of the poster is of a white printing press machine.
 

Benefit Dance, Announcement Poster for 1978

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a red, white, and black announcement poster for a benefit dance held on January 14 in support of the International Hotel. There are five people in the center of the image holding up posters that read, "Defend the Rights of Third World People," "Smash the Bakke Decision," and "Long Live the International Hotel." Performers at the event include Salsa de Berkeley and the Giles Brothers Band. At the top of the poster, the title reads, "Joint Benefit for International Hotel Support Committee and Anti-Bakke Decision Coalition."
 

Un Beso is not a Kiss 2003

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 17 x 25 in. Poster size: 22 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster with a poem printed on it, written by Francisco X. Alarcón. The image is a sky scene, with a conventional blue sky and white clouds. There are a total of eight kiss marks with red lipstick spread out over the poster. At the center of the poster is a faint image of a door opening within the sky, with angel wings spreading from the top. Across the top edge of the image is a line of what appears to be condoms. The poem, printed in green text, reads, "un beso is not a kiss / es una puerta / que se abre / un secreto / un misterio / con alas / un beso / no admite / testigos, un beso can't / be captured / traded/ or sated / un beso / is not just / a kiss- / un beso is / more dangerous / sometimes / even fatal." The poet has signed below the poem in pencil. The artist has also signed below the image.
 

The Blaze and Death of Joaquin Murieta, Announcement Poster for 1989

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 8.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 9 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a political announcement poster for an event held on February 24-26 and March 2-5 in 1989. The poster announces a work by Pablo Neruda and directed by Carlos Baron, and was previewed at the Little Theatre in San Francisco State University. The poster contains the image of a mask of a man's face; the sides of the mask are tied by a gray ribbon. The mask is in a red box, which seems to bleed red down the poster towards a red rose on the bottom of the poster. The bottom of the poster contains an image of a skeleton riding a horse, the red rose, and an image Pablo Neruda.
 

Califas-Aztlan, Announcement Poster for 2010

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17.75 x 12 in. Poster size: 17.75 x 12 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a Spanish announcement poster entitled "Califas-Aztlan" for an event held on June 18. The poster reads, "El Gobierno del Estado, La Secretaria de Cultura y el Taller Tamayo." Event information is written over a black and white image of a man in a sun hat carrying wheat through fields.
 

Cancion Chicana, Announcement Poster for 1978

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14 x 19 in. Poster size: 15 x 20 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black, white, and green silkscreen poster for "Cancion Chicana" held on June 10, 1978 at the Mission Cultural Center with entertainer Jesus 'Chuy' Negrete. The main image is of Negrete wearing glasses, holding a guitar, and performing. The bottom of the poster states that it is a benefit concert for the El Tecolote Community Newspaper. The title is the only thing in green on this silkscreen.
 

Caras Familiares 1991

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 25 x 22.5 in. Poster size: 25 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This announcement poster by Fuentes is titled "Caras Familiares" and the event was held April 6 - May 18th of 1991. The event took place at La Raza Graphics Center Gallery in San Francisco, celebrating it's twentieth anniversary. The poster features a dark brown and white image of a little girl holding onto a clown doll.
 

Carnaval Parade, Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for a parade titled "Carnaval," as printed in white on the poster, that started in the Mission District of San Francisco and ended at the Civic Center. The parade took place on Sunday April 25, 1982. The poster has a teal background and an image of two women traditionally dressed for the Carnaval festival. One is wearing a pink headdress, and the other is wearing a purple masquerade mask.
 

Carnival, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This green, white and red silkscreen is an announcement poster for "Carnival" held on September 24, 1977. The top of the poster reads, "West Coast Caribbean Association Presents: King Croft, Master of Calypso, Louis Arnold Steelband, Carl McKnight Steelband, and Gloria Toolsie Review." The background of the poster is green, and the main image is of a man in red playing the drums. The title is also printed in red.
 

Celebrating the Encuentro Art of Juan R. Fuentes. Encuentro del Canto Popular (25th Annual), Announcement Poster for 2006

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 12 x 17 in. Poster size: 12 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for the 25th annual Encuentro del Canto Popular music festival held on December 9, 2006 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco. The poster contains a black and white image of Toto la Momposina reaching her hand out, and by the picture the poster reads, "Queen of Afro-Colombian Music." Underneath her picture, the poster reads, "The John Santos Quintet featuring Orestes Vilato and Carne Cruda." All sides of the poster are bordered by examples of previous festival announcement posters done by Fuentes throughout the years.
 

Celebration, International Woman's Day, Announcement Poster for 1974

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 12.5 x 18 in. Poster size: 12.5 x 18 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a brown, red, white, and black announcement poster for an International Women's Day event held on March 10 at the Community Learning Center. Underneath the title the poster reads, "Third World Women's Committee to Celebrate International Womens Day." The right side of the poster has a row of women in circular borders, in black and white with a brown background. Towards the center of the poster is an image of a woman in black and white looking down.
 

Ceremony and Offerings Día de los Muertos , Announcement Poster for 2001

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 13 x 21 in. Poster size: 14.75 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen announcement poster is for "Día de los Muertos," the Day of the Dead Celebration held on November 2nd, 2001, commissioned by the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The central image is of a skeleton wearing a cowboy hat, green shirt, and purple pants playing an accordion. There are black and white birds flying around the accordion player, and there are red roses with thorns around the lower part of the image. The background of the central image is yellow, while the overall background is black. The text is all in white.
 

Cesar Chavez 1993

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14 x 19 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black and white silkscreen poster made in remembrance of Cesar Chavez. At the center there is an image of his face, and on either side are three symbols of the United Farm Workers of America eagle. Above his face reads "Cesar," and below it reads, "Chavez 1927-1993."
 

Cesar Chavez 1993, 1995

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14 x 19 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster featuring an image of Cesar Chavez's face, behind which there is a red backdrop. His image is surrounded by a blueish-gray border, and three United Farm Workers of America eagles on each side. Above him reads "Cesar," in green, and below him reads, "Chavez 1927-1993." This poster is signed by Juan R. Fuentes. (2 copies, 1 printed in 1993 and another in 1995).
 

Cesar E. Chavez Environmental Justice Award 1995

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 26 x 18 in. Poster size: 30 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster contains two brown symmetrical images of Cesar Chavez with his hands by his mouth. There is a gray dove towards the upper left corner by his face. It is bordered by blue and teal images of the eagle symbol of United Farm Workers.
 

Cesar's Band and Mirasol, Announcement Poster for 1976

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for an "El Tecolote Benefit" presenting Cesar's Band and Mirasol, held at Cesar's Latin Club on June 6, 1976. Below the poster, the title reads, "Baile y Beneficio Domingo 6 de Junio." The main image is of a girl with a braid in a white dress with an orange symbol on it, dancing. The girl is painted brown, as well as the words underneath the title. The background of the poster is orange.
 

Che es America 1997

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 12.75 x 21.25 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black and white silkscreen poster of Che wearing a black beret with a red star on it. That star is the only source of color on this poster. Che is smoking a cigar, and his name is in bold above his head. Toward his torso it reads, "es America." The background of the poster consists of black and white stripes illuminating his face. Most of the poster consists of black and white lines going in all different directions.
 

Chiapas: Libertad! Justicia! Democracia! Puerto Rico: 100 Años De Lucha y Resistencia (17th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1998

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an offset announcement poster for the Encuentro Festival that occurred from November 13th-14th at the Korinthias Community Center. The poster contains an image of a man with a colorful mask and horns, playing a colorful guitar. The mask is yellow and has various geometric patterns all over in green, blue, and red. The horns are red, and have the same geometric patterns, but in blue and green. His clothes are blue and green, resembling the earth. The poster reads, "17th Annual Encuentro Del Canto Popular. Direct from Puerto Rico: Yomo Toro and Jerry Medina." The event included poetry readers, and baseball player Orlando Cepeda as guest of honor. The top of the poster is blue, and turns to a red background toward the middle, while the bottom is green. The title is on the bottom of poster, and it reads, "Chiapas: Libertad! Justicia! Democracia! Puerto Rico: 100 Años De Lucha y Resistencia."
 

