Print Exchange Submissions Due
Sep
1
1:30am 1:30am

Print Exchange Submissions Due

Theme: Familiar

Mantle will be accepting prints for a portfolio exchange. The complete portfolio will be exhibited at the gallery in San Antonio, TX in October 2017. 

Guidelines:

  • Artists of all levels and print media accepted. We are looking for contemporary work with any interpretation on the theme. 

  • The print edition is 21 - If more than 20 artists are accepted, portfolios will still include 20 prints. One set will be kept as part of the collection at Mantle Art Space following the exhibition. 

  • Final paper size is 11" x 14"

  • The entry fee is $40 - this includes a portfolio mailed back to the artist at the completion of the show. The fee is due upon acceptance and may be paid online.

  • Artists should apply with example prints and/or digital portfolio links. Artists may include a concept for a print, but this is not required. 

Application:

Please submit applications via email (mantlestudios@gmail.com). Accepted submissions will be notified on September 02 and then invoiced for payment. 

Deadlines:

Submissions: September 01

Notifications:  September 02

Prints Due By:  October 06 

Opening Reception: October 21

Portfolios Mailed: October 28

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The Ones That Are Here
Aug
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Ones That Are Here

Mantle is proud to present the work of artist Jessica Bingham for "The Ones That Are Here"

From the artist: "My work is focused on stereotypical childhood experiences, which tends to be overtly playful, filled with laughter and adventure. However, I pair happier moments with instances that can be viewed as melancholy, moments that reveal the harsh reality of the human condition. After the passing of my closest childhood friend, due to drug addiction, memories from my youth surfaced. Since his death I have been reflecting on our friendship as it developed from the innocent years of childhood to the complex and confused years in adulthood. Vivid memories of playing games, building forts, and exploring the cemetery across from our homes came to mind. As I wrestled with this new reality, I have made work as an attempt to preserve those memories, and through working on this body of work, I have willingly opened doors to the past."

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Wine & Critique
Jul
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Wine & Critique

Bring anything you're working on - any medium, any subject, any stage!

Drink wine, talk about art, ask questions, get suggestions. Be involved with your local San Antonio art community.

F.A.Q. -

Q. Is this studio time?

A. No, Critique is a chance to bring in art that is in progress and talk about challenges/successes you may or may not be having. This includes specific questions, technique help, opinions, etc. 

Q. Is this event BYOB?

A. Yes, and we will be providing light snacks. 

Q. My work is digital, can I bring it?

A. Yes, we have a projector and a laptop on hand. Please bring your work on a thumbdrive or have a URL ready.

Q. Can I come even if I don't bring work?

A. We encourage you to bring work to discuss, but artists are always welcome to join the discussion.

 

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Figure Drawing
Jun
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Figure Drawing

Need an excuse to get out and draw? Want to work on your figure drawing skills? Mantle is now hosting Figure Drawing! 

We'll have a live model and be working short and long poses. 

What to bring: A drawing board/easel and supplies. We have limited drawing horses available, so also feel free to bring your own easel and paints, charcoal, whatever you feel like working with. This event is BYOB. 

There will be a $15 fee (cash or card) for venue and nude figure model. Light snacks will be provided.

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Scripted
Jun
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Scripted

Join us for Second Saturday - Mantle is proud to present "Scripted" from artist Scott Bell. 

From the artist: "The backbones of my ideas come from suburbia and the American Dream. I try not to take a one-sided approach to this investigation. I utilize narrative between objects and their relation to each other as well as pictorial space to make connections, and encourage contemplation of the domestic landscape. There are sub themes that reoccur in my work that lend considerably to my objective: boundaries, expectations, space, and waste. Each one of these topics is ingrained in my work and helps me to create the narratives that I use."

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Closing Reception//Excavations; in Yellow
May
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Closing Reception//Excavations; in Yellow

Mantle will be hosting a closing reception for
Excavations; in Yellow

Our juror is Jessica Bingham, of Project 1612 in Peoria, IL. (http://project1612.com/)

Exhibiting Artists:

Alex McKenzie (North Carolina)
Art Morrill (Maryland)
Bridgette Bogle (Ohio)
Dana Harper (Ohio)
Erin Schalk (Illinois)
Elizabeth Williams (Texas)
Greg Swiger (Kentucky)
Ian Shelly (Illinois)
James Miller (Texas)
Kat Berrospe (Texas)
Kwanzaa Edwards (Texas)
Kathleen Thapa (Texas)
Linda Ding (Ohio)
Madison Cowles (Kentucky)
Marcy Koontz (Alabama)
Lenise Perez-Miller (Texas)

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Excavations; in Yellow
Apr
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Excavations; in Yellow

Mantle is pleased to present our first annual juried art show —
Excavations; in Yellow

We will be showing a selection of accepted works in all mediums. Best in Show will have a solo show at Mantle in 2018. 

