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Miembros Newsletter: September 2021

From the Director

MX21 Opens with Enthusiasm & Sept. 17th Proclaimed

Mexic-Arte Museum Day!


Hero image photo by Bryan Lara.

On Sept. 17th Mexic-Arte Museum opened the exhibition, MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience that references two historical events in Mexico that also shaped our lives today, – the five hundred years of the downfall of the Mexico-Tenochtitlán, and the two hundred years of the consummation of Independence of Mexico from Spain. The exhibition draws from works in the permanent collection and new works by invited artists. We thank all the participating artists including Santa Barraza, Luis Abreux, Cande Aguilar, Angel Cabrales, Alonso Estrada, Tomas
Filsinger, Eduardo Garcia, Tita Griesbach, Mari Hernandez, Michael Menchaca, Delilah Montoya, Juan Navarrete, Yelaine Rodriguez, Sergio Sanchez Santamaria, Andy Villarreal, “Kill Joy” and others. With this exhibition, we reflect on history and current reality here in the U.S., reclaiming and reaffirming shared heritage and experiences.


This exhibition brings to memory past exhibits produced by Mexic-Arte Museum such as Counter Colon-ialismo, 1992; Rethinking la Malinche, 1993; Promises of Independence & Revolution: Artists Interpreting Mexico, 2010. These exhibits referenced other important historical dates and personages that have formed our collective memory.


MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience is divided into three sections: Resistance, Reaffirmation, and Resilience. Resistance refers to the Original Peoples resisting the Spanish invasion, occupation of Mexico and the ongoing resistance of communities. Reaffirmation speaks to affirming the unique history and cultural diversity of our shared heritage. Resilience represents the evolution of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and other Latinx peoples, despite and because of struggles to achieve liberty, social justice, and plurality. Invited artists responded to these themes to help the public better understand and appreciate how history has impacted and inspired our shared U.S. – Mexico cultural history in the Americas and call attention to the ongoing struggle in the pursuit of social justice today. Artworks and materials from the Museum permanent collection have been added, enhancing the content and context. On opening night, many of the artists and friends joined in the celebration of the new exhibition.


Michael Torres, President of the Board gave a warm and meaningful welcoming. Here are some of his words, “With each exhibition, I am amazed with artwork and the work of the Museum staff to create exhibitions. I want to thank the Mexic-Arte Museum staff and team for their contributions and dedication. This could not be possible without the work of these talented individuals. This exhibit commemorates – 500 years of history – and it brings us to dialogue about our times today. We have many challenges in the world – here at the Museum we address these issues with art and education. The Museum, the exhibition and programs are for the community. It is only through learning about our past that we understand ourselves today. Mexic-Arte is a vehicle to learn, educate and enjoy. We are advancing on plans to renovate the building in partnership with the City of Austin thus creating a dignified place to preserve art. We are proud of our 38 years here in Austin and we are working to improve and expand our programs for our generations in the future. Tonight we open MX21 – Resistance, Resilience and Reaffirmation – an exhibition of our past and our reflections on the present so that we can contribute to a better tomorrow”.


Next, the Consul General of Mexico Pablo Marentes acknowledged the Museum and our work in embracing and promoting our common heritage. Council Member Vanessa Fuentes presented and recognized the Museum with the City of Austin Proclamation naming Sept. 17 th , Mexic-Arte Museum Day. (See the Proclamation content below.) To end the program, there was a special presentation by Danza Azteca Guadalupana Austin, Texas directed by Maestro Javier Flores to honor indigenous ancestors. Music by Trucha Soul Records entertained the guests throughout the evening as the public enjoyed drinks provided by Brown Distributing Co Inc. Thank you to all that came out. The Mexic-Arte Museum invites everyone to visit the exhibition, MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience that continues until February 27, 2022.


Photo by Bryan Lara

Council Member Vanessa Fuentes presented the following City of Austin Proclamation.


