about the exhibition

The Ann Metzger Memorial National Biennial Exhibition is an all-media, all-content, juried exhibition open to artists across the United States. Ann Metzger was a long-time member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and per her bequest established a prize fund for cash awards to honor contemporary artists. For this exhibition, we search for and bring together great contemporary artwork from around the nation. We are proud to announce our juror is Hannah Klemm, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Gallery Talk: Wednesday January 30, 7:00pm

HEC-TV Interview with Quinn Briceño, Hannah Klemm, Sukanya Mani, and Stuart Shadwell

about the juror: Hannah Klemm

Hannah Klemm is the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the St. Louis Art Museum where she curates the museum’s “Currents” and “New Media Series” exhibitions. Klemm previously was the Fisher Collection Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked on the contemporary German art collection. She holds a doctorate from the the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a bachelor’s degree in art history with honors from Sarah Lawrence College. Klemm has received several fellowships and awards, including a 10-month research fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Participating Artists

Daniel Atyim. Jody (Burke) Baltzer. Joy Kroeger Beckner. Andrea Beaumont. Katherine Blackburne. Maria Bohannon. Diana Bose. Karen Bradfield. Quinn Briceño. Jackie Brown. Gianfranco Cioffi. Karen Cowdery. Miguel de Aguero. Ted Denton. Richard Dowdell. John Dyess. Emily Elhoffer. Rachel Ensor. Suzy Farren. Vincent Fazio. Dominic Finocchio. Alejandro Franco. Danny Glass. Kathy Gomric. M. Alexander Gray. John Hardecke. Celine Hartwig. Lauren Harvey. Donna Hasegawa. Gina Herrera. Tim Judge. Teri Keegan-Castrop. Robert Kokenyesi. Ruth Kolker. Amanda Kralovic. Andrea Land. Andrew Leicht. J. (Jie) Li. Lisa Maione. Shawn McClain. Ron McIlvain. Edmund Merricle II. Pratima Murali. Patrick Murphy. Deanna Nash. Alex Paradowski. Jody Paulson. Jane Reed. Charlotte Rennard. Ron Rice. Karen Romani. Clare Rosean. Winter Rusiloski. Jason Scholtz. Steven Schroeder. Anita Seltzer. Michael Shadwell. Debra Smith. Joanne Stremsterfer. Daniel Sullivan. Georgia Tambasis. Shane Ward. Susan Wehrman. Chelsie Wilson. Madeline Winter. Mark Witzling. Shanlin Ye. Carmile Zaino. Maggie Zografakis. Barbara Zucker.

Award Winners

Ann Metzger Award, Quinn Briceño for "Maria Elena,"

Edgar L. Metzger Award, Ron McIlvain for "Orange & Black" 

Fred and Mildred Carpenter Award, Emily Elhoffer for "Tender"

Helen Longmire Award, Gina Herrera for "A Relentless Presence,"

Richard Silverman Award, Sukanya Mani for "The Light Illusion" 

JHL & J Award, Georgia Tambasis for "Untitled (gestural vessel)"

in the ramp gallery

we welcome Fine Line Studios

Fine Line Studios is an arts based day program for adults with disabilities, located in the Bridgeton neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Stop by the St. Louis Artists’ Guild to see the amazing works of art produced by these artists! Thank you to Fine Line Studios for providing an enriching environment and empowering the marginalized in our community!



in the window gallery

Member Artist: Dave Coblitz

David provides therapeutic medical art work through art consultants, architects, interior design firms, fine art galleries seeking Evidence Based Design Art, way-finding pieces, and custom installations for health care, senior living and commercial spaces.

Instructor: Marcia Pandolfi

Marcia studied art in St. Louis and Chicago, and holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2007.

She says, “In painting, drawing, and printmaking, I find a language that goes beyond any other. I use basic, formal elements such as color, line, value, and composition, to communicate a mood or a sensory experience. My first marks are intuitive, even random, and my planning is limited to a few materials, the size of the surface, and sometimes a color palette. However minimal those first few bits may be, they take me somewhere, and I then have the task of responding. At that point my focus sharpens, my decisions are more thoughtful and deliberate, and the work becomes a composition.”

Stop by the Windows on Jackson Avenue to see the artwork of these two amazing artists