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In case you weren't aware, our MC for the CAM closing party, Asia Ciaravino, is the President and CEO of the Playhouse San Antonio and is the 2014 recipient of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Promise Award.  On top of that, Asia is the host for KLRN's weekly show about the arts and culture scene in San Antonio, Arts.  

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CAM closing Party, Yeah!!!

You are cordially invited to celebrate the end of Contemporary Art Month 2014.  There will be food, and drink, and music, and dancing, and awards, and goodness.  Come Join us.  

CAM closing party invite

Congratulations are in order to the following for their artistic efforts during CAM 2014.  If you see any of these folks on the street clap them on the back, buy them a drink, and show up to the CAM closing party at Chris Park to see them accept their award.

The Winners are:

  • Miss CAM Antonio:   Alison Skopec
  • Alchemic Reactions Award for Collaborating Artists:  MAP (Moveable Art Party)by the Artist Foundation
  • The R Mutt Award For Novel Media:  "No Talking, Just Typing" Mat Kubo/La Carpa Guadalupe
  • Art is Life and Life is Art award: Esferas Perdidas
  • The Big Boal Award for Participatory Art:  "La Tensión Extendida" by Manuel Rocha Iturbide at Three Walls
  • Through the Looking Glass Award for Bending Perceptions: SPARE PARTS presents Lady Base Gallery: "Short Stories"
  • I am Not Spock Award for Doing the Unexpected: Esferas Perdidas
  • Best of CAM: "Samson and Delilah" by Guy Hundere

CAM Perennial Exhibition 2014. Untitled (Public Display)

Contemporary Art Month, CAM presents:  Untitled (Public Display) , the 2014 CAM Perennial Exhibition,March 21- May 10, 2014.  

Curated by Leslie Moody Castro at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center723 S. Brazos St. San Antonio, TX 78207 telephone: 210.271.3151

Untitled(Public Display), is an exhibition in progress. The gallery space of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will evolve as artists Christie Blizard and Mark Menjivar collaborate with each other, the surrounding community and gallery visitors. Works will be added, taken out of the space, and the process documented on a hand drawn map of the community that will serve as a focal point of the exhibition. The crux of the exhibition is to offer the surrounding community and audience the opportunity to play an active role throughout the duration of the exhibition. It is a work in progress where everyone is invited to participate. This project is as reliant upon its audience as it is on the artists participating.

Opening reception: March 21, 2014, 6-9 p.m.CAM Perennial 2014 Sample Image

Four Leaf Clover Hunting Trip: Saturday, April 12, 12 – 2 p.m. 

Together with Mark Menjivar, members of the community will walk throughout the neighborhood to look for four leaf clovers. Together with a brief talk prior to the hunt, the duration of the trip will last around 1.5 hours, but can vary according to the number of participants. The path taken will be documented on the large Map in the gallery space.


The Walk Project: Saturday, May 3, 12- 2 p.m.

Christie Blizard will provide spray paint and canvases for an approximately 1-2 mile trek for about 10 participants. The trek will take participants throughout the community, and the paths will then be documented on the map inside of the gallery space. The duration of the program will take approximately two hours and Christie will give a short gallery talk prior to the event.


Closing talk and Potluck: Saturday, May 10, 6 – 8 p.m.

Christie Blizard and Mark Menjivar, as well as curator Leslie Moody Castro will host a community potluck meal in the gallery space as well as an informal talk about the outcome of the project.

Support CAM with your partying ways

Dorcol Distilling after party

The Next official CAM event in the 2014 line-up, CAMx (Mexico City)

Mexico City!  Yes, that's right.  CAM is going international with an art and artist exchange between San Antonio's Three Walls Gallery and Mexico City's Central Cultural Border.

Crossing the Line is a collaboration between San Antonio-based artist Michele Monseau and Mexico City-based curator Barbara Perea. Framed as a creative multidisciplinary exchange between cities, Monseau and Perea plan to mount two exhibitions. The first, entitled La Tensión Extendida, will take place in San Antonio during March, 2014 for the annual exchange initiative CAMx. Curated by Perea, this exhibition will consist of transforming Stacey Hill’s warehouse space in Southtown into a pop-up space for Monseau’s gallery Three Walls.  Mexico City artist Manuel Rocha Iturbide will install an interactive, site-specific sound installation at Three Walls which will essentially turn the space into a musical instrument that can be played by the audience.  

Exhibition runs March 14-31,

opening reception, March 14, 7-10pm

1119 S. St. Mary’s SA, TX 78210

The second exhibition, curated by Monseau, will be held at Centro Cultural Border in Mexico City in May, 2014.  Five Texas artists  (Joey Fauerso, Beto Gonzales, Leigh Anne Lester, Cruz Ortiz, and Ann Wood) will “contaminate” and “hybridize” the Border gallery with their works and also “invade” the outdoor urban space surrounding Border through a performance/social sculpture.

Crossing the Line focuses on how nature and culture cross-pollinate to ensure survival and evolution, and the positive and negative repercussions of the human race tinkering with and combining natural systems through genetic modification. Flora, fauna, food, musical vernacular, and language mash-ups figure prominently in the images and actions of this exchange.

 This project is supported by grants from the Idea Fund (a grant funded by the Warhol Foundation) and CAM.