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Plein Air art contest

Here's the info

#1 – Get registered
All interested Plein Air artists must register with us here by April 30, 2023! It’s going to a lot of fun, so sign up today!

Artists - sign up here!

All artists are responsible for their own supplies. We will provide a bag lunch and bottled water throughout the day.

All artists must check in at the B3 fest between 11 and 11:30 a.m. The artist cannot begin their artwork until 12:00 noon. Any size blank canvas or other medium will be accepted.

The B3 volunteer at the check in station will initial your canvas to confirm it was blank at the time of check in.

Artists will paint from 12 p.m. to 4 pm. All work will be turned into the judging station by 4 pm.

Viewing and Judging will take place from 4-5:00 p.m.

The winning piece will be announced at the conclusion of the art auction. There will be prizes!

Guidelines for judging.
• The art is original; Captures the spirit of Soulard; The love of music; Is consistent with the body of the artist’s work
• Shows some unique vision of this community
• Points for rich textures, harmonious colors, creative compositions, dynamic
• Shows mastery within the time limits given

Meet our Plein Air art contest judges

Rich Brooks

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RICH BROOKS
Director of Soulard Art Gallery since 2015 supporting the areas local artists, voted and honored for the best art gallery in St. Louis.

Former cultural arts Director for the City Of St Peters, Rich envisioned and started the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center 33 years ago.

His background includes art degrees from Truman University and Masters work at Lindenwood University, along with an Arts administration certificate.

Rich’s personal artworks are in a variety of mediums including painting, fused glass, sculpture, assemblages, collage, and writing in a Not-So-Ordinary Style.

Phil Jarvis

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PHIL JARVIS
“I received my first oil painting set for Christmas at 10 years old and have been painting ever since. I graduated from Washington University School of Fine Art in 1979.

For the next 29 years, I worked at a small sign shop in St. Louis where I learned my sign painting skills, and also worked on fine art pieces in my spare time while also raising my two sons. In 2008, I started Phil Jarvis Studio LLC, where I handletter walls and windows in gold leaf and enamel paints, paint wall murals, and pursue my ideas of fine art. Through my art, I’ve had the privledge to paint signs and murals in 25 States in the USA, 10 cities in Italy, 3 in France, 1 in Germany, and at several businesses in Bogata, Colombia in South America.

My most exciting projects have been the 90 foot Clydesdale mural at Ballpark village, all of the interior murals for all 9 Sauce on the Side restaurants and 4 murals for HotBox Cookies.”

Rip Kastaris

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RIP KASTARIS
Rip Kastaris’ successful 25-year artist career began as a designer and commercial illustrator before he more fully pursued his passion for fine art.

Inspired by the Spirit, myth and magic in Hellenism, internationally recognized artist Euripides “Rip” Kastaris is making his creative mark on contemporary culture. From the Rock Star Sting to the Olympic Committees of both the United States and Greece, various prestigious individuals and organizations have commissioned Kastaris to create original paintings, electronic media presentations and published prints. “KYKLOS” his epic mural commissioned by the Hellenic Cultural Foundation resides permanently inside Athens Olympic Stadium’s VIP Salon. Rip has been profiled in the PBS documentary series “The Greek-Americans” and on the “Horizons” international satellite television show out of Athens. He has been a guest numerous times on the international ERT Radio program, “Voice of Greece” and in 2003 he received the prestigious Artist of the Year Award from the Elios Society in San Francisco.

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The Soulard Brews, Blues and Bites is an official SHARE event. The non-profit SHARE is a 501(c)(3) that was formed in 2021 when a group of individuals organized and filed papers with the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The SHARE mission is to promote, preserve, perpetuate, and encourage the music, culture, and heritage of Soulard and other communities in the Greater St Louis area through festivals; programs; and other cultural, educational, civic, and economic activities.