Beyond the Surface
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Beyond the Surface

Join us in St Louis for SDA’s 2019 biennial conference, Beyond the Surface, for a long weekend of fiber October 3-6, 2019. We are partnering with St Louis-based Innovations in Textiles 2019, a regional event showcasing more than 30 textile exhibitions in the St Louis metro area. Open to members and non-members. Registration is now open.

Beyond the Surface includes:

  • Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday & Thursday (October 2 – 3)

  • Opening Reception on Thursday evening, October 3

  • Day of Speakers on Friday, October 4

  • A Conversation with Jane Sauer, Friday, October 4

  • Juried Exhibitions of members’ and student work + Small Works Exhibit of member art

  • Bus tour to selected Innovations in Textiles 2019 venues, Saturday, October 5

  • Conference Wrap Up, Sunday, October 6

  • Student Events, Future Tense 2019 & Student Panel

Innovations in Textiles 2019 is a collaborative event throughout the St. Louis, Missouri region. Created to investigate the state of contemporary textile arts, Innovations in Textiles 2019 is comprised of over 30 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.

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Oct
3
to Oct 6

Innovations in Textiles 2019

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

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Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Discussion: Clean Water at Risk

Clean Water at Risk: How can artists be advocates?

Endangered Exhibition talk St. Louis Artists Guild 

September 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m.


Watershed Cairns artists Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan have been working since 2011 to draw attention to the connection between what we do on the land and clean water.  Reuter will show examples from her collaboration with photographer Joshua Rowan to share the strategies they have developed to create and refine the work, network with environmentalists and river rats, and to get the work in front of a diverse public.  

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Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Fiber Section

Pat Owoc will facilitate discussion examples of surface design and about your surface designed work. Bring one piece of your own fiber art with surface design. We will all be amazed by the answer to "What is Surface Design"?

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Cool Drinks//Hot Art!
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Cool Drinks//Hot Art!

Join us Friday, August 23, 2019 for our fun and out of the sun happy hour: Cool Drinks/Hot Art! This time we are featuring 4Hands Brewery beers and their new canned cocktails. A representative from the company will be here to guide your taste buds along the way. Drinks will be accompanied with complimentary finger foods appropriate for summer. Brian Curran will be providing the alluring sounds of the Blues for us all to enjoy.

Event starts at 5pm and goes until 8pm.

Tickets are $20 per person. Hope to see you there!

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Exhibit: Endangered
Aug
9
to Sep 7

Exhibit: Endangered

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. 

Juried by: Olivia Lahs-Gonzalez

List of Juried Artists: Tammy Kushnir, Sheri Mertzlufft, Jenny E. Balisle, Emily Tucci, Byron Rogers, Tracey Donnelly Franklin, Charlene Colombini, Adrienne Patel, Chad Thompson, Robert Toll, Adam Long, Laura Lebeda, Laurel Izard,  Terry Lay, Anna Drake, Lee Pierce, Kim Curtis, Meghan Quinn, Judith Repke, Scott Sherman, Robert Bolla, Viktoria Ford, Phil Robinson, Alison Erazmus, Pete Wintersteen,  Adam Kalinowski, Stacey Schuman, Jenina Brown, Pamela Daugherty, Emily Weber, Ginger Rasmussen, Martha Chason-Sokol, Ruthy Kolker, Lindsay Higa, Leah deMatta, Marilyn Smith, John Herdecke, Joshua Hobson, Kimberly Schroeder, Lisa Maione, Hilary Hitchcock

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Monday Night Print
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print

Monday Night Print

July 15

6pm-8:30

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:

ckeasler@stlouisartistsguild.org

314-727-6266

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Celebrate
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrate

Celebrate 

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.

Celebrate Donations

If you are an artist, we want your work! Please email Amy Firestone Rosen: amy@stlouisartistsguild.org 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. 

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Monday Night Print
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print

Monday Night Print

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.

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Call for Art: Endangered
May
8
to Jun 9

Call for Art: Endangered

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. 

apply now

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Summer 2019 Art Classes
May
8
to Jun 12

Summer 2019 Art Classes

drawing

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

painting

Oil Painting on Panel: June 12 to July 17

Water-Mixable Oil Painting: June 20 to August 8

printmaking

The Altered Print: June 11 to July 30

Drypoint and Etching: June 12 to July 31

kids

Free Family Saturdays 

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STLBarkeep Party Night
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

STLBarkeep Party Night

Mark your calendar for a party at the STLAG! Local craft cocktail makers, STLBarkeep will make drinks from bourbon and vodka to go with Salt+Smoke BBQ and Picnic Food. Enjoy music, make and take art activities + door prizes including STLAG Gift Certificates!

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Monday Night Print
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print

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

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Fiber Section Stitch-In
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Fiber Section Stitch-In

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.


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Monday Night Print
Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night Print

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.

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Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

MPC presents "Women Making A Difference"

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 mpcnfpw@gmail.com

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Emerson Young Artists Showcase Opening Reception
Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Emerson Young Artists Showcase Opening Reception

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.

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STLAG Fiber Section Meeting
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

STLAG Fiber Section Meeting

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.

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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan

Members $65.00

Non-Members: $80.00

Workshop Description 

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.

Instructor's biography

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

https://ping.pixels.com/


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Monday Night Print
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print

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!

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Professional Development lecture with Hannah Klemm
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Professional Development lecture with Hannah Klemm

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.

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Winter 2019 Classes Begin
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Winter 2019 Classes Begin

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

Free Family First Saturdays 

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