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Vote for the Cammies

The Cammie Awards honor exceptional art during Contemporary Art Month. The Cammies are determined by popular vote. Cast your vote by submitting the form below. The deadline is 7pm on Thursday, March 29. Artists and curators working in all mediums are qualified candidates. The only requirement is that they present an artwork, exhibition, or performance during Contemporary Art Month, prior to the Award Ceremony on March 30th, and be listed on the 2012 CAM calendar. You may only vote once. If you have an account on this website, you may edit your votes anytime before the deadline.

Miss CAM Antonio 2012: Amada Claire Miller

Amada Claire Miller crowned Miss CAM Antonio

Amada Claire Miller being crowned Miss CAM Antonio by Nina Hassel. Crown by Chris Sauter, sash by Andrea Kirschner. (Photo courtesy Nick Hendrix)

We are pleased to announce the winner of our first Miss CAM Antonio contest. On Thursday at the CAM Kick-Off at Blue Star, Amada Claire Miller of Hello Studio was crowned Miss CAM Antonio. She made her first post-kick-off appearance in her official capacity at Artpace's Taco Friday the next day. 

She is also participating in our Open Studio Tour on March 25, and will be having a reception at her studio on March 24.

We'd also like to congratulate the four other finalists, who all put together fantastic entries: Nikki Young, Susan Squid Michael, Norma Villa, and Haydeé Muñoz.

Thanks to everyone who submitted entries and voted for Miss CAM Antonio. And thanks especially to Chris Sauter for creating the amazing crown, and Andrea Kirschner for the beautiful sash.

You could be Miss CAM Antonio

In honor of 2012’s newly feminized logo, Contemporary Art Month and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center presents the Miss CAM Antonio contest. This virtual pageant will take place on the new Miss CAM Antonio Facebook page.

Miss CAM Antonio receives a custom designed tiara by local artist Chris Sauter and a pair of tickets to the Contemporary Art Month closing party among other prizes.

The contest is open to anyone currently living in San Antonio: male or female, young or old. To compete, contestants must answer the classic pageant-inspired question: “As Miss CAM Antonio how would you promote contemporary art in San Antonio?” Contestants post their answers on the Miss CAM Antonio Facebook page in the form of words, video, photos, or any other medium that can fit into a wall post. Submissions will be accepted until February 24, 2012.

The finalists will be determined by the number of “likes” the contestant’s wall post receives. The top four receiving the most “likes” will proceed to the finalist round, judged by a panel of CAM and Blue Star Art members. The winner will be crowned during the Contemporary Art Month kick-off party at Blue Star Art Contemporary Art Center on Thursday, March 1, from 6-9 p.m.

CAM Fundraiser at Limelight Tonight

With you CAM listings out of the way, come out to celebrate at the Limelight (2718 N. St. Mary's St.) tonight and your $5 cover will go to support Contemporary Art Month event promotion. The event features Cryin' DT Buffkin, Los Mescaleros, DJs Rambo Salinas and Mr Blaggard, and food by Say.She.Ate.

Cryin’ DT Buffkin regularly brings his shambling piano blues to San Antonio establishments from rock ‘n’ roll dives to refined downtown haunts. By now veterans of the San Antonio scene, Los Mescaleros play, by their own description “gypsytangoblues.” Weaving these two related sounds together are Rambo Salinas and Mr. Blaggard spinning rare soul, funk, blues, northern, r&b, and some good ole Westide San Anto oldies. The recently returned Rambo played the popular Hotpants soul party for four years in Minneapolis, Minn., before moving to San Antonio. Say.She.Ate will park their food truck nearby for famished dancers.

See the Facebook event here.

CAM Calendar Deadline Extended

As many of you know, the deadline for the Contemporary Art Month print calendar was yesterday. But we got some calls and emails from folks who didn't realize the deadline was coming up, so we've decided to extend it until this coming Friday, January 27. Please help spread the word that this is the new deadline for the print calendar, which will be published as a pull-out in the San Antonio Current. Any events submitted after this deadline will be included in the online calendar only.

If you still need to get your event into our system, go here to sign up:
http://contemporaryartmonth.com/user/register

You will see instructions for creating event listings. When you are done creating your listings, go here to pay:
http://contemporaryartmonth.com/pay

If you'd like to see the approved events so far, you can see the latest version of the 2012 CAM Calendar here:
http://contemporaryartmonth.com/calendar/2012-03