Critical Mass for the Visual Arts

Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region.


5 Questions-Emily Elhoffer


For episode 59 of the 5 Questions Podcast, we are interviewing artist Emily Elhoffer! Emily Elhoffer is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is inspired by hidden forms and processes of the body. She received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, has opened an artist collective in St. Louis, and is an MFA candidate at Sam Fox School. Her work and is shown, installed, and collected in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. Additionally, Emily is working on a St. Louis Arts Calendar that you can check out here. 

Yvonne Osei and unSEEN Exhibition featured on HEC-TV

unSEEN: Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition- April 1- May 1


Marking the organization’s 12th year of support for St. Louis-based contemporary artists, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts annually awards the Creative Stimulus Award to three artists. Featured in this exhibition are the 2020 and 2021 award recipients: José GarzaYowshien KuoMarina PengJanie Stamm, Simiya Sudduth, and Chloe West. Curated by Yvonne Osei. Organized and sponsored by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts in collaboration with COCA’s Millstone Gallery.

Where: Millstone Gallery 6880 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130

When: Opened April 1-  Closed May 1.