The Iowa Artists Traveling Art Show will arrive in Newton in October and feature several 2D and 3D artwork for free at Legacy Plaza.
In July, Iowa Artists announced the launch of its 50th anniversary traveling art exhibit Reboot 2.021, which would be shown in five galleries and museums across the state. The traveling exhibition has been on display since August 3 and will be on view until February 26, 2022.
Upon arrival at Legacy Plaza Building 20 (located across from Gezellig Brewing Co.), the exhibit will have already been on view at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake and the Sanford Museum & Planetarium in Cherokee. The exhibition will remain in Newton from October 1 to 29.
Among the works of art on display, three paintings won top awards at the Iowa Artists’ 2021 State Online Show in May.
Artists include: Barry Ross, Best of Show winner with his watercolor “Lilienthal Glider”; Beppie Weiss, who won the Richard Heggen Prize for his oil painting “White on White”; and Robert Richardson winning the Doris Frandsen Award for “Old World Sparrows”.
Some exhibits will be available for purchase during the tour.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa Artists has been forced to cancel several of its shows, workshops and other regional events in 2020. The 50th Anniversary Reboot 2.021 will be the organization’s first in-person exhibition open to the public since the onset of the pandemic, Iowa Artists said in a press release.
During the pandemic, artists in Iowa have turned to virtual events such as online art exhibitions to connect with its members. Since March 2020, Iowa artists have steadily gained new members who have turned to home-based hobbies to occupy their time when many non-essential businesses temporarily shut down.
The traveling art exhibit is the “culmination of (the organization’s) efforts to keep Iowa artists creating during the pandemic and connecting with the newly reopened art galleries” throughout the world. ‘State. To learn more about Iowa artists, visit their website at www.iowaartists.us.