Innovations in Textiles 2019 is a collaborative event presented Fall 2019 throughout the St. Louis region—including St. Charles and Columbia, Missouri, and Metro East Illinois. Innovations in Textiles 2019 serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic perspective on fiber art.
Created to investigate the state of contemporary textile arts, Innovations in Textiles2019 is comprised of over 40 regional nonprofit & commercial art galleries, organizations and museums that have joined forces to present innovative exhibitions that explore fiber art, textiles and fashion created by local, regional, national, and international artists.
In addition to exhibitions, a broad range of artistic programming & activities are planned, including receptions, open houses, workshops, lectures, gallery talks, studio tours, a bus tour, and other community programs throughout Fall 2019. Innovations in Textiles 2019 will take place August through November 2019 with a special weekend of events scheduled with Surface Design Association’s “Beyond the Surface” St. Louis Conference October 3-6, 2019.
Learn more on our website: http://innovationsinstextilesstl.org
Monday Night Print
Copper Etching Demonstration with Luke Firle
Are you curious about the etching process but hesitant about taking a class?
This demonstration is a great introduction to the process. Luke Firle will walk you through the steps: the initial plate cleaning, transferring an image/making an image, etching the plate, inking the plate and printing the plate. Luke will also discuss paper selection. There is no charge for this demonstration. However, please call ahead or
email to let us know you are coming:
Saturday, June 8 the fun starts at 5 pm
This fundraising exhibit is organized by THIRTEEN SQUARED, a group of diverseSt. Louis women artists who collaborate to support the visual arts in St. Louis. The exhibit will include donated work in paintings, drawings, collages, and more! Light refreshments will be served. On June 8th the fun begins with the exhibit preview at 5pm. At 6pm, everyone in attendance will gather in thecenter of the room. When the whistle blows, attendees will select the work they have chosen to purchase, remove it from the wall, pay for it, and take it home!Each piece is $50. A limited number of larger pieces by THIRTEEN SQUARED artists will be available for $100 each. All proceeds go to the St. Louis Artists' Guild.
If you are an artist, we want your work! Please email Amy Firestone Rosen: email@example.com for further information and your intent to donate.
-Each piece of art must be in an 8x8 inch square wall-hung format in the medium of the artist's choice. The frames may be larger than 8" x 8".
-Each piece of art is to be completed, ready to hang, and delivered to the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 12 N Jackson Ave, St. Louis, MO (Corner of Forsyth and Jackson) between the 19th and 26th of May 2019.
Monday, May 20 from 6 to 8:30 pm | cost $10 | Guest Artist: Connie Lambert
Collagraph and Stencils: a Perfect Pairing
In this workshop we will use a variety of stencils: store bought stencils, hand cut or machine cut stencils and found items with textures to create a collagraph plate. Not only can the stencils be used to create the textured collagraph plate, they can also be used as an additional plate for inking. Connie will demonstrate the intaglio inking process before we print our plates that night. You will take home your print that has rich surface and visual interest.
Connie is a printmaker living and working in St. Louis. She has been actively printing for over 20 years and has wide-ranging knowledge of many of the printing processes that she uses throughout her work. She seamlessly mixes and matches techniques to create multi-layered prints with subtle colors and textures that connect to a feeling or experience from her life. Connie holds a BFA from Southeast Missouri State University.
Please bring any stencils of your own that you might wish to use as well as textured found items, and paper. Ink is provided. $10 cash at the door.
The seemingly out of control human impact on our times has left us with a feeling that life as we know it is endangered. We are interested in how you interpret these themes, ranging from our environmental impact to threats on the planet, civilization, and progress. For this exhibition, the St. Louis Artists' Guild is looking for works in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mix-media, digital art, video art, and installation art that explores the increasing sense of peril of our planet.
Intro to Charcoal Drawing: June 11 to July 30
Afternoon Intro to Drawing: June 13 to July 25
Evening Intro to Drawing: June 13 to August 8
Morning Intro to Drawing: June 15 to August 10
Figure Drawing: June 18 to August 6
Chalk Pastel Drawing: June 19 to August 7
Oil Painting on Panel: June 12 to July 17
Water-Mixable Oil Painting: June 20 to August 8
The Altered Print: June 11 to July 30
Drypoint and Etching: June 12 to July 31
Sue Hinkel shares the stories of diverse artists including Georgia O'Keefe, Charlie Russell, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo. This program is a collaboration between the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, Maturity and Its Muse's Celebrating Arts for Senior EngAGEment Festival, and the St. Louis Artists' Guild.
