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.

Keller taught full-time 1993-2018 as Professor of Art in drawing, painting, design and art history at St. Louis Community College-Meramec; she was also a Visiting Associate Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a signature member of both the National Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Opening Night at YAS 2018

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

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5pm–8pm

Artist Notifications: Tuesday, February 5 by 6pm

Delivery Deadline: Saturday, February 23 by 6pm 


Emerson Scholarship    $500

Frani Weinstock Scholarship   $500

Nanda Silva Prize  $250

Cynthia Berg Prize

Connie Hume Memorial Award   $100

Clay and Eugene Jordan Prize   $100

William and Elaine Small Award   $100

Artmart $100 Gift Card

Artmart $50 Gift Certificate

Jim Firestone Award

Joanne Stremsterfer Prize    $50

Honorable Mention   $25


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