Call for Art! Small Works VII
Webster Arts invites artists to submit work with any theme for Small Works VII, September 1-30, 2017. Works can be any two-dimensional medium that can be wall hung. Each piece must be no larger than 16 x 20 inches, including framing. Submissions are due August 1, 2017. For more information or to apply, CLICK HERE.
Small Works exhibitions are juried art shows featuring 25-30 pieces art by St. Louis-area artists. Started in 2016, Webster Arts has Small Works hosts four shows hosts four per year, each on display for one month each at the Webster Groves Public Library Gallery. Webster Arts also hosts an artists’ reception, free and open to the public, in which the artists are in attendance to present their works. The artwork is for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Webster Arts and Webster Groves Public Library, both nonprofit organizations.
Small Works VII Artist Reception
Webster Arts will host an artists’ reception, free and open to the public, on Friday, September 8, 2017, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Webster Groves Public Library. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists presenting their works.
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 jeweler Stephanie Brown, 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 left, for a complete list of winners.
The fair is run by Webster Arts, a nonprofit organization but would not be possible without the hundreds of people and organizations that give their time, energy and funds, including more than 200 volunteers, the Webster Arts Fair committee, the Webster Arts Board of Directors, more than 100 professional 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!
Save the Date!
The Webster Arts Fair 2018 is
June 1-3, 2018.
Did You Attend the Fair?
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Paint Webster 2017...
Congratulations to Best of Show: Henryk Ptasiewicz
Paint Webster 2017 filled the streets of Webster Groves with art and artists for the 6th year. 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!
We offer a special thank you 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.
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. Webster Arts believes that art can elevate the human spirit, reduce stress, and bridge communication gaps. More than 50 people from Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, and Vietnam participated in the first six-week session that ended in April.
Sessions will resume in September.
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.