Chicano Encounters 2006

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14 x 23 in. Poster size: 16 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster has an image of a young boy dyed brown, wearing a red jacket. The background above his head is yellow, and the title reads "Chicano Encounters." The word Chicano is in a light teal colored dye. The bottom of the poster, in white font with a black background, reads, "Local Places and Global Communities." The event was held from July 22-October 22, 2006 at de Young Museum.
 

Las Chismosas: Día de Los Muertos 2006

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 22 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

In the middle of this silkscreen poster are three Día de Los Muertos skeletons dressed as ladies with halos over their heads. They are wearing knee-length skirts and blouses with flower prints or stripes. The skeleton in the middle is toting a teal purse. They appear to be gossiping or telling secrets. The background is black, and above the three skeletons, the text "18" appears in white, and "Dia de los Muertos" is in yellow. Below them, red text reads "Las Chismosas."
 

Cholo, Live 1980

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 18 x 24 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This offset black and white poster contains an image of four men, and the bottom of the poster states them as "Lucky, Sleepy, Shorty, and Silent." They are all dressed in white t-shirts, with black pants. Some have bandanas and other related accessories. The bottom of the poster includes a poem by Michelle P. Mouton: "Que pasa Vatos! Proud-warriors creating a brotherhood on dark street corners, each knowing violence against ourselves will never free us!"
 

Cofradia De Luz: Exposición Colectiva De Fotografía, Announcement Poster for 2000

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 14.5 x 23.75 in. Poster size: 15.5 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an offset announcement poster for a photographic exhibition held in the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts by the Consulate General of Mexico, Centro Cultural Mexicano, and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The exhibit's title, "Cofradia De Luz," is printed in green at the top over a yellow stripe. Below it is printed, "Exposicion Colectiva De Fotografia," in red. In the center of the poster is a black and white photo of a woman biting down on the flat edge of a knife. Below her is information reading, "Graciela Iturbide, Carmen, La Matanza, 1992." On the bottom right corner is a circular pattern that is typical of Aztec art. There is also event information on the bottom left corner.
 

Cuba: Expo 20th Anniversary, Announcement Poster for 1973

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a screenprint poster made to announce the 20th Anniversary Cuba Expo. There is a rectangle in the middle of the poster that is white with black borders. Within the rectangle reads, "Expo Cuba" in red, and "July 26. 20th Anniversary" in mostly black text. Above the title of the event is a red box with what the event is offering in white text: "Speakers. Slide Show. Photo Displays. Cuban Films. Cultural Events. Free Child Care." To the right of it is a white box with the black silhouette of a girl writing, and above her it says, "Cuba 1973." Below the center title is a white box with an image of a street, and the buildings are labeled as major American corporations including Shell, Bank of America, Firestone, Pepsi, and Kodak. There is black text that says, "Population 200 Million / 100 million suffer from disease / 140 million are poorly fed / 100 million are illiterate." To the right of this is a red box with white text that gives event information, including the venue, "Oakland High School Auditorium."
 

Day of the Dead: The Last Stop (cherub), Announcement Poster for 2000

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 10.75 x 23.75 in. Poster size: 12 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster made to announce "An Exhibition of 30 Altars & 1 Cemetary with 23 Tombs," which is printed in black, presented by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. There is an image of an angel at the top over a green square background. Below it is an image of an altar that is black. Within the altar are various objects including a cross, a crow, candles, and two skulls on the top. The background of the poster is orange. At the bottom there is event information printed in black, including the dates of the event, which were November 2 - November 30, 2000.
 

Day of the Dead: The Last Stop, Announcement Poster for 2000

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14 x 23.5 in. Poster size: 15.25 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen announcement poster for "Día de los Muertos," or Day of the Dead Celebration, held on November 2nd, 2000. The main image is of a woman skeleton in a yellow dress eating a watermelon. The background of the poster fades from light to teal shades of blue. There are red designs around the skeletal figure. The bottom of the poster reads, "An Exhibition of 30 Altars and 1 Cemetery with 23 Tombs."
 

Destino Común, La Muerte 1999

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 15 x 21.25 in. Poster size: 16.25 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen announcement poster for the "Day of the Dead Exhibit 1999" put on by the "Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, S.F." The quoted text is printed in black at the top of the poster, and below it in green is printed, "Destino Común, La Muerte." Behind this text is an orange area. Below that is an area of black with two white skeletons playing green bongos, with greenish-yellow birds around them. At the top of the black section is a red patterned border, and on the bottom of the black area is a matching green border. Below the black section is a green area with black text over it reading, "Twenty-six altars and one Pre-hispanic tomb November 2nd through 30th, 1999. Reception: 2nd of November from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the MCCLA Gallery. Misión Gráfica." (2 prints).
 

El Día De Los Muertos 1997

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.25 x 21.25 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a screenprint poster announcing the Labyrinth for the Dead Exhibit. The central focus of the image is two skeletons wearing green and blue bandanas. The one on the left is holding a "ghetto blaster"-style radio. Behind them, the background is a red and blue sketch of a labyrinth. Around the image is a black border, and on the outer edge of the black is another border of yellow skeletons. At the top, teal text reads, "Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts LABYRINTH for the DEAD EXHIBIT November 2 - December 2, 1997." At the bottom of the poster there is maroon text that reads, "El Dia De Los Muertos." Near the bottom, a finer blue text reads, "Printed by: Mission Grafica." Above the skeletons there is also more info about the event in blue text.
 

Dia de los Muertos 2002

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 12 x 22 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This colorful silkscreen poster depicts a close-up of a skeleton's face, fading into shades of blue and green. The background image fades from shades of yellow to shades of orange. There are four birds flying in different directions towards the sky around the skull. The skeleton is wearing a large blue t-shirt, with various geometric shapes colored light and dark green across it. The words "Dia de los Muertos" are printed in green at the top of the poster.
 

Dia de los Muertos 2008

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 22 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster made for the Day of the Dead Festival. The main image is of a man skeleton and a woman skeleton embracing. The man has a brown mask on, and is wearing a light blue coat. The woman has a pink mask on, and is wearing a light blue dress with red flowers, and a red and black braided hat. The man skeleton is holding a pink and red heart in his hand. The background of the poster is a dark blue shade, with lighter blue winged hearts repeated in patterns.
 

The Dot Com Plague 2000

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 22 x 29.5 in. Poster size: 23 x 30.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster that was a part of the Appropriation Culture Exhibition. At the bottom of the poster, text reads "Appropriation Culture La Cultura de la Apropricación." This was part of a larger cause called the Anti-Displacement Movement within the Mission District of San Francisco, as the city was undergoing gentrification at the turn of the 21st century. The title of the poster, "The Dot Com Plague," is printed in white with a black border at the top. Underneath the title is a depiction of a street sign at the intersection of 24th St. and Mission, in San Francisco. The sign is undergoing obvious decay and is surrounded by different insects. The background is a bright, dissonant lime-green. At the bottom left of the image, "SFPRINTCOLLECTIVE2000" is printed vertically.
 

Drink Cultura: Jose Antonio Burciaga 1996

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 22 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

The central image is of an indigenous man blowing into a cup of coffee with steam that spells out "Drink Cultura." The background is black. There is a yellow and red sun on the top left corner. The man himself is wearing black-blue sunglasses, has teal beads in his hair, a teal bracelet, and red chili peppers across his neck. The cup of coffee is also teal with red designs.
 

En Cada Corazon Vive La Comunidad, Announcement Poster for 1989

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This green, red, and beige colored silkscreen poster is announcing a conference held at the Mission Cultural Center on Friday September 22, 1989. The top of the poster reads, "Semillas y Raices IV, a conference on the impact of substance abuse within the Raza Community." The main image is of a cream colored card numbered 24, with an image of a red heart being stabbed by an arrow. Outside of the card is a horizontal collage of people of various races and ages. This is bordered on the top and bottom by green.
 

