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Greater Des Moines Exhibited XXIV



Greater Des Moines Exhibited XXIV




This year's Greater Des Moines Exhibited is the 24th edition of our juried show featuring artists from the Des Moines Metropolitan Area.

Eligibility:  To enter in the show, submitting artists must live in Polk County, or a county that borders Polk County. 


  • Best of Show - $350
  • 4 Merit Awards - $125 each
  • 3 Honorable Mention Awards - $75 each 


  • 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.

Instructions for Submissions:

  • Click the link below to access the entry form (you must add the entry form to your cart).
  • Complete the form and check out.
  • Photos of the entries must be e-mailed separately to info@polkcountyheritagegallery.org. The subject line should include the artist name. The attachment should only be the title of artwork only (.gif, .jpeg). No artist name should appear on the art work submission. 
  • Submissions may also be completed by printing the entry form and mailing it to the gallery with your check and photographs of art work. Entry Forms are also available at the Gallery.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your entry within 48 hours of electronic submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email info@polkcountyheritagegallery.org to request confirmation.


  • 1 or 2 Entries - $30 
  • 3 entries - $40 
  • Fees may be paid using the online submission form, or by sending a check with the completed entry form to the gallery. 


  • Call for Entries - October 16, 2017 thru October 27, 2017.  Photos of all submissions must be e-mailed separately to info@polkcountyheritagegallery.org. In the subject line, please include the artist name and please use the title of the artwork in the image file (.gif, .jpeg.).  
  • Judging - October 30, 2017 thru November 3, 2017.  The juror will review the artwork and will choose approximately 70 pieces of artwork for the exhibit.  
  • Artist Notification - November 6, 2017 thru November 7, 2017.  Artists will be notified of the juror's selections for the GDM Exhibited XXIV show via email.
  • Delivery of Accepted Artwork - November 17, 2017 (Gallery Hours are 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). Selected artists may drop off their artwork to the Gallery during Gallery hours. 
  • Exhibit - November 20, 2017 thru January 19, 2018.  The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 4:30pm. 
  • Reception and Announcement of Winners - Thursday, November 30th, 5:30 to 7:30.  During the reception, award winners of GDM Exhibited XXIV will be announced. 

Click HERE for the GDM Exhibited Entry Form. 

Click HERE for a printable version of the Entry Form.

Polk County Heritage Gallery • 111 Court Avenue • Des Moines, Iowa 50309