Food, Glorious Food!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 16:49

What's the dish?

Food. Wine. Art. And you’re invited. Art Saint Louis presents a month-long harvest of local talent, featuring some of our region’s finest artists, wineries, restaurants and home cooking. …Yes, you read that right, home cooking. Are you ready for the potluck to end all potlucks? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The centerpiece of Food, Glorious Food is an all-media, juried art exhibit that will feature works about and inspired by food and beverage by artists who live and work within a 200-mile radius of St. Louis. Food, Glorious Food will be presented in our North Gallery, concurrent with Honor Awards 2012, an invitational exhibit featuring work by select 2011 Awards of Excellence winners.

APRIL 14 - MAY 23, 2012
 

Opening Reception & Block Party
Saturday, April 14 • 6 - 8 pm

Take the exceptional energy level of an Art Saint Louis opening and kick it up several notches. Our FREE opening reception for Food, Glorious Food and Honors Awards 2012 will spotlight original art by of some of our region's most talented artists, including a number of Award of Excellence-winners from our 2011 exhibitions. In addition, we'll enjoy live jazz courtesy of Jazz St. Louis, live art by Jennifer Hayes, Dawson Morgan, Erin Rieke and Henryk Ptasiewicz, and door prizes courtesy of Foodie STL, St. Louis Rams and Circus Flora. To add to it all, we'll be treated to a selection of fine wines by Stone Hill Winery, Eleven Eleven Mississippi and St. James Winery.


And what about the food, you ask? A fleet of food trucks will converge on Washington Avenue for our guests. Visit Sauce Magazine's Food Truck Row right in front of the Art Saint Louis Gallery featuring delicious food by The Falafelwhich Wagon, Completely Sauced, The Sausage Syndicate and The Sweet Divine. It promises to be a grand occasion!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who joined us for the party on April 14! The art was (and is) superb, the music, wine and food was top notch, and the energy level was definately palpable! Stop by our event page on Facebook and enjoy some photos from the occasion.

Downtown STL ARTwalk
Thursday, April 19 • 4 - 9 pm

Join us in the gallery on April 19 as we stay open until 9 pm to participate in the inaugural Downtown St. Louis ARTwalk. On hand in the gallery will be award-winning artist Garry McMichael who will be presenting a live painting demonstration during this special event. The ARTwalk kicks off with an open house at the Leather Trades Artist Lofts at 1600 Locust Street, at 4 pm. From there the walk will include stops in restaurants, galleries and shops along Washington Avenue before ending with a visit to the Art Saint Louis gallery at 555 Washington Avenue. Click here for more info on the ARTwalk.


Metropolis Wine Club
Tuesday, April 24 • 6 - 8 pm

Metropolis Wine Club brings their popular wine tasting, social networking event to the Art Saint Louis gallery. Unique locations, such as lofts, mansions, condos, rooftops, rehabbed houses, recording studios and art galleries, are a hallmark element of Metropolis's monthly wine outings.


Reservations are required. Click here for more info. 
 

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MAIN COURSE: Dine with the Artists
Saturday, April 28 • 7 - 10 pm

Our friends at Something Elegant Catering will treat us to the hospitality and fine dining for which their services are in high demand. This event will feature Tasting Stations placed throughout the Gallery that guests will be able to sample throughout the evening. Dinner in the rare atmosphere of the Art Saint Louis gallery will be further enriched by the company of the talented artists whose work we celebrate, including live art by Jennifer Hayes, Dawson Morgan and Megan Rieke.


Space is limited and reservations are required, $75 per attendee. Click here for menu details, or click below to secure your reservation by PayPal.

 

View photoraphic highlights from the April 28 event in our Facebook album here!

A Mother of a Potluck
Saturday, May 12 • 6 - 8 pm

What happens when you invite over a thousand people to bake their favorite entree, side or dessert, and invite everyone to come and enjoy? We're going to find out! Join us for what promises to be quite a special prelude to Mother's Day, replete with recipe swaps; door prizes; wine tastings by Augusta Winery, Montelle Winery and Stone Hill Winery; and live art by Megan Rieke and Henryk Ptasiewicz.

Event admission is free, however, reservations are required. Click here for details.

 


 

About the exhibit...

The call for entries for Food, Glorious Food was open to artists 21 year of age or older residing in the St. Louis area and surrounding 200-mile radius. From 119 artworks submitted by 65 artists for consideration, Jurors Allyson Mace and Linda Pilcher selected works by 51 artists for the exhibition. A highlight of this special exhibit is that all works are sized 14" or smaller and are all priced $300 or less. Works in the show include ceramics, painting, analog & digital photography, mixed media, paper, printmaking, sculpture, and much more. 

 

Gallery view: "Food, Glorious Food." Photo by Robin Hirsch.Gallery view: "Food, Glorious Food." Photo by Robin Hirsch.

