CALL FOR ART
Area artists are invited to submit art for a fifth juried exhibition, The Artist’s Showcase: Orange City Arts’ Regional Exhibition. Deadline for submissions is March 18. The exhibit will be April 22-30, 2016 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
The exhibit is open to artists from Iowa or within a 350-mile radius of Orange City. Any adult, college or high school-age artist may submit up to three works of 2-D or 3-D art, created in the past three years. There is no theme, no entry fee. Work must be submitted digitally to Orange City Arts.
The exhibit will be held in conjunction with the Northwestern College production of Rabbit Hole.
Best of show and honorable mention awards will be given, with $100 and $40 cash prizes. Artists accepted for exhibit will receive complimentary tickets to the theatre production.
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Fifteen regional artists will be featured in the Orange City Arts Council’s exhibit Feb. 14-22 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College. A reception with the artists will be Sat., Feb. 22 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
The juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition, is being held in conjunction with the Northwestern College musical, Man of La Mancha. Artworks are related to the themes in de Cervantes’ tale of Don Quixote: from madness and idealism to the fine line between illusion and reality.
Artists featured in the exhibit are Joanne Alberda, Brenda Schoenherr-Thelen, Vanessa Reusch, Becca (Lokker) Ortner, Judy Thompson, Bob Huibregtse, David Versluis, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Brian J. Damon, Glenda Drennen, Kali Wolkow, Katlyn Loeschen, Lyric Morris, David Lammers, and Kayla Vetter. They are from McCook Lake, SD, Sioux City, Storm Lake, Okoboji, Le Mars, Sioux Center and Orange City.
Media includes batik, acrylic, oil, watercolor, aqua media, chalk pastel, ink, crocheted yarn, graphite, colored pencil, hot glue, textile, wire, steel, and wood.
Jurors for the exhibit are Rein and Margo Vanderhill, artists from Alton. They will select “best of show” and “honorable mention”, and those artists will receive cash prizes.
Sponsor of the show is the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with Northwestern’s Art and Theatre Departments. For more information, call 712-707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or check the website orangecityarts.net.
For tickets to Man of La Mancha, email email@example.com.
ORANGE CITY – It’s true. Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre, Second City, is coming to northwest Iowa. Second City’s Improv All-Stars will perform at the Unity Christian Knight Center in Orange City Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:00pm.
The show will be entirely improvised, based on audience input.
Sponsor of the evening is the Orange City Arts Council.
Founded over 50 years ago in Chicago, The Second City has become a premier training ground for the world’s best comedians, with an alumni list that reads like a who’s who of American hilarity: Tina Fey, Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Gilda Radner and countless others.
Today there are Second City training centers in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angeles. Four touring companies perform throughout North America and abroad. And a communications division teaches improv-based skills to business professionals.
The company to perform in Orange City includes Nick Rees, a native of Sioux City and University of Iowa graduate… in addition to Kellen Alexander, Lisa Barber, Rachel LaForce, Chris Redd, and Christine Tawfik.
The evening promises to bring a family-friendly show with hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation.
General admission tickets for Second City Improv All-Stars may be purchased at the Orange City Arts Council office, Dove Christian Bookstore, and at the door. Adults are $10, students $7. For more information, call 712-707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or check the website: orangecityarts.net.
An afternoon workshop is also being offered, with limited admission. Advance tickets are required for the workshop, at $10. Contact the Orange City Arts Council, 707-4885.
The show is part of the Beyond Onstage series, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council, with support from Community Bank of Alton & Orange City and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
ORANGE CITY – The Orange City Arts Council will be conducting its 2013-2014 fundraising phone-a-thon in January, and appreciates your support.
Donations are essential to keep the arts alive and growing in the area. Each year, the Orange City Arts Council receives 36 to 46% of its budget from donors from the community.
This year, the Council is offering donor perks to new members who donate $30 or more and members who donate $100. New members who donate $30 or more may choose between a beautiful canvas tote bag or the latest Bella Ruse CD, Those Were Good Times, Weren’t They?
Those who contribute $100 or more will receive complimentary tickets to select OC Arts Council events, plus a gift card providing discounts on original art by local artists.
Several local artists are offering discounts on the purchase of original art – watercolor, fiber art, collage, ceramics, stained glass and more – to those who donate $100 or more. With your donation, you’ll receive a gift card offering discounts of 10 to 25 percent, from the following artists: Jo Alberda, Gerry Punt, Julie Punt, Rola Sowienski, Judy Thompson, Margo Vanderhill and Rein Vanderhill.
To donate, please send your contribution to Orange City Arts Council, PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041, or drop a check to Orange City Arts Council in the city hall mail slot.
Thanks for your support from the Orange City Arts Council’s board members: Phyllis Van Gelder, Mark Volkers, Angela Kroeze Visser, Sandie Vant Hof, Becky Donahue, Susan Le Mahieu, Gail Marincovich, Jennifer Sabo, Jim Schaap, Kimberly Seligman, Richard Sowienski, and Emily Stokes, and from the Arts Council director Janine Calsbeek.
For more information, call 712-707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com, or visit orangecityarts.net. To see if you donated for 2013-2014, check the website: click on “About” then “Membership & Board.”