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Upcoming Exhibits

INSIDE OUT

PHOTOS, PAINTINGS, AND PRITNS by KARA WEYAND

Kara Weyand, Beyond

ON DISPLAY JULY 31 - OCTOBER 3, COMMUNITY GALLERY

OPENING RECEPTION: AUGUST 28

Kara Weyand grew up in southeastern Missouri. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking and drawing from University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Fine Arts from Iowa State University. Kara uses a variety of media to explore themes of memory and dreams in her work, with emphases on representations of universal spaces shared by a collective unconscious and her own personal mythology.

Kara lives near Fort Dodge, where she works as an art instructor at Iowa Central Community College.

"My work investigates intersections of the realms of human existence. It is the visual exploration of a universal inner landscape, a collective mental or spiritual space shared by all of us. This spiritual realm is intuitive and ambiguous, simultaneously imagined and real. It is embodied in my work as a stark vast landscape formed by the influence of dreams, memories, and place. The conscious environment coexists with the subconscious, and I examine this relationship through archetypal symbols including stones, bones, and animal forms." - Kara Weyand


INVENTED WORLDS

METALWORK BY JAMES BEARDEN

ON DISPLAY August 23- October 24 2015, SWEENEY GALLERY

OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 28, 2015

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PAINTINGS by BRENDA JONES

ON DISPLAY AUGUST 13 - OCTOBER 24 2015, MAIN GALLERY

As a contemporary artist, Professor Jones has concentrated on creating distinct references to the world around her, with a range of expressive transformations as well as a world of metamorphosis with many assumptions of beauty, truth, form and color. Her work has been view in international, national, regional and juried exhibitions. Published in many publications such as Art Illustrations Magazine, Praeger Publications Cover and inserts, illustrations for shattering the denial protocols for the classroom and beyond. The cover of combating Racism in U S Schools.


 THE UNCOMMON COMMONPLACE

PAINTINGS AND PASTELS by CHRIS ABIGT

South Shore by Chris AbigtChris Abigt, South Shore

ON DISPLAY OCTOBER 9 - NOVEMBER 2015, COMMUNITY GALLERY

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FESTIVAL OF TREES

ON DISPLAY NOVEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 7 2015, MAIN AND SWEENEY GALLERIES


WILD FACES ARTWORK by MONA MAJOROWICZ

ON DISPLAY NOVEMBER 20 2015 - JANUARY 2 2016, COMMUNITY GALLERY

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48th CLAY, FIBER, PAPER, GLASS, METAL, WOOD
ON DISPLAY January 29,  – Sat, April 2, 2016, MAIN AND SWEENEY GALLERIES
Are you an artist? Sign up to be notified when our application is live HERE. 

Submissions Due: December 7, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2015
Artwork Delivery Dates: January 4-8, 2016
Opening Reception: January 28, 5:30-7PM. Awards at 6:00.
Show Dates: January 29 - April 2, 2016
Artwork Pickup Dates: April 4-8, 2016
Artwork Ship Date: April 11, 2016
Artwork Pickup Dates: April 4-8, 2016


MFA ANNUAL EXHIBIT 2016

Featuring artworks of current and graduating students pursuing a Masters degree in  Iowa State University's Arts and Visual Culture program. 

ON DISPLAY FEBRUARY 19 - APRIL 9, 2016 COMMUNITY GALLERY


HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS 2016

ON DISPLAY APRIL 22 - MAY 6, 2016, MAIN AND SWEENEY GALLERIES


CASA 2016

CREATIVE ARTISTS STUDIO OF AMES 15th ANNIVERSARY

ON DISPLAY APRIL 16 - JUNE 18, 2016, COMMUNITY GALLERY

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SNAPSHOT 2016

ON DISPLAY JUNE 3 - JULY 30, 2016, MAIN AND SWEENEY GALLERIES

Showcasing the works of regional photographers.
Opening reception: Friday June 3, 5:00 - 8:00 PM during Art Walk. 


PRISCILLA SAGE SOLO SHOW

ON DISPLAY AUGUST 12 - OCTOBER 15, 2016, COMMUNITY GALLERY


FOUNDERS EXHIBIT: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

ON DISPLAY AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 29 2016, MAIN AND SWEENEY GALLERIES

 

Robinson earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Iowa State University after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in painting. He has taught printmaking workshops at Iowa State University, the University of Wisconsin, Central College, the Des Moines Art Center, the Pella Community Art Center and various other colleges. He also served as an artist in residence at the Weir Farm Art Center in Connecticut.

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