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Directory Purpose: 

It is time the Saint Louis bi-state region has a printed directory of artists, art galleries and art organizations.  Many other regions, especially tourist destinations, have directories (Morgantown, WV; Springfield, MO; Hannibal, MO; Eureka Springs, AR to name a few). It is our goal to design a printed
bi-state directory of artists, art galleries, and art organizations within 125 miles (two hour drive) of
St Louis. We want to emphasize the quality and versatility of our artists. We want to encourage the public to recognize the St Louis bi-state region has a strong viable art destination.   Our goal is to improve the visibility of all artists in the region and increase their opportunities to market their art, find exhibition opportunities and build their reputations.  We believe as we grow the reputation of the St Louis region, as a viable art destination, the success of all area artists will improve.

Directory Format:

        • A soft cover book 8.5” X 5.5”
          96 to 116 Page - saddle-stitched
          Full color offset printing for accurate color reproduction. (printed in the USA)
          High Quality 80lb Gloss Book paper + AQ
          Number of pages 96 to 116
          Number books printed  5,000

          A artist directory listing will consists of a full page, 8.5” X 5.5”, or a double page spread, 8.5” X 11”.




Directory Quality:

To assure the directory is of the highest quality and has a consistent look we will design the directory and all the pages. It will be up to the artists to provide "high quality" photographs of their art. If the images are of insufficient quality (sharpness, exposure, color balance, composition, digital resolution) the artists will be asked to resubmit professional quality images.  If the artist and galleries do not have access to professional photography we can arrange to photograph their artwork for them.

Website Exposure & Links included at no additional cost:

ARTIST & GALLERY DIRECTORY will be on the internet and each artist’s page will be displayed on our website at no additional cost. We will include links to the websites of all artists, art galleries and art organizations. A free PDF of the directory will be available for download by anyone visiting our website.

QR code will be included on your page and readers can access your gallery on their smartphone of iPad.  If you do not have a QR code, we can create one for you.

How to be Juried into Artist & Gallery Directory:   

To be fair to all artists and assure the directory exhibits the work of the very best artists and galleries in the region this will be a juried publication with independent judges for both 2D and 3D artwork.

We invite any artists living within 125-mile range of St Louis to apply.  Application requires a $25 non-refundable fee you can pay using PayPal, credit card, or check.  To make it easy for you to participate, we use the "Entrythingy" application system.  You will need to have four .jpg images ready to upload.  For complete image specifications, application details and to apply, click on the link below. 

Deadline for alpplication is mid-night September 28th. 


Directory Pricing:

Artists, art galleries and art organizations may purchase space by the page.

    Full page (8.5 X 5.5) includes one photograph of artwork, $295.
    Additional photographs, $20 each. Limit 3 on one page.
    Double-page spread (8.5 X 11) includes two photographs of artwork, $590.
    Additional photographs, $20 each. Limit 8 photos in a double page spread.
    Inside front cover, $850.
    Inside back cover, $850.
    Back cover, $1,200.

Art organizations may also purchase a "Listing" in the directory. Listings will appear in the back of the directory (much like a classified ad) and will not contain photos.

    Minimum listing is four inches wide and one inch in depth - $75.
    Additional inches may be purchased at $75 per inch.

Purchasing a page includes display of your page on our website, with links to your website.  If you need a website we can create one for you.

Photography Charges (optional):

If any artists or art galleries do not have access to professional photography we can photograph your artwork.

2D artwork $25 to $35 per art work*
3D artwork $35 to $45 per art work*
Jewelry and specialty items $45 to $60 per art work*
We can take photos in our studio or on location. On Location Photography is based on $150 per hour (minimum ½ hour, $75).
* Exact pricing will vary because of medium, surface texture and size. Please contact us to discuss your art work and estimate your photography costs.

Directory Distribution:

The Artist & Gallery Directory will be mailed to 1,700 to 2,000 regional art patrons.
Every artist in the directory will receive 5 free directories.
Every art gallery and organization will receive 10 copies.
All the major hotels in the region, especially those with concierges, will receive free directories.
Copies will be mailed to new home owners in select zip codes through the first of the year.
The remaining directories will be left at bookstores, libraries, art & photo supply stores, coffee shops and in doctors waiting rooms.

Our goal is to publish the ARTIST & GALLERY DIRECTORY twice a year; a holiday issue that will be available in early November and a spring issue designed to be available by mid-April for the spring/summer tourist and art fair market.

Deadline to Apply is Midnight September 28.