Monday Night Print
April 15, 6-8:30pm
Accordion Book with Tabs- also known as a Flag Book
with Carrie Keasler
Carrie will demonstrate how to re-purpose your collection of postcards and other ephemera into a stunning visual presentation. The flag book is also a great tool for the visual artist/writer to experiment with image and text combinations.
Please bring papers you would like to use for your book. Suggestions: maps, photographs, concert tickets, brochures, postcards, and other paper with text and imagery.
Image Courtesy of: Ruth Bardenstein
Kristen Winter, accomplished beading artist, will introduce our Fiber Section to the Peyote Stitch. She will demo this beginner’s stitch to create elements for a pair of earrings.
Kits will be available from Kristen – on the spot – for $2.00. Work along with her. We all know the best way to learn is by doing a lesson along with a wonderful instructor.
Monday Night Print: Mono-print Smorgasboard with Carrie Keasler and Amy Firestone
March 18 at 6:30p | cost: $10 at the door
Two heads are better than one, especially when they are serving up a sampler of monoprint techniques. Join printmakers and STLAG employees Carrie and Amy as they demonstrate some of their favorite one-off techniques for producing vibrant imagery and gorgeous textures.
Ink is provided. Please bring paper, including prints that can use another layer.
As a Women’s History Month tribute. Khalia Collier, owner/GM of St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball team; Kristy Jackson, educator, business owner and founder of GLAMM, which teaches leadership skills to girls 11 to 18, and Jeanne Erdmann, freelance science journalist and board member of Association of Health Care Journalists, will be on the FREE program of Missouri Professional Communicators. Light breakfast. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emerson Young Artists' Showcase is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork created by high school students between 15 and 19 years old residing within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. The annual Young Artists' Showcase has supported artistically inclined students for over 60 years. We aim to promote a career in the visual arts while providing an opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery.
March 6, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30
STLAG Fiber Section Meeting
Kate Anderson, internationally known fiber artist, will be our speaker. Her work is currently on view at Craft Alliance. Kate has a broad range of experiences, gallery director, curator, juror, panelist and workshop leader.
In 1996 Kate began knotting, often she uses references to pop and mid-century imagery. Her knotting creates a snapshot of American history. She says: “Teapots are familiar and comfortable symbols. I create them as containers to hold iconic images…” The picture you see here is one of her dramatic teapots.
Broadly exhibited: Nationally at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, internationally at the National Craft Gallery of Irish Craft Council and the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan. Her work is also found in the Kamm Teapot Foundation Collection, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin.
In this workshop, students will learn to use brush, ink and watercolors, and the authentic Chinese style to paint traditional Chinese painting subjects, such as bamboo, birds & flowers. You will experience how the different shades of black ink mixed with colors can create the magic harmony of yin and yang, tranquility and wonder. Participants will enjoy the spontaneity, simplicity and creativity of the medium and its deep philosophical meaning.
Painting materials: all painting materials (brushes, ink, rice papers, paints, and felt) will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own above materials. In addition, please bring some newsprint or drawing papers for doing practice.
Ping Yan started to learn drawing and painting at a very early age and works in a wide variety of mediums including Chinese brush painting, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, and pen sketch. Ping enjoys creating portraits, cartoon, flowers and landscapes. Ping's artworks involve an extensive area of subject matters and styles from oriental to impressionism, light to dark values. She has been invited to demo her Chinese brush painting in many art fairs and events. Her brush painting work shows that the painter must work with speed, pitch, liveliness, confidence, and technical mastery, infusing spiritual energy into the brushstrokes. The action of creating artworks has enriched her life and provided her with both physical and mental relaxation. She believes that Qigong and the way of Chinese brush painting have something in common: breath management, physical exercise and mental focus.
Visit Ping Yan’s website
Visit the Texas Roadhouse in Kirkwood and 10% of your total purchase will be donated to the St. Louis Artists' Guild!
The address is 1220 S Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone: (314) 822-0800
Download the invitation you will need to have at the event by clicking here.
Wednesday, January 30 at 7 pm
Gallery Talk with artists from the Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition
Join the artists participating in our current exhibition as they discuss their inspiration, working techniques, content, and creative process. Light refreshments.
Repurposed Paper and Board Handmade Book with Luke Firle
For this print night we are leaving the press and moving into a part of printmaking that is not so much printing. Have you ever wondered what to do with extra paper, prints that didn’t make the cut for an edition or even as an artist proof? Have you every wanted to make a small book of prints or poems, what about a mixed bag of paper for a sketchbook or journal? If you have ever wanted to do any of these, join us in learning how to make a small one that uses Japanese bookbinding techniques, and a DIY/repurpose attitude.
