Monday, June 13, 2016

Art St. Louis: Saturday, 18 June 2016

Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO. Miami. 2014. Photograph, Digital Print, 20"x24". 

Linda Mueller, St. Louis, MO. 38.538238_ -90.376634. 2015. Photograph, Archival Lightjet Print, 48"x14". $850

JUNE 18-JULY 21, 2016  
FREE reception next Saturday evening, June 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.

"Honor Awards 2016" features 48 artworks by ten award-winning St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois. The artworks are in a variety of styles, techniques and themes and media includes ceramics, drawings, mixed media, paintings, and photography.
The exhibit is presented June 18-July 21, 2016 and is free and open to the public. A free opening reception will be held next Saturday, June 18, 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & holidays. Closed Fourth of July holiday.  

Although this is a curated exhibit, it is still highly competitive. For this exhibit, 20 St. Louis regional artists were eligible to submit works for curating and consideration for this show-those 20 artists were those who earned Awards of Excellence in our 2015 juried exhibits here at Art Saint Louis. Our Exhibit Curator, Terry Suhre, considered over 200 artworks in all media by the 20 artists, and his main role was to select only ten artists and then select the specific artworks to be shown in the exhibition.

Serving as Curator of this exhibit was Terry Suhre, Research Professor and Gallery Director, Gallery 210, University of Missouri St. Louis, where he has worked since 1996. Terry is a seasoned professional with forty years of extensive managerial, curatorial and teaching experience. We are so grateful to have this opportunity to work with Terry and are pleased with the artists and artworks he curated for this year's exhibition.

The 10 artists whose works are featured in the "Honor Awards 2016" exhibition are Shawn Philip Burkard, St. Louis; Christine Giancola, Florissant, MO; Khara Koffel, Jacksonville, IL; Linda Mueller, St. Louis; William H. Neukomm, Webster Groves, MO; Jaime M. Sawka, Champaign, IL; 
Laura Schumpert, Cape Girardeau, MO; Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO; Aaron Wood, Collinsville, IL; Ken Wood, St. Louis.

GALLERY HOURS 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 & major holidays Closed July 4th holiday & weekend
METERS: There are parking meters on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Parking meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines are steep ($15-20), so don't let your meter expire. Meters do run in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday. For additional parking suggestions, download a free Downtown Parking Guide here. You can also download the handy ParkLouie mobile app and monitor and pay your parking meter via your mobile phone.

PARK PACIFIC GARAGE: There is hourly parking in the Park Pacific Garage on Olive just West of Tucker (entrance is on the South side of Olive). Parking is at your own expense. For garage parking, pay by cash via a machine in elevator bay no more than 15 minutes prior to departure OR the easier way is to pay by credit card upon exiting the garage. Be sure to take your parking receipt/ticket with you when you exit your car to visit the Gallery or you won't be able to get back in to the garage to get to your garage. YOUR PARKING TICKET is your KEY to get back in to the GARAGE. We are not able to validate parking--sorry!

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

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


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