Calendar

WELCOME, to a fantastic 2017 calendar of events!

If you prefer to view the calendar in a different format (default is stream), please click on the little button next to the green ‘post your event’.

CAM 2017 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions.

December 27, 2016 through Friday, February 17, 2017 for the CURRENT print deadline.

The Contemporary Art Month calendar is open for submissions for March 2017 events. 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.  $15 for artist-run space, $30 for commercial run-space and $50 for institutions.  One Payment per venue, i.e. numerous events can be listed for the same venue at no extra charge.

Feb
10
Wed
Exhibit: Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection @ McNay Art Museum
Feb 10 – Apr 24 all-day
Exhibit:  Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection @ McNay Art Museum  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection is the first significant survey of works created over the past 35 years by both groundbreaking and emerging artists from across Germany. Drawn from the deep holdings of the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Florida, the exhibition chronicles this landmark period through paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper. Artists represented include acknowledged masters Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter; sculptors Katharina Fritsch and Thomas Schütte; influential photographers Bernd & Hilla Becher, Thomas Demand, and Thomas Ruff; and up-and-coming painters Kerstin Bratsch and David Ostrowski, among others.

Feb
11
Thu
Caitlin G. MCCollom | The Cloud of Unknowing @ Southwest School of Art
Feb 11 – Apr 24 all-day
Caitlin G. MCCollom | The Cloud of Unknowing @ Southwest School of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Taken from an anonymously authored medieval text about mysticism, the exhibition’s title, The Cloud of Unknowing, refers to the mystical symbolism of blood and water. McCollom’s works are theoretical, conceptual, and focused on notions of existential absence, often portraying a balance between the artist’s interest in what she refers to as the “unknowable space of the mind and the mystery of the physical body.” McCollom’s work has been featured in national print and digital publications, including Glasstire, Persona Literary Journal, and Les Femme Folles, a catalog of women artists in the United States. McCollom’s work was most recently featured in New American Paintings and is held internationally in private collections in Texas, Iowa, New York, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Urschel Gallery | Ursuline Campus
Free and open to the public

TEXAS DRAWS IV @ Southwest School of Art
Feb 11 – Apr 24 all-day

The Southwest School of Art’s biannual exhibition series, Texas Draws, opening February 11, features artists from around the state who extend the traditional definition of drawing and apply both traditional and non-traditional approaches to this time-honored discipline. The fourth in the series, Texas Draws IV takes the larger idea of drawing and explores it via several areas of consideration: materiality/medium; scale; documentation/environment; abstraction; and dimensional form. Through the range of ideas represented in the exhibition, it is clear to see that Texas artists working within the scope of drawing as a final means of expression are deep within the conversation of line and mark making in contemporary art.

The artists who have been invited to participate in Texas Draws IV are:

Fernando Andrade (San Antonio), Michael Bise (Houston), Kent Dorn (Houston), Adrian Esparza (El Paso), Mack Gingles (Waco), Hollis Hammonds (Austin), Timothy Harding (Fort Worth), Martha Hughes (Marfa), Robert Jackson Harrington (Austin), Soomin Jung (San Antonio), Kathleen McShane (Fayetteville), Benjamin McVey (San Antonio), Lee Michael Peterson (San Antonio), Rusty Scruby (Dallas), Randy Twaddle (Houston), Terri Thornton (Fort Worth), David Willburn (Dallas), Hsiu Ching Yu (Commerce).

TEXAS DRAWS IV Opening Reception @ Southwest School of Art
Feb 11 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
TEXAS DRAWS IV Opening Reception @ Southwest School of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Southwest School of Art’s biannual exhibition series, Texas Draws, opening February 11, features artists from around the state who extend the traditional definition of drawing and apply both traditional and non-traditional approaches to this time-honored discipline. The fourth in the series, Texas Draws IV takes the larger idea of drawing and explores it via several areas of consideration: materiality/medium; scale; documentation/environment; abstraction; and dimensional form. Through the range of ideas represented in the exhibition, it is clear to see that Texas artists working within the scope of drawing as a final means of expression are deep within the conversation of line and mark making in contemporary art.

The artists who have been invited to participate in Texas Draws IV are:

Fernando Andrade (San Antonio), Michael Bise (Houston), Kent Dorn (Houston), Adrian Esparza (El Paso), Mack Gingles (Waco), Hollis Hammonds (Austin), Timothy Harding (Fort Worth), Martha Hughes (Marfa), Robert Jackson Harrington (Austin), Soomin Jung (San Antonio), Kathleen McShane (Fayetteville), Benjamin McVey (San Antonio), Lee Michael Peterson (San Antonio), Rusty Scruby (Dallas), Randy Twaddle (Houston), Terri Thornton (Fort Worth), David Willburn (Dallas), Hsiu Ching Yu (Commerce).

Feb
13
Sat
Corita Kent and the Language of Pop exhibition @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Feb 13 – May 8 all-day
Corita Kent and the Language of Pop exhibition @ San Antonio Museum of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Corita Kent’s groundbreaking work as a pop artist combined faith and activism with messages of acceptance and hope. As a woman and Catholic nun, her work never received the same acclaim as that of her male counterparts. More than sixty prints are on view, alongside works by her contemporaries including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Feb
17
Wed
TEXAS DRAWS IV Rapid Image Artists’ Presentation @ Southwest School of Art | Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall | Santikos Building - Navarro Campus
Feb 17 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
TEXAS DRAWS IV Rapid Image Artists' Presentation @ Southwest School of Art | Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall | Santikos Building - Navarro Campus | San Antonio | Texas | United States

As a part of the Texas Draws IV exhibition, the Southwest School of Art is hosting an evening of rapid image presentations on the evening of Tuesday, February 17th.

An evening of artist talks will take place in our Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall, adjacent to the galleries, and will begin promptly at 7 PM after a welcome period from 6:30- 7pm. A moderator will introduce each artist and cue presentations. There will be a short intermission in the middle of the evening and a small reception with a cash bar will also be part of the evening’s program.

Utilizing a  style format, rapid fire each of the participating artists will present about their artwork, process, and inspirations as the images are viewed by the audience.

Included among the participating artists are:
Mack Gingles
Robert Jackson Harrington
Soomin Jung
Benjamin McVey
Lee Michael Peterson

Feb
19
Fri
On & Off Fred Autograph Party @ Bihl Haus Arts and environs
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
On & Off Fred Autograph Party @ Bihl Haus Arts and environs

The 9th annual On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour weekend kicks off Friday evening, February 19, 6 to 9 pm, with the not-to-be-missed On & Off Fred Autograph Party at Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road. This preview exhibition showcases one work by each of the more than 80 featured visual artists who will be on hand to autograph your personal copy of the tour catalog. Lavish hors d’oeuvres, wine, live music by Latin fusion band Los Nahuatlatos, flash performances and the opportunity to mingle with artists, event sponsors and community leaders fill the evening.

Admission for two to the Autograph Party and the 2-day studio tour is included with purchase of the tour catalog ($10 adv/$15 during the tour, available at: VEE’S HAIR AND SPA (1022 Donaldson Avenue/ (210) 733-7131); THE JUNCTION (1704 Blanco Road/ (210) 273-3439); THE TWIG (306 Pearl Pkwy, # 106/ (210) 826-6411); LA CANTERA BARNES & NOBLE (15900 La Cantera Parkway, # 3340/ (210) 558-2078); and DECO PIZZERIA (1815 Fredericksburg Road/ (210) 732-3326); and at BIHL HAUS ARTS during the autograph party and tour.

Feb
20
Sat
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts and environs
Feb 20 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour @ Bihl Haus Arts and environs

9th Annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour Feb. 20-21
Features More Than 80 Artists at 50 Locations in the Biggest Neighborhood Art Tour in the Alamo City

Artist Kathleen Trenchard, who has lived in the Woodlawn Lake community for five years, has seen her neighborhood slowly evolve, which she partly attributes to the annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour that offers great exposure to the area, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.

Visitors can discover for themselves what makes the communities along Fredericksburg Road charming and quaint. “People come to the neighborhoods and once they visit the homes and studios, this area gets a good reputation as a nice place to live,” she said.

Trenchard is one of more than 80 artists who will display their works during the 9th annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and noon to 5 pm Sunday, Feb. 21 in San Antonio’s historic Deco District.

“Fred,” as the event is known, is a self-guided tour of private homes, art studios and galleries of more than 70 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers and metal smiths.

“It’s the only time of the year these art studios are open in such large numbers in one weekend,” said Kellen McIntyre, executive director of Bihl Haus Arts, which organizes the annual event. “You’ll get to see how artists live and work, and purchase or commission work directly from the artists.”

