Missouri Life Market Fair Moves to the Historic West Bottoms area of Kansas City, MO.

Call for Missouri Artists, Makers, & Food & Drink Producers September 3–4, 2021! Deadline for applications is August 2, 2021, (first come-first served for indoor spaces.) Missouri Life magazine invites you to participate in our Missouri Life Market Fair September 3–4 in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City, which is experiencing a booming revival. Just fill out the online application form. […]

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Pat Berkbigler shows at Green Door Art Gallery’s Botanicals and Blooms Exhibit

Now showing…Botanicals and Blooms exhibit at Green Door Art Gallery. With the spotlight on Pat Berkbiger of Gourds by Pat Berkbigler . Let’s learn more from the artist herself… I have always been a nature lover and dabbled in various art forms throughout my life. I find turning hard-shelled gourds that last a lifetime into […]

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Inner Twinkle by Alicia Farris to show at the 2nd Annual Women in Watercolor International Competition

Just received notice that “Inner Twinkle” was one of 170 works chosen out of 1600 entries from over 50 countries for the second annual Women in Watercolor International Competition! First of all, what a beautiful show of participation of world-wide women artists, congratulations to @womeninwatercolor , @lynndprattpaint and the organizers of the exhibit!! Second, congratulations […]

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Jan Helton to exhibit at the 2nd Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition

Ok, this is CRAZY…I just received this notification:”We are pleased to inform you that your work, ‘Everything Nice’, has been accepted into the 2nd Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition. Congratulations! …This year’s competition had 1600 submissions from over 50 countries from the best of the best women watercolor artists, so you should be […]

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Featured Artists Program with the Missouri Arts Council

Our Commitment to Cultural Equity A core value of the Missouri Arts Council is to celebrate Missouri’s cultural richness and diversity. All Missourians deserve to benefit from public investments in the arts. To support a full creative life for all, the Missouri Arts Council commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower […]

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Kathryn Bowman

BOMH ARTIST SPOTLIGHT  Name:  Kathryn Bowman City:  St. Charles, MO Business Name:  Kathryn Bowman Studio LLC Medium:  Art Jewelry Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/KathrynBowmanStudio/?view_public_for=215783052420 Instagram Link:  https://www.instagram.com/kathrynbowmanartjewelry/ Website Link:  https://www.kathrynbowmanstudio.com/ Any other online shops? (Fine Art America, Etsy?)  I sell tutorials at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/1beadweaver?ref=shop_sugg Juried/Not Juried?  Juried How Long a BOMH Member?  7 or 8 years Why did […]

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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? www.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 work. Do you make […]

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Barb Byrne

Featured Artist June 2021 – Missouri Arts Council I began my fused glass journey in 2009 when I took a class at a local community center and fell in love with the medium.  I have continued to gain experience through live classes, online webinars and tutorials, private tutoring, glass forums, books, and lots of experimentation. […]

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Gregory Holden

May Featured Artists – Missouri Arts Council I started in photography in 1971 with a polaroid land camera. I had just been diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and had spent time in a hospital bed looking through copies of Life magazine. A photograph by Larry Burrows named Reaching Out propelled me into photography.   […]

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Angel Brame and Linda Passeri join forces to bring us Repurpose, Reengineer, and Relocate

Angel Brame Repurpose, Reengineer, and RelocateThe premise of the current body of work is creatures taking found objects and “MacGyver-ing” them into escape vehicles. As much as possible of each found object is made from clay, from the vintage camera to the tricycle to the vacuum cleaner. Once each piece is fired, a cold finish […]

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Seeing Stars Quilt Exhibition at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

Friday, August 6, 5 -9 pm, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host a reception for Seeing Stars: 2021 Regional Quilt Exhibition. The show will be displayed until August 28, 2021 and will feature work by quilt artisansacross the region. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s Seeing Stars: Regional Quilt Exhibition was developed to […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE BEST OF MISSOURI LIFE MARKET FAIR

Call for Missouri Artists, Makers, & Food & Drink Producers for Missouri Life Market Fair, September 3–4, 2021! Deadline for applications is July 14, 2021, (first come-first served for indoor spaces.) Missouri Life magazine invites you to participate in our Missouri Life Market Fair September 3–4 in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City, which is experiencing a booming revival. Just fill out […]

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Melanie Henry 2021 Board Nominee

Melanie Henry is a fiber artist who designs and creates handbags and accessories.  She prefers to use colorful upholstery fabrics to ensure durability of her bags.  She considers her pieces functional and wearable art for individuals who enjoy showcasing their style every day.  Occasionally, she will repurpose a jacket, skirt or even a wedding dress. Melanie has […]

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Nina Miller 2021 Board Nominee

Nina Schatzkamer Miller            I make brightly colored kiln fired glass art. Fusible glass is cut, shaped, fired and made into platters, bowls, plates, jewelry,  accessories, or Judaica. Following an early interest in music and art, I worked in the computerized ticketing industry. I returned to art as a hobby and volunteer. I took photographs, sewed […]

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News from Carla Duncan

When I read the Art St. Louis call for art for Human Touch, I knew I had the perfect photograph of my dad and I playing tic-tac-toe through the window of his care facility in Illinois. Your Turn was awarded an Honorable Mention. I also entered Remnants at Art St. Louis, a show where I could use left-over fabric and […]

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Artist Spotlight: Mary Drastal

BOMH Artist Spotlight Mary Drastal I live in Wildwood, MO. My business name is Mary Drastal Fine Art. I work in oil and watercolor. My Facebook link is www.facebook.com/marydrastal My Instagram link is drastal4yahoocom My website link is marydrastalfineart.com * I am a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands. I have enjoyed a membership […]

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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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Wanda Tyner selected as a February featured artist with the Missouri Arts Council

My kiln-formed and casted glass artwork is inspired by the beauty of nature seen while hiking, biking, kayaking and traveling.  I manipulate and form glass into shapes with heat, flow, dimension, patterns and texture bringing vibrant colors to life.  My artwork has a story that flows from realistic representations of nature to abstract interpretations with […]

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Grant Kniffen selected as a featured artists in April with the Missouri Arts Council

Meet our Missouri featured artists for April. Artists are the backbone of our creative state. Get to know some of the best right here! Each month, we’re designating four individual artists from all around Missouri as Featured Artists. They create and perform in every sort of genre, from sculpture to storytelling. Meet our April Featured […]

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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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Save the Date: ArtSmart 2022

Work has begun to make ArtSmart 2022 the best, Best of Missouri Hands Professional Development Workshop EVER!! Save the date now as we plan to return to a three day workshop format, Friday April 29th – Sunday May 1st, 2022. We will once again return to Columbia Missouri at the Stoney Creek Inn with Friday […]

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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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“Little Red Headed Boy” accepted into the Northwest Watercolor Society exhibit

Missouri Artist, Janine Helton, Is Proud to Be One of 70 Artists Accepted in the NWWS Virtual Online Waterworks Unlimited Exhibition. The annual membership show runs April 22 – June 30, 2021 Janine Helton is among 70 selected artists to be in Northwest Watercolor Society’s (NWWS) Annual Membership Exhibition, Waterworks Unlimited. No ticket is required […]

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Jan Helton wins the Mary Mosblech Tribute Award

I’m thrilled to report that my paintings, “Chosen” and “Days Like This”, were accepted into the St. Louis Watercolor Society’s 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition 2021! The icing on the cake is that “Days Like This” received the “Mary Mosblech Tribute Award” (Fourth Place)! Thank you to juror Sandra Strohschein for the honors. The virtual exhibition […]

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