Webster Arts Fair a Finalist for St. Louis Magazine's A List 2017!
The Webster Arts Fair, ranked 77th nationwide for fine arts fairs by Sunshine Artists magazine, has just been named a finalist for St. Louis Magazine's A List 2017! Congratulations to the many dedicated volunteers and staff that work so hard year 'round to make the fair an "a list" event. Voting is live now through April 19th. Click here to vote!
This spring,Webster Arts, The Rep, and Springboard to Learning are teaming up with Nipher Middle School to create an immersive living history project covering one of St. Louis' most historic communities: Meacham Park. The project is called "Connecting Community through the Arts."
Students at Nipher will collect oral histories from current and former residents of Meacham Park. Local artists will then collaborate with students to transform those stories into pieces of written, visual and performance art. These works of art will then go on display for the public at a celebratory event hosted at The Rep in September. For more information, click here.
The best part of all? You can get involved!
Do you have a family or personal story about the unique character and history of Meacham Park that you would share with a student? We are seeking current and former residents of Meacham Park as well as those in the community who have stories about memories of Meacham Park to be interviewed by 7th grade journalism students from Nipher Middle School. The interviews will take place in March.
If you have a story to tell or a memory to share, or know someone whom we should contact, please fill out the short form found on the Webster Arts website or call Jeane Vogel at 314-918-2671.
THREE New Calls for Art/Artists!
Connecting Community Through the Arts: Call for Artists and Writers
Webster Arts are looking for 5-8 artists and 8-10 writers to turn Kirkwood student oral histories collected from Meacham Park into visual art and written pieces for a stage performance. $1200 minimum per artist/ $200 per writer. The project is part of a collaboration of Webster Arts, The Rep, Springboard, Kirkwood Schools and Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association. This project is already attracting national attention.
For more information, click here: Call for Qualifications. Please read carefully.
Art Outreach to Refugees: Call for Teaching Artists
Webster Arts, in collaboration with the International Institute, is launching a new Art Outreach to Refugees and Immigrants program in the St. Louis region. Paid and volunteers positions are available starting in March. Sessions will be conducted on Friday afternoons at noon, for 60-90 minutes, starting in early March. All materials are provided.
See the entire here: Call for Teaching Artists.
Small Works VI: Call for 2D Art Submissions
Webster Arts invites artists to submit work with any theme for Small Works VI, April 1-30. Works can be any 2D medium that can be wall hung. Work must be original, NOT A PRINT, and not previously exhibited in a Webster Arts juried exhibition. Accepted work can be in any 2D media and should be no larger than 16 inches on the longest side or 16 inches square, including framing. Work must be wired. Work not wired properly cannot be installed. The exhibit will be hung at the Gallery at the Webster Groves Public Library, 301 E. Lockwood, in Webster Groves, MO.
Small Works V, Now on Display!
Webster Arts presents Small Works V at the Webster Groves Public Library! 30 pieces from 17 artists are on display throughout the month of February, during the library's regular business hours. from February 1-28, 2017, during regular library hours. All works are for sale, with a portion of proceeds going to the Webster Groves Public Library & Webster Arts.
Webster Arts Fair Receives National Art Show Recognition!
The Webster Arts Fair has been ranked #77 in Sunshine Artist magazine’s top 100 art fairs in the classic and contemporary craft category for calendar year 2015. Readers of the magazine chose the top 200 best shows in two categories, classic and contemporary craft show and fine arts and design show. This is the first time the Webster Art Fair has received a national ranking. 2017 Fair dates are June 2-4. Click here to read the press release. For more information about the fair, click here!
Webster Arts Names Patrick Murphy as President
Webster Arts' Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Patrick Murphy has been elected as board president for 2017.
Murphy is a well-known personality in the St. Louis area, having worked in St. Louis radio and television for 40 years and has served as Channel Nine’s on-air voice since 1981. A resident of Webster Groves, Murphy is a self-described fledgling watercolorist, and member of the Missouri Watercolor Society.
Other executive committee board members are K Wentzien, vice president; Katie Stocke, treasurer; Peter Love, secretary; and Kathie Cahoon, immediate past president. Webster Arts is governed by a board of 21 members.
Click here to see the full press release.
Click here to see Webster Arts Executive Committee biographies.