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this week

weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 
Week of 12/14

So l o n g Good Kid Rob!

The unstoppable Good Kid Rob (aka Rob Stephens) is moving to New Orleans! His humor, friendship and tell-all exploits will be missed. Rob creates semi-autobiographical art with paint, silkscreen, comics and monumental woodcut prints. His artwork is characterized by heavy gestural line and saturated color. Check out his artwork here! You can buy his work this Thursday at Moberg Gallery at his farewell party, So Long, I OWAY! The Party is 6-9pm and features Des Moines Favorite Queer Rock Band, The Future Babies.

Wednesday

4:30 I3: Immersion, Interaction, Installation University of Iowa Art Building West

6:30 Live Painting ft. Laura Todd DSM Brew

Thursday

6:00 So Long , I O WAY ! Moberg Gallery

6:30 Pozole Night at Third Space Third Space DSM

Friday

6:00 Anthropomorphic Fetiches & Other Stories The LiFT

6:00 RECLUSE.EXE Mars Cafe

7:00 Celebrate Iowa Gala State Historical Building

Saturday

6:00 Bazaar After Dark: Void of Misfit Toys The Barnum Factory

Sunday

11:00 Market Day Merry Market Craft Show 2018 The Hall DSM

Opportunities

**new and last chance

Work at Moglea Apply Now

**Call for Artists: Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery Deadline December 14th

**Frogman's Call for Proposals Deadline December 15th

**Apply for Frogman's Graduate Student Scholarship Deadline December 15th

DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS January 7th

Art Along the Trail Deadline January 11th

Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

**Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th

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Rachel Buse
Week of 12/07

‘Dem City Lights Tho’ (source)

Creating art with the intention of love.

Check out Laura Todd’s Art Show this Friday at DSM Brew at 7 - 9 pm.

Laura has a collection of landscape paintings featuring scenes from the Des Moines area. Laura’s paintings are bright and lovely. Laura says, “My greatest goal as an artist is to paint works of art that will make people happy.  We hang up family photos, , vacation spots, posters of our favorite performers, because when we look at them they give us joy and comfort.  If I can create that same feeling from my painting, then my heart is content and the viewers' hearts are full of warmth and love; the love of their city, pet, best friend, favorite superhero or musician, etc.!  My joy is to share that joy with others through the gift of art!” Follow this link for more information about Laura’s Artwork.

Thursday

5 PM Chris Carman // David Dunlap & Howard Rogovin CSPS

6 PM Fourth Annual Holiday Hustle and Open House Art Force Iowa

7 PM BFA Group Exhibition Fall 2018 UNI Gallery of Art

Friday

5 PM Opening Reception | Anniversary Group Show Moberg Gallery

5 PM First Friday // Glass Art Mainframe Studios

5 PM The Pain Away Clinic OL Guild, West Des Moines

5 PM Annual Small Works Show: William Barnes & Doug Shelton Olson-Larsen Galleries

6 PM First Friday at DSM Brew: Laura Todd DSM Brew

6 PM Folie a Deux Public Space One

Saturday

10 AM Ember Market Holiday 2018 Ember Market

5 PM Opening Reception - Art by Caleb Henkelman Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club

Sunday

10 AM BABble - Holiday Edition Five Monkeys Inc

12 PM Brilliant Crafts & Wares Fair 7! Vaudeville Mews

1 PM Entirely Kids Day: Holiday Market Des Moines Art Center

Opportunities

**new and last chance

Work at Moglea Apply Now

**Octagonal: The All Media Exhibit Deadline Extended December 5th

Public Space One Call For Artists Deadline December 2nd

**Call for Artists: Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery Deadline December 14th

**Frogman's Call for Proposals Deadline December 15th

**Apply for Frogman's Graduate Student Scholarship Deadline December 15th

DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS January 7th

**Art Along the Trail Deadline January 11th

**Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse
Week of 11/30

Join Ribbons, Mother Gem & friends this Saturday!

Be a part of the live audience for the holiday special of Yarn House Live! This ticket includes one beer (for guests ages 21+) to be enjoyed in the lobby of the theater before the taping. Check-in begins and beer starts flowing at 7:30 pm. Doors to the theater open at 8 pm. Pre-show entertainment included so don’t be late. Doors close at 8:15 pm. No late arrivals will be admitted! *Registration required / $15 per person

Want even more Yarn House Live? Join us before to Get Auntified at a Yarn House Live Workshop! Learn more & register today here: GETTIN' AUNTIFIED: YARN HOUSE LIVE WORKSHOP + TICKET

Thursday

5 PM Closing Reception | Meet the Artists Moberg Gallery

6 PM Jane Ryder and Jacksen Kargol Fall Exhibition Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios

Friday

8 AM Art Hang - Breakfast Ritual Cafe

7 PM Artist Reception: 01100100 01110010 01100001 01110111 01101110 Design on Main

7 PM Vertigo: Preach R Sun Waterloo Center for the Arts

Saturday

12 PM Day With(out) Art 2018 Public Space One

7:30 PM Leslie Hall's Yarn House Live: Home for the Holidays Des Moines Art Center

Sunday

2 PM Awards Reception Greater Des Moines Exhibited xxv Polk County Heritage Gallery

Opportunities

**new and last chance

** Work at Moglea Apply Now

** Limited Space II Only a few spots left!

**Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Mural Call for Artists Deadline November 30th

**Art Beacon Digital Residency Deadline November 30th

**Sioux City Art Center Selects Deadline November 30th

**Octagonal: The All Media Exhibit Deadline November 30th

Public Space One Call For Artists Deadline December 2nd

DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL® APPLICATIONS Jan 7th

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse