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American Gothic Days Art Contest - 2020


  • American Gothic House Center 300 American Gothic St. Eldon, IA (map)

We’ve just finished our 12th annual art contest to celebrate American Gothic Days…and now we’re gearing up for the next one! See below for the details on next year’s art contest. ALL DETAILS ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


To enter in the art contest:

This contest is all-ages (Kindergarten to adults), and there is no entry-fee to participate. The deadline to submit art with the entry form is Wednesday, June 10th. The art will be judged by blind-voting by visitors who come through the house during American Gothic Days, and the winner will be announced no later than the end of the day of Monday, June 10th.

1st place winners in each division will receive $40, and 2nd place winners will receive $20. All 1st and 2nd place winners will have their art displayed in the gallery of the American Gothic House Center until the following Gothic Days Art Contest. Other participants can pick up their art after winners are determined by center staff.

RULES OF SUBMISSION:

  • Art work must include the American Gothic House, or a clear interpretation of the American Gothic painting in some form.

  • Art work must be original.

  • Art work must be 8” x 10” or larger.

  • Art work must be display ready.

  • Art work may be any medium except photography.

  • No more than two pieces of art work per person.

DIVISIONS:

  • I - Kindergarten through 5th Grade

  • II - 6th Grade through 8th Grade

  • III - 9th Grade through 12th Grade

  • IV - Adult - Amateur

  • V - Adult - Professional

DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM.

All questions and comments can be directed to the administrator at theamericangothichouse@gmail.com or (641) 652-3352.

To see the display:

The Gothic House will be open on Saturday, June 13th from 10am-4pm and Sunday, June 14th from 1pm-4pm, so that all visitors can step inside the historic house, see the art display, and vote to determine the winners in each division.


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THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE OTTUMWA AREA ARTS COUNCIL. WITHOUT THE OAAC, THIS CONTEST WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE, AND WE APPRECIATE THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

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Earlier Event: October 12
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