A full-color catalog in both hardcopy and online versions consisting of a map and information on participating artists and their work is available for $10. For more information, visit www.OnandOffFred.org or call Bihl Haus Arts at (210) 383-9723.

Feb
22
Mon
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio TOur @ Bihl Haus Arts and environs
Feb 22 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
On & Off Fredericksburg Road Studio TOur @ Bihl Haus Arts and environs | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artist Kathleen Trenchard, who has lived in the Woodlawn Lake community for five years, has seen her neighborhood slowly evolve, which she partly attributes to the annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour that offers great exposure to the area, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods.
Visitors can discover for themselves what makes the communities along Fredericksburg Road charming and quaint. “People come to the neighborhoods and once they visit the homes and studios, this area gets a good reputation as a nice place to live,” she said.
Trenchard is one of more than 80 artists who will display their works during the 9th annual On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and noon to 5 pm Sunday, Feb. 21 in San Antonio’s historic Deco District.
“Fred,” as the event is known, is a self-guided tour of private homes, art studios and galleries of more than 70 artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers and metal smiths.
“It’s the only time of the year these art studios are open in such large numbers in one weekend,” said Kellen McIntyre, executive director of Bihl Haus Arts, which organizes the annual event. “You’ll get to see how artists live and work, and purchase or commission work directly from the artists.”
A full-color catalog in both hardcopy and online versions consisting of a map and information on participating artists and their work is available for $10. For more information, visit www.OnandOffFred.org or call Bihl Haus Arts at (210) 383-9723.

Mar
1
Tue
Open Call For Texas Artists @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Open Call For Texas Artists @ Blue Star Contemporary | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum seeks portfolio submissions from Texas artists for studio visit and exhibition opportunities. Blue Star Contemporary is located in San Antonio, TX and for 29 years has been a destination for contemporary art, supporting local, national and international artists who are both established and emerging. The top artists are selected for a studio visit with Blue Star’s Executive Director and Exhibitions and Programs Manager. Studio visits will be conducted summer 2016.

Portfolios should include recent work, made within the last five years, that accurately represents the current state of the artist’s practice. Your portfolio should give us an understanding of visual and conceptual themes, and your voice as an artist. Please note this is not an exhibition proposal.

Artists will be considered for inclusion in possible group or solo exhibitions to take place at Blue Star Contemporary in our 2016/2017 exhibition schedule. Two group shows (Everyday is Ordinary and Transmission), two solo exhibitions (Cynthia Gregory and Emily Fleisher), and one two-person exhibition (Liz Rodda and Charlie Morris) were curated from the nearly 400 applications received in last year’s open call.

Submit your portfolio via Slideroom, March 1 through March 31, 2016

Submission Requirements

Eligibility:

Candidates must

Have at least 5 years of relevant experience and/or specialized arts training, such as a degree or certificate.
Demonstrate a clear investment of time and resources into their artistic practice and/or derive a portion of individual earned income from their artistic practice or areas related to their field.
Have professional portfolios that include publicly displayed and possibly published works.
Not have had a solo exhibition at Blue Star within the last five years.
Proposal Guidelines:

Applicants will submit the following

A current CV including exhibition record, education/training, professional experience, lectures, publications, etc. and contact information – email, phone number, current mailing address, and website.
An artist statement discussing your practice in general (this is not a statement for a specific body of work, project proposal or exhibition proposal).
A 15-20 image portfolio of the artist’s work. Some may be detailed images, but must not constitute the majority of the portfolio. The artwork in the portfolio must have been completed within the past five years. Maximum image file size 5 MB. Maximum video and sound file size 60 MB.
All proposals must be submitted via Slideroom by March 31, 2016.
Fees:

There is a $10 administrative fee for submitting your application. The fee is paid directly to Slideroom.

Additional Information:

Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission in summer 2016. Please do not contact Blue Star regarding the status of your application.

Contact information: Direct questions regarding the submission process or the open call to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at jack@bluestarart.org.

Sketching in the Galleries – Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sketching in the Galleries - Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a San Antonio Museum of Art tradition! Participants will work as a group and receive individual attention to complete representational drawings that depict works in the Museum collections.

Artist Talk with Adrian Esparza @ Southwest School of Art - RHR Lecture Hall
Mar 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Artist Talk with Adrian Esparza @ Southwest School of Art - RHR Lecture Hall | Victoria | Texas | United States

Join Texas Draws IV artist, Adrian Esparza, in a conversation about his work. Through the deconstructing and repurposing of readymade textiles from his native region into large-scale “drawings,” Esparza asks the viewer to reconsider the source material. These handmade geometric structures are meant as commentary about the US/Mexico border, offering a new way to consider the political divides and the border issues of the area in which the artist lives.

Sponsored in partnership with Trinity University and a grant from Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Associaition (ALA) as part of an NEH inititative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Adrian Esparza received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1998. He has had solo exhibitions at a variety of exhibition venues, including the Cue Art Foundation (New York), Taubert Contemporary (Berlin), and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Esparza was an Artpace resident in 2009. His work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Unknitting: Challenging Textile Traditions, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso; and New American Talent: The Twenty-First Exhibition.

Mar
2
Wed
Deborah Roberts: “QUEENS: Redrawing the Base of Beauty” Exhibit Opening @ Carver Community Cultural Center Gallery
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Deborah Roberts: "QUEENS: Redrawing the Base of Beauty" Exhibit Opening @ Carver Community Cultural Center Gallery

Opening reception of Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts, March 2-30 exhibit at the Carver Community Cultural Center. Well-known for her critical investigations of the female body, identity and Blackness, Roberts challenges her viewers to consider our assumptions about how beauty forces judgments, from negative opinion to the demand for re-assessment and the power of self-possession. Curated by Scott A. Sherer, Ph.D

Mar
3
Thu
A Plastic Practice: The Still Life in Contemporary Art @ Terminal 136
Mar 3 – Mar 19 all-day
A Plastic Practice:  The Still Life in Contemporary Art @ Terminal 136 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This exhibition examines the contemporary still life as the loci of objects as metaphor. The exhibition will feature emerging San Antonio artists who stretch the boundaries of traditional still life and vanitas paintings connecting it with gender politics, materiality, formalism, surrealism, and political critique.

Opening Reception: March 3, 2016, 6-8 pm

Curated by Justin Korver and Kallie Pfeiffer

Spring Exhibitions: Justin Boyd @ Blue Star Contemporay
Mar 3 – May 8 all-day
Spring Exhibitions: Justin Boyd @ Blue Star Contemporay  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Boyd’s new installation at Blue Star is inspired by his time spent in Germany in Summer 2014. Selected as one of the 2014-2015 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residents, Boyd spent his days recording the city of Berlin through its sounds. So much of his time was dedicated to listening, whether it was to the daily sounds of bikes, cars, trains, conversations, or the Berlin Philharmonic, improvisational music, and techno, Boyd gained a unique knowledge of the city that others may not have.

On this process Boyd states, “My ears have given me an intimate sense of what actually constitutes Berlin. What frequencies are present, which are gone? What sounds are here that are not other places, I know now that if played a recording of a street scene from Berlin, I would recognize it’s DNA very quickly. The city is loud, lots of bicycles, trains, broken bottles, many languages, protests, police sirens and a steady 4/4 beat most places you go.”

Boyd’s multimedia, sculptural installation is the distillation and processing of his field recordings and is experienced as object, sound, and environment, creating a new sort landscape for visitors to experience in Blue Star’s interior and exterior spaces.

Opening Reception
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Spring Exhibtions: Works Progress @ Blue Star Comtemporary
Mar 3 – May 8 all-day
Spring Exhibtions: Works Progress @ Blue Star Comtemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Blue Star is pleased to feature artist duo Works Progress as one of three spring exhibitions. In the creation of a site specific installation the artists take a hydrosocial approach to the nature of water and provide an alternative: Society and water make each other, and this process of co-creation necessarily changes both. The exhibtion is a temporary space to experience and inhabit the hydrosocial landscape of San Antonio and South Texas, through installations and a social environment activated by water experts, environmental advocates, social justice activists, and other people who drink water and care about the many issues it touches. Their Anthropocene epoch posits a new relationship with nature, both as a concept, and as a set of actual relationships. Water, for example, is central to our future, though we’ve long kept it separate from society, both literally and conceptually. Additionally the artists have developed an installation component reflecting on the history of Blue Star’s physical building in relation to the installation concepts.

Opening Reception
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm

CAM Kick-off & Crowing of Miss CAM Antonio @ Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CAM Kick-off & Crowing of Miss CAM Antonio @ Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This is an official CAM event celebrating the beginning of contemporary art month 2016.  We will be revealing at 6:15p.m. which San Antonian has been elected to be Miss CAM Antonio, the ambassador of contemporary art for CAM2016.