Materials you will need: various papers, old prints that you would like to rework, maps, lined paper, graph paper, really anything you would like to put into one of these. This is a great time to possibly do some paper sharing and trading.
For the covers we will be using various 12-pack containers, and a few other paperboard product packaging that we will repurpose into our exteriors. The instructor for the class has been collecting these for a while but if you have one that you would love to use, please bring it!
This is a “Bring Your Own Stitching Event” Plus a bonus.
Kacey Cowdery is our host. She will present interesting embroidery stitches.
To work along with us on embroidery, bring fabric, hoop and thread.
Or, work as Kacey does, baste poly batting to the back of your fabric, no hoop.
Saturday, January 19 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Professional Development lecture with 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.
Visit the St. Louis Artists' Guild for the opening reception of the Ann Metzger National Biennial Exhibition. Awards ceremony at 6:30 pm with juror Hannah Klemm. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.
Introduction to Charcoal | January 15 - March 5
Introduction to Pen and Ink | January 17- February 21
Drawing for the Young Artist | January 17 - February 21
Evening Introduction to Drawing | January 17 - March 7
Introduction to Figure Drawing | January 21 - March 11
Portrait Drawing | January 22 to March 12
Morning Introduction to Drawing | January 26 - March 16
Introduction to Painting | January 16 - March 13
Figure Painting | January 16 - March 13
Water-Mixable Oil Painting | January 17 - March 9
Introduction to Watercolor | January 29 to March 12
Intermediate Watercolor | January 30 - March 13
Experimental Painting | February 7 - March 14
The Altered Print | January 15 to March 5
Introduction to Dry Point and Etching | January 16 - March 6
Introduction to Reductive Printmaking | January 16 - March 6
Printmaking for the Young Artist | February 6 - March 27
Drawing for the Young Artist | January 17 - February 21
Printmaking for the Young Artist | February 6 - March 27
Sale! through December 29 everyone receives 10% off and members receive 15% off, stop in today!
The ArtShop at the St. Louis Artists' Guild features a unique collection of handmade items by regional artists. We have a variety of reasonably priced sculptures, prints, fibers, wearables, and jewelry all for purchase during gallery hours. Visit the ArtShop, designed to offer the perfect gift for you or a friend!
Tuesday-Friday 10a to 6p and Saturday 10a to 4p (closed Sunday and Monday)
The workshop will introduce methods of milling lumber with a table saw to create effective picture frames. Participants will receive hands-on instruction and demonstrations of techniques used to develop simple, contemporary moulding profiles. Students will make a 5"x7" frame.
Supply fee included. Please bring safety goggles and gloves if you own them.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 10a to 6p
Everyone receives 10% off in the ArtShop and STLAG Members' receive a 15% discount!
And that's not all! All class registrations receive members' pricing and members receive an additional $10 off their class fee! Now that's a deal! (Class Registration discounts active from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm)
Tilles Park is one of the go-to places in St. Louis to view Christmas Lights. Please join us for the 2018 Winter Wonderland Walk through Tilles Park. The park only has a few walking tours, so this is a rare opportunity. These tickets were donated to our Meetup and we have a limited number of spaces (20) so please sign up early. This will be for members of our meetup group only. If you wish to bring other guests, please go to the St. Louis County Parks website to purchase additional tickets.
Parking information and other details will be available and posted on the meetup after October 31. We will distribute the wrist bands that allow entry to the park at the November meeting or at the gate the night of the event.
Since we are limited to 20 people for the tour, I would ask that anyone wishing to take advantage of this unique opportunity signs up through our Meet Up page. They can always leave the group if they wish after the tour. The spots are filling up quickly. Once 20 people sign up, Meet Up will create a waiting list.
Our Meet Up group is called: “Photography Section - Saint Louis Artists' Guild” and can be found at:
December 10th 6-8:30 PM
members: $35.00 non-members: $45.00
Students will be guided through creation of a small mixed-media artwork consisting of collage and paint. Stencils will be available to create unique and personal artwork that is wall-worthy.
All supplies included.
December 11th 6-8:30 PM
members: $45.00 non-members: $60.00
Throughout history, indigo has been one of the most widely used plant dyes for creating blue cloth. In this workshop, you will learn Itajime Shibori, and dip your fabric into the indigo dye to create rich, deep shades of blue. Itajime Shibori involves systematically folding the fabric and clamping it with tiles to create geometric repeat patterns. We will dye both cotton and silk fabric, and students will go home with two beautiful finished hand-dyed scarves.
Supply fee included.