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A juried Indigenous Exhibition hosted by artCentral is open to artists at all career levels from emerging artists to
established professionals. Must be 18 years of age or older, residing in the United States, and of Indigenous
Submission Fee
Artists may enter up to three (3) works for a one-time $25 non-refundable entry fee, and $5 for each additional
work, maximum 5 works total.
June 21st: Application deadline (link to register on artCentral’s website: www.artcentralcarthage.org)
July 12th: Email notification to artists.
July 12th – July 26th: Art delivery Please note: the gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Works not received by 4:00 pm on July 26th will not be included in the exhibition.
August 2nd: Opening reception from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm; remarks and awards at 7:00 pm.
September 7th: Exhibition closes 5:00 pm.
September 8th: Art pick-up 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please note: works that include a return shipping label will be
expedited within two (2) weeks of the close of the exhibition.

Conditions of Entry
● Entry media can be: paint (any), drawing, print-making, photography, digital graphics, sculpture, beadwork,
quillwork, basketry, pottery, textiles (weaving, clothing, quilts, etc.), jewelry and accessories, diverse art forms,
and/or mixed media.

● Artwork must be original and created by the artist within the past two (2) years.
● Artwork dimensions must not exceed 48” x 48″ including the framing, and must not exceed 5″ in depth.
● Three-dimensional artwork must not weigh over 75 lbs and must not be taller than 6 feet in height.
● Multiple-item diptychs or triptychs are eligible, however, will be counted as individual entries.
● Two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang with appropriate framing and wiring at the time of submission.
● Reproductions of originals in any form, including giclée fine art reproductions, are not eligible.
● Artwork must be for sale.
● No artwork may be picked up before the official closing date.
● Artwork must be created by an artist of Indigenous descent.
● Artwork can be realism, abstract, or cultural.
● Any artwork incorporating animal parts such as feathers or skins must abide by Federal Law. Please note: that by
Federal Law, only enrolled members of a Federally-recognized tribe are allowed to possess eagle feathers
and such items may not be sold.

● Artwork must not include any part of an endangered species.
● Artwork containing content considered to be ceremonial in nature: please include a written description of the
content, its origins, and justification of the piece in the description portion. If the jury has further questions, the
Curator or Director will contact the artist and may request written permission from the originating ceremonial
ground leader.

1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and two (2) Honorable Mentions.
Submitted Images
● Images should be direct-facing and cropped to exclude matting and framing or surrounding space.
● Three-dimensional (3D) must have two views (front and back).
● Digital images should be submitted in .jpg format (resolution of 300 dpi). Minimum image length on the

longest side: 540px; maximum length on the longest side: 4600px.
● Images should depict color as accurately as possible and be sharply focused.
● Images must be uploaded in the correct orientation.
● All image files must be named in the following format: the artist’s name_title of work_media.jpg

Example as follows: John Smith_Poppies_pastel.jpg

Selection Process
Digital .jpg images are reviewed by a panel of jurors. Accepted artwork that is deemed not to be original, is a copy,
or is not accurately depicted may be omitted by the curator at the time of installation. Artwork deemed not
presentable for any reason, including improper framing, may be omitted from the exhibition.
Artwork must be for sale as each artist wishes. The gallery retains a 35% commission on each sale; the retail price
should reflect this commission.
**Return shipping labels must be paid for in advance**
Ship to: artCentral Carthage – 1110 E. 13th St, Carthage, MO 64836 417-358-4404
NAME:__________________________________ EMAIL: _____________________________________
TITLE OF ARTWORK:_________________________________________________________________
MEDIA (for mixed media list ALL media used):______________________________________________
SIZE: _______________________ PRICE: ____________________
*Special Instructions for installation or special instructions/needs for display need to be provided if
Please see our website for information on our judge and our beautiful facility www.artcentralcarthage.org.
PLEASE READ and SIGN: The submission of artworks to this competition will constitute an agreement
to all of the conditions listed above including permission to photograph for publicity purposes.
Signature: _________________________________________ Date: _____________________
To register go to our EVENTS tab on our website www.artcentralcarthage.org, or scan the QR code found in the PDF
For the Registration, use the link below:

artCentral Gallery, open Since 1985 • (417) 358-4404 • artcentral1110@gmail.com

“Front and Center” in Columbus, KS is scheduled for this summer. Drop off is Sunday, May 26th from1-3pm at Andrew’s studio (2102 S Connor in Joplin). Please be mindful of Andrew’s busy schedule and keep your drop off limited to the timeframe listed. Two entries per artist. Show guidelines are below to answer any questions about size limitations, finished frames, etc. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

JRAC Show guidelines

Dear Artist,

The Friends of St. Avips is hosting the 62nd Annual St. Avips Ball, Friday, May 3, at the Harry M Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex. On behalf of our chair, Kristen Blanchard Ansley, you are cordially invited to participate by entering original works of art in the newly named Sana S. Shagets Art Auction for the Friends of St. Avips.