Blue Star Contemporary will, of course, be opening a new exhibit, along with other galleries nearby.

Afterwards, we will get down to business at the Fundraiser Dance party. Details here.

Come join us for food, drink, fun, and (of course) art.

Blue Moon Beer official CAM2016 Sponsor .

Miss CAM Antonio 2016 @ Blue Star Contemporary Art
Mar 3 @ 6:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Miss CAM Antonio 2016 @ Blue Star Contemporary Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This year Miss CAM Antonio receives a custom designed crown by local artist Sarah Fox and a sash by Christina M. Martinez of VeryThat. CAM will promote the winner in social media and traditional press materials. The winner may even get a photo-op astride a tractor!

Blue Moon Beer Official CAM2016 Sponsor!!!

Miss CAM Antonio

Small Scale: Big Change @ SAY Sí
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 25 @ 10:00 PM
Small Scale: Big Change @ SAY Sí | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Small Scale, SAY Sí’s largest annual fundraiser, will continue its tradition of showcasing all things LOCAL. The exhibition and silent auction features the region’s most esteemed artists with about 200 unique artworks – all up for auction in support of SAY Sí’s tuition-free youth-development programs. SAY Sí closes out Small Scale at the Final Auction Night, a cultural bash that hilights LOCAL chefs and mixologists, with a fare and libations menu for patrons to indulge. A new addition to the Final Auction Night, SAY Sí is inviting San Antonio DJs to showcase the best of LOCAL music talent.

***Don’t forget to charge your cell phones! – We are moving to a text-based bidding system! Artwork bids at Small Scale Events will need to be made via text message or online.***

Preview Event
March 3, 2016 | 7 – 10 p.m.
$60 Presale | $75 at the door | Pay $100 for Preview & Final Night

Final Auction Night
March 25, 2016 | 7 – 10:30 p.m.
$60 Presale | $75 at the door | Pay $100 for Preview & Final Night

First Friday Public Opening: March 4, 2016 | 7 – 10 p.m.
FREE Public Exhibition Viewing, March 4 – March 24, 2016
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thu. | 11 AM – 7 PM, Fri. & Sat. | 11 AM – 5 PM

 

 

Second Annual CAM Dance Happening Fundraiser @ Brick At Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 3 @ 9:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Second Annual CAM Dance Happening Fundraiser @ Brick At Blue Star Arts Complex  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Show your support for Contemporary Art Montht in San Antonio with your moves and your grooves with DJ’s Agosto Cuellar & Bonnie Ilza Cisneros kicking off at 9 pm.

An official Pop-Up CAM Happening Art Installation at Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex right across from the Blue Star Brewery.

http://contemporaryartmonth.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=338&action=edit#Donation Required to enter of $10.00 with one Lone Star Red & Blue drink ticket.

 

 

Mar
4
Fri
ArtFriday. SexFriday. @ Sexology Institute
Mar 4 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
ArtFriday. SexFriday. @ Sexology Institute | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Sexology Institute and Boutique will feature Austin artist, Marcy Ann Villafaña at Southtown’s First Friday on March 4, 2016.

Working in a variety of mediums, including charcoal, conté, and paper, Villafaña’s erotic art explores a love for drawing, while adding an enhanced quality of paper art, driving an exploration into the three-dimensional area.
“My work is mostly of the feminine form. I see the beauty in the light and dark spaces of the figure and enjoy expressing it through color and or texture.”

Inspired by the works of Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Manet, Salvador Dali, Mucha, and Patrick Nagel, Villafaña derived her own style through a love of cutting paper. “This particular form of art is an expression of my need to control my environment,” said Villafaña. “Unlike other artists who can paint and draw (which I do as well), I find my satisfaction in the precision of cutting the papers with a plain old Exacto knife and their textures. Nothing new… nothing fancy. No templates… no machines. Not the new cutting techniques or gadgets…no curved blades, just my hands, my eyes, and a straight blade. I developed this style when I teenager as a result of my near-sightedness.”

Marcy Ann Villafaña was born in Southern, California in 1968. She currently resides north of Austin, Texas in Cedar Park. She has been exhibiting and selling her art since the late 80s, and has taken time in between to raise a family and grow a thriving career in graphic and web design (ModCat Design) for the past 27 years.

Villafaña will be present at the institute on the opening night of the exhibit on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 8-10 pm to meet patrons and present her work.

Mar
5
Sat
Educator Workshop: Teaching History Through Art @ Meet at Front Desk
Mar 5 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Educator Workshop: Teaching History Through Art @ Meet at Front Desk | San Antonio | Texas | United States

See the stories behind works of art in the Museum’s American Art, Latin American Art, and Antiquities collections through an examination of primary and secondary source documents. Inspire students to link historical methods of visual representation and contemporary issues with classroom-friendly, arts-based projects. Registration is $15 for Museum members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Space is limited. 5 CPE/GT.

Mar
6
Sun
The San Antonio Satellite Reef Project @ Central Library
Mar 6 – Mar 27 all-day
The San Antonio Satellite Reef Project @ Central Library | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef Project created by the Institute For Figuring. Since 2006, the Institute For Figuring has worked with communities around the world to create local ‘satellite’ reefs. Just as living reefs send out spawn—tiny seeds that settle in far-flung places and begin to grow into new reefs—so too the Crochet Coral Reef sends out ‘spawn.’ Satellite reefs have now been constructed in 30 cities and countries worldwide, including Chicago, New York, London, Latvia, Ireland, and Germany. The San Antonio Satellite Reef is the newest addition to this enchanted archipelago. Throughout 2015 and 2016, members of the San Antonio community gathered in workshops to make these forms. The corals they crocheted have been arranged into a unique topography.

First Sundays for Families: make it Pop @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 6 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
First Sundays for Families: make it Pop @ San Antonio Museum of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Create collages, prints and more inspired by Corita Kent and the other Pop Artists of the 60’s and 70’s. Enjoy a family tour of the special exhibition, Corita Kent and the Language of Pop. Hyperbubble performs The Coloring Book Concert at 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm. Take advantage of our free general admission hours 10:00 a.m. – noon. SAISD students and their families receive free general admission to the museum for this family day.

Mar
7
Mon
Contemporary Art Month at the Library: SAPL Celebrates CAM 2016 @ Forest Hills, Parman, Oakwell & Cortez Libraries
Mar 7 – May 7 all-day
Contemporary Art Month at the Library: SAPL Celebrates CAM 2016 @ Forest Hills, Parman, Oakwell & Cortez Libraries  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Please join us as we exhibit the works of 4 San Antonio Artists Alyssa Danna at Forest Hills Branch Library, Vikky Jones at Parman Branch Library, Andrei Renteria at Tobin at Oakwell Branch Library & Sunday Ballew at Cortez Branch Library.  Opening exhibition March 7, 2016 through May 7, 2016.  Exhibitions are available during each library’s hours of operation, contact Forest Hills Branch Library 210-207-9230 for hours.

 

Alyssa Danna at Forest Hills Branch Library
http://www.alyssadanna.net/

Title: Sip Sop, Drip Drop
Artist’s Statement:
I’ve found that the impetus for growth exists in the garishly comical and the pathetically hopeful. My works are created from the loved and left and charged by an abandonment of taste resulting in revelry. They are willful and often weep.

Victoria Jones at Parman Branch Library
See http://www.vikkyjones.com/recent-work.html

Title: Methods & Madness
Artist’s Statement:
Methods & Madness is an exhibition of new works that explore a single subject matter through various mediums, materials, compositions, and processes. The repetitive use of tea set imagery throughout the series develops an investigative relationship with the objects while simultaneously fostering the obsession with its representation.

Andrei Renteria at Tobin at Oakwell Branch Library
See http://www.andreirenteria.com/#!gallery/cay5

Title: Latitudes of Silence
Artist’s Statement:
Latitudes of Silence, is an exhibition of artist Andrei Renteria’s
lithographs investigating the lineage of political disappearances in
Latin American countries. The artist is interested in provoking the
audience to re-surface and humanize the histories of those who have disappeared due to their involvement in pacific social movements, armed movements, immigration, or organized crime.

Sunday Ballew at Cortez Branch Library
See http://www.sundayballew.com/index.html

Title: Frontiers
Artist’s Statement:

Frontiers is a body of work about the conventions of representation– specifically those of wild spaces – and how such mediated projections and ideas affect the way that we perceive, interact and place ourselves in nature. It is set in Alaska, a place rife in mythological cache whose name alone has the power to evoke vast imaginative tableaus of Wilderness, Frontier, and American individualism.

