Find out who is going to be showing their work at the 2015, 21st Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts in Historic Saint Charles. Go to the “Artists” page for more.
In addition to the wonderful visual scenes at MOSAICS, visitors to the festival can take in all senses by listening to live music and enjoying a wide array of food and drink.
Stay up to date and informed on the most recent news regarding the MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts.
The 2014 Award of Recognition Winners chosen for last year’s MOSAICS Festival included the following artists:
- Cindy Martin – Clay – Van Buren, Missouri
- Rollin Karg – Glass – Kechi, Kansas
- Allison Norfleet Bruenger – Jewelry – Maplewood, Missouri
- Corinne Smith – Mixed Media – Rock Island, Illinois
- Bradley Bauer – Photography – St. Charles, Missouri
- Angela Kullmann – Photography – Tallahassee, Florida
- Christopher Lynch – Sculpture – St. Louis, Missouri
- Bill McKenney – Sculpture – St. Louis, Missouri
- Dan Burleson – Wood – Troy, Missouri
- Joseph Hopps – Wood – Edom, Texas
The Award of Recognition winners were chosen by two seasoned arts professionals who served as awards jurors for the 2014 MOSAICS Festival – Rich Brooks and Diane Papageorge.
Brooks is an award-winning artist and the former Executive Director of the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center and artistic director for the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon. Papageorge is a retired art teacher, and is currently an art instructor for many programs including the St. Peters Cultural Center, Lindenwood University, and St. Charles Community College, and is the Children’s Art Director at the Foundry Arts Centre.
The 2014 MOSAICS Festival featured 104 juried artists from 21 states. The participating artists were juried into the 2014 Festival by Joyce Rosen, MOSAICS’ first Executive Director and a Founder of the Foundry Arts Centre in Historic St. Charles. Rosen is the Past President for the Best of Missouri Hands arts organization, and she is the President/Editor of The Arts Live, and online arts magazine and a resource for St. Louis area arts scene.
For more information on the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, please call (314) 482-5476
2015 MOSAICS Sponsors
2015 MOSAICS Partners
The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts – hosted annually by the Art Festival Association – offers a free, family-friendly community arts event that has provided art appreciation, live entertainment, children’s art education activities and enjoyment for more than 20 years.
This FREE festival in the City of St. Charles, held on North Main Street in the Historic District, appeals to artists and visitors of all ages – from individuals to families, to those who appreciate art to the serious art collector, as well as aspiring artists and working arts professionals.
The MOSAICS Festival draws from across the St. Louis metropolitan region and surrounding states. The festival is also accessible to individuals of all abilities.
Approximately 100 juried artists exhibit, sell their art, and compete for cash prize awards.
About the MOSAICS Art Festival Association
Established in 1992, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association was established to create and foster diversity and vitality of the arts and to broaden the availability, education, participation and appreciation of the arts throughout the community through the formulation of the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, typically held the second weekend of September each year.
The MOSAICS Art Festival Association presents a professional exhibition to showcase the local, regional and national artists, while also stimulating and educating the St. Louis area community. The MOSAICS Art Festival has an interesting diversity of artwork produced by a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists in all media.
The MOSAICS Art Festival Association is unique in its approach to educating children and adults in how art can enhance their lives, the annual Festival event. To the community, our program offers cultural advantages and great places for families to live, learn, and play, free of charge.
The Arts Festival Association concentrates on high quality art, education, and community involvement opportunities which are free of charge to the general public. The festival continues to build as a major arts festival and is a registered not-for-profit 501 c (3) status organization with the State of Missouri.
Several blocks of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles will play host at the 21st Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts on September 18-20, 2015.
This FREE Arts Festival is a family-friendly weekend event, with activities for everyone including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork.
The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts runs from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 18th; 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 19th; and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 20th. The three-day festival includes:
- 100 juried artists from across the state, region and country will exhibit, discuss, and sell artwork. Artists from across the country will be present. Paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, metal and woodworking are just a sample of the varied art mediums represented. $5,000 dollars in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists.
- A Performance Stage will showcase a variety of performing artists from across the region offering traditional favorites and eclectic stylings.
- Children’s Village, located on the 400 block of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles, will provide hands-on art experiences for children of all ages. Children will work with adults to create their own unique memento of the Festival. Sponsored by Mercy Kids
- The Art for Youth Gallery will provide children under the age of 18 with the opportunity to purchase professional works of art at a nominal fee. Sponsored by Mercy Kids
- Blank Canvas Studios , Preferred Family Healthcare’s A.R.T.C. Program (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity), and Missouri Ballet Theatre are partnering with the MOSAICS for the 2015 Festival event, and these community organizations will participate with artist displays and information booths.
- Mentor Me Exhibition Mentor Me is a program recognizing regional art teachers, students and school districts for their arts programming and the exhibition includes artwork from both students and their teachers. The Governor of Missouri has supported and recognized the Mentor Me program for the past 19 years, and participating students and teachers all receive a Certificate of Participation. The Mentor Me Exhibition is located in the Foundry Art Centre.
2015 accepted artists are invited to submit their bio/image to the 2015 Artists Gallery
The annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts showcases a variety of performing artists from across the region, offering musical entertainment for all audiences.
If you or your group is interested in performing at the upcoming 2015 MOSAICS Festival, please use the form on the Contact page to tell us.
Entertainment featured at last year’s MOSAICS Festival
Friday, September 19, 2014
4:00 to 6:00 pm – 92.3 WIL LIVE Radio Remote – First Capitol & Main Street
Join 92.3 WIL radio host Judi Diamond at the 92.3 WIL tent to kick off the 2014 MOSAICS Festival.
5:00 to 7:00 pm – U.S. Air Force Hot Brass Band (SAFB) – Jefferson & N. Main
Hot Brass is an energetic and multi-talented group of musicians performing billboard and popular music hits, new and old. A subset of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Hot Brass engages audiences through the Midwest in contemporary music tailored to meet the desires of the wide-range of listeners we serve.
Hot Brass serves as musical ambassadors for the Air Force in free civic outreach concerts to people of all ages throughout the band’s ten-state area of responsibility.
7:30 to 8:30 pm – St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) – Jefferson & N. Main
The St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) has a long history of excellence in the St. Charles community. This year, there are around 60 students in the ensemble. Along with playing in the orchestra, many of its members are involved with sports, theatre, academic clubs, and extracurricular activities. SCORCH performs many times throughout the year at concerts and community events. They recently traveled to Sandusky, Ohio for a “Music in the Parks” Competition, and they will soon be traveling to Walt Disney World to perform at a music festival. In both 2012 and 2013, the students were given the opportunity to work and perform with international recording artists PROJECT TRIO in their very own auditorium. The enthusiasm and dedication of these students comes outs every time they play their instruments. SCORCH is under the direction of Mrs. Amanda Davis.
Saturday, September 20, 2015
12:00 to 2:00 pm – The Original Boneheads – Jefferson & N. Main
The St. Louis Trombone Quartet, a.k.a. “The Original Boneheads”, has performed in the St. Louis metropolitan area since 1998, at events including art fairs, corporate parties, holiday music at hotels, church services, casinos, Wash U ceremonies, and Arena implosion parties. The group performs a very wide range of styles. The players in the group are amongst the busiest professionals in the area, performing with the Fox, Muny, and Loretto-Hilton pit orchestras, Scott Air Force Base ensembles, as well as orchestras, and local and touring dance and jazz bands of all sorts.
2:00 pm – Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps – on North Main Street
The Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps was formed in 1992 as part of an effort by the community of St. Charles, Missouri, to honor Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark…and the Corps of Discovery…who spent five days in St. Charles in May 1804 making final preparations for their expedition across the Louisiana Territory.
Much like fifers and drummers for the past five centuries, The Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps is comprised of young people between the ages of 10 and 18. Their uniforms are patterned after those worn by U.S. Army 1st Infantry field musicians of 1804-1810: coats of red wool trimmed in blue; round hats adorned with black bear fur, white deer tails (which replaced the earlier feather plumes that were increasingly difficult to find on the frontier), and a black leather cockade with an eagle badge. The flag bearers are dressed identical to the musicians, but with opposite colors – blue coats with red facings – since they were part of the infantry line units. They carry the 15-star “Star Spangled Banner”, our nation’s flag from 1795-1818.
