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Deadline today: Ames Is 150

Ames, together with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames and the Ames Historical Society will organize a juried show called “Ames Is 150: His Story, Her Story, Our Story”. The show will be displayed at the Gallery in the Round, from Dec. 13th, 2014 till January 24th, 2015. The prospectus for this exhibition can be downloaded here.

Exhibition Concept

2014 is the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Ames, Iowa. The event will be celebrated through various activities and lectures, but there is one thing yet missing: a visual arts exhibition of works created by artists about the history of Ames. Visual artists are invited to submit works that explore, engage with the history of Ames, and/or depict an event or historic structure in Ames. The concept is open and the subject is up to you as long as some theme related to the history of Ames is included in the work. Ames Historical Society will provide access to their archives to any artist interested in researching a particular subject for their pieces.


Kristin Roach (Ames
Ursula Ruetenberg (KHOI Radio)
Bob Anders (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames)
Kathy Svec (Ames Historical Society)

Any artist can submit work for consideration to this exhibit. Any 2D and 3D works are eligible for consideration


Work submitted must be original artwork. Two-dimensional work must be exhibit-ready, professionally presented, wired and ready to hang. Three-dimensional work must be able to stand on a pedestal. For any 3D work that needs special presentation please contact the organizers to discuss the arrangements for display. The organizers reserve the right to reject work that is deemed unfit to hang or stand.

Entry Instructions

Artists may submit up to 5 pieces using digital images for consideration. The images should be set to 1512 pixels on the longest side. The submission must be sent to with the subject line “Ames 150 Submission”. Each entry should contain the artist name, address, and email contact information. In addition, the entry must contain a list with information about the submitted works: Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions (HxWxD), Sale Price (use NFS if not for sale). Finally, the artist must include a short, one paragraph artist statement about the works. Files must be named using last name followed by first initial followed by two-digit number then underscore, followed by title of piece. Example: SmithJ01_Title.jpg Do not use special characters such as periods, commas, slashes, pound signs, asterisks, etc. to name your files. Each image should accurately reflect the work submitted. The organizers reserve the right to reject work that differs too much from the submitted image.


There is no entry fee.

Contact Information


Submissions: due by 11:59pm, Oct. 31st, 2014.
Email notification: by Nov. 17th, 2014.
Drop Off Accepted Work: Dec. 12th, 2014, 1-7pm, at Gallery in the Round.
Exhibition: Dec. 13th, 2014 – Jan. 24th, 2015
Pick Up: Jan 25th, 2015, 5-7pm.
If you cannot be present at drop-off or pick-up, please contact the organizers to arrange for alternatives.

Rachel Buse