Finding Aid for the Self Help Graphics & Art Research Collection 1973 - 2007

Processed by Colin Gunckel and Cristal Gutierrez Alba.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Self Help Graphics & Art Research Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1973 - 2007
Collection number: 2
Creator: Self Help Graphics and Arts 1970 -
Extent: 14 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Self Help Graphics and Art was founded in 1970 in Boyle Heights by Sister Karen Boccalero, Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez and Frank Hernandez with a vision to begin an artistic revolution. Today, it is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. Its mission is to drive the creation of new work by Chicano and Latino artists through fine art printmaking and multiple art forms. This collection includes a set of atelier prints, administrative papers, exhibition materials, photographs, slides, audio visual materials, and ephemera. It spans the time period between 1973 and 2007 with the bulk of the materials ranging from 1982 to 2007.

Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Physical location: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for paging information.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library for paging information.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Self Help Graphics & Art Research Collection, 2, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Self Help Graphics & Art in 2004.

Processing History

Processed by Colin Gunckel and Cristal Gutierrez Alba, 2004-2005, 2013
This collection was initially processed by Colin Gunckel between 2004 and 2005. In 2013 Cristal Gutierrez Alba updated the physical arrangement and description of the collection.

Biography

Self Help Graphics & Art was founded in 1970 in Boyle Heights by Sister Karen Boccalero, Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibanez, and Frank Hernandez. Today it remains a leading nonprofit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. Its mission is to drive the creation of new work by Chicano and Latino artists through multiple art forms, including fine art printmaking.

Chronology

1970 Self Help Graphics is founded in a garage in Boyle Heights by Sister Karen Boccalero, Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez and Frank Hernandez with a vision to begin an artistic revolution.
1972 Self Help Graphics & Art was one of only two organizations (the other Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco) that introduced the Dia de los Muertos observance as a public event in the United States. Since then, Dia de los Muertos has become a wide-spread activity, celebrated throughout the country.
1973 Self Help Graphics is incorporated as a 501c3 organization and begins first artist workshop in batik and silkscreening with Linda Vallejo and Michael Amescua as Self Help Graphic's first artist instructors.
1975 Self Help Graphics creates the Barrio Mobile Art Studio (BMAS), a large van equipped with art supplies. Its mission was to "to develop the individual's aesthetic appreciation, to provide an alternative mode of self-expression, and to increase the individual's appreciation of Chicano culture." The program, although phased out after only five years, serves as a model for similar programs in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
1980 Self Help Graphics expands its mission to incorporate music and the burgeoning Chicano Punk Rock scene and hosts the Vex, an all-ages music club, hosting acts such acts as Black Flag, Thee Undertakers, the Stains, the Plugz, and Los Illegals.
1982 Self Help Graphics begins an "Experimental Screenprint Atelier", a workshop in fine art serigraphy. Ateliers center on a specific theme such as the Virgin of Guadalupe, AIDS, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, or the poet Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Special projects are also undertaken, such as the Maestras atelier, a workshop for female artists. The production of higher-quality works opens up the possibility of self-sustaining funding through the sales of prints. Stephen Rose was the first master printer, Oscar Duardo the second, and José Alpuche the third and current.
1993 Self Help Graphics coordinates Chicano Expressions, an international exhibition featuring work by over 20 Chicano artists and touring South Africa, Colombia, Honduras, Germany, France, and Spain in 1993. The exhibition, which traveled many local artists to various countries, established Self Help Graphics as an internationally reknown art center.
1997 Self Help Graphics' beloved founder and Executive Director, Sister Karen Boccalero dies from natural causes.
1998-2001 Self Help Graphics regroups and begins a major strategic plan and capital campaign.
2003-2006 Without proper foundations in infrastructure and finances, Self Help Graphics' expansion collapses and normal operations cease for approximately 2 weeks. Self Help Graphic's Executive Director resigns, as does most of the board of directors. Despite these set-backs, it is clear that through the support, dedication, and hard work from community and artists, Self Help Graphic's relevance is still strong.
2006-2009 A new board of directors and artist volunteer group forms to address Self Help Graphics' challenges and to maintain programming on a part time basis. Self Help Graphic's is board and volunteer led for three years and overcomes challenges that threatened the organization's existence. Self Help Graphics renews itself by leveraging the expertise of committed working board members and thousands of hours from a core group of volunteers and incorporates new business models that are less reliant on external funding and more service and sales driven.
2009-Present Self Help Graphics hires a new Executive Director and Program Manager, and is fully operational. Spirited by the goal of ensuring a long-term healthy future, Self Help Graphics moves to 1300 East 1st Street in Boyle Heights in April of 2011.

