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-Shawn Burkard

Episode 54 of 5 Questions features Shawn Burkard. Shawn received his BFA from Webster University, and in 2017, his MFA from Washington University. Shawn has shown at G-CADD, Openspace Kansas, and ANNEX:Art in Berlin. Shawn won the Cecile R. Hunt Award in and the Art. St. Louis Award for Excellence in 2015. His show Knife Fight in a Valley of Flowers is currently viewable at Cunst Gallery in St. Louis.

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- May 1.