October 29, 2021 – January 19, 2022
The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City is putting out a call for entries for the competitive craft exhibition, Iowa Crafts: 45. Entries must be e-mailed or postmarked by Friday, September 10, to be considered for the show. The purpose of Iowa Crafts: 45 is to provide the public with further enriching arts experiences and to promote interest in and recognition of the accomplishments of Iowa artists.
The competition for Iowa Crafts: 45 is open to all residents of Iowa above high school age. Entry categories are clay, fiber, metal/wood, jewelry, and other craft media. Each artist may submit up to four entries. All works are to be original, entirely by the entering artist, and completed since September 2019. Cash awards total $1,000 along with a one-person exhibition. The juror is Jeffrey Ebeling, Executive Director at the Clear Lake Art Center. Iowa Crafts: 45 is sponsored by NSB Bank.
Iowa Crafts: 45 opens on Friday, October 29, in the Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery with an artists’ reception scheduled for Saturday, November 6, starting at 2 p.m. Awards will be presented at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the exhibiting artists. The exhibition remains open through January 19, 2022.
Image: Iowa Crafts: 44 (2019) Best in Show award winner Susan E. Kuennen, of Elgin, Plowin’ Snow, deer antler, willow, reed