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Applications are now available for the 2011 NE Iowa Artists Studio Tour

Posted: Mon, Jan 17, 2011 4:43 PM

The applications for exhibiting on the 2011 Northeast Iowa Artists' Studio Tour are now available. Interested artists must submit an application postmarked by February 28th. For an application or more information, contact Darla or Glen Ellickson at or (563) 382-2295.

The 2011 Artists' Studio Tour takes place October 7th, 8th and 9th. Studios will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. all three days.

Media considered is limited to fine art and fine craft, which includes painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clay/ceramics, wood, glass, metal, printmaking, mixed media, handmade paper and fiber. All works must be original in concept and design and must have been executed by the applicant--works from molds or kits, commercial or manufactured items, and buy and sell items are not permitted.

Tour exhibitors must qualify as "fine artists," meaning, "They possess the skill to expand and adapt even a high-end craft with individual vision." Artist's applications for tour entry are juried, and participants are selected for their work's technique, quality, and vision. Artists must have their studios within 40 miles of Decorah.