The Webster Arts Fair 2017...
That's a Wrap!
The temperatures were warm, but the art was HOT at the 14th annual Webster Arts Fair! Congratulations to all award winners, including Nicole Hansen, of Sterling & Steel for winning Best of Show, and a $1000 cash prize. Best Local Artist went to Stephanie Brown, jewelry, who received a $500 cash prize. Award of Excellence winners received $750 cash prizes, and all winners received a custom award made by Yucandu Art Studio.
See the slide show below for a complete list of winners.
The fair takes the support, talent, and hard work of many! The fair is run by Webster Arts, but would not be possible without the hundreds of people and organizations that give their time, energy and funds, including our many wonderful volunteers, the Webster Arts Fair committee, the Webster Arts Board of Directors, our talented artists, the city of Webster Groves, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster University, our sponsors and donors, and all those who visited the fair and supported our artists by purchasing art. The Webster Arts Fair....Bringing Art to Life!
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June 1-3, 2018.
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Paint Webster 2017....A Tremendous Success!
Congratulations to Best of Show: Henryk Ptasiewicz
Thanks to all who helped make Paint Webster 2017 a wonderful event! The competition would not be possible without the 65 participating artists, our volunteers, patrons, and supporters, and our great Webster Groves community! Best of Show went to Henryk Ptasiewicz...congratulations, Henryk! Click HERE to see all of the 2017 winners!
Special thank yous go out to our jurors, M. Shawn Cornell, a plein air painter, and Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, the artistic director at Art St. Louis.
Paint Webster is an outdoor painting competition held on the second Saturday in May. Open to both amateurs and professionals, the competition encourages artists of all ages to capture on canvas the outdoor spaces of the charming Webster Groves community. At the end of the day, artists can submit their works to compete for more than $2,000 in awards. A reception is held for the community to meet the artists and view the paintings. Artists can have their works hung at the Old Orchard Gallery, in Webster Groves, through May 21st.
2016 Art Annual Catalog Now Available!
Webster Arts is excited to present its first Art Annual Catalog! The catalog features the art from all four Small Works exhibitions, as well as one of the works of each Webster Arts Fair artist. The 60 page catalog has an overview of all of Webster Arts' programming and events for the the year. The catalog serves as a great record of fine arts and crafts Webster Arts has brought out of the studio, and into the community!
Available for just $10! To purchase, click here.
Outreach and Art Education with Immigrants & Refugees
In collaboration with the International Institute, Webster Arts has launched an art program for refugees and immigrants in the St. Louis area. There will be six total sessions, ending mid-April. Webster Arts believes that art can elevate the human spirit, reduce stress, and bridge communication gaps. Two sessions of the program have been completed, with over 50 people participating, including 3 teaching artists and 9 volunteers from Webster Arts.
Participants had the chance to work with clay, mono printing on fiber and paper, drawing, and watercolors painting. Funding was made possible through a grant from the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.
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!