BSC's annual art sale fundraiser provides vital support for our exhibitions and education programs while encouraging the collection of artwork by SA artists. The 30th Annual Red Dot Art Sale will be online and in-person beginning September 23, 2020.
Download the first-ever augmented reality Red Dot art sale and exhibition to your smartphone or tablet. Enjoy the Red Dot Show like never before, from wherever you are, and via a free Android or Apple download.
Join us to view the artwork included in BSC's 30th Annual Red Dot, including a special presentation of career-spanning work by Honorary Artist César A. Martínez.
In the latest installment of Blue Star Contemporary and Ruby City's collaboration The Contemporary Film Series, the organizations will debut BURDEN HALVED (2020) a new film by artists Lara Schnitger and Katy McNamee. The film will screen repeatedly online on the organization's Facebook pages September 7 - 10, 2020. A panel discussion featuring the artists and faciltated by Ruby City Executive Director Elyse Gonzalez and BSC Curator and Exhibitions Manager Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray will be online via Zoom on September 7, 2020 at 6:00pm CST.
Virtual "Bloom" Public Art Conversation hosted by the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture and BSC
Join the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture and BSC for a virtual conversation about the next sculptural installment of Bloom by artist Leticia Huerta planned for Southside Lions Park.
Virtual UHS Salud-Arte Presentation on art opportunities for the new Women's and Children's Hospital
Calling all artists! UHS' Women's and Children's Hospital is scheduled to open in 2023 and they have a three-phase program for soliciting artist proposals for design enhancement, public art, and procurement. Join this virtual program via Facebook Live to find out more.
Download and print at home a print by Sarah Welch for an artwork or coloring page
Join BSC for a free, online presentation of the work of two artists featured in the upcoming Red Dot Show.
Join BSC for a free, online presentation of the work of two artists featured in the upcoming Red Dot Show.
Are you an artist who has suffered shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Join our SA Cares 4 Art Grant Help Session to get support on submitting your application to the City of San Antonio's Department of Arts and Culture by the July 30, 2020 deadline.
Blue Star Contemporary will be closed to the public until further notice.
BSC has reopened to the public. Schedule your next visit online and we look forward to welcoming you.
Blue Star Contemporary reopens to BSC Members and donors beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Explore BSC's current exhibitions through free, hands-on creative activities for families at Family Saturday.
Artist Raul Gonzalez reads stories promoting empathy and friendship for ages 4-8 years in the galleries.
Tickets, Sponsorships, and Media opportunities now on sale for Novel Ideas Art Book Fair, March 6–7, 2020 at Blue Star Contemporary
Kick off our favorite month of the year, Contemporary Art Month, with music by DJ Novasoul and food by Ay Papi's Food Truck.
Sign up to get your Art Date-In-A-Box with a specially curated selection of activities and treats for two this Valentine's Day.
Novel Ideas exhibiting artist Ann Clarke Clarke speaks about the meaningful and unexpected connections between her artistic practice and her work outside of the art world on Saturday, February 8th at 1:30pm. She works with movement therapy and the veteran community to explore how art can have tangible impact on the communities we inhabit and the lives of people we love and care for.
Join BSC and Liberty Bar for brunch presentations by recent BSC Berlin Resident Artists Jorge Villarreal and Hiromi Stringer
Join Blue Star Contemporary for the opening of new exhibitions at the First Friday Opening Reception
In celebration of DreamWeek, join Blue Star Contemporary for the closing First Friday of current exhibitions with final performance by Teardowns artist, Joey Fauerso.
Join BSC for a curator-led tour of current exhibition, Healthy Machines.
Teardowns Performance Evening featuring Paul Fauerso, David Hurlin, Laeree Lara, Onix X Mejias-Rodríguez, and Vanitty Montalvo
Join exhibiting artist Joey Fauerso for a special evening of performance in association with her exhibition, Teardowns, on December 7, 2019 featuring Paul Fauerso, David Hurlin, Laeree Lara, Onix X Mejias-Rodríguez, and Vanitty Montalvo.
