Public Art

Announcements

FY2015 CALL FOR PUBLIC ART QUALIFICATIONS ISSUED

The City of San Antonio’s FY2015 Call for Public Art Qualifications, is an annual process to seek applicants to be considered for a pre-qualified list or pool for a two year duration. The pre-qualified pool, will consist of recommended artists and public art professionals that will be eligible for potential opportunities, including the creation of new public artworks, providing services for the City’s art inventory, and collaborating with PASA in implementing art in public places.

PROJECT UPDATES

Woodlawn Lake Area:Artist Marc Fornes has presented his schematic design for a new sculpture proposed for the triangle at Cincinnati and Tobin. The plan was approved by the Public Art Board, as well as the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Eastside Parks: Douglas Kornfeld’s final design has been approved and fabrication has been started in order to placed a sculpture at Pittman Sullivan Park in early Spring. 

District 2 & District 9 Branch Libraries: Concept designs have been approved for the D2 Branch Library and final designs approved for the D9 Branch Library, during presentations to the Library Board of Trustees and the Public Art Board.

Hemisfair: Six final designs are moving ahead into fabrication for the Yanaguana Garden project (formerly called Play Escape).  Local artists include Stuart Allen (lead artist), Karen Mahaffy, Joey Fauerso, Justin Boyd, Alex Rubio, and Jennifer Khoshbin. Also, the final Hemisfair Art Master Plan has been posted on our website here.

UPCOMING

X Marks the Art: After receiving an NEA Grant to support FY2015 programming for X Marks the Art, PASA has been working on new opportunities to share at the start of the new year.  Look for news and information at Getcreativesanantonio.com and on PASA's Facebook page.

Temporary Exhibits:  This winter break, a newly installed exhibit at City Hall and the Municipal Plaza Building will feature San Antonio Photographers in installations throughout meeting rooms and hallways.

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