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WELCOME, to a fantastic 2019 calendar of events!

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CAM 2019 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions

Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio (CAM) announces its calendar is open for submissions for March 2019. 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 events, shows, and exhibitions that promote Contemporary Art in San Antonio taking place during the month of March 2019.

In 2019 CAM is once again partnering with the San Antonio CURRENT which will feature the entire calendar in the printed edition throughout the month of March. Any events to be published in the printed calendar should be received by midnight February 14, 2019 without exception.

The cost of announcing is minimal and only a single charge per venue, not per event. Any venue may submit numerous events to promote throughout the month with the single price per venue.  The payment schedule is as follows:

Artist Run Spaces: $15

Commercial Run Space: $30

Institutions: $50

For more information on the Contemporary Art Month calendar please visit: http://contemporaryartmonth.com/calendar/

Please direct any and all inquiries to:

Nina Hassele

(210) 630-0235

info@contemporaryartmonth.com

Feb
1
Fri
EFFORT ECONOMY @ Blue Star Contemporary
Feb 1 – May 4 all-day
EFFORT ECONOMY @ Blue Star Contemporary

EFFORT ECONOMY

On view February 1 – May 5, 2019

Featuring Julie FavreauRaul GonzalezR. Eric McMasterRonny Quevedoand Anne Wallace.

Reflecting on dancer and theorist Rudolf Laban’s ideas related to effort and movement the exhibition features artists whose work utilizes choreography in some form. Movement and the body are essential to the works in the exhibition, with artists considering the design and sequencing of movement as it relates to dance, sports, daily life, eroticism, and more. Other ideas presented through this exhibition include internal rhythm and time as forces we connect our bodies to, and our drive for interconnectivity to one another in both the material and immaterial world.

Laban introduced the termeffortin the context of modern dance theory as a mental impulse where movement originates. He designated four factors of motion— space, weight, time and flow— that embody effort. The combination of these factors generates the dynamic of movement. Laban also defined basic actions relating to effort: to press, to flick, to wring, to dab, to slash, to glide, to punch and to float.

Using Laban’s theories as a foundation, this exhibition also considers the varied definitions of the terms effort and economy in combination with one another. We look at different contexts where our movements are calculated, sometimes the parameters fabricated or designed by the artists. Artists consider how the expenditure of energy can be optimized, futile, emotional, healing, sensual, mundane, and create new aesthetic languages. The works generate questions around the values we assign to the exerting effort, whether this be monetary, economic, social, or moral.

Feb
28
Thu
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS
Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 26 @ 10:00 PM
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS

Join us in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star on First Thursday and First Friday from 6pm-10pm for the opening receptions of our CAM show.

We will be pairing works by artists Linda Perez and Audrey LeGalley to address the idea of worth and to build a discussion around why we value what we value.

About the artists:

Linda Perez became a ceramic artist in 2006 while simultaneously raising a herd of beef cattle on her South Texas ranch. Upon becoming a charter vendor of The Pearl Farmers Market in San Antonio in 2009, she began researching traditional ceramic cookware and integrating these vessels into her practice. Linda furthered her studies at the Southwest School of Art where she now teaches. She has also studied and held residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her custom designed and fabricated tableware can be found within Supper at Hotel Emma and Cured at The Pearl, among other notable Texas hot spots in San Antonio, Austin, and Marfa. She continues to live and work from her ranch where ceramics and cattle are a daily part of life.

Audrey LeGalley is a Texas-raised artist who utilizes mediums including porcelain and fibers to explore themes of anxiety, fragility and domesticity. Drawing on childhood memories and experiences she discusses familial relationships and emotional structures through sculptures and compositions. Recently, she has been recreating domestic objects out of porcelain to present a metaphor for fragility and fear. Audrey received her BFA from The Southwest School of Art in 2018 and was given the “Best in Show Award” for her work in the Senior Thesis exhibition. She is currently a resident at Clamp Light where she continues to develop and show her work.

Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston @ STUDIO
Feb 28 @ 6:30 PM – Aug 11 @ 8:30 PM
Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston @ STUDIO

Ruby City presents Solo Show of Isaac Julien’s Film Looking For Langston

March 1 – August 11, 2019

Public Opening Reception: February 28, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Studio, 111 Camp St. San Antonio, TX 78204

Ruby City presents an exhibition of works by renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien, CBE RA opening at Studio on February 28, 2019. Central to the exhibition is Julien’s seminal 1989 documentary-drama Looking for Langston, a film which expanded his international acclaim. Looking for Langston, one of Julien’s most recognized early works, is a meditation on the life of poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes alongside several of his contemporaries who were also integral members of the Harlem Renaissance. When it debuted, it was lauded for its exploration of desire and the reciprocity of the gaze, and marked a founding film of what critic B.Ruby Rich named The New Queer Cinema.

The film is regarded as a fundamental resource for African-American Studies and has been a key part of curricula in North American universities, colleges and art schools. 2019 marks it’s 30th anniversary.

Also on display are two recently acquired photographic works from the Looking for Langston series, Film-Noir Angels and Masquerade No. 3, which illuminate the multilayered narratives present throughout Julien’s oeuvre.

