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A heads-up to area artists!
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · February 8th, 2018

Are you a painter, a sculptor? Do you work in charcoal or pastels? Do you create collages, jewelry, or ceramics? If you are interested in entering some of your work in an art show, an opportunity is coming up soon.

A Regional Show of Iowa Artists will be held at the Marion Heritage Center and Museum on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. The Heritage Center is located at 590 Tenth Street in Marion.

Preregistration is due by March 18, so if you have a work which is close to completion and wish to enter it, you will want to concentrate on finishing it.

Winners at this Regional Show will be eligible to advance to the State Show scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Here is some basic information about the Regional Show.

Iowa is composed of 12 regions. Marion is in Region 8. Artists who live in these counties are eligible to enter the show at the Heritage Center:











Artwork which qualifies includes that which has been done within the last two years and not previously shown in any Iowa Artists Regional or State Shows. The art must be original in concept and created by the artist.

Current members of Iowa Artists (age 18 or older) can enter a maximum of three entries. Official entry forms must be signed and submitted by the artist.

The maximum size of any work of art is four feet by four feet (including frame or display apparatus).

Photos, computer-generated art, computer art slides, videos or motion pictures are not accepted.

Among the kinds of artwork which are acceptable are both two-dimension and three-dimensional.


Oil or water-based (or a combination) paintings

Pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink (or a combination)

Diptych or triptych




Fiber and textile




The Registration Coordinator and Chairperson for Region 8 and the Heritage Center Show is Robert D. Peterson, a multi-talented artist from Cedar Rapids. Peterson has won awards at both the Regional and then State level (Best of Show).

More information will be forthcoming soon.
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