artNotes from Hyde House: FOILED AGAIN! Award Recipients Selected by Nellie Mitchell

Nellie Mitchell

Each new year at artCentral the JOPLIN REGIONAL ARTISTS COALITION (JRAC) is honored with the season’s premiere exhibition showcasing a theme chosen by JRAC. As we navigate winter and walk toward spring JRAC’s 2023 Annual artCentral Collection celebrates forty-six JRAC artists filling the galleries of Hyde House with their interpretations of FOILED AGAIN!

FOILED AGAIN! will be on view at artCentral, 1110 East Thirteenth Street in Carthage, February 3 through March 18, 2023, generously underwritten by THE PALMS Massage and Day Spa and Cherry’s Custom Framing and Art Gallery. Weekend Gallery Hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

The Opening Reception takes place Friday, February 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Award recipients will be announced. Libations and hors d’œuvres will be served. The public is invited. Admission is free! (The weather alternative is February 10.)


Graciously serving as the exhibition’s Juror, artist and educator Nellie Mitchell, has selected six award recipients for FOILED AGAIN!  Awards will be given for Gold, Silver, Bronze and two Honorable Mentions and one for Best Reflection of the Exhibition Theme. The Juror’s selection guidelines included 1) impact of presentation, 2) composition of elements and 3) technical achievement.

An art teacher in southwest Missouri for the last seventeen years, Nellie Mitchell currently teaches high school art at Carl Junction and is an adjunct professor for Crowder College. She has taught elementary art and middle school art. Nellie was the 2012 Missouri Art Educator of the Year. She has served on the education committee at Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, helping develop the Art Lounge program for teens.

Nellie completed a summer painting residency at Kansas City Art Institute in 2019. She has a post-baccalaureate certification in painting from MSSU and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods. Nellie has exhibited her work at Spiva, MSSU and Crowder College. She loves to travel and visit art museums all over the world.

FOILED AGAIN! at artCentral offers the perfect venue to view regional art and purchase originals to grow your personal or business collection while engaging with local art makers and their creative interpretations of this exhibition’s theme!

artCentral, established in 1985, continues to grow as a community of artists, art lovers and supporters with a mission of service for the greater good of art and artists. The Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, founded in 2010, offers a network of visual artists seeking to effectively engage in cultural, economic and educational artistic activity.

The memberships of both artCentral and JRAC include professional and amateur artists, art enthusiasts and patrons of the visual arts. Both artCentral and JRAC seek to encourage businesses and individuals to choose to “buy local” and enrich our communities with unique opportunities to support regional artists.

All FOILED AGAIN! art works on display at Hyde House may be viewed online at or at For more information or to make purchases phone (417) 358-4404.