Spring Has Sprung 2022

Spring is upon us here in Missouri.  The Earth is waking up from a long winter’s rest.  Green growth sprouts up from the ground, flowers begin to bloom, days are getting longer, and birds are preparing their nests.  You can feel the excitement as the season awakens to new possibilities.  I take this time of […]

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14th Fork & Cork Festival August 20, 2022 Macon, MO

LET’S MAKE MACON A DESTINATION! The Macon Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Fork & Cork Festival in downtown Macon every fall.  Our festival attracts high end visual art artisans, master craftsmen as well as quality antiques dealers.  Enjoy jazz, blues, country and swing band musicians entertaining throughout the day.  Great food and tasty […]

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Martin Spilker Recognized for Success in Photography

BETHEL, MO, March 08, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Martin Spilker has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Having […]

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Nela Navarrine has work on exhibit at the St. Louis Artists Guild

Visions of the American Landscape Exhibition April 8-May 7, 2020 St. Louis Artists Guild. In operation, since 1886, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a nationally known arts center and the oldest arts organization west of the Mississippi. Currently, located in the iconic, mid-century modern Famous-Barr department store our contemporary gallery space boasts 16-foot ceilings […]

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Carol Estes selected for “Leave No Footprint Online Exhibit”

Hats off to juried BOMH artist Carol Estes for being selected to participate in “Leave No Footprint: We’ll Leave the Light on For You!” Congratulations! We are honored to inform you that your artwork is selected for showcasing in EXTINCTION: Save the Planet International smart online group exhibition in 2022. Moreover, your invited artwork will […]

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The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things is currently showing at Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves, Missouri. This special exhibit features the works of two Best of Missouri Hands artists, Laura Lebeda and Karen DeGuire. This exhibit will hang through the end of April. Gallery hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday – Sunday, Closed […]

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BEST OF MISSOURI HANDS ANNUAL MEETING AND WORKSHOP WITH CAROLYN EDLUND OF ARTSY SHARK

Please make plans to join the Best of Missouri Hands for our Annual Meeting and Workshop online Saturday April 30, 2022 starting at 10:00 am. Our annual board meeting will cover new and old news, introduction of our newest juried members, committee reports, Artsmart Conference updates, a report from the BOMH President, and more. Excellent […]

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For those who are gone, but not forgotten

The Best of Missouri Hands would like to acknowledge the life and creative spirit of Phil Jones (Sculpture artist), Linda Schwermer (Jewelry artist), Cynthia Morris (Colored Pencil artist), Clark Willett (Photographer) and Dodie Eisenhauer (Metal artist). We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our fellow artists who have gone before us. […]

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Artists Wanted for Fresh Gallery in Springfield MO

Fresh Gallery is looking for the following artists: ⁠Jeweler⁠, Painter, Potter, Sculptor⁠, Glass artist⁠, Fiber artist⁠, Mixed-Media artist⁠ or something in between. ⁠⁠Fresh Gallery wants you! We are currently accepting artist applications. If you are interested in being part of Springfield’s premier gallery of regional artists, submit your application today! Fresh Gallery is a cooperative […]

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Tom and Pat Hooper’s business ASL Pewter accepted as a Registered Apprenticeship

EXCITING NEWS!!! ASL Pewter has been accepted as a Registered Apprenticeship by the US Department of Labor in conjunction with Missouri Apprentice Connect. Apprenticeship is a workplace training program and so much more. Apprenticeships are PAID JOBS offering work-based learning, mentorship and classroom learning. These combine so that, upon program completion, the apprentice earns a […]

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Lynelle Kobes now on Etsy

Check out my new Etsy page …https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nells3DArtStudio…Revisit often as I upload more work. Featured: “Love with all your heart #2” One of a kind, multimedia 3D framed doll collage combining paint, exotic hardwood, beads, brass, and other found objects. This is a part of a larger series called, “Empowering Women.” […]

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Missouri Artists on Main offers Perspective Drawing Class with Adam Long

Perspective Drawing class with Adam Long. Tuesday Afternoons: 1:00-3:00pm Feb 1th – Feb 22th OR Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 – 8:00pm Feb 2nd – Feb 23rd $100 for new students (plus inexpensive supplies of your choice) $75 for returning students Location: Missouri Artists on Main in St. Charles Missouri https://maomgallery.com/classes-%26-store […]

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Creating Molds workshop with Adam Long

Workshop with Adam Long: Learn to create molds of your sculptures or any other small object. 2/11 or 2/12 https://maomgallery.com/classes-%26-store Molds allow artists to create multiple copies of their three dimensional artwork. In this workshop you will create a simple plaster mold and silicone rubber mold! You can bring your own objects! Great for jewelers, […]

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Brenda Beck Fisher celebrates Eleven Years with the Hannibal Arts Council

Happy Anniversary to Brenda Beck Fisher for her hard work and dedication to the arts. Brenda just celebrated eleven years of working for the Hannibal Arts Council. She is also a multi award winning juried BOMH painter who claims to “Splash around with watercolor pigments and water.” You can see more of Brenda’s work at […]

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Dave Walker featured as one of Missouri Arts Council artists of the month for January 2022

With “Last Light,” we’re starting a journey through the four seasons with Dave Walker, one of our new #MissouriFeaturedArtists. This painting is made, like all his works, entirely of fabric. “The colors, patterns, and creative use of fabric are endless,” he says. “Fabric frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and inspiration.” Dave […]

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Report on Giving Tuesday

Here’s to everyone who participated this year in Giving Tuesday by donating to Best of Missouri Hands.  After matching the contributions by our anonymous donor, Best of Missouri Hands received $3,170 in donations.  For our first serious dive into Giving Tuesday, it’s an honorable place to start.  I anticipate seeing that amount go up in […]

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Kathryn Bowman Artful Home Studio Sale

Starting last week and going through February 9th, Artful Home is having its Studio Sale. It is a great opportunity to see something a little bit different from each artist. It is their work that was an experiment, overstock, or ready for retirement, but still valid, stellar work. Scoop up on some deep discounts. https://www.artfulhome.com/navigate/jewelry/at-0108915 […]

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Gallery Space Available at Crossroads Arts Council in Wentzville, MO

Artists, are you interested in booking your own showing? We have lovely gallery space available for you to reach the Wentzville and Missouri Crossroads Area. We help you with the hanging, the reception, and the marketing. Contact us at [email protected] “Our goal is to promote cultural arts programming in the City of Wentzville, Missouri and […]

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Montgomery County Art Council features Catherine Mahoney at Artist Reception

The Montgomery County Arts Council supports the work and success of local artists and artisans of all ages. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creativity and access to all the arts in Montgomery County. We offer an Art Gallery, Classes, Summer Art Camp, Workshops and Seminars, Open Studio Thursday Nights, and Music […]

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1st & 2nd goes to Lana Cease at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art Exhibit

Congratulations to the Painting: Watercolor finalists from the 48th annual Membership Exhibition! On view now until February 20, 2022. Lana Cease, Au Dernier (The Last) Lana Cease, Tipsy Kim Hines, Iris Sue Kneale, Summer Idyll Join our vibrant community of artists and arts supporters by becoming a member: http://albrecht-kemper.org/membership/ […]

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BOMH ARTSMART SCHOLORSHIP AWARD

Scholorship applications are open January 1st – 31st, 2022. While the Best of Missouri Hands ArtSmart Conference is always reasonably priced, some members may experience a need for financial help in order to attend. The Best of Missouri Hands offers financial assistance for ArtSmart Conference attendance through various fundraising means. General Guidelines • Application for […]

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