May 2013

  As always, The Best of Missouri Hands would like to recognize our Corporate Members. Alliance Art Gallery Allied Arts Council Augusta Chamber of Commerce Bluestem Missouri Crafts Columbia Art League Downtown Excelsior Partnership Downtown Hannibal Art Fair DreamCatcher Sheep & Fiber Farm Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild Kinderhook Treasures Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies […]

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Missouri Arts Council seeking artists for a feature article

The Missouri Arts Council is looking for artists with more than one string to their bow for a feature article that will be published on missouriartscouncil.org on June 3. The idea is to focus on artists who work professionally in divergent forms—a potter who is also a working musician, a fiber artist who is a published poet, […]

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Letter from Ann Salviazul

Dear Martha Greer, Executive Director and BOMH Board of Directors, Thank you for the scholarship to attend the ArtSmart 2013 Conference in Springfield, Missouri. The sessions were professionally presented, informative and encouraging. The Best of Missouri Hands is certainly meeting its mission of “Educating its members; Providing technical assistance and mentoring for artistic development; and […]

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Executive Director’s Letter

These past few months have been busy! ArtSmart 2013 was an amazing success. With almost double the number of attendees from 2012, engaging and charismatic presenters, awesome activities and last but not least, an enthusiastic  group of attendees, the conference was amazing!  Feedback from surveys indicated that everyone who participated agreed. “Fresh Art” a juried […]

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BOMH Donors

Thank you to the following who have made a financial contribution to support the Best of Missouri Hands 2012-2013 Vic Barr Kim Carr Don Crozier Jane Domke Michael Gaines Martha Greer Charles Harrison Peggy King Nancy Koehler Sandy Kolde Missouri Mansion Preservation Joyce Rosen Jeanne Scott Loren Woodard Martin Spilker Each donation helps The Best […]

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Member News

Rose Monzyk, owner of Rose Monzyk Millinery and Brushworks, entered a “project runway” type competition for milliners named Top Hat. Below is her description of the event: “We arrived in Lexington March 8 with no idea of what we would be doing or what materials we’d be given. We had a total of six hours over […]

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New Juried Members

Welcome To Our Newest Juried Members! The January jury session results are in. The following artists demonstrated the high level of exemplary craftsmanship and artistry required to attain BOMH juried artist status. We are thrilled to include these artists in our juried member roster. Ward Garrison: Wood, Wright City Loren Woodard: Wood, Sunrise Beach Robyn Winn: […]

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Nixa Student Receives First BOMH Student Achievement Award

Sean Gilbert, a senior from Nixa High School has been selected to be recognized by the Best of Missouri Hands for outstanding achievement in the arts. Sean was nominated by Riann Lubinski, Art Department Chair at Nixa High School.  He will be recognized during the annual meeting at ArtSmart on March 16th.  Additionally, he will be presented […]

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Sonya Nicholson shares ACRE Orlando experience

The Missouri Artisans Association goes to ACRE Orlando Sonya Nicholson, BOMH juried member shares a few words about her recent participation in ACRE Orlando: Reaching a broader national audience for my artwork was my goal in showing with BOMH, a.k.a. The Missouri Artisans Association at ACRE Orlando. Having participated in many ArtSmart conferences and selling […]

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Member News

Janice Lackey won best of show in the annual Mid-Missouri Artist Members show in Warrensburg, MO for her water color scenery picture, Vista I, 2012. Adam Long received Honorable Mention for his use of repurposed materials in the EcoArtsAwards International Art Competition (www.EcoArtsAwards.com). Adam also has work in four different exhibitions this March in the […]

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Featured Corporate Member: Allied Arts Council, St. Joseph MO

The Allied Arts Council (AAC) seeks to make St. Joseph a better place to live through the arts with a mission to provide leadership and support for the arts and its member organizations. The Council exists “to bring arts and people together.” Founded in 1963, and looking forward to its 50th birthday in 2013, AAC […]

