The Art of Democracy Is a National Coalition of Art Exhibitions
on the Dire State of American Politics Scheduled for the Fall of 2008.

San Francisco, California Exhibition
CONTACT: grafica at
Galeria Zapatista at Mission Grafica
Mission Cultural Center, 4th Floor
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, California

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Arte de la Democracia/Art of Democracy
An Exchange of Political Posters
between artists in San Francisco
and Puerto Rico

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Mission Grafica in San Francisco opening reception on Art (scroll down)
October 3 - November 29, 2008

Reception October 3 - 6-9 p.m.

Puerto Rico exhibition page

Artists from Puerto Rico:

Osvaldo Budet
José "Tony" Cruz
Elizam Escobar
Teo Freytes
Papel Machete
Javier Maldonado
Javier Martinez
Gabriel Melendez
Rafael Miranda
Omar Obdulio Peña Forty
Raquel Quijano
Christopher Rivera
Beatriz Santiago
Garvin Sierra
Pedro Vélez

Show Poster

Artists from California

Tony Bergquist
Alexandra Blum
Francisco Dominguez
Juan Fuentes
Art Hazelwood
Veronica Orozco & John Harkins
Patrick Piazza
Calixto Robles
Jos Sances

Marsha Shaw
Eunice Soto-Ralat

Veronica Orozco and John Harkins

Art Hazelwood

Patrick Piazza

Marsha Shaw


Calixto Robles

Juan R. Fuentes

Jos Scances

Tony Bergquist

Eunice Soto-Ralat

Alexendra Blum

Mission Grafica presents a political poster exchange between artists of the Bay Area and Puerto Rico. Mission Grafica at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts has been a cultural bridge for graphic artists between the Bay Area and Latin America for the past thirty years. Eunice Soto-Ralat, who recently moved to San Francisco from Puerto Rico and now runs Mission Grafica, is the perfect bridge builder for this current project. She has organized an exchange of screenprint posters between seventeen artists in Puerto Rico and thirteen in the Bay Area. The thirty artists have agreed to create political posters specifically for this exchange around the title and theme, Arte de la Democracia/Art of Democracy. All the artists work will be on display both at Mission Grafica’s Galeria Zapatistaand at Area Gallery in Caguas, Puerto Rico starting from October 3.

The artists from the Bay Area include two previous directors of Mission Grafica well known for their powerful political graphics, Jos Sances and Juan Fuentes. Elizam Escobar is one of the best known political artists in Puerto Rico. The exploration of the theme of art and democracy by these artists will create a provocative exhibition.

The exhibition is part of a national coalition of political art exhibitions called the Art of Democracy that are taking place between now and the elections. The coalition includes more than fifty exhibitions from museums and galleries to libraries and universities, and spans the country including Vashon Island, Washington, Muncie, Indiana, Plymouth, New Hampshire, Tucson Arizona, Chicago, Atlanta and seven others in the Bay Area. Arte de la Democracia/Art of Democracy.
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