Sunday, May 29, 2011

Art St. Louis: Saturday-Sunday, 25-26 June 2011

JUNE 25-AUGUST 19, 2011

Art Saint Louis is pleased to announce our next exhibition, "Drift." This new exhibition is co-presented with St. Louis Artists' Guild and is actually one exhibit presented at our two locations.

The show opens at Art Saint Louis with a free reception on Saturday, June 25, from 6-8 p.m. and opens at St. Louis Artists' Guild with a free reception there on Sunday, June 26, from 1-3 p.m. We encourage you to attend both receptions.

Juried by Dr. Ivy Cooper, the unique exhibit features artworks in all media with works that emphasize or reflect movement through space & time. "Drift" also addresses our movement between East and West as well as our relationship to nature and the world in which we inhabit.
Some of the works featured in the Art Saint Louis portion of "Drift": works by SJ Hammack (top), Jessi Cerutti (right), Muriel Eulich (lower).

The featured artists in the Art Saint Louis portion of "Drift" are Peter Ahart (Patchak), Fairview Heights, IL; Jake Amundson, Greenville, IL; Robin Bandy, O'Fallon, IL; Robert Boettcher, St. Louis; Jessi Cerutti, St. Louis; Carol Corey, University City, MO; Debbie Corson, Kirkwood, MO; John Early, St. Louis; Shelley J. Espelien, Ballwin, MO; Muriel Eulich, St. Louis; Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Peter Gifford, St. Louis; Beth Goyer, Des Peres, MO; SJ Hammack, Kirkwood, MO; Aaron Heil, Alton, IL; Helen D. Hume, Manchester, MO; Dustin Lucas, Mascoutah, IL; Nathan Marshall, Carbondale, IL; Melonnie Murphy, St. Louis; Louis Nahlik, Chesterfield, MO; Stephanie Ognar, Champaign, IL; Megan Rieke, St. Louis; Angélica Avendaño Rosso, St. Louis; Frank Roth, St. Louis; Robert Schleicher, Maplewood, MO; Robin Street-Morris, St. Louis; Mark Travers, Creve Coeur, MO; Jim True, Crystal City, MO; Steve Turner, St. Louis; Gwyn Wahlmann, Kirkwood, MO; Michelle M. Zabriski, St. Louis; Barbara Zucker, St. Louis.

The featured artists in the St. Louis Artists' Guild portion of the show are Peter Ahart (Patchak), Fairview Heights, IL; Adrian Aquilino, Wildwood, MO; Rebecca Baumgartner, St. Louis; Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL; Peter Bushell, Mahomet, IL; Blake Carroll, Festus, MO; Cathie Crawford, Peoria, IL; Robert Dill, Kirkwood, MO; Dion Dion, Manchester, MO; Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO; Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO; Tito Gay, University City, MO; M.J. Goerke, St. Louis; Nicholas Gram, Springfield, IL; Rebecca A. Grant, Alton, IL; Lindsey Greeling, Troy, IL; Heather Haymart, Ballwin, MO; Barbara Johnson, University City, MO; Jieun Kim, University City, MO; Ruth Kolker, Creve Coeur, MO; Hoa Le, St. Louis; Nathan Marshall, Carbondale, IL; Metra Mitchell, St. Louis; Frank O'Brien, St. Louis; Pat Owoc, St. Louis; Adrienne Patel (Vanmala), St. Louis; T. Matthew Pierson, Wentzville, MO; Megan Rieke, St. Louis; Johnnie Rogers, St. Louis; Naomi Runtz, Creve Coeur, MO; Marceline Saphian, Chesterfield, MO; Robert Schleicher, Maplewood, MO; Sean Semones, St. Louis; Terry Shay, Richmond Heights, MO; Joanne Stremsterfer, St. Louis; Susan Sullivan, St. Louis; Tom Tritschler, St. Louis; Andrea Vadner, Richmond Heights, MO; Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL;
Vivian Waters, St. Louis; Jennifer Weigel, St. Louis; Jessie Whitfield, St. Louis.