Be it known that Whereas, The Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to enriching the community through education programs, exhibitions, and the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. Whereas, The Mexic-Arte Museum has created a space as a cultural institution to influence and amplify community voices in the areas of art, history, and race. Whereas, This year, the Mexic-Arte Museum acknowledges the cultural significance of the 500- year anniversary of the falling of the Aztec capital, the Spaniard invasion, and the Independence of Mexico, as depicted through its newest exhibits. Whereas, This year marks the 38 th anniversary of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Day of the Dead tradition which sheds light on the history, tradition, and celebration of this Mexican cultural and heritage, and will be celebrated with a community altar. Now, Therefore, I Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin, Texas do hereby proclaim September 17 th as Mexic-Arte Day in Austin.


Executive Director

Sylvia Orozco


Exhibits

MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience Exhibition


Leopoldo Méndez,
CUAUHTEMOC, ca. 1950
Lithograph of original linocut on paper, 14 1/2” x 10 1/2”

MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience Exhibition 
Sept. 17, 2021- Feb. 27, 2022

Throughout 2021, Mexico is observing and commemorating major events in history: the falling of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, the invasion by Spain, and the Independence of Mexico. Mexic-Arte Museum will present an exhibition and programs in conjunction with Mexico’s  2021 events, and reaffirm our common cultural history.

The exhibition MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience is divided into three sections: Resistance, Reaffirmation, and ResilienceResistance refers to the Original Peoples resisting the Spanish invasion and occupation of Mexico, which was really not “conquered.” Reaffirmation speaks to affirming the unique history and cultural diversity of our shared heritage. Resilience represents the on-going evolution of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and other Latinx peoples, despite and because of struggles to achieve liberty, social justice, and plurality. Invited artists respond to these themes to help the public better understand and appreciate how Mexico’s history has impacted and inspired our shared U.S.- Mexico cultural history in the Americas, as Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Latinx peoples.

Participating artists include Luis Abreux, Santa Barraza, Cande Aguilar, Angel Cabrales, Tomas Filsinger, Eduardo Garcia, Tita Griesbach, Mari Hernandez, Michael Menchaca, Delilah Montoya, Juan Navarrete, Yelaine Rodriguez, Sergio Sanchez Santamaria, Andy Villarreal, “Kill Joy”, and artwork from the Mexic-Arte Museum Permanent Collection.

The goal is to participate in Mexico’s remembrance, and at the same time, reflect on history and current reality here in the U.S., reclaiming and reaffirming shared heritage and experiences through the work of contemporary artists. Public programming includes lectures sponsored by Humanities Tx.  


Los Pueblos Originarios – Honoring the Dead – Continuing Traditions, Photos by Mary J. Andrade


Mary J. Andrade
Untitled, 1987 – 2016
Color Photograph, 11″ x 14″

Los Pueblos Originarios – Honoring the Dead – Continuing Traditions, Photos by Mary J. Andrade 
Sept. 17, 2021- Nov. 22, 2021

The Mexic-Arte Museum is beyond proud to announce the recent acquisition of the The Mary J. Andrade Passion for Life, Day of the Dead in Mexico Photography Collection. Mary J. Andrade is a prominent figure in the study of Day of the Dead and has documented the celebration in different states of the Mexican Republic from 1987 to 2016. Mary J. Andrade, Cultural Advisor for the Disney Pixar Oscar Winning Movie “Coco,” began researching Day of the Dead in 1987 in Janitzio, Michoacan. Since then, Mary has covered a different state of the Mexican Republic each year, gathering information and taking photographs of the celebration of this pre-Hispanic tradition known as Day of the Dead, a tradition that has evolved through the centuries and has become an integral part of the Mexican spirit and culture. The exhibit features photographs of various areas of Mexico and  how this age-old tradition is celebrated in distinct communities.


“Somos Tus Hijxs” a Teatro Ritual Honoring 500 Years of Resistance Directed by Laura Yohualtlahuiz Featuring IndigeNecias & Calmeca Skwad

Free Admission



Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Parking: The Frost Bank Tower provides $10 parking for visitors after 5:00pm and on weekends. Learn more about parking by visiting the Museum’s website


You’re invited to a free performance, Tlanezi by Laura Yohualtlahuiz Ríos-Ramírez on Friday, October 8th from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm taking place at the Mexic-Arte Museum! Laura Yohualtlahuiz Ríos-Ramírez will be sharing some of her visual and musical production as part of the musical groups, IndigeNecias and Calmeca Skwad.

