Friday, May 26, 2017

St. Louis Artists' Guild: Friday, 9 June 2017

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: June 9 - July 22, 2017
Juror: Emily Eddins
Artists’ Reception & Awards Presentation with juror: June 9 from 5 - 8 pm
Gallery Talk with exhibiting artists: June 23 at 7 pm

The St. Louis Artists' Guild presents the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition on June 9 - July 22, 2017. This juried all-media, all-styles, and all-content exhibit feature 50 artists from across the nation.The Artists’ Reception & Awards Presentation will take place on June 9 from 5 - 8 pm with the juror, Emily Eddins of Haw Contemporary gallery in Kansas City, MO. Cash prizes totaling $2000 will be awarded by the juror, including a $1000 Ann Metzger Prize. Exhibiting artists are from California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. During the opening reception, STLAG is debuting the ArtShop Trunk Show, featuring jewelry by Peggy Jacobsmeyer and functional, artful wood items by Tom Stauder.The St. Louis Artists' Guild exhibitions are free and funded in part by the Regional Arts Commission St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council, and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild members and patrons.

Laura Ahola-Young, Eldon Benz, Sarah Bernhardt, Aurelia Beye, Lon Brauer, Charles Christopher, Cathie Crawford, Cathie Crawford, Miguel de Aguero, Jo Jasper Dean, Rebecca DeGroot, Ted Denton, Robert Dill, Mihaela Dulea, Nir Dvorai, Debra Evans-Paige, Tracey Farmer-Luster, Suzy Farren, Maria Paz Gajardo, Barbara Handler, Donna Hasegawa, Rebecca Helton, Jennie Hible, Holly Holmes, CJ Hungerman, Tim Judge, Jan Kappes, Lani Kohoutek-Miller, Beth Lakamp, Andrew Leicht, Phyllis MacLaren, Ron McIlvain, Allen Morris, Kathryn Neale, Alex Paradowski, Pooja Pittie, Rosalinda Post-Lucas, Brett Prywitch, Bob Rickert, John Salozzo, Blake Sanders, Annie Scheumbauer, Steven Schroeder, Joanne Stremsterfer, Andrea Tharian, W. Max Thomason, Carl Valle, Ny Wetmore, Julie Wiegand, Madeline Winter, Barbara Zucker

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 9 June 2017

Urban Wanderers- Through Their Eyes Art Exhibition
Stray Rescue 2017
June 9, 2017-July 23,2017
Opening Reception: Friday June 9, 2017, 5-8 pm
"The Tail End" Sunday, July 23rd: Lecture, 12-1 pm, Closing Reception, 1-4 pm

Stray Rescue's Urban Wanderers- Through Their Eyes Art Exhibit is one of the most creative, unique  and exciting fundraising events of  the year. But it's not the typical art show you've come to expect. This year, you will experience the rescued animal's thoughts, fears and hopes as interpreted by the artists based solely on the story of that animal's rescue. This raw exhibit will pull you into the streets where the animals were saved by incorporating actual artifacts taken from where the animals were rescued.

Over 80 artists tell the story of the plight of the street dogs and cats of St. Louis. And, as always, our rescued animals contributed to the show with their own works of art. All proceeds benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

"Paint-a-Pup Night" Thursday, June 22nd at 7 pm, Registration details at

Parking for all events is available in the Canisius lot at Lindell Blvd. and Spring Ave, as well as along the street (St. Louis street parking)

Bruno David Gallery: Saturday, 24 June 2017

Exhibition: OVERVIEW_2017
Dates: June 24 – August 12, 2017
Opening Date: Saturday, June 24, 6-8 pm

OVERVIEW_2017 features more than 25 artists affiliated with the gallery. The artworks, mostly done in the last two years, will highlight the vitality and creativity of these artists. Bunny Burson’s installation “And Still I Rise” in WINDOW ON FORSYTH continues through August 12.