Shameless Grounds: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Nice Melons, masonite, spray paint, artificial fruit, lingerie, glue
Jennifer Weigel: Forbidden Fruits series
Reception Wednesday, June 1 from 7 - 9 PM.

Shameless Grounds, a new coffeehouse and restaurant that is devoted to providing "a non-judgmental, sex-positive gathering space that could host group meetings, classes, presentations and general merriment." People from all walks of life and sexual orientations & preferences are welcome. If you are an artist working in erotica or related socio-political themes, you should especially consider checking it out as there are several spaces devoted to displaying art, both salable and non, and shows will be switched out about every six weeks.

Shameless Grounds
2650 Sidney St.
St. Louis, MO

Aisle 1 Gallery: Friday, 10 June 2011

The Grocery List: A Group Exhibition
Opening Reception at Aisle 1 Gallery June 10, 2011, 7-11pm.

Closing Reception Saturday June 18 7 - 10 pm
The First Ever Cherokee Stroll Saturday July 9, Noon - 4 pm

MYLES KEOUGH Myles’ new work is an investigation into the artist’s “complex balance between nature and nurture.” As questioned by Myles, is it “the nature of the material or its natural reaction to the application process and the artist’s manipulation or nurturing of the material?”

ANGELA PERRY Painter and illustrator Angela works mostly on wood. Angela remarks, “Honestly I never know how each piece is going to look when I begin. I have made so many variations of flowers I can’t remember them all.”­

JENN CARTER Co-owner of Aisle 1 Gallery, Jenn is a mixed media artist whose work for this
show will consist of five new 16 x 20 in. framed collages that incorporate screen prints, illustrations and graphic cut paper elements.

DANIEL GAENG Daniel’s subject matter, predominantly character-based, is derived from his
interest and appreciation of street art. His work reflects a variety of concepts ranging from completely aimless thoughts, to his feelings on worldly happenings and American politics.

DAVID LANGLEY's current work, in the form of large-scale painted collages, continues to present insightful alteration of American imagery.

View the exhibition During Gallery Hours Saturdays Noon - 4 pm or by appointment and on our website

Located at the corner of Texas at 2627 Cherokee Street, 63118
one block west of Jefferson.

Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 10 June 2011

Reception: Friday, June 10th, 2011, 6-8 pm
runs through July 30th

Eight years ago the Philip Slein Gallery asked me to curate an exhibition reflecting what I saw as the best work being done by St. Louis artists. This year the gallery asked me to put together a show more national in scope, which reflected my long experience showing abstract art. There are 30 artists included in this show; there are at least 30 more that could be included. Many old friends are here, but also some fresh to the St. Louis experience.”

The list of artists includes: Stuart Arends, Ford Beckman, Marco Breuer, Michael Byron, Louis Cameron, Lawrence Carroll, Max Cole, John Chamberlain, Steve DiBenedetto, Jill Downen, Carroll Dunham, Stephen Ellis, Adam Fuss, Dennis Hollingsworth, Mel Kendrick, Cheonae Kim, Jonathan Lasker, Eva Lundsager, Andrew Masullo, Suzanne McClelland, Antonio Murado, Ann Pibal, Steve Riedell, Alexander Ross, Mark Sheinkman, Erik Spehn, Michael Toenges, Sue Williams, Terry Winters.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
1319 Washington Ave. Downtown St. Louis

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 11 June 2011

David Langley
Eric Nichols
Join us at The Vino Gallery on Saturday, June the 11th, from 6pm to 9pm, for our first dual solo exhibit. Our Solo artists will be David Langley and Eric Nichols.

The Vino Gallery is your destination for talented local artists and small production, high quality wines from all over the globe. Mention that you heard about us on and receive 10% off of your first purchase.

