“In the Pink” JRAC art show at artCentral

Opening reception for “In the Pink” at artCentral is 2/2/24 from 6-8pm  The show will run for through March 16th.

JRAC Studio Tour 2023

The 2023 JRAC Studio Tour is Saturday, November 4 from 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, November 5 from Noon to 4 pm.  Join the artists for tours of their studios. See techniques they use to create their works.  Visit with the artists and ask questions. Start your tour at any location! Maps and Studio Tour Signature Cards will be available at all locations. Art patrons may purchase a special Studio Tour Signature card at any location for $10 each which will allow them to be entered into the Raffle for the artwork of the artists in the tour – one piece provided by each artist valued at $25 or more! Check out the artists!

2023 “Pure Enjoyment” Art Exhibit

Dear Artist,

Brewer Science, in cooperation with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, is proud to be hosting the 2023 “Pure Enjoyment” art exhibit. The Pure Enjoyment exhibit celebrates the freedom, beauty, & harmony of the natural world! Brewer Science and the Springfield Regional Arts Council value diversity and believe that we are more than the sum of our parts, united in our commitment to giving back to the world.

The in-person exhibit will kick off Friday, October 6th with live music and refreshments from 5-7pm and will remain on display at The Creamery Arts Center throughout the month of October.

The virtual show is an open call and will feature all work submitted. Artists will also be considered for the in-person portion which will feature pieces juried in from the virtual show unless they opt out (artists must specify in the artwork description if they would like to only have their pieces in the virtual show).

Submission instructions and requirements are provided below. Art may be submitted beginning July 12th through August 25, 2023.




In-person: October 6-26, 2023

Virtual: October 1-30, 2023


Instructions and Requirements:

  • “Pure Enjoyment” art show is open to artists of every age
  • We are excited to announce that starting this year, all mediums of art are encouraged to be submitted!
  • Artists can submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork
  • Images need to be clear, in focus, and oriented correctly
  • Entries can be for sale but is not required for participation. Please include the 25% SRAC commission fee in the sale price when entering art for the virtual and in-person show. Email if you have questions regarding the SRAC commission.
  • Entries need to be in jpg, Png, or gif format.
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant
  • There is no size limit for submitted artwork
  • Only the artwork should show in the photo
  • Artists should have all the rights for publishing their artworks both domestically and internationally.
  • Entries must not be copies or derivatives based in any way on other copyrighted or published paintings, photographs, or other artistic work.

When planning to submit for consideration to the in-person portion, please keep in mind:

  • All hanging pieces must be wired and ready to hang. No saw-tooth hangers will be accepted.
  • Artwork cannot weigh more than 50 lbs.
  • All work should be signed and labeled with the title of the work and the artist’s name on the back of the piece for identification purposes.


September 28 & 29 in person or arrange to have it shipped to the Springfield Regional Arts Council by September 29.

  • The gallery is located at 411 N. Sherman Pkwy, Springfield, MO, 65802. If accepted to the in-person portion, artists who cannot drop off work in person must either arrange delivery with Brewer Science or plan to ship their work to The Creamery Arts Center. The SRAC does not cover the cost of shipping to or from the gallery.



  • Submissions Due: Friday, August 25, 2023, at Midnight
  • Notification of Acceptance to the in-person portion: September 15, 2023
  • Drop-off Accepted Artworks: Thursday and Friday, September 28-29, 2023, between 9am-5pm
  • Pick-up Artworks: Thursday and Friday, October 26-27, 2023, between 9am-5pm

For more information email or give us a call at the SRAC offices at (417) 862-2787.


For the virtual show, Brewer Science is using the online system, EntryThingy. The user-friendly service is designed specifically to manage online art submissions and galleries.


If you would like to be promoted on the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s social media leading up to the in-person exhibition, please send the below by Monday, September 25th to our Marketing Director 

  • Headshot
  • Social Media Handles
  • Image of the piece if available



Sept. 8, 9am – 4pm | $175 per student | Wildcat Glades Nature Preserve

The Paint the Ozarks weekend will kick off with a pre-competition full day workshop taught by award-winning painter and event juror, Larry DeGraff of Kansas City. This unique workshop is meant to enhance your skills and bring focus to the art and hands-on experience of plein air (live outdoor landscape) painting.

Online registration for both events closes AUGUST 26th!

Learn more or register at Paint the Ozarks | Art Gallery | Art Classes | Joplin MO | George A Spiva (



Sept. 9, 8am – Sept. 10, 4pm | $35 ($10 off for Spiva and JRAC members!)

Join regional artists as they paint outdoors in plein air, capturing the beauty of Joplin – its bluffs and banks along Shoal Creek, the power of water flowing over Grand Falls, and the allure of our parks and our historic buildings and homes. Painting in plein air is about quickly capturing a scene in the changing light and shadows of the day. This weekend-long competition is a fun, artistic landscape adventure for those looking to flex their plein air painting muscles!

Spiva and JRAC members: use code PLEINAIR23 for $10 off registration.

Call for Artists – Annual St. Avips Ball

Dear Artist,

The Friends of St. Avips is hosting the 61st Annual St. Avips Ball, Friday, May 5, at the Harry M Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex. You are cordially invited to participate by entering original works of art in the Art Auction.

