Area Show: 47

January 22 – April 7, 2021
Center Space Gallery

Entry form here!

Area Show: 46 (2018) Best in Show Award Winner – Larry Gregson, of Mason City, IA, Abstraction Series: Stage Five, oil on herringbone linen

The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, IA is putting out a call for entries for the all-media competitive exhibition, Area Show: 47.  The deadline for entering the 2020 show is November 13, 2020.  The competition for the Area Show is open to all artists above high school age residing within 100 miles of Mason City, encompassing North Central Iowa and Southern Minnesota.  All works are to be original, by the entering artist, completed since January 2018, and not previously entered into the MacNider Area Show.  The 2020 Area Show is sponsored by NSB Bank.

Entering artists are competing for the opportunity to have their work exhibited and for cash awards.  The artist with the entry chosen NSB Bank Best in Show will be granted a solo exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in 2021.  Three artists will receive $250 Excellence Awards.  Two Merit Awards, each at $100, and a $50 Most Daring Award will also be given.

If you have questions about Area Show: 47 or would like more information, please contact Mara Linskey-Deegan at or 641-421-3666.

Entry form here!