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WELCOME, to a fantastic 2017 calendar of events!

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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
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
20
Mon
King William Cultural Arts District @ King William Association
Feb 20 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 14 @ 3:00 PM
King William Cultural Arts District @ King William Association | San Antonio | Texas | United States

In support of March Contemporary Art Month, the King William Cultural Arts District will host a show by A.J. Rodriguez. A.J. is a local contemporary painter who lives in King William. The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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
3
Fri
CAMx(Miami, FL) Laundromat Art Space at San Antonio’s Rubio Gallery South @ Rubio Gallery South
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – Apr 1 @ 10:00 PM
CAMx(Miami, FL) Laundromat Art Space at San Antonio's Rubio Gallery South @ Rubio Gallery South | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“Color Cycle” Participating Artists from Miami Laundromat Art Space:

Andre Martinez
Bianca Pratorius
Christin Paige Minnotte
David McCauley
Jean-Paul Mallozzi
Marina Gonella
Michael Williams
Pablo Contrisciani
Ronald Sanchez
http://www.laundromatartspace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RubioGallerySouth/
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
5
Sun
Neka’s Art @ Tex Pop
Mar 5 @ 2:00 PM – Mar 26 @ 5:00 PM
Neka's Art @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Popular painter and photographer Neka Scarbrough-Jenkins will display her newest work for the duration of CAM. For the opening date, March 5, local rockers Los #3 Dinners will provide the party music.

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!

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
13
Mon
Mujer @ Galeria EVA
Mar 13 – Mar 31 all-day
Mujer @ Galeria EVA | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Galeria Ecos y Voces del Arte tiene el honor de invitarles a un exposicion colectiva de Mujer con la participacion de los artistas Hector Garza,
Pamela Ortiz Swart, Giselle Diaz, Ruth Guajardo, Caroline Adam, Denise Homer, Lucy Llera,
Yvette Benavides, Giovanna Diz Zurita, Gloria Diaz, Gloria Urrabazo. Comisario de Hector Garza.

Mar
16
Thu
MUJER @ Galeria E.V.A.
Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM – Mar 31 @ 10:00 PM
MUJER @ Galeria E.V.A. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Galeria Ecos y Voces del Arte tiene el honor de invitarles a un exposicion colectiva de Mujer con la participacion de los artistas Hector Garza,
Pamela Ortiz Swart, Giselle Diaz, Ruth Guajardo, Caroline Adam, Denise Homer, Lucy Llera,
Yvette Benavides, Giovanna Diz Zurita, Gloria Diaz, Gloria Urrabazo. Comisario de Hector Garza.
Abierto Martes-Sabado 11:00-6:00pm
Cita cualquer dia.
Hours Tuesday -Saturday 11:00-6:00pm
Call for appointments any day

Mar
25
Sat
Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio
Mar 25 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio @ Lone Star Art Space | Artist Incubation Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Our studios will be open to the public from 11am to 6pm on the fallowing Saturday during the month of March.
Participating Artist: Antonia Padilla, Cristal Flores, A.J. Rodriguez, Margarita Benavidez, and Jesús Toro Martinez.
March 4th ~ Will Larson | Marked
March 11th ~  Cristal Flores | Experience Hall: This is the real challenge
March 18th ~  A. J. Rodriguez
March 25th ~ Margarita Benavidez | South Texas Land.
Mystic Market – Holistic Fair @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 25 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mystic Market - Holistic Fair @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Time for a “Tune Up”!!
Find Balance, clear your Mind, Lift your Spirit and Re-Charge your Body

Metaphysical and Holistic practitioners focused on wellness guidance and tools.

Held at the historic Blue Star complex dating back to 1860, you will enjoy the atmosphere and interacting with all the different practitioners.

You can get answers to your most important questions from an intuitive or astrologer, appreciate the fine work of nature through crystals and mineral lamps, and relieve your aches and pains with a holistic healer.

Have a great afternoon learning about yourself and the ways to get in touch with what is really important for you. Spend time and find the modality that resonates with your highest good. This could be life changing, come out and take a look!

Intuitive and clairvoyant readings, Reiki, massage and reflexology, crystals, artisan products and much more!

*Drumming will be held at the beginning of Holistic fair.

