Open Call For Texas Artists

  • Application Period April 1 – May 31, 2018
  • Review Period June 1 – August 31, 2018

Blue Star Contemporary seeks portfolio submissions from Texas artists for a studio visit and exhibition opportunities. Blue Star Contemporary is located in San Antonio, TX and since 1986 has been a destination for contemporary art, supporting local, national and international artists who are both established and emerging.

The top 10% of rated artists are selected for a studio visit with Blue Star’s Executive Director and Exhibitions and Programs Manager. It is inherent to the curatorial process to see work in person whenever possible and to dialogue with the artist.

Portfolios should include recent work, made within the last five years, that accurately represents the current state of the artist’s practice. The portfolio should give us an understanding of visual and conceptual themes, and your voice as an artist. Please note this is not an exhibition proposal. Artists will be considered for inclusion in a possible group or solo exhibitions to take place at Blue Star Contemporary in the upcoming exhibition schedule.

Contact information: Direct questions regarding the submission process or the open call to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at

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