Welcome

 The Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 by visual artists to network fellow artists to more effectively engage in cultural, economic, and educational artistic activity. The organization is not limited to Joplin artists, but encompasses the Joplin area.

JRAC membership includes professional and amateur artists, art enthusiasts, and patrons of the visual arts. Examples of artwork and contact information for our members can be viewed in this site’s Artist Registry. This is a showcase of the strength and diversity of the visual arts in this region. The registry also provides a centralized resource for businesses and citizens to choose to ‘buy local’ and enrich their community with unique artworks while supporting regional artists rather than purchasing mass-produced commodities of unknown origin.

If you are an artist, consider joining now in order to be included in the JRAC website artist registry to help promote your work, take part in upcoming professional development opportunities, and to be eligible to be included in a wide variety of local shows.

 

News

artCentral Award Winners for Membership Show

June 22, 2022
AWARD WINNERS UNDERWRITER & GOLD ANDREW BATCHELLER The Black Swan That Stole Her Eyes 48x48 oil on linen $4,500 framed...
Read More

artCentral Annual Membership Show

May 27, 2022
artCentral in Carthage presents the "ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION", June 3-July 23, 2022 a mixed media exhibition featuring the original creations of artCentral's Member Artists. https://www.artcentralcarthage.org/2022-annual-membership-exhibition-3-june-23-july.html...
Read More

Events

artCentral Annual Membership Show

May 27, 2022
artCentral in Carthage presents the "ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION", June 3-July 23, 2022 a mixed media exhibition featuring the original creations of artCentral's Member Artists. https://www.artcentralcarthage.org/2022-annual-membership-exhibition-3-june-23-july.html...
Read More

Fundraiser for Joplin Police Officers

April 8, 2022
  Artist: Please help support our Fundraiser. 100% of donations will go to JPD Drop off for donated pieces: Any...
Read More

Facebook Feed

Look at this spectacular new piece from Barb Dedrickson. Perfect for fall 🍁Somethin Country ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Meet Sandra ParrillA native of Michigan, Sandra Parrill has made Joplin, Missouri, her home for the last 50 years. She spent several years in the retail horticultural trade in Joplin, and she owned a bead store, creating award-winning hand-crafted jewelry and teaching classes. As a passionate and prolific artist, today Sandra is a contributing member in group exhibits for artCentral and the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition. Art has been Sandra’s passion since she was old enough to hold a crayon and color her world. She has made many forays into many mediums on her artistic journey through life, but drawing and painting have always been her first loves. Sandra seeks to draw out the souls of her subjects, revealing hidden secrets and dreams through the pens and brushes she holds in her fingers. Many of her paintings reflect her love of the natural world and endangered native species. The house and land she shares with her husband are lovingly known as Chaos. At facebook.com/sandra.parrill you can see a plethora of images of Sandra’s amazing gardens. As a writer, Sandra pens a weekly garden column for the Joplin Globe. She was awarded first place as Best Newspaper Column of 2018 by the Missouri Writers Guild. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Meet Al GrittenAl Gritten is a painter who works under the banner of Big Spring Studio. He is a retired pastor, a writer and currently is an adjunct college instructor, as well. He studied for a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Illinois where his focus was on painting. He also has a BA from Middle Tennessee State University where he majored in Philosophy and minored in History. His M.Div. is from Memphis Theological Seminary with Masters Degrees in theology and church history. As part of his undergrad and graduate work he lived on several Native American reservations to study their spirituality. This time has impacted much of his art. Al has worked as an illustrator, a cartoonist, and an advertising artist, as well as, in sales and in ministry. He is married with two grown children and one grandchild who also loves to draw and paint. Besides painting he enjoys camping, gardening, golf, reading and music. He plays guitar and mandolin. His work can be found at www.agritten.com on Facebook at Big Spring Studio and on Instagram @algritten. He has received awards for his work from Crowder College, the Annual Thomas Hart Benton show, and is currently an active member of artCentral, the Neosho Arts Council, the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition and Mid-America Pastel Society. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook