Aug
28
to Nov 9

Arcana

“It seems that these old cards were conceived deep in the guts of human experience, at the most profound level of the human psyche. It is to this level in ourselves that they will speak.” ― Sallie Nichols

Far from just a tawdry fortune telling device, the Tarot is shrouded in mystique and intrigue.  What is it about this strange system of images and symbols, uncanny and yet so familiar, that continues to fascinate and beguile us? The 78-card deck is made up of 4 suits and 22 trump cards often referred to, respectively, as the minor and major “arcana”. The cards present us with archetypes, an iconography of collectively inherited images and symbols which cross human culture and time - the Fool, the Hermit, the Hanged Man, the Lovers, the Devil, Death, and more.  Through them we see ourselves, our common journey reflected in the great mythos, incarnations of the same images we see across fairytale and folklore.  Visually rich and steeped in symbolism, the possible interpretations of the archetypes presented in the deck are infinite, and have been mused over by artists for centuries.  We invite our artists to do the same, and contribute to the creation of a collaborative deck that is truly one of a kind.  Draw your card, contemplate, interpret, create, and in the process learn what may be in the cards for you.

*Entry Process: Participating artists are invited to come into the gallery to draw their card Tuesday, April 3rd – Saturday, April 7th, 11 AM – 5PM.  Participation is limited to the number of cards in the deck, and artists will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.  Important Note: Once you pull your card from the deck, your fate is sealed.  You must commit to completing your contribution to the deck by the deadline.  The whole project is counting on you!

We will be accepting artwork on Friday, August 24th, and Saturday, August 25th.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 31st, 6-8 PM @ CAL

Please complete the entry form prior to dropping off your work at CAL.

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
$
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.
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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Boone County Art Show

Please join us for the annual Boone County Art Show!

October 13-14, 2018 @ The Central Bank of Boone County (720 E Broadway)

The Columbia Art League and the Central Bank of Boone County invite you to celebrate the annual Boone County Art show with us! Students, Members of CAL, and residents of Boone County are invited to submit a piece of art to the show. Please read the guidelines carefully before completing the entry form.

Entry forms are due September 29th to CAL via online submission or drop-off at the gallery. There is no entry fee. Artists will drop off work at the Bank on October 12th, from 6-7 PM.

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
Are you a Columbia Art League member, full time student, or resident of Boone county? *
Please check all that apply.
Please review the category numbers on the exhibitor guidlines before completing.
$
I hereby assume all risk of loss, damage or misplacement of the art works I enter. I agree to pick up my entries between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 or be charged a $25 storage and handling fee payable to the Columbia Art League, where any work will be taken after the show. Neither Central Bank of Boone County nor the Columbia Art League will be responsible for works that have not been picked up during this period of time. Any art not picked up at the Columbia Art League after 120 days from the end of the show will become property of CAL. I understand a commission of 35 percent will be charged for all art work sold while on exhibit at the bank. Revenue is used to support the Columbia Art League’s community activities. A red dot designates pieces that have been sold. Central Bank of Boone County requests permission to exhibit selected entries until November 16, 2018. A green dot will designate these works. Art work by me in this exhibit has been completed within the last 12 months and I am a resident of Boone County, a Columbia Art League Member or a full-time student in Columbia. My submitted artwork is my own original work. I confirm that it is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Central Bank of Boone County and Columbia Art League may reproduce my work in social media and print advertising for Boone County Art Show 2018 & 2019.
Would you like to volunteer throughout the weekend?
This show can only be a success with the help of many volunteers. Please check the job and time you can hlep. We are depending on your to serve at the time you select.
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Nov
13
to Jan 4

Give a Gift of Art

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no theme for this unjuried show, which is only open to current CAL members.  We simply ask that members consider entering work that may make a good gift for art-loving holiday shoppers.

We will be accepting artwork for this show on Friday, November 9th, and Saturday, November 10th.

Opening Reception: Friday, November 16th, 6-8 PM @ CAL

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Jan
8
to Feb 22

Gluttony

Curiosity is gluttony.  To see is to devour. –Victor Hugo

Accept artwork: January 4 (11:30-6) and January 5 (11-5)
Opening Reception: January 11 (6-8)

Each year, our annual food-themed show invites artists and viewers alike to partake in an opulent visual feast, exploring the complexity of our relationship to the edible.  In this show, CAL’s walls feature depictions of consumption, indulgence, obsession, and desire, juxtaposed with simple pleasures, sweet nostalgia, comfort, and even reverence for the precious morsels that sustain us.  Here, artists are encouraged to explore that which tempts their most gluttonous appetites, or remind us of the perils of our own intemperance.

Entry Form:

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
$
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.
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Feb
26
to Apr 19

Truth (?)

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

Accept Artwork February 22 (11:30-6) and 23 (11-5)
Opening Reception: March 8 (6-8)

It has been suggested by some philosophers  that the ultimate purpose of art is the acquisition of truth – a transcendent notion, to be sure – but the well-crafted image or story can also obscure, confuse, and mislead. We entreat artists to probe their experience in a world some have described as post-truth, a world of fake news, manipulation machines, and digital avatars. In such a climate, perhaps truth can be found in the ecstatic experience of a sunset, or the simple softness of a flower petal, the bliss of love, the pangs of loss, or the universality of inevitable human suffering. Perhaps truth has many faces, many disguises, and many veils. What is your truth?

The ancient philosopher, Plato, believed that the artist was, at best, an insufficient imitator of truth, at worst, a reckless charlatan and a liar. We wonder, can the mere mortal artist ever reveal the Platonic notion of true Form? Can any given apple ever attain the eternal and everlasting notion of “appleness” which endures in our minds, even as the real thing rots away? Does truth exist only beyond the veil of eternity or is it to be found in the solid facts of the material world? Perhaps, as Descartes suggests, only our consciousness is a fact. “I think, therefore, I am.” Only the existence of our own experience is undeniable. Can truth come from within, or should even our senses and most basic assumptions not be trusted?

Entry Form:

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
$
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.
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Apr
23
to Jun 14

Icon

“In the future, everybody will be famous for 15 minutes” –Andy Warhol

Accept Artwork: April 19 (11:30-6) and 20 (11-5)
Opening Reception: April 26 (6-8)

This show invites artists to explore the power of symbolic imagery and the legacy of humanity’s pursuit of the ideal in representative form.  From the surprisingly evocative cave paintings of our distant ancestors, to the opulent religious iconography of the Middle Ages, to the carefully crafted image of the modern pop star, we ask artists to consider the beguiling and enigmatic power of the icon. When does icon become idol?  When does admiration morph into obsession? And when does identification with the symbol itself usurp the power of the idea it stands for?  Our favorite brands, our familiar flags, our colorful ribbons for causes: these things can become little badges proclaiming our identities and our ideals, real or aspirational, but do they really define us? Amidst the visual panoply of the digital age, we ask artists to help us take a closer look, to reflect on the iconography that is all around us, and consider the ways we are shaped by it.

Entry Form:

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
$
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.
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Jun
18
to Aug 9

Members' Summer Open

Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it. - Leon Trotsky

Accept Artwork: June 14 (11:30-6) and 15 (11-5)
Opening Reception: June 21 (6-8)

Our Member’s Summer open is an annual show, that has something different to offer each year. Always a fan favourite, due to it’s unpredictable nature, this show has no theme or jury. Resulting in an amazing range of creative projects from our artists, from all shapes, sizes, and mediums. Diverse, exciting, and full of possibilities, come check out our Member’s show

Interesting in joining the Art League? Connect with us at ColumbiaArtLeague.org/membership

Entry Form:

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
$
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.
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Aug
13
to Oct 18

Inner Child

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” Pablo Picasso

Accept artwork: August 9 (11:30-6) and 10 (11-5)
Opening Reception: August 16 (6-8 PM)

