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El Paso, Texas, U.S.A.



B.A., 1956, Texas Western College, El Paso, Texas.

M.F.A., 1958, University of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico.



Texas Permanent Teaching Certificate T.E.A. Approval: Supervise Art Technical Programs.



Total 33 Years

Chairperson, Art Department, Jefferson Junior and Senior High Schools, El Paso, Texas (3 Years).

San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78212.4299 (30 Years).

Chairperson, Visual Arts & Technology Department, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas (12 Years); Programs: Advertising Art, Architecture, Electronic Graphics, Engineering Graphics, Fine Art, Jewelry Repair, and Production Pottery.

Dean of Arts and Sciences (Declined position for salary reasons, January 1983).



Korean Conflict, Disabled Veteran, Awarded Purple Heart.



Professor, tenured.

Chairperson, Visual Arts & Technology Department (1977 to 1990).

Retired July 1990, Professor Emeritus.



Fluent in English, Spanish, and lots of Italian.



Galeria Genova, Mexico City, Mexico. 1958.


YWCA, El Paso, Texas. 1961.


Mexican Art Gallery, Mexican Consulate, San Antonio, Texas. November 13 / December 30, 1963.


Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. January 3 / 30, 1967.


Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas. February 27 / March 31.


Mexican Art Gallery, Mexican Consulate, San Antonio, Texas. May 1968.


Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California. April 25 / May 18, 1973.


Contemporary Arts Museum, 5216 Montrose, Houston, Texas 77006. October 23 / November 21, 1976.


Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas. November 1 / 30, 1979.


Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas. October 28 & 29, 1982.


"Southwest Icons", Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas. November 9 / December 2, 1984.


"S.W. Turf" Arte Moderno Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. July 22 / August 31, 1988.


Mel Casas, One Person Show, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas. September 3 / October 16, 1988.


One Man Show, Beverly Gordon Gallery, 2402 Cedar Springs, Dallas, Texas. May 7 / June 10, 1989.


Mel Casas, 25 Year Retrospective, Instituto Cultural Mexicano and the Arte Moderno Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. July 8 / August 31, 1989.


A Focus on Mel Casas: One Man Show, UTSA Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. July 1/30, 1993.


I Am Talking To You, Carrington/Gallagher Ltd., San Antonio, Texas. June 29 / July 29, 1995.


Mel Casas Exhibition, Georgia Southwestern, Department of Fine Arts, Americus Georgia. March 29 / May 13, 1999.


Mel Casas: Scopophilia–Enjoying Looking, Joan Groana Gallery, San Antonio, TX. July 7 / August 2, 2002.


Mel Casas: Artist as Cultural Adjuster, San Antonio College Visual Arts Center Gallery, San Antonio, TX. February 28 / April 2, 2014.


From First to Last, Mel Casas Memorial Exhibition. Texas A&M--San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Dec. 6, 2014.


Getting the Big Picture: Political Themes in the Art of Mel Casas, 1968-1977, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, June 5-Oct. 24, 2015.


Mel Casas: The Southwestern Cliches, 1982-1989, Texas A&M University San Antonio Educational and Cultural Arts Center, June 11-Sep. 27, 2015.


Sex and Cinema with Mel Casas, 1965-1967, Flight Gallery, 134 Blue Star, June 25 – Aug. 22, 2015.


Mel Casas: Art about Art, 1975-1981, San Antonio Central Public Library, July 1-31, 2015.


Upcoming Show...



Mel Casas: Artist and Cultural Adjuster

Middle Tennessee State Univeristy, Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN.




Maude Sullivan Gallery, EL Paso, Texas. 1959.

Men of Art Guild, San Antonio, Texas. October 18/November 3, 1964.

San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, Texas. November 9/30, 1964.

S.A.A.Building, San Antonio, Texas. May 1964.

Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas. May 14/June 4, 1967.

A Clean Well Lighted Place, Austin, Texas. June 21/July 1969.

Casas and Martinez, Jansen-Perez Gallery, 175 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas. July 5/August 8, 1990.



El Paso Museum of Art, 1960.

Mexican Art Gallery, Mexican Consulate, San Antonio, Texas, 1962.

North Star Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966.

Two-Twenty Two Gallery, El Paso, Texas, 1964.

