Thursday, July 07, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 8 august 2016

CALL FOR ARTWORK ON ISSUES & INFLUENCES OF ARTISTS FOR SOAPBOX EXHIBITION AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE
Open to all media, this topical exhibition encourages the artist to "get on their soapbox" and speak to the issues that impact and influence them. The aim of Soapbox is to present a visual discussion on a broad range of topics, including politics, medicine, morality, religion, societal issues, and causes.
Soapbox will assemble a chorus of voices and viewpoints in Gallery I & II from September 30 - November 11, 2016. All entries are due by Monday, August 8, 2016.Soapbox will open on Friday, September 30 with an opening reception from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. A gallery talk will be given prior to the reception at 5:30pm. Three awards will be given at the opening reception, two $200 juror?s choice awards and a $500 or Going Solo exhibition juror?s choice award. Calls for entry are available online at foundryartcentre.org or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 16 August 2016


LensCulture Portrait Awards
SHOW US HOW YOU SEE THE WORLD!

The 2nd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to show us how you see the world! Our audience and community has grown to over 2 million and with that comes even more opportunities for international exposure. Enter today for the opportunity to exhibit your work in San Francisco, be seen by photography industry insiders, have your work projected at International Photo Festivals, and be published in the new Best of LensCulture 2016: 150 Award Winning Photographers photobook to be distributed and sold worldwide, plus more chances to exhibit your work online. You're invited to participate, engage and show us your streets!

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Deadline: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
OPEN TO ALL TYPES OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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Friday, July 01, 2016

Call for Woork: Deadline 29 July 2016

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE
"Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition"
July 29, 2016

"Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition" is a juried exhibition featuring artworks in all media, techniques, styles, and themes.

EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES
Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: November 12-December 22, 2016. Free reception on Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6-8:30 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius*.

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE
The new extended deadline to submit works for this exhibit is new July 29, 2016 (11:59 MST).

NOTE: It is always recommend that artists submit their entries for online exhibits before the actual entry deadline. The entry & upload process can take some time, so we encourage you to register to use CallforEntry.org (free), prepare your images to the required sizes, upload your images to a Portfolio, and do all of the prep work in advance of the entry deadline.

OUR JUROR
 Ann Coddington is an Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University Art Department teaching in Foundations and Graduate Studies. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Sculpture Department in 1993, and her BFA from the Colorado State University Fibers Department in 1986. Coddington is a fiber artist and sculptor who utilizes a variety of off-loom techniques including twining and netting in her sculptural forms. She has exhibited her work at venues including: Craft Alliance Gallery in St. Louis, MO, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA, the Bingham Gallery at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, IL, the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, and the Chicago Cultural Center and Evanston Art Center in Chicago, IL. Ann received an individual artist project grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2012. She previously received an individual grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2000, and a finalist grant in 2004 and 2008. Coddington is currently working on a large-scale commission project for Parkland Community College in Champaign, IL. "Senecence," a new exhibit of Coddington's installation work recently opened at the William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL and remains on view through July 28.

AWARDS
Five cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Jurors for this exhibit and include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence and (4) $100 Awards of Excellence. These five Award recipients will then be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2017" ten-artist curated exhibit (June 17-July 20, 2017).

ENTRY FORM/APPLICATION
Online only at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1654&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes 

ABOUT ART SAINT LOUIS
Located on the ground floor of the historic and beautifully renovated Park Pacific building at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Art Saint Louis is home to one of the most popular and frequently visited exhibition spaces in the St. Louis region. Created in 2013 and built upon the organization's 32-year success in connecting St. Louis regional artists and audiences, our 2,700 square foot space Gallery boasts a year-round series of professionally juried group exhibitions showcasing the best of the region's contemporary visual art. Highlighting each exhibition, Art Saint Louis opening receptions are a cultural mainstay in downtown St. Louis and are followed throughout the run of each exhibit with extensive viewing hours Monday through Saturday and an average of over 500 visitors per week. Uniquely designed as a gallery/café hybrid, the space is also the one and only café home of St. Louis coffee roaster Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café, making it a cultural and social destination like no other in the St. Louis region. Find Art Saint Louis on Facebook to view highlights from our previous exhibits in our photo albums.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Limit 5 original artworks in all media, styles, themes, and techniques.
  • Artwork must be completed between 2013-2016. 
  • Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.
  • Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
  • NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works.
  • NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • Size limits: Final installation size on 2-d work not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 7' (84") HIGH/TALL, this includes frame. Size limit applies all works: 2-d and 3-d work, all media.
  • Larger sculptures, oversized 2-d work or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of Art Saint Louis Artistic Director.
  • We are only able to exhibit pedestal-displayed or wall-hung sculpture--no ceiling installed work and no artworks that sit directly on the Gallery floor. We have a limited number of standard sized pedestals (painted white) & will gladly provide those for display of 3-d work. However, if your 3-d artwork is odd-sized, excessively heavy, or requires a very specific sized pedestal or platform, plan on providing that pedestal or platform yourself, please.
  • 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, that have a very small bottom/base, are unstable, or do not sit flat on a pedestal are NOT considered.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis uses traditional hanging hardware (hooks/nails) to hang artworks from their wires on the back of the pieces- however, we will not nail or tack an artwork directly to a wall, nor will we velcro, glue or use any other substance to directly apply an artwork to the wall. ALL works must hang by/from standard picture hanging hardware.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.

