Saturday, November 29, 2014

Duet: Friday, 5 December 2014

Matthew Isaacson (St. Louis) and Lisa Sanditz (New York)
December 5, 2014 - February 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, December 5, 6pm-8pm

"Yeah the trees, those useless trees." -Pulp

Like excited lovers in the park, Sanditz and Isaacson carve their 2d and 3d marks into the sapwood just shy of the heartwood. The gouges swollen and distorted, unrecognizable like an overgrown tree bark and vandalism reabsorbed  by growth. In an attempt to reshape their own worlds via Statacco graffiti. Sanditz leaves a handwritten signature while Isaacson impresses a gestural implosion into clay. The pairing grew out of a dual interest in agricultural production and the overabundance of nature in the Midwestern landscape.

 Read an interview with the artist Lisa Sanditz in this issue of Painting is Dead:

3526 Washington Avenue Suite 300,
St Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 19 December 2014

December 19th through January 31st
Opening Reception
Friday, December 19th from 5-8 p.m.

Duane Reed Gallery presents the work of Jason Bly. Bly’s oil paintings investigate the interaction between digital media and the tools used to access it. Familiar, realistically rendered objects are coupled with a graphic sensibility of flat color and imaginary spaces to create a juxtaposition of the real and the artificial. Through layering several thin layers of oil, Bly’s trompe l’oiel technique renders an environment of imagery related to the overwhelming visual stimuli which we encounter everyday. His incorporative process mimics our mental adaptation to our modern technological psyche.

ST. LOUIS, MO 63108

2626 Cherokee: Friday, 12 December 2014

2626 Cherokee Street: Friday, December 5 2014

Join us for the opening reception of Are You Gonna Eat That, a multidisciplinary group exhibition featuring works from seven Washington University BFA 2015 candidates.
UPDATED Opening Reception: December 12, 2014, 7pm - 10pm
Exhibition dates: December 12 - January 12th, by appointment.

Artists exhibiting: Morgan Dowty, Jime Gracia, Rebecca Lothan, Catalina Ouyang, Mariana Parisca, Grace Park, Maddie Wells

If the best art shows are like parties, and the best parties are afterparties, then Are You Gonna Eat That is the after-afterparty. Unveiled secrets, unseen ephemera, trace marks and stains, tingles in the spine: a grass box remembers your prayers, animal butts probe erotic fantasies, Sappho gets lost in a VHS archive. With artists working in assemblage, printmaking, photography, textile, and sound, Are You Gonna Eat That chops and screws the leftover, the discarded and the barely visible.

2626 Cherokee Street

St Louis, MO 63118

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

1900 Park Creative Space: Friday, 5 December 2014

Tour de Saint Louis en Plein Air
Plein air paintings of Saint Louis scenes by 22 members of the Missouri Plein Air Painters Association.

Join us in a celebrate of Saint Louis, enjoy a glass of wine, and meet the Artists

December 5, 2014, 7pm – 10pm

Artists exhibiting: Michael Anderson, Dave Chappell, Dave Cornell, Shawn Cornell, Brad Eilering,
Dan Fishback, Sandy Haynes, Danae Hoppe, Mike Kilian, Allen Kriegshauser, Alison Levine, Gwendolyn Moore, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Tom Rochford, Susan Rogers, Lee Streett, Judy Stroup, Deb Trafton, Jan Trager, Jim Trapp, Dawn Wagner, Kate Warner

Exhibition runs through November and December, closes January 7, 2015

Open: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm Or by appointment,

1900 Park Creative Space
Lafayette Square
Saint Louis, Missouri 63104

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 21 November 2014

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 2014, 6pm–8:30pm
Exhibition Dates: November 21–January 4, 2014

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild will be celebrating its 100th anniversary of juried art exhibitions this Fall in conjunction with our Ann Metzger Memorial National All-Media Exhibition. The juror for the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition is Rusty Freeman, the Director of Visual Arts at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, IL.

