Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibition


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City of RaymoreRaymorePublic Art Sculpture
Theme: nature
– site-integrated artistic sculpture at Hawk Ridge Park, Missouri’s first inclusive park
Greater Augusta Chamber of CommerceAugusta18th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival
– plein air paint out, workshops, and special events
Indianapolis Art CenterIndianapolis, Indiana“Art From the Heartland” exhibition
June 19 – August 3
– open to artists in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
– exhibition surveys Middle America and celebrates voices of contemporary art
– two artists will be chosen to host their own show at the Center
– all media
April 3
Truman Heartland Community FoundationKansas CityGRANTS
Community Grants
– open to organizations serving Eastern Jackson County
April 6
Plaza Art FairKansas CityPlaza Art Fair
September 25-27
– 2D and 3D media
April 12
Tigers on the ProwlColumbiaTigers on the Prowl exhibition and auction
July 15 – October 6
Theme: tigers or anything related to Columbia
– open to residents of Boone County and surrounding areas
– ceramics, collage, digital art, drawing, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, woodwork (no furniture)
April 15
City of Columbia, Office of Cultural AffairsColumbiaPublic Art Sculpture
Theme: celebrating Columbia’s 200-year history
– open to artists in MIssouri and entire Kansas City and St. Louis metro areas
– three site-specific public art locations in the Flat Branch Park
EXTENDED to April 17
Columbia Art League and Commerce BankColumbiaEmerging Artists Pavilion at Art in the Park festival
June 6-7
– open to high school or undergraduate student artists in Boone County
– 2D and 3D media
April 17
Columbia Art LeagueColumbiaVeterans Art Pavilion at Art in the Park festival
June 6-7
– open to U.S. military veterans living in Missouri
– 2D and 3D media
April 17
Cottey College P.E.O. Foundation Art GalleryNevadaGalley exhibitions
2020-2021 academic year
– open to new and emerging artists
– each exhibit runs three to four weeks
– visual arts
April 20
Shaw Neighborhood Improvement AssociationSt. LouisHistoric Shaw Art Fair
October 3-4
– fine art and fine craft: clay, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
April 25
Moon City Creative DistrictSpringfieldSummer Solstice Art Fair
June 13
– 2D and 3D media
April 26
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Women Are From Venus – Men Are From Mars” exhibition
April 30 – May 23
Theme: differences between women and men and how they approach the artistic process
– 2D and 3D media
April 26
City of St. Peters, St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Flower Power” exhibition
April 30 – June 21
Theme: flora, real and imaginary
– 2D and 3D media
April 27
Stevens County HIstorical Society & MuseumMorris, Minnesota13th Annual Horizontal Grandeur Juried Art Exhibition
June 18 – October 23
Theme: anything inspired by a prairie
– open to artists living in states with a prairie
– 2D and 3D media
May 1
Columbia Art LeagueColumbia“Flora” exhibition
May 5 – June 11
Theme: flowering plants
– all media
May 1 & 2
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalRiver Bluffs Paint Out
May 1-3
– plein air workshop (May 1) and painting event in Canton (May 2) and Hannibal (May 3)
May 1-3
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Final Draft” exhibition
June 26 – August 2
Theme: design and illustration in and as fine art
– all media
May 4
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis“Footprint” exhibition
August 1 – September 10
Theme: the marks and impressions that we leave on this planet; our footprint as we walk through our lives; the marks left on the surface of an artwork
– open to artists within 200 miles of St. Louis
– all visual media
May 11
Jefferson County Photography ClubHigh Ridge / House SpringsScott’s Show Me Your Best Photography Competition & Art Show
– two categories: 1) photography 2) photography plus mixed media (canvas, fabric, glass, metal, paper, plastic, wood, etc.)
