Five San Antonio artists were named as participants in the fifth edition of the Texas Biennial, taking place this fall at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, September —December. Shannon Crider, Claudio Dicochea, Kelley O’Connor, Chris Saurter, and Gary Sweeney are among the 69 artists throughout Texas chosen by a panel of 14 curators led by Virginia Rutledge. The complete list is at texasbiennial.org
SA visual artists also gained attention in the Austin Critics Table Awards 2013, which this year acknowledges 170-plus artists in performing and visual arts. Ana Fernandez was chosen for her solo show, “Real Estate and Other Fictions,” at Women & Their Work. Kelly O’Connor also received solo show accolades for “Last Resort,” also at Women & Their Work. Cruz Ortiz received honors in the Work of Art: One of a Kind category for Hecho Farm, exhibited at University of Texas Visual Arts Center. The image above is You Make Me Speak in Lightening Style, 2012, by Cruz Ortiz
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