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2018 Young Artists' Showcase | All Media Exhibition


 

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Young Artists' Showcase is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork created by high school students between 15 and 19 years old residing within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. 

SUBMIT BY JANUARY 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Exhibition Dates: March 8 to March 31, 2018

Entry Deadline: January 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Artists’ Notification: On or before February 3, 2018

Delivery Deadline: February 23, 2018 by 6:00 pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5pm–8pm

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm

April 3, 2018: Begin artwork pickup. Exhibited artwork cannot be removed from the gallery until April 3, 2018.

All works must be retrieved from STLAG’s galleries by May 30, 2018, or else the work will become the property of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.

Juror: Ruth Reese

Ruth Reese explores the richness of porcelain, black stoneware and red earthenware in her sculptural work. Published in “500 Plates”, “500 Raku” and “Mourning: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America,” Reese explores themes of mythology, death and the fluid nature of identity. Exhibiting nationally, her work has been a part of Visions in Clay, Red Heat and NCECA. Her work has also been shown at the Evansville Museum in IN, the Racine Art Museum in WI and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art in TX. Reese holds an MFA from Washington University and BA in English from Loyola University. Most recently, Reese has completed an Artist in Residence at Craft Alliance St. Louis, and can be found directing the REESE Gallery in St. Louis, MO. She was awarded the Regional Arts Commission Artists Fellowship Grant in 2016 and most recently exhibited this summer at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art in Indiana.

In her work, animal forms merge with human figures; flora grafts to fauna. From these fantastic beings, psychological questions concerning the nature of human identity naturally emerge. She draws inspiration from the Messein tradition and the Baroque period with its sense of theatre and exaggerated elegance while inviting diversity into her cast of characters. Fantastic and creaturely, her sculptures live on the margin of dreams and reach between worlds. Ruth Reese’s work is often housed in small chambers, or cabinets of curiosity, that suggest the pursuit and collection of objects bearing an inner knowledge. www.ruthreesestudio.com 

Opening: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Dates: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Admission: 
Free and Open to the Public

All Colors - Opening January 13

"All Colors" Visual Arts Invitational & Juried Exhibition presented by the Portfolio Gallery at the St. Louis Artists' Guild. Opening Reception: January 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm


The exhibit hopes to introduce the St. Louis Metropolitan Region to artists that mainstream publications may have overlooked and raise funds that allow the Portfolio Gallery and Educational Center, a 501c3 nonprofit, to provide grants to St. Louis artists, small nonprofits, and community-based organizations.

Exhibiting Artists:
Akeem Agbelekale, Paul Bayer, Cbabi Bayoc, Sami Bentil, Charles Bibbs, Nedra Bonds, Chris Boyko, Manulitat Brown, Michael Brown, William Burton Jr., Kenneth Calvert, Kathryn Cirinclone, Gunda Lock-Clay, Rickie Frager, Lonnie Ghram, Robert Hale, Julin Harrell, Julian Herrl, Anthony High, LaToya Hobbs, Don Jackson, Suzanne Jackson, Terry Jackson, Sylvester Jacobs, Ronald Johnson, De'Jorneioo Jones, Linda D. Jones, Robert Ketchens, Basil Kincaid, Ellen Klamon, Joseph LaMarque, Adam Long, Dean Mabe, Josh Mayfield, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Darnell Malone, Sherry Whetstone McCall, Wanda Meekins, Ben Mercer, Ed Johnetta-Miller, Dean Mitchell, Abraham Mohler, William Murphy, Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Ellis Outlaw, Hassan Paige, Adrienne Patel, William Perry, Edna Patterson Petty, Lonnie Powell, Robert A. Powell, Luisa Otero Prada, Jane Reed, Stella Dawn Richey, Janet Riehl, Marilyn Robinson, Sonnie Joi Ruffin, Deloris Stith Rutlin, Linda Schwermer, Keith Shepherd, Dexter Silvers, Sandra Smith, Raymond Thomas, Solomon Thurman, Angie Turner, Joy Wade, Doretha Washington, Cody Wheelock, Darryl White, Billy Williams, Sheryl Yeager, Ronald Young

 

 

 

ABOUT THE JURORS: 

Dion Dion has served as an Adjunct Art Instructor with Maryville University and recently served as Director of the Emerging Artists as Entrepreneurs program for the Saint Louis Art Fair. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Manchester Arts operating as the Visual Arts Director. Previously, Dion was Executive Director of Art Saint Louis for 18 years. In her work with a variety of non-profit arts organizations for over 35 years she has served as president, Program Director and on the Board of Directors of numerous arts organizations. As a professional arts administrator and consultant - she has served as juror, curator, director or awards judge for over 250+ local, regional and national and international exhibitions, festivals, conferences and major artists’ presentations and /performances. Designated a Master Teacher of Art, Dion was an art educator for 15 years at the secondary level where she designed and taught the curriculum for gifted art students and served on state teams evaluating high school art departments for state and national accreditation. Dion is also a nationally exhibiting and award winning artist in clay, handmade paper, mixed media sculpture 1980-1995 and now in oil paintings & mixed media 2010-present.

