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Stephen Jones, British, born 1957; “Grandiflora”, from Carte Blanche Collection, Spring Summer 2014; nylon; Stephen Jones Millinery © Stephen Jones
"Grandiflora", from Carte Blanche Collection, Spring Summer 2014; nylon; Stephen Jones Millinery © Stephen Jones. Image courtesy Saint Louis Art Museum
'The Hats of Stephen Jones' at Saint Louis Art Museum
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), April 2, 2017 - he Saint Louis Art Museum will present The Hats of Stephen Jones, a special installation of eight hats designed by one of the world's best known contemporary milliners. The hats will be installed as gallery interventions throughout the museum from April 21 through Sept. 4.

A British artist, Jones came to prominence in the 1980s with avant-garde designs that also engaged closely with artistic tradition. Jones' hats have been worn by some of the world's biggest stars and fashion icons from Lady Gaga to Princess Diana. In 2009, the Victoria and Albert Museum highlighted his designs in the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones.

In St. Louis, Jones-designed hats will be interspersed throughout the galleries to dialogue with specific works in the permanent collection. The installation will complement Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade, the first exhibition to examine the height of the Paris hat trade, as reflected in the work of the Impressionists.

The Hats of Stephen Jones is co-curated by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, and Zoe Perkins, textile conservator.

Jones will discuss the inspiration for his designs and their connections to the history of hats and art at a lecture on Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm in the museum's Farrell Auditorium. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with New York-based milliner Jennifer Ouellette. Tickets are $25, or $20 for museum members. Starting April 6, tickets can be purchased at the Museum or through Metrotix, which charges a processing fee.


Call for Artists for 2018 Great Rivers Biennial
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - CAM and the Gateway Foundation have announced a call for artists for the eighth edition of Great Rivers Biennial.

This collaborative initiative identifies talented emerging and mid-career artists working in the greater St. Louis metro area, provides them with financial assistance, and gives them significant professional exposure across the Midwest and nationally. The artists selected receive $20,000 and are featured in the Great Rivers Biennial exhibition at CAM, May 11 - August 19, 2018.

A distinguished panel of jurors will review all submissions that meet the eligibility requirements. Ten artists will be selected as semi-finalists, with these artists then receiving studio visits from the jurors. Up to three artists will be selected for the Great Rivers Biennial award.

The jurors are: Martin Kersels, multidisciplinary artist and associate professor and director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture at Yale University; Lauren Haynes, scholar in modern and contemporary African American art and curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; and Christine Y. Kim, associate curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For complete eligibility requirements and to apply, visit camstl.org/grb. Applications due April 28, 2017.


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This fine art digital photo of 'Lotus Blossom at Tower Grove Park', on gallery-wrapped canvas, is part of the 2016-2017 Fall/Spring Exhibit at Des Peres Hospital, through April 30, 2017. Visit www.artistinbloom.com to bring a touch of nature inside to your office walls or residence.
MOSAICS Fine Art Festival Announces 2017 Call to Entry
ST. CHARLES, MO, (SLFP.com) - MOSAICS Fine Art Festival has announced their Call to Entry for their 23rd Annual Arts Festival event, taking place September 15-17, 2017 in Historic St. Charles, Missouri.

Join approximately 100 juried and invited artists at this annual Arts Festival, which is a family-friendly weekend event with activities for everyone, including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork.

The MOSAICS organization is accepting applications for the 2017 event, now through the May 1st, 2017 deadline. Juried artists will be notified no later than May 20th, 2017, and booth fees will be due to the arts organization upon invitation and acceptance to the festival by June 19th, 2017:

Artist Mediums - The 22rd Annual MOSAICS Fine Art Festival is limited to approximately 100 juried artists in varied media including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media.

Event Promotion - The MOSAICS Festival is promoted to the art-buying public via newspapers, radio, television, billboards, signage and social media across the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Prizes - $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to participating artists.

Fees - Jury fees are $30, and Booth fees are $295 for a single booth, with corner and double booths available on a first come, first served basis.

Amenities - Artist amenities include booth sitting, cold water delivered to booths, complimentary dinner delivered to booths on Friday and Saturday evening, a variety of restaurants within the festival area, special accommodation rates from nearby hotels/motels and bed & breakfasts, and security provided both day and night.

