Iowa Exhibited XXXIV


Iowa Exhibited XXXIV


Call for entries - CLOSED

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Annual Juried show - Opportunity for all Iowa based artists.

Entry: May 20, 2019 - Deadline: JUNE 7, 2019


JUROR: Molly Wood

Des Moines photographer, Molly Wood, uses natural light and inspiration from Dutch Still Life painting to create vignettes that use botanicals as metaphors for human experiences. She is one of this year's five Iowa Arts Council Fellows and has been included in group exhibitions at the Freeport Art Museum, the Midwest Center for Photography and the Kansas City Society of Contemporary Photographers. She has had solo exhibitions at Iowa State University, St Ambrose University, the Muscatine Art Center and has upcoming solo shows at the Dubuque Museum of Art, the Sioux City Art Center. She is represented in Iowa by Olson-Larsen Galleries and manages photo shoots at Meredith for Better Homes and Gardens products and is also an adjunct professor teaching the history of photography at DMACC.

Learn more about Molly Wood:


  • 1 Best of Show - $350

  • 3 Merit Awards - $125 each

  • 3 Honorable Mention Awards - $75 each


  • CALL TO ARTISTS: May 20, 2019

  • ENTRY DEADLINE: June 7, 2019

  • JUDGING: June 8 to June 14, 2019 - The juror reviews the artworks and chooses approximately 70 pieces of artwork for the exhibit.

  • NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE: June 15, 2019 - Artists will be notified of the juror's selections via email.

  • DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ARTWORKS: June 20 - June 21, 2019 - Selected artists may drop off their artwork to the Gallery during Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

  • EXHIBITION DATES: Selected artworks may be viewed at the Polk County Heritage Gallery from June 24 to Sept 6. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

  • PUBLIC + ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: August 22, 2019, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm with awards being announced at 6 pm.


  • Eligibility: To enter in the show, submitting artists must live in Iowa.

  • All artists must be 18 years of age or older.

  • All work must be original and weigh no more than 75 lbs. nor measure over 5 feet in any direction.

  • All work must be ready for display and wired for hanging.

  • No wet oils will be accepted.

  • Fragile/delicate 3-dimensional work, pottery or sculpture that requires more than normal care will be the responsibility of the artist to install and remove.

  • Unless otherwise arranged, all accepted work must be delivered during the posted delivery time. Late delivery may result in exclusion of the accepted piece from the exhibit.

Thank you for your participation