Karen Doty, adjunct art and design faculty, selected as an Emerging Artist for the Des Moines Arts Festival.

January 22, 2016

The Emerging Artist section is reserved for students, however one is able to apply as an Emerging Artist up to one year after graduation. Doty graduated from Iowa State University with an MFA in Graphic Design and Human Computer Interaction Certificate in 2015. This will be her second year participating in this prestigious program.

As an Emerging Artist, those accepted are given a booth space to show their work free of charge. At the end of the show, one artist is awarded Best in Show (includes a cash prize!). It's a great way to get your work out there at a much larger festival level. 

Doty says, "I'm really excited to participate again this year not only because it is fun, but also because I feel it shows my students how important it is to get their art out for others to see. Participating in art shows has inspired me to keep creating my own work as often as possible.  It's encouraging to know that someone might pick my work to display in their home."