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.
BSC's 31st annual Red Dot returns with an extended opportunity to see the more than 100 artworks by San Antonio artists for sale to benefit BSC's exhibitions and programs.
In celebration of Mike Casey's 80th birthday, BSC debuts new portrait by Alex Rubio.