BOMH Fall Newsletter Banner 2019

Best of Missouri Hands (BOMH) Featured Artists Top Left: Juried BOMH Jewelry Artist Allison Norfleet Bruenger Top Center:  Juried BOMH Fiber Artist Gail Kelley Top Right:  Juried BOMH Fiber Artist Theresa Gallup Right Center:  BOMH Member Marianne Baer Lower Right:  Juried BOMH Jewelry Artist Claire Hasemeier To see other works by our artists, please visit http://www.bestofmissourihands.org […]

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Wood & Stitchery: A play on gender

Opening December 3, 2019 featuring the work of juried Best of Missouri Hands artist Nell Kobes. Her pieces are from her series, Nell’s Belles: Empowering Women. Nell has paired with embroidery artist Mike Schwartz, “Not Your Typical Grandmother’s Embroidery”. Opening Reception is Sunday December 8, 2019 at The Gallery located at the University City Public […]

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Open House and Art Sale at Glass Compositions

Two juried Best of Missouri Hands artists, Linda Sutterer and Lisa Frick will be hosting their annual Open House and Art Sale.  Join these glass artists on November 23rd and 24th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days. Glasscompositions Fused and Stained Glass is a full service Glass Studio.  Custom residential windows and restorations.  They […]

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Holiday Art Show at Baer Studio

Holiday Art Show & Sale at Baer Studio.  We have ALL local artists with new work just for your holiday and personal shopping pleasure! Want to buy unique, really special gifts?  This is where to find them!!  We have goodies for all age groups and every style!  There will be ceramics, fiber art, wearables, hand-made […]

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Artist Spotlight: Mary Martin

It was a beautiful fall day as I made my way across the street through a sea of fallen gingko leaves into the Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves.  Inside was welcoming, simple and well thought out.  I had wanted to visit the gallery for some time and just never had the opportunity.  Today […]

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Fall Into Art – a festival celebrating tradition and art in our community

 This year we’re celebrating our 10TH ANNIVERSARY!  With our usual blend of amazing art, fine craft, and terrific music, this year promises to be our best yet.  We’ll have 55 carefully chosen artisans, fantastic live music throughout, and of course another silent auction to benefit the Food Bank.  We’ll throw in a few 10th anniversary […]

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Shaw Nature Reserve

Boutique show of St. Louis area artists at Shaw Nature Reserve’s Dana Brown Overnight Center, November 2-3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2016 marks the 11th annual Art Show & Sale at the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Mo. The show was conceived by a small group of local artists and since its inception […]

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Artists Boutique

Join us for the Fall 2019 ARTISTS BOUTIQUE at the Kirkwood Community Center in Kirkwood, MO 111 S. Geyer Rd Kirkwood, MO 63122 Over 50 area and regional artists of all mediums. Free admission, Attendance Drawings, Ample Parking, Unique, Handmade Art…Wearable, Decorative, Functional…We’ve got it all. Saturday and Sunday November 2&3, 2019 10:00 am – […]

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Turkey and Tinsel

Turkey and Tinsel Mark your calendars now for Turkey and Tinsel Friday November 8, 2019 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Located at the Hawken House 1155 S. Rock Hill Road Webster Groves, MO 63119 Featured Artists **Lisa Becker (Glass) Susan Bostwick (Clay) **Kim Carr (Photography) **Connie […]

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Forest Figures Wow at Queeny

Mixed Media artist Adam Long won big at the fall Art Fair at Queeny Park.  You can find Adam and his dynamic figure sculptures this weekend at the Shaw Nature Reserve Annual Art Fair in St. Louis.  Not to worry if you don’t make it out this weekend, his work can always be found at […]

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Becker Brings Home the Bling!

Glass artist Lisa Becker of Art Glass Array beams as she brings home the BLING from the Art Fair at Queeny Park.  You can catch Lisa at the upcoming Turkey and Tinsel show in Webster Groves, plus she has a gallery in St. Charles, MO on Kingshighway where you can take classes led by Lisa […]

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Go Big or Go Home!

