Friday, January 19, 2018

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 2 February 2018

Public Reception 7-9

Join us on Friday, February 2, for a reception celebrating the opening of the spring exhibitions. 

Valet parking is available on the south side of Steinberg Hall on Forsyth Boulevard ($5; free for members). Find out more >>

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dark Room: Friday, 19 January 2018

Friday, 19 January 2018, 6-9 pm

Join us for the opening reception of Transitions: Food of the Youths, Ripple Wave Shadow, and Ashes, a three-series exhibition featuring new works by Tasha Nicolé Burton.

Transitions - Tasha is currently in a transition and so is her work. As she progresses from one chapter to the next in her professional life, the three bodies of work evolves in a way that displays detachment and junction simultaneously.

Food of the Youths - This photostory is a brief look at a larger series on the snacks provided to the school children near the artist’s residence. Daily, what’s left behind in the school's field changes and becomes integrated into a new environment.

Ashes - Activated charcoal with its heaviness and its complete darkness gets manipulated by strokes of a tiny spoon on wood and marble canvases creating starkness, separation and balance.

Ripple Wave Shadow - It is impossible to recreate the same pattern as speed, motion, thickness and tools develop the differences from one batch to the next. This group is a study in sacred geometry and its complexities.

Dark Room at The Grandel

3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis 63103

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 9 March 2018

Allen Kriegshauser: "Whirling Dervishes"
Friday, March 9 from 6-9 pm

Our featured artist is Sandy Haynes.  Sandy captures the light and in her plein air paintings -- and wonder of everyday life in her studio work .   Click link below to enjoy!
Allen Kriegshauser will  be here for our 3rd Thursday "Artful Conversation" in March.

Grafica Fine Art & Custom Framing
7884 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Framations: Friday, 26 January 2018

12th Annual Photography Exhibition in Historic St. Charles

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to invite the public to view and be a part of their 12th Annual Photography Competition. Dozens of artists will come from around the St. Louis Region to enter Beyond the Lens XII, to be display January 26 - March 1, 2018. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on January 26 from 6-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public. Works will be available for sale in a wide range of photography styles, sizes and price range, to please all lovers of photography. The public is also invited to participate in the People's Choice Award.

The Juror for this exhibit will be David Johnson, an artist, educator, and curator based in St. Louis.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Parish Gallery: Friday, 19 January 2018

 We Are Artists, First
A group show of artists affiliated with the organization Artists First STL.
Friday, January 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Art unleashes the human spirit; it dissolves human made barriers and it unites all human kind. The We are Artists, First exhibit gives voice to those who have been labeled, to those who society has placed its own identity on, to those who rise above and dismantle divisions. The showcased artwork is a testament to resiliency, hope and a reminder that human beings are human beings. We are Artists, First invites the viewer to ponder what connects human kind rather than separate.
Artists First is a nonprofit organization that provides aspiring artists of all abilities access to quality materials, expansive studio space, respectful guidance, and a friendly, supportive community. At Artists First, individuals are offered a platform to grow through creative self-expression socially, intellectually and emotionally.  Artists First's open studio programs promote arts, community involvement, education and wellbeing for adults with disabilities, youth with and without disabilities and current and former Armed Service members.  Using a creative approach genuine community integration, personal and financial growth of disenfranchised individuals is furthered.
Parish Gallery
600 N. Euclid Ave, 63108
n Trinity Church in the CWE

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Gallery Within: Monday, 15 January 2018

“Fatherhood in Black and White” Art Show
January 15, 2018 – February 25, 2018

Opening Monday, January 15, 2018, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at 6:00PM.

In 2012 I created a project entitled 365 days with dad, an art project in which I painted 365 paintings of fathers and their children. it took me 787 days to create and  to this date this is the most popular art project I have ever created and people still in awe at the fact that I was daring to paint so many images, but what is more daring is that we have to show children in his world that there are indeed fathers who believe that our children need us in their lives every single day.