JURYING & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
Judging is done by JPEGs online only at CallForEntry.org.
LIMIT: 5 artworks.
The image limit reads 10, however this allows for a detail or alternate view for each artwork submitted. Do not exceed 5 artworks total or you will be disqualified.
Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view is required and you may also submit (not required) either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view. IMPORTANT: IF you submit more than 2 images per artwork, the Jurors will NOT be shown your additional images. Any more than 2 images per artwork is not permitted and all additional images will be moved to the "withdrawn" category.
Please make sure that the digital images of your artworks are:

  • In focus.
  • Cropped to feature only your artwork.
  • Free of any watermarks or name imprint.
  • Free of a time-date stamp.
  • Please do not photograph your artwork framed. If the only image you have of your artwork is of the work framed, use image editing software to crop the frame out of the image.
  • Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest size.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: 5MB maximum.
  • Upload options for video files: File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080. Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9. Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps. Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged. Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg Video file size: 100 MB maximum.

IMPORTANT: Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Jurors. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

HOW TO APPLY
Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through CallForEntry.org. You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here. The good folks at CallforEntry.org are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online entry. For assistance, please contact cafe@westaf.org during weekday business hours only, Mountain Standard Time.

THE JURYING PROCESS
The method by which ALL exhibitions are juried at Art Saint Louis is always a fair and blind (anonymous) process. What this means is that at no time before or during the jurying process do our Jurors know the names of entering artists. The Jurors are presented all entrants' JPEGs in an anonymous digital image presentation and the only information provided to them pertains to the artwork and includes the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions, and method of presentation (displayed on the wall, sits on a pedestal). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. All artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation that the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your artworks/entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and information provided about the artworks, the jurors make their selections for the final exhibit. Artwork selection decisions are in part based on a set of specific jurying instructions & criteria relating to the theme of the exhibit as well as specific conditions & rules of the Gallery. For non-thematic exhibitions, a well-rounded exhibit is based on the Jurors' aesthetics along with general exhibition criteria established for all exhibits by Art Saint Louis' Artistic Director. This is a blind and FAIR process and at no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names, and oftentimes they do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls. Ours is a fair jurying process.

SALES & INSURANCE
All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS).
No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted.
Artist's sale prices listed with original entry submitted for jurying may not be changed after entry deadline (July 29, 2016).
All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sale price includes Art Saint Louis' commission.
Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit. Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit.
Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL.

FRAMING & FINAL PRESENTATION
All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install.
2-d work must be framed & equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork.
NO sawtooth hangers, clip-style frames or keyhole mounts.
French Cleat mounts okay.
Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
Oversized, heavy, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director.
Video must be presented on min. 9" monitor; monitor weight not to exceed 20 lbs.
Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, adapters, cord protectors & equipment required to present work.
Specific installation requirements must be resolved in advance with directions/devices provided by artist.
Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition or for security purposes.

ENTRY FEE
Entry fee is non-refundable.
Artist may submit up to 5 artworks for the one fee.
$45 Non- member entry fee; OR
$25/Art Saint Louis member* entry fee.
Fee payable by credit card through www.CallforEntry.org or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.

*MEMBERSHIP IN ART SAINT LOUIS
Membership in Art Saint Louis is open to all. Membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this or any ASL exhibit. However, membership does have its benefits, including discounts on entry fees--the reduced Art Saint Louis member entry fee for this show is $25 and the non-member fee is $45. Benefits of membership discounts on entry fees to juried exhibits, include a weekly e-newsletter, a Membership & Resource Directory, access to a Members Only area of our website, 10% discount on all art purchases, 10% discounts in the ASL café, special exhibit opportunities, and more. To repeat: membership in Art Saint Louis NOT required to be juried in to any exhibit, nor to participate in any exhibit, not ever. To download a Membership brochure and join Art Saint Louis today, visit our website (PayPal accepted). Then, once you are a member, you can take advantage of the reduced member entry fee for this & every exhibit.