Scope and Content

This collection spans the time period between 1973 and 2007 with the bulk of the materials ranging from 1982 to 2007. It includes a set of atelier prints, administrative papers, exhibition materials, photographs, slides, audio visual materials, and ephemera documenting the organizational history of Self Help Graphics and Arts and the artwork that has been produced as a result of its community activism.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Invitations, Cards, and Flyers
  • Series 2. Administrative Papers
  • Series 3. Exhibition papers
  • Series 4. Media and Press Materials
  • Series 5. Miscellaneous Materials
  • Series 6. Photographs and Slides
  • Series 7. Audio and Visual Materials
  • Series 8. Atelier Prints

Related Material

Self Help Graphics and Art Archives

California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, University of California Santa Barbara



At the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library:

•Alex Donis Papers

•Armando Durón Papers

•CARA: Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation Records

•CSRC Collection of Oral Histories

•Ester Hernandez Papers

•Francesco X. Siquieros Papers

•Gronk Papers

•Jose Luis Sedano Papers

•Laura Aguilar Papers

•Roberto Gutierrez Papers

•Tomás Benitez Papers

•VIVA Records

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Silkscreen, Chicano, East Los Angeles


Container List

 

Series 1. Invitations, Cards, and Flyers

Box 1, Folder 1

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1981-2003]

Physical Description: papers and post cards

Scope and Content Note

Day of the Dead Collection

Program / Flyer -1981-SHG - Leo Limon

Altar Program - Invitation to Death - 1989- various artists

Exhibition materials / press releases - 1992

Exhibtion materials / flyers / participant info - 1993

Program / artist letter / press releases - 1994

Flyer / press releases - 1995

Flyers / exhibition materials / press releases - 1996

Flyers / fundraiser matereials/ press releases

Program - 1998 - Jose Ramirez - flyers

Fundraiser materials / press release - 1999

Non - Self Help Flyers - 1997-99

Program - Eliana Dominquez - 2003

Promotion / flyers / clippings/ correspondence - Glasgow / SHG - 1996
Box 1, Folder 2

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1993 - 2003]

Physical Description: Papers, Post cards and Invitation Cards

Scope and Content Note

Day fo the Death Materials - Invitation Cards

SHG - 1986 - Patssi Valdez

SHG - 1992 - 20th Anniversary

SHG - Program - 1995 - Artemio Rodriguez

SHG - 1995 - Artemio Rodriguez

SHG - Invite - 1993 - Arturo Urista

SHG - invite - 1996 - Andy Ledesma

SHG - invite - 1997 - Carlos Gonzales Castro

SHG - invite - 1998 - Jose Ramirez

SHG - fundraiser - 1998

SHG - immigrant tribute - 1997

SHG - invite - 1999 - Chuy "c/s" Rangel

SHG - fundraiser invite - 1999 - Chuy "c/s" Rangel

SHG - concert invite - 1999

SHG - invite - 2000 - Patssi Valdez

SHG - invite - 2001 - Omar Rodriguez / Chaz Bojorque

SHG - invite - 2002 - Artemio Rodriguez

SHG - invite - 2003 - Eliana Dominquez

Invite - University Art Center - 1994 - SHG exhibition

Invite - 1996 - Mary Paxon Gallery

Invite - 1997 - MOLAA

Invite - 1998 - Gay and Lesbian Center

Invite - 1997 - CSUF - SHG credit

Invite - 1997 - Mexican Fine Arts Center - Sister Karen Tribute

Invite - 1999 - Mexican Fine Arts Center - Patssi Valdez

Invite - 2000 - Mexican Museum - Chicanos en Mictlan
Box 2, Folder 1

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection [circa 1988 -1995 ]

Physical Description: Postcard Invitations

Scope and Content Note

Self Help Graphics and Art postcard invitations 1988 - 1995
Box 2, Folder 2

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection [circa 1996 - 2004 ]