En Lucha, Ernesto Cardenal 1983

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster made to honor the Nicaraguan poet, priest, and libertarian Ernesto Cardenal. There is a red background and an image of Cardenal wearing a beret, glasses, and neckwear typical of priests. Around the image there is text in white that reads, "En Lucha, Ernesto Cardenal." In blue text it reads, "minister of culture, Nicaragua, poet/priest." At the bottom of the poster there is a poem written to his nephew, Ernesto Castillo. This poster is signed by the artist.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (10th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1991

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This announcement poster is for the tenth anniversary of the Latin American festival, "Encuentro del Canto Popular," held on November 15-16, 1991 at the Palace of Fine Arts. Entertainment includes performers "Buffy Sainte-Marie, Leon Chavez Teixerio y Groupo Urbano Pachecho, Red Sky Singers, Claudia Gomez, Andres Jimenez y Taller Campesino, Danza Xitalli," and more. Colors used for the poster are blue, red, yellow and black. There is an image of an indigenous girl in red, and behind her are indigenous men on horses. Underneath her, a caption reads, "500 years of Indigenous Resistance in the Americas." On the right side of the poster is a teal blue background with an Aztec symbol of a bird. The bottom of the poster has colorful triangular designs going across the page.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (11th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1992

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 11.5 x 17.5 in. Poster size: 11.5 x 17.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This green and purple announcement poster is for the 11th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular music festival held on November 6-7, 1992 at the Palace of the Fine Arts in San Francisco. The top of the poster reads, "Boukman Eksperyans, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy, and Marquinhos Sata," which are some performers at the event. The poster depicts the light purple silhouette of four boys with arms raised in the air around one another. Underneath them is a large green plant. Towards the upper right hand corner of the poster is an outline of a green dove. The poster is printed on light green paper.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (28th Annual), Announcement Poster for 2009

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11 x 17 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This announcement poster is for the 28th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular music festival held on December 4-5, 2009 at the Brava Theatre in San Francisco. Underneath the title, the poster reads, "Cultures in Resistance." The poster's background fades between different shades of olive green. The central image is of an indigenous person shooting a red arrow. Around this image are black, white, and gray photographs of various people uniting and organizing.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (2nd Annual), Announcement Poster for 1983

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17.25 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This blue, white, and brown offset poster is announcing the Encuentro del Canto Popular festival which took place June 3 - June 4 at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Auditorium. The text on the poster is entirely in Spanish. The poster contains an image of a girl playing a flute, and behind her is a map of Latin America. The girl is painted brown, with dark brown hair, and the flute she plays is gray. The background is blue, and the map is white.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (4th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1985

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This blue, white, and pink silkscreen announcement poster is for the fourth annual Encuentro del Canto Popular festival held on September 13-14, 1985. At the center is a collage of one image repeated many times in a square. The image depicts a girl playing a flute with a map of Latin America behind her. The collage is blue and the background is pink. The bottom of the poster lists the entertainers for the two separate days of the festival.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (5th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1986

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 19 x 25 in. Poster size: 20 x 26 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This yellow, purple, black and teal colored silkscreen announcement poster is for the Encuentro del Canto Popular festival held from October 17-18, 1986 at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco. Artists at event included Andres Jimenez, Gabino Palomares, Ismael Duran, and more. The upper portion of the poster contains two purple, cartoon-like indigenous people holding hands, and in the other hand of each is a musical instrument. One carries a guitar, while the other carries maracas. The background of the upper portion is yellow, while the lower portion is teal-blue. There is a small purple image of a girl playing a flute in front of a map of Latin America near the title and general information.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (7th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1988

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This colorful announcement poster is for the 7th annual "Encuentro del Canto Popular" music festival held from October 7-9, 1988. It features many artists, including Tania Libertad from Peru, Roy Brown from Puerto Rico, and Charlie King from the United States. The upper background of the poster is yellow, and has an image of three children: one boy in green plays the guitar, a girl in red is wearing a green hat and plays a purple flute, and another boy in blue plays the drums. The bottom of the poster is hot pink and lists more performing acts. There are images of two doves dividing the acts. The image is bordered on all sides by red stripes.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (8th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1989

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 11.5 x 17.5 in. Poster size: 11.5 x 17.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This announcement poster is for the 8th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular music festival held October 6-8, 1989 at the York Theatre in San Francisco. The poster depicts the image of a man wearing a hat and red head piece blowing onto a pan flute. The colors used in the poster are red and brown. Going across the bottom of the poster is a red scratchy border.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (8th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1989

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster is for the announcement of the eight annual Encuentro del Canto Popular festival held October 6-8, 1989 at the York Theatre in San Francisco. The main image is of a man blowing into a pan flute. He is wearing green with a yellow hat, and a red, yellow, and green scarf underneath the hat. The image of the man is bordered by red. The overall background of the image is brown. At the bottom of the poster is a tiny red image of a girl playing a flute.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular (9th Annual), Announcement Poster for 1990

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11.75 x 23.5 in. Poster size: 11.75 x 23.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for the ninth annual Encuentro del canto Popular music festival held November 30 - December 1, 1990. The poster lists the artists performing on Friday and Saturday from various parts of the world. The poster also depicts an indigenous person wearing yellow and blue jewelry, playing a blue flute. Coming out of the flute is a white dove, and around the person are green leaves and flowers. The background of this image is a blue circle. The bottom of the image, which states the date and time of the event, is in yellow. The colors used on the poster are green, blue, yellow, white, and black.
 

Encuentro del Canto Popular, Announcement Poster for 1984

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11 x 13.5 in Poster size: 16 x 21 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This announcement poster announces the third annual festival of "Encuentro del Canto Popular," and was held on September 14-15 in 1984. It included various bands like "Tambokuba, Grupo Une, Lichi Fuentes, Teatro De La Tierra," and more. The central image of the poster is of a girl with long dark hair playing a flute. Behind her is a map of Latin America. The title of the poster and the date it was held are in bright pink, but the rest of the poster uses light and dark shades of brown.
 

End 20 Years of Isreali Occupation, Announcement Poster for 1987

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a political announcement poster for an event held on November 29, 1987 by the Committee for Palestine. It is a colorful poster of green, red, black, blue, yellow and white, and depicts three faces surrounded by colorful geometric designs. The first person has a blue headpiece and is wearing a yellow shirt. The second person looks as if she is speaking. The third face is partially cut off, simply revealing her eyes and headpiece. The bottom of the poster contains letters in Arabic and Hebrew.
 

End Racism, Apartheid 1993

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a colorful silkscreen anti-racism poster with a central image of men striking and rebelling against oppression. The top of the poster is yellow, and consists of images of various people uniting, and in the center there is an image of a man with his fist in the air. The bottom of the poster fades into green and depicts more people marching. The bottom of the poster reads, "Cde Chris Hani (1942-1993) and the Struggle Must Continue."
 

Ernesto Cardenal, Announcement Poster for 2001

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 17 x 23 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for "A very special evening with Ernesto Cardenal" held on Thursday April 19, 2001. The central image of the poster depicts Cardenal in black and white, wearing a black hat and glasses. There are nine different shades of lime-teal green doves flying around his head. There is a symbol of a red heart with flames coming from the top in the image. The image of Cardenal is bordered on all sides by black and white crosses. The poster's background is light blue.
 

Esperanza Accion Unidad undated

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 14 x 22 in. Poster size: 15.5 x 23.5 in
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for "Esperanza Accion Unidad" by La Raza Centro Legal. The bottom of the poster reads "24 Celebrating Twenty-Four Years of Community Empowerment." There is a black central image depicting a male and female holding up signs reading "Union Label," with the UFW eagle on it. The background of the poster is yellow. Flowers are scattered around the two farmers, and doves are flying out towards the sky. There is a fence in the background dividing the landscape into mountains and the sun. It is bordered by geometrical symbols.
 

