UPDATED INFO FOR BOMH ANNUAL MEETING: Time Change 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

UPDATED INFO FOR THIS WEEKENDS ANNUAL MEETINGEDIT: I apologize to everyone. I goofed with the timing on our upcoming Annual Meeting and Workshop. I originally posted that the meeting would end at 1:00, the correction is 2:00.

We will have the Annual Meeting with an announcement of our newest juried members and our Professional Grant winners. Once the Annual Meeting finishes up, we will have an open discussion with those attending to allow our members to cover current art topics or just say hello! At 1:00 we will turn things over to our guest speaker, Chris Dahlquist. You will have time for Q&A after her workshop. Things will wrap up at 2:00.

Apologies for any inconvenience. The Meeting and Workshop portions will be recorded and available on the BOMH YouTube Channel at a later date.

Original post with corrections. The Best of Missouri Hands will host its Annual Meeting on Saturday April 17th, live on ZOOM, starting at 10:00 am. This meeting is open to ALL our members and is free to attend. The meeting should wrap up by 2:00

We will start with a quick recap of how the organization is doing financially, things we have accomplished and how we plan to move into the future. We will also recognize the 2021 Professional Development Grant winners and our newest juried artists from Summer 2020 and Winter 2021.

After we wrap up the meeting portion we will open things up for an Open Discussion between members. Have a question to ask, need help with social media, have a new project you want to share, do you have show info or questions about upcoming shows and exhibits? Speak up and lets help and learn from one another.

Feel free to grab lunch, take a break, you can even log off and back on if needed. Our speaker will start at 1:00.

This year our guest speaker is Chris Dahlquist, Artist / Arts & Business StrategistTopic: Stories, Relationships, & Magic: Communicating About Your Artwork

In this online workshop Dahlquist will lead artists through discussions and interactive exercises, to develop the building blocks necessary to communicate their story in a variety of circumstances: from artist statements, grant applications, and gallery proposals; to press opportunities, social media, and one-on-one interactions. This workshop is appropriate for any stage of an artistic career and will give artists the tools (and magic) they can return to again and again.

Chris’s Bio

Since 1998, Kansas City based visual artist Chris Dahlquist has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Committed to the accessibility of art, Dahlquist exhibits in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings and creates large-scale public installations allowing audiences to encounter and interact with her photographic objects in unexpected ways. Dahlquist also lends her passionate pragmatism to a community practice, helping artists develop sustainable careers. Bringing personal experience, stories from hundreds of artists she has worked with, and a guiding principle that the artist must be at the center of a strong arts ecosystem, Dahlquist works with municipalities, organizations, and businesses to develop strategies, programs, and policy to support individual artists.

This weekends Meeting/Workshop Link info. The Best of Missouri Hands is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BOMH ANNUAL MEETING / Guest Speaker Chris Dahlquist

Time: Apr 17, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 pm Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88557618500

Meeting ID: 885 5761 8500

Passcode: 290132

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcXiy9NXu

SPECIAL NOTE: Next Month…Mark your calendars now…Chris Dahlquist will have a follow up Zoom Workshop on Tuesday May 11, 2021. Amplify: Building YOUR Audience

Learn a framework on which to build an authentic marketing, public relations, and digital strategy that is as unique as your artwork. Identify who it is that needs to know about your artwork, where they are, and develop a plan to reach them that feels right to you. This online workshop will explore how getting the word out about your artwork can be a fun and creative extension of your art practice.