Happening Now
July 1, 2012
I have some great news to share with all of you!
I just finished a long-term substitute teaching job at High Tech High Chula Vista and will continue teaching in the 2012-13 school year as a Biology teacher. Yes! YEs! YES!

Second, awesome piece of news is that my art studio will now be part of the honey comb structure of Space 4 Art. I am completely thrilled to be part of this artist collective that has been changing the San Diego art scene since 2008.

Come visit me and 36 other artists during OPEN STUDIOS on Friday, July 13th 6pm - 10pm! Click here for the DO ANYTHING event details.

June 11, 2012
This Saturday June 16 from 6-9pm join us in celebrating the artwork of Robert Younger in Dust to Dust photography exhibit at The Ink Spot gallery.

Shell from Darwin, Silver Print, 16″ x 20″
Photographs will be on view May 5 - July 29, 2012
@ The Ink Spot
Art Center Lofts
710 13th Street, Studio 210
San Diego, CA 92101

April 16, 2012
Mercado Golondrina will once again be representing at the annual Chicano Park Day. This year's celebration will highlight the contribution of Mujeres to the legacy of this community-built park.

Please join us in this great celebration and supporting Mercado Golondrina vendors ChulaMaiz, Brown Sugar Creations, Wink Artisans, Pina Art, Lady Bug Naturals, Crafty Encounters, The Lippy Lop Shop, StreetHeart Art and The Funky Suitcase.

March 19, 2012
Are you keeping up with all the great events this month? Yolanda Romero's - Female Gaze @ The Ink Spot gallery, Domestic Disobedience group exhibit @ San Diego Mesa College Gallery and this weekend Mercado Golondrina @ South Park Walk-About.

March 5, 2012
The Ink Spot gallery has extended their invitation to continue as their curator through 2012.
Paintings by Yolanda Romero will be on display from March 1 to April 29, 2012

I invite you to view Female Gaze: Yolanda Romero and attend the Artist Reception
Saturday March, 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

@ The Ink Spot
Art Center Lofts
710 13th Street, Studio 210
San Diego, CA 92101

February 20, 2012

February 10, 2012
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Mercado Golondrina continues to support artists, crafters and designers. Find our collective at these upcoming events:
South Park Walkabout
Saturday March, 24 from 6pm-10pm.
Chicano Park Day Saturday, April 21 from 10am-5pm

January 2, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012! I begin this year feeling very blessed and THANKFUL for an amazing 2011. This past year of transition was filled with many highlights, many of which would not have been possible without your support. Stay tuned for a busy first quarter of 2012!

Below are 10 highlights of my career as an artist for 2011!
(Click on the bold words for links to websites)
1. Invited by Consuelo Manriquez to be Artist in Residence at Taller de Las Mariposas. My first official art studio!

2. Updated ARTECRISOL website with a blog and online STORE designed by Ryan Seaman.

3. Attended NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

4. Co-produced nearly 10 events as Mercado Golondrina with Chikle and Selina Lugo, which included working with over 30 artists, crafters and designers!

5. Curated five exhibits at The Ink Spot Gallery.

6. Worked as gallery assistant to Alessandra Moctezuma at San Diego Mesa College Gallery.

7. Featured cover artist for late October's San Diego City Beat.

8. Book cover artist for Strong Medicine in collaboration with Jim Ruland (Best collaborator of 2011...wink wink).

9. Hosted a community art workshop at Taller de Las Mariposas with Chikle for the staff of High Tech High Chula Vista.

10. Co-curating with Patrick Stewart the first car-inspired art gallery at the San Diego International Auto Show.

December 12, 2011
Thank you to everyone that has come out to support Indie Artists & Crafters this holiday season. I am so appreciative to everyone that came out shopping instead of heading to a mall. I officially participated in my last event this last Sunday, phew!
BUT, I have LIMITED amount of holiday theme merchandise still available. ALL ITEMS UNDER $20! Please email me your orders of the following items to crisol@artecrisol.com

Xmas Wreath V-neck Short Sleeve - ONLY $8

Xmas Wreath V-neck Long Sleeve - ONLY $10

Xmas Wreath V-neck Short Sleeve - ONLY $2

Xmas Ornament - ONLY $5

Also, you can always buy safe online in my STORE.

November 20, 2011
Skip Black Friday and SUPPORT LOCAL!

