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Call for Submissions: Art Drive for United People Market & Urban Farm

Come to the Table: Serving Up Hope 

An “Art Drive” to Raise Funds for

United People Community Organization, Market & Urban Farm,

an outreach project of Greater St. Mark’s Family Church

 March 30 – April 27, 2019

(Excepting April 18-21)

United People Market & Urban Farm makes healthy food available at affordable prices in the local area, addressing the reality of a “food desert” in North County St. Louis.  They are working with the local community to build a community-owned healthy food cooperative. “Come to the Table: Serving Up Hope” is an art sale to benefit UPM.   Sales from this show will be split: 50% for the artist and 50% for UPM.  Good Shepherd Arts Center will not collect a percentage from sales.  Art will be given to the buyer at the time of purchase – this is not a stable exhibit.  We will accept art through Saturday, April 13.

We will accept art from professional artists, hobby artists, youth and children and anyone else who would like to participate.  GSAC will be responsible for arranging the art in an attractive and pleasing manner so each peace is shown in its best possible light.

We would love food, meal and hospitality themed art; however, we will accept art based on any themes.

All art must be for sale.  Work must be family friendly: GSAC reserves the right to determine whether work can be displayed in the space.  The choice not to display in no way reflects on the quality of work, but whether it is consistent with our mission and values.

Additional information regarding presentation, delivery, installation and more will be provided to invited artists.  For more information about this event please contact Glynis Mary McManamon, RGS, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Arts Center at 314-522-1155 or

Interested artists are asked to email the Arts Center at by no later than Saturday, March 23 to confirm.



 From Wednesday, March 27 – Saturday, April 13 we will accept art deliveries during our regular business hours (with the exception of Saturday, March 30, the opening event).

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10 – 5  and   Saturdays, 11 – 5

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Saturday, March 30 – Saturday, April 27, 2019  Dates of Sale (closed Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20 for Holy Week)

 Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00–6:00 p.m. or Wednesday-Thursday, May 1-2, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Removal of unsold artwork



  • Work must be for sale. Artists will receive 50% of proceeds; 50% will be donated to United Peoples Market.
  • Work must be family friendly – GSAC will decide what is or is not family friendly.  If you have questions, please contact us.
  • Size limitation: 2D work must not be bigger than 4’ x 4’.  3D work must not exceed twenty (20) pounds and should take up no more than eight (8) cubic feet.  If you have questions about these size limitations, contact us at
  • We will accept 1-5 pieces from each artist. If these sell out, we will call to request more pieces.
  • Presence at the opening reception is strongly encouraged.
  • Any work left after May 3, 2019 will become property of GSAC



  • Cover the gallery during at some point during the run of the show for 2 – 3 hours,
  • OR assist with installation,
  • OR assist with hospitality during the opening reception (Saturday, March 30, 4-6 p.m.)
  • OR assist with de-installation,
  • OR if you cannot do any of the above services, to donate $ 20 to GSAC.



We are located at 252 S. Florissant Road in Ferguson, Missouri.  The Center includes a gallery which exhibits art and offers experiences which affirm human dignity, uplift hearts and link creativity with spirituality.  The location in Ferguson is intentional, with the hope of being a presence of peace during Ferguson’s recovery from the tragic shooting of Michael Brown and the civil unrest that followed.  GSAC is actively participating in the transformation process the city has been undergoing.

We are non-sectarian.  Our name derives from our founders, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, but we are not directly affiliated with the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Art and programs must be in sync with the Core Values of GSAC, which are: spirituality, individual worth, harmony and hospitality.  Exhibits need not be spiritual theme or content, but must clearly affirm truth, goodness and beauty, even if portraying their opposites.  We believe in the intrinsic worth of persons.  We do not promote agendas, religions, movements, etc.  All are welcome here.

We urge you, if it is all possible, to visit our space before you submit work.  Please refer any questions to Glynis Mary McManamon, RGS, Director at (314) 522-1155.  Our hours are: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 10 – 5, and Saturdays, 11 – 5.  Visit us at for all current Calls for Entries.