call for entries


The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is holding a national call seeking artwork for our upcoming exhibit titled Piece of Paper. Paper is a versatile material that is at the core of contemporary art. It has unlimited surfaces, strengths, flexibilities and accepts a multitude of medium. This call explores paper as medium and in which the use of paper is a primary concern as a means of expression and aesthetic. The call includes painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and book arts.

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

Artist Notification: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Exhibition Dates: June 8, 2018 to July 21, 2018

Opening Reception, Awards, and Juror Discussion Friday: June 22, 2018, 5pm

Art Pickup: Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Begin artwork pickup.

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: Karen Kunc

Karen Kunc explores inventive color abstractions of the natural and human-fashioned world in her prints and artist books, creating ideas of 'strange beauty'.  Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Awards include Fulbright Scholar Awards to Finland and Bangladesh, two NEA/MAAA awards, the 2007 SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Award.  Her works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and are held in numerous collections:  MOMA; Library of Congress; Milwaukee Art Museum; Haas Arts Library Yale University; Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland.  She has taught workshops around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Bangladesh, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland, Spain; and she has lectured as a visiting artist to over 200 institutions.   Kunc has recently launched Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a creative destination for artist residencies, collaborations and workshops in print, paper, book.


Seeking work that highlights the importance of negative space as it pertains to defining positive shape or form.  You cannot have one without the other. Negative and Positive space work in tandem to define the content and attitude of a work of art. How does the relationship of negative and positive space affect your communications and interactions with the viewer?  Open to all media and concepts that relate to the interaction between negative and positive space, for every action there is a reaction, and balance and counterbalance.

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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