The Gallery Within WGCC
Webster Groves Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
1320 West Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63122

Friday, January 12, 2018

Webster Arts: Thursday, 18 January 2018

Opening Reception, Open Theme Annual 2018
Thursday, January 18 at 6 PM - 8 PM

We asked artists from around the country to send us their best work. Juror Edna Patterson-Petty selected 45 works to be exhibited from the 407 submitted. Come enjoy our opening reception, free and open to the public. Webster Arts Center is located in Schultz Hall on the Eden Campus, immediately west of the field at Bompart & Lockwood in Webster Groves. Follow the signs!

Webster Arts
483 East Lockwood
Suite #108
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis: Friday, 19 January 2018

Salvatore Scarpitta, Sal’s Red Hauler Special, 1966–67. Race car, 43 x 106 x 50 "

Join us for the opening of our spring exhibitions
Friday, January 19
7:00–9:00 pm Public Reception

CAM is pleased to present our Spring 2018 season: Salvatore Scarpitta: Racing CarsTrenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the MoundverseTim Youd: St. Louis RetypedStanya Kahn: Friends in Low Places; and ArtReach: Vashon High School in the Education Gallery.

Museum hours: Wed–Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm; Open until 8:00 pm Thu & Fri

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63108

Thursday, January 04, 2018

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Portfolio Gallery presents “All Colors,” a Visual Arts Invitational & Juried Exhibition at the St. Louis Artists' Guild.
Opening Reception: January 13, 7-9 pm, on view through February 28.

“All Colors” will showcase artists from around the country that many mainstream publications have overlooked.

Jurors: Dion Dion and Vernon C. Mitchell, Jr. 

Exhibiting Artists: Akeem Agbelekale, Paul Bayer, Cbabi Bayoc, Sami Bentil, Charles Bibbs, Nedra Bonds, Chris Boyko, Manulitat Brown, Michael Brown, William Burton Jr., Kenneth Calvert, Kathryn Cirinclone, Gunda Lock-Clay, Rickie Frager, Lonnie Ghram, Robert Hale, Julin Harrell, Julian Herrl, Anthony High, LaToya Hobbs, Don Jackson, Suzanne Jackson, Terry Jackson, Sylvester Jacobs, Ronald Johnson, De'Jorneioo Jones, Linda D. Jones, Robert Ketchens, Basil Kincaid, Ellen Klamon, Joseph LaMarque, Adam Long, Dean Mabe, Josh Mayfield, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Darnell Malone, Sherry Whetstone McCall, Wanda Meekins, Ben Mercer, Ed Johnetta-Miller, Dean Mitchell, Abraham Mohler, William Murphy, Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Ellis Outlaw, Hassan Paige, Adelia Parker-Castro, Adrienne Patel, William Perry, Edna Patterson Petty,  Lonnie Powell, Robert A. Powell, Luisa Otero Prada, Jane Reed, Stella Dawn Richey, Janet Riehl, Marilyn Robinson, Sonnie Joi Ruffin, Deloris Stith Rutlin, Linda Schwermer, Keith Shepherd, Dexter Silvers, Sandra Smith, Raymond Thomas, Solomon Thurman, Angie Turner, Joy Wade, Doretha Washington, Cody Wheelock, Darryl White, Billy Williams, Sheryl Yeager, Ronald Young

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am-6 pm and Saturday 10 am-4 pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Intersect Art Center: Saturday, 3 February 2018

On February 3, 2018, the new exhibit Ebb//Flow: Artists of St. Louis celebrates its opening at Intersect Arts Center from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

The exhibition features the launch of limited edition packs of trading cards featuring more than 60 visual artists based in St. Louis, as well as large-scale portraits and work by artists featured in the series. Included in the exhibition and card series are Carlie Trosclair, Edo Rosenblith, Ken Wood, Eugenia Alexander, and Sarah Paulsen, among many others.

