It is time once again to call for entries for San Antonio’s 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Mariachi-themed Art Exhibit and Competition. This event will take place on Tuesday, November, 27, 2012. The 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza takes place November 25 – December 1. The event is the largest and longest running mariachi music festival of its kind in Texas and among the most prominent in the US. More than 100 outstanding mariachi music performances take place throughout the 7-day period during mariachi group and vocal competitions, community presentations, concerts and more. Over 1,000 mariachi musicians from throughout the US and Mexico convene in San Antonio for the week-long event.
MARIACHI-THEMED ART EXHIBIT
The mariachi-themed art exhibit and competition is held at the Centro Cultural Aztlán during the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza. The event encourages local, regional and national artists to capture the spirit of the South Texas culture through its music and its people and to create artwork reflective of today’s most talented mariachi musicians and vocalists.
Portrait painters, photographers, sculptors, sketch artists, mixed media artists, craft artists, illustrators, cartoonists, sketch artists, glass artists, wood carvers and all are invited to submit an art piece that incorporates a mariachi theme to be displayed at the Centro Cultural Aztlán as part of San Antonio’s 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday, November 9, 2012 (before 5:00 p.m.)
SIZE OF WORK: 6 inches in height up to 8 feet in height and up to 8 feet in width
ENTRIES SUBMITTED TO: Malena Gonzalez-Cid
Centro Cultural Aztlán
1800 Fredericksburg Rd. #103
San Antonio, Texas 78201-5090
PRIZES First, second and third place winners will receive a prize. Selected pieces submitted by Friday, October 26 will be printed on invitations to the opening exhibit and in the concert program. All pieces submitted will be posted on mariachimusic.com.
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
ART EXHIBIT: Tuesday, November 27 through December 4, 2012
MARIACHI VARGAS CONCERT: Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m./Lila Cockrell Theater
Judges are looking for artwork that portrays the beauty, authenticity and elegance of the 100 + year old tradition of mariachi music. Log on to mariachimusic.com or check out the mariachimusicdotcom channel on YouTube for additional resources. For more information contact Cynthia Munoz, Producer of San Antonio’s 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza at 210-225-3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your participation in helping to make this event the largest mariachi-themed art exhibit in the US!