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UTSA and S.A. Art League and Museum co-host fine art gala and auction

Bato con Pink Shirt

"Bato con Pink Shirt" by Cesar Martinez
(San Antonio Art League and Museum)

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(Dec. 2, 2009)--The San Antonio Art League and Museum, The University of Texas at San Antonio and the San Antonio Market Square Hotel will sponsor the "Holiday Gala Fine Art Reception and Silent Auction," from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3 at the San Antonio Market Square Hotel (formerly Radisson Downtown), 502 W. Durango Blvd., San Antonio, Texas, 78207, across from the UTSA Downtown Campus. Free parking will be available at the hotel.

The event is an opportunity for art lovers to see great Texas art and to meet more than 150 of the region's most prestigious artists who have contributed 12-by-12-inch canvas works to the fundraiser. Free and open to the public, the proceeds from art sales will benefit the San Antonio Art League and Museum. Art purchases at the event are sales tax free.

The chairman of the event is Henry Cardenas of the San Antonio Art League and Museum; the co-chairman is Arturo Almeida, curator of the UTSA Art Collection.

The San Antonio Art League and Museum (SAAL&M) is the oldest continuously operated art museum in San Antonio. Founded in 1912, SAAL&M is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in the heart of the King William Historic District. Annually, the group conducts the Collegiate Exhibition, Artist of the Year Exhibition, Local Artist Exhibition and Artist Member Invitational Exhibition, and hosts major exhibitions of its permanent collection.

For more information, call 210-545-3412.

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