Past Exhibitions

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Comestible

March 14 - May 5, 2017

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf

Language loves food: cornucopia, ambrosia, delicatessen, confectionary, aphrodisiac and comestible, are such lovely words upon the tongue, that they almost have their own flavor. Just as food has inspired such a decadent linguistic feast, so too has it provided a font of creativity for the visual artist: think of those heaving tables of the Dutch Baroque period, Arcimboldo's surreal fruit portraits, Cezanne's apples, Thiebaud's cakes or the jello art of contemporary British food artists, Bompas and Parr. In Comestible artists were invited to explore our love of food, its role as both a necessity and luxury in a world where gluttony is far outpaced by hunger. 

Juror: Paul Allen, State Fair Community College, Sedalia

Awards

First Place: Jacob Crook - Holy Guacamole (mezzotint engraving)
Second Place: Brandy Tieman - You are What You Eat (mixed media)
Third Place: Mzeona Iagorashvili - Still Life with Ugli Fruit (wool)

Honorable Mentions

Molly Horak - Cheese Plate (encaustic)
Jane Mudd - Three Creeks Turnips (oil on canvas)
Colleen Wagner - Spring Grilling (mixed media)
Jean Neely - Pas de Cuillere (pastel)
Peg Craig - Impeached (clay)
Deb Roberts - Entanged (color film photography)
Don Asbee - Take Care Not To Lose Your Tempura (forged copper & steel)

 

Quintessence

January 17 - March 10, 2017

"Man is a microcosm, or a little world, because he is an extract from all the stars and planets of the whole firmament, from the earth and the elements and so he is their quintessence." Paracelsus

Quintessence invites artists to explore the elemental substance of all things – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and from the Eastern tradition, Void, or that which is beyond the tangible world. Everything we see and experience around us is a manifestation of these elements and their interactions upon one another.

Artists may choose to take inspiration from the physical nature and natural beauty of these forces as well as their conceptual, symbolic expressions. Explore Earth - the body, the fertile planet, strength, and gravity, Air – the mind, wind, movement, and freedom, Fire – passion, energy, and transformation, Water – emotion, intuition, and fluidity, or the Void – spirit, the unknown, and the great beyond.

Juror: Don Luper, State Fair Community College, Sedalia

Awards:

First Place:  Colleen Wagner – After the Fire (mixed media)
Second Place: Danielle Hrdina - Froggy on my Window (chalk pastel)
Third Place:    Jacob Crook – Sleep (mezzotint engraving)

Honorable Mentions

Ken Logsdon - Untitled (photography)
Deb Roberts - Aglow (black & white film photography)
Renee Hackman – Where have you been? (oil)
Jean Neely – Still Water (pastel)
Kevin Shults – Black Box: Elementia (mixed media)
Theresia St. Vrain – Wild Monkshood (sterling silver oxidized)
Ernest Hilderbrand – Charred! (wood)


Give a Gift of Art

November 8, 2016-January 6, 2017

"To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving." Max Beerbohm

There is no theme for this unjuried show, which is only open to current CAL members.

Awards judge: Sarah Nguyen, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg

Award Winners

Overall best in Show:  Jacob Crook - Gathering Storm (mezzotint engraving)
Best in 2D: Colleen Wagner - Red Time Line (mixed media)
Best in 3D: Tom Stauder  - Three Graces (wood)
Best in Photography: Maureen McHale - Jungle of Dew (photography)

Honorable Mentions

Donavon Blake - With Spring Comes the Rain (digital photography on canvas)
Ann Marie Long - Ireland I (fiber-wrapped coil basket)
Rebecca Douglas - Morning Light (fiber)
Don Bristow - Hickory Box (wood)
Mzeona Iagorashvili - Emily (wool)
Nikos Karabetsos - Landscape (printmaking)
Jessie Donovan - Those of the Heart (intaglio & ink-jet transfer)


Interpretations IV

August 27-Nov 4, 2016

"All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation." George Eliot

Interpretations: A marriage of 40 visual artists and 40 literary artists, each submitting one work of his/her own choice with any theme. Then, an art swap: Each visual artist receives a work from one of the writers; each literary artist receives an artwork. The task for each artist and writer: to create a second work of art or piece of writing, which is his or her interpretation of the other artist's work. The result: A show of 80 artworks and 80 pieces of writing. The aim of the show: A reminder that we all see the world differently; our interpretations of the world around us are uniquely ours. How will each artist interpret the other artist's work? How will the viewer interpret the written words and artworks in the show? This will be the fourth year of this extraordinary show. You can see all of the previous three years' entries in the InterpretationsInterpretations II, and Interpretations III books, available to view or purchase at the Columbia Art League.


Members' Summer Open

June 21 – August 24, 2016

"Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne." Bryan Proctor

There is no theme for this unjuried show, which features work of current CAL members.

Awards Jurdge: Thomas Piche, Director of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia

Awards

First Place: Jacob Crook - Greenwood Court (Mezzotint Engraving)
Second Place: Kerry Hirth - Small Magellanic Cloud (Pastel on Paper)
Third Place: Dennis Murphy - Hitt Street (Egg Tempera on Paper)

Honorable Mentions

Jack Eads - Mountain Woodcutter, Translyvania, Romania (Photography, Epoxy, Metal Leaf)
Kelly Carson - Braided Vase (Stoneware)
Kate Gray - Grateful Play (Mixed Media)
Kathryn Mitter - Creek in Winter (Oil)
Eric Seat - River View (Oil on Canvas)
Katie Blake - Still Life No. 4  (Limited Palette Oil Painting)


Chromophobia

April 26-June 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30th, 6-8pm

"Chromophobia manifests itself in the many and varied attempts to purge colour from culture, to devalue colour, to diminish its significance, to deny its complexity." David Batchelor, 'Chromophobia'

"A color known as dragonsblood is red. This color is used occasionally on parchment, for illuminating. But leave it alone, and do not have too much respect for it; for it is not of a constitution to do you much credit." Cennino D' Andrea Cennini, "Il Libro dell' Arte"

Color has a complex history in art. In ancient times Aristotle argued that line represented order and rationality, whereas color was chaotic and inessential. Neoclassical art theory posited that color was unwelcome in the upper echelons of aesthetic systems. Beyond the world of art history, bright colors can, for some people, elicit a real feeling of fear and aversion. Where some seek to surround themselves with white or neutral tones, others seek color at every chance.

In Chromophobia, artists are invited to explore the worlds of the garish and the neutral. Go wild in the color box or exercise extreme constraint and create in the world of white and greys.

