San Angel Folk Art celebrates its 20th Fiesta with a focus on the amazing talent and spirit of local artists, Jon Karl Dawson, Carolina Flores, Alex de Leon, and Karl Frey. San Angelís [Artist] Progress Alliance is a private sector model for close partnership between a for-profit gallery and local artists that may well be one solution for our local cultural sector.  In its 20 years of operation, under the guidance of owner Hank Lee and Director Leigh Anne Lester, San Angel has consistently prioritized artist sustainability by honoring artist contracts, even purchasing outright most artistsí works. Now more than ever, we feel more committed to making sure that local contemporary artists continue to make incredible work and feel the support of art patrons, both local and visiting.

Art has traditionally focused on the conditions facing humanity. At San Angel, we have been inspired by the artists who tell us that they are ready to press forward in their work, despite concerns of reduced spending. Recently, John Karl Dawson visited the gallery and mentioned that he could not wait until Fiesta Ď09, because he was ready to feel good and have fun. This exhibit will feature new paintings of Muertos enjoying great parties in the Great Beyond. Dawson has also created more of  hand-painted stem and bar ware with dancing skeletons and Mexican wrestlers. New work from Artpace recipient Alex De Leon include Chicano iconographic adorned bowls, juice jugs and shot glasses that reflect life in San Anto. Karl Frey has created exquisitely detailed paintings of San Antonioís residents enjoying the good times. And lastly, local favorite Carolina Flores has created brilliantly hued clay Milagros  that portray the beauty and hope of life on the lush San Antonio River.

At San Angel, we believe that a city supporting local artists and artist communities on all levels will cultivate pride, ownership and community for the city as whole.

In 20 years, Hank Lee of San Angel Folk Art has assembled one of the most comprehensive and provocative collections of folk, outsider, visionary and contemporary art, featuring artists from the Americas, Africa,, and Europe.  Works from San Angel have been purchased by museums and collectors worldwide.  For more information about San Angel, go to
We always look forward to seeing you in the store and to making your visit worthwhile.  If you can't come by (please try!), then visit us at  
Hank Lee and Leigh Anne Lester 
San Angel Folk Art
110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX  78204
11 - 6 pm  7 days a week

click below for Past Shows of San Antonio's Premier gallery, San Angel Folk Art

Voodoo Banners

Castillo Familia

Nicholas Herrera

Reverend Seymour Perkins

Derek Webster

Statue of Liberty's

Demetrio Aguilar

Mask de Michoacan de Ocampo

John Karl Dawson Glassware

Hubert Walters

Jeri Moe Chris Maya Sean Samoheyl Anima Sola Hilario Sanchez
Shane Campbell Isaac
Miguel Rodriguez


J.L. Nipper

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