Family Holiday Celebration, Announcement Poster for 2000

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 14.5 x 22.25 in. Poster size: 14.5 x 22.25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for a community holiday event held at the Precita Valley Community Center on December 15, 2000. The main image of the poster depicts families forming in the shape of a green Christmas tree. Underneath the pyramid of families is a big green gift. By the gift it reads, "Dinner, Santa Claus, Gifts and Activities for Children." The poster is bordered to the right by a pink triangular pattern, while the left side has the same pattern in purple. The poster paper itself is burgundy, and the poster's text is gold.
 

Los Folkloristas, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This red, white, and green announcement poster is for a Benefit Concert held on February 25, 1977 at the Glide Memorial Church. The upper portion of the poster reads, "Benefit Concert for Chile Democratico and El Tecolote 'Los Folkloristas' from Mexico, New and Traditional Latin American Folk Music." The upper portion of the poster has a green background, the middle of the poster contains a black and white image of seven members of a band performing with various musical instruments, and the lower portion of the poster contains general information about the event, with a red background. (2 prints)
 

Forward to Palestine Not Backward to Settlement, Announcement Poster for 0

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17 x 22 in. Poster size: 17 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a red and blue announcement poster commissioned by OAS, the Organization of Arab Students in the United States and Canada. The image is of two women and a man. The two women are wearing white headscarves, while the man is wearing a white hoodie. The women are shooting towards the left side of the poster, while the man is reaching to the right with a paint roller in his hand, and seems to be painting the poster blue. In the background are destroyed buildings. At the top, there is large black text reading "Forward to Palestine Not Backward to Settlement." The bottom left corner has a small print of a map and is labeled "One Arab Nation."
 

The Frame-Up of Narciso and Perez a One Act Play 1978

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 10.5 x 16.5 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an orange, white, and black silkscreen poster for a one act play. The main image is of two women's faces, one older with glasses, and the other younger. Underneath them are a group of people, some with fists in the air, others just standing. The people are formed by clay-colored halftone dots that fade to white at the bottom. The bottom of the poster reads, "What was behind the mysterious deaths and breathing failures at the V.A. Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan?" The poster and the women's faces are also clay-colored.
 

Free the Camp Pendleton 14, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This red, brown, white, and black announcement poster is for a statewide march and rally held on April 2, 1977 in Oceanside, California, protesting racism at a Marine Corps base. The main image of the poster depicts what appears to be a marine, but instead of a face, the words "End Racism" are drawn in large brown letters. Above the letters is a white Marine's hat, and underneath the "face" is the rest of a Marine's Uniform. The poster's background is red.
 

Freedom for Sid Welsh, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 18 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 18 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a political announcement poster for a benefit hosted by the Sid Welsh Defense Committee. Underneath the title it reads, "Stop all attacks on A.I.M and Indian People." The central image is of a brown and white hawk, and the poster's background is red.
 

Freedom for Sid Welsh, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a political announcement poster for a benefit held by the Sid Welsh Defense Committee. Underneath the title it reads, "Stop all attacks on A.I.M and Indian People." The central image is that of a brown and white hawk, and the poster has a red background. The event featured speakers "Sid Welsh, Faye Roman, Dennis Banks, Ted Means, Jimbo, Bill Wahpepah, and others..." The event was held on January 7, 1978 at the Mission Cultural Center, and was sponsored by the Native American Defense Commitee. The event included music and poetry.
 

The Future is Ours 1973 Calendar 1973

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16 x 21 in. Poster size: 17 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This poster depicts a red offset calendar for the year 1973, printed on yellow poster paper. The months and days of the year are on the right side of the poster. On the left of the poster is an image of mountains, and a person riding an ox, with another ox yolked and trailing behind. Underneath is a poem by Ho Chi Minh titled, "Listening to the Rice Pounding."
 

Globalizing Chant, Lyrical Resistance. Encuentro del Canto Popular (26th Annual), Announcement Poster for 2007

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 12 x 17 in. Poster size: 12 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a colorful announcement poster for the 26th annual Encuentro del Canto Popular music festival held on December 7-8, 2007 at the Brava Theatre. The image is of an colorful indigenous figure in green, pink, yellow, and brown clothes singing to the earth. There is a yellow and white guitar in his hand, and the guitar is shaped like a dove. The background of the poster is a fading shade of dark green.
 

Gran Kermes Carnival, Announcement Poster for 1987

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 15.75 x 22.25 in Poster size: 17.5 x 24 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This pink, green, yellow, and purple silkscreen announcement poster is for the sixth annual "Gran Kermes Carnival" held on September 12, 1987. The central image of the poster depicts a clown balancing himself on a yellow ball, at the same time juggling four other yellow balls. The five balls read, "Baile Rifa Games, Music Raffle, Fun Comida Dance, International Food, and Arts and Crafts," in that order. The clown's costume is very elaborate with various colorful geometric designs. His pants are purple, and his torso is pink and purple with stripes and diagonal designs. His hat, necklace, and gloves are green. The image is bordered with yellow and purple lines. The outside of the image is bordered by a pink background.
 

Halloween Dance, Announcement Poster for 1978

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This white, black, brown and orange anouncement poster is for a Halloween Dance held on October 31, 1978. The top of the poster reads, "A Night in 'La Habana' 1940-50's with Orquesta Tipica Cienfuegos, A Nostalgic Return to the Cuban Cabaret with Fashions and Music of the 40's and 50's." The main image is of a man and woman dancing together. The man is wearing a white tuxedo, and the woman wears a black dress with white flowers in her hair.
 

Havana: San Francisco 98, Announcement Poster for 1998

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 21 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen announcement poster is for an event held May 1 - May 31, 1998. The central image is of two blue mirrored faces, and their words seem to combine into one green swirl. The background of the image is red, while the overall background of the poster is black. Across the image are the words "Havana San Francisco 98." The top of the poster reads, "Exposición," and the bottom of the poster lists all of the artists at the event.
 

Hermanita III 2010

General Physical Description note: Linocut; Image size: 15.75 x 17.25 in. Poster size: 22.5 x 24 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black, white, brown, blue, and red linocut image of a woman. Her black hair is in a bun tied with a red ribbon. She wears blue jewelry, her face is brown, and the rest of the image is all black and white. The entire image of the woman and the background are made out of geometric shapes, mainly consisting of diagonal lines going in different directions. The background consists of swirled circles fading into waves that eventually reach the lowest portion of the poster, where it turns into a plain black background.
 

Huelga 1974

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 17.5 x 23.5 in. Poster size: 22 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster depicts a man raising his fist into the air in black and white. The background contains a red and brown image of an eagle. The title, "Huelga," which translates into the word "Strike," is written above the man.
 

Huelga 1974

General Physical Description note: collagraph; Image size: 18 x 18 in. Poster size: 20 x 20.75 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a print of a man holding up his left fist. He is wearing a red shirt, and there is red paint around his held-up fist. The background is brown and orange.
 

El Immigrante 1982 Calendar 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 9.5 x 13.5 in. Poster size: 9.5 x 13.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black and white calendar for the year 1982. It contains an image of a pencil drawing called "El Immigrante," which depicts a woman's face enclosed by a chain fence, and a man looking down. There are grapevines around the two people. The rest of the poster contains a calendar of the months and dates.
 

International Day of Solidarity with Palestine, Announcement Poster for 1980

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 21 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a red, black, and white silkscreen poster for an event for the political Palestine movement, held on November 29. The main image is of a soldier grabbing a woman's hair. The words "Zionism is Racism" are written towards the lower right hand corner. The poster was commissioned by the General Union of Palestinian Students.
 

International Woman's Day, Announcement Poster for 1981

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This red, white, and black offset poster announces "International Women's Day," which was celebrated on March 8, 1981. The top of the poster reads, "Women's Committee to Celebrate International Women's Day and Alliance Against Women's Oppression." The background of the poster is a red and white collage of various images from women's rights strikes and marches. At the bottom of the poster are five drawn female faces in black and white, all facing the same direction; one face is a child's.
 

