Saturday, May 31, 2014

Duane Reed Gallery: Saturday, 21 June 2014

POP-UP SHOW with KEVIN SNIPES Featuring 25 New Works

Duane Reed Gallery will present an impromptu exhibit with a large body of new functional ceramic artwork by Kevin Snipes. A reception and discussion with the artist will take place Saturday afternoon, June 21st from 2 – 5pm.

Kevin Snipes’ artwork is a combination of atypical pottery forms and quirky figurative drawings. His pieces are influenced by an array of traditional and nontraditional art forms, including street art, architecture, contemporary painting, the avid love of art history and even children’s drawings. His work has an underlying sophistication which is based in existentialist thought, creating a body of work that is both culturally transending and personally identifiable.

The work will be on view through July 26th. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gallery at RAC: Friday, 13 June 2014

The Regional Arts Commission presents Squared Off, the painting and mixed media work of thirteen local women.  The artists are printmakers, photographers, painters and collagists who have each accepted the challenge of translating a square canvas into her own artistic vision.  With the intention to expose visitors to this art making format, curator Kay Wood states “The diversity of the show will surprise the viewer.”

Artists: Cynthia Berg, Elizabeth Concannon, M J Goerke, Jane Isenberg, Ellen Klamon, Ruth Kolker, Nancy Kurten, Emily Long, Marcy Saphian, Ida Steinberg, Harriet Thomas, Kay Wood, Maggie Zografakis

Opening reception on Friday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Celebrate Again the gallery talk which will take the form of an art sale. Local female artists will provide one hundred more square canvases of work for display and purchase. Thursday, July 10th,  5:30 – 7:30pm.

Exhibition Dates: June 13 – July 11, 2014

Gallery Hours Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday noon - 5:00pm

The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112
(across from The Pageant)
Free parking behind The Pageant or metered street parki

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 30 May 2014

        SPECIAL EVENT FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014 FROM 6 - 9 PM.

 The "Blooming Artists Program," conceived and managed by artist/teacher Marilyn Callahan, features a wonderful selection of original art produced by selected students from the Lindbergh schools, from elementary through high school levels, who have shown budding talent and exceptional vision for their art.  

 Each Student Artist has been paired with a Master Artist who is a practicing professional.  The student and the master consulted on a theme or subject, and each produced a piece of art interpreting their realization of the theme separately.  The exhibition joins the final products of the student and master side by side.  

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11-6,  Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday-Tuesday.
Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Friday, May 23, 2014

ARCH Framing & Design: Friday, 30 May 2014

Please join Showroom Director Colin M. Shaw and the rest of the ARCH Framing & Design staff for the premiere of St. Louis artist Carol Carter's new BUBBLES Show, May 30th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM in the ARCH Showroom, 7844 Manchester Road. Over 50 of the artist's newest watercolors will be shown, available at a special event price- first come, first served! Light refreshments will be served.

The Vino Gallery: Saturday, 7 June 2014

Join us for an evening of contemporary art and wine tasting on Saturday, June the 7th from 6 PM until 9 PM. We will be featuring new works by abstract painter Robert Treece. Robert uses paintings to bypass the limitations and delusions of the conscious experience. The images and dreamscapes he paints are manifestations of his unconscious, undifferentiated energy he is fascinated with. The Robert Treece Solo exhibit will be on display through Saturday, July the 19th.

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

The Luminary: Friday, 23 May 2014

First Exhibitions Open Friday: Jesse Hlebo and Jenny Holzer

This Friday evening, we will open our first exhibitions in the new space with Jesse Hlebo's solo exhibition, Punitive Embers, along with a Jenny Holzer edition, MONEY CREATES TASTE in the entry gallery.

The exhibitions open on Friday May 23rd from 7pm-10pm and will remain on view Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm-6pm each week through June 20th.

For more information on our upcoming exhibitions, visit our website.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center: Friday, 13 June 2014

The 2014 Artists-in-Residence Exhibition
View the finished work that resulted from the in-depth artistic investigations made during their time at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design

June 13 – August 24, 2014 / Opening Reception: Friday, June 13, 6 – 9pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6“ 6pm / Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 12 – 5pm

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (Craft Alliance) is pleased to announce the opening reception of the 2014 Artists-in-Residence Exhibition on Friday, June 13th. Every year, several artists specializing in clay, metals, and fiber further their artistic practices in Craft Alliance's Grand Center studios. This year's residents were Hunter Creel (metals), Ed Carroll and Vita Geluniene (community activism/fiber), Jenna Jacobs (fiber), Barbara Knuth (metals), Ruth Ann Reese (clay), and Evan Wagman (clay).

Each artist brought his/her own unique vision to Craft, and the work being displayed reflects the breadth of artistic approaches in the use of craft media. From Hunter Creel's playful, colorful cartoon-inspired metal sculptures to Ruth Reese's surreal ceramics evoking mythological creatures, Ed Carroll and Vita Geluniene's community activism, and Evan Wagman's intimately-scaled, detailed ceramic sculptures, this exhibition will present a dynamic picture of what artists are doing in the field of contemporary craft.

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in the Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103

Sheldon Art Galleries: Friday, 6 Jne 2014


Grafica Fine Art: Friday, 30 May 2014

Grafica Fine Art presents
Opera Visions: Watercolors by Marilynne Bradley
inspired by the 2014 season at Opera Theatre St. Louis

Opening reception Friday, May 30, 2014
 6-9 pm wine & cheese served

Opera Theatre St. Louis has welcomed local artist, Marilynne Bradley, to interpret the 2014 season's shows in watercolor.  She has also painted the lovely gardens that enhance the Opera Theatre experience.

Grafica / Opera Visions will close as we participate in the Contemporary Art Museum's "Open Studios".   Sunday, June 29 from 11 am to 5 pm.

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Luminary: Saurday, 17 May 2014

Grand Opening: Saturday, May 17th

2 years of work, 2,000+ hours of volunteer labor, a 17,000 sqft building, hundreds of individual donations, thousands of words of encouragement, countless cups of coffee and 3 more days until our grand opening. Join us this Saturday to celebrate as we reach this major landmark in our history. We couldn't be more grateful for all those who've shared in our vision or more excited about what the future holds!

We hope you join us on Saturday, May 17th from 8pm to 11pm with a night of art, music, and celebration as we officially open our doors to the public. The evening will feature music by DJ Air Bud (Aaron Stovall of So Many Dynamos) and Evelque; an art auction presented by Link Auction House featuring work by acclaimed area artists and previous artists in residence including Buzz Spector, Jill Downen, Gabriel Dawe, David Johnson and more; as well as a silent auction and a cash bar throughout the evening. We hope you join us for this free special event! Full details and a list of participating auction artists here.

 Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

Jesse Hlebo, Punitive Embers along with Jenny Holzer's MONEY CREATES TASTE opens on Friday May 23rd from 7pm-10pm and will remain on view Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm-6pm each week through June 20th.

For more information on our upcoming exhibitions, visit our website.

The Luminary
2701 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

Old Orchard Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2014

Paint Webster Artists' Reception
Friday, May 16  5pm-6:30pm

 Join us for an artists' reception to celebrate the wonderful plein air works created last Saturday at Paint Webster! The walls of the Old Orchard Gallery are filled with beautiful pieces.  Enjoy them with friends over light appetizers and beverages.  Most pieces are available for purchase from the artists. 

The Old Orchard Gallery is located at 39 South Old Orchard Avenue in Webster Groves.

Click here for more Information about Paint Webster.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery: Friday 13 June 2014

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
We’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of the magic movie, “The Wizard of Oz.”.  On June 13, 2014 at 7 p.m

There is no place like home at Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery. This show will feature original pieces from local artists that are inspired by this amazing movie and the ideas, feeling, and inspiration that immerses from what it can teach us.

The Opening Reception  will be from 7 pm to 10 pm on June 13, 2014. The exhibit will be on display during gallery hours until July 6, 2014. During the art exhibit there will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the American Heart Association

Admission to the event is free and there will also be snacks, soda, beer and wine available during the exhibit.

Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery
 2028 S. 12th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Don't forget our Clayton Fine Art Gallery Second Wednesday Art Party is from 5 to 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. 

