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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.

 

 

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Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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