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Our next group exhibit is titled, “The Eyes Have It.” It is scheduled for later in the fall. Details on when and where for drop off, reception, etc will be available as it gets closer to the event. Art takes time.

While there is a theme/title for the show, it is not a requirement. Some of our artists look at the theme as a challenge or starting point. Some of our artists prefer to let their art lead them. Either way, we are excited to see what everyone comes up with!

Let us know if you have any questions.

JRAC Show guidelines

AWARD WINNERS
UNDERWRITER & GOLD
ANDREW BATCHELLER
The Black Swan That Stole Her Eyes
48×48 oil on linen $4,500 framed

SILVER
CLINT THORNTON
Percussion Fantasy
40.5×52.5 acrylic $650 framed

BRONZE
JANE McCAULLEY
Effervescent
12.5×6 fused glass $325 stand included

HONORABLE MENTIONS

JIM BRAY
Kristianborg: A Dream Too Far
24×36 acrylic collage $750 framed

LINDA KYGER
Full Bloom
28×28 fiber, thread painting $395 framed

JOHN MILLS
Dancing with the Hoodoos
20×16 oil on panel $1,990 framed

MARY L. PARKS
Chroma
11×14 acrylic $100 framed – SOLD

Hello all!

 
We are attaching the 2022 Studio Tour Application and Instructions.  
 
  • Application and fee deadline: July 15th
  • Home Base option for people with studios in home or too far out is Martin Luther Schools
  • $45 fee per person if showing as a group in one location
  • Additional application and instructions for any gallery wishing to be a part of the tour.  This is for traditional galleries that are open to the public year round.  Please respond to this email if you would like that packet emailed to you
The Tour Committee is excited to offer this event to the area’s public again.  Some of the details have changed, so please read the information and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  We continue to get positive feedback about this event and know that this year will be even better!

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

Artists and artistic talents abound in southwest Missouri and some of the very best comprise the community of artCentral. 

The ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION opens at 12:00 p.m., Friday, June 3 at Hyde House, 1110 East Thirteenth in Carthage.

The Opening Catered Picnic and Awards Reception will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, June 3.

The Public is invited. Advance reservations for the Picnic Dinner are required: $10 per reservation.

Reservations may be made at (417) 358-4404 or artcentral@artcentralcarthage.org.

Jurors for the exhibition are Beth Simmons, Executive Director, McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation, and members of the artCentral Board of Directors. Juried Cash Awards are given for Underwriter, Gold, Bronze and Silver. Additionally, each gallery guest is invited to place one vote for the recipient of the Peoples Choice Award. 

McCUNE-BROOKS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION is the gracious underwriter for this Exhibition.

Exhibition Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-5:00 p.m. All other days call (417) 358-4404 to schedule a visit.

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

April 5, 2022

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

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:02pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Sandra Parrill 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 $8,647.89. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,641.22 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Angel Brame to accept the report and was seconded by Sandra Parrill. The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 114.

The Pizza and Wine Think Tank was attended by 25 members. The suggestion for an event before our big fall events was to hold a fundraiser to support the fallen and injured Joplin Police Department officers.

The JPD fundraiser has been planned and advertised. Andrew Batcheller will contact the local Police Union to discuss how to notify the families of the affected officers. Angel Brame will send an email to members requesting details of donated pieces for display planning purposes. The board will provide refreshments for the Friday reception but ask that any participating members consider bringing a dish as well. Angel Brame will contact Marta Churchwell to see if a write up in the Globe is possible. A motion was made by Angel Brame to budget $100 for beverages for the event. The motion was seconded by Sandra Parrill. The motion passed unanimously.

The Gold Leaf Workshop was attended by 10 members and an overall success.

Future workshop ideas were presented. These suggestions included a watercolor class with Debbie Reed or Al Gritten as possible teachers. Andrew Batcheller will contact Debbie. Other suggestions were: Daria Claiborne/watercolor cards, Andrew Batcheller/stretching canvases, trip to Crystal Bridges, and Brenda Hayes/topic to be determined.

Angel Brame gave an update on the Plein Air Paint Workshop and Event scheduled in cooperation with Spiva. Workshop is 9/9/2022 from 9am to 4pm. The workshop will be taught by Larry DeGraff with a cost of $120 per student. The competition will be held on 9/10 and 9/11/2022 with a cost of $35 for non-members and $25 for members. Prize money: $500 1st, $300 2nd, and $200 3rd. Additional Purchase Awards will be available.

Daria Claiborne gave an update on this year’s Studio Tour. Brenda Hayes volunteered to be on the committee and assist with all promotional items. Daria would like additional members on the committee to assist with the workload of planning and executing. Any member willing to help should respond to the joplinrac@gmail.com address. Daria will reach out to Steve Doerr for guidance on PSA’s.