Juror: Metra Mitchell MFA, Forest Park Community College & Maryville University, St Louis

Award Winners

First place: Shannon Soldner – The Weight of Ambiguous Expectations (oil on canvas)
Second place: Jacob Crook – Island (mezzotint engraving)
Third place: Brandy Tieman – Uncompromising  (acrylic)

Honorable Mentions

Tom Stauder – Vase (wood)
Donavon Blake – The Cooper Shop (Digital Photography)
Rebecca Douglas – The Guardian (fiber)
Danielle Hrdina – Spoons (Charcoal pencil)
Mzeona Iagorashvili – Poppies (wool, silk)
Catherine Parke – Celestial Sunrise (acrylic)


Pathways & Passages

February 23-April 15, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27th, 6-8pm

"It's not down in any map; true places never are." Herman Melville, Moby Dick

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." Henry David Thoreau

In tandem with the True/False 2016 film festival's visual arts theme of ‘Off The Trail', Pathways & Passages invites artists to explore geographical spaces; from tree-lined laneways and interior spaces, to maps, mazes, treasure trails, secret finds, directions and journeys. On a conceptual level, artists might explore personal journey, the passage of time, private or hidden places and the virtues of straying from the known. From wilderness landscapes to intimate psychological spaces, Pathways & Passages is an exploration of the art of getting lost and the things we might find along the way.

Juror: Nicole Dutton, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville

Award Winners

First place: Colleen Smith – A Certain Kind of Longing (oil on canvas)
Second place: EonJu Jeon – Merry go (mixed media)
Third place: Jennifer Wax – Lyrical Pathways (dyed silk organza, photo transfer on fabric, embroidery floss)

Honorable Mentions

Shannon Soldner - Vagabond (oil and gold leaf on canvas)
Clara Brand - Juxtapochickens (acrylic)
Dan Stapleton – San Antonio Street, Taos, New Mexico (acrylic)
Tom Stauder - Walkabout (walnut)
Anastasia Pottinger – Neck and Shoulder: Centenarian Series (photography)
Brandy Tieman – Escape Through Pages (acrylic)


Inside Voices

January 12 – February 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 16, 6-8pm

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." Pablo Picasso

Inside Voices invites artists to explore the range of emotions that constantly vie for our attention deep in our heads and hearts: Joy, Love, Anger, Sadness, Fear, Loathing. How does what we see around us affect our subconscious mind? What inspires great joy? What creates a feeling of sadness? What makes us angry? What makes our lip curl in disgust? Will an artwork evoke the same feeling in the viewer as it does in the artist? Think conceptually or think materially to create artworks that evoke an emotional response.

Inspired by Pixar Animation Studio's summer 2015 movie ‘Inside Out'Inside Voices is a voyage into our emotion-controlled interior world and the voices that accompany us on our daily journey through life.

Juror: Don Luper, State Fair Community College, Sedalia

Award winners

First place: Mark Langeneckert – Lost: A Man of False Letters (mixed media with pastel)
Second place: Kate Gray – Conflict to Clarity (watercolor and ink)
Third place: Brian Walther – Voice of Intolerance (3D multi-media on wood)

Honorable Mentions

Erin Barchet - Demons (oil on canvas)
Amy Meyer – Ode to Baldessari (graphite & charcoal on paper)
Nora Othic – Fear and Loathing (watercolor & color pencil)
Shannon Soldner - Haunt (oil & silver leaf)
Jan Swaney – Time Changes Things (Vintage eco-printed garment, silk & cotton threads, encaustic papers)
Shane Epping – Four Generations: Great Grandmother & Great Granddaughter (photography)


Give a Gift of Art

November 3, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7, 2015

"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure." Dale Carnegie

Give a Gift of Art is a vibrant and eclectic annual showcase of work by the multi-talented members of the Columbia Art League and the perfect opportunity to choose a work of art as a gift this holiday season. From uniquely hand-crafted jewelry to hand-built ceramic wares, original paintings and photographs, CAL is also a great place to make your own holiday wish list! So, take a tour of the CAL gallery and see why the best place to buy award-winning art is right here in Columbia. Join us for the Opening Reception and raise a toast to our incredibly talented community!


Interpretations III

August 22 – October 30, 2015

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” Jerzy Kosinski

Interpretations: A marriage of 40 visual artists and 40 literary artists, each submitting one work of his/her own choice with any theme. Then, an art swap: Each visual artist receives a work from one of the writers; each literary artist receives an artwork. The task for each artist and writer: to create a second work of art or piece of writing, which is his or her interpretation of the other artist’s work. The result: A show of 80 artworks and 80 pieces of writing. The aim of the show: A reminder that we all see the world differently; our interpretations of the world around us are uniquely ours. How will each artist interpret the other artist’s work? How will the viewer interpret the written words and artworks in the show? This is the third year of this extraordinary show. The previous two years’ entries can be seen in the Interpretations and Interpretations II books, available to view or purchase at the Columbia Art League.


CAL Members' Summer Open

June 23 – August 19, 2015

There is no theme for this unjuried show. Enjoy the variety!


FEAST

April 21 – June 19, 2015

“All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.” Khalil Gibran

A sumptuous indulgence, Feast, speaks to our undeniable love of food – the comfort it offers, the sensuality and passion it evokes, and the obsessions it can burden us with. The idea of the feast - an orgy of taste, texture, aroma and color, conjures up images of medieval banquets, cornucopia laden tables, goblets a-slosh with wine, limitless excess and extravagance. Feast invites artists to play with their food, to create for the viewer a delectable escape or even to remind us of the brashness of such opulence in world where many still hunger.


Everything is a Remix

February 24 – April 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 28, 2015

“I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work.” Henry Ford

An unconfirmed rumor, perpetuated by Steve Jobs, claims that Pablo Picasso once said, ‘good artists copy; great artists steal’. In contemporary art we know it as appropriation; to adopt, borrow, recycle, or sample from the anthology of visual culture. Though many artists push the boundaries of creative and intellectual property, we are compelled to wonder, is pure originality an impossible cause? And if so, in derivative is there not also homage? As film-maker, Kirby Ferguson, explores in ‘Everything is a Remix’ [everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/], all evolution is based on three things: copy, transform, and combine. In this show artists are invited to remix their own artistic influences, be it that of another artist, a writer, musician, film-maker, or a specific piece of their work, and offer up an homage to the creativity they have inspired.


Night and Day

January 13 – February 20, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 2015

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Francis Bacon

From the chiaroscuro of 17th century Dutch Renaissance masters to contemporary landscape, still life, and abstract, the visual power of light and dark, has been much studied and masterfully rendered. Light and dark are inextricably linked. Neither has meaning or context without the other and this consummate duality is embedded deeply in the subconscious mind. Perpetually manifested in our culture as the ultimate tension between opposites, Night and Day is the great battle between good and evil, joy and sorrow, feast and famine, and the ongoing quest for balance in the yin and the yang.

 

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Give a Gift of Art

November 4, 2014 – January 9, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6-8pm

Give a Gift of Art is a vibrant and eclectic annual showcase of work by the multi-talented members of the Columbia Art League and the perfect opportunity to choose a work of art as a gift this holiday season. From uniquely hand-crafted jewelry to hand-built ceramic wares, original paintings and photographs, CAL is also a great place to make your own holiday wish list! So, take a tour of the CAL gallery and see why the best place to buy award-winning art is right here in Columbia. Join us for the Opening Reception and raise a toast to our incredibly talented community!


Interpretations II

Buy the Interpretations II book!

August 26 – October 31, 2014
View/download a poster about the show (pdf).

