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. www.ruthreesestudio.com

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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