This project grew out of a strong fascination as to why people are drawn to such places, and how the way in which people interact with them expresses some of the most elemental aspects of modern culture—our tendency to package, guide and contain experience, oftentimes reducing it to commodity.

Mar
8
Tue
Art Fit: Art + Exercise: Corita Kent @ Great Hall
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Art Fit: Art + Exercise: Corita Kent @ Great Hall | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Enjoy a quick gallery talk on fitness in the visual arts! This month, we’ll pop in our special exhibition, Corita Kent and the Language of Pop!

Get to know the galleries, then switch gears and improve your run with kettlebell exercises and a run down the river led by professional coaches from Run Wild Sports.

All runners of all levels are welcome!

Sketching in the Galleries – Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sketching in the Galleries - Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a San Antonio Museum of Art tradition! Participants will work as a group and receive individual attention to complete representational drawings that depict works in the Museum collections.
This month, local artist, James Cobb leads different activities throughout the month to help you get to know Corita Kent and the Language of Pop!

Mar
10
Thu
Blue Star Seeks Applications for Artist-in-Community Position @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 10 – Apr 30 all-day
Blue Star Seeks Applications for Artist-in-Community Position @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Blue Star seeks applications for Artist-in-Community position. This opportunity is for artists and is a part of our Creative Classrooms program. Blue Star Contemporary’s Creative Classrooms brings art to local schools! Each school year a local artist is selected as our Artist-in-Community and takes on the task of translating his or her studio practice to hands on activities for K-8 students. These activities encourage creative, critical, and exploratory thinking while introducing students to contemporary art. Sessions last one to two hours. A limited number of classroom visits are available each semester and must be scheduled in advance. All materials are provided and this program is FREE to bring to the classroom! Contact jack@bluestarart.org for more details. Interested artists can get more information at bluestarart.org and apply March 1, 2016 – April 30, 2016.

We’re Talking About Practice @ SAC Visual Arts Center Gallery
Mar 10 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We're Talking About Practice @ SAC Visual Arts Center Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“We’re Talking About Practice” curated by Norbert Clyde Martinez Jr. brings us 10 visiting artists with an opening reception March 10, 2016.

Opening artists reception/exhibition March 10, 2016 5pm – 7pm with an on campus artist lecture 7pm – 8pm at the McCreless Theatre.

“Liberty Bar supports CAM, and all it does.”

 

Artists:

Christi Birchfield

http://christibirchfield.com

Grayson Cox

http://graysoncox.com

Eric Ramos Guerrero

http://ericramosguerrero.com

Emily Henretta

http://emilyhenretta.com

William Santen

http://billsanten.com

Jessica Segall

http://www.jessicasegall.com

Edgar Serrano

http://siempreserrano.com

Rob Swainston

http://www.robswainston.com

Jesse Weiss

http://instagram.com/jessedidthis

 

 

Collecting Contemporary Art 101: Part 3 @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Collecting Contemporary Art 101: Part 3 @ Blue Star Contemporary | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Blue Star Contemporary announces a three-part panel discussion: Collecting Contemporary Art 101. This series of discussion is designed to illuminate the processes and motivations behind collecting works of art to the general public, emerging artists, and burgeoning collectors. An educational response to the current exhibition “Gift: An Exquisite Exhibition” the lectures further reveal the important role collecting plays in the art world and gives real life examples from our local community of some of topics from Lewis Hyde’s The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World.

Part 3: What to Collect

This panel focuses on deciding what to collect. It focuses on trends, schools, media, themes, and more, discussing some questions that should be considered when a work is purchased. Panelist also discuss what is most important to them when deciding to purchase a work. Panelists include a collector, gallerist, curator and conservator.

Moderator: A. Kate Sheerin
Panelists: Renee Barilleaux, Alice Carrington Foultz, Ethel Shipton, Anna Stothart

Carvings at the Carver: Sculptures from West Africa @ Carver Cultural Community Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Carvings at the Carver: Sculptures from West Africa @ Carver Cultural Community Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Olaju Art Group presents a lecture and panel discussion centered on a collection of carvings created by Nigerian master-sculptor, Jimoh Ighodalo. This presentation provides a cultural analysis of Ighodalo’s most recent body of work. On display will be an original series of 4 wooden panels hand-carved to illustrate facts and mythology concerning his hometown of Benin City, Nigeria. The analysis will be followed by a discussion exploring perceptions of contemporary art and the position of African artists.

Mar
11
Fri
Art Party Gallery Talk: Art Madness @ Meet at Front Desk
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Art Party Gallery Talk: Art Madness @ Meet at Front Desk | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Enjoy a docent-led gallery talk about the Museum’s collection at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m.

CAM Perennial Exhibition
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CAM Perennial Exhibition @ San Antonio | Texas | United States

CANCELLED

GAGA’s “Honoring Women @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 29 @ 5:00 PM
GAGA’s "Honoring Women @ Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents

GAGA’s “Honoring Women.”

49 Portraits of women found in history, mythology, religion, family, and/or the arts. You won’t want to miss the varied styles and subjects portrayed by these artists.

Exhibition Reception: Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6 -8 pm

Exhibit runs through April 29th, 2016

Mar
13
Sun
Texas Drafts & Draws @ Southwest School of Art
Mar 13 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Texas Drafts & Draws @ Southwest School of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

To celebrate our fourth Texas Draws exhibition, we will explore a different kind of drawing in the form of a micro-brew tasting in our own beer garden. In addition to sampling microbrews from around the area, there will be music, traditional beer garden games, and experimental drawing.

Mar
15
Tue
Sketching in the Galleries – Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk
Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sketching in the Galleries - Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a San Antonio Museum of Art tradition! Participants will work as a group and receive individual attention to complete representational drawings that depict works in the Museum collections.
This month, local artist, James Cobb leads different activities throughout the month to help you get to know Corita Kent and the Language of Pop!

Mar
17
Thu
Artpace Spring 2016 International Artist-in-Residence Opening & Talk @ Artpace
Mar 17 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Artpace Spring 2016 International Artist-in-Residence Opening & Talk @ Artpace

See new work from our Spring 2016 International Artists-in-Residence: Daniel García Andújar (Barcelona), Wu Tsang (Los Angeles), and Adriana Corral (San Antonio). At 7pm, the artists will sit down for a panel talk to discuss their residencies and the resulting exhibitions, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Doors open at 6pm.

FRESH ART FIRST members can access The Members-only Lounge all night to enjoy cocktails, haute cuisine, and beats curated by special guest DJs. Want to be on the list? Join online today!

Mar
18
Fri
Experimental Drawing Workshop @ Southwest School of Art
Mar 18 @ 10:00 AM – Mar 20 @ 4:00 PM
Experimental Drawing Workshop @ Southwest School of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Led by Texas Draws III artist Jeffrey Wheeler (Lubbock). Through a series of projects combining a variety of media techniques with the use of appropriation and collaboration, Wheeler will challenge students to rethink everything they thought they knew about drawing. This will be a fun yet intense three-day course designed to lead students down avenues they didn’t know existed.
3 sessions: $250 per person (members, $235)

Mar
19
Sat
Contemporary Art Galleries Reopen @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 19 all-day
Contemporary Art Galleries Reopen @ San Antonio Museum of Art  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The contemporary art galleries have been reinstalled by Anna Stothart, Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and reopens on March 19. The galleries feature favorite paintings by Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, and Kehinde Wiley, plus new acquisitions including works by Sarah Cain and Matt Connors. A monthly, four-part Art History 201: Contemporary Art lecture series also begins on March 18.

Mar
21
Mon
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CAMMIE AWARDS! @ San Antonio, Texas
Mar 21 @ 12:00 PM – Mar 23 @ 12:00 AM
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CAMMIE AWARDS! @ San Antonio, Texas

The Cammie Awards honor exceptional art during Contemporary Art Month. The Cammies are determined by popular vote. Cast your vote by submitting the form, linked below. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Artists and curators working in all mediums are qualified. The only requirement is that they present an artwork, exhibition, or performance during Contemporary Art Month, prior to the Award Ceremony on Friday,  March 25, 2016, and be listed on the 2016 CAM calendar. You may only vote once. You may edit your votes anytime before the deadline.

Mar
22
Tue
Curator Talk with Michelle Grabner @ Artpace
Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Curator Talk with Michelle Grabner @ Artpace | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us March 22nd for our first Art Talk with the upcoming guest curator, Michelle Grabner, who will select our Spring 2017 artists-in-residence.

