CALL

FOR ENTRIES

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Exhibition space is available to any artist residing in Iowa or with strong ties to the state. Collaborative show ideas may be submitted with the selection based on the strength of the entire group.

 

The Ankeny Art Center’s gallery exhibition available dates are June/July, August/September, and October/November with each show lasting about 8 weeks. There is no application fee or jury fee. We require 3-4 images of current work and a show proposal.

Applications are due December 1st.

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K-12

SHOWS

OUTREACH

The Ankeny Art Center’s annual K-12 art exhibits have been part of an extended outreach program for more than two decades. With the goal of introducing students to the gallery setting, we hope to bring about individual self-worth within the community, increase community involvement, and promote culture and diversity. Through seeing their art on a gallery wall, we hope to bring insight to the students about becoming an exhibiting artist in the future.

HISTORY

The Ankeny Art Center began hosting the K-12 art exhibits at the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce in the early 1980s for the Ankeny School district. We held the Ankeny K-12 show at the Kirkendall library for many years until we moved into our current building in 2001. Having a more prominent space allowed us to open our doors to the surrounding area school districts to contribute student artwork. We enjoy serving our community and our neighbors and hope we can continue to do more in the future!

 

2023 K - 12 EXHIBITIONS

Bondurant-Farrar

Exhibit Date:

January 24 - Feb 15

Reception:

Thursday, January 26th, 5-7pm 

North Polk

Exhibit Date:

February 21 - March 15

Reception:

Thursday, March 2nd, 5-7pm

Ankeny

Exhibit Date:

March 28th - April 25th

Reception:

South: Thursday, March 30th, 5-7pm

North: Thursday, April 6th, 5-7pm

Oil Painting on Canvas

ARTIST

SHOWS

ABOUT

The Ankeny Art Center is dedicated to promoting and supporting Iowa artists. By engaging emerging artists in the area we can change our art exhibitions about every 8 weeks. Opening receptions and exhibits are always free and open to the public! Join us for free food and drinks provided by WineStyles of Ankeny! Throughout the reception, you'll even have an opportunity to chat with the artists!

 
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Robert Kennon

Exhibit Date:

June 7 - July 27 2022

Reception:

Thurs, June 9, 5-7pm

Fine Art Prints

Momentum Art Program

Exhibit Date:

June 7 - July 27 2022

Reception:

Thurs, June 9, 5-7pm

Group Show

Bob Cooper

Exhibit Date:

Aug 2 - Sept 28 2022

Reception:

Thurs, Aug 4, 5-7pm

Fine Art Wood Sculpture

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Danielle Kelso

Exhibit Date:

Aug 2 - Sept 28 2022

Reception:

Thurs, Aug 4, 5-7pm

Fine Art Acrylic Painting

Josh Sorrell

Exhibit Date:

Oct 4 - Nov 30 2022

Reception:

Thurs, Oct 13, 5-7pm

Fine Art Oil Painting

Lainey Beck

Exhibit Date:

Oct 4 - Nov 30 2022

Reception:

Thurs, Oct 13, 5-7pm

Fine Art Oil and Encaustic

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MEMBER

SHOWS

CELEBRATING OUR MEMBERS!

The Ankeny Art Center is proud to showcase its member’s dedication to and support of the visual arts. Every December and January, the Ankeny Art Centers hosts a members only gallery event. We love encouraging our members to share their art work with the community.

This year we celebrate any art made by our members! Our member exhibits are open to everyone, regardless of age and are catered by WineStyles of Ankeny!

 
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Members Show (All Art) 

Show Dates:

December 6, 2022 - January 17, 2023

Drop Off:

November 1 - November 23

(no drop off Nov. 5th)

Reception:

Thursday, December 8, 5pm-7pm

Artwork Pick Up:

January 18 - February 2

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