P.I.C. Gallery, Mexico City, Today's Printing Exhibition, July 19/August 19, 1965.

Bright Shawl Invitational, San Antonio, Texas, 1965, 1966.

Centennial Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas, Rental Gallery, 1963.

Men of Art Guild Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, Group Shows, 1963, 1964, 1965.

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, Men of Art Guild Show, August 1/30, 1965.

A.C. Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico, February 10/March 1966.

Contemporary Artists' Guild, San Antonio, Texas; South Plains College, Levellan, Texas, October 1965;

Arlington, Texas, November 1965;

Memorial Library, Port Arthur, Texas, December 1965;

Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, January 1966;

Texas College of Arts and Industries, Kingsville, Texas, February 1966.

Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, Texas, Contemporary Artists' Group Show, February/March 1966.

El Tropicana Motel Show, Group Show, June/July 1966.

Paintings by Outstanding Southwestern Artists, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, August 7/28, 1966.

Now and Beyond Show, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, August 6/27, 1967.

Sweet South Texas Funk, St. Edwards University, Austin Texas, December 1970.

Texas Paintings and Sculptures: 20th Century: (A Traveling Exhibit) Pollock Galleries, Owens Art Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, January 17/March 7, 1971;

San Antonio Museum Association, Witte Confluence Museum, Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, March 21/May 2, 1971;

University Art Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, 23rd and San Jacinto, Austin, Texas, June 13/July 18, 1971;

Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas, September 15/November 16, 1971;

The Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, January 9/March 5, 1972.

Louisiana Gallery, Houston, Texas, March 13/May 1971.

A Blending of Culture - A Blending of Time, University of Texas at El Paso, October 24/November 5, 1971.

Mexican American Art Symposium Exhibit, Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, November 10/11, 1973.

"12 Texas Artists", Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas, September 27/November 1974.

1975 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, New York; First Floor: January 20/March 16, 1975; Second Floor: January 20/March 23, 1975; Third Floor: January 27/March 23, 1975; and Fourth Floor: February 3/April, 9, 1975.

Texas Tough Show, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas, October 11/November 15, 1975.

Ancient Roots New Vision, Tour Schedule Painting Humanscape 68; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, May 7/June 19, 1977;

National Collection of Fine Arts & Fondo del Sol Spanish American Media Center, Washington D.C., July 8/October 2, 1977;

Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 3, 1977/January 8, 1978;

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, February 8/March 26, 1978;

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, July 15/August 20, 1978;

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.

DaleGas-Chicano Art of Texas Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, August 20/October 16, 1978, Humanscapes 86, 87, 88, 89, 90.

San Antonio College Faculty Exhibition, Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, January 26/February 14, 1979.

Fire, CAM, Houston, Texas, February 16/April 15, 1979.

"Showdown: Perspectives on the Southwest", Alternate Center for International Arts Inc., (Alternate Museum), N.Y., N.Y, April 16/July 2, 1983.

"The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970," The Bronx Museum of the Art, September 29, 1988/January 29, 1989;

El Paso Museum of Art, February 27/April 23, 1989;

San Diego Museum of Art, May 22/July 16, 1989;

Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena, San Juan, August 14/October 8, 1989;

Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida, January 28/March 31, 1990.

"Celebracion Hispanica," Didactic Gallery, Frito-Lay, Inc., Plano, Texas. June Mattingly, curator. May 16/July 14, 1989.

Hispanic Art in The United States, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, June 9, 1989 – September 4, 1989.

Arte Moderno Gallery, SoHotel, 382 W. Broadway, New York City, New York 10012, 718.624.0855. June 10, 1989 – July 29, 1989.

15 Pintores y 3 Escultores, Tejanos, Museo de Arte Alvar y Carmen T. Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico, November 12/25, 1990. Tejanos, UTSA, July 2/31, 1991.

3 Artists, Jansen-Perez Gallery, 175 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas, July 11/August 8, 1991.

Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985, Wight Art Gallery;

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 27/August 25, 1991;

Fresno Art Museum, September 21/November 24, 1991;

Tucson Museum of Art, January 19/April 5, 1992;

National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., May 8/July 26, 1992;

El Paso Museum of Art, August 23/October 25, 1992;

Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, March 2/May 2, 1993;

San Antonio Museum of Art, May 29/August 1, 1993;

Field Museum of Art, August 28/November 7, 1993.

