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


We feature calls for artists that are taking place in Missouri or within 25 miles of the Missouri borders, 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.

We also post Missouri grants for artists and Missouri conferences of interest to artists and arts organizations.

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Arts Council of Southeast MissouriCape GirardeauRegional Juried Exhibition 2018
December 7 – January 26
Theme: any aspect – people, places, things, etc. – representative of Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, or Tennessee
– open to artists in five-state region
– all media

October 15
True/False Film FestColumbiaTrue/False Film Fest T-shirts
February 28 – March 3
Theme: Stranger ↔ Host
October 15
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityPerforming Arts Series and Programming
– programs recurring on a regular basis throughout the year
– original live performances (dance, theater, music, performance art, spoken word, etc.), sound installations, video screenings, literary readings/events, lectures, panels, conversations, workshops, short festivals, more
October 15
Kansas City Artists CoalitionKansas CityProposals for Exhibitions
2019-2020, 7-8 exhibitions over one year
– exhibitions in KCAC’s galleries
– 2D, 3D, and video media
October 15
Mid-America Arts AllianceKansas CityGRANTS
Artistic Innovations
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
– open to arts organizations and individual artists
– projects in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas
– new work with public-facing events
October 15
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“$100 or Less” exhibition and sale
October 18 – December 9
Theme: all works for sale and priced at or below $100
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
October 15
City of Cape Girardeau Public Art CommitteeCape Girardeau2019-20 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
April 11, 2019 – April 1, 2020
– annual temporary public art installation along nine-block span of Broadway downtown
October 22
Orr Street StudiosColumbia“The Columbia Scene” exhibition
October 28 – December 2
Theme: the City of Columbia’s diverse facets, assets, and moods
– 2D and 3D media except photography
October 25-27
Arts and Education CouncilSt. LouisFELLOWSHIP
Katherine Dunham Fellowship
Spring 2019
– open to African-American undergraduate and graduate-level students, and recent (1-3 years) graduates
– focus on arts administration and community arts
October 29
Gillioz TheatreSpringfieldOpen Artist Competition
November 2 during First Friday Art Walk
Theme: inspired by any aspect of the Gillioz Theatre except the chandelier or marquee
– all media
October 15-29 acceptance period
United States MintNationalDesigns for U.S. Coins and Medals
Artistic Infusion Program
October 29
Rural Missouri magazine and Missouri State ParksstatewideMissouri Snapshots Photo Contest
– open to amateur photographers
– winning photos will be published in January 2019 issue of Rural Missouri
October 31
Arts Council of Southeast MissouriCape GirardeauChristmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza
November 17-18
November 5
True/False Film FestColumbiaTrue/False Film Fest films
February 28 – March 3
– nonfiction films; also chimeric works that straddle the line between nonfiction and fiction
– feature-length and shorts
November 6, late
Columbia CollegeColumbia40th annual “Paper in Particular” exhibition
February 25 – April 5, 2019
– art that incorporates paper as a primary element: prints, drawings, photographs, digital images, paintings, sculpture and more
November 9
Webster ArtsSt. Louis (Webster Groves)“Expressions” exhibition
January 2 – February 28, 2019
Theme: censorship, bigotry, free speech, racism, and speaking truth to power
– exhibit runs concurrently with the play Alabama Stories by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
– 2D and 3D media
November 16
University of Missouri–ColumbiaColumbia2019 Missouri Composers Project
– short orchestral and choral works composed while composer was living in Missouri
– additional category for composers enrolled in Missouri high schools
December 3
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“With a View” exhibition
January 10 – March 3, 2019
Theme: something seen from a window, keyhole, sunroof, etc.
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
January 7, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Sense of Humor” exhibition
March 7 – May 5, 2019
Theme: something that evokes humor or happiness
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
March 4, 2019
Arts Council of Southeast MissouriCape GirardeauProposals for Solo Exhibitions
– exhibitions at the Arts Council’s gallery
March 31, 2019
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisCinema at Citygarden
June 2019
– open to artists within a 120-mile radius of St. Louis
– films of five minutes or less that incorporate nature as a key element
April 5, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Parental Love” exhibition
May 9 – July 7, 2019
Theme: parental love between animals, birds, fish, humans, etc.
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
May 6, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Rest & Recreation” exhibition
September 5 – October 27, 2019
Theme: a state of rest or recreation (may include vacations, retirement, etc.)
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
September 3, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Celebrating Heritage” exhibition
July 11 – September 1, 2019
Theme: demonstrating a culture and its traditions
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
July 8, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“$100 or Less” exhibition and sale
October 31 – December 15, 2918
Theme: all works for sale and priced at or below $100
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
October 28, 2019
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 & GalleryChillicotheAll-Media Open Exhibits, 2018
October – Steampunk
November – Fiber
December – Past, Present & Future
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaRESIDENCIES
Artists in Residence
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelry, metal, painting, digital photography, printmaking
Rolling, residencies 3 mos. to 1 year
Clayton Fine Art GalleryClayton Guest Artists
– 2D and 3D media
Rolling, 8-week sessions
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 open to local and regional artists; artist talks also open to national artists
ArtsKC – Regional Arts CouncilKansas CityGRANTS
Inspiration Grants
– open to arts professionals in KC metropolitan area
April 15, Aug. 15, Dec. 15
Kranzberg Arts CenterSt. LouisGallery Exhibitions
– five exhibitions each year
– all media
The LuminarySt. LouisRESIDENCIES
Artists, Curators, Critics, and Publishers
– 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
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
Drury UniversitySpringfieldPool Art Center Gallery and Drury on C-Street Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
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
Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfieldMidtown Carnegie Branch Library installations
– five or more canvases, large-scale preferred
Rolling, 3-month installations
City of Town and CountryTown and CountryLongview Farm House Art Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and limited amounts of 3D media
P&M ArtworksPrairie Village, KansasExhibitions
– all media, especially jewelry and leather work