Everything ArtSmart 2020

Important News about ArtSmart 2020!
New Dates: July 24-26, 2020

Dear Best of Missouri Hands Members

The Board of Directors of BOMH has come to a very difficult decision about ArtSmart 2020.  We have been watching closely the recommendations of the CDC, the WHO and other agencies.  In light of and in respect for, the current Coronavirus situation, we have decided we must reschedule April’s ArtSmart 2020 conference.

We cannot in good conscience bring such valued friends and fellow artists together with the knowledge that someone may become ill due to our conference. Remember for each person who is infected, whether symptomatic or not, they will infect on average another two people.

However, there is some good news.  We are delighted that Stoney Creek Hotel had the weekend of July 24-26, 2020 available, and has offered to reschedule ArtSmart to that weekend. We are thankful to Stoney Creek for providing fair and flexible options without penalty as they and their clients deal with this situation.  

The schedule and program content for July’s ArtSmart will be identical, including presentations by ArtsyShark’s Carolyn Edlund who has agreed to reschedule her participation to accommodate the new conference dates.

All registration fees paid for the April event will be promptly refunded via PayPal.  For those that made guest room reservations, Stoney Creek will automatically cancel those reservations.  You will need to contact them again to make reservations for the July 24-26 weekend.

We will soon publish new deadlines for registration to the rescheduled ArtSmart, and will begin accepting registrations again in May.  Watch https://bestofmissourihands.org/portfolio/artsmart-2020/ and the BOMH FaceBook pages for updated information.

We hope to see you at ArtSmart 2020 in July!

Nancy Koehler
President, BOMH

Watch here and on the BOMH Facebook pages for more information

ArtSmart 2020 Speaker

We’ve invited Carolyn Edlund, the founder of Artsy Shark, to spend the entire weekend with us. Her topics will revolve around The Business of Art including important areas of interest like: Survive & Thrive; Selling Art Online; Market Channel Overview; Creative Marketing for Artists; Your Best Portfolio.

A few lucky raffle winners will have the opportunity to have breakfast with Carolyn on Sunday morning to ask questions and discuss the state of the arts.

Carolyn Edlund has created a business devoted to inspiring every artist to build a better art business. Products include Business Articles, Business Consulting for Artists, Art Website Review, On-line Courses, and Artist Statement Writing Services, to name a few.  Go to Artsy Shark to sign up for a free daily or twice-monthly newsletter and to learn more about Carolyn and Artsy Shark.

Here’s a Quick Preview of Topics

The Business of Art – Carol Edlund
Survive & Thrive
Selling Art Online
Market Channel Overview
Your Best Portfolio

Saturday afternoon break out sessions will cover
Older Artists and Paying it Forward – Ginny Sanders, Missouri Arts Council
Social Media – Our most asked for topic – Marcia Menendez/Kim Carr
Jury Images Tips & Discussion – Patty Muenks

We’ll also hold a Mock Jury session on Sunday morning.


July 24-26, 2020 ArtSmart.
Registration will open May 15, 2020.

$145 – Early Bird Discounted Registration May 15 – May 31, 2020
$155 – Registration until deadline July 4, 2020. No refunds after July 4.
$185 – Non-Member Registration (includes 1 year General Membership)
$ 65 – Non-Conference Meal Ticket (Saturday Lunch & Dinner Only)

Registration will be completed on line and paid via PayPal. You do not need to have an account to pay, you can pay with a credit/debit card without having to log in to PayPal. If for any reason ArtSmart 2020 must be cancelled, all registrations will be refunded in full.


ArtSmart 2020 will be held at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Columbia MO.  If you attended ArtSmart 2.0 in 2018, this is the same facility.
Address: 2601 S Providence Rd., Columbia MO

For Reservations, Call: 1-800-659-2220 – Tell them you are part of BOMH ArtSmart
Rates: $105 for Deluxe King or Deluxe Double

The deadline for reserving your room is July 17.  A credit card will be required to reserve your room.  If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance.

Hotel guests have access to a free self-serve hot breakfast in the hotel’s Galley beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.  To learn more about the Stoney Creek Hotel, the unique accommodations, and for driving instruction go to  https://bit.ly/2GXisoM