The Mission Cultural Center is looking for artwork for an all-inclusive Latinx LGBT/QUEER EXHIBITION FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2018.

We are seeking artists who identify as Latinx LGBT/Queer, and whose artwork is in direct dialogue as an underrepresented minority in society. We are looking for work that reflects the different challenges that the LGBT/Queer community faces. Whether it is as individuals, or in relation to the different communities in the life of a person, family, friends, society, etc.

We welcome the submission of work that questions binary roles that challenge the stereotypes that are deeply rooted in traditionalist Latin culture. Artwork that embodies moments and experiences of self-reflection, struggle, celebration, and empowerment.

The exhibition will function as a collection of narratives and stories often overlooked in the Latinx community. Our goal is to create a dialogue of the multiple identities intertwined in the life of an individual, with the purpose of creating visibility and awareness of the complexity in the character of an LGBT/Queer Latinx person.


• Bio
• Contact information
• Send up to 5 samples of your work that meets the theme or title
• Images of the work you want to show. Format .jpeg or sketches of intended work
• All images of artwork should include title, medium, dimensions, and value
• One paragraph description on how the work is related to the theme of the exhibit
• Add a link to your website/instagram if you have one
• Entry fee: $15 in form of a money order made payable to Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, or pay over the phone with credit card at 415 821-1155. Credit card payments are subject to a small service charge.

Entries must be submitted by April 20th, 2018 in person at:

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. 2nd floor.
2868 Mission Street.
San Francisco, CA 94110

or email at:


Deadline to send entries: April 20, 2018. Midnight.
Selected artists will be notified by: April 27, 2018.
Installation starts: May 10, 2018- May 31, 2018
Opening reception: June 1, 2018
Exhibit dates: June 1, 2018- June 30, 2018
Work retrieval period: July 3, 2018- July 13, 2018


Curated by Marissa del Toro

Opening reception: March 16, 2018 | 6:30pm-9pm | $5 admission fee.
Exhibit dates: March 16, 2018 - April 20, 2018

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts presents the 31st anniversary of Solo Mujeres, DIFFUSED REFLECTIONS. This powerful exhibition captures and reveals the diffused reflections caused by our rough political and social climate. The fifteen artists included in this exhibition are the light that hits the uneven surface; their art is the reflection we are viewing. Their artworks offer a reflected alternative to the unnoticed and at times invisible narratives that society fails to acknowledge. DIFFUSED REFLECTIONS is a casting of images and representations; it is a moment of consideration and meditation for local, regional, and national artists to reflect and share their individual perspectives and communal narratives.

Featured artists include Jessica Alvarenga, Natalia Anciso, Sarah Castillo, Crystal Galindo, Ghazal Ghazi, Ester Hernandez, Sanaz Jamloo, Alex Martinez, Itzel Alejandra Martinez, Breena Nuñez, Alejandra Pérez, Yolanda Reyes, Sasha Silveanu, Maritza Torres, and Danielle Wright.


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.