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Into the Blue: An All Iowa Juried Exhibition

June 8 - September 15, 2019

Sara Carlson, Door of Perception, 2017, digital print, on loan from the artist, L2019.099.

A color-specific celebration of Iowa artists! Juried by CRMA Associate Curator Kate Kunau, Into the Blue draws work from artists all over the state of Iowa.  The work on display must have been created within the last three years and blue must be the dominant color. Into the Blue celebrates the hue in both two and three-dimensional works across all media and examines how blue has been incredibly important to artists for centuries:  From the luxurious (and expensive!) ultramarine used to color the Virgin Mary’s cloak and star-studded vaults of heaven in medieval and Renaissance art to the exuberance of Yves Klein’s trademarked shade and, blue has long inspired artists and this exhibition.

This exhibition and accompanying educational programming have been made possible by Collins Aerospace and the Richard D. Pinney Exhibition Fund.  Additional support has been provided by the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund, the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.  Annual educational programming support has been provided in part by Transamerica.


Floriana Hayes
on 05/05/19
I've misplaced the email that talks about when art should be mailed to the museum. It detailed dates and times for arrival. I thought I would be able to drop my art off, but now find that option impossible. I'll need to mail my art in. Can you please send me that info? Flo Hayes for "Clouds on Water".
Barbara Noble
on 03/11/19
When will artists be notified whether or not their work will be accepted for this exhibit? I've discarded the "call for entries details" pdf. Thank you.
on 02/24/19
Was there a response to Alissa’s Question?
on 02/16/19
Hello, I am very interested in the show. My only question is it work that is made in the last three years, or the last five years? It says one on this, and another on the actual PDF.
on 02/16/19
Click on the "Call for Entries Details", and a pdf. will open in a new tab.
Dick Grodt
on 02/16/19
Kate, is this a show and sell, can a selling price be included.
Hugh Lifson
on 02/01/19
Kate: As you know I'm somewhat technologically challenged. Please tell me how I can access the prospective and calendar (for submission, delivery etc.) I have an assistant who has taken a digital picture of the piece I want to have exhibited, so I've got that done, but,as to the rest, I'm clueless. I believe my assistant can help me, but I need to have the rules of the road.

Hugh Lifson

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