Celebrating Hispanic Culture Through Art


Artists from across the US feature two-dimensional artwork including painting, drawing, photography, and collage for the exhibit which commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month. The art is on exhibit from September 16 – December 16, 2013 at the Zufall Health Center in 18 West Blackwell Street, Dover, New Jersey throughout the public and clinical spaces of the health center’s landmark headquarters building.

Artworks reflect the beauty, essence, and diverse facets of Hispanic culture. Artists of many cultures broadly explore and interpret the theme in representational and abstract approaches.


“Landschaft (Landscape)”

Galerie Haasner in Wiesbaden, Germany has invited me to show my work in their upcoming landscape exhibition. It is an honor to show “Semanas Deliciosas (Delicious Weeks)”. The canvas for “Semanas Deliciosas” was Mel Ramos’ canvas where he had started a painting of his own. He gessoed over the image and was not going to use it anymore. Therefore, he offered it to me and I “recycled” and altered the figure that he had begun. The exhibition runs from October 21 – December 17, 2011. Other artists in the exhibition besides Mel Ramos and myself include Adam Jankowski, Uwe Städler, Barbara Rainforth, and Susan Federico.

Below are the paintings selected for the exhibition: “Semanas Deliciosas (Delicious Weeks)” and “youtube.com/elbaile2 (youtube.com/thedance2)”. Enjoy !


“youtube.com/elbaile2 (youtube.com/thedance2)”; acrylic & oil on paper; 18″ x 24″ © Gabriel Navar 2011


Getting excited about my future exhibitions:

“International Art Show for Peace”

Luis Pinedo curated Losing Count – Cuentas Perdidas. Once in Mexico the work on paper will remain in the permanent collection in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; September 7 – November 4, 2011.

“Beyond Tradition: Art Legacies Richmond Art Center, Part II”

This exhibition is the second of two parts in which various artists from the 1940s through the present exhibit and celebrate the Richmond Art Center’s 75th anniversary. The exhibition features over 70 influential, esteemed and luminary artist including Hung Liu, Enrique Chagoya, Squeak Carnwath, Peter Voulkos, Gertrud Parker, and Rae Louis Hayward. I have been invited to participate because I had previously exhibited my work at the Richmond Art Center including a solo exhibition: “Intermedios:  Solo Exhibition by Gabriel Navar” in 2001. The reception will take place Saturday, September 24th 2011 from 2 – 4 pm. The exhibition will run from September 17 – November 12, 2011.