by Mari on November 25th, 2017

Dear​ ​friends​ ​and​ ​art​ ​lovers!​ ​​ ​Today​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​share​ ​the​ ​news​ ​that​ ​our​ ​​Carnival​​ ​​ArtWorkshop​​ ​​in​​ ​​Oaxaca​​​ ​has​ ​been​ ​elected​ ​as​ ​an​ ​​Unordinary​​ ​​Trip​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​Month​​​ ​by​ ​​​, the​ ​#1​ ​travel​ ​portal​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Internet​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​​special​ ​interest​ ​vacations​.​ ​​ ​Indeed, ours​ ​is​ ​a unique​ ​tour​ ​that​ ​combines​ ​art​ ​workshops​ ​with​ ​the​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​carnival,​ ​featuring​ a ​mock wedding​ ​consisting​ ​of​ ​a​ ​bride​ ​and​ ​groom​ ​and​ ​attendants,​ ​and​ ​villagers​ ​costumed​ ​and​ ​masked
intermingled​ ​with​ ​the​ ​wedding​ ​party,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​see​ ​more​ ​people​ ​from​ ​all​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world come​ ​and​ ​join​ ​us​ ​for​ ​our​ ​workshops​ ​and​ ​celebration.

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by Mari on July 16th, 2017

We're pleased to learn that our upcoming Day of the Dead Workshop has been named by InfoHub an Unordinary Trip of the Month. InfoHub is the #1 travel portal on the internet specializing in out of the ordinary vacations. So this is a great opportunity for us to promote cultural awareness of Oaxaca and encourage more people worldwide to visit this unique part of Mexico

 Whats more,  InfoHub has  told us that students who book our course before August 15, 2017 will be eligible for a very special prize from InfoHub's sister company GPSmyCity--publisher of travel apps for Apple and Android. The GPSmyCity app features offline city maps, self-guided walking tours and travel articles for 1000 cities worldwide--turning a mobile phone into a personal tour guide. With this app in hand you can explore Oaxaca, Mexico City and many other destinations in Mexico on your own and at your own pace. The GPSmyCity app also works offline so there no need to  worry about roaming cell phone charges when traveling abroad,

A lucky winner, chosen at random, will get a one year full membership to the GPSmyCity app including access to ALL the GPSmyCity content--over 6,500 self-guided city walks and travel articles--a total value worth over $8000!

by Mari on November 24th, 2015

was the theme of Mari's well received solo show this summer at the Worcester Polytechnical Institute's Class of '42 Gallery

by Mari on April 9th, 2015

Mari is currently in an exhibition at the Meueo de Art Popular in Mexico City together with other members of her Oaxaca collectivo.  An exploration of immigration in the puebla of Tanivet, the exhibition is the product of many hours spent meeting local families, collecting their histories, and then documenting them in photographs and paintings.  These are two of Mari's contributions.

by Mari on October 11th, 2014

On Thursday, August 7, The Worcester Center for Crafts will launch a unique exhibit that will take viewers on an artistic journey through a world of storytelling. Titled “Ambient Folklore,” the exhibit will provide visual narratives of nine artists, available for exploration and explication by viewers.

“The word ambient talks about something relating to the immediate surrounding of something else,” says Honee Hess, executive director for the Worcester Center for Crafts. "Ambient Folklore is sort of: What are the ideas that are surrounding us that we call from past folklore or that we are using in art to create new folklores? It's all about the things that are around us that are influencing how we make art and how we tell stories through art.”
Above: "Penny For A Rainy Day"  by  Mari Seder

by Mari on October 10th, 2014

Humberto will be showing his latest paintings at the Ishuakara studio and gallery on November 1 at 7:00. Hope you all can come.

1 de noviembre a las 7 pm en Ishuakara Casa Estudio, Cosijopi 208, Col. Centro.r

Si gustas más información puedes contactarnos al telefono (951) 5145045
o a nuestra dirección Cosijopi 208, Col. Centro, Oaxaca, Oax.

by Mari on September 4th, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 5:30-7 PM in the Higgins Education Wing at the Worcester Art Museum

Exhibitors include: Hector Aguilar, Jr.,Bayda Asbridge, Ella Delyanis, Helen Downey, Norm Eggert, Jennifer Falcon,Tom Grady, Bill Griffiths, George Hancin, Priscilla Harvey, Richard Hoyer ,Gerry Jackson Kerdok,Patti Kelly, CJ Kennedy, Jane Lattimore, Randy LeSage, Maxine McDonald, Lisa Montanaro, Theresa Monteith, Scott Nelson, Irina Parfenova, Jill Pottle, JoEllen Reinhardt, Ellen Ruther Donaldson, Donalyn Schofield, Mari Seder, Lynn Simmons, Sharon Smith Viles, Elizabeth Swallow, Jennifer Swan, Sue Swinand, and Sarah Williams.

