The San Gabriel Valley Literature Festival

The SGV LitFest, a fellow CA 501 (c)3 arts non-profit, is organizing the first annual San Gabriel Valley Literature Festival this coming February in West Covina.

We at the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts proudly promote and support this event, its aims, and what it will offer the community of West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley.

Details from website:

The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival (or SGVLF) is an arts and literature festival coming to the West Covina, California February 15, 16, and 17, 2013.

This event will feature Writers from across the globe, musicians, and installations by prominent artists. The event is presented by The City of West Covina, and will take place in the West Covina City Hall and the surrounding environs.

The festival will host four stages with readings, panels, and live performances from poets, fiction writers, graphic novelists, and musicians.

Local writers like Laurel Ann Bogen, Tony Barnstone, Gerry Locklin, Clifton Snider, Donna Hilbert, and Jeri Westerson will be there as well as great writers from around the world.


Open Call: Curator for Galleria de Los Muertos for DDLM El Monte sought

UPDATE: The Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts wants to thank all those candidates that came forward to seek curating our Dia de Los Muertos gallery. We have now filled the curator position for this years Gallery/Galleria. Congratulations Chris Penalber of the La Puente Artwalk organizing committee. The Gallery will be re-branded, revamped, and relaunched. Stay tuned amigos.

The Nuvein Foundation is seeking an individual(s) to curate our annual offering of art, culture, and community  to the City of El Monte, at our yearly Dia de Los Muertos event at the Valley Mall in Downtown El Monte.

The curator(s) sought is for the ‘Galleria de los Muertos’, a one day gallery viewing and reception as part of the Nuvein Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 27th, 2012. The gallery viewing will run from 11am – 6pm.

The curator(s) will be asked to possess the following qualities and to perform  the following duties as pertains to curating this years ‘Galleria de Los Muertos’.

The curator must display:

  • Temperance and Patience- as pertains to working with the Nuvein Foundation, local school district, local artists, and the Downtown El Monte Business Association
  • Diligence and Professionalism- as pertains to communicating expectations with partners, artists, and handling situations as may arise in organizing the ‘Galleria de los Muertos’.
  • Imagination and Passion – as pertains to delivering a showcase of the finest SGV local art that is themed around Dia de Los Muertos, Hispanic and Latino culture, as well as a showcase for the aspiring art from the local school district, as well as making the art accessible to an audience of predominately Mexican-American and Spanish speaking population.

The curator will serve and be limited as follows:

  • The curator(s) will meet with the Nuvein Foundation and the Dowtown El Monte Business association to survey donated property to be used as gallery and communicate with both parties in all stages of event development.
  • The curator(s) will consult with the Nuvein foundation regarding any fees or commission percentages sought or requested of artists displaying.
  • The curator(s) will consult with the Nuvein Foundation regarding any sponsors secured for the gallery.
  • The curator(s) shall not sell/offer alcohol at the gallery without the express permission of the Nuvein Foundation and Downtown El Monte Business Association.
  • The curator(s)  is free to have sponsored product (as approved by Nuvein) for sale at the gallery for his/her sole profit.
  • The curator(s) will work with the Nuvein Foundation and local school district about having student artwork displayed at the event.
  • The curator(s) will use allocated funds for event on a discretionary basis, and prepare a fiscal report to present to the Nuvein Foundation prior to the event.
  • Unless otherwise indicated by Nuvein and the local school district, student artwork will not be for sale.
  • Any promotional material prepared by the curator(s) must bear the Nuvein logo.

Compensation: For services rendered, the curator(s) shall be paid the amount of $300.00, of which $200.00 will be allocated at the outset of curatorship, with the $100.00 balance allocated on October 1st. The curator(s) are free to retain hanging fee, and earnings from sponsor donated product sold (beverages, snacks).

Interested applicants are to send inquiries to Christopher Trevilla of the Nuvein Foundation at

Nuvein Foundation: Nomination Season

The Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts is now soliciting and accepting statements of interest from individuals that wish to join the organization in helping promote its mission of spreading the arts, advocating for arts education, providing art showcase events, and providing artistic resources and opportunities to developing, aspiring, and established artists in the SGV and beyond.

For those that have already come forward and offered assistance and have expressed interest, many thanks. The Nuvein Board will meet to discuss nominations and review statements from those that have declared interest.

There are many ways to help with the mission of Nuvein such as volunteering at events, performing at events, serving on either our advisory board to develop programs and events, serving on program or event committees, or serving on the executive board that handles budgetary, legal, and all other technical and logistical matters that the organization, promotion, development of evens, scholarships, and other resources require. Of course, one of the best way to support Nuvein is to support and attend our events, encourage fellow artists to showcase and participate at these events, and finally enjoy (hopefully) being a part of our events.

Statements of Interest should simply provide a quick background on your experience with arts related organizations, or your current practice/exercising of an artistic discipline, as well as include what goal or project would you like to be a part of developing with the Nuvein Foundation.

If you are interested please contact any of the following members of the Nuvein Executive Board.

Christopher Trevilla –

Renato Aguirre –

Carlos Aranibar –

Jeffrey Bickel –