Michelle Grabner is an artist, curator, and writer. She co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the 2016 Portland Biennial, along with co-founding The Suburban in Oak Park, IL. Her reviews are regularly published in Artforum, and she is a contributor to several art journals.

Doors will open at 6:00pm, discussion is from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

Sketching in the Galleries – Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk
Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sketching in the Galleries - Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a San Antonio Museum of Art tradition! Participants will work as a group and receive individual attention to complete representational drawings that depict works in the Museum collections.

This month, local artist, James Cobb leads different activities throughout the month to help you get to know Corita Kent and the Language of Pop!

Mar
23
Wed
32nd Annual Student Art Exhibition @ UTSA Main Art Gallery
Mar 23 – Apr 15 all-day
32nd Annual Student Art Exhibition @ UTSA Main Art Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 32nd Annual Student Art Exhibition is a juried competition featuring recent work by UTSA undergraduate and graduate students. This year’s juror is Joey Fauerso. The exhibition draws from a full range of materials, methods, and techniques, ranging from traditional processes to contemporary digital photography and video. Themes range from representations of the human figure, to cultural commentary, and exploration of conceptual concerns.

Mar
24
Thu
Fibers of Design @ Northwest Vista College Palmetto Center for the Arts
Mar 24 – Apr 30 all-day
Fibers of Design @ Northwest Vista College Palmetto Center for the Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Fibers of Design curated by Carol Cunningham, features the work of three artists; Amada Miller (San Antonio, TX.), Delaney Smith (Houston, TX.), and Meghan Shimek (San Francisco, CA.). Using various methodologies these artist explore the complex relationship of fibrous materials and astute design. The exhibition combines large scale weavings, paper sculptures and works on paper, each examining minimalist concepts investigating the theme of line.

The opening reception is March 24th from 11-1 pm.with an artist talk at noon.

Open Studios/ Exhibition/ Performance UTSA Sculpture and Ceramics Graduate Studios @ The UTSA Sculpture and Ceramics Graduate Studios
Mar 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Open Studios/ Exhibition/ Performance UTSA Sculpture and Ceramics Graduate Studios @ The UTSA Sculpture and Ceramics Graduate Studios | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This will be an Open Studio and Exhibition at the Graduate Studios for Sculpture and Ceramics, a facility on the west Campus of UTSA. Along with the exhibition/open house there will be Outdoor installations and Performances. Artist include John Atkins, Justin Korver, Eden Collins Verena Gaudy, Braydon Gold, Jason Gonzales, Christopher Hardgrove, Kallie Pfeiffer, Kaela Puente, Zach Slough, Martin Rodriguez, and more.

Mar
25
Fri
CAMMIE Awards & Closing Party (Smoke free event) @ CHRISpark
Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
CAMMIE Awards & Closing Party (Smoke free event) @ CHRISpark  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This is the Final Official CAM event, thanking all those that participated in Contemporary Art Month and recognizing the best art events with our CAMMIE Awards.

Spare Parts | Mini Art Museum

Blue Moon Beer Official CAM Sponsor

Big Guido’s | NY Italian and More Food Truck

DJ Armando Estrada | Music

$10 Dollar suggested donation

Smoke Free Event!

 

Mar
26
Sat
Roberto Gonzalez: Sacred Waters @ Texas A&M University - San Antonio
Mar 26 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 7 @ 6:00 PM
Roberto Gonzalez: Sacred Waters @ Texas A&M University - San Antonio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Roberto Gonzalez: Sacred Waters is an exhibition comprised of 44 recent large-scale paintings that treat pre-Columbian imagery as experienced through dreams and visions inspired by Jungian psychological theory. These paintings constitute an aesthetic and psychological exploration of ancient Mexican myth and religion. In the artist’s view, water is an agent of transformation, as well as the source of life. Water resonates from ancient symbolic images across the millennia to take on new forms in this time and place.

Mar
29
Tue
Sketching in the Galleries – Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk
Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sketching in the Galleries - Corita Kent @ Meet at Front Desk | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a San Antonio Museum of Art tradition! Participants will work as a group and receive individual attention to complete representational drawings that depict works in the Museum collections.

This month, local artist, James Cobb leads different activities throughout the month to help you get to know Corita Kent and the Language of Pop!

Corita Kent: Journal Workshop @ Corita Kent: Journal Workshop
Mar 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Corita Kent: Journal Workshop @ Corita Kent: Journal Workshop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

St. Mary’s University Marianist Brother A. Brian Zampier discusses the religious aspects of the exhibition and leads you in a creative word and image response to the works. Bring a journal and pencil!

Mar
31
Thu
Conversation: Made in Berlin @ McNay Art Museum
Mar 31 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Conversation: Made in Berlin @ McNay Art Museum | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Capitalizing on Berlin’s prominence as a center for creativity, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum launched the Berlin Residency Program with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, a non-profit organization known for its international residency studio program. René Paul Barilleaux, Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art at the McNay; Mary Heathcott, Executive Director, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum; and past Blue Star Berlin Residency Program participants discuss the city’s allure and trends evident in this contemporary art epicenter. – See more at: http://www.mcnayart.org/events/event/conversation-made-in-berlin/#sthash.uTjb9tIQ.dpuf

Kinetic Skyline @ Bank of America Plaza
Mar 31 @ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Kinetic Skyline @ Bank of America Plaza | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Kinetic Skyline by Bill FitzGibbons is a site-specific light sculpture installation.

Jun
30
Thu
Art in the Garden with Alyson Shotz @ San Antonio Botanical Garden
Jun 30 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Art in the Garden with Alyson Shotz @ San Antonio Botanical Garden | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Blue Star Contemporary and the San Antonio Botanical Garden are delighted to announce Alyson Shotz as the artist for their 2016 Art in The Garden collaboration. Brooklyn- based Shotz will be in attendance at the opening reception on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 pm located at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This event is free and open to the public.

For her yearlong exhibition at the Garden, Shotz has conceived a newly commissioned large-scale, freestanding steel sculpture, Scattering Screen, which will interact with viewers and the Garden’s natural surroundings. Known for ethereal artworks that build on natural phenomena and play with human perception, her piece for the Garden is a site-specific installation that encourages viewers to engage with the Garden landscape in new ways.

Of this new work, Shotz says, “Scattering Screen is a sculpture that explores the space between things. The small mirrored circles reflect light and scatter the visible surroundings into thousands of tiny pieces, shifting and moving across the sculpture like an analogue screen. The play between the reflections and spaces between reflections draws attention to the idea of solidity itself as the sculpture creates an optical continuum where negative and positive spaces continually intertwine.

Jan
24
Tue
HOMAGE @ Blue Star Contemporary
Jan 24 @ 4:07 PM – 5:07 PM
HOMAGE @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Homage

February 2 – May 7, 2017
Opening Reception is February 2 from 6-9 p.m. and is free and open to the public

Main Gallery
Featuring artists David Almaguer, Joe Harjo, Jennifer Khoshbin, Michele Monseau, Andrei Renteria, Rainey Rabbit, Anthony Rundblade, Ed Saavedra
In celebration of BSC’s 30th birthday, Homage pays tribute to the exhibition that started it all back in June of 1986, The Blue Star Exhibition. The selected artists were asked to respond to an artwork from the original exhibition, but were only given the title and description details, and prompted to make a new work inspired by these details, without ever having seen the original work. The new artworks range from screenprints to video work to sculpture, providing an interesting take on the exhibition that was the inception of Blue Star Contemporary.

Feb
2
Thu
Homage @ Blue Star Contemporary
Feb 2 – May 7 all-day
Homage @ Blue Star Contemporary | San Antonio | Texas | United States

HOMAGE

February 2 – May 7, 2017
Opening reception is February 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Main Gallery
Featuring artists David Almaguer, Joe Harjo, Jennifer Khoshbin, Michele Monseau, Andrei Renteria, Anthony Rundblade, Ed Saavedra

In celebration of BSC’s 30th birthday, Homage pays tribute to the exhibition that started it all back in June of 1986, The Blue Star Exhibition. The selected artists were asked to respond to an artwork from the original exhibition, but were only given the title and description details, and prompted to make a new work inspired by these details, without ever having seen the original work. The new artworks range from screenprints to video work to sculpture, providing an interesting take on the exhibition that was the inception of Blue Star Contemporary.

