call for entries
The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is proud to host Clearly Human III, an all-media group exhibition of artwork focused on the human figure. Clearly Human gives a comprehensive look at the many ways of representing the human figure, from traditional to contemporary, realistic to fanciful, beautiful to unsettling. The exhibit seeks a diverse view of humanity representing subjects varying greatly in gender, age, ethnicity, and nationality. The artists are encouraged to use the figure to explore a wide variety of themes, including definitions of beauty, perceptions of history, relationships with nature, and moments of everyday life. Submit by March 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 6 to May 26, 2018
Entry Deadline: March 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Artists’ Notification: On or before March 16, 2018
Delivery Deadline: April 6, 2018 by 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 2018, 5pm–8pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 21 at 7pm
May 29, 2018: Begin artwork pickup.
All works must be retrieved from STLAG’s galleries by July 31, 2018, or else the work will become the property of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.
Juror: Mike Behle
Michael Behle is an artist, educator, and community organizer based in St. Louis, Missouri. His work has been exhibited extensively at venues including: Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri; Phillips de Pury, New York, New York; Art Resources Transfer, New York, New York; Aqua Art, Miami, Florida; Next Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois; Mitchell Museum (Southern Illinois Biennial) Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Puerto Rico International Art Fair, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Sotheby’s in New York, New York; and The Underground, Stuttgart, Germany, among others. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University. Behle is a fellow of the Vermont Studio Center, and the Community Arts Training Program through the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. In 2012 Behle founded Paul Artspace, a residency program located in St. Louis, Missouri, and in 2014 he co-founded Museum Blue, a project space also located in St. Louis. He has served as an independent curator on numerous projects for both local and national exhibitions. His work has received support in grants and fellowships from the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Vermont Studio Center, among others. Behle has served as a guest lecturer and visiting professor at several venues and institutions, most recently at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy and the Birmingham School of Art in the United Kingdom. He currently serves as Assistant Chairperson and Teaching Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.