Somos San Antonio (We Are San Antonio):

Hooves, Paws & Claws - Animals in Historic Places

Somos San Antonio - We are San Antonio 2016:
Hooves, Paws & Claws - Animals in HIstoric Places

A community-based photo exhibition where you are the photographer!

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens invites the people of San Antonio to enter its 2016 Fotoseptiembre community participation exhibition Somos San Antonio (We Are San Antonio): Hooves, Paws & Claws - Animals in Historic Places.  This year, the exhibition will focus on our animals friends - yes, pets too - at historic locations like homes, gardens, buildings or neighborhoods.

The best and most original entries will be selected for a one-day garden exhibition at Villa Finale located at 401 King William Street on Thursday, September 1 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm during Fotoseptiembre USA.  The exhibition will be part of a garden social complete with live music, beverages, and food for sale.  Grab your camera and enter today!

Who is eligible
San Antonio residents of any age.  Up to four entries per person.  There is no submission fee to enter Somos San Antonio. 

How to submit a photograph
You may submit photos electronically to  Include the title(s) of your photograph(s), where taken, and at least one sentence describing your photo.  (Photos must be in JPEG format.)  You may also mail a disc with your photographs (JPEG format only) to:

Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens
Attn: Manager of Collections & Interpretation
401 King William
San Antonio, TX 78204

Photograph Criteria
Photographs may be current or past, as long as they fit the theme of the exhibition.  Older photographs must also be clear enough to be enlarged to 11x14 and have copyright ownership by the person entering the exhibition.  Older photographs not fitting this criteria will be removed from eligibility.  For 2016, Hooves, Paws & Claws, subjects must be photographed at some type of historic location in San Antonio.  Creativity is a plus!

Questions?  Email

How are photographs selected?

We will have a panel of judges select photographs based on originality and creativity.  Selected photographers will be contacted via phone or email (please provide your contact information).  Photographers must sign a release form, allowing the photographs to be displayed and used for publicity purposes, if selected for the exhibition.   

Dates to remember

August 17: submission deadline
August 22: photographs selected, photographers contacted
September 1: Somos San Antonio one-day exhibition and garden social (free event - donations appreciated)

For more information or questions regarding Somos San Antonio, please email Sylvia Gonzalez, Manager of Collections & Interpretation at or call her directly at (210) 461-5444.

Click here to download the 2016 Somos San Antonio call for entries.  Call for entries includes all information above.

Above: Images from 2013's Somos San Antonio exhibition.