Every single one of us was once a child, so why is it that the essence of childlike innocence is lost on us so suddenly once reaching adulthood? Some envy the naivety of children, other’s their abounding energy, but it is the universality that being a child represents, that truly perplexes us as adults. The world is a different place, from the eyes of a child. With so many things to learn, it is astounding to think of all the children who have grown to do amazing things for society. Even the most powerful leaders and malicious criminals were once a toddler, just learning how to walk. This disconnect, bridge, or gap that presents itself differently in every one of us, at a different time, is what makes children's perspective and art so intriguing. To know that we all once were one of them, and they they someday will be one of us. Our inner child show invites you to explore what it means to see from the eyes of a child, and to relish in the excitement of new life. By taking works created by children in a variety of mediums, and  having experienced adult artists reinterpret them with their own piece, we offer a glimpse into the creative process of artists both young and old. A creative process, which resounds universally, and tells its own, unique story.

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Oct
22
to Jan 3

Give a Gift of Art

“Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.” - Don Miguel Ruiz

Accept artwork: October 18 (11:30-6) and 19 (11-5)
Opening Reception: October 25 (6-8)

Unthemed, unjuried, and confined only by the limits of our artist’s imagination, our Give a Gift of Art has a little something for everyone. From paintings, to jewelry, to furniture, our artists have the freedom to create unique and diverse pieces, that are sure to enchant you. Come visit us, check out an array of pieces submitted by our talented artists, and take something home for a special someone.

This show is only open to current members of the Columbia Art League. Learn more about membership and join here.

Entry Form:

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
$
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.
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Jun
26
to Aug 24

Summer Open

“Creativity takes courage.” -Henri Matisse

Our Members’ Summer Open is an annual showcase of our talented community of CAL artist members.  

There is no theme for this unjuried show.  If you’d like to submit, but are not currently a member of CAL, join here.

We will be accepting artwork on Friday, June 22nd, and Saturday, June 23rd.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 29th, 6-8 PM @ CAL

Complete the Entry Form online prior to coming to CAL.

Name *
Name
Address
Address
Phone
Phone
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.
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May
1
to Jun 23

Critters

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” -Anatole France

The late spring show is an homage to the kingdom Animalia: the furry, the feathered, the slimy, and the scaled; the creatures of the land, the sea, and the sky. Throughout mythology, animals have come to represent all aspects of human nature including our compassion, our cunning, and our cruelty. To mirror our love, fear and wonder of the animal kingdom, artists are invited to celebrate the critters that share our planet, capture our imagination, and steal our hearts.

We will be accepting artwork for this show on Friday, April 27th, and Saturday, April 28th from 11-5 either day.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4th, 6-8 PM @ CAL

Please complete the following Entry Form prior to bringing your work to CAL.

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
$
$
Artist Agreement: I understand the Columbia Art League may photograph my work for public relations materials related to this show. I also understand the Columbia Art League will retain a 35% commission on any artwork sold in the gallery, and I will receive 65% for the sale of my work. I understand that should I sell this work as a direct result of it being shown in the CAL gallery within the next 6 months, I will sell my work through the Columbia Art League. I understand that For Sale artworks shown in the exhibition will be kept in the gallery until the end of the exhibition, unless a buyer specifically requests to remove the work early. Once purchased the decision to keep or remove an artwork from the show is at the discretion of the buyer and the gallery director. I confirm that the submitted artwork is my own original work and is not a copy or likeness of another artist’s work including published photographs or reference material not attributable to me. Standard insurance is provided by CAL while artwork is on CAL’s premises. Work is insured at 50% of retail price.

 Artwork by Hope Martin

Artwork by Hope Martin

With thanks to our show sponsor,

Stephens College!

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Stranger Than Fiction
Mar
13
to Apr 27

Stranger Than Fiction

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Merriam-Webster’s word of the year in 2016 was surreal. A concept bequeathed to the public by a quirky group of Frenchmen.  Surreal literally means beyond real and conjures images of the bizarre and the unusual, the unbelievable and uncanny, as well as freakish, unearthly dreamscapes; worlds that are truly Stranger than Fiction.  We invite artists to explore the fantastic and the strange. It’s time to channel your inner Dali, Picasso, Miro, Magritte or Giacometti and juxtapose reality with the impossible!