The Emerging Artist event is being planned for November at Spiva Center for the Arts but may need to be flexible on the location as Spiva is in the midst of a possible move to their new location in late fall. Crowder is a possible second location.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:0pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on May 10th at 6pm at Andrew’s studio.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

 
Artist: Please help support our Fundraiser. 100% of donations will go to JPD Drop off for donated pieces: Any Saturday before April 23rd at Empire Market (941 E 4th St) at the Market Artisans booth (hours are 10am -2pm) or Saturday, April 16th noon-3pm at Andrew’s studio (2102 S Connor)

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 $8,341.04. Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,647.89 in the bank account. Treasurer’s Report Approval: A motion was made by Emily Rose to accept the report and was seconded by Angel Brame. The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update: Current membership stands at 111.

The show at artCentral had a great turnout. The show features 76 pieces from our talented members. The winners are as follows:

  • 1st Place, Emily Rose

  • 2nd Place, Sandra Parrill

  • 3rd Place, Margie Moss

  • Honorable Mentions, Brooks Elizabeth Billings, Kristen Girard, and Dianne Miller

  • Best Theme Adherence, Misty White

Pick up for the show is Sunday, March 13th from 1-3pm at artCentral. If anyone cannot pick up their piece, other arrangements need to be made. No storage for remaining pieces is available.

Brenda Hayes brought up the idea of having the JRAC logo put on vehicle stickers as a way to welcome new members, have visible marketing, and have available at events. Options were presented. The choice was made to purchase 200 stickers for $148. The stickers will be 5” x 3” to accommodate our logo. A motion was made by Emily Rose to make the purchase. The motion was seconded by Nancy Erwin. The motion was passed unanimously.

The next Pizza and Wine Think Tank is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th from 6-8pm at Spiva Center for the Arts at 3rd and Wall in downtown Joplin. Andrew will pick up pizza from Blackthorn and wine will also be available. Topic of discussion will be gathering ideas for events to fill in the time between now and the next scheduled show in the fall.

The next workshop for members is scheduled for Sunday, March 20th from 1-3pm at Andrew Batcheller’s studio at 2102 S Connor in Joplin. The topic is gold leaf. 10 participant limit. Four members are currently scheduled. Supplies will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring old paint brushes. Free to members. $40 for non members.  Class is now closed.  If you requested a spot, please watch for emails with additional details.

The Plein Air Paint Workshop and Event is being scheduled in cooperation with Spiva. The tentative dates are the weekend of September 9-11. There will be a separate charge for the workshop on Friday and the competition on Saturday and Sunday. More details will follow as plans are solidified.

Joplin Arts Fest applications are now open on zapplication. The event is scheduled for September 16 and 17, 2022. There will be an exciting community project taking place during the event. A motion was made by Angel Brame to have JRAC commit the annual $600 as sponsorship. The motion was seconded by Nancy Erwin. The motion passed unanimously.

Emerging Artist event is being planned for November at Spiva Center for the Arts. Daria Claiborne passed around the application for review. A few changes will be made. Once complete, the application will be distributed to the area teachers and professors. Board members will also help distribute.

Angel Brame will send an email encouraging members to send JRAC details about events, accomplishments, awards, new works, etc so that it may be shared on social media. Our social media expert, Brenda Hayes, is always looking for new content.

Daria Claiborne requested approval to order more ID cards for members. A motion was made by Angel Brame to approve the purchase. The motion was seconded by Emily Rose. The motion passed unanimously.

Daria Claiborne notified the board that PayPal fees have increased to $1.76 per transaction on our website for membership joining and renewals. Emily Rose made a motion to increase the cost of a membership purchase on our website to $37 to cover the PayPal administrative cost. The motion was seconded by Brenda Hayes. The motion passed unanimously.

A suggestion was made to create an automatically generated email that would go out to new and renewing members with a welcome and details on the next steps to anyone utilizing the process on our website. Daria Claiborne will compose the letter and have Koral Martin make the adjustments on our website.

Art Forms in Pittsburg is currently looking for more artists to join the gallery. Brenda Hayes will compose the invitation to apply and Angel Brame will send it out to membership.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:03pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on April 12th at 6pm at Andrew’s studio.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Zoom Meeting

March 17, 2022

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

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:33pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

A special meeting was called by President Andrew Batcheller to discuss the possibility of having a fundraiser for the fallen and injured officers of the Joplin Police Department earlier this month.

Event details:

  • Requests of JRAC artists to donate original art, giclees, or prints, with a minimum purchase price suggestion

  • All proceeds will go directly to the families of the three officers affected by the tragic event

  • Art will be purchased outright versus a silent auction

  • The event will be held at Empire Market during the weekend of April 22nd. Empire Market has graciously waived their rental fee and Downtown Joplin Alliance has graciously offered to help with marketing

  • Event dates/times: Friday, April 22nd 6-9pm, Saturday, April 23rd 10am-2pm, Sunday, April 24th 1-3pm with Friday being a reception with beverages and snacks and a raffle item to raise additional funds

  • Drop off for donated pieces: Any Saturday before April 23rd at Empire Market (941 E 4th St) at the Market Artisans booth (hours are 10am -2pm) or Saturday, April 16th noon-3pm at Andrew’s studio (2102 S Connor)

A motion to hold the event was made by Angel Brame. The motion was seconded by Al Gritten. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 6:53pm by Andrew Batcheller. The next meeting will be on April 12th at 6pm at Andrew’s studio.

