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Jose Guadalupe Posada's original 'La Calavera Catrina,' circa 1910. 

La Catrina has come to symbolize El Día de los Muertos and the Mexican culture’s willingness to laugh at death itself. Originally a catrina was an elegant or well-dressed woman wearing a large fancy hat, representing high society. Created by Jose Posada, a Mexican, political, printmaker, and engraver whose work has influenced many Latin American artists and cartoonists because of its satirical acuteness and social engagement. Death brings this neutralizing force; everyone is equal in the end. Sometimes people have to be reminded of it.

In light of today’s current events, satire is ubiquitous in modern pop culture and politics. In honor of Jose Posada, Gallery Azul is announcing this years theme “La Catrina.”  Gallery Azul would like to invite artist to re-create their own satirical version of the  “Catrina” or their own version of the classic.  PLEASE NOTE: A Catrina must be the central theme of the art.

Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

Show dates:  November 2 - Novemeber 18, 2017

No fee to enter

This is a juried show.

Deadline for online submissions: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 
E:MAIL submissions to

Submit your images in JPEG format and title each file with your full name and entry number (e.g. Catrina_muerta1.jpeg)

There is a 3 piece limit, size restrictions no bigger than 4ftx4ft

Artists will be notified of acceptance during the week of October 23rd, and art drop off will be the weekend of October 28-October 29, 2017.

Sales: A 30% commission will be retained by Gallery Azul from the retail price listed on the entry form. All works must be available for purchase.  

Location of show: Gallery Azul
      520 W. 8th Street
      San Pedro, CA 90731

Contact: Ray Vasquez (562) 225-8535


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