San Antonio’s Artpace is an internationally renowned artist residency program and contemporary art museum. Artpace welcomes national and international artists and creates an environment for artists to experiment with their work and grow as an artist. In addition to ts residency program, the gallery also hosts exhibition programs and educational programs for K-12, the community, university, and adults.
Founded by Linda Pace, artist, collector, and businesswoman,
in 1995, Artpace originally only hosted artists who came from San
Antonio. In 1998, the gallery expanded
its residency program to the entire state of Texas before welcoming its doors
to national and international artists as it does today. For the residency program, a panel of art
professionals and individual curators select the artists.
The International Artist in Residence Program
welcomes 9 artists a year. Thrice a
year, Artpace’s guest curator invites 3 artists to live in San Antonio for 2
months; an international artist, a national artist, and a Texas artist are invited
to live and create art, upon which after completion will be on exhibit for 2
months. Artpace’s Hudson Show Room was
named for the Hudson car dealership that originally occupied this 1920s
building. Artpace also features Window
Works, a different type of art experience where visitors can walk along the
exterior windows from Artace’s Main Avenue and view the art exhibited.