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Henry Rayburn’s Art Estate Sale

Posted by thomas-cummins on 24 Oct 2009 | Tagged as: r.i.p., sneak peeks

With the busy weekend, you don’t necessarily have to go to Rayburn’s 1312 Wyoming studio to add some of his art to your collection. Instead, you can peruse the artworks at this website and then email your bid to . Just be sure to get your bid in before 4:30 p.m. this Sunday afternoon.

Art21 5th Season

Posted by thomas-cummins on 19 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: interviews, sneak peeks, tv

Art21 returns this October with its 5th season which will premiere on KLRN on Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. Being publicly funded, PBS has had some problems, in the past, creating shows about art and often supported kitsch values – as seen most evidently in the show ‘The Joy of Painting’ which was hosted by cultural icon Bob Ross. Similarly, NPR often supports Classical music as opposed to avant-garde or cutting edge music/sound art. While Classical music needs to still be appreciated and have a venue – it represents another generation and era. Art21 got it right by documenting some of the most prominent artists in the field today and this season’s first episode will showcase William Kentridge, Doris Salcedo, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Daniel Saldaña Sneak Peek

Posted by ben on 06 Aug 2009 | Tagged as: art + bikes, design, sneak peeks

Daniel Saldaña dropped by the other day to show off his new penny farthing art bike. This piece will be in his “Electroism” show opening tonight at Blue Star. For more background, see Saldaña’s bikes here and here, and the Current article by Elaine Wolff. Also, check out his work in the ongoing David Shelton exhibit, Multiples.

Daniel Saldaña standing with his newest art bike

Daniel Saldaña standing with his newest art bike

Daniel Saldaña art bike handle

Daniel Saldaña art bike handle

Daniel Saldaña art bike ornament

Daniel Saldaña art bike ornament

ArtBall Sneak Peak

Posted by ben on 11 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: arts organizations, celebrations, rumors, sneak peeks

I’ve been digging around a bit for details about tommorrow’s Artist Foundation fundraiser, the ArtBall (aka aLadaDadaGala). I managed to get ahold of a list of artists in the auction, although I don’t know how complete it is:

Anne Wallace, Ansen Seale, Ben Mata, Bettie Ward, Charlie Morris, Chris Sauter, Cruz Ortiz, Diana Kersey, Ed Saavedra, Enrique Martinez, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Gary Sweeney, Hills Snyder, Jeremiah Teutsch, Jerry Cabrera, Jessica Halonen, Jim Keller, Joey Fauerso, John Mata, Kelly O’Connor, Ken Little, Kristy Perez, Leigh Anne Lester, Loretta Rey, Louis Vega Trevino, Mark Hogensen, Marlys Dietrick, McKay Otto, Michele Monseau, Peter Zubiate, Richie Budd, Susan Budge, Susan Strauss, Thomas Cummins, Trish Simonite, Dan Borris, Scott Lifshutz

I’ve also heard that there will be a reading from a Dada play (Pere Ubu Ubu Roi??), and a performance by the Saint Lorraine Dance Company.

Two artists in the auction have posted images of their ArtBall pieces on Facebook: Michele Monseau and our own Justin Parr. I also hear that a bicycle custom-painted by Alex Rubio, and a library of signed books by San Antonio authors will be auctioned. I’ll update this post as I hear more…

Justin Parr

Justin Parr

Michele Monseau

Michele Monseau

UPDATE: Here’s Hills Snyder’s contribution to the auction:

Hills Snyder

Hills Snyder

Angel Rodríguez-Diaz “Luminaria” Sculpture Opens

Posted by ben on 27 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: acquisitions, art paparazzi, design, public art, sneak peeks

Beacon/Luminaria by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz

San Antonio’s newest public artwork was installed yesterday at the intersection of Blanco and Fulton, in the center of a new roundabout. The internal lighting system is not installed, however, and the piece will not be completed until a December 15 lighting ceremony. A press release sent out by Public Art San Antonio explains the significance of the piece:

The design of this new public art work at the roundabout draws a physical and spiritual link between “Beacon Hill”, the name of the neighborhood in which it is located, and its two most predominant architectural styles: Art Deco and Arts and Crafts. These are symbolically represented by the artwork’s two main components: a “sunburst” motif on the brick pavement of the roundabout and its obelisk-shaped “beacon/luminaria.” The “sunburst”, the most popular of all Art Deco motifs, metaphorically stands for its life giving force and the revitalization of the inner city business corridor. The “obelisk”, a symbolic quadrangular vertical sunray made out of steel, will serve as a sundial during the day. Its perforated allover design begins at the bottom with symbols of indigenous ancestral life cycles followed by references to the landscape that the traveler encounters on route to the town of Blanco, Texas.

