January 11-February 20, 2014
Pictorialist is an all media exhibit designed to revisit the Pictorialism movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries through innovative use of contemporary methods and technologies, including, but not limited to, cell phones, iPads, digital notepads and similar devices. Traditional media methods, drawing their inspiration from the 21st Century technologies, were also invited to add their voices to the exhibit.
Pictorialism—a style where manipulation of typically “straight” photographic materials were incorporated to create new, more expressive, painterly, altered interpretations—was a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer’s realm of imagination. This exhibit encouraged artists to employ their own methods, techniques, tools, imaginations, and personal styles to technology-inspired art. The exhibit combines multiple concepts taken from the Pictorialism movement and all it represented to that time period with the current explosion of image-making devices such as cell phone cameras, iPads, computer-generated methodologies and how they impact every aspect of current art trends, not just photography, but every genre & media. The only limitation on how artists approach their interpretation of this exhibit was their own imaginations. Whether a painter, sculptor, fiber artist, photographer, or any of the myriad methods styles of art being created, artists were encouraged to consider how their own vision can be presented in a “Pictorialist” manner, how they can communicate their vision of Pictorialism in a fresh new way.
Jurors are St. Louis-based artist Jennifer Silverberg is a freelance photographer and photojournalist whose works have been published in numerous local & national publications; and artist John Nagel is Executive Director of the International Photography Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO. From 1974-2007, John was Professor at St. Louis Community College Meramec.
Featured are 44 artworks in a variety of media by 34 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois as selected by Nagel & Silverberg. View highlights from our opening reception and images of all of the featured artworks in the exhibit in our Facebook album.
Varsity Art XVIII
March 7-27, 2014
Eighteenth annual group exhibition curated by art faculties from 17 Midwest regional colleges and universities in Missouri & Illinois. Professors are invited to select two outstanding undergrad or grad level art students to exhibit up one artwork and represent their institution in this multi-media group exhibition. Presented as a collaborative project, students work together on all aspects of the exhibition.
Silence & Noise
April 3-May 29, 2014
This juried exhibition featured 55 artworks by 49 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. Artworks featured in Silence & Noise reflected the push/pull of noise or silence. The two concepts of opposites were examined in this exhibit, showing how they work as a force against and alongside one another. Artworks presented were either comprised of clean, simple lines and are silent visually, or the works were multi-layered, messy and thereby visually noisy. Works that were conceptually silent or noisy were also featured.
Jurors: Artist Marie Bannerot McInerney, Professor, Fiber Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, and Artist Gary Passanise, Professor, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, and Founder and Executive Director, The Santo Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Honor Awards 2014
June 14-July 10, 2014
Annual curated exhibit featuring works by ten Award-winning artists selected from our 2013 juried exhibitions. Curator Kathryn Adamchick, artist, educator and administrator. Adamchick is an independent Program Consultant currently working with the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Citygarden/Gateway Foundation and Oasis St. Louis. For the past 20 years she has been an active participant in the field of art and education in St. Louis, having worked with most of the major arts institutions in our community, including the Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park, COCA, Craft Alliance, and others in an effort to make their unique resources accessible to the broadest possible audience. Kathryn is the creator of Food Connections, a project exploring food and community.
Food, Glorious Food
July 26-September 11, 2014
This all media juried exhibit features 76 works by 51 St. Louis regional artists. The artworks in this exhibit address all topics & sub-topics of food and beverage, from farm to table, including growing, harvesting, cooking, raising livestock, as well as health issues including poverty, hunger, obesity, etc. Works in all media were encouraged. Exhibit jurors are Allyson Mace and Sara Choler Hale. Allyson Mace is Founder and Publisher of Sauce Magazine. Mace is an avid photographer and supporter of the local arts community. Sara Choler Hale is a multi-media artist and Founder of Fair Shares CCSA. Sara previously headed the art & design department for Schlafly Beer and is the creator and organizer of Schlafly’s annual “Art Outside” art fair/exhibition held at their Bottleworks location each Fall. Sara is also the creator of Slow Food’s “Art of Food” event each Fall.
