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Joplin, MO’s art and cultural community is booming—and there is no slowing down in sight. With this, comes some amazing events for the entire family to enjoy. From Joplin Arts Fest (Joplin’s annual art festival in September) to Joplin’s First Thursday ArtWalk, we are...

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Everything you should know about PhotoSpiva 2018

Spiva Arts is proud to celebrate the 42nd year of PhotoSpiva. The Founders of PhotoSpiva state that the objective of the competition is to “present an exhibition of excellence in photography, celebrating the scope and vigorous activity of today’s contemporary...

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2018 Small Works Auction

Our 2018 Small Works Auction showcases Spiva members' original work for our annual fundraising exhibit! Pick up your boards and entry forms starting January 16.     

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Membership Show Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 70th Membership Show! 3D Awards Pam Hough, 1st Place Melody Knowles, 2nd Place Angel Brame, 3rd Place Katrina & Kaleb Richards, Merit Award Jacque McDonald & Randy Wright, Honorable Mention Andrew Hamon, Juror's...

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PhotoSpiva 2017 Winners

Congratulations to our PhotoSpiva winners! Honorable Mention, Koral Martin from Carthage, MO Honorable Mention, Linda K. Ralston from Joplin, MO Honorable Mention, Geoffrey T. Parker from Saint Charles, MO Merit Award, Elizabeth Panzer from Accord, NY Merit Award,...

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Spotlight: Örjan Henriksson – PhotoSpiva Juror

Can you be madly in love with photography? I think you can. To the point of being obsessed with its mystique, its living materials; the silver, the paper, and the film. The opportunity to merge and to become one with the events occurring in front of the lens. To...

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The Reins by Juan Kelly & Wonder

Prepare for a lesson in wonder when you visit Spiva Center for the Art’s Main Gallery exhibit The Reins: Paintings of Juan Kelly. “Few times have you been disturbed from your slumber by horses and cows and lionesses. Walk with us as we experience wonder in The Reins...

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