Ten years ago we began an annual tradition. The Masters Exhibit would bring historically significant artists’ work together for a compelling exhibit and accompanying research, lectures, and events here in Columbia, Missouri every December. Putting together such a project is an act of faith, as we scour the globe for works that speak to an era or theme but also stand alone with meaning and mastery. Our sponsorship program, launched the same year as the Masters Exhibit, has helped to bridge the gap between the curatorial process and the ultimate exhibit, supporting efforts such as artwork transport, gathering research materials, and printing publications, allowing us to prioritize thoughtful curation above all else, and to keep our exhibit and events free and open to the public.

We need your help to make the Masters Exhibit a fixture of our annual programming. If you believe that this project brings value to our community, we ask you to consider becoming a sponsor. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, in addition to the usual swag, we’re very excited to offer a gift of artwork to this year’s sponsors in honor of the occasion. We’ve put together a large selection of original artworks from which to choose - the biggest perk we’ve offered to date. Peruse artworks below, and note that at Gold and Platinum levels you may combine two Silver level artworks using the "Custom Combination" selection. Gallery venue rental is also an option. Sponsors receive all perks listed under Membership benefits, in addition to this year's special gift of artwork.

We need more sponsors to solidify the future of the annual Masters Exhibit and the gallery’s presence as a locus of culture and learning in our community. Reach out if you have questions about becoming a sponsor or renewing in 2023, and thank you!

• One Silver level selection of original artwork below.
• Bottle of your favorite spirit on hand at our bar
• Two entry in members’ annual giveaway drawing (this year, a customized private party with food, drinks, and exhibit tour for winner + 12 guests!)
• Canvas tote swag bag with premium merch
• 20% off gift shop items year-round
• Early access to new merch, online features, exhibits, and specials
• Invitation to private preview parties for the Masters Exhibit and April Special Exhibit, invite-only events featuring exclusive early viewing of the artwork, live music, signature cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres
• Monthly members-only happy hour
• Free copy reserved of each print catalog

All the perks of Silver level sponsorship, plus one Gold level selection below, or 2 Silver selections.

All the perks of Gold level sponsorship, plus one Platinum level selection below, or one Gold and one Silver, or 3 Silver.