Emvergeoning made it out to snap a few photos, followed by (highly recommended) pumpkin empanadas from the D.J. Bakery down the street.

Beacon/Luminaria by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz

DJ Bakery San Antonio, texas

Sneak Peek – Gary Sweeney new permanent installation at S.A. International Airport OPEN NOW!

Posted by justin on 30 Oct 2008 | Tagged as: acquisitions, adventure day, art paparazzi, celebrity sightings, party photos, sneak peeks

Go check out the road to the parking lots at the ol’ San Antonio International Airport.  San Antonio local, Gary Sweeney has interjected some good humor into a portion of the drive. I managed to catch him there, hard hat and all..
Gary Sweeney Art at the Airport in San Antonio Texas TX

Gary Sweeney Art at the Airport in San Antonio Texas TX

the last and greatest gary sweeney you missed it hemisfair 68 san antonio tx airport

These are just a few of the signs he placed in the drive space, keep an eye out the next time you go for a spin around the SA Airport to catch the rest.

Sneak Peek: Kelly Pierce at One9Zero6

Posted by ben on 09 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: sneak peeks, upcoming events

Tonight at One9Zero6 Gallery, Denver-based artist Kelly Pierce shows new prints (see below). Pierce culls imagery from his huge collection of Japanese and American comic books and magazines, manipulates them with various reproduction techniques, ending up with highly expressive prints full of pop imagery and forgotten cultural artifacts. “Hello Walls” is still showing next door at FL!GHT, and Lone Star Studios has a group show with live music. Should be a pretty decent Second Saturday.
Print by Kelly Pierce

Print by Kelly Pierce

Print by Kelly Pierce

Print by Kelly Pierce

Escultura Social Preview

Posted by ben on 30 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: art paparazzi, arts organizations, sneak peeks

Abraham Cruzvillegas
Photo by Flickr user Art or Idiocy?

Here’s a Flickr preview of the Escultura Social show opening at Museo Alameda tomorrow (the photos are from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, where the exhibit originated). For those keeping tabs on San Anto art connections, Escultura Social includes Julieta Aranda, who recently showed at Sala Diaz, and Stefan Brüggemann, who recently showed at TPS (aka Triange Project Space). Should be a good one.

In a New Light

Posted by ben on 05 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: arts organizations, responses/reviews, sneak peeks

I like Elaine Wolff’s in-depth review of the new Stieren Center at the McNay. I’ve often felt that René Barilleaux doesn’t get enough credit for the work he does bringing strong contemporary art to the McNay — and I think part of the reason is that he never had the space to really show off his talents as a curator. At the same time, it’s really been a tragedy to have so many of the McNay’s modern and contemporary works in storage for a lack of exhibition space. As nice as the McNay is, I think a lot of people view it as “that cute little museum tucked away in Alamo Heights.” — but I think the collection is really better than that. Hopefully the new expansion will allow it to spread its wings and really give SAMA a run for its money. I’ll give you my impressions after checking in with the new space this weekend.

Details on Pace Museum Trickle Out

Posted by ben on 31 May 2008 | Tagged as: acquisitions, announcements, arts organizations, design, rumors, sneak peeks

Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

A few days ago Dan Goddard posted some interesting details on the museum that will house the contemporary art collection of Linda Pace:

By this fall, the foundation expects to select a site in San Antonio for the construction of a permanent home for Pace’s contemporary art collection, including works by Willem de Kooning, Olafur Eliasson, Isaac Julien, Richard Tuttle and Rachel Whiteread. British architect David Adjaye, who designed the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, is working on the project.

Some are anticipating that the museum, when completed, will be as important as the Menil in Houston (we’ll see…). Adjaye has already created a model for the museum which was sort of viewable through the glass of a locked office door in the Linda Pace Foundation offices during an event last night. I just caught a quick glimpse, but the model seemed less boxy than some of Adjaye’s more well-known projects, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver (above).

An exhibit of Adjaye’s work will be traveling to the Hudson (Show)Room at Artpace in September. The show, organized by London’s Whitechapel Art Gallery, is called “Making Public Buildings” (a catalog is ). As usual with Hudson shows, Adjaye will be giving a walk-through at the opening on September 11. In addition to high-end London homes and public buildings such as museums and libraries, Adjaye has collaborated with artists Olafur Eliasson (see here) and Chris Ofili (see here) on projects that blur the line between visual art and architecture. Adjaye’s buildings are noted for their experiential sensitivity and their ability to respond to the surrounding environment.

