News & Events

The Artist Foundation Announces Largest Individual Artist Grants In Texas
Posted October 26, 2017

"At An Angle" : new works by Nicole Geary featured at Studio 111
Posted January 25, 2017

Ethan Wickman, 2015 Artist Foundation award recipient for Music Composition, will debut his AF Grant Project, a secular cantata 'Ballads of the Borderland' on February 27, 2017 @ St. Mark's Episcopal Church, San Antonio.
Posted January 18, 2017

Artist Foundation of San Antonio Postpones Grant Cycle
Posted September 26, 2016

Upcoming Exhibitions
Posted November 4, 2015

Arte y Pasión and The Uptown Studio proud to present Algoritmos
Posted November 3, 2015

Artist Foundation of San Antonio Issues Open Call for 2015 Award Applications through November 8
Posted October 7, 2015

The Painter Infiltrating Good Morning America and The Today Show
Posted August 12, 2015

Puppet Show's Dark Take on Childhood Nostalgia - 2014 Alan Beckstead Original Production and Tobin Grand Prize for Artistic Excellence Winner Zach Dorn (Vimeo)

San Anto Cultural Arts Names New Exectutive Director - 2009 Literary Arts Award and Tobin Grand Prize for Artistic Excellence Winner Pablo Miguel Martinez
Posted May 26, 2015

Artist Foundation Unleashes Another Round of Creative Fervor
Posted March 9, 2015

Update from Michael Menchaca
Posted on February 24, 2015

Sara Frantz | Between Borderlands
Posted on January 20, 2015

Tamara de l'Adira - 2010 Bernard Lifshutz Award for Original Production, Angel of Gravity performances announced
Posted on February 20, 2014

SxSW Saturday, March 15, 8 pm, Bett Butler- 2006 Performing Arts Winner and Joël Dilley - 2011 Music Composition Winner at the Elephant Room
Posted on February 19, 2014

Aerial Horizon awarded two grants, featured on TV, Newspapers, Texas Public Radio, and more!
Posted on February 10, 2014

NYU Creative Writing Presents: CantoMundo Reading by Laurie Ann Guerrero - 2013 Literary Arts Winner
Posted on January 29, 2014

2012 Choreography Award Winner Wendy Ellis announces Envision: An Evening of Arts
Posted on December 31, 2013

Hatchfund - Great Art Forms Here - Artist Fundraising & Advocacy
Posted on December 13, 2013

Artist Foundation of San Antonio announces Aida for the 2nd Annual Illusions of Fiesta Opera to benefit the Artist Foundation 2013- 2014 Grants
Posted on April 1, 2013

Artist Foundation's 2011 Visual Arts Award Winner Opens Show in Austin, Texas.Kelly O'Connor's winning project opens with fanfare!
Posted on March 22, 2013

Posted on March 18, 2013

CAM 2013: The Moveable Art Party
Posted on March 5, 2013

Literary Arts Winner Pablo Miguel '09 and 2012 Finalist Laurie Ann Guerrero '12
Posted on February 20, 2013

San Antonio Book Launch Celebration:
A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying by Laurie Ann Guerrero 2012 Literary Arts Finalist

Posted on February 20, 2013

2012 AF Award Reception at Liberty Bar
Posted on February 11, 2013

Social Studies: Artist Foundation grants bolster new ideas
Posted on February 5, 2013

2011 AF Tobin Award for Costume Design recipient Lisa Perello selected to exhibit her costume in McNay Museum's 'Power of Celebration'
Posted on January 31, 2013

SA Current: Perello's Flamenco Fashion Show a luscious feast
Posted on October 2, 2012

Flamenco Fashion show for Lisa Perello this Thursday at Say Si. Join us if you can!!!
Lisa Perello - 2011 Tobin Theatre Arts Award for Costume Design

[ Press Release | Fox News Interview ]
Posted on September 12, 2012

Andrew Porter will be reading and signing for his forthcoming novel on Thursday, September 13 at Trinity University's Holt Center (108 Oakmont Ct.) at 7:00 p.m.
Posted on August 13, 2012

Seeing Spots?
Posted on July 9, 2012

GET REEL FILM at theMcNay presents Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
Posted on June 18, 2012

SA2020 Invitation
Posted on May 16, 2012

San Antonio to host more than 1,100 arts professionals at Americans for the
Arts' Annual Convention in June

Posted on April 25, 2012

Spaces: A River North pioneer marries art and life
Posted on April 2, 2012

Britt Lorraine - 2009 Choreography Award Winner
Current Article
CAM Calendar

Posted on March 12, 2012

The Artist Foundation is proud of our grant winners - 2010 Original Production Award ~ Tamara Saj and 2011 Tobin Theatre Arts Award for costume design ~ Lisa Perello.
Posted on January 10, 2012

Posted on January 9, 2012

Camera Creates Photo-Sculptures - Ansen Seale - Discovery News
Posted on November 21, 2011

