Anna Siqueiros is an international artist and Muralist who has shown her art in Europe, Mexico, and throughout the United States of America, just to name a few. She is now spearheading the nonprofit Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts in memory of her relative the great muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros along with directors in different fields of art. Anna’s quest is to continue spreading the positive aspects of artistic endeavors, bring hope to the world through artistic creations, through community outreach as well bringing attention to social issues which she believe can bring peace through the arts.
David Siqueiros describes his creative position as an expressionist who uses the traditional photographic techniques and the latest in digital technology to convey his images. Known for his freestyling attitude, his compositions seeks to reveal that which he feels is beautiful and emotional. Lately his subjects include street artists who he spends time with on location and eventually in his studio. His preferred photographic medium is black and white, which he feels takes the viewer out of the realm of reality. In his pop art expressions, he enjoys the same effect as it allows the viewer to focus on the image itself. “Fine art black and white photography is pop art in its purest form.” His life became a time-lapse after traveling for a year to almost every Caribbean island creating time lapse films. Currently David is based in Miami and is commissioned, and his work collected, by a variety of clients including the Warhol Museum, Louis Vuitton, the InterContinental and Diddy to name a few.
Nancy Siqueiros, a first-generation Mexican American, was born in the USA to Mexican immigrant parents and raised in Mexico. She has built a successful career as an entrepreneur and business owner. Starting in banking in 1978, she transitioned to real estate investment in 1982 and eventually became the owner of SC Escrow in 1991. Currently, she owns Trust Escrow and engages in Amazon e-commerce. She also serves as the Secretary for the Siqueiros Foundation of The Arts and as the Director of Escrow Services for We The Project.
Throughout her life, Nancy has been deeply involved in advocacy, diversity, community work, the arts, sports, animal rights and rescue, as well as food and clothing donation drives. She actively supports the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) for LGBTQ equality. Additionally, she co-chaired charity golf tournaments to benefit Susan B. Komen for The Cure in 2003 and 2005. These values reflect her upbringing, where she was taught to believe that “You can accomplish anything,” “Be passionate in how you live and in what you do,” and “Have commitment, integrity, kindness, and give back.”
Bruce began his journey in photography as a storm chaser in Nebraska during the early 1980s, a time well before the advent of digital cameras and Photoshop. Consequently, he developed the ability to compose his photographs for maximum impact with minimal need for post-processing. Bruce wholeheartedly embraced the digital age, both in photography and in the realm of editing. This expertise extended to web design and graphics as well.
During his time in Argentina, Bruce not only captured the natural beauty of the landscape but also the architectural wonders of Buenos Aires and the diverse array of people, from the famous to the impoverished.
Upon returning to the United States, Bruce proudly represented Nevada by showcasing his work in a traveling exhibit. This exhibit made its debut in the Senate Rotunda, conveying the message of what “Home means Nevada.”
Presently, Bruce employs his photography and graphic design skills in Las Vegas, where he works as a realtor.
Fernando Siqueiros a Bay Area native, dedicated most of his life to the sport of Wrestling. First tapping into the sport of the Gods at 11 years of life. He has contributed over 25 years as an honorable CIF Wrestling Official for the state of California, and 7 years coaching at Silver Creek & Independent High Schools. He was also a Triathlete for the last 25 years and now swims, while also contributing towards in competitive swim programs within the Bay Area community. He continues to fundraise for the underprivilege through community volunteering and raising money for youth to help to pay for wrestle camps.
Born ieles, California, Anthony Martin, known as Toons One, is a well-established international artist and muralist. He not only showcases his work around the world but also teaches his artistic skills. Toons One is renowned for his creative style, which involves utilizing various techniques and mediums.
His fascination with art began at the age of three, inspired by the LA street mural scene in the early 70s. In the early 80s, Los Angeles was captivated by the hip-hop scene, and Toons One ventured into the world of popping and locking. He eventually became a graffiti art master and later pursued DJing. His artistic expression combines elements of California street art and automotive customizing, blending pop abstract with a hip-hop influence.
Toons One remains actively engaged in collaborative projects with both public and private entities, creating large-scale and small-scale murals and graffiti pieces. He also participates in and curates art exhibitions in the United States and abroad.