4:00 to 6:00 pm – The Blanchette Trio – Jefferson & N. Main
The Blanchette Trio features the talents of Alison Rolf on violin, Mary Bryant on clarinet and Nancy Schaaf on piano. Since 2002 the trio has been delighting audiences with their unique sound and diverse repertoire, including classical favorites, the best of Broadway, folk/international music and light jazz. They have performed at public and private events throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area at venues such as the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Missouri History Museum, New Town-St. Charles, Mt. Pleasant Winery and branches of the St. Charles City-County Library. The trio’s knack for making special occasions truly special has made them a popular choice for weddings and private parties. Individual ensemble experience among the trio includes the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Fabulous Fox Orchestra, Bach Society of St. Louis, Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera and the King’s Chamber Orchestra (England). In addition to performing, they are committed music educators, teaching in private studios, for DaySpring School of the Arts, and as adjunct faculty for local universities.
6:00 to 7:00 pm – St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) – Washington & N. Main
7:00 to 9:00 pm – Ron Schneider & Coyote – Jefferson & N. Main
Ron Schneider has been playing locally for 30 years. He has spent most of that time as the front man for the band “Coyote”. Ron has a large and diverse song list. He can play soft and mellow at a winery, or hard-driven music in a rowdy bar.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:00 to 2:00 pm – Irie Sun – Jefferson & N. Main
An Acoustic Rock Duo from St. Louis, IRIE SUN features Connor Low, a 14 year old local Guitar Phenomenon, and Jessie Phillips, a 17 year old Singing Sensation. This duo plays music from across the decades including Classic Rock, Pop, Blues, Alternative, Soul, and much more.
Connor Low is an accomplished and experienced guitarist. Jessie Phillips is an amazing unique singer/ukulele player with a powerful, soulful voice. Together they perform music that will delight and inspire all ages. IRIE SUN has performed at local restaurants, coffee houses, events and other venues around the St. Louis area for the past two years.
2:15 pm – Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps – on North Main Street
3:30 to 4:30 pm – St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) – Jefferson & N. Main
CHILDREN’S VILLAGE and ART FOR YOUTH GALLERY
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 21 – 12:00 until 4:00 pm
The Children’s Village at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at the artistic process. This area includes the “Kids Creation Station” where young patrons under the age of 17 can utilize their artistic skills in creating their own masterpieces. Each year, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association provides the art supplies necessary for children to create their own souvenir of their visit to the MOSAICS Festival.
The Children’s Village arts program and instruction is organized by the Foundry Art Centre, with supervision by professional artists and experienced art teachers for a truly educational hands-on experience.
For more information on the Entertainment provided at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call 314-482-5476 or visit www.stcharlesmosaics.org.
Submissions for the 2015 MOSAICS Festival are now closed. Check back in January 2016 for information on next year’s Festival submissions
Artist Mediums – The annual MOSAICS Festival for the Arts is limited to 100 juried artists in varied media including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media.
Event Promotion – The MOSAICS Festival is promoted to the art-buying public via newspapers, radio, television, billboards, signage and social media across the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Prizes – $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to participating artists.
Fees – Jury fees are $30, and Booth fees are $295 for a single booth. Corner and double booths are also available.
Amenities – Artist amenities include booth sitting, cold water delivered to booths, complimentary Artist Reception on Friday evening, complimentary Artist Breakfast on Sunday morning, a variety of restaurants within the festival area, and security provided both day and night.
The annual MOSAICS Festival is operated and managed by a dedicated group of volunteers providing continuity, constant improvement and a congenial atmosphere.
Where/How to Apply
Apply online at https://www.zapplication.org/
If you have questions or need assistance, email MOSAICS with your name, phone number and question(s) to email@example.com.
Proceeds from the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts provides support to youth art activities including Children’s Village, the Art for Youth Gallery, and the Mentor Me Program and Exhibition, hosted by the Foundry Art Centre, which is located within one block of the MOSAICS Festival.
