Blood, Sweat and Tears- My artshow

We are two dynamic New York City

based Latina artists, coming

together to showcase a new art

collection titled

“Blood, Sweat & Tears.” 

Our works will display the artist’s

hearts, struggles, and passions

as Latina New Yorkers on canvas.

Through the generous contributions

by Ogilvy&Mather and LatinRED,

NEXTMARVEL we invited you to experience the new collection,

hosted by Ogilvy&Mather;

in a one night only art presentation

and silent auction


This post is super over due, especially since my show was on June 6th and the month is almost over..

Time goes by so quickly and the work is always stacking up.]

June 6th 2013 I had the pleasure of doing a duo show with the talented and 10 year friend of mine, Tanya Lavache.7163_511531902247679_426898457_n

This show was stressful and hectic from many parts, not just my end.

I know Next Marvel, who curated the show went absolutely ape caca running around trying to get everything done and absolutely perfect.


With a lack of time, and funds everything turned out great in the end.

But let’s start at the beginning.8630_511529388914597_1939802011_n

I started painting last minute due to crazy months(which is no excuse)

I had a specific theme in mind and was being super picky to what I wanted to portray.

Not to mention the fact that the show’s theme was Blood, Sweat and Tears.


Something I really wanted to get down and dirty with and actually go “extra” on.

I especially wanted to show sadness on my canvases, grief and loss being swallowed away by substances that are  not the best for you.

Cigarettes, Wine etc.

Though you really can’t see the canvases in the backgrounds clearly, I will be posting up pictures soon that will make it much better for you guys to see.


Lately I’ve been on this purple, green and orange craze.

I only wanted to stick to those colors and all the new pieces that I painted was just that.

It looks so halloweeny( my made up word)

but that’s not the only reason why I’ve been fonding so crazy about it.1614_511528945581308_2140291567_n

Green has always been my favorite color, especially neon green. I always tend to use it in my work to give it a pop of “bam, in  your face” effect.

Orange is an acquired taste. Not everyone is fond of it, but I love the brightness of it, especially when it’s so saturated. To me it reflects originality.

Purple, ha… I could go on for this one. I’ll keep it simple though. I know many say the color of royalty, but all I think about is Jasmine.

Her favorite color yes, but conveniently enough, the color for domestic violence awareness.

Well, enough about that.. let’s get back to the show.706164_511529995581203_1394491776_o

Jorge, I know we (Tanya and I) drove you absolutely crazy.

Promotion, location, event details, cancellations, etc.

But you absolutely outdid yourself and for that I thank you.

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Originally the show was to be held at the Ogilvy  Rooftop.

Ogilvy was kind and generous enough to let us use their location for our event.

I was the told the Rooftop looked marvelous, though I never got to see it.

Due to the weather, our show was pushed to the cafeteria…

which looked good.

So no complaints from me.


I arrived with my coworker Marlene, she’s such a doll and she’s in here somewhere with the blonde hair and pink dress.

And of course with Kat, (wearing the Bowser muscle T)  straight out of work.. and getting ready was hilarious.

(You’ll see those pictures in my next “Never Made It’s)


Misha, the best friend and photographer was already there snapping away and greeted me with open arms.

I missed her so much and due to our busy lives and both of us dealing with so much, and now living in different boroughs again…

times together have been a little tougher to come by.

Not that we don’t have text each other randomly with super awesome news all the time.


When I walked in Tanya was already being interviewed by Astrid, reporter and writer for Artsy Magazine.

(which you can see their  post about our show HERE)

and my turn was soon to arrive.1004426_511533932247476_483057204_n

I know Tanya had already prepared her speech. Which we were required to do.

Give the audience a little peek into what it is we are about.

What we represent.

What we want to accomplish.

Mention that this was an auction show, and bidding was now open.

And of course, thank NextMarvel for curating us.

Thank Ogilvy for their support and hosting our show.


Yeah,I did none of that.



I grabbed that mic and winged it.

But I promise you this, I said all I needed to say and had everyone laughing.

Straight to the point and direct.


Well, enough about my rambling.. enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for the actual pictures of my work,

and also, the reviews of the show.1008207_511532085580994_262445937_o

(Edgar and Tanya discussing prices for bidding)1008243_511533495580853_1446954213_o

(getting the crowd excited)1008248_511529358914600_751473406_o 1008319_511529818914554_1044991686_o

(Medz and Stevie)
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(Interview with Astrid)1008411_511529122247957_305587958_o

(Oli and friend)

(Behind the scenes shot of Gabe, Jorge and Manny setting up)1009012_511533102247559_622400360_o

(J.S…. Thank you for purchase)1009253_511529545581248_1601570654_o

(Michelle and Tanya)1009335_511533582247511_1488510304_o 1009360_511534398914096_289407827_o 1009365_511532592247610_1569928532_o 1009382_511534262247443_5070196_o 1009383_511529578914578_328774940_o 1009517_511532208914315_57232456_o 1009530_511528685581334_1639323909_o 1009552_511529322247937_1268136673_o 1009932_511528735581329_621665587_n 1010160_511528832247986_374089083_n 1011383_511530542247815_770728952_n 1012109_511534552247414_1078474237_n

(Emilyn, thank you for your purchase, you are too cute.

I hope you enjoyed the thank you letter I sent you.)1014489_511529962247873_1502253058_o 1014503_511530575581145_1186074814_o 1014503_511532942247575_839223446_o

(Hitting black books, I never stray for too long)1014524_511533268914209_2061300375_o

(Philly, being Phil)1014732_511529692247900_522249852_o 1014737_511528912247978_293012544_o

(boom, I got the mic)1014870_511531875581015_2036007021_o 1014879_511529088914627_691562190_o

(Marlene and Kat)1015054_511533295580873_827863303_o 1015077_511530398914496_1134159735_o

(Q acting a fool..that’s a black mail picture right there, imagine all the possibilities with photoshop)1015085_511532698914266_799194156_o 1015125_511530122247857_1943516092_o

(The Photographers, gracias.)1015125_511533575580845_70655654_o 1015143_511532738914262_231947263_o 1015143_511532922247577_2022893490_o

(This man right here,we drive each other crazy..but we get the job done)1015154_511528808914655_1747524486_o

(some of the crowd listening while we speak)1015191_511531792247690_2043259687_o 1015236_511530555581147_1561076163_o 1015278_511529795581223_2052404965_o 1015278_511532478914288_2084624793_o 1015298_511534238914112_1629405916_o 1015510_511532362247633_1730720329_o 1015513_511530372247832_1444860946_o

It was a great night.1015792_511529985581204_1953358914_o

Thank you to all those who came out and supported our work.

Enjoyed the new art.

Said hello.

Drank a little booze.


A very grateful thank you to those who actually purchased paintings, you are deeply appreciated.

Without the support, it wouldn’t be the same.

The love for it all might be shy,

materials would not be bought.

and expressions will be trapped in our minds forever.


Photography by : Misha Merino and Manny Inoa

1015807_511530375581165_1297765018_oSponsored  by:


And a special thank you to logoimgThank you for all your hard-work. It is greatly appreciated.

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