Dave Moore created the trading cards to showcase the diversity and community among St. Louis artists, as well as to promote awareness of the strength of that community to a larger audience. Packs of the cards will be available at the opening (and yes, they will have gum!), and images of all the cards, including the artists’ “stats” can be seen at

Intersect Art Center
3636 Texas Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 19 January 2018

“Pastel Painting,” the 2018 Member exhibition of the Gateway Pastel Artists, and the Mary Egelbreit Originals exhibition will be held from January 17, 2018 thru February 25, 2018 at Green Door art gallery. The opening reception on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-8 pm is free and open to the public.
Hours Wednesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm- Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Green Door art gallery
21 N. Gore in Old Webster Groves
(314) 402-1959

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Art at the Station: Thursday, 11 January 2018

Photography of Charles Turnell
Jan 2 - Feb 4
Opening reception Thursday, January 11, 5:30-7 pm

Kirkwood Train Station
110 W. Argonne Dr.
Kirkwood MO

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 13 January 2018

Featuring works by 49 St. Louis regional artists

January 13-February 14, 2018
Free opening reception Saturday, January 13, 5-7 pm

"Symbolic" is a juried visual art exhibition featuring 54 artworks that depict, incorporating or are otherwise inspired by symbols; where symbolism itself is the subject matter and/or an expressive means to address other subjects. For our exhibit, 201 artworks in nearly all media were submitted by 83 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by Jurors Cheri Hoffman and Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, from which they selected 54 artworks by 49 artists from Missouri and Illinois for the final exhibition. This exhibit includes artworks in a variety of media, including collage, drawing, fiber, glass, handmade paper, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

FEATURED ARTISTS: CB Adams, St. Charles, MO; Beth Anglin, Richmond Heights, MO; Ann Aurbach, University City, MO; Natalie Avondet, Manchester, MO; Eve Dake Bayer, Ladue, MO; Sarah Bohn, Edwardsville, IL; Robert Bolla, Chesterfield, MO; Heather Brown, St. Louis; Donna Broyles, Alton, IL; Josie Cammarata, Maplewood, MO; Blake Carroll, Imperial, MO; Debbie Corson, Ballwin, MO; Stephen Da Lay, Shrewsbury, MO; John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL; Matthew Derezinski, Kirksville, MO; Stewart Drolet, O'Fallon, IL; Lawrence Duffy, St. Charles, MO; Diane Epstein, Columbia, MO; Alison Erazmus, St. Louis; Todd Fischer, St. Charles MO; Mark Appling Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Susan Garrett, Olivette, MO; Jacquelyn Hollenberg, Ballwin, MO; Linda Horsley, St. Louis; Cary Horton, Shrewsbury, MO; JP Phil Jones, Jefferson City, MO; Christine Kraus-Lohmann, St. Louis, MO; Ayako Kurimoto, Carbondale, IL; Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky, Collinsville, IL; Susannah Lohr, St. Louis; Martha Mahon, University City, MO; Barbara Marshall, Chesterfield, MO; Michael Matney, Troy, IL; Leslie Miller, Creve Coeur, MO; Jared Nearsy, St. Louis; Gary Netzler, Greenville, IL; Ron Odenthal, St. Charles, MO; Dawn Ottensmeier, Brentwood, MO; Sharron Pollack, St. Louis; Diane Reising, St. Louis, MO; Lisa Ritz, St. Charles, MO; John Salozzo, Olivette, MO; Snail Scott, Edwardsville, IL; Michelle Streiff, Wildwood, MO; Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO; James Wilson, Farmington, MO; Mark Witzling, Maryland Heights, MO;  David M. Yates, Edwardsville, IL; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis/

Juried by Cheri Hoffman & Terrence E. Dempsey, SJ

"Symbolic" is on view January 13-February 14, 2018 and is FREE & open to the public. Free opening reception 5-7 p.m., Saturday, January 13. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays.

Art Saint Louis Gallery
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery: Friday, 5 January 2017

Shabez Jamal: A Free Space Between Intersections

We are excited to invite you to the inaugural exhibition for Erica Popp Studios + Gallery. 

Join us on Friday, January 5, 5-8 pm for the opening reception for "A Free Space Between Intersections," a collection of photographs by St. Louis artist Shabez Jamal.

