Monday, June 16, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 1 August 2014

Art St. Louis XXX is our 30th annual juried exhibition. Works in all media, all styles, all themes, and all techniques are encouraged. 

Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: November 15-December 23, 2014. Free opening reception on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6-9 p.m.

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

August 1, 2014 is the deadline for all entries. Please mail or hand-deliver* (*during business hours only) your entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet to: "Good and Evil," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked June 13, 2014, but received after June 17 will be returned to artists. 

Serving as Juror for Art Saint Louis XXX, The Exhibition is artist Nancy Newman Rice

Artists may submit up to 5 (five) original artworks in all styles & all media. Work must be completed in the last two years (2012-2014). Size limits: Final installation size not to exceed 6' (72") wide or 7' (84") high. NO ceiling installed work. NO works that sit directly on floor. Sculpture that otherwise would sit on floor must have platform provided by artist that displays work min. 24" up off of floor. NO works that are pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. 2-d works must be framed or pre-approved alternative presentation. Gallery-wrapped canvas accepted. NO loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. If you have an alternate presentation & work is not framed, then email for pre-approval on final presentation before submitting it for consideration. 

We discourage 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, unstable or do not sit flat on a pedestal. Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or works that require electricity, including cords, players, monitor, etc. Works not previously shown in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery. Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region 6 months prior to exhibit dates. 

Judging is done by JPEGs on ONE CD only. Video or performance entries may use DVD. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view and either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view. CD must be readable by both Mac & PC. JPEGs must be RGB Color (NO grayscale), 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Please do NOT send low resolution or small images. Title each JPEG file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: yourlastname.image1. Include printed image reference sheet with thumbnail-sized images of each artwork on CD. Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD.

Label CD with Sharpie marker with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing. Do not send more than one CD. IF you are unable to send a CD, contact & she will accept an emailed entry. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Juror. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

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 Juror's aesthetics along with general exhibition criteria established for all exhibits by Art Saint Louis' Artistic Director. Again, this is a blind process and at no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names and oftentimes 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.  

Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. Works may be for sale or not for sale. All sales are made through Art Saint Louis with 70% of sale to Artist and 30% commission on work sold to Art Saint Louis. Sold artworks must remain in exhibit through end of show. Artist is responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at conclusion of exhibit.

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, clip-style frames or keyhole mounts. French Cleat mounts ok (notify in advance of delivery) Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped. NO loose plexi that is clipped/nailed to wall. No works that are tacked, pinned, taped, glued, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. 3-d, oversized, very heavy work, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director. Video must be presented on min. 9" monitor. Monitor not to exceed 20 lbs. Video or works that require electricity: Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present work, incl. cords, players, monitor, etc. 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.

Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the jurors for this exhibit. Award recipients are eligible for our curated ten artist "Honor Awards 2015" exhibit (Summer 2015). Curator: Artist Margaret Keller, Professor of Art, St. Louis Community College Meramec. Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2014 juried exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2015."

Entry fee is non-refundable. Artist may submit up to 5 artworks for the one fee. Membership is not required for submission of artworks or acceptance in to any Art Saint Louis juried exhibition. $30/current Art Saint Louis members; $45/non-members; or $10 reduced entry fee with NEW $60 Individual 1-year membership = $65 (not applicable to renewals). New members, please download a membership form from our website

Fees payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet postmarked by August 1, 2014. Entry fee payable by check or money order by mail or online entry fee payable by PayPal available on ASL website. MAIL or hand-deliver* (*during our business hours) your entry.

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 (do not leave any areas on the form blank), plus your entry fee, JPEGs on CD, and printed image reference sheet. 

By the way, your image reference sheet is for staff use only and is simply what it says it is--a sheet with images that we will use as a reference, a visual image reference so that we know what is what in case there is something labelled incorrectly on your CD or an image happens to be upside-down (these things happen). So, check to make sure that your JPEGs are all properly oriented before you save them to the CD. 

Be sure that you provide all information requested on the entry form: Your contact info, including phone & email, address, and signature. For each entry: artwork title, year completed, dimensions (if 2-d, we need the artwork's final framed size; if 3-d, then height x width x depth), sale price (or, if not for sale, 50% retail value is required for insurance purposes). The requested information on your entry form is required for entry and incomplete entry forms will be returned to artist unprocessed.

August 1, 2014 is the  deadline for ALL entries. MAIL or hand-deliver* (*during our business hours, please): entry fee, entry form (downloadable from our website here), JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet to: "Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked August 1, 2014, but received after August 4 will be returned to artist.

As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. For this exhibit, all accepted/exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours (per artwork selected) of time and/or work to the production of this exhibit; artists may help install the exhibit, monitor the Gallery during weekdays, help present a Saturday Artist Gallery Talk, donate office supplies (copier paper), or contribute beverages, flowers & other goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork). Or, artists may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Cash, contributions, donated goods, 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. JPEGs of accepted artworks may be used for publicity of this exhibit and Art Saint Louis in-general. This exhibit is publicized and promoted on our website, through e-blasts, on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, in print and online magazines, various publications, media resources, and more.


Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis on October 31-November 1, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the end of show, December 26-27 or January 2-3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. December 26, 2014. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. January 3, 2015. 

Art Saint Louis is a non-profit artists' organization & gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. For nearly 30 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, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, 314/241-4810, 2#.

E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

  • DEADLINE for entry: August 1, 2014 Mail or hand-deliver* (*during business hours only) TO: "Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition," Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO  63103 (*entry form filled out in full, entry fee, LIMIT 5 ARTWORKS as JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet)
  • Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL entering artists by end of day, September 20. 
  • Accepted works delivered to ASL: October 31-November 1, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Install exhibit: November 4-5, 2014 
  • Exhibition Dates: November 15-December 23, 2014 
  • FREE Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6-9 p.m. 
  • Pick-up exhibited works: December 26-27, 2014 or January 2-3, 2015, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Questions?


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