November 7, 2011
I have curated at The Ink Spot Gallery for all of 2011 and I am honored to present the final exhibit of the year.
VANISHED will be on display from November 19 to January 8, 2011
I invite you to view VANISHED: T. Greenwood and attend the Artist Reception
Saturday November, 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

@ The Ink Spot
Art Center Lofts
710 13th Street, Studio 210
San Diego, CA 92101

CLICK on the exhibit name for more information about VANISHED and upcoming exhibits at The Ink Spot Gallery!
Sisters digital photo by T. Greenwood

October 26, 2011
Thank you to San Diego CityBeat for selecting my art "De la Tierra Somos" to grace the cover from Oct.26 - Nov.2. Click on the image to check out SD CityBeat website & artist bio!

October 25, 2011
Mark your calendar for Thursday November 3rd. Mercado Golondrina's 2nd event at Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center. More VENDORS! More MUSIC! More CULTURE!


October 23, 2011
Are you curious to know more about Dia de Los Muertos? This is the second group show that I am participating in and SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!

I have submitted an new piece inspired by Fabian Nevarez.

October 15, 2011
This group show celebrates the tradition of Dia de Los Muertos with some of the most passionate artists in San Diego. It is our honor to share it with San Diego North County. On display until November 12th.

RHINO ART Co. & Gallery 97
97 N Coast Highway 101 * Encinitas * 92024

September 20, 2011
Just in case you were wondering what I been working on this last month. Mercado Golondrina is ready for the holidays. ARE YOU?
Click HERE to follow Mercado Golondrina and all its participating vendors on Facebook.

August 24, 2011

August 21, 2011
MARK YOU CALENDAR, you don't want to miss these events!

August 13, 2011
I am curating my third exhibit at The Ink Spot Gallery!
Fool 4U will be on display from August 13 to September 24, 2011
It is my absolute joy to invite you to FOOL 4U: Dina Bedenko - Artist Reception
Saturday August, 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
@ The Ink Spot
Art Center Lofts
710 13th Street, Studio 210
San Diego, CA 92101

CLICK on the exhibit name for more information about FOOL 4U and upcoming exhibits at The Ink Spot Gallery!

Bang Bang! artwork by Dina Bedenko

August 1, 2011
Come enjoy this beautiful summer weather in San Diego's southbay at
There will be over 8 artists participating in Mercado Golondrina! Artists will be selling all original designs and handmade goodies to beautify your life. Visit us as you make your way to the Main Stage. We will be at booths 307, 308, 309 & 310.
Click here the LEMON FESTIVAL webpage for more information.

July 22, 2011
SATURDAY July 23rd
at The Ken Club Art Distillery
4079 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Doors open 8pm
Group Art show Over 30 artists = 30 hand-painted custom skateboards.


July 18, 2011
Thank you to everyone that supported my fundraiser to attend NALAC Leadership Institute 2011 The experience has been inspiring and encouraging. I look forward to continue my path as an artist, curator and art promoter.
Limited edition prints are still available for purchase via the STORE

June 27, 2011
I would like to thank San Diego Writers, Ink and artist Gerardo Zarate for the opportunity to curate a second art exhibit at The Ink Spot Gallery.
With mucho enthusiasm I invite you to the artist reception for
NOCTURNAL SUN artwork by Gerardo Zarate
Saturday July, 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
@ The Ink Spot
Art Center Lofts
710 13th Street, Studio 210
San Diego, CA 92101

CLICK on the exhibit name for more information about NOCTURNAL SUN and upcoming exhibits at The Ink Spot Gallery!
Check out artwork by Gerardo Zararte

June 19, 2011
I've been selected to attend the 2011 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute. I am absolutely thrilled for this opportunity to learn and to network with artists and arts organizations from all over the country.

You can help me attend this amazing one-week long conference in San Antonio, Texas!


Don't miss out and help me reach my fundraising goal. I really appreciate your support!

June 14, 2011
ART AUCTION!!!! in benefit of THE MUSEUM SCHOOL this Saturday June 18th, 5-9pm

Above is the artwork, Pretty in Pieces, that I created and donating for this auction. Hope to see you on Saturday!
Jett Gallery
989 W. Kalmia Street
San Diego, Little Italy

June 6, 2011
This Saturday June 11th Mercado Golondrina returns!!!
Over 10 artists will take over 40x40 foot space at the Sherman Heights Latino Music Festival.
Click HERE for event details. Sherman Heights Community Center from 10:30am-7pm.
MERCADO GOLONDRINA participating vendors:
Chikle apparel & prints
Selina Calvo - Original artwork
Nuvia CRISOL Guerra - greeting cards, silkscreened items
Jorge Pina - wood burning designs
Eva Sandoval - hand made apparel
Claudia Zepeda de Gomez - Indigenous Wear apparel
Sara Delgadillo - Chula Maiz jewelry
Carmen Lomeli - BrownSugar jewelry
Marisol Apostol - Wink Artisans jewelry
Laura Ramirez - Chica Bonita hand crafts
Yazmin Trujillo - Ladybug Naturals

Click HERE to follow Mercado Golondrina and all its participating vendors on Facebook.

