Ruby City Fiesta Medal Features Symbols of Inclusive Transfeminism

Rendering of 2019 Ruby City Fiesta Medal design. (Courtesy Alamo Medals)

Ruby City, the Linda Pace Foundation’s arts complex on Camp Street in Southtown, unveiled its 2019 Fiesta medal, which this year is designed by local artist Suzy González.

The medal, titled Prayers to the People, features two hands united in prayer holding beads that lead to a rose with gender symbols referencing an inclusive transfeminism.

“With little faith left in our government, we can still have faith in one another and in our communities as we work towards change,” González said in a press release. “This image represents prayers to the people, especially to the beautiful LGBTQAI+ and QTBIPOC communities in San Antonio.”

In it’s announcement, Ruby City said, “For 2019, the Linda Pace Foundation focused on highlighting an artist whose work relates to Linda Pace’s interest in works that reflect a feminist perspective. González was selected in an effort to collaborate with and support the local art scene and a new generation of artists. ”

González holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Texas State University. On her website she describes herself as “an artist, curator, organizer, and self-publisher.” She co-publishes Yes, Ma’am zine, co-organizes the San Anto Zine Fest, and is half of the collective Dos Mestizx. Her work has been featured in local solo exhibits at Presa House Gallery, Hello Studio, and Palo Alto College.

The medal retails for $10 and will be available for purchase at Studio Gallery (111 Camp Street), Feliz Modern (110 W. Olmos Dr.) and at the annual Contemporary Art Month Closing Party hosted in Chris Park on Friday, March 29, 2019.

All proceeds from sales are donated to Contemporary Art Month, which is a local nonprofit organization.


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