The Sana S. Shagets Art Auction for the Friends of St. Avips 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 a larger audience to view and bid upon your artwork. 

Please note the following guidelines for art submission:

  • Entry submissions open Wednesday, April 3; the deadline is Wednesday, April 17. 
  • 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 does accept unframed, gallery wrapped canvas, finished on all sides.
  • 2024 art entry forms are attached with this email.
  • Please email photos of artwork, biography, and website / social media accounts, if available, to Lori Marble at lori.marble@sbcglobal.net


  • Recognizing Sana Shagets’ indelible contribution to the success of the Friends of St. Avips by naming the Art Auction in her honor, due to her role in establishing the auction.
  • Delivery is Saturday, April 27, from 10:00am-1pm at the Cornell Complex.
  • Art is displayed and available for bidding beginning Wednesday, May 1.
  • A luncheon/reception for individuals to view the art is planned for Thursday, May 2. (Details to come.)
  • Pick up of any unsold artwork is Saturday, May 4, 9am – noon, at the Cornell Complex. (Artist will be notified via their preferred contact method.)
  • 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 adavis@daviscpajoplin.com  

Thank you so much for your support.

Friends of St. Avips Art Committee   

Thank you so much for your support.

Friends of St. Avips Sana S. Shagets Art Committee    

2024 St Avips Art Entry Form

Kate Detar

Jacque Hagale

Lori Marble

Louise Secker

Mindy St. Clair

Stacy Turney

Kristen Blanchard Ansley, Friends of St. Avips 62nd Ball, Chair

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 claire@springfieldarts.org 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 claire@springfieldarts.org 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 Rachel@SpringfieldArts.org 

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

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 lori.marble@sbcglobal.net


· 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 adavis@daviscpajoplin.com

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

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!

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: ozarkcenter.com/ROHentry

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Dr. Copeland

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:  artontheborder@gmail.com  (Submit images and questions here)

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Annual Board Meeting

January 10, 2023

Attendees: Sandra Parrill, Andrew Batcheller, Brenda Hayes, Angel Brame, Al Gritten, Emily Rose, Daria Claiborne with 25 additional members in attendance

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:08pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 119. 

2022 Recap

Verdant show at artCentral: 1st Emily Rose, 2nd Sandra Parrill, 3rd Margie Moss, Honorable Mentions Brooks-Elizabeth Billings, Kristin Girard, and Dianne Miller, Theme Adherence Misty White

They Eyes Have It at Post Memorial Library: 1st Emily Rose, 2nd Ginger Copeland, 3rd Curt Penland, Honorable Mentions Veronica Carr, Jade Henning Cantrell, Jesse McCormick, Theme Adherence Steve Head

Emerging Artists at Spiva Center for the Arts: 1st Whitney Fair, 2nd Claire Bruening, 3rd Abigail Harrold, Honorable Mentions Ashley Brown, Olivia Passeri, Gentry Warren

Pizza Wine Think Tanks 2022: Canvas Prep and Stretching by Andrew Batcheller and General Art Topics by the Board. Both events were well attended and much appreciated. This type of event has taken the place of Saturday morning coffee talks to encourage more attendance as they are held on a weekday evening. 

Plein Air in conjunction with Spiva Center for the Arts: This event was held in September and had 25 participants. Social media played a huge role in spreading the word of the workshop and competition. The feedback was overall very positive with encouragement to have the event again. Potential date for 2023 is late spring.

Workshops and Professional Development: Gold Leaf Workshop by Andrew Batcheller and Watercolor Technique by Debbie Reed. Andrew reported that the workshop was a success and everyone had a lot of fun while learning the technique. Debbie reported that the goal of the workshop was to introduce landscape painting techniques in a step by step manner as well as giving helpful tips on plein air painting with the medium. Everyone fully enjoyed the workshop and took the tips and made them their own.

Studio Tour 2022: Daria Claiborne reported that 13 artists in seven studios represented JRAC in the tour. It was held for two days in November and allowed a deposit of $867 in the JRAC bank account. Rough count was 70 guests attended. Daria gave the reminder that artists not wanting or not able to have guests in their studio/home can get space at our “Home Base” at Martin Luther School in Joplin. Daria also made the request for any volunteers who might want to help with 2023’s studio tour.

JPD Fundraiser: As members of the Joplin community, JRAC established a fundraiser to assist the families of the fallen police officers following their tragic deaths in early 2022. $1093 was raised and disbursed to the three families via a silent auction of donated works.

Afghan Refugee Donation: Five families escaping Afghanistan were helped via donations of household goods by members. Goods were gathered and delivered to First United Methodist Church so that the families could “shop” for what they needed to set up their households.

Budget for 2022 and 2023: 2021 beginning balance $8,789.43 with $7,445.50 incoming funds for the year and $7,510.09 outgoing funds for the year. 2023 budget included $6,250 potential income and $62350 potential outgoing funds.