Project Summary

Awakening out of 500 years of Resistance, we are the children of the sun. The spirits of the ancestors who could not be killed or silenced. We are healers, dancers, artists, creators, weavers of new futures. We are here! Produced by Performance artist, and culture bearer Laura Yohualtlahuiz Ríos-Ramírez featuring members of Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, Tlanezi is a theatrical ritual that invites us to witness the awakening of our warrior spirits and heed the call to love, honor, and connect with our self, each other, and our ancestors.

About the Performer 

Laura Yohualtlahuiz Rios-Ramírez is a Mexican-born Xicana scholar-practitioner of Tepehuan, Guachichil Chichimeca, French and Spanish descent trained in educational pedagogy, circle keeping, performance art, and community organizing. Currently residing in occupied Somi Se’k Territory of Yanaguana, (San Antonio, TX) she’s recognized for her canon of healing-informed praxis intersecting performance art, ancestral knowledge systems and restorative/transformative justice practices as tools for personal and collective transformation.


Changarreando with Artist Luke Cisneros


Luke Cisneros
Living and Dying,
Mural, 2020
5′ x 7′

The Mexic-Arte Museum presented Luke Cisneros, as this month’s Changarrito/ Changarreando artist. In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarreando with Luke Cisneros allowed the artist to bring their work to virtual audiences. By following the Museum on Instagram and Facebook, online visitors were able to see original work available for purchase as well as behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process. 

Luke Cisneros was also at the Mexic-Arte Museum during two weekends featuring his artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance where Museum visitors were able to say hi and buy his artwork.

About the Artist

Luke Cisneros began his journey after high school and obtained a Master’s Degree. After teaching undergraduate students and continuously learning, Cisneros eventually got the opportunity to travel to India and gain some new knowledge. Eventually, he made his way back to the U.S.; traveled to Chicago and New York which led him back to Austin where he gave back to the community in the form of art.

Artist Statement 

“I remember my grandmother going to church at St. Julia’s on Lyons Road in Austin. I remember not understanding why she did it every week. It wasn’t until I got older I started to understand. The building was old and sometimes falling apart. It consists of ordinary materials like cement, wood, and plaster. However with faith that old building became the house of god to my grandmother. It gave her hope when she didn’t have it. It gave her community when she needed it. I see art as a way for myself to find that type of peace.”

Museum Marketing and Events Associate, Mario Villanueva also got the chance to interview the artist via Facebook live. Did you miss it? Don’t worry, you can still view the entire interview by visiting the following link!


El Mero Muro, Somos Historia, by Muralist Luis Abreux


LUIS ABREUX
Somos Historia (Mural Sketch), 2021
Graphite on paper, 22” x 28”
Courtesy of the artist
LUIS ABREUX
Somos Historia (Mural), 2021
Acrylic, 15’2” x 29’ 3”
Photo by Maria Flores

“Five hundred years ago the wind changed everything. The fire of ambition devoured Quetzalcoatl and his children mercilessly. The cold metal blinded the innocent blood. Taking lives in exchange for gold was the only feasible plan. But they discovered that Quetzals do not live in cages and cannot die because they are dreams that fly. Now our history lives in the color of our skin, the shape of our bodies, our language. Our culture resists time. Our culture is the resistance of eurocentric values.

My mural is a historical portrait. The satirical style in my work reinforces the theatrics of life and how the most valuable things are relative- like the lives exchanged for gold 500 years ago.”

“500 años atrás el viento lo cambió todo. El fuego de la ambición devoró Quetzalcoatl y a sus hijos sin piedad. El frío metal cegó la sangre inocente. Oro por vida fue el único plan. Pero descubrieron que los Quetzales no viven en jaulas y no mueren porque son sueños que vuelan. Ahora la historia vive en el color de nuestra piel, en la forma de nuestros cuerpos, nuestro lenguaje. La cultura resiste el tiempo. La cultura es la resistencia de valores eurocéntricos.

