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Opening Reception

Sun, September 13 1-3PM Sarika Sugla, Mixed Media and prints Jac Tilton, Water Color and abstract Drawing

TF Hempel Exhibit

Wednesday, July 1, 2015-Monday, August 31, 2015 TF Hempel, Book Signing–Boats, Barns and Bungalows Meet the Artist/Author | Friday, July 10, 2015, 4pm – 7pm Tom Hempel is one of the Quad Cities area’s most talented and creative watercolor artists. More importantly, he is also my friend. Tom has completedRead More

Fluid Notions Exhibit by Sarika Sugla

Saturday, August 1, 2015-Saturday, September 26, 2015 Meet the Artist |Sunday, Sept 13, 1-3pm This exhibition explores water as a metaphor for the continuity of thought and emotion, or the lack thereof. Using personal memories and interactions with water, these works represent the space, time, and emotion spent finding andRead More

Jac Tilton: Watercolors and Drawings: Imagined and Real

Thursday, September 3, 2015-Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Meet the Artist: Sunday, Sept., 13, 2015 | 1-3pm Whether the medium is watercolor or monochrome, the process of creating the work involves applying many layers to create an image. In watercolor, it’s a combination of washes, glazes and dry brush. In monochromeRead More

Open Studio

Every fourth Thursday of the month | 1-4pm | FREE Bring any art project to work on during this four-hour time period. MAE can provide easels, computers, and drop cloths. Just bring your other materials and project(s).  

Meet the Artists

Friday, July 10, 2015 TF Hempel | Water color artist and Author: Book Signing — “Boats, Barns and Bungalows ” Bob Felderman | photographs range from entertainment events to landscapes to portraits to travel locations to commercial photograph Gerald Marella | nature photographer Ronald Tigges | photographs local landscapes, corporateRead More

The Timber City Bells

Sunday, August 23, 2015 | 2:00pm Location: Maquoketa Art Experience located at 124 S. Main Street in Maquoketa. The Timber City Bells is a nonprofit community handbell choir comprised of members from Maquoketa and surrounding areas. Freewill donations to cover performance costs will be accepted. A social time will followRead More

Iowa City Concert Opera Presents: Così fan tutte by Mozart

Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 7:00pm Così fan tutte by Mozart Sung in Italian with English synopsis Iowa City Concert Opera presents a concert version of Mozart’s comic opera, Così fan tutte (So Do They All). Two officers, Ferrando and Guglielmo, are sure that their fiancées Dorabella and Fiordiligi willRead More

Scribbler’s Chat Group

Saturday, July 18, 2015 | 2:00pm Meet other writers and share ideas and frustrations

Scribbler’s Chat Group

Saturday, June 20, 2015 | 2:00pm Meet other writers and share ideas and frustrations

International Woodcarvers Congress Reception

Thursday, June 18, 2015 All carvers welcome-open to the public

Felderman, Tigges, and Marella Photography Exhibit

Monday, June 15, 2015-Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Bob Felderman is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General with 36 years in the Army, Air Force and National Guard. Upon returning from 6 years of active duty to Dubuque, Iowa in 2010, friends, family and entertainers began calling him “General Bob”. InRead More

International Woodcarvers Congress Invitational Reception

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Don’t Miss This Exciting Finale With Dale Fisher

Thursday, June 11, 2015 20th Century Contemporary Art During the last half of the 20th century, the range of art media continued to challenge the depiction of subjects that are both literal and metaphorical, recognized on the face of an ever-changing society, and perspectives that are individualistic, evocative, and atRead More

Politics Expressed in Prints

Friday, May 29, 2015 Serhat Tanyolacar is a Turkish born multi-media artist, print maker, political activist and autism advocate. His latest large scale relief prints focus on reconstructions of daily life imagery with the components of nostalgia and popular culture. His reconstructed narratives bring an absurd socio-political commentary over theRead More

Discussions With Dale Fisher, Curator at University of Iowa Museum of Art

Thursday, May 14, 2015 20th Century and Modernism In Europe and America, revolutionary visions broke with conventional representational works as artists explored modern ideas and modes of expression. The pervasive influence of the vaguely defined “modern” led artists and their audience to consider their lives in imaginative ways, influenced byRead More

Make Mother’s Day Extra Special: Bring Her to the Muscial Performance of Inti-illimani

Sunday, May 10, 2015 A Chilean Orchestra which formed in 1966 and continues today with a rich history of music and a story to tell– Inti-Illimani (Inti-E-gee-manee) means “Son of the Illimani,” in the Aymara dialect.) The group has a dramatic history, starting in 1967 in Santiago, Chile, as aRead More

Great Give Day

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Great Give Day…Pass it on! The Maquoketa Art Experience is participating in @Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s 24-hour online giving day on Tuesday, May 5. There’s a bit of friendly competition to be had, so get ready to play. We wish all nonprofits across Northeast IowaRead More

John Evans | Pastel Artist

Sunday, May 3, 2015-Wednesday, June 24, 2015 John E. Evans is an artist working primarily in pastel and colored pencil. He is a retired art teacher who spent 39.5 years in the classroom. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelors degree in art education, John beganRead More

Artist Reception | Open To The Public

Sunday, May 3, 2015 Meet and Greet the Artists who are currently Exhibiting: John Evans – Pastel Artist Anna Haglin – Altered Books and Prints Eastern Iowa Regional Woodcarvers

Eastern Iowa Regional Woodcarving Exhibit

Friday, May 1, 2015-Saturday, June 27, 2015 Reception | Meet the Artists Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 1-3pm Featured Artists: Darin Musel – I have been creating one thing or another and the medium did not matter. It seems there has been one constant over time which has been theRead More

Music To Our Ears: University of Iowa Violin and Vocal Duet

Friday, May 1, 2015 Timothy Hsu, violin An Oklahoma native, Timothy Hsu has had the opportunity to perform and teach in various cities throughout the country and South America, including Baltimore, Dallas, Aspen, Iowa City, Nashville, Oklahoma City, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Hsu has always had a passion for teachingRead More

Ann Haglin | Altered Books and Prints Exhibit

Thursday, April 30, 2015-Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Ann is currently based in Iowa City. She attended Smith College in Massachusetts. She completed a two-year apprenticeship in bookbinding at the Arion Press in San Francisco and a studio assistantship at the Women’s Studio Workshop in upstate New York. Anna was aRead More

X-acto X-acto Contemporary Prints from the University of Iowa

Saturday, April 25, 2015 Demonstration of various print making techniques

Lunch Time Poetry

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and April 29, 2015 Maquoketa Art Experience celebrates National Poetry Month The Maquoketa Art Experience invites the public to celebrate National Poetry Month by attending informal poetry reading events in April. Participants may read their favorite poems, read their own original poems, or just sit back,Read More

A Vietnam Journey

Sunday, April 19, 2015 Come and enjoy a trip to Vietnam through photographs. See a traditional wedding, Mekong Delta and the tribal people of SaPA and much more. No cost but donations to the Maquoketa Art Experience are always welcomed.