We’ll give you more details as we get them…

Daniel Joseph Martinez – sneek peak @ new Linda Pace Foundation aquisition

Posted by justin on 26 May 2008 | Tagged as: acquisitions, adventure day, art paparazzi, arts organizations, celebrity sightings, possibilities, sneak peeks

Invites have been circulating recently for a reception to mark the opening of the new Linda Pace Foundation offices (adjacent to Pace’s Camp Street residence) that have been quietly renovated over the last year or so.  I noticed on my bike ride to the gallery last week that the big blank wall facing S. Flores had been installed with a new text piece.  After some research, I’m concluding it is one of the new pieces of the Pace collection, mentioned in the reception invite as a Daniel Joseph Martinez.  The invite mentions two new acquisitions for the Foundation, no info as to the other has yet surfaced.

Daniel Joseph Martinez at Linda Pace Foundation office on South Flores in San Antonio TX

Daniel Joseph Martinez from behind the fence on South Flores in San Antonio TX Texas

Art Lies #57

Posted by ben on 07 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: announcements, essays, responses/reviews, sneak peeks, video/film

The new issue of Art Lies should be hitting your favorite news stand soon; but they already posted it online, including my review of the Triangle Project Space tps show Standing on one foot, and an interesting conversation between San Antonio’s Potter-Belmar Labs (Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens) and Oakland’s Double Archive (Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh). Enjoy!

Sneak Peek – Karen Mahaffey – work in progress at Gallery 4

Posted by justin on 02 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: art paparazzi, possibilities, sneak peeks, upcoming events

Karen Mahaffey works on her new show in Blue Star Gallery 4

I snuck in and got a photo of SA’s Karen Mahaffey working on her new show in Gallery 4 @ Blue Star yesterday. Its opening this coming Thursday March 6, 2008. The usual First Friday festivities will follow the next day.

Toby Kamps (not pictured) visits San Antonio

Posted by justin on 24 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: adventure day, art paparazzi, mustaches, party photos, performance art, possibilities, rumors, silliness, sneak peeks, vs.

Ray Gun & One Man Artist Foundation F.Mondini Ruiz offer a saucy welcome.

(The community gives him a saucy welcome.)

proof we’re still alive. (sneak peak @ SNEEZE)

Posted by justin on 08 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: adventure day, silliness, sneak peeks, upcoming events


Shameless self promotion? possible. This is for the opening of our show at FL!GHT Gallery tonite on South Flores. Over 40 artists have brought new and old work to be sneezed out of our “Dry Goods” room. The image you see is of the halfway completed hanging..just a taste of what you’ll see tonite.

sneak peak – the alamo in LED’s? ..possible Luminaria Arts Night project?

Posted by justin on 05 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: art paparazzi, in yo face, possibilities, rumors, sneak peeks

Alamo's San Antonio TX

Alamo, San Antonio Texas The LEDS Color Kinetics

Bill Fitzgibbons (not pictured above) was seen directing the prologue to a rumored Luminaria Arts Night installation today at nightfall.

Casa Segura..Border art?

Posted by justin on 16 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: borders, in yo face, opportunities, possibilities, sneak peeks

Seems Myspace is good for something..the other day my friend Julia sent along a bulletin making mention of a new project titled “Casa Segura.” I thought it quite relevant to our present locale and situation (you know..those fancy new solves-all-problems border fences?) . from the website :

Casa Segura (Safe House) is an artwork that combines a small public access structure on private land in the Sonoran desert in Southern Arizona with a dynamic bilingual web space that facilitates creative exchange, dialogue, and understanding. Located north of the Mexican border, Casa Segura engages three distinct groups: Mexican migrants crossing the border through this dangerous landscape, the property owners whose land they cross, and members of the general public interested in learning more about border issues and the intricate dynamics at play in this heavily trafficked region. It is a conceptual project that contrasts existing conditions with new choices that can positively transform how individuals on both sides of the divide engage with and perceive one another.