Mi mural es un retrato histórico. El estilo satírico en mi trabajo refuerza la sensación de la vida como teatro y de cómo las cosas más valiosas pueden ser relativas- como el oro por la vida hace ya 500 años.”

Bio


Luis Abreux was born in 1971. He earned his Master’s degree in Fine Art, specializing in Painting, in 1995 from the San Alejandro Art Academy in Havana, Cuba and attended the Taller de Técnicas Subliminales en el Arte y la Publicidad. Abreux has resided in Austin, TX since 2005.

Artist Statement


With a deliberate creative process, Luis Abreux aims to evoke emotion with his work. Abreux believes that visuals influence and allow the viewer to travel and find new creative dialogue that ultimately lead to creating new solutions. The human, the immigrant, the memory, the interactions of constant escape and the experiences of interminable travel leading the way, the canvas or the paper. His work absorbs and melts the before and now, the fantasy and the reality pictured in a surrealist diary that births real experiences and the absurdities of an experiment. Drawings, collages, mixed techniques, and all other mediums are used to support Abruex’ diverse formats. For Abreux, the idea is the most important.


Collections

Tita Griesbach, Malinche I


Tita Griesbach
Malinche I, n.d.
Linocut and color lithograph on paper, 24” x 36”
Gift of the artist, 2012.4.1.1

“Malitzin, Malinche Marina. Great chiefton and daughter of great cheiftons and woman of vassals, you painfully alienate yourself from your race as you are handed to Hermán Cortés.”

“Malizin, Malinche, Marina. Gran cacica e hija de grandes caciques y señora de vasallos, te desprendes con dolor de tu raza al ser entregada a Hernán Cortés.”

Malinche is known by many names. She was baptized as a Catholic by the Spaniards, and then named “Marina”. The Nahua called her ‘Malintzin’. Malinche’s birthdate is unknown, but it is estimated to be around 1500. She was born to local rulers in the Nahuatl-speaking area of Coatzacoalcos. After her father’s death and her mother’s remarriage, she was deliberately given away to people from Xicanlongo so that Malinche’s step brother would have the rights of heir. Next, she was passed on to other nearby Maya-speaking people. Among the Maya people she learned the language. Her learning the Mayan language later enabled her to communicate with Jerónimo de Aguilar, an interpreter for Cortés who spoke Yucatec Maya, as well as his native Spanish. Early in his expedition to Mexico, Cortés was confronted by the Maya at Potonchán. In the ensuing battle, the Mayas suffered significant loss of lives and asked for peace. In the following days, they presented the Spaniards with gifts of food and gold, as well as twenty women, including Malinche.

Malinche’s language skills were soon unearthed, and from then on, Malinche worked with Aguilar to bridge communication between the Spaniards and the Nahua. Cortés would speak Spanish with Aguilar, who translated into Yucatec Maya for Malinche, who in turn translated into Nahuatl, before reversing the process.

Tenochtitlán fell in late 1521 and in 1522 Malinche gave birth to a son by Cortés, Martín Cortés. During this time Malinche stayed in a house Cortés built for her in the town of Coyoacán, eight miles south of Tenochtitlán. The Aztec capital city was being redeveloped to serve as Spanish-controlled Mexico City. Later, Cortes would marry her off to his compatriot Juan Jaramillo. Some contemporary scholars have estimated that she died less than a decade after the conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, at some point before February 1529. She was survived by her son Martín, who would be raised primarily by his father’s family, and a daughter Doña María, who would be raised by Jaramillo and his second wife. La Malinche’s legacy is one of myth mixed with legend, and the opposing opinions of the Mexican people about the legendary woman. Some see her as a founding figure of the Mexican nation, while others continue to see her as a traitor— Mexican feminists defended Malinche as a woman caught between cultures, forced to make complex decisions, who ultimately served as a mother of a new race.


Education

ScreenIt! begins School Visits for New School Year


Remote learning and virtual school has been a challenge for all of us. With most youth now back at school campuses, we decided we could help incentivize our youth back into the classroom by having ScreenIt! back on site with our updated printmaking workshops! We would like to introduce the professionals behind the magic of the ScreenIt! program. Meet two of this year’s Teaching Artists!