(Summer Hours) Tuesday through Friday 11 am – 6 pm

Bruno David Gallery
7513 Forsyth Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

Monday, May 22, 2017

Francis Park racquetball courts: Saturday, 27 May 2017

An Avoidable Hinder is a pop up contemporary art exhibition at the Francis Park racquetball courts on Saturday, May 27, between 4-7 pm. The show features genre-bending paintings and unconventional sculptures by Brandon Daniels, Vaughn Davis, Dan Leifeld, and Catalina Ouyang.
Curator & Coordinator Ilethia Sharp

The racquetball term "an avoidable hinder" is defined as a player moving in the way and being struck by the opponents ball. The temporary exhibition will feature four St. Louis contemporary artist whom deconstruct canvas, fabric, polystyrene, polyurethane, tarpaulin, wood, and various minerals to create paintings and sculptures. The exhibiting artists reference art history and physicality in relation to the human body while intellectualizing external and internal truths. By combining art and its primordial form, nature, the pop up art show will evoke a heightened aesthetic experience. An Avoidable Hinder displays intimate and bold contemporary art against white walls canonized by art historical perspectives and the open air natural environment. Position yourself to be struck

Francis Park racquetball courts 
Eichelberger Street & Donovan Avenue
St. Louis Hills, MO 63109

Reese Gallery: Thursday, 01 June 2017

current exhibition FORMATION
door open at 6pm | talks at 6:30 | doors close at 9pm

Please join us for an upcoming artist talk with Erica Iman who will be discussing her studio practice, as well as, the motivations behind her work.  Her solo exhibition, FORMATION, explores the desolate and vast landscape of the Mongolia steppe through clay.  The geological formations of extreme lands inspire Erica Iman, as they remind her of solitude and impermanence.  While her work is reflective of wide open terrains, her forms are vessels both functional and poetic. Reese Gallery first opened with the work of Erica Iman in 2014, and we are honored to have her back for a more in depth exploration of her work in FORMATION.

There will be light refreshments and this event is free and open to the public.

Reese Gallery
3410 Wisconsin | STLMO | 63118
Run: 4.28.17 to 6.1.17
Hours: 1 - 4 pm Wed and Sat during exhibition run

Or call for an appointment at: 314.954.7638

Duane Reed Gallery: thursday, 8 June 2017

Portals & Dimensions
a group exhibition curated by Ethan Meyer

June 8th — August 5th, 2017
Opening Reception THURSDAY, June 8th 5:00 — 8:00 PM

"Present day reality offers the artist new inspirations, fears, and existential conflicts. Faced with a rapidly expanding and all encompassing technological evolution and a level of interconnectivity never before experienced in human history, the aesthetic of this show represents what I view as a Contemporary Futurist movement; informed also by the history of Maximalism and Abstract Expressionism. The Artist is in a particularly interesting position to react and resist the nihilism that comes from abandoning our biology for a purely technocentric model of viewing reality, or to integrate and transcend the dichotomy of nature verses artificial intelligence.

APEX Collective, Francesco Lo Castro, David Fratu, Benjamin Lawder, and Greg Pettit are all on the cutting edge of this philosophical and aesthetic unfolding and discovery.  Exploring and reacting to this new reality with their own visual repertoires; they are the visionaries and pioneers of our collective future"

APEX Collective:: Jake Amason • Zack Jackson • Stephen Kruse

Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Friday, May 19, 2017

Concrete Ocean Gallery: Friday, 19 May 2017

Anchors at Concrete Ocean Gallery
May 19th 6 PM - 11 PM

Anchors is a group exhibition of STL image makers consisting of Alicia LaChanceEdo RosenblithJason SpencerBen Pierce18andCounting,Harley Lafarrah EavesLauren Marx, and Daniel Burnett.

Concrete Ocean Art Gallery

2257 S Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis 63104

Thursday, May 18, 2017

OA Gallery: Friday, 2 June 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

U City Public Library: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition

Thinking Money: Piggy Banks
photographs by Kristi Foster

Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23
May 19 through June 24.

