Gallery Exhibition Schedule

2018-2020 Exhibition Schedule - Art Saint Louis Gallery


Symbolic
January 13-February 15, 2018
This juried exhibition features 54 artworks that depict, incorporate or are otherwise are inspired by symbols; where symbolism itself is the subject matter and/or an expressive means to address other subjects. All explorations & interpretations of this theme were invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Featuring works by 49 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. Jurors: Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J., Founding Director, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, and May O'Rourke Jay Endowed Chair in Art History, Saint Louis University; Cheri Hoffman, nationally exhibited & collected artist, St. Louis, MO.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, January 13, 2018, 5-7 p.m.


Varsity Art XXII
March 2-29, 2018

Twenty-second annual group exhibition curated by art faculties from 21 St. Louis regional colleges and universities in Missouri & Illinois. For this annual invitational exhibit, Professors are invited to select two outstanding undergrad or grad level art students to represent their institution in this multi-media group exhibition. The exhibit will feature recent works by 42 student artists from Missouri and Illinois.
FREE Opening reception Friday, March 2, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

 
Maturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience
April 14*-May 24, 2018

Biennial presentation of our all media, all themes, all styles exhibit where the artists are actually the theme of the exhibit. This exhibit highlights “Artists Informed by Time,” specifically artists over the age of 70 (as of January 1, 2018). Juried by Lynn Friedman Hamilton, Executive Director, Maturity And Its Muse and Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum.
FREE *Reception Saturday, April 21, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

Honor Awards 2018
June 16-July 19, 2018
Annual curated exhibit featuring works by ten Award-winning artists selected from our 2017 juried exhibitions. Curator: Artist Brian D. Smith, Professor of Art, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO. Smith is represented by Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, June 16, 2018, 5-7 p.m.


Menagerie

August 4-September 13, 2018
This juried exhibition is a follow-up to our 2016 "Creatures" exhibition, which was a tremendously exciting & fun show. Works for this juried exhibition may be about animals, beasts, creatures, real or imagined. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Open to St. Louis area artists in 200-mile radius aged 21+. Jurors: Artist Amy Bautz, Associate Professor of Art and Program Director, Studio Art, Saint Louis University, Animation Team Member, Blue Peach Media, New York (clients include McGraw Hill & Bayer); and St. Louis artist Phil Jarvis.
The dealine to enter this exhibit is May 14, 2018. Apply for this exhibit online here.

FREE Opening reception Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5-7 p.m.


Pink Pearl
September 29-October 25, 2018
Drawing is a foundation of all art making. Erasing what one has drawn also may come to play in the act of the process, thus Pink Pearl—that bubble gum pink eraser many artists have used. This all media juried exhibit is all about drawing as well as the removal/erasing process. The act of drawing (and erasing) expands to and includes all media. We invite all explorations & interpretations of this theme and encourage all media, styles and techniques.
Open to St. Louis area artists age 21+ living within 200-mile radius. Jurors: Mary Borgman, artist, lecturer, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts (since 2004). Her large-scale charcoal portrait drawings have been exhibited in galleries & museums across the U.S., including the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. MFA in Drawing, (2001) Fontbonne University; Associate in Arts Degree, Deaf Communications (1986), St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley; BFA (1982), Washington University in St. Louis. Brigham Dimick, Professor, Art & Design, Head of Drawing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. MFA in Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1991), BFA in Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA (1985).
The dealine to enter this exhibit is July 9, 2018. Apply for this exhibit online here.

FREE Opening reception Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5-7 p.m.


Art St. Louis XXXIV, The Exhibition
November 10-December 20, 2018
34th annual all media, all techniques, all styles, all subjects/themes juried exhibit open to regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis. Juror: artist Debra Drexler, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa. An internationally exhibited artist, Drexler maintains two artist studios, one in Oahu and a second in New York City. Debra earned her MFA at SIU Edwardsvile (1986) and BA at Webster University (1980). She also studied at San Francisco Art Institute (1978-79) and Northwestern University (1976-78). Drexler is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, has curated exhibits, and served as a guest-artist/lecturer/artist-in-residence across the U.S.
Dealine to enter will be August 13, 2018.
Application to enter will be posted April 2018.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5-7 p.m.


2019 EXHIBITIONS

Attention to Detail
January 12-February 13, 2019

This juried exhibition will feature artworks that are predominately defined by the details of their composition: Artworks that are either marked by a density of detail or intricacy, or by details presented in isolation or contrast to surrounding elements—all works where significance, meaning or impact is achieved principally in or through detail. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Eligibility: Open to all St. Louis regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis, MO. Juror M. Shawn Cornell, artist, co-owner OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO; co-Juror TBA.
Dealine to enter will be October 22, 2018.
  Application to enter will be posted Summer 2018.