Interpretations: A marriage of 40 visual artists and 40 literary artists, each submitting one work of her/his own choice with any theme. Then, an art swap: Each visual artist receives a work from one of the writers; each literary artist receives an artwork. The task for each artist and writer: to create a second work of art or piece of writing, which is his or her interpretation of the other artist’s work. The result: A show of 80 artworks and 80 pieces of writing. The aim of the show: A reminder that we all see the world differently; our interpretations of the world around us are uniquely ours. How will each artist interpret the other artist’s work? How will the viewer interpret the written words and artworks in the show?


Bountiful Boone

June 24 – August 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6-8pm

"Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed" -Samuel Johnson

We live in a bountiful county - geologically, ecologically and agriculturally. We have our own endemic species (the pink planarian), one of the oldest trees in the country (the Burr Oak at McBaine); we have 254 acres of orchards, farmers markets heaving with local crops, amazing art and performances, one of the world's great rivers bordering our land: we truly live amidst Boone's bounty. So whether it's art about Boone County, art made in Boone County, or art inspired by Boone County, you'll find it in the show.


Elemental

April 15 – June 20, 2014
“For the first time I saw a medley of haphazard facts fall into line and order…— as though one were standing beside a jungle and it suddenly transformed itself into a Dutch garden.” C.P. Snow.

In 1869, Russian chemistry professor Dmitiri Mendeleev published the first Periodic Table – not only a neat classification for the building blocks of a universe, but also an incredibly rich tapestry of artistic opportunity. Imagine lustrous metals, rich histories of chance discoveries, and the bounty of the natural world: an unparalleled artistic cornucopia and a wonderful opportunity to re-wed arts and science.


Appetite

February 25 – April 11, 2014

“I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.” - Erma Bombeck

Food can be comforting, seductive, sustenance, or a deadly obsession. It is the beating heart of culture and community; the object of thousands of years of technological progress, human migration, trade, and tradition; in more ways than one, we truly are what we eat. For centuries, artists have been captivated and compelled to use food as a vehicle to critique society, investigate politics, and explore gender and class. In 21st century America, what do we have an appetite for?

Let Them Eat Art! will be back on Thursday April 3rd – a delicious CAL fundraising evening where we invite 10 local chefs to choose a work in the show as an inspiration for a tapas-style dish. Tickets are $35 and only 100 are available. Learn more about Let Them Eat Art! >>


Please Don’t Touch

January 14 – February 21, 2014

Please Don’t Touch is a multi-layered show, inviting artists to play on the seductive nature of the tactile and its power to evoke a visceral, sometimes involuntary response in the viewer. At a deeper level, the concept embraces the meaning of fragility, the frailty of the human condition, the natural world and unbreachable taboo.


Give a Gift of Art

November 5, 2013 - January 4, 2014

Give a Gift of Art is a vibrant and eclectic annual showcase of work by the multi-talented members of the Columbia Art League and the perfect opportunity to choose a work of art as a gift this holiday season. From uniquely hand-crafted jewelry to hand-built ceramic wares, original paintings and photographs, CAL is also a great place to make your own holiday wish list! So, take a tour of the CAL gallery and see why the best place to buy award-winning art is right here in Columbia. Join us for the Opening Reception and raise a toast to our incredibly talented community!


Interpretations

August 24-November 1, 2013

“All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.” George Eliot

Interpretations: A marriage of 40 visual artists and 40 literary artists, each submitting one work of her/his own choice with any theme. Then, an art swap: Each visual artist receives a work from one of the writers; each literary artist receives an artwork. The task for each artist and writer: to create a second work of art or piece of writing, which is his or her interpretation of the other artist’s work. The result: A show of 80 artworks and 80 pieces of writing. The aim of the show: A reminder that we all see the world differently; our interpretations of the world around us are uniquely ours. How will each artist interpret the other artist’s work? How will the viewer interpret the written words and artworks in the show? Inspired by 2011’s captivating Hint Fiction exhibit, Interpretations revisits the nexus of the written and the visual.

LIMITED EDITION BOOKS

Thanks to Commerce Bank Trust Company we are delighted to announce that the Interpretations show is going to be published as a book. Our thanks also go to the creative talent of Allison Smythe for volunteering her time to help with the layout, to Marta Ferguson who is donating her editorial talents to pull the book together and to photographer, Art Smith, who will be photographing the works for the book.

The companion anthology to the Interpretations show is now available for purchase. The book features all 174 art and written works in the show.

The book may be purchased at the Columbia Art League gallery for $20, or may be purchased online and mailed for an additional $5 shipping and handling.

See a preview here (pdf).


CAL Members' Summer Open

June 25 - August 23, 2013
Awards judge: Christian Cutler, Gallery Director and Curator, Gallery of Art & Design, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg

“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” Edouard Manet

It had been a rainy spring and everyone was ready for the dog days of summer. There was a yearning for hot, lazy days of homemade lemonade, mint juleps, and the cool bliss of yielding to the temptation of Sparky’s ice cream. Not wanting to cocoon themselves in an over-cooled shopping mall, the visitors decided to explore The District and find a unique memento of their time in Columbia. Resting a moment under the shade of some striped awnings, they discovered a gallery and snuck inside. Here, a cornucopia of art awaited them: lushly painted landscapes, exquisite jewelry, brightly-hued scarves, glass sculptures, hand-made coffee mugs. She fell in love with a painting of shoes. He bought her a steel tulip. They left knowing one thing: this was a city of incredible artistic talent.


Green 

April 16 – June 22, 2013

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Ending CAL’s Trilogy of Color is Green. Once the preserve of landscape artists, green has developed its own modern day persona, evoking a love of earth, the environment, sustainable living and recycling. In Green artists are invited to bring their own interpretation to bear: a statement about the beauty of the planet, a paean to Earth Day (April 22nd), a repurposing of found objects or maybe an exploration of envy. Expect a vivid journey through the verdant corner of the color box, a celebration of the planet we call home.

Award Winners

1st place - Susan Taylor Glasgow for 'Look But Don’t Touch'
2nd place - Jeanne Bintzer for 'Iceland Terrain'
3rd place - Mark Langeneckert for 'Green Beans'

Honorable Mentions
Janice Hargrave – 'A Living Hope' 
Amy Meyer – 'Lime on Linen' 
Donavon Blake – 'By the Light of the Moon' 
Joanna Zou – 'Kiwi Quagmire' 
Dennis Murphy – 'Shirt' 
Jessica Lambert - 'Chlorophobia'

Emerging Artist Award
Sarah Poor
 for 'Under Pressure'

Emerging Artist Honorable Mention 
Aidan Cornelison

Larry L’Hote Award for Repurposed Art 
Peter LaVaute – 'Four Right Feet, The First Slow Dance'


Edible

February 26 – April 13, 2013

"Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es." Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are” proposed Brillat-Savarin in the 18th century, or, in other words we are what we eat. In response to the popularity of CAL’s 2012 Eat Me! show, we invite artists once more to delve into the world of food, exploring its form, texture, color and our complex relationship with it in the modern world.

 

Let Them Eat Art! will be back on Thursday April 4th – a delicious CAL fundraising evening where we invite 10 local chefs to choose a work in the show as an inspiration for a tapas-style dish. 


Beauty and the Beholder

January 15 - February 23, 2013

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

What is beauty? We live in a subjective world, where perception is unique to each of us. Beauty is ephemeral and ever changing, so how can we capture it? In Beauty and the Beholder artists are invited to explore the concept of beauty and its role in contemporary society. The visitor is the Beholder, invited to contemplate their own perceptions of beauty as they regard the show.