The Best Metaphysic & Holistic exhibitors focused on Alternative Wellness/Living Guidence & Tools, Intuitive Tarot, Psychic Astrology & Angel Readings, Mediums,Reiki Masters,Massage, Reflexology Therapist, Chakra & Aura Readers, Numerology , Crystals, Rocks, Artisan Jewelry, Pop-Up Boutique, Skincare & Artisan products and much more.

Free admission & Free parking
The Mystic Market will be offering FREE Intuitive sesions to anyone who invites 20+ guest or more on this event page to the Mystic Market!! thats a FREE reading for every 20 or more guest invited..
**we will verrify your invites at the door!

Call: 7149264131 for more info. or email
iloveinunctus@inunctus.com

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!

Small Works Sale at R Gallery @ Southtown 101
Mar 25 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Small Works Sale at R Gallery @ Southtown 101 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join R Gallery at Southtown 101 on Saturday, March 25th for a sale featuring reasonably priced works by local artists.

The sale starts at noon and will continue until 6 PM. Stop by and support local artists while enjoying the burgers, beers, and craft cocktails at Southtown 101!

Featured artists include:
Bad Chad
Bexar Bellamy
Ana Hernandez-Burwell
Christy Campbell
GJ Castro
Xavier Gilmore
JASON
Eric Mathis
Rhys Munro
Rani Reynolds
Seven of Wands
Madison Somerville
Jeremiah Teutsch

Curator: Liz Paris

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.

Neiman Marcus presents The Suit Project with Rex Hausmann and Neiman Marcus Faces/ Phases of Art @ Neiman Marcus at The Shops At La Cantera
Mar 25 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Neiman Marcus presents The Suit Project with Rex Hausmann and Neiman Marcus Faces/ Phases of Art @ Neiman Marcus at The Shops At La Cantera | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Explore fashion and how art history, fashion and contemporary society overlay. Show up ready to draw with Rex Hausmann and have a Neiman Marcus artist beautify your fabulous face.

8th Annual Art Kite Festival (Visit the CAM Calendar online for more information) @ Pittman Sullivan Community Garden
Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
8th Annual Art Kite Festival (Visit the CAM Calendar online for more information) @ Pittman Sullivan Community Garden | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The 8th Annual Art Kite Festival is now a part of a city wide, month long celebration of kites! The Kites of March includes events in north, south, east and west neighborhoods, because, the winds of San Antonio blow in all directions.

ON THE EASTSIDE

Build a kite and Fly it! Or just enjoy the live music and food trucks.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 2PM-6PM

Pittman-Sullivan Community Garden 8th Annual Art Kite Festival

Pittman-Sullivan Community Garden at Dakota & Palmetto aka Pittman Sullivan Softball Field, SATX

DOWNTOWN

Kite Flying Fandango
Saturday, March 4, 2017 12NOON-2PM
Great Lawn, Yanaguana Gardens, Hemisfair Park, 434 South Alamo, SATX 78205 www.hemisfair.org

ON THE WESTSIDE

Güilas de Viento ~ Community Kite Flying
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2PM-4PM
Woodlawn Lake, SATX www.centroaztlan.org

A Centro Cultural Aztlan event

ON THE SOUTHSIDE

Papalote Day ~ Kite Day
Saturday March 11, 2017 10AM-12NOON
Land Heritage Institute, 1349 Neal Road between Applewhite & Pleasanton/Moursund, SATX 78264 www.landheritageinstitute.org

ON THE NORTHSIDE

Fest of Tails ~ Kite Festival & Dog Fair
Saturday, March 18, 2017 9AM-4PM
McAllister Dog Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Road, SATX www.festoftails.org

A San Antonio Parks Foundation event

BECOMING : Jesse Amado Artist Talk @ Ruiz-Healy Art
Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
BECOMING : Jesse Amado Artist Talk @ Ruiz-Healy Art  | Olmos Park | Texas | United States

BECOMING

New Works by Jesse Amado

On View March 16 through April 29, 2017

RUIZ-HEALY ART 201-A East Olmos Drive, San Antonio Texas 78212

Public Opening Reception Thursday, March 16, 2017 6 – 8pm

Artist Talk 2:00pm Saturday, March 25 moderated by Rainey Knudson

Celebration of Claire Casseb’s Art with Music by Will Owen Gage @ Tex Pop
Mar 25 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Celebration of Claire Casseb's Art with Music by Will Owen Gage @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Artist Claire Casseb’s paintings of pop icons are colorful, fun, and evocative. Enjoy viewing (and perhaps purchasing) her art while listening to one of San Antonio’s most talented local musicians. His music is Good Ol’ American Roots Rock and Blues!

