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The Des Moines Arts Festival® is one of the world’s most respected juried art shows hosting 190 of the nation’s top artists on June 24-26, 2022 in a beautiful urban street setting surrounding the 4.4 acres John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the newly-constructed Krause Gentle Center designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Thirteen-time winner of the coveted Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association, the outdoor festival celebrating arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. The Festival is a show dedicated to the highest standards of excellence that works diligently to maintain a progressive environment for artists and their clients. The Festival is a non-profit organization with any proceeds earned going to support the advancement and advocacy of working professional and emerging artists, continuation of the Festival, and keeping artist fees low.

The following artists are invited to exhibit at the 2022 Juried Art Show presented by Nationwide. Head over to the Gallery Page to connect with artists and buy their work.

SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT THIS YEAR'S EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
101 New Artists
34 states and Nova Scotia represented
17 Iowa Artists including 11 professional and 7 emerging
25 1st-time applicants

Evan Abrahamson, Waconia, MN*

Cheryl Eve Acosta, Kansas City, MO*

Joel Anderson, Lykens, PA**

Jackson Avila, Evergreen, CO


Anna Bailey & Nathanael Bailey, Duluth, MN

Marian Baker & Bob Baker, Oneonta, AL

Carla Bank, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Melissa Banks, Chicago, IL

