Winter 2014/15
18aC & Sidewalk Chalk | KDHX The Stage | Dec 18

Undercurrent | Schlafly Tap Room | Dec 18

XVIIIAC | Handle Bar | Jan 3

LordHaveMerzy | Blank Space | Jan 8

Prologue IV Launch | 2720 Cherokee | Jan 9

SLAM Underground | St. Louis Art Museum | Jan 30

Empire State • Group Exhibit • | Regional Arts Commission | 2015

Solo Exhibit | Hoffman LaChance | May 2015
Fall 2014
Haighteen / WMS 7" release via Wednesday Sound / Forthcoming 2014

Pü Fest / Empire Hall / KneeGrowPleeze (18aC & BLK BDY Heat) / Sep 6th

LordHaveMerzy feat. Coreyography / Blank Space / 2nd Thursdays / Sept.11

Brave New World / Blank Space / Sep 19th

Bump and Hustle / Blank Space / Oct 18

XVIIIAC Vinyl Spin / The Royale / 4th Fridays / Sept 25

Empire State • Group Exhibit • / Regional Arts Commission / 2015

• Solo Exhibit • / Hoffman LaChance 2015

JULY 2014
Haighteen/WMS 7" release via Wednesday Sound / Summer 2014

Beardy Man, Slante/Baytron, 18aC / 2720 Cherokee / July 31st

Our Stomping Grounds • Group Show • / Alexi Era Gallery / Aug 16

XVIIIAC Vinyl Spin / The Royale / 4th Fridays / July 25th

LordHaveMerzy ft. Radius / Blank Space / 2nd Thursdays / Aug 14

SLAM Underground / St. Louis Art Museum / Aug 29th / 6-9p

Bump and Hustle / Blank Space / Oct 18

Empire State • Group Show • / Regional Arts Commission / 2015

• Solo Exhibit • / Hoffman LaChance 2015
Spring / Summer 2014
Haighteen/WMS 7" release via Wednesday Sound - Summer 2014

Midwest Mayhem - City Museum - May 15th 7p-10p (18aC set at 8p)

Neue Form - Printed-Text exhibit at Hoffman LaChance Gallery - May 30th

MoFu Pop Up DJ set at Sump - May 31 4p-8p

LordHaveMerzy - @ Blank Space Every 2nd Thursday

Vinyl Spin @ The Royale Every 4th Friday

Home Body, adoptahighway, Abnormal, 18aC - FOAM - June 27th

SoundClash (18aC+DJ Needles+Black Spade) with Oddisee at The Demo - June 30
April 5th - Crushery at Blank Space w/ Hylidae, adoptahighway, The Demix, & 18aC

April 18 - Mykki Blanco & 18aC at The Demo

Spring 2013 - Director/Illustrator/Set design: This Is The Dope Music Video

May 3rd Crushery: CURRENT edition (Loose Screwz, Dynabro Norm, Nate Carpenter)

June 6th Crushery: Lorn, Dolor, adoptahighway, 18aC
+++Upcoming Shows+++
Dec 7: Crushery w/ Ra Cailum & Jim Slim at Blank Space
Dec 12: Volcanoes Tour Kick at Foam
Dec 13: Bilal w/ Sound Clash at 2720 Cherokee
Dec 15: The Vintage Year Album release at The Duck Room

+++Upcoming DJ gigs+++
Dec 5 at The Missouri History Museum
Dec 9 (my birthday) at Pin Up Bowl
Dec 23 at Pin Up Bowl
Dec 29 at The Royale

Herobust Tee Shirt Design Via Tortoise Tee - COMING SOON
AUG 2012
Aug 23: MELT: Om Unit, Lorn, Sleetwalker, Demix, Cemetery Improvement Society, 18aC, Miramar Theater, Milwaukee, WI

Aug 31: The Royale Crushery

Sept: Grove Fest street installation/promo

Sept 1: FLM @ Clr-Mnstr

Sept 7: "Litter&Leaves" / 18aC solo exhibition at Art D

Sept 8: Brave New World (Far Fetched Festival) / Plush, STL

Sept 14: Far Out, 18aC, Nico Luminous & Thrifworks at 2720

Sept 15: Back2Skool Bounce at mushmaus w/ LVXXTR, 18aC, DJ Ryan Snowden

Sept 18: "18aC Unstrumental Raps" Release

Sept 28: Screwed Moves Opening - Screwed Arts Collective exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Sept 28: 2720 w/ Ana Sia, Haywyre

Oct 6th: The Royale Crushery

Nov 3: Connectorville 3 / Bluenote & Mojo's / Columbia, MO

Guest DJ at The Royale - June 29 - 10p-1a


Jul 6th
Wicker Park House Party (DJ Set) - Details to come

City Target Grand Opening Photo Booth w/ GLitter Guts
Downtown Chicago - July 27

Heavy Breathing
Pi Restaurant (Central West End)
Mondays Night W/Melted Denim//9-1

Pin Up Bowl
Every other Sunday (7/1)

