Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibition


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Jacoby Arts CenterAlton, Illinois“Phantasmagoria III” exhibition
October 1 – November 10
Theme: the spirit of the strange and curious: all things dark, spooky, creepy, grotesque, and Halloween
– all media

September 16
Hollister Chamber of CommerceHollisterHollister Grape & Fall Festival
October 10
– fine arts and crafts in ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metalwork, painting, handmade paper, photography, prints, sculpture, wood, and other media
September 18
Crossroads Arts CouncilWentzville“Pieces of the Heart” Quilt Show Challenge
October 1-3
– newly created quilt between 12″ x 12″ and 20″ x 20″
– 50% of quilt block is made from the Challenge fabric
September 18
Crossroads Arts CouncilWentzville“Pieces of the Heart” Quilt Show
October 1-3
– hand-quilted and machine-quilted, youth and adult categories
September 28 & 29
Neosho Arts CouncilNeosho25th Anniversary Thomas Hart Benton Art Competition and Exhibition
VIRTUAL – opens October 8
– open to professional and emerging artists
– 2D media except for digital works, photograph, giclees, and high relief works
September 30
Neosho Arts CouncilNeoshoBig Spring Gallery exhibitions
2021 and 2022 exhibitions
– open to professional, emerging, and student artists
– 2D and 3D media
September 30
Moon City PressstatewideMissouri Bicentennial Poetry Anthology
Publication early 2021
– open to writers who live or have ever lived in Missouri
– focus on MIssouri places is strongly encouraged but not required
October 1
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelville“Explosion of Cool Content III” exhibition
October 8-31
Theme: abstract art
– 2D and 3D media
October 4
City of St. Peters, St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters$100 or Less” Art Show & Sale
October 22 – December 13
– all works must be for sale and priced at or below $100
– 2D and 3D media
October 19
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibal“Art in the Open” billboards
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– four billboards (three adult, one youth division) in northeast Missouri and western Illinois
– images of 2D and 3D visual media and of performing and literary arts
November 6
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“Nature’s Bounty” exhibition
January 4 – March 25, 2021
Theme: anything from nature, including nature-inspired abstract works
– open to artists registered with free artist profile
– all media
November 10
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
Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal ClinicHannibal“Art For The Health Of It” exhibition at Hannibal Clinic
Year-round, rotating
ArtsKCKansas CityNow Showing program
– three-month exhibition periods
– open to visual artists in the Kansas City metro area
– opportunities for artists to display their work in local business spaces
Kansas City Public TheatreKansas CityTheatre Lab
September-May annual season
– open to artists in the Kansas City region
– productions of new and experimental work in development
Always accepted, but submit by spring to be considered for that year’s new season
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityProgramming for Gallery Space and Performance Space at 3333 Wyoming
– 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, original live performances (dance, theater, music, performance art, spoken word, etc.), video screenings, literary readings/events, public programs, and collaborative projects
Reviewed on January 31 and July 31
New space at 3333 Wyoming opens in spring 2020; all proposals received
will be considered for slots in 2020 and possibly later
Kirkwood Public LibraryKirkwoodArt Gallery Exhibitions
– open to artists in the St. Louis metropolitan area
– exhibitions change throughout the year
– 2D media
Cottey College, Art GalleryNevadaArt Gallery exhibitions
– new and established artists
– solo and group exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
Houska GallerySt. LouisGallery exhibitions
– emerging and mid-level artists from the St. Louis region
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
River StyxSt. LouisRiver Styx magazine
Poetry, prose; digital illustrations, graphic short stories, paintings, photographs, prints
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
Drury UniversitySpringfieldPool Art Center Gallery and Drury on C-Street Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and 3D media
OIC StudiosSedaliaOnline Radio
– supporting original creative content such as music, spoken word, comedy, live performances
– recorded podcasts and live open mic events
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 Country (St. Louis region)Longview Farm House Art Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and limited amounts of 3D media
Kansas Public LibraryKansas City, KansasGallery Exhibitions
2020 – 2021
– exhibitions in gallery spaces at five public libraries
– duration for each exhibit is one to two months
– 2D and 3D media
P&M ArtworksPrairie Village, KansasExhibitions
– all media, especially jewelry and leather work