Acción Latina‘s community art gallery.

Seeking to provide a platform for artists whose work depicts the nuances of Latino life locally, nationally and internationally.

Located at 2958 24th Street, San Francisco, in the heart of the city’s Latino Cultural District.

Exhibit

Are you an artist or a curator who wants to hang an exhibit in our gallery? Review guidelines for the gallery application process, and apply here.

Get Involved

We are a nonprofit gallery that relies heavily on the work of interns and volunteers. We offer a several types of internships which can be viewed here.

Donate

The Juan R. Fuentes Gallery is operated by Acción Latina, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization . All donations are tax deductible. DONATE HERE

Currently on display:

Diario Entrada Uno

Acción Latina is thrilled to welcome the talented L.A. based painter, Kiara Aileen Machado and her Diario Entrada Uno art series highlighting the struggle and resilience of Central American folx with calla lilies, worry dolls, and nature’s most hidden and underappreciated colors.

Artist’s statement:

Central America, often overlooked and criminalized in the media, is not given proper credit for its resilience and unwavering pride. This exhibition highlights critical conversations around Central American erasure and experiences dictated by identity. I pull from my own personal experiences, as I am Guatemalan and Salvadoran.

Diario Entrada Uno serves as an insight to intimate thoughts, personal battles within infrastructures, institutions and experiences dictated by my identity. Recurring aspects within this new body of work is the prominent use of worry dolls and calla lilies. I use the worry dolls as stand-ins for Central American folx as the worry dolls are meant to rid one’s worries overnight. The inspiration for using calla lilies comes from their great ability to survive, even after being cut. I parallel the calla lilies’ resilience to the Central American experience of isolation and lack of proper representation of who we are. Regardless, we remain connected to our roots.

Previous Exhibitions

Cómplices en la Resistencia: El Tecolote’s 6th Annual Exhibition

Multidisciplinary group exhibition, curated by Natasha Kohli / Displayed December 14, 2019 – January 10, 2020

Somos/Funky

Mixed media group exhibition, curated by Josué Rojas & Fatima Ramirez / Displayed September 20, 2019 – November 8, 2019

Livin’ for the City: A Father & Son Paint the Streets of San Francisco

Mixed media exhibition by father/son duo George Crampton & George Crampton-Glassonos / Displayed June 29, 2019 – August 24, 2019

More exhibitions