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Missouri Artisans Association d.b.a. The Best of Missouri Hands (BOMH) is a state wide non profit (501c3) organization. We are dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri's arts and artisans through education, interaction, and encouragement.

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Your donation will greatly strengthen our ability to provide the products and services artists need to face the everyday challenges of moving forward with their artistic goals. Simply click the donate button and you will be taken to Paypal to make your donation. Thank you.

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For over 30 years, CERF+ [a 501(c)(3) public charity] has provided readiness, relief & resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers with core services of education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

You may have noticed in recent years that natural disasters seem to be on the uptick.  While you may not have experienced one of these heartbreaking events personally, many artists have - including some of your fellow BOMH members.   This year alone has had its share, including the Schlafly Art Outside Festival.  Unfortunately CERF+ ran out of emergency relief funds due to the increased need for their services, and had to suspend assistance for a while this summer.

BOMH would prefer that CERF+ never have to experience another such suspension.  That is why the BOMH Board of Directors authorized a $1,500 donation to CERF+ in August, 2018.  The Board believes the many and varied services offered by CERF+ are important to our members, and to artisans throughout the nation.

The Board is challenging the over 430 members of Best of Missouri Hands to match their donation.  It's clear that not everyone is in a position to participate, but if even half our members could give even $5, that would be over $1,000.   To donate, click on the CERF+ logo above, or go to https://cerfplus.org/donate

Please check out the CERF+ website and/or the CERF+ Facebook page  to learn about all the programs they provide including grants for emergency readiness as well as emergency relief, education, career resources,  arts advocacy and many other services. You may be surprised at the level of services available.

 

 

 

 

View our Artist Categories

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Painting

All work in which the primary medium is paint of any kind and the character of the finished work is most specifically defined by the use of paint. This category includes work in pastels.

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Fiber

Wearable garments and accessories and non-wearable work produced from fibers and fabrics.

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Wood

Functional and non-functional work in which the primary medium is wood and the additions of any other mediums are incidental to and not intrinsic to the finished pieces.

Group logo of Sculpture

Sculpture

Objects produced by carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions, as in relief, intaglio, or in the round.

Group logo of Metal

Metal

Functional and non-functional work in which the primary medium is metal and the additions of any other mediums are incidental to and not intrinsic to the finished pieces.

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Jewelry

Work made from any medium that is used primarily as personal adornment. This includes wearable sculpture.

Group logo of Photography

Photography

All work in which the primary medium is film or digital photography and the character of the finished work is most specifically defined by the use of photography. This category includes photographi

Group logo of Mixed Media 3D

Mixed Media 3D

Primarily three-dimensional work that includes at least two separate and intrinsic mediums.

Group logo of Clay

Clay

Functional and non-functional work in which the primary medium is clay and additions of any other mediums are incidental to and not intrinsic to the finished pieces.

Group logo of Glass

Glass

Functional and non-functional two and three-dimensional work in which the primary medium is glass and the additions of any other mediums are incidental to and not intrinsic to the finished pieces.<

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Other

Any finished work that can’t be best described by one of the above categories.

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Digital Media

All work in which the primary medium is produced through the use of digital technology and the character of the finished work is most specifically defined by the use of digital technology.

Group logo of Drawing

Drawing

All primarily two-dimensional work that is created through the use of drawing. Please select this category if your work includes low relief.

Group logo of Traditional Crafts

Traditional Crafts

All traditional crafts, including but not limited to soap-making, chair caning, broom making, tin punching, black-smithing, furniture making, etc. What defines this category is the attention to his

Group logo of Printmaking

Printmaking

All work in which the primary medium is traditional (lithography, etching, serigraphy, etc.) or digital (computer-generated) printmaking.

Group logo of Mixed Media 2D

Mixed Media 2D

Primarily two-dimensional work that includes at least two separate and intrinsic mediums. This category includes low relief.

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