Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibition


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City of IndependenceIndependenceREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Public Art: Murals at U.S. 24 Bridge over Delaware Street
Themes: Harry S Truman and Three Trails/Westward Expansion
– open to artists within 400 miles of Independence or who are originally from Kansas City metro area
July 17
KC Metro Arts Integration Symposium
July 22-24
– exploring the power of the arts in engaging students, strengthening comprehension, and bringing content areas to life
July 18 or when spaces fill
The Epsten GalleryKansas City“Look Me in the Eye: Portraits of Kansas City” exhibition
September 15 – November 29
Theme: portraits of Kansas City people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders
– open to artists within 60 miles of Kansas City
– 2D media except photography and digital print
July 19
National Endowment for the ArtsnationwideGRANTS
Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design
– open to rural or tribal communities of 50,000 people or fewer
– design support and technical assistance to host a local rural design
workshop or participate in a learning cohort
July 22
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalAWARDS
Paragon Art Awards
Ceremony in September 2019
– honoring contributions to the Hannibal-area arts community by volunteers, individuals, businesses, artists, arts educators, organizations, and business leaders
July 28
Dittmer Art Barn and Old Farm WineryCatawissaJefferson County Makers mART festival including the 2nd Gourd Festival and Craft Show
September 14-15
– artists, artisans, makers, designers
– gourd specialists especially sought
July 31
Fall Into ArtColumbiaFall Into Art festival
November 16-17
July 31
Branson Regional Arts Council and Hollister Area Chamber of CommerceHollisterGrape & Fall Festival
October 12
– fine arts and crafts in ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, glass, leather, metalwork, painting, handmade paper, photography, prints, sculpture, wood, other media
July 31, early
August 31, regular
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis International Film Festival
November 7-17
– feature-length and short narratives and documentaries
July 31
City of WildwoodWildwoodWildwood Art Festival
October 19-20
– 2D and 3D media
July 31
MAKING MOVESKansas CityMAKING MOVES: Works in Progress (multi-choreographer performance)
September 12
– a periodic gathering for dance makers, dancers, and dance enthusiasts to support new work, with each gathering centered around a different dance experience
August 1
Artists BoutiqueSt. Louis (Kirkwood)Artists Boutique: Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
November 2-3
– clay, drawing/print, glass, fiber (basketry/paper), fiber (wearable/woven), jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood
August 1
Mosaic Life CareSt. JosephExhibition Series
September 19, 2019 – March 19, 2020
Themes: up close, whimsical, self-reflection, or artist choice
– open to artists within 100 miles of St. Joseph
August 5
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Black and White” exhibition
August 9 – September 7
Theme: art that predominantly features either black or white, both black and white, or black and white mixed together in any proportion
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
August 5 and 7
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“A Shot in the Dark” Photography Channel digital exhibition
Theme: images captured in
the dark, outside or inside, with natural or alternate lighting
– open to all artists
– digital images of any sort
August 7
National Endowment for the ArtsnationwideGRANTS
Our Town grants
– open to 501(c)(3) arts organizations
– creative placemaking projects in partnership with non-arts sectors
August 8
Missouri Folk Arts ProgramstatewideTraditional Arts Apprenticeship Program
– master folk artist/apprentice teams working to sustain traditions for the future
August 9, optional review of draft application
August 31, application
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“99 Bucks or Less” Holiday Art Sale
November 30 – December 21
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
August 9
Summit Art FestivalLee’s SummitSummit Art Festival
October 11-13
– musicians
– visual artists: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, others possible
August 11
Art Saint LouisSt. LouisArt St. Louis XXXV exhibition
November 9 – December 23
– open to artists within 200 miles of St. Louis
– all media
August 12
Arts in TransitSt. LouisLarge-Scale Posters for Bus Shelters
Fall 2019 – Fall 2020
– open to artists within 50 miles of St. Louis
– up to 10 2D images will be selected
August 12
StoneCreek RanchMountain Home, ArkansasArt Fair at StoneCreek
September 27-29
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
August 15
Raymore Arts CommissionRaymoreSummer Scene Arts and Music Festival
August 24
– “Relax in Raymore” Pop-Up Art Project: decorate an Adirondack chair
August 16
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“Visions of the Flint Hills” exhibition
October 4 – November 21
Theme: Flint Hills prairie of Kansas
– 2D and 3D media
August 19
Outlaw Nation and HarvestKCShawnee Mission Park, KansasKansas City Music & Arts Festival
October 19-20
– visual arts, all media
– limited to 50 artists
August 19
Macon Area Chamber of CommerceMaconMacon Fork and Cork Artisan Festival
August 24
– artists, artisans, crafters
August 20
City of O’FallonO’FallonFall Into the Arts festival
September 21
– fine and folk artists, high-end crafters
August 21
Intersect Arts CenterSt. Louis“Reservoir” exhibition
Theme: relationship between work and rest; visual and performance-based artworks
– 2D and 3D media; choreography, dramatic, or musical interpretations
August 23
Neosho Arts CouncilNeosho24th Annual Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition and Exhibition
September 1 – October 25
– 2D media except photography, digital works, giclees, high relief works
August 25, early
August 30, regular
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast ArkansasPine Bluff, ArkansasIrene Rosenzsweig Juried Exhibition
October 10, 2019 – January 4, 2020
– open to artists in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
– all media except performance, video, and installation works
August 25
Daniel Boone Regional LibraryColumbia“Travelers: A One Read Art Exhibit”
September 1-28
Theme: travel or travelers, in nature, on the highways or in the imagination
– open to artists in mid-Missouri
– held in conjunction with One Read of Nomadland
August 29-31
Neosho Arts CouncilNeoshoPrint Exchange at Thomas Hart Benton Arts Competition and Exhibition
September 1 – October 25
– each participating printmaker creates a limited edition of 10 prints specifically for the exchange
August 30
Kirksville Arts AssociationKirksvilleRed Barn Arts and Crafts Festival
September 21
– fine arts 2D and 3D, crafts
August 31
State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri Star Quilt CompanyState Historical Society, statewide
Missouri Star Quilt Company, Hamilton
Missouri Bicentennial Quilt
– completed quilt blocks
– each block should feature important aspects of the culture, geography, or landmarks of one Missouri county or the City of St. Louis
September 2
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Rest & Recreation” exhibition
September 5 – October 27
Theme: a state of rest or recreation (may include vacations, retirement, etc.)
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
September 3
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalArt in the Open billboards
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– images representing any visual, literary, or performing art
September 6
Kennett Alliance for the Arts (KAFTA)KennettFall Into Arts Festival
September 6-8
– artists, crafters, photographers as vendors
– art/craft and photography competitions
September 4, vendors
September 6, competitions
Golden Hills Plein AirLouisianaGolden Hills of Louisiana MO Plein Air
September 14
September 4, early
September 14, regular
North Missouri Arts CouncilMarcelinePaint Marceline plein air event
September 7
September 7
Regional Arts CommissionSt. LouisGRANTS
Artist Fellowships
– open to artists living in the City of St. Louis or St. Louis County
– experienced and emerging artists working in architecture, craft and traditional arts, dance, design, literature, media arts, music, theatre arts, or visual arts
September 12
Brush Creek Art Walk FoundationKansas CityBrush Creek Art Walk plein air event
September 13-15
September 13
City of Manchester, Manchester ArtsManchester“Home of the Brave” exhibition
October 11 – December 31
Theme: celebrating veterans and their service
– all media
September 13
City of Manchester, Manchester ArtsManchester“Prism: An Exploration of Color” exhibition
October 11 – December 31
Theme: dynamic and vibrant qualites of color
– 2D and 3D medial
September 13
Hannibal Art ClubHannibal“ORiGINALE” exhibition
September 20 – November 2
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media except photography and computer-generated art
September 13-14
Crossroads Arts CouncilWentzville“Pieces of the Heart” Quilt Show
October 17-19
– bed quilts, table linens, wall hangings, antiques
– hand-quilted and machine-quilted
September 15
True/False Film FestColumbiaInstallations during True/False Film Fest
February 28 – March 9, 2020
Theme: TBA
– large-scale installations, sculptures, experiential work, venue designs, gallery work, video
– interior and exterior
September 16
City of Manchester, Manchester ArtsManchesterArtsFest
September 28
2D and 3D visual arts
literary and musical performances
September 28
The Missouri ReviewColumbiaJeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize
Published in Spring 2020 issue
– fiction, nonfiction, poetry
October 1
Arts RollaRollaBiennial Writing Competition
Awards Ceremony November 2
– fiction, non-fiction, poetry
October 2
Saint Joseph en Plein AirSt. JosephSaint Joseph en Plein Air Paint Out
October 5
October 5
Kansas City Artists CoalitionKansas CityCALL FOR PROPOSALS
Exhibition Series
Summer 2019 – Spring 2020
Theme: innovative and experimental art that does not readily lend itself to commercial venues
– seven-eight exhibitions each year presented in four galleries
– all media including video
October 15
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“$100 or Less” exhibition and sale
October 31 – December 15
Theme: all works for sale and priced at or below $100
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
October 28
State Historical Society of MissouristatewideMy Missouri 2021 Photograph Project
Theme: unique and meaningful aspects of place in Missouri’s physical and cultural landscape
– digital exhibition on the Missouri 2021 website
– physical exhibition at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia and other locations throughout the state
– permanent addition to the State Historical Society of Missouri
November 1
Arts Council of Southeast MissouriCape Girardeau49th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza
November 23-24
November 4
ArtsKC – Regional Arts CouncilKansas CityGRANTS
Inspiration Grants
– open to arts professionals in Kansas City metropolitan area
February 1, 2020
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
Resident ArtsColumbia
Exhibitions and Artist Talks