2023 Looking Forward

Foiled Again at artCentral: The theme is metal, though it is not a requirement. Pieces for the exhibit need to be dropped off at artCentral on January 22nd from 2-4pm. A photo of each piece needs to be emailed to joplinrac@gmail.com no later than 1/18. No wet work will be accepted. Opening reception has been scheduled for February 3rd from 6pm to 8pm with a snow date if necessary.

Front and Center at Maple UnCommon: This show is scheduled for the months of June and July with additional details including drop off as it gets closer. We are excited to return to Columbus as Laura Lowry-Greene is a wonderful host.

Show at Spiva Center for the Arts: JRAC will resume its spot in the late fall of 2023 in conjunction with the annual membership show. Additional details will be provided as it gets closer.

Beyond 2023: Additional venues are being sought including Cottey College, Post Art Memorial Gallery in the library, and Elements Gallery. Any additional suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

Pizza Wine Think Tank: February 9th from 6-8pm at Spiva Center for the Arts is the first event scheduled for 2023. The topic is to meet new and existing board members. Pizza and wine will be served. A second event is being scheduled for late spring. That event is being hosted by Daria Claiborne with the topic of getting started in ceramics.

Plein Air 2023: Spiva Center for the Arts is currently working on the planning of this year’s event. Tentative time frame is March. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

Studio Tour 2023: This year’s event will be the first weekend in November. Additional artists are encouraged to become a part of the tour. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the organization of the event should contact Daria Claiborne.

ArtsFest: Brenda Hayes reported that the event is still up in the air regarding location. Any information will be sent out to membership as it becomes available.

Crystal Bridges: Another potential activity for JRAC members is a caravan-type trip to Crystal Bridges to see the latest exhibit as a group. The next major exhibit is Diego Rivera that runs March 11th to July 31st.

Open Floor Discussion: Professional Development request of having an all-inclusive topic rather than a technique specific topic. Some suggested topics: How to find shows/galleries, how to find festivals, art business accounting, how to take quality images of 3-D pieces, etc. Brenda Hayes volunteered to look into listing shows and events on our social media accounts as a way to notify membership of these opportunities.

Election of board members: Two current board positions are up for renewal. Members nominated for the positions are Cleo Copeland, Justin Kidston, and Valorie Ockert. Ballots were distributed and counted. Open three-year terms have been filled with Cleo Copeland and Justin Kidston. 

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:16pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting of the JRAC Board will be at the library on February 14th at 6pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

December 13, 2022

Attendees: Sandra Parrill, Andrew Batcheller, Angel Brame, Emily Rose, Daria Claiborne, Al Gritten, Nancy Erwin, and Brenda Hayes

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 5:59 by President Andrew Batcheller.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Emily Rose to approve the agenda and seconded by Brenda Hayes. The motion was unanimously approved.

Minutes Approval: Minutes approved via email prior to meeting and disbursed to members.

Brenda Hayes presented a Treasurer’s report that showed a beginning balance of $7,933.02. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,724.84 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Angel Brame to accept the report and was seconded by Al Gritten. The motion was unanimously approved.

Emerging Artist exhibit winners are:

  • 1st Place Whitney Fair

  • 2nd Place Claire Bruening

  • 3rd Place Abigail Harrold

  • Honorable Mentions Gentry Woodward, Ashley Brown, and Olivia Passeri

Angel Brame will send an email to the participants with the pick up details of January 3rd and 4th 10am to 5pm. No storage is available. Any other arrangements must be made with Spiva directly. In the event JRAC decides to do another emerging artist show, a questionnaire will be developed to ensure participants are truly emerging.

The Nominating Committee to replace board members coming to the end of their terms has put together a list of willing candidates. Emily Rose will contact the candidates for their board questionnaire. Ballots will be printed for the annual meeting.

The Annual Meeting is approaching. Current plan is January 10, 2023 at 6pm at Spiva on 7th Street in Joplin. Andrew Batcheller will contact Spiva to confirm details. Andrew and Emily Rose will put together an agenda. Brenda Hayes will create a FB event. Angel Brame will take minutes at the meeting and other chores will be assigned at the next board meeting.

New monthly board meetings will take place at the library.

Foiled Again” is the next exhibit scheduled at artCentral in Carthage. Approval for publicity materials for future shows will need to be addressed before the 2024 show. Future themes/titles will need to be presented to artCentral in August of the year prior to the shows. Foiled Again drop off is at artCentral, Sunday, January 22 from 2 to 4pm. It runs Feb 3 to March 18. Opening reception is Feb 3 from 6 to 8pm with a Feb 10 weather alternative date. Pickup is March 19 from 2 to 4pm. 

Emily Rose made a motion to increase the stipend for judges for JRAC exhibits from $50 to $75. Sandra Parrill seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.

Daria Claiborne volunteered to present the next workshop of the business of ceramics in late spring to allow for her outdoor space to be utilized.

The next Think Tank is tentatively scheduled for February 9th with the topic of introducing new board members. The event will take place at Spiva’s new building on 7th St in Joplin from 6-8pm.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 6:54pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on January 10th at Spiva Center for the Arts.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

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