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Young Artists’ Showcase

Exhibit Dates: March 22, 2009–May 2, 2009
Artwork Submission Dates: Saturday or Sunday, March 7, 8

Young Artists’ Showcase is a walk-in, all media exhibition of local high school students’ artwork. The exhibition will showcase artwork by students between the ages 15 to 19 living within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. The YAS encourages and supports the artistic talents and creativity of a wide segment of young, emerging artists in the St. Louis community; many of whom will experience their first opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery space. The winning artist will receive a $500 scholarship prize from Emerson, while others will receive cash and merchandise awards from the restricted Guild Prize Endowment Fund.

Juror: Marilynne Bradley, Professor of Art, Webster University

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Innovations in Textiles 8

Exhibit Dates: September 20 to November 7, 2009
Artwork Submission Dates: July 1, 2009
 

When a simple strand of thread is knotted, stitched or woven into art, you know that the touch of an artist's hand has transformed the simple to the sublime. Innovation in Textiles 8, coordinated by the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO and presented biennially, investigates contemporary fiber art. This fall, more than 20 local galleries, non-profit and private arts organizations will collaborate to showcase textile arts, guest lecturers, fiber centered workshops and programs, free of charge. This bi-annual, collaborative exhibition will focusing on a wide range of materials and techniques; soft yarns woven into tapestries, shaped and dyed shibori wearables, paper stitched with horse hair, fusions of glass and fiber and quilts whose colors rival the palettes of the Old Masters. The exhibits, lectures and workshops will demonstrate how a single strand of thread is transformed, through process, manipulation and its materiality, to a complex and sublime work of art.

Head to Toe: Fiber Art Wear from the Funky to the Sublime

Exhibit Dates: September 20 to November 7, 2009
Artwork Submission Dates: July 1, 2009
 

This exhibition is in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 2009. We are seeking submissions that challenge the notion of functionality yet honor the tradition of wearable art. Entries should range from head to toe, the Funky to the Sublime and the functional to the non-functional. All textile techniques are encouraged. Jewelry not included.

Juror: Lindsay Obermeyer

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