Saturday, December 17, 2011

Call for Work: Deadline 24 February 2012

"Food, Glorious Food"
Deadline for entries: 5 p.m., February 24, 2012

Artworks submitted for this juried exhibit should be about or deal with the theme of food and/or beverages, including growing & harvesting food, dining & drinking. All styles, techniques & interpretations are encouraged.

Art Saint Louis North Gallery in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Exhibit dates: April 16-May 23, 2012. Presented concurrently with "Honor Awards 2012" exhibit. Opening reception Saturday, April 14, 6-9 p.m.

The deadline for entry for this exhibit is 5 p.m. February 24, 2012. All entries must be delivered by mail or in-person and received by this date

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 2 original artworks in all styles & all media*. *NO ceiling installed work. *NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. 2-d works must be framed or pre-approved presentation. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. 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, unstable or do not sit flat on a pedestal are discouraged. Video or works that require electricity: Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present artwork, including cords, DVD player, monitor, etc. Work must be completed in the last two years (2010-2012). Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in the Art Saint Louis Gallery. Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in the St. Louis region October 2011-February 2012.

All artworks submitted for this exhibit should not exceed 12" in any direction, including frame. All artworks in this exhibit must be for sale and priced under $300.

Allyson Mace, Publisher and Founder, Sauce Magazine, St. Louis, MO; and Linda Pilcher, owner, Something Elegant Catering, food stylist & artist, St. Louis, MO.

Allyson created & financed Sauce Magazine from her South City apartment a decade ago to help elevate the culinary community she had worked in for many years prior to the inception of the magazine. Allyson has always been fascinated by food and the publishing industry (her father was a lifelong multi-city newspaper publisher, and her mother currently owns and operates The St. Genevieve Herald). While juggling multiple restaurant jobs, she developed an online magazine and restaurant guide in 1999. She launched Sauce in print in 2001 with her (former) partner. Since that time, the Sauce brand has evolved into several ancillary products that serve & elevate the food loving community in St. Louis.

In February 2010, Allyson became the sole owner of Sauce Magazine and all its respective trademarks under her company, Bent Mind Creative Group, LLC. In June 2011, Allyson was named to the "Most Influential Women In Business" list by the St. Louis Business Journal. She was also selected to serve on the prestigious STL Women In Media Panel representing print media.

A native New Yorker, Allyson currently resides in South City and has long since considered St. Louis her home. She is an alum of The University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is an avid photographer and a fan and supporter of the local arts community. She enjoys great wine, conversation and road trips in her 1966 Airstream with friends and her dog, Winnifred.

Linda writes: "My college major was anthropology, but I minored in art. My favorite media were painting, drawing, and printmaking. I moved to Boston after college, and my first job was secretary to the Curator of Textiles at The Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The best part of the job was the opportunity to inventory their collection-from Coptic cloth to costumes.

I have owned Something Elegant Catering since 1984, which has increased my appreciation of not only the taste of food, but also the visual presentation of food. In 2000, I apprenticed with two of the leading food stylists in St. Louis, which was an incredible opportunity. I am now the principal video food stylist for Schnucks Markets. I also provide food styling services for other commercial video, film and print projects. I have worked with nationally known chefs and cookbook authors, including Bobby Flay, Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless, and Cat Cora for television appearances and special events in St. Louis."

Linda's educational background is in counseling. She earned a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in Counseling Psychology and was a practicing psychotherapist for 10 years, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.

Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. No slides, e-mailed images, or photos. DVD only for video* or performance (save video as Quicktime file). Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view & either 1 detail OR alternate view. JPEGs on ONE CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. JPEGs must be RGB Color, 300 dpi preferred. Rename JPEG file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: lastname.image1.jpg (EXAMPLE: smith.image1). Include title of artwork on entry form. Include separate printed sheet with color or b/w thumbnail reference image of each artwork you are submitting for jurying. Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD. NO iPhoto folders. JPEGs only. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors. Entry form required with every entry.

Only entries received by 5 p.m. February 24, 2012 will be considered. Jury notifications will be e-mailed to all artists by March 7, 2012. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from the exhibit at Director's discretion.

Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. Works in this show must be for sale, not to exceed $300. 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 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 saw tooth hangers or clip frames. Paintings may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. No works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Video & works that require electricity: Artist must provide any cords, cord protectors & all 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.

Two non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the jurors for this exhibit. Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2013" exhibit (March-April). Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2012 exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2013."

Entry fee is non-refundable and is for up to 2 artworks. Membership is not required for submission of artworks or acceptance in to any Art Saint Louis juried exhibition. $15/current ASL members; $25/non-members; $5 reduced entry fee with new $50 Artist level 1-year membership. Payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet, & SASE (for return of CD). Entry fee 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 filled out in full, entry fee, JPEGs on CD, and printed image reference sheet.

5 p.m. February 24, 2012 is the deadline for ALL entries: mailed and hand-delivered. Hand-delivered entries must be during open Gallery hours: M & Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tue-F 10-5. Closed Sundays, holidays & between exhibits (closed between exhibits December 30-January 16). We highly recommend that you mail or deliver your entry before the entry deadline. Send/deliver entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet to: "Food, Glorious Food," c/o Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101. Entries received after 5 p.m. February 24 will be returned to artists unprocessed.

As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. For this exhibition, "Food, Glorious Food," all exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 2 hours (per artwork selected) of time and/or work to the production of this exhibit; artists may contribute food or paper goods for the opening reception (value $10/per artwork); or artists may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $10/per artwork. Cash, contributions or in-kind goods or services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes. This exhibit is publicized and promoted on our web site, through e-blasts, on our Facebook page, in-print and online magazines & other magazines & publications, media resources, and more.

Artworks juried into this exhibition are to be hand-delivered by artist or representative to Art Saint Louis March 30-31, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the conclusion of the show, May 24-25, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited artworks may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. May 24. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. May 25. Gallery closed May 26-28.

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 and 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 mail or hand-delivered by 5 p.m. February 24, 2012 will be considered. This is not a postmark deadline--this is THE deadline.
  • All entries* (*entry form filled out in full, entry fee, JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet) delivered or mailed to: "Food, Glorious Food," Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101
  • Jurying Notifications: All entering artists will be e-mailed jury results by March 7, 2012.
  • Accepted works delivered: to Art Saint Louis October March 30-31, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m..
  • Install exhibit: April 4, 2012, 2-5 p.m.
  • FREE Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: April 16-May 23, 2012
  • Pick-up exhibited works: May 24-25, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



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