Corporate Membership 2013

Best of Missouri Hands Corporate Members make up an exceptional group of corporations dedicated to supporting and preserving the artistic and cultural heritage of the arts of Missouri. Best of Missouri Hands offers excellent opportunities for high visibility while providing vital support to our exhibitions, educational programs that makes the Best of Missouri Hands one of […]

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Missouri Life Magazine Seeks Missouri-made Items

Dear Best of Missouri Hands Members: Missouri Life magazine is currently seeking interesting Missouri-made items to showcase in our feature, “A Few of Our Favorite Missouri Things” for our upcoming December issue, which is intended to be mainly a gift-buying guide, although we can also use some holiday décor items. We’re looking for all kinds […]

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Welcome To Our Newest Juried Members!

The June jury session results are in. The following artists demonstrated the high level of exemplary craftsmanship and artistry required to attain Best of Missouri Hands Juried Member status. We are thrilled to include these artists in our Juried Member roster. Jeff Walker: Pottery, Partner: David Schuh, Reeds Spring Judith Olson, Fiber, Chesterfield Stan Inman: […]

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Corporate Membership 2013

The Best of Missouri Hands Corporate Members comprise an exceptional group of corporations dedicated to supporting our mission to interpret and preserve the artistic and cultural heritage of the arts of Missouri. The Best of Missouri Hands offers excellent opportunities for corporations and other organizations to gain high visibility while providing vital support to our exhibitions and educational […]

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BOMH at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion

The Best of Missouri Hands is privileged to have a presence at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion since the organization partnered with Governor and Mrs. Bob Holden to collect and display ornaments created by Missouri artisans on the Governor’s Mansion tree in December of 2002. This project continued until December of 2004.  Beginning in 2005, the […]

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Perks of Being a Juried Member

Who doesn’t love a good perk… and I’m not talking coffee!  Everyone always asks… “what’s in it for me?” Well, when it comes to your juried member page, the first thing that comes to mind is VISIBILITY. Yes visibility. Your artist statement, your work, your category, your website, contact info, business name, everything is easily […]

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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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