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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Artworks, 1972-2011

Press

Textiles

Collected Publications, 1967-1992

Book Materials, 1984-1999

AV Material, 1982-2005

Fan Mail from Students

The Benson Latin American Collection

Carmen Lomas Garza Papers and Artworks



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garza, Carmen Lomas
Title: Carmen Lomas Garza Papers and Artworks
Dates: 1972-2011
Abstract: Personal papers and original artworks by Mexican American artist and illustrator Carmen Lomas Garza.
Accession No.: 2008-09
Extent: 8 linear feet plus artworks
Language: Spanish, English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Carmen Lomas Garza was born in Kingsville, Texas, in 1948. Inspired by her parent's activism with the American G.I. Forum, Lomas Garza joined the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She is a graduate of the Texas Arts & Industry University, Juarez-Lincoln/Antioch Graduate School, and San Francisco State University where she earned her M.A. in 1981. Lomas Garza is a recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited her work in galleries and museums across the United States. Drawing on her experiences in a close-knit Mexican-American community, Garza's work focuses on memories of everyday life with her family and her community.

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Scope and Contents Note

"Cumpleaños de Lala y Tudi," 2003 © Carmen Lomas Garza

The personal papers of artist Carmen Lomas Garza include original artworks, books and manuscripts, press, and printed materials. Artworks currently include 20 framed works, nine unframed etchings, one paper cutout and one unframed digital print. Accessions to the archive and cataloging of materials are ongoing.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply. Requests for duplication or publication must be directed to the artist.

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Index Terms

The Carmen Lomas Garza Papers and Artworks are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Garza, Carmen Lomas--Archives.
Mexican American art--Pictorial works.
Hispanic American art--Pictorial works.
Etchings.
Cutouts.

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Related Material

Lomas Garza was the featured guest in the Benson Collection's 2009 ¡A Viva Voz! annual celebration of Mexican American history and culture. An online exhibition of some of the artworks exhibited during the event can be found at http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/benson/clg/

The Benson Latin American Collection also holds published works and video recordings of Ms. Lomas Garza. Consult the University of Texas Libraries' on-line catalog for location information.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Carmen Lomas Garza Papers and Artworks, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Accession numbers: 2008-09, 2012-19

Processing Information

Collection processed by Alexandria Suarez, 2019.

Additions

Further materials are expected for this collection.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Artworks, 1972-2011

Prints, 1982-2007
¹These Carmen Lomas Garza prints were acquired through a gift to the University of Texas Libraries by Linda Abbey and Mark Hayward.
Map_Case Folder
OV 1 "Baile," 2001
[color lithograph print, 16/80; #PR01.1]¹
2 "Cake Walk," 1983
[etching print, 10/100; #PR83.1]
3 "Cake Walk" (print of 1987), 2003
[IRIS giclée digital print on paper, 5/180; #DPR03.6]¹
4 "Camas Para Sueños" (print of 1985), 1993
[color lithograph print, 38/85; #PR93.1]¹
Box Folder
1 1 "Cumpleaños," 1982
[color etching, 39/50; PR82.1]¹
Map_Case Folder
OV 5 "Cumpleaños de Lala y Tudi" (print of 1989), 2003
[IRIS giclée digital print on paper, 7/180; #DPR03.4]
Acquired through a gift by the artist.
6 "Curandera" (print of 1989), 2004
[Epson giclée digital print on paper, 7/180; #DPR04.3]¹
Box Folder
1 2 "Earache Treatment," 1998
[color lithograph print, 13/20; #PR98.1]¹
Map_Case Folder
OV 7 "Earache Treatment/Ventosa" (print of 1986), 2007
[Epson giclée digital print on paper, 16/180; #DPR07.1]¹
8 "Empanadas/Tío Beto y Tía Paz," 1991
EPSON digital reproduction print on archival paper, 24 x 29.5 in., 7/180.
Acquired through a gift by the artist.
9 "Heaven and Hell 6," 1990
[color lithograph print with gold leaf, 12/45; #PR90.2]¹
10 "Las Peleoneras (the fighting girls)," 1988
[color lithograph print, 81/100; #PR88.1]¹
11 "Lessons," 1989
[color lithograph print, AP; #PR89.1]¹
Box Folder
1 3 "Nopalitos Frescos (fresh cactus)," 2000
[IRIS giclée digital print on paper, 22/90; #DPR00.1]¹
4 "Nopalitos (State II)," 1991
[linoleum block print, 59/90; #PR91.2]¹
Map_Case Folder
OV 12 "Ofreciendo Flores: Lo Real Maravilloso," 1987
[color serigraph poster for exhibition, 4/90; #PR87.2]¹
13 "Quinceañera" (print of 2001), 2006
[Epson giclée digital print on paper, 28/180; #DPR06.1]¹
14 "Sandía/Watermelon," 1997
[color lithograph print, 58/85; #PR97.1]¹
15 "Sandía Fria/Pedacito de mi corazón" (print of 1986), 1987
[color serigraph, 18/92; #PR87.1]¹
16 "Tamalada" (print of 1988), 2003
[IRIS giclée digital print on paper, 4/180; #DPR03.2]¹
17 "Tito's Gig on the Moon" (print of 2002), 2004
[Epson giclée digital print on paper, 4/180; #DPR04.2]¹
Etchings
Box
1A "Curandera," 1974
Artist proof; 48.3 x 56.4 cm.
Box Folder
1 5 "Jardín, " undated
3/10 II; 29.6 x 32 cm.
6 "Lotería - Primera Tabla," 1972
7/8; 38.2 x 41 cm.
7 "Lotería - Tabla Llena," undated
4/13 II; 42.6 x 53.7 cm [1 of 2 versions]
Map_Case Folder
OV 18 "Lotería - Tabla Llena," 1976
4/13 II; 42.6 x 53.7 cm [2 of 2 versions]
Box Folder
1 8 "Raspas Con Nieve (Corner of Santa Gertrudes and 9th, Kingsville, Texas)," 1972
1/8; 33.7 x 26.4 cm.
9 "Raspas Con Nieve," undated
8/10 II; 21.6 x 29.5 cm.
10 "Tabla Favorita de Tía Tencha," 1972
37 x 46 cm.
11 "Untitled [baby]," 1972
23.5 x 28 cm.
Paper Cutouts
Box Folder
2 1 "Jugando Canicas," undated
Paper cutout; framed, under glass; 26 x 31 cm.