The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) Featuring Jessica Halonen @ Blue Star Contemporary
Feb 2 – May 7 all-day
The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) Featuring Jessica Halonen @ Blue Star Contemporary | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Blue Hour (A clock stopped)

February 2 – May 7, 2017

Middle Gallery

Featuring Jessica Halonen

The Blue Hour (A clock stopped), investigates the historical intersection between art and science through the exploration of the pigment Prussian blue. The color Prussian Blue was originally discovered in an 18th century Berlin alchemist laboratory when a contaminated experiment resulted in the first synthetically produced pigment. No one could have predicted the far-reaching effect this accidental discovery would have on multiple facets of history, including the instant impact it had on painting by creating an affordable source of the color blue, its unfortunate role in the creation of the poison used by the Nazis during WWII, and its use today in the treatment for radiation exposure.
The works in this exhibition, ranging from oil on linen to sculpture, tap into the cultural and social associations the color blue evokes for many: nostalgia and loss. The piece New Years Gift 1883 (Flowers after Manet), for example, is a cyanotype reproduction of one of Manet’s last paintings: an image of one of the many bouquets of flowers the ailing, bed-ridden Manet was given by friends and family in the last year of his life.
Moments of transition such as this reverberate throughout the project and are echoed in the project’s title, The Blue Hour (A clock stopped), which refers not only to the pigment but also to an atmospheric phenomenon, the elusive period between day and night when a fleeting vibrant blue illuminates the sky.

Feb
9
Thu
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: A Retrospective, 1982-2014 @ Centro de Artes Gallery
Feb 9 @ 11:00 AM – Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: A Retrospective, 1982-2014 @ Centro de Artes Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: A Retrospective, 1982-2014 at Centro de Artes Gallery Guest curated by Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D
The exhibit runs through June 11, 2017 and is the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of works by the Puerto Rican native artist, best known for his portraits that engage in social commentary. The exhibit provides new insights into Rodríguez-Díaz’s stylistic evolution and artistic objectives covering 32 years of the artist’s career.

Feb
24
Fri
Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Feb 24 – May 14 all-day
Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art @ San Antonio Museum of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Of Country and Culture celebrates the gift to the Museum of over one hundred objects created by Aboriginal artists since the mid-1990s. This extraordinary collection, which includes a significant number of works by women artists, comes to the Museum from May and Victor Lam.

The Lams’ enthusiasm for contemporary Aboriginal art began when they visited Spirit Country, a 2000 traveling exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and presented at the San Antonio Museum of Art, that showcased the Gantner Myer collection of Aboriginal art. Inspired by the remarkable objects on view, May, a long-time Museum Trustee, and her daughter Dorothy traveled to Australia where they visited Aboriginal communities across the continent and amassed an outstanding collection.

Organized thematically, Of Country and Culture reveals powerful, recurring themes in contemporary Aboriginal art, which have ancient roots, including body and sand paintings and Aboriginal rock art dating back 40,000 years. The works by these contemporary artists depict many of the designs and subjects of their ancestors and demonstrate similar cultural ties to land, heritage, and visual communication. At the same time, there are also connections to themes in international contemporary art, such as identity, materiality, and abstraction.

The exhibition presents a diverse range of materials and regional styles—from the intricately painted bark paintings of Arnhem Land, to the Pukumani grave poles of the Tiwi Islands, and the boldly colored abstract paintings of the Western Desert.

Mar
2
Thu
CAM Kick-Off Party at Blue Star Contemporary! @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CAM Kick-Off Party at Blue Star Contemporary! @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us on March 2nd at Blue Star Contemporary and the Blue Star Arts Complex to KICK-OFF Contemporary Art Month, 6 pm – 9 pm

Ribbon cutting at 6:00 PM
From Those Who Follow the Echoes (FTWFTE) choir collective choral performance at 6:30 PM
Dance Dance Dance to music by DJ Novasoul of Labkids.
Enjoy EATS from Ay Papi’s & Bombay Salsa Co. FOOD TRUCKS
(prices start at $3.00)
Beer Sponsored by Blue Moon Beer

Blue Star Contemporary Exhibitions:
Turning Memory featuring John Steck Jr. (Project Space)
M*Dres featuring Julia Barbosa Landois (Gallery 4)
The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) featuring Jessica Halonen (Middle Gallery)
Homage (Main Gallery) – In celebration of BSC’s 30th birthday, Homage pays tribute to the exhibition that started it all back in June of 1986, The Blue Star Exhibition. Featuring artists David Almaguer, Joe Haro, Jennifer Khoshbin, Michele Monseau, Andrei Renteria, Anthony Rundblade and Ed Saavedra. http://bluestarart.org/all-exhibitions/

Art Happenings throughout the Blue Star Arts Complex and The BRICK The UTSA New Media Arts Collective Present “CAM WOW” A night of new media art and performance.

CAM DANCE 3 – Let’s get our groove on at The BRICK for this year’s CAM DANCE 3. Music by Agosto Cuellar starting at 9:00 PM. Free and open to the public with a cash bar.

Visit our CAM Calendar for more information at http://contemporaryartmonth.com/calendar/ or contact Contemporary Art Month at (210) 630-0235 and info@contemporaryartmonth.com

Free and Open to the Public!

M*dres Featuring Julia Barbosa Landois @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
M*dres Featuring Julia Barbosa Landois @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Featuring Julia Barbosa Landois

M*dres is a series of silkscreen prints employing phrases in English and Spanish which contain the words mom/mother/madre. The work examines how gendered language reflects and structures our political and cultural attitudes towards women. Some are common phrases, some are swears, and some are backhanded compliments. In English, using the word “mom” as an adjective automatically devalues what follows, and what follows often has to do with appearance – mom jeans, mom body, mom haircut, etc. The Spanish phrases seem relatively harmless in literal translation, but in context, transform to vulgarities you probably wouldn’t use in the presence of your own mother.

“My interest in these phrases is what they connote for the larger social framing of motherhood, as well as my own paradoxical existence as a caretaker in a profession that lionizes the unattached individual living only for the work.”– Landois

Things We Used to Know @ Terminal 136 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Things We Used to Know @ Terminal 136 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Complex  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Open Reception: Thursay, March 2nd, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Things We Used To Know emerges out of connections and parallels discovered in the practices of five artists living in different parts of the country. Born of a common appreciation for space travel, mirrors, the mapping of uncharted wilderness, magic, and concepts like Wheeler’s Participatory Anthropic Principle – the proposal that the universe requires conscious observers to exist – this exhibition reframes natural history and external observation as a form of self-investigation and vice versa. Here is the world taking measure of itself, the cosmos peering in as we peer out.

Ariel Lavery

Christopher M. Lavery

Matthew Weedman

Jason Pearce Willome

Ethan Worden

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday noon to 5:00 pm.

Turning Memory Featuring John Steck Jr. @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Turning Memory Featuring John Steck Jr. @ Blue Star Contemporary

Featuring John Steck Jr.

Evoking themes of ephemerality, physicality, materiality, fragility, and mortality, Turning Memory features photographs from the artist’s series Lament (Disappearing photographs). The exhibition also includes two exposure boxes where the images are created during the span of the exhibition, punctuating our need to permanently document and hold a moment longer.

By allowing images to slowly disappear, Steck Jr. calls attention to the medium of photography and its ability to capture memories. Photography is seemingly forever, yet whether physical or digital, the medium remains as impermanent as the moment depicted in its frame.

By manipulating the image-making process of particular images from his archive, he negates the archival function of them. Using gelatin silver paper, but with a non-traditional approach, these images are created without a darkroom or chemicals. Because of this process, the images remain sensitive to light; and, in a fairly short, yet unpredictable amount of time, they will disappear completely. The photographs will shift and change the same way that we change as physical beings. The artist uses this fading process to alter his memories of particular images that he finds disruptive, both visually and internally, due to sensitive memories. These images relate to moments of loss, nostalgia, fondness, and love. This concept has taken on a new meaning for this series and leaves us to consider the fleeting impermanence of materials, objects, images, and life itself, through a medium that is meant to act as a time capsule.

Mar
3
Fri
Small Scale • Big Change Opening Night Event @ SAY Sí
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Small Scale • Big Change Opening Night Event @ SAY Sí | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This March, SAY Sí celebrates 20 years of showcasing the best local art, culinary fare and refreshing libations at its Small Scale • Big Change events.

The exhibition and month-long silent auction features the region’s most esteemed artists with over 200 unique artworks – all up for auction in support of SAY Sí’s tuition-free creative youth-development programs. Each artist’s small-scale donation has the potential to make BIG change for SAY Sí, as Small Scale continues to be the organization’s single largest money-raising campaign.

In honor of this Small Scale • Big Change milestone, SAY Sí is channeling the Summer of Love: the summer of 1967 where like-minded young people converged in San Francisco to celebrate love, peace, hope, community and acceptance. So get groovy and show up in your favorite 1960’s garb!