Selene holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas and has been a teaching artist for four years, including acting as one of the lead ScreenIt! instructors here at Mexic-Arte. Selene has been an instrumental part of the education department during the ScreenIt! expansion program, in both content creation and implementation. Outside of work, Selene is a freelance artist and printmaker, specializing in lithography and screenprinting.

Selene Bataille she/her

Angel Ortega of Garzig Design is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator who has been a long time supporter of the museum, and was also a featured Chagarreando artist. When not designing, Angel can be found chasing her dogs, listening to thrash metal, and watching wrestling.  

Angel Ortega she/her


Austin Museum Day



Sundays are always free at the Mexic-Arte Museum, but on Austin Museum Day, we make a big effort to offer a substantial contribution for our AMD enthusiasts. This year we featured artist Killjoy doing live woodcut prints in front of her painting “Archipelago to Acapulco” while answering visitors’ questions on the process that day from 1pm–4pm.


City of Austin Library Exhibit



Our Education team hosted our 2nd annual “Nuestra Lucha/Our Struggle Art Justice Summer Camp” led by Education Associates Selene Bataille and José Martinez, in which youth were able to learn and reflect on social justice issues. They also learned how to express, and interpret a stance on their chosen issue using visual language informed through various printmaking methods taught in this two week camp. Partnering with the Austin Public Library, the posters created during the camp are now being exhibited at the Central Library in the heart of Austin to further amplify the reach of each youth’s message. This program was sponsored by the CYD program of Austin Public Health.


Thank You to The Book Burrow in Pflugerville



The Book Burrow is Pflugerville’s new and only independent book store in Pflugerville. On September 15th, The Book Burrow graciously held a fundraiser for Mexic-Arte Museum’s education department as their non-profit fundraiser recipient for Hispanic Heritage Month. Our education staff enjoyed engaging the Pflugerville community at West Pecan Coffee + Beer on the type of programming and outreach the education department does for the community.


38th Annual Viva la Vida Fest 2021 – Goes Virtual! Celebrating Day of the Dead, Presented by Austin Convention Center



Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest – Goes Virtual! 2021 is presented by Austin Convention Center. As part of the Mexic-Arte Museums’s continued initiative to bring Museum events right to your screen, we will be presenting Viva la Vida in two parts: in-person and virtually! Utilizing a festival-landing page, the Museum virtual and in-person programming make Viva la Vida such a special, vibrant celebration.

  • What: 38th Annual Viva la Vida Fest Celebrating Day of the Dead, Presented by Austin Convention Center
  • When: Website launch date is Monday, October 25th
  • Where: Mexic-Arte Museum and Mexic-Arte Museum Website

The Mexic-Arte Museum will share the virtual festival with viewers from all over Austin, to people across the world, expanding our popular festival. The site page will remain live on the Mexic-Arte Museum website and utilized in tandem with the Día de los Muertos section of the Mexic-Arte Museum website! We will be celebrating the Viva la Vida festival on October 30th at the Museum with free pan de muerto for the first 100 visitors, an education activity, and more. Check out the Mexic-Arte Museum website to learn more. 

Presented in conjunction with our current exhibitions: MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience, Los Pueblos Originarios – Honoring the Dead – Continuing Traditions, Photos by Mary J. Andrade, and Nuestra Comunidad/Our Community – Memory and Remembrance.

About Dia de los Muertos:

Day of the Dead is an important Latin American tradition that takes place on November 1st and 2nd. It is a time when friends and family gather to honor and remember loved ones – not in mourning, but through celebration! The origins trace back to the pre-Columbian era when death was viewed as a transformation and continuation of life. This ancient belief evolved into the modern tradition of commemorating loved ones with altars decorated with sugar skulls, flowers, photographs, favorite foods and memorabilia of the deceased. Family and friends share stories and memories, sing songs, and play music to celebrate those who have passed on. In Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum has taken these traditions, continued some, transformed others, and created new expressions to produce today’s Viva La Vida Fest!


