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Call for Entries: Decorate Your Own State of Iowa Statue for Display at the State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:45

DES MOINES, IA (03/24/2014)(readMedia)-- The Iowa State Fair will celebrate Iowa pride with a limited number of 3 ¼ foot tall painted Iowa-shaped statues on display throughout the grounds during the 2014 Fair, August 7-17. Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to submit their own designs for these sculptures by May 15.

To enter, submit an entry form along with a written description and detailed drawing of the proposed paint design. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Iowa State Fair website: http://www.iowastatefair.org/fair-attractions/contests/. All entries must be received or e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 15.

Selected applicants will be contacted by June 1. Pending selection, a $120 entry fee will be due at statue pick-up. Following the Fair, artists will get to keep their painted sculptures. A panel of judges will award prizes based on originality, creativeness and overall look in both the professional and novice divisions. Participants will be judged in the "professional" category if 25 percent or more of their income comes from graphic design or is artistry related.

Winners will receive a prize package including an Iowa State Fair plaque, Fair admission tickets, parking and more. The first, second and third place winners will also receive $150, $100 and $50 cash prizes, respectively. Artists' names will be displayed alongside their painted sculpture during the Fair.

Send entries to:

Tonya Cook, Special Events Director

Iowa State Fair

PO Box 57130

Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003

Or e-mail all materials to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For questions about the contest, contact Tonya Cook at 515-262-3111, ext. 215 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

"Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.

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Spring Workshops and Springerle Molds! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:34

There is still time to order Spring and Easter themed molds from House on the Hill. Whether it is baking or crafting, we have just what you need to make beautiful springerle this time of year! Call 563-322-8844 to find out more! Or visit us to see lovely examples from Connie of House on the Hill!

Sunday, April 6th Scherenschnitte with Keith Bonnstetter

We have 2 sessions available to learn this paper cutting craft! 12:30-1:30 or 2:00-3:00. Both sessions will be creating the same design. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Room available in both sessions. Call 563-322-8844 to register today!
Pre-payment and pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up!

Unfortunately the basket weaving class if full. Please check back with us next year.

 
Hurry! April 1st Deadline to Save Money on 2015 GAHC Travel! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Friday, 21 March 2014 14:19
HURRY HURRY HURRY

Reserve your place on our 2015 Southern Germany River Cruise by April 1, 2014 and get a 10% discount per person with a $250 deposit.  This is the one and only deadline to save money on the cruise. After April 1st it will be more challenging for travelers to reserve space, and there will be no discount.   This cruise will sell out and it will be difficult to secure a cabin for those who decide too late.  The deposit is refundable through July 1, 2014.  Don't miss this great opportunity.   Visit our website for information and registration.
German American Heritage Center, 712 W Second Street, Davenport,  IA 52802

 
The Art Legacy League PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Herrera   
Friday, 21 March 2014 12:31
The Board of Directors of the Art Legacy League has determined that our interests lie in the list of goals shown below. The first and last of these are critical. The first because the preservation and survival of Catich artifacts in good condition is essential to their use; the last is critical because without sufficient funding the remaining goals could not be achieved.

1. Preserve in accordance with the standards of professional art conservators the artworks of the late Reverend Edward M. Catich.

2. Sponsor or conduct educational and training activities in calligraphy and related graphic arts skills with special emphasis on Father Catich’s precepts and teachings.

3. Establish and maintain documentation and records of Catich artworks.

4. Make Catich artwork accessible to the public.

5. Initiate and oversee the reproduction and distribution of his drawings, watercolors, and calligraphic works on paper and in stone.

6. Develop and oversee the publication and distribution of materials appropriate to the organization’s education and training mission.

7. Develop and nurture through educational, training and promotional means a broad nation-wide constituency of individuals, business firms, foundations, museums and other institutions directly concerned with or otherwise interested in the graphic arts, their future development and future supply of well-skilled practitioners. Secure the financial support of members of this constituency.

Visit the Art Legacy League website at http://artlegacyleague.blogspot.com/p/donate-today.html

 
Steve Berry, International Bestselling Author, to Speak June 1, 2014 – Jumer’s Casino & Hotel (HWY 92 and I280) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Herrera   
Friday, 21 March 2014 12:25
Art Legacy League Launches our Art Preservation Campaign by Bringing Steve Berry to Discuss Importance of Historic Preservation of the Arts  The Art Legacy League, (ALL) a nonprofit organization honoring the life’s works of Fr. Edward M. Catich, is proud to present Steve Berry, international bestselling author to speak about historic preservation, June 1, 2014, 7pm at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally recognized author of “thrill novels.” His themes are meticulously researched and the fictional aspects are blended with actual historic incidents. His books have been translated into 40 languages with more than 15 million printed copies in 51 countries.

“We are so pleased that Steve accepted our invitation to share his knowledge of historical preservation. The Art Legacy League’s main goal is to preserve in accordance with the standards of professional art conservators the artworks of the late Reverend Edward M. Catich, artist, author and scholar.” said Paul Herrera Chairman of ALL. “We are launching the Art Preservation Campaign hoping to provide funds for continued teaching events, gallery exhibitions and lectures to share Father Catich’s legacy with a national and international audience. But most importantly, the preservation of his artwork.”

Steve Berry and wife Elizabeth created the HISTORY MATTERS foundation dedicated to history preservation. They travel the country lecturing and giving workshops and have helped save historic treasures raising more than $750,000. Berry has been recognized by the American Library Association, which named him the first spokesman for National Preservation Week, a role he reprised in 2013. He has also been honored for his philanthropic work with the Poets & Writers’ Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, the International Thriller Writers Silver Bullet Award in 2013. The Spirit of Anne Frank Human Writes Award was given to Berry for the best exemplification of the spirit of Anne Frank in their work. In addition, Steve was asked to write the forwards for the 2014-2015 re-release of the novels of James Michener, his boyhood idol and one of America’s foremost storytellers.

ALL, organized in 2012 as a nonprofit organization, has adopted as its primary purpose the fostering of the Catich doctrine and making it known and accessible to all. For more information regarding this event visit the Art Legacy League at www.artlegacyleague.com For more information regarding Steve Berry, visit www.steveberry.org

 
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