Critical Mass

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 Podcast Ep. 5 – Amy Reidel


Join us once again for 5 Questions: A Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Podcast in which we ask artists 5 not-so-common questions and explore the way creatives contextualize and approach the arts in St. Louis and beyond, this time we’re chatting with Amy Reidel,  a St. Louis-based artist, Co-Founder and Creative Editor of All the Art: The Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis, and all recipient of the the most recent Creative Stimulus Award, the RAC 2014 Artist Support Grant. Among her numerous virtues and accomplishments, Amy also has a great radio voice, so tune in!

Jessica Witte Recognized by Americans for the Arts in Public Art Review!


Congratulations to Jessica R Witte. Her project “Seed the Change” was just recognized by Americans for the Arts as part of their annual Public Art Review. Commissioned by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts. Thanks to the William E. Weiss Foundation for their support.

Critical Conversations – Making It Work – Video Now Available

Thanks to all those who helped make this happen, in particular to Adrienne Outlaw, Carlie Trosclair, Ellie Balk, Thomas Sleet, Sarah Griesbach, Lyndon Barrois Jr, and to you our community.

Color Key May 5-August 13

Color Key is on part of Contemporary Art Museum’s Summer Exhibitions,  and is on display in the front gallery. Color Key features the winners of the Critical Mass for the Visual Arts 2016 Creative Stimulus Award, which is the 8th in a series. This year’s selected artists are Ellie Balk, Addoley Dzegede and Amy Reidel.

Fire Safety for Artists- Video Now Available

Workshop offered by VLAA, All the Art, and Critical Mass for the Visual Arts on May 11 at RAC.