"A Free Space Between Intersections," celebrates queer Black men at the intersection of race and equality, contrasted against the backdrop of desertion and abandonment. The vibrant photographs are a means to claim space in the discussion about equality and bring Black queer bodies into open spaces.

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery
3271 Roger Place
St. Louis, MO 63116

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 15 December 2017

DECEMBER 15, 2017 - JANUARY 26, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, December 15, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Jurors Carrie Becker & Christian Lawrence

This exhibition explores humor through art. It is all too easy to take oneself too seriously at times. Joke’s on You encourages levity through visual expression. Open to all media, this exhibition will allow a glimpse at how artists highlight the humor and lightness in a society filled with gravitas.

Tues-Thurs 10 am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm, Mon closed

The Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301

Parish Gallery: Friday, 15 December 2017

Bryan Robertson:  Superpower
Closing Reception Friday, December 15 from 5 to 8

Maps can envision the totalizing powers at work in the globalization of modern life. My cartography looks strangely recognizable but departs from any geographic context and highlights the difference between the Mercator and Gall-Peters projections. I am particularly interested in how the Mercator projection skews landmasses towards the north and south poles, making the Northern Hemisphere appear much larger than it is. I think this functions as a kind of propaganda for the places where power is centralized today.

For me, the creation of these maps visualizes the cyclical re-purposing of territory from colonial outliers of nation-states to neo-colonial surrogates of transnational corporations. Sheldon Wolin describes this world as an “Inverted Totalitarianism,” that unlike classic fascism is not formed by nationalism, but rather by “private media that disseminates propaganda and encourages political disengagement.”

Consequently, these maps depict the major world economies as being under the thumb of corporate influence. In the Eurocentric Mercator projections, I see a kind of post-Cold War dynamic where capitalism overcomes communism. Where the 1st and 2nd worlds have merged into a cabal of "G-20" nations and the 3rd world remains relevant only in its commodity production. While the Gall-Peters maps depict a more modern world of fragmented and competing media forces that enhance the excesses of consumption and erase culture with scripted multinational narratives. In this version, the West is aware of the irony of its colonial past but has rewritten the history to describe the better world it is solely responsible for creating.

Parish Gallery
600 N. Euclid inside Trinity Church
St. Louis, MO  63108 

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 5 January 2018

Langton Kitchen - 2, 2017, acrylic, 6x12"

The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Light + Dark (inside),” an exhibit of paintings by Sole Van Emden, from Friday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 7. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 5.

Van Emden, who paints images from her surroundings, is specifically inspired by strong light raking across surfaces and through space. The artist says, “I am drawn to the drama and the sense of volume created by the stark contrast between light and dark, whether across a child’s face, a still life or an urban scene.”

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Bonsack Gallery
on the campus of John Burroughs School
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 15 December 2017

Calvin Ma. The Walk. ceramic, glaze, 15x6x12"

Opening Friday, December 15, 2017
with an opening reception from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

The versatility of clay allows for infinite possibilities within creative expression. The same earth based material can be practical and functional or emotive and expressive. When the later is pursued, the intimate connection between artist and material result in artwork that is both powerful and evocative.
Beverly Mayeri is an established ceramic sculptor. Mayeri works with refined and elegant heads and figures, often using meticulously patterned details that allude to the inner life of emotions, thoughts, and human frailties.

Calvin Ma is a ceramic sculptor. Calvin’s practice is both playful and adventurous, creating works that are rooted in childhood innocence and imagination.

Erika Sanada anthropomorphizes anxieties and insecurities into beautifully unusual creatures. Inspired by supernatural movies and animations, Erika’s aesthetics are based in and informed by magical and fantastic scenarios. Her work is composed into dynamic compositions and imbued with a surreal feeling that the sculpture object is very much alive and ought to be cared for.

This exhibition runs through January 20, 2018.

