Varsity Art XXII

Please join Art Saint Louis for our 22nd annual invitational Varsity Art exhibition featuring 42 undergraduate and graduate level art students representing 21 St. Louis regional colleges and universities.

Varsity Art XXII  March 2-29, 2018  FREE opening reception Friday, March 2, 6-8 p.m.

Graphic design by Emily AmbergerGraphic design by Emily Amberger

 

East Central College

Kyle Herbert
Azusa Lloyd

Eastern Illinois University
Chad Hayward
Alicia Post

Fontbonne University

Lauren Arens
Dan A. Wine

 

Greenville University

Kyle Anderson
Hannah Parkerson

  

Jefferson College

Ryan Byington
Christina Miller

Lewis & Clark Community College
Jeanne Meyer
Nathan Paiva

Lindenwood University

Shelly Hoerner
Kari Ostertag
 

Maryville University

Thomas E. Henry III
Christina C. Isaiah

 
McKendree University

Brian Lyman
Benjamin Richter
 

St. Charles Community College

Cole Gray
Shelby Schneider

 

St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley

Alexander Hollingsworth
Mark Roman

Art Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XXII," our 22nd annual invitational exhibition featuring 42 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 21 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois.


This multi-media exhibit will feature 42 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawing, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, video, and more. We invite you to view images from the exhibit in our Facebook album here including highlights from our opening reception, all of the featured artworks, and gallery/installation views of the show.


One of the interesting features of this exhibit is the opportunity for people to Meet the Artists through our unique Artist Interview Videos. These videos briefly introduce viewers to the participating artists. For this year's show, videos will be posted every week throughout the exhibit on social media platforms and the Art Saint Louis YouTube Channel.


Another feature to this exhibit is that one artist's work will be selected to receive an Award of Excellence as being an "outstanding" artwork in the exhibition. That artist will then be eligible to submit artwork for Art Saint Louis' Honor Awards 2019 curated exhibition, a special show only open to artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our juried exhibits in the Gallery during 2018—this is considered quite an honor. The Summer 2019 exhibit will be curated by independent curator Jessica Mannisi.

 

The 21 participating institutions & 42 featured students in this year's exhibit include:

 

St. Louis Community College Forest Park

Micah Caldwell
Michelle Shurtleff

St. Louis Community College Meramec

Lacey Call
Megan Heying


St. Louis Community College Wildwood

Heather Dobrinic
Tracey Snyder

Saint Louis University
Kimberly Mayden*
Valencia Miller
 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Kayla Bersztaitis
Katie Donovan

Southwestern Illinois College
Shannon Corgan
Kirsten Kimbrell

 

University of Missouri-Columbia
Nessi Alexander-Barnes
Caleb Vincent McMurry

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Caleb Gebel
Melissa Porter

 

Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Zoe Grieze

Andrew McIlvaine

 

Webster University

Mary Jane Havey
Emma Teson

* = Award of Excellence recipient

 

PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS
There are parking METERS on Pine Street and Olive Street & other nearby streets. Parking meters run 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines are steep ($15-20), so don't let your meter expire. If you park at a meter for the reception, remember that meters operate in downtown until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Visit Downtown St. Louis.org's website for additional parking suggestions. You can also download the handy Parkmobile app, whereby you can monitor & pay your parking meter via your mobile phone.


Hourly parking is available in the PARK PACIFIC GARAGE on Olive just West of Tucker (entrance is on the South side of Olive). Parking is at your own expense. For garage parking, pay by cash via a machine in elevator bay no more than 15 minutes prior to departure OR the easier way is to pay by credit card upon exiting the garage. Be sure to take your parking receipt/ticket with you when you exit your car to visit the Gallery or you won't be able to get back in to the garage to get to your garage. Your parking ticket is your key to get back in to the garage. Art Saint Louis cannot validate parking.

The Gallery is easily accessible by PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION with MetroLink and MetroBus with MetroBus stops on Olive Street and Tucker right near the building.