Tafsiri/Interpetations @ Bihl Haus Arts
Mar 25 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tafsiri/Interpetations @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Tafsiri (Interpretations)” Highlights Kenya’s history with a modern perspective
in Works by Naomi Wanjiku Opening March 25 at Bihl Haus Arts

In her work “Gitiiro,” Kenyan-born artist Naomi Wanjiku has cut, dyed and linked pieces of sheet metal to assemble her wall hanging that mimics the swaying movement of a dancer.

Wanjiku explained that sheet metal is used mainly for roofing materials and walls and is particularly associated with Mabati women’s groups of the 1960s in Central Kenya. They organized to improve their communities by upgrading the roofs of their homes using sheet metal.

“I observed the success of their efforts, the harvesting of water from the new roofs, and the consequent ageing of the material itself,” Wanjiku said. “I mirror these effects in my own artistic process that weathers the surfaces of the materials. I occasionally add dye to create color and more complex effects. The delicate transformations etched in metal by the effects of weathering, chance, and time emphasize an ethereal, transient beauty.”

Bihl Haus Arts will host an opening reception for “Tafsiri,” which means “interpretations” in the Kiswahili language of East Africa, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the arts center, 2803 Fredericksburg Road. The exhibition, which is in conjunction with Women’s History Month, Contemporary Art Month and Poetry Month SA, runs through May 5. Wanjiku will give a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Bihl Haus.

At first glance, “Gitiiro” resembles a large, multi-colored, Spanish folding hand fan, or even small propeller blades swirling in circular motion. But, after a while, one begins to see the shape of a woman twirling round and round. The inspiration for the work comes from the artist’s pride in the traditional Kikuyu women of Kenya.

“It is a woman only song-dance that facilitated mentorship of courtship, sexuality and family life, for younger women, by older women,” Wanjiku said. “The mentorship would facilitate the gradual transition of these women from youth, to adulthood, and into respected members of their communities. This was a time for women to bond, to inspire and empower each other, in the absence of the male figure. It was their dance, their space, their time.”

The artist studied design at the University of Nairobi, where she explored the dynamics of fiber arts. During her graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, she merged the old fiber arts and imagery of Africa with contemporary techniques. “There is no doubt that my American experience interacts with my Kenyan heritage and influences my art,” she said.

In response to “Tafsiri (Interpretations),” which touches on environmental issues, Bihl Haus presents Stone In Stream/Roca en el Rio, reading by environmental writers, artists and activists Mobi Warren, Kamala Platt, Janice Campbell, Rebecca Burroughs, Toni Falls, Jim LaVilla-Havelin y mas, on Thursday April 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM

For more information, visit www.bihlhausarts.org or call (210) 383-9723.

(non)commercial: share alike @ Trebla art Gallery
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM
(non)commercial: share alike @ Trebla art Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

title: (non)commercial: share alike
(FREE ADMISSION)

Participating Artists:
Stacey Villalobos: @huixola
Carly A. Garza: @carlyagarza , www.carly-garza.com
Daryan Arcos: @chula_dair*
Jon Tyson: @prayxplot , Pray X Plot
Jose Villalobos: @jvillalobos29 , www.josevillalobosart.com
Michael Martinez: @detribalizedaztec , www.michaelmartinez.org
Rafael Gutierrez: @greyhellos

(non)Commercial:Share Alike, is meant to reflect the ideas and subject matter broached by each of the 7 artists. Curator mark anthony martinez has selected a roster of artists, who employ conceptual practices within their works, straddling the line between fine art and commercial but who, more importantly are unapologetically rooted in identity. Most artists inevitability make work for sale, however, it is this particular selection of artists where the line between the commercial and concept becomes blurred.

More to the point, the phrase “noncommercial: share alike” is directly lifted from the ethos of the Creative Commons, wherein “If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original,” and alludes to the noncommercial ideas, typically associated with conceptual practices. Ideas that are constantly being remixed for every new generation.

