Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibition


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Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalArt in the Open billboards
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– images representing any visual, literary, or performing art
November 15
Charlotte Street FoundationKansas CityCrossroads Artboards
March 2020 – February 2021, three-month rotations
– open to artists within 60 miles of Kansas City, Missouri
– exterior double-sided billboards above BOK Financial in the Crossroads District
November 18
Drury University, Pool Art Center GallerySpringfield“GAME ON! The Art of Sports” exhibition
February 7-28, 2020
Theme: interpretations of all sports, from fishing to computer gaming, including the idea of sporting experiences, sportsmanship, and teamwork
– all media
November 22
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and Vashon High SchoolSt. LouisRESIDENCIES
ArtReach Teaching Residency

– Teaching Artists at Vashon High School
– 2019-2020 school year
– students work directly with a visual arts resident artist during each quarter
– two 10-week residencies during second semester: Jan. 6-Mar. 6,; Mar. 9-May 21
November 24
Skinker DeBaliviere Community CouncilSt. Louis“Wintermarkt” festival
December 7
– artists and artisans
November 25, early
December 7, regular
St. Louis Writers GuildSt. LouisShort Story Contest
Prizes awarded in January
– open to all writers
December 1
University of Missouri, Mizzou New Music InitiativeColumbiaMissouri Composers Project
Concert April 5, 2020
– open to residents of Missouri or composers whose submitted work was written while they were living in Missouri
– high school category open to anyone grades 9-12 enrolled in a Missouri high school
– orchestral and choral music
December 2
Webster ArtsSt. Louis (Webster Groves)Open Theme Annual exhibition
January 21 – February 28, 2020
– 2D and 3D media
December 9
Brookside Business AssociationKansas CityBrookside Art Annual
May 1-3, 2020
– clay, digital, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, wood
December 15, early
January 2, 2020, regular
Education Fellow
January – August 2020
– professional training program for aspiring arts administrators, arts educators, and performing arts production practitioners
December 15
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Dirty Fingernails IV” exhibition
January 31 – March 13, 2020
Theme: “pure” printmaking
– only original, hand-pulled prints accepted
December 16
River StyxSt. LouisMicrofiction Contest
Published in Issue 104 (May 2020)
– 500 words maximum
December 31
Spiva Center for the ArtsJoplinPhoto Spiva: National Photographic Competition & Exhibition
March 21 – May 16, 2020
– original 2D work derived from any photographic process – traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media
January 1, 2020
Laumeier Sculpture ParkSt. LouisArt Fair
May 8-10, 2020
– ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture, wood.
January 1, 2020, regular
January 13, 2020, late
Framations Custom Framing and Art GallerySt. Charles“Beyond the Lens XIV” exhibition
January 17 – February 27, 2020
– photographic works in all disciplines
January 10-12, 2020
Artists BoutiqueSt. Louis (Kirkwood)Artists Boutique Fine Art, Fine Craft Show
March 7-8, 2020
– clay, drawing/print, fiber (basketry or paper), Fiber (wearable or woven), glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood
January 15, 2020
The Whole PersonKansas CityExpressions Art Exhibition
February 2020 – February 2021
– showcases artists with disabilities via art exhibitions and educational and networking workshops
– visual and performing arts

January 19, 2020
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, 2020
Riverside Short Film FestivalNew HavenRiverside Short Film Festival
April 3-4, 2020
– all genres
– 30 minutes or less, including credits
January 31, 2020
Sculpture Walk SpringfieldSpringfieldSculpture Walk Springfield 2020-2021
April 25, 2020 – February 28, 2021
– temporary freestanding outdoor public art in downtown Springfield
January 31, 2020
City of Sunset HillsSt. Louis (Sunset Hills)Makers Market
May 2, 2020
– fine art and craft by artisans, crafters, and makers
January 31, 2020
ArtsKC – Regional Arts CouncilKansas CityGRANTS
Inspiration Grants
– open to arts professionals in Kansas City metropolitan area
February 1, 2020
Webster ArtsSt. Louis (Webster Groves)Webster Arts Fair
June 5-7, 2020
– 2D and 3D media
February 5, 2020
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, 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
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
The LuminarySt. LouisRESIDENCIES
Artists, Curators, and Critics
– open to artists in and 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
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