Iowa Artists Region 5 show Saturday

MADRID – The Iowa Artists Region 5 Show will be held Saturday at the Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, in the Hughes Education Center. Artist registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. with the show open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission to the show is free of charge.

Region 5 includes the counties of Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Polk, and Webster. Artists aged 18 and over may enter up to three original works in painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, jewelry, fiber and textile. Membership in Iowa Artists is required to enter the show but local artists interested in participating can join the day of the show. Advance registration is requested, however.

Dennis Kaven, retired professor of art at Grand View University, will judge and critique the show and give a painting demonstration in the morning. The top 10 percent of the artwork will receive blue ribbons which entitles them to go on to the state show in Marion on May 3.

For more information and entry guidelines, contact Kathy Strohl, 795-2659.