Mari Seder

A resident of Worcester MA, Mari now spends much of the year in Oaxaca. She has received the Worcester Fellowship Award and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in Photography. Her work was selected for the group exhibitions: Viajeros: North American Photographers in Cuba" at Lehigh University, La Habana: La ciudad y los fotografos for the 9th Havana Biennale, the Danforth Museum's New England Photographers 2007.

Her one person shows include exhibitions at the National Catholic Museum of Art and History in New York City and the Biblioteca Henestrosa at Casa de La Ciudad, Oaxaca. This year she received a Kinnicutt travel Award from the Worcester Art Museum to continue her research on Modern painters and their Pre-Columbian influences.

She lectures part-time at the Worcester Art Museum and directed its off site course in Oaxaca for the past three years.

Humberto Batista

Born in Mexico City, Humberto has lived in Oaxaca for thirty years. He taught for the Kansas City Art Institute for several years has given many workshops in painting and collage, and with Mari taught the Worcester Art Museum's off site course for the past three years.

He has exhibited widely in the United States and Mexico. His most recent solo show was in San Miguel Allende. In Oaxaca, he is represented by gallery Arte de Oaxaca and his work can also be seen in the gallery Noel Cayetano.

In 2008, he received the prestigious Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant.