Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

September Photo Shoot

This is the Photo Section's first photo shoot at a location other than the STLAG, with Carl as President. It will be a pot luck picnic and get to know each other event. Then, Kirkwood Park for sunset photos!


4:00 gather for a Pot Luck Picnic at Carl Valle & Kacey Cowdery’s house. 623 Westborough Place, Webster Groves, MO 63119, 314-968-5041. 6:30 be at the park. It is about a ten minute drive.

A pasta entrée, iced tea, picnic plates, cups, utensils and napkins will be supplied. Please bring your pot luck dish, and chairs. Also, bring any beverages you would like. Please RSVP to carl@carlvalle.org 

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Gallery Talk
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Gallery Talk

Join the St. Louis Artists' Guild for an evening of discussion and demos as the artists participating in the juried exhibition "The State of Our Shared Land" share insights into their creative process.

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Submission Deadline: The Essence of Form
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Submission Deadline: The Essence of Form

For this exhibition the St. Louis Artists’ Guild seeks artwork that detects the structure of the physical world both seen and unseen, imagined and observed. We are fascinated with how nature repeats itself in a diversity of forms from the micro to the macro. How do you capture this phenomena? This is an all-media exhibition looking for works of both abstraction and realism.  We are particularly interested in how artists’ capture form from a well-timed photograph, to the manipulation of paint, drawing media, fabric and clay, or a mixture of all of them.

Submit your art now!

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Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Media Literacy for Midterm Elections

Fake news. Russian hackers. Dark money. Relentless political ads. Perhaps more than ever in recent history, the media is under attack. How can we identify a legitimate news source today? Why and how are the messages we see every day spun and skewered for purposes other than reporting the news? Join us as Dr. Andrew Smith of Lindenwood University and Jessica Bellamo of Gateway Media Literacy Partners explain how we can better navigate these murky waters. Their insights will help you assess voting issues in November. Hosted by Missouri Professional Communicators and St. Louis Press Club. Program is free. Please RSVPmpcnfpw@gmail.com. Information: 314-471-3966.

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Scary Spooky Skeletons 101
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Scary Spooky Skeletons 101

Scary Spooky Skeletons 101

with Griffith Moore

October 27, 2018

Session 1 for ages 7-10  Limited to twelve participants

Time: 1-2:30pm

Cost: $25.00

Session 2 for ages 11+  Limited to 12 participants 

Time: 3-4:30pm

Cost: $25.00 

Bring out your inner Dr. Frankenstein with this class on paper skeletons and monsters. Students will learn the basics of paper sculpture while making a skeleton. We will also explore the fundamentals of monster creation as the young artists design their own creepy creature. 

Griffith Moore is a paper engineer and toy designer from St. Louis. She earned her BFA in industrial design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. She has a love of bright colors, chocolate and cartoons. Her paper creatures explore the intersection of surface design and structure. Griff is always aiming to bring more magic into the world. You can see some of her creations at

www.mutantpulp.com.

Read about Griff's work here: https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/made-in-st-louis-she-designs-aliens-monsters-robots-and/article_a7599ba3-4b06-5be7-ac03-52552915524f.html

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Photography Section Meeting
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Photography Section Meeting

What are your ideas for programs at our meetings and for photo shoots outside the STLAG? After a short business meeting, we will take theatrical style headshots, photo portraits of each other - black and white, with dramatic lighting. Something new for the Section!? Bring your cameras and come prepared to have your picture taken - hair combed and spiffy clothes!

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Fibers Section | September 5
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Fibers Section | September 5

This is going to be a fascinating meeting. Dr. Elizabeth Horton, station archaeologist at Toltec Mounds, Archaeological State Park, Scott, Arkansas, will talk about ancient fibers and baskets from pre-historic Native Americans in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, focusing on what these ancient peoples wore, what plants they used to create clothing and what were the social roles of textiles and basketry. 

