2024 AMERICAN GOTHIC HOUSE ART CONTEST

American Gothic House Center, Wapello County

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

ART CONTEST RUNS FROM APRIL 24th THROUGH MAY 24th at 4:00 P.M.

The community of Eldon, Iowa, home of the little white house in Grant Wood’s most famous painting American Gothic, celebrates Gothic Days in June. The American Gothic House Center invites students and members of the public to participate in our annual art contest.

Click HERE for the Art Contest Official Entry Form

This contest is sponsored by the Ottumwa Area Arts Council and the American Gothic House Center.

Rules of Art Work:

·  Must include the American Gothic House window in some form

·  8” x 10” or larger work- must be original AND display ready (mounted)

  · NO NAMES on the front of the artwork

·  Any medium EXCEPT photography

·  Is limited to two pieces of art work per person

·  Art work must be submitted with entry form and received by May 24th, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.

·  All art work will be on display inside the American Gothic House or Center June 7th through the 9th, 2024

  • ALL VOTING will be in-person- there will be no online voting

·  No entry fee required

·  Awards will be $40 for first place and $20 for second place in each division PLUS one $60 gift certificate from the American Gothic House Center gift shop for Best in Show

·  First place winners and Best in Show may be displayed in the American Gothic House Center until April of the subsequent year

Division I     Kindergarten through 2nd grade     

Division II    3rd grade through 5th grade    

Division III   6th grade through 8th grade    

Division IV   9th grade through 12th grade    

Division V    Adult- Amateur    

Division VI   Adult- Professional

Participants will be required to certify that the art work submitted is original work and not a copy of material protected by copyright laws. Participants will also acknowledge that the art work is not insured during transportation, storage or display and will waive any claim of any nature whatsoever now or in the future against the Ottumwa Area Arts Council and American Gothic House Center for any loss, theft, or physical damage that may occur to the art work submitted. 

Art work may be picked up ON OR AFTER 6/12/2024.

To Register

Reservations are not required for this event. Drop off your original artwork at the American Gothic House Center April 24- May 24

What

2024 AMERICAN GOTHIC HOUSE ART CONTEST

When

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - Friday, May 24, 2024
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where

American Gothic House Center
300 American Gothic St.
Eldon, IA 52554
Cari Nicely, Administrator Office: 641-652-3352 cnicely@wapellocounty.org
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Category

Special Events