PASA Pre-Qualified List
Every year PASA seeks applicants to be considered for a pre-qualified list for a two year duration. The pre-qualified list consists of recommended artists and public art professionals that are eligible for potential opportunities, including the creation of new public artworks, providing services for the City's art inventory, and collaboration with PASA in implementing art in public places.
The 2016 Call for Public Art Qualifications for Public Artists, Art Inventory Services, and Collaborative Parners closed October 2015 and applications have been evaluated by a selection panel. The panel recommendations will be presented to the San Antonio Arts Commission inJanuary for their consideration and then final action will be taken to City Council in March 2016 to update the PASA Pre-Qualified List.
The 2016 Call for Public Art Qualification for Portable Artworks Collection remains open. Click here to apply.
Pearsall Park Buster Simpson's outdoor shelters and benches are in fabrication for the Pearsall Park Master Plan in District 4. Installation completion is scheduled for early spring 2016.
Hausman Road Barbara Grygutis' final design has been approved and will be located along the Leon Creek Bridge at Hausman Road. The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for early spring 2016.
District 2 Branch Library: Cakky Brawley's final design has been approved and will be located at the new District 2 Branch Library that will be located at Highway 87 and Foster Road. The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for fall 2016.
District 2 Fire Station 18: Cathy Cunningham-Little's final design has been approved and will be located at the new District 2 Branch Library that will be located in the new District 2 Fire Station 18 on the corner of WW White and Rice Road. The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for spring 2017.
Broadway Cultural Corridor: Artist team Buster Simpson, lead artist and Larry Clark, landscape architect were approved by the San Antonio Arts Commission for the Broadway Cultural Corridor public art project.
District 4 Neighborhood Pedestrian Bridge: Artist team Legge Lewis Legge's final design has been approved and will be located at the pedestrian bridge at the intersection of Spur 422 and Gillette Blvd in District 4. The project is in fabrication and installation is scheduled for late spring 2016.
Elmendorf Lake: David Dahlquist is currently developing a final design for the Elmendorf Lake public art project to be located at the intersection of W Commerce St, Buena Vista St, and NW 21st Street in District 5. Final Design will go to the San Antonio Arts Commission in spring 2016.
Lackland Corridor Gateway: George Schroedar’s final design has been approved and will be located at the corner of SW Military Drive and US Highway 90. The project is in fabrication.
To view our list of completed projects view our Public Art Map
Confluence: Art at the Convention Center
The arts take center stage throughout 2018 as the City of San Antonio, led by the Department of Arts & Culture and its various collaborative partners, honors the city’s Tricentennial with a year-long series of events, programs, and performances designed to inspire, innovate, and propel San Antonio into the next 300 years.
The City of San Antonio hosts an exhibit, opening February 2018, for the newly-expanded art collection at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The collection, “Confluence: Art at the Convention Center,” has been enhanced by the inclusion of a diverse group of regional artists whose works create a sense of place, and broaden our understanding of aspects of San Antonio’s artistic and cultural heritage.
The exhibit features new and existing works by 48 artists – 25 of whom are San Antonio artists. A mini-exhibit of vintage photos of HemisFair ’68 is also on display at the Convention Center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair. This mini-exhibit was curated and designed by Rigoberto Luna, and was developed with guidance from the UTSA Libraries Special Collection and the McNay Art Museum.
As the Convention Center expanded toward the east, the obsolete portion of the west wing was demolished to make room for a new civic park on the corner of Alamo Street and Market Street. This demolition exposed and showcased a large-scale HemisFair '68 era glass tile mosaic mural by artist Carlos Merida, which now faces the Juan O'Gormon rock mosaic on the Lila Cockrell Theatre facade at the Riverwalk Portal. A third of HemisFair '68 era mural painting by Fred Samuelson was recently installed inside the Convention Center's Bridge Hall that spans the River Walk. The Bridge Hall offers spectacular views of both the Merida and O'Gorman mosaic murals outside, as well as the Samuelson mural within the Bridge Hall.
Confluence Exhibit Brochure
Confluence Exhibit Map of New Works