- Art Education
- Mentor Me
- Art for Youth
MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts offers an outstanding opportunity for sponsors to demonstrate their community involvement through an event that has provided art appreciation, entertainment, children’s art education activities and enjoyment for 20 years. This free festival in the City of St. Charles held on North Main Street in the Historic District, drawing visitors of all ages, families, art collectors, aspiring artists and people seeking a wonderful weekend from across the St. Louis metropolitan region and surrounding states. The festival is also accessible to individuals of all abilities. Approximately 100 juried artists exhibit, sell their art, and compete for cash prize awards.
There are various sponsorship levels available for the 2015 MOSAICS Festival:
Platinum Sponsorships – $2,500 and above (cash or in-kind)
- Exclusive name sponsorship on banner/signage in area
- Name recognition on all media releases
- Full page color ad in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
Gold Sponsorships – $1,000 – $2,000 (cash or in-kind)
- Gold sponsorship listing on sign at festival location
- Gold sponsorship listing in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
Silver Sponsorships – $500 -$999 (cash or in-kind)
- Silver sponsorship listing on sign at festival location
- Silver sponsorship listing in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
Bronze Sponsorships – $250- $500 (cash or in-kind)
- Bronze sponsorship listing on sign at festival location
- Bronze sponsorship listing in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
Golf Cart Sponsorships – $330 (cash only) for two signs
MOSAICS’ staff and volunteers use seven golf carts to navigate throughout the three day festival, coordinating the artist’s booths, delivering supplies, and assisting with set-up and teardown. A 3’ x 1’ sign will hang at the front and back of each golf cart.
As a Golf Cart Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to present your company to approximately 50,000 patrons as one who supports art and culture in our community. Your sponsorship allows Mosaics to provide art appreciation, children’s art education activities and enjoyment for everyone who attends. It is also an investment in the quality of life for our community now and throughout the year.
MOSAICS Festival Program Ads
The official MOSAICS Festival Program is a full color 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches on 80 # gloss coated magazine stock.
The Festival draws approximately 50,000 art collectors and visitors to Historic St. Charles and the metropolitan region. Distribution is free, on the festival grounds, and has an average of 2.7 readers per copy.
Reader Profile: Festival patrons are affluent, highly educated, and active purchasers of luxury goods.
Ad prices are as follows:
|Full Page Inside||5.5” x 8.5”||$300|
|Half Page||4.5” x 3.5”||$200|
|Quarter Page||2.5” x 3.5”||$100|
Program Ad Art Due by August 1, 2015!
We depend on volunteers to help in the planning and execution of all the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts:
Grant/Sponsorship Committee – this Committee is dedicated to finding and working with potential companies and foundations that provide grants, and corporate and community sponsors for the MOSAICS Festival. Individuals may be the liaison between a select few companies/foundations/organizations, so having a few people working on this committee would be beneficial.
In-Kind Donation Solicitation Committee – this group helps source out the many in-kind donations necessary to host the annual MOSAICS Festival.
Set Up Committee – The Set Up Committee works on the logistics prior to and setting up on the Friday for the annual MOSAICS Festival. The Set Up Committee may also work on other activities as they pertain to the MOSAICS Festival.
Artists Liaison Committee – This Committee works the participating artists, assisting them with check-in and setting up their booths, providing them booth sitters and delivering food/beverages, and other activities during the MOSAICS Festival.
Judges Liaison Committee – This Committee works the MOSAICS Festival judges, assisting them during the Festival jurying process.
Tear Down/Clean Up Committee – this group is the end of the event clean-up crew. We try and pull some of the volunteers from other volunteer areas for tear down/cleanup. The tasks are different depending on the show, but it is an overall packing up of all MOSAICS materials and transportation of items for yearly storage.
Please contact Art Festival Association Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Volunteer form if you are interested in assisting with the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts.
Mentor Me Program and Exhibition
Its purpose is to recognize the school programs and teachers that create an environment to help students develop and nurture their skills in the arts. “Mentor Me” has touched lives of hundreds of children and inspired them to continue their love for the arts.
A “call for entry” is sent each year in the spring to schools in the St. Charles/St. Louis regional area. Teachers and students are invited to participate and showcase their works of art. Each art teacher is asked to select two student’s art work; and in the spirit of “Mentor Me”, each art teacher is exhibiting one recent piece of their own art work.
