Descriptions of JCAC Projects & Events


Ruth Hogan Children's Exhibit-

A tradition since 1982, this show was named after and was held in honor of Ruth Hogan, a past Elementary Art Supervisor for Jefferson City Public Schools, and a lifetime member of the Jefferson City Art Club. She passed away in 1996. the show exhibits student artwork selected by the art teachers in the public, parochial, and home-schools. It is displayed for 2 weeks at Capital Arts Gallery, usually in March.


High School Sketch Day-

This was first held in 1948 and is an honored tradition and privilege for high school art students in Jefferson City public and parochial schools. The students are given several hours in May to sketch any building within the Jefferson City city limits. The work is judged and students receive ribbons. This is usually held in late April or May.


The Adult Fine Artists' Exhibit-

This show began in 1951, and is for professional and amateur artists. There are various fine art categories and artists have a chance to win ribbons, awards, and prize money. 


Professional Art Show-

In the fall of 1978, the first show was an Invitational show and took place at Central Trust Motor Bank. The show was created after former artist Charlie Craver approached the art club requesting a need for professional Missouri artists to display their works of art in the Jefferson City area. In 2014, the show was made into a non-invitational exhibit, taking place at Capital Arts Gallery. The judged art show is held every other year when possible, and artists compete for first, second, third place ribbons and honorable mentions. 


Jefferson City Art Club's 100th Anniversary 2003-2004

Lewis & Clark "Corps of Discovery" Marquette-

In celebration of their 100th anniversary, 2003-2004, the Art Club presented a monetary gift to the City of Jefferson, Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Task Force, enabling sculptor Sabra Tull Meyer to create the "Corps of Discovery" 8-inch marquette in bronze. The marquette was used to promote the Task Force's fundraising program to construct the "Corps of Discovery" Monument to be placed in the Lewis & Clark Trailhead Plaza located on the Missouri State Capitol grounds. The monument is a reminder of the importance this Expedition had in our state and country history. ‚Äč