Screwed Arts festival
The Gramophone
Aug 3rd & 4th

Screwed Moves
World Chess Hall of Fame
Sep 2012

Stan Chisholm Solo show @ Art Dimentions
Sep 2012
MAY 2012
May 4
Diablitos DJ Gig 10p-1a

May 5
Cinco De Mayo Fest / Cherokee Street / 2pm DJ set-all day event

Friends of Friends / Character Group Art Exhibition @ Drew Henry Salon & Gallery/ 1p-11p

Handlebar DJ gig / 10-3 / $5

May 9
Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, 18andCounting @ The Old Rock house
$15adv $20door

May 26
Smash Bar / 10pm

May 30
Keys & Krates w/ 18aC @ 2720 Cherokee
11pm - $7

June 1
D.I.G. w/ Onra (france) DJ Needles & 18aC
$10 - @ Lola

June 2
Indi Hop - Signage & DJ performance - Cherokee & The Grove

RFT Music Showcase
Over/Under Bar 11pm - Free

Heavy Breathing
Pi Restaurant (Central West End)
Mondays Night W/Melted Denim//9-1

Pin Up Bowl
Every other Sunday (4/22, 5/6, 5/20)

May 30
2720 w/ Keys and Krates - 11pm - $7

Feb 2012

Bass & Bliss, St. Louis's premiere bass music monthly
Feb 4 - Upstairs Lounge - $5 - 10pm-3am
More Info

Fluxest Fest
Feb 11 - Chicago Cultural Center
MoneyBags drop!

Gya Fundraiser (DJ)
Feb 19th - Regional Arts Comission

CeCe McDonald Benifit (DJ)
Feb 10 - 3200 Block of Knapp st.

Far Fetched & 18aC Presents...I Heart Beats 3
Feb 14 Release

The Sideshow - Columbia MO - Feb 25th

Charli 2na & SoundClash
March 7th - 2720 Cherokee

Good Ideas for Cities (Presentation)
March 8 - Contemporatry Art Museum

CAM Nights (DJ)
March 15h - Contemporary Art Museum

KDHX Benefit (DJ & Art)
April 21 - Plush

Heavy Breathing
Pi Restaurant (Central West End)
Mondays Night W/Melted Denim//9-1

Pin Up Bowl
Every other Sunday (2/5, 2/19, 3/4, 3/18)

CRUSHERY! @Flamingo Bowl
Every Wednesday
December 2011
Scrub & Tha Pump, S-N-S, Omega, 18aC
Dec 16 / The Sideshow / Columbia, MO / $5 / 21+

Contemporary Art Museum Gift shop featured artist
Dec 8th-Jan

Holiday Party With Eleven, First Punch, Lane 4 and the Nebula
Art, Installation, Video, Live Music, 32 rooms of jolly
Free/ @ The Nebula / 3407 S Jefferson / Dec 23rd
More Info

New Year’s Eve at The Luminary: Space Invader Party
DJ Set 9p-11p

NYE at Atomic Cowboy (DJ Set) 12-3am

Pi Restaurant (Central West End)
Mondays Night W/ Mario Martinez aka Thankful Tree//8-1

Pin Up Bowl
Every other Sunday (12/11, 12/25)

Flamingo Bowl
Every Wednesday

Lola (DJing in Absinth Bar)
Dec 3rd / 10p-3a
500 N 14th St STL
Sept 2011
Now - 9/18 // Dark Matter // 1:AM Gallery // San Francisco

9.21 // Art Prize Opening Day: Screwed Rapids // Grand Rapids

9.24 //Lane 4's 1 year celebration // 2720 Cherokee/Art D

9.9 // Work/Play Benifit show feat. Scripz-n-Screwz, Theresa Jenee, Michael Franco & 18andCounting / $5, 21+| $10, 18+ / Handlebar, STL

9.28 // Starkey, Bluetech, DJ Solo, 18andCounting // 2720 Cherokee
10.1 // Grovefest // STL

10.7 // Dam Funk, Master Blastzer, Sound Clash (18aC+Needles) // Lola

11.5 // araabMUZIK, Lunice, Melo-X, 18andCounting // 2720 Cherokee

+Monday's at Pi CWE with Thankful Tree // STL // 8p-1a

+1st & 3rd Saturday's at Lola // STL // 10p-3a

+Pin Up Bowl // Every other Sunday // 10-3a // 10.2, 10.16, 10.30, 11.13, 11.27

AUG 2011
7.26 // CAM presents: Open Studios Preview Show // Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis // 6p - 9p

7.30 // Open Studios Tours // Art D Studios, 2720 Cherokee, upstairs // STL //Come be nosey in my studio! // 10a - 4p MoneyBags in the building!