Become a Sponsor:

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival in Texas. After a successful virtual festival last year during the pandemic, the Mexic-Arte Museum is thrilled to bring back the same kind of energy this year!

Your sponsorship will allow your brand to be associated with an iconic event that gets people excited about Austin’s identity, cultural roots, and social scene! 

  • For media sponsorships, contact Mario Villanueva at or (512) 200-7267.
  • For all other sponsorships, contact Danielle Houtkooper at or (512) 200-7276.

Development

Become a Member


Photo by Megan Baker

Join the Mexic-Arte community today by becoming a Museum member. As a member you will enjoy perks such as free admission to exhibitions, early previews of exhibition openings, free admission to special events happening at the Museum, and more. Membership is more than just your monetary donation, it is a commitment to the community the Mexic-Arte fosters in all that we do. This fall, you can become an individual member for just $25. Check out the Mexic-Arte Membership page below. 


Welcome to the New Development Intern


Katarina is a senior studying Business Administration at St. Edward’s University. Throughout her childhood, she developed great appreciation for art that specifically expresses culture and history. Interning at Mexic-Arte gives her the opportunity to see the business aspect of the museum, fostering a different learning experience compared to her previous practices. Her internship in museum development also allows her to learn more about the artistic side of her Mexican-American culture, while developing her cultural awareness and responsiveness.


Thank You H-E-B for Another Year of Commitment to the Community


The H-E-B Tournament of Champions has granted the Mexic-Arte Museum $15,000 to allow us to continue to host Free Family Sunday every week in the gallery. You can see the 38th annual Day of the Dead exhibition, or check out the MX 21 exhibition for free every Sunday. We thank H-E-B for their continued support, and recognize the great work they are doing for the community.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with La Condesa


Head to La Condesa on October 15th to try out the La Campana drink special! Partial proceeds from each drink will be donated back to the Mexic-Arte. We’re thankful for the generosity La Condesa has shown us this Hispanic Heritage month. 


La Campana

Espadin mezcal, tamarindo, chamomile agave & lime with a habanero-chicatanas salt rim


Store

Mictlantecuhtli Latino Toons Sticker


Take part of the MX 21-Resistance, Reaffirmation & Resilience Exhibition with you by getting a free sticker at the admission desk. Watch the Mictlantecuhtli piece come to life through augmented reality by downloading the Augment El Paso App.  


Viva La Vida Ofrenda Kits



Honor the dear and departed by building your own Dia de Los Muertos Altar. Arrange these ofrendas while learning about their traditional meanings with a free download of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Day of the Dead Guide. Ofrenda Kits will soon be available for purchase both in-store and online!


Thank you to Our Sponsors



Learn more about the Mexic-Arte Museum


Exhibition and Art Education Programs Support: 3M, AeroMexico, Ampersand Art Supply, Trey Andrade, Applied Materials, Austin Community Foundation/Stand with Austin, Austin Convention Center, Austin Independent School District Creative Classrooms, Austin Latino Coalition, Charles Beckman, Michael Best, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Brown Foundation, Brown Distributing Company, Dr. Frank Cardenas, City of Austin Community Youth Development Program, Clay Imports, Endeavor Real Estate Group, Fonda San Miguel, Tom Gilliland, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, Juan J Gutierrez and Rosa K Gutierrez, H-E-B, H-E-B Tournament of Champions, GTOPS, Hendler Flores Law, Humanities Texas, Junior League of Austin, JP Peace Love & Happiness Foundation, Mickey and Jeanne Klein, Ann McEldowney, Mindpop, National Endowment for the Arts, Ingrid and James Taylor, Mike Taylor, Michael Torres, Serie Print Project,  Morgan Stanley, Efficient Steel, Bettina & Travis Mathis,  Elizabeth Rogers, Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr., Rosa Santis & Pedro SS Services, Marina Sifuentes,  Susto Mezcal, Texas Mutual, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Delia Sifuentes, Texas Gas Service, Texas Commission on the Arts, Tribeza, Univision 62, Univision Radio, Lola Wright Foundation, and Jane & Manuel Zuniga.