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.


Creative Stimulus- Call to Artists 2019


Since 2008, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts has recognized the needs of outstanding local visual artists through the Creative Stimulus Project. Building upon the mission of Critical Mass to promote and initiate contemporary visual art in St. Louis, the Creative Stimulus Project provides up to three artists or artist collaborations with $1,500 of unrestricted operating capital, the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group exhibition, and participation in the Critical Mass “Five Questions” podcast. Recipients are also eligible to curate future Creative Stimulus exhibitions. Award recipients will receive stipends based on the outstanding nature of their work and their commitment to advancement and career development. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury panel comprised of local artists, arts professionals, and former Creative Stimulus Award winners. For previous winners, check out this link.

5 Questions – Jeremy Rabus

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Jeremy Rabus, Thoughts Even Have Colors, Acrylic on Canvas.

Join us for the latest 5 Questions podcast with Jeremy Rabus,  speaking about practice, and the heart of art being grounded in the desire to change reality. Jeremy is a painter who lives and works in St. Louis, MO. He has exhibited in several solo and group shows in NYC, Miami, Boston, LA, Atlanta, Columbus, OH, and his hometown of St. Louis. Rabus also serves as a studio facilitator at Living Arts Studio in Maplewood, assisting artists with disabilities.