We will be accepting artwork for this show on Friday, March 9th from 11-6 and Saturday, March 10th from 11-5.

The juror will be Doug Freed, a working artist and art professional in Mid-Missouri: https://www.dougfreed.com/index.cfm

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16th, 6-8 PM @ CAL

“The objective of Surrealism is to make use of the dream, which will open the way to the Great Mystery of Life in the cause of his own art.” - Nathalia Brodskaia

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Let Them Eat Art! 2018
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Let Them Eat Art! 2018

The Columbia Art League is thrilled to announce another year of our Let Them Eat Art! fundraiser! CAL partners with 10 local chefs who choose a piece of art from our Indulge show as inspiration for a tasty bite. This delicious night is full of great food, incredible art, wonderful friends, and immense creativity.
Come to CAL for this event on February 23rd, from 6-8 PM, and vote for your favorite in the People's Choice ballot!
This is a ticketed event, and we will only have 100 tickets available, so please plan in advance! Tickets are $40 each and well worth it!
 


Let Them Eat Art Featured Chefs


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Chef Trish Robertson

Bleu Events

 

Trish Robertson is the talented Pastry Chef behind Bleu Events. She creates one-of-a-kind handcrafted cakes and desserts for weddings, conferences, conventions, galas, fundraisers and more. She also leads and manages the production of all Bleu Events bakery requests as it relates to specialty bread and desserts, gluten-free and special dietary bakery requests.

 

Robertson's culinary talents include advanced cake decorating and fondant work, advanced sugar sculpting, handcrafted confectionaries, and molecular gastronomy desserts. She also has extensive experience in baking production and cake decoration in high volume commercial bakeries.

 

Robertson has served as a Pastry Arts Instructor at Baltimore International College and ProStart Competition Instructor for the National Restaurant Association. She received her Associates of Applied Science, Baking & Pastries Degree from Baltimore International College.


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Chef Daniel Pliska

University Club of MU & University Catering 

Daniel Pliska is the Executive Chef and Assistant Manager for the University Club of MU located in Columbia, Missouri he started at the university 1998.

In his early years Chef Daniel trained and worked at first-class hotels, restaurants, and pastry shops in Washington DC, Dusseldorf West Germany, and New Orleans. His 35-year career in the culinary field includes more than 20 years as an Executive Chef in private clubs and hotels.

In July, 2015 at the ACF National Convention Chef Daniel was awarded a Presidential Medallion for his dedication to the ACF and his work on the National Apprenticeship Committee. In 2014 he was inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Chefs. He has been a Certified Executive Chef with the ACF for more than 15 years and also tested and earned the Certified Executive Chef designation while working for the Club Corporation of America. He has received 10 ACF awards and medals in cooking and pastry, including 2 grand prizes and a gold medal in traditional cold food competition.

Chef Daniel has authored a pastry textbook in 2014 titled “Pastry & Dessert Techniques” with American Technical Publishers. He was a contributing author of the ACF National Apprenticeship Training for Cooks -- Baking and Pastry Station released in 2012. He has authored more than 25 articles on culinary and pastry arts for the National Culinary Review, Club Management, Pastry Arts and Design, Columbia Home magazine, and Club and Resort Business.  He is the president of the American Culinary Federation Central Missouri Chapter and a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Chefs Collaborative and Slow Food.


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Chef Jeremy Bowles

Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge

Jeremy Bowles, born and raised in Rolla, MO, graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a bachelors degree in hotel and restaurant management in 2004.

From there Jeremy went on to cook for a variety of restaurants around town, learning under each chef and taking his progress with him. As kitchen manager of the former Forge & Vine, Jeremy decided he was ready to write his own menu, and, in August of 2008 opened Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge.

