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


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Ozark Mountain WebfestBransonOzark Mountain Webfest
September 28-30
– web series, pilots, and films 30 minutes or less
June 22
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of ArtSt. Joseph“My Story” exhibition
Theme: telling one’s story to oneself and the world
September 15 – November 4
– 2D and 3D media
June 24
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Enchanted Forest” exhibition
Theme: something seen in a forest
June 28 – August 19
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
June 25
St. Louis Artists GuildSt. Louis“For Every Negative There Is a Positive” exhibition
Theme: action/reaction, balance/counterbalance, negative/positive
August 3 – September 13
– all media
June 27
Library Journalstatewide, onlineMissouri Author Project contest
– adult or YA fiction, self-published, available as ePUB or PDF
June 30
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis International Film Festival
November 1-11
– feature-length and short fiction and documentaries
June 30, regular
July 31, late
University of Missouri Extension / Missouri 4-HColumbiaNational 4-H Film Festival
July 29 – August 1
– open to anyone ages 11-18 (not only 4-H members)
July 1
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalHannibal Folklife Festival
Theme: traditional arts of the past
October 20-21
– artisans, artists, and living history demonstrators
July 1
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Micro Macro” exhibition
Theme: one-half small works, one half works larger than 48 inches
August 17 – September 28
– 2D and 3D media
July 1
Metro Arts in TransitSt. LouisMetroLines Poetry Contest
– open to people living within a 50-mile radius of the City of St. Louis
– poems for display on MetroLink trains and Metro buses
– 15 lines maximum
July 6
Southwest Missouri Art and Craft GuildSpringfield Art in the Park Fine Art, Contemporary Craft Show
October 13-14
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
July 7
Art Saint LouisSaint Louis“Pink Pearl” exhibition
Theme: acts of drawing and erasing; adding and subtracting
September 29 – October 25
– open to artists within 200-mile radius of St. Louis region
– 2D and 3D media
July 9
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Impress Me” exhibition
Theme: Impressionism and Impressionist techniques
July 13 – August 4
– open to artists within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
July 11
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Signs” Photography Channel exhibition
Theme: any sign–neon, street, store/business, promotional, etc.
July 13 – August 4
– digital image exhibit viewed on the Hannibal Arts Council gallery’s 55-inch 3-D TV
– – digital images from camera, phone, Instagram, or Facebook etc.
July 11
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Explosion of Cool Content” exhibition
Theme: abstract art
August 2-25
– drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture
July 17
Mid-Missouri Arts AllianceAshland
“Journeys” exhibition

Theme: what journeys mean to you
July 27 – August 24
– all media
July 20-21
Art Fair at StoneCreekMountain Home, ArkansasArt Fair at StoneCreek
September 28-29
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, 2D and 3D mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
July 28
River StyxSt. LouisPoetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Art/Alternative Media
magazine published in November and May
– new and established writers and artists
July 31 for Issue 101, November 2018
Fall Into ArtColumbiaFall Into Art festival
November 17-18
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
August 1, regular
August 6, late
Artists BoutiqueKirkwood (St. Louis)Artists Boutique Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
November 3-4
– clay, drawing/print, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture, wood
August 1
City of WildwoodWildwoodCelebrate Wildwood festival
August 25
– fine crafts
August 1
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
Theme: images from yard and garden
August 4
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Reflections” exhibition
Theme: reflective objects and inner self-reflection
August 10 – September 8
– open to artists within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
August 8
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“A River Runs Through It” Photography Channel exhibition
Theme: riverscapes from anywhere in the world
August 10 – September 8
– digital image exhibit viewed on the Hannibal Arts Council gallery’s 55-inch 3-D TV
– – digital images from camera, phone, Instagram, or Facebook etc.
August 8
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“99 Bucks…or Less” holiday exhibition and sale
November 24 – December 15
– open to artists within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
August 10
Summit ArtLee’s SummitSummit Art Festival
October 12-14
– ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
August 12
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis“Art St. Louis XXXIV, The Exhibition”
November 10 – December 20
– open to artists within 200-mile radius of St. Louis region
– all media
August 13
Macon Area Chamber of CommerceMacon11th Annual Macon Fork & Cork Artisan Festival
August 25
– 2D and 3D media
August 20
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“10th Annual Visions of the Flint Hills” exhibition
October 2 – November 16
Theme: artwork depicting or derived from the Flint Hills prairie area of Kansas
– fiber, painting, photography, 3D, and video
August 20
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Going Coastal” exhibition
Theme: something seen along land or a part of the sea
August 23 – October 14
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
August 20
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Shutterbugs II” exhibition
September 13-29
– photography
August 22
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelvilleShow-Me Quilt Show
September 1-8
August 25
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalArt in the Open billboard art competition
– open to artists living within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal
– artwork featured on printed and digital billboards around the region
– artwork representing 2D, 3D, and performing and writing art forms
September 7
Kirksville Arts AssociationKirksvilleRed Barn Arts and Crafts Festival
September 29
– fine arts and crafts
September 10 final
Applications received by the 15th of each month will be juried on a first-come basis by the first of the following month.
Ragtag Film SocietyColumbiaTrue/False Film Fest visual arts installations
Theme: Stranger↔Host
February 28 – March 3
– temporary public art installations during the film festiva
– large-scale, site-specific, both indoor and outdoor locations
September 15
Hannibal Art ClubHannibal“ORiGINALE” exhibition
September 21 – November 4
– open to artists within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media except photography and computer-generated works
September 15
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“$100 or Less” exhibition and sale
Theme: all works for sale and priced at or below $100
October 18 – December 9
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
October 15
“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
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 ChesterfieldChesterfieldArt 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
Clayton Fine Art GalleryClaytonGuest Artists
– 2D and 3D media
Rolling, 8-week sessions
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaRESIDENCIES
Artists in Residence
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelrey, metal, painting, digital photography, printmaking
Rolling, residencies 3 mos. to 1 year
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