Blue Star Contemporary inspires the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through innovative contemporary art.
BSC was founded for artists by artists in 1986 in a grassroots movement sparked by the cancellation of the first major museum exhibition of contemporary art in San Antonio. Six arts supporters and artists founded Contemporary Art for San Antonio to provide an exhibition venue for artists and the public. BSC has grown to now encompass a robust calendar of onsite and offsite exhibitions, community collaborations, creative youth development programs, international exchange opportunities for artists, and public art projects.
BSC presents exhibitions with artists from San Antonio and around the world sharing their global perspectives that encourage understanding, empathy, change, and action, fulfilling our mission and core values. In 2017, BSC became the first San Antonio arts organization to be W.A.G.E.-certified, solidifying its commitment to fair compensation of artists and creative professionals. Like most non-collecting contemporary art spaces, BSC contributes fresh insight and perspective on larger issues affecting society and culture by highlighting trends, movements, and conversations happening in art.
Group exhibition at Centro de Artes (101 S. Santa Rosa) features participants from NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Round 2 and includes work by BSC's MOSAIC Student Artist Program artists
For the Spring 2022 semester Blue Star Contemporary in collaboration with Texas State University’s Photography Program presents an abridged version of our Summer 2021 exhibition, The Sitter. The exhibition design for the Sabinal Gallery was completed by Angela Gomez, a current TXST art history student.
San Antonio artist Justin Korver's solo exhibition Buck explores the gendered language of hunting and sportsman culture.
San Antonio artist Megan Harrison presents a solo exhibition of her work reflecting on traumatic loss and healing.
San Antonio artist Jimmy James Canales presents a large-scale installation in BSC's Project Space gallery inspired by play, personal myth-making, and fantasy in the response to life-altering experiences of travel, loss, parenthood, and the pandemic.
In celebration of Mike Casey's 80th birthday, BSC debuts new portrait by Alex Rubio.