How do I become a Foundry Art Centre studio artist?
Artists must go through the annual jury process to become a Foundry Art Centre artist. All artists working in fine arts and fine crafts are eligible. Fine crafts include such work as ceramics, textiles, jewelry, all kinds of sculpture, glass and more. Note: The jury process is not a critique. Artists will not receive a critique of their work.
What are the benefits of being a Foundry Art Centre studio artist?
- Artist page on www.foundryartcentre.org which gets over 12,000 page hits per month
- Access to 24-hour studio space on a renewable one-year contract
- Opportunity to submit images and updates of shows, awards, and special projects to Studio Artist Pages.
Who are the jurors?
The jurors are highly qualified professional artists, curators, teachers, museum directors and the like, who are independent of the Foundry Art Centre. Their decision is final. Jurors look for work that meets the highest standards of professionalism and promise.
To apply, submit the following on receiving day, March 23, 2014.
1. Completed application.
2. Six pieces of original finished 2D or 3D artwork created in the last two years.
- If you generally frame work, one piece must be framed. The others can be matted and shrink wrapped as appropriate.
- Affix the FAC ID tag (found on the last page) to the back or underside of each entry. There is no place for your name as you will be assigned a number at registration.
- 2D applicants must bring cardboard of appropriate size to protect submissions as they will be stacked against the wall. Do not put your name or any other identifying mark on the cardboard as the jury process is blind.
- All work must be totally dry. Wet paint will disqualify an applicant.
If you would like to reserve a jury space and streamline the receiving day process,
you may submit your application prior to receiving day by sending it to:
Atten: Angela Fowle
520 North Main Center Saint Charles, MO 63301
Applications mailed must be postmarked by March 17th, 2014 to allow for timely delivery.
Note: This jury process is not a critique. Artists will not receive a critique of their work.
On March 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm, an Information Session will be held in the Ameristar Gallery on the first floor of the Foundry Art Centre. This is an optional meeting during which the jurying process will be discussed. This is a good opportunity for applicants to ask any questions they might have.