Friends of St. Avips | Joplin MO


Dear Artist,

The Friends of St. Avips is hosting the 62nd Annual St. Avips Ball, Friday, May 3, at the Harry M Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex. On behalf of our chair, Kristen Blanchard Ansley, you are cordially invited to participate by entering original works of art in the newly named Sana S. Shagets Art Auction for the Friends of St. Avips.

The Sana S. Shagets Art Auction for the Friends of St. Avips is conducted as a silent auction, with a web-based platform for our event guests, as well as off-site participants. The web component maximizes your exposure, enabling a larger audience to view and bid upon your artwork.

Please note the following guidelines for art submission:

  • Entry submissions open Wednesday, April 3; the deadline is Wednesday, April 17.
  • Each artist may submit up to two (2) pieces of original art.
  • Giclee and prints are not accepted.
  • Art size is limited to 38” width and 70” length.
  • Art weight limit is 25 pounds.
  • All art must be suitably framed, if applicable.  The committee does accept unframed, gallery wrapped canvas, finished on all sides.
  • 2024 art entry forms are attached with this email.
  • Please email photos of artwork, biography, and website / social media accounts, if available, to Lori Marble at [email protected]


  • Recognizing Sana Shagets’ indelible contribution to the success of the Friends of St. Avips by naming the Art Auction in her honor, due to her role in establishing the auction.
  • Delivery is Saturday, April 27, from 10:00am-1pm at the Cornell Complex.
  • Art is displayed and available for bidding beginning Wednesday, May 1.
  • A luncheon/reception for individuals to view the art is planned for Thursday, May 2. (Details to come.)
  • Pick up of any unsold artwork is Saturday, May 4, 9am – noon, at the Cornell Complex. (Artist will be notified via their preferred contact method.)
  • The Friends of St. Avips reserve the right to decline any artwork prior to the event.

If you wish to attend the Ball, please request an invitation by contacting Ashley Davis at [email protected]

Thank you so much for your support,
Friends of St. Avips Art Committee

Artist Entry