Where/How to Apply - Artists may apply online at www.zapplication.org/mosaics

Proceeds from MOSAICS provides support to community art education and activities for St. Louis area youth, including the Mentor Me school art program and exhibition, hosted by the Foundry Art Centre (located within one block of the MOSAICS Festival); the Art for Youth Gallery program, which allows children to purchase professional art at a nominal fee, fostering art appreciation among the kids 18 years and younger; and the family-friendly Children's Village, which is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and create their own work of art
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OA Gallery Presents Bryan Haynes' For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - OA Gallery, located at 101A W. Argonne Kirkwood, MO, has announced an extraordinary and exclusive exhibition of over 100 original works on paper and canvas by Missouri artist Bryan Haynes.

For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece showcases the preliminary acrylic sketches and studies Bryan used to develop his early concepts into the final artworks familiar to and loved by collectors. Never meant to be seen by anyone but the artist, these paintings reveal the thought process of an artist pursuing an original idea. This unique event will be the first time these works have ever been placed on display or offered up for acquisition to the public.

"In choosing which images to display, I got to take a visual stroll through the inner history of Bryan's work," said Shawn Cornell, partner of OA Gallery. "It was inspiring to figuratively hold his thoughts in my hands." For My Eyes Only - Works in Pursuit of an Illusive Masterpiece will be on display from March 3 - April 29, 2017. Opening night is Friday, March 3, from 6-9 and will include a book signing, "Growing Up With the River" illustrated by Bryan Haynes. The cover artwork and ten interior illustrations created for the book will also grace the gallery's walls.

Born in Missouri, Bryan Haynes has quickly become an extremely well-known and admired artist across the country. Historical figures, Native Americans and local characters inhabit the sweeping landscapes of his narrative paintings. Influenced from an early age by American Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Haynes's landscape and historical paintings are characterized by sculptural forms, undulating lines, and rhythmic gestures. These paintings celebrate local history and people often ignored in the cultural centers of urban America.

Since graduating from the Art Center College of Design in 1983 his artwork has been represented in New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Santa Fe. Recent corporate and institutional commissions include murals and large scale paintings for; The Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, The Missouri Botanical Garden's permanent collection, The Westward Expansion Memorial Museum at the Arch, Novus International Inc., and the Danforth Plant Science Center.

Call 314-821-6241 for more information.


Atrium Gallery Presents a Mid-Winter Exhibition "ABSTRACTION"
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The Atrium Gallery, located at 4814 Washington Ave, in the Central West End, has announced their mid-winter exhibition "ABSTRACTION".

The rise of abstract art has been a key characteristic of the past century and has continued to appeal to and interest viewers and collectors in our current times. Whether concerned with form, shapes, color fields, texture, geometry, rhythm, or markings, it appeals to today's audience as much as yesterday's.

This exhibition presents work by six artists offering a glimpse into the variety abstraction affords. Works included are paintings by the late Willem de Looper, paintings and mono-prints by Michael Marshall, geometric based paintings and drawings by Annette Morriss, paintings by Fredrick Nelson, collage/paintings and watercolors by Kirk Pedersen, and sculpture by John Schwartzkopf.

The exhibition continues through April 25. Parking available on building lot (east side). Call 314-367-1076 for more information.


"Art @ Des Peres Hospital" Exhibition St. Louis Regional Artists
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Through the vision and support of Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, Art Saint Louis has joined with the The Best of Missouri Hands, Foundry Art Centre, and St. Louis Artists' Guild in presenting one of the largest collections of original, locally-made art in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Art @ Des Peres Hospital features 107 original artworks in a variety of media by 17 St. Louis regional artists. The project is a unique endeavor to connect and enrich the lives of hospital patients, staff, and visitors.

It is well documented that art can help in the healing process. This program was developed to help alleviate some of the strain of a hospital experience. Art can take us out of the moment by giving us something else on which to focus. It is our hope with this exhibit that we can create a richer environment and a more pleasant experience for patients, guests, employees, and medical staff.

The shared goals for the program are:

1) Create a dynamic, aesthetically rich, and engaging environment through artworks spanning a wide range of styles and expressions.

2) Spark curiosity and elevate and enliven the intellectual and emotional well-being of hospital visitors and staff.

3) Celebrate the work of local artists and further develop their audience by creating a new outlet through which artists can impact our community.

Art @ Des Peres Hospital Fall 2016-Spring 2017 exhibition opened mid-November 2016 and continues through April 30, 2017. The project incorporates an extensive space on the second, third, and fourth floors of Des Peres Hospital. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Hospital visiting hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, visit Art Saint Louis



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