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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 23, 2017

Artists invited to exhibit work in regional show

Feb 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, Iowa — The Iowa Artists Regional 12 Show is inviting local artists to participate in its show March 4 at Art Domestique Gallery in Washington, Iowa.

Local artists, age 18 and older, can enter up to three works. Registration will take place from 9-10 a.m. March 4 at the gallery.

The show is for 2- and 3-D original work, excluding photography, computer-generated art, computer art slides, videos or motion pictures.

The show will be judged by Indian Hills Community College instructor Mark McWhorter. Awards will be presented at the end of the day.

The judge will select: one piece of artwork to receive the Best of Show, one for the Richard Heggen Award, and one for the Doris Frandsen Award.

The judge will select one piece from each 10 exhibited and award a first-, second- and third-place ribbon.

Honorable mentions will be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

All first-place winners will receive a monetary award in addition to the ribbon. Artwork awarded a first-place blue ribbon advances to the state show.

The judge also will give a critique of artwork receiving awards and be available to answer entrants’ questions concerning their entries.

Any adult artist from the Iowa Artists Regional 12 area, which includes the counties of Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, Van Buren, and Washington, is welcome to participate.

A $25 membership fee to the Iowa Artists Community also can be paid at the door during registration.

Registration forms and rules also are available online at www.iowaartists.us. Organizers encourage everyone to visit the website for more information.

The Iowa Artists Regional 12 Show will remain up in the Domestique Gallery until March 25.

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