Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Venue
Rebecca Flores (Artist)

Rebecca Flores is an award winning surrealist and expressive abstract artist and one of the most prominent and leading influences in the arts of our time.  Acknowledged amongst "the women with vitality," Flores is an acclaimed Latina artist, poet, renowned novelist, educator, producer and TV personality.  

After tragically losing her 18 year old daughter Natasha Love Gonsalves in 2008 through a senseless act of teen violence, she decided to forge ahead with her passion and her mission to inspire and empower her audience by helping them realize their faith, vision, and energy to believe.

 

 

Additional Links: 
A SerLieve Collection
Spoken word poetry at AS220
Crazy Over Art interviews Rebecca Flores at her home based art gallery

I Have Worked With

  • June 2014

    June 22, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 amWhere:

    AS220
    115 Empire Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    USA

    Visual artist and Poet Rebecca Flores will perform excerpts from her book, Elements of Life – Elementos de Vida, which will be released and available at the show. Composer, Izzy Flores, will provide piano accompaniment. rebeccaflores.biz

    http://www.as220.org/ai1ec_event/rebecca-flores-daniel-pond-and-more-tba/?instance_id=16113

  • February 2014

    Rebecca Flores of Cranston was awarded first place in painting for “Romancing.” Flores is also a first-time entrant in a juried show. “I was a bit nervous (entering the show) because I thought this would be an inspiring opportunity for people see and realize how painting has transformed my life after losing my daughter, Natasha Love, in 2008, due to a senseless act of teen violence. If I can forge ahead, they too can do it if they just believe.”

    Deciding which piece to enter is a challenge for most artists, as it was for Flores. “Actually, it was difficult,’” Flores said. “I have a few large colorful pieces representing heartfelt stories I favor, however, my son Joshua, age 16, chose that piece for me. I usually ask his opinion when making certain decisions, he believes in me and sees how hard I work to create an art piece. He said, ‘Mom, I like the painting “Romancing” because it tells a different kind of story, and I like how you used three colors to express the two people, giving it a strong effect.’”http://www.newportri.com/features/arts/at-the-museum-selected-artworks-tell-compelling-stories/article_5353d3d3-0b08-588e-b183-f2c0dec8e2ad.html

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Rebecca
Job Title/Position: 
Visual Artist, Teaching Artist, Author, Poet
Physical Address: 
78 Brayton Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Last Name: 
Flores
Phone: 
401-935-4960

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Publishing
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Rhode Island Council for the Arts
Rhode Island Latino Arts
National Association for Latino Artists
Newport Art Museum
Awards: 
2014 - State of Rhode Island Victims Unit Award for the Arts (The Natasha Love Foundation) Providence Mayor Angel Taveras- Youth in the Arts
2013 - Central Falls High School-Art Community Mentor Citation Women in Charge Award – Community Art Award
2012 - The Providence Center-Poetry Mentor citation
2010 - Francisco Oller Museo de Arte, Elements of Life Art Exhibition and Lecture City of Bayamon, Puerto Rico-Citation
2008 - The Extraordinary Woman Award-International Woman’s Day Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Extraordinary Award Attorney General, Patrick Lynch-Extraordinary Woman Award Lieutenant Governor-Elizabeth Roberts, Extraordinary Woma
2007 - Representative Grace Diaz-Commitment in Community Service Woman Award 5th Annual State Latino Visual Arts Awards
2006 - 4th Annual State Latino Visual Arts Award Certificate of Accomplishment- Rhode Island US Senator, Jack Reed Citizen Citation- Mayor David N. Cicilline, City or Providence Congressional Recognition-Congressman James R Langevin Special C
2005 - Congressman James Langevin-Congressional Recognition for Commitment to Community Service Puerto Ricans Parade of Rhode Island as a Puerto Rican “Author” in the community Letter of Outstanding Achievement from the Governor of Puerto
2004 - Congressman James Langevin-Congressional Recognition for Commitment to Community Service Puerto Ricans Parade of Rhode Island as a Puerto Rican “Author” in the community
2003 - Alan Shawn Feinstein Community Service and Arts Merit Award Rhode Island House of Senate-Outstanding Commitment & Community Service and Arts Governor Donald Carcieri-Outstanding Community Service Lieutenant Governor, Fogarty, Outstanding C

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Microphone, speakers, Amphifers
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Design
Literature
Music
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Rebecca's Roving Home Based Art Gallery
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
78 Brayton Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Venue Phone: 
401.935.4960
Stage Details: 
Amphitheater / Concert Shell / Bandstand
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Venue Features: 
Exhibition walls
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
100
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$600
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
Trained Crew Available
Additional Comments: 
This is a Home Based Gallery w/Handicap Accessibitlity