2017 Juried Art Show Application

To download the 2017 Juried Art Show application, click on link below. Please mail it to Inspire at 200 Queen Anne Ct., San Antonio, TX  78209 or drop it by in person.  The event will be held at Inspire Art Center on Saturday, September 30, 6:30-9:00.  It is free and open to the public.  There will be a wine pull and silent auction to help raise funds for Inspire’s Community Programming. The application deadline has been moved to Thursday, August 31.

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We are very excited about our Jurors from the San Antonio Museum of Art:
William Keyse Rudolph joined the San Antonio Museum of Art in December 2013 as The Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art and Mellon Chief Curator, a newly created position supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and endowed by Marie Halff in honor of her late husband. Dr. Rudolph served at the Milwaukee Art Museum as the Constance and Dudley J. Godfrey, Jr. Curator of American Art and Decorative Arts since early 2011, and concurrently as Director of Exhibitions since 2012. He previously served as Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA, and as the Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as holding research positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the departments of European Decorative Arts After 1700 and European Paintings Before 1900. Dr. Rudolph is the co-organizer, along with Carol Eaton Soltis, of Thomas Sully: Painted Performance, a major retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum that traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art February–May 2014. Other major exhibitions for which he was organizing curator include: In Search of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans (2011–12); and Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist (2009–09). Dr. Rudolph was presenting/venue curator for 30 Americans (2013); Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London (2012); and Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy (2008). Dr. Rudolph earned his Ph.D. in the history of art from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in art history from the University of Virginia, a post-graduate diploma in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a B.A. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Suzanne Weaver joined the San Antonio Museum of Art in June 2016 as the Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, bringing nearly three decades of extensive curatorial experience, working both in museums and as an independent curator and consultant.  Before moving back to Texas, Weaver served as the Interim Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, where she helped to establish the strategic plans for fundraising, exhibition and education initiatives. As Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Director of Adult Programs at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky (2009—2014), Weaver organized more than fifteen installations and exhibitions, including a major presentation of films and photographs by the Northern Irish artist Willie Doherty.  She also helped realize over thirty key acquisitions and gifts by artists such as James Brooks, Doherty, John Chamberlain, Sam Gilliam, Josiah McElheny, Mark Handforth, and Joyce Pensato.  As the Nancy and Tim Hanley Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (1995—2008), she played an integral role in revitalizing the Museum’s international emerging artist exhibition series, Concentrations.  She organized over twenty-two Concentrations exhibitions, which included the first U.S. museum solo exhibitions for artists Doug Aitken, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla,  Maureen Gallace, Anri Sala, and Charline von Heyl.  Weaver’s last Concentrations show was the world premiere of Phil Collins’s monumental, video trilogy, the world won’t listen, which was accompanied by a cross-disciplinary catalogue distributed by Yale University Press.  During her tenure at the DMA, she helped acquire over seventy acquisitions and gifts, including works by Thomas Demand, Jeff Elrod, Mona Hatoum, Jim Lambie, Robyn O’Neil, Laura Owens, Jack Pierson, and Robert Smithson as well as establish a strong foundation for an internationally significant new media collection with works by Aitken, Collins, Shirin Neshat, Paul Sietsema, and Bill Viola.  For thirteen years, Weaver chaired the DMA’s Artist Awards program.

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