For Artists

Exhibit at Spiva

Spiva Center for the Arts provides year round programming, changing exhibits, educational classes for adults and children, artists talks, and special events – based on a theme. (There are some exceptions, such as the annual Membership Show, PhotoSpiva, and Small Works Auction.)

Spiva offers three venues for exhibition:

Main Gallery presents work by artists who have achieved national or international recognition.

Regional Gallery is designated for artists residing within 100 miles of Joplin, Missouri.

Upstairs Gallery is available for a fee according to schedule availability.

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Benefits of Membership

  • invitations to exhibit your work in annual exhibits, including the Main Gallery Membership Show and the Small Works Auction
  • opportunities to learn from visiting artists at special events throughout the year
  • opportunities to expand your network as you meet other local and regional artists


Join an energetic and enthusiastic member-volunteer base. Work on special projects, interact with children during hands-on activities or schedule a few hours a month to learn about the exhibits and greet our visitors. Use your time, talents and energy to make our vision a reality.

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