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.


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.


A Mother of a Potluck!

Saturday, May 12, the day before Mother’s Day, provides another occasion to enjoy great food and art in downtown St. Louis. We cordially invite you to a casual, community-wide potluck and recipe swap at the Art Saint Louis gallery. What better way to ring in Mother’s Day than to enjoy a smorgasbord of home cooking and original artworks inspired by food! Adding to the flavor of the evening will be door prizes by Foodie STL, wine tastings by Stone Hill Winery, and live art by Henryk Ptasiewicz and Megan Rieke.

Call for Entries & Reservations

Everyone is warmly invited to participate in this special event. Whether you are bringing a dish or just your appetite, event admission is free, however, reservations are necessary. Please place your reservation by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or on our Facebook event page. When placing reservations, please provide: 

1) Your name and the name(s) of any guest(s) you plan to bring with you

2) Information on the dish (if any) that you plan to prepare and bring to the event, including:

a. Title of recipe
b. Type of dish: appetizer, side, entrée or dessert
c. Number of servings provided

A Few Important Details 

Member Artist Megan Rieke painting live in the Art Saint Louis Gallery, April 28, 2012. Photo by Robert Crowe.

- All dishes must provide a minimum of six servings.

- No soups, chili or dishes with red sauce. This is for the safety of artworks, walls and pedestals in the gallery. 

- Potluck contributors must provide serving dishes and serving utensils (serving spoons, spatulas, etc.) AND at least 10 printed copies of the recipe, including ingredient list. Sorry, no secret recipes allowed!

- Hot dishes must be brought pre-heated and ready to serve.

- Art Saint Louis will provide ice, cups, flatware and napkins.

- Feel free to email us with any questions you may have: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We look forward to enjoying this delicious occasion with you!

Art Saint Louis presents A Mother of a Potluck as part of Food, Glorious Food. Three cheers for our program partners:





Rolling Out "Food, Glorious Food!"

Thanks to all who joined us last weekend for the opening reception and block party for Food, Glorious Food in downtown St. Louis! Most especially we want thank the artists, volunteers, musicians, wineries and food trucks who made the event so special. It was a delight to share the occasion with you all, and, thanks to the fine video work of the Arbor Group and New World Post Productions, we can now share a bit of the excitement with everyone else! Enjoy!

Stay tuned! The fun continues...

Dine with the Artists!

Join Art Saint Louis for the main course of Food, Glorious Food! We'll gather in the gallery on the evening of Saturday, April 28, for delectable food and beverages presented by Linda Pilcher and Something Elegant Catering! Adding to the culinary delights will be live art, live music and over $500 in door prizes! Here's a glance at the menu:

Dine with the Artists • April 28, 2012 • 6 pm Reception • 7 pm - 10 pm Dinner
Art Saint Louis • 555 Washington Ave., Ste. 150 • St. Louis, MO 63101

A Tasting Station Movable Feast
in the Art Saint Louis Gallery
with menu to include:

Reception Beverages

A selection of fine wines from some of our region's leading wineries, including Stone Hill Winery, St. James Winery, Augusta Winery and Montelle Winery.


Vodka Cocktail & Amuse Bouche Station

• Vodka by Purus Organic Wheat Vodka
• Cucumber Cup filled with Smoked Trout Salad with Pickled Watermelon Radish. Watermelon Radish courtesy of Earth Dance Farms.
• Toast Point with Herb Butter, Watermelon Radish Pickle and Smoked Salt


Pickled Watermelon Radish created by Something Elegant Catering. Watermelon courtesy of Earth Dance Farms. Photo by Linda Pilcher.

Tasting Station 1
• Focaccia with Grilled Zucchini, Fresh Mozzarella and Olivada
• Paella Salad with Spicy Lamb Sausage, Sweet Peppers, Orzo, Cherry Tomatoes, and Portobellos

Tasting Station 2

• Penne with Peas, Spring Herb Pesto, Pecorino and Pea Shoots
• Pan-Roasted Salmon with Spiced Lentils and Herb Salad

Tasting Station 3

• Grilled Asparagus and Goat Cheese Quesadillas
• Grilled Chicken Breasts with Espresso Barbecue Sauce


In addition to all of the great food created by Something Elegant Catering, each Tasting Station will include a delicious wine pairing provided by Golden Barrel.

Dessert & Coffee Station

• Gourmet Coffee courtesy of Mississippi Mud Coffee
• Butterscotch Blondies with Peanut-Pretzel Caramel
• Tiny White Chocolate Cupcakes with Butter Cream and Toasted Coconut
• Iced Lemon Bars
• Designer Chocolates by Oh! Sheila

Live Art Demonstrations
by Art Saint Louis Member Artists:


Jennifer Hayes


Megan Rieke


Dawson Morgan


Live Music by:

Photo by Ray Marklin
Silk Pajamas

A Taste of Downtown Style

To further enhance your downtown experience, all April 28 dinner reservations include complimentary admission to the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis's 2012 home tour, The Art of Downtown Living, beginning at noon on April 28 and culminating in an after-tour reception in the Art Saint Louis Gallery immediately before the dinner. Click here for details on this popular home showcase event.


Join Us!

Advance reservations are required, $75 per attendee. Click below to secure your spot, then plan to join us for an evening of exceptionally good food, drinks, art and conversation!

Guests for "Food, Glorious Food: Dine with Artists!"

Click here for more information on Food, Glorious Food! 

Event schedule and details are subject to change. 

Food, Glorious Food
Committee: Chandler Branch, Suzy Farren, Jennifer Hayes, Robin Hirsch, Heather Kelly, Christine Malinee, Dawson Morgan, Kate Poss, Rebecca Raynes

Art Saint Louis pesents Food, Glorious Food with gratitude to our program partners:









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