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The Best of Missouri Hands is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri’s artists and artisans. BOMH currently has approximately 400 members representative of artists, arts educators, the general public, businesses and organizations. 

Juried membership represents a diverse range of art forms and mediums, all of which exhibit
the highest level of artistic quality and craftsmanship.


The Best of Missouri Hands is dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri’s Artists and Artisans.


The Best of Missouri Hands is a statewide resource for connecting, educating, and inspiring Missouri Artists and Artisans.


Initiatives and programs of BOMH include:

  • Visiting artists program, bringing working artists into communities throughout Missouri.
  • Public displays and demonstrations at diverse venues.
  • Regional exhibits developed in partnership with host communities and organizations. 
  • Annual conference focusing on the needs of artists.
  • Financial assistance for educational enrichment
  • Regional and statewide networking opportunities
  • Advocacy at the state and national levels on behalf of artists.
  • A quarterly electronic newsletter featuring arts updates and member news and accomplishments. 
  • Outreach activities that benefit underserved audiences
  • Excellence recognized through a peer jury process. 
  • Affordable membership levels available for artists, students, the general public,
    corporations and businesses


Juried membership includes:

  • Recognition by peers as a Missouri artist or artisan of high artistic and creative caliber.
  • Juried status banner for public display.
  • Individual artist page on the BOMH site, managed by the artist
  • Use of the BOMH logo
  • Exclusive exhibit opportunities