Some Great News

Hi all–

GAGA is working on two show for 2016-

one- Art Institute Austin- thanks Jennifer Polnaszek

two- St Philips college– thanks Terry Gay Puckett

I believe both will be thematic exhibitions– I will get back to you after meetings next week.So put that in your beanie to think about-

Hugs to all


Vendor Opportunity – Cinco de Mayo at Los Patios

What:  Vendors on the Grounds at Los Patios
Where: 2015 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas, 78217 210-279-6589 or Email
Please respond no later than April 15, 2015. We’d love to have you.
Date: May 2, 2015 – one day only – 11:00 to 4:00. Vendor set up 8:00 am. No early tear down please.                               Location: Los Patios Lawn. Mowed area like your front lawn. No hard surfaces.                                                                             Directions: Starcrest Exit off Loop 410 between Perrin Beitel and Nacogdoches. If coming from the west, take the turn around and head back toward the airport. If coming from the east, exit Starcrest and stay on the access road, passing the signal light and continuing straight on the access road. Follow the right lower access road that leads down to Salado Creek bike trail. Entrance to Los Patios is on your right. Please watch for hikers and bikers.

Fee:  $75 for 10 x 10 space – one day only.  Includes 2 tables and 2 chairs.
Vendor Name _________________________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________ Web site _____________________
Day time phone ___________________Evening phone ________________ Mobile _________________
Email ___________________________ Preferred contact method. Email _______ or Phone __________
Description of merchandise ______________________________________________________________
Please submit one or more photos for consideration to You will receive a contract and more details if selected to participate. Exhibitors limited to five vendors per category (i.e. five jewelry, five clothing, five artists, five food, etc. Food vendors may not sell prepared foods that can be consumed on site, but are welcome to provide samples. Sales tax permits must be displayed in booth)
Beverages (coffee provided 8:00-10:00. Iced tea, water provided the remainder of the day) and cookies or light snacks provided. Lunch available for purchase from the Gazebo Restaurant food booth or the restaurant itself.
You will provide your own table covers and tents (if using – not required). You are encouraged to arrange a photogenic booth. We anticipate press coverage and will take photos for future advertising. Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to working with you.

About the Venue

Los Patios opened in 1978 in a conservation area just east of Salado Creek and is considered one of San Antonio’s best kept secrets for leisurely strolling, dining, and shopping. The venue has been the site for many weddings, showers, and other special events. It has hosted various retail designers and boutiques over the years and – after being somewhat idle during the five years of highway construction – now again is ready to return to the exciting destination locals remember from before. All buildings are occupied with unique businesses that will all be open April 1, 2015.
The people who come to the beautiful, wooded site, are generally upscale, well educated, and appreciative of talented artisans and their work. They are well informed collectors and buy the things that strike their fancy. Attendance is estimated at 600-1,500, based on past events at Los Patios, but is unknown for this first “Cinco de Mayo” event.

About the Promoters
June Hayes & Associates, Inc., is a full service appraisal and estate liquidation company that has been in business since 1995. June W. Hayes, ISA AM, is the senior active, accredited appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers in our area. Hayes & Associates’ Heritage Estate Services was the first local company to achieve accreditation with the American Society of Estate Liquidators, and as of March 2015, is the only accredited estate liquidation company in South Texas. In a recent move to expand services, June Hayes & Associates is opening The Estate Sale Gallery and The Garden Room – both at Los Patios. Both locations will offer pre-owned as well as new art, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, and other estate items for sale. Seminars and lectures, along with special exhibits will take place throughout the year. Consignments are welcome and the extensive research library is open to all. Email:

John Hayes is the coordinator of the “Vendors on the Grounds” program designed to provide artists and craftsmen with a local venue to showcase their work. He assists with the day to day management of the Estate Sale Gallery and The Garden Room, and coordinates the consignment records of the two businesses. Email:

Marketing and promotion of the “Vendors on the Grounds” events will be on the Internet, our web sites, the SA Express-News and surrounding papers as appropriate, through flyers and mailers, and word of mouth as the news spreads from shopper to shopper and you spread through your contacts.

GAGA Call for Artists – The Final Acts Project

A Call for Artwork – To All GAGA Members

The Final Acts Project is a community-based health education initiative that serves as a catalyst to stimulate end-of-life discussions, planning, and legacy-building through the theater, creative arts and the humanities.  For more information, visit their website at:

The art should be an interpretation of the MISSION STATEMENT for the Final Acts Project.

This event is an invitation to our group only with the possibility of future partnership events in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

Event: A musical performance will be held in the auditorium followed by a reception, keynote address and discussion in the outside lobby. Artists are encouraged to attend to speak of their work. We will be putting a brochure together, similar to the one we created for the Bijou exhibition. For this brochure, we would like a brief paragraph describing the artwork, along with your contact info. Please send your text to Thelma Muraida at, no later than April 30th.

Where:  Dell Children’s Hospital Auditorium & Lobby,  Austin, TX

When:  Friday, May 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Invited guests will be doctors, nurses, UT professionals, stakeholders and other medical based professionals.

Details:  Artwork for this event will be displayed on standard 4×8 tables (or easels if the artist provides them) during the event. So artwork cannot exceed 24×36. If you prefer an easel (table or free-standing), please provide one and label it with your name.

Art Sales are between the artist and the buyer. Sales will be by check made out to the artist. The Final Acts organization is a Non-profit, so they will not take a commission, although donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.

Please let Barbara Felix (210-421-8736) or Thelma Muraida (210-363-3293) know as soon as possible if you will be participating, and how many pieces you will be bringing so we can tell our contact for the event how many tables we will need for artwork. If we can get titles, medium and prices by April 30th, we will make place cards with this info to go on the tables with your work.

 Important Dates:

April 15: Commitment – Provide name, title, media, size, sale cost. No commission will be collected. Please indicate if you will be attending.

April 30: Description of artwork for exhibit brochure.

May 15: Artists are encouraged to attend. Art must be delivered to Dell Children’s Hospital by 3 PM.

For additional questions concerning the event, contact Barbara (210-421-8736) or Thelma (210-363-3293).