In the context of the exhibit, the “material” is in fact, the world in which we live — remixed, in order to shift perspectives on assumption or highlight opportunities to unlearn oppressive modes of being. This ethos applied to the ideas these artists tackle, serve as the lens in which to view the works on display. In this exhibition the works become strategies to subvert oppression, declarations of personhood and challenge puritanical assumptions placed upon each of our bodies. Transgressive artistic liberties that disrupt normative stances towards Race, Gender and Sexuality are ultimately what is displayed in this exhibition with the hope to, not only get a viewer to reevaluate their relation to injustice but, ultimately to SHARE ALIKE the values of an intersectional and equitable future.

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About the Curator:
Born in San Antonio, Texas; Mark Anthony Martinez has lived, worked and exhibited in Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois. Mark received his BFA in Intermedia at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (2011) and MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University (2014). He’s curated exhibitions in Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, TX. Currently, Martinez resides in San Antonio, Texas where he is Visual Arts Director at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Instagram: @forevermarkanthonymartinez
Website: www.markanthonymartinez.com

Exhibition Opens: March 25, 6–10p
Show Run: March 25 – April 19, 2017
*cover image: “Flaccid PeePee,” Daryan Arcos, 2017

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.

Collection for the Community MBS Gallery Event @ Mind BodySoul Gallery
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Collection for the Community MBS Gallery Event @ Mind BodySoul Gallery  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Collection for the Community

Where: MBS Yoga Studio 1115 S. Alamo (bottom floor of St. Benedict Lofts)

Date: March 25th, 2017

Time: 6pm-11pm (it says 7pm currently on the listing. Sorry about that. My mistake)

Description:

ART SALE- One of the best private collections of local artists in the city offered for sale to the community and local collectors to free the walls up for revolving art openings for local artists.

Enjoy small bites by Tim the Girl and immerse yourself in the sounds of Garrett T. Capps and some of the best emerging young musicians in the city: Bygoe Zubiate, Abel Grace & Victoria Acuna.

Collection includes a wide range of artists including Vincent Valdez, Sarah Fox, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Chuck Ramirez, Mignon Harkrader, Jorge Villareal, Nicholas Hay, Jayne Lawrence, Dennis Olson, Justin Parr, Katie Pell, Cruz Ortiz, Julie Speed and many more.

Guests will enjoy small bites provided by Tim the Girl Catering and music by Garrett T. Capps (at 7pm), Bygoe Zubiate, Abel Grace and Victoria Acuna.

Sponsor, Artist & Art-Buyer area will include heavier fare and augmented drink options.

Collection for the Community will further promote the arts by sharing any appreciation on the original sales prices on each piece with the artists as well as providing an area for education booths of local arts- related non-profits to promote additional ways of supporting the arts.

Following the sale of the collection, MBS Fitness plans to complete some much-needed updates to the studio and begin holding regularly scheduled art openings for the public.

Josh Levine, serial social entrepreneur and Founder of MBS Fitness explains, “It’s hard to say goodbye to these pieces- they each mean a lot to MBS Fitness… but part of what we are about is breaking down barriers and making things accessible. Art and fitness have a lot in common- people can be really intimidated by both. I want these events to inspire people to view the respective communities with more curiosity and eventually to become more active or creative.”

To learn more about the event or how you or your company may become a sponsor, please contact Anne Wolfe-Andersen by emailing anne@mbslife.com.

 

Gallery 20/20 Spring Salon Exhibition @ Gallery 20/20
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – May 28 @ 5:00 PM
Gallery 20/20 Spring Salon Exhibition @ Gallery 20/20 | San Antonio | Texas | United States

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….

Pretty Plastic: 20 Years of Hyperbubble Music, Art, Fashion and Video @ K23 Gallery
Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Pretty Plastic:  20 Years of Hyperbubble Music, Art, Fashion and Video @ K23 Gallery | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Jeff and Jess DeCuir have collaborated on music, art, and multidisciplinary projects since 1997. The Texas electronic art/punk duo will adorn the walls and space of K23 Gallery with flyer art, fashions, video, and a live music performance. In celebration of this Contemporary Art Month event, Hyperbubble will release a 22-song, career spanning retrospective of tracks only previously released on vinyl and compilation albums around the world, available at the event.

Visionary space cowboy, Garrett T. Capps, opens the show.