May 22, 2011
One Night In Saigon group show
Over 20 San Diego Artists remake veladora labels that identify today's underground art culture!
May 28 @ 9pm
Saigon on 5th
3900 5th Ave, CA 92103
Organized by chikle & Sonia Lopez-Chavez

May 14, 2011
Mercado Golondrina has an upcoming event in San Diego!!!
CASA ARTELEXIA on May 21, 2011 is hosting over ten artists, apparel & jewelry designers in their backyard for the latest installation of Mercado Golondrina.
Come through to support local artists and business from 11am-6pm at
Casa Artelexia 2419 Kettner Blvd. San Diego CA 92101
Click HERE to follow Mercado Golondrina and all its participating vendors on Facebook.

May 1, 2011
Arte, Musica, Tequila y Lenguetasos
New artwork will be on display on May 12 - 25, 2011 at
El Zarape Restaurant
3201 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

April 18, 2011
See you in LA on Saturday April 30th after LA Festival of Books!

Vermin on the Mount - A Night of Irreverent Readings
with Heather Fowler, Hiedi Durrow, Terese Svoboda, and your host Jim Ruland.
Check out Vermin Blog for event details

Painting and Poster design by CRISOL

March 22, 2011
THIS SATURDAY MARCH 26 I will be participating with 30 other San Diego artists in an fundraiser to benefit Japan. All artists have donated items ranging from original art, limited edition prints, jewelry, apparel and much more.

Event will happen from 1 to 5pm, but auction will be held from 2:30-3:30pm. So don't miss out!!!!
Thumbprint Gallery
2637 University Ave
San Diego, CA


UPDATE 3/17/11 - CLICK HERE to check out this weeks picks in the San Diego City Beat

March 16, 2011
Thankful for Teresa Villagas' mention of my Loteria de La Mujer in her interview with Phoenix New Times. Although the Loteria de La Mujer game is sold out, you can still purchase greeting cards and postcards. Simply click on the STORE tab.
Check out article Teresa Villagas' Loteria Paintings and Collection in the Phoenix New Times

March 7, 2011
Please join me for a group art exhibit curated by San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies class.
RAW SUGAR group show including Berenice Badillo, Stephanie Bedwell, Nuvia Crisol Guerra, Shanna Matuszak, Yajaira Villagomez, Nicole Waszak
March 19th - April 10th, 2011
San Diego Art Department
3830 Ray Street
San Diego CA

February 27, 2011
My new artwork has been selected for a juried art show at The Front: 4th Annual CELEBRATING WOMANHOOD.
Art Exhibit Opening Event
March 3, 2011 @ THE FRONT
119 W. Hall Ave
San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619)428-1115 phone
Closing Reception March 25, 20011 5-8:30pm

January 20, 2011
Kensington Club Bar
4079 Adams Ave. SD, CA 92116
Saturday, February 12, 2011 | NOON-6pm

Mercado Golondrina is San Diego's newest traveling urban market.
Skip the chocolate & flowers and support local artists by purchasing hand-made gifts for your valentine.

Artist vendors for this event include: Selina Calvo, Brown Sugar Creations, Chikle, Roots Factory, ChulaMaiz, Ricardo Islas, Mario Chacon, Eva Sandoval, Jim Ruland and yours truly-CRISOL.

Follow Mercado Golondrina on Facebook

January 1, 2011
Welcome art lovers! I am starting the year with a BANG thanks to the web design genius of DESIGNBYRDS.COM and this revamping of artecrisol.com

One of the new features is the STORE tab. Buying Loteria de La Mujer items have never been easier, the CRISOL STORE is now connected to pay pal - smarter, friendlier and faster.

Bookmark this website and come by often for updates on art exhibits, events and items on sale.

Browse around the new website and send me your comments via email, Facebook and also Twitter!

Nuvia CRISOL Guerra

Email: crisol@artecrisol.com

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