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In Response
Exhibition Dates: March 6 - May 28, 2020


An all media juried exhibition centering on the words that inspire our imagery.


In compiling our thoughts towards exhibit themes, we often turn to interesting verbiage that inspires imagery. Now we offer that form of inspiration to artists. We asked artists to share artwork inspired by words in any form. Perhaps a quote, a passage from literature, a newspaper article, a favorite poem? How do words inspire your thoughts, your creation, your passion? How do you respond? Artists were asked to provide the text, along with the source to credit those words. This exhibit was open to all media.
Featuring artwork by:

Sharon Bauer
Pam Blevens
Dennis Borgman
Marcus Burzota
Gloria Henderson
Pat Jackson
John Jurgiel
Christine Lohse
Douglas Simes
Ben Underwood
Tricia Wakeman
Andy Wheeler


In Response



First Place
Jill Beyder

Second Place
The Clock – St. Louis City Hall
Linda S. Wilmes

Third Place 
Swing at Red Hill Farm
Melanie Priest
People's Choice Award
TBA at close of Exhibition

Honorable Mention
February Grays
Pat Jackson

Honorable Mention
Light/Dark View #2
Christine Lohse

Honorable Mention
Impending Turmoil
Marty McKay



Juror Eric Shultis received an Associate Degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design, a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from the same, and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and locally at Gallery 210, The Sheldon Art Galleries, The Foundry Art Centre, The International Photography Hall of Fame, and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. His work was included in the 2004 Illinois State Museum exhibition Think Small curated by Robert Sill. 

Eric is Vice President of the Alton Area Landmarks Association, has been accompanist (piano) for the Chapel Choir at Greater Faith “City of Love” Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves as Deacon. Eric is a Professor and Gallery Director for the Art Department at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson, Missouri. Learn more about the juror at his website www.eshultis.com

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