Annie Smith Piffel, Gateway Gallery

Annie Smith Piffel, Gateway Gallery: "An “artist in training” since childhood Annie Smith Piffel spent her Saturday mornings drawing along with Jon Gnagy’s art show. She considers “plein air painting to be a slice of heaven.” Annie's work in pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors range from realistically detailed still lifes to vibrant abstracts. While her style is varied she believes that each piece speaks its own language. Annie's work is on permanent display at the Clayton, MO City Hall and included in corporate as well as private collections across the country.

Annie is a mentor to many of the students that have received private art instruction from her or attended her classes at St. Louis Community College. She encourages her students to create, imagine, explore and play. She hopes to ignite their passion and feed their spirit through their own art making process."


A Touch of Color Triptych by Heather Haymart by heatherhaymart

A Touch of Color Triptych by Heather Haymart by heatherhaymart: "I just had this urge to paint with white (something I rarely do). They were a lot of fun to do and now I really enjoy looking at them. I think they would add A Touch of Color to any room.

These three paintings are 8'x8' a piece. All three would equal to a little over 24 inches with space between them. They look great together and separated.

These paintings are each one of a kind 8'x8' paintings on a two inch deep wooden box. The sides are painted black and it is ready to hang."

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck: "Mueck's sculptures faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but play with scale to produce disconcertingly jarring visual images."


Artist Vic Barr

Artist Vic Barr: "In 1993 Vic found himself in Boston for a convention. During a tour of the USS Constitution, he obtained several pieces of the oak timbers from the hull. With those pieces and a dexterous hand, Vic created 'heritage pieces' - pens and desk sets that were sold with a Certificate of Authenticity only to those for whom the ship held special meaning. The emotional response from the owners of those pieces was overwhelming. Vic had realized his opus - art that was meaningful to both the artist and the buyer. 'I am happiest in my workshop - making drawers fit perfectly, feeling them slide smoothly. And retaining the beauty of the wood. Wood is beautiful in it's own right, I don't want to cover it, disguise it, or put it on a production line. It should express itself and me. If I can reuse heritage woods that have a history or hold special meaning for the buyer, well, that's even more satisfying'."


Michael Anderson, Gateway Gallery

Michael Anderson, Gateway Gallery: Michael Anderson, b. 1951, Bartlesville, OK, is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. His paintings are included in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collections of the Southwestern Illinois College Foundation and the City of Belleville, IL. His work has been exhibited in galleries in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Missouri and Illinois.

Michael was selected as the 2009 poster artist for Art On The Square, Belleville, IL. In 2008 he recieved the Big Splash Juror's Choice award from the Saint Louis Watercolor Society and the Kerchner Memorial Award for Transparent Watercolor from the Gateway East Artists Guild. Michael is also the recipient of the 2007 Dona Weder Abbott Award for Artistic Achievement, Highland(IL) Arts Council. He is a member of St. Louis Artists' Guild and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Michael resides in Belleville, IL and frequently paints on Missouri Plein Air Painters Association outings.