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Curated Gallery

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The St. Louis Artists' Guild accepts exhibition proposals for solo and small group shows. Artists working in all disciplines, themes, media and styles are encouraged to apply. Artists within a 150 mile radius from St. Louis are invited to present a professional exhibition in our Curated Gallery. The Curated Gallery is 756 sq. ft space with a ceiling height of 14' 9". Proposals must be submitted via email at: exhibitions@stlouisartistsguild.org.

STLAG Members and non-members are highly encouraged to apply. The six-week submission process begins August 16, 2019 and closes September 20, 2019 for review by the exhibition committee. STLAG may curate artists for exhibitions other than submitted proposals. Selected projects will be exhibited between August 2019 through the Fall 2020. Artists will be notified of their accepted or unaccepted proposals by October 1, 2019.

Submissions Guidelines: All applications should be submitted in a single PDF titled lastname_firstname (example: Doe_John) Submit all application materials to: exhibitions@stlouisartistsguild.org

  • 9-12 examples of your work. Images should include captions with: title, year, measurements, media, and price (work does not have to be for sale) Written conceptual explanation of how the exhibition will fit in the provided space.

  • Artist Statement

  • Contact information including: phone number and address Links to an Artist(s) website, online portfolio, Facebook profile, Instagram page, or Tumblr A short bio or artist résumé

  • One artist must submit all combined materials for group show proposals. We will not accept multiple submissions for the same proposal. *PDF should be in order listed above.

    The St. Louis Artists' Guild is a vibrant center for learning and appreciating the visual arts. It is a gathering place for artists of many disciplines, encouraging inquiry, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity.


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Juried Exhibition

The title of this exhibit is inspired by the poem "An Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens. Artists have employed mathematics to bring visual harmony to our surroundings with tools such as the golden ratio, perspective and grid systems. From the intricate symmetry of Islamic tile design, to the measured drawings of Agnes Martin, mathematics can create visual harmony and give a sense of order to what appears to be chaotic.

An Idea of Order seeks work in all media that employs systematic, structure, number, pattern, and shape as an inherent component of expression. Artworks that are concerned with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement as organizing principles are appropriate, as well as works that are related to sequence, timing and movement. 

About the Juror: Joe Chesla

The artwork of this internationally exhibited artist reveals the hidden beauty of natural order and organic process by omitting parts that are superfluous. What remains is a collaboration between Artist and Nature. His aesthetic blends craftsmanship and technical expertise with the eastern sensibilities of balance, harmony, simplicity, and economy of material.

Combining wood and skillfully crafted metal parts, Chesla creates unique, yet oddly familiar sculptures, which seem to tell part of a larger story. At a glance his sculptures may appear to be random or found “parts” but are, in
fact, deliberate and precise creations. Chesla challenges conventional aesthetics, daring us to see art in his sculptural hybrids of nature and industrialization. Chesla also creates mineral infused “rust” and “salt” prints. Exposing specially treated fibrous paper to the natural processes of oxidization creates the one of a kind “prints”.

Joe Chesla received his MFA from Utah State University and has exhibited internationally. He worked as a proprietor at The Walker Art Center in Kansas City, and as head proprietor at Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City. Chesla is also the recipient of numerous awards including Utah State University Arts Grant and Utah Arts Council Grant, John Morgan Fellowship, and the George B and Marie Eccles Caine Art Scholarship. He is a Professor at St. Louis Community College— Meramec, and heads the sculpture department where he coordinates the sculpture program.

ENTRY PROCEDURES

Go to the web page www.stlouisartistsguild. org/entrything1 and follow the instructions
on the website. EntryThingy is the method of entry to receive submissions for this exhibition please go to www.entrythingy.com for more information. Each artist may submit up to three entries. Submissions must be .jpeg images, image proportions maximum 1920px on the longest side, 300 dpi. You will receive emails when we receive your entries and entry fees. We will only accept online entries; do not send CDs or deliver physical work for jurying.

Important Dates

Submission deadline
Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:59pm

Artist notification
Saturday, October 5 , 2019
Artwork Delivery Schedule
October 22 through October 26, 2019

Exhibit opens
Friday, November 15, 2019, 5 to 8pm

Juror/Awards Presentation
Friday, November 15, 2019, 6:30pm

Gallery Talk with Juried Artists Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7pm Exhibit closes
Saturday, December 28, 2019, 4pm


Collector’s Choice XIX

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Art Work Requirements

• Artists may donate one or two pieces of artwork.

• Artwork must be valued at $250 or above.

• Art must be original (not copied from other art or a reproduction of original art)

• Hanging work should have wire and screw eyes.

• Framed size should not exceed 72” x 84” and 30 lbs. Freestanding or pedestal work should not exceed 100 lbs.

• Canvases should be framed, or gallery wrapped — there should be no visible staples or nails on the sides of your canvas.

• Frames must be stable and in good condition.

• Art may be created by the artist or donated from a personal collection.

• All images of the donated artwork must be uploaded by Saturday, September 14th or your work will not be included in the Collectors Choice XIX catalog. Please visit our website, stlouisartistsguild.org for more information.

Collectors Choice XIX Committee has final approval over all art donations.


Important Dates

If you need someone to pick up your artwork, call the office at 314 727-6266 to arrange pickup (all pickups need to occur before Friday, September 6th).  

If you need your artwork photographed, please bring it into SLAG no later than Saturday, September 7th, 10 am – 2 pm.  Artworks will be stored at this time.

Catalog Deadline:  Saturday, September 14th by 6:00 pm.

Final deadline for digital entries, 300 dpi jpeg, image proportions maximum 5”x7”.

Please upload your images and information via EntryThingy under Events, as directed on our website.

Deliver Artwork Donation:  Saturday, October 12th – 19th      

During that week, the hours for delivery are Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm  &  Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm.

Artwork donation forms will be provided at the time of delivery.  

Wed, October 30th   Artist Recognition Party at 7 pm.

All donating artist are invited to bring a guest, pick up a catalog, and view the art.  

Sat, November 2nd  Collectors Choice XIX Selection Party

Doors open at 5 pm and Artwork Selection begins at 7 pm.