National Center for Farmworker Health
Annual Commemorative Artwork and Scholarships

Meet the Artist … Mauricio Garay

Mauricio Garay’s interest in art began at an early age, with some artistic guidance from his uncle. Mauricio has built on his family’s artistic tradition and is now an award-winning artist, with a focus on figurative and impressionist works.

Mauricio’s one true passion is the realization of his art. His impressionist work can be found highlighting alleys, marketplaces, landscapes, cubist sceneries, seascapes and figures with his vast color palette in a wide range of color schemes. His use of rich and vibrant colors is fluent in his brushstrokes and characterized by his unique mastery and use of spatula knives to create his personal signature in all of his paintings.

Mauricio is well known for his art nationally and abroad. He has had the opportunity to receive numerous awards, prizes, and recognition, among these the Prize Award of The XXV Painting Biennial of Central America and the Caribbean hosted by the Instituto Hondureño of Cultura Interamericana (IHCI). The Prize Award awarded to Mauricio's work "Rio de Sangre." His paintings are part of private and public collections in the USA, Europe, South America, and Latin America.

Mauricio’s artwork can be viewed online here.

A limited number of fine art prints, commemorative posters and greeting cards are available for purchase during the by clicking here. Proceeds of art sales benefit the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) Scholarship Fund and awards will be made next year based on the volume of sales from this year’s artwork

Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,500 each will support degree programs and scholarship awards in the amount of up to $1000 to support those pursing a certificate or other educational opportunity. The scholarship recipients are individuals who are currently employed or serve as board members at community health centers, and have chosen to advance their education and recommit to improving access to care for agricultural worker families as their career path. Awardees represent a variety of health professions, disciplines, and backgrounds

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