2015 East WaMac Art Conference

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Don’t miss the young artistic and creative talent that permeates the East WaMac Conference

Lisa (Naffziger) Morris

Tuesday, April 14, 2015-Thursday, April 30, 2015 Lisa (Naffziger) Morris is a cartoonist and illustrator residing in Maquoketa, Iowa. She is a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in Sequential Art. Currently, she is illustrating a graphic novel with writer Allan GrossRead More

19th Century Europe and America–Dale Fisher | U of I Museum of Art

Thursday, April 2, 2015 An interactive discussion of 19th Century Europe and America. Join this informative and interesting discussion: Learn and laugh as we explore our past with Dale Fisher!

European Art Reborn

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe. After the long era of the Middle Ages, European Art was “reborn” as the arts looked back to Pre-Christian empires to portray timely concerns, both religious and secular, in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. The age of Leonardo,Read More

X-acto X-acto Contemporary Prints from the University of Iowa

Saturday, February 28, 2015-Saturday, April 25, 2015 For nearly 50 years, The University of Iowa’s printmaking program has ranked among the best in the country. From class discussions of the history of printmaking to instruction in the making of prints, emphasis is placed on teaching students about significant historical printRead More

Open Reception | Meet the Artists

Saturday, February 28, 2015 Open House: Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 5-7 pm Print Demo: 5:30pm

Art Dialogue Discussions

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Dale Fisher, Curator of Education at the University of Iowa Museum of Art Art of the Ancient World This discussion will cover several works from classical antiquity. From archaeological prehistory to artifacts from Jericho, through Egypt, Greece and Rome, explore how these civilizations demonstrated their valuesRead More

Images of America’s Heartland —paintings by Tom Christopher

Sunday, February 15, 2015-Sunday, April 12, 2015 Opening Reception Sunday, February 15, 2015|1-3 PM

Opening Reception

Sunday, February 15, 2015 Images of America’s Heartland Exhibit by Tom Christopher Come and welcome Tom back to the Maquoketa Art Experience

Opening Reception

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Quilting From the Sidewalk Exhibit and Soft Doll Fiber Art Exhibit. Come * Greet * Meet these creative artists as they share their talents with us!

“Map Of My Kingdom” by Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander

Saturday, February 7, 2015 Coffee Hour with Mary Swander Monday, February 9th 10:00 am | Open to the Public Exchange and Discussion of Poetry/Prose: Mary will share some of her poems and discuss the journey of a writer. Bring some of your own works to share!

Quilting From the Sidewalk Exhibit

Monday, February 2, 2015-Monday, January 26, 2015 Opening Reception: Sunday, February 15, 2015 1-3 PM

Quilting From the Sidewalk Exhibit

Monday, February 2, 2015-Thursday, February 26, 2015 Opening Reception: Sunday, February 8, 2015 1-3 PM

Self Portraits Exhibit

Monday, January 19, 2015-Saturday, February 28, 2015 Maquoketa art students display their some of their first semester work. Talented young artsts! Be sure to see this exhibit–

The Black Velvet Band

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Chuck Jorgensen, Dale Kilburg, Dan Caraway, Curt Lichter and David Manning The Black Velvet Band began more than 25 years ago as a local Irish band that played at St. Patrick Day parties in the Maquoketa, Iowa area. BVB gradually expanded its repertoire to include folk,Read More

Soft Doll Fiber Art Exhibit Returns

Saturday, January 3, 2015-Saturday, February 28, 2015 Open Reception: Sunday, February 8, 2015 1-3pm Artistic, detailed and amazing are a few of the descriptions used to describe the Soft Fber Doll Exhibit shown at Maquoketa Art Expereience last year! Various artists from the Quad Cities area in Iowa are returningRead More

MAE Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 14, 2014 Mr. Swanson will discuss the new Hancher auditiorium, upcoming events and available outreach programs to the public and area schools. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

Duo Rosa

Sunday, December 7, 2014 Elizabeth Oakes (University of Iowa)and Nathalie Cruden (Des Moines Symphony) They’re Back For A Second Appearance ! From Morley to Mancini; Explore highlights from over four centuries of music with Duo Rosa – including some Frank Sinatra favorites! Featuring works by Bach, Telemann, LeClair, Nardini, Mancini,Read More

Artist Reception | Rosalie Baker

Sunday, December 7, 2014 Rosalie’s subjects are realistic, whimsical, and challenging. Her work reflects pictorial images inspired by family and nature. She has won several awards and honors as well as publishing several books about this artistic medium. Come and meet this award winning fabric artist.

Rosalie Baker

Thursday, December 4, 2014-Saturday, January 31, 2015 Open Reception: Sunday, December 7, 1– 3pm Pictorial Quilt Exhibit Rosalie’s subjects are realistic, whimsical, and challenging. Her work reflects pictorial images inspired by family and nature. She offers a mixture of original design along with traditional quilt blocks. She uses a varietyRead More

Russian Guitar Quartet

Sunday, November 9, 2014 Musicans: Dan Caraway, Oleg Timofeyev, Alexei Stepanov, Vladimir Sumin Hosted By: The Maquoketa Art Experience | 124 South Main | Phone: 563-652-9925 Dan Caraway and Oleg Timofeyev duo return with the full Russian Quartet to the Maquoketa Art Experience. You will not want to miss thisRead More

Rosalie Baker | Pictorial Quilt Artist

Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 1-3pm Rosalie began quilting in 1993, after retiring from a career as a commercial artist. She has applied her artist training to the fabrication and designing of pictorial quilts.

