Art creates your sacred space

Texas based art advisor, Jana Cothren, has been bringing artists and collectors together to create sacred spaces for over nineteen years. Contemporary art possesses the ability to affect change. Her goal is to empower you to create your own individual sacred art space. Color and light give the artist, and the collector this unifying power. Through education and exposure to what is possible, she is breaking down the perceived barriers to collecting art, creating the understanding that art is accessible, and building relationships in a thriving art community. Representing a wide variety of well established, gallery and museum collected contemporary artists, from Texas, New York, California, Mexico and around the globe, she is uniquely positioned to assist in creating each collectors' unique artistic space.


5% of profits goes to Children at Risk

Children at Risk is THE public policy non profit, on the forefront of protecting the well being of Texas’ children. Five percent of art commissions received by Cothren Contemporary are donated to Children at Risk. Your sacred space provides their safe space. For more information:


Mercury Project SA
538 Roosevelt Avenue 100-D
San Antonio, Texas 78210

Artspace hours: Tuesday – Saturday at 10am – 6pm
In house art gazing and studio hours available by appointment.

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By artist Jorge Puron and sculptor Susan Budge


Cothren Contemporary @ Mercury Project SA is delighted that the San Antonio Current has nominated us for Best Gallery 2019!

The Mercury Project is Hosting a Happy Hour Art Opening, But They Aren’t Telling Us What’s on Display!

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“Rovie” by artist Jorge Villarreal

Artist Spotlight

Jorge Villarreal

Cothren Contemporary is excited to represent works by San Antonio based contemporary abstract artist, Jorge Villarreal. His bicultural upbringing, as a Mexican-American straddling cultures between McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Tamaulipas, MX, and his education in architecture, combined with his curious spirit, talent as a photographer, and his love of experiencing other cultures result in his giving otherwise ordinary things, powerful and uniquely beautiful representation. Jorge is off to Berlin, Germany as one of the 2019 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residents, where he will reside, study and make work for the next three months. Meanwhile, his “You’re a Gem” Series, is presently on view through September 29, 2019, in San Antonio’s Centro de Artes New York Foundation of the Arts exhibition. The full breadth of his work, including works from his 2018 “Sink” series solo exhibition at La Fototeca de Cuba in Havana, are also available in-house with Cothren Contemporary @ Mercury Project SA. Please research Jorge’s career and art offerings, via his website: and inquire with for opportunities to view and collect his work.

“The Lost Waterfall”, 108″x65″, by artist Ernesto Ibañez

Artist Happenings

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Please join Cothren Contemporary in congratulating artists, Jorge Villarreal, Jose Ballì and Ernesto Ibanez on their inclusion in the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.

Featuring Amada Miller, Andrei Renteria, Ethel Shipton, and Jared Theis

Fünf highlights the fifth year of Blue Star Contemporary’s Berlin Residency Program and features new work by the 2017-2018 resident artists: Amada Miller, Andrei Renteria, Ethel Shipton, and Jared Theis.

Blue Star Contemporary annually selects four artists residing in Bexar County to take part in three-month residencies at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. While in residence, the artists are given a studio and living space, as well as access to workshops, exhibition opportunities, and studio visits with international curators. The exhibition title—Fünf means five in German—celebrates the fifth year of the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency, which concluded in July of 2018.

The artists featured in Fünf present works they developed while in residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien and upon their return to San Antonio. Fünf brings together four artists in an important exhibition, highlighting the diversity of practices in the San Antonio art community and the impact of this life changing residency.
Special thanks to our Fünf exhibition supporters Mira Hnatyshyn-Hudson and Neff Hudson, Angelika Jansen, Francie Mannix, Guillermo Nicolas, Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins, Carolyn and Richard Wiggins.

On View:
June 7, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star
San Antonio, Tx 78204