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...

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...

October 19, 2017

Abstract oil painting on 3' x 7' canvas by | Time lapse video by

September 25, 2017

On a warm and sunny Friday night, this past weekend, I enjoyed the company at The Des Moines Art Center while completing a performance art piece. What a night, plein air painting soft tones of ochre, payne's grey and magenta across a 3' x 7' canvas. The Des Moines Chap...

November 11, 2016

Thank you Maharry Photography for your beautiful photography of our After School Art Program Savor!

What a most blessed event, celebrating the arts in Iowa!

Please go to the link and enjoy!

February 2, 2014

Holly McQueen/The Des Moines Register

Teaching artist Jill Wells, of Des Moines' south side, assists Hla Paing, 9, of Des Moines, as he creates a freestyle painting of a tank during the After School Arts Program (ASAP) at McKinley Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2...

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