January 7 - February 16, 2024
From the San Antonio Art League Museum:
“The San Antonio Art League Museum (SAALM) presents Lone Star Horizons: Texas Landscapes Past, Present, and Future, an exhibition which opens to the public on Sunday, January 6th, 2024. This exhibition celebrates the diversity of Texas landscapes and the artistic visions they evoke. Fifty SAALM member artists from all backgrounds and mediums – painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media – are included in the Juried portion of the exhibit.
This exhibition is unique in three groundbreaking ways:
- It is the first San Antonio Art League Members-Only juried exhibition to be held in recent memory.
- It includes a landscape retrospective from SAALM’s Permanent Collection. Ten notable landscape paintings from the historic Edgar B. Davis Collection will ground the exhibition in the legacy of both the Art League and the Texas Landscape tradition.
- The exhibition will include an innovative non-juried invitational selection of cutting-edge Texas landscapes which incorporate AI tools (Artificial Intelligence components) in the production of the artwork. The works in this section will not be part of the juried submissions, will not be eligible for awards, and will be clearly marked as AI enhanced art exhibited for educational purposes.
The ten AI works as well as the ten historic works from the Permanent Collection will act as “bookends” representing the past and future. These works will span the dialogue of tradition and innovation and highlight the content of the juried landscape works submitted by our members.
The Juror for the Members’ section is Harold Joiner from Houston. After graduation from Texas Tech with a degree in architecture, Joiner had a long professional career working on both domestic and international projects. He was instrumental in the design of numerous buildings and corporate interiors in Houston and other cities in Texas and the United States, as well as in cities abroad during a ten-year residence in Saudi Arabia. Returning to Houston in late 2001, Joiner studied painting and photography at the Glassell School of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, at Art League Houston, and under private instructors. He has participated in numerous solo and juried exhibitions in the Houston area. For the last 11 years he has been a member artist at Archway Gallery in Houston and is the current Gallery Director there.
Joiner’s past concentration was painting the landscape of the Texas Gulf Coast and the Texas Hill County, with intimate attention to the ponds, streams, and bayous. For his last solo exhibition in late 2021, Joiner turned his focus to his homeland of New Mexico and the greater Southwest, and he continues his concentration on the land forms, cultural icons, and historical artifacts of the region.
The exhibition opens with an Exhibition Eve preview event on Saturday, January 6th, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Art League. Tickets for this event are $15 for SAALM members and $20 for non-members. The Juror will be present to speak to the content of the exhibition and its place in the landscape tradition, and the awards will be announced. Presentation of the awards to the chosen artists will take place the following day at the free Public Opening, Sunday, January 7th, from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The exhibit will be on display through February 16th, 2024.
The San Antonio Art League & Museum is located at 130 King William Street across from King William Park. The museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations are welcome. For more information call 210-223-1140 or visit www.saalm.org online.”
Reception: January 5, 2024 | 3–5 pm
130 King William Street
San Antonio, 78204 TX
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