Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibit (2014)


We feature artists’ opportunities that are taking place in Missouri, 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.

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Mainstreet Macon Downtown AssociationMaconFork & Cork Artisan Festival
August 26
– 2D and 3D media for art and artisan crafts
August 21
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. PetersTourist Attraction Art Show and Competition
August 24 – October 15
– all media
– work must depict a tourist attraction
August 21
Metro Arts in TransitSt. LouisMetroScapes Visual Art Contest 2017
2017-18 display
– 2D artwork for posters at bus shelters
– open to artists living within 50 miles of St. Louis City
August 22
Daniel Boone Regional LibraryColumbiaShelter: “One Read” Art Exhibit
August 27 – September 29
– any media
– artworks that explore shelter or dwellings of any kind, in celebration of the 2017 One Read book “The Turner House”
– open to artists in mid-Missouri
August 24-26
Office of Cultural Affairs, City of ColumbiaColumbiaPublic Art for the Columbia Sports Fieldhouse
– site-specific art for new building planned for Perry Philips Park
– open to artists in Missouri
August 25
North Missouri Art CouncilMarcelinePaint Marceline plein air
August 26
August 26
Missouri Folk Arts ProgramColumbiaTraditional Arts Apprenticeship Program
– master/apprentice teams practicing folk arts
August 31
Kirksville Arts AssociationKirksvilleRed Barn Arts & Crafts Festival
September 16
– 2D and 3D fine arts and crafts
August 31
Mansfield Chamber of CommerceMansfieldWilder Days festival
September 15-17
– celebrating Laura Ingalls Wilder
– crafters and artisan demonstrators
August 31
Hannibal Arts CouncilHannibalART IN THE OPEN billboard art competition
– art for six billboards around northeast region
– horizontal images representing 2D visual, 3D visual, performing, and writing art forms
– open to artists within 50-mile radius of Hannibal
September 1
Art Saint LouisSt. LouisMaturity and Its Muse: Celebrating Artistic Experience exhibition
April 14 – May 24, 2018
– all media
– open to artists ages 70 and older as of January 1, within 200-mile radius of St. Louis
September 1
Neosho Arts CouncilNeoshoThomas Hart Benton Art Competition and Exhibition
September 9 – October 28
– 2D media except photography, digital works, giclees, and high relief works
September 1-2
Winthrop Rockefeller InstituteMorrilton, ArkansasArt in its Natural State
March-July 2018 and March 2018 – February 2019
– site-specific temporary outdoor artwork for one of 10 outdoor sites atop Petit Jean Mountain, Petit Jean State Park
– open to artists in Southern states including Missouri
September 4
Kennett Alliance for the ArtsKennettFall Into Arts Festival
September 9-10
– artists and crafters
September 7
True/False Film FestColumbiaSite-Specific Visual Installations
March 1-5, 2018
– interior and exterior
– theme of “Whether Weather”
September 8
Kennett Alliance for the ArtsKennettFall Into Arts Festival, Art/Craft and Photography Competitions
September 9-10
– all media
September 8
Golden Hills of Louisiana Missouri Plein Air Committee and Raintree Arts CouncilLouisianaGolden Hills Plein Air
September 9
September 9
Brush Creek Art Walk FoundationKansas CityBrush Creek Art Walk
September 15-17
– plein air painting along five miles of Brush Breek
September 15
Hannibal Art ClubHannibalORIGINALE exhibition
September 22 – November 5
– 2D and 3D media except photography and computer-generated
– open to artists within 50-mile radius of Hannibal
September 15-16
City of Parkville Chamber of Commerce and Missouri Valley Impressionist SocietyParkvillePaint Parkville
September 16-23
– plein air painting
September 16
Confluence Art GallerySt. LouisConfluence of Expression: Wildlife Exhibition
October 15 – December 31
– 2D media
September 18
Waverly HouseSpringfieldSmall Wonders exhibition
November 9 – December 23
– 2D and 3D media
September 19
Craft Alliance Center of Art + DesignSt. LouisIdenti-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition
January 12 – March 11, 2018
– artist-made teapots, functional or sculptural
October 6
Vodka Bacon StudiosSt. LouisPoptropolis II
November 11
– urban whimsical art cocktail party
– 2D and 3 D pop art, pop surrealism/low brow, urban/city-themed imagery, whimsical works
October 8
Kansas City Artist CoalitionKansas CityProposals for Exhibitions 2017-18
– 2D and 3D media, video
– experimental and innovative work completed within past two years
October 15
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. PetersNight Sky Art Show and Competition
October 19 – December 17
– all media
– work must contain an element of the night sky
October 16
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
– Theme: Halloween
October 24
Rural Missouri and Missouri State ParksJefferson CityMissouri Snapshots Photo Contest
– photos taken at Missouri State Parks or State Historic Sites
– open to non-professionals
October 31
Riverside Short Film FestivalNew HavenRiverside Short Film Festival
April 6-8
– films no longer than 30 minutes
– all genres including narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental
January 18, 2018
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
– Theme: Winter Landscapes
January 31, 2018
Painted Wren Art GalleryCape GirardeauPhotography Contest
– Theme: Baby Animals
April 28, 2018
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaArtists in Residence
– ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, printmaking, drawing, painting, digital photography
Rolling, residencies 3 mos. to 1 year
ArtsKC – Regional Arts CouncilKansas CityInspiration Grants
– open to arts professionals in KC metropolitan area
April 15, Aug. 15, Dec. 15
Art Saint LouisSt. LouisCorporate Offices in St. Louis
– 2D media, some 3D
– open to STL regional artists
Rolling, 3x/year
City of ChesterfieldChesterfieldArt Exhibit at City Hall
– 2D and 3D media
– open to artists living in or near St. Louis City and St. Louis County
Rolling, 12-week exhibits
Clayton Fine Art GalleryClaytonGuest Artists
– 2D and 3D media
Rolling, 8-week sessions
Kranzberg Arts CenterSt. LouisGallery Exhibitions
– five exhibitions each year
– all media
Paul ArtspaceSt. LouisArtists/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