Jul. 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am – Jul. 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
About the Artist
Sixto-Juan Zavala was born and raised in south Texas. He is an art director, designer, and illustrator, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from Texas State University (2010). He specializes in identity work, poster design, illustration, and their applications in social media. Zavala’s work reflects his interest in popular culture, especially art, fashion, music, and literature. His use of illustration, collage, and custom typography creates layered and evocative imagery.
Zavala has created designs for corporations such as Taco Cabana and Goodwill in San Antonio. From 2010 through 2013 Zavala worked at BradfordLawton, LLC, a San Antonio based agency specializing in corporate strategy, brand transformation, and advertising. Zavala also serves as art director and VJ (Video Jockey) for Essentials, a multi-media applied arts collective.
Zavala has published in Graphis New Talent Annual for 2011 and is the winner of several awards: the Sue Reynolds Memorial Award; a Ralph Award at the 2010 Creative Summit; and winner of the 2010 DSVC David Kampa Judges Choice Award. His work on Elumicor’s print ads won BradfordLawton, LLC a 2011 Gold Addy. Two of his illustrations have been published in I.T Post Magazine (F/W 2012). Zavala had his first solo exhibition of poster designs at Silkwörm Gallery, San Antonio in May 2013. Zavala’s digital collages, Floral Alchemy, commissioned by Cedar Communications (an international creative and commercial content agency), was featured in the creative community website Behance in June 2012 as well as the publication Plant Kingdom: Design with Plant Aesthetics 2015.
Changarrito cart July 11-12 & 18-19
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.
Sixto-Juan Zavala will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring his artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on July 11-12 & 18-19, 12 pm – 3 pm. Come out and buy his artwork and get to know him in person!
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