Art Related Resources

BOMH Art-Related Resources

The Best of Missouri Hands is happy to provide information and links to art-related resources for our Members and the General Public. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the available art-related resources available in our community.

Print Media/On Line Blogs

Sunshine Artist Magazine

Articles directed to Art and Craft show exhibitors, promoters and buyers. Each issue includes Festival Listings.

The Crafts Report

Get insider’s knowledge on succeeding in the arts and crafts business as well as calls for artists.

Art, Craft and Festival Yellow Pages

Art Fair Source Book
Guide to the best juried arts and craft shows nationwide.

red dot blog logoby Jason Horejs | Xanadu Gallery

Great tips and videos from a highly successful gallery owner.

Resizing your Images

Free Programs you can download to your computer:

Picture ReSiz


Pix Resizer

CNet Fast Stone  Picture Resizer

Please note BOMH does not endorse any program these are just listed for your convenience.

Art Show and On-Line Entry Resources

Most likely, the best way to find out information about art shows is via the internet.

1. Art Show Reviews  Reviews of shows by artists

2. Art Fair Insiders  Many resources available to artists, must become member and to utilize it.

3.  Illinois Art Fair Directory   Upcoming Art Fairs in Illinois

4.  Missouri Arts and Crafts

5.  Craft Lister

6.  Festival Net shows and info for shows all over the country.

7.  ZAPP   A site for applying and jurying into many of the better art fairs around the country.

8.  Juried Art Services A site for jurying into good art shows.

9.  Art Fair Calendar Calls to Artists sent directly to your inbox.

10. Entrythingy, Calls for artists – used by BOMH to apply for Juried Membership

11.  Art KC  An on-line art community.


13.  My SL Art   St. Louis art organization that includes call for artists


15.   Springfield, MO

16.   A national resource for calls for art

17.   Greater St. Louis Art Association

18.  Calls to Artists show and exhibitions

19.   Arts organization in Cape Girardeau, MO


21.   Calls for Artists Exhibitions, residencies, curating, contests, public art


Submitted by Nancy Koehler
To include additional links, please email me at [email protected].

Best of Missouri Hands is not endorsing these sites, but merely offering them as possible sources of information.

Other Volunteer and Governmental Arts Organizations

Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City

The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City strengthens and enriches the community through the arts by developing visibility, participation, support, information, education, and partnerships.

Visit their website at

Arts Midwest 

As a non-profit regional arts organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest serves audiences, arts organizations, and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and beyond.Visit their website at

50 Miles of Art

50 Miles of Art is an arts corridor where fine artists, craftspersons and artisans have chosen to live and create their work.  The Missouri communities of Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville are connected by Route 79 Visit their website at

Illinois Arts Council

The Illinois Arts Council was created as a state agency by the Illinois General Assembly in 1965. Resources to support the Illinois Arts Council are provided by the Governor and General Assembly of Illinois and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit their website at

Iowa Arts Council

The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The department has two divisions, the Iowa Arts Council and the State Historical Society of Iowa. Visit their website at

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council is the state government agency responsible for developing and promoting support for the arts in Kentucky.Visit their website at

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) was created to support and stimulate cultural activity in communities throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.Visit their website at

Missouri Arts Council

Missouri Arts Council, a state agency and division of the Department of Economic Development, provides grants to nonprofit organizations that meet our strategic goals to increase participation in the arts in Missouri, grow Missouri’s economy using the arts, and strengthen Missouri education through the arts.  Visit their website at

Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies

The Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies is a statewide service organization dedicated to strengthening community arts throughout Missouri. Visit their website at

Missouri Citizens for the Arts

For more than 30 years, Missouri Citizens for the Arts has provided a presence for Missouri’s arts industry at the state Capitol. MCA was incorporated in 1980 as a 501(c)4, and the MCA-Education Fund was  incorporated in 1982 as a 501(c)3. Both statewide organizations work to promote the whole of Missouri’s arts industry to the public and private sectors and are non-partisan and not-for-profit.  Visit their website a

National Association of Independent Artists

The National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA) is a membership-based 501c6 nonprofit trade organization that serves to enhance the economic well-being of people who exhibit their artwork at quality outdoor and indoor art and/or fine craft shows, encourage creative expression and artistic excellence, and expand public awareness, appreciation and acquisition of fine art and fine craft. Visit their website at

St. Louis Regional Arts Commission

The Regional Arts Commission was formed to support and foster art and culture in the St. Louis City and County area and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts.Visit their website at

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) connects artists and arts organizations of every discipline with accountants and lawyers who donate their time and expertise to help their appreciative clients navigate the complicated world of finance and law. They also provide information and skills training designed to help the arts community develop sound business practices. Visit their website at

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