Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles | Figurative Works exhibition


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Brush Creek Art Walk FoundationKansas CityBrush Creek Art Walk plein air event
September 13-15
September 13
City of Manchester, Manchester ArtsManchester“Home of the Brave” exhibition
October 11 – December 31
Theme: celebrating veterans and their service
– all media
September 13
City of Manchester, Manchester ArtsManchester“Prism: An Exploration of Color” exhibition
October 11 – December 31
Theme: dynamic and vibrant qualites of color
– 2D and 3D medial
September 13
Hannibal Art ClubHannibal“ORiGINALE” exhibition
September 20 – November 2
– open to artists within 50 miles of Hannibal
– 2D and 3D media except photography and computer-generated art
September 13-14
Golden Hills Plein AirLouisianaGolden Hills of Louisiana MO Plein Air
September 14
September 14
William Woods University, Mildred M. Cox GalleryFulton“Struggle for Statehood” exhibition
November 11 – December 10
Theme: artwork to complement the Bicentennial traveling exhibit of the Missouri Humanities Council
– all media
September 15
Crossroads Arts CouncilWentzville“Pieces of the Heart” Quilt Show
October 17-19
– bed quilts, table linens, wall hangings, antiques
– hand-quilted and machine-quilted
September 15
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Ruth Foster GalleryEau Claire, Wisconsin“Midwest Queeritivities” exhibition
February 14 – March 11, 2020
Theme: queer identities and their relationships to other cultures in the Midwest
– all media including literary, performative, spoken, and visual works
September 15
True/False Film FestColumbiaInstallations during True/False Film Fest
February 28 – March 9, 2020
Theme: Foresight
– large-scale installations, sculptures, experiential work, venue designs, gallery work, video
– interior and exterior
September 16
Webster ArtsWebster Groves“Small Works XII” exhibition
October 1-31
– open to artists in the St. Louis metropolitan area
– 2D works no larger than 20″ x 24″ that can be wired and hung
September 16
St. Louis Artists’ GuildSt. LouisCurated Gallery exhibitions
Through Fall 2020
– open to artists within 150 miles of St. Louis
– proposals for exhibitions for solo and small group shows
– all media
September 20
St. Louis Artists’ GuildSt. Louis“An Idea of Order” exhibition
November 15 – December 28
Theme: Systematic structure, number, pattern, and shape as an inherent component of expression
– all media
September 27
Orr Street Studios Columbia“Photo Vision” exhibition
October 2-26
– open to professional and non-professional photographers living in mid-Missouri
September 28
City of Manchester, Manchester ArtsManchesterArtsFest
September 28
2D and 3D visual arts
literary and musical performances
September 28
Office of Missouri Lieutenant Governorstatewide#MissouriAdventure Photo Challenge
Fall 2019
Theme: Missouri attractions and destinations
September 30
2020 ArtsKC Awards
February 20, Awards Luncheon
– open to all businesses, nonprofits, schools, districts, individuals, and artists working within and around the Kansas City region
– Arts Innovation, Arts Partnership, Arts Unity, Arts in Education, Equity in the Arts, Virtuoso
September 30
Arts in TransitSt. LouisMetroLines 2019
Fall 2019 – Fall 2020
– open to artists within 50 miles of City of St. Louis
– poems to be displayed on posters on MetroLink trains and MetroBus vehicles
– no more than 15 lines
September 30
West Des Moines Public Arts Advisory Commission and Parks and Recreation Department West Des Moines, IowaArt on the Campus temporary public art exhibition
April-November 2020
– open to artists in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota
– up to 13 3D artworks displayed on West Des Moines City/School Campus

September 30
The Missouri ReviewColumbiaJeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize
Published in Spring 2020 issue
– fiction, nonfiction, poetry
October 1
Powell GardensKansas CityExhibitions in Visitor Education Center gallery
– solo artist exhibitions or works that can be curated into and displayed as a small group thematic exhibition
– 2D media framed under glass
October 1
Steelville Arts CouncilSteelvilleArt of the Car Cruise-In
October 5
– three-hour quick-paint event
October 1
Arts RollaRollaBiennial Writing Competition
Awards Ceremony November 2
– fiction, non-fiction, poetry
October 2
Central Bank of Boone County and Columbia Art League Columbia60th Annual Boone County Art Show
October 19-20
– open to residents of Boone County, full-time students, and Columbia Art League members
– 2D and 3D media
October 5
Saint Joseph en Plein AirSt. JosephSaint Joseph en Plein Air Paint Out
October 5
October 5
True/False Film FestColumbiaFilms for Fest
March 2020
– nonfiction shorts, features, and everything in between
October 8, regular
November 5, late
Webster ArtsWebster Groves“Between the Threads” exhibition
November 12 – December 20
– fiber-based art, including hand-made paper sculpture, art quilts, tapestry, weaving, basketry, art knitting, embroidery, etc.
– no wearable art
– no ceiling-hung or floor installations
October 11
Kansas City Artists CoalitionKansas CityExhibition Series
Summer 2019 – Spring 2020
Theme: innovative and experimental art that does not readily lend itself to commercial venues
– seven-eight exhibitions each year presented in four galleries
– all media including video
October 15
Mid-Missouri Arts AllianceAshlandBoone Plein Air
October 18-20
– plein air painting throughout Boone County
October 18
Limited to first 30 artists to register
True/False Film FestColumbiaDesigns for Fest T-shirts
March 2020
Theme: Foresight
October 18
Buttonwood Art SpaceKansas City“Celebration!” exhibition
December 2 – January 30
Theme: all things that bring joy and connect us as a people
– 2D and 3D media
October 21
Arts RollaRolla32nd Annual Judged Art Exhibition
October 22 – November 26
– 2D and 3D media except photography
October 22
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Comfort and Joy” exhibition
December 20, 2019 – January 24, 2020
Theme: happiness, serenity, and peace
– 2D and 3D media
October 28
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“$100 or Less” exhibition and sale
October 31 – December 15
Theme: all works for sale and priced at or below $100
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
October 28
The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art GalleriesSt. Louis“Golf the Galleries – Artist-Designed Mini Golf”
May 30 – August 9, 2020
– open to anyone within 40 miles of City of St. Louis
– designs for holes for full-sized playable indoor mini golf course within the Sheldon Galleries

October 31
State Historical Society of MissouristatewideMy Missouri 2021 Photograph Project
Theme: unique and meaningful aspects of place in Missouri’s physical and cultural landscape
– digital exhibition on the Missouri 2021 website
– physical exhibition at the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia and other locations throughout the state
– permanent addition to the State Historical Society of Missouri
November 1
ContinuitySt. LouisCONFERENCE
In Motion Filmmaking Conference
November 2
– speakers, workshops, panels
– topics for both novice and professional filmmakers
November 2
Arts Council of Southeast MissouriCape Girardeau49th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza
November 23-24
November 4
Framations Custom Framing and Art GallerySt. Charles“Monochrome” exhibition
November 15 – January 9
Theme: values/shades of any one color
– all media
November 8-10
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
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
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
ArtsKC – Regional Arts CouncilKansas CityGRANTS
Inspiration Grants
– open to arts professionals in Kansas City metropolitan area
February 1, 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 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