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2017 Johnson County Fair ‘Paint-Iowa’

First Place Winner - Hannah Seberg - Barn with Three Silos
2016 First Place Winner – Hannah Seberg – Barn with Three Silos
Sponsored by: the Johnson County Agricultural Association and The ArtiFactory, a project of Arts Iowa City

‘Paint-Iowa’ – Entry Fee: $25. All two-dimensional artwork will be for sale with 50% of sale price going back to the artist. Sales will be live or silent auction. All artwork will be on display at the 2017 Johnson County Fair (July 24-27). Final Sales will be July 27th at 9 pm.

  • Ages: 16 on up
  •  Media: Oil, acrylics, pastels, or watercolor(no collages or photography)
  • Theme: Rural Iowa
  • Size: minimum 8” x 10” framed…maximum 24” x 36” framed
  • Original piece of work: created between April and July 2017
  • Prize money: 1st place $200, 2nd $100, & honorable mention $50
  • Return finished artwork: The framed artwork must be turned in to the JCAA office by July10th, 2017

Contact: johnsoncofair@gmail.com or call 319-337-5865 www.johnsoncofair.com * 4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE * Iowa City, IA 52246

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May Art In The Afternoon

The Art of Found Objects
with Marge Clancy

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MargeDiscover how simple items from nature can become works of art. Driftwood or leaves can become her canvas. Since the ’70’s Marge has created the costumes for High School, Community Theater and Riverside Theater productions. The plays include Guys & Dolls, Bus Stop, Naughty Marietta and many more. A backdrop she made for the band, Dogs On Skis, is in Okoboji Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, her talents have turned toward her natural art.

1:00 PM Sunday, May 21st
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

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It’s time to ramp it up

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December 2016

A year ago, we presented you with an opportunity to help build a multi-disciplinary art center in Iowa City. There was support for this concept, but it was widely suggested that we first emphasize programming.

As a result, Art in the Afternoon was born. In this monthly program, local artists give presentations about their craft and technique. Jo Myers taught us to paint watercolor birds, Mary Merkel-Hess gave us a glimpse into her paper works, and Megan Bishop immersed us in the world of the Oaknoll artists. We’ve learned about cartooning and metalworking, ceramics and more. Life Drawing sessions, generously hosted by Beadology, have been very popular. More dynamic events are booked at The Center through April 2017.

What’s Next?
It’s time to ramp it up. Community feedback indicates a desire for more hands-on activities, more variety in programming, and more options for children and youth. There is interest in expanding Life Drawing, as well.

How Do We Make It Happen? With funding, we will:

  • Hire an executive director to focus on programming and community engagement.
  • Obtain temporary space. Increase our class offerings.
  • Develop a volunteer network and expand collaboration with other arts groups.

That is why we ask for your support today. At this critical point in ArtiFactory’s growth, your generous donation will help us implement the things you’d like us to do. Please donate today.
Thanks very much for your help in moving forward.

Dan Sig

Dan Cummins, President, Arts Iowa City

P.S. If this dream resonates and you feel you may have something significant to offer in achieving it, please contact us directly at Artifactory@artsiowacity.org

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December Life Drawing

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Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models .  Please bring your own drawing materials.  Participants must be age 18 or over.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

Dec. 18th • 5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Beadology • 220 E. Washington
Cost: $8.00 per session

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