4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, December 01, 2017

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 1 December 2017

Opening tonight at Bullivant Gallery from 5:30pm - 8:30pm!
New Zealand: The Majesty of the South Island 
On opening night only farm-fresh hors d'oeuvres from EarthDance Organic Farm School

Please join us for a photography exhibit to benefit EarthDance Organic Farm School. Beautifully framed photography will be sold to support EarthDance Organic Farm School.

Featuring photography from the 2017 New Zealand Trip & Workshop
Presented by Stewart Halperin and Jeff Hirsch
Along with the participating photographers who went on the trip: Elisabeth Boone, David Capes, Robert Denlow, Maurice Hirsch, Angela Knight, Bill Knight, Donna Parrone, Susan Thomson

Open Gallery Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, December 4-8, 2017 by appointment

Bullivant Gallery
Grand Center for the Arts District 
3321 Washington Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63103 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monaco: Friday, 1 December 2017

Grand Prix on view December 1 - 30, 2017
Opening reception December 1, 2017, 7-10pm

Monaco, a new artist-owned cooperative gallery located on Cherokee Street, will launch with a grand opening exhibition, Grand Prix, on Friday, December 1, from 7:00 – 10:00pm. Grand Prix, an exhibition featuring Monaco’s 12 founding members, will highlight a breadth of media and conceptual concerns, and point to future programming that will be steered by exhibiting artists.

Like the prestigious Grand Prix motor race held annually in the city-state Monaco, Grand Prix navigates complex terrain – here the landscape is comprised of contemporary approaches in art and design. Angle, curve, swerve – color, form, line and shape, introduce the Monaco collective community. Exhibiting artists include Amanda Bowles, Bruce Burton, Sage Dawson, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, José Garza, Meghan Grubb, LAB:D (Lyndon Barrois Jr. + Addoley Dzegede), Allison Lacher, Gregg Louis, Cole Lu, Tim Portlock, and US English.

2701 Cherokee St.
St. Louis

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Framations Art Gallery: Friday, 8 December 2017

Do you know the signs of Alzheimer's? Have a loved one suffering and needing help coping? Need help finding resources? A special art exhibit and presentation on the signs of Alzheimer's may be a great resource for you.

Framations Art Gallery is pleased to present an Art and Awareness exhibit, Memory: Joy and Loss on display December 8, 2017 - January 18, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Friday December 8 from 6-8pm. At 6:15, there will be a special presentation related to the theme of the exhibit. Ted Gillespie, CDP (Certified Dementia Practionitioner), CAC (Certified Alzheimer's Caregiver) is a speaker for the St Louis Alzheimer's Association with 10 years experience in dementia caregiving. He will be speaking on "Knowing the Ten Signs of Alzheimer's", What is the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's? What's is typical ageing and memory loss? Why is early diagnosis important? Time permitting there will be a Q&A. The reception and presentation are free and open to the public.

The exhibit will feature artwork that will examine both the positives and negatives of memory and its impact on our lives. As part of their Art & Awareness Series, the gallery strives to periodically host exhibits that incorporate awareness in areas that affect our community. For this exhibit, there will be factual and statistical information incorporated into the exhibit.  In doing so, Framations will work with both the Alzheimer's Association and Maturity and Its Muse to share information with visitors and those who visit their website.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Arcade Contemporary Projects: Saturday, 2 December 2017

Please join us for the DADAH faculty exhibition opening this Saturday evening at Arcade Contemporary Projects gallery in Webster University Gateway Campus.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Reese Gallery: Friday, 24 November 2017

Opening reception Friday, 11/24, 6-9 PM

Mel Kadel, Sandra Zak and Elizabeth M. Willey explore the shifting symmetries of evolving patterns. Mel Kadel presents delicate drawings. Sandra Zak brings delicious functional pottery into to the gallery. Finally, Elizabeth M. Willey offers mixed media encaustic and oil paintings.

