On the Water A One Read Art Exhibit Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia)
“It’s a great art, is rowing. It’s the finest art there is.” ~ George Pocock, as quoted by Daniel James Brown in “The Boys in the Boat”
Inspired by this year’s One Read selection, we invite Mid-Missouri artists to contribute works that explore a range of experiences and views of water, whether from shore or flying across the water itself, “in a poem of motion, a symphony of swinging blades.”
Cash prizes will be awarded for three winners, courtesy of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The third place winner will receive $50, the second place winner $75 and the first place winner $125. The first place winner will also receive a $100 gift certificate from the Columbia Art League Art, good for use towards any class. Art will be displayed September 7-20 at Orr Street Studios with an opening reception, awards and program on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m.
For this year’s art exhibit, we asked area artists to contribute works that explore the idea of home, of leaving and returning, or what One Read author Keija Parssinen calls “that mysterious child-love for a left-behind place.” We were absolutely thrilled at the quality and variety of work submitted.
At the exhibit’s opening reception on September 10, the following winners and honorable mentions were announced. Read More →
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.
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.
As 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” 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.