DIRECT LINK TO ONLINE ENTRY
The direct link to the online entry is https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1654&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes  

VOLUNTEERING
As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours per artwork selected of time to the production of this exhibit; artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork), help out in the Gallery, or may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of artworks for exhibit. Cash, contributions or in-kind goods or services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

PUBLICITY
Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to use digital images submitted for jurying for publicity of exhibition including but not limited to email, web use and social media. Accepted artists will be required to send high resolution JPEGs of accepted artworks to Art Saint Louis for exhibition records/paperwork and publicity.

DELIVERY of Accepted works FOR EXHIBIT
and PICK-UP at END OF EXHIBIT
Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis Gallery on either Friday, October 28, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show on Friday, December 23, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., or Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., or Wednesday, December  28, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., or Thursday, December 29, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., or Friday, December 29, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., or Saturday, December 30, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 9 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2016. We are closed for the Christmas holiday weekend, so no artworks may be picked up over the holiday.
ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3:45 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2016.
 
EXHIBIT or ART SAINT LOUIS QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org or 314/241-4810 (2#), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE or HAVE ONLINE APPLICATION QUESTIONS?
If this is your first time using this online application process, it's in your best interest to register (free) and upload your images into an image Portfolio on CallforEntry.org sooner rather than later, just in case you face any technical challenges or need assistance. That way, when you do want to submit your works for our entry, you should be ready to go and the process will run smoothly-depending on your computer and internet service.
IF you require assistance are having challenges with the online application process, uploading images or any other issue, there is a HELP page you can visit for troubleshooting. Or, the good people at CallforEntry.org are available Monday through Friday during business hours only, in Denver, CO--so, they are not local, and can be reached by email at cafe@westaf.org
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Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition
E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE for entry: July 29, 2016, 11:59 MST
The online entry process requires advance preparation, so allow yourself plenty of time before the final entry date & time. Advance registration & image uploads to a Portfolio are recommended.  NO late entries accepted. No deadline extensions.

Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL entering artists by September 16, 2016.

Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis: October 28, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Install exhibit: November 2, 2016, 5-7:30 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: November 12-December 22, 2016

FREE Opening Reception with Juror's Gallery Talk & Awards:
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6-8:30 p.m.

Pick-up exhibited works: December 23, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m, December 27-29, 2017, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or December 30, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Questions? Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis,
Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 314/241-4810 or  robin@artstlouis.org
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sundays & major holidays

1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
www.artstlouis.org
Gallery hours: M 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Selected Ilford papers 40% off

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 8-10 July

New exhibit explores the animal kingdom

Call For Art that explores the full range of the animal kingdom

Whether you enjoy painting the scenes of a safari or take macro shots of dragonflies, a new call for entry might be what you are looking for. Framations Art Gallery in St. Charles is asking artists to use animals as their subjects matter in their upcoming exhibit "All Things Wild". This will be an all media exhibit of work focusing on the animal kingdom, from the teeny tiny to the great and mighty.

Framations offers artists and viewers alike the opportunity to suggest exhibit themes they would like to see brought to life. Through their website, these ideas can be shared for future exhibits. According to co-owner Sarah Merideth, this theme has been requested repeatedly. "We are often asked to do a wildlife exhibit. But I think when people hear wildlife for an art exhibit they focus in on either domesticated animals or certain types of woodland creatures, like deer and moose. We wanted to be clear that this exhibit spans the full range, anything at all included in the animal kingdom." With this thought in mind, the gallery anticipates a wonderful variety of work to be entered.

The exhibit will be on display July 15 - Aug 25, 2016 and entries will be due to Framations July 8 & 9: 10-6 and July 10: 12-5.

The Juror for this exhibit will be Lisa Ober. Lisa is a portrait and still life painter, workshop teacher, and owner of OA Gallery in St. Louis, MO.

 Artists can find the full entry details, including size restrictions, at www.framations.com.

