Monthly Archives: May 2020

Cheryl Jacobsen — Do You Have the Patience to Wait

Cheryl Jacobsen is a freelance artist in Iowa City. She has collected a basement full of rusty, odd, cool, discarded things that need to be combined with other rusty, odd, cool, discarded things.

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Bill Teeple Announces Mask Decorating Contest — NEW DATES!

ICON is staying engaged with the community through special events. The event for June is a mask decorating contest. Submit a creatively decorated protective mask between June 1 and July 31. Please be sure to include your contact information!

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Sue Hettmansperger — Iterations Series 4

Sue Hettmansperger has been recognized for elaborating the traditions established by early 20th century American Modernists such as Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Georgia O’Keefe. Using a limited palette, abstracted forms, flattened spaces, and inventive gestures, she creates transcendental and … Continue reading

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Penguins

Even during lock-down, all SE Iowa penguins will be welcome at ICON Gallery. If you’re a penguin, please contact us for field trip information.

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Thanks so much for heeding the call.

ICON’s intrepid volunteer Director of Fund Raising writes: My sincere thanks go out both to ICON’s longtime supporters and to those who so generously stepped up to the plate last week. With your help, Fairfield’s rich cultural life will come … Continue reading

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Judy Bales — Red Gold Crinkle

From “Structure and Flow: Art Fashion by Judy Bales” avant garde fashion works displayed as sculptural objects in the gallery. Bales considers her work to be a hybrid, combining fiber, sculpture, and fashion in ways that blend and blur the … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Baker Retrospective — ICON Gallery Walk-Thru

Curator Bill Teeple introduces the works of painter Geoffrey Baker at a retrospective show in ICON Gallery, Fairfield Iowa, in August 2019. Geoffrey Baker was a professor at MIU, and his paintings inspired students and collectors for many decades.

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Joanie McGinnis — New Work

We love to show off new works by regional artists. One of Joanie’s latest pieces is showcased above, and we thank her for this contribution to Now on ICON. To see more of her paintings, we encourage you to visit … Continue reading

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Directory of Iowa Museums & Galleries

We just posted a listing of the addresses and websites of all the museums and galleries we could find in Iowa. Please let us know if we left one out, or if corrections are needed. The list is on our … Continue reading

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New Video by Michael Barnard

In this 40-minute film artist and filmmaker Michael W. Barnard leads the viewer on a walk-through of his recent 6-decade retrospective exhibition at ICON Gallery. Additional informed commentary by Professor Matthew Beaufort illuminates.

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