Best of Missouri Hands

National Harvest Festival
 September 11 – October 30, 2010

Artist Geraldine Nash

Best of Missouri Hands juried artists represent the pinacle of Missouri’s tradition of craftmanship. See over 30 of the Show-Me State’s finest artisans during National Harvest Festival at Silver Dollar City – The Home of American Craftsmanship.

Artists schedule for Missouri Hands at Silver Dollar City– Missouri Artisans Association is better known as The Best of Missouri Hands. The juried artist members, all Missouri residents, are recognized as masters in their respective mediums.

A sampling of the artists and their schedules at Silver Dollar City:

Tresa Killion – “My creations range from building custom designed hand made and hand painted tile murals to adding the finishing touches to homes with hand made sinks or specially designed sculptures.” 
 Killion Dirtworks Pottery, September 29 – October 17 See her work.

Mary Hoelterhoff – Handmade Hammocks & Chairs September 11 – October 30 See more about Mary.

Bill Merritt – makes copper garden art in his garage studio north of Camdenton, MO.

Garden art with recycled glass.

Bill’s specialty is hummingbird feeders but his body of work includes various garden items. The glass he uses in his art began life as something else—soda bottles, vases, candlesticks, gazing balls, decanters, decanter tops, and some glass that even Bill can’t identify – Mixed Media Copper Sculptures September 11 – October 30

Norma Marshall Feather Hill Arts Enameling September 15 – 19 & September 29 – October 3

Arnold Heuvelman
 Wood Turning September 22 – October 3

For more artists and their work, go to Missouri Hands. The Best of Missouri Hands was founded in 1989 as a nonprofit corporation “dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri’s arts and artisans through education, interaction, and encouragement.”

50th Anniversary year

For more information about Silver Dollar City click here or phone: 800-831-4FUN. The park is located between Branson and Branson West, Missouri, on Highway 76.


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