8.19 // Dark Matter Opening Exhibition // 1:AM Gallery // San Francisco

9.21 // Art Prize Opening Day: Screwed Rapids // Grand Rapids

8.18 // Paradisco Lounge w/ Sick, Sad World Crew & DJ Dirty Finger //Oakland

8.25 // Artopia // Art Dimentions // STL

8.27 // Loufest Afterparty // at Gramophone w/ ?uestlove // 9p

10.1 // Grovefest // STL

+Monday's at Pi CWE with Thankful Tree // STL // 8p-1a

+1st & 3rd Saturday's at Lola // STL // 10p-3a

MAY 2011
Gramophone w/ Cunninglynguists//May 26
|More Info|http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204793029555279|

Lane 4 Presents...//May 28//Atomic Cowboy

Sound Clash At J-Bucks w/ Hawthorn Headhunters//June 2nd 8pm//
|More Info|http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226382617377951|

RFT Music Showcase//Club Amnesia 9pm//Lola Absinth Bar 10pm//June 4th
|More Info|http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/atoz/2011/05/2011_rft_showcase_schedule.php|

SLAP conference//Regional Arts Commission & Contemporary Art Museum//June 16,17 & 18
|More Info|http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Louis-Arts-Project/142472875819521|

Pi Restaurant (Central West End)
Mondays Night W/ Mario Martinez aka Thankful Tree//8-1

Community Service @ Upstairs Lounge
Wednesday Nights//10-3
(DJ and Visuals)

Lola (DJing in Absinth Bar)
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday//10-3
500 N 14th St STL

MARCH 2011
The Luminary, Lane 4, KDHX 88.1 & Urban Chestnut Brewing presents:

Elevator Music Series Feat. Mount Kimbie, Sound Clash (Black Spade, DJ Needles, 18aC) & Jay Fay

Sunday March 27th
8pm, $10, All Ages
The Luminary Center For The Arts
4900 Reber Place, St. Louis, MO


Do The Right Thing
Kevin McCoy, Peter Seay & 18andCounting (DJ)
at Los Caminos Gallery, St. Louis, MO
March 18th 5:30 During the Southern Graphics Conference


Lola St. Louis, MO
March 18th


Jay Fay (EP Release)
18andCounting (Poster Series Launch)
& Cor(e)ography

Saturday March 26th
The Firebird, St. Louis
All Ages Show
$5 (surcharge at door)
Doors are at 8 show at 830.
Dec 8: A very special birthday party for Stan Chisholm aka 18andCounting

Featuring support from several of the Midwest's Best!

Exclusive DJ Sets:

LORN (Brainfeeder/Mil)


adoptahighway (Mil/B-Day)

18andCounting (Stl)


Ryan Powell (Stl)


Proto MD (Det)


Glitter Guts (Chi)

Upstairs Lounge

Dec 9:



+ 18andCounting

++ Photobooth by GlitterGuts

@ 2720 Cherokee
2720 Cherokee Street
St. Louis MO 63118

Doors 8pm
Show 9pm
18+ ($3 minor surcharge)

Celebrating Stan Chisolm's Birthday in style! He is 18andCounting...
MoneyBags at Mad Art - Dec 3rd
Lisa See Kim & Stan Chisholm
MoneyBags @ Mad Art Gallery

Opening Reception Friday, December 3, 2010
7:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.

Interactive Art Installations
Free Takeaways
MoneyBags game show


Danielle Spradley

Peter Pranschke

Danielle Fuhrman of Drew Henry Salon & Gallery

Benjamin Bergevin-Smith

Los Caminos Gallery

Declare It Art

STL Improv Anywhere

Mark Hunter Brown

Shawn "Dolor" Webb

Crystal Kamoroff

Thomas Linder

Ryan Powell

Live Music from 18andCounting & DJ Luxxter

Free or $5 raffle ticket for a chance to enter the live MoneyBags Game Show.


Working with a motif usually seen only in cartoons, MoneyBags is a public art
project that transfers the recognizable image of the moneybag from the comic to the
real and playfully challenges society’s values, the role of currency, the idea of ownership,
and human impulses towards greed and generosity. Moneybags has multiple iterations,
and is not bounded by any single project. An ongoing collaborative network is
established and continually expanded on that continues beyond the life of any one
particular project. Over the past year, we have been dropping handmade moneybags,
filled with various handmade items and messages, in unexpected public locations
throughout Chicago, St. Louis, New York City, Tokyo and other cities. Our largest iteration of Moneybags took place during Art on Track, where we filled a
Chicago CTA train car brim to brim with bags made by the public.

Our mission is to encourage our audience to question the status of a given
currency. We seek to empower participants with the skills and opportunity to partake
in a collaborative art project that communicates their personal perspectives within a
context of mutual exchange and interaction.

MoneyBags at Mad Art gallery will include a culmination of past interactive installations as well as newly structured projects specific to this very event and space. The MoneyBags Game Show will be a performance where gallery attendees buy inexpensive raffle tickets for the chance to win various grand artworks in an exchange that is normally foreign to the gallery circuit. The Cellout Artists will be a collection of artists chosen by Kim & Chisholm to exhibit in Mad Art's notorious jail cells and about the gallery. The night will also include musical from DJ Luxxter & 18andCounting, free art and plenty of chances to expand upon the young & fresh public project that is MoneyBags. Exhibition open through Dec 30



Pop Life RFT
Before I won the MasterMind Award I was apart of a marathon of an interview with Diana Benanti. It was a fired up and insightful talk about my art, music, the city and the people around me...someday I may release the recording until then you should read the interview here.
MoneyBagsWeekend! $ept 24,25,26
September is chalk full of happenings for MoneyBags

Sept 24th- Financial Aid: We will be apart of the Money/College Multi genre Art and Music show at 2720 Cherokee, St. Louis MO. Be prepared for an interactive installation and a very special MoneyBags DJ set by yours truly.