The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
Saint Louis,MO 63108

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts: Friday, 3 June 2011

Chris Smentkowski: Transcendental Voyeurism
Friday June 3, 6:00pm
(other hours by appointment 314-398-8862)

Oil Paintings: Most of the oil paintings are bizarre, fantastical, sometimes surrealistic, abstract landscapes and/or alternate imagined realities.

Ceramics: Primitive, phallic, mini mountains. Earthy spikes that are rolled into the earth behind the studio before firing.

Sound Installation: As in his previous art shows, sound installations have been an essential ingredient. Lve feedback guitar drone mimics much of his playing in Brain Transplant; however nobody will be playing the guitar, it will be set up to resonate against itself and the tone settings will be deep, dark, and mildly foreboding. The sound will be emitted through the floor of the studio space while blackened Tibetan prayer flags hover above in the ceiling.

Fort Gondo
3151 Cherokee St.
STL MO 63118

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 3 June 2011

Everyday UFO No. 15, 2011, archival inkjet print, ed. of 8, 20" x 24"
June 3 - July 24, 2011
Opening Reception for the Artist: Friday, June 3 from 6 - 8pm

Atrium Gallery invites you to our Summer Show featuring new works by former St. Lousian, Gregg Louis. A solo exhibition, Down to Earth will present a series of photographs as well as sculpture. Louis has been recognized as a dynamic, young installation artist, and is now using his constructions as subject for photography.In this series, he works with household objects to create almost surreal works. The objects are often isolated and rearranged, taking on new life not always instantly recognizable. Through appropriating objects, images, and/or experiences he utilizes artifice and transforms everyday things into strange and often humorous deviations of their original form. His works playfully question the patterns and perceptions of everyday life. Although the initial impulse may seem playful, these images are also perceived as otherwordly, sometimes unsettling as mysterious objects just landed in our realm. These works are provocative, elegant and at times humorous.

Regular hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 10 - 6, Sunday, 12 - 4, Tuesday by appointment

Atrium Gallery
4728 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 1 July 2011

UpCycled – mixed media by Eric Nichols and high dynamic range photographs by Sarah Carmody

Preview Reception with artists: Friday, July 1, from 6PM-9PM
Open House with artists during the "Let Them Eat Art" festival, July 8, 6PM-11PM
Show runs though August 12, 2011
Free event, open to the public

S. Carmody Photography presents "UpCycled," featuring mixed media by Eric Nichols and high dynamic range photography by Sarah Carmody. Pieces are derived and inspired by discarded items that are reworked into new creations.

Nichols' foundation in sculpture serves as a basis for his pieces that integrate multiple mediums such as painting, printmaking, drawing, and digital imaging. The mixture of these divergent mediums presents complex problems that must be balanced, and doing so results in a calculated development of coherence.

Beautifully grained marine-grade plywood serves as the structural basis upon which Nichols' applies techniques. The wood is cut, sanded, and sometimes burned with metal objects. He then applies stencils, paint, digital prints, and found objects that may protrude from the composition. The components are situated within the layers of the gelatinous surfaces that coat the wood, thus creating a sense of depth, and dimensionality, and texture.

Carmody indulges her fascination with urban decay and the departure of reality from human perception with a new series of images acquired during a visit to G & J Recycling in Arnold, MO. In capturing the images, Carmody employs high dynamic range (HDR) a technique that produces the perception of exaggerated detail and tonal range. In actuality, all the tones and detail represented are present within the actual scene, but are outside the visible parameters of human perception. HDR is achieved by shooting the same image at various exposures, combining them, and then selectively enhancing and de-emphasizing elements as desired. Decisively extracting vignettes from the rubble, Carmody strives to create aesthetic harmony.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143

Monday, May 16, 2011

Third Degree East Gallery: Friday. 20 May 2011

May's Third Friday at Third Degree Glass. A Hot Happening with Cool Entertainment. Glassblowing. Belly Dancing with Fire. Massage. Fire spinning. Feelin' Lucky Glass Lotto. Live Music. Art Openings. Cash Bar.