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Press

Box Folder
2 2 Review of artwork by Carmen Lomas Garza in Magazín: la revista del Mexicano de Tejas, 1973 September

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Textiles

Box Folder
2 3 "Pedacito de Mi Corazón" Laguna Gloria Art Museum, 1991
4 "Califas", Chicano Artists in California, Sesnon Gallery UCSC, 1981
5 "Flora and Fauna of Mexico/Eagle with Rattle Snake", Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria, 1997
6 Carmen Lomas Garza Week, "Kingsville: Un Pedacito de Mi Corazón," 2003 March 24-30
7 "In My Family/En Mi Familia," Austin Childrens Museum, 2003
8 "Flowery Words/Stones, Poems, History and Wisdom," undated
9 "Hispanic Art in the United States," The Corcoran Gallery of Art, undated
10 "Texas Book Festival," Austin, Texas, 2002 November 14-17
11 "El Día de los Muertos," Galeria de La Raza, 1978 November 02
12 "La Peña Cultural Arts," Austin, Texas, undated

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Collected Publications, 1967-1992

El Grito, 1967-1974
Box Folder
3 1 Fall 1967-Fall 1968, 1967-1968
2 Winter 1968-Summer 1969, 1968-1969
3 Fall 1969-Spring 1970, 1969-1970
4 Summer 1970-Winter 1970, 1970
5 Spring 1971-Fall 1971, 1971
6 Winter 1971-Fall 1972, 1971-1972
7 Winter 1972-Summer 1973, 1972-1973
8 Summer 1973-Fall 1973, 1973
9 Winter 1973-Summer 1974, 1973-1974
Other Publications, 1970-1992,
10 El Espejo - The Mirror; Selected Chicano Literature edited by Octavio Ignacio Romano and Herminio Ríos, 1972
11 Puerto Del Sol, 1972 March - 1974 April
12 Los Mojados: The Wetback Story by Julian Samora, 1971
13 Chicanas Speak Out. Women: A New Voice of La Raza by Mirta Vidal, 1971
El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba by Gabriel García Márquez, 1972
Chicano Spanish: Essays on Chicano Spanish by Marcela Lucero Trujillo, 1973
Pocho by Jose Villareal, 1970
14 Perros y Antiperros: Una Epica Chicana by Sergio Elizondo, 1972
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya, 1972
15 Migrant Programs in California, 1973 April
Migrant Programs in Florida, 1973 July
16 IV Bienal Del Grabado Latino Americano, San Juan de Puerto Rico, 1979 May
Books Autographed by Author, 1972-1992
17 Viaje/Trip by Raúl R. Salinas, 1973
Nationchild Plumaroja, 1972
18 Dreams of the Swallows, 1987
Zafao by Cecilio García-Camarillo, 1992
Caravana Enlutada by Ricardo Aguilar, 1976
Rebozos of love we have woven sudor de pueblos on our back, 1974

