Once again the Escalera family packed up a trailer full of art and set up for a weekend of promoting their family’s legacy. Escalera Art had several 1:1 giclée reproductions on display at Las Vegas's Art at the Market. On the back side of their display they had a beautiful ten foot wide by seven foot tall banner reproduction of the piece entitled “The Well”. Along with the chance to win an Escalera print during the two day raffle give away, spectators were able to see a reproduction of “The All American Game”. This event was the second time the piece had been on display to the public. “The All American Game” is considered one of Escalera’s five masterpieces, accompanied by the family’s stories and insight about the inspiration behind the piece, the Escalera Art display made for a beautiful and intriguing stop during this weeks art walk.
Showcasing magnificent views of the Las Vegas Valley, this year’s 4th annual “Artfully Sweet” fundraiser took place at a private Southern Highlands home. The event benefited Southern Nevada Children First , a transitional living program that assists homeless, pregnant and parenting teens focusing on developing the skills necessary to transition into self-sufficiency. Guests of the event took in breathtaking live performances and a silent auction featuring unique items and luxury packages. In addition, some of Las Vegas’ pastry chefs provided delicious desserts and well-known local and global artists showcased their talents.
One artist on display was Rodolfo Escalera. In the picture below, his proud family stands in front of “The All American Game”; a piece painted as the result of a personal dare. An art critic once wrote a review of the Mexican artist, stating he was “stuck in his genre” and “could only paint Latin American-type Art.” After reading the review, Escalera took this as an attack on this talent and wanted to prove to the world that he was not “limited” by any genre, thus “The All American Game” was born.
The Escalera Family was invited to attend The American Business Woman’s Association Holiday Mixer, in Las Vegas Nevada. Escalera art was provided a small booth and the opportunity to have numerous pieces on display throughout the beautiful venue. Once again the artwork was greeted with overwhelming positive commentary from all the guests present. This event was not only a great opportunity for Escalera Art to showcase the reproductions, but also enabled EA to give back to the community. The family was honored and pleased to donate 10% of all sales to the Southern Nevada Children First Foundation along with 10% to the ABWA.
On Friday, a small contingency of the Escalera family was present with artwork on display. This highly acclaimed art event is located in down town Las Vegas Nevada. A Mecca for art enthusiasts, this First Friday event consisted of hundreds of vendors featuring many different styles and genres of art. Escalera’s work was received with rave reviews. Spectators described the art work as “masterful”, “exquisite” and more than a few asked the question “what in the world are you doing here?” surprised to see that the artwork was not behind glass in some museum. This outing proved to be very successful and one to be repeated again very soon!
The Escalera Family was out in force this weekend at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market. The open market atmosphere and the location of our booth allowed family members to engage in conversation with the public about the family’s legacy and insight about the inspiration of the artwork on display. In the spirit of the flea market, Escalera Art had coasters and magnets for sale as well as high-end reproductions, catering to all tastes and budgets. This venue was a first for the family owned company and was warmly received by many of the event attendees.
Left: Original Mexican Oil Painting "El Piropo" Right: 1:1 Giclée Reproduction of "El Piropo" on stretched canvas.
Left Center: 1:1 Giclée reproduction of "Misty" on stretched canvas Right Center: 1:1 Giclée reproduction of "Misty" on Fine Art Paper.
Grant Escalera, son of Rodolfo "Rudy" Escalera, and wife, Rosin, Robert and Teresa Escalera,
Ashley Escalera, daughter of Robert and Teresa Escalera, Anthony "Tony" Presutto, and Mrs. Laura Escalera Presutto.