One Read Art Exhibit: Call for Submissions

Mythos
A One Read Art Exhibit

Inspired by the folk myths and mysteries in this year’s One Read selection, Mid-Missouri artists 16 and older are invited to contribute work that plays with the ideas of storytelling, personal myth-making, exaggeration, secrets and superstitions. Cash prizes will be awarded for three winners, courtesy of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The first place winner will receive $125, the second place winner will receive $75 and the third place winner will receive $50. Art will be displayed September 2-15 at Orr Street Studios with an artist reception, awards and storyteller performance on Tuesday, September 11.

Submission Details

  • Artists must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Artists may submit one work in any visual medium.
  • Pieces should be ready for display (with secure hanging wire if applicable).
  • Work should be labeled on the back with your name, phone number or email, title of the work and medium used.
  • Submit artwork to Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia).
  • Submission dates (updated!) are:
    • Monday, August 27, noon-3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 28, noon-3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 29, noon-3 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 30, noon-6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, August 31, noon-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 1, noon-3 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 2, 9 a.m.-noon
  • After the exhibit, artists can pick up their artwork Saturday, September 15th between noon and 3 p.m. or Sunday, September 16 between noon and 3 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lauren Williams at 573-443-3161 or by e-mail.

Special thanks to Orr Street Studios and Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs for their support!

 

Winners of “The Art of Science” Exhibit Announced

The Art of Science Exhibit at the Columbia Public LibraryAs part of the 2011 One Read program, we invited Missouri artists to contribute works inspired by the human body, the strange beauty of a cell viewed through a microscope or other intersections of art and science.

Professional artist and president of the Missouri Watercolor Society’s Board of Directors George “Papa” Tutt judged the artwork submitted, and we are pleased to announce the following winners. Read More

“The Art of Science” Call for Entries

Image of human neural stem cells, from Corey Seehus, Brain Cells Inc, USA, and GE Healthcare on Flickr“The Art of Science”
A One Read Art Exhibit
Submission dates: September 22-24

As part of the 2011 One Read program, we invite Callaway and Boone County artists ages 16 and older to contribute works inspired by the mysteries of the human body, the strange beauty of a cell viewed through a microscope or other intersections of art and science.

Submissions will be accepted at the Columbia Public Library (100 West Broadway), Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24. Submitted works will be on display September 26 – October 14. Artists may enter one original work in any medium. Pieces should be ready for display (with secure hanging wire if applicable). The first place winner will receive a Columbia Art League membership courtesy of CAL and $100. The second and third place winners will receive $50 each. All cash awards are generously provided by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs. Artists receiving honorable mentions will win pairs of free movie passes courtesy of Ragtag Cinema.

For inspiration, read more about this year’s One Read selection, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

Contact us with any questions.

Unmasked

One Read Art Exhibit

“You invent yourself.” – George Orson, from “Await Your Reply” by Dan Chaon

 

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These masks and more are currently on display at the Columbia Public Library.  They were created on September 25, 2010 by participants in this year’s One Read art workshop.  Participants explored alter egos and alternative selves, inspired by the identity–shifting themes of Dan Chaon’s “Await Your Reply.” Participants crafted masks of paper, cardboard, plastic and other objects to investigate who they are, alternative personas and even who they might like to be.  The workshop was led by artist and puppeteer April Karlovit.

See more pictures and read about the workshop at the Missourian’s Neighborhood News blog.

Call for Entries: One Read Express Yourself Art Show

Once again this year, we will be hosting a show of artwork by community members. Artists may begin submitting work now for the One Read Express Yourself Art Show. Submissions should be inspired this year’s book, “The Air We Breathe.”