Featured Artists: Tony Abboreno, Oak Park, Illinois; Bill Abendroth*,Highland Illinois; Muhammad Alhawagri*, Saint Louis; W.A. Anderson, Chesterfield Missouri; Max Arens, St Louis; Kyle Bader, Columbia Missouri; Laura Bailey*, St Louis; Dawn Balk*, Saint Charles Missouri; Craig Baumgartner, Versailles Missouri; Emily Bennett, Terre Haute Indiana; Eldon Benz*, Carbondale Illinois; Larry Braun*, Benton Missouri; Maria Cooper*, Collinsville Illinois; Michael Daft*, St. Louis; Nikkis Art Designs*, Ballwin Missouri; Robert Dill*, Kirkwood Missouri; Erin Eveland*, Rushville Illinois; Suzy Farren*, St. Louis; Chloe Feldman Emison, Boston Massachusetts; Steven Finnegan*, St. Louis; Michael Frank*, St. Louis; Victoria Fuller, Chicago; Marcia Gay*. Defiance Missouri; Kathy Gomric*. Millstadt Illinois; Beth Goyer*, Des Peres Missouri;Eric Gray, St. Louis;
Amanda Greive, Edinburg Illinois; Michelle Hamilton, St. Louis; Travis Head, Blacksburg Virginia; Mary Henle*, St. Louis; Lisa Hilton*, St. Louis; Cynthia James, Agoura California; Barbara Johnson*, St. Louis; James Johnson, Charleston Illinois; Sea A Joung, St. Louis; Jan Kappes, Arcola Illinois; Gary Karasek*, Swansea Illinois; Lani Kohoutek-Miller*, Florissant Missouri; Sandra Kolde*, St. Louis; Ruthy Kolker, St. Louis; Albert Kuo, Saint Charles Missouri; SarahMarie Land, Saint Louis; Alan Larkin, South Bend Indiana; Demian Legg, Saint Louis; Margot Mache, Chicago; Kimber Mallett*, St. Louis; Kristen McMillion, Ballwin Missouri; Robert Michelmann*, Kirkwood Missouri; Angela Mircsov*, Florissant Missouri; Sallie Day Mogerman*, Lake Saint Louis Missouri;  Maureen Healy Mossman, Cedar Rapids Iowa; Melonie Mulkey, Champaign Illinois; William Neukomm*, Brentwood Missouri; Sophia Park, Carterville Illinois; Erica Popp*, Clayton Missouri; Aalia Rahman, St. Louis; Nora Schomogy*, Maryland Heights Missouri; Kathryn Scott, Chicago; Laura Siadak*, O Fallon Illinois; Barbie Steps*, St Louis; Marta Tiesenga, Crystal Lake Illinois; Shannon Tomanovich, Athens Georgia; Duat Vu, Springfield Missouri; Melinda Wagner, St. Louis; Mark Webster, Carmichael California; Mary Wertsch*, St. Louis; Julie Wiegand*, Berger Missouri; Heather Woodson, Wentzville Missouri; Joyce Yarbrough, Saint Louis; Jeff Zarinelli*, Saint Louis.

For more information about this exhibition, please visit our website:

St. Louis Artists' Guild 
Two Oak Knoll Park 
Clayton MO 63105 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Compônere Gallery of Art: Sunday, 7 December 2014

Omer Huremovic: Survivors III (Tree Sculptures)
Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky: Transcending The Ordinary (oils and drawings)

November 30th, 2014 - December 31st, 2014
Opening Reception
2-4pm Sunday December 7th, 2014
 Hours M-TR 11-5| F-S 11-9 | S 1-5

Compônere Gallery of Art
6509 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis MO 63130
(314) 721-1181 

Norton's Fine Art: Saturday, 22 November 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 15 November 2-15

ASL new 2012 header

Free reception for
"Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition"  
NEXT WEEK: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

We invite you to join us at Art Saint Louis for our next exhibition, Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition. The exhibit opens with a free reception in the Gallery next Saturday evening, November 15, from 6-8 p.m. and the show will remain on view through December 23, 2014.  
Naxin Fan. Live Pond. 2014. Gunpowder Drawing, Oil on Indian Clay, 70"x48".
Serving as Juror for this year's exhibit is Nancy Newman Rice, an artist and founding member of Art Saint Louis. 
Elaine Marschik. Midwestern Lothlorien. 2014. Photograph, Digital Pigment Print, 16"x20".
Original graphic design by Phoenix Creative Co. with updating by Kathy Duffin.
Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL
Jane A. Barrow, St. Louis, MO
Terri Berg, Columbia, MO
Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL
Piety Choi, Highland, IL
Nicole Cooper, Richmond Heights, MO
Tricia Coyle, Webster Groves, MO
John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL
Christa Gearhart Denney, University City, MO
Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO
Naxin Fan, Fenton, MO
Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO
Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO
Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis, MO
Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO
Gaye Gambell-Peterson, Maryland Heights, MO
John M. Goessmann, St. Louis, MO
Craig C. Hoffmann, Wentzville, MO
James Ibur, St. Louis, MO
Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis, MO
Sandy Kaplan, Richmond Heights, MO
Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO
Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO
Betsy Litton, Chesterfield, MO
Elaine Marschik, St. Louis, MO
Ruthann Mazrim, Springfield, IL
Stacey McAdams, Fenton, MO  
Linda C. Mueller, St. Louis, MO
Rebecca Ormond, St. Louis, MO
Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO 
Erica Popp, St. Louis, MO
Terrie Rolwes, Wildwood, MO
Michael Rudolf, St. Louis, MO
Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL
Sydnor Scholer, St. Louis, MO
Beth Sharpe, St. Louis, MO
Mark Sheppard, Shrewsbury, MO
Sun Smith-Foret, Elsah,  IL
Dennis Staffne, St. Louis, MO
Ryan Strong, Imperial, MO
Russell Vancek, St. Louis, MO
Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL
Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO

Photograph by Emily Amberger.
James Ibur. Cell. 2014. Earthenware, 16"x24"x16". Ibur will be on-hand in the ASL Gallery to discuss his work on November 11. 
Join us in the Gallery on two select Saturdays: November 22 and December 13, when we host free one-hour Gallery talks at 11 a.m. with four of the featured artists from the current exhibit, Art St. Louis XXX. Guests may enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Cafe while learning about the artists and their artworks. Artists may bring in samples of their other work or also present a demo of their media & techniques. This is more of a walk-and-talk presentation, so guests will walk with the artists through the Gallery as they talk about their works on view in the exhibition. Seating is very limited.

Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m.
Michael Anderson
James Ibur, ceramic sculpture
John M. Goessmann
Sheldon Johnson, painting

Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m.
Lon Brauerpainting
Wm. Daniel File
Erica Popp
photography, printmakingMark Shepparddrawing, painting
Erica Popp. IL Route 3. 2013. Photopolymer Intaglio Print on Paper, 11"x14". Popp will be in the ASL Gallery to talk about her work on December 13.
Art Saint Louis Gallery
& Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café
at the Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,
 Saturday* 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Closed Sundays & holidays
*Cafe closes @noon Saturday 
"Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition" 
juried by Nancy Newman Rice 
Exhibit dates: November 15-December 23, 2014
Free opening reception: Saturday, November 15, 6-9 p.m.  

Art Saint Louis is located at 1223 Pine Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis at the historic Park Pacific Building. The building is bordered by Olive, 14th, Tucker and Pine. Art Saint Louis is located on the Pine Street side (one-way Westbound) of the building. There is no direct access to Art Saint Louis from or through the Park Pacific BuildingNeed a map? Click here.

There is metered street parking on Pine Street and Olive Street. Parking meters run until 7 p.m. daily, 7 days a week. There is hourly parking in the Park Pacific parking garage (pay by cash only until 8 p.m. or anytime by credit card) & be sure to take your receipt/ticket with you after you park your car. Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here.