University City Public Library is one of 50 sites nationwide — and the only library in the St. Louis area — selected to host Thinking Money, which is designed to teach young people and their families about money in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content, and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, and imagining your future self. The exhibition is geared toward tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives, though everyone is welcome to view Thinking Money.

Thinking Money: Piggy Banks is a companion exhibition by photographer Kristi Foster that features UCPL friends, family, and patrons holding, and talking about, their piggy banks.

6701 Delmar Boulevard
University City, Missouri 63130

Friday, May 05, 2017

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects: 5 May 2017

Winners of the soccer tournament claim trophy

The Department of Art, Design and Art History will host the opening reception for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition for majors emphasizing in both Studio Art and Graphic Design on Friday, May 5 from 6-9 p.m. at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects at the Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis. During the exhibition, students will display their Senior Thesis work and the Cecille R. Hunt Memorial Award for BFA in Art and the W. John Hilgert Award will be awarded.

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 12 May 2017

17th Annual Congressional Art Competition Exhibition
May 12, 2017-June 11, 2017
Opening Reception: May 12th, 5pm-7pm

Opening Reception
5:00pm-5:30pm Opening Exhibition and Guest Registration
5:30pm-6:00pm Distinguished Speakers & Awards Ceremony
6:00pm-7:00pm Reception & Guest Entertainment

This year, 2017, William Lacy Clay, Member of Congress representing Missouri's First District, will support the Congressional Art Competition. He is proud to offer this opportunity to aspiring artists in his district by hosting the 17th Annual Congressional Art Competition. 

Each Spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. Congressman Clay encouraged aspiring young artists who live in Missouri's First District to participate in this contest.

Parking for the opening is available in the Canisius Lot of Saint Louis University and on the surrounding streets.

The exhibit may be viewed Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

SLU Museum of Art: Friday, 5 May 2017

Tennessee Williams, Le Solitaire, 1976, Oil on canvas board, 25 x 31"

Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter
May 5-July 23, 2017
Opening Reception: May 5th, 5pm-8pm

The Tennessee Williams: The Playwright and the Painter, is an exhibition of paintings by the renowned playwright. The subject matter of William's paintings includes friends, scenes from his plays, and visual interpretations of his deep personal feelings. He worked in an expressionist style, which was well suited for his temperament.

The exhibition also includes an audio recording, which provides the unique opportunity to hear the playwright read his poetry aloud. A video title, Tennessee Williams, The Playwright (Copyright 2016, A Richard Fendelman Film, produced by Charles Greenfield), is also included in the exhibition.

Parking for the opening is available in the Canisius Lot of Saint Louis University and on the surrounding streets. The exhibit may be viewed Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm.


Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Saturday, 6 May 2017

Saturday, May 6th: 6 - 8pm
Glenda Hares "Color Play"
Opening Night: Wine & Hors d'oeuvres Artist Reception
Show Runs Through June 30th

Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6

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

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Clayton Fine Art Gallery: Friday, 19 May 2017

All New Exhibit Through Jun 17
With Reception May 19th, 6-9 pm
With Wine, Snacks and Soft Drinks

Plus all new artwork from 20 Resident Artists

Gallery Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm & Sunday 12-5 pm

Clayton Fine Art Gallery
21 N. Bemiston
Clayton, MO 63105

Bullivant Gallery: Friday, 19 May 2017

A Venetian Dream
Beautifully framed photography will be sold to support DGCKids.
Opening Reception

Friday, May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Open Gallery Saturday, May 20, 2017 Noon - 3:00pm
Please note this is a short term exhibit for 2 days only.

Featuring photography from the 2017 Venice, Italy trip and workshop presented by Bullivant Gallery
Becky Bullivant, Robert Craft, Jamie Craft, Randy Gusdorf, Greg Kluempers, Joel Price, and Nancy Wessinger

Hors d'oeuvres from Pastaria and Gelato Pop truck from Porano Pasta, two of James Beard Award-winning chef, Gerard Craft's, fine Italian restaurants.

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