Art Field Agency is a diverse community of local leaders, creators, artists, and practitioners from all levels of experience and representative of broad skill sets. The backbone of Art Field consists of its growing network of Art Field “Agents” that both collectively and individually contribute in varied capacities, including serving as advisors, assistants, mentors, and participating in advocacy work groups.
Cultural Historian / Writer
She is a writer, historian and a living history guru for the local community. She works as the city’s cultural historian in San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation. She is the editor of 300 Years of San Antonio and Bexar County.
Artist / Educator
He is an artist and multi-faceted creative force, and a rebel rouser. Among his many titles, he is owner/operator of Benavides Picture Framing and Benavides Studios Inc.. He established the youth arts education non-profit S.M.A.R.T. (Supporting Multiple Arts Resources Together) (smartsa.org).
Urbanist / Curator
She develops and commissions art, design, policy, and multidisciplinary projects for public agencies, cultural organizations, and private institutions that improve public spaces and services, respond to context and stakeholder input, promote exchange and understanding, and deepen connections between communities and environments.
He is a distinguished practicing contemporary artist, veteran and former firefighter. Amado’s art can be found in various private and public collections throughout Texas, the United States and internationally,
She is a versatile nonprofit administrator experienced in working with institutional to grassroots to governmental organizations. Her expertise is community engagement, collaboration, program management, communication, marketing, and leadership
Archivist / Activist
She is a distinguished archivist with a long career in public and private institutions. She is a specialist in local San Antonio and South Texas regional history, visual arts, and intangible cultural heritage.
Local Arts Leader
She is an non-profit arts executive and art historian. Since 2014, she has served as Executive Director of the Contemporary at Blue Star, where she heads its exhibition and education programs.
Artist / Arts Advocate
He is a recovering former public art administrator and a practicing studio artist. In 2000 he founded Public Art San Antonio and oversaw its programs. He works as a consultant and is the gum-shoe detective and chief samaritan behind Art Field Agency.
Curator / Administrator
He is a curator of contemporary art and an experienced arts administrator, having worked with the Smithsonian Museum in DC, the Latin American Culture Center, and with the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture.
Guillermo C. Nicolas
Philanthropist / Collector
He is a distinguished philanthropist, arts advocate and collector of contemporary art. He served as the founding Chairman of the San Antonio Arts Commission and serves on various boards and organizations including the Texas Cultural Trust and the SA Public Library Foundation.
Attorney / Art Advocate
He is an experienced Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Torts, Trial Practice, Business Litigation, Legal Writing, and Trials. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Artist / Educator
She is a practicing artist and professor of sculpture at the University of Mary Washington. She is a graduate of the San Antonio Art INsituter and something someitnng