Award Winners for Collectors Choice XI Announced
The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is proud to announce the prize-winning pieces for this year’s Collectors Choice fundraiser and exhibition.
First place is West Wind, a forged steel sculpture by Pat McCarty (Washington, MO). McCarty has been blacksmithing for twenty-three years, and is an instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School.
Second place: In Memory of Lost Children (Where are you, Iphigenia?), a mixed-media painting by George Myles (Sappington, MO). A graduate of Kirkwood High School, Myles’ interests include industrial arts and design, metal work, painting, drawing, literature, and music.
Third place: Untitled Vessels, a pair of ceramic pieces by Bob Allen. A graduate of Illinois State University, Allan taught at St. Louis Community College Meramec, where he developed the school’s clay program. In addition, Allan has taught at Maryville University and Webster University. He has been very involved with the local arts community, serving on the board of the Craft Alliance in St. Louis and exhibiting widely. Allen is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.
The award-winning pieces were selected by Denise Schilling, a photography instructor at Fontbonne University and Southwestern Illinois College. She is currently an artist-in-residence in Photography at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Schilling is a photographer who uses a spontaneous, intuitive approach to explore line, form, and perception. She works with several photographic processes, including Van Dyke and litho prints. Schilling holds a BFA in Studio Art and Photography from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Schilling has exhibited at Fontbonne University, Foundry Art Centre (St. Charles) and the Art Co-Op (St. Louis). For more information about our juror, please visit her website: http://finearts.fontbonne.edu/~dschilling/.
Collectors Choice is an annual fundraiser at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. At Collectors Choice, every ticket-holder receives one piece of original artwork valued at $250 or more. The main event is the Selection Party (May 20, 2012), where ticket-holders’ names are chosen at random. When a ticket-holder’s name is called, they can select one of the available pieces of artwork on display and take the piece home with them. Tickets are $150 each … for more information, please visit the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s website at http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/collectors-choice-xi. Tickets are limited, so order yours ASAP!
The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to be regional arts center known for community exhibitions, programs, and educational projects for all. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild aspires to be a resource and network for community artists, an advocate of emerging artists in all disciplines, and a force in bringing art to all diverse segments of the community. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is located in Clayton, MO in Oak Knoll Park, near the intersection of Clayton Road and Big Bend Boulevard. For more information, please call 314.727.6266, or visit our website at 314.727.6266.
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