Zen Doodle Exhibit

Tuesday, October 28, 2014-Sunday, November 30, 2014 Creating Pattern Designs and Mindfulness Opening Reception | Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 1-3pm Zentangle is a popular art form and method created by Marie Thomas and Rick Roberts. The name is trademarked and the format is specifically defined. When this art formRead More

Tom Hempel | Watercolor Artist

Monday, October 27, 2014-Monday, December 15, 2014 Opening Reception: Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 1-3pm Tom Hempel is one of the Quad Cities area’s most talented and creative watercolor artists. Tom has completed over 1,000 paintings depicting homes – new and old – schools, universities, public and private office buildingsRead More

Tom Hempel | Watercolor Artist

Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 1-3pm Tom Hempel is one of the Quad Cities area’s most talented and creative watercolor artists. Tom has completed over 1,000 paintings depicting homes – new and old – schools, universities, public and private office buildings and churches. His work is widely distributed both inRead More

Zen Doodle Artists

Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 1-3pm Zen Doodle art is fun and easy to learn. It is often wrongfully referred to as doodling. Zen Doodle is focused on creating pattern designs and mindfulness so that you do not think of anything else. The relaxed, meditative state created can relieve stressRead More

Artists Reception | Zen Doodle

Sunday, October 26, 2014 Zen Doodle art is fun and easy to learn. It focuses on creating pattern designs and mindfulness. The relaxed, meditative state created can relieve stress and lead to increased focus and productivity. Come and meet the artists and view this unique art form !

Artist Reception | Tom Hempel

Sunday, October 26, 2014 Tom Hempel is one of the Quad Cities area’s most talented and creative watercolor artists. Tom has completed over 1,000 paintings depicting homes – new and old – schools, universities, public and private office buildings and churches. His work is widely distributed both in and outsideRead More

University of Iowa Museum of Art Program

Monday, October 20 – Friday, October 24, 2014 Monday, October 20 – Friday, October 24, 2014 | 8:30am – 3:00pm K-12 School Programs Collections being held at the Maquoketa Art Experience October 20-Oct 24th. This has been available to the area for the last 3 years and has been aRead More

The Iowa Pastel Society Exhibit

Saturday, October 11, 2014-Monday, December 1, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 6-8 pm Pastel demonstrations by John Evans and Tom Christopher during the reception. The Iowa Pastel Society is an association for artists at all levels of experience who are interested in the pastel medium. We bring together enthusiasticRead More

Opening Receptions | Meet the Artists

The Iowa Pastel Society Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 6-8pm Pastel demonstrations by John Evans and Tom Christopher during the reception.

Plein Air Painting with Iowa Pastel Society Artists

Saturday, October 11, 2014 A French expression which means “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif (“painting on the ground”) in French. The public is invited to join the Iowa Pastel Society artists asRead More

Duo Rosa

Friday, August 8, 2014 Join violists Elizabeth Oakes (University of Iowa) and Nathalie Cruden (Des Moines Symphony) for a musical trip around the world. Enjoy beautiful works from America, France, Hungary, England and other parts of the world as these artists bring to life the music of LeClair, Telemann, BartokRead More

Josh Van Stippen:Nanoscale Exhibit

Wednesday, August 6, 2014-Thursday, September 25, 2014 Open Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6 – 8pm Artist Biography Josh Van Stippen grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin and currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his Masters of Fine Art in 2014 from the University Of Iowa in Dimensional Practice withRead More

Timber City Bells

Sunday, August 3, 2014 Location: Maquoketa Art Experience located at 124 S. Main Street in Maquoketa. The Timber City Bells is a nonprofit community handbell choir comprised of members from Maquoketa and surrounding areas. Selections include “The Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Freewill donationsRead More

Tom Christison

Friday, August 1, 2014-Thursday, September 25, 2014 Open Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6 – 8pm Artist Biography Tom Christison is an enthusiastic printmaker who has spent many years studying and teaching printmaking, mainly lithography and monotype. He has taught printmaking and drawing classes or given print workshops at a numberRead More

Elmer Krumviede

Friday, August 1, 2014-Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Open Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6 – 8pm Elmer Krumviede of Maquoketa goes through an interesting process to make his large architectural sculptures. He rolls and melts cellophane packaging into sticks and then constructs buildings and other objects modeled after real structures thatRead More

Respect | A Musical Journey Of Women

Sunday, June 22, 2014 COST: Suggested Donation at the door | $10.00 The Maquoketa Art Experience is pleased to present the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Art’s Iowa Summer Rep touring production of Respect: A Musical Journey of Women on Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 pm at the OhnwardRead More

Kelsey Gruhn: Acrylic Art Exhibition

Tuesday, June 17, 2014-Monday, July 28, 2014 Kelsey’s paintings reflect landscapes from different areas all over the world. Kelsey has taken many art classes throughout the past eight years and works mainly with acrylic paints. She has a detailed painting style and her artwork portrays realism. Kelsey takes painting requestsRead More

Bill Stamats Exhibition

Sunday, June 15, 2014-Thursday, July 31, 2014 Opening Reception | Friday, June 20, 5PM – 7PM Bill shows his work extensively around the United States. Recent exhibits include “Some Assembly Required: Collage & Assemblage” at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, “Our Earth” juried exhibit at Flow Art Space inRead More

The Smithsonian Traveling Museum of Music

Sunday, June 8, 2014 Cost: Adults- $15.00 | Students-$10.00 Tickets available at: Osterhaus Pharmacy, Maquoketa, Iowa and Maquoketa Art Experience Join us at the Maquoketa Art Experience on June 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm for the “The Smithsonian Traveling Museum of Music,” featuring Bob and Sheila Everhart (Grammy nominated SmithsonianRead More

Deb Bergum Relief Wood Carving Exhibition

Saturday, June 7, 2014-Saturday, June 14, 2014 Artist Reception | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 5pm-7pm Artist Statement Debra enjoys working in the relief style of carving, drawing from a variety of subjects. Carving is a wonderful self expression and a never ending desire to learn and be inspired. TheRead More

Goodson and Boyd Carving Exhibition

Monday, June 2, 2014-Saturday, June 14, 2014 Opening Reception | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 5PM- 7PM Artist Statement Carole Jean Boyd: Carole Jean Boyd is known nationally for her Cypress Knee carvings, especially her Santa and Father Christmas. Her unique style, which draws from realism, primitive, folk art andRead More