May 20, 6 - 10 p.m.

Two Exhibits Open At The Gallery: May 20 - June 14

1. Advanced Perspectives: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Glass Program Students and their Instructors show new works. Students to demonstrate glassblowing in the Hot Shop from 7 - 8 p.m.
2. Redux: Deb Douglas. Douglas' paintings and works on paper are derived from ideas of a nostalgic past, of longing and of loss, of high and low art, the knowledge of art history, textile design and popular culture.

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar, between Union and Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts: Friday, 20 May 2011

space May 20 - July 16, 2011

Opening Reception May 20 from 6-9

Sharp Shooters! The Best New Photography (just) West of the Mississippi

Randy Allen, Jerry Benner, Krista Rose Breeve, Diane Doskey, Ryan Duff, Julie Endstall, Sue Ford, Jenny Gross, Stacy Humphreys, Mike Jeffries, Christy Martin, Roger McCarthy, Alan Morris, Stephanie Ockerman, Bob Rickert, Naomi Runtz,Carolyn Schlueter, Penny Steiner, Barbara Steps, and Kay Wood.

Chesterfield Arts
444 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, Mo 63017

Friday, May 13, 2011

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 13 May2011


May 6 - June 5, 2011
Opening Reception TONIGHT, FRIDAY, May 13, 6 - 8 pm

Kristin Fleischmann is interested in the discourse between painting and sculpture and is conceptually grounded in poetics, phenomenology and psychology. Her work in KRISTIN
illicits the psychological struggle of obsessive thought through the building and breaking of fortifications of the mind made physical into sculptural objects and painted forms. This event is free and open to the public

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center
(corner of Grand & Olive, in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bldg)
501 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-7528

Metropolitan Gallery: Friday, 13 May 2011

Adelia Parker / Joy L. Wade: 2 Artists: Recent Work

The Nu-Art Series proudly presents Adelia Parker and Joy L. Wade: 2 Artists: Recent Work with an opening reception on Friday, May 13, 2011, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nu-Art Series' Metropolitan Gallery. The exhibition will be on display from May 6 to June 3, 2011.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only.

The Nu-Art Series
Metropolitan Gallery
2936 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Los Caminos: Saturday, 21 May 2011

Dominic Paul Moore, Untitled, 2011, oil and acrylic on linen
David Johnson and Dominic Paul Moore

May 21 – June 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 7-10pm

On Saturday, May 21st, Los Caminos will present two solo exhibitions featuring new work by photographer David Johnson and painter Dominic Paul Moore. Johnson and Moore’s works are marked by an exploration of texture, depth, and color; however, each artist handles his medium with a distinct process and conceptual approach.

In his recent series, Your walls aren’t that white (part 2), David Johnson focuses his lens on Los Caminos. Since September 2010, Johnson has studied and documented changes in the apartment gallery through each new season and exhibition. Throughout this exhibition Johnson presents a variety of photographic approaches, exploring the ways in which the built environment retains traces of the past. On one of the main gallery walls, nine photographs laid out in a grid initially read as abstract colorfield images. However, upon closer examination they reveal the contours and light in the gallery, prompting viewers to more carefully consider their surroundings.

Dominic Paul Moore privileges the painting process over a distinct theme, investigating how pattern and repetition establish the internal structure of a work of art. For instance, in Untitled (2011) Moore first paints the reverse of a piece of linen, allowing the paint to seep through the fabric before painting a pattern on its frontside. The relationship between the layers of paint and pattern create a visual field that at once reveals and belies his artistic approach. Moore produces optic illusions that are not intended to deceive the viewer conceptually, but rather to draw increased attention to his materials and process.

