Please see our
Gallery pages for current exhibitions and SAAL&M sponsored activities in the
San Antonio Area.
Artist of the Year Billy Keen
Since 1945, the San Antonio Art League Museum has recognized an artist as artist of the Year. The artist is honored with a retrospective exhibition and an accompanying catalogue.
ANTONIO ART LEAGUE & MUSEUM 2016 ARTIST OF THE YEAR
click here for past artists of the year
Annual Artist Exhibition
Each year the San Antonio Art
League Museum sponsors this Exhibition. The annual San
Antonio Artists Exhibition grew out of the fabled Edgar B. Davis Competitions of the late 1920s. Although not as spectacular in scope as the Davis Exhibitions of 1927, 1928, and 1929, the Annual San Antonio Artists Competitions are juried events and the purchase prizes will add to the permanent collection of the
San Antonio Art League Museum (SAAL&M).
The major difference between the shows of then and now is that the national competitions of the Davis era were changed to an eligibility of entrance from
from the State of Texas better reflect the mission of SAAL&M to "exhibit and promote local, regional and Texas art." It provides an opportunity for artists of all media, young or old, experienced or beginners, to be judged by a juror of repute for acceptance in the exhibition and to compete for awards and purchase prizes. click here for details on past exhibitions
Antonio Art League and Museum
130 King William Street
San Antonio, Texas 78204
For questions and
prospectus please call or email to the above.
April 9th to May 27th, 2017 -
Opening Reception on April 9th, 2017 from 3 to 5pm.
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Dr William Eiland:
A native of Sprott,
Ala., William Underwood Eiland is the Director of the Georgia
Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. He earned his B.A.
degree summa cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College and M.A.
and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia. Eiland has
been the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, a
Danforth Teaching Fellowship at the University of Virginia, a
research fellowship from the University of Georgia’s Willson
Center for The Humanities and Arts, and a Museum Professionals
Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The author of
four books, he has edited and contributed to more than 60
publications. He has served on the boards of the American
Association of Museums (AAM), the Southeastern Museums
Conference and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries;
and was a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors. In
2015 he completed a 6-year term as a member of AAM’s
Accreditation Commission. For 6 years he chaired the Indemnity
Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts, and since 2013,
he has been a board member of the International Council of
Museums. Among his many honors, Eiland most recently received
the American Alliance of Museums Distinguished Service Award, in
recognition of his contributions to the field on a national
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will be awarded.
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- Artists with established current residence
in the State of Texas, including armed forces personnel stationed in the area.
- Non-resident members of the Art League for
three years or more.
- Entrants must be 18 years or older.
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Specification and Media
To be considered by the judge, entries must
- Original. Student work completed
under instruction or in direct association with a class is not
- Completed since January 1, 2015
- Suitable framed and wired for display.
- Painting may not exceed 50 inches width
or 72 inches in height, including frame. Three dimensional
works may not exceed 72 inches x 50" x 30"may not weigh more
than 150 pounds. (Indoor)
- Identification Card must be attached to
upper left corner of the back of framed entries or underside
- No suspended or hanging sculpture.
- Physical properties of work must be
- Paint must be dry.
- SAAL&M reserves the right to restrict
entries, if necessary in the interest of safety and ability to
handle due to weight or size.
- A maximum of three entries may be
- Computer enhanced photograph will be
considered and must be designated as such.
- Outdoor (Yard) Sculptures may be
entered with picture of sculpture and dimension
- All works that are exhibited are made
available for purchase with the exception of the Onderdonk
Prize. The Artists will received 60% or the sale and 40%
is retained by SAAL&M.
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Fees, Forms, Dates
- An entry fee of $10.00 per entry is required of each non-Art League member.
- Members may submit one entry free. Second and third entries at a fee of $10.00 each. Fees must accompany Entry
Form, is non-refundable and are used to defray exhibition costs.
- Only Artists in the State of Texas are eligible unless the Artist is a member
of San Antonio Art League and Museum.
- All work must be delivered for judging to San Antonio Art League Gallery, 130 King William Street, on
February 17 and 18, 2017.
- The works will be juried and either
accepted or non-selected for the Exhibition on February
- Non-selected ENTRIES
MUST be picked up on February 25, 2017, 10am to 3pm &
February 26, 1 to 4pm, 2017. The San Antonio Art
League will not assume responsibility for entries not picked
up by this time.
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SAAL&M will not be responsible
for loss or damage to any work of art submitted, and all
works are submitted and received subject to this condition.
All possible care will be used in handling entries.
Submission of work constitutes an agreement
to all conditions of the prospectus.
Ethel T. Drought Award
Ethel T. Drought Founders Award for outstanding contribution to the Arts shall be awarded to an art patron at the May Awards and Installation Luncheon.
Previous recipients are:
|2001 - Dorothy and
|2002 - Edith
|2003 - Walter Nold
|2004 - Margaret Pace
Willson and Linda Pace
|2005 - Betty Lou and
|2006 - Libba Barnes
|2007 - Chris Hill
|2008 - Marie and
|2009 - Dr.
Ricardo & Harriett D. Romo
|2010 - Ann
|2011 - Babs
|2012 - Jane and
2014 - Mike Casey
|2015 - Carol L.
|2016 - Dr. &
Mrs. Dale Wood