Mar
26
Sun
Brick Sunday Market – Bring Your Friends @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex
Mar 26 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Brick Sunday Market - Bring Your Friends @ BRICK at Blue Star Arts Complex | San Antonio | Texas | United States

S P R I N G B R E A K !!!!
Support Local Artists and Merchants… Sip from our Bar..$2 – $5 beer, wine and mimosas!
Rare Finds, Art, Photographs, Fabrics, Cards, Vintage Looks, Thai Fashions, Astrology readings, Groovy Jewelry, Fashion, Health Products, Soaps, Leather Goods Sweets, Handmade Tiles, Oddities and people watching…

Photo Cred: James’s Flamingo mating ritual.jpg – Wikipedia, the en.wikipedia.org

Norman Avila’s Photos: Rolling Stones 1975 Concert @ Tex Pop
Mar 26 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Norman Avila's Photos: Rolling Stones 1975 Concert @ Tex Pop | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Norman Avila is a talented local artist and musician. He recently re-discovered photos he had taken of the Rolling Stones 1975 Concert in San Antonio. These photos will be seen in public for the first time at Tex Pop. We’ll also be showing a documentary of this tour “Tour of the Americas” 1975.

The 11th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY @ Lockwood Park
Mar 26 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The 11th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY @ Lockwood Park  | South Bend | Indiana | United States
The 11th Annual OFFICIAL DIGNOWITY HILL PUSHCART DERBY
TICKETS ARE FOR REGISTERING TEAMS ONLY!!! SPECTATORS ARE ALWAYS FREE, SO COME AND JOIN THE FUN!!!
Teams are made up of 3, two pushers and one driver, and can be raced in two brackets; ages 14+ and 7-13. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the Main Event, Granny races, Cookie Crunchers, and Best in Show. Rain or shine.

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 2-6pm
Lockwood Park (corner of N. Hackberry and Hays St.)
800 N. Olive, San Atonio, Texas 78202

https://www.facebook.com/events/1054192394724392/
Mar
28
Tue
Vacancy Project: Texas Swing/ The Cross Roads @ Main Plaza Building
Mar 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Vacancy Project: Texas Swing/ The Cross Roads @ Main Plaza Building | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Installation by Ethel Shipton.

 

Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Señor Rodeo at the Liberty Bar @ Liberty Bar | San Antonio | Texas | United States

“Señor Rodeo” (Ken Little, Bart Nichols, and Paul Farrell) will perform original music as well as classic covers of Western Swing, Country, and Rock and Roll. They will be joined by Mr. Joe Reyes for an opening set. Great Food, Great Drinks, and No Cover!!!

Mar
30
Thu
Dorćol Distilling Company “Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot” @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 30 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dorćol Distilling Company "Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot" @ Dorćol Distilling Company  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Fine Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Artisan Ales
An urban craft distillery and brewery. Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks.
2015 Best of the City (SA Magazine)
2014 Critic’s Choice Award – Best Local (Express-News)
2014 Highest rated American brandy (Chicago World Spirits Championships)
Mar
31
Fri
Mujer @ Mujer
Mar 31 @ 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Mujer @ Mujer | San Antonio | Texas | United States

We are honored to invite you to visit our group expo closing reception Friday March 31st. We open at 11:00am reception begins at 6:00pm – 12:00am

Dorćol Distilling Company “Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot” @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 31 @ 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Dorćol Distilling Company "Official Contemporary Art Month Drink Spot" @ Dorćol Distilling Company  | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Fine Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Artisan Ales
An urban craft distillery and brewery. Makers of Kinsman Rakia and HighWheel Beerworks.
2015 Best of the City (SA Magazine)
2014 Critic’s Choice Award – Best Local (Express-News)
2014 Highest rated American brandy (Chicago World Spirits Championships)
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. 

FL!GHT CAMP Fundraiser at Hotwells! @ Hotwells
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 1 @ 12:00 PM
FL!GHT CAMP Fundraiser  at Hotwells! @ Hotwells  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

In the past 16 years, FL!GHT has never asked for money or had a (fun)draiser. Often times running (and paying for) the gallery is a labor of love shared between Ed Saavedra, myself and our myriad of friends and supporters ( Anthony, Josh, Robbie, Andy, Rigo.. there’s so many of you who make it work time and time again) .. I have often struggled with .. “is it worth it ?” and I’m quickly reminded that it is when I see new and old faces enjoying our exhibits and hear compliments on what we choose to show. Unfortunately not everyone can afford to be an art collector, and we recognize and understand the value of just SHOWING good work in our community more than selling it. I’ve long wanted to have a FLIGHT Camp Out Fun-Raiser at The site of the old Hotwells Hotel in San Antonio and this Contemporary Art Month we have our chance … Mar 31 through April 1 (and unofficially the 2nd).

