The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Webster Arts and Springboard are teaming up with students attending Nipher Middle School, and current and former residents of Meacham Park to collect oral histories about the Meacham Park community. The project will conclude with a professional stage performance and visual art. If you have stories or know someone that would like to be interviewed, click here to get started!
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.