Fine Arts Opportunities

Visual Arts

7th Annual Young Artists Exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum's Teen Art Council invites St. Louis area teens 13 to 18 to submit up to two artworks exploring the theme "Portraiture".
What is a portrait today?
  • How can all art be considered portaiture?
  • How does a portrait change your perception of the figure?
  • How can a portrait make a statement?
Submission requirements:

  • Artist is a St. Louis teen 13 to 18
  • Two dimensional medium, digital video not to exceed 5 minutes in length or relief sculpture with a depth not to exceed 2"
  • Dimensions must be 16" x 20" or smaller in size
  • Eligible artworks will be juried by members of the SLAM Teen Arts Council and accepted works will be included in the exhibition
  • To submit your work, please complete the online form at

Deadline to submit is Friday, March 1, 2019

Exhibition dates: May 3 - August 18, 2019
                              SLAM Student Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 2019 -- 6-8pm

Catholic Campaign for Human Development "Creating on the Margins" Contest

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is sponsoring the "Creating on the Margins" contest. This year's theme is "A Time to Heal Racism".
For information about the contest, click here.

The deadline to submit entries is March 31, 2019

COCA - Center for the Creative Arts "Text as Visual Language Exhibition"

Text as Visual Language is a juried cross-disciplinary exhibition in the Millstone Gallery at COCA that welcomes all works using text primarily as visual forms of expression. Submitted artworks can range from an abstracted thesis of an anthropology researcher, to a video of a baby learning to speak for the first time, a computer glitch that distorts an e-book version of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” or even a logo project of a freshman graphic design student. Text as Visual Language is seeking works that challenge the boundary of text (letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, passages, books, and so on) and its interconnected relationship to all forms of visual language.

The text can be manipulated to emphasize parts of its original meaning, to alter aspects of its form and transform its original content into a new content, or to be completely divorced from its original form or translation. The exhibition is open to individuals living in the St. Louis area ONLY.

For more information, click here.

Open to artists and non-artists of all ages living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 50-mile radius.

Entry Deadline:
Monday, February 18, 2019 (11:59 CST).
There is no application fee. Entries for this exhibition are accepted via email to:

Exhibition Dates:
April 5, 2019 – May 19, 2019
COCA’s Millstone Gallery

Student Art Competition: ArtEffect Project

The ArtEffect Project is open to U.S. and international middle and high school students. Both individual and group projects are eligible. Projects must be entirely student-produced. Students who have received two prizes are no longer eligible.

For information about the contest visit 
The ArtEffect Project

Submission deadline: February 15, 2019

Pre-College Programs - Washington University

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts offers top-ranking programs within a world-renowned academic and research institution. You’ll experience college-level courses and studio culture, and explore the dynamic art and design scene in St. Louis.

Both our Architecture Discovery Program and Portfolio Plus Program offer rigorous instruction that prepares you for college-level work. Our programs are recommended for rising juniors and seniors in high school.

Applications Open: 12/15/18
Early Application Deadline: 3/15/19
Scholarship Application Deadline: 3/15/19
Regular Application Deadline: 4/15/19

2019 Architecture Discovery Program

2 weeks | July 7-20, 2019
2 college credits

2019 Portfolio Plus Program

3 weeks | July 7-27, 2019
3 college credits

COCA Studio Art Intensive: Curation

Art Curation is the practice of archiving art and other cultural relics to tell a story or preserve history through selection, sequencing/arrangement, labeling and textural references. Students will use a field trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum as inspiration to further their understanding and practice of curation and its relevance in our world. Using common, everyday objects they will curate their own mini-exhibit to tell a story that reflects their respective interests. Field trip included in the price.

Interested students should submit 3-5 jpegs of their work and a statement of interest to Shawna Flanigan, Director of Arts Education & Program Development, at Submissions must be received by May 3, 2019

524 Trinity Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63130

July 29-August 2, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ages 14-18

Hartmann's Art Hiring for Summer Art Jobs

Hartmann's Art & Concessions is a St. Louis based company that operates artistic concessions at Six Flags and Grants Farm. They specialize in Caricatures, Face Painting, Airbrushed Apparel, Airbrushed Tattoos, and Henna Tattoos. As the business is very artistic in nature, they are looking for talented individuals to apply for summer jobs. Interviews will begin around the middle of February.

If you wish to apply, click here.


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