Send FL!GHT a private message (through facebook) to register/reserve your campsite number now (there’s a limited amount, first come, first serve and some of the locations are quite swell.

Your $125 donation / ticket comes with :

Campsite reservation for one tentsite and two people
Free music and beer all night / live music / performance/ etc
FOOOD FOOD FOOD – chef & garden inspired Dinner, chef inspired midnite snacks, special breakfast by Robbie Nowlin & myself.
A !secret! midnite ghost tour of the ruins.
Morning Rock & fossil Hunting Expedition on the SA river banks.
Morning after Yoga..
More surprises to come !!

Additional $40 individual tickets are available if your camp holds more than two people. Groups who want to camp together on one or two adjacent sites just need to coordinate with me. Poor artists who can’t afford any of this and really want to come and donate their time as volunteers or performers .. we need you as well, just send me a message!!!

Let’s do this! Thank you for 16 years San Antonio !!

MINI ART MUSEUM presents “Fine Print” closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MINI ART MUSEUM presents "Fine Print" closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM proudly presents “Fine Print” featuring 16 contemporary artists working in an range of printmaking techniques and styles, from letterpress and lithograph to photogravure, photopolymer etching and chine collé. Editions of these limited-edition miniature-sized original prints will be available to benefit museum programming and “Fine Print” artists. Free admission.

ARTISTS: Cynthia Emma Alderete, Sabrina Alfaro, Linda Arredondo, Kim Bishop, Lisette Chávez, Danielle Cunningham (DC), Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Janet Lennie Flohr, Michael Menchaca, Amada Claire Miller, Sable Mirelez, Anthony Rundblade, Michael Stoltz, Hiromi Stringer, Luis Valderas and Rikkianne Van Kirk.

Special thanks to Hotel Emma, Rotary Club of San Antonio Mission Trail & Spare Parts.

MINI ART MUSEUM presents “Fine Print” closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday
Mar 31 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MINI ART MUSEUM presents "Fine Print" closing reception @ CAMMIE Awards 2017 at Linda Pace Foundation CHRISpark/Fifth Friday | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Spare Parts MINI ART MUSEUM proudly presents “Fine Print” featuring 16 contemporary artists working in an range of printmaking techniques and styles, from letterpress and lithograph to photogravure, photopolymer etching and chine collé. Editions of these limited-edition miniature-sized original prints will be available to benefit museum programming and “Fine Print” artists. Free admission.

ARTISTS: Cynthia Emma Alderete, Sabrina Alfaro, Linda Arredondo, Kim Bishop, Lisette Chávez, Danielle Cunningham (DC), Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Janet Lennie Flohr, Michael Menchaca, Amada Claire Miller, Sable Mirelez, Anthony Rundblade, Michael Stoltz, Hiromi Stringer, Luis Valderas and Rikkianne Van Kirk.

Special thanks to Hotel Emma, Rotary Club of San Antonio Mission Trail & Spare Parts.

CAMMIE Awards After Party at Dorćol @ Dorćol Distilling Company
Mar 31 @ 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
CAMMIE Awards After Party at Dorćol @ Dorćol Distilling Company  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join the fun at Dorćol for music, beer, cocktails following the CAMMIE Awards at CHRISpark.

Apr
1
Sat
Gallery Talk by Sculptor Naomi Wanjiku @ Bihl Haus Arts
Apr 1 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Gallery Talk by Sculptor Naomi Wanjiku @ Bihl Haus Arts | San Antonio | Texas | United States

In conjunction with the exhibition Tafsiri/Interpretations, Kenyan-born sculptor Naomi Wanjiku will present a gallery talk. The artist studied design at the University of Nairobi, where she explored the dynamics of fiber arts. During her graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, she merged the traditional fiber arts and imagery of Africa with contemporary techniques. “There is no doubt that my American experience interacts with my Kenyan heritage and influences my art,” she said. Learn more about Naomi at http://www.naomiwanjiku.com/about

Apr
6
Thu
Meet the Artist Reception – A.J. Rodriguez @ King William Association
Apr 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meet the Artist Reception - A.J. Rodriguez @ King William Association | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Come meet the painter, A.J. Rodriguez, to hear him explain his painting techniques and describe his latest works. HIs works are on display to celebrate Contemporary Art Month in the King William Cultural Arts District.

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.