Physical Description: Postcard invitations

Scope and Content Note

Self Help Graphics and Art Postcard Invitations. 1996 - 2004
Box 2, Folder 3

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection [circa 1988 - 2004 ]

Physical Description: Fliers

Scope and Content Note

Self Help Graphics and Art exhibition and event flyers and promotion

Self Help Graphics craft sale materials, 1988 - 1999

SHG - Corazones de Aztlan fundraiser materials - 2001 -2004

SHG Annual Print sale and exhibition invitations and flyers - 1989 - 2004

SHG S.O.Y. Artista and art workshops flyers - 1988 - 2000
Box 2, Folder 4

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection [circa 1982 - 2004 ]

Physical Description: Event Fliers

Scope and Content Note

Self Help Graphics and Art exhibition and event fliers - 1982 - 2004

SHG programming flyers and events held at SHG - 1982 - 2004

SHG collaboration flyers and brochures - [ 1987 - 2000 ]
Box 2, Folder 5

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection [circa 1999 - 2003 ]

Physical Description: Postcards and Invitations

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and invitations for exhibitions of SHG art work and collaborations, 1999 - 2003
Box 2, Folder 6

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection [circa 1990 - 1999 ]

Physical Description: Postcards and Invitatiions

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and invitations for SHG exhibitions of artwork and collaborations - 1990 - 1999
Box 2, Folder 7

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection [circa 1987 - 2003 ]

Physical Description: Postcards, Fliers, and invitations

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and invitations for exhibition of Latino artists / SHG artist - 1987 - 2003

Fliers and promotion for non-SHG events
 

Series 2. Administrative Papers

Box 1, Folder 6

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1996 - 1999 ]

Physical Description: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Self Help Graphics Grant Documentation

Sample grant application - 1998

Grant related correspondence - 1996 - 1999
Box 3, Folder 1

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1990 - 2003]

Physical Description: Printed material, photo copies, and clippings

Scope and Content Note

Publications and organizational records

Press clippings - SHG - 1990 - 2002

Publications - newsletter - Vox Grafika-Galeria Otra Vez - 1994 - 2003

SHG - history and mission documentation

Various correspondence - SHG - 1995 - 1999

SHG - financial reports - 1994/1995 - 2000/2001
 

Series 3. Exhibition papers

Box 1, Folder 4

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1993 - 2000]

Physical Description: Press releases

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition and Event Documentation

Press releases, 1988 - 2000

David Siqueiros Mural Project and anniversary events - 1997 - 1999

UK/LA and UK/A2 materials - 1994 - 1997

Voces exhibition materials - 1993 - 1994

Across the Street exhibition materials - 1995 - 1997
Box 1, Folder 5

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1993 - 1996 ]

Physical Description: Press releases, correspondence, invitations

Scope and Content Note

Chicano Expressions exhibiton documentation

Exhibition information

Press releases

Event promotion

Various correspondence - 1994 - 1997

Press clippings - 1994 - 1997

Expresiones Chicanas invitations

Expresiones Chicanas catalog

Expresiones Chicanas press kit
Box 3, Folder 2

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1986 - 1997]

Physical Description: Printed material, catalogs, and SHG publications

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs featuring Self Help work/artists

"LA Prints" catalog - 1986

"Arte Chicano: Papeles" - catalog - 1991

"Chicano/Latino Art: Images in the Age of AIDS" - catalog- 1992

Monoprint Images of the Border - Festival Internacional de la Raza - catalog - 1992

Taller de Monotipia - Festival Internacional de la Raza - catalog - 1993

Bienal Plastica de Baja California - catalog - 1995

VI gathering - Rhode Island - catalog - 1995

As they see it - California Community Foundation - 1998

Self Help Graphics: A retrospective 1982 - 1989
Box 4, Folder 1

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1983 - 1989]

Physical Description: Printed materials, postcards

Scope and Content Note

Latino Artists and Exhibitions

"The fence" - Roger Morrison Gallery - Curtis Gutierrez - 1985

"All roads lead to Rome" -Zero One Gallery - Curtis Gutierrez - 1989

"Warriors of the heart" - Abstraction Gallery - Curtis Gutierrez - 1986

"The Pope of Broadway: A tribute to Anthony Quinn" - Eloy Torrez - 1985

"Homenaje a Frida Kahlo" - Yreina D. Cervantez - 1978

"Dando gracias" - Self Help Graphics - Leo Limon - 1983

"Voices de amor" - Self Help Graphics - Leo Limon - 1988

"Spiritual Cielos" - Leo Limon - 1988

"Muchachas Talk" - Leo Limon - 1987
Box 4, Folder 2

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1986 - 1989]

