Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    2:00 – 3:00pm
    Donations Appreciated
    The Iowa Hawkapellas, an all-female a cappella group at the University of Iowa!

    Love A cappella? We’re pitch perfect and ready to sing our way into your hearts. Covering your favorites classic ballads, today’s top hits, and everything in between. You won’t find an instrument at our performances, just the beautiful and energetic mix of female vocalists.


  • Sunday, March 1, 2020 | Time 2:00 pm

    Artist Bio:

    Jacob Harrison Jones (Jake) earned his BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in New Media from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is currently receiving hisMFA in Intermedia at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
    He is  currently working in a variety of time-based practices including animation, video, film, performance, sound, and radio.

    Jones was a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for over twenty years before moving to Iowa for graduate school.

    Topic of Presentation:

    What is Intermedia?

    This presentation gives a general introduction to the history of the Intermedia program at the University of Iowa with an emphasis on what is happening in this program today. Founded in 1968, Intermedia was one of the first performance-based MFA art programs in the country. Jones will also be sharing their work as well as work from current students in Intermedia.

  • March 27 and 28, 2020 | 7:00pm

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 | 2:00pm


    A show filled with skits created by the performers over the course of many rehearsals. It is an exaggerated mirror of society that uses both serious moments and funny moments to entertain.

                 Tickets | $5.00 .                       Purchase at :  Maquoketa Chamber                                   Osterhaus Pharmacy                                  (Seating Limited)                                                              

        Hosted by Maquoketa Art Experience at 124 S Main, Maquoketa

    Performances by:

    Faith Finn
    Tim Finn
    Thomas Wisor
    Jarrad Butz
    Stephanie Simpson Stagers
    Levi Burzlaff
    Kaitlin Luett
    Nathan Woodward
    Shawn Vazquez
    Lex Linville

    Director | Liz Finn      Stage Manager | Cassidy Finn

  • 2020 is the year of the 100th Anniversary


    Women’s Suffrage in America 


    While we celebrate the women who led the struggle, and honor all women who inspired them, Maquoketa Art Experience would like to commemorate this historic event in our history by featuring Women Artists from the midwest.
    In April and May of 2020, Maquoketa Art Experience will exhibit Regional Women’s art (open to all women aged 16 and up) in both our North and South Galleries. All types of art are welcome.

    We will host an open house during the exhibit that you and the public are invited to attend and your work may be put up for sale, less gallery fees, if you wish.

    If interested in participating, please fill out the required form on the Links below.  Sign up through February of 2020 and exhibit up to 3 works per person.


    (124 South Main Maquoketa, Iowa ph.: 563.652.9925)

    The forms are as follows:

    Labels Form
    Artist Form for Women’s Art

  • 2020 is the year of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America. 

    We celebrate the women who led the struggle, and honor all women who inspired them, Maquoketa Art Experience will host SUZANNE WRIGHT, an artist residency at the University of Iowa to discuss her artist medium and her journey as a woman in the art world today, as a part of the Regional Women’s Art Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage | April and May 2020  at the Maquoketa Art Experience


    APRIL 12, 2020 AT 2:OOPM

    Guest speaker, Suzanne Wright is currently an Grant Wood Fellow, Painting & Drawing She is an artist and professor living and working in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA at Cooper Union & MFA at the University of California San Diego & also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

    Wright’s Paintings, drawings and collages propose a contemporary feminist alchemy, forging alternative frames of reference with new perspectives that attempt to lead us to a re-vitalized kind of perception,equality and empowerment. Her most recent solo show “Feminist Alchemy” was on view at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles in 2018, researching the architecture of Washington D.C. and Using Google Earth to view the capital city from an aerial perspective, the painting series created an inverted, ‘feminized’ version of the city’s monuments, opening a dialogue that responds to those historically masculine symbols of power. Other recent exhibitions were at Commonwealth and Council in LA called “The Rainbow Control Room” and Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro California. She has been included in exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery,London, Stefan Stux, Claire Oliver Gallery, and Monya Rowe, in New York. In 2014 She was awarded the Kraus visiting professorship in Painting and Drawing at Carnegie Mellon, and has taught a several universities in New York and Los Angeles. Her work can be seen in publications including Cock, Paper, Scissors, Feminist Landscapes, Strange Attractors, Armpit of the Mole and Art and Queer Culture (Phaidon, 2013). Wright has been an active member of various AIDS and LGBTQ organizations, including ACT UP/New York from1989-1998.



  • This  Group of Women (55-year-olds and up) will Resume Practices on:

    Thursday,  September 26th


    11:30 – 1:00 PM

    (begin singing at 12:00)

    Lunch Hour Singers Needed! ( Bring your Lunch)

    Free and Open To Women Who Like to Sing!

    Meet, Greet and Create Together Through Song


  • Every fourth Thursday of the month | 1-4pm | FREE

    Credit Classes for Teachers and Artists

    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).


  • This group meets the third Thursday of every month at MAE at 1:00 pm

    Come “zen” and doodle 

    Meet   *   Create   *   See


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