Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibition


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Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Voting Daughters” exhibition
March 20 – May 1
Theme: how women’s voices affect our contemporary landscape; in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment
– all media
January 27
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis“Storytellers” exhibition
April 13 – May 28, 2020
Theme: artworks inspired by or about the written word
– open to artists within a 200-mile radius of St. Louis
– all visual arts media
January 30
City of Columbia Office of Cultural AffairsColumbiaREQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Public Art at Columbia Regional Airport Terminal
– two opportunities: one open only to artists who are residents of Mid-Missouri, one open to all artists nationwide
– site-specific, original, public artwork(s) for the interior of the new airport terminal
January 31
Riverside Short Film FestivalNew HavenRiverside Short Film Festival
April 3-4, 2020
– all genres
– 30 minutes or less, including credits
January 31
Sculpture Walk SpringfieldSpringfieldSculpture Walk Springfield 2020-2021
April 25, 2020 – February 28, 2021
– temporary freestanding outdoor public art in downtown Springfield
January 31
City of Sunset HillsSunset Hills (St. Louis region)Makers Market
May 2, 2020
– fine art and craft by artisans, crafters, and makers
January 31
Wednesday Club of St. LouisWebster Groves (St. Louis region)Poetry Writing Contest
Awards Reception, April 8
– open to artists living within 50 miles of St. Louis
February 1
City of Lee’s Summit Cultural Arts Division, Lee’s Summit Arts Council, and Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc. Lee’s Summit
Inaugural Downtown Sculpture Walk

April 2020 – March 2021
– temporary freestanding public art of six sculptures in downtown Lee’s Summit
– all 3D media
February 3
Webster ArtsWebster Groves (St. Louis region)Webster Arts Fair
June 5-7, 2020
– 2D and 3D media
February 5
Arts KCKansas CityGRANTS
Inspiration Grants
Projects and activities between April 1, 2020 and January 29, 2021
– open to residents of the Kansas City metro area with an established record of professional achievement in the arts
– projects that have the potential to advance individual artists’ careers and build their capacity for future work
– visual arts, music, theatre, literary arts, dance, and interdisciplinary projects
February 7
Vanessa Lacy GalleryKansas City“Romance” exhibition
February 21 – March 13
Theme: love of all kinds, especially romantic
– all media
February 9
Allied Arts Council and City of Saint JosephSt. JosephSt. Joseph Sculpture Walk
June 2020 – May 2021
– temporary freestanding outdoor public art in downtown St. Joseph
February 10
Art in the Loop FoundationKansas CityArt in the Loop Public Art Program
May 1 – September 30, 2020
– visual and performing artists
– temporary site-specific work along the KC Streetcar route in Downtown Kansas City
February 17
City of O’FallonO’Fallon“The Shape of Community” Rotating Sculpture Series
April 2020 – March 2022
– temporary freestanding outdoor public art throughout the City of O’Fallon
February 21
St. Louis Artists’ GuildSt. Louis“Clearly Human IV” exhibition
April 10 – May 23
Theme: artwork focused on the human figure
– all media
February 21
Columbia Art LeagueColumbiaArt in the Park fine arts and fine crafts festival
June 6-7
– ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood
February 22
Crossroads Arts CouncilWentzville“Spanning the Generations” exhibition
March 5-6
– open to artists 9th grade and older
– 2D and 3D media
February 24
Springfield Art MuseumSpringfield“Watercolor USA” exhibition
June 6 – August 16
– artwork using water-soluble paint or mixed water media as the primary medium
February 26
Richmond Heights Art FestRichmond Heights (St. Louis region)Richmond Heights Art Fest
May 3
– art and fine crafts
February 28
Foundry Arts CentreSt. CharlesEmerging Artist Series exhibitions
– open to early-career artists, ideally out of school, who have not yet have achieved significant recognition for their work
February 29
City of Manchester, Manchester ArtsManchester (St. Louis region)FOCUS Photo Exhibition and Competition
March 13-20
– open to all residents of greater St. Louis region
March 3-4
Hilliard GalleryKansas City13th Annual Contemporary Figurative Art Show
April 3 – May 25
Theme: artwork based on or influenced by the human form
– all media
March 11
Saint Louis Art FairSt. LouisSaint Louis Art Fair
September 11-13
– 2D and 3D media
March 13
“The Missouri Review” literary magazineColumbia13th Annual Miller Audio Prize
– audio files of prose, poetry, audio documentary, and humor
– 15 minutes or less
March 15
Whispering Prairie PressKansas City“Kansas City Voices” magazine
Volume 16
– poetry, prose, and art of all media
March 15
Truman Heartland Community FoundationKansas CityGRANTS
Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education
– open to organizations serving Eastern Jackson County
March 16
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Context III” exhibition
May 8 – June 19
Theme: the written word’s role in visual arts, literally, symbolically, texturally, and/or referentially
– all media
March 16
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisQFest St. Louis
May 17-21
– using the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture
– narrative and documentary features and shorts
March 20
Jefferson County Photography ClubHigh Ridge / House SpringsScott’s Show Me Your Best Photography Competition & Art Show
April 4
– two categories: 1) photography 2) photography plus mixed media (canvas, fabric, glass, metal, paper, plastic, wood, etc.)
March 21, competition
March 31, art show only
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“Kansas City” exhibition
May 1 – June 25
Theme: symbols and culture of Kansas City
– open to artists registered for free with artist profile
– all media
April 1
Truman Heartland Community FoundationKansas CityGRANTS
Community Grants
– open to organizations serving Eastern Jackson County
April 6
Greater Augusta Chamber of CommerceAugusta18th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival
April 22 – May 3
– plein air paint out, workshops, and special events
April 22 – May 3
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisSt. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
July 10-19
– open to works written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis natives, or films with strong local ties
– full-length and short features and documentaries
May 31
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“Connection” exhibition
July 3 – September 24
Theme: artworks that display or inspire connections
– open to artists registered for free with artist profile
– all media
June 2
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 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
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
Unlucky Rabbit Art StudioKansas CityStudio Spaces
River Market neighborhood
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
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
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
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