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Cast About: An Introduction to Paper Casting with Leandra Sprangler
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Cast About: An Introduction to Paper Casting with Leandra Sprangler

Paper casting is a simple technique to learn. Using found objects as molds, amazing paper casts can be made.  Practice small and imagine the possibilities.  Learn about preparing cotton linter for casting, found mold possibilities, casting techniques for found forms and low relief molds in this full day workshop.  By the end of the day, you’ll have several cast paper pieces to take home and let dry. 

Student supply list: plastic dishpan or plastic bowl, towels (hand towel size and bath size), found molds

members: $160 | non-members: $200

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Monday Night Print
Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

Monday Night Print

What's new with Monday Night Print? Here's the scoop:
three hours, every third Monday of the month, you can learn a new printmaking and/or book arts process.  All supplies provided unless otherwise noted. 

This Monday Briana Kagy will demonstrate the ins and outs of pamphlet binding.  Participants will use the monoprint process to create cover art and then select interior pages, assemble, stitch and trim. There is time for students to make more than one book. 

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For Every Negative There Is A Positive Opening Reception
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

For Every Negative There Is A Positive Opening Reception

Join the St. Louis Artists' Guild and curator Tom Hück for the opening of our newest exhibition "For Every Positive There Is A Negative." This national juried exhibition explores the concepts of positive and negative space through artistic, emotional, and social interpretations. 

Light refreshments will be served with awards ceremony and discussion with the curated artists Ken Konchel, Kelsie Ward, and Shelby Fleming at 6:30pm.

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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan: Bamboo, Birds and Flowers
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan: Bamboo, Birds and Flowers

Saturday, July 21st 1-4pm

Members $50.00 | Non-Members $65.00 

In this workshop, students will learn to use brush, ink and watercolor and the authentic Chinese style to paint traditional Chinese Painting subjects, such as bamboo, birds & flowers. In particular, this workshop will focus on bird painting. 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.

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STLAG Member Visit to SLAM Print and Drawing Study Room
Jul
12
2:00 PM14:00

STLAG Member Visit to SLAM Print and Drawing Study Room

The St. Louis Artists' Guild invites members to join Executive Director, Kathryn Nahorski and the St. Louis Art Museum's Print and Drawing Study Room. Members will have the chance to view iconic works up close and personal from artists such as Rembrandt, Durer, Whistler, Mary Cassat, and Picasso. There will be a brief discussion with the Manager of the Print and Drawing Room, Heather Hughes.  

 

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Woodcut Workshop with Karen Kunc
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Woodcut Workshop with Karen Kunc

Saturday, June 23 from 9am to 5pm with lunch break from 12-1

Member: $150.00 Non/Member: $170.00

Karen 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.

Join us in the printmaking studio to experience the creative process and insightful mentoring of printmaker Karen Kunc.  Participants will use some pre-carved blocks and new carved blocks to learn approaches and tool handling.  Then we print monoprints from this collective block resource to layer in unexpected ways, to add color gradation blendings, and play with repetitions and registration options, including the kento.   We will print by hand and with the press, using water-based Akua inks and rollers onto good quality Japanese papers.   The goal is to create prints with the unmistakable graphic power and energy of the woodcut, while discovering characteristics and nuances of printing effects. Concepts for invention and good fun will be directed in a collaborative atmosphere.

Paper, ink and woodblocks are included in fee. St. Louis Artists' Guild has some woodcutting tools to lend, but students should bring their own if possible.

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Monday Night Print with Luke Firle
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print with Luke Firle

Monday Night Print

Monday, June 18 from 6pm to 8pm

Every other month, on the third Monday, the St. Louis Artists' Guild invites you to the printmaking studio for press time and to participate in a *hands-on demonstration from a guest artist. June Guest Artist: STLAG instructor Luke Firle will demonstrate the dry point technique. Registration is $10 you may pay online or in person. 

*Participants are encouraged to bring work-in-progress that can be built upon with the demonstrated technique.

