Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
March 1 – April 29, 2018
The exhibition will premiere at the newly renovated historic Progreso Building across the street from the Guadalupe Theater.
Save the Date: All Common Currents artists are invited to attend the exhibition Press Conference on Friday, January 19, 2018, from 10:00-11:00am at San Antonio City Hall, 100 Military Plaza. This event is open to the public.
- Let us know of any AV and special installation needs by December 21. You are welcome to provide your own.
- We will be hiring an installer soon who can discuss your specific needs
- Be sure to attend the Common Currents press conference on Friday, January 19 from 10:00-11:00am at City Hall. Download the press release here. All 300 artists are invited!
- Yes, you may resubmit photos and revisions to the Artist Form. See link below.
- If you need further inspiration for your year, visit the Common Currents Research page here.
ARTIST ASSIGNED YEARS:
|1888||Ybanez||Theresa A. Ybanez|
|1891||Walley||Mark and Angela|
|1905||De La Cruz||Adrian|
*Due by January 15
-Loan Agreement, Condition Report, and short paragraph about your new piece -email
*Important Exhibition Dates
March 1 – April 29, 2018 Exhibition dates
February 19 -23, 2018 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Artwork delivery – 723 S. Brazos Street
March 1, 2018 5:30 – 8:30 pm Opening reception
TBD Public Programs
April 30 – May 4, 2018 – Artwork pick up
Common Currents Participation Guidelines
In celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial year, six downtown artist-centric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art, will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues.
Drawing on the connections or currents that run through San Antonio’s vibrant creative community, each of the organizing partners began by inviting two artists.
These initial 12 artists were then asked to invite two peer artists, until 300 were amassed. All of the participating artists were assigned one year of San Antonio’s history on which to reflect in the development of their work for Common Currents .
This exhibition is presented chronologically through a variety of contemporary media across the six venues.
Common Currents draws a portrait of San Antonio, by San Antonians. With the “chain letter-inspired” framework for the exhibition, each organization takes a backseat, letting the participating artists make decisions that may traditionally be the role of the organization or curator. This provides for an exciting presentation of artistic connections spanning our center city’s art venues.
Artpace San Antonio / January 18 – March 4
Blue Star Contemporary / February 1 – May 7
Southwest School of Art / February 15 – April 22
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center / March 1 – April 29
Carver Community Cultural Center / March 15
Mexican Cultural Institute / March 29 – May 7
You should be prepared to provide all equipment necessary to present your art. If possible each institution will work with their assigned artists to provide necessary equipment locally. Artists presentation needs must be communicated in advance to allow for adequate preparation.
Authorship and Ownership
By entering a work, you represent that you are its author and that you own the work. All works must be newly created in response to the year of San Antonio’s history assigned to the artist.
● Dimensions: Height, Width, Depth — Please use inches in fraction format. (Maxmdimensions 30x30x30”)
● Year Completed
In order to promote the exhibition in a timely fashion, publication-quality documentation of all work will be conducted as soon as work is completed by artist.
Artist will also provide a bio, artist statement about their practice and the new piece, a high resolution photograph of previous work. Participating organizations are working to secure funding for publication about the exhibition. Additional materials may be requested.
Artists will be required to complete a loan agreement before acceptance of a work is final. Associate paperwork will be specified by your assigned organization.
All artists will be awarded an honorarium of $150 for participating in the exhibition following their opening/event date.
Handling and Shipping of Work
Work accepted for the exhibition may be hand-delivered or shipped pre-paid to the exhibition venue; artists are also responsible for return shipping. Organizational support may vary. Organizations will work with artists to make the most cost-effective arrangements available. All work must be packed appropriately to ensure its safety during shipping and storage awaiting exhibition installation.
Organizations may use the same or similar packing to prepare work for return shipping. Organizations are not responsible for damage due to improper packing or shipping.
Insurance coverage may vary by organization.
Work must be received and ready to install by date requested by your assigned organization (usually between 1 to 3 weeks of opening date) . Artists with specific installation requests must provide instructions in advance.
Reproductions and Publicity
By entering your work and providing images and other documentation, you agree that any images and other materials you provide may be reproduced and published in promotional and press materials and distributed via the websites and social media channels. You also agree that images of your work may be reproduced in the context of the exhibition and its promotion by third parties such as journalists for non-profit, promotional, and educational purposes.
Sale of Work
All work included in the exhibition must have a value for insurance purposes. If your work is available for purchase your assigned institution may retain a percentage if sold during the exhibition. This will be specified by your assigned organization. You may also specify your work is not for sale.
Questions? Please contact your assigned organization. General information and a complete list of participating artists available at www.commoncurrents.org
*Note this document is not an agreement and is solely for informational purposes.
Your assigned organization will outline specific terms for exhibiting at their venue. Specifics for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will come in a second email.