Just as San Antonio’s Southwest School of Art (SSA) is gearing up for its new BFA program, it announced that it will be building an addition to the Edith McAllister Ceramics Building on its Ursuline Campus. SSA has already raised $375,000 for the expansion and the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Arkansas has now issued a $375,000 challenge grant to encourage giving for the final third of the funds. The $1,125,000 project will include a major reorganization and upgrade in addition to gaining 2,760 square feet of space in the new Dennis Smith Studio (named in honor of the Professor and Chair of the Ceramics Department, who will retire in 2016 after 40 years). The new space, designed by Richard Mogas Architecture, will also provide a gallery area to display the work of students, faculty, and visiting artists. Construction is expected to begin this spring.