Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Please feel free to pass this Call for Artists along.


Latin Pop Shop, a new online retail gallery specializing in Latino, Latino-American and Latin-themed arts and handmade gifts is currently accepting submissions in preparation for its launch.

We seek unique work from:
- artists/painters/photographers
- jewelers (handmade accessories)
- apparel designers (t-shirt makers/silkscreen items)
- authors (self-published or otherwise; fiction/poetry/cookbooks)

…and more!

For more info or to submit your work via email:


Latin Pop Shop, una nueva galería de Internet, especializada en las artes y artesanías Latinas esta aceptando sumisiones ahora, en preparación de su lanzamiento.

Se buscan:
-joyeros (accesorios hecho a mano)
-diseñadores de ropa (camisetas/silkscreen)

…y mas!

Para mas información, o para someter arte vía email:

Dreaming Big: Latin Pop Shop

Welcome to Latin Pop Shop's blog!

Last year I began toying with a concept for an art-related business. I came up with something that will still allow me time behind the easel, but will also allow me to reach out to other artists (as well as the community). Something that speaks of who I am as an artist and a person. Something that honors my heritage. I came up with Latin Pop Shop, named after "Latin Pop"—the term I have used to describe my signature style of painting for years.

As a full time artist, I know the struggle and juggle of creating art, finding representation and of course, selling. As an artist of Latin descent, I yearn to bring our multi-faceted culture to the masses. And as an art lover and former gallery director, this is simply all I know and love! Latin Pop Shop is the combination and embodiment of my passions. It is a concept I am willing to put my hard work behind because I truly believe in its great potential.

Latin Pop Shop is a new online retail Gallery and Boutique representing Latino and Latino-American artists and artisans. It will specialize in art, jewelry and apparel, but will not be limited to these alone. If it is bold and colorful and depicts or celebrates Latin culture, made or painted by Latin hands, conceived or written by creative Latino individuals… Latin Pop Shop will probably want to share it with the world!

Though it will be launched online, we also are considering “physical” representation of our artists in the form of art festivals and trade shows (perhaps even Latin Pop Shop Tour events!). Another goal for the future is Latin Pop Shop storefronts! For now, we will direct the bulk of our efforts and resources to e-commerce and take each step that follows wisely and logically as we grow. We are committed to representing our artists in ways that are sensible and well planned.

It has been so exciting… starting the year off with a clear goal, building it piece by piece. I look forward to watching Latin Pop Shop grow into a big success!

I'm dreaming big and I'm committing to my dreams. 2010 will be the year of Latin Pop Shop!

-John G.