Area Show: 48

Show dates: July 22-October 5, 2022

Postmarked date for entries by mail or e-mail is Saturday, June 4, 2022.

View/download entry form here: https://macniderart.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Area-Show-48-flyer.pdf

Area Show: 47 Best in Show Award Winner – Lori Biwer-Stewart, of Osage, IA, January Flight Pattern, linocut on paper

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: 48.  The deadline for entering the 2022 show is Saturday, June 4, 2022.  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 2020, and not previously entered into the MacNider Area Show. 

The Area Show will open on Friday, July 22. An awards program and artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, July 30 beginning at 11 a.m.  Awards will be announced and presented at 11:30 a.m.  This lively reception celebrating the exhibition will provide a chance for the public to meet and converse with the artists.  The reception is free and open to all those who wish to attend.

Entering artists are competing for the opportunity to have their work exhibited and for cash awards.  The artist with the entry chosen Best in Show will be granted a solo exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum opening in 2023.  Three artists will receive $250 Excellence Awards.  Two Merit Awards, each at $100, and a $50 Most Daring Award will also be given.

Area Show: 48 will be on display through Wednesday, October 5.  If you have questions about Area Show: 48 or would like more information, please call Mara Linskey-Deegan at 641-421-3666 or email mlinskeydeegan@masoncity.net.

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Image: Area Show: 48 (2022) Best in Show Award Winner – Lori Biwer-Stewart, of Osage, IA, January Flight Pattern, linocut on paper