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Miss CAM Antonio Contest is Back! (#CAMSA2015)

Contemporary Art Month is thrilled to announce the return of the Miss CAM Antonio contest!

This virtual pageant will again take place on the Miss CAM Antonio Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CAMAntonio2013). The contest is open to anyone currently living in San Antonio—male or female, young or old. To compete, contestants must answer the classic pageant-inspired question, “As Miss CAM Antonio, how would you promote contemporary art in San Antonio?” Contestants post their answers on the Miss CAM Antonio Facebook page in the form of words, video, photos, or any other medium that can fit into a wall post. Answers may be posted from now until midnight March 3, 2015.

The finalists will be determined by the number of “likes” the contestant’s wall post receives. The four entrants receiving the most “likes” will proceed to the finalist round, judged by a panel of CAM Executive and Artist Advisory Board members. The winner will be crowned during the Contemporary Art Month kick-off party at Blue Star Art Contemporary Arts Museum on Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m.

Miss CAM Antonio must be available to greet his or her adoring public on the following dates: March 5, 13, 19, 21, 22 and 27.

Miss CAM Antonio receives a custom designed crown by local artist Christie Blizard and a sash by John Dean. CAM will promote the winner in social media and traditional press materials. The winner may even get a photo-op astride a tractor!

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 For more information contact Nina Hassele at (210) 630-0235.

ninafrombrooklyn@gmail.com.

CAMx 2015 (NOLA)

Contemporary Art Month (CAM) has partnered this year with New Orleans for CAMx, collaborating between Flight Gallery in San Antonio and Good Children Gallery. We are excited to have the following participating artists from NOLA at our CAMx opening exhibition March 19, 2015 at Flight:

  • Jessica Bizer
  • Stephen Collier
  • G.A.S.
  • Brian Guidry
  • Srdjan Loncar
  • Aaron McNamee
  • Lala Rascic

Good Children Gallery is a pioneer artist-run space in the St. Claude Arts District aimed at enhancing the cultural landscape of New Orleans. The space serves as a bellwether for artistic endeavors by exhibiting engaging work from local, national, and international artists.

CAM Perennial Exhibition 2015 (Update)

If you have been following along, and we sincerely hope you have, then you already know that New Orleans' Amy Mackie was selected as the 2015 CAM Perennial Curator.   

Amy Mackie is a curator and writer based in New Orleans. A fierce advocate for the art community in New Orleans and Artist-run spaces, Amy is also Co-Director of PARSE (parsenola.com). She previously served as Director of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and prior to that as Curatorial Associate at the New Museum in New York. Mackie was the recipient of a 2013 Curatorial Fellowship from the Stavanger Municipality Culture Department in Norway, a 2010 Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, and a 2009 CEC Artslink Grant. She has lectured at Bard College, Brooklyn College, the College of Charleston, and Yale University, and has written for Art in AmericaArt PapersFANTOM Photographic QuarterlyPelican BombUniverses in Universe, and various publications and catalogs. 

  We are pleased that Amy is participating with CAM 2015 and excited to see the end result of her curatorial process regarding San Antonio Contemporary Art. Venture Here to learn more about the upcoming CAM Perennial Exhibition:

Raul Gonzales Performance

 

"Move Me" 

Guadalupe Cultural Art Center

San Antonio, Texas

March 13 - May 23, 2015

 

Justin Boyd

Jimmy James Canales

Roberto Celis

Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Kristin Gamez

Raul Gonzalez

Karen Mahaffy

Anne Wallace

CAM 2015 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions

Through Friday, February 13, 2015.

The Contemporary Art Month Calendar is open for submissions for March 2015 events.  The CAM calendar is open to all San Antonio area artists, curators, directors, club owners, producers, events managers, and arts organizations to announce and promote Contemporary Art Month events, shows and exhibitions.

The annual CAM kick-off, celebrating 30 years will take place on First Thursday, March 6, 2015 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. Included in the evening's festivities is the crowning of Miss CAM Antonio.

The CAM Open Studio tour is scheduled for Sunday, March 22.  The CAM Closing Party and CAMMIE awards will happen on March 28th.  All events on the CAM calendar are eligible for the CAMMIE Awards.

Let Us Introduce the Curator for CAM Perennial 2015!! (Again)

 As Previously Mentioned, Amy Mackie has been invited to curate the CAM Perennial exhibition for 2015.  Ms. Mackie has finished conducting studio visits and has decided on the artists and theme for this upcoming exhibition.  We will reveal those pieces of information shortly, but for now, please read a little more information about her here.

 We are excited about and grateful for her participation in CAM 2015.

Amy Mackie is a curator and writer based in New Orleans. She is also Co-Director of PARSE (parsenola.com). She previously served as Director of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and prior to that as Curatorial Associate at the New Museum in New York. Mackie was the recipient of a 2013 Curatorial Fellowship from the Stavanger Municipality Culture Department in Norway, a 2010 Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, and a 2009 CEC Artslink Grant to organize a project in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has lectured at Bard College, Brooklyn College, the College of Charleston, and Yale University, and has written for Art in AmericaArt PapersFANTOM Photographic QuarterlyPelican BombUniverses in Universe, and various publications and catalogs. She organized “It Could Go Either Way:  Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly” at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway in 2014. The exhibition will be travel to the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska in 2015. She is also working on a book that traces the evolution of the artist-run spaces and alternative arts organizations in New Orleans from 2005 to the present. Mackie holds an M.A. in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a B.A. in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College.