Please join us for the opening, a celebration of the spirit of the season. Some works are cash and carry while all pieces will be available for pick up on the weekend of 12/22-24 during open hours or by appointment.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin Ave
St. Louis 63118

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 18 November 2017

Andréa Stanislav
Cosmist Reconstructions

November 18, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 6-9 pm

200 free indoor parking spaces available at the indoor parking structure behind Bruno David Gallery via Lee Avenue entrance. 
Public Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 11 - 6 pm

Bruno David Gallery - Clayton
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
Saint Louis Missouri  63105

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Gallery reception!
Friday, November 17, 5 to 9pm.
Show dates: November 4 - Dec. 31.
Everyone is invited to this party! This is a free event and open to the public. 

Green Door art gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday. 

21 North Gore 
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Peter Olson London Grouping
Selections from SOFA Chicago
Opening Friday, November 17, 2017 5:00 — 8:00 PM

Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

May Gallery: Friday, 10 November 2017

Gallery logo

Terry Towery

Picturesque LandscapesUseless Beauty
and the Sublime Landscapes of Timothy Eugene O’Tower
Explorations with Platinum and Palladium

Kenilworth Castle

10 November - 1 December 2017

with a talk by Mr. Towery on 10 November, 3 pm, Sverdrup 123
Opening reception Friday, 10 November, 5-7 pm

and continuing in the Small Wall Gallery, #webstereclipse:
Bill Barrett, Inocencio Boc, Ron Gaddis, Patrick Giblin, Christine Giancola, Kristi Lenz, Susan Hacker Stang

The May Gallery is located on the second floor, west wing, of the Sverdrup Building at 8300 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves MO 63119. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5:00 pm. May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 17 November 2017

RECLAIM opening November 17 at 6 p.m. Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. with Juror Galen Gondolfi and Curated Gallery Artists Adam Long and Blake & Hannah Sanders. Juried Artists award ceremony to follow.
December 30: Exhibition closes.

Art made with a concern for the environment. In particular, there are many works of art made from repurposed and recycled materials. Through this exhibition, STLAG is interested in promoting artwork rooted in the tradition of found object and assemblage projects, as well as self-reliant individuals who see multiple uses for items and materials. We believe that by using materials in a new and fresh way, artists are a mirror for society's use of short-lived and disposable products.

Galen Gondolfi, Juror

Blake and Hannah Sanders present “Running on Fumes,” a body of work that acknowledges their complicity in ecological waste and destruction. It provides a garish reminder of how their growing family, and the creature comforts that go with it, have a tremendous negative impact on the environment. Their work employs printmaking and traditional craft media to discuss how conventional notions of family, domesticity, and success affect our behavior as consumers and planetary stewards. Their work centers on environmental issues, so nearly all the material employed in this work has been recycled or repurposed. While the work may seem thematically negative, it is both an indictment and celebration of domestic bliss. The future is uncertain, and anxiety is the norm, but this work evokes a feeling of comfort in their discomfort and hope in the hopelessness.

Adam Long presents “Forest Figure Fashion,” a body of work that explores humankind’s intimate connection to the natural world. In addition to that underlying theme, Adam has begun to explore the expressiveness of female Forest Figures clothed in dresses of branches, petioles, and snakeskin. The dynamism of the figures has increased, and he has discovered the potential of fashion as a vehicle for exploring ideas of how we idealize women in our culture, the grace of the female form, movement, levitation, and connection/disconnection with or natural surroundings, all while using carefully collected natural materials.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 am-6 pm and Saturday 10 am-4 pm

St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

Monday, November 06, 2017

Webster Arts Center: Thursday, 16 November 2017

On the Street Where I Live will show 45 original artworks from 39 artists from St. Louis and 17 other states. The show was juried by print maker Amanda Verbeck. A free artists' reception is set for Nov. 16, 6-7:30pm. The show will be on exhibit through Dec. 23 in the Webster Arts Center.

This powerful and beautiful show about community, neighborhoods, and shelter is not to be missed!
Show will be open during normal business hours Monday-Friday and from 10am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Pop up shop for holiday gifts open Friday & Saturday, 10-2, and by appointment.

