Mark Your Calendar: 2013 BOMH Exhibits

March 16 – March 17, 2013 ArtSmart, Artisan Showcase and Sale University Plaza Hotel,Springfield MO Open to the public, this showcase features BOMH ArtSmart conference attendees work.  All sales go to the artist.   March 1 –March 29, 2013 “Fresh Art” – A Juried Exhibit of the General and Juried Membership of the Best of […]

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BOMH Member Area and Forum: A Place to Share

If you are a member and haven’t registered for the members only area of our website, please do so.  There you will find information about BOMH benefits, the membership directory, financial assistance and professional development applications, and the members only discussion area. There are specific areas for general art discussion and calls for entry and opportunities.  We encourage […]

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November 2012

  It’s time to think about memberships! Time for current members to renew and time to encourage new members to join! Read this issue of INTOUCH to hear what our members have to say about what BOMH provides! BOMH has a lot going on next year – we are thrilled to be offering more regional […]

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ArtSmart 2013 – Through the Kaleidoscope

Mark Your Calendars – ArtSmart 2013, March 15 – 17, Springfield, Missouri The pieces in a kaleidoscope don’t change. They simply shift and transition into new and vibrant patterns, depending on reflection and movement.  Using these same principles,  ArtSmart 2013 will help you identify how to bring together all of the basic elements that comprise […]

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Online Fundraiser to Go Live on November 23rd

Just in time for the holidays!!! BOMH will launch its first online auction on November 23rd,  Black Friday! Artists and BOMH members have donated work for the fundraiser and all proceeds will benefit The Best of Missouri Hands. The auction will feature paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass and more. Committee members Sandy Kolde, Jeannie Scott and […]

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Long Time Member Jane Domke Supports BOMH

Jane Domke founded Juno Glass Art and Jewelry in 1996, creating fused glass items such as functional serveware, jewelry, magnets, holiday ornaments and sculptural pieces. Her colorful, imaginitive pieces sold through museum shops and fine craft galleries across the country. Jane’s work reflected her love of textiles from the US and around the world. Many […]

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Membership Drive Kick-Off

BOMH offers a variety of membership options. General membership is open to all those supporting the mission of the Best of Missouri Hands.  We welcome students,  artists, arts advocates, arts educators and members of the general public.  Juried Membership is available to Missouri artists who must be accepted through a jury process.  Corporate Membership is […]

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MHC Awards Update

The Missouri Humanities Awards – Best of Missouri Hands Artist Submission The Missouri Humanities Council is excited to be partnering with the Best of Missouri Hands in creating an unique opportunity for Missouri artists to submit works of art in various mediums for consideration for the upcoming Missouri Humanities Awards.  The Missouri Humanities Awards will be held in […]

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Melynda Lotven Shares Silver Dollar City Sentiments

Craftsmanship, country and family were the focus of Silver Dollar City and the Harvest Festival this fall in Branson. Strengthening families by creating memories worth repeating is the reason and purpose for this wonderful event. Being a Juried Member of Best of Missouri Hands as judged by our peers and participating in the Silver Dollar […]

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BOMH featured on “Art Beat”

Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph Missouri recently filmed a feature on BOMH for their arts programming, “Art Beat”. The footage is currently being aired in Northwest Missouri. A special thank you to BOMH members Lowell Hutchison and Gary Simmons who were interviewed for the piece. The work of several BOMH members was selected […]

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Member News

Faith Bemiss, a Sedalia fine art photographer and artist and juried member of Best of Missouri Hands, had a one person exhibit called “Into a New Era,” at the Liberty Center Association for the Arts (LCAA), September 1-29, in Sedalia. Bemiss, also a member of Mid-Missouri Artists, Warrensburg, and President of the Sedalia Visual Art […]

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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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BOMH Expands Exhibition Opportunities

2013 will be filled with increased opportunities for BOMH members to exhibit and share their work in diverse venues around the state.  The recently launched Regional Exhibits initiative has led to partnerships with several organizations which will enable BOMH to bring rich visual arts experiences into communities while providing membership the chance to share their […]

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BOMH Invited to Participate in Kentucky Crafted Market 2013

For many years, MAA/BOMH has shared a good relationship with the Kentucky Arts Council. Once again, Kentucky has invited juried members to represent Missouri at the Kentucky Crafted Market. The 2013 Market is scheduled for March 1-3, 2013 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky requires that only juried members of BOMH may […]

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Featured Corporate Member

Northland Exposure Artists Gallery: Corporate Spotlight 1. What is the mission of the Gallery? The mission of the Northland Exposure Artists Gallery is to: Offer local and regional Kansas City area artists a professional and affordable location to display and sell their work. Provide the community an opportunity to experience local art. Be an active […]

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Welcome New Juried Members

Congratulations to the following artists who recently received juried artist status in the categories indicated: Tom Chlebowski – Photography, O’Fallon Bob Hartzell – Printmaking & Mixed Media, St. Louis Jeanie Eddleman – Drawing, Marble Hill Carol Knox – Glass, St. Louis Kathryn Bowman –  Jewelry, St. Charles Saleigh Mountain Leather CO, Sally Borzillo and Molly Monahan – Other, Hermann Aaron Horrell – […]

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Missouri Humanities Council: Request for Proposals

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) to select a Best of Missouri Hands Juried Artist to create Missouri Humanities Awards We are pleased to announce that the Missouri Humanities Council will select a BOMH juried artist to create the award pieces to be presented at the 2013 Missouri Humanities Awards Ceremony. The Missouri Humanities Awards celebrate […]

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Member News

We love to hear from our members! We thank the following artists for sharing their accomplishments and updates! Dinise Mustain recently won 1st and 2nd place in the Fayette Festival of the Arts for her botanical collages. She is excited to be creating again after a 3 year hiatus. Dinise grows and presses a large variety of flowers and herbs […]

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Featured Corporate Member

MACAA is a statewide service organization dedicated to strengthening community arts throughout Missouri. Founded in 1979 with the belief that the arts make communities better places to live, MACAA programs are designed to enhance the ability of local leadership to address the distinct artistic and cultural needs of their community. MACAA’s Goals Are: To increase […]

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Featured Artists

BOMH Membership Represents Diverse Art Forms One of the many wonderful things about the Best of Missouri Hands is the diversity of the membership. BOMH values all art forms. Membership includes painters, glass artists, wood workers, metal smiths, photographers, sculptors and much, much more. This month’s newsletter is featuring two distinctly different artists, both of […]

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