Current Exhibitions

2018 Young Artists' Showcase | All Media Exhibition


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

Entry Guidelines

• All work must be submitted by an instructor.

• Instructors may submit work for up to 10 students.

• One entry per student.

• If a student is home-schooled, their parent will be the submitting instructor.

Entry Fees: $5 per entry.

Commissions: Sales are encouraged. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild retains a 35% commission on all works sold from this exhbition.

Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded by the juror.

Art and design scholarships for high school seniors will be among the awards given by the juror. To be eligble for a scholarship, the student must be a current high school senior at the time of the exhibition, and accepted into a college art or design program (includes studio art, graphic design, architecture, etc). If one of your students is eligble for a schol- arship, please include a note with their piece in the “Description” field of the image upload form.

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.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Free and Open to the Public
Ruth Reese
Ruth Reese

Clearly Human III

Clearly Human III 

Apply by March 2, 2018 (11:59pm)
Clearly Human is a national juried exhibition of artwork focused on the human figure. Work in all media will be accepted, including (but not limited to) painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Both traditional and contemporary approaches to the human form are welcome. 
Juror: Michael Behle
Michael Behle is an artist, educator, and community organizer based in St. Louis Missouri. His work has been exhibited extensively at venues including: Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Phillips de Pury, New York, NY; Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY; Aqua Art, Miami FL; Puerto Rico International Art Fair, San Juan PR; The Underground, Stuttgart, Germany. In 2012 Behle founded Paul Artspace, a residency program located in St. Louis and in 2014 he co-founded Museum Blue, a project space also located in St. Louis. He has served as independent curator on numerous projects for both local and national exhibitions. His work has received support in grants and fellowships from the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Vermont Studio Center among others. Behle has served as a guest lecturer and visiting professor at several venues and institutions, most recently at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence Italy and the Birmingham School of Art in the UK. Currently Michael is the Assistant Chairperson and Teaching Professor in the Department of Art and Design at UMSL. 
Exhibition Timeline
March 2, 2018 (11:59pm) | Submission Due 
March 15, 2018 | Juror's Decision 
March 16, 2018 | Artists' Notifications
April 6, 2018 | Artwork must be delivered by this date
April 13, 2018 | Exhibit Opens
May 26, 2018 | Exhibtion Closes
May 29, 2018 | Begin Artwork pickup. Exhibited artwork cannot be removed from the gallery until May 29, 2018. All works must be retrieved from STLAG's galleries. The artist must make arrangements with the Gallery Director and preferred shipper to retrieve the work by July 31, 2018, or else the work will become the property of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. 
Entry Guidelines
- Artists must be at least 18 years of age 
- Up to 3 entries may be submitted
- Artwork must be original (not copied from other art or made from a kit)
- Completed within the last two years. 
- Not shown previously in the St. Louis Artists' Guild galleries 
-Work must be priced and marked for sale or not for sale (NFS). NFS work must include insurance value. The St. Louis Artists' Guild will insure 65% of the value. 
Please see the prospectus for complete guidelines. 
Entry Fee
St. Louis Artists' Guild members may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable fee of $24. Non-members may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable fee of $35. 
Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror. 


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Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018
Free and Open to the Public
Michael Behle
Michael Behle
Submissions Due: 
January 17, 2018 - March 2, 2018