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 with Robert Goetz

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Join us for our lively interview with Robert Goetz on the latest episode of 5 Questions! While many libations were consumed in the course of this taping, Robert left us with his incomparable take on artmaking and his profound description of its position in the course of the artist’s life. Robert graduated with an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1996, and is a graduate of the CAT Institute. In 2012, Robert co-founded the artist run space YellowBear.  His practice includes printmaking, sculpting, music, instruction, and curation, among other things. He is presently a maintenance electrician at General Motors, and is supporting the next generation of creatives as his daughter discovers her own creative practice.

Announcing the 2018 Creative Stimulus Awardees- Edo Rosenblith, Yvonne Osei, and Steph Zimmerman


Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th annual Creative Stimulus Award. This year’s selected artists are Edo Rosenblith, Yvonne Osei and Steph Zimmerman! Creative Stimulus awards unrestricted funding to support artists to pursue special projects, experiment with new techniques, and deepen their understanding of their working processes. Each artist will receive an award of $1,500 for their use as creative operating capital along with the opportunity to present their work in an exhibition in 2019. The artists were selected by a jury from over 25 St. Louis-area visual artists who applied for this award, which recognizes artists for their outstanding work and commitment to developing their careers.