Sept 25th & 26th -MoneyBags Workshop: Day 1: In conjunction with my solo exhibits NewPop I & NewPop II Lisa See Kim & Stan Chisholm will foster a MoneyBags workshop. Together we will construct bags and currency to be dropped about the City of St. Louis. Expect Screen printing lessons, Sewing constructions and impromptu projects.

DAY 1: St. Louis Artist Guild 10am-4pm
DAY 2: Hoffman LaChance Contemporary 6pm-9pm (Potluck and Closing Reception)

Riverfront Times Mastermind Award 2010
I've been honored with The Riverfront Times Mastermind Award 2010. Every year the RFT selects 4 creatives/activists to deem a "mastermind"

Read the article here

Thanks everyone who's helped me out thus far. Dear Lord there are a lot of you!

NewPop I & NewPop II
The St Louis Artists Guild and Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in
partnership, are pleased to announce NewPop I and NewPop II,. The St.
Louis Artists Guild is teaming up with Hoffman LaChance to bring you a
set of solo exhibitions by Stan Chisholm (aka 18andCounting), happening simultaneously with one another, NewPop I and NewPop II. NewPop I, opening Sunday September 5, 2010 from 1-3pm is located at the St Louis Artists Guild and NewPop II, opening September 3, 2010 from 6-8pm is located at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary.

As two inextricably linked exhibitions, like the relationship one would
find between twins, NewPop I and NewPop II take a stand and
rebelliously stab at the anatomy of pop culture. Through solidarity,
topics such as memes, media, icons, commodity and quality will be
scrutinized through an array of artworks ranging from sculpture,
installation, text, book and drawings. The viewer will not be able to
understand one with out the other. It is imperative that both
exhibitions be considered, they finish one another's sentence and dot
each others "i's". New Pop I and New Pop II is taking the tag-team
approach to visual art.

Chisholm is an interdisciplinary artist from St. Louis, MO who studied
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His collages, drawings,
and mixed media installations reveal a growing cast of over 700
characters or mascots that serve as a visual lexicon for the moods,
personal attributes or feelings explored in his work. Chisholm’s work has been exhibited at Laumeier Sculpture Park, City Museum (St. Louis), the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, and the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago).

In order to highlight the ideas Chisholm is presenting in NewPop, he is
also facilitating a workshop entitled, MoneyBags, part of an ongoing
project. Stan will be joined by his collaborator and Chicago based
artist, Lisa See Kim. Working with a motif usually seen only in
cartoons, MoneyBags is a public art project that transfers the
recognizable image of the moneybag from the comic to the real and
playfully challenges society’s values, the role of currency, the idea
of ownership, and human impulses towards greed and generosity.
Moneybags has multiple iterations, and is not bounded by any single
project. The workshop will be held at both locations on Saturday and Sunday September 25th and 26th from 10am to 4pm. More information to be announced.

18aC X R.Sole X MTN DEW VOTE!!!
I'm 1 of 35 artist competing to have a 16oz can printed for MTN DEW. CLICK HERE TO VOTE AND LEARN MORE.
You can vote up to 7 times a day. Voting is until September so fire away.

My design is apart of my NewPop series and is a big deal to me. This isn't just some cry for fame. I've become worried with the treatment of pop culture icons and the amount of recycled imagery. I'll stop crying, but It's about time I've gotten to flex my design wings. Plus it's time for new imagery to surface on the pop culture scene. Agreed? Indeed!

So...I DJ now.....
I play every Tuesday night at 2720 in St. Louis. It's a part of Cheapy Tuesday's wich features myself as the constant DJ, weekly special guests, Live art, and various art auctions.

Pick up the first 18on18 Mix. Every month I'll drop 18 tracks on the 18th.
Hyde Park Art Center Artist Talk 6.6.10
I closed out my show ThingsThatNeverReallyHappened with and artist talk. We covered everything from what I want to be doing, the importance of DJs, and of course the basics. Tune in here.

Hyde Park Art Center
Janurary 31-June 6, 2010
Chicago, IL
*Opening Reception Feb 14th *

In Stan Chisholm’s ThingsThatNeverReallyHappened,the artwork takes the form of a life-size diorama and operates under the artist’s principle that everything is up for grabs. Chisholm draws from a variety of sources to create a multi-perspective storyline swirling together American history, personal recollections and stories and images spewed from pop culture. Chisholm uses this unconventional narrative to address issues of falsehood, future, fiction, the beauty of ignorance and cold realizations.

