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Call for Entry: Paperworks VII

Foundry Art Centre   /   Deadline: 10/04/20

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The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for "Paperworks VII" a paper-centric exhibition that will focus on how paper can be utilized in art. Last held at the Foundry in 2013, this juried exhibition is open to all artists who utilize paper as an integral component of expression. We want to ask artists how they push this ancient, tactile experience of using paper to create book arts, sculptures, and other forms of fine art. All two and three dimensional work will be considered for this physical and virtual exhibition.


The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.


Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24.


Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to


A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84" x 71" doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation, this includes video and site specific installation work.
Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.

See Exhibitions FAQ on for details.


Best in Show awarded a "Going Solo" Exhibition - worth $500
Two Juror's Choice Awards - $150 cash prize each


Sukanya Mani is an interdisciplinary artist with a passion in science, philosophy and exploring issues of gender and femininity. She takes complex ideas from those fields, builds stories around them and presents them in a visual art form. While her brain enjoys reading and gathering information about various subjects, her heart weaves them into visual stories which she then presents to the viewer. Her studio practice involves the art of cutting and sculpting paper. Creating these pieces is a meditative experience for her.

Mani unapologetically embraces craft, with a keen attention to the material's inherent properties and understands the importance of light and shadow within the work. The paper sculptures are exquisitely crafted through a process of meticulous hand made cuts. She removes carefully calculated space to place subtle shifting forms side by side, until the sculpture appears, transforming the space it occupies. By mixing science and art, observation and imagination, she hopes to find a bridge between the two, mimicking the breathtaking complexity that exists at every level of our lives, and filtering it through the intuitiveness of the artistic imagination.

Mani has worked as a teaching artist and arts administrator with various arts organizations including the St. Louis Art Museum, COCA, Contemporary Museum and MO History museum. Mani also creates large scale sculptures as part of her interactive public art. Her artwork is part of numerous collections like the City of Poplar Bluff, City of Ballwin, Brentwood Parks and Manchester, MO. Mani's is the recipient of multiple grants from the Regional Arts Commission. Born in India, Mani lives and works in St. Louis.

Contact Information

Kaitlin Wilfing
520 N Main Center 520 N Main Center
Saint Charles, MO 63301

P: 6362550270
F: 6362550270

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