Upcoming Calls for Entry


Alive ExhibitAlive (all media)
(Full Entry Details Here) 
April 28 - June 1            
Entries Due: April 21 - 23 

We are surrounded entirely by life. People, animals, plants, microbes, etc. There are enumerable examples of life on our planet. What symbolizes life to you?      


Hope for the Hemlocks, previous First Place by Shirley Nachtrieb

Fluid: Exploring Watercolor II (media specific)
June 9 - July 13            
Entries Due June 2 - 4

An all subject, juried exhibit of artwork exploring the watercolor medium.    






Previous First Place from "Fluid: Exploring Watercolor (2012)

Hope for the Hemlocks I, Watercolor by Shirley Nachtrieb

Organic by NatureOrganic by Nature (all media)(more info coming Spring 2017)
July 21 - Aug 24           
Entries Due: July 14 - 16        

As a companion exhibit to “Geometric by Design” held earlier this year, we now ask artists to change their way of thinking. Instead of focusing on the type of structure brought on by the focus on geometric shapes, we ask artists to explore the more free flowing designs found in nature. Open still to the full spectrum from realistic to non-representational, here we focus on the more free form designs.



Connections (all media) (more info coming Summer 2017)
Sept 1 - Oct 12           
Entries Due: Aug 25 - 27        

Connections abound in our surroundings is ways that are physical, emotional, spiritual, or symbolic.  They can be found in maps, architecture, a look, or through religion.  Here, we ask artists to describe in their art a type of connection that is impactful to them or inspiring in some way.  Explore the many meanings and find one that speaks volumes through your work.  Leonardo da Vinci once said “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

Memory: Joy and Loss (A&A) (all media) (more info coming Summer 2017)
Dec 8 - Jan 18
Entries Due: Dec 1 - 3        


Memory plays a dual role. On one hand, memories can be a source of joy when they are things we hope to always remember. But on the other hand, memories can serve as a reminder of things we’ve lost or regret. Even worse at times are the things we wish we could remember, but can’t. Here, we will focus on memory and it’s function in our lives. “Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss 

Beyond the Lens XII (media specific) (more info coming Fall 2017)
Jan 26 - March 1
Entries Due: Jan 19 - 21

An exhibition of photographic works in all disciplines.        

Brilliant Color (all media) (more info coming Fall 2017)
March 9 – April 19             
Entries Due: March 9: 6-8 pm

Periodically over the last year, we have introduced exhibit themes that highlight the elements of art, which are line, shape, space, texture, value, form and color.  In turn, we have arrived at color. The hue, saturation and intensity of color determine its overall feel or impact. Here we ask artists to focus on the power and significance of color in their imagery.  Will it be bold or subtle? Warm or cool? Calming or exciting? Use color to speak volumes!

Those Who Dream by Night II (all media) (more info coming Winter 2017)
April 27 – May 31               
Entries Due: April 20: 6-8 pm 

A juried exhibition of themed work illustrating an element of dreams, fantasy, or the abstract; or otherwise distorting reality. "All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible."  ~T.E. Lawrence

The Science of it (all media) (more info coming Winter 2017)
June 8 – July 12              
Entries Due: June 1-3 

A juried exhibit of work exploring science and its influences in our world. Through science we study bacteria, biology, evolution, the stars and everything in between. We examine and hypothesize and relate. Here we ask artists to use their knowledge and interest in the many facets of science to inspire their work!


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MOSAICS Festival for the Arts
September 15-17,2017           
Entries Due: May 1, 2017        
Entries here



Join more than 100 juried and invited artists at the annual MOSAICS (Missouri Festival For the Arts) along scenic historic Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri, next to the banks of the beautiful Missouri River. Artists selected by a distinguished panel of jurors will exhibit and sell original art work across a variety of mediums, including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media at all price points. 
More than $5,000 in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists.


Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot
@ The St. Charles Count Arts Council

June 10 - June 30, 2017     
Entries Due: June 1 and 2, 2017        

Entries here  

A Juried Exhibit of Photographic Works



Tell Me A StoryTell Me A Story
@ The Foundry Art Centre
June 16 - July 28, 2017     

Entries Due: April 24, 2017        

Entries here  

Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences across all cultures. Whether implied or spelled out, many artworks have epic tales to tell despite the limited imagery they are allowed. While literary artists have the luxury of inexhaustible words to describe a tale, visual artists rely on their imagination to successfully communicate a narrative and ignite another's imagination. Open to all media, Tell Me A Story highlights the story-telling, narrative abilities of artwork.










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