Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Weekend Sales!

Now through Sunday take 20% off any item throughout our store by using discount code: BlackFriday during checkout.

Now through Sunday take 40% off all Gascot original art and pendants by using discount code:
GascotBlackFriday during checkout.

Friday, October 8, 2010

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month: Things to do

El caballero de Olmedo/The Knight from Olmedo By Lope de Vega
At: GALA Hispanic Theatre, Washington DC
Directed by José Luis Arellano García
Sep 16 - Oct 17, 2010
Thur-Sat 8 pm - Sun 3 pm
Ticket: Thur and Sun $32 Regular, $20 Students, Senior Citizens & Military- Frid and Sat $36 Regular, $26 Students, Senior citizens & Military.

Based on a popular folk tale about a young knight who is slain as he travels from Medina to Olmedo after a bullfight. In what has become a classic love story in Hispanic dramaturgy and a celebrated piece of the Spanish Golden Age, Lope explores themes of love, violence, honor and jealousy. Lope deviated from traditional tragicomedy where tragedy is averted to result in a happy ending, and created a masterpiece that evolves in a comedic manner, with dark undertones, and then moves to a tragic end. Driven by passion, the characters also discover the potential for violence that lurks within that intense emotion, and that ultimately destroys them.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month: Things to do

Brooklyn Music School
Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16 at 7:00pm

In celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month, the Brooklyn Music School is kicking off the first Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Hispanic Community in New York. On October15 and 16, Brooklyn’s community will experience dances, music and performances of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Festival combines, on one stage, flavors from Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Cuba and is an initiative of the Cultural Dance Division of the Brooklyn Music School. The goal is to celebrate and promote cultural diversity within the Brooklyn community.

The event will take place on Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16 at 7:00pm at the Brooklyn Music Playhouse Theatre located on 126 Saint Felix St. Brooklyn NY 11217

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school or on the school’s web page or for $10.00 dollars in advance or $15.00 at the door.
Brooklyn Music School has been committed to culturally enrich the community for over one hundred years and the Hispanic Heritage Festival is a fantastic way of continuing the tradition.

For more information regarding the Hispanic Heritage Festival contact Ms.Yasmar Cruz, Cultural Dance Division Coordinator at (787) 948-2333

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month: Things to do


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

September 15-October 15, 11:30 AM-7 PM:
With more than 3,300 artworks displayed in floor-to-ceiling glass cases, the Luce Foundation Center is the perfect place for a scavenger hunt! Follow the clues to discover new art! Materials are available in both English and Spanish.

Búsqueda del Tesoro en el Mes de la Herencia Hispana
Museo de Arte Americano del Smithsonian, Luce Foundation Center
Diariamente, 15 de septiembre–15 de octubre, 11:30–19:00 hs
El Luce Foundation Center presenta más de 3.300 obras expuestas en vitrinas del piso al techo ¡convirtiéndolo en el lugar perfecto para una Búsqueda del Tesoro! ¡A seguir las pistas para descubrir nuevas obras de arte! Material disponible en inglés y español.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month: Things to do

Sunday September 28th, 2010

48th Regional Puerto Rican Day Parade 2010

Philadelphia's Puerto Rican Day Parade is the "Crown Jewel" of the Puerto Rican Festival. It was one of the first ethnic parades televised in Philadelphia by WPVI-TV Channel 6 (ABC affiliate). Wally Kennedy and Diego Castellanos have traditionally served as the hosts for the televised portion of the parade, which allows an additional 30,000 viewers to tune in for a display of cultural pride. Youth groups, community organizations, schools, corporate sponsors and many others across the tri-state area participate in making this parade a showcase of Puerto Rican and Latino culture.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month:Things to do

Throughout the month, Latin Pop Shop will highlight outings, events and activities that are great ways for the whole family to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

If you're in the Washington DC area, how about visiting the National Gallery of Art and viewing The Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya ?

Admission to the National Gallery of Art (and most DC museums) is ALWAYS FREE!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month!

Latin Pop Shop is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a 20% OFF STORE-WIDE sale.

The "Heritage Sale" is effective now through October 15th, 2010.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Abstract Pendants


Follow the Moon

Purple Sun

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Mini Invasion Continues!

Palette Painting #3

Palette Painting #4

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Itsy Bitsy Minis!

