Open Call


Jul 7, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014


Main Gallery, Middle Gallery, Project Space & Gallery 4

2014 Open Call for Portfolio Submissions

Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum seeks portfolio submissions from artists for exhibition opportunities. Blue Star Contemporary is located in San Antonio, TX and for 28 years has been a destination for contemporary art, supporting local, national and international artists who are both established and emerging.

Portfolios should include recent work, made within the last five years, that accurately represents the current state of the artist’s practice. Artists are welcome to submit a specific body of work they wish to be considered for exhibition or multiple works from varied projects. Your portfolio should give us an understanding of visual and conceptual themes and your voice as an artist.

Artists will be considered for inclusion in possible group or solo exhibitions to take place at Blue Star Contemporary in 2015.

Submit your portfolio via Slideroom at July 7th through September 1, 2014

Submission Requirements


Candidates must:

·Must have at least 5 years of relevant experience and/or specialized arts training, such as a degree or certificate.

·Derive a portion of individual earned income from their artistic practice or areas related to their field or demonstrate a clear investment of time and resources into their artistic practice.

· Have professional portfolios that include publicly displayed and possibly published works.

·Not have had a solo exhibition at Blue Star within the last five years.

Proposal Guidelines:

Applicants will submit the following

·A current CV including exhibition record, education/training, professional experience, lectures, publications, etc. and contact information – email, phone number, current mailing address, and website.

·An artist statement discussing your practice in general, not a statement for a specific body of work.

·A 15-20 image portfolio of the artist’s work. Some may be detail images, but must not constitute the majority of the portfolio. The artwork in the portfolio must have been completed within the past five years. Maximum image file size 5 MB. Maximum video and sound file size 60 MB.

·All proposals must be submitted via Slideroom by Monday, September 1, 2014.


·There is a $10 administrative fee for submitting your application. The fee is paid directly to Slideroom.

Additional Information:

·Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission in the Fall. Please do not contact Blue Star regarding your portfolio. 

·Contact information: Direct questions regarding the submission process or the open call to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at


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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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