Put Fiesta Arts Fair On Your List

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Medal Love. Fiesta Arts Fair 2015. Photo by Page Graham.

After 43 years, Fiesta Arts Fair at the Southwest School of Art (SSA) is still consistently rated as a favorite among Fiesta-goers, young and old. This year’s fair will take place on Saturday, April 16, 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, April 17, 11 am – 5 pm. Typically 12,000 people attend this event each year, so you are likely to run into a few people you know.

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Kings Anchovy LI, Michael Bobo and Wayne Beers at Fiesta Arts Fair 2015. Photo by Page Graham.

Barbara Hill and the rest of the SSA staff and volunteers work hard to keep the quality and the fun factor high. This year there will be more than 110 artists from across the country working in a variety of media. The show is juried and competitive, so the quality of the work shown is always top-notch. I had the pleasure of serving as a juror for the 2015 event and also exhibited there a few moons back, so take it from someone who knows. This year’s awards will be presented on Saturday, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

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“Fiesta Folks” at Flight Gallery For First Friday

Dr. Christopher Wallace. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Dr. Christopher Wallace. Photo by Josh Huskin.

 

And you thought Fiesta was over for the year… WRONG!

There will be one more chance to view Josh Huskin’s “Fiesta People” at Flight Gallery on First Friday, May 1.

 

 

This very clever collection of portraits was shot over a 10 day period in April. Huskin also used the shooting of the portraits to raise money for the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, a nonprofit that makes grants to individual artists residing in Bexar County. Over the past 10 years, this organization has made grants totaling $627,000 to 112 artists.

Artist Foundation was recently recognized by readers of the San Antonio Current as “Best Nonprofit Organization” of 2015.

For more information about this project, check out my original article at The Rivard Report.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Rodriguez Steps Forward at Bihl Haus Arts

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Installation by Elizabeth Rodriguez “On the Eve of Consciousness” at Bihl Haus Arts. Photo by Daniel Gonzalez.

Kudos to Elizabeth Rodriguez on her exhibition at Bihl Haus Arts, “On the Eve of Consciousness.” I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth several months back. She has been a regular exhibitor at the Brick Marketplace Sunday happening. She keeps a fabulous collection of vintage clothing there on a semi-regular basis, terribly stylish and always tempting. Over time, we struck up an acquaintance and had several wonderful conversations, some of them delving into deep waters. I knew that she had worked with her former husband, artist Jesse Treviño, but she never mentioned that she was preparing her own body of work for an upcoming show.

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Andrés Ferrandis: “Numinous” at Ruiz-Healy Art

Numinous (adj.)  describing an experience that makes you fearful yet excited and fascinated, awed yet attracted. The powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and truly inspired.

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We had the pleasure of chatting with contemporary artist, Andrés Ferrandis in advance of his show, Numinous, at Ruiz-Healy Art in Olmos Park. Ferrandis, in San Antonio for this opening event, hails from Valencia, Spain, and is currently based out of Miami.

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Contemporary Art Month: Call For Entries. Artists. Unite.

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When I moved to San Antonio a little over a year ago, the city-wide event that I was most excited about being able to immerse myself in was Contemporary Art Month. So, it is with a genuine sense of excitement that Page and I announce our partnership with CAM as a Media Sponsor. This is the first of many CAM posts you will see in the coming months. We hope to be your go-to source for all things CAM, so get ready.

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