Back to school, this time in a textbook:
I'm most honored and humbled that my creative contribution and mision has been acknowledged by educators for this book, and that my story shares a page with so many admirable Latinos in the USA who have been role models of my own.
"Learning from Latino Role Models: Inspire Students through Biographies, Instructional Activities, and Creative Assignments." by David Campos (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Written by David Campos,the book provides teachers with instructional resources that can be easily used in classroom settings so that they are culturally responsive to their Latino students. The book has two parts: Part I offers 20 sets of activities designed around Latino role models, and aims to help students learn how Latinos offer unique contributions to this nation. zfmq_fdlmrolemodelbook.jpg It is expected that these resources can help Latino schoolchildren find inspiration to realize their own goals. Part Ii offers 20 sets of activities around select picture books that reflect the Latino community and cultural heritage. The activities are designed to help children come to identify with the stories' controlling themes as they address Latino culture, history, values, and experiences. In all, the instructional sets are complete with questions that motivate critical thinking; activity ideas that reinforce the meaning or the intended message of the story; and vocabulary to enhance students' communication skills.
David Campos is Professor of Education at University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX) where he teaches courses in special education, culturally responsive teaching, and instructional design and delivery. He has written books on LGBT youth, childhood health and wellness, the teaching of writing, and the schooling of Latinos.
NYA Gallery Representation.
 Happy to announce I've joined the the roster of artist represented by NYA gallery - . An Artist-Led Gallery / Platform, New York Art provides gallery exhibitions and an artist studio platform to artists in the New York Art Market, iPhone app and websites NewYorkART•com and The gallery brings national and international residences programs and to provide affordable artist studios in Manhattan to emerging artists looking to broaden their exposure and experiences in the art world and New York. zfmq_fdlmnya.jpg

Dear Friends and Patrons:   Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2019! 2018 was a great year thanks to your support and friendship. We look forward to all the new creative adventures the new year will bring. Peace!
  zfmq_Luca2019--4.jpg   NEW WORK Tomorrow's Sun - 2018 Acrylic on canvas 58" x 38" zfmq_sun--1.jpg
 LAST DAYS OF ANNUAL ONLINE OPEN STUDIO zfmq_Beyonc20181--5.jpgzfmq_EdithPiaf2018--1.jpg    Talk to you all next year!   FdlM Art Studio NYC

I wish you a happy and peaceful holiday season and I thank you for your continued support! Thank you for making 2018 one of our best years yet. I look forward to staying connected with you in the new year. Peace on earth!   zfmq_fdlmholiday--1.png NEW WORK Found Florale - 2018 Acrylic on canvas 34" x 28" zfmq_found--1.jpg

It's time for another studio purge and annual art studio online sale. For a limited time I'm offering selected signed print proofs, drawings, paintings and never before seen works  at prices that meet every holiday budget. This is a great opportunity to start or add to your FdlM art collection. Sale of selected works also benefit some of my favorite charities. Thank you for supporting living artists! May your holiday be filled with art!


Merry X-MAS & A Happy and Peaceful 2019!


  FdlM Art Studio NYC


We're the disease  

We are the cure

We're the sinful

We are the pure 



© 2002 Franck de Las Mercedes

Qué manera de expresarme.
       Sin poder hablar escribo, 
             mas escribo por no hablar.

© 2000 Franck de las Mercedes

It's our annual end of year online exhibit. Selected prints and artworks available for a limited time. Great art at prices all ranges can afford.

Here is the new millennium 



Political Prostitution 

Illusion manipulated by the corporate institution


The crosses we bare

The flags we swear to

The gods we praise 

The voices we raise 



© 2002 Franck de las Mercedes

Entre hipnotizado gentío
Vamos siempre cautos y atentos
Tratando de encontrar una respuesta superior a lo glorioso
Pero nos lo impide una fingida desnudez


© 2000 Franck de las Mercedes