Sara Vanderbeek

Art Consulting

Art Consulting

801 Barton Springs

HTZ Investments
Generational COMMERCIAL Properties
Runa Workshop

Art Consultant (2016-Present)

Project Budget: $38,000


A request for qualifications was posted October 31, 2016 on seeking proposals for a public artwork to be located just outside a 90,000 Square Foot, LEED Core and Shell Silver multi-use property at 801 Barton Springs Road, a main thoroughfare just south of downtown Austin, Texas. The property will be the most technologically advanced commercial office building in Texas.

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Sebastian (Mexico), Flower of Hope, Painted iron

Sebastian (Mexico), Flower of Hope, Painted iron

Ansen Seale (San Antonio), You Activate This Space, Interactive light and sound installation

Ansen Seale (San Antonio), You Activate This Space, Interactive light and sound installation

University Health System

Olana Group, San Antonio, TX
Co-CURATOR and BUDGET MANAGER, Salud-Arte (2010–present) 

Project Budget: $7.2 M

Served as Co–Curator with Allison Hays Lane, Director of Olana Group, and as Budget Manager for Salud-Arte, a $7.2 M public art program, at two new campuses for the University Health System, both LEED Certified Gold buildings. Duties included: budget management; artist liaison; art purchasing from galleries, printmaking publishers and artist studios; cataloguing; graphic design; authoring public calls for art; framing; collection management and development including art conservation, installation, inventory and storage services.

The hospital was designed by architects RTKL (Dallas) and Overland Partners (San Antonio). The Program practices evidence-based design that incorporates the healing power of art. The Program was separated into three phases: 1. Design Enhancement, 2. Site Specific Public Art, and 3. Procured and purchased artwork for hallways, public areas and exam rooms. 

Over 300 artists were selected from an international call for art. Over 1,500 pieces of artwork have been purchased to date and the program continues to date. Mediums include large steel sculpture, glass, mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, prints, photography and more. Most exam rooms have original artwork and windows. Highlights in the collection include: a kinetic shading system along  the West facing windows on the Robert B. Green Campus by internationally recognized artist, Ned Kahn; a lobby glass installation by San Antonio-based artist, Cathy Cunningham-Little, design concepts by the late San Antonio-based artist, Chuck Ramirez; Paintings by Christy and Phil Curcuru; and paintings for a pediatric wing by Nola Parker and Jeff Nitzberg.