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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.

Mar
1
Thu
“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
Mar
2
Fri
Tell Me What it Feels Like @ Flax Studio
Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tell Me What it Feels Like @ Flax Studio | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Flax studio hosts Tell Me What it Feels Like, a solo show by Texas based photographer India Treat for Contemporary Art Month 2018.

About the exhibition:

The media depicts women as one-dimensional bodies. Our canons are limited to cleaning, laundry, and eating salads while smiling. The average woman portrayed in the media is young, thin, and white. This limited scope is outdated and stifles young women’s confidence and thus, their potential. A narrow depiction of our sex has allowed for the continued oppression of women and systemic patriarchy, which limits our growth and potential as a culture.

Frustration with this limiting canon lead me to answering this important question: “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?” (Muriel Rukeyser, “Käthe Kollwitz”). In order to begin answering this question, I asked the women I knew. “What is your truth? Where do you feel most powerful? Vulnerable? Or Whole?” This work is an exploration of their answers.

The women I photographed wanted to be seen in far more complex ways than the stories we’ve been told. With each new subject I documented, the definition, by which women want to be portrayed, grew. Subsequently, this body of work became more accurate through the representation of a diverse group of women. Their images challenge the male gaze and disrupt a tired narrative. I’ve found that if women told the truth about their lives, “the world would split open” (Muriel Rukeyser, “Käthe Kollwitz”).

About the Artist:

India Treat is a Texas based photographer whose work addresses standards of femininity.

indiatreatphoto.com

Mar
9
Fri
Enlightenment @ High Wire Arts
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Enlightenment @ High Wire Arts  | San Antonio | Texas | United States

8 Local Artists exhibition.

Mar
10
Sat
The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPA) @ Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. | San Antonio | Texas | United States

The Museum of Pocket Art (MoPa) will present an artwalk exhibition during Second Saturday,  March 10, 2018 Featuring Houston based Elaine Bradford.

Stay tuned for more information.

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.

https://tomturnerphotography.photoshelter.com/index

 

Show run March 10, 2018 – May 5, 2018