The Missouri Artisans Association d.b.a. The Best of Missouri Hands was founded in 1989 as a nonprofit corporation "dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri's arts and artisans through education, interaction, and encouragement."
"Membership in BOMH has given me encouragement and opportunities I could not have found on my own. Being a part of this excellent group of creative individuals is simply refreshing!" ~ Marcia Whitt, Basketweaver
A primary goal of The Best of Missouri Hands is to advance the arts in Missouri by:
- Educating the public about Missouri's arts and crafts
- Educating its members and the community at large through an annual conference, a newsletter, a website, and other interactive communications
- Providing technical assistance and mentoring for artistic development;
- Offering networking opportunities regionally and nationally
- Rewarding excellence through its jury process
- Preserving cultural heritage through public education, display and other projects
As a General Member, you will receive reduced rates for the annual conference, access to our member discussion forum and artist mentoring program while enjoying exhibition and networking opportunities, and a network of artists, educators and arts enthusiasts who value and support the arts and artists of Missouri.
As a business, Corporate Membership will allow you to connect with hundreds of artists and the general public throughout the state of Missouri while supporting the arts.
Anyone who supports the arts and the artists of Missouri may join as a General or Corporate member of The Best of Missouri Hands.
Available Membership Levels:
Learn more about becoming a Juried Member on the Jury Process Page.
We have Corporate Members!
Visit our Corporate Members Page to learn more about those who help support our organization.
BOMH Featured Events & News
- ArtSmart 2013, Annual Conference, March15 - March 17, 2013 Springfield MO
- The Best at Bilderbach, An exhibit of general and juried BOMH members May 3 - May 30th, Bilderbach Art Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO
- The Best of Missouri Hands Northeast Member Exhibit Hannibal Arts Council, May 25th - July 6th
BOMH Members are very active in the community through our Artist Demonstrations, Visiting Artist Program, and our Annual Conferences.
Visit our Outreach Programs Page to learn more.
The Best of Missouri Hands is happy to provide information and links to art-related resources for our Members and the General Public.
Have an Art-Related Resource?
If you know of an art-related resources that should be added to our list of resources, please visit our Contact Page and submit the name of the business or organization with a short description and their website address.
The Missouri Artisans Association, dba The Best of Missouri Hands provides support for the arts including scholarships for artists’ continuing education, artists in the classroom visits, public demonstrations of art forms, public exhibitions, regional exhibits and much more.
Make a Donation to BOMH
BOMH is a statewide, 501c3 nonprofit arts organization engaging in a wide variety of activities that serve artists and the communities in which they live. Your tax-deductible donation helps ensure BOMH can continue to meet its mission.
Do you have a question or would you like to learn more about membership or an event?
You can call 866-699-BOMH (2664) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Need to Mail Something?
All mail can be sent to:
The Best of Missouri Hands
2101 West Broadway, #322
Columbia, MO 65203