June 27, 2020

Friday was special! I snuggled up with the family, practiced social distancing and joined juror Julia Franklin and board member John Mark Robert Feilmeyer announce the winners of Iowa Exhibited XXXV, via live stream. What a time we are living in now! On June 11th, 202...

September 13, 2019


Jill Wells Chosen to Exhibit Her Art in a Solo Show for Viaduct Gallery

DES MOINES, IOWA – September 12, 2019, / - Award-winning artist Jill Wells announced today that her Midwest regionalist series, “The Cotton Memoirs”, was chosen for a solo art exhibitio...

September 12, 2019

Color Collaboration Exhibit

Jill Wells | Lainey Beck

09.12. thru 09.30. 2019

The Great Frame Up Gallery 

July 13, 2019




Waukee's biggest, bestest, artsiest, and sexiest event ever. And that's us just being modest.

June 29, 2019

Art Week is back in 2019 for the FIFTH year and we are looking forward to another celebration of arts in the Des Moines area.

Art Week Des Moines encourages different venues, organizations, and businesses to host events celebrating the amazing local art community. The...

June 28, 2019

If you stretch enough Saran Wrap between two pillars, you can paint on it like canvas and illuminate it from behind. If you cover a wall with 250 green papier-mache hearts, they look almost botanical, like ivy.And if you practice, you can do all sorts of acrobatic stun...

July 4, 2018

With a piano and a violin it began! White sheet music turned to color and the bass clef sounded...I paused. I listened and then I started again. As the chosen artist to create the mural Installation at The Temple for Performing Arts in celebration of The Des Moines Sym...

November 27, 2017

Using thinned oil paint to create the drawing outline for a spiritual oil painting. Time Lapse Video Series: video 3 of 7 documenting the beginning to end process of this 3'x4' oil painting.

November 27, 2017

Underpainting: Why You Need to Do It. It acts as a foundation for your painting and is a great way to start your painting off with some built in contrast and tonal values. Painting Time Lapse Video Series: 2 of 7 Underpainting
**Very few of the old masters completed a...

November 27, 2017

How to quickly recycle an old, unused canvas using colored primer, a 3" brush and gravity! Under-painting stage one. Painting Time Lapse Video Series: 1 of 7 Recycling an old canvas |

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