Galeria Octágono operates a community art center in Costa Rica. With a firm commitment to the environment, nature and recycling, materials used are often simple yet rooted in cultural tradition and interpreted with a contemporary voice.

Silvia Piza-Tandlich, teacher, organizer and artist, keeps the wheels moving.  She has exhibited worldwide, always with a firm conviction of keeping her work hand made, in the true sense of the word.  Her husband, Rich, works with wood.  In Silvia's own words:

"Silvia and Rich believe in community work as a way to improve education and offer hope to people with severe monetary problems. Therefore, their work as artists reflects their own politics and lifestyle. For example, Silvia will only work with her hands—she doesn't allow machines being used, and the Gallery is a very sensorial place in order to stimulate creativity—whereas Rich dedicates a great part of his efforts towards rescuing biodiversity in his adoptive country."


Galeria Octágono is a member of TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List.

Visit Silvia's profile on TAFA.

TAFA is an international membership organization representing studio artists and textile businesses.
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Galeria Octagono operates a community workshop in Costa Rica. Silvia and Richard are both committed to Nature and to the hand made process. Silvi Read More
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