Physical Description: Printed Materials, programs, brochures

Scope and Content Note

Self Help Graphic Publications

Self Help Graphics: A Visual Arts Program

Art Scene - Vol. 9 No. 2 - 1989

LA Prints: Self Help Graphics Program 1983 - 1986
Box 4, Folder 4

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1983 - 1989]

Physical Description: Correspondence and brochures

Scope and Content Note

Atelier printed materials

Eduard Vinymata - Robert Delgado - Correspondence - 1989

The Atelier Program: East Los Angeles

LA Prints: Self Help Graphics Atelier Program 1983 - 1986
 

Series 4. Media and Press Materials

Box 4, Folder 5

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1987 - 1989]

Physical Description: printed materials, clippings, and color slides

Scope and Content Note

Publicity Material

24 color slides- various artworks - Robert Delgado - 1987 - 1989

Self Help Graphics A visual program

Resume - Robert Delgado

Boletin de Prensa - 1989

Resume, news paper clippings, and biography - Barbara Carrasco
Box 4, Folder 6

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1983 - 1988]

Physical Description: Printed materials, post cards, brochure

Scope and Content Note

Publicity material for Leo Limon

"Spiritual Cielos" - Leo Limon - 1988

"Muchachas Talk" - Leo Limon - 1987

"Voces de amor" - Leo Limon - 1988

"Dando Gracias" - Leo Limon - 1983
Box 4, Folder 7

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1987 - 1989]

Physical Description: Printed materials, postcards, photographs, correspondence, clippings

Scope and Content Note

Publicity Material

Eloy Torrez

Yreina Cervantez

Curtis Gutierrez
 

Series 5. Miscellaneous Materials

Box 1, Folder 3

Self Help Graphics Research Collection Papers [circa 1989 - 1995]

Physical Description: miscellaneous ephemera, photocopied articles and periodicals

Scope and Content Note

Day of the Death Collection

Day of the Dead informational handout with illustrations - blue paper - n.d.

Day of the Dead information / history - Consuelo F. Norte - n.d.

Galeria Otra Vez publication - Dia de los Muertos exhibition - 1991

Galeria Otra Vez publication - Dia de los Muertos exhibition - 1992

Dia de los Muertos silkscreen cards (2) - n.d.

Dia de los Muertos information packet - n.d.

"Pablo Remembers" - photocopy - George Aucova - n.d.

"The Day of the Dead in Aztlan" photocopy - Sybil Venegas - 1995

Dia de los Muertos coloring book - Peter Tovar - 1995 - signed

Day of the Dead press clippings
Box 3, Folder 3

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1996 - 2003 ]

Physical Description: Printed material, reports, programs, and brochures

Scope and Content Note

Publications - Self Help Articles and References

Art Scene July/August 1996

Traffic Report June 1996

Traffic Report April 1998

Festivals of Los Angeles 1996

L.A. International Jazz Festival program 1997

Destination L.A. Tourist Guide 1997 - 1998

California: Cultures Edge brochure

California: Cultures Edge tourist guide

Coro Southern California Awards dinner 1999

The Naturalist November/December 2003
Box 3, Folder 4

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1996-2004]

Physical Description: Printed material, publications

Scope and Content Note

Various Latino arts and culture publications

"Arte de Los Angeles" - Max Benavidez

"The Jaguar" - comic - Laura Molina -1996

"The Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists" - Smithsonian Archives

Pocho Magazine, #2 - 1992

Pocho Magazine, #3 - 1992

A Guide to the Figueroa Corridor - 2000

Autry Museum Quarterly Calendar, April - June 1998

Art and Culture in Communities - Policy brief series, no. 1 - no. 3, 2003

Contemporaries: Five Years of Grantmaking in the Visual Arts - California Community Foundation, 2003

The Seven Deadly Sins exhibition invitation - fold out poster - Artemio Rodriguez - 2004

