Robby Scott, winner of last year's Emerging Artists' Exhibition, explains his artwork to visitor. (Submitted photo)
Robby Scott, winner of last year's Emerging Artists' Exhibition, explains his artwork to visitor. (Submitted photo)
ArtHaus in Decorah seeks artists ages 18-23 to submit 2-D and 3-D artwork to the 4th Annual Emerging Artists' Exhibition.

The exhibition runs from April 4-25 and is open to residents and students of the Driftless region of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin living within 150-mile radius.

Deadline for submission is Friday, Feb. 28.


Applicants interested in this juried show are requested to submit artworks completed within the last year.

Each applicant may submit up to three artworks, and all forms of media are welcome.

Jurors will include area college professors, professional artists and a board member of Driftless Art Collective (D.ART Co.). Interested applicants must send digital images with an application form, brief artist statement and entry fee of $20 by Feb. 28, to ArtHaus 508 W. Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101.

Artists will be notified by Monday, March 17, if their work has been selected and feedback from jurors will be available.


Best of Show will receive a $200 cash prize and a solo exhibition at ArtHaus in 2014-2015. Runner-up will receive a $100 cash prize, and two Honorable Mention Awards will be given. The public is invited to view the selected works at a free opening reception at ArtHaus Friday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m. sponsored by Rubaiyat Restaurant.

Applications may be downloaded at from the Emerging Artists' Exhibition page. For more information, contact Lea Donhowe Lovelace at ArtHaus 563-382-5440 or

The winner of last year's Emerging Artists' Exhibition, Robby Scott, opens an exhibition of new paintings entitled, "Welcome to the Show" Friday, Feb. 7. from 7-9 p.m. at ArtHaus. The event is free and sponsored by Jeff Olinger and Karen Trewin of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

ArtHaus is Decorah's home for the arts bringing visual, performing, and literary art together, offering creative programs for all ages. ArtHaus is made possible through the sponsorship of D.ART Co. (Driftless Art Collective). All contributions in support of ArtHaus are tax deductible. D.ART Co. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.