Chicano Social Revolution: c/s Exhibit, Centro Cultural Aztlan, San Antonio, Texas. July 2/31, 1993.

Then & Now: Chicano Art After CARA II, Jansen-Perez Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. July 9/September 9, 1993.

La Frontera/The Border: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, March 5/May 20, 1993;

Centro Cultural, Tijuana, Mexico;

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, September 10/November 28, 1993;

Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 21/March 20, 1994;

Neuberger Museum, State University, New York, April/June 1994;

San José Museum of Art, San José, California, October/December 1994.

Latinos Tejanos, Guadalupe Visual Arts Annex, San Antonio, Texas. January 1995.

Made in Texas, Parchman•Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. January 1995.

Gardens & Landscapes, Carrington/Gallagher Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. January 1995.

Latino Tejanos, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas. January 26/February 26, 1995.

Labors of Love, Parchman•Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Texas. February 1995.

State Of The State: Contemporary Art In Texas, S.A.M.O.A., San Antonio, Texas. July 1/August 27, 1995.

Celebrating Latino Artists 1995, Oakwell Farms, Tobin Richter Estate, San Antonio, Texas. August 24, 1995.

Art Journeys, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas. September 7/ December 15, 1995.

Men of Art Guild, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. November 2/December 1, 1995.

Blue Star, Blue Balls & Blue Art, Blue Star Complex, San Antonio, Texas. November 10, 1995.

El Grupo Tejano, Middle Tennessee State University, Art Department, February 4 / March 8, 2002.

Pop Installation, Frost Gallery, McNay Art Museum, January / April 2003. Humanscape 70: Comic White Wash.

Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, December 1, 2001 / April 15, 2002,

Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries Building, Washington, D.C., September 27, 2002 / January 5, 2003;

National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 31 / May 18, 2003;

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, June 14 / September 21, 2003;

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 30 / May 5, 2004;

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California, May 29 / September 12, 2004;

Weisman Museum of Art, October 2, 2004 / January 9, 2005;

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, Illinois, June 17 / September 5, 2005;

O’Kane Gallery and Willow Street Pump Station, Houston, Texas, October 21 / December 23, 2005;

May Hall Gallery at the St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri, January 27 / June 18, 2006;

de Young, San Francisco, California, July 22 / October 22, 2006;

Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, November 18, 2006 / May 1, 2007;

Contemporary Latino Art: El Corazón de San Antonio, Texas A&M, San  Antonio, TX. May 9 / August 31, 2014.



Saloncito Siete, Mexico City College, 1957.

Chelmont, El Paso, Texas, 1960.

Brockton Art Association, 3rd Annual Show, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1960.

7th Annual Sun Carnival Exhibition, El Paso, Texas, December 1962/January 1963.

Twenty-Fourth Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1962/1963: Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas, October 7/28, 1962; Corpus Christi Art Foundation, Centennial Art Museum, January 2/23, 1963; Beaumont Art Museum, February 24/March 24, 1963; and Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, April 14/May 12, 1963.

33rd Annual Local Artists' Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum, April 2/28, 1963.

34th Annual Local Artist Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum, April 5/26, 1964.

Texas Watercolor Society 15th Annual Exhibitions, 1964: Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas, March 8/29, 1964; Wichita Falls Art Association, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 8/22, 1964; Texas A&M University, College Station, May 3/24, 1964; Lubbock Art Association, Garden Art Center, Lubbock, Texas, June 3/24, 1964; Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas, June 5/26, 1964; Memorial Library, Port Arthur, August 1/24, 1964; Beaumont Art Center, Beaumont, Texas, September 6/26, 1964; San Angelo College, San Angelo, Texas, October 4/25, 1964; Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 3/25, 1964; and Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas, December 6/31, 1964.

15th Exhibition of Southwestern Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, January 27/February 28, 1965, Circuit showing until March 1966.

35th Annual Local Artists' Exhibition, Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas, April 11/May 1965.

Sixth Dixie Annual Exhibition, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, February 28/March 28, 1965.

Louisiana State Art Commission, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 4-25, 1965.

9th Annual Sun Carnival Exhibition, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, December 6, 1964/ January 3, 1965.