Modern Broadsides - Graphic Arts Council of LACMA - June 2004
 

Series 6. Photographs and Slides

Box 4, Folder 3

Self Help Graphics and Art Research Collection Papers [circa 1973 - 1989]

Physical Description: 96 Color slides

Scope and Content Note

Various Los Angeles artists on color slides

Michael M. Amescua - 20 color slides

Sergio Zenteno - 20 color slides

Margaret Garcia - 10 color slides color slides

Yreina Cervantez - 20 color slides

Eloy Torrez - 11 color slides

Leo Limon - 16 color slides
 

Series 7. Audio and Visual Materials

Box 5

Self Help Graphics and Art Audio and Visual Film Reels no dates

Physical Description: Film, Outtakes, and Notes

Scope and Content Note

SHG - 16mm Film - Day of the Dead - approximately 20 minutes

SHG - 8mm Film - Unnamed - approximately 4 minutes and 27 seconds

SHG - 5 super 8 reels - unused

SHG - 4 workprints on core reels - approximately 40 minutes

SHG - 4 super 5 reels - complete film - unnamed

SHG - Senior Mago film - outtakes and inserts

SHG - Assumption film - outtakes

SHG - 9 whiteboxed Kid Show film - outtakes - notes/storyboard

SHG - 4 super 8 originals - untitled

SHG - 11 Realistic recording tapes - unused - 2400 feet - 7 feet reel
Box 6

Self Help Graphics and Art Audio and Visual Film Reels no dates

Physical Description: Film, Outtakes, and Photo Stills

Scope and Content Note

SHG - 5 rolls of 35mm Film - unprocessed exposed

SHG - Dia De Los Muertos - 16mm Film- Esparza Prof.SHG - photo stills - Barrio Mobil Art Studio (BMAS) school visit

SHG - random negatives - National Committee To Free Los Tres - graffiti/gang victim performance

SHG - photo stills - Guadalupe set-up - OTIS graduation ceremony

SHG - photo stills - Festival International de la Raza - Taller de Serigrafia y Colectiva Chicana

SHG - photo stills - historical community - parade/artesania - random

SHG - photo stills - Dia de Los Muertos

SHG - random negatives - unidentified - family pictures

SHG - Nos Visita BMAS - outtakes

SHG - Dia De Los Muertos film - outtakes

SHG - 7 super 8 workprints on reels - various lengths

SHG - 16mm film - Senor Mago - unfinished - act 1 and half of act 2 finished
 

Series 8. Atelier Prints

Arrangement

These materials have been housed in the Chicano Studies Research Center Poster Collection located at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library.
Folder 1

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1983-2007

Physical Description: SHG Collection of 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Laura Aguilar

"Grandma," 2001, 2/5

"Grandma," 2001, 38/66

"Grandma," 2001, 1/1

Alex Alferov, Jose Alpuche and Michael Amescua

"Without You," 1998, 2/60

Jack Alvarez

"Dos Mundos," 2001, 59/84

Laura Alvarez

"The Double Agent Sirvienta: Blow Up the Hard Drive," 1999, 37/56

"Mission in the Garden," 2001, 1/1

Amos

"Arreglo de Cosas," 1998, 1/1, monoprint

Vibiana Aparicio Chamberlin

"La Chola Blessed Mother," 1999, 1/1

Chaz Bojorquez and Omar Ramirez

"The Here and Now: Day of the Dead," 2001, 2/80

John Baitlon

"Para Karen East Los," 1998, 2/59

Samuel Baray

"Eva," 1999, 1/1

Sister Karen Boccalero

"In Our Remembrance is Our Resurrection," 1983, 61/77

Kay Brown

"Mexica New Year '07," 2007, 23/25

Alfredo Calderon

"Manto de Tamayo," 1995, 2/55

Folder 2

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1988-2007

Physical Description: SHG Collection of 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Mario Calvano

"Kiki at a Glance," 1999, 1/1, monoprint

Raul Caracoza

"Corky," 2006, 92/130

"Speedy," 2007, 74/115

Cristina Cardenas

"Graciela," 2004, 1/1

Barbara Carrasco

"Primas," 2001, 1/1

Untitled, 2005, 159/165

Yreina D. Cervantez

"Estrella of the Dawn," 1988

Jerolyn Crute

"The Key," 2002, 1/1

"The Key," 2002, 77/89

Victoria Delgadillo

"Knowingly Walking Through the Imaginary River Towards Divine Destiny," no date, 1/1