Los Caminos
2649 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Syndicate Building: Saturday 21 May 2011

Stop by our upcoming opening reception for May Have Been, a no theme exhibit featuring the art of 23 St. Louis area visual artists.Link
The scheduled line up is: Jennifer Griggs, Dan Jaboor, Charity Trovea, Megan Rieke, Alizarin Rose, Jenny Guss, John Blair, Valerie Rippey, Daniel File, Tonya Yates, Emma Johannah, Will Hanson, Angeles Jonske, Robin Lewis, Meghan White, Grace Kettenbrink, Diane DeVaughn, Arleana Holtzman, Sean Posey, Jeff Kapfer, Di’ Joneiro Jones, Paul and Connie LaFlam.

Opening reception; May 21, 2011, 6-9 pm, Syndicate Building, 915 Olive Street (10th and Olive downtown St Louis) 4th and 5th floor galleries.

Exhibit continues through July 9. Contact Paul LaFlam, or 314.436.9374 for more information or appointment for additional viewing.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 13 May 2011

This Friday, May 13th, from 7pm to 11pm, the Concrete Ocean Art Gallery is excited to welcome you to the opening reception of "The Process: Life and the Vibrations of Sound" by Zach Smithey.

Opening reception Friday May 13, 2011 7PM - 11PM / Closing Reception June 3, 2011 7PM - 11PM. Free admission. Food and beverages available.

Concerete Ocean Art Gallery
2257 S. Jefferson @ Shenandoah
St Louis, MO. 63104

RHD-MO Blank Canvas Studio: Friday, 13 May 2011

RHD'S Spring Art Show
Friday May 13th 6-9pm

There will be CD's, DVD's, t-shirts, interactive art, live art, and of course a PACKED gallery of the coolest outsider art on earth!!!

If you can't make it, don't forget to check us out at noon on Friday May 13th on KSDK Channel 5.

RHD-MO Blank Canvas Studio
122 Point West Blvd.
St. Charles, MO 63301

Hoffman Lachance Contemporary: Friday, 10 June 2011

June 10th - July 2nd
New abstract paintings from Michael Hoffman - explorations in color form and pattern.

Opening reception June 10th from 6pm-10pm

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary
2713 Sutton Blvd
Maplewood 63143

Monday, May 09, 2011

Gallery Visio: Monday, 23 May 2011

Please join us for the opening reception of “you don’t matter to me at all: adventures in isolation and egotism.”

Local St. Louis artist, Maria Marshall, will be using the gallery walls as a canvas for a live art installation.

Opening reception / live installation will be from 4-7 pm on May 23, 2011.

Show will run from May 23 to August 11, 2011.

Friday, May 06, 2011

PHD Gallery: Saturday 7 May 2011

PHD Gallery's 1st Annual Artist Showcase!

Featuring Abstract Acrylic Paintings by Deanna Chafin,
Oil Paintings of Faces by Dennis DeToye, and Fantasy Ceramics by Ruth Reese.

May 7 through June 11, 2011.
Opening Reception is Saturday, May 7, 2011, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

"Perspectives," PHD Gallery's first annual artist showcase, highlights the work of three artists with a unique point of view. Functioning as three solo shows in one, "Perspectives" affords artists an opportunity to exhibit a singular body of work representative of their current career arc. Three artists will be designated annually.

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery: Friday, 6 May 2011

The closing for our April exhibit, "Paintings", by Andy Brandmeyer is this Friday May 6 from 7 PM to 11 PM. If you missed the opening, or just want another chance to look at some incredible art, or missed a chance to say hello to Andy, make plans to stop by and see us on Friday.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery
2257 S. Jefferson @Shenandoah
St Louis, MO 63104
314-448-1796, or 314-497-0199

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

McCaughen & Burr Fine Arts: Saturday, 14 May 2011

*everyday beauty:
oil paintings by Benjamin Guffee*
Opening reception: May 14, 2011, 6-9 p.m.