Julien’s film, video installation and photographic works combine a number of artistic genres to create a unique visual language. Much of Julien’s work explores issues of Black and queer identities. Addressing themes such as institutionalized racism, transcultural identity and experiences of cultural displacement, Julien’s work explores many of the social and economic issues facing contemporary global society.

During her lifetime, Linda Pace was a dedicated supporter of Julien’s practice, acquiring over fifty works for her permanent collection. Today, the Linda Pace Foundation preserves the largest collection of Julien’s work.

Mar
1
Fri
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 27 @ 10:00 PM
Form + Function: a visual discussion @ DAMAS

Join us in the Upstairs Studios at Blue Star on First Thursday and First Friday from 6pm-10pm for the opening receptions of our CAM show.

We will be pairing works by artists Linda Perez and Audrey LeGalley to address the idea of worth and to build a discussion around why we value what we value.

About the artists:

Linda Perez became a ceramic artist in 2006 while simultaneously raising a herd of beef cattle on her South Texas ranch. Upon becoming a charter vendor of The Pearl Farmers Market in San Antonio in 2009, she began researching traditional ceramic cookware and integrating these vessels into her practice. Linda furthered her studies at the Southwest School of Art where she now teaches. She has also studied and held residencies at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her custom designed and fabricated tableware can be found within Supper at Hotel Emma and Cured at The Pearl, among other notable Texas hot spots in San Antonio, Austin, and Marfa. She continues to live and work from her ranch where ceramics and cattle are a daily part of life.

Audrey LeGalley is a Texas-raised artist who utilizes mediums including porcelain and fibers to explore themes of anxiety, fragility and domesticity. Drawing on childhood memories and experiences she discusses familial relationships and emotional structures through sculptures and compositions. Recently, she has been recreating domestic objects out of porcelain to present a metaphor for fragility and fear. Audrey received her BFA from The Southwest School of Art in 2018 and was given the “Best in Show Award” for her work in the Senior Thesis exhibition. She is currently a resident at Clamp Light where she continues to develop and show her work.

Mar
5
Tue
Pamela Ortiz Swart | Traditions @ Credit Human Shaenfield Financial Center | Lobby
Mar 5 @ 5:00 PM – May 10 @ 7:00 PM
Pamela Ortiz Swart | Traditions @ Credit Human Shaenfield Financial Center | Lobby

Pamela Ortiz Swart | Traditions

Opening Night March 5, 2019 5-7 PM
Credit Human Shaenfield Financial Center | Lobby
7915 W Loop 1604, Suite 111, San Antonio, TX. 78254

Lone Star Art Space is honored to present the works of Pamela Ortiz Swart a San Antonio, Texas based contemporary artist. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from UTSA with a concentration in painting. Along with her studies in art, she has travels to Mexico, Japan, and the Middle East to inspired her work with a multi- cultural, multi-dimensional, contemporary narrative. The work will be on view February 18 through May 3, 2019, and is part of 2019 Contemporary Art Month San Antonio.

About Her Work
Pamela’s paintings are inspired by her connectedness with nature, her cultural heritage and by her beautiful five daughters. Her artistry pushes the boundaries of convention by bridging textiles, painting and sculpture.

Pamela has exhibited work at The McNay Art Museum, The Mexic-Arte Museum, UTSA Art Gallery, The Guadalupe Cultural Art Center, Galeria E.V.A., The Weston Center, The San Antonio International Airport, Vino Palooza, Mercury Project, Lone Star Art Space, Greller Gallery, The Maestro Center, in addition to solo exhibitions at private Galleries and homes. Ortiz Swart participated in “Common Currents” a Tricentennial event, artist exhibition. Her work can be found in private collections in Japan, Israel, Europe, Mexico and in the U.S. Pamela currently serves on the Arts and Culture Committee at the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

This exhibit is curated by Lone Star Art Space an Artist Incubation Space located 107 Lone Star Blvd., San Antonio, TX. 78204 – in the heart of Lone Star Art District and has been made possible through the generosity of the Credit Human Financial Health Center and Members.

Mar
9
Sat
San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera @ Memorial Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera @ Memorial  Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Carlos Loera at Memorial Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12,m 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti @ Cody Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti @ Cody Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Elizabeth Camilletti at Cody Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12,2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves @ Bazan Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves @ Bazan Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Kallie Cheves at Bazan Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones @ Forest Hills Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones @ Forest Hills Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Lauri Garcia Jones at Forest Hills Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole @ San Antonio Public Library Cortez Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole @ San Antonio Public Library Cortez Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library Presents Nicole Poole at Cortez Branch Library opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Sabrina Alfaro @ Great Northwest Branch Library
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Sabrina Alfaro @ Great Northwest Branch Library

Artist Sabrina Alfaro at Great Northwest Branch Library opening March 9 through May 12, 2019.

San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore @ Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School
Mar 9 – May 12 all-day
San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore @ Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School

San Antonio Public Library Presents Xavier Gilmore at Pruitt Library at Roosevelt High School  opening March 9 to May 12, 2019.