Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Call for Work: Deadline 27 January 2015

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Our next juried exhibit:
Deadline to enter: January 27, 2015    
Jurors: David R. Hanlon & Katherine Nelson    

"From Light to Dark" is an all media juried exhibition will focus on the monochromatic with artworks in black and white... and the grey between. All interpretations of the theme are encouraged. All styles, techniques & media are welcome.  

Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: April 18-May 21, 2015. Free opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6-8 p.m. 
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

The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is January 27, 2015. No late entries.

Katherine Nelson is a nationally exhibited artist & educator who recently relocated from St. Louis to Maryland. Nelson earned her B.S. in Art Education from Skidmore College in 1985 and M.A. from SUNY Albany in Drawing in 1990. With her 25-year focus on drawing iconic landscapes in charcoal, she has exhibited in numerous solo, invitational and juried exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Her works are collected privately and have been featured in television commercials, ABC's "Extreme Home Makeover," and a "Hub" short artist feature film; and David R. Hanlon, St. Louis-based artist, author and Professor, St. Louis Community College Meramec, where he leads instruction in photography & photographic history. Hanlon has exhibited nationally and internationally for the past 30 years and his works are included in numerous museums & private collections throughout the U.S. His book, Illuminating Shadows: The Calotype in Nineteenth-Century America, was recently released by Carl Mautz Publishing.

Located on the ground floor of the historic and beautifully renovated Park Pacific building at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Art Saint Louis is home to one of the most popular and frequently visited exhibition spaces in the St. Louis region. Created in 2013 and built upon the organization's 30-year success in connecting St. Louis regional artists and audiences, our new 2,700 square foot space Gallery boasts a year-round series of professionally juried group exhibitions showcasing the best of the region's contemporary visual art. Highlighting each exhibition, Art Saint Louis opening receptions are a cultural mainstay in downtown St. Louis and are followed throughout the run of each exhibit with extensive viewing hours Monday through Saturday and an average of over 500 visitors per week. Uniquely designed as a gallery/café hybrid, the space is also the one and only café home of St. Louis coffee roaster Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters, making it a cultural and social destination like no other in the St. Louis region.
  • Limit 2 original artworks in all media, styles, techniques.
  • Artwork must be completed between 2012-2015.
  • 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 elevates work min. 24" up off of floor.
  • 2-d works must be framed-or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • Gallery-wrapped canvas OK.
  • Size limits: Final installation size not to exceed 6' (72") wide or 7' (84") high. 3-d, oversized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Artistic Director.
  • 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, that have a very small base/bottom, are unstable or do not sit flat on a pedestal are discouraged.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, DVD player, monitor, etc.
  • Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
  • Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.

  • Submitting entries for this show is done online through
  • LIMIT: 2 artworks.
  • Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view (required) and either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view.
Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest size.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: 5MB maximum.
Upload options for video files:
  • File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps.
  • Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.
  • Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless
  • Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg
  • Video file size: 100 MB maximum.
Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here.
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 Jurors' aesthetics along with general exhibition criteria established for all exhibits by Art Saint Louis' Artistic Director. This is a blind process and at no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names, and oftentimes they 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.   

All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS). No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted. All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sale price includes Art Saint Louis' commission. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit. Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. 

  • 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 (often found on photos on metal). French Cleat mounts ok (notify in advance of delivery).
  • Paintings may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped canvas also ok.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • 2-d works must be framed-or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Oversized, heavy, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director.
  • Video must be presented on min. 9" monitor; monitor weight not to exceed 20 lbs.
  • Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, cord protectors & 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.

Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Jurors for this exhibit. Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2016" exhibit (Summer 2016), Curator: TBA. 

Entry fee is non-refundable. Artist may submit up to 2 artworks for the one fee.  
  • $30 (non-member) entry fee;
  • $20/Art Saint Louis members (ATTENTION MEMBERS: you need to request a COUPON CODE for $10 DISCOUNT before you enter the exhibit. Please contact Art Saint Louis,, for coupon discount BEFORE you enter. Current ASL members only. Discount cannot be applied after entry is completed. So, please get your coupon code before you enter.).
Fee payable by credit card through or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.  

DIRECT LINK TO ONLINE ENTRY  If you are having difficulty with the link, you can also access the link through our website here

As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours per artwork selected of time to the production of this exhibit; artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork) or may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of artworks for exhibit March 27-28. 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. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to use digital images submitted for jurying for publicity of exhibition including but not limited to email, web use and social media. 

Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis on March 27-28, 2015, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the end of the show, May 22-23, 2015, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 9 a.m. May 22. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. May 23.  

This exhibit is presented by Art Saint Louis and is supported with funding from Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission.
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, 314/241-4810, 2#. 

From Light to Dark
E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry:
January 27, 2015 

Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL entering artists by February 20, 2015.

Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis:
March 27-28, 2015, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Install exhibit
: March 31, 2015, 5-8 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: April 18-May 21, 2015

FREE Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Pick-up exhibited works: May 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or May 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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in the historic Park Pacific Building
at 1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 
Gallery hours: M 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sundays & most holidays
* cafe closes @noon Saturday

Opening soon in the Art Saint Louis Gallery
Juried by Stefanie Kirkland & B.j. Voft
January 17-February 19, 2015
Free reception Saturday, January 17, 6-8 p.m.



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