Join us Wednesday, May 14.  We'll provide wine and light snacks.

We are featuring exciting new guest artists Randall Hiedepriem, Barb Lillis, Mark Witzling, Terri Myer, and Michael Barry, along with new work by our resident artists.
Clayton Fine Art Gallery represents a core group of Resident Artists who are exceptionally talented and proven professionals with regional and national recognition. Periodically we also invite juried artists as guests of the gallery to complement our exhibition. You will discover a variety of artistic styles and mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, pastels, sculpture, and more.  Styles include contemporary, classic, realism, abstract, and impressionism.  We are sure to have something that will delight your artistic senses.  Our artwork changes often.  Come by and see what's new.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11-6,  Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday -  Tuesday. We are located next to Imo's Pizza on the west side of the street and across the street from Clayton City Hall and the US Post Office.

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 North Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Friday, May 09, 2014

Grand Center: Friday, 9 May 2014


Chris D. Smith
at Bruno David Gallery
OVERVIEW_2014 at Bruno David Gallery
Martin Lang at Bruno David Gallery
PXSTL: Lots at Grand Center
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) at Grand Center
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University is opening PXSTL: *Lots*, a temporary structure designed by Freecell Architecture. PXSTL activates a previously vacant lot across the street from the Pulitzer in the heart of Grand Center. The opening celebration includes a performance by Grand Center Arts Academy students, as well as a conversation with PXSTL program grant recipients.

Throughout the evening, a free shuttle will run between the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum for an opening, and Grand Center for the opening of PXSTL and an opening at the Contemporary Art Museum. Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes from 6:30-9 pm. More information at The Pulitzer - CAM - Mildred Lane Kemper

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Componere Gallery: Sunday, 1 June 2014

Cheryl Gunnell “World of 360”
(drawings and ceramics)
Surreal Graphics

May 25th, 2014 – June 28th, 2014
Reception: Sunday June 1st, 2014 2-4 p.m.

I love images that give the impression of movement. My direct and indirect personal experiences, along
with my love for graphics, created the World of 360. Allowing the images to unfold naturally using
design patterns brings surrealism to my work.
-Cheryl Gunnell

Kemper Art Museum: Friday, 9 May 2014

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat

Summer 2014 Opening Celebration

May 9, 2014
Member preview 6p; Public opening 7p
Join Museum members, friends, artists, curators, and the campus and St. Louis community at the Opening Celebration of our summer 2014 exhibitions.

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art
Inside the Palace of Fine Arts: Cosmopolitanism at the 1904 World's Fair

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis will be providing a free shuttle service between all three locations on this evening. Visitors will have the option to ride the shuttle to all of the opening receptions.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1214
St. Louis, MO 63130

Monday, May 05, 2014

Atrium Gallery: Friday, 16 May 2014

Opening Two Exhibitions

John Schwartzkopf - "Wooden Grace"
Janet Sorokin - "Musicale"

Please Join us for a Reception for the artists, Friday, May 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

With a background in philosophy and an intense interest and skill with wood, including complex combinations of many rare and unusual species, Schwartzkopf creates lyrical constructions that belie the media.  While some are minimal, sleek, and exhibit a a tempting tactile aura, others are complex geometric constructions often seeming to defy gravity.

Sorokin's work has evolved over a number of years from painting to silkscreen prints to delicately textured abstract collage. These intimate works relate specifically to  her inspiration from music, particularly chamber music which she enjoys in concerts and in her studio. This mature work is quite sensitive in it's use of color, texture, and rhythm.

Both exhibitions open May 16 with a reception for the artists from 6 – 8 p.m., and run through July 12.

Parking will be available for the opening on the building lot (east side).

Note: Both artists will also be at the gallery Saturday morning, 10:30 – Noon for coffee and informal conversation with visitors.

Thursday-Saturday 10-5, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

4814 Washington Ave. (Central West End)
St. Louis, MO 63108

Saturday, May 03, 2014

May Gallery: Friday, 9 May 2014

Gallery logo

dotRAW Group Exhibition

9 May - 1 August 2014

Emily Anaclerio, David Broome, Dawn Gratza, Valerie Helton, Jonathan Pfeifer, Hannah Marie Roling, Erika Ruth, Laura Schilli, Clair Staples, Billy Sukoski, Holly Swan, Grant Westhoff, A. Mackenzie Wilder

Opening Reception Friday, 9 May, 5-7 pm

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.


CAM: Friday, 9 May 2014

Summer Exhibitions Open Friday, May 9
on view through August 10
Free Summer Admission
Public Reception 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, May 10 11:00 am Great Rivers Biennial Artist & Juror Panel Discussion

Great Rivers Biennial featuring new work by Brandon Anschultz, Carlie Trosclair, and Cayce Zavaglia
The Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program identifies talented emerging and mid-career artists working in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, providing them with a $20,000 honorarium and a major exhibition at CAM.
Katharina Fritsch: Postcards
A focused selection of five large-scale postcard sculptures by celebrated German artist Katharina Fritsch, Postcards features works made by enlarging and silkscreening images originally found on travel postcards onto sheets of shaped plastic. By transforming small-scale souvenirs into monumental sculpture, imagery that was once whimsical and benign becomes surreal and disquieting.
Brenna Youngblood: Loss Prevention

 oss Prevention features a selection of new and earlier multimedia paintings. Often combining paper and acrylic collage with images of everyday objects, Youngblood juxtaposes the figure with the abstract, raising questions of what is familiar versus what is unknown.
Audible Interruptions: Van McElwee, Sarah Paulsen and Cameron Fuller
Using site-specific installations that infuse the Museum’s utilitarian spaces with art, the Audible Interruptions series brings unique and unexpected auditory experiences to familiar areas such as hallways, restrooms, and elevators. This summer Van McElwee, Sarah Paulsen, and Cameron Fuller present new work in the restrooms and first-floor hallway.

Hours 11-6 Wed / 11-9 Thu & Fri / 10-5 Sat & Sun
3750 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108

Friday, May 02, 2014

Gallery Visio: Thursday, 29 May 2014

Post Workout
May 29- August 13, 2014
Opening Reception May 29, 12-2pm 

Matt Pierson uses pop art to bring discussion to the theme of fitness, the choices we make related to fitness and repercussions of those choices. In American culture we are barraged with information about creating health and food choices from many different sources. Matt’s paintings encourage consideration of food choices and the resulting way we feel and look. What is the length we will go to create aesthetics in physical appearance?

Gallery Visio (at the University of Missouri – St. Louis)
170 Millennium Student Center
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 1 August 2014

space Ameristar Gallery Emerging Artist Series Featured Artist

Melissa Wilkinson
May 2 - August 1, 2014

Closing Reception: August 1, 2014 | 6-8 pm

"Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but all the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of women in herself is male: the surveyed female... thus she turns herself into an object - and most particularly an object of vision: a sight." Ways of Seeing, by John Berger

Conventional wisdom is such that the female body has been the primary object of desire. These paintings serve to provide a context in which the male form elicits complex pleasure. Historically, representations of the male body have been associated with heroicism and power. I seek to confront similar paradigms regarding the male form. The conceptual framework for my work is to strip this objectivity that has been appointed to the female figure since oil painting's inception. Through this work I seek to question notions of the body politic and investigate representations of a "re-gendered" gaze. This series of paintings relates to an interest in dichotomies - the viewer and the viewed, attraction and repulsion, good and evil, the past and the present. These paintings incorporate appropriated imagery from art history, such as edible still life objects, drapery and foliage in conjunction with the male nude to create for the viewer a pastiche that both hides and reveals the potential eroticism of the male body. This juxtaposition positions the male body in a contemporary context as both spectacle and feminine, abstract and realist.

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

Foundry Art Centre: Friday, 2 May 2014

Pictorial photography emerged from the shadows of a “point and shoot craft” into a style where artists strove to create painterly, romantic images. As the processes associated with photography evolved, so did the concept of photography as an art form emerge. The pure beauty of a photograph began to shine through as Modern photographers learned to capture images that had always surrounded us, yet were seldom seen. Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs includes photographers that span thematic periods and artistic styles, such as Alfred Steiglitz, Berenice Abbott, and Lewis Wickes Hine.

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