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2011 Gift guide

Local artists create unique, perfect presents

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Think there's nothing cool being made in San Antonio? Think again. We scoured the city (and even the internet) and found stacks of quirky items by local artists we'd be thrilled to unwrap. Consider this your cheat sheet.

Photos by Bryan Rindfuss

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Clockwise from top left: Vintage tea tin bracelets: FatCat Jewelry by Kari Stringer: $70-$182 from the Gallery Shop at the Southwest School of Art (300 Augusta, (210) 224-1848, swschool.org). Chuck Ramirez "Minimally Baroque" exhibition catalog: $30 to order from Blue Star Contemporary Art Center (116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarart.org). Diana McKelvey recycled metal ornaments, retablos, and jewelry: $29-$64 from the Gallery Shop at the Southwest School of Art. Laura Q Designs by Laura Quiñones vintage Lucite necklace: $146 from the Gallery Shop at Southwest School of Art. Hand-painted "Carnitas," "Mala Lover," "Cariño Nuevo," and "Mala" signs by Cruz Ortiz: $100 at David Shelton Gallery (1115 S. Alamo, Ste. 2211, (210) 787-0260, davidsheltongallery.com). Hand-painted railroad tie by Aaron Hans Forland: $100 at FL!GHT Gallery (1906 S Flores, (210) 872-2586, turnitoff.tv). Lorena Angulo silver skull earrings: $120 from the Gallery Shop at the Southwest School of Art. High Pink: Tex-Mex Fairy Tales - Collector's Edition by Franco Mondini-Ruiz: $50 to order from (210) 363-9096.

 

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Clockwise from top left: Material Recovery pillows ($64-$158) and recycled sari yarn ($12) from MaterialRecovery.etsy.com. Lairs of the Unconscious by Michael Velliquette: $48 from David Shelton Gallery. Arte Latina: Roar exhibition catalog: $37 from Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. Giraffeman Goes to the Doctor by Dr. Walter Bain with illustrations by Joey Fauerso: $22 from Devi Book (devibook.com). Yarn Dawgz hats ($30) and cell phone cozy ($20) to order from Facebook.com/YarnDawgz. Robin Renee Hix giclées in handmade frames: $65 from the Gallery Shop at the Southwest School of Art. "I Own You" T-shirt: $10 from FL!GHT Gallery.

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