Friday, March 11, 2011

Call for Work: Deadline 29 April 2011

Art Saint Louis and Saint Louis Artists' Guild announce "Drift."

"Drift" is a collaboration between the St. Louis Artists' Guild and Art Saint Louis. The resulting exhibition will be one exhibit presented at our two locations.

For this all media juried exhibit, we are seeking artworks that emphasize or reflect movement through space and time.

"Drift" addresses our movement between East and West and the relationship to nature and the world in which we inhabit. It also focuses on how people are affected by time, space and movement. Seeking original artworks that highlight these ideas and communicate a profound relationship with these concepts. As with all of our exhibitions, all media & styles are welcome and all responses to and interpretations of the theme are encouraged.

Questions that can be asked relating to the idea of "Drift", include: How do you relate to your environment? How does travel affect your daily experience? Do you notice the change of the seasons? How does environmental change impact your existence? Does time fly? What is your relationship with time? How is movement, place, time, and the environment depicted in your artwork?

Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region or surrounding 200-mile radius. Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are NOT eligible.

Required for entry. Downloadable PDF at:

Only entries received by April 29, 2011 will be considered.

Drift is one exhibit presented at two locations: Art Saint Louis main gallery at 555 Washington Ave., #150, downtown St. Louis, Missouri and St. Louis Artists' Guild, Two Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO.

June 25-August 19, 2011.

@Art Saint Louis: Saturday, June 25, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
@St. Louis Artists' Guild: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1-3 p.m.

This exhibit will also include related programming that references themes of Urban Drifting, Drift-Walks, the Situationists and Dérive. Programming is tbd, but might include a Guided Drift-Walk resulting in artworks created from that experience, a workshop or panel discussion, and possibly an all media plein air art event that would focus on urban & suburban places, such as the East and West St. Louis locations of ASL & SLAG.

Artists may submit up to 2 original artworks in all styles & all media. NO ceiling installed work or works that rely on use of Internet for display. Work must be completed in the last two years (2009-11). Size limits: 2-d works not to exceed 72"x84" and 30 lbs; 3-d works not to exceed 85"x3"x50" and 100 lbs.

Ivy Cooper, renowned art critic and educator. She is a Professor of Art History at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and serves on numerous M.F.A committees. Her specialties are contemporary art and art theory, public sculpture, Minimalism, and American art. Cooper writes critical art reviews for numerous publications, including ArtForum, Art in America, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine and the St. Louis Beacon. From 1997–2006, she was the art critic for the Riverfront Times. She received a Ph.D in Art and Architectural History from the University of Pittsburgh.

Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. No slides, e-mailed images, or photos. DVD or video only for film & performance. Limit 2 artworks created in past 2 years (2009-11). Size limits: 2-d works not to exceed 72"x84" and 30 lbs; 3-d works not to exceed 85"x35"x50" and 100 lbs. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & either 1 detail or alternate view.

JPEGs on ONE (1) CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. Multiple CDs will not be accepted. JPEGs must be RGB Color, 150 dpi, image proportion maximum 5"x7". On entry form, for each artwork, list the artwork title, media, date (year completed), dimensions (final framed size, please), sale price (or, if NFS, then insurance value, which is 50% retail value). Include separate printed reference sheet with thumbnail reference image of each artwork being submitted. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing.

Complete rules are on entry form: Entries that do not comply with rules will not be presented to the jurors. Only entries received by 5 p.m. April 29, 2011 will be considered. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from the exhibit at Directors' discretion.

This exhibit will be juried in early May and all artists who submit work for consideration will be notified by e-mail of acceptance or declination by May 13, 2011. Artists juried in to the show will be notified as to which location, Art Saint Louis or St. Louis Artists' Guild, they are to deliver their works for exhibition.

All work selected for exhibition must be delivered to the assigned gallery ready to install. 2-d work must be framed (or approved alternative—check with us first) and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. Paintings may be framed, gallery-wrapped or strip-framed. NO saw-tooth hangers, loose plexi or clip frames. No works that are directly nailed, taped, painted, or affixed to Gallery walls. 3-d, oversized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL & SLAG Gallery Directors. 3-d works that are extremely fragile, are unstable or do not sit flat on a pedestal are discouraged. Works that require electricity: Artist must provide any cords, cord protectors and equipment required to present work. Video work: artist must provide all equipment necessary to present & view the work, incl. DVD player, monitor, cords. Specific installation requirements must be resolved in advance with directions 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.

Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibition. Artist responsible for work in transit to & from ASL. All sales made through Art Saint Louis portion of exhibit require 30% donation on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sales made through St. Louis Artists' Guild portion of exhibit require 35% donation on work sold to SLAG and 65% to artist. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer.

There will be both cash and non-cash Awards presented for this exhibit.

Entry fee is non-refundable.
$15/current Art Saint Louis or St. Louis Artists' Guild members
or $30/non-members
or $80 ($5 reduced entry fee with new $75 dual membership to Art Saint Louis & St. Louis Artists' Guild = $115 value).

Fee payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet, & SASE (for return of CD). Entry fee payable by mail or via PayPal online:

The deadline for submitting entries for this exhibit is 5 p.m. April 29, 2011. This is not a postmark deadline. All entries must be received by this date. No late entries. Mail entry form, fee, Jurying CD, image sheet to: Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101.

Art Saint Louis and St. Louis Artists' Guild reserve the right to photograph all exhibited works for purposes of publicity and education, including on the organizations' websites, Facebook pages, press releases, exhibit documentation, and all other purposes to promote this exhibit.

Artists juried in to the show will be notified as to which location, Art Saint Louis or St. Louis Artists' Guild, they are to deliver their works. Artworks are to be delivered to Art Saint Louis on June 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or June 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and to St. Louis Artists' Guild by June 10 (hours tbd).

Exhibited works may not be removed from galleries prior to conclusion of show. Exhibited works are to picked-up from Art Saint Louis August 20-21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or St. Louis Artists' Guild August 23, 12-4. Works not retrieved from galleries on designated pick-up dates will become property of Art Saint Louis or St. Louis Artists' Guild.

Gina Alvarez, Gallery & Education Director, St. Louis Artists' Guild:
Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director, Art Saint Louis:


Post a Comment

<< Home