Went down to Los Angeles with my buddy, Oakland artist ,Nyame O. Brown, who was at Bemis when I was there. It was great three days beginning with a reception Friday night then studio visits and the Pit the following day. Sunday afternoon was spent at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) to hear three Bemis alumni talk about their experience, one being Trevor Amery who was also there with Nyame and I. It was an amazing experience and so nice to see the folks from Bemis, Holly, Devina, Ellie, Chris and Rachel.
After a two month long artist residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, I'm ready to get back to work in the studio.
On March 8th I'll be heading to the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans to start a two month long residency.
I'm really excited to get there and start working and to meet the other artists. I'll be posting on FB and Instagram (jy4tes) so you can follow my journey there.
Artists-in-Residence: Spring 2019
John Yoyogi Fortes
Jamil Khoury Michael Meads
My piece, Angry Tears is in this exhibit at Sonoma State University. Nice to be associated with all these artists.
I have a piece in this exhibition titled, THE AUDACITY OF ART at Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe, NM
By Sara Radin • 10/30/18
Artwork that comments from both sides of the aisle
Art is a colorful tool that allows us to highlight social injustices, propose new solutions, and show us what our world can become. The Santa Fe-based Gallery Fritz has made it its mission to showcase a rainbow of views and artistic voices. The space’s latest exhibition, “The Audacity of Art,” brings together the work of 12 politically diverse artists including John Yoyogi Fortes, Dorielle Caimi, Victoria Carlson and Ben Steele, who each address a different issue such as race, environmental challenges and immigration.
Gallery director George Brugnon told Observer, “Our hope with this exhibition is that our community will see that art can be a way to start a conversation and not to be so focused on the tribal mindset.”
Beyond exhibited artwork, the gallery is also hosting political talks related to these topics, with politicians from both sides of the aisle who will speak to the relationship of politics, culture and art.
“The Audacity of Art: Art for the Midterm Elections | 12 Artists Get Audacious Across the Political Spectrum” is on view at Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe, New Mexico from October 26 – November 26.
NEW LANDS pop up 10/26 - 10/28
1599 Tennessee St.
This is the final week for our exhibit, Tropeycalia Club at Skyline College Art Gallery in San Bruno. Show ends October 20th. Check it out if you can or visit tropeycaliaclub.weebly.com.
The last two days are here and we are almost done with the installation at Skyline College. Hope you can make the reception and opening September 22, 3-5PM.
TROPEYCALIA CLUB ARTIST CALL!!
Open call to submit artwork.
Selected images will be exhibited as part of Tropeycalia Club.
Tropeycalia Club is an upcoming exhibition at Skyline College Art Gallery in San Bruno, CA with artists Juan Carlos Quintana, Carlo Ricafort and John Yoyogi Fortes. Show runs 9/22 - 10/20.
You can participate by sending a jpeg image of a black and white drawing of what comes to mind when you yearn to escape to or from, the tropics. Image must be vertical and fit on an 8.5” X 11” sheet of paper. Color images will be converted to black and white. Selected submissions will be printed and installed as a collaborative piece on the gallery wall. To be included by the opening on September 22, work must be received by September 15th. Please submit image no later than Oct 6, 2018 so you can be included in our exhibition, "Tropeycalia Club.”
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By sending an image you give Tropeycalia Club and Skyline College Art Gallery, permission to include your image in the exhibitions promotional material, social media, internet and print. All submitted images, both electronic and printed, will be destroyed after the close of the Tropeycalia Club exhibition.
I've been going back and forth to the Bay Area to install work with Juan Carlos Quintana and Carlo Ricafort. have a great time collaborating and installing outside of the traditional format. It's going to be a fun show with a lot of fun paintings, drawings and sculptures!