Collectors Choice XVII

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Collectors' Choice XVII

Gallery Dates: October 20 - November 4, 2017

Opening Party: Friday, October 20, 2017; 6 - 9 pm

Selection Party: Saturday, November 4, 2017; 7 - 9:30 pm




St. Louis Artists’ Guild Presents Collectors Choice XVII
Collectors Choice is a beloved annual event for local artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts. With the purchase of one ticket for $175, two people may attend two parties and acquire one piece of original artwork (valued at $250 or more). Tickets are limited to the number of artworks available. All proceeds support the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s mission and programs.

Additionally, Billyo O'Donnell's painting Glosemeyer Farm, 24" x 30," valued at $6,200 will be raffled during the Selection Party. Raffle tickets are sold separately from event tickets and raffle ticket holders do not need to purchase event tickets to win.

Click here to purchase Tickets (and Raffle Tickets too!): PURCHASE COLLECTORS' CHOICE TICKETS

Honorary Chairs
Kathy & Jim Sherby
Billyo O’Donnell, artist of Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air donated Glosemeyer Farm, 24” x 30”, valued at $6200 to Collectors Choice XVII. This oil painting will be raffled on Nov. 4, 2017. Raffle tickets are $10 for one or $25 for three tickets. Raffle ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Opening Party
Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 pm - 9 pm
Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments while viewing artwork donated by regional artists. There will also be a Silent Auction of items donated by local businesses and St. Louis Artists’ Guild supporters! Exhibiting artists will be in attendance.

Selection Party
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Doors open at 5 pm and selection begins at 7 pm. There is an element of suspense, chance, and luck of the draw as names of ticket-holders are drawn at random. When your name is called, you choose one of the available pieces of artwork! One piece is guaranteed for each ticket purchased. You must have a ticket to attend this event. Light refreshments will be provided. Patrick Murphy will be Master of Ceremonies.

Glosemeyer Farm (courtesty of Billyo O'Donnell) Raffle Image  


Donated artwork available during the Selection party (left Steve Jones and right Kim Kordonowy)



Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gallery Dates: 
Friday, October 20, 2017 - Saturday, November 4, 2017

RECLAIM: Opening November 17


Exhibition Dates: November 17, 2017 - December 30, 2017
The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is accepting entries for RECLAIM. This Midwest regional (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI) all-media juried exhibition seeks artists with a sincere concern for the environment. We also encourage artists who make work that confronts mass consumerism to enter, and we are particularly interested in art made from repurposed and recycled materials. This type of artwork is rooted in the tradition of found object and assemblage projects, but also includes self-reliant individuals who see multiple uses for items and materials. By using materials in a new and fresh way, artists are a mirror for society’s use of short-lived and disposable products.

Exhibit Dates: November 17, 2017 through December 30, 2017
October 14, 2017; 11:59 pm: Submissions Due
October 19, 2017: Juror’s Decision
October 20, 2017: Artists’ Notification
November 10, 2017: Artwork must be delivered by this date.
November 17, 2017: Exhibit Opens
December 6, 2017; 7 pm: Gallery Talk
December 30, 2017: Exhibit closes
January 3, 2018: Begin artwork pickup.

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.


Exhibitions in this Series:
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 6:00pm - Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:00pm
Gallery Dates: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017