Thursday, January 01, 2015

Call for Work: Deadline 17 April 2015


It is widely recognized that the arts can have a profound impact on health and healing. Art can infiltrate the challenging hospital environment with offerings of beauty, spirituality, humor and celebration.

Artworks submitted for the "Tranquility" multi-media juried exhibit should embody, illustrate or otherwise express concepts or imagery that evokes ideas of serenity, peace, stillness, resolve, or contentment. The purpose of both exhibits is to meet program goals to (1) create an aesthetically rich, uplifting experience for patients, families and staff caregivers, and (2) enliven and elevate the emotional and intellectual atmosphere of the hospital environment.
Open to 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.
These two group exhibitions will be presented in the hallway adjacent to the south lobby of the main campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital off of Kingshighway in St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates for "Tranquility" June 17-October 14, 2014. The exhibition will feature approximately 15-16 artworks total.
The deadline to submit works for "Tranquility" is
April 17, 2015.
  • Two-dimensional wall-displayed flat artworks only. No sculpture.
  • Regardless of media, if accepted for exhibition, ALL artworks must be framed and displayed behind glass or plexi. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
  • Limit 3 (three) original artworks in all styles, techniques & media.
  • Art Saint Louis reserves the right to affix artworks with security hardware if and as deemed necessary to ensure the safety of the artworks.
  • No clip-style frames. No sawtooth hangers. No keyhole style frames.
  • Size limits: Final installation size, including frame, not to exceed 48" wide or 36" high/tall.
  • For the "Tranquility" exhibit, artworks must be completed between 2012 and 2015. Works created before 2012 will not be considered.
Sarah Colby, artist and Arts + Healthcare Program Coordinator, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO; and Jennifer Arvin, Director of Communications & Marketing, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
  • Judging is done by JPEGs sent by email only to
  • Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view is required. If artist wishes, 1 close-up/detail view is also permitted.
  • Only JPEG format image files will be considered.
  • JPEGs must be RGB Color (NO grayscale), 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Do not submit small or low resolution images.
  • Title each JPEG file with your last name and either name it image 1 or image 2. Example: smith.image1.
  • Artworks selected for exhibition that are delivered to Art Saint Louis yet are not accurately depicted by JPEGs will not be exhibited.
Entry form is required and must be filled out in full to include all information requested. Email form portion only with JPEGs. Entries that do not have accompanying Entry Form will not be accepted and artworks will not be shown to the Jurors. Entry form and complete rules of entry for "Tranquility" exhibition can be downloaded from the ASL website here.
There is no entry fee to submit works for jurying for this exhibit. Artists still must submit all other materials (entry form, JPEGs) and comply with the rules of entry in order to have work considered for this exhibit.
All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to the Art Saint Louis Gallery ready to install. Artwork must be framed, displayed behind glass or plexi, and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. NO saw tooth hangers or clip-style frames. No loose plexi that is clipped/nailed to wall. No works that are tacked, pinned, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition and/or for security purposes, including the use of security brackets or other security-related hardware or fixtures.
Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from Art Saint Louis. 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 at end of exhibit.

All artists whose works are selected for this exhibition will receive an honorarium of $100.
Artworks juried into "Tranquility" exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis on June 12, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or June 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All exhibited works are to be picked-up by artist from Art Saint Louis at the end of the exhibition on October 16, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or October 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. ALL works must be picked up by artist from Art Saint Louis by 4 p.m. October 17, 2015. Exhibited works may not be removed from the exhibit by anyone other than Art Saint Louis or Barnes-Jewish Hospital Staff. NO artworks may be removed from the Hospital while on exhibit under any circumstances. Artworks are delivered to, installed, de-installed and removed from the "Tranquility" exhibition by Art Saint Louis staff and/or Barnes-Jewish Hospital staff only.  

QUESTIONS? Contact Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director of Art Saint Louis,  or 314/241-4810


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