Framations is located at 218 North Main Street in St. Charles, MO. For more information visit the website at www.framations.com or call the gallery at 636-724-8313. Framations offers juried exhibit opportunities for artists, as well as solo exhibits.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Studio Altius Brew-Ha-Ha: Friday, 1 July 2016

Studio Altius Brew-Ha-Ha Summer 2016:                          
Studio Altius
822 Hanley Industrial Court
Brentwood, MO 63144

Friday July 1, 6pm until 1am

STUDIO ALTIUS BREW-HA-HA, WHERE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY MEETS GREAT PARTY! It has been over three years since our last Brew-Ha-Ha...you thought the great tradition of awesomeness at Studio Altius was over. Well, think again, my friend! Turn Studio Altius into your own personal photography playground! Studio space, state of the art equipment, beautiful and talented models, makeup artists, stylists, and fellow photographers come together to provide an evening of fun, networking, and open shooting photography. This will be a great opportunity to hone your skills, try out our space and some new equipment, and learn a few tips from your colleagues! Schiller's will be providing a truckload of sweet equipment and gear for you to try out, come out and have some fun!

We do not have a theme for this event, instead we will have a variety of photoshoot areas set up, from headshots to boudoir to fantasy...options abound! We have a large list of models and makeup artists booked for this event that you will not want to miss.

Models: Jaded Dawn, Zonah Bellum, Camille Marolf, Lisa Overman, Savannah Bice, Lauren Elizabeth, Nicole Mathes. 

Fee: $15 and your favorite refreshments (6 pack of beer, bottle of wine, soda, or equivalent). Pay at the door.

For more information, visit our FB event page:

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 7 July 2016


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Don't miss the opportunity
to submit artwork for Art Saint Louis'
juried exhibit 
Entry deadline: July 7, 2016 


 
MIX TAPE
" Mix Tape" juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that are about, or influenced by, all genres of music or that are about/or influenced by musicians.

Artworks can be about music of any genre--from classical to classic rock, country to jazz, hip hop to folk. Artworks might also be about, or influenced by, musicians--from Clara Schumann to Beyoncé, Johannes Brahms to The Clash--anyone who has written a score, recorded a song, made music of any style/kind.

The resulting art exhibition will be a visual mix tape. All explorations of this theme are invited. Artworks in all media, techniques and styles are encouraged. Videos of musical performances will not be considered for this exhibit.

EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES 
Art Saint Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: October 1-27, 2016. Free reception on Saturday, October 1, 6-8 p.m.
   
ELIGIBILITY
Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius*.
*ONLY artists from the St. Louis region may enter exhibit--if you live further than 200 miles, we appreciate your interest, but you are not eligible. Sorry, but Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are further than 200 miles and are not in the St. Louis region.

DEADLINE
The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is July 7, 2016 (11:59 MST).
We encourage you to enter before the deadline. The entry & upload process can take some time, so we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the online entry process in advance of the deadline. We recommend that you do this days before the deadline--not on the deadline day, please. Register to use CallforEntry.org (free), prepare your images to the appropriate sizes (the guidelines are on the CallforEntry.org website), upload your images to a Portfolio, and do all of the prep work in advance of the entry deadline. 

OUR JURORS
Cat Pick and Eddie Silva. Cat Pick is a fixture of the St. Louis music community with her on-air program, Emotional Rescue, on KDHX 88.1 FM. She has been with with station since 1989. Cat is a music writer and co-creator of the Married With Music podcast. She is also an artist and owner of TinyMontgomery and has been creating original designs and selling at area festivals and shows since 2005. Eddie Silva is External Affairs and Publications Manager for the St. Louis Symphony, where he has worked since 2003. Silva interviews musicians for broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, writes the STL Symphony Blog and Playbill, and collaborates with arts and media organizations including Carnegie Hall, amongst other projects. Prior to joining SLSO, Eddie was Arts & Culture writer for Riverfront Times, where his writing included fine art, architecture, and music, as well as investigative reporting and criticism.

ENTRY FORM/APPLICATION
Online only at https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3361&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes 