 

Featured artists in this exhibit are:
 

Brittany Lee Accardi, St. Louis, MO 
Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL
Robert Boettcher, St. Louis, MO
Blake Carroll, Festus, MO 
Renae Cole, Clayton, MO
Robert Crowe, Webster Groves, MO
Kathy Czopek, Bridgeton, MO
Jo Jasper Dean, Chesterfield, MO 
Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO 
Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO 
Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO
Ted Fischer, St. Louis, MO 
Carol Fleming, Ladue, MO
Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO 
M.J. Goerke, St. Louis, MO
Jewel S. Gwaltney, Quincy, IL

SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO 

 

Maurice Hirsch, Chesterfield, MO

Diana Hoffmann, Town & Country, MO 
Raymond Hummel, St. Peters, MO 
Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO     
Cassandra Lawlor, Peoria, IL 
Arlene Ligori, St. Louis, MO
Jimmy Liu*, Ballwin, MO
George Malek, Fenton, MO 
Garry McMichael, St. Louis, MO

Judith Medoff, Clayton, MO
Dawson Morgan, Chesterfield, MO 
Mary Mosblech, St. Louis, MO       
Norleen Nosri, Columbia, MO    
Frank O'Brien, University City, MO
T. Matthew Pierson, Wentzville, MO
Bob Rickert, Chesterfield, MO
Becky Riney, St. Charles, MO

 

Marilyn Robinson, St. Louis, MO

Mary Gardner Russe, Clayton, MO
Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO
Annie Scheumbauer St. Louis, MO
Robert Schleicher, Maplewood, MO
Mary Beth Shaw, Wildwood, MO
Yael Shomroni, Webster Groves, MO
Lisa Sisley-Blinn*, O'Fallon, MO
Michelle Streiff*, Wildwood, MO
Laura Sutton, St. Charles, MO
Susie Tenzer, Olivette, MO
Calise Thompson, Lake St. Louis, MO
Steve Turner, St. Louis, MO
Julie Wiegand, Berger, MO
Bill M. Wilkey, Columbia, MO
Kay Wood, St. Louis, MO
Barbara Zucker, St. Louis, MO

* = Award of Excellence recipients

Your Hosts, Our Jurors

Meet Allyson Mace and Linda Pilcher. These women know a thing or two about food, wine and art!
 

Allyson MaceAllyson MaceAllyson Mace is Founder and Publisher of Sauce Magazine, the premier culinary lifestyle authority for St. Louis and surrounding areas, and is also an avid photographer and supporter of local arts.                  

Linda PilcherLinda Pilcher

In addition to being the founder and owner of Something Elegant Catering, one of St. Louis’ most in-demand catering boutiques, Linda Pilcher is an artist and food stylist who has worked with nationally known chefs and cookbook authors, including Bobby Flay, Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless, and Cat Cora for television appearances and special events in St. Louis.

 

  

Just several of the 63 artworks that are featured in this unique exhibit:

 

SJ Hammack, St. Louis, MO. Fig #1. 2012. Oil on Canvas, 12”x12”. $300.SJ Hammack, St. Louis, MO. Fig #1. 2012. Oil on Canvas, 12”x12”. $300.  Steve Turner, St. Louis, MO. Peppers. 2011. Oil on Copper, 12.75”x12.75”. $300.Steve Turner, St. Louis, MO. Peppers. 2011. Oil on Copper, 12.75”x12.75”. $300. Garry McMichael, St. Louis, MO. Red Cabbage. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 12”x12”, $300.Garry McMichael, St. Louis, MO. Red Cabbage. 2012. Acrylic on Canvas, 12”x12”, $300.
 Bill M. Wilkey, Columbia, MO. Sweet Tea Pitcher Set. 2011. High Fired Reduction Porcelain Functional Ware, 12”x6”x4”, $180.    Bill M. Wilkey, Columbia, MO. Sweet Tea Pitcher Set. 2011. High Fired Reduction Porcelain Functional Ware, 12”x6”x4”, $180. Diana Hoffmann, Town & Country, MO. Upcycle Fish I. 2012. Found Objects, 12”x13”x1”. $95.Diana Hoffmann, Town & Country, MO. Upcycle Fish I. 2012. Found Objects, 12”x13”x1”. $95.  M.J. Goerke, St. Louis, MO. Food for Thought. 2012. Mixed Media/Paper, 12”x12”x5”. $79.95.M.J. Goerke, St. Louis, MO. Food for Thought. 2012. Mixed Media/Paper, 12”x12”x5”. $79.95. 
Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL. Pears. 2012. Photograph, 11”x14”. $100.Bob Ahrens, Edwardsville, IL. Pears. 2012. Photograph, 11”x14”. $100.  Bob Crowe, Webster Groves, MO. Gyantge, Tibet Produce Market. 2012. Photograph, 14”x10”. $75.Bob Crowe, Webster Groves, MO. Gyantge, Tibet Produce Market. 2012. Photograph, 14”x10”. $75.  Julie Wiegand, Berger, MO. Relishing Radishes. 2012. Oil on Canvas, 12”x14”. $300.Julie Wiegand, Berger, MO. Relishing Radishes. 2012. Oil on Canvas, 12”x14”. $300.

View all 51 of the featured artworks in this exhibit on Facebook and catch highlights from our April 14 opening reception here. See highlights from our Main Course: Dine with the Artists event here and our Mother of a Potluck event here, too!

 

Event schedule and details are subject to change.
Art Saint Louis presents
Food, Glorious Food with gratitude to our program partners:

 

 

 

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