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


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City of University City, Commission for Access and Local Original Programming (CALOP)St. Louis (University City)REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSShort Video Productions
Theme: the stories of University City and its people
– three to five-minute live action, short documentaries, animations
December 17
Downtown Springfield Association and the Film and Media Alliance of Springfield SpringfieldRated SGF Film Festival
Mach 22-23, 2019
– films in any genre up to 120 minutes that were completed after January 2013
December 17
Missouri Humanities CouncilstatewideGRANTS
African-American Heritage Projects for Black History Month
– open to Kansas City, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County
– open to nonprofits or civic, educational, or cultural organizations operating as a nonprofit
– supporting programs that facilitate interaction: panels with scholars, interpretive exhibits, living history, oral history, more
December 21 extended
City of RiversideRiversideREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Monarch Migration Walk
Theme: Monarch butterflies / pollinators, celebrating Riverside’s location in the Monarch migration flyway
– public art for three locations along the Line Creek Trail and in E.H. Young Riverfront Park
December 21
Foundry Art CentreSt. Charles“Figurative Works II” exhibition
February 22 – April 5, 2019
Theme: what is a modern portrait?
– 2D and 3D media
December 31
River StyxSt. LouisMicrofiction Contest
Winners published in May 2019 issue
– stories, 500 words maximum
December 31
George A. Spiva Center for the ArtsJoplinPhoto Spiva National Photographic Competition & Exhibition
March 23 – May 10, 2019
– 2D work derived from any photographic process: traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media
January 1, 2019
Laumeier Sculpture ParkSt. LouisArt Fair
May 10-12, 2019
– ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture, wood
January 1, 2019 regular
January 14 late
Mid-America Arts AllianceKansas CityTRAINING SEMINAR SERIES
Artist INC
March 4 – April 29, 2019
– eight sessions, one per week
– business skills for artists, tailored to participants’ specific practices
January 7, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“With a View” exhibition
January 10 – March 3, 2019
Theme: something seen from a window, keyhole, sunroof, etc.
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
January 7, 2019
Brookside Business AssociationKansas CityBrookside Art Annual
May 3-5, 2019
– clay, digital, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2D & 3D, painting, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, wood
January 8, 2019
Greater St. Louis Art AssociationSt. LouisArt Fair at Queeny Park
March 29-31, 2019
– 2D and 3D media
January 15 regular
January 22 late
Artists BoutiqueSt. Louis (Kirkwood)Artists Boutique: Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Spring 2019
March 2-3
– clay, drawing, fiber (wearable, basketry, paper), glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood
January 15
Downtown Springfield Association and Springfield Regional Arts CouncilSpringfieldArtsfest on Historic Walnut Street
May 4-5, 2019
– clay, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, wood
January 15, 2019
Heart of America Artists’ AssociationTontitown, ArkansasArkansas Territory Bicentennial Art Exhibition
Theme: people, places, objects, stories, and cultures from the two centuries of the geographical Arkansas Territory
– drawing, painting
January 17, 2019
Riverside Short Film FestivalNew HavenRiverside Short Film Festival
April 5-6, 2019
– films in any genre up to 30 minutes
January 31, 2019
Sculpture Walk SpringfieldSpringfieldSculpture Walk Springfield 2019-2020
April 2019 – March 2020
– annual temporary public art exhibit of 20 sculptures displayed in downtown Springfield
January 31, 2019
Allied Arts Council and City of St. JosephSt. Joseph2019 Sculpture Walk
June 2019 – May 2020
– annual temporary public art exhibit of 15 sculptures displayed in downtown St. Joseph
February 1, 2019
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis“Outliers” exhibition
April 13 – May 30, 2019
Theme: that which lies outside of the norm
– open to artists within 200 miles of St. Louis region
– 2D and 3D media
February 1, 2019
Webster ArtsSt. Louis (Webster Groves)Webster Arts Fair
June 7-9, 2019
– ceramics/clay, digital, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media 2D & 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, works on paper (drawing/graphics/printmaking)
February 5, 2019
Columbia Art LeagueColumbiaArt in the Park
June 1-2, 2019
– 2D and 3D media
February 22, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Sense of Humor” exhibition
March 7 – May 5, 2019
Theme: something that evokes humor or happiness
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
March 4, 2019
Saint Louis Art FairSt. Louis2019 Saint Louis Art Fair
September 6-8, 2019
– 2D and 3D media
– includes special program for emerging artists
March 22, 2019
Arts Council of Southeast MissouriCape GirardeauProposals for Solo Exhibitions
– exhibitions at the Arts Council’s gallery
March 31, 2019
Cinema St. LouisSt. LouisCinema at Citygarden
June 2019
– open to artists within 120 miles of St. Louis
– films of five minutes or less that incorporate nature as a key element
April 5, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Parental Love” exhibition
May 9 – July 7, 2019
Theme: parental love between animals, birds, fish, humans, etc.
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
May 6, 2019
Art Saint LouisSt. Louis“Fiber Focus” exhibition
September 28 – October 24, 2019
– open to artists in Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee
– works in any fiber media, combination of fiber media, other media including video if key element explored is fiber or fiber technique
July 8, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Celebrating Heritage” exhibition
July 11 – September 1, 2019
Theme: demonstrating a culture and its traditions
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
July 8, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“Rest & Recreation” exhibition
September 5 – October 27, 2019
Theme: a state of rest or recreation (may include vacations, retirement, etc.)
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
September 3, 2019
St. Peters Cultural Arts CentreSt. Peters“$100 or Less” exhibition and sale
October 31 – December 15, 2918
Theme: all works for sale and priced at or below $100
– drawing, mixed media, painting, photography
October 28, 2019
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 & GalleryChillicotheAll-Media Open Exhibits, 2018
October – Steampunk
November – Fiber
December – Past, Present & Future
Access Arts / School of ServiceColumbiaRESIDENCIES
Artists in Residence
– ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelry, metal, painting, digital photography, printmaking
Rolling, residencies 3 mos. to 1 year
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 open to local and regional artists; artist talks also open to national artists
ArtsKC – Regional Arts CouncilKansas CityGRANTS
Inspiration Grants
– open to arts professionals in Kansas City metropolitan area
April 15, Aug. 15, Dec. 15
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
Kranzberg Arts CenterSt. LouisGallery Exhibitions
– five exhibitions each year
– all media
Clayton Fine Art GallerySt. Louis (Clayton)Guest Artists
– 2D and 3D media
Rolling, 8-week sessions
The LuminarySt. LouisRESIDENCIES
Artists, Curators, Critics, and Publishers
– 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
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
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
OIC StudiosSedaliaOnline Radio
– supporting original creative content such as music, spoken word, comedy, live performances
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
City of Town and CountryTown and CountryLongview Farm House Art Gallery exhibitions
– 2D and limited amounts of 3D media
P&M ArtworksPrairie Village, KansasExhibitions
– all media, especially jewelry and leather work