2018 Chalk Walk Judges
Introducing your 2018 South Grand Chalk Walk judges. They’re professional, they’re creative, they’re Emily, Felecia and Robin!
Emily Hemeyer is not only Artscope’s Program Director, but also Artist in Residence at St. Francis Cabrini Academy. Locally she heads up the Temporal Cities: Blanket Fort Festival and Wild Seed Field Museum. She’s worked as a teaching artist with numerous organizations including the Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis Art Museum, Chesterfield Arts, Metro Theater Company, and Public Art St Paul (MN). Hemeyer is a Community Arts Training Graduate and holds a BFA degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Felecia Allman is an artist and event producer, from St. Louis, MO. Her love of color, animals, nature, figure drawing, the super natural and more collide into unique and bold expressions. International companies Pabst Blue Ribbon, Stag and Anheuser-Busch-owned Grant’s Farm have commissioned Felecia’s whimsical style. Her artistic skills have been utilized by local businesses, including OG Hospitality Group (The Corner Pub and Grill, Tavern STL, The Shack).
Felecia made her debut as an event producer with 2013’s Sensory Overload at Plush STL. St. Lou Fringe contracted Felecia to co-produced the first Five Fifths in 2014. The Alice in Wonderland themed event took place at The Kranzberg Arts Center. Her role as co-producer continued for two more of those galas, with varying themes and locations. The city of Maplewood, Missouri contracted Felecia as the Artist Coordinator for the 12th and 13th annual Let Them Eat Art events. Since early 2016, Felecia has coordinated artists for the many display windows at The Westgate Lofts in Midtown St. Louis. Felecia loves to connect with other creatives to learn from each other and support the artistic community.
A St. Louis native, Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (1985). Since 1989, she has served as Artistic Director of Art Saint Louis, a non-profit visual art organization & Gallery in downtown St. Louis. Her full-time work with Art Saint Louis includes curating & presenting juried and curated exhibitions, creating artistic opportunities and working to exhibit and promote the work of St. Louis regional artists. Since 1997, Robin has served as juror and/or awards judge for 60 local & Midwest regional art exhibitions. She served as an Artist Fellowships Grants Reader (2017) and Grants Panelist (2018) for Regional Arts Commission’s (2017), grants panelist for Missouri Arts Council (2008-2012) and has participated in numerous volunteer community activities for regional non-profit organizations including Chesterfield Arts, Circus Flora, Regional Arts Commission, and Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts. She is past-President of the St. Louis chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art for which she also served as Vice President, Newsletter Writer/Editor, and Board Advisor. Robin has served on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Gallery Association and was Exhibitions Consultant for Chesterfield Arts. As an independent curator, she curated the exhibit, “Pausing for Reflection: A Reflection on Pausing,” for Regional Arts Commission (2011). As an artist, her work has been included in several area exhibits.