Oral history interview with Santa Barraza

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.barraz03
Creators:
Barraza, Santa
Cordova, Cary
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
Dates:
2003 November 21-22
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
76 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Santa Barraza conducted 2003 November 21-22, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Kingsville, Texas.
Scope and Contents
Barraza speaks of her childhood, family and early education; picking cotton in the summer; the University of Texas, Kingsville; meeting Carmen Lomas Garza and learning graphic design; her daughter Andrea; involvement with Mayo, a Mexican-American Youth Organization; Austin, Tex. and the differences between UT Kingsville and UT Austin; and Acuña Rodolfo's book, "Occupied America: the Chicano's Struggle Toward Liberation," 1972. Barraza also discusses Jacinto Quirarte and the first formal art history class on Mexican-American art; the formation of MAS, Mujeres Artistas del Suroeste; the Conferencia del Plástica Chicana, held September 13-16, 1979 in Austin, Texas; Con Safo; use of the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe in her artwork; stories of witchcraft; La Llorona; MACLA, the Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, founded in 1989 in San Jose, California; teaching at Pennsylvania State University; her studio space in Kingsville, Texas; the distinction between Chicana and Latina; the visual artists Faith Ringgold and Leslie King Hammond whom Barraza admires; her travels to Oaxaca and other places; her book, "Santa Barraza, Artist of the Borderlands," 2001. Barraza also recalls Ben Bailey, Maurice Schmidt, José Rivera, Amado Peña, Israel Reyna, Sylvia Orozco, Barbina Modesta Treviño, Nora González Dodson, Rita Starpattern, Raquel Tibol, Jorge Bustamante, Liliana Wilson, Isabel Juárez, Viola Delgado, Kathy Vargas, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Santa Barraza (1951-) is an artist from Kingsville, Texas. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Texas.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Mexican American artists -- Texas -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexican American art -- Texas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Peña, Amado Maurilio, 1943- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orozco, Sylvia, 1954- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Liliana, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King-Hammond, Leslie, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tibol, Raquel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lomas Garza, Carmen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vargas, Kathy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ringgold, Faith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bailey, Ben Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schmidt, Maurice Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reyna, Israel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trevino, Barbina Modesta Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dodson, Nora Gonzales Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Starpattern, Rita Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bustamante, Jorge Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Delgado, Viola Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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