Billie Barthelemy, Pinewood, MN


Amanda Bennett, New Orleans, LA

Kendra Bennett, Daphne, AL

Julie Berndt, Dawson, MN*

Barry Bernstein, Marquette, MI

Betsy Best, Flushing, MI**


Tom Bloyd, Stilwell, KS

Chuck Brenton, Bellvue, CO**

Deborahmae Broad, Twin Valley, MN

Jenna Brownlee, Clive, IA**

Jason Brueck, Nashville, TN


Lisa Burge, Kansas City, MO

Gaston Carrio, Houston, TX

Rhonda Cearlock, Vandalia, IL*


Beth Clark, Oak Park, IL

Eric Clay, Orlando, FL*

James Cole, Plainfield, IL

Matt Conlon & Jackie Conlon, Ogden, UT


Alan Copper, Grand Mound, IA

Tony Cray, New Melle, MO

Adam Crowell, Bonneau, SC

Chris Cumbie, Mobile, AL


Chris Dalhquist, Kansas City, MO

Dick Dahlstrom, Rockford, IL*

Jeff Dallas, Grafton, WI**

Penny Dobson, Northport, AL*

Lauri Dunn, Denver, CO**


Christine Echtner, Madison, WI

Paul Eshelman, Elizabeth, IL


Kim Eubank, Madrid, NM

Griffith Evans, Albuquerque, NM**

David Figueroa, Sanford, FL*


Mary Filapek & Lou Ann Townsend, Albuquerque, NM

Andy Fletcher, Stoddard, WI*


Delores Fortuna, Galena, IL

Julio Garcia, Jacksonville, FL

Betsy Giberson, Warner, NH

Jonathan Glowacki, Milwaukee, WI*


Luis Gonzalez, Miami, FL

Katherine Goulandris & Michael Burris, Abiquiu, NM

Russell Grace & Angela Kullmann, Harvard, IL*


Jonah Green, Madrid, NM

Jeremy Griffith & Chelsea Griffith, Murphysboro, IL


Debo Groover, Tallahassee, FL

Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti, Duluth, MN

Kristin Gruenberger, Gunnison, CO*

Leslie Anne Guinan, Des Moines, IA

Tate Hamilton, Denver, CO*

Anthony Hansen, Morro Bay, CA*

Thomas Harris, Bloomington, IN*


Diane Harty, Frisco, CO

Matthew Hemminghaus, Vandalia, MO*

Clifton Henri, Chicago, IL

Scott Hildebrandt, Littleton, CO

Cali Hobgood, Urbana, IL

Barbara Holloway, Galisteo, NM

Joe Hoynik, Los Angeles, CA *

Dewey James, Ironton, MN*

Nicario Jimenez, Naples, FL


Steve Jones, Wentzville, MO

Ronna Katz, Albuquerque, NM

Corbett Kesler, Wheat Ridge, CO**

Sooro Kim, Lawrenceville, GA*

Robin Kittleson, Geneva, IL

Karen Klinefelter, Boise, ID

Joachim Knill, Hannibal, MO

Amy Koch, Eureka, MO*

Heather Kolbo, Portland, OR**

Andrew Kosten, Brookings, SD

Lynn Krause, Woodstock, IL*

Angela Kullmann & Russell Grace, Harvard, IL*

Lynda Ladwig, Lafayette, CO

Dawn LaGrave, Liberty, MO*

Alex Lanier, Tallahassee, FL

Amy Lansburg, Valdosta, GA

Robin Lauersdorf, Monona, WI

Emily Lavalier, New Hope, MN*

John Leben, Saugatuck, MI*

Bill Lepak, St Louis, MO**


Tina Leto, Chicago, IL

Linda Lewis, West Des Moines, IA


Katherine Likos, Webster Groves, MO

Kathleen Litchfield, Warwick, MA

Rebecca Lowery, Bloomington, IN

Susan Luks, East Lansing, MI

Ynon Mabat, Longwood, FL*

Michael Magrin, Aurora, CO**

Kelly Marshall, Minneapolis, MN

Brianna Martray, Pittsburgh, PA

Melissa Helene Mason, Silver Cliff, WI

Barb Mason, Flossmoor, IL*

Robert Matthews, Des Moines, IA

Jaana Mattson, Marshall, NC*

Brice McCasland, McKinney, TX


Cindy McDougall, MN

Thomas McGurrin, Sanbornton, NH*

Michael Merriman, New Bern, NC

Teresa Merriman, Tempe, AZ

Kipley Meyer, Madison, GA*

Lou Michaels, Alva, FL*

Michael Mikula, Cleveland, OH

Kirk Miller, North Palm Beach, FL

Katie Musolff, Fredonia, WI*

James Navarro, Des Moines, IA*

Christian Nevin, Orlando, FL*

Kerri Norman, Brooklyn Park, MN

Gedion Nyanhongo, Phoenix, AZ

Thomas Nye, Minneapolis, MN

Randy O'Brien, Tucson, AZ

Lawrence Oliverson, Sullivan, WI

Cindy Olmes, Cincinnati, OH


Scott Olson, Williams Bay, WI


Steven Olszewski, Pinckney, Mi

William Ortman, Columbus, OH*

Lawrence Packard, Winter Haven, FL**

Rocky Pardo, Alton, IL**

Debra Payne, Stilwell, KS*

Jodi Perry, Polvadera, NM*

Tim Peters, Winter Haven, FL*

Reza Pishgahi, Bloomington, IN

H.C. Porter, Vicksburg, MS

Daniel Powers, Dayton, OH*

Ed Pribyl, McHenry, IL

Jef Raasch, Milwaukee, WI*

Ella Richards, New York, NY


Laura Robson, La Pine, OR

Matthew Rucker, Minneapolis, MN


Irena Saparnis, Willow Springs, IL

Jill Schienle, Madison, WI*

Radim Schreiber, Fairfield, IA*

Chris Seeman, Cincinnati, OH*

Jason Sharp, Boyne City, MI


Douglas Sigwarth & Renee Sigwarth, River Falls, WI

Cheryl Mackey Smith, Fairview, NC*


Corrine Smith, Rock Island, IL

Randall Smith, Fairview, NC


Jon Smith, Clearwater, FL

Thomas Spake, Chattanooga, TN


Jen Starling, Arvada, CO

Nicholas Stelter, Kaukauna, WI*


Gregory Story, Chicago, IL

John Strobel & Christine Strobel, Middleton, WI*

Mark Sudduth, Cleveland Hts., OH


Esther Sullivan, Bozeman, MT

Julie Sutter-Blair, Belleville, WI*

Scott Swezy, Albuquerque, NM*

Sumiko Takada, Upper Arlington, OH

Meri Taylor, St. Louis, MO*

Allan Teger, Vero Beach, FL*


Marina Terauds, North Branch, Mi

Craig Terry, Springville, UT**


Cat Tesla, North Port, FL

Lou Ann Townsend & Mary Filapek, Albuquerque, NM

Sharon Tesser, Louisville, KY


Kimberly Tschida Petters, Minneapolis, MN

Thomas Tyers, Omro, WI*

Hester van Diggelen, Ventura, CA*

Chris Vance, Bondurant, IA


Alice Vander Vennen, Cobourgg, Ontario

Grace Vanderbush, Canby, MN

Alicia Velasquez, Iowa City, IA**

Jeri Vitello, Bremen, IN*

Nha Vuu, Fort Collins, CO

Tyler Wagner, Fort Worth, TX**


Karin Wagner Coron, Ypsilanti, MI

Sondra Wampler, Santa Fe, NM*

Thomas Wargin, Menomonee Falls, WI*

Chris Wheeler, Fort Collins, CO

Pamela Whitlock & Richard Davidson, Freedom, WY**

Brady Willette, Eden Prairie, MN*

Kelsey Wilson, Nevada, IA**

Glenn Woods & Keith Herbrand, Palm Harbor, FL


Anne Wooster & Steve Peaslee, Waldoboro, ME

Kreg Yingst, Pensacola, FL

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