Our juror is Jessica Bingham, of Project 1612 in Peoria, IL. 

Exhibiting Artists:

Alex McKenzie (North Carolina)
Art Morrill (Maryland)
Bridgette Bogle (Ohio)
Dana Harper (Ohio)
Erin Schalk (Illinois)
Elizabeth Williams (Texas)
Greg Swiger (Kentucky)
Ian Shelly (Illinois)
James Miller (Texas)
Kat Berrospe (Texas)
Kwanzaa Edwards (Texas)
Kathleen Thapa (Texas)
Linda Ding (Ohio)
Madison Cowles (Kentucky)
Marcy Koontz (Alabama)
Lenise Perez-Miller (Texas)

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Natural Abstractions
Apr
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Natural Abstractions

Mantle Art Space is pleased to present fiber artwork from Kari Breitigam. 

From the artist: "Natural Abstractions is an ongoing series that began shortly after I moved to Texas from Ohio five years ago. Moving to a new place, or living in a large city, it can often feel as if one is passing through the world alone despite being immersed in a sea of people. I find this isolated sensation is not so distant from the experience of staring out into the ocean, wandering deep into the forest, or getting lost in the night sky. There is something beautifully melancholic and peaceful about feeling small and insignificant yet at the same time a part of something greater than you. Working with natural fibers - wool, cotton, and linen – provides an immediate connection to this subject of our natural physical world. The coziness of a fuzzy blanket is akin to the comfort of a lush bed of grass. My works attempt to capture little snippets of this serenity and create abstracted personal pieces of the overwhelming vastness of our world. There is something terribly lonely about nature, and I find that immensely comforting."

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Spatial Fragments
Mar
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Spatial Fragments

Mantle is pleased to present "Spacial Fragments", a collaborative show from San Antonio artists Sara Corley Martinez and Sarah Lawrence. 

The work strives to strike a balance between the micro and the macro, the cosmos and earthly plane. 

Sara Corley Martinez explores micro biology and macro ambiance. Her work explores things that can't be seen, energies and experiences on otherworldly planes. 

Sarah Lawrence works primarily digitally, creating large scale prints intended to confront the viewer and place them in the aetherial vastness of space.

 

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Ordinary Things | Saralene Tapley
Feb
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ordinary Things | Saralene Tapley

Mantle is pleased to present acrylic works by artist Saralene Tapley.

"Ordinary Things" is a show comprised of autobiographical self-portraits, painted from life. Tapley addresses themes like gender roles, sexuality, identity, mental illness, life as an artist, the absurd and the mundane. 

This exhibition will also have an interactive component, as guests are invited to participate with the work. Details TBA.

Join us for an opening reception Saturday, February 4th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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IMAGE/IN/KNITS | Lisa Urban
Jan
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

IMAGE/IN/KNITS | Lisa Urban

Mantle is pleased to present an installation by artist Lisa Urban.

Her painted works typically consist of surrealistic landscapes made up of knitted forms. This installation will comprise of sculptural forms, paintings, and a painted mural, allowing the viewer to be completely immersed in the surreal environments Urban creates.

Join us for an opening reception Saturday, January 14th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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Open Studio
Dec
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Open Studio

Wanna come try out a studio? Just need a short term place to work and try out an art community or get some support? Get motivated and inspired at Mantle Open Studio.

Bring your own supplies and easels or surfaces and whatever you need to work on. If you have any specific needs, please contact us. We have plenty of wallspace for projection, hanging large-scale art, etc. as well as limited table space.

$30 gets you full access to the space for the duration of the event - stay for an hour or the whole event! 

Hope to see you there!

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Shimmer Guise | Mica Smith
Dec
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shimmer Guise | Mica Smith

Mantle is honored to feature painter Mica Smith for our inaugural show.

Please join us for an opening reception Saturday, December 3rd from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

From the artist -


Embracing abstraction, my paintings uncover visual pulsations of space, color, and form that embody what I consider to be the indescribable aspects of intimacy and sensual memory. The title of this exhibition Shimmer Guise is derived from these facets I hold close within my studio practice:

  • Natural light and its important role in my decision making.

  • Enigmatic forms that call to lived-in experiences as an individual who both celebrates and seeks to witness softness and sincerity.

  • Never giving it all away.

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