Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibit (2014)


We feature artists’ opportunities that are taking place in Missouri, have been created by a Missouri organization, have a strong Missouri link, or are programs of the federal government. We do not list opportunities for which artists must be members of an organization, but we do list opportunities that are limited to a particular region of Missouri.

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis & The Gateway FoundationSt. LouisGreat Rivers Biennial
May 11 – August 19, 2018
– drawing, film and video, installation, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture
– open to artists in St. Louis metro region
April 28
St. Louis Artists’ GuildSt. LouisProposals for Solo and Small Groups Shows
Fall 2017 – Summer 2018
– all disciplines, themes, media, and styles
April 30
MOSAICS Art Festival AssociationSt. CharlesMOSAICS Fine Art Festival
September 15-17
– 2D and 3D media
May 1
American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis & Nine Network of Public MediaSt. LouisPoster Art Competition
– celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in St. Louis
May 1
Maschino”sSpringfieldImpressionists from the Ozarks
May 2 – June 25
– 2D impressionist artwork
– open to artists in the Ozarks regions of Missouri
May 1
Springfield Regional Arts Council & Sky Gallery at Springfield-Branson National
SpringfieldTHE BIG SHOW
May 15 – August 22
– 2D art measuring at least 48″ on one side
May 1
Columbia Art LeagueColumbiaScapes
May 9 – June 23
– all media
– a myriad of views; an exploration of the world we live in and worlds beyond
May 6
Cinema St. Louis / 48 Hour Film ProjectSt. Louis48 Hour Film Project St. Louis
June 2-4
– open to all
– team must have rep at kickoff June 2, 6 PM
May 8, early bird registration
May 23, regular
June 2, late
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. PetersFarmer’s Market Art Show and Competition
May 11 – June 25
– all media
– work must contain something you would see at a farmer’s market
May 8
The Anderson Center for the ArtsAnderson, IndianaFigures of Speech
June 9 – July 28
– classic expressions (e.g., “when pigs fly”) turned into art
– works on paper, paintings, contemporary conceptual photography, mixed media, sculpture
– open to artists who are currently creating or have in the past created art in the Midwest
May 10
Stevens County Historical Society & MuseumMorris, MinnesotaHorizontal Grandeur
June 22 – November 10
– 2D and 3D media
– art must have prairie-related theme
– open to all artists living in a state with a prairie
May 10
Webster ArtsWebster GrovesPaint Webster
May 13
– plein air competition and event
May 13
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityStudio Residency Program
September 2017 – September 2018
– visual artists, performing artists, writers
May 15
Ozark Greenways, Jordan Valley Park, Springfield Regional Arts Council, & Sculpture Walk SpringfieldSpringfieldJordan Valley Park Sculptures
4 to 5 permanent sculptures for Jordan Valley Park
May 15
West Plains Council on the ArtsWest PlainsOld Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival
June 2-3
– artisans and demonstrators of traditional folklife crafts of the Ozark Highlands
May 15
Kansas City Artists CoalitionKansas CityRiver Market Regional Exhibition: Truth/Trust/Transcend
July 14 – September 22
– 2D and 3D media, video
– open to artists in MO, AR, KS, IA, NE, OK
May 24
Art St. LouisSt. LouisRabbit Hole
August 5 – September 7
– 2D and 3D media
– focusing on fantasy, whimsy, imagination, and sense of wonder
– open to artists within 200-mile radius of St. Louis
May 24
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
July 16-20
– films by St. Louis natives or with strong local ties
May 31
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of ArtSt. JosephSolar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion
August 11 – November 5
– 2D and 3D media
– artworks depicting or inspired by moons, planets, and stars
June 11
Metro Arts in Transit by the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan DistrictSt. LouisMetroLines
– poems that will be published on posters displayed in buses and light rail trains
– open to artists within a 50-mile radius of St. Louis
June 19
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. PetersBig or Little Art Show and Competition
June 29 – August 20
– all media
– work smaller than 8″ x 10″ or larger than 16″ x 24″
June 26
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis International Film Festival
November 2-12
June 30, regular deadline
July 31, late
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
Theme: 4th of July
June 30
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal41st Annual Folklife Festival
October 21-22
– open to theme-appropriate exhibitors, craftspeople, historic arts and crafts artisans, folk artists, living history demonstrator
July 1
Art Saint LouisSt. LouisThe Golden Hour exhibition
September 16 – October 26
– 2D and 3D media
– focusing on times of day where the light is just right
– open to artists within 200-mile radius of St. Louis
July 3
ART Works On MAIN GalleryOwensvilleGasconade County FAIR PLEIN AIR
July 27-30
July 18
Summit Art FestivalLee’s SummitSummit Art Festival
October 6-8
– 2D and 3D media
August 10
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. PetersTourist Attraction Art Show and Competition
August 24 – October 15
– all media
– work must depict a tourist attraction
August 21
Kirksville Arts AssociationKirksvilleRed Barn Arts & Crafts Festival
September 16
– 2D and 3D fine arts and crafts
August 31
Craft Alliance Center of Art + DesignSt. LouisIdenti-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition
January 12 – March 11, 2018
– artist-made teapots, functional or sculptural
October 6
Vodka Bacon StudiosSt. LouisPoptropolis II
November 11
– urban whimsical art cocktail party
– 2D and 3 D pop art, pop surrealism/low brow, urban/city-themed imagery, whimsical works
October 8
Kansas City Artist CoalitionKansas CityProposals for Exhibitions 2017-18
– 2D and 3D media, video
– experimental and innovative work completed within past two years
October 15
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. PetersNight Sky Art Show and Competition
October 19 – December 17
– all media
– work must contain an element of the night sky
October 16
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
Theme: Halloween
October 24
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
Theme: Winter Landscapes
January 31, 2018
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
Theme: Baby Animals
April 28, 2018
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaArtists in Residence
– ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, printmaking, drawing, painting, digital photography
Rolling, residencies 3 mos. to 1 year
ArtsKC – Regional Arts CouncilKansas CityInspiration Grants
– open to arts professionals in KC metropolitan area
April 15, Aug. 15, Dec. 15
Art Saint LouisSt. LouisCorporate Offices in St. Louis
– 2D media, some 3D
– open to STL regional artists
Rolling, 3x/year
City of ChesterfieldChesterfieldArt Exhibit at City Hall
– 2D and 3D media
– open to artists living in or near St. Louis City and St. Louis County
Rolling, 12-week exhibits
Clayton Fine Art GalleryClaytonGuest Artists
– 2D and 3D media
Rolling, 8-week sessions
Paul ArtspaceSt. LouisArtists/Writers Residency Program & Curatorial Residency Program
– one- to three-month residencies
April 15 for residencies beginning June, July, Aug.
July 15 for residencies beginning Sept., Oct., Nov.
Oct. 15 for residencies beginning Dec., Jan., Feb.
Jan. 15 for residencies beginning March, April, May
OIC StudiosSedaliaOnline Radio
– supporting original creative content such as music, spoken word, comedy, live performances
City of WarrensburgWarrensburgArt On Loan Sculpture Project
This year-long, outdoor exhibition is open to professional and amateur artists of all backgrounds and sculptural media. Six artworks will be chosen and installed throughout the city.
July 1, 2017