ThingsThatNeverReallyHappened features a new series of invented land masses ranging in size from tiny floating islands to large, human-sized environments, all populated by cartoon mascots. Chisholm takes this “fake” imagery and provokes our curiosity by inserting them into the contexts of fine art and daily life. Each environment takes on the perspective of a different narrator to illustrate a memory, an inside joke, an imaginary history or an uncanny experience much like the sensation of déjà vu. The installation playfully encourages the viewer to question the accuracy of perception itself, and to recognize the artful fictions that make up every day experience. For the production of this exhibition Chisholm will be in residence at the Hyde Park Art Center during the month of January. Visitors are invited to drop in and see the project as it develops.

Stan Chisholm (a.k.a. 18andCounting) is an emerging interdisciplinary artist from St. Louis, Missouri who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His collages, drawings, and mixed media installations reveal a growing cast of over 700 characters or mascots that serve as a visual lexicon for the moods, personal attributes or feelings explored in his work. Chisholm’s work has been exhibited at Laumeier Sculpture Park, City Museum (St. Louis), the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, and most recently at Art on Track, a one day exhibition on Chicago’s Loop elevated train, organized by SOLVO.
Color Me Timbers!
The Great Mundane & 18andCounting presents: COLOR ME TIMBERS!

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 9:00pm
Report Lounge
1101 E Burnside
Portland, OR

You show up, we give you crayons, and together we color and groove all night. Choose your own adventure by filling in or adding on to images created by some of the most innovative artists in the world.

Russ Liquid
The Great Mundane
Ate Bit
Cutter Filtoff

18andCounting (STL-CHI)
Andrew St. Lawrence (CHI)
Ashley Montague (PDX)
Brian Lindgren (NYC)
Carolyn Simon-Noon (EUGENE)
Chris Burch (SF)
Dolor (CHI)
The Fresh Classics (SF)
Iain Macarthur (ENGLAND)
Jackson Noon (EUGENE)
Jeff Pak (CHI)
Justin Tolentino (STL)
Kellyn Planteen (SF)
Killer Napkins (STL)
Lisa See Kim (CHI)
Lorn (WI)
Maia Chong (PDX)
Mark Brown (FLORENCE)
Mike Dupree (CHI)
Mitsu Okubo (SF)
Rob Pea (PDX)
Robert Gray (PDX)
Raskoe (PDX)
Swiv (CHI)
Tewz (CHI)
Vadim Gershman (STL)

inspired by Mark Brown's chicago coloring party in 07
MoneyBags Project
MoneyBags takes a shot at re-evauating wealth, worth and currency. It attempts to create unexpected reencounters with a familiar image/icon that has been popularly relegated to the realm of cartoons, illustrations, and the surreal. Ideas of ownership, abandonment, economy, luxury, generosity, legality, the ridiculous and any other matters of mind are also sprinkled into the project.

Originally, each bag was constructed, printed and stuffed with dollar bill sized prints of Stan Chisholm's (aka 18andCounting) poetic "One-Liner" phrases covering a gamut of topics about life, the abstract, and the humorous. The bags would then be left behind in unsanctioned public spaces, free for the taking or what have you.

Now headed by the duo of Chisholm and Lisa See Kim, MoneyBags is taking on an all-inclusive stance for anyone to participate in. Those who choose to take part are asked to construct their own MoneyBags, stuff them with any messages, items or creations of "value" then add them to Chisholm's & Kim's MoneyBags hoard to be distributed by the stack along with other bags. The donation of supplies, "valuables", empty self-made MoneyBags, and project space is also graciously encouraged.

The first MassiveMoneyBagsDrop will take place in October for the Art On Track show where we will fill a CTA train car! Aided by the Hyde Park Art Center, Chisholm and Kim will facilitate MoneyBags creation programs filled with screen printing, bag construction and the creation of "valuables." These will be hosted by HPAC throughout August and September 2009.

It is an ongoing project so you're help can never be too early or too late

For more info please contact Stan@18andCounting.com or LisaSeeKim@gmail.com

For project donations, please mail items to:
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave

Chicago, IL 60615
Spring/Summer Upcoming Events & Shows
Spring Undergraduate BFA Exhibition 2009
Sullivan Galleries; Chicago, IL
March 21-April 3
Opening reception: Friday, March 20, 7-10pm

Wall Ball (SCOSAG Live Art Auction Fundraiser)
3rd Degree Glass Facroty; St. Louis, MO
April 4th 7pm-10pm

The Other Side of a Smile
OnSix Gallery; San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception - April 25th 6 p.m.-1:30

Rusty Spring 2
3rd Floor Gallery; St. Louis, MO
Showing til May 30

David Hasselhoff on Acid album art
Album release May 15th

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduation!
Pritzker Pavillion; Chicago, IL
May 16th

Kranzberg Exhibition Series
Laumeier Sculpture Park; St. Louis, MO
June 5 – September 6, 2009
Opening reception: June 5, 2009, 6–8 PM. (Free)
Museum hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM (Free)

June 10-Late June
PULL-PUSH (BFA Thesis Exhibition)
A group show featuring:

Stan Chisholm
Lisa See Kim
Mitsu Okubo
Kellyn Planteen
Joy E A Spika
In conjunction with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Spring 2009 Undergraduate Exhibition

Opening Reception March 20th, 7pm.
Sullivan Galleries
33 S.State 7th Fl.
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm
The Renaissance of the River City
I'm a featured artist in Carson Minow's documentary covering the exploding art scene in St. Louis. Grab some pop corn and follow the link.

