The San Antonio Art League learned in December that it was awarded a grant from the Semmes Foundation for $20,000 to update the outside studio and storage building next to the gallery. 

Among the details of our plans are an accessible restroom and expansion of the teaching space.  Several successful workshops have already been taught in the space, demonstrating the feasibility of the building as an effective venue for learning and outreach.  Future plans for the space include workshops for children and adults, and educational events for the public that align with the SAALM’s well-regarded permanent collection.

Construction is scheduled begin in February.  The main house, gallery and museum space will not be heavily affected by the renovations to the studio, which will be named The Semmes Studio at the San Antonio Art League.  For updates on the project and plans for classes and events in the new Semmes Studio, visit our website,

Currently, SAALM is exhibiting works by Mary Bonner from its permanent collection as well as four unusual Bonner pieces loaned by John Nold Mathis, nephew of Walter Nold Mathis.  

The San Antonio Art League is located at 130 King William Street and is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

- Lyn Belisle Kurtin
President, San Antonio Art League & Museum