SALON SAINT LOUIS 2021
April 29 — May 2, 2021
A Day in Saint Louis
The 26th Meeting of International Decorative Painters
Salon Saint Louis
Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2, 2021
Salon Forever is recognized as the most significant gathering of decorative painters in the world. It is an exciting and unique Art show of masters from across the globe who exhibit and demonstrate their work, discuss old and new techniques and products in the field of the decorative arts. The Salon is a non-profit organization, which began in 1992 in Belgium, reconvened in 1996 and has been coming together in growing numbers every year since.
Participants of Salon include owners and teachers of Art schools, art supply businesses, independent and commercial painting companies. Salon is a way for some of the most unique traditions within the field of decorative art to be shared among one another and ultimately passed onto participants, students and future generations. This opportunity enhances and extends the level of communication between serious and committed artisans, master-craftsmen, painters and decorators.
Salon is also a way for interior designers, architects, historical restoration and the public to experience the high quality of work available, and to meet the real masters of this craft. It is a very unique event and a great opportunity to discover the International world of artists and master-craftsmen at it’s best.
Host: Margaret von Kaenel – joined the Salon in 2014. She was humbled and greatly inspired by the quality of the work of the participating artists, some of which she had trained under. There is such a welcome feeling at Salon, a lot of sharing, teaching and mentoring. Every year, Salon is held in a different location and Saint Louis, Missouri is proud to be the host city for 2021.
Contact Margaret von Kaenel by phone: 011 314-726-6392
or CLICK HERE to email her now.
The theme of Salon Saint Louis 2021 is "Storytelling — American Regionalism" – think Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood; as well as the Luminist Style – think George Caleb Bingham and Henry Lewis. These 18th and 19th Century artists created stories of the rivers and the plains of the Midwest in their artwork.
Participants will interpret this theme creating their own stories with various techniques and styles of decorative painting such as: gilding, sign writing, illustration, ornamentation, grisaille, anamorphic, fresco, marble and wood imitation, trompe l’oeil, murals, distressing, glasswork and street art.
Types of Decorative Techniques
- Calligraphy & Illumination
- Distressing, Ageing & Patinas
- Drawn & Painted lettering, Sign Writing,
- Fairground Art
- Fresco Painting
- Gilding & Embossing
- Glasswork: acid etching, gilding & Painting
- Large-scale Street Art
- Mural art
- Painted furniture & Artifacts
- Painted Ornament
- Panel Art
- Scenic work for theater & film
- Trompe L’oeil (non-moving objects on real measurements)
- Vellum and drapery techniques
- Wood graining