The Renaissance of the River City-Carson Minow & KDHX

Online Store Launch! (12/10)
New online store is up. check it out for stuff you can afford.

Rock-N-Roll Craft Show
Check me at the RRCS. New merch and artworks that want to live with you.

Rock N Roll Craft Show is the original St. Louis alternative art, craft and music event! RRCS showcases unique items handcrafted from new and recycled materials by talented artisans and crafters, as well as locally and nationally acclaimed bands! Come by to shop the wares in our department store set up or rock out to the jams! RRCS5 promises be bigger and better than ever!!!

Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar, St. Louis

Friday November 28 11am-5pm ($10 entry)
Saturday November 29 11am-8pm ($2 entry)
Sunday November 30 11am-5pm ($2 entry)

Featured Artists on Metromix
November 2008

Not Just Another Pretty Face @ Hyde Park Art Center
October 18 - January 11
5020 S. Cornell, Chicago, IL
Artist Reception Oct.26
The Newly-Matched Game/Panel , Oct 29, 6-8pm


Art Attack!: Day of the Dead Art @ Koken Art Factory,
Saturday, November 1, 7:00 pm
2500 Ohio St, Saint Louis, MO $10


Live Art w/ Rainbows Charity Group: Wine & Art
Nov 8, Chicago


Art Fix: Silent Art Auction & Party
Nov 14, 7-10pm
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th st. , St. Louis


Live Art w/ The Super Heros Of Sound: Alive Hip Hop Series
Funky Buddha, Chicago
Nov 20, 9pm, $5


20th Annual Holiday Art Sale @ MacLean Ballroom
112 S. Michigan
Nov. 20 | 5:30-8:30
Nov. 21 | 11-7
Nov. 22 | 10-5


Rock-n-Roll Craft Show @ Third Degree Glass Factory
Thanksgiving weekend, November 28-30
5200 Delmar, St. Louis
Not Just Another Pretty Face
70 artists show @ |TheHyde Park Art Center|http://www.hydeparkart.org/exhibitions/2008/10/not_just_another_pretty_face_2.php|

NJAPF will feature works commissioned by Chicago art collectors.

October 18th at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Taste Magizine (April 08)
April 19th, 2008 | Elizabeth Hise

Conversations with Stan Chisholm are never dull. Intelligent and compassionate with a pleasant sense of humor, Chisholm will attract you with his impish grin, then endear himself to you with observant conversation and dreams broader than the canvases he paints. But Stan Chisholm’s dreams aren’t simply empty promises. His art is proof that he makes things happen—and those things are generally bold, usually detailed, and always thought-provoking.

A St. Louis native, Chisholm grew up in South St. Louis with nine brothers and sisters. His mother, he comments, is the hardest working woman he’s ever met. And clearly, with a mindset like this, she’s also raised her son right. Currently, he’s in his junior year at The School of the Art “Open Windows Part I,” Ryan Stanley “But One More,” Stan Chisholm Institute of Chicago, working as a resident advisor, and focusing on drawing and painting, printmaking and art therapy, with a little art education thrown in for good measure.

Chisholm categorizes his art as mixed media, but has lately worked specifically with latex and acrylic paints, paper, collaged magazine, and even paper plates. “There’s usually a lotta questions about media,” he responds, when asked which he favors. “I think it’s not about what you use, it’s how you use it.”

Each of Stan’s pieces warrants an extra glance, if not a complete double take. Literally and figuratively, all of them offer more than meets the eye.

“There are several layers to my work with different approaches. The collage elements are great because the process mimics how I walk through life,” he said. “It’s me hunting out people and seeing who’s good for what.”

So much of what Chisholm creates includes what he has dubbed mascots, vague characters within his pieces that represent an array of things and ideas. He sketches many of these on paper plates, amassing a collection of hundreds of characters (see this issue's cover photo). “I guess I’m most interested in observing how people function together while knowing we’re all really trapped in our own heads,” he explains. “My characters are usually alone and bearing some vague expression. It’s about their performance on the canvas and filling in the outcome of previous events. It’s nice because I never know how they are gonna turn out when I start them. It’s just a matter of what scraps I find to build them, or what character I’m into at the time.

” Chisholm’s work is what art is all about—each piece proffers a unique experience to everyone who takes the time to enjoy it. Look for him next as the featured artist in a Drive Agency exhibit beginning June 1, 2008. “I like to think that I don’t show art. It’s more like me introducing you to someone.
St. Louis American Interview (8/7/08)
St. Louis American Interview (8/7/08)
Young artist Stan Chisholm mixes and mingles genres and expectations

By Kenya Vaughn Of the St. Louis American
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Although he is quick to deny it, Stan Chisholm is probably the oldest 21-year-old anyone will ever meet.

