DECORAH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: ArtHaus' 2018 Emerging Artists Exhibition

Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Feb. 1.

ArtHaus in Decorah, Iowa seeks artists ages 18-25 to submit artwork to the 2018 Emerging Artists Exhibition. The exhibition runs from April 7-May 13 and is open to residents and students of the Driftless region of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota, and southwest Wisconsin living within 150 mile radius of Decorah. Deadline for submission is Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Applicants interested in this juried show are asked to submit artworks completed within the last two years. Each applicant may submit up to 3 artworks, and all forms of media are welcome including but not limited to painting, drawing, ceramic, fiber arts, jewelry, printmaking, and photography. Video work will also be considered; necessary viewing equipment must be supplied by the applicant.

Interested applicants must send digital images with an application form, brief artist statement, and entry fee of $20 by March 3 to ArtHaus 508 W. Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101. Instructions for submitted materials electronically are outlined at Artists will be notified by Tuesday, March 13 if their work has been selected and works must be delivered by Wednesday, April 4.

Awards will be chosen by the jurors with a Best of Show receiving a $200 cash prize and a solo exhibition at ArtHaus in 2018. Runner-up will receive a $100 cash prize, and two Honorable Mention Awards will be named. The public is invited to ArtHaus for a special reception for the artists of the selected works on Friday, April 6 from 7-9pm. Works will be on display through May 19 and can be viewed during ArtHaus' regular hours of Monday - Saturday from 1-5pm or by appointment.

Applications may be downloaded at from the Emerging Artists' Exhibition page. For more information or for questions, contact ArtHaus' Director, Shannon Dallenbach Durbin at 563.382.5440 or

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