Welcome to Artisan Gallery 218
Iowa-made Fine Art
Founded in 2015, Artisan Gallery 218 is an artist-owned fine art gallery representing the work of over 40 Iowa artists. Home to a wide range of artists and artistic styles, Artisan Gallery 218 has become one of the most talked about galleries in the area. Spend your day admiring beautiful works of art at our showroom and make sure to check out our upcoming events, classes, and new exhibits.
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Fields and Flowers
An exhibition by Gallery artists
July 5th through September 30th
Artist Reception Friday July 28th 5-8pm
Artisan Gallery 218's annual Invitational Exhibition will open on July 5th and continue through September 30th. The new exhibition “Fields and Flowers” will open involving a number of the Gallery’s artists’ creations focusing upon that theme and will run through September.
This show presents a visual feast of artistic statements in a broad variety of mediums. Our Gallery artists are participating: Amy Dobrian, Mike Ryan, John Evans, Janet Bergeron, Nancy Briggs, Megan Hammer, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Jacqueline Stoken, Victoria Herring, Marybeth Heikes and Mary Kline-Misol. All the artists are presenting their personal impressions on the topic and have provided statements explaining what is behind their visual expressions.
We welcome the public to attend the artists’s reception on Friday, July 29th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and to meet the artists. And visit Artisan Gallery 218 any time in July through September to experience the artwork in person.
We would love to see you there!
Meet the Team
Artist Owners of Artisan Gallery 218
Marybeth Heikes has been drawing and painting her whole life. Her watercolors and acrylic collages are characterized by dramatic designs and bold, tropical colors. Her passion is still lifes, animals, and city and rural landscapes.
Ms Heikes' artwork has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in numerous juried competitions where she has garnered many awards. Her work is found in many private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe and has been published in the watercolor issue of American Artist; The Artists’ Magazine; Iowa Woman; Sunshine Artist; and The Best of Sketching and Drawing.
Mary Kline-Misol is a Regionalist painter with work in a widening circle of private and public collections in the Midwest including, Dubuque Museum of Art,Sioux City Art Center,Brunnier Art Museum, and the World Food Prize.
Mary's imagery revolves around figurative subjects, compositions, botanicals, and landscapes. Her still life works incorporate ethnic objects, such as puppets and ceramic figures, that she personifies with their placement in the compositions. Mary strives for a portrait-like quality in her figurative works. She is influenced by literature, myth, poetry, and the wildlife in her own backyard.
Victoria L. Herring is a fine art architectural and travel photographer whose work has won awards in competitions nationwide. Her work has been displayed in galleries in the Des Moines area. Black and white images of iconic Des Moines locations grace the walls of the Downtown Marriott Hotel’s Rock River Grill in Des Moines. Victoria was a practicing attorney for over 40 years in the Des Moines area, in civil rights and discrimination law.
218 5th Street,
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tues - Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun and Mon: Closed
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Artist Submissions: This gallery does not accept unsolicited submissions from artists for representation. Artists are accepted by Invitation Only.
218 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265