May 16, display and sell
May 23, competition
Kiwanis Club of Joplin, Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Connect2Culture, and Spiva Center for the ArtsJoplinJoplin Arts Fest
September 18-19
– ceramics/clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, 2D and 3D mixed media, painting, paper (drawing, graphics, printmaking/digital), photography, sculpture
May 23
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“The One” exhibition
May 30 – July 4
Theme: artists’ own favorite works that they created
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
May 25 & 27
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Give Me 5” Photography Channel exhibition
May 30 – July 4
Theme: five of your favorite images
– open to artists from any location
– digital image exhibit viewed on the Hannibal Arts Council gallery’s 55-inch 3-D TV
– digital images from camera, phone, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
May 27
Westport Regional Business LeagueKansas CityArt Westport
September 11-13
– open to artists within 80 miles of the downtown Kansas City, MO Post Office
– Emerging Artists Program for artists who have no experience in selling their work at shows
– 2D and 3D media
May 31
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
July 10-19
– open to works written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives, or films with strong local ties
– full-length and short features and documentaries
May 31
River StyxSt. LouisInternational Poetry Contest
Winners published in November issue of River Styx magazine
– poems must be previously unpublished
May 31
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelvilleSpring Plein Air
June 1-6
– plein air painting event
June 1-6
Only first 50 artists to register accepted; registration may close before opening of event
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“Connection” exhibition
July 3 – September 24
Theme: artworks that display or inspire connections
– open to artists registered for free with artist profile
– all media
June 2
City of St. Peters, St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Star Light, Star Bright” exhibition
June 25 – August 16
Theme: light in all forms
– 2D and 3D media
June 2
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalHoliday Marketplace
November 14 – December 19
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– works priced at $99 and under are encouraged
– 2D and 3D media
June 5
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“UPCYCLED IV! From Trash to Treasure” exhibition
July 2-25
Theme: art made from recycled materials
– 2D and 3D media
June 28
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis International Film Festival
November 5-15
– documentary and narrative features and shorts
June 30, regular
July 31, late
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalHannibal Folklife Festival
October 17-18
Theme: traditional arts and crafts of the 1800s
– theme-appropriate exhibitors, craftspeople, artisans, folk artists, living history demonstrators
July 1
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Inspired by the Masters” exhibition
July 11 – August 8
Theme: works inspired by your favorite artist, movement, or style, without simply replicating
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
July 6 & 8
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“The Great Outdoors” Photography Channel exhibition
July 11 – August 8
Theme: any photo shot outdoors
– open to artists from any location
– digital image exhibit viewed on the Hannibal Arts Council gallery’s 55-inch 3-D TV
– digital images from camera, phone, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
July 8
Columbia Art LeagueColumbia“Monochrome” exhibition
July 28 – September 10
Theme: exploration of one color; variations in shade, tone, and tint of a single hue
– all media
July 24 & 25
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Metal, Glass, Fiber Art” exhibition
July 30 – August 29
– 2D and 3D media
July 26
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Holy Cow!” exhibition
August 15 – September 12
Theme: anything bovine-related: cows, daily food and drinks, milk delivery people, etc.
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
August 10 & 12
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Down on the Farm” Photography Channel exhibition
August 15 – September 12
Theme: farm life – families, animals, buildings, machinery, produce, activities, etc.
