Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition

Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition is a juried exhibition featuring 54 artworks by 43 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri and Illinois.

Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition • November 15-December 23, 2014 • FREE opening reception Saturday, November 15, 6-9 p.m. 

Graphic design by Phoenix Creative Co. and Kathy Duffin.Graphic design by Phoenix Creative Co. and Kathy Duffin.

 

The fabulous cake created for Art Saint Louis in honor of "Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition" decorated by Angela Dinkelman for McArthur's Bakery. Photos by Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff and Kathy Duffin.The fabulous cake created for Art Saint Louis in honor of "Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition" decorated by Angela Dinkelman for McArthur's Bakery. Photos by Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff and Kathy Duffin.

 

Please join Art Saint Louis for our 30th annual all media, all styles, all themes juried exhibition, Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition, presented in the Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis.

Art Saint Louis will host a free opening reception Saturday, November 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit remains on view through Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

Gallery hours are Mondays 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays 7 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.* *The cafe closes at noon on Saturdays. Closed Sundays & holidays (closed Thanksgiving & holiday weekend). Free & open to the public.

 

Our 30th annual Exhibition was juried by artist Nancy Newman Rice, a founding member of Art Saint Louis. From over 500 artworks submitted by 120 St. Louis regional artists, Rice selected 54 artworks in a variety of media by 43 Missouri and Illinois artists. Works featured in this year's exhibit include ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video, wood, and more.


Serving as Juror for this year's exhibit is Nancy Newman Rice, an artist and founding member of Art Saint Louis. Born in New York City, she was educated at Cornell University and Washington University, where she earned a BFA with honors and a MFA. She has received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts/MMA Fellowship for painting, Artist’s Residency Award at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and nominations for a Tiffany Award and AVA Award in the Visual Arts. Ms. Rice has exhibited her work internationally and has had a number of solo exhibits in both galleries and museums including: Saint Louis Art Museum, MO; Saint Louis University Museum of Art, MO; The Regina Quick Center for the Arts, NY; The Museum Gallery of Southeast Missouri State University, MO; Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO; and Sazama Gallery, Chicago, IL. Ms. Rice has also participated in group exhibits in museums and galleries including: The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA; The Wustum Museum of Art, WI; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, MO; Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY; Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, TX. Her work is included in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Rice taught at Maryville University for 34 years and was the Eleanor Lawler Pillsbury Professor of Art. Art Saint Louis is honored to have this opportunity to work with Ms. Rice as Juror for our 30th annual "Exhibition."

 

Art Saint Louis would like to thank McCarthur's Bakery and decorator Angela Dinkelman for the incredibly delicious and exceptionally artistic five-tier cake created in honor of our 30th anniversary exhibition. Guests enjoyed the flavorful creation at our November 15 reception. To see highlights from our opening reception, view our Facebook album here.


PARKING
Not sure where to park when you are visiting Art Saint Louis? Located on Pine Street just West of Tucker, there are parking meters that run Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. There's also paid garage parking in the Park Pacific until 7 p.m. (no entrance after 7 p.m.). For information on nearby parking lots & garages, visit Downtown StL's website here.

Works by 43 artists were selected by Ms. Rice for this exhibition:

Michael Anderson, Belleville, IL

Jane A. Barrow, St. Louis, MO

Terri Berg**, Columbia, MO

Lon Brauer, Granite City, IL

Piety Choi, Highland, IL

Nicole Cooper, Richmond Heights, MO

Tricia Coyle, Webster Groves, MO

John DenHouter, Edwardsville, IL

Christa Gearhart Denney,
   University City, MO

Dion Dion, Ballwin, MO

Naxin Fan*, Fenton, MO

Suzy Farren, Webster Groves, MO

Wm. Daniel File, Manchester, MO

Dominic Finocchio, St. Louis, MO

Mark A. Fisher, St. Charles, MO

 

Gaye Gambell-Peterson,

   Maryland Heights, MO

John M. Goessmann,
   St. Louis, MO

Craig C. Hoffmann**,
   Wentzville, MO

James Ibur*, St. Louis, MO

Sheldon Johnson, St. Louis, MO

Sandy Kaplan,
   Richmond Heights, MO

Greg Kluempers, Florissant, MO

Terry Lay, St. Louis, MO

Betsy Litton*, Chesterfield, MO

Elaine Marschik, St. Louis, MO

Ruthann Mazrim, Springfield, IL

Stacey McAdams, Fenton, MO

Linda C. Mueller, St. Louis, MO


 

Rebecca Ormond*, St. Louis, MO

Bill Perry, Maplewood, MO 

Erica Popp, St. Louis, MO

Terrie Rolwes, Wildwood, MO

Michael Rudolf, St. Louis, MO

Scott Schlapkohl, Godfrey, IL

Sydnor Scholer, St. Louis, MO

Beth Sharpe, St. Louis, MO

Mark Sheppard*, Shrewsbury, MO

Sun Smith-Foret, Elsah,  IL

Dennis Staffne**, St. Louis, MO

Ryan Strong, Imperial, MO

Russell Vancek, St. Louis, MO

Ron Vivod, Collinsville, IL

Jerry B. Walters, Farmington, MO

* = Award of Excellence recipients

** = Honorable Mentions

Photo by Emily AmbergerPhoto by Emily Amberger

FREE EVENTS
COFFEE WITH THE ARTISTS: SATURDAY GALLERY TALKS

Join us in the Gallery on two select Saturdays when we host free one-hour Gallery talks at 11 a.m. with four of the featured artists from the current exhibit, Art St. Louis XXX. Guests may enjoy complimentary coffee tastings courtesy of Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Cafe while learning about the artists and their artworks. Artists may bring in samples of their other work or also present a demo of their media & techniques. Guests will walk with the artists through the Gallery as they talk about their works on view in the exhibition. Seating is very limited.


Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m.
Michael Anderson
painting
James Ibur
*, ceramic sculpture
John M. Goessmann
painting
Sheldon Johnson, painting

Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m.
Lon Brauer
painting
Wm. Daniel File
photography
Erica Popp
photography/printmaking
Mark Sheppard
*, drawing/painting 

 


JUROR'S STATEMENT

Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition
 

"I remember the first Art St. Louis exhibit held in a raw loft space. The event was invitational and included art faculty and independent artists from the St. Louis area. It was an encyclopedic view of contemporary art in St. Louis at that time and widely attended.

Watching this annual exhibit evolve into a functioning organization with multiple exhibits each year has been wonderful. There are far more independent artists from various backgrounds who now make up the majority of participants; and it is gratifying to see how the organization has grown both in numbers of members and in community support.

Having taught painting, drawing and printmaking at various times for 36 years, I have to remind myself that skillful work is not necessarily art. And I will add, that for the most part, the entries to this exhibit were competent and skillful.

Technical skill and appropriate craft work in tandem to convey meaning. The artwork that succeeds is one that is not only readable but also worth reading. Content and meaning are inseparable and not limited to narrative themes or text driven art. The viewer’s interaction is the ultimate purpose of successful work of art. (Please note that interaction and glance are not the same, nor are looking and seeing.) For example, the minimalist work of Donald Judd and the floor pieces of Carl Andre require spatial participation to fully understand the relationship of each piece to a particular site or enclosed space, while in a two-dimensional work of art, the pictorial space, image, or the action on the surface is the key to understanding the artist’s intent. My approach to viewing a work of art is based upon the quality of the content and the legibility of its means of communication.

The artist’s acceptance or rejection in a competitive exhibit should never be taken as a comment on the worth of the artist or the artist’s potential for success. Woody Allen said that “showing up” was a major factor in determining his success. For an artist, showing up is analogous to devoting time to the studio, and trying to determine what ever it is you want to say and how best to say it.

Time will be the judge." 

— Nancy Newman Rice 


Some of the 55 artworks featured in Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition: 

Sydnor Scholer." Untitled #1." 2014. Pencil on Paper, 20”x16”. Not for Sale.Sydnor Scholer." Untitled #1." 2014. Pencil on Paper, 20”x16”. Not for Sale. Lon Brauer. "French Soil." 2014. Latex, Charcoal, Shellac on Panel, 32”x24”. $1,800.Lon Brauer. "French Soil." 2014. Latex, Charcoal, Shellac on Panel, 32”x24”. $1,800.

Nicole Cooper. "Body Bloom 1." 2014. Oil on Canvas, 24”x18”. $560.Nicole Cooper. "Body Bloom 1." 2014. Oil on Canvas, 24”x18”. $560.

Craig C. Hoffmann." Untitled." 2013. Coiled Ceramic, 11”x9”x5”. $350. The Juror selected this artwork for an Honorable Mention.Craig C. Hoffmann." Untitled." 2013. Coiled Ceramic, 11”x9”x5”. $350. The Juror selected this artwork for an Honorable Mention. Christa Gearhart Denney." Girl with Doll." 2014. Xerox®™ Transfer Transfer, Oil, Found Objects, 23”x24”. $1,100.Christa Gearhart Denney." Girl with Doll." 2014. Xerox®™ Transfer Transfer, Oil, Found Objects, 23”x24”. $1,100. Michael Rudolf. "Blue Geometry." 2014. Photograph on Metal. 30”x20”. $375.Michael Rudolf. "Blue Geometry." 2014. Photograph on Metal. 30”x20”. $375.
Dennis Staffne. "Breakwater Gate." 2014. Photography, 24”x30”. $400. The Juror selected this artwork for an Honorable Mention.Dennis Staffne. "Breakwater Gate." 2014. Photography, 24”x30”. $400. The Juror selected this artwork for an Honorable Mention.

James Ibur. "Cell." 2014. Earthenware, 16”x24”x16”. $3,500.  The Juror selected this artwork for an Award of Excellence.James Ibur. "Cell." 2014. Earthenware, 16”x24”x16”. $3,500. The Juror selected this artwork for an Award of Excellence.

Terry Lay." Time Wardens #1." 2014. Watercolor on Paper, 12”x16”. $500Terry Lay." Time Wardens #1." 2014. Watercolor on Paper, 12”x16”. $500
Ron Vivod. "Hibernation." 2013. Photo Digital Image, 28”x22”. $290.Ron Vivod. "Hibernation." 2013. Photo Digital Image, 28”x22”. $290. Terri Berg. "Minimum Wage." 2013. Oil on Panel, 80”x60”. $975.76.  The Juror selected this artwork for an Honorable Mention.Terri Berg. "Minimum Wage." 2013. Oil on Panel, 80”x60”. $975.76. The Juror selected this artwork for an Honorable Mention. Mark Sheppard. "Nocturnal Knock Down." 2014. Ink, Gouache on Paper, 17”x21”. $500.  The Juror selected this artwork for an Award of Excellence.Mark Sheppard. "Nocturnal Knock Down." 2014. Ink, Gouache on Paper, 17”x21”. $500. The Juror selected this artwork for an Award of Excellence.
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