His thoughts are clear and concise. His art … not so much. But that’s part of the point of him creating in the first place.

“People have expectations, and people are comfortable when the work is straightforward and it addresses one topic,” Chisholm said. “But once there are all of these different things going on, people are forced to intermingle. They are all trying to figure out the same problem, I enjoy watching that.”

While he is talking about his art in general, Chisholm’s statement also applies to latest exhibit When Lands Expand, which opened last Friday at the Pistol Gallery. It is certainly a conversation piece.

Chisholm’s work is known for his chariactures, but he took a major risk with When Lands Expand by leaving them out of his latest work.

“I wanted to see, rather than putting characters in the setting to tell the story, if I could tell the story with just the setting,” Chisholm said. “It’s about awareness of where I am, what I need to do and who’s paying attention.”

In When Lands Expand Nature is infused with pop culture, as a pair of upside-down blue jeans and Adidas shoes seem to be sprouting out of a pile of boulders in the wilderness. The small space inside a framing store in the heart of Grand Center is maximized as the art pops off the canvas and onto the walls of the uniquely designed space.

He doesn’t even make it clear whether it is a series of paintings grouped together or single piece that extends throughout the confines of the small gallery.

“My work is multiple genres combined,” Chisholm said. “It’s a really bizarre combination of things, and that’s the whole point - to throw people off as to what it is supposed to represent and give people options on how they choose to relate to them.”

The piece illustrates more than a broadened horizon (both literally and figuratively), but an expansion of the concept of nature, art forms and even the confines of a canvas.

“I sort of make my work as a way of socializing - it’s my way of communicating with people,” Chisholm said. “That’s how I touch base with everyone to make sure that what I am doing is appropriate and what I am thinking is right.“

Even though his artistic journey is one of those common stories that translate into “I’ve been doing this as long as I can remember,” Chisholm has an interesting way of explaining the fact that he’s been an artist for his entire life.

“My ideas expand, so there’s changing, but I honestly feel like I’ve been in the same gear since kindergarten or first grade,” Chisholm said. “First grade was when I was big into it and organizing things.”

While he is preparing to enter his fourth year at the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chisholm speaks with the confidence and assurance of any Ivy League modern art professor. He is serious and informed about what lies ahead for him as an artist and a person.

Although he made light of it, growing up poor in the Tower Grove East neighborhood - including a year of homelessness - was a major contributor to his maturity.

“That’s an unfortunate thing that happened, but those were the times that I’ve learned a whole lot,” Chisholm said.

“I did a lot of growing up. I figured out how I want to function, how I could help people out and how people are going to help me out. I realized that people are really willing to support me.”

An alumnus of the Nu-Art in the Neighborhood program at the Contemporary Art Museum, concern and encouragement have been a constant in his life as an artist. While some artists tell stories of being pulled to the side and coerced to pursue a more “sensible” career path, Chisholm said it was just the opposite for him. When he was torn between his art and playing it safe by pursuing a career as a graphic designer, one of his instructors told him to move forward as a visual artist.

Chisholm said, “No one has ever discouraged me from doing art - as a matter of fact, I don’t even allow it.”

Even if there is ever a hint of negativity, Chisholm is too focused (and busy) as an artist for it to soak in. From encouraging the experience of sharing - he calls it a sharing of energy - art between people, to the handful of exhibits that simultaneously display his work, Chisholm is working to collectively form an artistic and personal connection with as many individuals as possible.

“The more people come and hopefully enjoy it, the more I sort of realize that we are all kind of on the same page,” Chisholm said. “We are all experiencing the same things and trying to figure it out and sum it all up.”

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Current News...
Screwed In : July 11th @ The Regional Arts Commission: St. Louis, MO

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WhenLandsExpand WhenLandsExpand (Solo): August 1st @ PSTL Window Gallery: St. Louis, MO

WhatMakesSense Solo Show & Curated Group Show: August 2nd @ Cranky Yellow: St. Louis, MO
May 2008
Color U.S.
A Drawing Show Were You Color In Our Work
May 9th : Chicago,IL : Plaines Project-1860 S Des Plaines : 9pm-Late
Live Music By The Great Mundane and Dolor
featuring many of SAIC's best draftsmen - Curated by Mark Brown


Live Painting @ Funky Buddha
May 15th : Chicago,IL : Funky Buddha Lounge-728 W. Grand : 9pm
Feat Music by Dirty Digital, Jyroscope, and Dude 'N Nem
Free before 10pm-$5 with the password "Super Heroes"


The UpSet Art Show
Multi-Media Celebration for the launch of UpSet Magazine
May 16th : Chicago,IL : The Co-Prosperity Sphere-3219 S Morgan St. : 6pm-11pm
Free-BYOB-Open the following weekend as well as May 24th & 25th
Taste Mag Cover!

