42nd annual RIAG Show at
the Figge Museum of Art
Spirit House, 2021 paper wasp paper, wood and paint.
I am pleased to announce that Spirit House was awarded 2nd prize in the 442nd Annual Rock Island Artists Guild Show. The Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition has been organized by the Guild since 1970 and hosted for the last six years by the Figge Art Museum. This year, artists living within 200 miles of the Figge working in any medium, including sound, performance, video, painting, sculpture, and works on paper, submitted 780 works. Susan Watts, owner and director of Olson-Larson Galleries in Des Moines, selected the works for the exhibition and chose this year’s award winners.
Golden Hind Alternative Gallery Space
Ever been to an art exhibit in a bathroom? Now. Is. Your. Time. Artist and independent curator Larassa Kabel has created an alternative gallery space in the best bathroom on third floor of the historic Fitch Studio Building, 304 15th Street, Des Moines IA. Lost and Found is an international show of found art and poetry from performance to collage to collaborations with cats. Participating artists are: Ange Altenhofen, Jim White, Jennifer Knox, Larassa Kabel, Stephanie Brunia, Benjamin Dodds, The Belle Morte Collective, Midwest Pressed and Rachel Merrill.