• Between Yesterday & Tomorrow: Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists of San Antonio

    Between Yesterday & Tomorrow: Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists of San Antonio

    Through the “Between Yesterday & Tomorrow: Perspectives from Black Contemporary Artists of San Antonio” exhibition, local talents share their cultural and life experiences through their work. Themes covered include Black history and identity, family dynamics, social connections, personal human experience, spirituality and resilience. The artworks include drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, digital media, assemblage, sculpture and quilting.

    "The goal was to drive the collective vision of Black contemporary artists as documentarians of the historical and social conscience of their time,” Curator Barbara Felix commented. “When the individual selected works came together in the gallery, I realized the prospect of this show was coming to fruition in a way that beautifully celebrates each artist and their vision."

    Featuring artworks by Carmen Cartiness Johnson, John Coleman, Kaldric Dow, Kwanzaa Edwards, Anthony Francis, Alain Boris Gakwaya, Deborah Harris, Edward Harris, Paul Hurd, Alethia Jones, Theresa Newsome, Wardell Picquet, Calvin Pressley, Don Stewart, Naomi Wanjiku, Angela Weddle and Bernice Appelin Williams.

    Take a deeper dive, read an essay about the exhibit by Aissatou Sidime-Blanton, Vice President, San Antonio Ethnic Art Society.
    Read the Essay

    Community events centered around the exhibit will take place throughout the year, free/open to the public:

    Poetry Night: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    Wednesday, February 22, 2023 (6 – 9 p.m.)
    An evening of music and voices curated and hosted by 2020-2023 San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson.

    Artist Talk: Panel Discussion
    Wednesday, May 17, 2023, (6 – 8 p.m.)
    Featuring curator Barbara Felix and exhibited artists discussing their unique stories about their art, influences and experiences with participation from audience members.

    Pride Month Event: Comfortable in our Skin
    Wednesday, June 28, 2023 (6:30 – 9 p.m.)
    An evening of music and dance honoring our LGBTQIA+ Community.

    Film Night
    Wednesday, August 23, 2023 (6 – 8 p.m.)
    Join the Department of Arts & Culture and local African American filmmakers in the screening of several short films.

    Dance Event: Premier Dance Performance by Tanesha Payne
    Wednesday, October 11, 2023 (6 – 8 p.m.)
    Experience the world premiere of a new site-specific dance choreographed by San Antonio based movement artist Tanesha Payne who uses dance to make people a better version of themselves.

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  • Beautifully Black Artists of San Antonio 2023

    Beautifully Black Artists of San Antonio 2023

    "Beautifully Black Artists of San Antonio" is back for the 2nd year at Slab Cinema Arthouse. Opening reception is Friday, February 3rd from 7pm - 9pm.

    The exhibition features 27 works by 7 artists: Lenard Brown, Kwanzaa Edwards, Alain Gakwaya, Claudette Hopkins, Anathalia Jolie Marc-Charles, Connor McLinn and Maverick Pascal. Musical performance by Sidlo & Stewart (artist/musician Donald Stewart). Curated by Barbara Felix.

    This events free and open to the public!

    Visit the Slab Cinema Arthouse website: https://www.slabcinemaarthouse.com/art-gallerySlabCinemaArthouse://

  • The Glorious Way She Moves - New Works

    The Glorious Way She Moves - New Works

    Solo exhibition for Barbara Felix as she continues her celebration of women in motion at Sala Diaz Gallery. Opening reception, FIRST THURSDAY February 2, 2023. 6pm – 9pm.

    he Glorious Way She Moves explores the fullness and depth of the female form, from youthful innocence to glorious maturity. As a multi-racial and cultural artist, Barbara Felix strives to address inaccurate, misplaced labels put upon cultures, race, and the feminine gender. These interpretive portraits illustrate the exuberance and individuality of each muse Felix celebrates and emphasizes the remarkable features and characteristics of women in every phase of womanhood. Felix will present experimental drawing and audio for a multi-sensory experience.

  • 12 Black Creators Will Inspire San Antonio

    12 Black Creators Will Inspire San Antonio

    I've been listed on my first "watch list!" by MYSA along with 11 other creatives from San Antonio. More information and instagram links in the MYSA article link below.

