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Exhibitions & Events

The Contemporary offers several Open Call opportunities to ensure artists from San Antonio, Texas, and around the world have the chance to present their work to the curatorial staff and a jury of arts professionals. Now, through a consistent process, artists can submit their portfolios, curricula vitae, and artist statements through an online platform. As a result of this process which began in 2014, the Contemporary has presented over nine acclaimed exhibitions featuring artists selected from the top 10% of applicants. Over 800 artists have applied for exhibition opportunities. A few select previous open calls remain visible to give artists an idea of application guidelines.

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Past Open Call Events

Photograph shows a 180 degree view of an artist studio. The right side of the frame there are three large windows one of which is open. The frames a pulled open and there is a view of a 6 story building out it. In the center of the frame is an artists work table with a lamp and materials and tools. On the walls there is one large bright green painting, a large figurative sketch and numerous small studies for paintings and drawings on paper, taped up on the wall with masking tape.

Brittany Ham's studio during her Berlin residency

Berlin Residency Program 2024-2025 Cycle

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Blue square design with Seva-Art logo in white at center. Additional text reads: Seva-Art Open Call for Student Artists. Apply Today deadline September 30, 2023

Seva-Art Open Call for Middle and High School Artists

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2024 CAM Perennial

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2023 Red Dot Open Call

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Berlin Residency Program 2023-2024 Cycle

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Deadline to apply for Novel Ideas Art Book Fair

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BSC Student Artists work with Juan Carlos Escobedo

Open Call for Workshop Artists

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Cosmic Couture Open Call

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Julia Barbosa Landois, Sky Serpent, 2019, Silkscreen and collage on paper, 21 1/2 x 26 1/2", $3,200. (50% of sale to benefit BSC) Courtesy of the artist.

Red Dot 2022 Open Call

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Open Call for Artists

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Projection/Projektion Open Call

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Red Dot 2021 Open Call

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Red Dot 2020 Open Call

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Berlin Residency Program Application Deadline

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2019 Berlin Open Call

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Open Call For Texas Artists

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Open Call for National & International Artists

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Installation view. Tsuyoshi Anzai, Healthy Machines, 2019. Photo credit Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray

Installation view. Tsuyoshi Anzai, Healthy Machines, 2019. Photo credit Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray

Open Call For National & International Artists

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