Join the Pledge of Resistance in Peace Maneuvers: Oppose the U.S. War Maneuvers in Central America, Announcement Poster for 1985

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 10 x 15.75 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a political announcement poster for an event held on February 19th. The poster reads, "Join the Pledge of Resistance in Peace Maneuvers. Oppose the U.S. War Maneuvers in Central America. Take a stand on congressional vote on aid to the Contras, practice invasions in Honduras, continued bombing of Salvadorean civilans." The poster is mainly yellow, and is bordered on all sides by a chain of people holding hands. The outside of the border is gray.
 

Jose Martí: The Triumph of the Revolution Depends on the Measure in Which the Women Participate in it, Announcement Poster for 1987

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 24.75 x 18.75 in. Poster size: 30 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster depicts the faces of four women, each placed in one of the four quadrants of the image. There is a fifth person, who appears to be a young girl, peering over the shoulders of the two ladies at the bottom. The two women at the bottom are clothed in white and black blouses, and green turtlenecks. Around the image is a red border with white text within reading, "Dia International de la Mujer. 8 de Marzo. International Women's Day. El Triunfo de la Revolución Depende de La Medida en que la Mujer Participe en Ella. Jose Martí. The Triumph of the Revolution Depends on the Measure in which the Women Participate in it." This poster is signed below the image by the artist.
 

Juan R. Fuentes Y Rupert Garcia Posters, Drawings, and Prints, Announcement Poster for 1975

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 20 x 15 in. Poster size: 20.75 x 16.25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for an exhibition of Juan R. Fuentes and Rupert Garcia's posters, drawings and prints, held at the Galeria de la Raza in May, 1975. The poster contains two images, one done by Fuentes, and the other by Garcia. The left image is of a man's side profile, and the one on the right is of four women.
 

Juan R. Fuentes Y Rupert Garcia, Announcement Poster for 1975

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 21 x 16 in. Poster size: 22.5 x 17.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster celebrating two artists, Fuentes and Garcia, at an event held July 5 - August 16 at the Jackson Street Gallery. The poster contains two images: one is of an elder man wearing a hat, with a bandaged head, and the other is Rupert Garcia's drawing of Frida Kahlo. On the right corner of the poster, below the drawing of the elder man, is a Chinese translation of two paragraphs written on the right.
 

The Last Pinche Corporate Cup of Coffee: Dia de los Muertos 2007

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 22 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster depicting a Día de Los Muertos skeleton, draped with a yellow blanket and holding a red mug. Under the mug is a coaster, recognizable as one from Starbucks Coffee. The text on the green coaster reads in white text, "Starfucks Coffee." The background is black, and at the top, green text reads, "Dia de los Muertos The Last Pinche Corporate Cup of Coffee."
 

Latinoamerica Tierra y Arte Muestra Latinoamericana, Announcement Poster for 1999

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 11.5 x 22.5 in. Poster size: 11.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster announcing an artist exhibit titled "Latinoamerica Tierra y Arte Muestra Latinoamericana," which is printed in black across the top of the poster. There is an image of a woman wearing a headdress in the center, which is printed in black over a tan backdrop. There is information below the image regarding the event, including the location: "Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts."
 

Lazaro Ros and Members of Grupo Mezcla also Canto General, Announcement Poster for 1993

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.25 x 24 in. Poster size: 16.25 x 24 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This blue, gray, and red colored announcement poster is for Cuban Lazaro Ros' conference held December 10 - 11 at the Center for the Arts in San Francisco. There is a blue and gray image in the center of the poster depicting a group of men wearing straw hats and blowing horns, with the Cuban flag waving in the background. Words are printed along the borders of the square image, and they read, "Bridges over troubled borders--Ikri Adda. Musica Sin Fronteras." To the left and right of the image are light blue broken barbed wire pieces. The title and date of the event are in red.
 

Leonard Peltier 1990

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 19 x 25 in. Poster size: 22 x 28 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen political poster, titled "Leonard Peltier," reads, "International Day to Resist the Imprisonment of Leonard Peltier." The event was held on June 26, 1990. The top portion of the poster has a black background and white feathers on both the left and right sides. In the center is an image of Leonard Peltier's face, with a red outline of his black hair, and brown ink used for his face. The bottom of the poster consists of historical pictures depicting Native Americans in battle with soldiers. The bottom picture has a yellow background. The poster is signed by Fuentes.
 

Liberation Theology and the New Church in Central America, Announcement Poster for 1985

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 10.75 x 16.5 in. Poster size: 13.25 x 19 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This purple, black, and orange announcement poster is for a program held on October 26 at Lone Mountain College. The bottom of the title reads, "A colloquium sponsored by the Capp St. Foundation." The bottom of the poster has a purple background with dark blue plant designs. The majority of the upper portion of the poster is orange with blue birds flying behind one another, surrounded by purple flowers.
 

Lord Melody and the Trinidad Calypso Steel Band, Announcement Poster for 1976

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This black, white, and red silkscreen announcement poster is for an event held on August 28, 1976. The top of the poster reads, "The West Coast Caribbean Assoc. Presents: Lord Melody and the Trinidad Calypso Steel Band also Gloria Agbale Toolsie and her Caribbean Review." The main image is of two drums in black and white, and the words "Trinidad Celebrates its Independence" are printed across the poster.
 

Luis de Las Flores II 2010

General Physical Description note: Linocut; Image size: 18.25 x 12.5 in. Poster size: 22 x 15 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen image is of a man carrying flowers over his back. The man is wearing a yellow sun hat and a gray shirt, and his face is covered as he is looking down. He has brown muscular hands. The plants he carries are green with yellow tips. The background consists of dark blue waves fading into a lighter shade of blue waves. The entire poster uses parallel lines and geometric shapes to form the picture of the man.
 

Man with Bandana, Guitar (Skull in Background) 1986

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 19.5 x 27.5 in. Poster size: 22 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster depicts a man in green with a red bandana across his mouth playing a large guitar that takes up much of the poster. The guitar is tan with red, green, and blue designs all over it. The background is hot pink, overlayed with white skulls inside purple boxes.
 

Many Mandelas 1986

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 20 x 28 in. Poster size: 22 x 29 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

In the center of this poster are two large red geometric shapes. They are both connected on one side, and the right shape is a darker shade of red than the one on the left. There is a black background behind the shapes. Above the poster is a repeated yellow image of a man smiling. This image is bordered above by a red line, and below by a green line.
 

March and Rally with Our Children to Demand a Future for Lebanese and Palestinian Children, Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 8 x 14 in. Poster size: 8 x 14 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen announcement poster is for an event held on September 11, 1982 at the Civic Center in San Francisco. The side of the poster reads, "The blood of Palestinian and Lebanese children is on the hands of the U.S. and Israeli Governments." The bottom of the poster reads, "Unconditional and immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon. End U.S. arms shipments to Israel-U.S. troops out of Lebanon. No Israeli-imposed regime in Lebanon." The image on the poster is of four faces, some of which are children. Around them are destroyed cities, and underneath them is a plane. The poster is blue and white. The bottom of page lists the endorsers of the movement.
 

March Rally, Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 15 x 20 in. Poster size: 15 x 20 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This black and red announcement poster is for a political rally held on September 11. The poster reads, "March Rally with our children to demand a future for Lebanese and Palestinian children." The bottom of the poster states, "Unconditional and immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon. End U.S. arms shipments to Israel-U.S. troops out of Lebanon. No Israeli-imposed regime in Lebanon." The central image depicts four children next to destroyed buildings and airplanes. In the middle towards the left of the poster it reads, "The blood of Palestinian and Lebanese children is on the hands of the U.S. and Israeli governments."
 

Mission Grafica: A Graphic Arts Studio and Workshop 0

General Physical Description note: silkcreen; Image size: 16 x 22.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster highlights the work of the Mission Grafica Workshop based in San Francisco. There is an image of an artist pouring teal paint onto a silkscreen press. The artist is wearing a red sweater, and some type of headdress. At the top there is dark blue text which reads, "Mission Grafica: A Graphic Arts Studio & Workshop," over a lighter blue background. Over the teal ink at the bottom, there is information on the workshop such as a mission statement, classes that they offer, and their contact info. There is a red chop mark on the bottom right corner.
 

