Varsity Art XXI

Please join Art Saint Louis for our 21st annual invitational Varsity Art exhibition featuring 40 undergraduate and graduate level art students representing 20 St. Louis regional colleges and universities.

Varsity Art XXI  March 3-30, 2017  FREE opening reception Friday, March 3, 6-8 p.m.

Graphic design by Kathy Duffin.Graphic design by Kathy Duffin.

 

East Central College

Kelsey Hines
Ryan A. Lucas

Fontbonne University

Ken Clay
Elizabeth Sheck

 

Greenville College

Xuejun Lu
Rebecca Munshaw

  

Jefferson College

Erich Humphres
Aaron Inman

Lewis & Clark Community College
Marion Black
M.V. Laughlin

Lindenwood University

McKinzie Chelberg
Lacey Minor

Maryville University

Suzann Gille
Kendall Hambrook

McKendree University

Brittany Fife
Jillian Hoffman

St. Charles Community College

Brandon Arnold
Sandy Chan

Art Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XXI," our 21st annual invitational exhibition featuring 40 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 20 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois.


This multi-media exhibit will feature 40 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and more. We invite you to take a sneak peek at the exhibit in our Facebook album here. After the show opens on March 3, we'll update the album with highlights from the opening reception.


One of the interesting features of this exhibit is the opportunity for Gallery visitors to Meet the Artists through our unique Artist Interview Videos which will introduce guests to each of our participating artists. This year's videos will be presented on a special monitor in the Gallery dedicated specifically for the artist videos. The videos are now posted on 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 2018 curated exhibition, a special show only open to artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our juried exhibits in the Gallery during 2017—this is considered quite an honor. The Summer 2018 exhibit will be curated by artist Brian D. Smith, Professor, St. Charles Community College.

 

The 20 participating institutions & 40 featured students in this year's exhibit include:

St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley

Rashonda Daniels
Elizabeth Ruhbeck

St. Louis Community College Forest Park

Henry Cook
Paulina Conner

St. Louis Community College Meramec

Cullen Curtis
Marica Sanchez

St. Louis Community College Wildwood

Kevin Bullock
Allyson Burns

Saint Louis University
Matthew Meyers

Madeleine Wagner

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Shelby Fleming
Caitlin McDonald

Southwestern Illinois College
Nicole Marianovich
Justin Washington

University of Missouri-Columbia
Kyle Bader
Scott McClellan

 

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Afton Joiner
Samantha Lacadin

 

Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
David Winningham

Rachel Youn

 

Webster University

Sajeda Issa
Mia Mendoza

 

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. For additional parking suggestions, download a free Downtown Parking Guide here. 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 40 artworks featured in Varsity Art XXI:

Afton M. Joiner. "Metalscape." 2016. Digital Photograph on Premium Lustre Photo Paper, 48”x36”. Not for Sale. University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor: Michael Behle.Afton M. Joiner. "Metalscape." 2016. Digital Photograph on Premium Lustre Photo Paper, 48”x36”. Not for Sale. University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor: Michael Behle. Varsity Scott McClellan. "Chunk." 2016. Wood Fired Stoneware, 6"x7"x14". University of Missouri-Columbia. Professors: Bede Clark, Joseph Pintz.Varsity Scott McClellan. "Chunk." 2016. Wood Fired Stoneware, 6"x7"x14". University of Missouri-Columbia. Professors: Bede Clark, Joseph Pintz. Rachel Youn. "TO EAT/ 먹다." Single-Channel Video. 3:44 minutes. Not for Sale. Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Professors: Heather Bennett, Buzz Spector.Rachel Youn. "TO EAT/ 먹다." Single-Channel Video. 3:44 minutes. Not for Sale. Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Professors: Heather Bennett, Buzz Spector.
Sajeda Issa. "More Meat, Please." 2017. Porcelain, Glaze, Luster, 8"x8"x2". $650. Webster University. Professor: Tom Lang.Sajeda Issa. "More Meat, Please." 2017. Porcelain, Glaze, Luster, 8"x8"x2". $650. Webster University. Professor: Tom Lang. Ken Clay. "Size 9." 2016. Oil on Panel, 13.75"x9". $700. Fontbonne University. Professor: Tim Liddy.Ken Clay. "Size 9." 2016. Oil on Panel, 13.75"x9". $700. Fontbonne University. Professor: Tim Liddy. Suzann Gille. "The Unicyclist." 2016. Digital Photograph on Aluminum, 20"x30". $500. Maryville University. Professor: Scott Angus.Suzann Gille. "The Unicyclist." 2016. Digital Photograph on Aluminum, 20"x30". $500. Maryville University. Professor: Scott Angus.
Ryan Lucas. "These." 2017. Acrylic, Charcoal on Canvas, 36"x36". $500. East Central College. Professors: Jennifer Higerd, Adam Watkins.Ryan Lucas. "These." 2017. Acrylic, Charcoal on Canvas, 36"x36". $500. East Central College. Professors: Jennifer Higerd, Adam Watkins. Shelby Fleming. "Integration." 2016. Plywood, Steel, 22"x15"x3". $800. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Thad Duhigg.Shelby Fleming. "Integration." 2016. Plywood, Steel, 22"x15"x3". $800. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Professor: Thad Duhigg. Madeleine E. Wagner. "Don't Let Me Parish." 2015. Oil on Canvas, 18"x22". $600. Saint Louis University. Professors: Nila Petty, Ted Wood.Madeleine E. Wagner. "Don't Let Me Parish." 2015. Oil on Canvas, 18"x22". $600. Saint Louis University. Professors: Nila Petty, Ted Wood.
Sandy Chan. "Nature Teapot." 2016. Cone 10 Clay, 7"x3.5"x11". $200. St. Charles Community College. Professors: Craig Hoffmann, Alison Ouelette-Kirby.Sandy Chan. "Nature Teapot." 2016. Cone 10 Clay, 7"x3.5"x11". $200. St. Charles Community College. Professors: Craig Hoffmann, Alison Ouelette-Kirby. Erich  Humphres. "Deep Conversations." 2016. Oil on Gessoed Burlap. Not for Sale. Jefferson College. Professor: Blake Carroll.Erich Humphres. "Deep Conversations." 2016. Oil on Gessoed Burlap. Not for Sale. Jefferson College. Professor: Blake Carroll. Lacey Minor. "Your Character is Showing." 2016. Acrylic on Canvas with Ceramic Stucco and Sand, Nine panels each 8"x10". $175. Lindenwood University. Professors: John Troy, Grant Hargate. Lacey Minor. "Your Character is Showing." 2016. Acrylic on Canvas with Ceramic Stucco and Sand, Nine panels each 8"x10". $175. Lindenwood University. Professors: John Troy, Grant Hargate.
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