 

Vernon C. Mitchell, Jr., PhD, is the Curator of Popular American Arts and Culture in the Department of Special Collections housed within the University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in American History, focused on African American History, from Cornell University and his B.A. from the University of Missouri. Prior to joining the University Libraries, Dr. Mitchell was a postdoctoral fellow in the Program for African and African American Studies and University Libraries Film and Media Archive at Washington University. Before that appointment, he served as a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. Dr. Mitchell teaches courses centered on social movements and the impact of African-American American art and culture on movements and popular culture.

 

 

 

 

Opening: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gallery Dates: 
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Admission: 
Free and Open to the Public

RECLAIM on view through December 30

Holiday Hours

December 23: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 24: Christmas Eve, closed 

December 25: Christmas Day, closed 
December 26: closed 
December 27-30: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
December 31: New Year's Eve, closed
January 1: New Year's Day, closed

 

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Exhibition Dates: November 17, 2017 - December 30, 2017
 
The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents, Reclaim, a Midwest regional all-media juried exhibition that contains work with a concern for the environment and mass consumption. In particular, there are many works of art made from repurposed and recycled materials. Through this exhibition, STLAG is interested in promoting artwork rooted in the tradition of found object and assemblage projects, as well as self-reliant individuals who see multiple uses for items and materials. We believe that by using materials in a new and fresh way, artists are a mirror for society's use of short-lived and disposable products.  
 
 
EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING: (November 17 through December 30)
 
December 2: First Free Family Saturday: From This to That, sculpture project sponsored                             by ReFab from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
December 3: Field Trip to Granite City Arts District. Meet at 11 a.m. at STLAG to caravan.
 
December 7: Holiday Hour + Design and Build Sculpture Challenge sponsered by ReFab                           at 6 p.m.
 
December 16: Craft Mafia Takes Over the Gallery: "Merrily Made: Gifts and Goods" 
 
December 30: Exhibition Closes 
 
Yarn Bomb Installation courtest of River Bend Yarn Bombers and St. Louis Weavers' Guild 


JUROR: Galen Gondolfi
Galen is founder and president of Fort Gondo, Inc., a non-profit arts organization that operated the now defunct Cherokee Street galleries Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts and Beverly. Galen now manages Fort Gondo Inc’s new project G-CADD, the Granite City Art and Design District in Granite City, Illinois which features a city block campus that includes indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces. As a microfinance practitioner, Galen is Chief Communications Officer with the St. Louis based non-profit Justine PETERSEN, which seeks to advance asset development among the underbanked.

 

Solo Shows in the Curated Gallery  November 17 - December 30

Blake and Hannah Sanders - Running on Fumes

Blake and Hannah Sanders present "Running on Fumes," a body of work that acknowledges their complicity in ecological waste and destruction. It provides a garish reminder of how their growing family, and the creature comforts that go with it, have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. Their work employs printmaking and traditional craft media to discuss how conventional notions of family, domesticity, and success affect our behavior as consumers and planetary stewards. Their work centers on environmental issues, so nearly all the material employed in this work has been recycled or repurposed. While the work may seem thematically negative, it is both an indictment and celebration of domestic bliss. The vibrant colors and bold shapes evoke energy, both the thankfully exhaustible energy of a child, and the reserve of energy discovered by the parents during naps and cuddle time. The future is uncertain, and anxiety is the norm, but this work evokes a feeling of comfort in their  discomfort and hope in their hopelessness.

 

Adam Long - Forest Figure Fashion

Adam Longs' Forest Figures explore humankind's intimate connection to the natural world.  Now, in addition to that underlying theme, he has begun to explore the expressiveness of female Forest Figures clothed in dresses of branches, petioles, and snakeskin.  The dynamism of the figures has increased, and he has discovered the potential of fashion as a vehicle for exploring ideas of how we idealize women in our culture, the grace of the female form, movement, levitation, and connection/disconnection with our natural surroundings, all while using carefully collected natural materials.  

 

Opening: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00pm
Gallery Dates: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017