Opening reception: April 1st, 2023 3:00 pm

Exhibit dates: April 1 to 22, 2023

This exhibition premiered in San Benito’s Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in 2015.
Sam Rawls and Melissa Vega first curated the exhibit while studying at the University Of
Texas Rio Grande Valley. The Late Professor Carlos Gomez suggested the exhibition’s
name, which has become an established and recurring theme. Since its debut in 2015,

MUJER-ERES has been displayed throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Many talented
women artists have participated in this exhibition locally, nationally, and internationally.
In March 2022, the show returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, with
over twenty women artists each bringing their vibrancy and expressive art.
MUJER-ERES is an exhibition highlighting the artwork made by women artists to
showcase their expressions through art from different perspectives. This exhibition is
co-curated by Samantha Rawls and Ruby E. Garza. Rawls is a recent Masters in Fine
Arts graduate from the University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and she specializes in
painting figurative artwork with oil, gouache, and watercolor. Garza owns La Chicharra
Art studio, specializing in printmaking and painting.

This year’s exhibition comprises thirty-one emerging and established artists from the Rio
Grande Valley. The collection will include diverse media such as oil paintings,
sculptures, etc. This year’s exhibition will inspire more women artists to participate in
showcasing their artwork in the years to come.