FREE Opening reception Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Varsity Art XXIII
March 1-28, 2019

Twenty-third annual group exhibition curated by art faculties from 21+ St. Louis regional colleges and universities in Missouri & Illinois. For this annual invitational exhibit, Professors are invited to select two outstanding undergrad or grad level art students to represent their institution in this multi-media group exhibition. The exhibit will feature recent works by 42+ student artists from Missouri and Illinois.
FREE Opening reception Friday, March 1, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
 

Outliers

April 13-May 30, 2019
This juried exhibition will feature artworks that depict, address, celebrate or are otherwise influenced by that which lies outside of the norm. As contrast is of paramount importance in the world of visual art, so in nature, in society, in all the trappings of human culture, we are allured, disturbed, puzzled, challenged or inspired by that which stands in relief to the status quo. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Eligibility: Open to all St. Louis regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis, MO. Serving as Jurors for this exhibit will be Artists Khara Koffel, Assistant Professor of art, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL; and artist Brett Williams, adjunct Professor of Art, St. Louis Community College Forest Park.
Dealine to enter will be February 1, 2019.
Application to enter will be posted late 2018.
 
FREE Opening reception Saturday, April 13, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
 
Honor Awards 2019
June 15-July 18, 2019
Annual curated exhibit featuring works by ten Award-winning artists selected from our 2018 juried exhibitions. Curator: Independet Curator, Jessica Mannisi, St. Louis, MO. Mannisi previously served as Assistant Curator, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL (2008-17).
FREE Opening reception Saturday, June 15, 2018, 5-7 p.m.


American Conversations
August 3-September 12, 2019

This juried exhibition will feature artworks that address America in the year 2019 and all the various visual art responses artists have to the country in which we are creating and of course, living. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Eligibility: Open to all St. Louis regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis, MO. Serving as Juror Eric Shultis, artist, Professor of Art, St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley; co-Juror TBA.
Dealine to enter will be May 10, 2019.
Application to enter will be posted Winter 2019.
 
FREE Opening reception Saturday, August 3, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Fiber Focus 2019

September 28-October 24, 2019

Art Saint Louis presents our “Fiber Focus 2019” exhibition, originated in 1995, our unique regional exhibition feature artworks in all media that focus on fiber as media and as technique. Eligibility: Open to Midwest regional artists 21+ residing in Missouri and the 8 states that are contiguous to our border: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Tennessee. Presented in conjunction with the local Innovations in Textiles 2019 collaborative event. Participants of IT2019 include MO & IL-based area art organizations, galleries, museums, fiber/textile art groups, and more. Juror: TBA.
Dealine to enter will be July 8, 2019.
Application to enter will be posted late Winter 2019.

FREE Opening reception tbd October 3 or 4, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
 
Art St. Louis XXXV, The Exhibition
November 9-December 24, 2019
35th annual all media, all techniques, all styles, all subjects/themes juried exhibit open to regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis.
Dealine to enter will be August 12, 2019.
  Application to enter will be posted Spring 2019.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5-7 p.m.


2020 EXHIBITIONS


Heaven and Earth
January 11-February 12, 2020

This juried exhibition will feature artworks that are inspired by or are about heaven and earth, heavenly bodies & visions, including earth, heaven, the skies, limbo, paradise, hell, and more. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Eligibility: Open to all St. Louis regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis, MO. Juror: David Brinker, Assistant Director, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Saint Louis University; co-Juror TBA.
Dealine to enter will be October 22, 2019.
Application to enter will be posted Summer 2019.

FREE Opening reception Saturday, January 11, 2020, 5-7 p.m.

 

Varsity Art XXIV
March 6-26, 2020
Twenty-fourth annual group exhibition curated by art faculties from 21+/- St. Louis regional colleges and universities in Missouri & Illinois. For this annual invitational exhibit, Professors are invited to select two outstanding undergrad or grad level art students to represent their institution in this multi-media group exhibition. The exhibit will feature recent works by 42+/- student artists from Missouri and Illinois.
FREE Opening reception Friday, March 6, 2020 6-8 p.m.
 

Storytellers

April 11-May 28, 2020
This juried exhibition will feature artworks that are inspired by the written word including poetry, literature, nonfiction, and more. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Eligibility: Open to all St. Louis regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis, MO. Juror: Jamie Kreher, artist, Professor of Art, St. Louis Community College Forest Park; co-Juror: TBA.
Dealine to enter will be January 31, 2020.
Application to enter will be posted Fall 2019.

FREE Opening reception Saturday, April 11, 2020, 5-7 p.m.

 
Honor Awards 2020
June 13-July 16, 2020
Annual curated exhibit featuring works by ten Award-winning artists selected from our 2019 juried exhibitions. Curator: TBA.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, June 13, 2020, 5-7 p.m.


Footprint

August 1-September 10, 2020
This juried exhibition will feature artworks that visualize the human (or other) footprint on this planet. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. All media, styles and techniques encouraged. Eligibility: Open to all St. Louis regional artists 21+ residing in 200-mile radius of St. Louis, MO. Juror. Artist Deborah Douglas, Art History Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University; co-Juror: TBA.
Dealine to enter will be May 11, 2020.
Application to enter will be posted Winter 2020.

FREE Opening reception Saturday, August 1, 2020, 5-7 p.m.

 


Events, exhibition themes, dates, jurors and gallery hours are subject to change.

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