Since, Jeremy has wowed Columbia with an eclectic menu offering a wide variety of creative plates for any palate.


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Chef Kittikoon Chompupong

Thip Thai

Chef Kitt was born in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand and moved to Boston later in life to work in his father's restaurant. After receiving official certification as a Thai Chef, he opened several successful business throughout the east coast and the south.

He opened Thip Thai to immerse the people of Columbia in true, authentic Thai cooking. Chef Kitt draws from each of the regional influences of Thailand to create a one of a kind dining experience. He recently opened a second location on the south side of Columbia


 Josh Smith

Josh Smith

 Ben Parks

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Chef Ben Parks and Chef Josh Smith

Barred Owl Butcher & Table

Ben started working in kitchens while in college at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. After graduating with a BA in Business Administration in 2002, he decided to pursue a culinary career and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. After completing his studies, he returned to his hometown of Columbia, Missouri, eventually becoming Sous Chef at Trattoria Stada Nova.

Ben spent several years teaching culinary arts through the Columbia Area Career Center before returning to the restaurant business. He was with bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar just after its opening in 2008. He and his business partners opened The Barred Owl Butcher and Table in 2016.

Photos by Erin Achenbach, Vox Magazine, and Aaron Ottis, Feast Magazine


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Chef Levi Grantham

44 Stone Public House  

44 Stone is a restaurant and bar in the spirit of the comfortable, casual and convivial pubs of the British Isles. Their menu is often inspired by the food one might find in an English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh public house, but with Contemporary American insight. While the preparation, presentation and ingredients are modern and high quality-driven, 44 Stone’s fare is approachable and familiar.


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Chef Anna Meyer

Range Free

The need for convenient, safe food is no stranger to Anna Meyer. She moved to Columbia in 2006 to attend the University of Missouri and completed her Masters in Art History in 2008. Over the next 8 years, Anna baked and decorated cakes professionally in local grocers. In 2009, after 2 years, 7 doctors, and one vengeful chili cheese dog, she was diagnosed with extensive food and environmental allergies. Allergic to 7 of the Top Eight, all grains, yeast, many fruits, vegetables, chocolate, & spices, both cooking at home and dining out became a challenge and commercial bakery positions became detrimental to her health. In 2012 Anna began catering to the needs of allergen-free and specialty diets throughout Columbia. She has built a specialty baked goods following, all in need of a local eatery servicing their needs, but most importantly, understanding the needs of a specialty diet as no other establishment in Columbia can.


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Meriwether Team

Meriwether Cafe and Bike Shop

We are a community centered locally sourced cafe and bike shop serving the residents of Rocheport and the world at large.

We incorporate our love of classics in everything we do, offering simple scratch cooking in a casual cafe setting.


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Chef Jill Rostine

Good Food Co.

Jill began Good Food Co., a from scratch dessert bar and pastry shop, at the first of the year. Nestled in downtown Como, Jill focuses on treats that are primarily locally sourced and a perfect combination of excellence and nostalgia.

 

Photo by Aaron Ottis, Feast Magazine


 Crystal Hartman

Crystal Hartman

 Jess Bowman

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Chef Jess Bowman and Chef Crystal Hartman

Cafe Berlin and Wine Cellar and Bistro

Crystal Hartman is the sous chef and pastry chef for The Wine Cellar and Bistro. 

Crystal has been working in the food service industry since 2007. She has worked as pastry chef for Broadway Brewery, 44 Stone and 44 Canteen. She has been working at The Wine Cellar and Bistro since 2015, and is currently sous chef and pastry chef. 

"I got my first chance to work in a commercial kitchen one year ago, starting as a part-time prep cook at Cafe Berlin, by a total stroke of luck. I was hungry to learn, being a total newbie with zero experience, & every day spent in the kitchen was stretching me. A year & a few months later, I finally feel like I'm growing into my own as a cook. From working as a weekend line cook to training new cooks to making weekly specials, soups, pastries, & countless batches of biscuits-- I am becoming the confident, intuitive cook I know I have in me. I want to reach outside my super rad community at Berlin to learn from the nuanced food community around me that I know little about.