Fresco painter Virginia Val embarked on her journey as a visual artist at a tender age. She began her formal education at the UAS University Autonoma of Sinaloa Art School in Sinaloa, Mexico. In 2008, Virginia expanded her horizons by pursuing her studies at an international school in Florence, Italy, under the guidance of the esteemed Master Fresco artist, Lorenzo Cassamenti from the Medici Art School. Her time with Lorenzo Cassamenti exposed her to the time-honored techniques of fresco painting, which subsequently led her to an apprenticeship with Master Illia Anossov at the Getty Villa in Malibu, CA. During this period, she honed her skills and applied her knowledge to the art of instructing and teaching students from around the world in the fine art of frescoes.
In 2023, Virginia achieved a notable milestone as she was chosen to collaborate closely with Master Lorenzo Cassamenti in the restoration of a fresco at Palazzo Giannettasio in Oriolo, Municipalidad de Cabria, Oriolo, Italy. Presently, Virginia is actively engaged in teaching a range of classes and workshops, catering to students of all ages and skill levels, both nationally and internationally. Her focus is on imparting the traditional, classical style of fresco painting to a diverse audience.
Aubrey Gray was born in 1970 in South Los Angeles, California. He is best known as the artist FLEX. FLEX is a South Los Angeles-based artist who has made a name for himself, by displaying in public walls, buses and landmarks his unique and stylistic graffiti art. Flex is the founder of the NEXT TO SERVE CREW, which he established in 1985. He began to gain large recognition in the underground urban graffiti scene. His art has moved beyond the space of walls and landmarks in the streets. FLEX has created a brand from his artwork and his art is now displayed in his own created apparel. Flex is the father of 3 children and currently resides in the world famous Crenshaw District of Los Angeles.
Jocelyn Siqueiros, a Bay Area native, has nurtured her professional path in the field of criminal justice. She aspires to graduate in this discipline, and her journey has led her to specialize in crisis prevention, victim advocacy, and trauma-informed care. During her undergraduate years, she gained invaluable experience by working with a diverse range of Community-Based Organizations in Stanislaus County, where she engaged with both survivors and offenders.
Following her undergraduate studies, she took on the role of a Social Worker in Santa Clara County, where she passionately advocated for foster youth. Subsequently, she seized an opportunity to work with the Hawaii State Judiciary as a Probation Officer in their Special Services Unit. Presently, she serves as a Probation Counselor in Santa Clara County, and she eagerly anticipates the prospect of building community partnerships that revolve around art and trauma-informed care, all through the Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts.
Harold Cannon- Lopez is a Veteran of the United States Military. He has worked in education for over 45 years. He earned his B.A., B.S., M.A and Ph.d. at the University of Minnesota in the fields of Education and Hispanic Literature During his tenure of 39 years at Cal State University, Long Beach.
Dr. Cannon taught Spanish and Latin American literature and cinema classes and also focused his efforts on supervising teachers and conducting method classes. He was on of the first professors to utilize video in method classes to help students improve their teaching results. Since his retirement, Dr. Cannon can be found at the Museum of Latin-American Art (MOLLA) where he lectures and works as a docent. As well as continuing is profession as an well developed actor independent movies and feature movies for stage, film and television. He looks forward in working with the Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts in which he can help veterans and others young and old with his experience and talents.
Obersand E. Franco, believes Art is one of the most important venues we could consider when we look forward to evolving together towards a collectively created better place for us all to live in. As a mother she believes the importance of exposing the arts to children. she promotes the concept of art by designing workshops for kids based on love, intuition and integrative practices, showing the child a way of how to lucidly understand the world from a fully aware & clear vision of knowing and driving themselves in this experience of living in the most balanced ways, founded in moral values. She is proud being part of The Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts, as Director of Children’s Affairs in continuing the act of serving others for the youth of tomorrow.
Zeus, also known as “Happy,” boasts over 30 years of experience in the music industry. He possesses an insatiable love for music and exceptional talent in both songwriting and performance. This fervor for lyrics and beats is vividly showcased in his own musical creations. We are delighted to have the privilege of benefiting from his guidance, and he has consistently served as an inspiration to his fans and the Chicano community. Zeus continues to actively engage in multiple outreach programs, organizing fundraising events through the power of music.
