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CAM 2018 Calendar Now Accepting New Submissions.

The Contemporary Art Month calendar is open for submissions for March 2018 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.

“Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre” Artist A.J. Rodriguez @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 1 @ 7:00 PM – Mar 3 @ 10:00 PM
"Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre" Artist A.J. Rodriguez @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States
Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. & Nina Hassele
Are Pleased to Present
“Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre”
Artist A.J. Rodriguez
Artist Statement:
A.J. Rodriquez has always had a passion for sketching and painting. His late-grandmother would provide him with notebook paper to draw on every day in his youth, he was always partial toward drawing on cardboard. Over the years, he has created many pieces of art often donating them to admirers of his work. It is not uncommon for restaurant owners throughout San Antonio to have torn butcher paper sketches of his work where he is often known to sketch before and after meals.
AJ’s process begins with a thought, theme or feeling, followed by a rough sketch (sketches and studies almost always accompany his larger paintings). He enjoys painting big, bold pieces that cover a canvas with bright deep rich colors. He is partial to acrylic, metallic, and ink. This show debuts his endeavoring with oils. His paintings have thick strokes in his impressionistic, abstract art. Those observing his work often comment on the movement, shape and multi-dimensional qualities.
A.J. was most encouraged by his wife Estelle to take up his palette and brushes once again; she is considered his artistic, and obviously, most trusted advisor, hence “Colecciones de art’ – A.J.’s birth name and “+e” for Estelle. He works from his studios in King William and Lone Star Art Space.
A.J. spent time in Mexico City visiting Plaza Mexico researching the pageantry, mystique, brutality, vividness and beauty of the traditional Spanish Bullfight. In this latest series titled “Colores e Imágenes; Arena y Sangre” A.J. works to inspire each observer to suspend judgment of the activity and outcome of this centuries old event and rather focus on the spectacle of the colors, movement, grit and illumination of the intimate relationship and final dance between man and bull. Hemingway comments in “Death in the Afternoon,” “Bullfighting is the only art where the artist is in danger of death…” A.J. was inspired by this level of passion and ultimate commitment to artistic expression.
Show Run:
January 13 – March 3, 2018
Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. Hours:
Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 5pm – Midnight
Saturday 5pm – 1am
For more information and private viewings contact
Nina Hassele at (210) 630-0235
CAM Kick-off @ Blue Star Contemporary
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CAM Kick-off @ Blue Star Contemporary  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The wait is on for our 2018 CAM Kick off Party …

The annual CAM kick-off celebration will take place on First Friday March 2nd at Blue Star Contemporary.

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

Visit our CAM Calendar for more information at or contact Contemporary Art Month at
(210) 630-0235/

Free and Open to the Public!

Tom Turner Opening Reception @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tom Turner Opening Reception @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Stay tuned for more information to come.


Show run March 10, 2018 – May 5, 2018