Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

St. Louis Area Artist Directory

The ARTIST & GALLERY Directory is Looking for You!

The Artist & Gallery Directory is about to embark on a quest to find some of the very best artists in the St. Louis bi-state region.

This is your opportunity to:
              Be recognized among the best
              Expand your market and increase sales.
              Provide long term exposure to the public.
              Promote your credibility as an artist.
              Bring your personal artistic vision to the attention of the  public.

This is a regional directory limited to the BEST artists and art galleries within 125 miles (two hours drive) of St Louis, Missouri.

All mediums of art will be considered:
Painting (all mediums)
Drawing & Pastel


Digital Art 


Pottery & Ceramics




Fiber (woven, wearable, paper, basketry)




Mixed-media 2D & 3D

All work must be original and hand-made by the artists. Absolutely no mass produced art and no foreign art.

The directory will be a printed book, 96 to 116 pages, 8.5" X 5.5" in size. Printing will be high quality offset on 100lb glossy paper stock. The directory will also be on the internet where each artist's page will be displayed and linked to your website and e-mail.

To assure the directory exhibits the work of the very best artists this will be a juried publication with independent judges for both 2D and 3D artwork.

To assure the directory is of the highest quality and has a consistent look we will design the directory and all the pages. It will be up to the artists to provide "high quality" photographs of their art. If the images are of insufficient quality (sharpness, exposure, color balance, composition, digital resolution) the artists will be asked to resubmit professional quality images. If the artist and galleries do not have access to professional photography we can arrange to photograph their artwork for them.

We invite any artists living within 125 mile range of St Louis to apply and be juried into the Artist & Gallery Directory. Application requires a $25 non-refundable fee which you can pay using PayPal or credit card. To make it easy for you to participate, we use the "Entrythingy" application system. You will need to have four .jpg images ready to upload and a brief artist statement.  For image specs, complete application details and to apply click on the link below.  Deadline is midnight September 28th.

For more information and to apply go to our website:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

LaVerne Emanuel wins an award

Blue Ribbon

LaVerne Emanuel won First Place September 1 in the Society of Independent Artists art show at Powder Valley Nature Center (near 270 and 44).  All the artwork depicts wildlife in Missouri and will be on display until September 29.  

Hope you can stop by and see the show.



Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nancy Beard Awards

SLWS member Nancy Beard won the Award of Excellence at Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights weekend of August 23,24, and 25.

Also first in watercolor at Augusta MO plein art show  on April 28.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Maggie McCarthy Wins an Award

SLWS member Maggie McCarthy won a red ribbon, Two-Dimensional Award of Mastery, at the Art Fair at Queeny Park Labor Day weekend.

Congratulations Maggie!!!!!