Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Artstravaganza Coming to Crestwood ArtSpace

Visit Linda Green/Metzler and Shirley Nachtrieb at Artstravaganza

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get Well Soon, Gloria

We have a dear artist friend, Gloria Goellner, who is currently at Parkside Meadows Retirement Community, 2150 Randolph St., Room # 107, St. Charles, MO 63301, receiving rehabilitation.  I’m sure it would raise her spirits to receive cards (Get Well) from her friends.  She is 91 years old.

Jerie Artz, Arvilla Friar and Loris Butterfield - Tour De France

You are invited to the last exhibit of the "Artz Tour de France" show at  the Art on the Square building in Belleville, Il.  We have enjoyed
showing our work from our trip in May, and this 4th exhibit will be the
last of the collection being shown together.  It will be on exhibit
until the end of December.  The AOTS building is open on Saturdays and  their "Unique Boutique"  will be open for Christmas shopping as well.

If you haven't had the opportunity to see this body of work, this is
your chance!  There will be an artists reception along with the City of
Belleville Wine Tasting, Saturday evening, November 20th.  It's all
marked on the attached post card.  The artists will be present for that
event along with their photo albums and hand painted travel journals.

Hope to see you there!
Jerie Artz
Arvilla Friar
and the other 8 artists

Monday, October 18, 2010

Something Small for the Holidays at Norton's

Reminder:  Your check for registration is due no later than 10/31/10 (so we know how many postcards to order).  Artwork is due no later than 11/27/10, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Below is the link for the consignment form to bring w/ the art:
Something Small for the Holidays
(Subject matter does not have to relate to the Holidays)
An All-Media Juried Group Show

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Marilynne Bradley at Componere Gallery

Exhibit of 27 national award winning watercolors by Marilynne Bradley
Opening, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00pm 
exhibit begins Oct 31 and ends Nov 27
Componere Gallery 6509 Delmar Blvd. U City 63130

 These are paintings that have been in National Competitions, many winning awards, many not seen in St Louis.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Linda S. Wilmes Fall Art Class

Painting Classes, Your Choice of Media
4 Week Sessions, 1st Session - Nov. 8 - 29th
Mondays, 9 - 12:00 p.m., Fee $100.00
Wilmes Fine Art Studio
1151 Hancock Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385,
Linda S. Wilmes, Instructor
636 639 0020
Bring Your Supplies and We Will Create Wonderful Art
No previous Experience Necessary

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Maggie McCarthy Show Opening

Maggie McCarthy is one of the invited artists at the Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson, in the Central West End. The opening is October 9, 5 - 9 PM and the work will hang for at least 6 weeks. The Vino Gallery offers fine art from emerging and established local artists, in a variety of mediums, at an obtainable price. The hours are 11am-7pm Monday-Wednesday, 11am-9pm Thursday-Saturday.

The Vino Gallery Presents:
"A Modern Landscape"
October the 9th (5pm-9pm)

Join us on October the 9th, from 5pm to 9pm, for the opening of "A Modern Landscape". "A Modern Landscape" will feature thirteen new cloudscape and abstract paintings by local artist Christian Draeger. There will also be new artwork from: Maggie McCarthy, Joseph farmer, Anukriti Sud Hittle, Omer Huremovic, Bob Rickert, and Mike Moran. There will be a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres for the duration of the opening. At The Vino Gallery, we offer fine art from emerging and established local artists, in a variety of mediums, at an obtainable price.

Let us share our passion for wine and art with you! Hours 11am-7pm Monday-Wednesday, 11am-9pm Thursday-Saturday

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sketching at the Zoo!

Sketchers in St. Louis are invited to participate in the global drawing marathon known as World Wide SketchCrawl #29 on Saturday, October 16. Artists are going to meet up for a day of sketching the flora and fauna at the famous Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park. The starting point will be 10am at the entrance near the parking lot on the Hwy 40/64 side of the zoo. We will sketch until about 4pm so drop in at anytime during the day and stay as long as you like. There is no charge to enter the Zoo or be in the SketchCrawl but participants might want to bring some cash for food and frosty beverages. We will try to gather for a group photo and to compare sketches at some point later in the day but it is all intended to be casual and fun. We will also upload some of the sketches to the SketchCrawl Forum. Artists in over 70 cities throughout the world are taking part in this event; from Jakarta to Denver, from Paris to Detroit and here in St. Louis too. Over a dozen sketchers from the St. Louis Drawing and Painting Meetup have already RSVPed for the event. Everyone is welcome. Just show up with your sketchbook and get your draw on.

