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Promoting Arts in our community through awareness, appreciation, education and support; creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all.

Clay Fest 2015 Begins July 11th

Gallery Zeke
106 Main Street

July 11-August 2

Clay Fest 2015 returns to Steelville for its second annual series of exhibitions and demonstrations. This year’s focus is on the ceramic art form referred to as “Raku.” Gallery Zeke, the Fine Arts gallery of the Steelville Arts Council, is hosting a nationally juried Raku Art show with guest juror Wayne Higby officially opening July 18th. Also opening, July 11th is a nation-wide invitational ceramic art show at Gallery Zeke.

STARCO is also pleased to be offering an intensive Raku Ceramics workshop July 13th – 17th with Ceramic Artist Jesse Ring. STARCO is also bringing to town a FREE ceramic arts speaker series featuring internationally renowned ceramic artists and educators every Saturday at 3pm, July 11th-August 2nd. You can learn more about the Clay Fest event happenings and register for the workshop at Steelville Arts Council’s website

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Clay Fest events are made possible in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

For more information please contact:

Jamie Smith

Steelville Arts Council’s 2015 Plein Air event

Plein Air 2015, Steelville Arts Council

Plein Air 2015, Steelville Arts Council

Steelville Arts Council’s 2015 Plein Air event

 Steelville Missouri, June 5-13

             Artists are signing up and painting sites have been chosen for the 3rd annual Plein Air event sponsored by the Steelville Arts Council.   Up to 40 artists will be painting in outdoor locations in Crawford County and their works will be judged on a daily basis. Each day there will be a purchase prize-winner and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place juried winners. The prize-winning paintings will be auctioned off at the Dinner Gala on June 11 at Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch. To purchase the $40 ticket for an elegant dinner and the opportunity to bid on a one of a kind, prize-winning, brand new painting, go to the Yadkin Creek Mercantile, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, or call Jack at 573-743-3478.

           plein air raffle flyer 20153 The other paintings will be for sale all week long at the Steelville Community Center. In addition, there will be online sales of paintings starting June 14th. Go to www.steelvilleartscouncil.org for more information on this opportunity.

            Painting locations will include Indian Hills Lake, Onondaga Cave, the town of Cook Station, any where in Crawford County, Main Street Steelville, and local farms. One of the local farms will host a sunset paint. Artists will also be able to compete for a purchase prize for a Nocturne paint. Nighttime paintings will be produced throughout the event and then will be handed in on the morning of Thursday, June 11 at which time the purchase prize sponsor of this event will choose their painting.

Plein Air GALA Tickets

Plein Air GALA Tickets

            Artists will be selling freshly painted works as well as other works they have produced on Friday, June 12 and Saturday June 13th at the Steelville Community Center. The artists will be there with their art to meet the public. There will be a range of sizes and prices to meet everyone’s interests. Don’t miss this event!

And check out the Steelville Arts Council Facebook page.

 Steelville Arts Council is a 501C3 organization with the mission of promoting Arts in the community through awareness, appreciation, education and support, creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all.

 For more information contact:

Jack Bowles