The Show-Me Missouri Art Festival is known for its variety and quality of workshops offered throughout the weekend. We are sure the 2024 year's selection of workshops will be amazing.
New for 2024, we are inviting artists from many disciplines, such as Fiber, Clay, Wood Workers, Basket Makers, Painters, Leather Workers, Metal Workers, and Multimedia to join our Gourd Artists and participate in the Show-Me Gourd Society Art Festival. You can be a teacher, vendor (supplies or artwork) or both. If your media or technique can apply to Gourd art, in any way, we want you to join us. Your workshop or vendor booth is not required to include gourds. It just needs to be a product or technique that could also be used with or on gourd art.
Workshops will begin Friday June 28th.The festival is open to the public on Saturday June 29 8:00am-5:30pm and Sunday June 30 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Please submit an application and photos of what you will teach and/or what is included in your booth. We do want to review your application for applicability to our festival.
This year’s classes and vendors will be juried. You will be notified as early as possible so you may resubmit a different class/vendor application.
Questions? Contact Toni Mickle
Watch this website for workshop announcements and availability. Registration for workshops is expected to begin by March 1.
The last day to register for workshops online is the Monday prior to the SMGS Festival. After this date workshop registrations will be taken on a walk in basis, according to availability at the SMGS Festival. Registrations for non-canceled classes will still be accepted up to and during the festival, provided the teacher is able to accommodate walk-ins.
Things to know:
SMGS Refund Policy
Students registered for any teacher/SMGS cancelled workshop will be notified of the cancellation and their full registration fee will be refunded. Cancelled classes will be removed from the website and students will be encouraged to enroll in another class.
All classes should be cancelled individually and refunded individually. If SMGS cancels a class, students receive a full refund. If students cancel a class they receive a refund minus a $5.00 processing fee—as long as they request the refund prior to the refund deadline.
If a student wishes to cancel out of a class they need to email the Workshop Coordinator. The Coordinator will work with the SMGS Treasurer to process the request for a cancellation/refund (minus a $5.00 processing fee). Any cancellation/refund requests received after 2 weeks prior to the SMGS Festival will be processed on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed. Refunds may not be processed until after the SMGS Festival.
If a student wishes to cancel out of one workshop and register for a different workshop they must do so in two separate steps: 1) Email Workshop Coordinator a cancellation/refund request and 2) register and pay online for the new class. Due to the variances in class fees, previously paid registration fees will not be transferred from one class to another.
No-show students will have up to one week after the festival to request a refund by contacting the Workshop Coordinator. The board will decide on a case by case basis, as we all realize there are unavoidable circumstances, such as serious injury or family crisis.
Unclaimed fees for students who do not show up or contact the workshop coordinators within one week will be dispersed between SMGS and the teacher. SMGS will retain the workshop fee ($6, $12, $18) and the remainder will go to the teacher.
There may be final adjustments to this policy.