A lot more information is contained on the website. The prototype will be shown at Eyebeam in New York City,
Sept. 27-Nov. 10th, 2007.

first fry-day sneak peek

Posted by justin on 03 Aug 2007 | Tagged as: announcements, sneak peeks, upcoming events

Here’s a sneak peek of Judith Cottrell’s new exhibit gel meets slope at Blue Star’s Gallery Four.  Also worth checking out this month is the show denature in the UTSA Satelite space.
Judith Cottrell

Garbage Peephole

Posted by michelle on 22 Jul 2007 | Tagged as: art paparazzi, sneak peeks


Zane Lewis strikes again, this time hitting the lovely white walls of the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, California. If you’re in the LA area, the show is called Ultrasonic International II and it runs until August 25th.

Cotton Pickin’ Pictures

Posted by michelle on 12 Jul 2007 | Tagged as: responses/reviews, sneak peeks

brea souders

Winners were announced for the Photographic Center Northwest’s 12th Annual Photographic competition. Shuffling through some of the photographers’ websites, I found the stunning work of Brea Souders from the land of NYC. Souders spent some quality time in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile as well as the decaying innards of a Catskills resort.

Congratulations to William Hundley in Austin for being the only Texan to win over the new Department Head and Curator of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Charlotte Cotton. Although much of the work she chose seems geared towards glossy fashion, a few cultivated interesting portfolios like Cat Gwynn [left] and Sung Jin Park [right]:

Clay Comes to Texas

Posted by ben on 28 Jun 2007 | Tagged as: sneak peeks, upcoming events

Stack by Paul VoulkosBack in April I saw a reference on Glasstire to a major ceramics donation to the MFAH by Garth Clark and Mark del Vecchio. The size of the donation (375 pieces) and the stature of the donors (Clark’s New York gallery is one of the finest ceramics galleries in the country) piqued my interest, but at the time there wasn’t much more information to be had. Today I came across the press release for the donation, which offers some additional details. Artists mentioned in the release include many truly important ceramic artists (Peter Voulkos, Kawai Kanjiro, Marek Cecula, and Beatrice Wood among them) as well as sculptors who did significant work in ceramics (such as Sir Anthony Caro, Claes Oldenburg, and Lucio Fontana). There also appears to be a lot of depth to the collection, especially in the area of contemporary American ceramic arts. The collection will be fully unveiled in an exhibition slated for May, 2008, which will easily be worth the drive to Houston.

I Got Up At…The Crack of Noon ~ On Kawara

Posted by michelle on 27 Mar 2007 | Tagged as: announcements, sneak peeks

Calling all conceptual art enthusiasts. Triangle Project Space resurfaces after a quiet hiatus. You’re invited to peruse lovely volumes of a million years as depicted by the observational artist, On Kawara. We plucked this photo from Documenta 11 for a preview of the high profile show that includes a performance video from Mexico City-based artist and troublemaker Minerva Cuevas. Look for an interview with her later this week. As an afterthought, the Documenta crew ask some piquant questions like “Is Modernity our Antiquity?” and “What Is Bare Life?” If you’re thinking existentialism is a dish best served over time, then Glitch is the main course. The show opens in April [see events] and I highly recommend visiting TPS founders, Peter Glassford and Luz Maria Sanchez before they vanish from public eye. Last time I saw Luz, I met her at the base of a rusting, metal Rebecca Horn sculpture on the soft beach of Barceloneta, Spain. Now it’s time to go back to the books…

PBL to play secret location at Bike Gang Summit

Posted by justin on 21 Mar 2007 | Tagged as: adventure day, announcements, in yo face, performance art, silliness, sneak peeks, sound art, upcoming events, video/film

Potter-Belmar labs, among others will be part of the March 31st bike gang summit starting at 1906 south flores. The ride will wind through downtown and other parts of the city with stops in all manner of strange locale. I have just gotten word that at some juncture we will be finding a giant renegade video projection..
Come up with a good gang name and theme and dress it up! this is going to be really really really fun. (really!)

The Beto Gonzales designed flyer.


invisible houses at i2i / Vtrue ARTSPACE

Posted by justin on 04 Mar 2007 | Tagged as: sneak peeks, upcoming events

Hi.  Let me introduce myself.  My name is Justin Parr.  I’m frequently seen out and about holding fistfuls of postcards for various art openings.  Often these postcards are promoting other folk in my gallery at 1906 s. flores (FL!GHT), but this last month I’ve been dispensing matte invites to my own show (invisible houses.) at the erstwhile “I2I Gallery” (renamed VTRUE Artspace), opening this next Friday at 2110 McCullough in San Antonio TX.  So, if your looking for a good time this coming Friday, it might be good to stop on by.  Please gaze longingly into the sunset below.Justin Parr's invisible houses. hwy 17 outside marfa,tx

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