Collectors Choice XVII

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Collectors' Choice XVII

The St. Louis Artists' Guild invites you to donate one or two original works of art to the Collectors Choice XVII fundraiser. Your contribution of artwork will help raise the needed funds to continue the many exhibits and programs the St. Louis Artists' Guild offers to members and the public. This fundraiser showcases the best of your artwork and introduces you to art patrons from across the St. Louis region. There is no jury process, all artwork donations will be accepted with final approval from the Collectors Choice XVII Committee. All donating artists are invited to bring a guest to the Opening Party on October 20 at 6 pm for artists and ticket holders. This first event celebrates Collectors Choice XVII and gives ticket holders an opportunity to meet the artists and view the galleries filled with exciting artworks. The Selection Party will be held on November 4 at 7 pm - This is the date when ticket holder names are called and artworks are chosen. Collectors Choice XVII tickets will be on sale soon! Catalogue Entry Deadline: September 15, 2017; 6 pm.

Opening Party: Friday, October 20, 2017; 6 - 9 pm
Selection Party: Saturday, November 4, 2017; 7 - 9:30 pm
Gallery Dates: October 20 - November 4, 2017

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.

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 Raffle Image:

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

What's Your GPS?

Opening Reception: September 15, 2017
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 15 to October 11, 2017
The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents What's Your GPS? The GPS or Global Positioning System can instantly pinpoint your location and lead you to a destination. This national juried exhibition explores the transformative relationship between individual identity and a physical space, geographic location, or inhabitance. Exhibiting artists conceptualize how topographical characteristics evoke a sense of place through photographic prints, hand-crafted fiber art, photorealistic oil and watercolor paintings, digital collage, screenprints, glass sculptures, and installations.
Exhibition Dates: September 15 through October 11, 2017
Solo Shows In the Curated Gallery
Melissa Whiteman, Storm Gallery 

Meredith Foster Lighting Fires, Live Edge
Caroline Philippone Jeju Island in Summer


(Melissa Whiteman, Blowing In, 2015, oil on canvas, 30" x 40")  


 (Meredith Foster, Live Edge, 2017, photographic vinyl prints on lumber, 8' x 7' x 9"


(Caroline Philippone, "View of Chagwido Island, Jeju South Korea," silver gelatin print, 16" x 20")

Exhibit Dates : Sept. 15 to October 11, 2017
August 31, 2017: Artwork must be delivered by this date.
September 15, 2017: Exhbit Opens
 Artists' and Award Presentation with Juror Laura Strand:
September 27, 2017 (7:00pm): Gallery Talk
October 11, 2017: Exhibit closes
October 12, 2017: Begin artwork pickup.
About the Juror: Professor Laura Strand, head of Textile Arts has a comprehensive back-ground and formal training in weaving, surface design, papermaking, bookbinding and basketry through a BFA from Georgia State University and an MFA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She has exhibited widely and lectured throughout the country. As a working artist her interests include the interface between feminism and visual culture, exploring the connection between the textile field and our Western cultural understanding of “women’s work.” As an artist and a person she engages in an effort to link the rich heritage of the textile arts with contemporary theoretical discourse.


Exhibition Programming

-Author Amanda Doyle presents "100 things To Do in St. Louis Before You Die" 2nd Edition, with a free interactive family activity: September 23, 2017, 2 - 3 pm

- Juried Gallery Talk with What's Your GPS Artists: September 27, 2017; 7 pm
- Open Studios Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: October 7, 2017; 10 am - 5 pm
- Free Family First Saturday with guest artist Timothy Wagner: October 7, 2017; 12 - 2 pm
- Gallery Talk and Closing Reception with Curated Gallery artists: October 11, 2017; 7 pm

What's Your GPS Artists
Deb Akin, Randall Allen, Betsy Bannan, Douglas Bloom, Bruce Boyles, Sara Slee Brown, Karen Cohen, Carla Duncan, Jonathan Fisher, Judy Gartland, Kelly Gordon, Celine Hartwig, Jennie Hible, Andrew Leicht, Jonathan Meany, Elizabeth M. Moore, Janice Schoultz Mudd, Judith Repke, Bob Rickert, Amy Firestone Rosen, John Salozzo, Marceline Saphian, Jennifer Sarti, Jim Trotter, Joyce Trotter, Russell Vanecek, Janene Whitesell, Peggy Wyman



Exhibitions in this Series:
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Dates: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Free and Open to the Public

RECLAIM: Accepting Submissions


 Submit by: October 6, 2017
Exhibition Dates: November 17, 2017 - December 30, 2017
The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is accepting entries for RECLAIM. This regional (Missouri and Illinois) all media juried exhibition seeks artists with a sincere concern for the environment. We encourage artists who make work from repurposed and recycled material that confronts mass consumerism to enter. 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 6, 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