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 and Missouri conferences for artists.

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Mansfield Chamber of CommerceMansfieldWilder Days festival
September 14-15
– artisan demonstrators and crafters
August 15
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
Daniel Boone Regional LibraryColumbia“Beneath the Surface” exhibition
August 29 – September 29
Theme: exposing something hidden, to complement One Read “Killers of the Flower Moon”
– open to artists in mid-Missouri
– 2D and 3D media
August 23-25
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelvilleShow-Me Quilt Show
September 1-8
August 25
Neosho Arts CouncilNeosho23rd Annual Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition and Exhibition
September 8 – October 28
– 2D media except digital, giclée, high relief, and photography
August 25, early
August 30-31, regular
North Missouri Art Council MarcelinePaint Marceline plein air event
August 25
August 25, day of event
Regional Arts CommissionSt. LouisGRANTS
Artist Fellowships
– open to artists of all disciplines living in St. Louis City or St. Louis County
August 30
Arts Rolla and Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfield“Pure Enjoyment” exhibition
October 5-26
– 2D and 3D media
August 31
NeoshoNeosho Arts CouncilPrint Exchange, Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition and Exhibition
September 8 – October 28
– artwork made by all recognized printmaking processes
– digital/photographic work accepted as part of the image creation process
August 31
Missouri Folk Arts ProgramstatewideTraditional Arts Apprenticeship Program
– master artist and apprentice teams sustaining their artistic traditions and cultural heritage
August 31
Missouri Humanities Council and State Historical Society of MissouristatewideShow Me Missouri Speakers Bureau
2019 program year
– presentations about Missouri’s culture, history, art, and people
September 1
Kennett Alliance for the ArtsKennettFall Into Arts festival
September 8-9
– art and craft vendors
– adult and youth art/photography competitions, 2D and 3D media
September 3, vendors
September 7, competitions
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
Metro Arts in TransitSt. LouisMetroScapes 2018
– open to artists living within 50 miles of St. Louis City
– 2D images for reproduction as large-scale posters at bus shelters
September 7
Kirksville Arts AssociationKirksvilleRed Barn Arts and Crafts Festival
September 29
– fine arts and fine 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
Neosho Arts CouncilNeoshoFall Festival
October 6-7
– artists and arts organizations
September 18
Powell GardensKingsvilleProposals for Exhibitions
2019-2020, four-month periods
– exhibitions in the Visitor Center
– 2D and 3D media if glass-framed and wall-hanging
– works suitable for solo and group thematic exhibitions
October 1
Downtown New Haven Inc.New HavenFirefest
November 3
– artists, crafters, and demonstrators
October 1
Hilliard GalleryKansas City“Catrinas y la Calacas: a Tribute to Día de los Muertos” exhibition
Theme: Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead
November 2-30
– 2D and 3D media

October 6
Kansas City Artists CoalitionKansas CityProposals for Exhibitions
Summer 2019-2020, 7-8 exhibitions over one year
– exhibitions in KCAC’s galleries
– 2D, 3D, and video media
October 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
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
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
“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
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
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
Cultural Corner Art Guild & GalleryChillicotheAll-Media Open Exhibits, 2018
October – Steampunk
November – Fiber
December – Past, Present & Future
Clayton Fine Art GalleryClaytonGuest Artists
– 2D and 3D media
Rolling, 8-week sessions
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaRESIDENCIES
Artists in Residence
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelry, 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
P&M ArtworksPrairie Village, KansasExhibitions
– all media, especially jewelry and leather work