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this week

weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 
Week of 2/22
See selections from Annick Sjobakken’s series ‘Homes of Steel’ in the exhibit Captured in Des Moines. Award reception Sunday at the Polk County Heritage Gallery. ( source )

See selections from Annick Sjobakken’s series ‘Homes of Steel’ in the exhibit Captured in Des Moines. Award reception Sunday at the Polk County Heritage Gallery. (source)

Captured in Des Moines


Captured in Des Moines is Polk County Heritage Gallery’s first-ever juried photography exhibition that gives an opportunity for Iowa photographers to exhibit in our historic downtown Des Moines gallery for about seven weeks.

The exhibition aims to highlight the city of Des Moines through the lens of talented photographers, to display all types of photographic works including digital, analog, showcase their favorite places, people, events, and the best of their "DSM vibe!

Juried Photo Exhibition - Juror: Ben Easter
JANUARY 21, 2019 - MARCH 8, 2019

RECEPTION & ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS Event details
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

During the reception, Ben Easter will honor the deserving talents with eight awards:
-One BEST OF SHOW,
-Four MERIT AWARDS
-Three HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS.

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The week:

Mon 12 PM Julia Franklin Artist Talk Graceland University

Mon 5 PM Celebrate Black History Month at the Anderson Gallery Drake University

Tue 2 PM Art Project Grant Informational Webinar Iowa Arts Council

Wed 6 PM A Conversation with the 2018 YP Creative of the Year Finalists Greater Des Moines Partnership Building

Wed 7 PM Live Painting ft. Iven Jones DSM Brew

Thur 2 PM ArtUp: Murals & Other Ways to Introduce Public Art Iowa Arts Council

Fri 5 PM The Infinite Depth of the Photograph Frame Works

Sun 2 PM Reception and Awards - Captured in Des Moines Polk County Heritage Gallery

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Molly Wood

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**City Sounds 2019 Deadline February 25th

**Design on Main Gallery Call for Art 2020 Deadline February 28th

Nomadic Press Deadline February 28th

Into the Blue: Iowa Artists Juried Deadline March 1

ACRE Residency Deadline March 10th

Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

DUMA Biennial Deadline March 14th

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th

**Art on the Prairie, Call for Artists Deadline March 15th

**Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 2020 Spring and Summer Artist-in-Residence Program March 17th

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of 2/15
Making peace with past lives, collage by Jim White ( source )

Making peace with past lives, collage by Jim White (source)

SING OTHER PEOPLE

A new collection and disintegrated art history lesson from Jim White. Cannibalized appearances by Kiki Smith, Frida Kahlo, Rodin, David Hockney, Picasso, DaVinci, Duchamp, Magritte… Witness these self portraits through the reconfigured scope of another artists imagery that have been put through the wood chipper. Sure to not disappoint! Musical guests Skin of Earth will kick off our evening, followed by a super solid playlist. Free! Wine! Good stuff. Great value! Hosted and incited by Shylah Kay! Event Details

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Friday

5 PM Artist Talk + Demo | Aaron Wilson & Tim Dooley Moberg Gallery

5 PM 40,000 folds for fear of dying Ol Guild

5 PM FLUID GROUND Olson-Larsen Gallery

5 PM Molly Wood - Omnia Vanities Olson-Larsen Gallery

5 PM The Life and Times of George Washington Carver Artisan Gallery 218

6 PM Index to a Place Design on Main

7 PM Sing Other People Viaduct Gallery

Saturday

2 PM Manibus participatory dance-painting happening Design on Main

9 PM Gratitude FEST 2019 Vaudeville Mews

Sunday

Noon Exploring Art with Makers: Susan Collis Des Moines Art Center

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Molly Wood

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Vermont Sculpture Residency 2019 Deadline February 15th

**City Sounds 2019 Deadline February 25th

Design on Main Gallery Call for Art 2020 Deadline February 28th

Nomadic Press Deadline February 28th

Into the Blue: Iowa Artists Juried Deadline March 1

ACRE Residency Deadline March 10th

Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

DUMA Biennial Deadline March 14th

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of 2/8
MTMB (2004) oil paint on canvas 70 x 80” ( source )

MTMB (2004) oil paint on canvas 70 x 80” (source)

Alex Brown (1966–2019)

via Art Forum: The painter and musician Alex Brown, who exhibited at Feature Inc. in New York from 1998 until its closing in 2014 and played guitar in the seminal hardcore punk band Gorilla Biscuits, has died at age fifty-two following an aneurysm. Brown’s painting often worked from found photographs from travel brochures and postcards, press materials, and the internet, which Brown then filtered or superimposed with complex, often gridlike patterns. These lent the canvases a quality of Op Art or a trace of digital manipulation, though they were made freehand.

Brown was born in 1966 in Des Moines, Iowa, and studied art at the Parsons School of Design in New York, eventually resettling in his hometown. In addition to his close association and frequent exhibitions with Hudson, his dealer at Feature Inc., Brown had solo exhibitions at Gallery Min Min, Tokyo; Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva; and Twig Gallery, Brussels.

“I think that the paintings are merely voyeuristic due to the fact that the images are not mine and I find myself looking for a story within them—a story which I try to expose by boiling out the proverbial impurities,” Brown said in a 1999 interview.

“There does exist a rather quiet, if not silent, conversation between the paintings—one that arises not so much out of a common theme as out of a common hand. The subjects in the most recent work have become less of a statement and more of a simple means to an end . . . [They] embrace this amorphic, nebulous middle-ground between the simple pleasure of re-creating something recognizable and cogent, and the sheer frustration of losing that object/image.”

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Thursday

5 PM As Long as Life Endures: Ars Sacra and the Divine Feminine CSPS, Cedar Rapids

5 PM Artist Reception- From Our Soil: Monochromes in Nature Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Friday

4:30 PM Gallery Night: For the Love of Food Letsch Law Firm, Grimes

6 PM CAMERA OBSCURA: Des Moines Street Photography Mars Cafe

7:30 PM Keeping Up Appearances - A Play Reading Lamoni

8 PM Drawn, Mise-en-scène Red 020819 (41.2565° N 95.9345° W) Project Project, Omaha

Saturday

1 PM Local Author Fair Beaverdale Books

7 PM The Weird Things Art Terrarium

7 PM Yellow Door Salon Series No. 17 Hosted by Thai & Jillian **needs a ticket to attend

Sunday

2 PM Iowa Artist Fellowship Informational Webinar Iowa Arts Council

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Tibi Chelcea

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Des Moines Women's Club Art Exhibition Deadline February 12th

Vermont Sculpture Residency 2019 Deadline February 15th

Design on Main Gallery Call for Art 2020 Deadline February 28th

Nomadic Press Deadline February 28th

**Into the Blue: Iowa Artists Juried Deadline March 1

ACRE Residency Deadline March 10th

Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

**DUMA Biennial Deadline March 14th

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program Deadline March 15th

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

**Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse