New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch

Opening Reception

Thursday, Nov 6, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 pm


Nov 6, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009


Main Gallery & Project Space

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center and The Austin Museum of Art  (AMOA) are excited to announce the works of twenty artists that were chosen for the much anticipated upcoming exhibition New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch opening in the Main, Middle and Project Space Galleries at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center on November 6th. This triennial exhibition, the third in the series initiated in 2002, focuses on emerging and lesser-known artists who reside within a fifty-mile radius of the capital. New Art in Austin celebrates the innovations and explorations of twenty visual artists who are at the forefront of the field.

Complete list of New Art in Austin artists:  Yoon Cho (photography), Meggie Chou (mixed media installation), Ali Fitzgerald (painting, installation), Alyson Fox (painting on mixed media) Buster Graybill (mixed media installation) Jen Hirt & Scott Webel, (Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata) (mixed media installation), Jules Jones  (drawing, installation), Baseera Khan (painting), Andrew Long (painting), Jill Pangallo (video installation), Scott Proctor (site-specific installation), Matthew Rodriguez (mixed media installation), Shawn Smith (sculpture), Xochi Solis (painting),  Sarah Sudhoff (photography),  Raymond Uhlir (painting), Stephanie Wagner (ceramic),  Rebecca Ward (site-specific installation),  Eric Zimmerman (mixed media)

Curatorial team: Diane Barber Director/Curator, DiverseWorks, Houston, Eva Buttacavoli, Director of Exhibitions and Education, Austin Museum of Art, Bill FitzGibbons, Director, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Dennis Kois, former Director, The Grace Museum, Abilene

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Blue Star Contemporary gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development; The Lifshutz Family; Ann Griffith Ash; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Charles C. Butt; Capital Group and The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation; Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins; the Mary Hobbs Griffith Foundation; H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions; the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Ricos Products Co., Inc.; a grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation; Valero Energy Corporation and the Valero Energy Foundation; and Weston Urban. Additional essential support is provided by 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts; Argo Group; C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.; Dr. Dacia Napier; Frost Bank; Sarah Harte; King William Association; Kim Lewis and Jessica & Clint Worth; Neiman Marcus; Rackspace; Silver & Black Give Back; Silver Eagle Distributors; Texas Commission on the Arts; Wendy & Tom Wirth; and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary.

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