Terzetto

Saturday, May 17, 2014 Terzetto is a classical string trio consisting of 2 violins and a viola. The focus of the performance will be Dvorak and “Melody”. Kelsey Platt is from Appleton, Wi. She completed her undergraduate studies with Samantha George at Lawrence University. She graduated with a Bachelor ofRead More

McDonald’s Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Please stop by McDonald’s to help raise funds for Maquoketa Art Experience. These funds will be used to help bring The Smithsonian Traveling Museum of Music on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 1:30pm. Come to McDonald’s on Wed., May 7, after 4pm to help us bringRead More

OPEN HOUSE: Maquoketa Art Experience and Maquoketa Chamber

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Join us in celebrating the completion of the renovation at MAE. Help us to welcome the Maquoketa Chamber’s to their new space at the MAquoketa Art Experience. Where: Maquoketa Art Experience , 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA Description: Open House Maquoketa Art Experience and MaquoketaRead More

GREAT GIVE DAY

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 COME-PARTICIPATE-SUPPORT The Maquoketa Art Experience is participating in the Great Give Day which assists non-profit organiztion with their funding: Community Foundation hosts 24-hour, online fundraising event for more than 50 Northeast Iowa nonprofits. The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Jackson County(CFGDJC) is hosting Great GiveRead More

The Mississippi River Valley Art Drive (MRVAD)

Sunday, May 4, 2014 “The MRVAD art drive is a self guided driving tour that allows the public to visit artists in their homes, studios and retail galleries. It allows the public to interact with the artists in their creative enviroment each spring and fall. ” Maquoketa Art Experience (MAE)Read More

Kristina Paabus Printmaking Presentation

Sunday, May 4, 2014 Kristina Paabus is the 2013-14 Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking at the University of Iowa. She studied Fine Arts and Religious Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Printmaking at The Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), and received a BFA and Art History Concentration from theRead More

Print-Making workshop opportunity

Friday, May 2, 2014 University of Iowa Graduate Art Students will be conducting a print-making workshop at the Maquoketa Art Experience. The workshop is open to all high school art students and interested adults. This workshop will focus on silk screen and relief printing techniques. It will be broadcast live,Read More

An Ongoing Dialogue in the Art World: Comparing Works of Art and Craft, With Works of Elizabeth Catlett and the Gee’s Bend Quilts

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Join us Thursday, April 24, 2014 for a presentation comparing Black American works of art and craft by Dale Fisher from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. The University of Iowa Museum of Art’s School Programs include a collection of Gee’s Bend Quilts, made byRead More

“Hello Dollies” Soft Doll Fiber Art Exhibit Various Artists from the Quad Cities

Friday, April 18, 2014-Thursday, May 15, 2014 Whimsical fiber art creatures with amazing technique and artistic skill that are created from various fibers and other medium are now on exhibit. View the creative figures the Quad Cities art group has made available to the Maquoketa Art Experience for the public’sRead More

The Mississippi River Valley Art Drive (MRVAD)

Friday, April 4, 2014

I Am: Prints by Elizabeth Catlett

from the University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections Monday, March 31, 2014-Friday, May 30, 2014 Opening Reception | Sunday, April 6, 2PM-4PM Sean O’Harrow Presentation at 2:30pm Director, University of Iowa Museum of Art The Maquoketa Art Experience is pleased to present the exhibition I AM: Prints by ElizabethRead More

Maquoketa Art Experience Sidewalk Quilt Challenge

Friday, February 28, 2014-Friday, March 28, 2014 Fiber artists were challenged with a small piece of “sidewalk” colored fabric and instructed to make the sidewalk appear on two opposite sides of the quilt. In this exhibition, all of the fiber artists offer their own interpretation of a scene from memory,Read More

Valentines Day House Concert with David G. Smith

Friday, February 14, 2014 Many couples shared a special Valentine evening at MAE with a Romantic House Concert by David G. Smith. Complementary snacks and wine were served. Biography: Spending much of his time on the back roads between Iowa and Nashville, this compelling artist is kicking up dirt inRead More

Dennis Vance Mask Opening Reception and Lecture

Friday, February 7, 2014 Everyone was welcomed to stop into MAE to welcome Dennis Vance and his wooden mask Exhibition to our North Gallery space. MAE provided complimentary snacks and beverages. Dennis gave a lecture on cultural masks from around the world and how they have influenced his art.

Open Stage Night

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Area High School performers are asked to come and entertain a live audience with their talents in singing, playing an instrument, dancing, reading poetry or a short story, or performing an improv or comedy act. Maquoketa alumni will be also present to share their talents: NateRead More

Dennis Vance Mask Exhibition

Thursday, January 16, 2014-Thursday, February 27, 2014 Opening Reception and Lecture: Friday, February 7, 2014 | 5-7pm – Lecture on cultural masks from around the world and how they have influenced his art to begin at 6pm. Artist Statement Upon graduation from St Cloud State University with degrees in artRead More

Maquoketa Kiwanis Holiday social

Saturday, December 14, 2013 The Maquoketa Kiwanis Club invited guests to their Holiday Social, hosted at the Maquoketa Art Experience, the money collected was put towards the Kiwanis scholarship fund. Four local wineries provided wine tasting with a variety of hors d’oeuvres. Musical entertainment was provided by Sherry Krogman.

Jo Myers-Walker and Louise O’Donnell Water Color and Pastel Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, December 13, 2013 Many stopped into MAE to welcome Jo Myers-Walker and Louise O’Donnell Water Color and Pastel Exhibition to our North Gallery space Friday, December 13. MAE will provided complimentary snacks and beverages.

MAE Annual Holiday Reception

Saturday, December 7, 2013 Maquoketa Art Experience invited everyone to join them for an evening of art, inspiration, and conversation at their third annual reception. They were happy to welcome featured speaker, Kathleen Edwards, Curator of the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Local wines and hors d’oeuvre were servedRead More

Russian Guitar Duet Performance

Sunday, November 17, 2013 Maquoketa Art Experience invited everyone to an afternoon of Russian musical stylings with Dan Caraway and Oleg Timofeyev. Dan and Oleg performed from 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Sunday afternoon on November 17. Artist Biographies: Maquoketa native Dan Caraway began playing guitar at the age of nine, butRead More

Jo Myers-Walker and Louise O’Donnell Water Color/Pastel Exhibit

Saturday, November 16, 2013-Saturday, January 11, 2014 Artist Statement Jo Myers-Walker I’ve been an artist and art teacher for more than 35 years, working with people of all ages. Although I’m mostly into watercolors, I’m always exploring new techniques and materials. For me, the most joy of creating something isRead More

Keegan Moore LIVE, an Acoustic Artist

Saturday, November 16, 2013 Many came to hear local artist, Keegan Moore, LIVE IN CONCERT at MAE on Saturday, November 16 at 7 pm!