The Gallery is easily accessible by MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery: Friday, 14 November 2014

Dennis Olsen: Fictive Couplings (Samplings) Nov. 14 - Dec. 20, 2014 
Opening Reception Nov. 14th from 5pm to 8pm
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 61339

Sunday, November 09, 2014

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 14 November 2014

St. Louis Creates: Works by Local Artists
Nov. 14 - Dec. 14

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is pleased to host an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. for St. Louis Creates: Works by Local Artists. St. Louis Creates features art created by nine local artists, and covers a wide range of media and styles. Participating artists include:

Peter Manion, James Holzer, Luanne Rimel, Thomas Sleet, Mark Pappas, Brian D. SmithSarah Paulsen, Stephen Da Lay, Kenneth Worley

Each of them represents a cross section of accomplished local artists whose work is exhibited locally and internationally. 

Thomas Sleet focuses on the process from a deconstructive perspective, while Peter Manion becomes deeply absorbed by its materiality. The work of Sarah Paulsen is informed by personal narrative, and employs a wide variety of media which is dictated by the subject matter. Brian D. Smith, an exuberant colorist, balances his paintings through composition. James Holzer investigates history from the perspective of cross-cultural commonalities of civilizations, which he describes as “a dance between the ancient and the current.” Mark Pappas reconciles ancient Greek mythology with obsessively Renaissance compositions, and expressionist mark-making. Luanne Rimel blends materials, technique and imagery that characterize the human spirit. Stephen Da Lay’s methodic approach to form and content moves off the surface and claims a place in space. Kenneth Worley’s facility in the formal aspect of image making renders him a virtuoso.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Bruno David Gallery: Friday, 21 November 2014

TOM REED: everybody knows this is nowhere
LAURA BEARD: The Ravenna Suite (Project Room)
AMY ENKELMANN-REED: Walk with me (New Media Room)

November 21, 2014 – January 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3 pm

In everyone knows this is nowhere, the artwork is rustic in appearance and in mood. The pieces are often characterized by colorfully muted tree stumps, teepees, totem poles, and flowers; however, instead of a blank canvas, Reed begins most of his paintings on pages torn out of coloring books or word finds, which show through the layered paint and add new dimension and character. This process allows him to “start his work with a dialogue.” From this unconventional beginning, he transforms these pages into beautifully stylized panels that can tell a story with just one image.

Reed states that “the link between experiencing nature and imagining it is at the foundation of my practice. The landscape becomes a setting for imagined realities and personal references to outsider art, poetry, and folk art. Taking cues from Joseph Yoakum and Martin Ramirez, I map out poetic and highly stylized depictions of natural settings where fiction and reality meet. In these compositions, intricate patterns elaborate a means to reinvent and question our relationship to nature. Ultimately, my pieces exist somewhere between reality and dreams, opening up a compelling and poetic window on both.”

In the Project Room, we are pleased to present Laura Beard’s exhibition The Ravenna Suite. This exhibition is organized by Cleo Azariadis. Beard writes on this new series of work “Working from the tenant that nonobjective painting in its purest form is both conceptual and primal, I am constantly drawn to the elemental force that remains painting's highest potential. The Ravenna Suite is based on a recent summer residency in Italy and Austria in 2014. My compositions create a balance between the forces of expansion and the forces of contraction. Expansion taken to its extreme results in the creation of bold negative space and demonstrative asymmetry. Contraction taken to its extreme results in a dot of infinite compression. There is significant velocity and volition present in my mark making which describes my process in terms of time, speed, direction, the ability to make conscious choices and exercise control, while continuously embracing the accidental and the random. Perception of my environment, both physically and emotionally, keeps my imagery in flux. I concentrate on creating a body of work but resist any connection to style or reproducing the same painting again and again. What is communicated in my painting can be said in no other way.”