Good and Evil
September 27-October 30, 2014
This all media juried exhibit will feature 49 artworks by 38 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri & Illinois. Works in this show address concepts of good and evil, whether together in contrast or in isolation, including but not limited to controversial, inspirational, shocking or provocative subjects such as sex, politics, drugs, war, power, money, death, life, love, freedom, morality, conscience, religion, and more, as seen and interpreted through the lens of area artists. Jurors: Artists Tim Eberhardt, St. Louis, MO, and artist Nicole Dutton, Curator, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL.
Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition
November 8-December 23, 2014
30th annual all media, all techniques, all styles, all themes juried exhibit open to St. Louis regional artists. Juror: Nancy Newman Rice, artist, St. Louis, MO.
Nancy Newman Rice was born in New York City and was educated at Cornell University and at Washington University, where she earned a BFA with honors and an MFA. She has received awards that include a National Endowment for the Arts/MMA Fellowship for painting, Artist’s Residency Award at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and nominations for a Tiffany Award and an AVA Award in the Visual Arts. Ms. Rice has exhibited her work internationally and has had a number of solo exhibits in both galleries and museums including: Saint Louis Art Museum, MO; Saint Louis University Museum of Art, MO; The Regina Quick Center for the Arts, NY; The Museum Gallery of Southeast Missouri State University, MO; Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis MO; and Sazama Gallery, Chicago IL. Ms. Rice has also participated in group exhibits in museums and galleries including: The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA; The Wustum Museum of Art WI; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, MO; Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY; Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX. Her work is included in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Rice taught at Maryville University in St. Louis for 34 years and was the Eleanor Lawler Pillsbury Professor of Art. Nancy Newman Rice is a founding member of Art Saint Louis and we are honored to have her serve as Juror of this prestigious 30th anniversary exhibition.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
Painting: Reconsidered, Deconstructed
January 17-February 19, 2014
PAINTING: Reconsidered, Deconstructed is an all media juried exhibition that asks artists to consider how they use paint as a material as well as an object. Works submitted might address paint in a static, object-based way, or be about the action of painting as well as the documentation of that action. Works in other media—such as digital media, drawing,photography, printmaking, sculpture—that explore, reconsider or deconstruct painting and/or the idea of painting are welcome. All explorations & interpretations of this theme are invited. Open to St. Louis regional artists 21+. Jurors: Artist Stefanie Jacobson Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Grand Center Programs, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, St. Louis; B.j. Vogt, artist, independent curator, Board President, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, St. Louis.
This exhibition is currently in the process of being juried. ALL artists who submitted entries for consideration will be notified of the Jurors' selections by 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 21.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, January 17, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Varsity Art XIX
March 6-27, 2015
Nineteenth annual group exhibition curated by art faculties from 17-20 Midwest regional colleges and universities in Missouri & Illinois. Professors are invited to select two outstanding undergrad or grad level art students to their institution in this multi-media group exhibition.
FREE Opening reception Friday, March 6, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
From Light to Dark
April 18-May 21, 2015
This all media juried exhibit will be open to St. Louis regional artists. Monochromatic exhibition with artworks in black & white, as well as the grey between. Jurors: Artist Katherine Nelson, Chesterfield, MO; second Juror TBA. Deadline to enter: February 2015. Entry form available mid-November 2014 through CallforEntry.org.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Honor Awards 2015
June 6-July 23, 2015
Annual curated exhibit featuring works by ten Award-winning artists selected from our 2014 juried exhibitions. Curator: Artist Margaret Keller, M.F.A., Professor of Art and Gallery Co-Coordinator, St. Louis Community College-Meramec.
FREE Opening reception Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Fiber Focus 2015
August 8-October 8, 2015
20th anniversary exhibition. Art Saint Louis presents our biennial fiber/textile art exhibition open to artists in Missouri and the eight states that border us: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Juror: Marci Rae McDade, artist, curator and Editor, Surface Design Journal. Deadline to enter: June 1, 2015. Call for entries available late 2014.
Art St. Louis XXXI, The Exhibition
November 8-December 23, 2015
31st annual all media, all techniques, all styles, all themes juried exhibit open to St. Louis regional artists. Juror: TBA. Deadline to enter: July 2015. Entry form available Spring 2015.
Events, exhibition themes, dates, jurors and gallery hours are subject to change.