Changarrito with Jason Valdez

Feb. 1, 2022

Feb. 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm Feb. 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Jason Valdez, Make it Work (the Irontrap Fix #2), Airbrush on Shop Rags, 3′ x 4′, 2021

Make it Work (the Irontrap Fix), Graphite on Paper, 16″ x 20″, 2020
Defective, Oil on Panel, 20″ x 24″, 2020

About the Artist

Jason Valdez was born and raised in McAllen, TX. The son of a diesel mechanic and a classical singer, he grew up around a unique mix of both artistic and industrial influences. As a young boy, he developed an aptitude for drawing that has stayed with him throughout his life. Valdez earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2007 from the University of Texas Pan American and began his teaching career the following year. In the spring of 2017, he earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Currently, he is working as the Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Victoria College.

Changarrito cart February 19-20

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Jason Valdez featured her artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on February 19-20, 2022.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, February 24

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Jason Valdez took place on Thursday, February 24th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST. Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, facilitated the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.

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