Hey St. Louis.

18andCounting will adorn the cover of the first issue of TASTE magazine, a quarterly magazine published by the Post-Dispatch in partnership with ArtDimensions. Also featured inside is an interview with myself.

50,000 free copies will be scattered through out the city as an insert for those subscribed to the Post, or to be found in various restaurants, clubs, offices, etc.

The first issue drops this Friday March 28th. Be on the look out.

Up Coming in 2008...
Indie Valentine Craft Fair-Cooper Ella Café-St. Louis (Feb 2008)

18aC Apparel-Clean Cut Tee Shirt Series Launch-World Wide (Feb/Mar 2008)

Wall Ball-Third Degree Glass Factory-St. Louis (April 2008)

Give In/Get In-Siragussa Gallery-Chicago (May 2008)

Screwed In-Regional Arts Commission-St.Louis, MO (July 2008)

Solo Show @ Cranky Yellow-St. Louis, MO (August 2008)
18aC on Wooshka
Take a gander and vote for my tee shirt designs on Wooshka.com

winning designs become limited edition tees of 500

mine are better! help me prove it

18aC Apparel
18aC Apparel: Hand Picked & Worn in Series

These are thrift found tees that have been hand painted and screen printed. All one of a kind. What you see is what you get.

Found Object Fine Art/Fashion/Printmaking/Filth

**Commissioned Tees for $25**
I also will be doing commissioned tees. This means you provide the tee shirt. (that way you know it fits and it's your color choice) You then pick which mascot you would like to have printed. (of the four 4 that are currently available for printing)

Please email me to set up commissioned Tees. Stan@18andCounting.com

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Art Attack!

Nov. 16th marks the date when paintings get destroyed and feelings get hurt. Come out and show your support for your favorite artist, 18andCounting! Only you can save my rauchy-grimey-ass-beautiful painting



32 local artists have donated paintings that will compete head-to-head in five rounds of competition in a real-life boxing ring! In each match the winning painting will be determined by audience response, measured by an Applause-O-Meter. The winning canvas will continue to the next round, and the losing artwork will then be put up for auction. Each successive round will have a minimum bid: $50, $75, $100, $200, and $300. The winning painting will be auctioned off for a minimum of $500. Proceeds from all auctioned paintings will benefit KDHX and South City Open Studio and Gallery.

If paintings don’t reach the minimum bid, “The Wheel of Misfortune” will determine their fate. Methods of destruction include but are not limited to chainsaw, graffiti, and ninjas. Yes, ninjas!

Art Attack! will also feature the gritty blues of Casey Reid and the bluegrass punk of The Monads in between rounds. The event will emceed by KDHX's own Dr. Jeff, and will feature The Underworld's Doug Morgan on the turntables.

*Art Attack!

Friday, November 16

South Broadway Athletic Club, located at 2301 South 7th Street.

Doors at 7 event at 8

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

All proceeds will benefit your community radio station, KDHX and our friends at SCOSAG.*

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City Wide Open Studio Weekend+Artists Preview (July 17& 22)
Artist Preview Tuesday July 17th
Join me at the Contemporary Art Museum on Tuesday, July 17 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM for the Open Studios Preview Party. This evening will be complete with an exhibition featuring samples of the the artists’ work, a DJ, and Schlafly beer. Take advantage of this opportunity to spend time with both the artists and their work.

Open Studio & Live Art

Sunday July 22

Headlined by Peat Wollaeger; I along with Bryan Walsh and Justin Tolentino will be doing a Live Graffiti Wall Demo at the flood wall just South of the Arch.


I will also have work on display at peats studio located 2 blocks away from the wall at 219 Chouteau
more info: Contemporary Open Studio Site
Sex, Politics, & You (Aug 3)
Group Show along with Fabio Rodriguez, Justin Tolentino, Victor Vigil, Bryan Walsh, and Davide Weaver
Aug 3rd
Third Floor Gallery
1214 Washington ave. (above mossa center)
Downtown St. Louis
Full Circle (Aug 3 &4)
20+ Artists
2 night show
Aug 3- first friday free sneak preview
Aug 4- $5 donation
Jefferson Arms Gallery
415 N. Tucker
Downtown St. Louis
Music by DJ Mahf
D.I.Y. Deck Show (Aug 3)
TONS of local artist's works on uniform skateboard decks
August 3rd, 2007
Drive Agency
1617 Locust St. 1st floor
Downtown St. Louis, MO
Live Painting June 9th @ The Bistro Zoo
STL Underground KingZ

Saturday June 9th

7pm - 3am

5300 Broadway off of Grand and highway 70

Live painting by 18andCounting, Justin Tolentino, Bryan Walsh, and Chris Sabitino

Plus a ton of music from local DJs and Emcees (my personal fave being DJ Mahf)

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Brand New 18andCounting.com site
thanks for peeping the new site. This one is much cleaner. hold out for a bit ill be adding new pieces through out the summer not to mention they can now be bought directly from the site. Shoot me a message on the contacts page to join the mailing list.