Who says art needs to be smaller than the person who creates it? Not Jessie Cargas. Here she is with her metal sculpture 8’ Arches sculpture. Going to Creve Coeur Police Station one the station is complete. See more of Jessie’s art @jessiecargas […]

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Two BOMH Artists Spearhead Major Project to Celebrate Missouri’s 200th Birthday

The Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause has been traveling around the State. Nearly 5,000 people have each painted one triangle on the mural to celebrate Missouri’s upcoming 200th birthday. Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe and his daughter painted on the fiddle panel while attending Oran’s Sesquicentennial in July 2019. Juried Best of Missouri Hands […]

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Peggy King of Snow Flake Glass featured on KMOS’s new series Making

Glass fuser Peggy King appeared in the first episode of KMOS’s new series MAKING.  This episode featured a segment on Snow Flake Glass and was filmed in her studio showcasing her work and various techniques she uses to create her fused glass art.  The full episode may be viewed at  https://video.kmos.org/video/making-bcmx5c/   Making explores the […]

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KMOS-TV Features Best of Missouri Hands artists on their new program “Making”

“Making” explores the world of makers and encourages its viewers to unlock their creativity as well. By visiting with people who create something from nothing, “Making” celebrates old-world tradespeople, artists, entrepreneurs, and creative communities. We are proud to announce that several Best of Missouri Hands artists have been featured in this new program.  Here is […]

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heARTheART featured on KMOS-TV

Juried members, Patty and Roy Muenks, were excited to open their ceramic studio for the PBS affiliate, KMOS-TV, out of Warrensburg, in April of this year.  The filming crew spent two days at heARTheART studios in St. Charles to capture all the clay activity, from hand building and wheel throwing to kiln unloading and raku […]

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BOMH “On the Road”

Throughout the year, the Best of Missouri Hands organizes exhibitions across the state for our “On the Road” series.  These exhibits give artists in different areas of the state the opportunity to showcase their work.  We utilize a variety of venues from galleries to city government buildings. We are always looking for new options.  If […]

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Call For ArtSmart Frolic Leaders

Looking for artists that would be interested in instructing an art/craft activity during our conference in April 2020.  We kick off ArtSmart with an entertaining evening of art-filled playtime and socializing during the Friday Night Frolics. In years past, we have had collaging, printmaking, painting, origami, woodcarving, leather punching, card making, etc.!!  It is really […]

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BOMH Professional Development Grant 2020 Application due date: February 15

The Best of Missouri Hands offers a $500 Annual Professional Development Grant. The grant is awarded to one artist each year and is available to both General and Juried Members. The purpose of the grant is to promote continuing education by providing additional resources to advance the study of a member’s chosen artistic medium(s).   […]

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Best of Missouri Hands Banner – Summer 2019

Best of Missouri Hands Banner Featured Artists Top Left: Juried BOMH Fiber Artist Rose Monzyk Center Top: Juried BOMH Glass Kathlyn Miller Top Right: Juried BOMH Photographer Matthew Piper Center Right: BOMH Member Kristen McMillion Bottom Right: Juried BOMH Jewelry Kathryn Bowman To see other works by our members, please visit www.bestofmissourihands.org  […]

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Vic Barr Scholarship Fund

As many of you know, BOMH Juried Member Vic Barr passed away unexpectedly in April. Vic was a past BOMH Board Member and served as Treasurer for many years. The Board felt that it was only fitting that a memorial gift to honor his memory be given to the Greater St. Louis Art Association Vic […]

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Oktoberfest – Excelsior Springs

OKTOBERFEST Fall Festival Registration The Downtown Excelsior Partnership is not accepting vendor applications for the 2019 OKTOBERFEST Fall Festival in Downtown Excelsior Springs on Saturday, October 5, 2019. We would like to extend an invitation to you to be a part of this event! As many of you know, we only allow 1 vendor from […]

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Turkey and Tinsel Art Sale – Webster Groves

Save the date, Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th.  Make plans to join us at the Hawken House in Webster Groves this fall for a unique and fun art show featuring twelve artists, eight who are juried Best of Missouri Hands artists. Friday hours are 3:00-8:00 and Saturday 10:00-4:00 Finger Foods, Wine, and a […]

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