The “Mentor Me” Exhibition is typically on display in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre from September through October each year. The Foundry Art Centre is located at 520 North Main Centre in Historic St. Charles.
Students and teachers are recognized and given certificates of participation at the closing reception in October.
Please refer to the Mentor Me tab for more information.
Children’s Village – sponsored by Mercy Kids
The Children’s Village at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at the artistic process. This area includes the “Kids Creation Station” where young patrons under the age of 17 can utilize their artistic skills in creating their own masterpieces. Each year, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association provides the art supplies necessary for children to create their own souvenir of their visit to the MOSAICS Festival. The Children’s Village arts program and instruction is organized by the Foundry Art Centre, with supervision by professional artists and experienced art teachers for a truly educational hands-on experience.
The 19th Annual Exhibition
The 2015 “Mentor Me” Exhibition – celebrating its’ 19th Anniversary – will be on display September 11th through October 11th, 2015 in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center, St. Charles, Missouri.
The annual “Mentor Me” exhibition is an opportunity for students and teachers to participate in a collaborative show. The purposes of “Mentor Me” are:
•To recognize young artists for their creativity, imagination, and consistency of their work in the arts.
•To recognize art teachers to their dedication in nurturing the arts within their students.
•To recognize the schools committed to helping their students further develop their skills in the fine arts.
“Mentor Me”, a program supported by Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, acknowledges Art Teachers and School Districts who create nurturing environments through which students can develop their skills in art. It also honors the selected students and celebrates their creative spirit. For eligibility in this program, Mentor Me requested that teachers from the St. Charles and St. Louis region select the artwork of up to 3 of their students for the exhibition. In addition, each teacher was asked to exhibit a piece of his or her own artwork. There are 14 schools participating in the 2015 “Mentor Me” program —13 teachers and 40 students—for a total of 53 participants.
A Closing Reception will be held on October, 11th, 2015 at the Foundry Art Centre. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Participation signed by Governor Nixon. The reception is free and open to the public.
A special thank you goes out to Melissa Whitwam, M.F.A, Exhibitions Manager for the Foundry Art Centre, and Mentor Me Chairperson and Artist Advisory Board Member Diane Papageorge, for their efforts in making the annual “Mentor Me” program a community success!
The schools, teachers, and students participating in the 2015 “Mentor Me” Exhibition include:
Barnwell Middle School
Jenna Perry, 8th
Lauren Shah, 8th
Cole Ward, 8th
Blackhurst Elementary School
Julia Villa, 3rd
Brian Jimenez, 4th
Bryan Middle School
Molly Allsup, 8th
Olivia Brock, 8th
Emma Schetter, 8th
Cedar Springs Elementary School
Ava Tucker, 1st
Mady Kirkpatrick, 2nd Allie Courtney, 5th
Christ, Prince of Peace
Cindy Cooney Cate McGinnis, 6th Nicholas Dalaviras, 7th Brooke Guthrie, 7th
Duello Elementary School
Hester Menier Emily Parrott, 1st Ashley Harvatin, 2nd
Lyndsey Bressler, 3rd
Hazelwood West High School
Caitlin Frangel, 9th
Samesha Buchanon, 11th
Valerie Williams, 11th
Hazelwood West Middle School
Savanah Pestka, 8th
Kaylie Scalise, 8th
Grace Winters, 8th
House Springs Elementary School
Payton Lauffer, Kindergarten
Madison Purtle, 4th Audrey Ducote, 5th
Jennings Senior High School
Aja Williams, 11th
Autumn Dixon, 12th
Venus Robinson, 12th
Murphy Elementary School
Payton Misener, 3rd
Amber James, 4th
Faith Hammack, 5th
Null Elementary School
Martha Navarette, Kindergarten
Josie Arnold, 2nd
Saints Joachim & Ann
Madison Brothers, 6th
Madeline Nance, 6th
Ethan Watson, 7th
St. Charles Borromeo
Art for Youth Gallery
Art for Youth Gallery returns to the 2015 MOSAICS Festival!
The Art for Youth Gallery is a special area where children under the age of 18 can explore their personal taste in art, learn about different styles of art and purchase professional art donated by Festival artists for a nominal fee.
The Art for Youth Gallery is sponsored by Mercy Kids.
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