Mongo Santa Maria, Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This black and white offset announcement poster is for a Benefit Dance for the El Tecolote newspaper held on March 6, 1982 at Cesar's Latin Palace. The event included entertainers "Mongo and his Orquesta, and Cesar's Latin All-Stars." The image at the center of the poster is a fading gray and white poster of a man playing a drum, repeated three times in a row.
 

A Nation of Immigrants High School Art Contest, Announcement Poster for 1999

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11 x 17 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a white, black, and red announcement poster for an art contest held November 1st - December 15th. The main image on the poster depicts a woman carrying her child, who is releasing a dove towards the sky. Surrounding the woman and her child are faces and chains, all connected by a ribbon. The bottom of the poster reads, "Immigrant Legal Resource Center of San Francisco and East Palo Alto celebrates 20 years of advocating for immigrant's rights by sponsoring an art contest for high school students in the bay area. Participants are encouraged to draw on their own experience and their understanding of the contributions that immigrants have made to our state and our United States." The poster itself contains a stack of handouts attached that announce information about the event.
 

National Economic Development and Law Center 1995

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 23 x 17 in. Poster size: 30 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster is announcing the "25th Anniversary Banquet" for the National Economic Development and Law Center. The poster consists of a large image of a colored man and woman in the center. Above their heads is a purple background. Underneath their faces the background changes to a dark blue tone. Underneath them is an image of a man working on a computer. To the right of the image is a group of three pale pink pictures, depicting men working, students, and homes. To the left of the image are three pale purple images of people on strike, children learning, and construction workers. There are teal angled lines coming out of the central faces.
 

Night of Solidarity with Indian People, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This offset announcement poster was made for an event held at the Everett Junior High School in San Francisco, CA. The event was filled with speakers, with the intentions of raising awareness for the Native American culture. The central image depicts a Native American Indian looking down at a group of protestors holding a red banner. There are two other figures on either side of the man; the one on the left is smiling and looking at the protestors, while the one on the man's right is gazing off in the distance. Brown text at the top reads, "Night of Solidarity with," and then in red text, "Indian People." The rest of the poster has more brown text filling the negative space, with information including the event information, speaker names, and a little paragraph on the Geneva Conference, which was the first international conference where Native Americans were able to speak.
 

Palestine: Stop U.S. Financed Genocide in the Middle East 2001

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen poster, signed by the artist at the bottom. The poster contains an image of a Palestinian man looking out from behind barbed wire. He is wearing a turban and a red-orange shirt. There is a white dove behind him, and the background is black. At the top, the title "Palestine" is printed in large green letters, and directly below, "Stop U.S. Financed Genocide in the Middle East" is printed in smaller red letters.
 

Pensamiento en La Paz 1988

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16 x 18 in. Poster size: 22.25 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster depicts two women. The lady on the left is wearing purple and has her left arm around the other. The other woman is wearing a yellow shirt with a red stripe across her chest. The two are wearing circular earings, and have red lips. Behind them is a gray background with the white outlines of many doves. At the bottom of the image is a thicker mahogany border, and at the top of the image is a thinner pink border. This poster is signed by the artist.
 

Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Announcement Poster For 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 10.5 x 16.5 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a white, black, and purple silkscreen poster announcing a performance by Pete and Sheila Escovedo, held on October 22nd at Centro Social Obrero. The bottom of the poster reads, "12 piece band performing their latest recordings, also featured Kayum salsa all-stars." The central image is a black and white photo of Pete and Sheila sitting at a drumset, smiling. The title and the name "Kayum" are purple, while everything else is in black and white.
 

Piscando en Pajaro 1997

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 19 x 27.25 in. Poster size: 22 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster has an image of two strawberry farmers, a man and woman. Both are carrying crates that are labeled "Union Label," with the icon of the United Farm Workers of America printed on the crate. There are white doves flying out of their strawberry crates, heading towards the orange and red sun behind them. The farmers are wearing blue jeans and purple sweaters, and the female farmer has a green headdress or bandana on. They are standing over a green field with red strawberries. Behind the field is a fence, and beyond that there is a black mountain range. The sky is blue with wavy green patterns. There is an inner green and blue border around the image and a solid red border on the outer edge. This poster is signed by the artist.
 

Pit River, Annoncement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black and red announcement poster for "Pit River." Underneath the title it reads, "Legal Defense Fund, Eleven Tribes One Nation." The main image of the poster is of three red fish in a circle. Underneath the fish on the right bottom corner it reads, "America cannot show me my terms of surrender." At the bottom of the poster there is text that provides an address to send donations to.
 

Playa Giron: Calendario 1975 Galeria de la Raza 1974

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 17 x 22.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 23 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster is a calendar for the month of April, 1975. The top of the poster reads, "Playa Giron. Primera Derrota Del Imperialismo Yanqui En America. Cuba 1961." On the bottom right corner there is an image of the actual calendar itself; one side reads "Abril" and the other reads "1975." The central image on the poster is of a tank and three men, one of which is leaping off the side of the tank. The background of the poster is blue, while the tank is brown. "Abril" and "1975" are in red, while the days of the month are blue.
 

Por Amor a El Salvador, Announcement Poster for 2001

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 11 x 24 in. Poster size: 12.25 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a red, blue, and green announcement poster for a benefit held on February 10, 2001 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. The top of the poster reads, "Community artists invite you to the grand art auction and fiesta." The middle of the poster reads, "To benefit the victims of the January 13 earthquake." The image on the poster is of a piece of Chicano art in green and blue, and in the center is a heart with colorful scribbles inside. The background of the poster is red, and the text is blue.
 

Posters de Cuba, Announcement Poster for 1975

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11 x 17 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This black and yellow announcement poster is for an event held November 1 - November 30, 1975, at El Centro Cultural de la Gente in San Jose, CA. The image is of Frank Pais, a young martyr of the Cuban Revolution. Underneath his lips is a star. The poster itself is on yellow paper.
 

Primer Encuentro del Canto Popular, Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.25 x 21.75 in. Poster size: 17 x 22.25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This offset announcement poster was made for a music festival that took place at the New College of California, in San Francisco. In the forefront of the poster is a girl playing a flute; both she and the flute are printed in red ink. Behind her is a yellow background with a silver silhouette of North and South America; South America is more central on the poster. The navy blue text above the flute player reads, "Primer Encuentro del Canto Popular Abril 2-3. 1982. 8 p.m. $5.00 donation..." as well as other event information, including the names of the artists. Below the image reads, "Design J.R. Fuentes 1982, printed by La Raza Graphic Center."
 

Raza Recruitment Week, Announcement Poster for 1981

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.75 x 22 in. Poster size: 16.75 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for "Raza Recruitment Week" at San Francisco State University in 1981. There is an image in the center of a male and a female reading a book titled, "La Raza- History of a People." The background is red, and above the two characters is the name of the location in blue. Below the image the title and dates of the event are printed in white. There are also further details on how to obtain more information in navy blue at the bottom.
 

Release Professor Ricardo Calderon, Announcement Poster for 1983

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 10.5 x 16.5 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an orange, white, and black political poster supporting the campaign for the release of Professor Ricardo Calderon from jail. It also announces a campaign event held October 15 - November 15. The bottom of the title reads, "Support Human Rights and Freedom of Expression in El Salvador." The image is of a man dyed orange, behind black and white prison bars. There is also a black and white photograph of Calderon with a group of people. The bottom of the poster reads, "Ricardo Calderon: 48 years old, married, two children. Secretary General of the National University of El Salvador. Professor of Journalism. Captured June 28, 1983. Tortured. Physical condition serous. Immediate action needed."
 