Join artist Margaret Craig on a guided walk along the San Antonio River.
Join BSC and Ruby City for the second installment in The Contemporary Film Series. The popular film, The Matrix (1999), draws popular cultural parallels to themes explored in Ruby City's and BSC's current exhibition.
Join BSC and our hosts for a special evening in the homes of some of our city's most prominent private art collections.
Join BSC for a curator-led walkthrough of Sterling Allen and Larry Graeber's work in Formal Proof.
Hit the road with BSC on our next Art Field Trip. This time, we're headed to Lockhart, TX, to show you another side of this popular destination: contemporary art.
BSC's next Art Field Trip includes the public art sites on the campus of the Land Heritage Institute
Artist Joey Fauerso presents a Teardowns performance during November's First Friday.
Join BSC exhibiting artist Tsuyoshi Anzai for a hands-on workshop inspired by his work in Healthy Machines.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of four new exhibitions: Teardowns, Sea Islands, Formal Proof, and Healthy Machines.
Tour artist Larry Graeber's home studio and hear artists Sterling Allen and Brad Tucker in conversation on September 30, 2019.
Join BSC for a curator-led walkthrough of this current exhibition.
Join BSC Berlin Residency alum Ethel Shipton for an exclusive walkthrough of her current exhibition at Ruiz-Healy Art, Listening to Berlin.
Celebrate Museum Month in San Antonio with free admission to area museums with your BSC Membership.
Join Blue Star Contemporary in Berlin this fall and experience firsthand the rich cultural landscape of one of the world’s top cities. Since 2014, Blue Star Contemporary has annually awarded four Bexar County-based artists three-month residencies in Berlin at the renowned Künstlerhaus Bethanien (KB). Now you can have the opportunity to experience Berlin like our artist residents at the most exciting time of the year: Berlin Art Week!
Support arts education at Blue Star Contemporary and add an artwork by a BSC MOSAIC Student Artist to your collection this First Friday.
Join Blue Star Contemporary and our partners in the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program Exhibition for a panel discussion with artists Jose Balli, Anel Flores, Luis Valderas, Mari Hernandez, and Claudia Zapata. Moderated by Sarah Fisch.
In appreciation of our BSC Members, join Fünf exhibiting artists for a special reception celebrating BSC's supporters.
Join exhibiting artist Ethel Shipton and artist, writer, and stand-up comic Sarah Fisch for an evening of conversations with artists and community members who have been integral to the past and present of the Blue Star Arts Complex.
Join Blue Star Contemporary and our friends at Slab Cinema and The Good Kind for the final movie of our summertime Good Movie Night Series: The Big Lebowski. Special thanks to our sponsor, One80 Solar.
Join BSC for a fun afternoon of interactive projects at our free Family Saturday. Artists of all ages are invited to explore BSC's current exhibition Fünf with creative hands-on activities.
Join Fünf exhibiting artist Amada Miller for a special activation of her installation Hollow Moon Rings Like A Bell in collaboration with composer Nathan Felix.
Join Blue Star Contemporary's latest Berlin Residency Program artists Jimmy James Canales and Megan Harrison to hear more about their residencies at the renowned Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Each year, BSC awards 4 Bexar County-based artists three-month residencies in Berlin, Germany. Hear how this experience has made an impact on the artists' lives and their artwork. Chilaquiles and famous Liberty Bar oatmeal provided by our generous friends at the Liberty Bar. Attendance is free, but donations in support of BSC's Berlin Residency Program are greatly appreciated. Event is limited to 30 people. RSVP to reserve your space today.
Join BSC, Slab Cinema, and The Good Kind for a comedic classic, Caddyshack. Bring your blanket, chair, and BSC Member Card for 10% off all food and beverage at The Good Kind, 1127 S. St. Mary's Street.
Inspired by arrangements of dried, pressed flowers & greenery, artist Andrei Renteria will guide participants in drawing and watercolor technique. Participants will contribute individual drawings of flowers on postcards that will be collaged to create a panorama suggesting the rhythm and energy of growing forms through a variety of shapes and marks. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. RSVP requested here.
