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about the exhibition

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 but is not limited to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and book arts.

Commissions: Sales are encouraged. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild retains a 35% commission on all works sold from this exhbition. 

Awards Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror. 1st Place: $500; 2nd Place: $250; 3rd Place: $150; Honorable Mention: $50; Honorable Mention: $50.


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.


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