ABOUT ART SAINT LOUIS
Located on the ground floor of the historic and beautifully renovated Park Pacific building at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Art Saint Louis is home to one of the most popular and frequently visited exhibition spaces in the St. Louis region. Created in 2013 and built upon the organization's 31-year success in connecting St. Louis regional artists and audiences, our 2,700 square foot space Gallery boasts a year-round series of professionally juried group exhibitions showcasing the best of the region's contemporary visual art. Highlighting each exhibition, Art Saint Louis opening receptions are a cultural mainstay in downtown St. Louis and are followed throughout the run of each exhibit with extensive viewing hours Monday through Saturday and an average of over 500 visitors per week. Uniquely designed as a gallery/café hybrid, the space is also the one and only café home of St. Louis coffee roaster Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café, making it a cultural and social destination like no other in the St. Louis region. Find Art Saint Louis on Facebook to view highlights from our previous exhibits in our photo albums.
SPECIFICATIONS     
  • Limit 3 original artworks in all media, styles, themes, and techniques that respond to the theme of the exhibit, "Mix Tape."
  • Artwork must be completed between 2013-2016.    
  • Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.
  • Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
  • NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works.
  • NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • Size limits: Final installation size on 2-d work not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 7' (84") HIGH/TALL, including frame. Size limit applies to all media.
  • Larger sculptures, oversized 2-d work or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of Art Saint Louis Artistic Director.
  • We are only able to exhibit pedestal-displayed or wall-hung sculpture--no ceiling installed work and no artworks that sit directly on the Gallery floor. We have a limited number of standard sized pedestals & will provide those for display of 3-d work. However, if your 3-d artwork is odd-sized, excessively heavy, or requires a very specific sized pedestal or platform, plan on providing that pedestal or platform yourself, please.
  • 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, that have a very small bottom/base, are unstable, or do not sit flat on a pedestal are NOT considered.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis uses traditional hanging hardware (hooks/nails) to hang artworks from their wires on the back of the pieces- however, we will not nail or tack an artwork directly to a wall, nor will we velcro, glue or use any other substance to directly apply an artwork to the wall. ALL works must hang by/from standard picture hanging hardware.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.

JURYING & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS 
  • Judging is done by JPEGs online only at CallForEntry.org.
  • LIMIT: 3 artworks.
  • The image limit reads 6, but this allows for a detail or alternate view for each artwork submitted. Do not exceed 3 artworks total or you will be disqualified.
  • Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view is required and you may also submit (not required) either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view. IMPORTANT: IF you submit more than 2 images per artwork, the Jurors will NOT be shown your additional images. Any more than 2 images per artwork is not permitted and all additional images will be moved to the "withdrawn" category.
Please make sure that the digital images of your artworks are:
  • In focus.
  • Cropped to feature only your artwork.
  • Free of any watermarks or name imprint.
  • Free of a time-date stamp.
  • Please do not photograph your artwork framed. If the only image you have of your artwork is of the work framed, use image editing software to crop the frame out of the image.
Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest size.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: 5MB maximum.
Upload options for video files:
  • File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps.
  • Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.
  • Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless
  • Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg
  • Video file size: 100 MB maximum.
IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that this is a VISUAL art exhibition-videos submitted for this exhibit must be visual art-please, NO musical performances-that is not what this exhibition is about.  
Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Jurors. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

HOW TO APPLY
Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through CallForEntry.org. You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here. The good folks at CallforEntry.org are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online entry. For assistance, please contact cafe@westaf.org during weekday business hours only, Mountain Standard Time.

THE JURYING PROCESS
The method by which ALL exhibitions are juried at Art Saint Louis is always a fair and blind (anonymous) process. What this means is that at no time before or during the jurying process do our Jurors know the names of entering artists. The Jurors are presented all entrants' JPEGs in an anonymous digital image presentation and the only information provided to them pertains to the artwork and includes the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions, and method of presentation (displayed on the wall, sits on a pedestal). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. All artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation that the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your artworks/entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and information provided about the artworks, the jurors make their selections for the final exhibit. Artwork selection decisions are in part based on a set of specific jurying instructions & criteria relating to the theme of the exhibit as well as specific conditions & rules of the Gallery. For non-thematic exhibitions, a well-rounded exhibit is based on the Jurors' aesthetics along with general exhibition criteria established for all exhibits by Art Saint Louis' Artistic Director. This is a blind and FAIR process and at no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names, and oftentimes they do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls. Ours is a fair jurying process.

SALES & INSURANCE
  • All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS).
  • No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted.
  • Artist's sale prices listed with original entry submitted for jurying may not be changed after entry deadline (May 12, 2016).
  • All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sale price includes Art Saint Louis' commission.
  • Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit. Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit.
  • Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. 

FRAMING & FINAL PRESENTATION 
  • All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install.
  • 2-d work must be framed & equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork.
  • NO sawtooth hangers, clip-style frames or keyhole mounts.
  • French Cleat mounts okay.
  • Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Oversized, heavy, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director.
  • Video must be presented on min. 9" monitor; monitor weight not to exceed 20 lbs.
  • Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, adapters, cord protectors & equipment required to present work.
  • Specific installation requirements must be resolved in advance with directions/devices provided by artist.
  • Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition or for security purposes.
AWARDS 
Five cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Jurors for this exhibit and include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence and (4) $100 Awards of Excellence. All five Award recipients will then be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2017" ten-artist curated exhibit (June 17-July 20, 2017).

