Thursday, January 26, 2012

Saint Charles Riverfront Arts

Please note that Saint Charles Riverfront Arts is extending their "Call For Entry" for the 7th "Spring ArtWalk" event, which will be held the weekend of April 27-29, 2012.

The NEW deadline for submission for the Spring ArtWalk is now March 1, 2012! 

The 2012 Spring ArtWalk submissions can be completed online at

The Spring ArtWalk is a three-day event that features juried artists from across the St. Louis area housed indoors at various businesses along the north end of Historic Main Street. The participating businesses provide display space for the artists and assist in attracting customers and sales. Proceeds from the event will benefit Saint Charles Riverfront Arts' efforts to promote visual and performing arts throughout the St. Charles community. 

There is no entry fee and no commission on the artists' sales for this "artist-friendly" event (see the attached news release for more information.)

For more information about the submission process for the 7th Spring ArtWalk, please contact Neil Gray at, or visit the Saint Charles Riverfront Arts website at

Mary Hediger
For Saint Charles Riverfront Arts

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Update on William Curtis Exhibition at Scott Air Force Base

From member Kathleen Luepke;  I went yesterday and had a difficult time getting on the base. I did not know nor did the article stipulate that you need to be invited to get a pass for the base. I finally got results by talking to Sandy Koontz head of the Library where his exhibit is on display.  If you want to go you should contact Public Affairs to get a pass. Bill's work is interesting and well done and worth seeing. It is a small display in the conference room of the library. The ride to Scott is about 35 min.  Kathleen Luepke, STLWC member.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Art Interpreted at St. Peters Cultural Arts Center

Hello everyone.
As you know, children’s art has inspired parents, grandparents, caregivers and others for ages. Their focus is far and wide – from round circles with dots for eyes to horses to rainbows. No matter what they create, our youth will be the inspiration for this exhibit.
 Target has awarded St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre with a grant to fund Art Interpreted--a collaboration between the art of youth and adults.
Jan. 23-30
There is no charge for this activity.

Adult artists, you are invited between Jan. 23-30 to come to the Centre and select one of these pieces of art created by a child to reinterpret it in your own style.  For your convenience, the
children’s art pieces are also  available for download from this web page in pdf format -
Note: More than one adult artist may interpret a youth piece. Also, adult artists may select more than one youth piece to interpret.
BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR ART INTERPRETATION, please let Cultural Arts Centre staff know which youth piece(s) you will be using as your inspiration for your own piece(s) of art. You may stop by the Centre, call 636.397.6903 or click this link to email the Arts Centre. Be sure to include your name and the number(s) of the youth piece(s) that have inspired you. The numbers are found in the bottom right-hand corner of the youth artwork.
The piece you choose is your inspiration, a child’s concept as seen through the mind and eye of an adult. Create your work as an adult, not as if you were a child. The piece should be distinctly yours. We will also ask that you provide a statement that includes why you chose the piece you did to interpret.
I hope you all choose to be a part of this amazing opportunity.
Cynthia A. DuBois
Arts Leader
St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre

Sunday, January 22, 2012

William Curtis Featured in the Post Dispatch

We previously posted the video of William Curtis, but here is a link to the complete article and video.  A very nice feature on the front page of the A&E section of the Post.

 An exhibit of William Curtis' work is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Scott Air Force Base Library, 510 Ward Drive.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Watercolor USA Prospectus

This is shared by our member David Anderson, who has previously been accepted into Watercolor USA. 
The Watercolor USA 2012 entry prospectus is now available online at the following link:
We hope to see all of your entries!! Best of luck!!
Sarah E. Buhr
Curator of Exhibitions
Springfield Art Museum
Sbuhr (at)

Friday, January 20, 2012

William Curtis video in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Online

Member William Curtis is featured in his discussion of his paintings to honor the Tuskegee Airmen.   This is a must see video.  "Artist paints the Tuskegee Airmen". Click to view. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Exhibit Change at CJ Muggs

Next Tuesday night from 9 - 10 P.M. and next Wednesday morning from 9 - 10 A.M., the Saint Louis Watercolor Society Exhibit at C.J. Muggs in Webster Groves will change.  The new theme is: Technicolor Dreams.  There is space for about seven more artists to exhibit one painting. Please contact Barbara Martin Smith, if you plan to enter or have questions. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Show at Chesterfield Arts

Members Linda Green-Metzler and Kelly Martin have pieces in this show at Chesterfield Arts opening this Friday.  Here is Linda's painting, The Greenhouse.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Linda Green-Metzler Holiday Happenings

Linda J. Green-Metzler was commissioned for the 8th consecutive year to create the annual Farrell family Christmas greeting titled this year, "Our Holiday Circle of Love". (See previous post of Linda's card) She has added two new paintings at Kodner Gallery in Ladue. Four of her plein air paintings of the Mercy Campus in Frontenac were converted to gift cards for The Wiegand Foundation, Inc. to present to the Sisters of Mercy residents on Christmas Eve as part of a traditional celebration in its 46th year.

Happy Holidays from Linda!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Webster Groves Art Fair

Call for Artists: Art&Air, Jun 1-3, 2012
Application Deadline:  Jan 31, 2012

Applications are now being accepted for the the 9th Annual Art&Air --  to be held June 1-3, 2012. This fine arts fair is set in the beautiful, spacious yet intimate park setting of Webster University/Eden Theological Seminary grounds in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri (63119), just 10 minutes west of downtown St. Louis.

According to Sunshine Artists Magazine, Art&Air is "known around the show circuit for its unbelievable artist treatment" which "makes working this festival a delight".  Air&Air gets high marks for management, advertising, attendance and quality of work.  Art&Air prides itself on focusing on the artists and their work, while offering delicious food, top-notch music performances and unique creative activities for the whole family.

Be one of the 100+ artists who will fall in love with Webster Groves' charm and hospitality at what is one of the best art fairs in the Midwest.

Click here for more information about Art&Air or go to to apply.  We look forward to seeing you!