All Colors January 1 to February 28, 2018
Jurors: Dion Dion and Vernon C. Mitchell Jr.
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.
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.
“All Colors” Visual Arts Invitational & Juried Exhibition presented by the Portfolio Gallery at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. “All Colors” will be on view thru February 28. Portfolio, Inc. presents this Saint Louis-based fine art destination event featuring invited African-American artists and juried artists from across the country.
The exhibit will introduce the St. Louis Metropolitan Region to artists that mainstream publications may have overlooked and 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.
Selected Artists: Akeem Agbelekale, Paul Bayer, Cbabi Bayoc, Sami Bentil, Charles Bibbs, 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, Julian Herrl, Anthony High, LaToya Hobbs, Don Jackson, Suzanne Jackson, Terry Jackson, Sylvester Jacobs, Ronald Johnson, De'Jorneioo Jones, Linda D. Jones, Robert Ketchens, Basil Kincaid, Ellen Klamon, Joseph LaMarque, Adam Long, Dean Mabe, Josh Mayfield, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, 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, Sonnie Joi Ruffin, 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