Michael Anderson Studio 22 Howard Drive Belleville, IL 62223 Phone/Fax: 618 538 5622 email: web:

Friday, October 1, 2010

New CJ Muggs Exhibit - Word Play

Previous installation at CJ Muggs

The theme for the new exhibit is Word Play, paintings must incorporate printed or painted words.

More members are needed to sign up to display their paintings in this up-coming exhibition at CJ Muggs in Webster Groves. You can email exhibit chair, Barbara Martin Smith at or call at 314 961 6047 0r 314 580 6642, to sign up.  Paintings will be received Tuesday Oct 19, 9-10 PM (after our regular meeting 1 block away) or Wednesday, Oct 20, 9-10 AM.  Print out 2 copies of the entry form here on our web site to be prepared when you bring in your paintings. 

All paintings must be framed in accordance with SLWS rules for exhibition.  See the rules by clicking here.  Basically, on wire hanger, under plexiglass, originals only. White and off-white mats are preferred for this location.  This has been a favorite venue for SLWS for many years with a nice record of sales.  In this venue, there is no entry fee or commission.  The prospective buyer will call you directly and you may remove the sold painting before the end of the show if you replace it with another comparable painting which fits the current theme.   Many of our members have met a buyer for lunch, sold their painting and hung another one in its place!

"I am looking forward to discoving how the theme WORD PLAY has inspired some creative thinking".  Barb

Previous installation at CJ Muggs

Plein Air Painting Opportunity

You deserve a lovely day or weekend, in all the Fall splendor, on October 16 - 17, 2010, in Hermann, Missouri!   The Artists of Wine Country are hosting the bi-annual "Art: Walks & Talks", (see below), an exhibition focused on the importance of the member artist's medium to the stories they are expressing.
Your own creative participation is requested this year to become part of the NEWEST event, PROJECT PEOPLE PAINT, where a four-sided post located out side of the Kunstlerhaus, 207 E. First Street, Hermann, MO. Whether you are a novice or advanced artist, an art appreciator or the parent/grandparent of an aspiring artist, ANYONE, any age, may grab paints and brushes; then, in real time, freely express themselves, along with all others in THE ONE-OF-A-KIND, 2-D, creation.  All events are scheduled for all hours of the tour, inclusive.  The 2010 tour events are free to all.  Maps are available at 311 Schiller Street. 
 Donations will be accepted for theAlice Jacobson Scholarship Fund. 
       Catherine A Mahoney, whs, MoWS, TWS, BOMH
                                      1058 Stone Hill, Hermann, MO
                                              Tele 573-486-2444     Fax 573-486-2164
ANNOUNCING:  upcoming Mahoney FINE ARTS EVENTS to add to your calendar. 
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What:  Arts: Walks & Talks
Where:  Pick up map at 311 Schiller, Hermann, MO, 65041;  Tele: 573-486-2444. 
When:  October 16 - 17 - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM  - Sun: 11 AM - 4 PM.
Cost: Admission, free.  Featuring Artists of Wine Country, and the first ever, Special PROJECT PEOPLE PAINT, along with the "Missouri-made" Arts in oils, watercolors, metal & free-formed scuptures, German targetrs, photography, woven baskets by nationally & regionally-known artists. 

What:  9th Annual "ARTstravaganza!"
Where: 109 Crestwood Plaza, St. Louis, MO, 63126;  Tele: 314-962-2395. 
When:  November 5 - 7,   Fri, 4 - 10 pm; Sat: 10 - 6 pm; Sun: 1 - 4 pm.
Cost: Admission, free.  Featuring the Best of MIssouri Hands juried Artists/Artisans Show which will be held at the Crestwood Courts Art space located at the corner of Watson Rd and Sappington Rd. 

What: Book Signing, "What Makes Ossie Special", by Kathy Meyer, illustrated by CA Mahoney
Where:  T-Charleston's Book Store, 2800 W 76 Country Blvd Ste 313, Branson, MO  Tele: 417-334-7931. 
When:  November 21 - 23 and November 18 -20 Add this new 'character-building'book, 2nd in the series, to Daisy & Digger, (1st book in the series), (scroll to the bottom of this e-mail for more details or to order via mail). 

What:  9th Annual Kristkindl Markts: Stonehill Winery--1st weekend & Festhalle--2nd weekend.
Where: Hermann, MO, 65041;  Tele: 573-486-2444. 
When:  December 4 -5 and 11 - 12 - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM  - Sun: 11 AM - 4 PM.
Cost: Admission, free.  Featuring Weekend-long celebraton of the food, wine, art, music, other products made in Missouri, and the cultural lights and sounds of a seasonal 'Old-World' Christmas.