Blue Star Contemporary

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.

Exhibitions

Travel Distance curated by Amber Zora

June 3 - October 9, 2022

This exhibition features artworks that represent how veterans and their families have processed, moved through, reflected, purged and reclaimed their experience around military service. The exhibition features 8 veteran and actively serving artists and two artists from military families.

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Andreas Till: De Ami

July 1 – October 9, 2022

A narrative photographic and archives based exhibition on the presence of American troops between 1945 and 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany and the relationship between Germans and Americans, including the artists Grandmother and American journalist Ralph Emerson McGill.

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The Veterans Book Project

June 3 - October 9, 2022

A library of books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and dozens of people who have been affected by, and have archives of, the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The Other Side

July 1, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Four films referencing ideas of transitions and events that foundationally change someone.

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Fake Plastic Forest

July 1, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Featuring the work of four contemporary photographers and lens based artists dealing with themes of artifice, truth and fiction, and the theatricality of our interactions with nature.

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Alex Rubio, Mike Casey, 2021.

Mike Casey

June 2021 - Summer 2022

In celebration of Mike Casey’s 80th birthday, BSC debuts new portrait by Alex Rubio.

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