Artisan Gallery 218 now offers special discounts to corporate clients wishing to purchase art made by local artists. It is our mission to support local artists and our goal is to do all we can to share this mission with businesses in and around our community.
The following are select artists we have chosen for our corporate clients. For inquiries on special discounts and special viewings of work by these artists, please contact us via email or phone.
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 personify with their placement in the compositions. Mary strives for a portrait like quality in her figurative works. Her work is influenced by literature, myth and poetry and draw on all three for inspiration. Mary’s botanicals include the indigenous flora and fauna that grow and thrive in her woods.
Mary's corporate works are in the collections of:
The World Food Prize
Dubuque Museum of Art
Brunnier Art Museum
Iowa State University
Sioux City Art Museum
University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics
Mary Greeley Hospital
Marybeth's watercolors and acrylic collages are characterized by dramatic designs and bold, tropical colors. Her passion is still lifes, animals, and city and rural landscapes. Her award-winning paintings have been exhibited in many regional, national and international juried competitions including the Adirondacks National Rocky Mountain Watermedia and Watercolor West. Her masterful technique led her works to be included in a 10-person show in Soho, New York and a finalist in the National New Talent Search at the Aquarius Gallery in Cambria, California. She is a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. She has been featured in the American Artist and The Artist’s Magazine, and also the Iowa Woman, Sunshine Artist and The Best of Sketching and Drawing publications.
Ms. Heikes commissioned works are in the collections of:
Mahaska Health Partnership (Oskaloosa, Iowa)
Cass County Memorial Hospital (Atlantic, Iowa)
Broadlawns Medical Center (Des Moines, Iowa)
Pine Rest Christian Health Services (Urbandale, Iowa)
PigChamp (Ames, Iowa)
Musco Lighting (Oskaloosa, Iowa)
George Daily Auditorium (Oskaloosa, Iowa)
Rolscreen (Pella, Iowa)
Motorola Corp (Scripps Ranch, California)
Iowa Trust Bank (Ottumwa, Iowa)
FBL Financial (Des Moines, Iowa)
Michael S Ryan
Michael S. Ryan has been a painter for 50 plus years. Trained in the late 60s and early 70s as an abstract painter, he has concentrated in the last 30 years on colorist paintings, featuring both landscape and figurative subject matter. He studied under Byron Burford, Joseph Patrick, and Michael Tyzack at the University of Iowa, as well as, at Old Dominion University and Drake University. Ryan is a teacher, as well as, a full time painter. He is widely known for his colorist theories.
Ryan is honored to be included in numerous institutional, business, and private collections. He is very proud to be included in both the University of Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art permanent collection, Kirkwood College, Simpson College, Drexel University, Healing Arts Collection in Philadelphia, and the Lowe Art Center.
James Bearden is an abstract artist, creating sculpture full time since 2007. He works in series named Cathedral, Assemblage, Voids, Lunar Blooms & Animals.
Bearden earned a BA in Fine Art and a BA in Visual Communications from Grandview College in Des Moines, IA. He started his art career as a graphic designer and was an Art Director for an advertising agency based out of Des Moines. He received 52 Addy Awards.
After the economic fallout of 9/11, Bearden found he could no longer sustain a full-time living in the graphics art career. While working freelance in a reduced market, he began to learn how to work with metal and create sculptural art. In 2013, he expanded his range to include functional works, including cabinets, lamps and tables.
His work is held in corporate, municipal and prominent private collections, and in galleries in New York and LA.