Mississippi River Valley Art Drive

Saturday, November 2, 2013 Many came to MAE to join artists within 100 miles of the Mississippi River for a fun-filled weekend of art. People were invited into their homes, private studios, art functions and galleries to see where the creations originate and take shape. View the work of moreRead More

Seeking Signs Murder Presentation and Book Signing

Sunday, October 6, 2013 A Century in the Making — One hundred years ago, Minnie Seamer’s death shocked her rural Iowa community. On a rainy summer morning June 20, 1913, a young farmhand found her body hanging in the barn. The coroner ruled it a suicide, but distraught family membersRead More

Mississippi River Quilts Opening Reception

Saturday, October 5, 2013 MAE invited everyone to join them on a Saturday afternoon to celebrate the art of quilting. Guests saw the Mississippi River Quilts exhibition and met many of the quilters. Guests also enjoyed a wide variety of refreshments.

Mississippi River Quilts Exhibition

Tuesday, October 1, 2013-Saturday, November 9, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 3-5pm The exhibition of “Messipi Threads” was a collaboration of over fifty artists in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois. The show truly captured the art of quilting and the infinite application of fiber art.Read More

Open Stage Night

Saturday, September 21, 2013 We welcomed singers, songwriters, bands, pianists, comedians, thespians and more. MAE provided low-cost refreshments, fun props, lighting, and sound equipment.

Art Mart

Saturday, September 14, 2013 Many people in our community donated pottery, sculptures, paintings, prints, and other wall or functional art for our Art Mart. Some local artists contributed their works as well. This fundraising event took place during the week of Maquoketa’s city-wide garage sales for others to purchase theRead More

McDonald’s Fundraiser for Maquoketa Art Experience

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Guests helped support Maquoketa Art Experience by eating at our local McDonald’s: 1019 W. Platt St. We appreciate you helping make MAE and its programs a success!

Opening Reception and Demonstration for Janet Checker’s Women of the Americas Exhibition

Saturday, August 31, 2013 Guests had a fun and informative afternoon at MAE where they got to meet pastel portrait artist Janet Checker. Janet also demonstrated her painting techniques. During the reception, refreshments were served.

Women of the Americas, a Pastel Exhibition by Janet Checker

Saturday, August 17, 2013-Saturday, September 28, 2013 Women of the Americas by Janet Checker Artist Statement My art is a blend of many different creative expressions over many years. Working as a fashion advertising artist in Chicago, I started experimenting with different forms of art in my spare time. BecauseRead More

Fishtival

Saturday, August 17, 2013 This celebration of “art, music, food, and culture” took place in the Mississippi River town of Bellevue, Iowa on Saturday, August 17 through Sunday, August 18, 2012. On Saturday and Sunday, MAE had a booth near the riverfront along with other art vendors. There was alsoRead More

Classical Moods String Quartet Performance

Sunday, July 14, 2013 MAE welcomed a string quartet performance! Visitors enjoyed an afternoon of listening to all of their favorite classical music. The string quartet, Classical Moods, featuring Gwen Patton on cello, Cathy Seyfert on second violin, Therese DeVore on viola, and Dorie Dettmann on first violin performrf variousRead More

Opening Reception and Demonstration for Trúc Deegan’s Oriental Brush Painting in Watercolor and Chinese Ink

Friday, June 21, 2013 MAE proudly hosted a reception honoring Trúc Deegan, artist of oriental brush painting in watercolor and Chinese ink. Visitors met Trúc and saw her at work as she delivered a free demonstration. She discussed her background and techniques so that visitors could understand her creative process.Read More

Opening Reception for Mad for Motor Madness Exhibition by Jesse Bakey

Monday, June 17, 2013 Many visitors stopped in and joined us for this one-of-a-kind exhibition. We hosted this reception in honor of Jesse Bakey, the Clarke graduate artist behind our life-sized derby car exhibition. MAE was excited to have this unique installation in our gallery during Maquoketa’s Motor Madness event,Read More

International Woodcarvers Congress Reception

Thursday, June 13, 2013 MAE welcomed the Wordcarvers Congress and the public to this honorary reception. We provided an assortment of snacks and beverages along with art to enjoy including carvings by Neil Cox, Rick Harney, Bob and Josh Guge, and Kirt Curtis and Linda Langenburg Curtis.

Woodcarver at Work: MAE Studio hosts Neil Cox

Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9, 2013 Woodcarver, Neil Cox, set up out in front of MAE and used our space as his studio. Neil Cox’s primary interest is in figurative sculpture. He is fascinated with story telling and tries to capture some of its magic in his pieces. He sculptsRead More

Woodcarvings by Local and Regional Carvers

Saturday, June 1, 2013-Sunday, June 30, 2013 The International Wood Carvers Congress is a highly competitive, juried art show held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa, Iowa June 9-16, 2013. Artist Statement In honor of this event, MAE hosted an exhibition of carvings by local and regional artists includingRead More

Oriental Brush Painting in Watercolor and Chinese Ink by Trúc Deegan

Thursday, June 20, 2013-Thursday, August 15, 2013 Opening Reception and Demonstration: Friday, June 21, 2013 | 6-8pm – Demo begins at 7pm Artist Statement Trúc Deegan was born and raised in Vietnam. She migrated to the United States of America and became a citizen in 1970. Trúc has worked inRead More

Mad for Motor Madness by Jesse Bakey

Friday, June 14, 2013-Friday, July 12, 2013 Opening Reception: Monday, June 17, 2013 | 5-7pm Maquoketa Art Experience is mad for Maquoketa’s Motor Madness (June 21-22, 2013)! Jesse Bakey’s life-sized derby car is an installation you don’t want to miss! Jesse is a recent graduate of Clarke College. He specializesRead More

Open Stage Night

Saturday, May 4, 2013 Once again, MAE called on all performers to entertain a live audience with their talents in singing, playing an instrument, dancing, reading poetry or a short story, or performing an improv or comedy act. MAE provided some low-cost refreshments, fun props, stage lighting, and sound equipment.

