Ceramic art pieces in the “Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase” exhibit at the St Louis Artists’ Guild

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The Venue


The Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase exhibit took place in the gallery of the St Louis Artists’ Guild in Clayton, Missouri from March 7 through March 30, 2019.






The Call for Entry

The St Louis Artists’ Guild provides the following description: “The Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork created by high school students between 15 and 19 years old residing within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. The annual Young Artists’ Showcase has supported artistically inclined students for over 60 years. We aim to promote a career in the visual arts while providing an opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery. ”

The Ceramic Art Pieces

“Alice” by Marley Durham, Mehlville HS
“Toad” by Maddy Thurman, Nerinx HS
“Fox” by Sarah Sein, Oakville HS








“Masquerading Octopus” by Grace Ledbetter, Mehlville HS


My favorites among the “figurative animals” are the ferret and the fox (almost cartoon-like facial expression).






“Teapot” by Zacharias Boudreau-Rutherford, Mehlville HS
“Broken Matrix” by Cherry Qiu, Parkway North, HS
“Smoky Sheen” by Lexi Moore, Parkway North HS
“Jomon” by Will Forsen, John Burroughs HS
“Cactus Planter” by Nicole Kalishman, Ladue HS





















My favorites among the “vessels” are the Jomon pot, and the Broken Matrix.


“Mr. Potato Head” by Mateo Mahirovitc, Mehlville HS
“Mountain Tiles” by Clare Andres, Villa Duchesne HS
“A Forest Colored” by Isabel SImpson, Villa Duchesne HS
“Fabric Still Life I” by Emma Schoenecker, John Burroughs HS
“Enchanted Garden” by Mya Danforth, Ladue HS
“The Ground Beneath Our Feet” by Michelle Lee, Thomas Jefferson HS
“My Mermaid” by Kate Fesler, Villa Duchesne HS
“Space Girl” by Riley Small, Principia HS
“Faces” by Gigi Florek, Whitfield HS








































My favorites among the “sculptures” are the Space Girl, the Faces, and the Forest Colored.




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