Ella Delyanis,Sudbury River Sunset, Oil on Canvas, 2013

by Mari on August 17th, 2013

The two Oaxaca photographs below have been chosen for the museum's Off The Wall Exhibition. This is a highly prestigious juried show of work by artists from all over New England.

by Mari on August 17th, 2013

Humberto is showing his latest collages at the Polanco Gallery of Mexican Art. Here are details of the show:

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 6:15pm to Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:15pm
Paisajes Desconocidos, Collages by Humberto Batista.
Event Description: An exhibition and sale of new collages by
Mexican artist Humberto Batista at Polanco Gallery, from July 25
thru August 30.

Event Location: Polanco Gallery, 393 Hayes Street, San Francisco.

And here's a link to more of his collages. If you can't get to the exhibition in person, do visit it online!

by Mari on November 11th, 2012

One of the photographs from Mari's polaroid series of Cuba: El tiempo Suspendido was juried in the annual auction of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston.

It sold after a very competitive silent auction with two collectors bidding on it.

by Mari on March 29th, 2012

Click here to visit La Jicara, the bookstore which is carrying Mari Seder's book CUBA: EL TIEMPO SUSPENDIDO / CUBA: TIME SUSPENDED. It's also for sale at the gallery where Mari had an exhibition by the same name in October 2011: Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, located on the corner of M.Bravo and Garcia Vigil. 

by Mari on June 6th, 2011

by Mari on April 23rd, 2011

A solo exhbition of Humberto's latest assemblages opens in Oaxaca next month. The show is titled "Fetishes" and will consist of 25-30 pieces. The location is "Arte de Oaxaca," one of the city's oldest and most established galleries--as well as home to the Rodolpho Morales Foundation. The exhibition begins May 27th.

by Mari on October 14th, 2010

Humberto has a new show on the gallery walls of Biznaga, one of Oaxaca's most popular restaurants. The opening is Friday night October 15. Biznaga is at 512 Garcia Vigil, and if you're in Oaxaca do stop by to see his latest paintings. Here's one of them!

by Mari on October 6th, 2010

Three photographs from my series on Cuban Altars have been accepted for the exhibit Captivar La Luz:A Latino Experience. If you'd like to see my other pieces and the other works that will be in the show, here's the link: Texas Photographic Society

And if you happen to be in San Antonio, you can visit the Texas Photographic Society’s exhibition at Blue Star Gallery

by Mari on September 24th, 2010

Anyone planning a trip to Oaxaca should be sure to pay a visit to, an award winning website with an informed sensitivity to ecotourism and responsible travel. It's creative force is longtime Oaxaca resident Ron Mader, journalist, photographer, and friend to many all over world.

As Ron explains: "Created in 1994, is a handcrafted website aimed at travelers and locals alike who share a common vision of eco-friendly, people-friendly and place-friendly travel."

Here's a direct link to Ron's helpful tips for visitors to Oaxaca:

But you'll find much much more to discover at Planeta, not least of all the wonderful photographs. So take Ron's advice and "Poke around. There are countless ways to participate!"

by Mari on August 27th, 2010

is a workshop Mari will be teaching in September at the Worcester Art Musuem. The first of two three hour sessions is on Friday, September 24th and will be about giving your portrait photographs an antique look with Fuji Transfer film (AKA Polaroid transfers).

The second session is Friday, October 1st and will deal with transforming your portraits with collage techniques you'll be able to continue using at home.

No prior photography experience is necessary, just a willingness to use your imagination and experiment.

To register or for more information click here to visit the Worcester Art Museum website.

by Mari on August 25th, 2010

We still have a bit of tweaking to do so any suggestions would certainly be welcomed. Leave a message on our blog or click here to email us.

And thanks for your patience!

by Mari on August 25th, 2010

Joan Gage, remember, is two time workshop student who wrote the Budget Travel article about her experiences with us called "Indulge Your Passion."

A multitalented artist, photographer, editor and writer (Vogue, New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan, etc.) Joan also shares her life and thoughts at "A Rolling Crone--a blog on life after sixty."

For a fascinating sampling of her art, writing, travel experiences and much much more click here. And be sure to search her blog to see her very individual takes on Oaxaca & Puebla!

by Mari on August 25th, 2010

Mari's Oaxaca collage "Looking for Forest Spirits" has been accepted for the inaugural exhibition at a new art gallery at Worcester State College. In-Between is a juried show of multimedia work by New England artists. Click here for details.

Meanwhile, her large format Polaroid 20" X 24" diptych "Red Firetruck" is a part of the exhibition Art in an Instant and on its way from the Thompson Art Gallery in Weston, Massachusetts to the Thomas Jefferson School in Saint Louis. Plans are also being discussed to have the show travel on to a gallery in Poland.

by Mari on August 25th, 2010

We're delighted that an article about our workshop is featured in the September issue of Budget Travel. The author is two time Art In Oaxaca alumnus Joan Gage. It's called "Indulge Your Passion" and it describes a course Joan took with us in February last year.

Unfortunately the article is in a supplement only sent to Budget Travel subscribers, not in their newstand publication or at their website. Which is why we're providing a link where you can download a copy. Just click here.

It's our first appearance in print so please have a look. Thanks!

by Mari on August 25th, 2010

Welcome! And please watch this space! It's our Art In Oaxaca blog--a sort of bulletin board where we'll be putting up news about our workshops, students old and (hopefully) new, what the instructors have been up to, plus any other items we think you might find useful or interesting.