Award Winners

1st place - Susan Taylor Glasgow for 'Always with Me'
2nd place - Mike Sleadd for 'Bad Attitude'
3rd place - Fred Schollmeyer for 'Survivors'

Emerging Artist Award
Samantha Ding
 for 'Insecure Beauty'

Honorable Mentions
Ipsa Chaudhary
Randy Tindall
Irina Tevzadze
Inessa Morelock
Melynda Lotven
Harrison Bergeron
Sarah Poor

'Beauty and the Beholder' exhibition in the news

Diana Moxon featured on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (KBIA)

New exhibit begs the question: What does Columbia find beautiful?(Columbia Daily Tribune)


Give a Gift of Art CAL Members’ Show

November 6, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2012

‘Give a Gift of Art’ is an annual showcase of Columbia’s wonderful, local artistic talent and the perfect opportunity to purchase a gift of art during the holiday season. Whether you’re looking to give a beautiful wooden bowl, show your love with a piece of hand-made jewelry, or compile your own holiday wish-list, take a tour of the CAL gallery and see why the best place to buy award-winning art is here in Columbia.


Sherrie Kueckelhan
Canyon Blaze

Award Winners

1st place Dennis Murphy
2nd place Joel Chrisman
3rd place Sherrie Kueckelhan

Honorable Mentions

Richard Dutton
Jack Eads
Chris Frederick
JD King
Jean Neely
Catherine Parke
Tom Stauder

"Give a Gift of Art" in the news

Give It Away by Aarik Danielsen (Columbia Daily Tribune)


House of Cards

August 28 – November 3, 2012

This fall we’ll be making a bi-annual return to one of CAL’s biggest ever shows. Featuring just 54 works, House of Cards is a gleefully creative interpretation of a playing deck and a show that is sure to be flush with artistic talent. Expect irony, humor and everything from botany to portraiture.

 

Take the show home!

With the help of Art Smith Photography (www.artsmithphotography.com) and Miller’s Professional Imaging (www.millerslab.com), we’ll be turning the whole show into decks of Bridge-size playing cards, where each artist’s work forms the playing face of the card. The perfect holiday season gift and the chance to buy an entire art show for just $20! All proceeds from the card-deck sales will benefit CAL’s programs. Decks are available for purchase!

Buy your decks online
or contact CAL to buy your decks: 573-443-8838.

'House of Cards' exhibition in the news

Diana Moxon featured on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (KBIA)


CAL Members’ Summer Open 

June 26 – August 25, 2012

There is no theme for this unjuried show, which is only open to current CAL members. Artists are invited to submit one work. Artwork in all mediums is welcome. All work must be for sale, be no larger than 48” in any one direction and have been completed in the last two years. All work must be WIRED – we cannot hang work that does not have a wire. Artists should also make sure that their name is on the work. The entry fee is $10. Although unjuried, cash awards will still be given for work in the show.


Blue

April 24 - June 23, 2012

“Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.” Jules Feiffer, cartoonist.

Following on from the success of 2011’s ‘Red’ show, this year we invite artists to explore ‘Blue’. Said to be the color of the fifth chakra (the throat), blue runs the gamut of emotion, representing sadness to some and the optimism of blue skies to others. Politically it flip-flops: liberal in the US, conservative in the UK and Canada. What does it evoke to you? Whether it’s an artwork inspired by the cobalt, ultramarine or cerulean in the color box, or it’s a feeling or memory invoked semantically, in ‘Blue’ artists are invited to explore the realm of, well, blue.


Kerry Hirth
Blue Callicore
(detail)


Miranda Lee
Real Childhood Blues


Brandon Smith
A Second Face

'Blue' Award Winners

First place: Kerry Hirth - ‘Blue Callicore’
Second place: Miranda Lee - ‘Real Childhood Blues’ 
Third place: Jerry Thompson - ‘Up the Columbia.’

Honorable Mentions

Amy Meyer - 'Blew'
Nora Othic - 'Tattoo'
Linda Pluschke – 'Thoughts Like Birds'
Abby Gnagey - '56'
Mary Kate Protzmann – 'Blackbirds in a Sunset Sky' 
JD King – 'Oklahoma Blues'

Emerging Artist Award Winner

Brandon Smith- 'A Second Face'

Blue Juror Professor Aaron Fine comments on winning works:

Kerry Hirth – 'Blue Callicore'
This piece speaks directly to the beauty of color as a subject in itself, and to the history of the study of color interaction as exemplified by Joseph Albers

Miranda Lee – 'Real Childhood Blues'
I responded to this piece on two levels. I read the iron and ironing board as an interesting metaphor for the creative process, with a unique connection to the history of labor by women. I also liked my own perhaps literal reading of a cold (blue) iron pressing out artworks on a hot (red) ironing board

Jerry Thompson – 'Up the Columbia'
This artwork was not so much a representation of ideas about color as a powerful demonstration of the use of color in painting. The application of transparency in particular, in diagonal waving bands, delivered both a sense of deep space in a natural landscape as well as simple abstract pleasure.


Eat Me! 

Feb 28 – April 21, 2012

“Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words 'EAT ME' were beautifully marked in currants.” Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Food informs so much of our daily life, and has long provided a source of inspiration for artists. If indeed we do we first eat with our eyes, then what better way to explore what food means to us than through art. In Eat Me! artists are invited to explore the world of food – from still life paintings to explorations of our relationships with food as a society.What does food mean to you?

 

'Eat Me!' Award Winners

First place: Jane Mudd - ‘Missouri Spuds’
Second place: Susan Taylor Glasgow - ‘Happy Happy’ 
Third place: Lawrence L'Hote - ‘Barbecue’

Honorable Mentions

Tom Stauder - 'Peppermills' 
Jamie Carey Humphreys - 'Gathering of the morning feast' 
Devin Carter - 'Cafe' 
Tootie Burns - 'Big Bars' 
Suzanne Norton - 'Carnage'

Emerging Artist Award Winners

Rachel Volmert - 'Origins' 
Sawyer Wade - 'Slaughterhouse'

'Eat Me!' exhibition in the news

Diana Moxon featured on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (KBIA)


The Seven Deadly Sins (and the Seven Holy Virtues)

January 10 - February 25, 2012

The Seven Deadly Sins and their counterpart the Seven Holy Virtues have been explored by artists since the early 14th century, perhaps most famously by the 16th century Dutch painter, Hieronymous Bosch. The modern list of sins dates back to Pope Gregory, with their infamy fanned by the poet Dante in his epic ‘Divine Comedy’: luxuria (lust/extravagance); gula (gluttony); avaritia (avarice/greed); acedia (sloth/discouragement); ira (wrath); invidia (envy); and superbia (pride/vanity). But they are balanced in the world by the Holy Virtues of humility, charity, kindness, patience, chastity, temperance, and diligence. For this juried show, artists are invited to delve into the worlds of sin or virtue, take them to the beach, hang out with them in the supermarket aisles, invite them to a bar, or simply see how they behave under a paintbrush, from behind a camera lens or emerging out of a lump of clay.

