ARTifacts

So, you’re a San Antonio/Bexar County artist. Maybe you studied art in one of the excellent Alamo Colleges programs, or at some far-flung university. Or maybe you’re an outsider artist seeking an inside track. You’ve developed your style, met the challenges of your materials, and express yourself through lithographs, collages, drawings, or poems. You might’ve even had a couple of shows. But what you really need, Art Person, is some damn money! Oh, Artifacts hears you, neighbor: you can’t buy tacos and Lone Star with your good looks, and often there’s little left over with which to buy Sharpies, or a computer whose “R” and “3” keys work. The Artist Foundation of San Antonio, founded by local luminariati Patricia Pratchett and Bettie Ward, would like very much to give you $5,000 with which to complete a project. You have to apply for it, though. Deadline too soon? You can do it. Have a friend take a look at your artist statement, and ruthlessly select your best image jpegs, music tracks, or dance videos. You can follow the very simple instructions on the website. You’ll even know in November whether or not you’ll join the ranks of past winners Vincent Valdez, Joey Fauerso, Chris Sauter, Roberto Prestigiacomo, and Dario Robleto (among many others). Five thousand artmaking bucks. Go to their website now, or wallow in regret. Deadline: October 16. Artistfound.org. — Sarah Fisch


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