We are dedicated to representational art and artists!
Heartland Art Club serves and promotes
artists in the heartland of America. The club supports and encourages the creation of quality representational art through education, exhibits, and engagement. Its purpose is to elevate representational art, its disciplines, and history.
Explore and Learn
Through introductory arts education, traditional mentorship programs, and intensive workshop learning opportunities from world-class national and international instructors, Heartland Art Club endeavors to provide quality art instruction and art business opportunities for artists.
Exhibit and Share
Heartland Art Club provides resources and information to connect artists to collectors, exhibit opportunities for its member artists in locations across the county, and is committed to educating the community by sharing the value of traditional art and fine craftsmanship.
Support and Preserve
Join us in supporting traditional representational art founded on the principles of drawing, composition, color, light, and form. Membership in Heartland Art Club and volunteer opportunities with us help to draw attention to the importance of traditionally created art to our culture and to preserve what has been created before us.
Heartland Art Club's Short and Long-term Goals:
- Build a roster from member artists of all levels who are ambassadors of traditional representational art, initially in Missouri and nearby states
- Promote and endear residents of the Heartland to representational/traditional art
- Provide traditional art instruction through mentorships, workshops, and residency opportunities
- Offer instruction and guidance for creating a sustainable art business
- Provide traditional art education in a professional atmosphere
- Support history and culture through Mid-America-focused art events, themed exhibits, and lectures
- Become a resource for artists, patrons, educators, speakers, museums, and galleries in Missouri/Midwest region.
- Create an exhibit exchange primarily between Heartland Art Club and like-minded organizations across the country
- Attract professional instructors and welcome students of all abilities and skill levels.
- Prepare students of all ages for a career in the traditional arts and provide an environment for exploration
- Enthusiastically welcome and engage patrons and art supporters
- Inspire the broader community and enlist its support
- Goal of obtaining one larger location to be a gathering place to connect the community to traditional art in an inspirational environment (ACHIEVED July 1, 2019)
- Attract additional membership, support, and participation from the broader Heartland region