Opening Reception for Dutiful Citizen Exhibition by Steve Banks

Friday, May 3, 2013 Visitors stopped in MAE to welcome Steve Banks’s exhibition to our North Gallery space. MAE provided complimentary snacks and beverages.

Dutiful Citizen by Steve Banks

Thursday, May 2, 2013-Saturday, June 15, 2013 Artist Statement My artwork is about finding meaningful identity and individuality within popular culture. I strive to make energetic images that explore our relationships and interactions with what is precious, beautiful, necessary, serious, sensual, and non-sensical, through juxtapositions of disparate materials, clashing iconography,Read More

Maquoketa Vision 2020: Input Session

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 MAE was pleased to offer up our space to host this special Vision 2020 input session. The Vision 2020 committee members and the Iowa State University-Jackson County Extension office invited all members of our community to come participate in this event. Over 200 visitors of allRead More

Opening Reception for Arteage à Trois Exhibition and Artist Demonstrations

Friday, April 5, 2013 MAE hosted this reception for guests to meet three members of The Art Collective: Bill Wohlford, Amy Nielsen, and Judy O. Gray. These three artists are from the Quad Cities area and had diverse works on display in our North Gallery March 21-April 27, 2013. TheirRead More

Presentation: Maquoketa Creativity: An Outsider Perspective

Sunday, March 24, 2013 John and Sandra Hudson delivered this presentation focusing on creativity within our daily lives and our local community. John Hudson drew upon his academic research and shared some hints about jump-starting our creativity. Once everyone was in a creative mindset, Sandra Hudson shared examples of creativeRead More

Arteage à Trois by Bill Wohlford, Amy Nielsen, and Judy O. Gray (members of The Art Collective)

Thursday, March 21, 2013-Saturday, April 27, 2013 Bill Wohlford, Amy Nielsen, and Judy O. Gray are three members of The Art Collective, which was established in 2007 when a group of Quad Cities area artists joined forces to create wider markets for the works of the many talented artists ofRead More

Reception for Tom Christopher Exhibition

Thursday, March 14, 2013 MAE hosted a reception in honor of pastel artist Tom Christopher. Visitors came to meet Tom and learn about his work, which appeared in our north gallery February 16 through March 15, 2013. MAE provided tasty snacks and beverages.

Open Stage Night for the Performing Arts

Friday, March 8, 2013 This Open Stage Night proved to be one of our best yet with extremely diverse acts. We welcomed singers, songwriters, a band, a pianist, a novelist, comedians, thespians and more. MAE provided low-cost refreshments, fun props, lighting, and sound equipment.

Student Gallery: The Way I See Things, Photography by Isaac Biehl

Friday, March 1, 2013-Monday, April 15, 2013 Isaac Biehl is a senior at Maquoketa High School, and he also takes classes through Clinton Community College. He has been active in school, participating in basketball, soccer, and football. He is also a member of Club hOpe, a student organization that seeksRead More

Pastel Landscapes by Tom Christopher

Saturday, February 16, 2013-Friday, March 15, 2013 In addition to Tom’s pastel exhibition, he also delivered a free pastel painting demonstration at Maquoketa Art Experience on February 16, 2013. Tom returned to Maquoketa Art Experience to offer his pastel workshops, “A Lesson in Values I” and “A Lesson in ValuesRead More

Tom Christopher, Pastel Painting Demonstration

Saturday, February 16, 2013 Artist Tom Christopher delivered this free pastel demonstration that was open to the public for viewing. We had 30+ people attend, several of whom signed up for his workshop, “A Lesson in Values.”

Open Stage Night for the Performing Arts

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Improv acts and comedy stole the show at this Open Stage Night. We also heard musical performances, watched a four-person mime act, and listened to poetry and short stories. As always, MAE provided some low-cost refreshments, fun props and puppets, as well as stage lighting andRead More

Student Exhibition: An Expression of Flight by Jacob Koll

Saturday, December 15, 2012-Thursday, February 28, 2013 MAE featured another one of our local high school artists. Jacob Koll is a senior at Maquoketa High School. He is also enrolled in concurrent classes at Clinton Community College’s Maquoketa Center. Jacob participates in baseball and soccer at the high school. NextRead More

Maquoketa Art Experience Second Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Artist Presentation: Diana Strait’s Fiber Arts

Monday, November 19, 2012 During this presentation, Diana Strait discussed different quilting techniques from traditional to alternative, artistic quilting. Diana showed numerous examples of her work to give established and aspiring quilters a new perspective on this cherished art form.

“It’s a Wonderful Life in Maquoketa” Vendor Fair

Saturday, November 17, 2012 In coordination with the Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce, MAE set up booths to allow home-based businesses to exhibit their wares and sell them prior to the holiday season. The Chamber-sponsored photo contest was judged and the winning photos exhibited. The Chamber provided food for this holidayRead More

Opening Reception: Marcia Wegman Abstract Acrylics Exhibition

Friday, November 9, 2012 MAE held a two-hour reception to meet artist Marcia Wegman and learn more about her abstract acrylic paintings, which were on display through the end of November 2012.

Iowa Watercolor Society’s Traveling Show

Thursday, December 6, 2012-Friday, January 25, 2013 Images from left: Downtown Strut by Judy Thompson, Grandpa’s ’38 Chevy by Ken Harskamp, Rendezvous by Marvella Blome, Silversides by W.D. Lee, and Indian Creek Bridge by Karen Wolfe. Upon judging of the Annual Iowa Watercolor Society Exhibition, this show travels to variousRead More

Abstract Acrylic Paintings by Marcia Wegman

Tuesday, November 6, 2012-Friday, November 30, 2012 Marcia Wegman grew up in Columbus, Ohio but has lived most of her adult life in Iowa City, Iowa. She studied Graphic Design at Miami University and moved to Iowa City to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking. For theRead More

University of Iowa Presentations to Area Schools

Monday, October 29-Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Dale Fisher, Curator of Education at the University of Iowa Museum of Art and his associates presented a variety of programs throughout the week to second graders through tenth graders. Programs included Graphic Novel and Comic Art, American Indian and First Peoples, and AfricanRead More

Young Entrepreneurs Presentation

Monday, October 22, 2012 You may have heard about many young, native Maquoketans moving back to the area to start a fresh, new business. MAE has too, and we wanted to learn more about these innovative entrepreneurs and their respective business ventures. This one-hour presentation, hosted in collaboration with theRead More

Not-so-Starving Artists

Monday, October 22, 2012 This recreational artists’ group met, created art, and shared conversation and a meal. Artists in attendance worked on various projects including watercolor painting, quilting, and beading.

