The Border Art Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, BAW/TAF, since its
inception in 1984, has been the active visual arm of the Centro Cultural
de la Raza in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Its founding members
were: David Avalos, Victor Ochoa, Isaac Artenstein, Jude Eberhart, Sara-Jo
Berman, Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Michael Schnorr. During the past
16 years a number of artists have joined and left the group. BAW/TAF continues
to exist as a collective of artists with a voice of multiple strengths.
The purpose of BAW/TAF remains
the same as it has since its beginning:
We are a multi-national conduit
that serves to address the issues we are confronted with while existing
in a region where two countries and cultures meet.