Presa House Gallery was selected as the winner of Best Art Gallery in the Around Town Category in the San Antonio Current’s Best of San Antonio® 2019 poll, as chosen by the readers of the San Antonio Current. Now in it’s 29th year, The San Antonio Current’s Best of San Antonio® issue showcases winners and finalists in over 150+ categories.
Launched in October of 2016 in a homey Southtown locale, Presa House Gallery is technically still in its infancy — which is somewhat hard to believe considering its robust fan base and steady track record of exhibitions. Co-founded by artists Jenelle Esparza and Rigoberto Luna, the aptly named favorite hooked us — and many others — early on with a Morrissey-inspired group show (“November Spawned a Moz Show”) and we haven’t stopped returning for smartly curated exhibitions that get revealed during First Friday celebrations with puro San Anto house-party vibes. Described by McNay Art Museum Director Richard Aste in a 2018 Sotheby’s article as “a wonderful showplace for emerging talent in the city’s thriving arts scene,” Presa House also wins props for recognizing of under-appreciated San Antonio artists and an inclusive bent that’s resulted in collaborations with artists, curators and galleries from Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Los Angeles, New York and Mexico.
Presa House in the city’s Southtown District is a wonderful showplace for emerging talent in the city’s thriving arts scene.
– McNay Art Museum Director, Richard Aste
Apr 3, 2018, San Antonio: A Museum Lover’s Guide
By Sotheby’s Museum Network