Geometric by Design

On Display March 17 - April 20, 2017

Entries Due March 10 & 11: 10-6 & March 12: 12-5

Call for Entry

Entry Form


Exhibit Essentials

About the Exhibit Theme:
When studying the elements of art, you learn of line, shape, form, color, texture and space. Shapes tend to be either geometric or organic in nature. Geometric shapes refer to those that are more orderly and rely on fundamental designs such as circles,  squares, rectangles, triangles, lines, etc. In this exhibit, we ask artists explore these shapes through their work. Will you focus on architecture or go symmetrical? Abstract or realistic? Look for the companion exhibit Organic by Nature later this year.


Open to artists 18 years of age or older who live in the St. Louis region.

Eligible Artwork

· Open to all wall hung and 3D mediums. Max size for wall hung work, including frames, are not to exceed  40” on the longest side.

· 3D works must fit on a pedestal of 18” x 18” (if requiring a pedestal). Freestanding pieces must fit through a standard size door and use and area of floor space no larger than 4’ (2’ x 2’ or 1’ x 4’ for example) and a height no larger than 6’.

· Work completed since the beginning of 2014

· Original work not completed under instruction.  All imagery must be the artist’s original work. This includes collage images.

· Each individual piece counts as one entry. A diptych/triptych counts as one entry only if priced as a whole. Anything individually priced will be considered as separate entries.

· Works not previously exhibited in any juried exhibition at Framations.

Work must be suitably framed, wired and ready to hang. Some pieces, such as gallery wrap canvases, fiber work, etc. do not require frames. Framations reserves the right to reject work that is not properly prepared for hanging or is in any way unstable.

About Entering

Entries must be hand delivered to Framations: March 10 & 11: 10-6 or March 12: 12 – 5.
Artists may print and fill out the entry form in advance or fill out at the gallery. Visit and follow the information on the homepage for Calls for Entry.

Entry Fee 
Artists may submit up to four works for a non-refundable entry fee of $8.00 per piece. Entry fees are intended to help cover the costs incurred by hosting the exhibit. These include but are not limited to postcards, postage, reception costs, awards, etc.   

Artists will be notified concerning acceptance within 24 hours of jury process. Please plan to pick up any declined work before the reception on March 17, or to make other arrangements.

Retrieval of Works  
Any unsold work will be available for pickup the  weekend following the close of the exhibit: Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22: 10-6 and Sunday April 23: 12-5.  

Sales are encouraged. Framations will retain a 25% commission on any work sold through the exhibition. All works must be clearly marked upon entry with price or designated NFS. The gallery offers Installment Plans on artwork purchases, up to 90 days depending on the purchase amount.  If a customer purchases your work in this way, you are paid the amount due once the contract is complete.

In appreciation to the artists who make our exhibits possible, artists who are juried into an exhibit will receive a 20% discount off both gallery purchases and framing while their work is on display. If an artist’s work receives the People’s Choice award, the discount is extended for the length their work is on display. We thank you for being an active part of the Arts in St. Charles!

About Juried Exhibits
Dependent on the juror’s decision, an artist may find that all, some, or possibly none of their pieces are chosen to be a part of the exhibition. Framations strives to promote excellent exhibitions that are juried to fit the exhibit space but also display the best quality work chosen from what is entered.

Promotional Information 
Framations reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for use on our website, email announcement for the exhibit and for use in press releases and exhibition promotions.

Juror:  Melissa Whitwam received a B.A. in Literature and a B.F.A. in Fiber Arts from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) in 2003 and earned an M.F.A. from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) in 2007.  She currently lives and works in St. Charles, MO.  As an artist, she shows work throughout the country.  In addition to actively making and showing her work, she is a member of many local Art organizations, including Missouri Fiber Artists, Surface Design Association, Women’s Caucus for the Arts - St. Louis, and a supporting member of Craft Alliance and Laumeier Sculpture Park. Melissa’s proudest accomplishment is being able to combine her love of the arts with her career. Serving as the Foundry Art Centre’s Executive Director, she is able to serve the community through the arts and in turn, create a space in the community that can be a resource for artists and for those more interested in the current art community. 

Liability and Insurance 
While reasonable precautions are taken to safeguard entries, Framations does not insure work submitted to the gallery for Exhibitions and is not responsible for loss or damage to any work submitted while on display or in transit. Artists are strongly encouraged to insure their own artwork.

Entry in this Exhibition indicates agreement with all conditions in this prospectus.  

The images contained on this site are copyrighted by the artists
and cannot be downloaded, copied or used without written permission. 

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