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Visual Arts

Established in 2005, within a roughly 3,000sqft converted HEB warehouse, the Galería Guadalupe hosts a multitude of art exhibitions, artists and events that expand our interpretation of the world around us. The Visual Arts program offers artist talks and tours free to our neighbors and tourists alike. Additionally, the Galería hosts annual programming such as the Día De Los Muertos altar community exhibition and the Hecho a Mano/Made by Hand fine arts & crafts market.

On average, our programming features a new exhibition every 6–8 weeks, with an emphasis on local and regional artists. The goal of the Visual Arts program has been to highlight the artistic excellence of local intercultural dialogue via the visual arts discipline.

 

Galería Guadalupe

723 S. Brazos Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 
For appointments & group tours please schedule at least 48hrs in advance.
For more information email info@guadalupeculturalarts.org

If you would like to propose an exhibit for consideration please fill out the following form and email to info@guadalupeculturalarts.org

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Current Exhibits | Previous Exhibits 

Día De Los Muertos Altar Exhibition

Extended to November 22, 2017

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Free | Galería Guadalupe

Each year, the Galería Guadalupe holds space for community members, organizations and a featured artist to present altars dedicated to cherished loved ones who’ve passed. Several unique interpretations of traditional altars will be on display, including contributions by JT Brackenridge Elementary, local high schools and the SA Eye Bank.

Upcoming Exhibits

Entre Orillas by Arlene Mejorado & Adriana Monsalve

Chicana Feelings by Sarah Castillo

Exhibition Run: December 8, 2017 – January 19, 2018

December 8, 2017: Opening Reception | Public Artist Talk: Sunday, December 10, 2017


ENTRE ORILLAS is a dual project created by emerging artist Arlene Mejorado, through the mentorship of master artist, Adriana Yvette Monsalve.  Through a compilation of photography, text and multimedia they create a space for conversations around the borderlands and the many ways it manifests in our lives. The exhibition is an act of cohesive and parallel storytelling that broadens the narrative on themes too often shown in one dimension.The project extends into an accessible digital platform, zine and transnational project to be exhibited in Mexico and beyond.

Adriana Monsalve:

I’m a storyteller and visual communicator that produces in-depth stories on topics ranging from identity to humanitarian issues through the nuances in between. As a daughter of immigrants from the Caribbean Republic of Colombia, I have struggled with the concept of “home.” As immigrants, we are everywhere and we have to belong somewhere so we’ve made habitats for ourselves in pocket towns of people like us.  I’m documenting to show you something I’ve found and ultimately, something I am.  I’m documenting so you know I was here.

Arlene Mejorado:

I am the daughter of immigrants, a nepantera, and passionate observer. I am a photographer specializing in creative documentary projects and visual storytelling. Based in San Antonio and raised in Los Angeles, my ancestral background and social upbringing inspires exploration in themes of migration, cultural hybridity, gender-queerness, and racial and ethnic identity. Through the mediums of photography and film, I experiment with the new and traditional methods of visual storytelling to illustrate complex experiences in diasporic communities.

Artist Statement 

Adriana Monsalve and Arlene Mejorado have merged ideas central to their identities and experiences through a close collaboration that parallels two individual projects united by border and migration themes.The artists focus on ideas central to their identities and experiences through a close photography collaboration that parallels two individual projects united by borderland, transnationalism, and migration themes.


An autoethnographic project, CHICANA FEELINGS works to actualize a tactile reality of Mestiza Consciousness. A response to what has been rejected and embraced, it is the process of resolving conflict and loss in the context of mental health. By exploring these relationships, CHICANA FEELINGS makes meaning of survival with self-portraiture, paintings, video, and installation as it engages dialogue between anonymity and preservation.

Sarah Castillo is a mixed media visual artist based in San Antonio, Texas. Castillo obtained her Master’s degree in Bicultural Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio with thesis title – Art as an Embodied Practice: Artistic Expression, Conocimiento, and Identity Formation. She is a Resident Artist with Clamp Light Gallery and Studios, gallerist of Lady Base Gallery, and co-founder of Mas Rudas Collective. She has shown at Artpace, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mexic-Arte Museum, University of Texas at San Antonio, and was selected for the IV Biennial 2015 in Cd. Juárez and El Paso, Texas. She was recently awarded a San Antonio Artist Grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture for 2016.


ENTRE ORILLAS & CHICANA FEELINGS is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, and Southwest Airlines through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts.

The Other Side of the Alamo: Art Against the Myth

February 23-July 20, 2018

Opening Reception: February 23, 2018

Selected Chicano/a artists are tasked with countering the mainstream myths of the Alamo’s iconic status through their traditional and non-traditional paintings, sculptures, and installation work. The Other Side of the Alamo is curated by art historian, curator and cultural worker, Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D.