Opening reception: Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 6-9pm at Centro des Artes
UTSA 50th Anniversary Speaker Series: Willie Hale on Piecing Together the PTSD Puzzle: Using Data to Understand Who Gets Better and Why
Celebrating the 50th: UTSA Researcher Willie Hale to Lecture on PTSD in Veterans
Opening reception: First Friday, June 7, 2019 | 6-9 PM Featuring artists Amada Miller, Andrei Renteria, Ethel Shipton, and Jared Theis
Join BSC Berlin alum Leigh Anne Lester for a tour of her work on view in No Necessary Time Axis On Evolutionary Novelties at Ruiz-Healy Art. This exhibition closes on May 25, 2019 at Ruiz-Healy Art. RSVP for your chance to walkthrough the exhibition with the artist before its too late.
Blue Star Contemporary is closed May 6 – June 5, 2019, for our annual Red Dot Fundraiser and installation of our summer exhibition.
Join us and Ruby City for The Contemporary Film Series, as we kick off this new program with a screening of Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed film Moonlight (2016) on Saturday, May 4. This meaningful collaboration demonstrates a commitment to providing access to compelling films that galvanize meaningful conversations within the San Antonio community and beyond.
We welcome Blue Star Contemporary Members and those who might be interested in BSC Membership to join us for drinks, art, and conversation — all materials provided
The Big Give is South Texas’ day of online giving – and a great way for you to support your favorite nonprofit organizations, including Blue Star Contemporary!
Please join Chairs Patty Ortiz + Dwight Hobart for Blue Star Contemporary’s most-beloved fundraiser, the 29th Annual Red Dot Art Sale. Sponsorships and art sales support San Antonio’s artists and its longest-running nonprofit space for contemporary art.
Join BSC Berlin Residency Program Alumni Justin Korver and Ryan Takaba as they discuss their experience at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien as part of the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program. This small intimate setting is an opportunity to get unfettered access to the artists and residency program while joining the international art dialogue in San Antonio.
Grab a friend and join us for Contemporary Art 101 — Creating, Collecting, and Preserving Video Art! Blue Star Contemporary invites you to join the dialogue at a panel discussion focused on creating, collecting, and preserving contemporary video art, inspired by the video work in our spring 2019 exhibition Effort Economy.
Join us this First Friday for all of the things! We are celebrating the Kick Off of Contemporary Art Month; the Opening Reception for the CAM 2019 Perennial: Ghostly Demarcations; the announcement of the 2019-2020 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residents; and the opening of our MOSAIC Student Artist Program Alumni exhibition: A Conversation, on view at Cube Gallery located in the Brick at Blue Star.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Effort Economy featuring the works of Julie Favreau, Raul Gonzalez, R. Eric McMaster, Ronny Quevedo, and Anne Wallace.
January 4-6, 2019
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 6 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 1-3 PM
October 6, 2018 | 1-3 PM
September 7, 2018 | 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 11 AM
First Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 6-9 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018| 11 AM – 4 PM & Sunday, March 25, 2018| 11 AM – 4 PM
March 17, 2018 | 11 AM
February 18, 2018 | 7 PM
January 20, 2018 | 6 -8 PM
Application Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018
Mobile Om leads this weekly class during our fall exhibition cycle
October 21, 2017 | 1-3 pm
October 20, 2017 | 6 PM
September 16, 2017 | 11 AM
April 13, 2017 | 5:30-6:30 PM
February 25, 2017 | 11 AM
January 13, 2017 | 7 PM 112 Blue Star
January 7, 2017 | 11 AM – 4 PM
January 5, 2017 | 6 PM
October 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM Liberty Bar
September 16 | 5:30-8 PM
September 8, 2016 | 6-8 PM
April 28, 2016 | 12–1 PM
April 30, 2016 | 4-8 PM
Thursday, January 7, 2016 | February 4, 2016
January 22, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm