Event Recap: P.R.I.D.E. Portraits by Hugo Perez



Last Saturday Eric and I had the pleasure of debuting the large-scale canvas that serves as the official backdrop of this project. It is an honor to
be part of this and to create something that was inspired by of all you. Everyone, whether straight or gay, has a story to tell. My goal in this painting was to
capture the spirit, energy and beauty that makes us human. As we make our way to Austin for their Pride events I want to leave you with
a behind the scenes video of the project launch.

On August 20, 2016 Eric Edward Schell & Hugo Perez, the creatives behind P.R.I.D.E. Portraits, hosted the official project kick off at The West Studios in Houston, Texas.

P.R.I.D.E. Portraits: Official Project Launch by Hugo Perez



Mark your Calendars, on August 20th from 5-7pm, Eric Edward Schell & I invite you to come celebrate the official launch of P.R.I.D.E. Portraits.
Photographs Representing Individuals Deserving Equality is a bold initiative to photograph 10,000 people around the U.S. The photoshoot, OPEN TO EVERYONE,
will be at The West Studios, a beautiful new space located in The Heights. Enjoy a glass of wine and be the one of the first to view and be photographed by Eric
in front of a one of a kind painted backdrop, inspired by the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. The canvas will be the official backdrop for all P.R.I.D.E. Portraits. 

P.R.I.D.E. Portraits

White Linen Recap by Hugo Perez

Thanks to everyone who came out and showed support and especially to my new collectors who purchased one of my #pandulceartshow pieces "Jane Doe"! 

The event brought out a ton of people and John Palmer Art Gallery was extremely busy! I took a break for a bit and made my way to 19th street to check out the local art scene. I made new art friends, saw some old ones and even got #abuela to make an appearance, despite the heat! 

365 Days of Art: Pancake & Booze Recap by Hugo Perez

This past friday I had the chance to participate in this bi-annual event that combines three of my favorite things: pancakes, art and booze. The concept is simple: about 100+ emerging artists in one venue, local DJ talent and a state-of-the-art pancake station. Put all those things together and you get one hell of an event. I got there around 8 and there was already A LOT of people, tons of  talented artists and a few standout pieces that I would have purchased, however I was there to sell art, not buy. :)

I was going to leave around 10 but I'm glad I didn't because around 10:30 I was approached by Paul who was interested in my Vivian print. I gave him the backstory of the piece and he bought it right there on the spot! Paul was ubering so he couldn't take it with him so I delivered to him the next day. Suffice to say he was pretty happy with purchase. I was always hesitant to make prints of certain originals but I think if theres a market for it. Original or giclée print, good art is good art. 

John Ross Palmer Announces the 2016 Escapist Artists by Hugo Perez

This week JRP announced the members of the 2016 Escapist Mentorship Program. Alonzo Jeffrey, Tatiana Birckholtz and myself were selected from scores of applicants from around the country. After submitting the required documents and samples of work a jury panel selected a handful of finalists. We interviewed in person with Palmer and a couple of his F.C.C. members Tiffany Thomas and Julio Montano. The process was over in little less than an hour and I heard back the same evening. Being part of this program will be a great opportunity and an awesome way to start 2016!

The program inauguration is scheduled for Sunday, January 31st around 1pm. Stop by if you can!