Richard Duardo

"Zen," 1999, 64/70

Ricardo Duffy

"Hand for Liberty," 1/1

"The New Order," 1996, 41/75

Felipe Ehrenberg

"Mi Hogar en Istelai," 1992, 2/47

"Primero de Enero II," 1994, 50/55

Folder 3

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1983-2004

Physical Description: 15 Serigraph Prints

Scope and Content Note



Ruben Esparza

"Hyper Myth," 2001, 1/1

Carlota Espinoza

"We the People," 1988, 12/65

Lysa Flores

"Trophy Grrl!" 2002, 65/75

"Trophy Grrl!" 2002, 1/1

Yvette Flores

"Grenuda," 2001, 1/1

"CHE," 2003, 40/65

Esperanza Gama

"Mujer Fuego," 2004, 1/1

Diane Gamboa

"Malathion Baby," 1990, 56/79

"Revelation Revolution," 2002, 65/88

"She's My Puppet," 1983, 56/77

Margaret Garcia

"Memory of a Haunting," 1998, 1/1

"Para Siempre," 1997

Martin V. Garcia

"Para lo Vienes, Vienes," 1993, 1/1, monotype *tape markings around back of print edges and small bend at upper right corner

Xochitl Gil

"A Secret Garden," 2000, 1/1

Pat Gomez

"The Trappings of Sor Juana," 1999, 1/1

Folder 4

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1995-2006

Physical Description: 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Cici Gonzalez

"Props & Scenery," 2003

Yolanda Gonzalez

"Alma de una Mujer," 1995, 2/55

Roberto Gutierrez

"Playa Vista," 2003, 4/30

"Playa Vista," 2003, 6/30

"Self-Help Graphics," 2004, 25/105

"Self-Help Graphics," 2004, 26/105

"Self-Help Graphics," 2004, 1/2

"Sunset and Roof Tops," no date, 1/1, monoprint

Margaret Guzman

"Velo/Veil," 1999, 1/1

Wayne Healy and Tomasz Sarnecki

"Smoker's Game," 1999, 2/78

Wayne Healy

"Bolero Familiar," 2002, 2/79

"Transcendental Love," 2006, 48/73

Patrick "Pato" Hebert

"Sin Titulo," 2002, 1/1 monoprint

"Sin Titulo," 2002, 1/1 monoprint

Ernie Herrera

"Bug," 2003, 1/1, monoprint

Folder 5

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1975-2003

Physical Description: 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Ester Hernandez

"California Special," 1988, 12/74

"Con Carino, Lydia Mendoza," 2001, 28/76

"The Cosmic Cruise," 1990, 19/60

"Frida y Yo," 1998, 54/100

"Homenage a Cesar Chavez," 1993, 58/78

"If This is Death - I like It," 1991, 25/70

"La Ofrenda II," 1990, 16/84

"La Ofrenda," 1990, 6/6

"Luna Llena," 1990, 58/100

"Mis Madres," 1986, 18/86

"Sun Mad," 1982, 48/53

"Sun Mad," 1982, 2/3

"La Virgen de Guadalupe Defendiendo los Derechos de los Xicanos," 1975, 33/50

Willie F. Herron III

"Seeds for a New Generation," 2001, 118/129

Nancy Hon

"Secret Chinese/Secret American," 2003, 1/1

Folder 6

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1990-2006

Physical Description: 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Leticia Huerta

"Elegie," 2001, 1/1

Salomon Huerta

Untitled, 2002, 85/120

Untitled, 2002, 78/120

Alberto Ibarra Del Alto

"The Big Dime," 2006, 38/86

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

"La Virgen de los Nopales," 2003, 57/72

Randy Kemp

"Spiritual Warrior," 2000, 1/1

Garland Kirkpatrick

"No Mas Tratos! (No More Deals!)," 2002, 1/1

"No Mas Tratos (No More Deals)," 2002, 79/91

Jeanne Lamarr

"I Heard the Song of My Grandmother," no date, 2/67

Betty Lee

"Seekers of Gold," 1999, 1/1

Leo Limon

"Mosaic Corazon," 1990, 68/76

Aydee Lopez Martinez

"Moved by Your Rhythmic Eyes," 2002, 71/118 *slight bending at upper right corner

