Survey: Sala Diaz

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
Sala Diaz, an artist directed exhibition space, has provided an experimental venue for San Antonio artists since 1995. In addition, the gallery has hosted artists from other cities, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Mexico City, Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Ft. Worth, Houston, Lubbock and Billings, Montana.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Our goals have been to provide artists with a space for projects of their own choosing and to stimulate new curators with an annual show conceived by a guest. Critical response to the gallery’s program has been active and ongoing. Several artists have received their first national or international reviews and have otherwise launched future projects with an installation at Sala Diaz. Many have tried new approaches within the framework of total freedom provided by the space.
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Exhibitions: Jennifer Davy, Curator: 2001: Stolen ~ properties: Jennifer Agricola, Guy Hundere, Lawrence Jennings, Brandon La Belle, Celia Mendoza, Hugh Pocock, Juan Miguel Ramos, Steve Roden Alejandro Diaz, Curator: 1995: Callida Borgnino 1996: Lin Murray / Franco Mondini Ruiz / Elizabeth McGrath / Lisa Ludwig / Melanie Smith / Giusseppe Luciani 1997: David Padilla Cabrera / Jesse Amado / Pablo Vargas Lugo / Chuck Ramirez / Karen Finley / Scott Lifschutz 1998: Phillip Avila / Thomas Glassford / Hills Snyder 1999: David Zamora Casas Henry Estrada, Curator: 2002: Juan Miguel Ramos Jennifer Jankauskas, Curator: 2004: Beth Campbell Michael Klein, Curator: 2003: Tracey Snelling Tracey Moffatt, Curator: 1997: Luke Roberts, A. K. A. Pope Alice Chuck Ramirez, Curator: 2000: Henry Rayburn and Leon Bridges 2002: Mario Perez 2003: Layla D’Angelo Hills Snyder, Curator: 1998: James Hayward / Bill Davenport 1999: Yunhee Min / John Hernandez / Carlos Mollura / Meg Langhorne 2000: Sharon Engelstein / Todd Brandt / Ethel Shipton / The Art Guys / Chris Sauter and Charles LaBelle / Constance Lowe and Callida Borgnino 2001: Anne Wallace / Nate Cassie / Michele Monseau / Pink Filth / Francesca Fuchs and Aaron Parazette / Mark Flood / Sue Scott and Elizabeth McGrath 2002: Jeff Shore with Jon Fisher / Digital Migrations: Chuck Ramirez and Jesse Amado, ARCO 02 Cutting Edge, Madrid / Patrick Yarrington / Rae Culbert / Live Like There’s Yes Tomorrow: Phil Argent, Tim Bavington, Jane Callister, Jack Hallberg, Yek / Melissa Longenecker / Meg Langhorne: Nod, The Stray Show, Chicago 2003: Ever: Meg Langhorne and Guy Hundere, ARCO 03, Madrid / Jeff McMillan and Terri Thornton / Rev. Ethan Acres / Gordon McConnell and Bale Creek Allen / James Walton / Todd Hebert and Brad Tucker / Alejandro Diaz 2004: Rob van der Schoor / Matthias Lengner / Mignon Harkrader / Jeff McMillan and Tracey Snelling: The STRAY Show, Chicago / Jeff and Brian Wheeler / Andrea Caillouet / Randy Wallace 2005: Lawrence Jennings / Sarah Moore / Karen Mahaffy / Justin Boyd / Gordy Grundy / Ludwig Schwarz / Leigh Anne Lester
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Hills Snyder
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Alejandro Diaz Alejandro Diaz <>
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
Fiscal endangerment of organization
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Space Concerns
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Exhibition or Production Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
1 - 10
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
1 - 10
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
16b. Paper-based:: 
Written or Typewritten Inventories
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Word Processing Document [i.e. Word]
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Manual System (Card File, File Folders)
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
None or Limited
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
organize and define specific storage area for all of it
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$1,001 - $2,000
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
Sala Diaz
Who executed this survey.: 
Hills Snyder
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: