Greater Des Moines Exhibited XXV



Greater Des Moines Exhibited XXV




This year's Greater Des Moines Exhibited is the 25th edition of our juried show featuring artists from the Des Moines Metropolitan Area. We are very honored to have this annual exhibit judged by Liz Lidgett.

About Liz Lidgett: Liz Lidgett is an art advisor, writer and video host. As CEO of Liz Lidgett Fine Art, she works with people to find the perfect piece of art for their style, space, and budget.  Liz also is a contributor for many national publications, working with brands like Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, and Apartment Therapy. She lives in Des Moines, IA, with her husband, Nick Renkoski, their son, Rocky, and their ever-expanding art collection.

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 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 (see the link below) 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 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 1, 2018 TO October 15, 2018.

    • Photos of all submissions must be e-mailed separately to

    • 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 15, 2018 thru October 20, 2018.

    • The juror reviews the artwork and chooses approximately 70 pieces of artwork for the exhibit.

  • Artist Notification - October 22, 2018 thru October 23, 2018.

    • Artists will be notified of the juror's selections for the GDM Exhibited XXV show via email.

  • Delivery of Accepted Artwork - October 26, 2018

    • 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 - October 29, 2018 thru January 19, 2019.

    • The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 4:30pm.

  • Reception and Announcement of Winners - TBA.

    • During the reception, award winners of GDM Exhibited XXV will be announced.

For the online GDM Exhibited Entry Form

For a printable version of the Entry Form

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