 

Some of the 42 artworks featured in this year's Varsity Art XXII:

Nessi Alexander-Barnes, University of Missouri-Columbia. "Someone Else’s City." 2017. Laser-Etched Quilting Cotton, Laser-Etched Silk, 18”x24”. $400.Nessi Alexander-Barnes, University of Missouri-Columbia. "Someone Else’s City." 2017. Laser-Etched Quilting Cotton, Laser-Etched Silk, 18”x24”. $400. Shelby Schneider, St. Charles Community College. "The Banshees Tale." 2018. Cardboard, 36”x49”. $220.Shelby Schneider, St. Charles Community College. "The Banshees Tale." 2018. Cardboard, 36”x49”. $220. Tracey Snyder, St. Louis Community College Wildwood. "Ding Ding Ding." 2016. Oil on Canvas, 24”x24”. Not for Sale.Tracey Snyder, St. Louis Community College Wildwood. "Ding Ding Ding." 2016. Oil on Canvas, 24”x24”. Not for Sale.
Caleb Gebel, University of Missouri-St. Louis. "My Dollar General Doesn’t Sell Alcohol on Sundays." 2017. Acrylic on Canvas, 40”x40”. $500.Caleb Gebel, University of Missouri-St. Louis. "My Dollar General Doesn’t Sell Alcohol on Sundays." 2017. Acrylic on Canvas, 40”x40”. $500. Jeanne C. Meyer, Lewis & Clark Community College. "Silver Creamer with Orange." 2017. Oil on Canvas, 12”x15”. Not for Sale.Jeanne C. Meyer, Lewis & Clark Community College. "Silver Creamer with Orange." 2017. Oil on Canvas, 12”x15”. Not for Sale. Chad Hayward, Eastern Illinois University. "Scintilla." 2017. Glazed, Fired Stoneware, 14 ½”x9”x8”, 13 lbs. $450.Chad Hayward, Eastern Illinois University. "Scintilla." 2017. Glazed, Fired Stoneware, 14 ½”x9”x8”, 13 lbs. $450.
Mary Jane Havey, Webster University. "Cloth & Water." 2018. Handmade Paper, Yarn, Buttons, Rope, Clothes Pins, Glue, 57”x46.5”. $700.Mary Jane Havey, Webster University. "Cloth & Water." 2018. Handmade Paper, Yarn, Buttons, Rope, Clothes Pins, Glue, 57”x46.5”. $700. Kayla Bersztaitis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. "The Search." 2017. Digital Photograph on Paper, 36”x24”". Not for Sale.Kayla Bersztaitis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. "The Search." 2017. Digital Photograph on Paper, 36”x24”". Not for Sale. Shannon Corgan, Southwestern Illinois College. "Stay Young Forever, Colors Only Get Dimmer." 2017. Acrylic, Paper, Fabric, Yarn, Nails, Leaves on Wood Panel, 26”x16”. $1,500.Shannon Corgan, Southwestern Illinois College. "Stay Young Forever, Colors Only Get Dimmer." 2017. Acrylic, Paper, Fabric, Yarn, Nails, Leaves on Wood Panel, 26”x16”. $1,500.
Award of Excellence recipient: Kimberly Mayden, Saint Louis University. "A Cry for Help." 2017. Stoneware Clay, 6”x6”, 2 lbs. $500.Award of Excellence recipient: Kimberly Mayden, Saint Louis University. "A Cry for Help." 2017. Stoneware Clay, 6”x6”, 2 lbs. $500. Ryan Byington, Jefferson College. "Untitled." 2017. Digital Photograph, 31”x41”. Not for Sale.Ryan Byington, Jefferson College. "Untitled." 2017. Digital Photograph, 31”x41”. Not for Sale. Dan A. Wine, Fontbonne University. "Waiting." 2017. Oil on Board, 23”x66”. Not for Sale.Dan A. Wine, Fontbonne University. "Waiting." 2017. Oil on Board, 23”x66”. Not for Sale.
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