Remembering the Struggle Recordando La Lucha, Announcement Poster for 2008

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 15 x 21 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster titled "Remembering the Struggle Recordando La Lucha" is announcing an event held from July 30 until September 21, 2008 at the Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery. The middle of the poster reads, "Understanding the Watsonville Cannery Strike Through Art." The background of the poster is a blue collage of women's rights strikes and marches. The main image is of a woman wearing kitchen gloves and an apron, slicing a piece of broccoli. The woman's cap is light blue, her shirt is yellow, her apron is white, and her gloves are green.
 

Rendering Spirits, Announcement Poster for 2002

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 13 x 20 in. Poster size: 15 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster was made to announce an exhibit of Juan R. Fuentes' work, titled "Rendering Spirits," which is printed towards the bottom in maroon. The central focus of the print is a woman doing farm work with bombs dropping behind her. The image is black with a white background. The exhibit was presented by the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Below the event title are more details on the exhibit printed in black, including the dates, time, and the following text: "Juan R. Fuentes: An Exhibition of Drawings, Posters, and Linocuts."
 

Rigoberta Menchu y los Pajaritos de la Paz 1993

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 19 x 27 in. Poster size: 22 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a poster of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan political rights activist from an indigenous tribe. Her face varies from shades of light to dark brown, and her hair is the darkest. She wears a burgundy and blue headband, and on it is written "Paz," which translates into the word "Peace." Four doves, one red, one tan, one orange, and one white, fly across her forehead towards the sky. She is wearing a blue dress with intriciate designs of gold, yellow, pink, and green. She has a metallic silver and blue earring, and the entire background of the poster is a teal green with a red triangle pointing towards her eye.
 

Romero Presente 1991

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 20 x 28 in. Poster size: 22 x 30 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster contains a poem by Lilian Jimenez from El Salvador, and underneath the title it states, "To the soldiers of El Salvador who from 1931-1980 have ruled the country through a military dictatorship." Underneath it are seven stanzas of the poem: "All flesh and bone are thus betrayed / these sons of dogs who cover life with tar / attempting to darken the Sun. / Look at them standing before History / the universal truth, / before the living and the dead / who speak from the graves and attest to their deeds. / Behind their uniforms / thousands of skeletons are crying / who are calmly awaiting with hope their appointed hour / There is a chill that causes the earth to tremble / and frightens the birds from the forest. / The military men / are a sophism and simultaneously a dialect, / products without reason of the reason of class. / They are men / without authentic manhood. / But tomorrow / Even without desiring it, / they will have to see what must be seen. / They will have to pay / for the horrible fate of each victim. / for all the lips they silenced, / for all the dreams they ripped out of our breasts. / Tomorrow, in the center of their eyes. / the coffins will open up. / They will see face to face/ all those whom they have assassinated. / all the luminous immortal fallen. / The thousands and thousands of tortured / and slain / will rise as a rising tide against them." The central image of the silkscreen depicts a woman in a red dress breastfeeding her baby, who wears a teal shirt and a blue hat. The background contains dark green and pink images of historical figures and events. The main background itself is black. This poster is signed by the artist.
 

Salsa Dance Benefit for El Tecolote Newspaper, Announcement Poster for 1980

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This pink and white announcement poster is for a benefit celebrating the El Tecolote newspaper. The event was held on Saturday June 28th at the American Indian Center and featured Latin music by Musica Es Cultura and Esencia. The top of the poster reads "Salsa" and bottom of poster reads "Dance." The main image is of a woman's bright pink skirt, with women's heels drawn in black and white. Underneath her feet is the word "Dance."
 

San Francisco 3rd World Poetry Festival, Announcement Poster for 1976

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 21 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for a three day poetry festival that took place on April 23-25, 1976 in San Francisco. There is text in the lower portion of the poster giving event details. On the top half of the poster is a screenprint of four adolescents smiling at the viewer. The background is green, and the event title is printed in green as well.
 

La Sirena y El Nopal, Announcement Poster for 1981

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17.5 x 22.5 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black and white announcement poster for an exhibition of artwork of two artists, Juan R. Fuentes and Graciela Carrillo. The top portion of this poster is done by Fuentes, and depicts a face with four cacti in the background. The bottom of the poster is done by Carrillo, and is a drawing of her face with her hair taking up most of the background. A ribbon in the background reads, "Con toda mi corazon."
 

Sixth Annual Festival of the New Song, Announcement Poster for 1987

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 22 in. Poster size: 18 x 24 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen announcement poster for the Sixth Annual Festival of the New Song held at the Victoria Theatre in October of 1987. This information is given at the top of the poster over a yellow area. Below it is the image of a guitarist/singer who is printed in pink. He is surrounded by various patterns, and a green vertical stripe on each side of him. At the bottom of the poster is another yellow section with purple text giving more information on the event, such as performances and ticket details.
 

Soil and Soul of Chihuahua, Mexico, Announcement Poster for 2010

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11 x 17 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a red, green, and black announcement poster for an event held on November 6-28th, at "Back to the Picture" in San Francisco. The event celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, and featured pottery as well as other forms of Mexican art. The poster presents an image of Emiliano Zapata wearing a sombrero, with the image of a snake on the bottom of the hat, right above his head. Near the bottom of the poster is an image of Mexican pottery, and on the right there is an image of Saint Mary. The background of the poster fades to red at the bottom.
 

Somos Hermanas: Embracing Our Sisters in Solidarity 1985

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 18.75 x 24.75 in. Poster size: 20 x 26 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster, titled "Somos Hermanas: Embracing Our Sisters in Solidarity," is announcing International Women's Day of 1985. The bottom of the poster reads "First West Coast Conference on Women in Central America March 8, 9, 10." The main image is of two women embracing. One woman wears teal, while the other wears burgundy. The center of the background is a shade of hot pink, while the outer parts are burgundy.
 

Soul Vibrations, Announcement Poster for 1991

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 11 x 17 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a pink and tan announcement poster for the "Soul Vibrations" event held on May 17, 1991 at the Crystal Ballroom in San Francisco. The poster reads, "Nicaragua's Reggae Sensation, Soul Vibrations, in their first ever west coast appearance." The central image depicts the band smiling with their instruments. The paper itself is tan, and at the top and bottom there are patterns of pink leaves falling. The bottom edge of the poster has a border of geometric shapes going across the page.
 

Stop U.S. Intervention in El Salvador (English/Color), Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11.5 x 17.5 in. Poster size: 11.5 x 17.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is the English version of a Spanish announcement poster for an event held on October 16. The poster reads, "International day of protest. Stop U.S. intervention in El Salvador. No more military aid." The poster also reads, "Fund jobs and human needs. No draft. No nukes. No war machines. No Vietnam War in Central America. Stop military aid to Honduras. Hands off Nicaragua. No arms to Guatemalan dictators." The image is of a woman in a hat facing the viewer. Behind her are groups of military men. The poster's background is yellow.
 

Stop U.S. Intervention in El Salvador (Spanish/Brown), Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 8.5 x 14 in. Poster size: 8.5 x 14 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This brown announcement poster reads, "Dia Internacional de Protesta. Alto a la Intervención de los Estados Unidos en El Salvador," and is for an event held on October 16. The bottom of the title reads, "No mas Ayuda Militar." The main image of the poster depicts a woman wearing a hat and facing the viewer. Behind her are troops and military.
 

Sueno de La Sirena II 2010

General Physical Description note: Linocut; Image size: 13.5 x 17 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a silkscreen image of a girl wearing a white mask and black beaded necklace. She has a blue ribbon in her hair, is wearing a yellow dress with orange and green flowers, and a black and pink striped sweater. Her hand is skeletal. The background of the poster consists of white and black wave-like lines, with two green fish swimming towards the girl, one coming from each direction. The fish have human faces and hair.
 

Support People's Culture, Announcement Poster for 1978

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17 x 22 in. Poster size: 17 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This poster announces a concert and benefit dance for "The People's Cultural Center" held on September 23, 1978 in San Francisco. Includes two acts, "Tipica Cienfuegos, the Bay Area's Best Charanga Band" and "The Lotus Company, Afrikan Dance and Drum Ensemble." The background is blue, and top of the poster molds into six portraits of people's side profiles facing different directions. The background above their heads is red. Underneath the title is a large image of brown hands playing drums.
 

