In Memoriam: Darryl W. Mix, Gallery Founder


Darryl Mix ’85 died March 1, 2015.

Originally from Denver, Colo., Mix attended the University of Redlands and was an active member of the campus community while a student and was the president of his fraternity, Alpha Gamma Nu. Mix and his wife, Darcy Smith Mix ’88, met at the University, and he and Darcy were members of the Founders Society. They volunteered for the University over the years, including acting as ambassadors at college events for high school students held in their region of San Antonio, Texas.

Darryl had a successful career in management of non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He then became a consultant for Art Pace, an arts space and laboratory founded by artist and businesswoman Linda Pace. He went on to found two gallery spaces himself, including Art SA in San Antonio, both dedicated to the works of living contemporary Texas and Southwest artists. In addition to his many community-based volunteer efforts, Darryl was also a supporter of the Southwest School of Art.

His professional life was extensive, but his dedication to family and friends was most important. His family also includes children, Eleanor and Everett; his mother, Mary; stepmother, Mary Ann; and his brothers, Larry and Roger Mix.


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