The exhibit and silent auction opens on Friday, March 3, 2017, where guests can mix and mingle with exhibited artists and begin placing bids on original works [online or on a mobile device] or purchase pieces at the buy-it-now price. Digital bidding and buy-it-now purchases are available until Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Small Scale • Big Change
Opening Night Event | Free & Open to the Public | Friday, March 3, 2017, 7 – 10 p.m.
Final Auction Night | $60 Presale, $75 At the Door | Friday, March 24, 2017, 7 – 10:30 p.m.
FREE Public Exhibition Viewing, March 3 – March 23, 2017
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thu. | 10 AM – 7 PM, Fri. & Sat. | 10 AM – 5 PM
Full details and tickets available at bit.ly/smallscale2017

Mar
4
Sat
Richard Armendariz’ The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum
Mar 4 @ 12:00 PM – Apr 30 @ 5:00 PM
Richard Armendariz' The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come explore an installation created especially for children and families to enjoy Contemporary Art by local artist Richard Armendariz. The Dream Keeper will bring to life visions of an instructive, fable-like narrative grounded in the framework of an interactive childhood bedroom.

Mar
7
Tue
Sketching in the Galleries with Terry A. Ybáñez @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sketching in the Galleries with Terry A. Ybáñez @ San Antonio Museum of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Participants will work as a group and receive individual attention from local artist and educator Terry A. Ybáñez in the Of Country and Culture exhibition.

Mar
8
Wed
Exhibition: Artist Cheryl Sheehan @ Carver Community Cultural Center
Mar 8 – Apr 8 all-day
Exhibition: Artist Cheryl Sheehan @ Carver Community Cultural Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Debut exhibition of works by artist Cheryl Sheehan. Gallery hours: M-F, 8-4:30; 4/8, 6-9 PM

Debut exhibition opening for artist Cheryl Sheehan. With intuition as her guide for colors and material and inspiration from nature, childhood stories and fairy tales, Sheehan’s work begins with the eyes of her characters, which are often described as “pretty girls.” Her intent is use art to convey personality and emotion, with any concept of aesthetic beauty the creation and interpretation of the beholder.

CHERYL SHEEHAN – Artist Statement
I was never the artist in my family – my father passed his innate talent to my sister and it was her gift that was recognized and fostered. But I always loved art supplies and as I got older, I became quite the collector of various media and substrates, but it ended there. I rarely took the first step of putting pencil or paint to paper without an overwhelming sense of frustration and dread at it never being what I wanted immediately. I wanted to compose the perfect symphony without ever playing a single note. Fast forward to several years ago when I was introduced to an online art class and I slowly realized that for me, like so many of us, art was a skill that I could learn and practice was the key. I might not have the natural ability but I did have a strong desire to create.
The two aspects of my art that I focus on the most are creating backgrounds full of color and sparkle and a subject – most often a girl, where her eyes are central. As the age-old metaphor relates, “Eyes are the window to the Soul” and they are always the starting point of my character. Although these subjects can be viewed as “pretty girls,” my intention is to portray a personality or emotion that is attractive to the viewer and concentrate on that rather than her aesthetic beauty. I work quite freely, letting my intuition guide my choices of color and material. Much of my inspiration comes from nature and childhood stories and fairy tales.
I rarely create pieces that are “dark” or explore the negative side of life. I want people to feel a smile in their heart or a child-like joy when they look at my work. And I want people to look deep into my work – the backgrounds are often multi-layered and upon closer inspection you can often see words, music, or other ephemera hidden beneath the surface. This compounds my desire for the work to speak beyond being just a “pretty picture.” We are all complex creatures living in a complex world and even the simplest amongst us is more than is initially apparent.
Influences
Without a doubt, the work of online modern-day teachers such as Tamara LaPorte, Suzi Blu, Mindy Lacefield, Flora Bowley, among others, is pretty evident in my paintings. Their passion and guidance has helped me to find my own style, one that is grows every time I pick up the paintbrush. More importantly, they have convinced me that everyone is an artist and that includes me!

Evening for Educators: Contemporary Aboriginal Art @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 8 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Evening for Educators: Contemporary Aboriginal Art @ San Antonio Museum of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Discover the world of Aboriginal art and culture through the exhibition Of Country and Culture. Investigate the idea of the Dreaming, the Aboriginal understanding of the world, its creation, and its stories through dot-painting, pigment-making and printmaking activities you can take back to the classroom.

Debut Exhibition and Reception: Artist Cheryl Sheehan @ Carver Community Cultural Center
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Debut Exhibition and Reception: Artist Cheryl Sheehan @ Carver Community Cultural Center | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Reception and exhibition opening for artist Cheryl Sheehan’s debut art show. With intuition as her guide for color and material, and inspiration from nature, childhood stories and fairy tales, Sheehan’s work begins with the eyes of her characters, which are often described as “pretty girls.” Her intent is use art to convey personality and emotion, with any concept of aesthetic beauty the creation and interpretation of the beholder.

Mar
9
Thu
A Woman’s Place Is… @ Centro de Artes
Mar 9 @ 11:00 AM – Aug 25 @ 6:00 PM
A Woman's Place Is... @ Centro de Artes | San Antonio | Texas | United States

This exhibit of fifteen Latina artists is an acknowledgement of where women artists have been, looks to the places they occupy now and the roles they will fill in the future.
This cross-generational exhibit, with artists ranging in age from 20 to 80, includes women who were active participants in the first wave of feminist art and younger artists who are just now discovering the mythic history of that rich legacy.

Curated by Kathy Vargas

Featuring:
Sarah Castillo
Lisette Chavez
Cat Cisneros
Jenelle Esparza
Audrya Flores
April Flores Taylor
Mari Hernandez
Ana Laura de la Garza
Chloe Rivas
Elizabeth Rodriguez
Diana Rodriguez Gil
Elva Salinas
Victoria Suescum
Anita Valencia
Carla Veliz

Mar
10
Fri
Art Party: Star Dreaming @ San Antonio Museum of Art
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Art Party: Star Dreaming @ San Antonio Museum of Art | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Enjoy live music, gallery tours inspired by the Contemporary Aboriginal Art exhibition Of Country and Culture at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. (space is limited), specialty cocktails by The Esquire Tavern (cash bar) and art making!

Art Party is a collaboration between the San Antonio Museum of Art and KRTU Jazz 91.7.

In the event of inclement weather, Art Party is held indoors.

Art Party generously funded by the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation.

Mar
16
Thu
Artpace Spring 2017 Artist-in-Residence Opening & Talk @ Artpace
Mar 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Artpace Spring 2017 Artist-in-Residence Opening & Talk @ Artpace  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us to celebrate new exhibitions by artists-in-residence Kate Newby (Auckland, New Zealand), Nicholas Frank (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and Robert Hodge (Houston, Texas). Enjoy food truck fare and live music on the rooftop, free and open to the public.

Mar
19
Sun
Benjamin McVey “Open” at Artpace @ Main Space at Artpace
Mar 19 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Benjamin McVey "Open" at Artpace @ Main Space at Artpace | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come see my new works on linen, wood panel, and paper created during “Open,” and learn more about what I’m doing and working on here at Artpace. Also, get a more personal view of some of my past works hanging here at Artpace. The event will be LIVE on Artpace’s Facebook page and Instagram.

Mar
22
Wed
33rd Annual Student Art Exhibition at UTSA Main Art Gallery @ Main Art Gallery | UTSA Department of Art & Art History
Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
33rd Annual Student Art Exhibition at UTSA Main Art Gallery @ Main Art Gallery | UTSA Department of Art & Art History  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Opening Reception:  Thursday, March 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at UTSA Main Art Gallery.

The 33rd Annual Student Art Exhibition is a juried competition featuring recent work by UTSA undergraduate and graduate students. This year’s jurors are Sarah Cusimano Miles and Doug Clark, from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama. The exhibition includes work representing the full range of materials, methods, and techniques, ranging from traditional processes to contemporary digital photography and video. Themes range from representations of the human figure, to cultural commentary, and exploration of conceptual concerns.

Show runs from March 22 to April 12, 2017.

Normal Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & Saturday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

For more information contact the University at (210) 458-4402.

Mar
24
Fri
Open Studios at The Sculpture and Ceramics Facility at UTSA @ The Sculpture Ceramics Compound on West Campus at UTSA
Mar 24 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Open Studios at The Sculpture and Ceramics Facility at UTSA @ The Sculpture Ceramics Compound on West Campus at UTSA | San Antonio | Texas | United States

There will be open studios and work on exhibit from students and faculty at all levels of the Department of Art and Art History at UTSA, including candidates for the Terminal Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and members of UTSA’s New Media Collective. A partial list of the artists included is John Atkins, Eden Collins, Verena Gaudy, Greg Elliott, Buster Graybill, Ken Little, Ovidio Giberga, Mark McCoin, Zachary Slough, Martin Rodriguez, Mary Wuest, Suzanne Miller, Juan Vallejo, and others!!!