Enter Crystal, my partner for this event. I respect her so much, & am stoked for this being our first time cooking together. It has been so fun to work off each other's strengths & challenge one another. I am excited to continue weaving into other chef's lives here & sharing my love of food wherever I can!" 

-- Jess Bowman


Sean Curd

Sean Curd

Bartender, Sycamore Resturant

 


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Treven Smith

Bartender

Treven Smith grew up in Mid-Missouri and has been a skilled bartender in Columbia for 12 years. Currently holding positions as the Taproom Manager at Dogmaster Distillery and as a bartender at The Quarry, but is also a freelance bartender for special events. Smith grew a love for bartending & craft beer while working at 44 Stone which quickly evolved into spirits and cocktail creation at 44 Canteen. He loves educating his patrons and excels at creating a warm, fun and inviting atmosphere.

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Indulge
Jan
16
to Mar 9

Indulge

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” - Ruth Reichl

In this show, we invite artists to explore the art of eating.  Artists’ connection to food tells us much about the time, place, and culture in which they lived. Our relationship with food can be complicated, tangled up with the need for survival, with our primal connection to land and community, and fraught with emotions from guilt to pleasure! In this show, artists are encouraged to Indulge and serve up a veritable feast for the eyes.

We are accepting artwork for this show on Friday, January 12th, and Saturday, January 13th.

Information for submitting artists: Indulge is a juried show open to CAL members and non-members. Artists are invited to submit up to two works for the juror's consideration. Artwork should be submitted on Friday 12rd or Saturday 13th of January, 11am-5pm both days. Artwork in all mediums is welcome. Please note that all artwork must be for sale, be no larger than 48” in any one direction, have been completed in the last two years, and have neither been in a previous CAL gallery show nor juried out of a CAL show. All paintings must be completely dry and all work must be WIRED – we cannot hang work that does not have a wire - and labeled on the back with the artist’s name. Artist entry fee (per person, not per work) is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

The juror is Don Luper, Art Instructor, from State Fair Community College.

Opening Reception- Friday, January 19th, 6-8 PM @ CAL

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CAL Members' Annual Meeting - December 14th
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

CAL Members' Annual Meeting - December 14th

Once a year, we invite the CAL members to come along for an informal meeting at the Columbia Art League where we thank the outgoing board members, welcome in the new members (Shannon Soldner, Phil Gresham, Anastasia Pottinger & Ann Merrifield) and our Executive Director, Diana Moxon, will give her last short State of the League address. We're delighted this year to have musician/composer Ben Colagiovanni providing music for the evening, wine from our pals over at Les Bourgeois and some dessert bites from Room 38. 

The meeting is from 6-7pm at CAL, though it might go longer, and we'd love to see you!

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Aug
25
to Nov 3

Interpretations V

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 fifth year of this extraordinary show. You can see all of the previous years’ entries in the InterpretationsInterpretations II, III and IV books, available to view or purchase at the Columbia Art League.

 

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Scapes
May
9
to Jun 23

Scapes

There’s a reason galleries around the world are filled with so many landscapes, seascapes and fantastical dreamscapes: at some point in our daily lives, we all crave an escape. For some that’s gazing out onto a golden hayfield beneath a huge mid-western sky, for others a view of a tumultuous ocean, or a languid wild-flower carpeted meadow, or maybe a view into another dimension, to a world other than our own.

In Scapes artists are invited to transform the gallery into a myriad of views - an exploration of the world we live in and worlds beyond, from the prosaic humdrum scapes of daily life, to inspirational views and escapist fantasies.

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Comestible
Mar
14
to May 5

Comestible

Language loves food: cornucopia, ambrosia, delicatessen, confectionery, aphrodisiac, and the show’s title, 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 are invited to explore our love of food, its role as both a necessity and a luxury in a world where gluttony is far outpaced by hunger.

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