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.
February 2 – May 7, 2017
Opening reception is February 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
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)
February 2 – May 7, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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
April Flores Taylor
Ana Laura de la Garza
Diana Rodriguez Gil
Gallery 20/20 will be filled with new works by gallery artists including: Gary Schafetr, Larry Graeber,Henry Stein, Twyla Arthur, James Joffe, Gloria Brockman, Tim Olson,Patricia Jane Fugitt, Ernie Davis, Scott Mueller, Richard Conn, Brian St. John, Tim Beard, Joel Lardon, and Guest artists: Tim McMeans, Billy Keen, Miguel Cortinas, Christina Ramsey, David S. Rubin, Dror Baldinger and more….
CAM PERENNIAL REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY
Through – Apr 30, 2017
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:
Julia Barbosa Landois
Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Alejandro Augustine Padilla
“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