Grand View Students Named Emerging Iowa Artists

March 5, 2018

GV claims four of the 12 spots for Emerging Iowa Artists! Congratulations to Kayla Bates, Lydia Gittins, Cord McMahon, and Julia Meyer.

The Des Moines Arts Festival® features a unique opportunity for visual artists who are Iowa residents and currently enrolled in an institution of higher education. The Emerging Iowa Artist Program offers new artists the opportunity to showcase their talent at one of the nation's most decorated arts festivals.

Iowa residents currently enrolled in or recently graduated (within one year) from a university, college or art school anywhere in the U.S. are eligible to apply to the Emerging Iowa Artists (EIA) program. This program provides individuals the opportunity to promote their talents and sell their artwork at the Des Moines Arts Festival®. It also provides opportunities to artists beginning their careers.

Qualified artists are required to apply to the show in the same manner as professional artists and submit their work in accordance to the specifications. All applicants are required to provide at the time of application proof of residency and enrollment. All work submitted is juried by the same jury. The Festival jury will select the emerging artists separately from the Festival artists. And in June, the Awards Jury will jury all participating artists and award an emerging artist a $1,000 Best of Show Award for the Best Student Artist.

Full list of chosen artists