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Book Materials, 1984-1999

Box Folder
4 1 Magic Windows, Ventanas mágicas, 1999
2 Magic Windows, Materials, 1998-1999
3 Making Magic Windows, 1999
4 Making Magic Windows, Materials, 1998
5 Papel Picado, Booklet and Materials, 1984
Box Folder
6 1 Making Magic Windows Draft, 1998
2 Papel Picado Sketches, 1983-1984
3 Papel Picado Mock up, 1984

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AV Material, 1982-2005

Video Documentation and Audio Recordings, 1982-2005
Box Folder
4 6 Aquí y Ahora by Laura Rodriguez, 1982 April
7 IV Studios, Elizbaeth Sher Interview, 1983
8 Mi Otro Yo/My other Self, 1987
9 De Colores video, Hispanic Artists in the United States - The Texas Connection, 1989
10 En Camino, Channel 22, 1988
11 KGO-TV Channel 7, 1988 September 07
12 Nuestro Pueblo - The Mexican American Experience KRON TV Channel 4, 1991
13 Local Heroes/Heroines Latino Heritage Month, Bank of America KQED, 1993
14 Lecture, San Jose City College, Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 1993 May 06
15 Scott Foresman, Celebrate a World of Difference, 1994
16 University of Colorado, 1996
17 Chicano, Documentary Film, 1996
18 EMG Educational Management Group, 1998
19 Lecture and Interview, University of Texas Brownsville, 1999
20 Oakland Museum, 2003
21 The Dave and Geri Show, Grand Rapids, MN, 2005
22 Hispanic Art in the United States (cassette tape), 1989
23 Interview with Carmen Lomas Garza by Magdalena Torres (cassette tape), 1991
Box
5 Videos, 1982-2003
1 Carmen Lomas Garza #3 by Laura Rodriguez for Channel 2 KTVU, 1982 April
2 Carmen Lomas Garza Interview, 1983
3 "Pintura de Monitos", Produced by U.V Studios/Elizabeth Sher, 1983-1984
4 Frida Kahlo, 1988 April 29
5 "The Texas Connection/Hispanic Art in the USA"/De Colores, 1988
6 En Camino #312, Latino Artists/Artistas Latinos, 1988
7 2 Ofrendas for Day of the Dead Hope College/Smith College, 1990-1992
8 Día de los Muertos, Ofrenda para Antonio Lomas, Hope College, 1990 October 20-1990 December 02
9 Day of the Dead: A West Michigan Celebration, 1990
10 Homenaje a Tenochtitlán: An Installation for Day of the Dead, Smith College, 1992 October 02-1992 November 22
11 Dub of raw footage, Smith College Museum of Art, "Homenaje a Tenochtitlán," 1992
12 Carmen Lomas Garza Lecture Presentation, San Jose City College, by Alcario Castellano, 1993 May 06
13 Hispanic Heritage Month Profiles, KQED Inc., 1993 September
14 Celebrating a World of Difference, 1994
15 University of Colorado Department of Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series, 1994
16 The VIDA Awards, 1995 June 20
17 Elizabeth Sher/Carmen Lomas Garza, "Homenaje a Tenochtitlán," 1996 October 02
18 Steinbaum Kraus Gallery Presents Carmen Lomas Garza: Cuadros de Recuerdos de una Artista Chicana, 1996
19 Homenaje a Tenochtitlán: An Installation for Day of the Dead, 1996
20-21 EMG Networks Presents Author's Desk with Carmen Lomas Garza, 1998 December 02
22-24 Bilingual Author's Corner Carmen Lomas Garza, 1998 December 02
25 Carmen Lomas Garza/UTB Students, 1999 November 11
26 Carmen Lomas Garza/Bro. Students, 1999 November 12
27 Carmen Lomas Garza/Children's Workshop, 1999 November 13
28 Carmen Lomas Garza "Paper Cutouts," Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24, 1999
29 Carmen Lomas Garza/Community, 1999
30-31 Oakland Museum of California Interview with Carmen Lomas Garza, 2003 January 31
32 Hispanic Achiever, 6 PSA's, undated
33 EMG Networks - Author's Desk Carmen Lomas Garza in Her Studio, undated
34 Bilingual Author's Desk Promo, undated
35 Interview with Carmen Lomas Garza #2, undated
36 Interview with Carmen Lomas Garza #3, undated
37 Tenochtitlán Expanded Version - Roughcut, undated
38 Dub of Interview of Carmen Lomas Garza in Studio for Homenaje a Tenochtitlán, undated

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Fan Mail from Students

Box Folder
4 24-37 Fan Mail from Students, 1991-2011

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