Award Winners

First place: Lynn Graznak Saults - ‘Baba Yaga Dances in Front of Her Mirror’ 
Second place: Julie Youmans - ‘More, Please’ 
Third place: Kevin Shults - ‘Greed’

Honorable Mentions

Kate Passis - ‘Gluttony & Wrath at Playtime’ 
Inessa Morelock - ‘Good and Evil’ 
Pam Gainor - ‘Matthew 18:6’ 
George Szabo - ‘Luxuria’ 
Terry Sutton - ‘Grey Lady’ 
Yasmeen El-Jayyousi - ‘Defenseless against Fears’ 
Susan Taylor Glasgow - ‘Dainty Lady Baby Eater’

Emerging Artist Award

Therese Whang - ‘Veiled Desire’

Emerging Artist Honorable Mention

Michelle Zhuang - ‘Just Brake’

'The Seven Deadly Sins (and the Seven Holy Virtues)' exhibition in the news

Diana Moxon featured on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (KBIA)

In new CAL show, virtue and vice are their own artistic rewards(Columbia Daily Tribune)


Give a Gift of Art CAL Members’ Show

November 8, 2011 – January 7, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Generally the biggest selling show of the year, Give a Gift of Art encourages people to think of giving art as a gift during the holiday season. This unthemed, unjuried show is open to members of CAL. Work must be for sale and have been completed in the last two years. Artists may enter one work in any medium.

Hint Fiction

August 23 – November 5, 2011

An anthology of 125 short stories, each told in 25 words or fewer, is the inspiration and muse for this juried show. Editor Robert Swartwood’s book Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 words or Fewer (published by W.W.Norton & Company, New York) is a compilation of stories, which each suggest a larger, more complex story.

Artists were invited to choose one of the works in the book, taking the story as the title and inspiration for their work. This is a juried show open to CAL members and non-members.

Copies of the book are available to borrow from the Columbia Art League or for purchase from the University Bookstore or from www.amazon.com.

'Hint Fiction' exhibition in the news

CAL artists convert small stories from fiction to depiction (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Diana Moxon featured on KBIA's Off the Clock talking about 'Hint Fiction' (KBIA)


Members’ Summer Open

June 21 – August 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2011

There is no theme for this unjuried, CAL member’s summer show. As the languid days of summer descend, artists are invited to submit any recent work from their collection. Work should be for sale and completed in the last two years. Artists may enter one work in any medium. Entry fees are $10.

 

Award Winners

First place: Frank Stack - 'Missouri River at Boonville'
Second place: Anastasia Pottinger - 'Centarian Series: Crossed Arms'
Third place: Tom Stauder - 'Wobble Vase'

Honorable Mention

Jean Binter - 'Octopus'
Jack Eads - 'Armenian Gentleman'
Suzi Feldwisch - 'Blue Skies'


Red

April 19 – June 18, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21, 2011

For synesthetes, color does not occupy just one modality. They may hear in color, associate particular colors with numbers or letters, smell in color. For this show we take a primary color as the theme and invite artists to let it wander through their senses and see what it evokes: an emotion or mood; maybe a perspective; an event or situation; a suggestion; a number, letter or tune; or simply an exploration of the personality and sensuality of red. This was a juried show open to CAL members and non-members.

 

Award Winners

First place: Pam Gainor - 'Chimayo'
Second place: Kerry Hirth - 'Chopin B Major Prelude'
Third place: Chris Hall - 'Red Urban'

Honorable Mentions

Yolanda Ciolli - 'The Invitation' 
Jane Domke - 'Kente Quilt'
Jake Johnson - 'Green' 
Dennis Murphy - 'Tootsie Pop'
Krista Nicholas - 'Little Red Coat'
Thom Smith - 'Priestess II' 
Andrea Youngman - 'A Still Day on the Outskirts of Hades'


Emerging Artists: 
Bethany Bailey
 - 'Red is Desire'
Anna Sheals - 'Untitled'

'Red' Exhibition in the news

New CAL exhibit explores shades of color, meaning
(Columbia Daily Tribune)


Based on a True Story

March 1 – April 16, 2011

CAL’s annual tribute to the True/False film festival, Based on a True Story, explores the layers and contrasts of reality and fiction. We live in a world where real life seems to collide on a daily basis with the fictitious world, whether in the realm of news, politics, nature, the media or humanitarian issues. Based on True Story invites artists to re-interpret the everyday world and put their own spin on the world we inhabit. This is a juried show open to CAL members and non-members. Artists may submit two works for consideration.

 

Award Winners

First place: Susan Taylor Glasgow - 'Letting Go' 
Second place: Jacob Johnson - 'A moment in between' 
Third place: Anastasia Pottinger - 'Birthday' 

Honorable Mentions

Nora Othic - 'Honky Tonk Woman' 
Joseph Skeene - 'Bark-a-Lounge' 
Thom Smith - 'All my early guardian angels looked like this' 
Jacob Crook - 'Midwestern Landscrape' 
Julie Youmans - 'Our houses are built on the backs of salmon' 
Janice Hargrave - 'Embracing the Celebration'


Emerging Artists: 
Sarah Kaplan
 - 'Holes for Inspiration' 
Sawyer Wade - 'Evolution' 
Emerging Artist Honorable Mention: Grace Priest- 'Stolen'

Based on a True Story in the news

Diana Moxon on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (download the video) (KBIA)

Five words that never sounded so sweet (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Based on a True Story at the Columbia Art League (KBIA)

Columbia Art League Hosts Based on a True Story (Vox Magazine)


Hybrid Identity Show

January 18 – February 26, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 20, 2011

We are all a combination of selves. Whether through ethnic heritage, dreams and aspirations, our secret self and public persona, family member or inner sprite, the face we present to the world may either reveal or hide our various selves. Hybrid Identity invites artists to weave into a single work either their own worlds of self, or, taking it up to a larger scale, who we are as a nation. This is a juried show open to CAL members and non-members.

 

Award Winners

First place: Jacob Johnson, “Batman After Velázquez” in oil on canvas
Second place: Dennis Murphy, “Lleu Llaw Gyffes (With Apologies to Arcimboldo)” in acrylic on canvas
Third place: Joseph Skeene, “Earthbound” in photography

Honorable mentions:

Bethany Bailey, “Yes, Sir!” in chalk and pastel
Amy Dawkins, “Misunderstood” in charcoal
Brian Maudie, “HHHHHHHH” in charcoal, paper and wood
Jane Mudd, “Muddled Bliss” in oil
Emily Nickel, “We Are all Animals No. 1: Our Children Are Animals” in porcelain
Anne M. Russell-Skeene, “Imperfectly Protected” in glass and copper
Susan Taylor Glasgow, “Santos” in glass and mixed media

Emerging Artist Award: Jamie Daylor, “No Longer” in mixed media


CAL Members' Show: Give a Gift of Art

November 23, 2010 - January 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 9, 2010, 6-8pm

Generally the biggest selling show of the year, Give a Gift of Art encourages people to think of giving art as a gift during the holiday season. This unthemed, unjuried show is open to members of CAL. Work must be for sale and have been completed in the last two years. Artists may enter one work in any medium. Entry fees are $10.

in the News

‘Give a Gift of Art’ show puts a new spin on the satisfaction of giving (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Diana Moxon highlights Give a Gift of Art show on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (download the video) (KBIA)


House of Cards Show

October 19 - November 20, 2010

House of Cards invited artists to pull a card from a deck of playing cards and then let their imagination run free. The result was a show of 54 playful works, where each artwork represents an artist's creative interpretation of a playing card.

