THE LIGHT PROJECT
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The San Antonio Express-News is seeking proposals from artists to design and install two pieces of artwork that will be featured in its new space at the San Antonio Light building. The proposals should embrace the history of the newspaper and the rich culture and diversity of the San Antonio area.
The first art piece will be featured in the Express-News' second-floor lobby, near a reception desk. The second piece will be displayed on a wall inside the company’s open office space.
The application period closed earlier this year. A panel made up of Express-News employees and local artists will select the winning proposals, and will notify applicants of its decision by the end of the year.
For more information, contact the Diversity Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECS FOR ARTISTS:
First piece: Lobby area
9 x 19-foot wall made up of insulated sheet rock
Second piece: Open office space
10 x 26-foot wall made of drywall atop masonry
ABOUT THE EXPRESS-NEWS
The Express-News has been the voice of South Texas since 1865 and provides news and information to a community of more than 2 million people. San Antonio is the largest major U.S. city with a Hispanic percentage majority and is home to three major military bases.
San Antonio Express-News award-winning journalists deliver the news that matters most to San Antonio, from mom-and-pop businesses to the global economy, from military homecomings to foreign affairs and from neighborhood struggles to international disasters. The paper has dedicated news bureaus in Austin (together with the Houston Chronicle) and Washington, D.C.
San Antonio’s most enduring source of news and information has expanded to include specialized publications and magazines and the city’s top news website, mySanAntonio.com.
Each month, mySanAntonio.com averages nearly 21 million pageviews and 3.4 million unique visitors. The Express-News print products and mySanAntonio.com reach more than 837,100 adults in the San Antonio DMA each week.
Earlier this year, the San Antonio Express-News moved out of the historic building it has called home for more than 90 years. In January, it plans to move into modern offices at the former San Antonio Light newspaper, just a few blocks away.
The new space, which is being renovated by real estate development firm GrayStreet Partners, is about 22,000 square feet. The space will include a mixture of permanent desks and unassigned desks, as well as a podcast and video production studio.