Watercolor Society 16th Annual Exhibition: Witte Memorial Museum, March/April, 1965; Houston Baptist College, Houston, Texas, April 7/25, 1965; St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas, May 5/30, 1965; Arts and Crafts Center, Ft. Still, Oklahoma, June 6/27, 1965; Arts and Industries College, Kingsville, Texas July 4/25, 1965; and McAllen State Bank, McAllen, Texas, August 1/24, 1965; Sam Houston State Teachers College, Huntsville, Texas, September 8/25, 1965; Lubbock Art Association, Lubbock, Texas, October 3/25, 1965; Baylor University, Waco, Texas, November 1/28, 1965; and Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, December 5/30, 1965.



Founding Member of the Faculty Senate, S.A.College.

Founding Member of A.A.U.P. Chapter.

Committee for Consultation and Conciliation.

San Antonio College Film Committee.

Chairman, Subject Area Study Groups.

Chairman, Self-study, Art Department (1977).

Chairman, Promotional Guidelines - Art Department (1977).

Co-chairman, Student Art Exhibition (1977).

Chairman, Salary Committee, Chairpersons Assembly (1981-1982).

Presidential Search Committee, S.A.College (1982).

Arts Council of San Antonio, 227 South Presa Avenue, San Antonio, Texas. February 1, 1986

Panel on grant recommendation ten (10) applied five (5) granted.

Arts Council of San Antonio. Grants to the Arts Organizations. March 22, 1986.

National Endowment for the Arts - Challenge Grants/Special Projects Panel, May 28-29, 1986, Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington D.C. 20506.

Chairman of the Board - Very Special Arts, San Antonio, Texas.

Faculty Curriculum Subcommittee on Architecture, Coordinating Board Texas College & University System, December 4, 1986.

Advisory Panel for Chicano Art, Guadalupe Art Center, 1987.

Juror/1987 Visual Arts Fellowship Awards, Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison, Wisconsin, October 13, 1987.

Juror, Laredo "Mural" Billboard Contest sponsored by the Muralismo Committee, July 1, 1987. Lewis Environment Committee.

Chairman, User's Committee for VATC2, the new VA&T Center.

Judge, Tejano Conjunto Poster Contest, March 24, 1990.



Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. U.T.San Antonio sponsored a two-day seminar on Mexican-American Art, 1973.

Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado. Denver-Chicano Awareness Week, 1973.

U.T.EI Paso, El Paso, Texas. "Humanities on the Border." Paper "Art in the Border." May 1976.

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas. "Chicano Art and the Museum." April 16, 1989.

College of the Mainland, Galveston, Texas. May 4, 1990.

A Series of Lectures, Georgia Southwestern, Department of Fine Arts, Americus Georgia. April 20 / 24, 1999.



Culture and Psychiatry: Mexican Culture and the Healing Arts.

2nd International Film Festival, October 5, 1974.

Mexico: The New Generation. San Antonio Museum of Art and El Patronato, September 28, 1985.

Chicano/Mexican American Art. Inter Gallery, Theater Row at 420 West 42nd Street, New York City, New York, April 14, 1986.

Responses/Reflections: American Painting Today. SAMA: Symposium, February 20, 1988.

Target '90 Goal for San Antonio Arts Dialog 1988. Symposium on Public Art; Public Art - An Issue. Mexican Cultural Institute, October 16, 1988.



KMOL-TV Channel 4, "Community Leader Inquiry," discussed problems, needs, and interests facing the community. September 1976.

"Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States 1920-1970." El Paso Museum of Art. March 2, 1989.

“Oral History Interview with Mel Casas, 1996 Aug. 14 and 16,” conducted by Paul Karlstrom. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute. Transcript url:



Appointed to the Fine Arts Commission (F.A.C.) of San Antonio (February 1983 - November 1985).

Invited to serve on a panel of judges for the statewide competition for the mural to be placed on the Hemisfair Arena in San Antonio. Final selection: November 28, 1983.

Invited to serve as a judge for "An Artistic Discovery," for the 20th Congressional District.

Invitation extended by the Honorable Henry B. Gonzalez, Representative for the 20th District of Texas, June 17, 1983.

One of three judges for the "Second Annual Spring Magic Festival," March 16, 1984, DagenBela Galleria.

Chairperson for the Fine Arts Commission committee on the San Antonio Airport Sculpture Competition, 1984.

