Concerning the spiritual


November 18, 2016 - January 6, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, November 18, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE

THE EXHIBITION

One distinguishing quality that sets human beings apart is our curiosity beyond ourselves. “Concerning the Spiritual” asks the artist to interpret this mystery in their artwork. Welcoming all-media and all viewpoints, the exhibition explores the wonders we all seek beyond the corporeal & tangible.

CALENDAR

All Entries Due | October 1

Notification of Accepted 
Work Mailed | 
October 18

Deadline for Receipt
of Shipped Work |
November 11

Deadline for 
Hand-Delivered Work | 
November 12 & 13

Exhibition Opens | November 18, 2016
Opening Reception | Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE
     
Foundry Art Centre Gallery Hours | Tue - Thu
10 - 8 | Fri - Sat 10 - 5 | Sun 12 - 4
 
Exhibition Closes | 
January 6, 2017

Pick-up of Artwork | January 7 & 8

Artwork Shipped | Week of January 10

AWARDS

[1] "Going Solo " Exhibition or $500

[2] $200 Juror's Choice Awards

PUBLICITY

The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for this exhibition, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.

EXHIBITION SPACE

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 

SALES, LIABILITY, AND INSURANCE

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices (including frame and matte) set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit to and from.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in a single reusable crate(s)/carton(s). Include with each work one 3’’x5’’ card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of 2D work or base of 3D work. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 
Works must be shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Shipped artwork submitted without pre-paid return shipping labels (no stamps) will be disposed of at the close of the exhibition.
Hand-delivered works must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.

 

jurors

Bob Langnas is a printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist. Much of his studio work deals with the theme of entropy and its societal implications.

He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.  He has also studied at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts).

Langnas has an extensive exhibition record and has judged approximately 30 shows. He has served on the Special Exhibitions Committee of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and on the Forums Committee of Art St. Louis. In addition, he has been a member of the Foundry Art Centre's Artists' Advisory Board since its inception.

He has been a full-time faculty member in the nationally-accredited art department at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus since 2000. Prior to taking that position he taught at Culver-Stockton College (Canton, MO) and Delaware County Community College (Media, PA). Since 1990 he has taught all levels of drawing, design, painting, printmaking, illustration, and art history. He has also given numerous art- themed lectures and workshops to community and academic groups over the years.

Michael Quintero is primarily a sculptor and his work is informed by interests in Buddhist and existentialist philosophies.

He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Corpus Christi State University in 1989.

Quintero’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows including: Pier Walk International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Chicago,IL,  Ashes to Art Exhibition in San Francisco, CA, and IntoBalance International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Washington D.C. 

Quintero became an art department faculty member at St. Louis Community College—Florissant Valley in 2007.  Prior to taking that position, he served as Associate Curator of Education and Exhibitions at South Bend Regional Art Museum (South Bend, IN), Assistant Professor of Art at Denison University (Granville, OH), Visiting Professor of Art at Indiana University South Bend (South Bend, IN), and Adjunct Faculty at Texas Lutheran College (Seguin, Texas). 

ENTRY SPECIFICATIONS

All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any installation or digital works must speak with Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit entries the following ways: 1) through the FAC website using the online form, 2) on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned), or 3) via e-mail to melissa@foundryartcentre.org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent as it corresponds to entry form. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & 1 (optional) detail or alternate view. Title each jpeg file to correspond with the # on the entry form as such: yourlastname_entry#.jpg. Each jpeg must be limited to 1024 pixels on the longest side. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. See Exhibitions FAQ for details.

ENTRY FEE

Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. Foundry Art Centre members may submit up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $24.

eligibility

Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both
amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of
thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to melissa@foundryartcentre.org.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY