Al’s Exhibits

Permanent Collections:

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Wittliff Collection, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mexico North Research Network, a project of the Smithsonian Institute

The Witte Museum of San Antonio

Cattle Raisers Museum of Fort Worth

AT&T Center San Antonio

Susan Toomey Frost

The Joe Diaz Collection of Mexican American Art

University of Texas San Antonio

Southeast Baptist Hospital

The John Cleary Collection of Houston

Strasburger & Price

The University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

Henry R Muñóz III



The Elderly as Historical Agents of their Dignity and Destiny By Michael Candelaria – published 2019

The King William Area, a History and Guide to the Houses By Mary V. Burkholder and Jessie N.M. Simpson – published 2017

San Antonio, a Photographic Portrait with text by gary s. whitford, published by Twin Lights 2017

American Cool (Contributor: Portrait of Selena) By Joel Dinerstein and Frank H. Goodyear III Delmonico Books/Prestel for the National Portrait Gallery 2014

Painters in Pre-History (Archeology & Art of the Lower Pecos Canyon Lands) edited by Harry J. Shafer Trinity University Press in association with The Witte Museum 2013

The Red McCombs English & Irish Silver Collection: Every Piece Tells a Story Robert Underdahl and Thomas Sinsteden University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas Press 2010

Charreada, Mexican Rodeo in Texas edited by Francis E. Abernethy University of North Texas Press 2002

Puro Conjunto edited by Juan Tejeda & Avelardo Valdez CMAS Books & Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 2001

Sights and Scenes of San Antonio with text by Gary S. Whitford, Gulf Publishing 1995

Fiesta from A-Z by Linda Sulser and Jeanne Schaefer, Fiesta Book Club (1995)

A Century of Fiesta in San Antonio by Jack Maguire, San Antonio Fiesta Commission, Eakin Press 1991


Solo Exhibits

Stories & Metaphors Cappy’s Restaurant, Fotoseptiembre San Antonio, Texas September 2016

Timeless Icons City of San Antonio International Center September – December 2014 (SAIC has purchased this exhibit and adopted it for permanent display.

Retratos · St. Philips College Fotoseptiembre San Antonio, Texas September 2010

La Cultura Trasciende Fronteras · Witte Museum San Antonio, Texas September 2008

All Access: My RocknRoll · Rendon Photography & Fine Art FotoSeptiembre San Antonio, Texas September 2007

Visions and Voices presentation at the Bullock State History Museum Austin, Texas October 2005

Colores Del Rio Artistic Endeavors San Antonio, Texas September 2004

The Art of Charreada Mexican Heritage Corporation San Jose, California July 2003

Cattle Raisers Museum Fort Worth, Texas February 2000

Institute of Texan Cultures San Antonio, Texas January June 1999

Foto Real Gallery San Antonio, Texas April 1997

Angels, Devils and Saints Las Manitas Austin, Texas September 2002

Puro Conjunto Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center San Antonio, Texas May 2001

Images of Latin America in San Antonio, Texas presentation at an International Book fair focused on Mexican American literature and art in Caracas, Venezuela, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.

Centro Venezolano Americano Mérida, Venezuela March 2000

State of Grace: 1987 Papal Mass in San Antonio Centro Cultural Azltán September 1997

Fragile, Romance… with poetry by Gary S. Whitford, San Antonio Central Library May 1996

Culturas Mexico Americanas Fotoseptiembre, Monterrey, Mexico September 1993


Group Exhibits

Recent Acquisitions, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. until November 4, 2018

In Harmony: Celebrating Music in Photography, The Wittliff: Texas  State University, San Marcos Texas until July 8, 2018

Voz: Selections from the UTSA art collection,  San Antonio Texas until June 10, 2018

Belleza Mexicana: Art from the Abarca Family Collection,  Denver Colorado until March 2, 2018

At First Sight: Recent Acquisitions: The Wittliff:  Texas State University, San Marcos Texas until June 25, 2017

La Muerte Niña Day of the Dead National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, September – November 2015

The House On Mango Street: Artists interpret Community: National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, April 2015

Selfies: 50 @ 50 Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, May – July 2015

American Cool National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. February – September 2014

El beso Instituto Cultural de Mexico, Latino Cultural Center in Dallas February – April 2014

Coming to Light: New Acquisitions Wittliff Collection, Texas State University, San Marcos Texas April – December 2014

El corazón de San Antonio Educational & Cultural Arts Center, Texas A&M San Antonio Texas May – August 2014

Texas Photographers: Descriptions of China Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio Texas, April – May 2012

Infinite Horizons, Visions of Texas 14th Annual China International Photographic Art Exhibition, Lishui City, China, November 2011

Conjuto Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio Texas, May 2007

Nuestras Caras (Our Faces) Centro Cultural Aztlan San Antonio, Texas March 2006

Transnational Community Instituto de Mexico, San Antonio, Texas June 2005

Inkstravaganza Gemini Ink Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas September 2004

Six Communities Alice Austen House Museum, New York September 2004

Transnational Lives UTSA Downtown Campus Gallery, September 2003

Texas Photographers Blue Star Art Space September 2002

SQUEEZEBOX: Accordion Communities In the United States Texas Folklife Resources, Austin, Texas February 2003 & Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas September 2002

Texas Photographers – Fotoseptiembre Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas September 2002

xuai sk`atzauxt`am photographic myths from the South Texas MissionsInternational Center San Antonio, Texas September 2001

Spirituality And Creativity Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, Texas September 2001

Snapshot Contemporary Museum, Baltimore Maryland, November 2000

Tejano Conjunto Texas Folk Life Resources Austin, Texas March – April 1999

Images of Devotion, Icon of Identity: The Virgin Mary in Latin America Smithsonian Institute/Centro Alameda, San Antonio Central Library, May 1998

Day of the Dead Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Annex November 1997

La Tradición Tejana Texas Folklife Resources traveling exhibit May 1997

Double Exposure 7x San Antonio College 1994

Conjunto Music Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center May 1991

Contempo Tejano traveling exhibit, Texas and New Mexico 1990

La Virgin De Guadalupe La Pena Arts Organization, Austin, Texas November 1989

Influences San Antonio Museum of Art January 1988

Contempo Texano, Exhibit in 5 cities through New Mexico & Texas 1987

The Guadalupe Show, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center San Antonio, Texas 1986