Four exhibits that celebrate the female creative voice are currently on view in all galleries at Arte Américas, and continue through May 11, 2014.  The exhibition coincides with International Women’s Day, National Women’s History Month, and closes on Mother’s Day.   

In The Ruiz Gallery a group show with works by sixteen veteran and emerging Central Valley artists in a variety of media: photography, paintings on canvas, prints, and experiential installation environments. 

Las Gallerías de la Comunidad – or Community Galleries – will feature two photographers. Rosa Elena Alvarez’s series of black and white staged images explore intimately personal themes.  Raw, honest, thought provoking, and beautifully noir – the artfully captured works by the Fresno State graduate have made her a rising local talent.  Alvarez enjoys the magical nature of the darkroom, and developed each of the prints to be shown in the collection.  

Oaxacan photographer Itandehui F. Ortiz’s photographs take the viewer on a tour behind the scenes of the current native peoples’ urban arts movement in Mexico.  Her series features women muralists in the region who create positive change in their communities.

Inside The Fresno Art Museum Partnership Gallery, a stunning collection of contemporary sculptures by Bay Area artist Viviana Paredes combine glass, bronze, wood and organic materials.  Paredes is Artist-In-Residence at the de Young Museum of San Francisco, and her work has been included in many group exhibitions from the U.S. to Mexico.



  • March 6    -  Art Hop - many participating VIVA LA MUXER artists will be present plus music by Rumba32 Jazz Ensemble!    FREE

  • March 8    -  International Women’s Day at Fresno City College (Arte Americas will be tabling)  FREE

  • March 15  -  Viva La Muxer artist’s reception 2p-4p FREE

  • March 22  -  Sugar Skull workshop in the Plaza 12p-4p $10 or $35 for a family of up to five

  • March 23  -  An Afternoon With Zelda Fitzgerald - Story of an Artist :  educational presentation by Fresno County Public Library Adult Programming Librarian Linda Aragon -- in connection with “The Big Read” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. 2pm - 4pm FREE

  • March 29   -  Panza Power! A Student Performance of The Panza Monologues and Panel Discussion by Fresno State Women's Studies Program Graduates. 6p-8p  FREE 

  • March 30   -   Artist reception for photographer Rosa Elena Alvarez  2p-4p  FREE


Special thanks to our partners in this exhibition:
The Fresno County League of Mexican-American Women
 at the Fresno County Library and National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Project.