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    Tel: 210.224.2694
    E-mail: info@sariverfound.org

    Your Generosity Has Changed Your World

    Since 2003, our Foundation has raised over $38 million dollars from individuals and organizations in our community. That money was reinvested to enhance your San Antonio River experience. Our project partners —San Antonio River Authority, Bexar CountyCity of San Antonio, and US Army Corps of Engineers— have invested over $384 million in river improvements for our community. Together, our investments have added over $1.5 billion in economic impact through adjacent private investment and development.

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    Museum Reach 2009

    F.I.S.H

    Donald Lipsky

    I-35 Overpass near Camden Street

    It’s hard not to smile at Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski’s school of giant fish swimming through the sky beneath the interstate overpass. The cluster of 25 seven-foot-long creatures of hand-painted fiberglass resin are anatomically correct models of long-eared sunfish, native to the river. Impressive by day and stunningly lit from within at night, the glowing fish are a beacon from blocks away, adding color and levity to a once neglected downtown area. A 26th fish is on display in The DoSeum, San Antonio's Museum for Kids, offering an up-close view of the installation’s vibrant detailing.


    COMMISSIONED PUBLIC ART
    The San Antonio River Foundation commissioned and funded public artworks for the benefit of our community and in support of our partners in the $384M San Antonio River Improvements Project. All works along the Mission Reach have been donated to the City of San Antonio's public art collection in perpetuity.


    our special thanks to XXXX and XXXX XXXXXXX for supporting this art installation.

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    Call for Artists: Branch River Park Painted Cow Sculpture

    The San Antonio River Foundation is excited to announce a unique opportunity for artists in the San Antonio River community!

    In partnership with Canoe Trail Goliad, Main Street Goliad, and the San Antonio River Authority, the San Antonio River Foundation is seeking a talented artist to paint a river-themed cow sculpture to be displayed at Branch River Park in Goliad, Texas. This project aims to honor the contributions of John Barnhart and Adair Sutherland, two local heroes of the river and former SARA Board members from Goliad who played pivotal roles in the creation of the Goliad Paddling Trail.

    APPLY TODAY: https://forms.gle/E1uo8SR3GMvRjHKx9

    Eligibility 

    The opportunity is open to all artists and designers, ages18 years and over, and a part of the San Antonio River community, residing in Bexar, Goliad, Karnes, Refugio, or Wilson regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

    Artwork goals 

    • Celebrate the recreational experience of the Goliad Paddling Trail
    • Create excitement and interest from the community and Branch River Park visitors
    • Honor the contributions of John Barnhart and Adair Sutherland, local heroes of the San Antonio River

    Artwork location 

    Branch River Park at Fannin Street entrance, 445 S Commercial St, Goliad, TX 77963

    Proposals should demonstrate the following 

    • An outline of their river-themed concept including proposed medium or paint suitable for the outdoor environment.
    • Experience completing an aesthetically excellent artwork; include a portfolio (5-10 images) showcasing previous relevant work.
    • Interest in contributing to the San Antonio River public art landscape at Branch River Park.

    Timeline 

    • Open call applications accepted: Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 31, at 4:59pm
    • Artist notified Monday, June 10
    • Estimated artwork production Monday, June 17 – July 5, 2024 (will coordinate with selected artist and installers)
    • Painted Cow at Branch River Park Celebration (TBD)

    Benefits 

    • $2,000 Artist Fee for the selected artist, including costs for materials and supplies.
    • Exposure to a wide audience through Branch River Park’s visitors.
    • Contribution to the beautification of the San Antonio River and Goliad Paddling Trail.

    DEADLINE TO APPLY: 4:59pm, Friday, May 31

    APPLY TODAY: https://forms.gle/E1uo8SR3GMvRjHKx9

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    San Antonio River Foundation

    600 E Euclid Ave,
    San Antonio, TX 78212

    Contact Us

    Tel: 210.224.2694
    E-mail: info@sariverfound.org

    Your Generosity Has Changed Your World

    Since 2003, our Foundation has privately raised and reinvested over $38 million dollars in enhancing your San Antonio River experience. Our project partners —the San Antonio River Authority, Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and the US Army Corps of Engineers — have invested over $384 million in river improvements for our community. Together, our investments have added over $1.5 billion in economic impact through adjacent private investment and development.