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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

Week of 3/15

Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition Deadline Approaching

By placing the work of women center stage in the capitol building, the Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition emphasizes the powerful role art plays in the political process and protest. The program includes two semi-annual exhibits each year in the Governor’s office at the Iowa Capitol and selected artists receive an award. Currently, Lee Emma Running’s installation of prairie plants roots invites the natural environment into the conversations happening in the Office of the Governor of Iowa.

The deadline to apply is April 1.


9 AM Cultural & Entertainment District Informational Webinar Iowa Arts Council

6:30 PM The Elephant in the Room: Animal As Model Gallery Dialog Des Moines Art Center


5:30 PM DIctators & Dreamers by Jennifer Lynn Bates Reception Waterloo Center for the Arts

6 PM Drawing Stories with Ed Emberley Opening Reception Waterloo Center for the Arts

7 PM Margins, Materials, and Memory Heaven Gallery


9:30 AM Instrument Petting Zoo Des Moines Art Center

11 AM Omaha Zine Fest The Union for Contemporary Art


1 PM Mapping with Leaflet.js Little Woods Herbal


Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Laura Travnicek


**new and last chance

**Reliable Street Proposals Submit Your Idea Now

**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

BraveArt Popup Show Deadline March 22

**Central Iowa Trans Lives Festival Deadline March 22

2019 Tough Art Artist Residency Deadline March 31st

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Art Week Deadline for Print Promotion May 8th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse