About the Gallery
Meet the Team
Since 2015, Artisan Gallery 218 has played an important role in promoting Iowa artists and their creations. Our staff has worked closely with corporate entities, non-profits, and private collectors to place work by artists we represent into their personal and corporate collections. We’re dedicated to representing our artists and their work in the best possible way. Their success is our success.
Mary Kline Misol, Marybeth Heikes, Jan Kellogg, Victoria Herring and Ted Thompson
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.