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


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Columbia Art LeagueColumbiaVeterans’ Art Pavilion at Art in the Park festival
June 2-3
– open to U.S. veterans living in Missouri
– all media
April 20
Raymore Arts Commission and City of RaymoreRaymoreSummer Scene arts and music festival
June 9
– artists and artist/demonstrators in ceramics/clay, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metals, 2D and 3D mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
– Adirondack chair pop-up art
April 20
Orr Street StudiosColumbia“The Built Environment” exhibition
Theme: ways that a sense of place is impacted by what we build
June 1 – July 15
– 2D media
April 22
Shaw Neighborhood Improvement AssociationSt. LouisHistoric Shaw Art Fair
October 6-7
– digital, drawing, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
April 22
Country Club PlazaKansas CityPlaza Art Fair
September 21-23
– 2D and 3D media
April 23
Arts RollaRolla24th Juried Photo Exhibition
April 24 – May 29
April 24
Missouri Humanities CouncilBrunswickWORKSHOP
Cultural Heritage Workshop
April 27
– how heritage and culture benefit community and economic development
April 25
Hannibal Arts CouncilCanton and HannibalRiver Bluffs Paint Out plein air event
May 5, Canton
May 6, Hannibal
April 27
St. Louis Artists’ GuildSt. Louis“Piece of Paper” exhibition
Theme: paper as a medium and as a means of expression and aesthetic
June 8 – July 21
– book arts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture
April 27
Columbia Art LeagueColumbia“Critters” exhibition
Theme: our love, fear, and wonder of the animal kingdom
May 1 – June 23
– all media
April 27-28
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
Theme: baby animals
April 28
Bollinger Mill State Historic SiteBurfordvilleArt Weekend
April 28-29
– plein air painting on grounds
April 28-29
Missouri Valley Impressionist SocietyOverland Park, KansasStems Plein Air Paint 2018
May 18-31
April 30, early
May 17, regular
River StyxSt. LouisInternational Poetry Contest 2018
– 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and honorable mentions published in November issue
April 30
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Cityscape of Streetscape” exhibition
Theme: cityscapes, streetscapes, things seen on a street or in a city
May 3 – June 24
– drawing, drawing, mixed media, photography
April 30
City of GrandviewGrandviewHarry’s Hay Days festival
May 5
– artists and crafters
May 3
Stevens County History MuseumMorris, Minnesota11th Annual Horizontal Grandeur Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition
Theme: prairies (exhibition is open to artists living in states with a prairie)
June 21 – October 26
– 2D and 3D media
May 4
City of O’FallonO’Fallon“The Shape of Community” citywide temporary outdoor sculpture exhibition
August 2018 – March 2020
– request for proposals
May 4
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis
Angard Arts Hotel

June 2018 installation
– open to artists within 200-mile radius of St. Louis region
– series of 149 small numeral-based artworks to be wall-mounted outside guest room doors
– 2D and low-relief 3D media
– request for proposals
May 4
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Colorless” exhibition
Theme: monochrome palette – black, white, and all shades in between
June 29 – August 10
2D and 3D media
May 7
Cinema St. LouisSt. Louis48 Hour Film Project St. Louis
June 1-3
May 7, early
May 22, regular
June 1, at kickoff event
Arts Council of Southeast MissouriCape Girardeau“Art for the Health of It” exhibition
Theme: art as a calming and healing agent
June 10 – August 25
– 2D media
– displayed at Southeast Hospital
May 12
Webster ArtsWebster GrovesPaint Webster Plein Air Event
May 12
May 12
Kiwanis Club of Joplin, Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Connect2Culture, and Spiva Center for the ArtsJoplin
Joplin Arts Fest

September 14-15
– ceramics/clay, digital, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, paper (drawing, graphics, printmaking), photography, sculpture (wood, metal, stone)
May 13
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis“Menagerie” exhibition
Theme: animals, beasts, and creatures, real or imagined
August 4 – September 13
– open to artists within 200-mile radius of St. Louis region
– 2D and 3D media
May 14
Resident ArtsColumbiaInaugural National Juried Exhibition
September 1-30
– all media
May 15
MOSAICS Fine Art FestivalSt. CharlesMOSAICS Fine Art Festival
September 14-16
– art to wear, clay, drawing, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
May 15
West Plains Council on the ArtsWest PlainsOld Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival
Theme: traditions distinctive to the Ozark Highlands
June 1-2
– artisans and demonstrators of traditional arts
May 15
Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts, Missouri Botanical Garden, and St. Louis County ParksSt. LouisFirst Annual Paint St. Louis Plein Air Paint Out
May 18-20
May 18-19
Anderson Museum of ArtAnderson, Indiana“Figures of Speech” exhibition
Theme: turn classic expressons (“when pigs fly”) into works of art
June 26 – August 17
– open to artists in the Midwest
– mixed media, painting, paper, contemporary conceptual photography, sculpture
May 22
Kansas City Artists CoalitionKansas CityRiver Market Regional Exhibition
Theme: sounds of the city
July 13 – August 10
– all visual media
May 23
Arts RollaRollaAnnual Open Art Show
May 29 – June 26
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture
May 29
Allied Arts Council, City of St. Joseph, and South St. Joseph Development Corporation St. JosephTraffic Box Art
– traffic box in Junction Revitalization area
May 30
Art WestportKansas CityArt Westport art show and festival
September 7-9
– open to visual artists living within 80 miles of the downtown KC post office
– 2D and 3D media
May 31
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
July 13-22
– open to works created by St. Louis natives or those with strong local ties
– feature-length and short fiction and documentaries
May 31
Kansas City Irish FestKansas CityArt in the Park at the Kansas City Irish Fest
August 31 – September 2
– digital, drawing (pencil, ink, pastel, etc.), fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, woodturning; no crafts or jewelry
June 1
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelvilleSteelville Plein Air
June 4-9
June 4
Only first 50 applicants accepted, so early registration is recommended
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Art From the Heartland II” exhibition
July 5-28
– all media
June 13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Macon Area Chamber of CommerceMacon11th Annual Macon Fork & Cork Artisan Festival
August 25
– 2D and 3D media
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
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
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