Respectfully submitted,

Angel Brame, Secretary

Hello JRAC Members,
You are invited to apply to the 2022 Fresh Gallery Juried Show in Springfield, MO, sponsored by Simmons Bank.
 

CALL TO ARTISTS!

The 2022 Fresh Gallery Juried Show is now open for submissions thru March 20, 2022! The juried show is open to all 2D and 3D artists. Awards will be given to the following:

  • Best of Show
  • First Place 2D and 3D
  • Second Place 2D and 3D
  • Third Place 2D and 3D
  • Honorable Mention
  • People Choice Award sponsored by Simmons Bank

Best of Show will be invited to be the Fresh Gallery Feature Artist for January 2023.

The entry fee is $30 for three submissions and $20 for students.

 Click the link below to learn more and apply.

https://www.freshgallery.org/page/34226/2022-fresh-gallery-juried-art-show

 
Thank you,
Jodie Sutton
 
Fresh Gallery Publicity

freshgallerypublicity@gmail.com

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition

Board Meeting

February 8, 2022

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

Absent: Angel Brame

The meeting of the JRAC board was called to order at 6:00pm by President Andrew Batcheller.

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

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

Daria Claiborne presented the Treasurer’s report that shows a beginning balance of $8,789.43.  Ending balance after membership dues and disbursements result in a balance of $8,341.04 in the bank account.  Treasurer’s Report Approval:  A motion was made by Al Gritten to accept the report and was seconded by Emily Rose.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Membership update:  Current membership stands at 111.   

Board Elections:  We welcome our newly elected Brenda Hayes, who is already making a big difference with our social media campaign.  The following existing board officer appointments were unanimously reconfirmed for the term 2022:  Andrew Batcheller, President; Emily Rose, Vice President; Angel Brame, Secretary.  The position of Treasurer formerly held by Chadan Tomlin was unanimously confirmed to Brenda Hayes.  

Show Updates:

Verdant reception is ready to go for February 11th, the weather alternative date.  

Andrew Batcheller reported our bid for a show with KC Artists Coalition this year was unsuccessful.  We will check with Laura Lowry-Greene to see if the space for Front & Center is still available for this year.

The Post Library Show is set to run from November 17th to December 29th.  We will work out a drop off date at the library.  Andrew proposed we use the theme “The Eyes Have It.”  A motion to accept the theme was made by Brenda Hayes and seconded by Al Gritten.  The motion was unanimously approved.  

Initial planning was discussed for the Emerging Artist show at Spiva sponsored by JRAC.  Daria Claiborne and Sandra Parrill have volunteered to reach out to local art instructors to get the word out to young and amateur artists.  The board considered the possibility of proposing a junior membership as a new level of JRAC membership.  This is tabled until such a point where we may gauge the interest of the younger set who demonstrate talent and interest in JRAC.  Emerging artists should submit images of their work via email to be juried by the Board no later than October 1st.

 

 

Workshops/Other Activities:

Gold Leaf Workshop–Andrew Batcheller has set the date for Sunday, March 20th, from 1 to 3pm at his studio.  Space will be limited to 10 people with masking protocols in force.  Gold leaf, sizing and Masonite boards will be generously donated by Andrew; attendees will furnish their own brushes, preferably old, battered ones they don’t mind ruining.  At the appropriate time, an email will be sent out asking for RSVP on a first come, first served basis.

Plein Air Workshop/Paintout Event—Al Gritten is in the midst of discussing an intro to plein air painting workshop with Jeff Legg.  Dates and potential costs need to be considered.  This will likely not be a free event for JRAC members, but will be an amazing opportunity.  We’d like to get this set up for summertime as a predecessor to holding a plein air paintout event in September or October.

Pizza/Wine Think Tank at Spiva—We are getting this set up tentatively for Tuesday, March 15th, from 6 to 8pm.  A motion to set a $200 budget was made by Al Gritten and seconded by Sandra Parrill.  The motion was unanimously approved.

Ideas for a potential fundraiser/show were briefly discussed.  We may coordinate with Downtown Joplin Alliance for a space to do this or look at First Thursday as an opportunity to fundraise and engage the public.  We will look for ideas from the membership at Think Tank.

The Board unanimously approved Andrew Batcheller’s request to put out an email to the membership to let them know he’s accepting donated household items and furniture for Afghan refugee families settling in the Joplin area.  He will open his studio on Sunday, February 13th, from 12 to 3pm for this purpose.

The meeting was declared adjourned at 7:21pm by Andrew Batcheller.  The next meeting of the JRAC Board will be at Andrew Batcheller’s studio on Tuesday, March 8th, at 6pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Emily Rose

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