Based out of Tucson, Arizona, 1519 is a Modern Native American Art-Driven Lifestyle Apparel brand and Art Collective. 1519 is owned and operated by 3 members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. In selecting a brand name 1519 was selected to pay tribute to the date "Marzo 25, 1519" that is imprinted on Yaqui Flag.
Raul Osuna an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and co-owner of Shop1519 was born in Tucson, AZ.. Raul Osuna
Luis Rodriguez Luis Rodriguez Jr, an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and co-owner of Shop1519 was born in Tucson, AZ. Luis’s work is the result of experimentation and exploration of the talent given to him by the Creator. His work represents personal views of Yaqui/Indigenous Culture and People, interpretations of oral traditions/songs, efforts to bring awareness to ongoing struggles, and reflection of past struggles that were overcome.
This group of work consists of both digital and acrylic paintings. While constructing previous collections Luis used digital painting as the initial process to sketch and establish his color pallet before transferring the idea onto canvas. Digital media proved to be efficient and rewarding leading to his current group of work; further exploring the niche of combining traditional and digital art.
Mario Valencia aka DJ Compa, an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and co-owner of Shop1519 was born in Tucson, AZ. Mario Valencia runs the day to day operations of the shop. Mario is a Cultural leader who grew up and lives in Old Pascua. As an Artist/ DJ / Community Organizer Mario finds insperation in helping partner organizations create a positive impact in the community.