Rebecca Caraveo
Judy DeRosa
Jose Elias
Richard Gomez
 Rebecca Caraveo
Danny Greene
Charles Perez
Christina Ramos
 Ruben Sanchez
Oscar Torres


The concept for KINDRED began with an inquiry into the connective threads that exist between a handful of artists who create evocative, narrative-dense works.  Art lovers who have experienced some of our previous group shows may be familiar with the names of the artists who make up this grouping.  

These individuals created works that seemed to  subconsciously draw the viewer in for longer periods of time. 

Their artwork frequently incited inquiry as to the context and meanings behind the beautiful compositions. 

Additionally, each of the artists have acted as ambassadors of our Latino cultural center in one capacity or another.  Some have inspired and personally helped our local artists.  Others, we are told, spread positive words about our organization and about our abundant talent base of artists in The Valley.

It should also be noted that each participating artist’s own life stories can read like a compelling novels.  These artists, whether they have met or not -- are kindred. It is only through a real-life experience that the viewer can sense the unmistakable harmony that exists in the combined interaction of the works (despite the wide variance in styles and techniques.)

We invite you to allow your curious mind to weave its own script to accompany each individual work of art. 

  • Pay attention to the details in the backgrounds of the photographs and paintings.  
  • Take an extra moment to gaze into the canvas textures and art surfaces.
  • Allow time for the artwork to breathe and reveal its secrets to you. This may even require a second visit.
Once you have seen all of the works, take a second stroll-through to examine the threads that connect the grouping together as an organic whole. 


Curator’s Statement : Frank L. Delgado

This  exhibition is a grouping of artists who not only create works that are narrative-dense, but whose own stories are intriguing and contribute to the styles and techniques incorporated into each of their works. These qualities make them each kindred to each other.

Photographer Rebecca Caraveo hosts a weekly radio program playing classic country, is a former television host,  an internationally renowned Rockabilly star, photography professor at Fresno City College,  and former curator here at Arte Américas.  

Judy DeRosa is well known  in the Foothill community and was invited to participate in a recent women’s show at Arte Américas. Her paintings captivated everyone. 

Jose Elias is a former farm laborer turned art teacher who creates  dynamic, large-scale works.  His charcoal works reveal a technique of capturing fine detail that will leave you breathless. 

 Richard Gomez is a professor at UC Merced who, along with Merced Multicultural Arts Center curator and  cultural advocate Charles Perez, have facilitated gallery space for Fresno  artists to show their works in Merced to new audiences. 

Ruben Sanchez,  is also a former farm laborer turned and produce wholesaler whose color pallette will invigorated you. 

Restauranteur Oscar Torres also hails  from Merced and showed works in a Los Angeles show organized as a partnership with Avenue 50 Studios and Arte Américas.  

Los Angeles artist Danny Greene has incredible artwork and an incredible story:  four years ago he was struck by a drunk driver and suffered major brain  trauma that left him with the ability to paint.  He had never really lifted a brush before the accident, and is now a virtuoso.  

Artist Christina Ramos creates photorealistic acrylic on canvas works that win awards and sell regularly to well-known and respected  art collectors.

It is an honor to be able to share these beautiful works with you. Please share information about this exhibit with other art lovers!