Each is Abstract Mini from artist John Gascot is an original acrylic and collage piece. Priced at just $22 and measuring a mere 2 1/2 square inches, Minis are a great way to add a tiny and affordable touch of art to just about anywhere. Miniature art is also a great option for those with limited wall space. Each piece includes a display easel.

Great on a desk, display shelf or mantle; even a window sill!



Palette Painting 1

Palette Painting 2

Monday, August 9, 2010

Who Doesn't Love a Good Drink Special?

Check out our "HAPPY HOUR" Sale!
Take 40% Off all Gascot Martini Love artwork from now until 8/31/2010.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Roberto Mendez

Direct from Brooklyn's renowned Micro Museum comes the work of Roberto Mendez!

Backlit digital painting

Roberto began his artistic endeavors in Patterson, California where at the early age of 5 he began painting and drawing. He drew inspiration from the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci rather than Disney cartoons. His fascination with art was as undeniable then as it is now. Roberto graduated from CSU Stanislaus in 1990 with a BA in Fine Arts. In 1994 he received his Master of Arts degree from CSU Sacramento. His widely exhibited work aims to question time and reality and explores the differences between understanding and belief.

Rojo (detail)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Many Fridas of Mirlette Islas

Mirlette Islas is the proud mommy of 3 little princesses (2 precious girls and one funny Chihuahua). Her charming work is influenced by her childhood. She has been painting and crafting since she was a young girl. When Mirlette moved to the United States with her husband and child, art-making became a way to soothe the aches of missing the homeland and culture she left behind. Much of her work pays homage to La Virgen de Guadalupe and Frida Kahlo.

Frida With Hummingbird Necklace

Frida With Sunflowers

Frida With Watermelon

Monday, August 2, 2010

Donna Cadena

Donna Cadena is a writer and photographer. Through her work she constructs narratives which depict her experiences living in the shadow of her ethnicity. Born and raised in Tennessee, she later moved to her mother's home state of New Mexico where she earned a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. It was there that Donna discovered influential Latino/a scholars and artists and began to develop her own artistic style. Donna's work has been featured in various national and international juried exhibitions. She continues to live and work in New Mexico.

La Virgen


Friday, July 30, 2010

Check out our Newsletter!

Monthly/Seasonal newsletters will include discount codes, featured items and new artists.

If you wish to subscribe, you can do so on the lower left column of our website.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

BigCommerce's Ecommerce Makeover Contest Results

Well guys, you can't win 'em all.
While we did not win the Grand Prize, Latin Pop Shop still received a prize package worth almost $5,ooo as well as upcoming promotional opportunities. Certainly nothing to sneeze at!

We sincerely thank BigCommerce for this whole experience and look forward to growing and working with them.

In appreciation of everyone's support we are offering a store-wide 15% discount until July 31st!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Beautiful Chaos

Latin Pop Shop welcomes the dream-like work of Colombian artist Catalina Garcia.

Y Mirando Siempre al Piso Buscando el Hongo

And Everything is Blue for Him

Friday, July 2, 2010

El Pajaro y El Tiempo

A Latin Pop Shop Exclusive!

El Pajaro

El Tiempo

The poems in these beautiful Fine Art prints by renowned artist Helen Webber have been translated into Spanish by fellow artist (and Latin Pop Shop founder) John Gascot.

The Spanish language series being produced exclusively for Latin Pop Shop.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We've Made the Finals!!!

Hello Everyone!
Guess what?? Latin Pop Shop has made it to the FINALS of the BigCommerce $35,000 Ecommerce Makeover Contest! Please take a minute to visit the page and vote for us.

A million thanks!

Monday, June 28, 2010


We've just added these fabulous items (and many more) from contemporary jewelry designer Alejandra S.

"Six" ring

Cube earrings

Giant Ring necklace

Alejandra S. was a painter until she discovered and fell in love with contemporary jewelry design. She is fascinated by the endless possibilities of the medium. By experimenting with various techniques, Alejandra combines painting and sculpting to create one of a kind wearable works of art. The number 2212 is a reference to the boiling point (Celcius) of silver. All 2212 are hand made in Argentina.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Urban Folk Artist: Martha Rodriguez

Latin Pop Shop welcomes Urban Folk artist Martha Rodriguez to the LPS familia!
Working primarily with recycled and found objects, Martha enjoys the process of re-imagining a faded object into a shining new statement. Her work reflects the duality of growing up American with roots deeply planted in her beloved Mexico.

