All Colors - Opening January 13



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Opening this Saturday at 7 p.m.



The Portfolio Gallery presents “All Colors,” a Visual Arts Invitational & Juried Exhibition at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Opening Reception: January 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, on view through February 28. “All Colors” will showcase artists from around the country that many mainstream publications have overlooked. Also, the exhibition will promote the abundant artistic talent from within the St. Louis art community and is intended to be an annual destination event that attracts art collectors and artists to the St.  Louis area.

Through jurying and inviting artists, the Portfolio Gallery has put together an impressive group of artwork. This process also allows Portfolio to identify and attract new artists. Ultimately, nationally recognized artists lend strength to the exhibit and the mixing of artists that are both established and emerging furthers the mission of “All Colors” to bring networking opportunities to new artists.

Artists utilize all colors in their creations, and so this exhibition will showcase “images and colors” that tell stories. Proceeds from the exhibit will 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, 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,  Anthony High, Don Jackson, Terry Jackson, Sylvester Jacobs, Dan Johnson, Ronald Johnson, De'Joneiro Jones, Linda D. Jones, Robert Ketchens, Basil Kincaid, Ellen Klamon, Joseph LaMarque, Adam Long, Dean Mabe, Josh Mayfield, 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, Adelia Parker Castro, Adrienne Patel, William Perry, Edna Patterson Petty, Lonnie Powell, Robert A. Powell, Luisa Otero Prada, Jane Reed, Stella Dawn Richey, Janet Riehl, Marilyn Robinson, 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

Exhbition Programming:

Professional Development: Saturday February 24, at 11 am with Susan Kime, President, Link Auction Galleries 

Susan makes frequent appearences on PBS Antique Roadshow and will discuss appraising art for the secondary market, and specifically how to assess value for work by emerging artists when no market has been established. She will discuss the auction industry and how auction results can often dictate what an object is worth. 



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.

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