Did you know that many of our talented San Antonio residents are being recognized in the national/international spotlight? Join us as we bring these accolades to your attention because indeed, we do have our own rockstars!
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Rex Hausmann is an international contemporary artist that was born and raised in San Antonio. He is represented in galleries in both Fort Lauderdale, Florida and New York City, and is still based in San Antonio, Texas.
Mike Brannon is the Creative Director of 71 Magazine, an international arts magazine, and he is based in San Antonio, Texas. When not writing content and/or scouting talent for 71, he also is a lighting designer and has a history of being a guitarist in the Texas jazz music scene. We sat down with this creative Renaissance man to ask him more about his fascinating background and the intersection of all things visual and auditory.
[Sponsored] Fernando Andrade is a San Antonio-based contemporary artist that was born in the Mexico border town of Acuña Coahuila. His family migrated to Texas when Andrade was just 7 years old for work and they now run a paint contracting company.
Chad Ritterbach is a casting director based in Los Angeles and has booked models and actors for several notable commercials and music videos. Some of his credits include casting for Nike, Dior, Estee Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, Madonna, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and Lizzo, among others. His most recent casting success was in the new Miley Cyrus music video for the song, 'River'. His career has taken him around the world, and his roots are right here in San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio-based artist, Wendy Bowman Butler, started her career in New York City as a photographer and painting apprentice for the artist, Sarah Morris. Traveling the world with Morris, Bowman photographed the artist with her work while working as a full time painting assistant in Morris’s studio.
Local contemporary artist, Rex Hausmann, recently participated in an international group exhibition at Waterfall Mansion & Gallery in New York City entitled Light House. The show was originally planning to run from February 6, 2021 - March 27, 2021, but was extended until May 29, 2021.
In November 2019, our M!SA Advisory Panel spoke with local students about their career choices in professions like architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, culinary arts, contemporary art, and film. Click the image below to watch and pass this video along to those you know who want to pursue a career in the visual arts!