Take the show home!

With the help of ArtSmith Photography (www.artsmithphotography.com) and Miller's Professional Imaging (www.millerslab.com), we've turned the whole show into decks of playing cards, where each artist's work forms the playing face of the card. The perfect holiday season gift! All proceeds from the card-deck sales will benefit CAL's programs. And for Bridge-players there are two different card backs, and a price of $35 for two decks.

See the suits of House of Cards decks >>

Buy your decks online via PayPayl or contact CAL to buy your decks: 573-443-8838

 

Hearts

Ace Josie Sullivan
2 Amy Meyer
3 Rena Rong (Rockbridge student) 
4 Terry Sutton
5 Lisa Bartlett
6 Anna Cranor
7 Jan Coffman
8 Yolanda Ciolli
9 Dan Hood
10 Amber Wahidi
Jack Eun Ju Jeon
Queen Kate Gray
King Mike Sleadd

Spades

Ace JB Winter
2 Scherrie Goettsch
3 Lea Lichtay
4 Peg Crawford
5 Pat Hanna
6 Amy Dove
7 Linda Jacobs
8 Kay Foley
9 Bryan Walther
10 Ann Anderson
Jack Joel Sager
Queen Dinise Mustain
King JD King

Diamonds

Ace Derek Fox
2 Richard Dutton
3 Lynn Hill
4 Marilyn Cummins
5 Mark Koch
6 Tracy Eichhorn
7 Therese Whang (Rockbridge) 
8 Sherrie Kueckelhan
9 Tootie Burns
10 Jill Flinn
Jack Dennis Murphy
Queen Anastasia Pottinger
King Jane Mudd

Clubs

Ace Joyce Yarbrough
2 Ken Greene
3 Gloria Gaus
4 Erin Blaise
5 Barb Holdren
6 Percy Barrier
7 Lauren Orscheln
8 Nicole Gauetta
9 Peggy Craig
10 Karsten Ewald
Jack Aimee Vance
Queen Mark Langeneckert
King Eric Seat

Joker

Thom Smith

Joker

April Karlovit

House of Cards in the News

Columbia Art League flush with talent (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Diana Moxon highlights House of Cards show on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (download the video) (KBIA)


Missouri Watercolor Society Members' Invitational

August 24 - October 16, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 1:30 - 4pm

Missouri Watercolor Society Show in the News

Exacting elusiveness (Missouri Watercolor Society show) (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Diana Moxon highlights Missouri Watercolor Society show on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (download the video) (KBIA)

 


Boone County Art Show

October 9 - 10, 2010
Entry deadline: October 2, 2010

Now in its 51st year, Boone County National Bank once again hosts the Boone County Art Show, open to any resident of Boone County and any member of CAL, whether they are a Boone County resident or not. Entry forms are now available: download a PDF of the entry form. Hard copies of the entry form are also available at Boone County National Bank and at the Columbia Art League.

There is no entry fee for the show. Artists must be either a resident of Boone County, a full-time student aged 18 or over studying in Boone County or a current member of the Columbia Art League.

Photography/Digital Photography is the only medium not accepted into the show - for the simple reason that Landmark Bank holds their Vision Photography show the same weekend. Please contact Landmark Bank for more information on Visions.

This is the largest art show of its kind in Boone County.

Boone County Art Show in the News

Diana Moxon previews the Boone County Art Show on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper (KBIA download)
Boone County Art Show banks on creativity (Columbia Daily Tribune)
Boone County Art Show (Columbia Daily Tribune)
Boone County Art Show winners announced Sunday (Columbia Missourian)


CAL Members Summer Show – The Visual Word

June 22 - August 21, 2010 
The Visual Word is the CAL Members' Summer Show; a chance for words and pictures to tumble together, intertwining two worlds of communication. From single words to poetry, from art printed over books to art shaped by words, The Visual Word reveals layers of inspiration, influence and commentary.
Artwork submission: Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 24, 6 - 8pm

 

Winners

First Place: Jane Mudd, “Schoolroom”

Second Place: Josie Sullivan, “I screamed...”

Third Place: Lynn Graznak Saults, “Exhausted by Houses”

Honorable mentions:

Dinise Mustain, “Luminous”
Vicki Smith, “A Garden Year” 
Nancy Brown, “Gluttony” 
Heather Foote, “One and Two” 
Suzanne Norton, “White House” 
Katy Ross, “Untitled”

CAL Emerging Artist Award:
Katy Ross, 
“Untitled”

The Visual Word in the News

Good Reception (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Diana Moxon highlights show on KOMU (KOMU Channel 8)

Speechless at first sight (Columbia Daily Tribune)


Relative Values

April 20 - June 19, 2010
Jurors: painter John Louder (husband) and fiber artist Annie Helmericks-Louder (wife), both form the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. 

Relative Values invites the viewer to peek into artistic families and see how family life fosters similar or opposing artistic values. From husbands and wives, parents and children, siblings and cousins, Relative Values is a voyeuristic journey into the art gene and the art of family.
Artwork submission: Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, 11am-5pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 22, 6 - 8pm

 

Winners

Best Individual artwork: 
Thom Smith
, “T”

Best Pair: 
Sisters Nora Othic
and Barbara Garvey
“Rabbit Stare-Down” and “Wine Bottles & Pears,” respectively

Best Pair Conceptually: 
Husband
and wife Mark Langeneckert and Eun Ju Jeon
“Allie” and “Running Back, David Overstreet” respectively

Best Collaboration: 
Mother
and daughter April Karlovit and Heather Koonse, “Chaim”

Honorable mentions:

Individual work
Tom Stauder, “White Oak Burl Platter”
Dennis Murphy, “Neal #2”

Pair of works
Great-Niece-in-Law and Great-Uncle-in-Law Lisa Bartlett and Julius J Lankes, “5 trees” and “Landscape” respectively

Mother and Daughter Carolyn Hahn-Schomaker and Amy Schomaker, “Bali Moons” and “Serendipity” respectively

Collaboration:
Sisters Peg Crawford and Sue Price, “Joy”
Aunt and Nephew-in-Law Anastasia Pottinger and Taylor Thorne, “Centenarian Study” and “Bolts”
Mother and Daughter Susie and Molly Fiegel, “Defying Gravity”

CAL Emerging Artist Award
Lauren Orscheln, “Jilted Continued on 2C Jezebel”

Relative Values in the News

The Columbia Art League’s ‘Relative Values’ exhibit frames art with a fuller circle(Columbia Daily Tribune)

An artistic bond (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Diana Moxon highlights Relative Values show on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper(download the video) (KBIA)


Tall Stories

February 23 - April 17, 2010
Juror and Awards Judge: Doug Freed, artist and former director of the Daum Gallery in Sedalia

This show will be juried. 
Artwork submission: Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 24, 6 - 8pm

Tall Stories is CAL's annual homage to the True/False film festival; an artistic exploration of the border zone between reality and make-believe, where the viewer is invited to explore each artist's visual narrative and ask: what is true here?

