Congratulations to the outstanding artists who won this year’s Art and Craft awards! We had a wonderful group of talented artists, and it was challenging to make these selections. Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 King William Fair, and to Nancy and Chris Price who served as our volunteer Art and Craft Managers!
Best Fiesta Spirit: Emmanuel SA Artist, Martin Rangel
Martin Rangel was born in San Antonio and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Incarnate Word. Rangel is fascinated by iconic people and symbols of different generations throughout the past and present and how they evoke different meanings in different people. Images contained in his works include Mission San José, a bottle of Mexican Coke, the Virgin of Guadalupe, Bruce Lee, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, just to name a few. Abstraction and representation, cultural and educational experiences, and his own personal foundations all blend in his mind, allowing Rangel to create works of art that bring an emotion or memory to viewers. To view his artwork, visit emmanuelsa.com.