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Albatross
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Albatross

The STLAG is proud to screen the internationally acclaimed film "Albatross" directed by famed artist Chris Jordan. Albatross is a powerful film that chronicles the overwhelming changes occurring to the environment as a result of mass consumption. A primary intention of ALBATROSS is to delve into feelings of a kind that we might usually tend to avoid. This film looks deeply into sadness, grief, beauty, and love, in ways that can feel uncomfortable. But as director Chris Jordan likes to say, that is the whole intention: when we allow ourselves to feel our sadness for what is being lost in our world, then we connect with the part of ourselves that loves our world. In this way, coming to know the true nature of grief can be a liberating experience. When grief is no longer seen as a “bad” feeling, then it can be embraced as a portal to deeper connection with life. Light refreshments will be served with a discussion after the film. 

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Trans-Tribal Sculptural Objects
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Trans-Tribal Sculptural Objects

Saturday, June 9th 10am-5pm with lunch break from 12-1.

Member: $100.00 Non/Member: $120.00

Multi-media artist Sun Smith-Foret locates herself and her artwork in a rationally, emotionally, spiritually, and humanely arrived at multicultural future with roots in narrative tradition.

She will lead a hands-on workshop that explores the materials and ideas behind her current studio practice which is inspired by global contemporary basketry and non-Western tribal art forms, both functional and ritualistic objects.  Participants will construct personal artifacts, with an emphasis on textile construction methods of wrapping, tying, knotting, crocheting, stitching and bundling. 

General materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring objects from home, such as beads and found/treasured objects that can be incorporated into amuletic sculpture. Open to all skill levels.

 

 

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Professional Development Workshop
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Professional Development Workshop

Join the Juror of Clearly Human III and Director of Paul Artspace Mike Behle as he leads a discussion titled "The Artist Residency - Time Plus Space."

Paul Artspace serves as a platform for creative exchange and impact. It is located on a beautiful and serene six acres in north St. Louis County. Since opening in July 2013, Paul Artspace has hosted more than 70 local, national, and international artists, writers, and curators in various stages of their careers. Selected applicants are provided housing and studio space for a period of 1 to 3 months. Residents enjoy a private room, private studio space, communal kitchen and bath, and access to the tool room, wood shop, library, and etching press. The facilities at Paul Artspace permit for up to 3 individuals to work and live on the property, and this scheduling occurs on a rolling basis.

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May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Fibers Section | May 2

The Fibers Section will meet as part of a larger group at 7:00 on Wednesday, May 2, at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 12 North Jackson, Clayton 63105. We will hear a gallery talk by Mike Behle, juror of the current show Clearly Human, along with comments by some of the artists in the show. It's a beautiful show and a great opportunity. So please mark your calendars!

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Grupo Atlántico
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Grupo Atlántico

There will be a meet and greet with the performers at 10:30, performance at 11:00 am. I will get you more information about the performers soon.


Grupo Atlántico blends words, movement, and music by way of poetry and storytelling, bringing to audiences a myth of the Wayuu Indigenous group of the Guajira peninsula of Colombia and Western Venezuela. Presented in collaboration with the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, CASEfest (Celebrating Art for Senior EngAGEment) and Grupo Atlántico.

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Intro to Relief Printmaking
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Relief Printmaking

with Briana Kagy

6 weeks

Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

April 14 - May 20 

This will be a beginner’s course in Relief Printmaking. Students will learn how to carve wood and linoleum blocks. We will go over safety tips, carving techniques, and the best and most effective use of each tool. They will also learn how to set up and use an etching press for relief printing, including proper inking of their blocks, setting the optimal pressure, and how to consistently register prints. The goal is for students to finish the class with 2 or more editions and the knowledge to complete many more in the future. Sign Up Here

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Watercolor Portrait Painting
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

Watercolor Portrait Painting

with Barbara J. DiMartini, MFA

6 weeks

Thursdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

April 12 - May 24

Our experienced instructor will walk through the process of building a watercolor portrait from beginning to end. Students will receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, value studies, color and light theory, and brushing techniques, as well as a basic understanding of composition. Students will paint from their own personal photographs for the first 4 classes. The last classes will use a live model. The best part of this class is the easing of fears associated with learning how to paint a beautiful portrait. The instructor recommends that students have a foundation in portrait drawing before taking this class. Ages 16+ Sign Up Here

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