Open Stage Night for the Performing Arts

Saturday, October 20, 2012 MAE hosted our fourth Open Stage Night in celebration of the performing arts. We had musicians, singers, comedians, puppets, and improv actors take the stage to share their talents with the crowd. The puppets were especially amusing to watch from the audience.

Student Exhibition: Paintings by Korey Schepers

Monday, October 15, 2012-Friday, November 30, 2012 Korey Schepers is a senior at Maquoketa High School and also takes college-credit classes through Clinton Community College. She is actively involved in the school where she participates in cross-country, tennis, soccer, softball, Student Senate, Art Club, and plays saxophone in the band.Read More

Opening Reception: William A. Carson Exhibition

Saturday, September 29, 2012 A large crowd attended this reception to learn more about the late William A. Carson and his artwork. Carson was a renowned artist who lived in Maquoketa. Lowell Carlson delivered an informative presentation about William Carson, and some of his descendants spoke as well.

William Carson Paintings

Thursday, September 27, 2012-Tuesday, October 30, 2012 In collaboration with the Jackson County Historical Society and Carson descendants, MAE exhibited 32 paintings by the late artist, William A. Carson (1867-1949). This exhibition was on display in our North gallery for approximately one month. We thank all those who were willingRead More

Art Mart – MAE Fundraiser

Saturday, September 22, 2012 Many people in our community donated pottery, sculptures, paintings, prints, and other wall or functional art for our Art Mart. Some local artists contributed their works as well. This fundraising event took place during the week of Maquoketa’s city-wide garage sales for others to purchase theRead More

Bellevue Arts Council’s Fish-tival with Art Vendors

Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012 This celebration of “art, music, food, and culture” took place in the Mississippi River town of Bellevue, Iowa from Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19, 2012. On Saturday and Sunday, MAE had a booth near the riverfront along with other artRead More

Open Stage Night

Friday, July 13, 2012 MAE hosted another fun-filled evening for performing artists in and around our community. We provided new sound equipment, microphones, and lighting purchased through our Dubuque Racing Association grant, a keyboard, improv topics, and some fun props. We also offered soft drinks and bottled water for aRead More

Opening Reception for Arthur Geisert’s Thunderstorm

Saturday, July 7, 2012 MAE invited the public to stop by to view and learn more about Arthur Geisert’s illustrative etchings from his latest children’s book, Thunderstorm. We provided snacks and beverages, free of charge.

Illustrative Etchings by Arthur Geisert

Sunday, July 1, 2012-Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Artist Statement Arthur Geisert is an artist and illustrator from Bernard, Iowa who specializes in etching. This exhibit featured his children’s picture book titled, Thunderstorm. The illustrations are etchings created on copper plates using Dutch mordant as the acid. This technique dates backRead More

National Woodcarvers Congress Reception

Thursday, June 14, 2012 MAE welcomed the Wordcarvers Congress and the public to this honorary reception. We provided snacks and beverages along with art including hand-carved wooden ducks by Steve Kerper. Kerper’s ducks have been exhibited at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. as well as 48 states and 32 differentRead More

Hand-Carved Wooden Duck Decoys by Steve Kerper

Friday, June 1, 2012-Tuesday, July 31, 2012 MAE hosted a special exhibition in honor of the Woodcarvers National Convention that took place in Maquoketa June 10 through June 17, 2012. Artist Statement Steve Kerper, a self-taught woodcarver, is from New Vienna, Iowa and has been carving wooden duck decoys sinceRead More

Drawing in Cafés by Chuck Morris, MAE Affiliated Artist

Friday, June 1, 2012-Saturday, September 1, 2012 Charles Morris, a Maquoketa Art Experience Affiliated Artist, Maquoketa resident, and husband of artist Rose Frantzen, has been a portrait artist since high school. Portraiture has allowed him plenty of free time for other artistic pursuits, including his small drawings and paintings featuredRead More

Chalk the Block

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Participants enjoyed chalking the block in downtown Maquoketa!

Open Stage Night for the Performing Arts

Friday, May 11, 2012 MAE and the community enjoyed another Open Stage Night with even more participants than last time. Musicians, singers, actors, and comedians entertained guests. Some guests joined the show by creating their works of art off stage through drawing and writing.

University of Iowa Museum of Art Programs for Maquoketa Community Schools Students

Monday, April 30-Thursday, May 3, 2012 and Monday, May 7, 2012 Dale Fisher, Curator of Education at the University of Iowa Museum of Art presented a variety of programs throughout the week to second graders through tenth graders. Programs included Graphic Novel and Comic Art, American Indian and First Peoples,Read More

Opening Reception for Evan Stickfort’s Life is Suffering

Saturday, May 5, 2012 The public attended Evan Stickfort’s art exhibit and opening reception to view and learn more about his work. Photo Credit: Nick Schmid

Karaoke Kickoff for TorqueFest

Thursday, May 3, 2012 Nothing goes together better than hot rods and music. MAE kicked off this year’s TorqueFest by hosting karaoke.

McDonald’s Fundraiser for Maquoketa Art Experience’s Children’s Classes

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Thanks to all those who came out to support children’s and beginners’ classes at Maquoketa Art Experience by eating at McDonald’s. We appreciate you helping make MAE and its programs a success!

Dale Fisher, UIMA Curator of Education, Sharing Art Experiences with Maquoketa

Monday, April 30, 2012 Dale Fisher, from the University of Iowa Art Department, delivered a presentation explaining ways that Maquoketa Art Experience is partnering with UI to share UIMA works of art with Maquoketans. Dale showed and discussed the history and culture of different African and Graphic Novel pieces throughoutRead More

Life is Suffering by Evan Stickfort

Monday, April 23, 2012-Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Evan grew up in Northeast Iowa and found a passion for art early in life. He divides his time between working on artistic projects and wandering the woods on his family’s property. The landscapes in the area have been a major influence onRead More

Not-so-Starving Artists

Monday, April 23, 2012 This recreational artists’ group met and created art while sharing conversation and a potluck lunch. They brought different projects to work on including watercolor painting, quilting, and beading.

