Cape Girardeau Announces Ninth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on Broadway

Cape Girardeau, Mo.  – The Public Art Committee of the City of Cape Girardeau will launch the city’s Ninth public art outdoor sculpture exhibition on Thursday, April 8. The show consists of seven substantial pieces to be placed along the Broadway Corridor in Cape Girardeau for one year, culminating in early April 2022.  By hosting […]

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Artist Spotlight: Laurie Van Mondfrans

BOMH ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Name: Laurie Van Mondfrans City: Dardenne Prairie Business Name: LVMdesigns Medium: Jewelry Facebook Link: LVMdesigns Instagram Link: @lvmdesigns_artjewelry Website Link: LVMdesigns.etsy.com Any other online shops? (Fine Art America, Etsy?) LVMdesignsjewelry.com Juried/Not Juried? Juried How Long a BOMH Member? 10 months Why did you join BOMH? To learn from others about selling my […]

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Gourd artist Pat Berkbigler featured online by Missouri Life Magazine

Pat Berkbigler | BestOfMissouriHands.org/pab2175/ I am a retired elementary school teacher, after thirty-one rewarding years in public education. When I tell people I was a teacher, they immediately respond with, “So you taught art?” The answer to that is “No”. Through all my years in education, none of them involved taking or teaching art classes.   Read more […]

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BOMH artist Michele Spry featured in Missouri Life Magazine online edition

Michele Spry | Midway Mercantile Co | 7301 W Henderson Road Columbia   “Well, hi sugar!” People who know her know her trademark greeting, and turn around and say, “Hi, Michele.” To say Michele Spry is full of life is an understatement. Her energy, optimism, and philanthropic drive is contagious, and each conversation with her leaves one motivated and impassioned.  […]

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Missouri Life Magazine features BOMH artist Catherine A. Mohoney

Catherine A. Mahoney, WHS, MoWS | Hermann | ColorfulBrushes.Homestead.com  Hard work and a lifetime spent rising to the challenge clearly describes my life as an American Impressionist, entirely spent living and creating in Missouri. A seed was planted on my mind’s eye as a four-year-old child when my mother handed me a student pan set of […]

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ART-A-PALOOZA

Art-a-palooza Important Info! When: Saturday July 31, 10am-3pm Where: Kirkwood Rec Center Gym, 111 N. Geyer Rd. (inside! AC & WiFi! tons of parking!) Why: To sell art and art related goods at affordable prices Cost: $65/booth. This includes one table, two chairs, 10×10 space to set up however you’d like, including the use of […]

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P Z Originals goes Live on Facebook every Tuesday and Saturday at 8:00 PM

Juried Best of Missouri Hands artist Patti Zieche-Davisson of P Z Originals goes live every Tuesday and Saturday evening at 8:00 pm on her business Facebook page. Be sure to tune in to see her latest creations because they don’t last long. Creating unique, one of a kind necklaces, earrings, and pendants from precious metals […]

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Artist Spotlight: Barb Byrne

Name: Barb Byrne City: Pleasant Hill, MO Business Name: Barb Byrne Glass Medium: Glass Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/BarbByrneGlass and https://www.facebook.com/InfusedGlassArtMemorials Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/barbbyrneglass Twitter Link: https:/www.twitter.com/BarbByrneGlass Website Link: https://barbbyrneglass.com/ Any other online shops? (Fine Art America, Etsy?) no Juried/Not Juried? Juried How long have you been a BOMH Member? I have been a juried member for […]

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Barb Byrne Glass

I create unique and original fused glass animal portraits, nature scenes, and abstract art. I also specialize in creating memorial glass pieces using the ashes of a loved one or beloved pet. Pictured: First completed butterfly display. Swallowtails in flight. Shop online at https://barbbyrneglass.com/ Follow Barb on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BarbByrneGlass Barb Byrne Glass can also […]

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BOMH Visiting Artist Program 2017-2018

 With this new school year, we as juried artists in Best of Missouri Hands have another opportunity to serve the young people in our state. The Visiting Artist program exists to help inspire the students throughout the state of Missouri. To help students see working artists and hear about the various disciplines that our artists […]

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Better Business Bureau Warning For Artists

BBB warns that scammers are targeting artists with offers to buy their work By Mary Delach Leonard Scammers have been targeting artists, and it’s not a pretty picture, says the St. Louis Better Business Bureau. The scam is a twist on the “fake check” or “overpayment” schemes that have been around for years. <img src=”http://news.stlpublicradio.org/sites/kwmu/files/styles/default/public/201601/Oil_painting_palette.jpg” […]

