JURY PANELIST:, Melly Barragan, Visual Artist, Co-director of TJINCHINA ProjectSpace, Norma Iglesias Prieto,Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University and Ginger Shulick Porcella, arts administrator and curator, and Executive Director of the San Diego Art Institute
Madame Ur y sus Hombres is one of the most creative groups on the Tijuana music scene. Their mix of cabaret, art rock, theatrical rock and jazz creates a very particular sound that is outstanding among alternative groups.
The group do performances with entities such as the Baja California Orchestra at big scale concerts, as well as playing their own music at a small hidden cabaret in the city. Madame Ur is an alter ego with a strong bestial femenine presence that dances in silence al the rhythm of her men. Performances go from laughter to tears and vice versa, as a smooth knife filled with kisses. Madame Ur y sus Hombres have performed in Baja California, California, Chicago, Houston, DF, Oaxaca, Medellin, among other places.
The participant artists are:
Gwen Gomez, Erika Murriet, Lucia Denton, Aurora Bewicke, Elizabeth Alamina, Magaly Roman, Denise Von Borstel, Oslyn Whizar, Carmen Campuzano, Cat Chiu Philips, Azahalia Valdez, Kim Cruz, Ollie Zin, Liz Vaillard, Elizabeth Alderete, Chi Essary, Carolyn bran, Ilse Almazan, Ana Acosta, Silvia P Ruiz, Norma Campos, Becky Guttin, Beliz Iristay, Gabriela Mejia, Susan Osborn, Lily Frettlohr, Karen Cooks-Starks, Rissa Edwards, Maria Swadener, Maria Teresa Corona, Alma Bejarano, Elsa Valdez, Nubia Velazquez, Paola (Panca) Villaseñor, Margarita Velazquez, Denise Lacarra, Cynthia Zaragoza-Roman, Paula Flores, Lupita Shabazi, Diana Duval, Laura Hurtado, Elizabeth Garcia Molina, Martha Rañon, Marie Elena Jimenez.
Winners of the 2016 Dia de la Mujer Exhibit Contest.