Yolanda Lopez

"Jaguar Woman Warrior: Woman's Work Is Never Done," 1999, 72/73

Esteban Luna

"In Bianco e Nero II," no date

David Manje

"Dreamers, Magicians, and Star Navigators," 2000, 71/80
Folder 7

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1984-2002

Physical Description: 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Ralph Maradiaga

"Lost Childhood," 1984,ar 85/88

Poli Marichal

"Arbol de la sabiduria," 1997, 1/1

Isabel Martinez

"V.G. Got Her Green Card," 2001, 1/1

"Woman of Color," 1997, 2/63

Paul Martinez

"Mi Amor," 1995, 2/41

Beatriz Mejia Krumbein

"Cautiva, "2002, 2/80

Memphis aka Mark Young

"Cliche Inversion," 2002, 1/1

Ricardo Mendoza

"Respect," 2002, 5/5, black and white

"Respect," 2002, 1/1

Malaquias Montoya

"Declaracion de Amor," 1989

"Carnal del Sol," 1987

Richard Montoya

"Mickey Mao," 2000, 2/100

Dominique Moody

"Life Cycles," 2002, 1/1, monoprint

Martin Moreno

"Dualities," 2000, 1/1

"Dualities," 2000, 73/80
Folder 8

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1983-2006

Physical Description: 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Ami Motevalli

"Looking for the Birds," 2006, 38/70

Cristina Miguel Mullen

"Mangan Tayon, Food for Thought," 2001, 48/84

Armando Norte

Untitled, 1983, 70/77

Nuke & One

"Cyber Mexica New Year," 2006, 38/80

Nuke

"Todos Somos Chusma," 1998, 1/1

Keisho Okayama

"Self Portrait," no date, 2/70

Noni Olabisi

"King James Version," 1999, 1/1

Eduardo Oropeza

"Chicuelina," 1996, 90/97

"Esperanza," 1991, 54/73

Juanishi Orozco

"Angel de la vida," 2003, 6/6

"Angel de la vida," 2003, 53/81

Tony Ortega

"A La Frontera de Aztlan," 1996, 2/64

Eva Cristina Perez

"Mother and Son," 1994, 1/1, monoprint

Jesus Angel Perez

"Mextli nagual," 1995, 1/1

Ada Pullini Brown

"The Fruit of Dischord," 1995, 2/56

Folder 9

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1997-2007

Physical Description: 15 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Christopher Ramirez

"Noche de Poesia," 2004, 1/1

Untitled, 2001, 1/1, monoprint

Jose Ramirez

"25 Calakas," 1998, 1/1

"25 Calacas," 1998, 49/79

Jesus "Chuy" Rangel

"Puro Lover's Lane," 1998, 59/63

"Puro Lover's Lane," 1998, 18/63

Victor Raphael

"Teotihuacan UFO," 2003, 1/1

Miguel Angel Reyes

"Dozena," 1999, 1/1

"Glare," 2006, 82/124

"Laocoön Electrica," 2002, 1/1, monoprint *bending and wear

"SKB-SHG," 2007, 74/133

"Suspicious Activity," 2004, 1/2

Untitled, no date

Elena Rios

"Semilla de Sabiduria," 2004, 1/2

Pedro Rios Martinez

"Mexico Sin Espinas," 1997, 54/59 *some fingerprints and markings on the edges of print

Folder 10

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1995-2004

Physical Description: 16 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Artemio Rodriguez

"Day of the Dead," 2002, 38/65

Favianna Rodriguez

"Community Control of the Land," 2002, 1/1

"Del Ojo no se Escapa Nadie," 1999, 37/64

Isis Rodriguez

"Self-Portrait with Muse," 2002, 39/70

"Self-Portrait with Muse," 2002, 1/1

Frank Romero

"Grand Father's House," no date, 1/1

"Heart," no date, 64/75

"Plaza Boat House," 2000, 38/78

"Vida/Muerte," 1998, 44/81

Sonia Romero

"There's a Lion in My Mouth," 2004

Annette Maria Ruiz

"Sagrada Sandia," 1998, 68/68

Shizu Saldamando

"Snapshot," no date, 1/1

Untitled, no date, 1/1, monoprint

David Serrano

"Fandango," 1995, 2/58

Herbert O. Siguenza

"Culture Clash=15 Years of Revolutionary Comedy," 1999, 73/78

"Sandias," no date, 6/10

Folder 11

Self Help Graphics and Art Permanent Collection of Atelier Prints 1988-2005

Physical Description: 18 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Weston Tekeshi Teroya

