Juror: Margaret Keller

Margaret Keller works in related series using installation, drawing, digital media, painting and printmaking, as she examines the relationships between nature, contemporary culture and technology.

Current series include looking at surveillance, natural disasters, and our experience of nature and the landscape in this digital age. She also focuses on the curatorial and critical aspects of contemporary art, with many published reviews, including Delicious Line, Art in America, All the Art and temporaryartreview.

Exhibits include galleries, museums and collections in Berlin, Chicago, Atlanta, California, Ohio, Colorado, Missouri, Maryland, Wisconsin, Arkansas, New York, Beijing and others. Recently, her art was at Quadratfuß/NX2-Annex Art Berlin, The Arkansas Art Center Museum in Little Rock, the RAC gallery in St. Louis, The Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, The Center for Contemporary Art in St. Louis, and Gallery 210 in St. Louis. Currently, her public art commission Riverbend, a 105-foot-long aluminum representation of the navigable Missouri River, is installed at the Gateway Arch National Park. Upcoming in 2019 is her one person exhibit The Space Between at The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Museum, Illinois.

Opening Night Reception

About the Exhibition

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. 

Exhibition Dates: March 7 to March 30, 2019


Emerson Scholarship ($500), Nicci Robinson

Speechless, 2019, Incarnate Word Academy

Frani Weinstock Scholarship ($500), Matthew Hibbits

D-Man, 2019, Desmet High School

Nanda Silva Prize ($250), Amy Philips

Friends (Stages), 2018, John Burroughs High School

Cynthia Berg Prize ($100), Shale Kennedy

Ed White, 2018, Ladue High School

Connie Hume Memorial Award  ($100), Cate Croghan

Cam & Brad, 2018, Parkway South High School

Clay and Eugene Jordan Prize   ($100), Marley Durham

Alice, 2018, Mehlville High School

William and Elaine Small Award ($100), Frieda Silva

Self-Portrait, 2018, Nerinx High School

Artmart $50 Gift Card, Gwen Emery

Self-Portrait, 2018, Villa Duchesne High School

Artmart $50 Gift Card, Jack Lankford

Persona, 2019, Desmet High School

Jim Firestone Award ($50), Denise Summers

Justine, 2018, Lindbergh High School

Joanne Stremsterfer Prize ($50), Anna Fiacco

Replication of Childhood Innocence, Ladue High School

Honorable Mention ($25), Erionna Garner

Self-Portrait, 2019, Mehlville High School

Honorable Mention ($25), Zoe Hurst

Confidence is Free, Like a Caged Bird, 2019, Parkway Central High School

Honorable Mention  ($25), Sophia Steinbecker

Angle, 2018, St. Joseph’s Academy

List of Participating High Schools

Clayton, De Smet Jesuit, Incarnate Word Academy, John Burroughs,  Ladue Horton Watkins, Lindbergh, Logan Private Studio, Mehlville, MICDS, Nerinx Hall, Oakville, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Parkway South, Pattonville, Principia, St. Joseph's Academy, Salem R-80, SLUH, Thomas Jefferson, Timberland, Villa Duchesne, Windsor, Whitfield School

In the Window Gallery

Instructor: Timothy Wagner

Timothy’s current mixed media paintings develop a specific visual language that defines subject matter and content. The paintings evolve in layers of found imagery, photo transfers and color theory. The resulting product is a culmination of his thought process as it is created. Every layer of paint, every mark on the picture-plane becomes a crucial meaning of its history and the eventual resolution of the statement. Form, atmospheric space and color are the catalyst for his imagery, illuminating the world of our natural and urban surroundings.

Member Artist: Lydia Wood

Lydia’s abstract work is inspired by chaos, joy, the mundane, and the heartache of life. My background is in figurative art and portraiture, however I enjoy the freedom and expression of abstract art.

She seeks to capture individual elements of nature, everyday surroundings, or emotion in an abstract form. The mixed media pieces on display at the STLAG explore line, texture, and color. Often, she is inspired by the mundane images that pass by, be it power lines on a long drive, overpasses, or rocks beaten by wave and wind. We experience emotion daily, not realizing when some of those emotions are triggered by the forms and images around us. Lydia wants to reduce seeing and feeling into intersecting lines and colors that also evoke emotion.

in the ramp gallery

we welcome Washington Elementary School

Thank you to Washington Elementary School in the Normandy School District for creating their exhibition titled “A Study of African-American Art.”


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