Thursday, November 10, 2011

Call for Work: Deadline 18 November 2011

"Memory" juried exhibit
Deadline for entries: 5 p.m., November 18, 2011

Works submitted for this juried exhibit should explore the theme of memory. All interpretations are encouraged.

Presented in Art Saint Louis' main gallery at 555 Washington Avenue, #150 in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Exhibition dates: January 16-February 23, 2012. Opening reception Saturday, January 21, 6-8 p.m.

The deadline for entry for this exhibit is 5 p.m. November 18, 2011. This is NOT a postmark deadline. We prefer that you mail your entry before the deadline, however, entries may be mailed OR hand delivered, as long as hand-delivered items are made during regular Gallery hours (M 10-4, Tu-F 10-5, Sat. 10-4). Entries received after 5 p.m. November 18 will be returned to artist unprocessed.

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.

Artists may submit up to two (2) original artworks in all styles, techniques & all media*. *NO ceiling installed work. *NO works that are nailed, tacked, taped, tacked, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. 3-d, over-sized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Gallery Director. 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, unstable, or do not sit flat on a pedestal are discouraged. Video & works that require electricity: if selected for exhibit, it is the artist's responsibility to provide all equipment (cords, cord protectors, monitor, DVD player, etc.) necessary to present & view the work while on exhibition.

All work must be completed in the last two years (2009-2011). Works may not have been previously exhibited in any exhibition in the Art Saint Louis Gallery. Works may not have been exhibited in any juried exhibition in the St. Louis region in the past 6 months. Size limits: artwork must fit through standard sized double doors. Final installation size not to exceed 10' high and/or 15' wide.

Patty Heyda, artist, Assistant Professor, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO; and Winifred E. Newman, architect, Associate Professor, Florida International University in Miami, and Principal, Architect of Record, LLC, St. Louis, MO.

Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. Submit work on 1 CD that is readable by both Mac and PC. No multiple CDs. No slides, e-mailed images or photos. Make sure that you take excellent digital photographs of your artwork. Please photograph all 2-d artwork before you frame it. DVD or video only for film & performance only (QuickTime format or similar small-sized file preferred).

Limit 2 artworks. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view and either 1 detail OR alternate view. JPEGs on ONE (1) CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. Jpegs must be RGB Color, 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Title each jpeg file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: yourlastname.image1 (i.e. smith.image1.jpg). Please do NOT add an extra .jpg extension to your image title. ONLY include the JPEGs of the artworks that you are submitting for jurying on your CD--please do not include any other artworks or files on your CD.

Include separate printed reference sheet with color or b/w thumbnail reference images of each artwork on the CD. Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD--your CD should ONLY have JPEGs of the works you are submitting for jurying and nothing else. Please test run your CD before you send it in to make sure that it will open. Label CD with artist's full name (use a Sharpie marker) and place in protective case or cardboard for mailing. Entry form required & must accompany all entries. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors and will be returned to artist unprocessed. Only entries received by 5 p.m. November 18, 2011 will be considered. Entries received after this date/time will be returned to artist unprocessed.
"Memory" graphic design by Craig Newsom.

Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer.

All work selected for exhibition must be delivered to the Gallery ready to install. 2-d work must be framed (or approved alternative) and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. Paintings may be gallery-wrapped or strip-framed. NO sawtooth hangers or clip frames. 3-d, oversized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Gallery Director. Video or works with electricity: artist must provide all equipment necessary to present the 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. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by the JPEGs submitted for jurying may be removed from the exhibit at Director's discretion.

Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the juror for this exhibit. Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2013" curated exhibit (April 15-May 16, 2013).

Entry fee is non-refundable. $20/current Art Saint Louis members; $30/non-members; $5 reduced entry fee with new $50 Artist level 1-year membership to Art Saint Louis. All checks payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet, & SASE (for return of CD). Payable by cash, check or money order or online entry fee payable by PayPal available on ASL website.

The entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries and is downloadable directly from our website here. Entries submitted without form will be returned to artist unprocessed. All entries require: entry form, entry fee, JPEGs on CD, and image reference sheet.

The deadline for entry for this exhibit is 5 p.m., November 18, 2011. This is not a postmark deadline--all entries must be in our possession by 5 p.m., November 18. We prefer that you mail your entry before the deadline, however, entries may be mailed OR hand delivered, as long as it is during regular Gallery hours (M 10-4, T-F 10-5, Sat. 10-4). Entries received after 5 p.m. November 18 will be returned to artist unprocessed.

All entries that are submitted/received by the deadline will be processed and shown in a digital image presentation to our exhibit jurors in early December.

Due to time limitations, we are not able to send notices to artists to let you know that your entry has been received by Art Saint Louis, so please just assume that your entry has been received. If you are concerned that your entry did not make it to us, please email and she will confirm receipt.

All artists who entered the exhibit will be notified of jurying results by email by end of day, December 6, 2011. Notification will be sent by

As a non-profit artists' organization & Gallery, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer assistance to help run the Gallery, work at opening receptions, and much more. All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours (per artwork selected) of time and/or work to the production of this exhibit; or artists may buy-out their volunteer time at $5/hour.

Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes. The exhibit will be promoted on our website, on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and and & all other resources we have at our disposal to publicize this exhibit.

Artworks juried into this exhibition are to be hand-delivered by artist or representative to Art Saint Louis January 3-7, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All works accepted for exhibit must be in ASL Gallery by 4 p.m., January 7. Exhibited works are to be picked-up at the conclusion of the show, February 24-25 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited artworks may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. February 23. ALL works must be removed by artist or artist representative from Gallery by 4 p.m. February 25.

Art Saint Louis is a non-profit artists' organization & gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. For over 25 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill our mission by creating & presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. Our proactive efforts help artists achieve professional success and reach new audiences. Art Saint Louis is a registered not-for-profit organization with the State of Missouri and has Federal 501 (c)(3) status. Learn more at

Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director, Art Saint Louis,

  • Deadline for entry: Only entries received by 5 p.m. November 18, 2011 will be considered.
  • All entries* (*entry form, entry fee, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet) to: "Memory," Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • Jurying Notifications: All entering artists will be e-mailed jury results by December 6, 2011.
  • Accepted works delivered: to Art Saint Louis January 3-7, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Install exhibit: January 11, 2012, 2-6 p.m.
  • FREE Opening Reception Saturday, January 21, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: January 16-February 23, 2012
  • Pick-up exhibited works: February 24-25, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Art Saint Louis is located at 555 Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown St. Louis (on Washington Avenue between Broadway & 6th Street). Please enter the Gallery through our front doors on Washington Avenue. The entryway is marked by two beautiful artist-designed Art Saint Louis banners.

There are several parking garages & surface lots near Art Saint Louis. Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here. The Gallery is also easily accessible by MetroLink with the Convention Center Station at 6th & Washington mere steps away from our front door.

Art Saint Louis | 555 Washington Avenue, #150 | St. Louis | MO | 63101


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