Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park
Accepting artist entires through January 16 for one of the most reputate, longest-running juried art fairs in the region.
The Greater St. Louis Art Association (GSLAA) presents the Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park, March 30 through April 1 at the indoor, air-conditioned Greensfelder Recreation Center in Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, Mo.
GSLAA has been hosting art fairs at Queeny Park for more than 35 years. The fall and spring art fairs are two of the most reputable, longest-running juried art fairs in the bi-state region and present a rare opportunity for the public to see and purchase original works of fine art and fine craft directly from the artists who create them.
“People come back to the Art Fair year after year to see their favorite artists and to discover new talent,” said co-chair Vic Barr. “The unique blend of different styles and mediums creates an appealing and fun atmosphere for everyone, from the art enthusiast to the curious. Plus, with the show held inside, there is never a worry about inclement weather.”
Artists interested in showcasing their work at the Spring Art Fair still have time to apply. GSLAA is accepting early entries through Jan. 16. Late entries will be accepted through Jan. 23 for an additional fee. Applications and instructions may be found at www.ArtFairAtQueenyPark.com.
The final lineup will be composed of approximately 130 juried artists from around the St. Louis region and the United States, representing the following media: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, printmaking, digital art, glass, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, wood and more. The show will be judged by a nationally renowned panel – awarding over $4,500 in cash and prizes.
“The jury members who are selecting the artists certainly have their work cut out this year,” Barr said. “The number of entries continues to increase by record numbers, and consequently, the quality of work is unprecedented. I believe this growth is a direct response to the show’s positive reputation both in St. Louis and around the country.”
In addition to the wide variety of fine art and fine crafts, guests are treated to:
· Wine tastings by Three Squirrels Winery from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday;
· Three $100 drawings (1 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday) for “art dollars” that can be spent at any artist’s booth;
· An interactive Art Discovery Adventure for children from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; and
· Refreshments available for purchase.
Proceeds from the $5 admission and the artists’ booth fees go to GSLAA’s Art Scholarship Fund and help cover show expenses. St. Louis-area high school seniors are eligible to apply for the art education scholarship, which is sent directly to the college of his or her choice. Scholarship winners will have their work displayed at the spring Art Fair at Queeny Park. Additional donations for the scholarship fund are welcomed at the admission gate.
Admission is $5 at the door and free to those 18 and under. Parking is free. Tickets are valid for all three days of the Art Fair at Queeny Park. Hours are:
· 6 to 9 p.m. Friday
· 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
· 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Dollar-off coupons are available from the GSLAA website, www.gslaa.org. Guests will have the opportunity to sign the guest book to receive future announcements and discount coupons.
Visit www.ArtFairAtQueenyPark.com or contact co-chairs Vic Barr, 314-997-1181, or Lee Richards, 636-584-5414, for more information about the Art Fair at Queeny Park. Visit www.gslaa.org for more information about GSLAA. The Art Fair at Queeny Park can also be found on Facebook.