    MySanAntonio.com - 12 Black Creators Will Inspire San Antonio

  • The Carver Cultural Center Presents Much-Awaited Exhibit

    The Carver Cultural Center Presents Much-Awaited Exhibit

    Read the full article of highlighted events on the Arts SA Live Website.

    ArtsSALive San Antonio News Roundup, Jan 28, 2021

  • January 27, 2021

    January 27, 2021

    The Carver Community Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas presents new portraits by The Proximity of Being artist, Barbara Felix. The Glorious Way She Moves - Black Venus, showcases large scale expressive images of Black women from her San Antonio community. These works further share Felix’s fascination with dance while also inviting viewers to contemplate societal perceptions of race and beauty. Her dynamic multi-image paintings are a must see!

    The exhibition also features portrait photography of the artist’s subjects by Chel Delaney. Exhibition opened Friday, January 22 and will run through Friday April 2, 2021.

    The Glorious Way She Moves is open for public viewing Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm, no appointment necessary.

    Or visit the The Carver's Virtual Felix Gallery. While visiting the virtual gallery, check out the recorded zoom events: Conversations with The Artist and Her Muses, accessible from the Exhibitions link. It will be accessible indefinitely.

    For purchase inquiries, please email Barbara directly.

  • 1st Place (2D art category) Awarded at Round Rock Arts re[Imagine] Exhibition

    1st Place (2D art category) Awarded at Round Rock Arts re[Imagine] Exhibition

    Happy to announce my 1st Place award at the [re]Imagine exhibition at Texas State University, Round Rock Campus. Exhibition runs through April 6th, 2019.

    1555 University Blvd
    Avery Building Floors 3&4
    Round Rock, TX .

    View photos of many of the beautiful works of art, some of the artists, and my award winning portrait (at the end) of this Austin American Statesman photo gallery on the exhibition:

    Austin American Statesman Photo Gallery

  • A Certain Sense of Her

    A Certain Sense of Her

    A GAGA exhibition.
    Quilt Project in honor of Women's History Month.
    Coastal Bend College.
    March 4th - April 12, 2019

    More info at www.gagaart.org

  • GAGA @ San Antonio Art League

    GAGA @ San Antonio Art League

    Premier of new Color of Women: Robbie & Ruby portrait of my two youngest sisters. Contains and audio file accessible by QR code or link on my website. .

    Exhibition dates: 1.13.2019 - 2 21.2019

  • Nosotras: Perceptions in Identity

    Nosotras: Perceptions in Identity

    Nosotras Closing Reception. Barbara Felix has 4 works in this diverse exhibition of talented women artists from San Antonio.

  • I, Too, Sing San Antonio

    I, Too, Sing San Antonio

    "I, Too, Sing San Antonio" exhibition of 22 San Antonio African American Artists. Barbara Felix has 2 portraits from her new body of work, "The Color of Women" in this exhibition.

  • The Proximity of Being to premier at Luminaria San Antonio

    The Proximity of Being to premier at Luminaria San Antonio

    I am so thrilled to announce that my very first public art installation project has been selected for Luminaria art festival in San Antonio!

    Day: Friday, November 11, 2016
    Time: 8pm-midnight
    Location: Dignowity Park, 701 Nolan, San Antonio, TX

    My concept is to explore everyone's need for connection and solitude and the push and pull between these two very human forces that are necessary parts of our existence. The concept combines dance, film, lasers and special effects, with my drawings which will be animated for this installation. I'm joined by the following people who are helping to make this project come into being:

    Co-choreography by Amber Ortega-Perez and Charles Perez of Spareworks.dance

    Cinematography, lighting and editing by James A. Borrego of Cine Studio San Antonio

    Laser projection, lighting special effects, installation construction and 3D projection mapping by John Ward of Laser Ninja Productions

    The physical aspects of the project concept originated from brainstorming with John but each of the four of us are putting in our own voice into the theme concept for the project and bringing them all together for a multi-projection digital installation to share with San Antonio.

    Visit our website: The Proximity of Being or
    Proximity of Being on Facebook to follow our progress in this adventure, and come see the final product at L
    Luminaria San Antonio 2016.