Tejanos: The Border Crossed Us


Organized by J Leigh Garcia and Wendi Valladares. The reception was at Texas Christian University (TCU) during the evening of Thursday, March 7, 2019.

J Leigh Garcia (left forward)
at her reception at TCU on March 14

Location: TCU, 2805 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129. N Moudy Building, 1st Floor, Project Space
Organizers: J. Leigh Garcia, Adjunct Professor, Pensacola State College

Wendi Valladares, artist
The complex history between Texans and Mexicans has resulted in a melding of these two cultures or what is known today as Tejanos. While many Mexican-Americans identify as Chicano/Chicana/Chicanx, Tejano/Tejana/Tejanx is a term specifically for Mexican-Americans who call Texas their home. For many Tejanos, their familial lineage in present-day Texas dates back to before the Texas Revolution, hence the famous line, “we never crossed the border, the border crossed us.”
Contributing Artists:
Francisco Alvarado, MFA candidate, Texas Christian University
Ruben Castillo, Lecturer & Shop Technician, Kansas City Art Institute
Jesus De La Rosa, Associate Professor of Art, Texas A&M University–Kingsville
Celeste De Luna, Lecturer, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Francisco Delgado, Assistant Printmaker, Horned Toad Prints
J. Leigh Garcia, Adjunct Professor, Pensacola State College
Brandy Gonzalez, Art Teacher, Cade MS and Adjunct Professor, Lassen College
Clarissa Gonzalez, MFA candidate, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Manuel Guerra, Lecturer, University of Texas at El Paso
Michael Menchaca, working artist / public artist
Ashley Mireles, Co-Director of La Printeria, Education Coordinator at Artpace San Antonio, and co-founding member of the Creative Women’s Alliance
Raul Monarrez, Advance Visual Arts / AP Teacher, Del Valle High School, YISD, Horned Toad Press
Ben Munoz, Independent artist with Gallery affiliations at the Art Center of Corpus Christi
New Mexico–Hecho a ManoBen Munoz
Omar González, MFA candidate, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ricardo Ruiz,
Marco Sánchez, MFA candidate, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Alan Serna, Co-Founder / Master Printer, Feral Editions
Wendi Valladares, Art & Design Adjunct, Cedar Valley College

"A Alguien Le Falta Un Tornillo"
screenprint  2019

"Texans vs Tejanos"
photolithography and serigraphy  2019

"Primera Generacion"
screenprint  2019

"Six Flags Over Countless Bodies"
etching with aquatint  2019

"In Search Of"
lithograph and serigraph  2019

"Coffee with Barry"
relief  2019

"Fa Lo Mi Tu Amerika"
serigraph  2018

"Frontier Fury"
silkscreen  2019

"Open 24.7"
drypoint  2018

Clarissa Gonzalez
"Prime for Growth"
lithograph  2019

"This Land is My Land"
screenprint  2019

"Ridgemeadown Dr"
screenprint  2018

"Tejano: Cargador de Cultura"
etching  2019

"Border Lies"
silkscreen  2019

"Casa Ajeno"
etching  2019

Francisco Alvarado
photolithograph  2019

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