NEW! On Line Professional Development Opportunties

It’s time to join your fellow Best of Missouri Hands members in some professional development. Since the current state of the world has kept us from bringing you ArtSmart 2020 (rescheduled for 2021, but that’s another topic) we are planning a series of webinars and YouTube videos this year.  It’s a perfect opportunity to hone up on some skills you may have been wanting.


Round Table Open Discussion
WHEN:Tuesday September 22, 2020 at 10:00 am.
Bring your questions on anything and everything art, marketing, BOMH…We will do our best to help you or point you in the direction to find answers.

Marketing Your Art On Pinterest
WHEN: October.  Date and time to be determined

The Ins and Outs of Mailchimp with Lee Richards
WHEN: November 10, 2020 at 10:00


Workshops will be available soon after they are presented on our YouTube channel for you to watch where and whenever you wish.  Click the icon to the left to be taken to our YouTube channel.  Or go to



All BOMH workshops are free to our members, including both of Carolyn’s workshops. All workshops will be recorded and available for viewing on the BOMH YouTube channel at a later date. The BOMH workshops will be public and available for anyone to view. The workshops by Carolyn Edlund will be private and password protected for our members only. As details are tightened up, notifications and links will be posted here, on the Members Only FB page, and via email newsletter. If you are a member of BOMH and not yet a member of the Members Only FB page, you may request membership here .

If you want to attend one of the ZOOM conferences, you will need to have the ZOOM app installed.  We suggest you use a tablet, laptop, or desktop for these, rather than a phone if possible. You will have a much better experience.  To download and install the FREE ZOOM app, go here .

A few of the offerings will be YouTube videos prepared and presented by Carolyn Edlund, the speaker we had slated for ArtSmart 2020. Don’t worry, we will still be having her at ArtSmart 2021. You will need to sign in for these videos as a BOMH member. We’ll get you the details for that later.

Our other workshops will be available on YouTube Channel for you to watch where and whenever you wish.  Click the icon to the left to be taken to our YouTube channel.  Or go to


Facebook 101- Setting Up a Facebook Business Page with Kim Carr
When: May 7 10:00 -11:00 AM Central Time – 1 Hour
This workshop is for beginners who have not yet set up a business page on Facebook or those who need a refresher so they can properly utilize their business page.  More advanced Facebook Workshop will be offered at a later date if there is a need.

Instagram 101: Setting Up an Instagram Business Page with Marcia Menendez
When: May 11, 2020 10:00 -11:00 AM Central Time -1 Hour
This workshop is for beginners to Instagram.  Marcia will help walk you through setting up a business Instagram account and how to utilize it for marketing your art.  It is advised that you have the Instagram App downloaded to your phone before the workshop begins.

Topic: Selling Art Online with Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark
When: May 12, 2020 03:00 – 4:15  PM Central Time –  1.25 Hours
Video 43 minutes/30 minutes Q&A
This presentation focuses on ecommerce options for artists and how to use them. Options for third-party sites and their differing business models, benefits, costs, pros and cons. Best practices for individual artist websites including hosting platforms, site structure, functionality, visual and written content with accompanying checklist to be downloaded. Attendees will be able to understand the variety of choices they have and what fits them best, as well as gaining a clear overview of selling through their own artist website successfully.

Topic: Marketing Art Online with Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark
When: May 26, 2020 03:00-4:15 PM Central Time – 1.25 Hours
Video and Q&A
This presentation will cover online marketing for artists, ranging from social media posts and advertising, to email marketing, search traffic, and gaining backlinks from press and other sites. Materials will address messaging, creating incentives, structuring offers, and growing a subscriber base, as well as direct social media platform sales. Downloadable marketing checklist will be provided to all attendees.

Topic: Ins and Outs of Instagram with Marcia Menendez
When: Jun 5, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 AM Central Time  – 1 Hour
Learn how to make your Instagram page work for you. Marcia will walk you through how to schedule post, the importance of hashtags, how to create an ad and much more.
It is helpful if you already have the Instagram App downloaded to your phone. You should also make it a business page. If you need help with this, please post on the BOMH FB Member Only Page and someone will help you get started.

Topic: Gallery & Exhibit Roundtable Discussion with Three Missouri Gallery Experts
Our panel will consist of Mary Martin/Green Door Art Gallery, Wendy Cohen Harris of Artisans in the Loop, and Kelsey Hammond of the Columbia Art League.
When: NEW DATE & TIME  June 8, 2020  3:00 – 4:00 PM Central Time – 1 Hour
Join us for this roundtable discussion as we host three gallery experts who will share their knowledge on how to get into galleries and exhibits. Best practices and how to present yourself and your work for results.

How Do They Do That? Building a Sustainable Art Practice
Chris Dahlquist, Arts & Business Strategist
When: Jun 17, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 AM Central Time – 1.5 hours
In this online workshop you will learn what a portfolio career is and why you should build one (especially in uncertain times). We will look at how most artists make a living and learn why a diversified income is both financially and most importantly creatively sustainable.

Using Your Art to Make and Sell Note Cards
Serena Boschert, Lorraine MacFarland, and Kim Carr
When: Jun 30, 2020 10:00-11:00 AM Central Time – 1 hour
Join three juried Best of Missouri Hands artists as they share tips on how to make and sell note cards using images of your art.

An Artist’s Roadmap: Where Do You Want to Go? and Plotting a Path to Get There
Chris Dahlquist Arts & Business Strategist
When: Jul 15, 2020 10:00 -11:30 AM Central Time – 1.5 hours
In this online workshop we will examine professional and artistic goals, discuss an action plan to achieve them, and put the scaffolding in place to make them possible. Come prepared to dream big and to leave with the roadmap to put those dreams into action! This workshop is appropriate for any stage of your artistic career, and you will be given tools that you can return to again and again.

Selling on Amazon Handmade
Elle Hinnah
When: Jul 28, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM Central Time – 1 Hour
If you have a handmade product business, join us as Juried Best of Missouri Hands jewelry artist teaches us how to navigate the lucrative e-commerce platform that is Amazon Handmade.

Setting Up your Juried Member Art Page
Kim Carr
When: August 11, 2020 10-11 AM
As a Juried Best of Missouri Hands (BOMH) artist, one of the great perks is, you get a page on the BOMH website. On this page you are able to share your bio/statement, numerous images of your work, important links, everything and anything that you want your customers to know about you. The BOMH website is often used by show directors, magazines, galleries, and others looking to connect with top Missouri artist. This workshop will walk you through how to set up your Juried page and let it work for you. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to set up your Juried member page and help your clients learn more about you and your art! This is just another great tool in your business marketing toolbox!


If you have an idea or would like to lead a workshop….just let us know. You can post it in our FB Members Only Group,  email [email protected] with your ideas.