Frida Treasure Box

Frida Doll and Shadow Box

Alternative Lotería Mirror

Friday, June 18, 2010

Latin Pop Shop Videos

More videos from Latin Pop Shop will be coming soon via this blog, our Facebook page and our Youtube channel. Future videos will feature specific trends and gift-giving ideas.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rincon Seaglass

Simple. Casual. Beautiful.
Seaglass pendants from the shores of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Help Latin Pop Shop Become a Finalist!!!

We want to win the Big Commerce $35,000 Ecommerce Makeover Contest!
Winning this (even making it to runner up) would take us to the next level and help us greatly in reaching our target audience. Below, see how the finalists are being chosen:

BigCommerce judges will choose five contestants who will be put through to the final round of judging based on their submission video. Judging criteria includes (1) creativity, (2) coherence of message, (3) potential for company growth, (4) inspiring story.

*Number of views for each video on YouTube will factor into the judges' decision.

So please take a moment (60 seconds) to watch our video. If you can, please watch often and please, please, please pass it on and have others view it as well!

Muchisimas Gracias!

Friday, May 14, 2010

De Hoyos Tees!

Check out these cool tees from independent LA designer Joe DeHoyos:

Peace Tee/$17

Two-Faced Tee/$28

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


In celebración of one of the most widely recognized Latino holidays, Cinco de Mayo, Latin Pop Shop is offering a 15% Discount Coupon. The coupon is valid May 5th thru 9th and limited to one use per customer. There is no minimum purchase required.

To apply this discount to your cart, when checking out use the coupon code below.

Coupon Code: 5deMayo

Feliz Shopping!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Joe DeHoyos Bow Ties

These fabulous bow ties from independent LA designer Joe DeHoyos are now available from Latin Pop Shop!

For Him: Go formal or add a bit of luxury to your daywear.
For Her: Add a fun and lush touch of menswear into your wardrobe.

Each tie is hand-crafted and one of a kind.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

More From Mia!

New Mia Hernandez creations have just been added to the shop.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Carolina Montejo

from the Hogar, Dulce Hogar series

Carolina Montejo (Bucaramanga, Colombia 1981) currently lives and works in Bogotá. Montejo was Born and raised in Colombia and has been exposed to a colorful equatorial landscape, her perspective on life has been reflective of such through symbolic images of dreamlike circumstances where color is both inspirational and necessary. Carolina intends to fabricate a compound metaphor, an image that rises from words and allows itself to be affected by color, object, meaning and emotion. With a background in communications,creative thinking, and photography she has been dedicated to visual arts for the past 3 years and has had exhibitions of her work in Austria, Indonesia, the United States, and Colombia.

Al Gusto
from the Hogar, Dulce Hogar series

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Barbara Rachko

In her work, Barbara Rachko uniquely uses Mexican and Guatemalan folk art—masks, carved wooden animals, papier mâché figures, and toys as surrogates for human beings acting in highly-charged narratives. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in psychology. After college, she earned a commercial pilot's license and Boeing 727 flight engineer's certificate, then spent seven years on active duty as a Naval officer. In 1986 while working at the Pentagon, she began to study figure drawing and medical anatomy, and began many long years of developing her craft. Barbara subsequently resigned from active duty (but remained in the Navy Reserve and retired as a Commander) to devote herself to making art. On 9/11 Barbara’s life was changed forever when her husband, Dr. Bryan C. Jack, was killed on the plane that hit the Pentagon. Dividing her time between residences in New York and Alexandria, Virginia,Barbara enjoys a busy career as a professional artist. She is represented by six galleries throughout the United States, exhibits nationally and internationally, and continues to win accolades, including a 2008-2009 Joyce Dukta Arts Foundation award.

The Magical Other
soft pastel on sand paper
Image: 47" x 38". Framed: 60" x 50"

Scene Fifteen: Living Room
soft pastel on sand paper
Image: 26" x 20". Framed: 35" x 28.5"

He Didn't Take Seriously the Threat From Below
soft pastel on sand paper
Image: 58" x 38". Framed: 70" x 50"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sugar Skull and Milagro Earrings

I just finished assembling these cool earrings and have added them to the shop.
The charms are made of lead-free pewter and the earring hooks are 925 sterling silver.

Each pair is just $15.
Necklaces are also available.