Winners

First Place: Annie Helmericks-Louder, "Big Fish"

Second Place: Cody Finley, "Time Lapse"

Third Place: Lynn Graznak Saults, "Grandmother Frost"

Honorable mentions
 Nancy Brown, "Taste"
 Anna Cranor, "Wolf at the Door"
 Peg Crawford, "A Murder at CAL"
 Nora Othic, "Parting of the Red Sea"
 Thom Smith, "The Happy Executioner: An Homage to Sir Thomas More and John Calvin"
 Wei Wu, "Makings of a Perfectionist"

CAL Emerging Artist Award
 Oliver Clark, "The Fruit of the Knowledge of Good and Evil"
 Katy Ross, "I can do it!"

 

Tall Stories in the News

Diana Moxon highlights Tall Stories show on Radio Friends with Paul Pepper(download the video) (KBIA)


Sense of Self

January 12 - February 20, 2010
JurorDon Luper, artist & instructor of Fine Art at State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MO
Artwork submission: Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 6 - 8pm

 

Winners:

First Place: Mark Langeneckert, “The Limner”

Second Place: Thom Smith, “The Artist’s Brain as Workbench”

Third Place: Anatasia Pottinger, “What Time Creates”

Honorable mentions
 Susan Taylor Glasgow, “Spiritual Growth”
 Jerry Berneche, “Autobiographical Images”
 Brooke Cameron, “Is blood thicker than water”
 Katy Ross, “Katy”
 Eric Seat, “Self portrait/Directions”
 Amber Chapin, “Clash”

CAL Student AwardIan Reid, “Self portrait”

The first show of 2010 is entitled 'Sense of Self' and invites artists to explore their own sense of identity through their chosen medium. Artwork may be self-portraiture but may also be the artist's own interpretation of how they would portray their sense of self through their work.

'Sense of Self' is a juried show and artists are invited to submit up to two works for the show. Artwork submission dates are Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9. The work will be physically juried on Sunday January 10; any work not included should be picked up on Monday or Tuesday, January 11 or 12. Entry fees are $15 for CAL members, $25 for non-members. 

The winning entry will receive an award of $350, 2nd place $250 and 3rd place $100.

Sense of Self in the News

Students strive for perfection at CAL show (Columbia Daily Tribune)

A myriad of masterpieces (Columbia Daily Tribune)


Give a Gift of Art CAL Members' Show 

November 24 - January 9, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 10, 6 - 8pm

Good showing (Columbia Daily Tribune)

The annual CAL members' show is a chance to see some of the fabulous fine art produced every year by Columbia artists. Like the annual Boone County Art Show, Give a Gift of Art has something for everyone and is a showcase for local artistice talent. Please join us to celebrate the holiday season and raise a toast to art.

 

Winners:

First place: Emily Nickel "The Queen"

Second place: William Helvey "Bryce Canyon"

Third place: Eric Seat "Urban Solitude"

Santo Foundation Special Recognition Emerging Artist Award: 
  Lauren Orsheln "Self-Portrait"

Honorable mentions: 
  Mary Clohessy "The Gift" 
  Dola Haessig "South Woods" 
  Tony Irons "Swing it Two"
  Tom Stauder "Cherry Platter"
  Holly Stitt "Lemons" 
  Carrie Yonley "Winter Lit Tree"

Emily NickelThe Queen

William HelveyBryce Canyon

Eric SeatUrban Solitude


Retrospective: 50 years of CAL

October 20 - November 21, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6 - 8pm

Founded in 1959 by Betty and Art Robins, Jim Turner, Colonel Troxell, Jimmy Hourigan and Margaret Plowman, CAL has been exhibiting work by local and regional artists for half a century. The Retrospective offers a trip down memory lane and a chance to revist art produced over the last 5 decades by local artists who, through their volunteerism and passion for art, have helped to sustain and shape the Columbia Art League.

50 years of inspiration (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Following creative footsteps (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Art History (Columbia Daily Tribune)

 


Missouri Watercolor Society Members' Invitational

August 22 - October 11, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 13, 1:30 - 4:00pm

One of the most anticipated and largest shows of the year returns to CAL, offering a chance to see works by some of the region's finest, award-winning watercolor artists. Last year's winner, Paul Jackson, returns as the awards judge for this year's show.


Boone County Art Show

October 10 - 11, 2009
part of ArtRageous Weekend


Short Stories: Narratives from the Kiln

June 20 - August 15, 2009 (extended from August 1)
An international glass show curated by Susan Taylor Glasgow.


Opening Reception: Saturday, June 20, 6 - 8pm


FATE Fiber Show: Seven

May 12 - June 13, 2009
Seven artists explore the metaphoric potential that 'medium' can imbue into artworks. Clay, handmade paper, and cloth are used to create works where meaning is revealed through layers of materials and narrative. Featuring work by Eric Carlson, Jenny Dowd, Jessica Forys-Cameron, Joleen Goff, Nicole Ottwell, Betsy Roe, and Patti Shanks. 
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6 - 8pm


Image, Imagination & Intuition

March 31 - May 9, 2009
Following Altered Realities, the CAL Spring Members' Show is a journey into the imagination, open to as much (or as little!) interpretation as you want to put into it. All media are welcome. Submission dates for work are Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. 
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6 - 8pm

Awards judges
Philomene Bennett - Co-Founder of the Kansas City Artists Coalition; Educator and Studio Artist
Lou Marak - Painter, Illustrator, Cartoonist

CAL spring show awaits intuition of two KC jurors (Columbia Daily Tribune)

Sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging/MpixLes Bourgeois; and Columbia Center for Dentistry.

 

Winners:

1st place - Jerrold CartonAtalanta and the Golden Apples, oil on canvas
2nd place - Susan Taylor Glasgow: Chandelier Dress, glass
3rd place - David Spear: Apple, charcoal

Honorable mentions:

John Andrews: Playground, intaglio vopper etching monoprint
Jerry Berneche: Moonlight, watercolor & tempera
Brooke B Cameron: The Killing Fields: Tuol Seng Prison, photo vinyl gravre
Janice Coffman: The Art Class, digital art
Bob Hartzell: Jeff, silk screen
Cynthia Morris: Flea Market Find, colored pencil
Byron Smith: Storm over Boonville, watercolor
George 'Papa' Tutt: Dark Glasses, egg tempera


Altered Realities, in conjunction with True/False Film Festival

February 24 - March 28, 2009
Coming up in February we have our annual visual arts homage to the fabulous True/False film festival. This year the show title is Altered Realities, an exploration of the demarcation zone betwixt reality and its alter ego. If you have work you'd like to submit for this juried show, please submit it to CAL on Friday, February 20 or Saturday, February 21 during our regular hours (11:30am - 5:30pm). Entry fees are $15 for CAL members or $25 for non-members. Up to two works can be entered for consideration. 

