Gift-Giving for Art Lovers

If you’re going to spend good money on your loved ones this holiday season, you should do so by supporting local artists. In an effort to make your gift-giving a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gifts for the special folks in your life. 

Audrey LeGalley

Ceramics by Audrey LeGalley. Courtesy of the Artist. 

Artist and maker Audrey LeGalley’s ceramics are a collection of playful and funky objects designed to have a “cheerful and calming presence” in their eventual homes. Created through the pinching process, LeGalley’s pieces certainly remind us of the value and love present in hand-crafted goods. | Instagram: @audreylegallery 

Raul Gonzalez

Raul Gonzalez, WERK HUSTLE SLEEP REPEAT #15, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Werk. Hustle. Sleep. Repeat. Raul Gonzalez creates dynamic paintings, prints, and drawings that speak to the long days and constant hustle familiar to ambitious self-starters. Often drawing from his experience as a parent, Raul’s work explores the multi-faceted relationship of parenthood. Did we mention he also has a really rad limited edition T-shirt right now? | Instagram: @werkin_artistraulgonzalez

Sarah Sauer / Guten Co.

Porcelain Crescent Earrings by Sarah Sauer. Courtesy of the artist.

Owner and maker Sarah Sauer designs and creates contemporary and minimalist goods with everyday use. The clean lines and monochromatic palette make up a selection of ceramics in the form of mugs, bowls, coffee pour overs, and earrings. | Instagram: @gutenco

Mark Anthony Martinez

Mark Anthony Martinez, No New White Friends, Enamel Pins, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. 

Mark Anthony Martinez’s practice is centered around the investigation of whiteness and the privilege tied to light-skinned peoples. Inspired by his neon piece No New White Friend, Martinez has created enamel pins that mimic the original neon. | Instagram: @forevermarkanthonymartinez

Nicole Geary

Nicole Geary, NIGHT DUNE FIELD, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicole Geary’s original prints are elegant and enticing. Featuring various scenes from the Mojave National Preserve, these photo-etchings combine Geary’s passion for art and science, and explore the idea of time’s effect on the desert environment. |Instagram: @nicolegearystudios

James Supa Medrano

James Supa Medrano, NO GOOD, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. 

James Supa Medrano creates  illustrations inspired by pop-culture and consumerism. Medrano uses spray paint, acrylic and ink to create artwork full of dark humor that’ll make you laugh and maybe feel slightly uncomfortable.  | Instagram: @james_supa


Author: Casie Lomeli

Casie Lomeli is one of the Unfiltered San Antonio co-founders. With a background in art history and business, Lomeli is currently focused on design, curation, and hopping from art event to art event.

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