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Comtemporary/Fine Arts; Traditional Crafts; Production Products



Applicants to the Juried Membership must already be paid members of BOMH, at least 18 years of age, and residents of the state of Missouri. Jury applications are reviewed twice a year, and must be accompanied by a completed application form, a check for juried membership ($12) and a nonrefundable jury fee of $15. If the applicant is not selected for Juried Membership, the $12 check will be returned.

Receiving Juried Membership acceptance indicates that an artist has developed his or her craft beyond mere competence of technique to a high standard of quality. Jurying is done from slides of your work (except as noted below) by a panel of craftsmen and professionals.

There are three categories for jurying into BOMH:

  • Contemporary/Fine Crafts: Objects made for modern settings and are of the artist's original design.
  • Traditional Crafts: Based on established designs and often have roots in a rural past.
  • Production Products: Includes items that are identical, produced in quantity, and purely functional. These products must be non-edible and contain no imported parts. Unlike the first two categories, this category must be juried from the actual items, rather than slides. Items larger than a bread box should be hand-delivered* to the jury site, while smaller production items should be mailed along with application).

The following categories are NOT eligible for juried membership:

  • Works executed from commercial patterns, molds, stencils, or kits (i.e. purchased or printed in a publication).
  • Items constructed solely by assemblage of purchased commercial items, and/or mere decoration of commercially produced objects.
  • Items made with illegal/endangered substances (song bird feathers, ivory, etc.)
  • crafts identified as Native American Crafts not in accordance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990.

To view and print a Jury Application Form in *PDF format, click here.

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