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about the exhibition

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents our current exhibition 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 exhibition explores paper as medium and in which the use of paper is a primary concern as a means of expression and aesthetic. The exhibition 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.

timeline

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

Opening Reception and Curated Gallery Artists Talk: Friday June 8, 2018, 5pm (gallery talk at 6pm)

Awards Presentation and Gallery Talk with juror Karen Kunc: Friday June 22, 2018 6pm to 8pm

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.

 Karen Kunc

Karen Kunc

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 Studiosin Lincoln, Nebraska, as a creative destination for artist residencies, collaborations and workshops in print, paper, book.

 

 

curated artists

Jeff Sippel presents Florals a recent body of mixed media pieces and monotypes. Jeff is Professor of Printmaking, joined the faculty of the University of St. Louis, Missouri in 1998. Sippel is represented by Gruen Galleries in Chicago and his work is in numerous public and corporate collections on four continents, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin:  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Art, Washington DC.

 LeAndra Spangler

LeAndra Spangler

 

Leandra Spangler presents ROW, ROW, ROW an installation of 781 paper rowboats hung in columns from the ceiling by MoFA artist Leandra Spangler. Constructed from layers of paper, each boat is unique and individually named. It is a work in progress. 

 Jeff Sippel

Jeff Sippel

Eldon Benz presents Balanced an exhibition of sculptures and photography that combine his art with his computer knowledge and skills. He describes his art as "Fun - Whimsy - Process." Eldon has exhibited his art across Southern Illinois, including at the Biennial Southern Illinois at Cedarhurst. Eldon also has art on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.

juried artists

 Eldon Benz

Eldon Benz

list of participating artists

Jody Burke Baltzer, Andres Bardales, Adriana Barrios, Brent Becker, Stephanie Beisel, Samantha Burns, Keith Buswell, Emily Chase, Joe Chesla, Erin Cross, Amanda Durig, Nancy Exarhu, Vincent Fazio, Amy Firestone Rosen, Rick Holst, Spencer Hughes, Gracie Kennedy, Dong Kyu Kim, Ruth Kolker, Lisa Lofgren, Kate MacNeil, Mary Martin, Melanie Mowinski, Kyle Nobles, Vincent Nyman, Larry Page, Alex Paradowski, Mary Jane Parker, Jody Paulson, Johnny Plastini, Erica Popp, Rosalyn Richards, Nichole Riley, Dennis L. Ringering, Elizabeth Rose, Allana Ross, Alix Anne Shaw, Betty Shew, Donna Stallard, Jacquelyn Strycker, Natalie Turner-Jones, Christiana Updegraff, Rhonda  Urdang, Julie VonDerVellen, Julianne Wise, Danielle Wyckoff, Aly Ytterberg