Event Notice: Internationally Renowned Artists Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez Present last 2012 show with Company from Spain to San Antonio Flamenco DEL SUR
Posted on October 3, 2011

AF Awardee Ansen Seale's latest project: Time Machine at United States Artists
Posted on September 27, 2011

Restaurants joining forces to nourish San Antonio's cultural profile
- San Antonio Business Journal

Posted on September 21, 2011

The buzz on Aguas Frescas
Aguas Frescas: An arts fundraiser (
Hot Art - Cool Chicks

Posted on September 9, 2011

The All Women Artist Auction and Riverside Party to Benefit The Artist Foundation of San Antonio
Posted on August 30, 2011

Posted on June 14, 2011

Flamenco Del Sur Opening Weekend - AF 2010 Choreography Awardee - Antonio Partida-Fernandez "Granjero"
Posted on May 9, 2011

AF Awardee Leigh Anne Lester Wins 2011 Hunting Art Prize
"I can easily say that everything that I have done since has been influenced by receiving the AF prize. I couldn't have done the research for this piece without the computer that you all funded through the grant.
Yeah, AF and Hunting"!
--Leigh Anne
Posted on May 2, 2011

Arte y Pasión presents flamenco dancer Antonio Arrebola, performing with Tamara Saj, with Francisco J. Orozco "Yiyi," cante and percussion, Steve Arispe, guitar, Friday May 20th at Carmen's de la Calle Cafe, and Saturday May 21st at Espana Bar de Tapas.
Posted on April 19, 2011

Artists Looking At Art - Kelly O'Connor, Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm
Frost Octagon and Chiego Lecture Hall

Posted on April 12, 2011

Internationally Renowned Artists Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez bring Flamenco from Spain to San Antonio this April with Flamenco DEL SUR
Posted on April 8, 2011

Whole lotta shakin' going' on - 'Party like a rock star'
Invitations to POP, ArtBall No. 4, encourage friends of the Artist Foundation to don their sky-high heels, sequined halter tops and Warhol wigs and "party like a rock star" on Saturday at La Villita Assembly Building.
Centerpieces made by local artists from found objects, mostly in their own studios, will be for sale.
"This is the piano I didn't learn piano on," said photographer Ansen Seale of his deconstructed piano sculpture.
The hosting Artist Foundation was created by artist Bettie Ward and Patricia Pratchett in 2006 to assist local artists of all genres.
For tickets, call 210-276-0987 or go to
Nancy Cook-Monroe is a freelance writer and weekly "Social Studies" columnist. Write to her at
Posted on February 13, 2011

MAQUILAPOLIS [CITY OF FACTORIES], A film by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre
Posted on February 10, 2011 @ 7pm

We Should Dance While We Can
Excerpt from recently completed memoir by Jenny Browne - Literary Arts winner 2006
Posted on November 28, 2010

Julia Barbosa Landois at Detroit Museum of New Art
Posted on October 2, 2010

Artist Foundation of San Antonio Calls for Applications for 2010 Grants
Posted on September 1, 2010

New Music & Old Friends (a special house concert event)
Posted on March 7, 2010

New staging, music work magic on 'Fire on the Bayou'
Posted on January 29, 2010

Saks Event Benefiting Artist Foundation of San Antonio
Holiday Shopping @ Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit the Artist Foundation + 15% OFF!!!!
Posted on December 12, 2009

San Antonio Poet Wins Tobin Prize for Artist Excellence
Posted on November 23, 2009

Posted on November 17, 2009

Posted on September 1, 2009

A Fashion Fiasco (Video)
Using his 2007 Tobin Award for Design prize money, John McBurney created a clothing line called "Recessionista Couturettes: A Fashion Fiasco." The line incorporates drag, recycled materials and the 12 months of the year -- and a lot of color.
Posted on August, 2009

Barbara Renaud in the news!
book review SA Current
To Order Golondrina, why did you leave me?
San Antonio Express-News
SA-EN: Nine to Watch in 09
Posted on May, 2009

Robleto adds inventive new air to Seattle museum
San Antonio Express-News
Posted on July 27, 2008

Art Advocates Extraordinaire
San Antonio Woman
Posted on May, 2008

19 artists will get $92,000 of foundation's grants today
San Antonio Express-News
Posted on November 6, 2007

Foundation award goes to artist Robleto
San Antonio Express-News

The Artist Foundation of San Antonio announces the second round of grants totaling over $80,000 in awards for local artists.

The opportunity to apply for up to fifteen (15) $5,000 Awards for individual artists, nearly double the number from 2006, was announced today by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. The awards will be made in the categories of visual, performing, literary and media arts. In addition, the Foundation is announcing special awards in Classical Singing, Theatrical Set Design and Theatrical Costume Design. Additionally, one artist will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Grand Prize for Artistic Excellence. Complete information as to eligibility, guidelines and timeline is available at
Posted on August 22, 2007


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