Hospital as art gallery?

Art Saint Louis is pleased to join in presenting one of the largest collections of original, locally-made art in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Art @ Des Peres Hospital is a new and unique endeavor presented together with Des Peres Hospital, VSA Missouri, the St. Louis Artists' Guild and the Foundry Art Centre, to connect and inspire our community through the work of local artists and enrich the lives of hospital patients, staff and visitors. Read more...

Richard V. West to Jury 28th Annual Exhibit

"Art St. Louis XXVIII" juror Mr. Richard V. West. Photograph courtesy of Mr. West.

Art Saint Louis is proud to announce the juror of the upcoming Art St. Louis XXVIII, the Exhibition, Mr. Richard V. West. With an extensive resume and a variety of interests in art, Mr. West is an art historian, curator, author, and Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington.  Native to Prague, Czech Republic, Mr. West studied in Austria and the United States before earning his master’s degree in art history from the University of California at Berkeley. Over the last 45 years he has served as Director for numerous galleries and museums across the U.S.

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Art Saint Louis participates in July 6 ArtD Tour

Please join Art Saint Louis as we participate in the July 6, 2012 ArtD Tour. Select one of two Routes on which to travel and visit local galleries: Choose to visit Art Saint Louis, Soulard Contemporary Art Market and Concrete Ocean galleries on Route B or Gateway Gallery, Craft Alliance Delmar Loop and Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Route A.

The event begins with check-in from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Sheldon Art Galleries in Grand Center. Free parking at Grand Center Parking. Shuttles will depart for Routes A or B from 6:30-7 p.m. Prior to boarding your bus or shuttle, you'll also be able to visit The Pulitzer and CAMSTL.

You can travel on a school bus for $20 per guest (in advance) or $25 (walk-up) OR you can travel in the luxury of an air-conditioned bus equipped with restroom for $30 (in advance) or $35 (walk-up).

Enjoy an After Party (free with ArtD Tour ticket) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at ArtDimensions, 2720 Cherokee Street. Party includes live music, door prizes, fine art & food.

Choose ROUTE B and join Art Saint Louis on July 6, 2012!!

Tickets may be purchased only through presenter ArtDimensions online www.artdimensions.org/dtourdiscount/ or by phone: 314/607-7693.

Presenting 'Blur' and 'Over the Edge'

Shannon K. Dougherty, St. Louis, MO. Transform. 2012. Photograph, Digital Print, 11"x14", $120.Art Saint Louis proudly presents our newest exhibit, Blur, on view in the Gallery from June 11 through July 26, 2012. Please join us on Saturday evening, June 9, from 6-8 p.m. for a free reception! All are welcome to join us in the Gallery to mingle, enjoy excellent artwork and meet some of the featured artists in both of our new exhibits.

The opening reception will feature live music by Silk Pajamas Jazz Duo and delicious food for sale by food trucks Completely Sauced and The Sausage Syndicate, both of which will be parked on Washington Avenue in front of the Gallery. Complimentary beverages will be served inside the Gallery.


About the Exhibit

Blur is a multi-media juried exhibition that features 74 new artworks by 61 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The works in this exhibit address the theme of blur with a variety of responses including the blurring of concepts as well as artworks that are visually blurry.

Serving as jurors for this exhibit were artists Bill Barrett and Jane Barrow. Bill Barrett is Director of the May Gallery at Webster University, St. Louis, MO, and is also Professor in the Department of Electronic & Photographic Media, School of Communications at Webster University. Jane Barrow is Professor of Art and Head of the Painting Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, IL. For this exhibit, 101 artists submitted 178 artworks for our jurors' consideration. From those entries, Mr. Barrett and Ms. Barrow selected 74 works in all media by 61 artists for the final exhibit. The media featured in this show includes collage, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, printmaking, photography, stone sculpture, and more.

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Voices 2012 Artist Residency

Art Saint Louis proudly presents our 2012 "Voices" program at The Wilson School, an early childhood & elementary school in Clayton, MO. Our Artist-in-Residence portion of the program runs May 7-18, 2012 and culminates with a special artist-student exhibition this Fall.

Serving as Artists-in-Residence for our 2012 program are Art Saint Louis member artists Megan Rieke and Russell Vanecek. Meg is working with Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Graders; Russell is working with 2nd through 6th graders.

 

ASL member artist Russell Vanecek working with students as an Artist-in-Residence at The Wilson School through Art Saint Louis' "Voices" program. Photo courtesy of The Wilson School.

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