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 nonprofit conferences of interest to artists and arts organizations.

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Art HouseFultonCallaway Plein Air
May 23-26
May 23
Limited to first 50 artists to register
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityRESIDENCIES
Studio Residency Program
September 2019 – September 2020
– visual artists, performing artists, writers
– established and emerging
May 27
Branson Regional Arts CouncilBransonFirst Annual BRAC BBQ Fest
June 1
– artists, artisans, and crafters
May 28 or until spaces fill
Westport Regional Business LeagueKansas City40th Annual Art Westport festival
September 6-8
– open to artists within 80 miles of downtown Kansas City, MO post office
– 2D and 3D media
May 31
Cinema St. LouisSt. Louis48 Hour Film Project
May 31 – June 2
May 31
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
July 12-21
– open to films written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives, or with strong local ties
– short and feature-length narratives and documentaries
May 31
Community Service Public Relations CouncilSt. LouisCALL FOR PRESENTERS
Spectrum Connective: the Conference for Nonprofit Marketers
October 15
– speakers on non-profit development, leadership, or marketing/communications
May 31
River StyxSt. LouisInternational Poetry Contest
Poems will be published in Issue #103
May 31
Missouri Author ProjectstatewideMissouri Author Project 2019
– books by Missourians that are Indie-published, adult or young adult fiction, available in either ePUB or PDF file
May 31
Missouri Humanities CouncilstatewideAWARDS
2019 Humanities Awards
November 16 ceremony
– open to Missouri residents and Missouri-based organizations with outstanding achievements in the humanities
– Distinguished Literary Achievement
– Exemplary Community Achievement
– Excellence in Education
– Partnership in the Humanities
June 1
Kansas City Irish FestivalKansas CityArt Show at the (Irish) Fest
August 30 – September 1
– digital art, drawing (pencil, ink, pastel, etc.), fiber, glass, leather work, metal work, mixed media (2D and 3D), painting (acrylics, oil, watercolor, etc.), photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, wood turning (no jewelry)
June 1
MAKING MOVESKansas CityMAKING MOVES: Dance Film Festival
June 13
– a periodic gathering for dance makers, dancers, and dance enthusiasts to support new work, with each gathering centered around a different dance experience
June 1
Art in the Park, St. Louis HillsSt. Louis Art in the Park, St. Louis Hills
September 29
– ceramics/clay, digital, drawing/ /pastels/pen and ink, fiber/textile, hand-crafted furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture (metal/stone/wood)
June 1
St. Louis Writers GuildSt. LouisDeane Wagner Poetry Contest
– open to all writers
June 1
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“Beautiful Light” exhibition
July 5 – September 26
Theme: artworks promoting positivity, hope, healing, and wellness
– 2D and 3D media
June 3
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Architectonic” exhibition
July 26 – September 13
Theme: works inspired by architecture or incorporating architectural elements
– all media
June 3
Mid-America Arts AllianceregionalGRANTS
Interchange artist grants
– open to artists in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
– for artist-led projects focused on social impact
– literary, performing, traditional, visual, and video arts
June 3
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Transportation” exhibition
June 7 – July 6
Theme: all modes of transportation, current and historical
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
June 3 and 5
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Hannibal Today” Photography Channel digital exhibition
Theme: what makes Hannibal special–people, places, events
– open to all artists
– digital images of any sort
June 5
St. Louis Artists’ GuildSt. Louis“Endangered” exhibition
August 9 – September 7
Theme: the increasing sense of peril of our planet
– all media
June 9
Summit ArtKansas CityPlein Air at Starlight Theater
June 12-13
– plein air painting and photography
June 12
Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild Springfield
Art in the Park festival
October 12-13
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metals, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
June 14
City of ManchesterManchesterGlobal Cultures Visual Art Exhibition
July 26 – September 20
Theme: creativity expressed through unique cultural viewpoints
– open to artists within 200 miles of St. Louis
– 2D and 3D media except ceiling-suspended works
June 30
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis International Film Festival
November 7-17
– feature-length and short narratives and documentaries
June 30, regular
July 31, late
Kranzberg Arts FoundationSt. LouisGallery Exhibitions: Gallery at the Kranzberg and High Low Literary Arts Cafe Gallery
Theme: knowledge
– open to artists within 120 miles of St. Louis
– solo and group exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
June 30
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalHannibal Folklife Festival
October 19-20
– traditional arts and crafts of the past: exhibitors, craftspersons, artisans, folk artists, living history demonstrators
July 1
Academy of Nature and Wildlife ArtsSt. LouisPlein Air Missouri exhibition
Rozier Gallery, State Museum, Jefferson City
August 13 – December 1
– open to all artists, residents and non-residents, who paint outside in Missouri
July 1
Greater St. Louis Art AssociationSt. LouisArt Fair at Queeny Park
August 30 – September 1
– clay, digital, drawing/print, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, oil/acrylic, photography, sculpture, water media, wood, other
July 2
Mosaic Life Care St. Joseph “Big Picture Challenge,”Juried Exhibition
August 8, 2019 – July, 2020
– open to artists within 100 miles of St. Joseph
– 2D media
– sized between 24 x 36 and 48 x 48
July 8
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis“Fiber Focus” exhibition
September 28 – October 24
– open to artists in Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee
– works in any fiber media, combination of fiber media, other media including video if key element explored is fiber or fiber technique
July 8
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Celebrating Heritage” exhibition
July 11 – September 1
Theme: demonstrating a culture and its traditions
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
July 8
Anderson Museum of ArtAnderson, Indiana“Figures of Speech” exhibition
August 2 – September 22
Theme: works of art inspired by classic figures of speech, including alliteration, euphemism, hyperbole, metaphor, oxymoron, and simile
– open to artists in the Midwest
– contemporary conceptual photography, mixed media, paintings, paper, sculpture
July 8
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“The Seasons” exhibition
July 12 – August 3
Theme: spring, summer, winter or fall
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media
July 8 and 10
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Pets” Photography Channel digital exhibition
Theme: pets
– open to all artists
– digital images of any sort
July 10
Raymore Arts CommissionRaymoreSummer Scene Arts and Music Festival
Augut 24
– artists and makers
July 12
Springfield Public Schools and Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfieldARTS EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Springfield Regional Arts Integration Conference
July 29-30
– using the arts to deepen student comprehension and increase engagement, connect to curricular areas, and manage classrooms
July 12
COCAedu Summer Institute for Arts Integration for Teachers
July 22-24
– special focus on Beginning an Arts Integrated Journey, STEAM, Keeping It Fresh, and Social Justice
July 15
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
Fall Into ArtColumbiaFall Into Art festival
November 16-17
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
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
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
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
Macon Area Chamber of CommerceMaconMacon Fork and Cork Artisan Festival
August 24
– artists, artisans, crafters
August 20
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
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
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
North Missouri Arts CouncilMarcelinePaint Marceline plein air event
September 7
September 7
Brush Creek Art Walk FoundationKansas CityBrush Creek Art Walk plein air event
September 13-15
September 13
City of ManchesterManchester“Home of the Brave” exhibition
October 11 – December 31
Theme: celebrating veterans and their service
September 13
City of ManchesterManchester“Prism: An Exploration of Color” exhibition
October 11 – December 31
Theme: dynamic and vibrant qualites of color
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
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
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
P&M ArtworksPrairie Village, KansasExhibitions
– all media, especially jewelry and leather work