2017 Exhibitions & Events

March 3 - April 16, 2017

Gordon Kellenberger : Recent Work

Pastel Paintings

March 3, 2017

Downtown Iowa City Gallery Walk

5-8pm at 14 locations in downtown Iowa City.

June 2 - July 2, 2017

Molly Burt-Westvig: I Dream With My Eyes Open

Paintings from an artist residency in Iceland. Opening reception June 2, during the Downtown Iowa City Gallery Walk.


2016 Exhibitions & Events

March 4 - April 17, 2016

Miranda Meyer: Abstract Photography

May 6-8, 2016

Don Rinner Trunk Show

View the largest selection of natural gemstones in Iowa City! Make an appointment to create a stunning piece of jewelry. Open during regular store hours: Friday 10am - 6pm, Satuday 10am - 5:30pm and Sunday noon-4pm

June 3 - July 17, 2016

Postcards at an Exhibition: A Community Fundraiser for the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

June 3, 2016

Downtown Iowa City Gallery Walk, Opening Reception for Postcards at an Exhibition, at the start of the Iowa Arts Festival. June 4 & 5 Art Goes LIVE! Demos at the Iowa Arts Festival

July 19- August 21, 2016

Iowa Artisans Gallery Staff Exhibit

August 26 - October 2, 2016

Tributaries: Paintings of the Great Plains

Oil Paintings by Jenny Braig

October 7, 2016

Downtown Iowa City Gallery Walk

5-8pm at 14 locations in downtown Iowa City. For more information, visit the Iowa City Downtown District website.

October 1- 16, 2016

American Craft Week: Celebrating Handmade Craft and its Makers

October 7 - November 6, 2016

Four Seasons in Iowa: Pastel Paintings by Marcia Wegman

November 12 - December 31, 2016

Handmade for the Holidays

December 16 - 18

Don Rinner Artist Appearance
We are delighted to announce that jeweler and Gallery owner Don Rinner will be back in town for a three-day appearance at the Gallery, December 16-18. He’ll bring loose gems and can discuss special requests for custom work during that time. If you’re interested in a special order, please call us to set up an appointment so that you won’t have to wait in line. See you then!


2015 Exhibitions & Events

March 6 - April 12, 2015

Jan Friedman: Embracing Nature, Framed Fiber Collage

Opening reception during Gallery Walk, March 6

April 25 - May 25, 2015

Handbuit Bike Exhibit

a collaboration with the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History and the UI Museum of Art. This exhibit is featured in five businesses downtown and will appear in our storefront. Read more on our blog.

June 6 & 7, 2015

Art Goes LIVE! Artist demos, part of the Iowa Arts Festival. On Saturday June 6, we will feature John Schlabaugh demonstrating clockmaking and framing for Motawi Tiles; Jo Myers Walker, watercolor painting and Kara Schlabaugh, linocut printed wood. On Sunday June 7, we will feature Astrid Hilger Bennett, printing on fabric and Zenzic Press, Prints for the People!doing linocut prints made into pinwheels.

June 5 - July 6 , 2015

A Family Affair: Trunk Show Exhibit by John, Jane & Kara Schlabaugh

July 10 - August 16, 2015

REZolutions: Resonating Images by Ryan Rezin

A photography exhibit that also benefits the St Florian Burn Foundation's Miracle Burn Survivors' Camp. Reception July 31, 5-7pm.

July 14-16, noon-8pm daily

Ron Campbell Trunk Show

Ron Campbell is known as the original Beatles animator and creator of other well known animations over his 50 year career. The show will consist of limited edition works and some originals. The artist will be present. All work is available for purchase. Reception Tuesday July 14, 5-8pm.

August 21 - September 27, 2015

Tony Zinn Furniture & Design

October 2 - November 8, 2015

Road Trips for Art: Watercolors by Jo Myers-Walker & Jan Vander Linden

Artist reception during Gallery Walk, October 4.

November 13 - December 31, 2015

Handmade for the Holidays

Give the gift of handmade! our usual bonanza of ornaments, great gift items, serving pieces for the feasts of the season, or great finds for yourself. Holiday hours start in December. Open til 8pm starting December 7.


2014 Exhibitions & Events

March 7 - April 13, 2014

Dennis Peterka: Abstract Paintings

Steve Sinner & Joe Meirhaeghe: Turned Wood Vessels

These Iowa artists will be honored at a reception during the March 7 Gallery Walk.

April 18 - June 1, 2014

Jaroslava Sobiskova: Paintings.

Wonderfully combined color and abstraction by a Wisconsin artist.

June 6 - July 6, 2014

Beck Glass: Fables, Portrayed in Glass

North Carolina potters Val & Rick Beck use fables to create pieces with narrative imagery. A nice addition to Iowa City's UNESCO City of Literature status.

June 7 & 8, 2014

Art Goes LIVE! Artist demos during the Iowa Arts Festival


10-1:30: Mike Ryan, Painting Demonstration, see his work here

2-3:30pm: Jaroslava Sobiskova, Ukranian Egg Decorating


10-11:30 & 2-3:30: Frank Ditri, ceramics

12-1:30: Woodworker Peter Kasper shows tools and samples of textured wood surfaces

June 14, 2014

Trunk Show: East Fourth Street Jewelry, 10am - 5pm.

Meet with Minnesota artist Susan Crow and gemstone dealer, Margit Thorndal, to discuss custom order options for contemporary rings and other gemstone jewelry. Crow uses only ethically sourced materials in her work, including recycled gold and silver, fairmined 18k gold. She is a member of Ethical Metalsmiths, a nonprofit devoted to Green jewelry design.

July 11 - August 17, 2014

Spotlight: Gallery Artists

August 22 - September 28

Legacy: Ceramics by Gerald Eskin

A benefit for the Gerald Eskin Ceramics Art Intiative at the University of Iowa, an endowed fund to be used by the University of Iowa Foundation to support porgramming and exhibitions offered by the University of Iowa Museum of Art related to the field of ceramics. Reception: September 5, in conjunction with University of Iowa Museum of Art's First Fridays.

October 2014

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS: Iowa Artisans Gallery's 30th Anniversary!

November 16 – December 31, 2014

Handmade Holidays


2013 Exhibitions & Events

March 1 - April 14, 2013

Celebrate: Grand Re-opening! Check out our new remodeling excitement

April 19 - June 2, 2013

Lori Biwer Stewart: The Inky Crow Linocuts

June 7 - July 20, 2013

Pieces and Resistance: Art Quilts of Pat Pauly

June 8 & 9, 2013

Art Goes LIVE! Artist Demonstrations at the Iowa Arts Festival

Check out our booth outside the store, showcasing demonstrations by printmaker Lennis Moore, metal smith Louise Rauh, painter Mike Ryan and woodturner Steve Sinner. Other participating businesses include The Chait Galleries, Beadology Iowa, AKAR and the Englert, with demonstrations of ceramics, glassblowing, painting and more.

June 15 - July 7, 2013

Trunk Show Exhibition! Elizabeth Garvin FINE, "Storm Mass" Series

July 26 – August 25, 2013

Bill Voxman: Photo Portraits of Nepal: People, Landscape, Mountains & Glaciers.

August 29 – September 28, 2013

BJ Grimmer: Paintings

October 1 – November 4, 2013

Larry Welo as Painter: en Plein Air

October 4 - 13, 2013

American Craft Week. Stop by to see a wonderful window installation featuring working tools and clocks by Schlabaugh & Sons plus Motawi Tiles. Learn more.

November 15 – December 31, 2013

Handmade Holidays


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