Appointed as Chairperson to the Board of Very Special Arts (VSA).



National Society of Arts and Letters 2nd Prize, $25.00, 1956.

Mexico City College Saloncito 7th Exhibition, 3rd Prize, 1958.

6th Annual Sun Carnival Exhibition El Paso Art Museum, Purchase Prize, $250.00, 1959.

9th Annual Sun Carnival Exhibition El Paso Art Museum, $250.00, Award, 1964.

36th Annual Exhibition of San Antonio Art League Witte Memorial Museum, $250.00 Award, 1966.

Certificate of Appreciation for "Distinguished Service in the Field of Art," presented by "The Committee of Citizens Dedicated to Excellence in College Education." August 26, 1976.

Piper Professor Candidate, 1977.

Piper Professor Candidate, 1979.

Statue of Victory, World Culture Prize for 1984 in Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Main Street, Fort Worth Art Festival, April 17, 1986, $1250 Award.

Seventh Annual Tribute to the Chicano Arts, Outstanding Service Award - Our Lady of the Lake College, San Antonio, Texas, September 27, 1986.

Alamo Community College District 25 year Service Award.

Nominated, Business and the Arts, "Artist of the Year, 1988."

"Barbara Jordan Award," Texas Governor’s Committee for Disabled Persons, for Very Special Arts/San Antonio, June 14, 1989, 5-6 p.m., The Governor’s Mansion, Austin, Texas.



Art News Magazine (1975).

Caracol Magazine (November 1975), Vol. II, No. 3.

Art in America Magazine July - August, 1976).

New York (May 16, 1983).

Artspace (Spring 1983).

Texas Homes (May 1985).

Texas Journal (Fall/Winter 1988), Vol. II, No. 1.

Art Lies 25 (Winter 1999/2000)

Speak Easy Publications (November 2005), Humanscape 62: Brownies of the Southwest; reproduced on cover. A magazine for European teachers of English as a second language.

Mary Glasgow Magazine/Scholastic (2006), London.

“The Cinematic Genesis of the Mel Casas Humanscape, 1965 – 1967,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies. 36:2 (Fall 2011): 51-87.




Mexican-American Artists, by Dr. Quirarte, 1973.

We Are Chicanos, edited by Dr. Ortega, 1973.

Dedication Rewarded: Prominent Mexican-Americans, by V. Salazar, January 1976.

Who's Who In Art, 1976.

Das Andere Amerika Geschichte, Kunst und Kultur der Amerikanischen Arbeiterbewegung, by Philip S. Foner and Reinhard Schultz, 1983.

50 Texas Artists, A critical selection of Painters & Sculptors, Chronicle Books, October 1986.

The West of the Imagination, by Dr. William H. Goetzmann.

Texas, Reese, Mayer & Mayer, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, 1987.

The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970, Charles Miers, ed.,

The Bronx Museum of Art, Harry N. Abrams.

Art Space (October 1988).

Vista - Corpus Christi Caller Times, (October 2, 1988).

Mas, Invierno 1989, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 70.

Al Tanto, by Gene Kupferschmid, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States, Volume 3, edited by Francisco Lomelí, general editors: Nicolás Kanellos and Claudio Esteva-Febregat, Arte Público Press, University of Houston, 1993. “From Barrio to Mainstream: The Panorama of Latino Art,” Eva Sperling Cockcroft, beginning page 192.

Arte Latino, by Jonathan Yorba, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Watson Guptill Publications, 2001.

Chicano Vision: American Painters on the Verge, by Cheech Marin, Bulfinch Press, 2002.

Contemporary Chicana & Chicano Art, Gary Keller … (et al.), Bilingual Press, Tempe, AZ, 2002. (2 volumes.)

Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States. Danbury, Conn.: Grolier Academic Reference, 2005

Great Contemporary Writers, 12 Vol. Literature Series, 2005. Reproduced: Humanscape 68: Kitchen Spanish.

Latinos in the Arts, by Steven Otfinoski, Facts On File, Inc., New York City, New York, 2007.

Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008.

Chicana & Chicano Art: Protest Arte, University Arizona Press, 2009.

CON SAFO: The Chicano Art Group adn the Politics of South Texas, by Ruben C. Cordova, 2009.

Mel Casas: Artist as Cultural Adjuster, by Nancy Kelker (September 4 2013).

