Gallery Exhibition:
THE MARVELOUS REAL Jeremiah Barber & Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Curated by Sanaz Mazinani
Exhibition Dates: January 20-February 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29 5-8pm | $5 Admission

Lo Real Maravilloso is a groundbreaking two-person exhibition by the husband-wife team, artist Jeremiah Barber and writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Bridging narrative storytelling with visual art, Rojas and Barber collaborate around themes present in both their works — the absence of the body, extrasensory occurrences in the everyday, memory displaced by time, and the nature of belief. Lo Real Maravilloso is an observational portrayal of fervent belief in dramatically different backgrounds — Rojas’ grandfather was a medicine man in Colombia and Barber’s father was a pastor in the American midwest. Through video, sculpture, and artist books this show features new works and highlights selections from their ten year collaboration.

LO REAL MARAVILLOSO Jeremías Barber & Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Comisariada por Sanaz Mazinani
Exposición: 20 enero-28 febrero, 2015
Recepción de Apertura: Jueves 29 de Enero 5-8pm | Entrada $5

Lo real Maravilloso es una exposición innovadora por dos personas equipo de marido y mujer, artista Jeremiah Barber y escritora Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Conectando la narración con el arte visual, Rojas y Barber colaboran en torno a temas presentes en ambas sus obras - la ausencia del cuerpo, los sucesos extrasensoriales en lo cotidiano, la memoria desplazada por el tiempo, y la naturaleza de la creencia. Lo real Maravilloso es un retrato observacional de ferviente creencia en dramáticamente diferentes fondos – el abuelo de Rojas era un hombre medicinal en Colombia y el padre de Barber fue un pastor en el medio oeste de Estados Unidos. A través de vídeo, escultura y libros de estos artista, este espectáculo cuenta con nuevas obras y destaca las selecciones de su colaboración de diez años.


Instructors: Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Jeremiah Barber
Date: January 24 – 25, 2015
Days: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: Inti Raymi Gallery

Create an accordion book that explores your heritage through writing and visual storytelling. In every family there are one (or several) stories about strange coincidences, stories of eerie chance or luck, destiny, signs, and foreshadowing. Commonly dreams are a star feature. For this workshop, we will write about such a story (it can be a story that either happened to you or to a relative). Once you have your mind settled on one story (or a few), look for pertinent materials to illustrate it—either a photograph of the protagonist, of the place, of an object in question, or maybe it's something physical (a piece of jewelry, a piece of cloth). Get as creative as you want. Writer Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Artist Jeremiah Barber will lead you into translating the object you bring into an artwork. At the end of the workshop, you will have a six-page accordion book. Students are requested to bring family materials (photos, documents, etc.) for inspiration.

Selected books will be exhibited at the Inti Raymi Gallery for the month of February.


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In commemoration of International Women’s Day the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is excited to have our 28th Solo Mujeres exhibition. The exhibit originally organized to address the need for a venue Latina artists in the Bay Area could express the achievements made in a male dominated art scene. It has since continued to support the advancement of women artists promoting the Latina voice within the arts. MCCLA’s Gallery Department is seeking curatorial proposals for this upcoming Solo Mujeres show, and welcome any scope of proposals. Solo Mujeres has drawn artists throughout California and beyond providing a space where emerging and mid-career artists receive exposure in the artistic market; both vital elements in the art world. Past shows have displayed traditional work as well as contemporary media such as installation and video. MCCLA has a marvelous history working towards the promotion of Latino/Chicano/a art and culture, so be a part of our history by contributing your artistic vision. MCCLA is open for the following:

1. Open call for curatorial project for 28th annual “Solo Mujeres” Exhibition in Main Gallery.
2. Open call for curatorial project for 28th annual “Solo Mujeres” Exhibition in Inti-Raymi Gallery.

a. Implement exhibition theme, concept, and overall gallery presentation
b. Plan, coordinate, produce, and curate exhibition as well as ancillary activities according to approved proposal
c. Prepare exhibition guidelines
d. Contact, select, and provide guidance as well as direction to participating artist
e. Prepare and gather all necessary/required documentation that will accompany the 
f. Hold a mandatory meeting with the artists at MCCLA to discuss important dates, and other important information regarding the exhibit
g. Work with Events and Gallery Coordinator to prepare press release, wall signage, gallery program, and guided tours (if applicable).

a. $1,500 Curatorial fee
b. Gallery space and wall preparation
c. Gallery staffing/ volunteers
d. Exhibition materials and supplies as agreed
e. Professional promotion of the exhibition

1. Letter of intent for curatorial projects
2. Biography
3. Curriculum vitae
4. A budget outlining exhibition costs and other expenses
5. Three images of past curatorial projects. Jpegs (each jpeg 300dpi; 4x6 inches) via CD or email attachments, or photos (no more than 16 images if printed) representing your best work. No slides.
6. Please send entry form to:

MCCLA Gallery Department
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415/ 643-2775
Electronic submission to:

Proposal Deadline: January 23, 2015. 5pm
Curator will be announced on our web page: January 29, 2015
Installation dates: March 10, 2015- March 27, 2015
Opening reception: March 28, 2015
Closing: May 09, 2015

*Note: Web links preferred for viewing bio, CV, or current work. No Facebook links. All submissions must be accompanied by a hardcopy. Any submission missing any required elements will be disqualified and will not be reviewed. For further information, please contact the Gallery Coordinator at 415/ 643-2775 or send an email to Angelica at

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