Webster Arts Center
lower level, Schultz Hall
Eden campus
corner of Bompart & Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Robert Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Confluence of Conscience
Opening Reception Friday, November 17, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Open Gallery Saturday, November 18, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Featuring photographers Steve Brown, Jack Curran, Wayne Levin, Matt Miles, Alan Ross, and Cole Thompson

Robert Bullivant Gallery
3321 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bonsack Gallery: Friday, 10 November 2017

“Hygienic Bunker,” Brigham Dimick, 2017, charcoal/photos/oil, 22 x 4.25"
The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature “Habitat,” an exhibit of mixed media work by Brigham Dimick, from Friday, November 10, 2017, through Wednesday, January 3, 2018. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, November 10.
Dimick worked every weekday at the St. Louis Zoo during the spring semester of 2016. He focused on habitats of animals that are endangered or severely threatened, bringing to light a bizarre mix of common and cross purposes at the zoo —  zookeepers who undertake the serious work of species preservation and visitors who come to the zoo for entertainment. 

Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, weekdays. 

The Bonsack Gallery
755 South Price Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63124

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dark Room at The Grandel: Friday, 3 November 2017

Theo Welling: Portraits
Opening Reception Friday, November 3 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Portraiture is among the oldest and most popular uses of photography.  Even in images that mostly feature other subjects, like landscapes, it has long been recognized that viewers visually locate the people in them first before taking in the broader view.  The advent of social media has further expanded our obsession with human depiction, with some sites even acknowledging this curious psychological tendency in their names (i.e. Facebook).  So why, with so many images of people coming into our connected consumption, does portraiture still matter? Why are these images still so affecting? Why make a portrait of a stranger when it is likely that they have already produced dozens, if not hundreds, of their own?
It is something to do with the interaction (conscious or subconscious) between the sitter and the photographer that makes these images, the really good ones, stand out. The best portrait photographers realize this exchange, and recognize that photographing a person’s likeness is a very intimate gesture, for a picture exposes a subject to the realm of possibilities. When a viewer sees a portrait, they are invited into a person’s life while their defenses are down, so it is the primary responsibility of these photographers to capture what is vulnerable, what is evocative, and what is true.  Theo Welling is one of these photographers.
Welling is the photographer behind “The Lede”, a weekly short-form interview centered around a portrait of a St. Louisan, which kicks off each issue of The Riverfront Times. To complete this assignment, Theo casts a wide net, often driving around the city for hours looking for that subject with a story to tell; the person that stands out even among other people. It is remarkable how successful Mr. Welling is at this task, and at uncovering the fundamental quirks that make up the people he points his lens toward. The photographs pulled for this exhibition are among his best. Each image reveals the essence of the sitter. Each image communicates an entire existence in a single shot.

– Jason Gray, Curator

Dark Room at The Grandel
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis 63103

Monday, October 23, 2017

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 17 November 2017

Jackie Saccoccio, Portrait (Fox), 2016, oil and mica on linen, 57x45"
November 17 through December 22, 2017

Ever since the days of Kandinsky, the spiritual in art has been a subject of interest to abstract artists--to all those who seek a path beyond the physical--those who, in the words of Yeats, "live for the moment when vision comes to our weariness like a terrible lightning."

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of some of those artists, including Alison Hall, whose Book of Beginnings is a small black diptych on panel about the size of a book; and Louis Cameron, whose digitally manipulated photos of clouds evoke the 14th-century Christian mysticism of The Cloud of Unknowing, a guidebook on contemplative prayer.

Another spiritual guide, the Kabbalah, continues to inspire Robert Sagerman, for whom painting is a meditative practice. Likewise, for Valerie Jaudon, painting is a slow, deliberate accumulation of brushstrokes within patterns inspired by Islamic art. John Zinsser continues his Zen-like search for satori in painting, while Richmond Burton channels the spirit of Christian Rosenkreutz in his painting, I AM Rosicrucian.

Other artists in the show include Brandon Anschultz, Lori Ellison, Douglas Melini, Ann Pibal, Jackie Saccoccio, Gary Stephan, and Dan Walsh.

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