"They Mistook the Determination in Our Eyes for Hopelessness," 2002, 1/1

Think Again

"No Bullshit," 2002, 1/1

"No Bullshit," 2002, 75/88

Marisol Torres

"The Wizard of Aztlan," 2004, 1/1

Michael Torres

"Silva vs. Sakuraba #2," 2002, 1/1, monoprint

Salvador Torres

"Viva La Raza," 1998, 26/129

Vincent Valdez

Untitled, no date, 1/1

Tecpatl Apolina Vargas

"The Mercury Weeps," 2001, 1/1

Genaro Velasquez Navarro

"Algo Quedo," 1997, 1/1 *small wear

Esteban Villa

"Homefront Homeboy," 2002, 59/72

"Homefront Homeboy," 2003, 1/1

Larry Yanez

"Cocina Jaiteca," 1988, 12/60

"Once Juan Won One," no date, 2/56

Mary Yanish

"Pericardium," 1998, 1/1

Frank Ybarra

"Backyard Pachanga," 2003, 1/1

Kathy Yorba

"The View," 1995, 2/63

Jaime "Germs" Zacarias

"Dia de los Germs," 2005, 16/62

Sergio Zenteno

Untitled, 1992, 30/62

Folder 12

Self Help Graphics Collection of Atelier Prints

Physical Description: 16 Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note

Unidentifiable Artists, titles, and or years

Patssi Valdez "LA TJ" 1987, 57/59
 

Subseries 1. Day of the Dead 1977-1997

 

1977-1997

Scope and Content Note



1977 Dia de Los Muertos Print (2)

1978 Dia de Los Muertos Print

1979 Dia de Los Muertos Print

1981 Dia de Los Muertos Print

1982 Dia de Los Muertos Print; Marisela Norte (2)

1982 Dia de Los Muertos Print; Leo Limon

1989 Dia de Los Muertos Print (2)

1992 Dia de Los Muertos Print (2)

1992 Dia de Los Muertos Print; Cesar A. Martinez (2)

1997 Dia de Los Muertos Print

 

Subseries 2. The New Immigration: Ten Etchings 1989

 

The New Immigration: Ten Etchings 1988-89

Scope and Content Note



This etching project was conceived by Gilbert Cardenas and Sister Karen Boccalero in 1987. Five artists whose prints you find in this portfolio were commissioned to create two prints each on the theme of new immigration. The artists were provided paper, ink, and a small stipend for expenses. Each artist produced two plates and two proof prints. The project was entirely privately financed by some twenty art patrons. This project would not have been possible without their support and patience. The etchings were printed on Arches cover buff paper (250 grams) at the Taller Romero in Mexico City, Mexico by Renato Esquivel Romero. The prints were executed in 1988. They were printed on 15x22 inch paper in an edition numbered 1-100, ten artist proofs (A/P), and five printer proofs (P/T). The introductory sheets were signed, hand set in 16 point Spectrum, and printed letterpress by Leda Black at the Eucalyptus Press in Oakland, California in August of 1989.



Jose Antonio Aguirre

"Bienvenido a los Tostados Unidos" 1988, 35/100

"El Paso, Al Reves" 1988, 35/100



Guillermo Bert

"Del Sur al Norte #1" 1988, 35/100

"Del Sur al Norte #2" 1988, 35/100



Leo Limon

"La U.S.A. and the Three Diablos" 1988, 35/100

"A Votar" 1988, 35/100



Malaquias Montoya

No title Given 1988, 35/100

No title Given 1988, 35/100



Alejandro Romero

"Magueyes" 1988, 35/100

"Magueyes II" 1988, 35/100

Folder 13

The New Immigration: Ten Etchings 1989

Physical Description: Atelier Prints

Scope and Content Note



Includes etchings by:

Jose Antonio Aguirre

Guillermo Bert

Leo Limon

Malaquias Montoya

Alejandro Romero