Artists on the Rise

Each year, the Rise Up Festival showcases local St. Louis artists. 

Once again, our theme is  “Artists on the Rise” featuring emerging St. Louis area artists who are new on the art scene and are trying to make a name for themselves. The show will be managed by our friends at SOHA Studio + Gallery.

Artists First

Ocean Alexander

Intersect Arts Center

Jesse Cargas

Knox Gallery of Fine Art

Kanisha Moye

Allison Norfleet-Bruenger

Raphael Katz

Central Print

Jeff Kapfer

Byron Rogers

Katrina Z'Chori

Jeff Sass

Tim "Typewriter" Jordan

Contemporary Art Museum Art Bus

HealthWorks! Kid's Museum St. Louis

The application process for artists for the 2017 festival is now closed. Please consider submitting in 2018.

Meet our jurors for the 2017 "Artists On The Rise" Art Show and Competition

Tiffany Johnson Cade

Tiffany Johnson Cade is an artist currently based in Florissant, MO.  She received a BA in Art History from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and an Associate in Graphic Design from SLCC.  Her work has been featured in both group and solo exhibitions. Most recently Cade’s work was included in the 27th Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Biennial.

Gregory Booth

Geometry teacher Gregory Booth has been expanding the minds of students at Kirkwood High School for the past 20 years. But during his own high school days, Booth was passionate about a very different career path: art. Despite a decades long detour into his other passion – mathematics – a deep desire to create never left Booth and he recently began sculpting again. Not surprisingly, a mathematical theme began to emerge in these new pieces and he began to share his work with his students as an example of how numbers create shapes which become art. After years of being an admirer and collector of the arts, Booth recently realized his life long dream with a sold-out solo show at SOHA studio and gallery.