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art: by Carmen Ramos, Tomas Ybarra-Frausto (Introduction), March 25, 2014.




Rivercity Review, September 1988, Vol. II, No. 1.

The Austin Chronicle, September 2, 1988, Vol. VIII, No. 1.

Houston Chronicle, May 16, 1990, pp. lD, 6D.

S.A. Express News, July 2, 1995, "E" section.

S.A. Express News, August 23, 1998, "H" section.

S.A. Current, January 28/February 3, 2009, pp 19-23. Cover article: “Art History: The genesis of ACCD’s divine art departments.” Inside article: “Art Missions: Building an art dynasty on open enrollment and dedication,” Sarah Fisch.



Reviewed: Dale Cranque: Chicano Art and Music in South Texas, University of Minnesota, December 3, 1982.

Moderator: Mira-Images for the 90's, October 20, 1984.

Interview: Jesse Trevino and His Art, PBS presentation February 24, 1985.

The West of the Imagination, a six-part television series on PBS, September 1986.

Heritage Series, PBS, KLRN Channel 9, October 1988.

The Chicano Collection (2005), a documentary, written and directed by Tamara Hernandez 2005.



Student Art Guild, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas (former).

Consultant: Expo de San Antonio, 1982, San Antonio, Texas.



Book Reviewer for Choice Magazine: A Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association.

1. Chamot, Mary. "Russian Painting and Sculpture." Choice, July /August 1964, Vol. l/No. 5 - 6.

2. Jensen, Lawrence N. "Synthetic Painting Media." Choice, October 1964, Vol. l/No. 8, p. 308.

3. Adhemar, Jean. "Graphic Art of the 18th Century." Choice, October 1965, Vol. 2/No. 2.

4. Ballinger, Raymond. "Lettering in Modem Use." Choice, October 1965, Vol. 2/No. 8.

5. Hofmin, Armin. "Graphic Design Manual: Principles and Practice." Choice, March 1966, Vol. 3/No. 9.

6. Bushnell, G.H.S.. "Ancient Art of the Americans." Choice, March 1966, Vol. 3/No. 1.

7. Haftman, Wemer. "Painting in the 20th Century." Choice, April 1966, Vol. 3/No. 2.

8. Cassou. "Chagall." Choice, July/August 1966, Vol. 3/No. 5 - 6.

9. Gasser, Manuel. "Joan Miro." Choice, July/August 1966, Vol. 3/No. 5 - 6.

10. Laker, Russell. "Anatomy of Lettering." Choice, November 1966, Vol. 3/No. 9.

11. Kepes, Gyorgy. "Sign, Image, Symbol." Choice, January 1967, Vol. 3/No. 11.

12. Gross, George. "Ecce Homo." Choice, March 1967, Vol. 4/No. 1, pp. 32 - 33.

13. Dube-Heyning, Annemarie. "Kirschner; His Graphic Art." Choice, June 1967, Vol. 4/No. 4.

14. Muller, Fridolen, ed.. "Piet Zwart." Choice, July/August, Vol. 4/No. 5.

15. Wemer, Alfred. "Modigliani." Choice, September 1967, Vol. 4/No. 10, p. 660.

16. Sostelle, Jaques. "Arts of Ancient Mexico." Choice, December 1967, Vol. 4/No. 11, p. 1112.

17. Morse, Peter. "John Sloan Etchings." Choice, January 1968, Vol. 4/No. 11, p. 1236.

18. Escher, M.C.. "The Graphic Work of M.C.Escher." Choice, March 1968, Vol. 5/No. 1, p. 40.

19. Grossman, Richard. "Mexico, the Land, the Art and the People." Choice, March 1968, Vol. 4/No. 1, p. 40.

20. Hanf, Walter."Mexico." Choice, May 1968, Vol. 5/No. 3, p. 400.

21. Benton, Thomas Hart. "Bento Drawings: A Collection." Choice, September 1968, Vol. 5/No. 7, p. 763.

22. Schmalenbach, Fritz. "Oskar Kokoschka." Choice, January 1969, Vol. 5/No. 11, pp. 1124 - 1126.

23. Neuman, Eckard. "Functional Graphic Design in the 20's." Choice, January 1969, Vol. 5/No. 11, p. 1437.

24. Jassaigne, Jacques. "Chagall: Unpublished Drawings." Choice, April 1969, Vol. 6/No. 2, p. 203.

25. Worth Art Gallery. "Eduardo Paolozzi: A Print Retrospective." University of Califomia. Choice, April 1969, Vol. 6/No. 2, p. 203.

