Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Art auction to raise funds for students to study in Spain

Galvan House, Heritage Park, Corpus Christi - 04/24/14 - 04/26/14

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

More than 30 renowned artists from throughout North America, including some who are internationally known, have contributed art for the Benefit Art Auction to raise money for Texas A&M University-Kingsville art students to travel to Spain this summer, to study at the University of Alcala.

The works, some valued at more than $10,000, will be auctioned off at the Galvan House in Heritage Park in Corpus Christi. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 25. Those interested in getting a preview of the art may visit the Galvan House from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 24-25.  A brochure describing the work and artists will be available.

Each piece will go to the highest bidder and it is understood that some will be sold at much less than they are worth, said Dr. Manuel Flores, chair of the art communications and theatre department at Texas A&M-Kingsville. “It is a fund raiser and the artists who contributed these pieces are aware of the process.”

The auction will feature the work of Santa Barraza, art professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville. She is one of the premier Chicana artists in the world. She will teach at the University of Alcala this summer. She has previously taught at University of Graz in Austria and at several universities in Mexico.

“We are very excited about this auction and hope the public supports us,” Barraza said. “These artists from throughout the nation and Mexico have contributed some priceless works of art for this cause. They want to help new artists bloom and they want to see them experience the world. This trip to Spain will be an eye-opener for many of our students.” 

Student artists include Gerardo Benavidez; Monica Bravo, Odem; Lauren Carranza, Houston; Kimberly Caughman, Bishop; Mary Ann Delgado; Adriana Guillen, Houston; Sasha Maldonado, Laredo; Evelyn A. Nunez, Mission; Marcus Pena, Kevin Pendleton, Benavidez; Liliana Santos, McAllen; and Christina A. Trejo. 

Professional artists include Christopher Acosta, Kingsville; Judy Baca, Los Angeles; Santa Barraza, Kingsville; Emma Bluntzer, Alice; Laura Cano, Houston; Yreina Cervantez, Los Angeles; Andrea Dasilva, Hollywood; Jesus de la Rosa, Kingsville; Viola Delgado, Dallas; Alba de Leon, San Antonio; Alec Dempster, Toronto; Carmen Lomas Garza, San Francisco; Christina Leubert, Syneider; Ricardo Santos Hernandez, Chicago; Juan Lopez Johnston, Corpus Christi; Todd Lucas, Kingsville; Amanda Munoz, Alice; Fernando Orellana, Troy, New York; Claudia Rendon Padilla, San Antonio; Amado Pena, Santa Fe; Adriana Perez, Corpus Christi; Venessa Ramos, Austin; Mario Rendon, Colima, Mexico; Greg Rubio, Kingsville; Emmanuel Sanchez, Kingsville; Jose Trevino, Austin; Paul Valdez; Benjamin Varela, Elsa; Ana Varela, Elsa; George Vargas, Corpus Christi; Liliana Wilson, Austin; Charles Wissinger, Kingsville; and Fulden Wissinger, Kingsville.


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