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Brilliant Color II

Sept 4 - Oct 15, 2020    
Entries Due: Aug 28 - 30

 PLEASE NOTE  the change of dates for this exhibit due to recommendations by the CDC and our civic leaders banning gatherings for 8 weeks beginning in March. This exhibit was previously planned to begin April 24. We will upload a revised prospectus and entry form soon. We are working to update our website with several changes to our schedule. 

An all media juried exhibit of work focusing on the power and significance of color in imagery.

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. Color can be brilliant in either its vibrancy or its methodical use in the work. Use of color should be the focal point. Will it be bold or subtle? Warm or cool? Calming or exciting? Use color to speak volumes!



First Place: “Flowers in the Studio” Oil on Canvas by Annie Scheumbauer.

Exhibit Essentials

  Flowers in the Studio Oil on Canvas by Annie 
  Scheumbauer. First Place, 
Brilliant Color (2018)

Eligible Artwork

  • Artists are encouraged to write individual statements specific for each entry (max 300 words) - NOT an overall statement or bio. that describes how their artwork relates to the theme. This is optional for this exhibit, but it can enhance the viewer’s experience. If you type it to print, please also email a copy to us at framations@gmail.com
  • Open to all wall hung and 3D mediums. Max size for wall hung work, including frames is 80 United Inches (United inches = Length + Width)
  • 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) & a height no larger than 6’.
  • Work completed in the past 3 years that has not been exhibited in any juried exhibition at Framations.
  • Original work not completed under instruction. All imagery must be the artist’s original work. This includes collage images.
  • A diptych/triptych is considered one entry only if priced as a whole. Individually priced works will be considered as separate entries.
  • 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. 
  • Works in their original medium (a watercolor is an original, a reproduction of a painting is not the original medium, etc)

About Entering

Open to artists 18 or older living in the St. Louis region.

Submissions  Entries must be hand delivered to Framations: Friday Aug 28 & Saturday Aug 29: 10-6 or Sunday
Aug 30: 12 – 5. Artists may print and fill out the entry form in advance from ww.w.framations.com or fill out at the gallery.

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.

Notification  Artists will be notified concerning acceptance within 24 hours of jury process. Please plan to pick up any declined work before the reception on Sept 4 or to make other arrangements.

Awards First Place- $100  Second Place- $70  Third Place- $40  Honorable Mention Ribbons

Opening Reception  Friday, Sept 4 : 6-8 pm

Retrieval of Works  Any unsold work can be retrieved the weekend following the close of the exhibit: Friday Oct 16 & Saturday Oct 17: 10-6 & Sunday Oct 18: 12-5.  Please DO NOT plan to pick up work before this weekend.  If you cannot come this weekend, please make arrangements with the gallery for afterward. PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT  a storage facility. Artwork left more than 60 days after the close of an exhibit becomes the property of Framations. Mark your calendar for retrieval NOW.

Sales  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. Discounts 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 

See You Sea by Brian Smith, Juror
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.

Juror  Brian D. Smith is an abstract painter, who has exhibited his art nationally for more than twenty-five years.  Smith’s work is owned by numerous corporate and private collections throughout the country, including Macy’s Department Stores, Emerson Electric, Polsinelli Law Firm, Husch Blackwell, Wells Fargo Advisors, Marketing Lab and Washington University in St. Louis.

He is currently a full professor of visual art and the fine arts gallery director at St. Charles Community College, and primarily teaches painting and drawing courses in the SCC art program.  Smith has also held positions as department chair and program coordinator. He was recently awarded a sabbatical for the Fall 2019 semester.

Brian D. Smith holds a BFA in painting from Boston University where he received a Ford Foundation Scholarship and an MFA in painting from the University of Chicago where he received two academic scholarships. 

His art is represented by the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri and The Dabbert Gallery in Sarasota, Florida.

Learn more about Brian Smith on his website at www.briandavidsmith.com.




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. 

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.

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




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