– exhibitions of artwork, solo and group, emerging and established artists
– lecture presentations of artist’s work, emerging and established artists
– exhibitions are open to local and regional artists; artist talks are also open to national artists
Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal ClinicHannibal“Art For The Health Of It” exhibition at Hannibal Clinic
Year-round, rotating

Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityProgramming for la Esquina Gallery
– 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, performance art pieces, social practice engagements, fashion shows,
alternative lectures, and contemporary art panels and dialogues
Reviewed on January 31 and July 31
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityProgramming for Capsule performing and performance art venue
– open to all artists as long as the project contributes diversity to Kansas City’s arts ecology
– contemporary arts projects such as original live performances, sound installations, video screenings, literary readings/events, lectures, panels, conversations, workshops, or short
Reviewed on January 31 and July 31
Cottey College, Art GalleryNevadaArt Gallery exhibitions
– new and established artists
– solo and group exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
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
The LuminarySt. LouisRESIDENCIES
Artists, Curators, and Critics
– open to artists outside the St. Louis region
– annual yearlong programs
– focus is on work using innovative forms and unconventional structures
Each year’s theme is announced in late spring
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
River StyxSt. LouisRiver Styx magazine
Poetry, prose; digital illustrations, graphic short stories, paintings, photographs, prints
OIC StudiosSedaliaOnline Radio
– supporting original creative content such as music, spoken word, comedy, live performances
– recorded podcasts and live open mic events
Drury UniversitySpringfieldPool Art Center Gallery and Drury on C-Street Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
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 CountryLongview 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