The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is looking for artwork for our 31st annual “Solo Mujeres” exhibition titled,

Diffused Reflections

We are seeking guest artists (Latinx + WOC greatly encouraged) to submit artwork that depicts either their individual or communal perspective from their current situational position. Artists who create narratives of both inner and outward reflections of the self and/or the community through their works are especially welcomed. Artworks that offer a reflected alternative to the unnoticed and at times invisible narratives and underrepresented communities within society, such as trans and queer identity; the physical, spiritual, sexual, and mental consciousness of the (Latinx/WOC) self; and the complicated realities of living in the US are highly encouraged to apply.

This exhibition seeks to capture the diffused reflections caused by our bumpy political and social climate. The artists included in this exhibition will be the light that hits the uneven surface from their situational positions, their art is the reflection we are viewing.

All mediums of art welcome: drawing, collage, zines, painting, photography, video, mixed media, installation, performance, etc.

Deadline to send entries:  February 15, 2018.  Midnight.
Selected artists will be notified by:  February 21, 2018.
Installation starts:  February 27, 2018- March 15, 2018    
Opening reception:  March 16, 2018
Exhibit dates:  March 16, 2018- April 20, 2018
Work retrieval period:  April 21, 2018- April 27, 2018


Marissa Del Toro is an art historian and curator. Currently, Del Toro is working at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as the Curatorial Support Group Coordinator. In both her professional and personal life she continues to work towards the promotion and advocacy for diverse narratives within art. Del Toro worked as Curatorial Assistant Intern for the UTSA Art Gallery from 2014 to 2015. She co-
curated and contributed to the development, arrangement, installation, and programming of several art gallery exhibitions and projects on a broad range of topics through various mediums. In July 2015, she completed an internship with the Smithsonian Latino Center working on museum collections and exhibitions within the National Museum of American History. From 2016-2017, Del Toro was a Graduate Intern at the Getty Research Institute where she worked on several different projects and event programs such as the large-scale exhibition project, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas; part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.