Daniel Briones has been a special education teacher for the past 29 years. In addition, for the last 16 years, he has dedicated himself to researching the Siqueiros family tree and has been deeply involved in continuing his work in geology alongside Mr. John Schmal. He is a proud member of the Siqueiros family, and his goal is to inform people about the family’s history through the documentation of the Siqueiros family. I am a relative of David Alfaro Siqueiros through his mother and grandmother, and he is willing to share all Siqueiros family documents upon request. He takes pride in his role as a family member and as a member of this foundation.
Yossi Vardan, was born in Chechnya to an artist and a school principal. After beginning art school at the age of six, Vardan had his first solo exhibition at age of 10. After graduating, he was accepted to an art school for the future students of The Academy of Fine Art.
Vardan’s work is a process that transforms ordinary matter into an extraordinary form that connects the realm of dreams and fillings with the material world. Conceptual Realism is a style that he has developed over many years. This is a continuation of the traditional style created by his beloved mentor Ernst Neizvestny.
Vardan is a third-generation sculptor, who graduated with an MFA from the Academy of Industrial and Fine Arts in Russia, and is currently working on his PhD, with a thesis dedicated to the Cappella Sistina. In 1997, after living through the turmoil of two wars in his homeland, Vardan was forced to leave the Soviet Union and fled to the United States due to the several factors and one of them was his Armenian ancestry. He comes from one of the prominent Armenian dynasties of Karabach, the dynasty of Melik Egan, the son of the Catholicos Gukas the First Garnetzy, house of Cilicia (1731-1737). His family roots began during the Second Jerusalem Temple, when in the First Century of BC, his and several other noble families of Jerusalem were invited to move to Armenia by the Emperor Tigranes the Great.
Several years later, Vardan was recognized by the highly acclaimed sculptor Ernst Neizvestny as his only apprentice. Vardan is also the only non-American born Industrial Designer chosen to become one of the creators of presidential limousines for two US presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Vardan works with traditional materials including stone, bronze, steel, glass, and has participated in some of the most exclusive projects worldwide including monuments, mosaic murals, portrait sculptures, and oversized stained glass as well as Roman, Florentine, and Byzantine mosaics. Vardan’s works are located in private collections in Saudi Arabia, France, England, Israel, Germany, Spain, and Russia. His more recent works are located in California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Naomi Pachamama, a native of Long Island, New York, was born into a family with a rich artistic lineage. Her passion for the arts was ignited during her childhood, and she has remained dedicated to them ever since.
For over 15 years, Naomi has actively participated in the field of publicity. A singer, artist, and ardent nature enthusiast, she seamlessly blends her business acumen with her creative spirit, mirroring the way she approaches her art.
Understanding that the arts serve as a vital means of expression, Naomi finds immense joy in facilitating opportunities for artists, communities, and businesses to collaborate and prosper. She currently serves as a publicist for entrepreneurs and artists across the globe.
I believe it’s essential to remain conscious of the ever-evolving passage of time and utilize various art forms to express my thoughts and emotions. The world we inhabit is becoming increasingly superficial and less authentic, a reality I confront on a daily basis. My goal is to comprehend and interpret this dynamic environment. I hold a profound interest in delving into subjects like philosophy, theology, psychology, history, and metaphysics. In addition to reading and painting, I take pleasure in creating sculptures, writing poetry, playing percussion instruments, practicing meditation, and engaging in prayer to the divine force commonly referred to as GOD.
Throughout my extensive experience in Commercial Arts, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to design for some of the world’s largest corporations, including Disney, Havana’s, Vivendi, Universal, Tequila Patron, Color Pop, and Jakks Pacific. My production company, Xamanism Spiritual Enlightenment, has curated and organized numerous high-profile events at prestigious venues such as the Mercado la Paloma, The Belasco Theatre, and the Home Depot Center. For over a decade, we were responsible for the Mausoleum Exhibition at the Hollywood Forever Dia de Los Muertos festival, drawing an immense and diverse audience of over 60,000 individuals from different parts of the world. More recently, I have had the privilege of sharing my expertise in meditation by offering classes on Pneuma breath works to individuals eager to acquire these invaluable techniques, beginning in 2020.
Janine has accumulated 30 years of experience working as support staff in the legal field. In addition to her professional role, she is also a talented artist, expressing herself through music, poetry, and creative writing. Her interests extend to biblical theology and psychology, and she skillfully incorporates these passions to assist others. She promotes self-reflection, fosters healthy communication, and facilitates negotiation in both their business and personal matters.