Small Scale • Big Change Final Auction Night @ SAY Sí
Mar 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Small Scale • Big Change Final Auction Night @ SAY Sí | San Antonio | Texas | United States

On March 3 – 24, 2017, SAY Sí celebrates 20 years of showcasing the best local art, culinary fare and refreshing libations at its Small Scale • Big Change events. The exhibition and month-long silent auction features the region’s most esteemed artists with over 200 unique artworks – all up for auction in support of SAY Sí’s tuition-free creative youth-development programs.

In honor of this Small Scale • Big Change milestone, SAY Sí is channeling the Summer of Love: the summer of 1967 where like-minded young people converged in San Francisco to celebrate love, peace, community and acceptance. So get groovy and show up in your favorite 1960’s garb!

SAY Sí closes out Small Scale at the Final Auction Night, with a cultural confluence that highlights chefs and mixologists, with cuisine and cocktails that feature specialty items from each participating bar and restaurant. During the evening, patrons can also explore the SAY Sí galleries and place their final in-person bids on artwork. As part of the evening’s festivities, SAY Sí’s annual Arts Education Award will be presented to Liz and Bill Chiego for making a creative difference in San Antonio.

Opening Night Event | Free & Open to the Public | Friday, March 3, 2017, 7 – 10 p.m.
Final Auction Night | $60 Presale, $75 At the Door | Friday, March 24, 2017, 7 – 10:30 p.m.
FREE Public Exhibition Viewing, March 3 – March 23, 2017
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thu. | 10 AM – 7 PM, Fri. & Sat. | 10 AM – 5 PM
Full details and tickets available at bit.ly/smallscale2017

Mar
25
Sat
Artpace Family Day @ Artpace
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Artpace Family Day @ Artpace  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a special Family Day  featuring spring artist-in-residence Robert Hodge. This free hands-on event celebrates contemporary art in its many forms from collage to screen printing. Enjoy food truck fare, live tunes, and explore our galleries!

Special Saturday Workshop @ The DoSeum
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Special Saturday Workshop @ The DoSeum | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come explore Contemporary Art through an installation and special workshop created by local artist Richard Armendariz. The Dream Keeper will bring to life visions of an instructive, fable-like narrative grounded in the framework of an interactive childhood bedroom. March 25, Special artist workshop where kids and families will make artwork. Activities continue while supplies last.

Aquí Estamos y No Nos Vamos Exhibit Opening @ Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM
Aquí Estamos y No Nos Vamos Exhibit Opening @ Esperanza Peace and Justice Center  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for the opening of “Aquí Estamos y no nos Vamos” Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6pm at the Esperanza (922 San Pedro Ave.)

The exhibit, Aquí Estamos Y No Nos Vamos, highlights the resistance, solidarity, anger, hope, and healing women of color are experiencing in response to the abusive and oppressive rhetoric that is/was disseminated during Trump’s campaign and carried on into his presidency. The art speaks to a transformation of a social or personal strife that translates into piercing visions of the present and a futuro con Esperanza. The artists featured in this exhibit believe that art must address the abuse on our bodies, communities, and lands.

This exhibit is part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations of the Esperanza. This exhibit is curated by Rebel Mariposa.

This event is FREE to the public with a small reception and performance art by various artists featured in the exhibit.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The women of color artists featured in this exhibit are working class, immigrant, queer, and create artwork ranging from traditional visual art to sound art to sculpture to textile and much more. Exhibit artists: Alejandra Casas, Alicia Galvan, Alina Rayas, AnaKaren Ortiz Varela, Anel Flores, Brenda Pina, Carmen Cartiness Johnson, Caroline Arteaga, Delilah Montoya, Elida Bocanegra, Elva Salinas, Elva Treviño, Ëricka Bolta, Erika Casasola, Ester Hernandez, Esther Guajardo, Giomara Bazaldua, Iris Rodriguez, Juanita Luna Lawhn, Katherine Jenings, Katrina Gorman, Kriss Abigail Paredes, Laura Lopez, Laura Rios Yohualtlahuiz, Liliana Wilson, Lisa Sanna, Magdalena Mata, Margarita Benavides, Marisela Barrera, Michelle Rodriguez, Patricia Bayon, Patricia de la Garza, Pearl Sanchez, Priscilla Carrion, Sarah Castillo, Suzy Gonzalez, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Teri Borrego, Yacatsol feat. 4Rios of Calmeca Skwad, Yvonne Herrera-Rendon, y más.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Rebel Mariposa has been active in the performance and visual art world in Tejas, Califas and Mexico for over 15 years. Rebel has curated many shows specializing in emerging artists and new works. She most recently co-curated a show at R Space with Sarah Castillo of Lady Base Gallery by Arlene Mejorado titled Califas Lens, San Anto Heart: Outside Looking In. The exhibit won a 2016 FotoSeptiembre USA Choice Award for Thematic Development, Production, Curation, & Presentation, and Branding Integration & Execution.

For more information about the exhibit please contact the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center at 210.228.0201 or at esperanza@esperanzacenter.org.

Mar
31
Fri
CAMMIE Awards 2017 @ Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CAMMIE Awards 2017 @ Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Every year, CAM recognizes excellence and diversity throughout the city’s rich landscape with the presentations of the CAMMIE Awards. We are excited to announce the following cultural organizations as judges for the 2017 CAMMIE Awards; San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, Southwest School of Art, Blue Star Contemporary, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Carver Community Cultural Center, Artpace and the Peoples Choice/Best of CAM Popular online voting. 

Mini Art Museum closing exhibition.  Sweet treats by Honeysuckle Tea Time. 

CAMMIE Awards created and designed by Make San Antonio.

Cocktails by Bellion Specialty Vodka & Dorćol Distilling Company Highwheel Beerworks.

A special THANK YOU to the  Linda Pace Foundation. 

Apr
1
Sat
CAM PERENNIAL REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY @ Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I & II Santikos Building
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
CAM PERENNIAL REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY @ Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I & II Santikos Building | San Antonio | Texas | United States

CAM PERENNIAL REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY

Through – Apr 30, 2017
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries I & II | Santikos Building
Free and open to the public

Each March serves as a celebration of contemporary art in San Antonio and, as a part of this celebration, the Contemporary Art Month organization (CAM) invites an established curator from outside of San Antonio each year to give a fresh perspective on the local art scene through copious studio visits and a resulting curated exhibition. This year, the Southwest School of Art is pleased to partner with CAM to present: 2017 CAM Perennial: Reflections on Landscape and Memory, curated by Chris Ingalls (Miami).

Selected artists for the Perennial Exhibition are:

David Alcantar

Julia Barbosa Landois

Esteban Delgado

Ana Fernandez

Sarah Fox

Nicole Geary

Joe Harjo

Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Karen Mahaffy

Michele Monseau

Kallie Pfeiffer

Ryan Takaba

Alejandro Augustine Padilla

Saint Lorraine

Guillermina Zabala

“Reflections on Landscape and Memory” is an exhibition, curated by Chris Ingalls, for which the artwork was selected based upon the following abstract ideas, as expressed by Simon Schama, Ken Taylor and Margaret Drabble:

“Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock.” Simon Schama

“We see and make landscapes as a result of our shared system of beliefs and ideologies. In this way landscape is a cultural construct, a mirror of our memories and myths encoded with meanings which can be read and interpreted.” Ken Taylor

“One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging and a common denominator in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Landscape therefore is not simply what we see, but a way of seeing: we see it with our eye but interpret it with our mind and ascribe values to landscape for intangible – spiritual – reasons.” Ken Taylor

“The past lives on in art and memory, but it is not static: it shifts and changes as the present throws its shadow backwards. The landscape also changes, but far more slowly; it is a living link between what we were and what we have become. This is one of the reasons why we feel such a profound and apparently disproportionate anguish when a loved landscape is altered out of recognition; we lose not only a place, but ourselves, a continuity between the shifting phases of our life” Margaret Drabble

Shown: Ana Fernandez, Funnel Cakes, 2016, gouache on paper, 9 X 12 inches

Apr
8
Sat
Richard Armendariz’ The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum
Apr 8 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Richard Armendariz' The Dream Keeper at The DoSeum @ The DoSeum | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come explore Contemporary Art through an installation and special workshop created by local artist Richard Armendariz. The Dream Keeper will bring to life visions of an instructive, fable-like narrative grounded in the framework of an interactive childhood bedroom. April 8, Special artist workshop where kids and families will make artwork. Activities continue while supplies last.