26. Alloway, Lawrence. "The Venice Biennale, 1895 - 1968; From Salon to Goldfish Bowl." Choice, July/August 1969, Vol. 6/No. 6.

27. Muller-Brockman, Josef. "The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems: Creative Problems of the Graphic Designer; Design and Training in Commercial Art." Choice, September 1969, Vol. 6/No. 7, p. 805.

28. Lansing, Kenneth M. "Art, Artist, and Art Education." Choice, December 1969, Vol. 6/No. 10, p. 1453.

29. Mugnaine, Joseph. "Oil Painting: Techniques and Materials." Choice, March 1970, Vol. 7/No. 1, p. 58.

30. Biebuyek, Danie. "Tradition and Creativity in the Tribal Art." Choice, April 1970, Vol. 7/No. 1, p. 58

31. Dulterman, Udo. "The New Painting." Trans. G. Onn. Choice, July/August 1970, Vol. 7/No. 5, p. 678.

32. Bardi, Pietro Maria. "New Brazilian Art." Choice, September 1970, Vol. 7/No. 7, p. 824.

33. Chase, Gilbert. "Contemporary Art in Latin America: Paint, Graphic Art, Sculpture, Architecture." Choice, November 1970, Vol. 7/No. 9, p. 1225.

34. Passeron, Roger. "French Prints of the 20th Century." Trans. R. Allen. Choice, February 1971, Vol. 7/No. 12, p. 1655.

35. Cognait, Raymond. "Braque." Trans. E. B. Hennessey. Choice, March 1971, Vol. 8/No. 1, p. 53.

36. Harris, Jean. "Edouard Manet; Graphic Works: A Definative Catalogue." Choice, May 1971, Vol. 8/No. 3, p. 372.

37. Daniels, Harvey. "Printmaking." Viking Press 1971. Choice, June 1972, Vol. 9/No. 4, p. 44.

38. Appelbaum, Stanley, and Robert Bedicio, eds. "Posade's Popular Mexican Prints." Choice, June 1973, Vol. 10/No. 3, p. 446.

39. Romano Clare, and John Ross. "The Complete Printmaker." Choice, July - August 1973, Vol. 10/No. 5 - 6, p. 767.

40. Johnson, Michael R. ed.. "Kenneth Callahan: Universal Voyage." Choice, November 1973, Vol. 10/No. 9, p. 1368.

41. Glasser, Milton. "Graphic Design." Choice, January 3, 1974, Vol. 10/No. 11, p.1709.

42. Kamakura, Yuska."The Graphic Design of Yuska Kamakura." Choice, January 1974, Vol. 10/No. 11, p. 1709.

43. Edmondson, Leonard."Etching." Choice, May 1974, Vol. ll/No. 3.

44. Ward, Lynd. "Storeyteller Without Words: The engraving of Lynd Ward." Choice, November 1974, Vol. ll/No. 9.

45. Romano, Clare, and John Ross. "The Complete Intaglio Print, the Complete New Techniques in Printmaking, the Complete Relief Print, and the Complete Screenprint and Lithograph." Choice, December 1974, Vol. ll/No. 10.

46. Lochem, Renee. "Lithography." Choice, January 1975, Vol. ll/No. 11.

47. Knigin, Michael and Murray Zimiles."The Contemporary Lithographic Workshop." Choice, June 1975, Vol. 12/No. 4, pp. 523 - 524.

48. Meryon, Charles. "Prints and Drawings." Choice, October 1975, Vol. 12/No. 8, p. 991.

49. Mayer Ralph. "Painter's Craft: An Introduction to Artist's Methods and Materials." Viking Press 1975. Choice, Feb. 1976, Vol. 12/No. 12, p. 1532.

50. Small, George Raphael. "Ramos Martinez: His Life and Art." F & J Publishers 1975. Choice, February 1976, Vol. 12/No. 12, p. 1563.

