The Foundry Art Centre (FAC) is seeking submissions for Dirty Fingernails IV, an exhibition celebrating pure printmaking – showcasing the skill and patience of artists who, in an age of seductive high-speed solutions, still prefer to work up a sweat and get their hands dirty. Images may be representational, abstract, or nonobjective. Only original, hand-pulled prints will be considered for inclusion.
Deadline: 16 Dec 2019
Open to all artists, 18 years and older. Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24.
All media in 2D and 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.
St. Louis native, Paul Breuer earned an Associate Fine Art degree from St. Louis Community College and went on to attend Washington University in St. Louis after receiving a full two-year scholarship from the Women’s Society of Washington University. Breuer graduated in 1984 with a BFA in painting and drawing, and then worked with Robert Malone, master painter, in the graduate print shop at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
His most recent exhibition was Solar Impressions at the South Hampton Arts Center in New York, in 2019, where his group entry won Best in Show. Breuer has been a part of many other group exhibitions, particularly in the St. Louis area, with work exhibited at Des Peres Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital. His most recent solo exhibition was at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 2017. His exhibited work included 30 etchings, collagraphs, and linocut reduction prints.
Dirty Fingernails IV Artist Benefits
The Foundry Art Centre will be showcase artists from around the globe who create art using printmaking as their medium of choice. During the opening reception, the juror will hand out three major awards: two Juror’s Choice awards of $150 each and the best in show will receive a Going Solo award which allows the artist to be given a solo exhibition in one of the Foundry’s multiple gallery spaces.
About Foundry Art Centre
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Their mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, and education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.
The Foundry Art Centre resides in what was once a train car factory – a 1920’s structure formerly owned by American Car & Foundry. Rather than demolish the 36,800 square foot building, the community of St. Charles worked tirelessly to complete a $2.2 million renovation and opened the region’s premiere, interactive, interdisciplinary art center in the spring of 2004.
As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts. It helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people, and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.
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