An Idea of Order – Accepting Submissions for Art

An Idea of Order – Accepting Submissions for Art

This Deadline Expired: Friday, September 27, 2019

The title of this exhibit is inspired by the poem “An Idea of Order at Key West” by Wallace Stevens. Artists have employed mathematics to bring visual harmony to our surroundings with tools such as the golden ratio, perspective and grid systems. From the intricate symmetry of Islamic tile design, to the measured drawings of Agnes Martin, mathematics can create visual harmony and give a sense of order to what appears to be chaotic.

An Idea of Order seeks work in all media that employs systematic, structure, number, pattern, and shape as an inherent component of expression. Artworks that are concerned with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement as organizing principles are appropriate, as well as works that are related to sequence, timing and movement.

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild accepts exhibition proposals for solo and small group shows. Artists working in all disciplines, themes, media and styles are encouraged to apply. Artists within a 150 mile radius from St. Louis are invited to present a professional exhibition in our Curated Gallery. The Curated Gallery is 756 sq. ft space with a ceiling height of 14′ 9″. Proposals must be submitted via email at: exhibitions@stlouisartistsguild.org.

STLAG Members and non-members are highly encouraged to apply. The six-week submission process begins August 16, 2019 and closes September 20, 2019 for review by the exhibition committee. STLAG may curate artists for exhibitions other than submitted proposals. Selected projects will be exhibited between August 2019 through the Fall 2020. Artists will be notified of their accepted or unaccepted proposals by October 1, 2019.

Submissions Guidelines: All applications should be submitted in a single PDF titled lastname_firstname (example: Doe_John) Submit all application materials to: exhibitions@stlouisartistsguild.org
9-12 examples of your work. Images should include captions with: title, year, measurements, media, and price (work does not have to be for sale) Written conceptual explanation of how the exhibition will fit in the provided space.

Artist Statement
Contact information including: phone number and address Links to an Artist(s) website, online portfolio, Facebook profile, Instagram page, or Tumblr A short bio or artist résumé
One artist must submit all combined materials for group show proposals. We will not accept multiple submissions for the same proposal. *PDF should be in order listed above.

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a vibrant center for learning and appreciating the visual arts. It is a gathering place for artists of many disciplines, encouraging inquiry, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity.

Learn more here.

Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark
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Brian David Dennis
Brian David Dennis

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

Transcendence is an important element in the artwork of Brian Dennis. He strives to capture the realm floating in my peripheral vision. Drawn to use common materials.…

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Lonnie Graham
Lonnie Graham

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester…

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization…

Lonnie Graham is a Pew Fellow and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is former director of Photography at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an urban arts organization dedicated to arts…

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Melinda Steffy
Melinda Steffy

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Stephen Haigh
Stephen Haigh

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A Philadelphia born artist, whose paintings seek to portray the textures, personalities, stories and design of weathered urban walls from the surrounding city landscape.…

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