Blue Star Contemporary is pleased to present two public programs in July.  The first, Regarding the Discarded, is a workshop led by From Underfoot: Breaking Through Surface and Ground exhibiting artist Carrie Dickason, to be held on Saturday, July 7 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Registration is required to participate in this workshop (go to  

The San Antonio Art League & Museum will host Inspired Abstractions, an all-level painting workshop taught by Marguerite Moreau McCarthy, at our newly-refurbished Semmes Studio. 

This three-day class will show students how to combine ideas, techniques and styles from at least two artists they admire, producing original abstract works on canvas. 

Marguerite Moreau McCarthy is a painter, printmaker, graphic designer, and art educator.  Her works can be found in personal and corporate collections throughout the United States. She is equally accomplished as a printmaker in a variety of media including serigraphy, intaglio, relief and monoprint techniques.  McCarthy is a versatile collage artist, incorporating surrealist visions in her multimedia, sometimes sculptural, collage pieces. 

Classes are July 10-12, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and limited to 8 participants.  Tuition is $165 per student.  For details, registration and materials list, please visit - “Workshops.”

The Semmes Studio is an accessible, multi-use space on the grounds of the San Antonio Art League and Museum made possible by a grant from Pat and Tom Semmes and the Semmes Foundation. 

- Lyn Belisle, SAALM President 


The Cultural Arts Committee of the King William Association announces the 2018 Concert Season:

  • August 12 – The Legendary West Side Horns – Latin Jazz
    The Friendly Spot
  • September 9 – Henry Brun Sextet – Latin Jazz 
    Upper Mill Park
  • October 21 – Youth Orchestra of San Antonio – Classical/Pops - 110 Musicians! 
    King William Park
  • November 4 – Volcán 13-piece Latin Indie Orchestra
    King William Park

All concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. and are FREE! Mark your calendars!  Bring your friends and neighbors!  We hope to see you there.  

 - Ethel Pedraza

Opening on June 10 at the San Antonio Art League and Museum, A Wildcatter’s Dream: Art, Oil and Wildflowers, is a major exhibit of the Art League’s foundational Davis Collection.  The complete Davis Collection has rarely been exhibited in its entirety.  The Davis Competitions – from 1927, 1928 and 1929 – were among the most significant cultural events in Texas during the formative years of the 20th century and were instrumental in forging the state’s emerging art community, catapulting Texas into the national limelight.