Monday, October 05, 2015


Arturo Almeida receives award in renowned San Antonio Art League and Museum exhibit

Arturo Almeida
photo by Arturo Almeida

Arturo Almeida and prize-winning photograph

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(April 23, 2010)--Arturo Almeida, art specialist and curator of the UTSA Art Collection, received the Ann Griffith Ash Patron Award in the 80th annual San Antonio Art League and Museum Artists Juried Exhibition. Edward Schad, curator at the Broad Art Foundation of Santa Monica, Calif, judged the exhibition.

Almeida is a native of Brownsville, Texas. He attended Del Mar College and studied photography at San Antonio College and the Southwest School of Art and Craft. His photography has been displayed in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and Corpus Christi.

From 485 entries, 60 pieces were selected for the SAALM exhibition with 16 receiving awards. The main prize went to Susan Bromfield Farris, who won the Julian Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Prize. Farris' work is represented in the UTSA Art Collection.

The annual exhibition has its roots in the 1927-1929 purchase prize exhibitions sponsored for the San Antonio Art League by Edgar B. Davis, a transplanted Yankee, rancher, wildcatter and self-made millionaire. The Davis competitions were among the most significant cultural events in Texas in the early 20th century and were instrumental in forging the state's emerging art community and catapulting Texas art into the national spotlight.

Each year, a purchase prize -- the Onderdonk award -- is chosen in the tradition of the Davis purchase prizes. Additional awards are given to selected works. The works exhibited are available for purchase with the exception of the Onderdonk prizewinner, which becomes part of the SAALM permanent collection.

The San Antonio Art League and Museum is at 130 King William St. across from King William Park. The museum is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Donations are welcomed.

For more information, call 210-223-1140.



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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