The annual Grand View Fine Arts Competition winners are being shown in the gallery in Rasmussen Center through the end of the semester. The juror's were local Des Moines artists Jonathan Pearson, Caye Dreiss, and Larassa Kabel. The judging took place on April 4, 2013, in Rasmussen.
The following awards were given:
Best of Show: Derek Barnett
Andy Peek and Kaitlyn Witzel
Jose M. and Sarah Sparling
Paige Kleckner and Matt Webb
Aaron Tinder had three recent works selected for inclusion in the Quincy Art Center's Biennial Quad-State Exhibit. The piece "Wonderful (And Other Songs)" was awarded Best of Show in the exhibition, which will run through August 4.
Grand Rapids based marketing firm Deksia, for whom Josh Ryther is the Creative Director, opened a second office in Des Moines in June. Deksia is now a part of the East Village.
Cyndi Wiley has had a paper accepted at IASDR (International Association of Societies of Design Research) to be presented in Tokyo in August. The topic of the paper is an Art &Design app developed by Cyndi and her GV design students. She will also be presenting her pedagogical framework of "Empathy, Connectivity, Authenticity, Trust, and Spirituality", at the national AIGA Design Educator's Conference this October in Minneapolis.
James Ewald has had a paper accepted at IASDR (International Association of Societies of Design Research) to be presented in Tokyo in August. The topic is "On Researching Dyslexic Readers Through Graphic Novel Conventions: Pitfalls and Possibilities".
Mary Jones was invited to be an artist in residence at Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Chicago, for three weeks in June. During the residency she produced a suite of seven intaglio prints titled "Lincoln Avenue: a Deep Map".
Rachel Merrill-Schwaller is researching and creating a project to be entitled "DIY: Spirit Fingers" including both performance based photographs and sculptural installations. Her research explores the spectacle of mass entertainment in contemporary American society and its connection to role playing performance through examples of pom poms, pageants, and pole dancers.
Frank Hansen had a solo exhibition, "Working Class Poser," at Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, October 2010.
Heather Haukoos works for Americorps Community Art Collaborative in Baltimore.
Benton Schoenrock was awarded a Grinnell Artist Residency in 2010 award, one of five students selected statewide.