For the fourth year, La Prensa Texas is accepting artwork submissions to be considered for our publication’s cover. 2021 is the first year the cover art is curated monthly instead of weekly, allocating more space for the artist to showcase their catalogue, process and community access points.
Selected artists will have a collection of their work featured on the cover of the publication for one month and creative control of page 3. Five hundred words will be available on page 3 to discuss the piece, including an artist statement, bio, contact info and any developments or messages the artist may want to publicize. We will also profile the selected artists on our website and through social media, giving you exceptional connection with our local community.
We are looking for a diversity of mediums including but not limited to watercolor, acrylics, prints, photography, oil, collage, quilting, assemblage, stained glass, etching, handmade paper, mosaic and more. Texas based artists, especially those working out of San Antonio and the surrounding areas are preferred, but any artist who is exploring the LatinX experience will be considered.
Submit up to five images of pieces that you would like to have considered as cover art. Our review committee will select up to nine winning artists whose work best reflects our community organization, and will be featured on our covers for 2021, Volume 4. Submission deadline to be considered for the covers of the Spring (April-June) is March 26, 2021. The call will remain open until the fall and selected artists will be announced at the beginning of each season.
Previous Artist Collaborations include the Iconic Santa Barraza, Joe Lopez, Franco Mondini Ruiz, Michael Menchaca and Adriana M. Garcia. The full collection of previous cover art can be found at https://laprensatexas.com/newspaper-archives/ .
The publication welcomes a new era of community coverage with the expansion of print distribution to all H-E-B locations in San Antonio, completing a transition from a family owned newspaper to a community owned newspaper and the introduction of The People’s News.
In its 4th volume since its 2018 inception, the newspaper continues to publish community contributed content every Sunday with weekly web updates.
Resurrected in 2018, La Prensa Texas continues the legacy of the first and oldest bilingual publication established in the state of Texas in 1913. The non profit, bilingual community newspaper is circulated every Sunday in San Antonio with weekly updates online at laprensatexas.com.
We cover every aspect of local community news in San Antonio by publishing community contributed content. La Prensa Texas’ community involvement provides an arena that promotes and encourages communication and interaction. Our platform is the most reliable, accessible, tangible, and affordable community space to choose when deciding on how to get the word out in San Antonio. We are here for businesses, entrepreneurs, government, education, and our neighborhoods.
We cover the streets, pursuing an eclectic array of news beats generated by community members. We envision a reporter on every corner by creating a network for our municipal districts where community contributed content spotlights the stories that define our barrios and ultimately all of Texas. La Prensa Texas is re-imagined on an open-source platform that continues a legacy of positive perspectives by covering our city’s strengths and possibilities informed by the layered history of the Lone Star State.