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Guide to the Juan R. Fuentes Papers CEMA 127
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • 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


    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
    Screen prints