CAL will be the venue all through True/False weekend for the film-makers panel discussions so work in the show will be seen (and hopefully bought!) by a multitude of national and international visitors. 
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 25, 6 - 8pm

Winners:

1st place - Susan Taylor Glasgow: Building a Nest
2nd place - Dan Howeth: Dan Howeth
3rd place - Tori Pelz: Subsistence

Honorable mentions:

Bob Hartzell: Michelle
Thom Smith: The Wizard of the Bible Belt
Julie Kendall: The Brown Virgin 
Jerrold Carton: Jane Doe representing the subdued majority called Womanhood

Susan Taylor GlasgowBuilding a Nest


Politically Speaking

January 13 - February 22, 2009
Open to CAL members and non-CAL members. A juried exhibit of artists' interpretation of the show title. All artworks should be for sale and have been produced within the past five years.

Winners:

1st place - Jacob Crook: A Decrease in Demand
2nd place - Jane Mudd: Never Ending Story
3rd place - Nancy Brown: Yum Yum Should Never Be for Sale

Honorable mentions:

Zane Corn: Democracy
Dennis Murphy: Glad to Die
Jennifer Weigel: Paranoia
Jiayi Xiong: Is it hot in here?
Juan Pablo Villalobos Romero: El Gran Dia
Oliver Clark: Democracy
Kelsey Reimler: Toy Soldier

Jacob CrookA Decrease in Demand

Jane MuddNever Ending Story

Nancy BrownYum Yum Should Never Be for Sale

 

Show juror Bunny Burson is a printmaker with an MFA from Washington University. She served asDirector of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in the Clinton-Gore administration. Her work references the 2000 election and the consequences of a failed electoral process. 

Awards judge Chrissy Crawford works as an art consultant and curator for private collectors, corporations, and galleries. She has a Masters Degree in International Art Business from Sotheby's Institute, London with a focus on the illicit art market. Miss Crawford lives in New York and in Aspen.   www.chrissycrawford.com


Give a Gift of Art CAL Members’ Show

December 2 - January 10, 2009
CAL’s annual members’ show, featuring artworks in all mediums by CAL’s multifariously talented artists. Artists may submit up to 2 artworks (space permitting) for this unjuried but awarded show.
Submissions: Saturday, November 29 (11am - 5pm) and Sunday, November 30 (noon - 4pm) 
Opening reception & Holiday Open House: Friday, December 5, 6-8pm

 

The Columbia Art League is pleased to announce the winners Give a Gift of Art Members' Show.

Winners:

1st place - Jessie Lawson: Birdwoman
2nd place - Bob Hartzell: Space
3rd place - Avery Danziger: Statue of Liberty, Paris, France

Honorable Mentions
Richard Dutton: Landview Now
Thom Smith: Nativity
Gloria Gaus: Missouri River in Winter


Inaugural Columbia Invitational

October 13 - November 29
Awards judge: Peter Bartlow, Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago
The opening show at CAL’s new gallery at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts will be the first of CAL’s Columbia Invitationals, a selection of artwork from 50 of Missouri’s finest artists, as selected by a panel of academic and professional artists, and art curators.

Opening reception: Thursday, October 23, 6 - 8pm

 


Missouri Watercolor Society Members’ Invitational

August 18 - October 11
Awards judge: Jerry Berneche
CAL’s annual exhibit of watercolor works, submitted by artists across Missouri and beyond. All artists exhibiting in this show are members of the Missouri Watercolor Society, a national organization. This year’s award judge, Jerry Berneche, was the first place winner of the 2007 show. 
Opening reception: Sunday, September 7, 1-3pm


49th Annual Boone County Art Show

September 27 - 28
The Columbia Art League and Boone County National Bank are pleased to announce the 49th Annual Boone County Art Show. The event, co-sponsored by Columbia Art League and Boone County National Bank, will be held September 27-28, 2008. This is the largest art show of its kind in Boone County. more >>


The Artists Behind the Artists: Celebrating Mizzou's Art Education Graduate Program

August 1 - August 16
Art Educators play a significant role in the development of artists and creative thinkers from all walks of life. This exhibition celebrates the art of graduate students in the University of Missouri Art Education program as it highlights the continuing artistic production of art teachers at all educational levels.
Opening reception: Wednesday, August 13, 6 - 8pm

News stories about the exhibition:


The Colors of Spring Members' Show

May 27 – July 19
Awards juror: Nora Othic - Best in Show winner of the CAL Members' Give a Gift of Art show

Spring colors, interpretations of spring, warm days and long evenings, renewal.... CAL members are invited to submit work for this unjuried show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 22, 23 and 24. The Colors of Spring will be the last show in the current CAL gallery before our move to the Missouri Theatre in early July. Please make a note to pick up your work on Saturday, June 28, as the gallery will be closed the following week for the move.


2008: The Horse in Fine Art

April 1 – May 16
CAL’s first national show of the year and mid-Missouri’s first ever equine art show. Curated by the American Academy of Equine Art in Kentucky, the exhibit will feature 50 paintings and sculptural artworks by America’s finest equine artists. 
Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 6-8pm

Master equine artists to teach May classes 
(Columbia Daily Tribune)

The dark horse: Columbia exhibits equine art
(Vox Magazine)

Equine show at Columbia Art League (scroll down)
(Columbia Daily Tribune)


"Never has reality more needed to be imagined": Where does truth end and fiction start? 

February 26 – March 29
Awards judge: Paul Sturtz, True/False Program Director
A quote from French film director Chris Marker is the inspiration for this show, which coincides with Columbia’s annual True/False film festival, an exploration of how artists depict reality and make-believe. Artists may submit up to 2 artworks for this juried and awarded show. 
Opening reception: Wednesday, February 27, 6-8pm

Awards

1st Place: Avery Danziger, Columbia MO
2nd Place: Bogdan Stroescu, Columbia MO
3rd Place: Jennifer Weigel, Affton MO

Honorable mentions:
Lisa Bartlett, Hallsville MO
Laura Coe, Columbia MO
Thom Smith, Columbia MO


Missouri Art Professors’ Show

January 8 - February 23, 2008
Presented by Huebert Builders, Inc.
Awards judge: Doug Freed, Professor Emeritus, Daum Gallery, Sedalia

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, January 10, 6 - 8pm
catered by Addison's an American Grill
wine provided by Les Bourgeois Winery and Vineyard

A chance to see artworks by Professors of Art from across the state of Missouri. The show is open to Professors or Assistant Professors, either currently employed or retired, living or working in Missouri. Artists may enter up to 2 artworks for this unjuried show.

Awards

First Prize: Keith Ekstam, Missouri State University for Valles Occidental Crossing
Second Prize: Matthew Zupnick, University of Central Missouri for Y
Third Prize: Mark Langeneckert, University of Missouri for She Loves Me Not

Honorable Mentions for:

Armin Muhsam, Northwest Missouri State University for Intersection of Space
Larry Kantner, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri for Night Factory
Naomi Sugino, Columbia College for Green & White Umbrella
Lampo Leong, University of Missouri for Earthly Patina II

 


CAL Members' Show: Give a Gift of Art 2007

November 6, 2007 - January 5, 2008
Awards juror: Paul Allen, Chair of the Art Department, State Fair Community College

The annual Columbia Art League members' show exclusively features work by CAL artists and offers you the opportunity to give a gift of art this holiday season. 
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, November 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
supported by The Upper Crust