About Contemporary Art Month

Every March, during Contemporary Art Month (CAM), San Antonio artists, performers and curators present the best our community has to offer at galleries, museums, performing arts spaces, schools, restaurants and stores. Contemporary Art Month is also the name of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports and promotes these events.

Mission

Contemporary Art Month seeks to promote and raise the national profile of San Antonio contemporary art and artists by organizing and facilitating a month-long celebration of contemporary art, providing marketing support, and by organizing and facilitating public education programs.

History

In March 2013, San Antonio holds its 28th annual Contemporary Art Month. Started in 1986 by the director of Southwest School of Art and Craft in what is now the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, CAM became an independent project in 2003. The organization’s primary purpose is to organize, by means of a calendar, contemporary art events taking place in San Antonio during the month; as well as sponsoring a number of educational events in celebration of contemporary art.  In 2010, CAM officially moved from July to March. 2012 introduced the CAM "Perennial" Exhibition, curated by Frances Colpitt, the Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. 2013 will see The Perennial Exhibition curated by Bill Arning, Executive Director of the Contermporary Arts Museum Houston and the introduction of CAMx (The CAM exchange), an exhibition exchange between San Antonio artists and artists from another city.

Calendar Listing Fees

Contemporary Art Month charges a modest fee for venue listings. Once you have listed a venue, any number of event listings may be created for that venue at no extra charge. Venue listings cost $15 for artist-run spaces, $30 for commercial spaces, and $50 for institutions. 

There is also a free listing type for artists to open their studios to the public. Any artists who wish to participate may add information about their studio at no charge.