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Executive Director’s Letter

Long before I became Executive Director of the Best of Missouri Hands, I was well aware of  BOMH as an organization that was synonymous with a high level of artistry and craftsmanship.  As someone who planned art exhibits and events, I understood that if you wanted to draw those seeking high quality, handmade visual arts to your event, one […]

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ArtSmart Approaching

  Only a few weeks remain until an art filled weekend of learning and fun at ArtSmart 2013 “Through the Kaleidoscope.” We hope you can join us at one of the Midwest’s finest professional development
 opportunities for artists. You will not find a better value for your
hard-earned dollars than this three-day conference. With over 25 […]

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BOMH Welcomes Two New Corporate Members

  BOMH Welcomes Two New Corporate Members: Downtown Hannibal Art Fair and Stone Soup Gallery.   Downtown Hannibal Art Fair: The Downtown Hannibal Art Fair is Hannibal’s newest festival featuring fine artists and artisans. Though a fairly new festival, the foundation has been laid to build a top-notch art fair in “America’s Hometown” from the […]

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March 2013

  As always, The Best of Missouri Hands would like to recognize our Corporate Members. Alliance Art Gallery Allied Arts Council Bluestem Missouri Crafts Columbia Art League Downtown Excelsior Partnership Downtown Hannibal Art Fair DreamCatcher Sheep & Fiber Farm Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA) Missouri Life, Inc. Northland Exposure […]

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President’s Letter

Greetings! Please join us for ArtSmart 2013. This annual conference benefiting artists, will be held March 15-17, 2013 in Springfield, Missouri at The University Plaza Hotel. Registration information can be found on our website at www.bestofmissourihands.org. We have programs, workshops seminars and fun planned. All activities are structured to provide a well-balanced time of frolicking, […]

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The Missouri Humanities Council Selects Two BOMH Artists to Provide Award Pieces

The Missouri Humanities Council has selected BOMH ceramicist Dawson Morgan to create award pieces for the upcoming 2013 Missouri Humanities Awards.  Woodworker Dan Burleson has been invited to provide award pieces for the 2014 awards. MHC Chair Michele Hansford shares that the selection committee was impressed with both the craftsmanship and artistry of Morgan and […]

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Member News

Faith Bemiss, owner of Faith Bemiss Photography in Sedalia and juried member of BOMH, has been selected to have a photo shown at the 1650 Gallery and Studio in Los Angeles, CA, in the “Flower Power 2012 Juried Exhibition.” Faith’s “Queen Anne’s Lace,” a 16-by-20-inch digitally manipulated and layered photo was one of 55 photos […]

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BOMH Welcomes Two New Corporate Members

Downtown Excelsior Partnership, Excelsior Springs, MO and Allied Arts Council, St. Joseph MO are the newest businesses or organizations to join our creative community of artists and those who support the arts and artisans of the state. The Downtown Excelsior Partnership is a non-profit working to revitalize downtown Excelsior Springs through marketing, economic development and […]

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ArtSmart 2013 –Through the Kaleidoscope

Don’t Delay, Register Today! ArtSmart 2013 will offer a weekend full of education and interaction. The conference schedule is full of engaging and informative breakout sessions, opportunities for attendees to make new connections and activities that will allow registrants to enjoy, create and celebrate the arts.  In addition to the professional development sessions, activities will […]

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Columbia Art League – Featured Corporate Member

The Columbia Art League is our Featured Corporate Member for January.  Diana Moxon, Executive Director recently shared some info with us about CAL: 1. Tell us a little bit about The Columbia Art League: The Columbia Art League (CAL) was founded in 1959 and received its non-profit status in 1977. Originally started by a group […]

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January 2013

  As always, The Best of Missouri Hands would like to recognize our Corporate Members. Alliance Art Gallery Allied Arts Council Bluestem Missouri Crafts Columbia Art League Downtown Excelsior Partnership DreamCatcher Sheep & Fiber Farm Excelsior Springs Cultural Guild Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA) Missouri Life, Inc. Northland Exposure Artists Gallery Peckham & […]

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