ENTRY FEE
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Artist may submit up to 3 artworks for the one fee.
  • $35 Non- member entry fee; OR
  • $20/Art Saint Louis member* entry fee.
  • Fee payable by credit card through www.CallforEntry.org or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.  
*MEMBERSHIP IN ART SAINT LOUIS 
Membership in Art Saint Louis is open to all. Membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this or any ASL exhibit. However, membership does have its benefits, including discounts on entry fees--the reduced Art Saint Louis member entry fee for this show is $20 and the non-member fee is $35. Benefits of membership discounts on entry fees to juried exhibits, include a weekly e-newsletter, a Membership & Resource Directory, access to a Members Only area of our website, 10% discount on all art purchases, special exhibit opportunities, and more. To download a Membership brochure and join Art Saint Louis today, visit our website (PayPal accepted). Then, once you are a member, you can take advantage of the reduced member entry fee for this & every exhibit. 

DIRECT LINK TO ONLINE ENTRY
The direct link to the online entry is https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3361&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes  You can also find information about the "Mix Tape" exhibit on our website here.

VOLUNTEERING
As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours per artwork selected of time to the production of this exhibit. Artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork), help out during the reception or other special events, with weekday Gallery monitoring or cleaning, OR may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of artworks for exhibit (December 29-30/January 2). Cash, contributions or in-kind goods or services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

PUBLICITY
Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to use digital images submitted for jurying for publicity of exhibition including but not limited to email, web use and social media. Accepted artists will be required to send high resolution JPEGs of accepted artworks to Art Saint Louis for exhibition records/paperwork and publicity. 

DELIVERY of Accepted works FOR EXHIBIT  
and PICK-UP at END OF EXHIBIT     
  • Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis Gallery on either Friday, September 16, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show on Friday, October 28, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 9 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2016.
  • ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3:45 p.m. October 29, 2016.
PRESENTER & SPONSORS 
This exhibit is presented by Art Saint Louis and is supported with funding from Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission.
  
EXHIBIT or ART SAINT LOUIS QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org or 314/241-4810 (2#), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE or
HAVE ONLINE APPLICATION QUESTIONS?
  • If this is your first time using this online application process, it's in your best interest to register and upload your images into an image Portfolio on CallforEntry.org sooner rather than later, just in case you face any technical challenges or need assistance from the good folks at CallforEntry.org. That way, when you do go to submit your works for our particular exhibit/entry, you should be ready to go and the process will run smoothly (depending on your computer and internet service).  
  • IF you are having challenges with the online application process, uploading images or any other issue, there is a HELP page you can visit for troubleshooting. Or, the good people at CallforEntry.org are in their offices weekdays (M-F), 9-5 in Denver, CO, and they can be reached by email at cafe@westaf.org Give them at least 1 day to respond, please.
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E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry:
July 7, 2016, 11:59 MST
 The online entry process requires advance preparation, so allow yourself plenty of time before the final entry date & time. Advance registration and image uploads to a Portfolio are highly recommended.

Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL entering artists by August 12, 2016.

Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis:
September 16, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Install exhibit
: September 20-21, 2016, 5-7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: October 1-27, 2016

FREE Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Pick-up exhibited works: Friday, October 28, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
 
Questions?
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis,
Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 314/241-4810 or  robin@artstlouis.org


Exhibition opportunity

CALL FOR ARTISTS:  The Kirkwood Arts Commission is looking for artists who wish to display their work in a safe, secure venue for the upcoming season of Art at the Station.  Art at the Station has temporarily relocated to the St. Louis Community College campus at Meramec in Kirkwood, while the Kirkwood Train Station undergoes repairs and upgrades. A date for jurying of artists will be announced later this summer. If you are interested, please contact Frank Lewis at 314-821-3720 or by email: FWL76@hotmail.com.

Art at the Station is also looking for VOLUNTEERS to serve as judges, committee members, and reception volunteers. Interested individuals can contact Frank (see contact information above). 

The Kirkwood Arts Commission is a commission of the City of Kirkwood, Missouri. It receives generous support from the Kirkwood Arts Foundation, which is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit our Website at www.kirkwoodmo.org/arts