– open to artists from any location
– digital image exhibit viewed on the Hannibal Arts Council gallery’s 55-inch 3-D TV
– digital images from camera, phone, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
August 12
City of St. Peters, St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“End of the Road” exhibition
August 20 – October 18
Theme: something found at the end of a road or something that has been accomplished
– 2D and 3D media
August 17
Mainstreet Macon Downtown Association and Macon Area Chamber of CommerceMaconFork & Cork Artisan Festival
August 22
– artists, artisans, and crafters
August 20
Columbia Art LeagueColumbia“The Figure” exhibition
September 15 – November 5
Theme: the human figure
– all media
September 11 & 12
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Shutterbugs IV and Gourd Art” exhibition
September 17 – October 3
Theme: dual exhibition of photography and gourd art
– 2D and 3D media
September 13
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Explosion of Cool Content III” exhibition
October 8-31
Theme: abstract art
– 2D and 3D media
October 4
City of St. Peters, St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters$100 or Less” Art Show & Sale
October 22 – December 13
– all works must be for sale and priced at or below $100
– 2D and 3D media
October 19
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Art in the Open” billboards
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– four billboards (three adult, one youth division) in northeast Missouri and western Illinois
– images of 2D and 3D visual media and of performing and literary arts
November 6
National Park ServicenationwideRESIDENCIES
Artist-in-Residence in national parks
– visual arts, literature, music, other creative media
– two- to four-week residencies
Amalgam Gallery of ArtCaledoniaArt Displays and Sales
– 2D and 3D media
– focused on Missouri artists
City of ChesterfieldChesterfield Art Exhibit at City Hall
– open to artists living in or near St. Louis City and St. Louis County
– 2D and 3D media
Rolling, 12-week exhibits
Cultural Corner Art Guild & GalleryChillicotheOpen Exhibits, 2019
July – automotive, all media
August – animals, all media
October – pottery and glass
November – photography
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaRESIDENCIES
Artists in Residence
– residencies three months to one year
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelry, metal, painting, digital photography, printmaking
Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal ClinicHannibal“Art For The Health Of It” exhibition at Hannibal Clinic
Year-round, rotating
ArtsKCKansas CityNow Showing program
– three-month exhibition periods
– open to visual artists in the Kansas City metro area
– opportunities for artists to display their work in local business spaces
Kansas City Public TheatreKansas CityTheatre Lab
September-May annual season
– open to artists in the Kansas City region
– productions of new and experimental work in development
Always accepted, but submit by spring to be considered for that year’s new season
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityProgramming for Gallery Space and Performance Space at 3333 Wyoming
– open to all artists as long as the project engages specifically with Kansas City artists or the community
– contemporary arts projects such as visual art exhibitions, installations, original live performances (dance, theater, music, performance art, spoken word, etc.), video screenings, literary readings/events, public programs, and collaborative projects
Reviewed on January 31 and July 31
New space at 3333 Wyoming opens in spring 2020; all proposals received
will be considered for slots in 2020 and possibly later
Unlucky Rabbit Art StudioKansas CityStudio Spaces
River Market neighborhood
Kirkwood Public LibraryKirkwoodArt Gallery Exhibitions
– open to artists in the St. Louis metropolitan area
– exhibitions change throughout the year
– 2D media
Cottey College, Art GalleryNevadaArt Gallery exhibitions
– new and established artists
– solo and group exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
Houska GallerySt. LouisGallery exhibitions
– emerging and mid-level artists from the St. Louis region
The Dark Room at The GrandelSt. LouisThe Dark Room Gallery exhibitions
– open to artists and curators in the St. Louis region
– solo and group exhibitions
– lens-based disciplines, including video
River StyxSt. LouisRiver Styx magazine
Poetry, prose; digital illustrations, graphic short stories, paintings, photographs, prints
Paul ArtspaceSt. LouisRESIDENCIES
Artists/Writers Residency Program & Curatorial Residency Program
– one- to three-month residencies
Feb. 28 for residencies beginning June, July, Aug.
May 31 for residencies beginning Sept., Oct., Nov.
Dec. 31 for residencies beginning March, April, May
Drury UniversitySpringfieldPool Art Center Gallery and Drury on C-Street Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
OIC StudiosSedaliaOnline Radio
– supporting original creative content such as music, spoken word, comedy, live performances
– recorded podcasts and live open mic events
Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfieldMidtown Carnegie Branch Library installations
– five or more canvases, large-scale preferred
Rolling, 3-month installations
Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfieldCorporate Art Program: Structure Gallery
– ceramics, glass, metal, mixed media, wood, and other 3D and sculptural art
– fine art or functional
– images of artwork are placed in the Artist Catalog presented to businesses with options to lease or purchase
City of Town and CountryTown and Country (St. Louis region)Longview Farm House Art Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and limited amounts of 3D media
Kansas Public LibraryKansas City, KansasGallery Exhibitions
2020 – 2021
– exhibitions in gallery spaces at five public libraries
– duration for each exhibit is one to two months
– 2D and 3D media
P&M ArtworksPrairie Village, KansasExhibitions
– all media, especially jewelry and leather work