The Art Auction is conducted as a silent auction, with a web-based platform for our event guests, as well as off-site participants. The web component maximizes your exposure, enabling our audience to know more about you and your artwork.

Please note the following guidelines for art submission:

· Final entry deadline is Wednesday, April 21.
· Each artist may submit up to two (2) pieces of original art.
· Giclee and prints are not accepted.
· Art size is limited to 38” width and 70” length.
· Art weight limit is 25 pounds.
· All art must be suitably framed, if applicable. The committee is accepting unframed gallery wrapped canvas, finished on all sides.
· Artists must submit a photo of each piece, the artist biography, and a link to the artist website or social media account, if available, by Wednesday, April 12, for inclusion in social media.
· Please email photos of artwork, biography, and website / social media accounts, if available, to Lori Marble at


· Art delivery is Tuesday, May 2, from 9:00am-noon at the Cornell Complex.
· Art will be displayed and available for bidding beginning Wednesday, May 3.
· Pick up of any artwork not purchased the night of the ball will be Saturday, May 6, 9am – noon, at the Cornell Complex. (Artist will be notified via their preferred contact method – text or email – if pick up is needed on Saturday.)
· The Friends of St. Avips reserve the right to decline any artwork prior to the event.

If you wish to attend the Ball, please request an invitation by contacting Ashley Davis at

Thank you so much for your support.
Friends of St. Avips Art Committee

Opportunity for Artists at Carthage Food Truck Friday Event

Opportunity for eight artists:
April 14th Food Truck event in Carthage 11am-9pm
$50 for a 10”x10” booth (tent and tables must be provided by artist) the tent can be a EZ pop up.
$150 for non Art Central members.
Set up before 11a.m. On the 14th tear down 9 pm.
Fee needs to be paid by April 3rd.
For more info call Cheryl Church 417-388-0476.

For all additional information, please contact Cheryl directly. She’ll have all of your answers!

Have a great week!

Ozark Center Call for Artists

Good afternoon,

My name is Dr. Jenny Copeland, and I lead the Reconnect Eating Disorders treatment program at Ozark Center. This year we are hosting our second art show to raise awareness about disordered eating and body image concerns in the Four States area. It is a showcase designed to showcase the lived experiences of our community and bring more attention to this critical health concern.

Anyone from our local Four States community can participate, and we welcome all types of art including paintings, photography, sketches, sculptures, clay designs, creative art projects, and writing.

I am reaching out to see if you or artists you may know might be interested in taking part in this event. It is being hosted through the Joplin Public Library and the Post Art Library, opening on June 29, 2023 and remaining open through the month of July.

The Call for Submissions and associated forms are located here:

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Dr. Copeland

2023 ART ON THE BORDER Invitation

We are now accepting Artist applications to participate in the 2023 ART ON THE BORDER!  We hope you will apply to join us in this great event!

WHAT:  ART ON THE BORDER – 8th Annual Art Show & Sale

WHERE: ACHE Research Institute – Health & Wellness Center (Formerly Golden Living) Located at 1000 Fianna Way in south Fort Smith

WHEN:  JULY 21-22, 2023.  On Friday, July 21st, from 5 to 9 p.m., we begin with the Opening Night SALEbration & Silent Auction. This is followed by a Public Gallery Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the 22nd

TO APPLY:  Free Juried Application – Deadline March 10th:  Please complete the online Application by following this link (AOTB APPLICATION), and then reply to this email and attach the Three images of your original art listed on your application. Please be sure the images are shot straight on at eye level and not at an angle.  These will be used for social media, marketing and the official event program. If preferred, you may use watermarks on your images.  

NOTIFICATION TO QUALIFIED ARTISTS: Once the judges have made their decision, all qualified artists will be notified by March 26th.


BOOTH RENTAL: 10×10 ($75) or 10×15 ($100) This space will include a 6’ or 8’ table w/ black table cloth and 1 chair (There is a limited number of 10×15 booths) Booth requests can be made once artists are notified they are qualified.


FINANCES: All financial transactions are handled by AOTB and includimmediate payment to artists at the end of the show.  Only 30% commission from sales will be withheld for the charities. Artists will be asked to donate a work of art for the silent auction on Friday evening.  A Tax Deductible Donation Form, showing your contribution to the event, can be mailed to you upon request.

All net proceeds go to local community charities who serve the citizens of our region.  This year’s beneficiaries are Good Samaritan Clinic, Riverview Hope Campus, Young Children’s Home & Maggie House (Activity Fund) and The Call (Call Mall).


ACCEPTABLE CATEGORIES: All original works – Visual art of all mediums, jewelry, fiber art, wood, stained glass, ceramics, metal, leather, sculpture, pottery, photography, hand-blown glass, gourd art, and fine crafts

Check us out on Facebook/ArtontheBorder   



Donna Skinner, Artist Coordinator

Email:  (Submit images and questions here)

Foiled Again – JRAC Show at artCentral


Awards! Libations & hors d’œuvres! Admission free!

3 February – 18 March

Weekend Gallery Hours – Friday & Saturday 12-5pm