Blue Star Contemporary

May 15, 2019 7:00 pm - May 15, 2019 10:00 pm

SPONSORS & COLLECTORS PRE-SALE PARTY — Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 6:30-8PM

ANNUAL RED DOT ART SALE — Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7-10PM

Join Blue Star Contemporary and Chairs PATTY ORTIZ & DWIGHT HOBART  for BSC’s most-beloved fundraiser, the Annual Red Dot Art Sale!

Each May, the Red Dot Art Sale encourages greater connections between arts supporters and the artists who are an important part of our community. This year marks our 29th annual event and will recognize the contributions of two honorees who have helped shape our arts and culture landscape in significant ways: James Lifshutz and Paula Owen.


SPONSORSHIP — As a Red Dot Sponsor, enjoy invitations to VIP Collectors Events in the months before Red Dot, recognition opportunities reaching our diverse audience, and tickets to Red Dot—great perks for clients and employees— all while supporting BSC’s exhibitions and programs! Scroll straight to sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales or if your interested in underwriting opportunities, contact Development Manager, Elaine Leahy directly by calling 210.227.6960 or emailing her at elaine@bluestarcontemporary.org.

BECOME A COLLECTOR — Red Dot Collectors directly support San Antonio’s artists with their commitment to collecting a work prior to the event. Not sure whose artwork you’d like to collect? BSC an help! View our Red Dot Collector Guidelines HERE and view the available artworks HEREContact Development Manager, Elaine Leahy directly by calling 210.227.6960 or emailing her atelaine@bluestarcontemporary.org for more information.


The Red Dot Art Sale annual fundraiser supports the nonprofit’s dynamic contemporary art exhibitions, education programs like the MOSAIC Student Artist Program, professional development programs for artists, and numerous community outreach efforts while remaining a favorite celebration of local artists, collectors, and contemporary art enthusiasts.

Red Dot supports San Antonio’s artists and its longest-running space for contemporary art through sponsorship and art sales. With 100 artworks offered for sale with the proceeds equally shared between the contributing artists and BSC, Red Dot introduces San Antonio artists to collectors by fostering relationships, cultivating the arts community, and enriching the creative economy.


Artist Paula Owen

A practicing artist, Paula Owen holds an MFA in painting and printmaking and continues to exhibit her work in group and solo shows throughout the nation. Owen is a published arts writer and coauthored Objects and Meaning: New Perspectives on Art and Craft with M. Anna Fariello. She’s served on national and regional boards and panels, including for the Pew Artist Fellowships, the Bush Foundation Fellowships, and the National Endowment for the Arts. As the President of nonprofit Southwest School of Art for more than twenty years, she helped establish SSA as Texas’ only independent college of art in 2016. She received the City of San Antonio Distinction in the Arts Award in 2017 for her arts administration work.

Arts Patron James Lifshutz

With a lifetime of service to arts and culture organizations and citywide arts celebrations, Lifshutz is the visionary businessman behind San Antonio’s first mixed-use development focused on our vibrant art community — the thriving Blue Star Arts Complex, which BSC has called home since 1986. Recently quoted in the San Antonio Business Journal, Lifshutz states, “Art is economic development. […] Blue Star proved that.” His longstanding passion for history and the arts created a legacy of revitalizing the forgotten buildings and land in an artful and authentic way that lifts the human spirit and makes San Antonio a more interesting place.


JoAnn Boone, Elise Boyan, Mike Casey, Adriana Cisneros, Janet & Peter Grojean, Stacey Hill, Lauren Kate & Peter J. Holt, Lori Houston, Sara & Jeremy Jessop, Taddy McAllister, Claire & Easton McNab, Federica Padilla de Covey & Kevin Covey, Andi Rodriguez, Ryan Rue & Eric McCormick,

*Information courtesy of Blue Star Contemporary