call for entries


For every negative there is a positive, for every action, there is a reaction, and for every balance, there is a counterbalance. We have been taught to "see" negative space to better define positive shape or form.  How does negative and positive space work in tandem to describe the content and attitude of a work of art? For this exhibition, the St. Louis Artists Guild seeks submissions that explore these concepts either artistically, emotionally, socially or all of the above. Calls for entry are open to all media including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, performance, mixed-media, and installation. 

Submission Deadline: June 27, 2018 (11:59pm)

Exhibition Dates: August 3, 2018 to September 15, 2018

Opening Reception, Awards, and Juror Discussion Friday: August 3, 2018, 6pm

Exhibited artwork cannot be removed from the gallery until July 24, 2018. The artist must make arrangements with a preferred shipper to schedule a pickup for Return Shipping that ensures retrieval of the work by August 18, 2018, if not the work will become the property of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.

Juror: Tom Huck

Tom Huck was born on December 9, 1971 in Farmington, Missouri and grew up in nearby Potosi.  He received a BFA in drawing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1993. He currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri where he runs his own press, Evil Prints. 

Tom Huck is a visual artist best known for his large scale woodcuts. His imagery draws heavily upon the influence of Albrecht Durer, Jose Guadalupe Posada, R. Crumb and Honore Daumier. He is a regular contributor to BLAB! and was the illustrator of The Roots’ Phrenology album art in 2003. 

Huck’s woodcut prints are included in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum. Milwaukee Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Fogg Art Museum and New York Public Library.

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