Juried Calls & Exhibitions

An Idea of Order

Entry Dates 9/27/19, 12:00 PM - 8/31/19, 12:00 PM 146 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes
Contact Information

Zackary Petot

12 North Jackson Ave.

St. Louis Missouri 63105 United States


Juried Exhibition

The title of this exhibit is inspired by the poem "An Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens. Artists have employed mathematics to bring visual harmony to our surroundings with tools such as the golden ratio, perspective and grid systems. From the intricate symmetry of Islamic tile design, to the measured drawings of Agnes Martin, mathematics can create visual harmony and give a sense of order to what appears to be chaotic.

An Idea of Order seeks work in all media that employs mathematics as an inherent component of expression. Artworks that are concerned with the logic of shape, quantity and arrangement as organizing principles are appropriate, as well as works that are related to sequence, timing and movement.

About the Juror: Joe Chesla

The artwork of this internationally exhibited artist reveals the hidden beauty of natural order and organic process by omitting parts that are superfluous. What remains is a collaboration between Artist and Nature. His aesthetic blends craftsmanship and technical expertise with the eastern sensibilities of balance, harmony, simplicity, and economy of material.

Combining wood and skillfully crafted metal parts, Chesla creates unique, yet oddly familiar sculptures, which seem to tell part of a larger story. At a glance his sculptures may appear to be random or found “parts” but are, in
fact, deliberate and precise creations. Chesla challenges conventional aesthetics, daring us to see art in his sculptural hybrids of nature and industrialization. Chesla also creates mineral infused “rust” and “salt” prints. Exposing specially treated fibrous paper to the natural processes of oxidization creates the one of a kind “prints”.

Joe Chesla received his MFA from Utah State University and has exhibited internationally. He worked as a proprietor at The Walker Art Center in Kansas City, and as head proprietor at Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City. Chesla is also the recipient of numerous awards including Utah State University Arts Grant and Utah Arts Council Grant, John Morgan Fellowship, and the George B and Marie Eccles Caine Art Scholarship. He is a Professor at St. Louis Community College— Meramec, and heads the sculpture department where he coordinates the sculpture program.

Entry Instructions
- Artist must be at least 18 years of age.
- Up to 3 entries may be submitted.
- Artwork must be original (not copied from other art or made from a kit).
- Completed within the last two years.
- Not shown previously in the St. Louis Artists? Guild?s galleries.
- Works must be priced and marked for sale or not for sale (NFS). NFS work must include an insurance value. The St. Louis Artists? Guild will insure 65% of the value.
- Wall Mounted Work shall not exceed 98?h x 84?w and 40lbs. Diptychs and triptychs which exceed maximum size limitations for a single entry will be considered as two or three entries depending on total size.
- Hanging work should have wire and screw eyes, French cleats, or other professional hanging devices. No saw-tooth hangers. No clip frames. Any other hanging method must be approved by the St. Louis Artists? Guild.
- Canvases must be framed or gallery wrapped.
- Any one piece/art installation must not ex- ceed 84? x 60? x 60?
- Any one piece/art installation must not exceed 75 lbs.
- Ceiling suspended work components must not weigh more than 10 lbs. each.
- Artist must provide computer, cords,
projectors, and any/all equipment if there is an electronic component to the work.
The St. Louis Artists? Guild has the right to reject any work that is unstable, unusually fragile or does not meet the installation requirements.
Go to the web page www.stlouisartistsguild. org/entrything1 and follow the instructions
on the website. EntryThingy is the method of entry to receive submissions for this exhibition please go to www.entrythingy.com for more information. Each artist may submit up to three entries. Submissions must be .jpeg images, image proportions maximum 1920px on the longest side, 300 dpi. You will receive emails when we receive your entries and entry fees. We will only accept online entries; do not send CDs or deliver physical work for jurying.
St. Louis Artists? Guild members may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable fee of $24. Non-members may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable fee of $35.
Sales are encouraged. The St. Louis Artists? Guild receives a 35% commission on all works sold through this exhibition.
Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror.
12 North Jackson at Forsyth, St. Louis, MO 63105. North East corner of Jackson and Forsyth. Enter from Jackson Avenue.
Please note that artists must have their own account with preferred shipper. We will only accept shipments from FedEx and UPS. Artists are responsible for shipping of artwork to and from the St. Louis Artists? Guild, 12 North Jackson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105. STLAG will not pay for pick up fees. The artist assumes all responsibility for insuring artwork against shipping damage or loss. Shipped artwork must include a pre-paid shipping label with account number. We will not accept postage stamps. Please do not use Styro- foam popcorn packing. STLAG will notify the Artist by email when their work is ready to be picked up for shipping. The artist must make arrangements to schedule a pickup for Return Shipping that ensures retrieval of the work within 30 days of the exhibition?s closing, December 28, 2019. The work will become the property of the St. Louis Artists? Guild after January 25, 2020.
- Mailed invitations.
- Discounts on exhibition entry fees.
- Discounts on art classes and workshops. ? FREE Membership Directory Listing on SLAG website.
- Eligibility to submit proposals for display windows
- 20% off purchases at ArtMart art materials. ? 15% off purchases at Blick art materials.
- Student: $25 (anyone with a valid student ID from a school, college or university)
- Individual: $65
- Family: $85
- Patron: $250