El Tecolote 10th Year Anniversary Dance!, Announcement Poster for 1980

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.75 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.75 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a screenprint poster that was made to announce the 10th Year Anniversary Dance of El Tecolote. The poster is mostly blue, with a small area of white at the top, and a blue rose separating them. Over this white area is a blue eagle symbol and the words "El Tecolote." In the blue area there is white text that reads, "10th Year Anniversary Dance! Featuring: Sexteto Diablo Orq. Herencia del Caribe Org. Rene Del Mar / Sat. Nov. 29, 1980 California Hall / S.F."
 

El Tecolote Benefit, Announcement Poster for 1974

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 17 x 22 in. Poster size: 18 x 24 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is an announcement poster for a music and dance benefit that was held at Cesar's Latin Club in San Francisco. There is a red background and a white and black silhouette of a man looking to his left. Text in white and black reads, "El Tecolote Benefit / mission community newspaper [sic] / Cesar's Band and Salsa de Berkeley / music and dance / $2.00 donation..."
 

El Tecolote Benefit Dance, Announcement Poster for 1976

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This yellow and brown announcement poster is for a Benefit Dance held on December 17, 1976 in San Francisco. Underneath the title, the poster reads, "A bilingual, monthly newspaper voicing the concerns of Latinos and highlighting Third-World liberation struggles here and abroad." The event had music performed by Tipica Cienfuegos and Limbo. The main image, which covers the majority of the poster, is a brown owl, enclosed in a circle, with yellow eyes. The background of the poster is yellow.
 

El Tecolote Sexto Anniversario, Announcement Poster for 1976

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This blue, green, and white announcement poster is for the newspaper El Tecolote's sixth anniversary held on September 25, 1976 at Dovre Hall. Entertainers included "Flor del Pueblo - songs of struggle, Giles Brothers - Afro-Philipino Music, and Diablos del Ritmos - salsa sound." There is an owl above the title "El Tecolote," and another one towards the bottom of the poster where the title is repeated. The upper portion of the poster has a blue background, while the lower portion has a green background. The two backgrounds are divided with white triangles going across the page.
 

Tipica Cienfuegos and Limbo: El Tecolote Benefit Dance, Announcement Poster for 1976

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.75 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.75 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This poster was made for the announcement of the Tipica Cienfuegos and Limbo, an El Tecolote Benefit Dance in 1976. The title of the event is printed in brown at the bottom of the poster. The background of the poster is yellow, and above the text is a circular image of a brown owl with yellow eyes. There is further text about the event in brown.
 

Top Girls, Announcement Poster for 1989

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 8 x 20.5 in. Poster size: 8 x 20.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black, white and red announcement poster for an event held on March 10-12, and March 16-19 at San Francisco State University. The poster reads, "Top Girls. By Caryl Churchill. Directed by Barbara Damashek." Across the right side of the poster, it reads, "Talent on the Rise." The poster has a black and white drawing of four people, all looking into various directions. Dangling above their heads are large keys tied to strings. The title is in red, while everything else is in black and white.
 

Tres Visiones 1994

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.25 x 21.25 in. Poster size: 17.5 x 22.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster was made to announce "Three Visions, An Exhibition of paintings, drawing and prints," which is printed in dark blue ink at the top right corner of the poster. The dates and location of the event are provided underneath. There are images of three artists: Juana Alicia in orange, Juan R. Fuentes in red, and Ramiro Martinez in blue. The background of the poster is gray. (2 prints)
 

Twenty years of Advocacy Immigrant Legal Resource Center 1999

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 21.5 x 16 in. Poster size: 30 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

The central image of this silkscreen poster depicts a woman in green embracing a child in red, as the child releases white doves into the sky. On the left and right sides of the poster are faces of various people, with one burgundy ribbon connecting them all to one another. The woman and child are in a square box with a yellow border. Inside this box are a bridge, houses, and the face of the Statue of Liberty in the background. The background of the image fades between various shades of blue. Outside of the box, the background is overlayed with the pattern of a chain link fence, and doves flying in front of it.
 

Unidos Por Chiapas, Announcement Poster for 1998

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 11 x 17 in. Poster size: 11 x 17 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This announcement poster is for benefit titled "Unidos Por Chiapas," held on March 14, 1998 at Union Hall in Downtown Oakland. Underneath the title the poster reads, "Santa Sabina. Pastilla. La Limpia. Lodo y Asfalto. Beneficio Para Chiapas." The image at the center of the poster is a work by Fuentes titled "Que Viva la Resistencia," and depicts bloody white figures reaching out to white doves, which are flying toward the sky.
 

War is Illegal End Immigration, Raids, Detentions and Deportations 2008

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 16.5 x 22.5 in. Poster size: 19 x 25 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a black, white, and red silkscreen political anti-immigration poster. The upper-left corner reads, "Defend Refugee Rights!" The bottom-left corner shows that it was commissioned by Art of Democracy, and has that group's symbol and website. The central image depicts a man with two children trying to pass over a barbed wire fence. One child is touching the wire and looks as if he is crying in pain. The title, "War is Illegal," is in red.
 

Working: A Musical Documentary Based on the book by Studs Terkel, Announcement Poster for 1989

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 9 x 22 in. Poster size: 9 x 22 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a teal, white, and black announcement poster for a musical documentary held on April 7-9 and April 13-16 at the McKenna Theatre in San Francisco State University. The event was directed by Lynbarbra Mahler, the music was directed by Mark Bruce, and the choreography was by Raymond Santos. It was sponsored by San Francisco State University. The image on the poster is of three human faces: one older woman with her eyes closed, one man wearing a helmet, and another of an older man wearing a hat. The background behind the faces is teal, while the majority of the poster is white.
 

Zapata Y Yo 1994

General Physical Description note: Silkscreen; Image size: 19 x 27 in. Poster size: 22 x 28 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster contains the image of a brown-dyed man wearing a colorful zig-zagged bandana, which is covering his mouth and nose. The zig-zags are yellow, green, blue, pink, red, and purple. The background is a teal-blue color, fading from light to darker shades. His dark brown hair is overlayed with the images of various human figures: one is a naked indigenous man, another seems to be a man in combat, and others seem to be historical images.
 

Zionism is Racism, Announcement Poster for 1977

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 16.5 x 21.5 in. Poster size: 16.5 x 21.5 in.
creator: Fuentes, Juan R.

Description/Comments

This is a political announcement poster for an event concerning the Isreali-Palestine conflict. The bottom of the poster reads "2nd Anniversary of the U.N. Resolution Condemning Zionism as a Form of Racism." The event was held on November 1977 by the Organization of Arab Students in the U.S. and Canada. The poster depicts two men restraining a third man, while two white helmet-clad soldiers watch from behind.
 

In Progress: 19 artists creating murals in an open studio setting on the walls of, Announcement Poster for 1982

General Physical Description note: Offset; Image size: 12 x 20.75 in. Poster size: 12 x 20.75 in.
creator: Brunazzi, Cecilia
creator: Hubig, Dan
creator: K.O.
creator: Lopez, Yolanda M., 1942-

Description/Comments

This is a black, white, and red offset poster announcing the work of 19 artists held at the Galeria de la Raza from May 4 - June 12, 1982. Nine of those artists are photographed together on the bottom of the poster in black and white. The poster itself looks like a red and white grid, and on certain spaces of the grid are pictures of artists, and many of them signed around their images on the poster. The event featured artists "Miranda Bergman, Tony Chavez, Juan R. Fuentes, Daniel Galvez, Rayvan Gonzalez, Nancy Hom, K.O, Lisa Kokin, Yolanda Lopez, Raul Martinez, Emmanuel Montoya, Jane Norling, Ray Patlan, Michael Rios, Patricia Rodriguez, Spain Rodriguez, Herbert Siguenza, Xavier Viramontes, and Rene Yañez."
Box 1, Folder 1

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