In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a new video work by Amy Enkelmann-Reed, Walk with me. “Walk with me is an extension of my practice in focused attention and observation. Interruptions have become the norm and genuine moments of listening and being “present” are less and less familiar. Walks allow me the chance to directly experience internal thoughts. Thought clutter as the soundtrack in nature lies in contrast to the cell phone, text vibration, or air conditioners cranking on. I am interested in unplanned, stolen moments always seeking metaphors that reflect on our culture’s current preoccupations and movement towards the loss of real moments of observation.”


Thursday, November 06, 2014

white Flag Projects: Saturday, 8 November 2014

Lucas Blalock opens Saturday evening + Lucas Knipscher in the Library

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

May Gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

Gallery logo

Of the Post-Dispatch

Photography curated by Robert LaRouche

Renyold Ferguson photographing from the top of the Gateway Arch just after completion.
Photograph: Arthur L. Witman

Gary Bohn, David Carson, Robert Cohen, Scott Dine, Karen Elshout, Renyold Ferguson, Wendi Fitzgerald, J.B. Forbes, Elie Gardner, Gary Hairlson, Robert Holt, Jr., Robert Holt III, Jack January, Robert LaRouche, Chris Lee, Bill Kesler, Kevin Manning, Odell Mitchell, Jerry Naunheim, Teak Phillips Laurie Skrivan, L.T. (Jug) Spence, Larry Williams, Arthur L. Witman

7 - 26 November 2014

Opening Reception Friday, 7 November, 5-7 pm

and in the Small Wall Gallery, Scotland Travel Journalism

Green Door art gallery: Friday, 7 November 2014

Gallery Reception
You are invited this Friday,  Nov. 7 from 5 to 9pm.

Come visit with the artists, see the new artwork and have a glass of wine on us! We have many new artists to introduce to you. Here is a list of all of our artists and some of their works.

Friday Nov. 7, 10am to 9pm.
"Once Upon a Time in St. Louis"
29th Annual Old Webster Holiday Open House!   
Sunday Nov. 9, 10 to 5

This is a great fun event for the whole family. There will be a trolley, horse drawn wagon rides, Santa and Mrs Claus and much more!

During the event Green Door art gallery will have hot spiced cider.

Henryk Ptasiewicz will be doing ink and pastel portraits of people, children or pets while you sit.
Great gift idea!

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

21 North Gore

Webster Groves, Missouri 63119


UC Library Gallery: Friday, 7 november 2014

Gallery Opening for new one woman show of artist Lizzy Martinez, Veiling Truth in Mystery, this Friday from 6-8 PM .  University City Library Gallery.  Snacks. 

Fine art, illustration, various types of printmaking will be for sale.  This and more on view now through the 30th.  Come by and start your weekend off creatively.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Reese Gallery: Friday, 14 November 2014

My November Valentine
with artists Grace Kubilius & Jeremy Lampe
Friday, November 14th, 2014 Opening Reception from 6:00 p.m. to - 8:00 p.m.
of Grace Kubilius' new collection of wearable objects

My November Valentine is an expression of the heart in winter. Art meets fashion in the work of Grace Kubilius as she presents her new collection inspired by children's love poetry.  Kubilius' experimental garments allow us to cast of restrictive ideas of beauty in exchange for playfulness, purity and the unself-conscious expression of love as known by young hearts. By creating with salvaged materials she is able to re-purpose identity. Embodying the curious nature of affection, her garments are a wearable declaration of love. Jeremy Lampe, creates heart-like glass vessels that play with light and vulnerability. His sculptures suggest bodily systems and biological organs. Retaining a sense of fluidity and softness, Lampe's work is remarkably reminiscent of hot glass before the cool. For these artists, love is at its most exuberant when met by a starry-eyed reflection - whether in glass, poetry or the heart of another. Exhibition runs until December 17th, 2014.

Hours | Wednesday and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Or please call for an appointment.


3410 Wisconsin Avenue
Saint Louis | MO | 63118
Reese Gallery is located in the Cherokee Arts neighborhood just off of Antique Row.