51. Adams, Clinton. "Fritz Scholder: Lithogaphs." New York Graphic Society, a Division of Little Brown 1976. Choice, June 1976, Vol. 13/No. 4, p. 506.

52. Morse, Peter. "Jean Charlot's Print: A Catalogue Raisonne." University Press of Hawaii/Jean Charlot Foundation 1976. Choice, October 1976, Vol. 13/No. 8, pp. 968 - 970.

53. Bellows, George. "The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonne by Laurie Mason." KTO Press 1977. Choice, December 1977, Vol. 14/No. 10, p. 1344.

54. Kulterman, Udo. "The New Painting." Trans. Wesley V. Blomster. Revised ed.. Westview 1978. Choice, November 1978, Vol. 15/No. 9, p. 1205.

55. Gross Chaim. "Chaim Gross: Watercolors and Drawings." Text by Alfred Werner. Abrams 1980. Choice, September 1980, Vol. 17/No. 7, pp. 87 - 88.

56. Folon. "Folon the Eyewitness: 26 Watercolors and a Text by the Artist." Trans. Mark Parvis. Darlene Geis ed.. Abrams 1980. Choice. March 1981. Vol. 18/No. 1.

 57. Romano, Clare, and John Ross. "The Complete Collagraph: The Art and Technique of Printmaking from Collage Plates." Free Press 1980. Choice, March 1981, Vol. 18/No. 1.

58. Educational Dimensions Group. "Collage Printmaking." Filmstrips. Choice, September 1981, Vol. 18/No. 7

59. Tamayo, Rufino. "Rufino Tamayo." Text by Octavio Paz and Jaques Lassaigne. Rizzoli 1982. Choice, Vol. 19, p. 122.

60. Fahlman, Betsy. "Pennsylvania Modern: Charles Demuth of Lancaster." Philadephia Museum of Art (distributed by the University of Pennsylvania), 1983. Choice, February 1984.

61. Watrous, James. "American Printmaking: A Century of American Printmaking, 1880 - 1980." Wisconsin, 1984. Choice, July/August 1984.

62. "Diego Rivera: The Cubist Years." University Press, 1984. Choice, December 1984.

63. Holly, Michael Ann. "Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History." Cornell, 1984. Choice, June 1985.

64. Roskill, Mark W. "The Interpretation of Cubism." Art Alliance, 1985. Choice, October 1985.

65. Celant, Germano, curated. "The European Iceberg: Creativity in Germany and Italy Today." Ida Gianelli, catalogue ed.; Joachim Neugroschel, trans. from Italian; Leslie Strickland, trans from German. Rizzoli, 1986 (1985). Choice, May 1986.

66. Sullivan, Edward J. "Fernando Botero: Sculpture." Abbeville, 1986. Choice, April 1987

67. Rohn, Matthew L. "Visual Dynamics in Jackson Pollock's Abstractions." UMI Research, 1987. Choice, July/August 1987

68. Day, Holliday T. "Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920 - 1987." 1987. Choice, December 1987

69. Tomkins, Calvin. "Roy Lichtenstein: Mural With Blue Brushstroke." 1988. Choice, September 1988

70. Levick, Melba, and Stanley Young. "The Big Picture: Murals of Los Angeles." New York Graphic Society/Little Brown, 1988. Choice, Nov. 1988.

71. Cancel, Luis R., et al. "The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970." Bronx Museum of the Arts in association with Abrams, 1988. Choice, February 1989.

72. Messinger, Lisa Mintz. "Georgia O'Keefe." Thames and Hudson/Metropolitan Museum of Art, distributed by W.W.Norton, 1988. Choice, June 1989.

73. Sayer, Henry M. "The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde Since 1970." Chicago, 1989. Choice, January 1990.

74. Helen Escobedo, ed., Paolo Gori, photographer. "Mexican Monuments: Strange Encounters." Abbeville, 1989. Choice, February 1990.

75. Hurlburt, Laurance P. "The Mexican Muralists in the United States." New Mexico, 1989. Choice, April 1990.

76. Cruz-Taura, Graciella; Lleana Fuentez-Perez; and Richard Pau-Llosa; eds. "Outside Cuba=Fuera de Cuba: Contemporary Cuban Visual Artists=Artistas Cubanos Contemporaneos." Distributed by Rutgers, 1990. Choice, July/August 1990.



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