Guffee’s paintings are based on simple forms and peaceful scenes in nature, drawing primarily from Missouri and California landscape. By highlighting elements of nature that could easily be overlooked, Guffee hopes to encourage viewers to slow down and savor the beauty that surrounds us.

This collection represents over a year’s efforts in studio and plein air painting, and reflects a lifelong love of nature combined with a careful study of American, European and Asian art. The paintings include elements of realism, Impressionism, and abstraction, combined in a way that creates a unique serenity and an honest depiction of the beauty present in the natural

McCaughen & Burr Fine Arts
19 North Gore Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Friday, 6 May 2011

Gallery Opening This Friday, May 6th: 6 - 8pm

, by Glenda Hares. A show with new, original Landscapes, Still Lifes & Florals.

The Show will be on display through June 18th

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63117

Kirkwood Art at the Station: Thursday, 5 May 2011

Kirkwood Area Arts Council Art at the Station
Presents Nick Ventimiglia: Digital Photography

May 2–23, 2011
Opening Reception Thursday, May 5 5:30-7:00pm

Art may be viewed when the station is open for passengers.

Kirkwood Train Station
110 West Argonne
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Phoenix Potteries Studio & Gallery: Saturday, 7 May 2011

Art of Nature Photography Opening Reception for Milton Loessberg
Saturday May 7, 2011 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Exhibit runs through Saturday, June 25. See a collection of framed and unframed photographs relating the nature of art to the art of nature, comprised of a colorful collection of digital and 35mm images of the outdoor world.

Complimentary refreshments on the day before Mother's Day.

6514 Weber Rd.
St. Louis , Missouri 63123

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Foundry Art Center: Friday, 6 May 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm
A Juried Show Featuring Mixed Media Work
May 6 - June 10, 2011

Love to watch other people obsess? This show is just the place to see it happen - come see art that explores the idea of repetition, repetition, repetition. Far from tedious, even if you get the feeling you've seen it before, over, and over, and over...

In The Wind - Margi Weir

Gallery III: Group IV show
Featuring fresh work from four artists who have won awards in previous juried exhibits at the Foundry:
Jonah Criswell, Susan Foley, Lisa Linke, and Chris Hagerty

Ameristar Gallery hosts the Emerging Artist Series
featuring the work of Hans Grindiesberger

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 6 May 2011

Cosima von Bonin, Rockstars (Character Appropriation), 2003
Summer Exhibitions Open May 6
7-9 pm Public Opening Celebration
10 pm Afterparty

Conceptual artist Cosima von Bonin’s creative practice is distinguished by an exceptional interweaving of sculpture, installation, video, textiles, music, performance, and her own social network. Extensive biographical allusions and art-historical references, particularly to conceptual and minimalist artistic practices, abound in her work, but she also draws on a broad range of topics and fields, from fashion and popular culture, to theater and electronic music. Von Bonin’s choice of materials (fabric, stuffed animals), scale (often oversized), motifs (mushrooms, bull dogs, sea creatures, cartoon characters), and eclectic subject matter (luxury-based lifestyle branding, American pop culture, and sloth), each carry with them personal associations, yet they also bear larger socio-cultural connotations, such as the ubiquity of consumerism, gender inequality, and increased social apathy or malaise.

also, 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring thesis projects by the 2011 Master of Fine Arts candidates in Washington University's Graduate School of Art: John Talbott Allen, Meghan Bean, Shira Berkowitz, Darrick Byers, Jisun Choi, Zlatko Cosic, James Daniels, Kara Daving, Andrea Degener, Kristin Fleischmann, William Frank, Nicholas Kania, Jordan McGirk, Zachary Miller, Esther Murphy, Kathryn Neale, Katherine McCullough, Christopher Ottinger, Maia Palmer, Nicole Petrescu, Lauren Pressler, Bryce Olen Robinson, Whitney Sage, Donna Smith.

Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 11-6 | Fri 11-8 | Closed Tue

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