Open Stage Night for the Performing Arts

Friday, March 30, 2012 MAE welcomed 60+ people who celebrated the performing arts in our community. Participants shared their talents in singing, playing instruments, telling stories, and reciting poetry. The audience cheered on artists, enjoyed the sharing of talents, and even joined the show toward the end of the event.

David Foster Presentation

Monday, March 26, 2012 MAE proudly hosted David Foster, an international sculptor who graduated from Maquoketa High School and currently resides in Lake Tahoe, California. He spoke to a crowd of nearly 60 people at MAE and stayed for an hour after his presentation to answer questions from the audience.Read More

Small Branch: New Collage by Mary Zeran

Thursday, March 1, 2012-Friday, April 13, 2012 Small Branch: New Collage by Mary Zeran consists of new work Zeran created specifically for the MAE exhibit. “I feel a certain calm when I am in Iowa. There is nothing like driving through the countryside to help me feel grounded and soothed.”Read More

The Juggler: An Illustration Exhibit by Stormy Mochal

Wednesday, February 1, 2012-Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Maquoketa Art Experience welcomed Iowa artist, Stormy Mochal, for an exhibition of the original drawings from her recently published storybook, written by Jeanette Hopkins, entitled The Juggler. Stormy explored her native Iowa landscape for inspiration for the illustrations viewers see in the book.Read More

MAE Annual Fundraiser

Friday, December 2, 2011 Thanks to all who were able to attend and support MAE! At our special fundraiser on June 11th, nationally-acclaimed artist Rose Frantzen painted a portrait of the lucky person in the audience whose name was drawn. This fundraiser will help Maquoketa Art Experience to create aRead More

Drips + Daubs: Painters Mary Zeran and Dena Tollefson Explore Nature

Tuesday, November 1, 2011-Saturday, December 31, 2011 Regional artists Mary Zeran and Dena Tollefson have created an exhibit that explores what it means to examine nature. Their paintings portray acts of exploration, seeing things in a new way. Although their methods and materials are different, the common link is theirRead More

Death and Such

Thursday, September 15, 2011-Tuesday, November 1, 2011 For this event, Maquoketa Art Experience artists/musicians/writers “and such” made interactive boxes with openings for guests to stick their heads inside or even crawl inside…a sort of haunted houses for your head in which the houses were filled with images, sounds, and wordsRead More

Rose Frantzen: Portrait Demonstration Fundraiser for Maquoketa Art Experience

Saturday, June 11, 2011 Thanks to all who were able to attend and support MAE! At our special fundraiser on June 11th, nationally-acclaimed artist Rose Frantzen painted a portrait of the lucky person in the audience whose name was drawn. This fundraiser will help Maquoketa Art Experience to create aRead More

Unveiling:A Sindi Mueller Exhibit

Friday, April 1, 2011-Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Maquoketa Art Experience welcomed Sindi Mueller with an opening reception on Friday, April 1, 2011. Sindi Mueller’s exhibition entitled Unveiling offers an exploration of kinetic photography and a study in rural and urban landscape photography. Sindi’s kinetic work—photography in which the camera isRead More

Works by Brent Houzenga, featuring Hybrid Pioneer, a film by Kristian Day

Saturday, January 1, 2011-Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Artist Statement Iowa artist, Brent Houzenga’s mixed media works are influenced by modern art, comic books, graffiti, and punk rock poster art. Houzenga’s work offers an eclectic mix of painting styles incorporating drips and graffiti with stencils on found objects including reclaimed windows,Read More

Guitarist Chris Davis’s Performance

Sunday, December 26, 2010 Maquoketa native, Chris Davis’s show at Maquoketa Art Experience brought in a crowd to hear a collection of classical songs performed live. Chris holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance and Music Business from Drake University and is currently pursuing graduate studies in guitarRead More

Sculpture and Digitalia by Terry Rathje

Thursday, July 1, 2010-Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Maquoketa Art Experience presented the work of Terry Rathje, artist and professor at Western Illinois University. Terry’s art covers a wide range, including sculptural assemblages of discarded objects, interactive installations, and digital images. Artist Statement “The outside world contains many amazing things–natural phenomenon,Read More

Etchings by Arthur Geisert

Saturday, May 1, 2010-Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Maquoketa Art Experience presented over 70 of Arthur Geisert’s art history–related cartoon etchings, which were created for art calendars over the course of ten years. Geisert practices the 500-plus-year-old technique of copper plate etching. He is an artist and illustrator with many booksRead More

Portrait Society of America Conference: Rose Frantzen Portrait Demo

April 2010 Rose demonstrated her portraiture style in front of an audience of 700 people at the Portrait Society of America National Conference held in Washington, DC, April 2010. Click here for a video of Rose’s Gallery360 talk at the National Portrait Gallery.

Timber City Days

Saturday, June 27, 2009 Maquoketa Art Experience participated in Timber City Days with an open collaboration on a large canvas in our new exhibition/workshop space at 124 S. Main. All visitors were invited to add to the painting. Wine tasting was offered by both Tabor Home Winery and Brush CreekRead More

MAE Holiday Art Walk

Friday, November 28, 2008 Maquoketa Art Experience held its first Holiday Art Walk in downtown Maquoketa, the day after Thanksgiving, November 28th, 2008 from 5 to 9pm. Three new fine art spaces downtown and the Old City Hall Gallery were open to the public and featured drawings and paintings byRead More

Timber City Days

Saturday, June 28, 2008 Maquoketa Art Experience participated in Timber City Days by placing a large canvas on the sidewalk outside of our workshop space at 103 S. Main, inviting anyone to add to the painting. Black, white, and gray paint were used to create a sprawling, somewhat surreal landscape.Read More

MAE Open House

Friday, May 30, 2008 Maquoketa Art Experience hosted an Open House Reception on Friday, May 30, 2008 from 5 to 8pm at 103 S. Main, Maquoketa to introduce the public to the activities and objectives of the Maquoketa Art Experience. The event was open to the public who had anRead More

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