Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Posts to This Blog Are Ending

The Saint Louis Watercolor Society's website ( has been redesigned and will now include posts of their news and announcements.  This will be the last post to the Saint Louis Watercolor Society's blog at  Please visit their website: for all future news and information.  We hope you will enjoy its fresh new look and find easy to use.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fallbrook Art Center Call for Entries

The Fallbrook Art Center in Fallbrook, California, has invited the Saint Louis Watercolor Society  members to enter their 7th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition.  The show submission deadline is November 20, 2015 with the show opening on February 6, 2016.  Here is their prospectus. For more information on the organization you can visit their website:

Click on the documents to enlarge them and print them. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Missouri Artists on Main Opening Invitation

Missouri Artists on Main
321 So. Main
St. Charles, MO  63301


Join us for the Opening Reception for our Guest Artists, Barb Pozek and Rita Seif.  Barb Pozek is a Fiber Artist from Kimberling City, MO and Rita Seif is a Clay Artist from St. Louis, MO.  Both artists will have their work showcased from Aug 1 through Sept 31, 2015.

When:  August 7, 2015

Time:  6:30 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Where:  Missouri Artists On Main
315 - 321 So. Main St.
St. Charles, MO  63301

Music by guitarist Bill Dennis!

Refreshments will be served!  Bring a friend!

For more information go to

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Call to Artists

You are invited to apply for the Call for Artists to be featured in the Artwalk at the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis. There will be live art, demonstrations and hands on activities all through the event. All participants will be juried.

4 PM-8 PM

11 AM-8 PM

11 AM-5 PM


10'X10' BOOTH: $150
10'X20' BOOTH: $300


About the Artwalk

The Artwalk will be located in the center of  the Taste of St. Louis between the food vendors and live music in the premier location in front of the Chesterfield Amphitheater.  The Artwalk will be expanded in 2015 and is a unique experience in which Budweiser Taste of St. Louis patrons can purchase exceptional artwork created by regional professional artists.  All artists in the Artwalk are juried and artworks are a wide array of styles and mediums.

The Budweiser Taste of St. Louis hosted over 200,000 people in 2014 and we expect more in 2015!

About the Taste of St. Louis
The 11th annual, award-winning Budweiser Taste of St. Louis, also known as “The Ultimate Food Experience,” is a three-day festival that offers foodies from around the region the opportunity to sample delicious food in a wide array of culinary delights from the region’s finest restaurants along with live entertainment.

The event is free and showcases 35+ restaurants on 314 Hot Sauce Restaurant Row, the Stella Artois Chef Battle Royale, the Goose Island School of Cooking Stage, Dillard’s Concert Stage, the ArtWalk, the Sachs Properties Kids’ Kitchen, plus much more!

Apply for the 2015 Artwalk!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Call for Art - Street Festival and Juried Art Event - Wentzville Village Center Octoberfest

The Crossroads Arts Council in conjunction with the Wentzville Downtown Business Association and City of Wentzville would like to invite all fine artists to participate in the upcoming Wentzville Octoberfest Wine & Art Festival scheduled for October 17, 2015 from 11 am to 7 pm in the streets of Wentzville's historic Village Center. 
The Octoberfest is a premier one day event which will offer many local breweries and wineries the opportunity to offer sampling of their products under the protection of a large tasting tent.  Along with the enjoyment of fine wine, an adjacent area of juried artists from around the Midwest will offer fine art for sale at many price points. Local food trucks along with a stage to provide musical background for a day of fun and enjoyment will be located in the Village Center area of Wentzville, alongside the Historical Society’s caboose.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the winning art pieces in the amount of $250 for Best in Show, $200 for 2nd place, and $150 for 3rd place.  A trophy will be awarded to the winner of the People's Choice award.

$50 before and on 8-15-15, $45 if a member of Crossroads Arts Council
$80 after 8-15-15, $75 if a member of Crossroads Arts Council
$35 jury fee: may submit up to three images for judging

A limited number of artists will be selected to participate.  The art vendor application, rules and policies for participation in the street festival and juried art event can be found on our
website.  Inquiries and applications should be emailed to:

The mission of the Crossroads Arts Council is to cultivate, nurture, and grow the arts in our community by supporting local artists. We hope to promote civic values, and make the city an attractive place to live, work, and visit.

Self Help Painters Paint Out at Suzanne Koenen's Home

Suzanne Koenen invited the Self Help Painters group to a Paint Out at her home on Wednesday, July 22nd, and shared photos she snapped during the day.  It looks like a good time was had by all.  You will recognize our members:  Dave Anderson, Sandy Baker, Vera Clark, Kathy Dowd, Fran Kempin, Gerry Klein,  Pat Long, and Doris Schwartz.  Suzanne, you should have had someone take your photo to include!  

Don't forget the Fall session of the Self Help Painters is starting on September 2.  The SLWS August newsletter will have more information on how to sign up if you are interested.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Your Copyrights Could Be Undergoing Drastic Changes! – Orphan Works Discussion Deadline 7-23-2015 | Art Licensing Show

One of our members received this today and we thought you might be interested in participating in the discussion.  The purpose of the's post is to raise awareness about the U.S. Copyright Office's plans to create a new Copyright Act which would change the copyright protection that we have enjoyed since 1976 when our current copy right law was established.

Here is the link to their post for more information: 

July 23rd is the deadline to write to the U.S. Copyright Office - you can submit your letters online at:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mary Ellen Shortland's Memorial Service

We found this posted on the Creative Gallery & Framing Facebook page and wanted to share it with you.

Click on the image to enlarge.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Call for Artists

Good Morning,

My name is Sukanya Mani and I am with Chesterfield Parks, Recreation and Arts. We are putting together Artwalk, an art fair partnering with the Taste of St. Louis. This is a juried art show with over 200,000 people attending it over a period of three days. We invite you to participate in our Call for Art. 

Call for Art- Artwalk, Taste of St. Louis

Please read all relevant information and fill out the application form at the end of the page.

We look forward to having you at Artwalk Taste of St. Louis!

Here is the link for application-

If you have any questions, you can email me at


Sukanya Mani · Recreation Specialist · (Arts and Entertainment)

690 · Chesterfield Parkway West ·  Chesterfield, MO 63017 ·

(636) 812-9523 ·