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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO


Oct 14- Dec 16

70th Annual Membership Show

This 70th annual exhibit brings together members, friends and artists who gather over libations on opening night to toast art, family and friendship.

This year, nearly 100 area artists provided pieces from all mediums, including ceramics, watercolor, wood, oils, metal, photography and mixed media. Pieces entered in the adult competitive categories are eligible for cash awards totaling $2,400, once again generously provided by Dr. John and Mrs. Barbara Windle. Awards are given for both 2-D and 3-D works.

In addition to the cash awards, an artist will receive the Barrie Hunt Memorial Award for an Emerging Artist in Water Media, and his or her name will join previous award winners on a perpetual plaque in the Spiva lobby. The youth divisions will honor the winners of the Donna Gilbreth Memorial Children’s and Youth Awards with prizes totaling $600, courtesy of the Windles. Awards in all categories will presented at the opening at 6:30pm on opening night Friday, October 13th.

The 2017 judge for the adult competition is Ed Outhouse, Assistant Professor of Design at Missouri Southern State University. Children/youth division judge is Charity Woodard, Instructor of Art Education at Pittsburg State University.

The 70TH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP SHOW is sponsored by Empire District Electric Company.

“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”

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