Bag Lady, 2023 by Selena Juarez-Galindo

Selena Juarez-Galindo

@Selena.J.G Fordham University Profile

I am a visual artist, working to represent and empower those who I choose to portray. I use saturated colors in my backgrounds to bring forth the different essences in my portraits. My style of painting can be loose and fluid to highlight my painting medium but also be controlled enough to capture the people I want to focus on. I very quickly fell in love with gouache in the recent couple of months, having primarily worked in watercolor since I was in highschool. I also absolutely love creating portraits, whether it be an intimate family portrait or one that captures the essence of celebrities: every portrait has a story to tell. Viewers can create their own interpretations of these portraits and feel secure in their perspectives, as all are welcome to enjoy these expressions.

BAG LADY, 2023

Artist – Selena Juarez-Galindo
Medium – Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Size – 9 x 12 inches

Inspired by one of her many portraits, Erykah Badu radiates an energy that is only complimented by her saturated colors within the painting. She gives off a powerful, ethereal, yet unbothered vibe.


Q: I inquired about a piece; does it mean I purchased it?

A: All purchases will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive confirmation if you’re able to complete the purchase of a piece via email or phone call.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: All payments will be made through the artist. When you received notice about your inquiry, if the piece is still available for purchase you will receive a list of their accepted forms of payment (Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, or PayPal).

Q: Will you ship my piece to me?

A: We will not be shipping any pieces. Once a piece has been purchased, we will coordinate the pick of the item at our community center. The Bernie Wohl Center is located at 647 Columbus Ave, NY, NY 10025.

Q: How does my purchase benefit the W.H.A.M Festival and the Community Arts Program?

A: The artists have pledged to donate 50% of the sale price to the Community Arts program. The W.H.A.M. Festival serves as Goddard Riverside Community Arts Program’s annual charitable fundraising drive that jointly supports our presented artists and the future of our programs, including PAC, the Performing Arts Conservatory summer program offering 100% tuition-free professional training in music, dance, and drama for young performers.

Q: Will I receive a gift receipt of my purchase for tax purposes?

A: No. All payments will go through the artists directly, not Goddard Riverside.


Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: Selena Juarez-Galindoi accepts Venmo, Zelle or PayPal as forms of payment for this piece. If you have inquired, please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If accepted, you will then receive any additional information you need to complete the transaction through Venmo, Zelle or PayPal.


Acquiring your Piece

All pieces will be coordinated for pick up at our community center once payment has been confirmed. The Bernie Wohl Center is located at 647 Columbus Ave, NY, NY 10025. We do not ship any of the pieces.

Return Policy 

All sales are final. Once a customer makes a purchase, they will not be able to return that item for a replacement or refund.