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Award Winners Announced – With These Missouri Hands – Lillian Yahn Gallery – O’Fallon, MO

“With These Missouri Hands” Gallery Show Ends   The Closing Reception on August 28th marked the end of “With These Missouri Hands”, a gallery show featuring 35 pieces of artwork from 14 Missouri artists. The show was a collaboration between The Best of Missouri Hands and the St Charles County Arts Council and was held […]

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November Open House Party – Stone Soup Galleries – Chesterfield, MO

We are excited, and somewhat amazed….  After all, it is glass. Sculptures and Jewelry from members of The St Louis Lampworkers Society will be waiting for you at our November 6th Open House Party. Glass Totems by Marilyn Roberts ($200 each) We are inviting all of our friends… and friends’ friends to this Friday night gathering for a […]

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Greater St. Louis Art Association News – June 2014

GSLAA News   JUNE  MEETING Date:  Thursday, June 25th    Place:   Concordia Lutheran Church 505 South Kirkwood Road Kirkwood, MO 63122 Time:    6:30 pm – Fellowship and Refreshments 7:00 pm – Business Meeting and Program   PROGRAM CHANGE   Program:    VIC BARR How does Vic, Master Woodworker,  make those stunning Jewelry Boxes? Vic has […]

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Masters and Apprentices – Missouri Art Council

Masters and Apprentices Strengthen Missouri’s Folk Arts Web At the heart of the Missouri Folk Arts Program are the intense one-on-one relationships of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. A master artist meets frequently and works closely with an apprentice artist to impart the master’s knowledge and develop the apprentice’s skills. Since the first TAAP lesson […]

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ARTIST PORTRAIT DAY

  Portraits for Artists Sponsored By The Art Beacon & Paint St Louis Tuesday, May 21st  9AM to 8:30PM  Every artist needs a recent, professional quality photos for press, promotional materials, website and social networking. The Art Beacon has teamed up with Garry McMichael, professional photographer and owner of Paint St. Louis to organize a […]

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BOMH ARTIST ALICIA FARRIS TO EXHIBIT IN TEXAS

BOMH ARTIST ALICIA FARRIS TO EXHIBIT IN TEXAS Alicia Farris received a 3rd place award in the 51st Annual Southwestern Watercolor Society Member show in Richardson, Texas last September. More recently she was extremely honored to be accepted into the 40th Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, which will take place in Lubbock, Texas this spring. Her entry […]

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RURAL MISSOURI COOP SPOTLIGHTS BOMH ARTIST

RURAL MISSOURI COOP SPOTLIGHTS BOMH ARTIST MARTY SCHMITT   Marty Schmitt of Art That Rocks was recently interviewed for the pages of the Rural Missouri Electric Coop paper which is distributed throughout the state under different names.  Marty is a member of the White River Valley Electric Company.  The article highlights her career as an artist who […]

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The Best of Missouri Hands Welcomes 12 New Juried Artists

THE BEST OF MISSOURI HANDS WELCOMES 12 NEW JURIED ARTISTS! Sandy Brooks has been juried into two categories:  Drawing and Painting. Her original wildlife and nature art captures the wonder of outdoors. Sandra Kolde has been juried into the Fiber category. The soft sculptures she produces are meant to represent life’s journey with a sense […]

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For Juried Members: BOMH stickers, banners and badges

Notice: Juried Members Juried Members of BOMH may purchase stickers to place on their products that show the world they are Juried Members of BOMH. In addition, BOMH vinyl banners for your booth draw the customers in. Both items are available ONLY to Juried Members and ONLY through BOMH. The stickers come in three sizes. […]

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Perks of Being a Juried Member

Who doesn’t love a good perk… and I’m not talking coffee!  Everyone always asks… “what’s in it for me?” Well, when it comes to your juried member page, the first thing that comes to mind is VISIBILITY. Yes visibility. Your artist statement, your work, your category, your website, contact info, business name, everything is easily […]

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BOMH Board Enjoys Made in Missouri Exhibit

The Best of Missouri Hands Board of Directors held their October meeting in Branson, MO at Silver Dollar City. The Board took the opportunity to visit with BOMH artists and enjoy the Made in Missouri Exhibit.  It was wonderful to see the beautifully displayed artwork and see the BOMH artists and artisans hard at work […]

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