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ARTISTS

The 1906 has 14 art studios. We hope you love our community as much as we do. Home of the Brave.

ANDY BENAVIDES  /  ARTIST 

Andy creates his world. He is a community leader, arts activist and professional contemporary artist. Founder of Benavides Picture Framing and Benavides Studio, Inc. doing business since 1998, Founder and owner of The 1906, Co-founder and Executive Director of S.M.A.R.T. 501c3,

Co-founder Southtown The Arts District.

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YVETTE BENAVIDES /  ARTIST

In 2001, Yvette fell into the 1906. A die hard arts advocate, her passion is providing opportunity for others, building her nonprofit and ensuring The 1906 stays a safe place for creative expression. Recently inspired to take up ceramics, she likes to laugh, has a quick wit and one husband and one kid who are the lights of her life. Owner of The 1906, Co-founder and Director of S.M.A.R.T. 501c3, Co-founder Southtown The Arts District.

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AGUSTO BENAVIDES / ARTIST

Agusto is an artist and beat maker. He likes pasta, plays soccer and loves his dog Jake.

DOUGLAS GALLOWAY / ARTIST

Douglas paints stories. The colors in his work immediately transport you to a place and a feeling. Plus his smile lights up a room and he loves our dog.

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JACOB HURST / WRITER

Jacob creates lands in far away places. A writer and "imaginer" changing our everyday lives, for just a minute.

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LINDA LANG / PAINTER

Linda has had a presence in our building since 2001. She is a painter and a teacher of painting. Her voice is gentle, she travels a lot and enjoys life.

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HILARY ROCHOW / ARTIST

Hilary is a designer, illustrator and graphic artist. She is a visual communicator with an eye for the exceptional. She's also an animal lover with 3 critters of her own: dogs Tilly and Marnie and Franklin the cat.

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AARON MORENO / ARTIST

After being gone awhile, Aaron returned to our building in May 2019.  While away he embarked on a journey into the world of designer toys. His toy making artistry has taken him places he hadn't even thought about. Good places. Aaron has quite the following.  Founder and owner of Retroband Toys. Founder and owner of FORM.

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ALEJANDRO AUGUSTINE PADILLA / ARTIST

Alex has the smallest space in the building and he likes it that way. His work attempts to convey the feelings of isolation that often occur with anxiety. Don't let him fool you though - he is VERY funny and smart as hell. Founder and owner of Studio Fantomas.

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ANGIE RIOJAS / ARTIST

Angie is a quiet creative. She creates behind her walls and when she brings it out you're like whaaaat?! Her work is conceptual and expressed in many different mediums. Always surprising and engaging. Plus she's an incredible stylist if your hair needs love.

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ALEX VARGAS / ARTIST

Alex paints, designs and silkscreens. Founder and owner of Vargas Custom Printing and Designs and partner in Barrio Dudes. Probably has the cutest kid you've ever seen.

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DAVID "SHEK" VEGA / URBAN ARTIST 

Shek is an active urban artist who runs a gallery, who runs a non-profit, who designs apparel, who paints murals with his buddy all over the United States and is doing good things all the way around. Passionate. Committed. And funny.

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SANDY WHITBY / PAINTER

Sandy has been a calming presence in our building since 2001. Her studio comes to life with abstract paintings. Sandy "continues to seek the balance between unexpected accidents and deliberate intention…"

JAMES "SUPA" MEDRANO / ARTIST

Supa's paintings take iconic American t.v. and film characters, flips them on their heads and gives them a bit of a darker twist.  He loves the 80's, talks fast and plays good music in his studio. Founder and owner of FLATLINES GALLERY.

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JOE DE LA CRUZ / ARTIST

Joe draws. A LOT. Where he used to come to us for guidance,  emerging artists now go to him for mentorship and advice. He's perfect for it. Joe lectures and exhibits all over our great city.  Founder and owner of Silkwörm Studio & Gallery.

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PAULINE BROWN / ARTIST

Pauline is a painter, and as the newest addition to our building, has blended right into our 1906 family. Grounded in her faith and family, her energizing presence adds a beautiful spark to the space.

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