Sara Vanderbeek

Art Consulting

Art Consulting

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

San Antonio, Texas 

Project Budget: $7.2 M

Co–Curator and Budget Manager of a 7.2M public art program for University Health System in San Antonio with Allison Hays Lane, Director of Olana Group. Placed over 1500 pieces of art, made by over 350 artists, at two new campuses, both LEED Certified Gold buildings. Collecting focused on regional and emerging artists, but also includes national and internationally recognized names. 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. We completed the project on time and under budget.

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. 

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 Ana Fernandez; and paintings for a pediatric wing by Nola Parker and Jeff Nitzberg.


801 Barton Springs

HTZ Investments
Generational COMMERCIAL Properties
Runa Workshop

Art Consultant (2016-2018)
Austin, Texas

Project Budget: $7.2 M

Recently completed consulting for an artwork located 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. After a Texas-wide call for art, four artists were selected to present proposals: Shane Allbritton/Re:site,  Erin CurtisMelissa Borrell and John Christensen. The selected sculpture by John Christensen was installed January, 2018. We completed the project on time and under budget.

Pictures coming soon!

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