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Analise Minjarez is an emerging artist from El Paso, TX. Minjarez received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers from the University of North Texas in 2013. 

Tierra Firme was founded my by Minjarez and Sarita Westrup in 2014 as a collaborative effort to celebrate the Texas-Mexico border region through original artworks, educational programming, and artist interviews.
Tierra Firme was recently awarded the 2017 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art.

Minjarez finds that teaching art has added depth and personal understanding her own artwork. Most recently, she spent August 2016 as a Arts in the Park volunteer at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Salt Flat, TX. She has exhibited work at the Safe Room Gallery at the Texas Theatre, Latino Cultural Center, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.